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NEWSFLASH - JULY 23, 2004

Harmony Kingdom - Hemingway Prototype Charity Auction
 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win an extremely rare David Lawrence prototype. This wonderful box figurine prototype of Hemingway is #001, being the first pre-production model. At the same time you would be assisting NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), a grass roots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to NAMI in the winners name.

Hemingway Prototype
Hemingway Prototype
(2.25"h x 2.25"w x 1.75"d)

Hemingway Prototype

This wonderful figurine was created by Master Carver David Lawrence for Harmony Kingdom. Hemingway, which plays on the Harmony Circus theme, was designed by David in 2003 and produced in England's Wimberley Mills.

Hemingway (TJDLFR) was issued as a Fixed Edition of 2,500 pieces worldwide in January 2004.
 

Hemingway Prototype


 

Hemingway HK Secrets: (Production Box)

Beppo the clown, of Harmony Circus fame, has given his brother Barney a box of "Golden Moments" cigars for his birthday. But what a surprise! A frog sits languorously inside the cigar box with his feet resting on a golden ball, a reference to the children's fairy story "The Frog Prince." Another label reads "For Mr. Wormold 59200/5." This refers to the hero of Graham Greene's novel "Our Man in Havana" (where all the good smokes come from). One very obscure label refers to "25 Gaspers." Inside we find the sad evidence of the frog's fate and demise: a bone marked "Pattes des Grenouilles" - this is the gastronomic French delicacy of "Frog's Legs." Ironically, David said he had never eaten frog's legs until the day after he had delivered this sculpture to the factory. Then, while dining out on his 21st wedding anniversary in a tiny Devon fishing village, he came across the dish on the menu - and in view of his recent work felt he had to try it, if only for the purposes of research. Daughter Rose asked him later what they tasted like. "A bit like chicken," he replied. This is the 118th figurine David has carved for Harmony Kingdom. The signature acorn is located on the back of the lid, top right.

Hemingway Prototype

 
Hemingway Prototype

This Hemingway prototype has several differences from the final production model:

  • The lid lacks the alignment notch on its outer edge.
  • The base does not have the receiving indent for the notch.
  • The magic ball in this prototype is a pale light green, where the production piece has a golden ball.
  • Although all the hallmarks are on the lid, there is no crown stamp on this piece.

 

Hemingway Prototype
Hemingway Prototype
 
Hemingway Prototype Interior
Hemingway Prototype Interior
 

The bottom of the box is marked DL FROG ON CIGAR BOX # 001.

Hemingway Prototype Base
Hemingway Prototype Base
 

Please do not miss out on this great opportunity to add a very rare and very special piece to your collection! You will not only bring joy to yourself, but you will help bring joy to those who NAMI supports.
 

This auction was held on
eBay Auction - Prototype Charity Auction
and ended August 8, 2004

raising $330.99 for NAMI

 

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Harmony Kingdom Very Rare Hemingway Prototype 4 Charity

Harmony Kingdom Very Rare Hemingway Prototype 4 Charity

 

Bid History

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This eBay Auction was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI

National Alliance for the Mentally IllNAMI is the nation's leading grassroots organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders). Their efforts focus on support to persons with serious mental illnesses and to their families. They advocate non-discriminatory and equitable federal and state policies; increased research funding into the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mental illness; and education to eliminate the pervasive stigma toward severe mental illness. Through advocacy and education, NAMI translates biomedical research advances into effective treatment and services for individuals with serious mental illness.
 

Hemingway Prototype Thank You!
 
'kinmar95'
 

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