The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offers you the opportunity to win, not one, but two prototypes of Trouble Bruin. We have for your consideration two
prototype figurines: Trouble Bruin Version One and Trouble Bruin Version Two; two wonderful Treasure Jests carved by Master Carver Peter
Calvesbert. 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
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.
Trouble Bruin Version One - Trouble Bruin Version Two Prototypes
Master Carver Peter Calvesbert carved both versions of Trouble Bruin which were
produced in England at Wimberley Mills. The prototypes up for
auction are box figurines. Version One is #002. Version Two is
#001. This Small Treasure Jest introduction (TJBE2) had a
worldwide production of 5,000 in 2003.
Trouble Bruin HK Secrets:
Trouble Bruin Prototype
On the bottom of this grizzly bear's right rear paw
is a pair of initials: JB, for Joanna Brunson, a dedicated HK fan. She
also gets a "Hello" and a smile on the inside of the lid. On the
interior is a stuffed toy zebra named "EB," who belongs to Peter's son
Sam. On the branch is inscribed 35mph - the top speed a grizzly can
reach when running (say, while chasing an ice cream van). -4 is the
temperature inside Pete's studio first thing in the morning. 30 stands
for how long bears can live and 1500 lbs is the weight the largest
ones may reach. The initials PC can be found carved under the left
arm. The mouse shows his bravery by appearing between the vine and the
bear's foot. Fixed edition of 2500 Version One and 2500 Version Two
worldwide. 200 Version One "Trouble Bruin" are black in color.
prototypes of Trouble Bruin differ from each other, as well as from the production pieces.
Trouble Bruin Version One is a grizzly bear, sitting on his haunches, with a branch
wrapped around him. This figurine differs from the production piece in
bottom of the lid has no crown stamp. It is blank.
bottom of the base has no label. On it is written:
- Peter Calvesbert's initials are not present under his left front
Trouble Bruin Version One
Prototype Lid & Base
| Trouble Bruin Version One Prototype
Trouble Bruin Version Two has the same grizzly,
but he is wearing an old fashioned army helmet.
- This piece is missing Peter's initials from beneath his left
bottom of the lid is blank.
- There is no crown stamp.
bottom of this base has no label. It does, however, have written
Trouble Bruin Version Two
Prototype Base & Lid
|Trouble Bruin Version Two Prototype
Please do not miss out on this great opportunity to add not one, but
two, very rare and very special pieces to your collection! You will not only bring joy to yourself, but you will
help bring joy to those who NAMI supports.
was held on eBay
ended July 31, 2005
raising $207.50 for NAMI
NAMI 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.
This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI.
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