The HK House of Peers is conducting a
charity raffle featuring three (3) prototypes generously donated by Harmony Ball
Company. HOP is grateful to the Loopy Ladies at the Clothes Rail for helping
spread the word to collectors across the pond! HOP has enlisted the
assistance of Hannah Witkowska to serve as the UK point person. Hannah has
volunteered to collect UK cheques and transfer the purchase information to
the HOP Charity Coordinator in the US, so that raffle purchases from UK
collectors are pooled with those in the US so that everyone will have a
chance at the three prizes.
There will be three
(3) prizes in the raffle. The first name drawn will get first choice at these
prototypes, the second name will get second choice, and the third name will
take the last available piece. The drawing will occur at the first appearance of Peter
Calvesbert for "The #1 Merryfields Tour" in Warwick, New York, on August 4,
This is a solid-body prototype of a Treasure Jest which will be released in
June 2007. Carved by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert, he may have taken
snakes' unusual digestion to the extreme! This snake has swallowed the
elephant. The worldwide edition size of 200 makes this a hard-to-find piece!
The released version is a box, not solid-bodied.
This is the only prototype of the 2006
Annual Santa piece with the special cigar
version! This is one way to get this variation!
This Mortal Coil
This piece is an unreleased Artist Master. It is based on Peter's nautilus
Treasure Jest, but is solid-bodied and cast using a bronze resin rather than
a marble resin.
HOP has asked each
independent collectors' club to submit the names of their charity(s) that
will reap the monetary benefits of these raffles.
Collectors in the UK
can support Marie Curie Cancer Care or The London Wildcare Trust.
Both accept CAF cheques or a Gift Aid declaration can be printed from their
respective Web sites.
||Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing,
totally free, to give terminally ill people the choice of
dying at home supported by their families. [www.mariecurie.org.uk]
Wildcare Trust offers hospital care to sick, injured, or orphaned wild
animals, an Ecology Centre for exploratory educational purposes, and
Wildlife Field Centre where those animals unable to be re-released into the
wild can be cared for and their necessity to the British environment
Your cheque for
tickets must arrive no later than July 1, 2007.
Raffle tickets for
UK collectors are priced as follows:
1 ticket for £2.50, or
- 6 tickets for £12,
- 14 tickets for £25,
- 22 tickets for £37,
- 30 tickets for £50
When sending your
cheque (or cheques to support both charities) to Hannah, please indicate the
charity of your choice by making the cheque(s) payable to the charity. Please
include your first, second, and third piece choice, should you be a lucky
winner. Raffle ticket numbers will be forwarded to you, if you include your
e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope.
To join in on the
fun and purchase your raffle tickets, make your cheque(s) payable to the
charity (in pounds sterling (£)), and post to:
SUTTON SURREY SM2 5LD
HOP thanks our UK
collectors in advance and sends best wishes to all who participate! These
are some great prizes, aren't they? Questions? E-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org].
House of Peers Spring/Summer Charity Raffle - US Donations