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NEWSFLASH - MARCH 4, 2008

 
Harmony Kingdom - Over the Rainbow Prototype
Charity Auction
Ended March 6, 2008

Auction Results
 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win a rare solid body prototype of the Treasure Jest Over the Rainbow (TJFI8). At the same time you would be assisting NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), a grass roots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype


Over the Rainbow was carved by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert and released in a fixed edition of only 600 pieces. This prototype is a solid piece, not a box, and was produced in England. The production piece will be arriving in stores during March 2008.

 

Over the Rainbow HK Secrets:

For Peter’s 46th birthday he was given the gift of fly-fishing lessons at a recently opened trout lake, and was immediately hooked (sorry about that). He’s not sure if it is the fishing or the hours of solitude that he prefers, but happily it’s the inspiration for this rainbow trout model. The owners of Broad Oak Trout Lakes are Chris Lee and Charlotte Morgan, and their initials can be found near the base. Types of trout are inscribed on the lid and interior – Brook, Golden, Tiger, Rainbow, Apache and Brown. The oak leaf and acorn represent the names of the two lakes - Oak Lake and Acorn Lake. These lakes are a haven for wildlife, and even a very rare Squacco heron from Africa has recently been sighted. Numerous dragonflies can be found there and three are carved on this box figurine. Peter’s initials can be found above a small fish hiding in the reeds. The initials PTN stand for pheasant tail nymph, the name of a popular artificial fly pattern. Open the lid to see an example of a PTN.

Over the Rainbow
Over the Rainbow [Production Box]

 
Peter has recently taken up the sport of fly-fishing, and this piece is a tribute to his enjoyment of that sport. This Over the Rainbow has three rainbow trout apparently leaping out of the water after the dragonflies that are perched on the reeds. Peter has carved an oak leaf and acorn on the base*, representing the names of two trout lakes; Oak Lake and Acorn Lake. Just above are the initials CL and CM, for Chris Lee and Charlotte Morgan, the owners of the lakes. Peter's initials are carved just above a small fish that is hiding in the reeds**. His signature mouse must have been exploring the reeds, and is now in danger of drowning!
 

Over the Rainbow Prototype
*Over the Rainbow Prototype

Over the Rainbow Prototype
**Over the Rainbow Prototype

   
Over the Rainbow Prototype
It's difficult to tell, but there's a small
mold defect or chip to the left of this dragonfly;
an enlargement from the angle above.

 

Over the Rainbow Prototype          Over the Rainbow Prototype          Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype
 

Over the Rainbow Prototype          Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype
 

This piece is significantly different from the one that is being issued.

  • This is a solid piece, not a box.

  • It has a reed rising up out of the center. This was eliminated from the piece as it was issued.

  • This prototype has five dragonflies, including two on the central reed. The piece that is being issued only has three dragonflies.

  • The base is irregular and has straight sides, rather than being rounded.

  • The base is marked RAINBOW TROUT PROTOTYPE.

 

Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype
Over the Rainbow Prototype Base
Over the Rainbow Prototype Base

 

With your winning bid you support the efforts of NAMI, in their dedication to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. So swim on over and place your bid!

 

This auction was held on eBay
eBay - Prototype Charity Auction
and ended Sunday, March 9, 2008
raising
$306.13 for NAMI
 

 
National Alliance on Mental IllnessNAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders) and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation's voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
 

eBay Auction:

This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI. Visit the eBay auction for specific auction details.

If you have any questions about this auction, e-mail the [HOP Charity Coordinator] at [charity@houseofpeers.com] before bidding.
 

Over the Rainbow Prototype Good Luck!


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