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NEWSFLASH - MAY 10, 2009

 
Harmony Kingdom - Eat, Drink and Be Merry Solid Prototype
Charity Auction

Ended May 17, 2009

Auction Results
 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win this solid prototype of Eat, Drink and Be Merry (TJB14). 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.
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry was carved by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert in 2007 and released in a fixed edition of 500 pieces in February 2008, arriving in stores in May. This small Treasure Jest was produced in England.

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry HK Secrets:

Peter’s gannet box figurine came about after watching a program about gannets and how they gracefully dive into the sea to catch fish. Gannet after gannet dived perfectly into the water and Peter wished that just one would do a “bomb” instead and make a huge splash. It never happened, so Peter decided to carve his own! The interior shows a fish looking up and realizing it is about to be flattened. The UK is home to two thirds of the gannet population, hence UK2/3 on the lid. Its Latin name, Morus Bassanus, is also inscribed.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype       Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

With Eat, Drink and Be Merry Peter became fascinated by gannets after watching a TV program that showed them gracefully diving into the sea to catch fish. He was inspired to carve this piece to illustrate their grace and skill as fishermen, though one of the fish on this piece may be ready to fight back!

There are several differences from the regular issue piece:

  • This is a solid prototype, not a box.
  • There are no inscriptions on this piece.
  • The base is marked: GANNIT [sic] PROTOTYPE.

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype Base
Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype Base
 

This piece would make a great addition to your collection and also 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 place your bid now!

 

This auction was held on eBay
eBay - Prototype Charity Auction
and ended Sunday, May 17, 2009
raising $230.62 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.
 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Prototype Good Luck!


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