Sue Hanson of Dayton,
Ohio, is the lucky winner of the Wood Anniversary Prototype Raffle! This piece differs from the final version in several ways, including an image of Homer Simpson on the tie (the final version has a geometric pattern). Sue was unable to attend the Anaheim Show and sent in her order for tickets. The raffle raised $1505, which HOP will use to support collector activities such as the HK Reunion
Did you know that one of Peter Calvesbert's favorite media stars is Homer Simpson? Well, Peter planned
to honor his hero in this year's entry in the Cake Topper series, Wood Anniversary! The piece was changed before production started, but the HOP has a prototype and one lucky collector will win it at the International
Collectible Exhibition in Anaheim, California, this April.
There are two major differences between the prototype and the regular piece. On the prototype, Peter's necktie features an image of Homer Simpson - on the production version it has a geometric design. The inscription on the base of the prototype also varies from the production version. The prototype reads
"Wood Anniversary 2000" and the production version reads
"Wood Anniversary 30th Sep 00". The bottom of the prototype also has a hand-written note
"Wooden Anniversary #001".
The piece was changed prior to production, so the only way to own the Simpson version is to win the