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NEWSFLASH - SEPTEMBER 16, 2007

Harmony Kingdom - Desert Serenade Prototype HOP Fundraising Auction
 

The HK House of Peers offered you the opportunity to win a rare prototype of Desert Serenade. The funds raised in this auction will be used to support HOP's activities on behalf of the Independent HK Collector Clubs.
 

Desert Serenade Prototype
Desert Serenade Prototype
 

Desert Serenade was given to collectors who attended the HK CORRAL collector event held in Phoenix, Arizona, in October 2006. The total edition size for the event piece was only 225. The prototype auctioned here is one of five that were made; the other four were given as prizes at the event.

Desert Serenade Prototype        Desert Serenade Prototype
Desert Serenade Prototype
 

This piece was originally carved in 2002 as a possible entry in Lord Byron's Harmony Garden series. Sherman Drackett carved the original exterior and Monique Baldwin carved the original interior, so their hallmarks appear on the piece. When it was decided to use it for the event, certain changes were made to fit the theme of the HK CORRAL. For example, cacti were added to the bouquet in place of more conventional blooms, and an interior was added that fit the event's Western theme.

The Desert Serenade piece in this auction is an intermediate version - further changes were made before the event. For example:

  • The piece has "HK CORRAL 13-15.10.06" engraved on the handle. The numbers are the English version of the dates of the event: October 13–15, 2006. The final version has a plain handle.

Desert Serenade Prototype
Desert Serenade Prototype
 
Desert Serenade Final Version
Desert Serenade Final Version
 
  • The final version has "2006" engraved on the outside; this prototype does not. The final version has "HK CORRAL" engraved on the inside of the lid, and the event dates are on the inside of the box; this prototype has those on the handle.

Desert Serenade Final Version
Desert Serenade Final Version

Desert Serenade Final Version Lid
Desert Serenade Final Version Lid

Desert Serenade Final Version Interior
Desert Serenade Final Version Interior
 
  • This version has the HK CORRAL logo inside; the final version has the figure of Lord Byron strumming his guitar by a fire with cacti in the desert.

Desert Serendade Prototype Interior
Desert Serenade Prototype Interior
 
Desert Serenade Final Version Interior
Desert Serenade Final Version Interior
 
  • Both pieces have the following hallmarks: Treble Clef (HBC logo); peace symbol (year of creation – 2002); © (Copyright); the Eye (symbol for Monique Baldwin); and S (symbol for Sherman Drackett).
     

Desert Serenade Prototype Base
Desert Serenade Prototype Base
 

This Desert Serenade rare piece would make a wonderful addition to any collection. With your winning bid, you support HOP's activities on behalf of all the Independent HK Collector Clubs. Thank you for your support!
 

This auction was held on
eBay - Prototype Auction
and ended Sunday, September 23, 2007

raising $417.00 for HOP

 

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Harmony Kingdom Desert Serenade Prototype

Harmony Kingdom Desert Serenade Prototype

 

Desert Serenade Prototype Thank You!
 
'pesteven'
 

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