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NEWSFLASH - SEPTEMBER 30, 2007

 
Harmony Kingdom Brain Trust Prototypes
HOP Fundraising Auction

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The HK House of Peers offered you the opportunity to win a pair of rare prototypes of Brain Trust; Harmony Kingdom Treasure Jests. The funds raised in this auction will be used to support HOP's activities on behalf of the HK Independent Collector Clubs.

Brain Trust Prototypes
(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototypes — (Brown)

 
Brain Trust
(TJOW3) was carved by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert and released in 2004. The fixed edition of 2500 included a surprise color variation of only 250 pieces. The main coloration was gray with brown wingtips and ear feathers. The variation was the reverse—a light brown with gray wingtips and ear feathers.

Brain Trust (Gray) Prototype

Brain Trust (Brown) Prototype

(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototypes — (Brown)

 
The pieces in this auction are examples of both color variations. Brain Trust pays homage to all owl varieties, and the names of well-known owl varieties are carved on the base of these lifelike fellows.

Brain Trust (Gray) Prototype

Brain Trust (Brown) Prototype

(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototypes — (Brown)

 
Inside, a remarkable event that took place on June 8, 2004, is commemorated: The transit of Venus. This refers to the day Venus passed directly between Earth and our Sun, the first time this phenomenon has occurred since 1882.

Brain Trust (Gray) Prototype Interior

Brain Trust (Brown) Prototype Interior

(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototype Interiors — (Brown)

 
There are two significant differences between these prototypes and the final version:

  • These pieces have the following hallmarks: © (copyright); PC (Peter Calvesbert); Treble Clef (HBC logo); and flower (year of creation - 2004). The edition hallmark does not appear on these pieces, but it does appear on the final version.

Brain Trust (Gray) Prototype

Brain Trust (Brown) Prototype

(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototypes — (Brown)
 

  • The base of the gray owls is marked "PETE'S OWL #001" and the number "8"; the base of the brown owls is marked "TJOW3 chnge #002."

Brain Trust (Gray) Prototype Base

Brain Trust (Brown) Prototype Base

(Gray) — Brain Trust Prototype Bases — (Brown)

Both pieces are signed by the artist, Peter Calvesbert. Collectors should note that Pete's signature mouse does not appear on this piece. Since mice are a favored snack for owls, it does make you wonder...

This rare pair of Brain Trust Treasure Jests 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
eBay - Prototype Auction
and ended Sunday, October 7, 2007
raising
$461.00 for HOP
 

 
eBay Auction:

This is a fundraising auction by the HK House of Peers to support HOP's activities on behalf of the HK Independent Collector Clubs. Visit the eBayauction for specific auction details.

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

Brain Trust Prototype
Good Luck!

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