|Limited Editions includes a variety of Box Figurine pieces from various Harmony Kingdom collections made in numbered Limited Editions.
Produced in China, Lord Byron's Harmony Garden was created by Monique Baldwin and tells the ongoing story of Lord Byron the Ladybug and his floral adventures in search of a ladybug love. Each Box Figurine is a flower on the outside and contains interior carving that advances the storyline.
Nature/Nurture expresses the profound emotional ties between parent and child. The touchstone theme of each Nature/Nurture Treasure Jest Box Figurine is a quality that all parents endeavor to pass on to their little ones, such as Love, Peace, Honesty, and Joy. These 12 pieces were created by Martin Perry Studios in 2003 and 2004 and produced in a Fixed Edition of 2500. They are not retired, but they are hard to find.
The 12 NetsUKe are a subset of the Treasure Jest animals that were carved by Peter Calvesbert in 1999 and 2000 and produced in editions of well under 10,000 each. Some, but not all, have been retired, one as recently as October 1, 2008. They are not Box Figurines, just animals.
One of the Harmony Kingdom subcategories that can be found on eBay, Picturesque is a collection of marble resin tile figurines. Like Harmony Kingdom Box Figurines, every tile is exquisitely detailed and reveals the wit and irony for which Harmony Kingdom has become known. Hidden secrets are encrypted into each stand-alone tile; and when viewed together, an endlessly engaging story unfolds. There are three group and seven solo stories altogether, most of which were carved by Ann Richmond and made in China.
Made by the Harmony Ball Company and technically not part of Harmony Kingdom but available on eBay under the Harmony Kingdom category, Pot Bellys come in three subsets -- Historical Pot Bellys, Animal Pot Bellys, and People Pot Bellys. Standing approximately two inches tall, each has a hidden compartment suitable for concealing tiny treasures. Historical Pot Bellys include Alexander Graham Bell, Agatha Christie, Barrack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, and many more. People Pot Bellys include a nurse and lawyer, and all of them are retired. Some of the Animal Pot Bellys -- are retired as well, including the Calendar Cats and Dog Days collections.
Another Harmony Kingdom subcategory that can be found on eBay, Roly Polys are rotund characters carved by Adam Binder and inspired by famous folks known for their larger-than-life style. Box Figurines in this series include Mae West as a dolphin and Winston Churchill as a bulldog along with Queen Victoria; W.C. Fields; Benny Hill; Dom DeLuise; Pavarotti; Dizzie Gillespie; Marlon Brando; Jackie Gleason; Curly from The 3 Stooges; Alfred Hitchcock; Louis Armstrong; Zero Mostel; Orson Wells; Liz Taylor; Elvis Presley; Mama Cass; Bela Lugosi; Botero; Lou Costello; Fats Domino; Oliver Hardy; the drag queen Divine -- even Fergie (the Duchess of York, not the Black-Eyed Peas vocalist), Rush Limbaugh, Rosie O'Donnell, Roseanne Barr, Ozzie Osbourne, and Monica Lewinsky (appropriately rendered as a blowfish -- LOL). Hard Body (i.e., solid and non-opening) versions of some of the Roly Poly Box Figurines also were produced, but in much smaller numbers -- only several hundred per edition of several thousand Box Figurines.
For Halloween, there are specialty Roly Polys: Fang the bat; Frankie (Frankenstein); Bones the skeleton; Boris (Karloff) the mummy; and Hilda the witch along with miniature Roly Poly Hard Bodies Lon (Chaney) the ghost and Jabba (the Hut) the eye in a Fixed Edition of 2000 and 500 respectively. Bela (Lugosi, depicted as a vampire, of course) also is appropriate for this holiday.
For Christmas, there are Nick (as in Saint Nicholas) and Rudy (the reindeer). They were produced in U.S., U.K., and Canadian versions, each wearing the proper flag on the back of the jacket. In the U.S. version, there were 7000 boxes with standard paint, 700 boxes with vivid paint, and 700 Hard Bodies. In the U.K. version, there were 1500 boxes with standard paint, 100 boxes with vivid paint, and 50 Hard Bodies. In the Canadian version, there were 500 boxes with standard paint, 50 boxes with vivid paint, and 25 Hard Bodies. This is typical of what makes Harmony Kingdom limited collectibles so special.
Also produced especially for Christmas, Peter Calvesbert has created a Santa Claus every year since 1995. Each piece is a Timed Edition and retired after its holiday season. These usually sell out well in advance of the actual holiday. Other holiday and special occasion pieces can be sought out on eBay or at www.harmonykingdom.com in the Custom Piece Search for everything from anniversaries, Bon Voyage, Christmas, and Easter to Father's Day, Graduation Day, Halloween, Mother's Day, and New Baby to Valentine's Day and Weddings.
Romance Annuals were carved by various artists and produced in the early 2000s. They depict pairs of Treasure Jest animals in love.
Royal Watch Collector's Club pieces were produced for and exclusively available only to members of the Royal Watch Collector's Club, Harmony Kingdom's official collectors organization.
Sidelines represents a collection of various collaborative projects and non-Box-Figurine products, including two teapots (Crackin' Brew and Y2HK4K) made with Cardew Design Studios; a Harmony Circus serigraph; Harmony Kingdom Reference Guides and a video; a Paint-Your-Own Kit; HK displays; pewter pens; and silver Treasure Jests that unscrew to reveal a miniature compartment. The Sidelines Collection also includes the Wee Beasties, tiny endangered animals less than two inches square and available only as a subset of the Zookeepers collection. Harmony Kingdom also has partnered with Longaberger to produce at least eight Box Figurines featuring the company's famous handmade baskets.
The Signature Series is a subset of five Treasure Jest Box Figurines created by and named for various HK artists between 2003-2004. They were produced in Limited Editions of 2400 except for Perryalism by Martin Perry, which was produced in a Limited Edition of 600.
The Tapestry Collection is a group of six Treasure Jest animals created in 2004 by David Winter and named for the various fabrics that inspired their opulent and ornamental style: Chiffon the rabbit; Damask the mouse; Gabardine the pig; Sateen the cat; Saxony the frog; and Tweed the duck. Rich texture, subtle coloration, and intricate patterning combine to create a visual and tactile delight. Each piece, when opened, reveals a simple carved heart, and these creatures’ eyes glitter and glimmer with the richness that comes only from genuine black Swarovski crystals. Every Tapestry piece is a numbered Limited Edition of 1500 worldwide.
Timed Editions are Treasure Jests made for certain seasons, including the Holiday and Millenium subsets and Romance Annuals.
Treasure Jest is the default term for Harmony Kingdom's witty, whimsical Box Figurines.
Two By Two is a unique collection of paired animal figurines created by Adam Binder and named for famous couples: Anthony & Cleopatra the rabbits; Barney & Betty (Rubble, from The Flintstones) the pigs; Bonnie & Clyde the geckos; Franklin & Eleanor (Roosevelt) the owls; Marie & Pierre the cats; Ranier & Grace the dolphins; and Samson & Delilah the lion and lamb. Each may stand alone or complement its partner perfectly. They were made in worldwide editions of 2000-3000 and retired in 2002.
Zookeepers are Limited Edition Treasure Jests that represent zoo animals, including a Family Reunion of monkeys, Gentle Giant pandas, Ivory Tower owls, polar bears that Play Ball, and greyhound Retired Racers. Zookeepers also involved adoptive collaborations benefiting rescue and rehabilitation organizations and habitat improvements in zoos and wildlife refuges.