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Randall Flagg
04-20-2012, 11:25 AM
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AUCTION LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200748465845)

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TheDarkTower.org (http://www.thedarktower.org/)is proud to be the EXCLUSIVE site to auction this new, unique and fine Collectible item. Renowned artist Rachel Readman will create this piece and kindly donate it for our Fundraiser.
This truly is a one of a kind piece, the only one in the world to be labeled “HF”.
Rachel Readman is offering to create the sculpture as lettered HF and is also going to add (if the buyer wants it) another plank of wood nailed to the door with their name on it (or another word or words of their choice if they prefer) so long as it will fit on the limited size. Readman will sort this out with the eventual auction winner when the time comes. Due to this the sculpture will not be finished and shipped until a while after the auction, maybe about 2 weeks or so. The sculptures are technically all one off pieces because they are individually hand painted but I think this it will make it much more personal, completely unique
As with previous sculptures it will come with the hot foil embossed, white satin lined presentation case and a signed COA that will again be unique to this sculpture as it will include details of the Haven Foundation contribution etc.

There's also the info on my website that you can pick out details from to put on the auction about the sculpture and a bit about me, if you need them. The only difference is that this one is hand painted where on my site I have said only silver or bronze available and of course this is not one of the original 19 or the 250 total:

rachelreadman.com (http://www.rachelreadman.com/)

100% of the net proceeds of this auction go to The Haven Foundation (http://www.thehavenfdn.org/). Originally founded by Stephen King, The Haven Foundation is a national, non-profit organization making grants to freelance writers and artists experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe.


NOTE: THIS WILL SHIP FROM THE UK, NOT FROM THE USA

Paypal accepted
Payment must be received within 5 days of auction close.
The piece will be shipped approximately two weeks after the auction concludes.

Robert Fulman
04-20-2012, 11:30 AM
Already at $250!

Tito_Villa
04-20-2012, 11:32 AM
Yup, i am debating how much i want this!

Randall Flagg
04-20-2012, 11:33 AM
I would be shocked if this went for less than $600-I know because that is my limit.

Robert Fulman
04-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Well, you have 9 days, 23 hours to think it over.

Ricky
04-20-2012, 12:05 PM
Crap, it's already got quite a start. Good for the fundraiser, bad for me!

Randall Flagg
04-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Wow. Already over $500. So much for me hoping to buy it for less than $600.

Merlin1958
04-20-2012, 01:03 PM
Amazing Piece!!!!!!!!!!:excited:

oy-the-brave
04-21-2012, 12:23 AM
I would be shocked if this went for less than $600-I know because that is my limit.

Jerome did you not get one of these when Rachel first offered it?

Randall Flagg
04-21-2012, 05:29 AM
No, I missed out.

Merlin1958
04-21-2012, 04:46 PM
WOW!!! Over $500 with 8 days left!!!! This is gonna garner some serious bucks!!!!!


Anyone know how the Yanks did against Boston today?

jhanic
04-21-2012, 04:52 PM
Yankees 15 Boston 9

John

Rachel Readman
04-22-2012, 04:47 AM
Great to see this doing so well, I'm really pleased that the Haven Foundation will benefit so much from this, brilliant!! Keep those bids going guys 'n' gals.

CRinVA
04-22-2012, 06:39 PM
Well that is an understatement. The Yanks were down 9 - 0 and came back to win 15 - 9! Couldnt have happened in a better park!!!!

Rachel Readman
04-25-2012, 06:15 AM
Who's bidding on this then?? Looking very good @ $550.

I'm going to be losing my phone line and broadband for 10-14 days as of Friday 27th because we are moving house so if anyone tries to contact me and cannot or don't get a quick reply, bear with me and I promise I will get back to you all. Not good timing for the auction ending I know but whoever wins will get the sculpture in a few weeks or so!

We're up to the ceilings in boxes and bubblewrap right now but hopefully we'll be in the new pad by Monday.

For those making enquiries about buying a Constant Reader sculpture, there are only antique (real) silver or antique (real) bronze patina available to purchase, all hand painted sold out within 2 weeks of release back in 2006. I have only produced this one because it is for a good cause. I would love to be able to make more but it would be bad business practice and very dishonest of me to make any more, likely illegal/fraudulent as well. If you want hand painted it is a case of either bidding on the Haven Foundation auction above or trying to pry one from one of the 19 owners of the limited edition previously sold in 2006.

Please see my website for price and ordering info for silver and bronze patina editions: rachelreadman.com or blackrookstudios.com

As always thanks for all your friendship and support in my work and keep the bidding going for the Haven Fund.

skyofcrack
04-25-2012, 07:12 AM
I'm going to be losing my phone line and broadband for 10-14 days as of Friday 27th because we are moving house so if anyone tries to contact me and cannot or don't get a quick reply, bear with me and I promise I will get back to you all. Not good timing for the auction ending I know but whoever wins will get the sculpture in a few weeks or so!

You should be able to go to a library and log on to the internet and monitor the auction.

Rachel Readman
04-25-2012, 09:32 AM
I'll be OK I plan to see about getting a dongle for a while to tide me over, the only issue is that dongles don't work well in most areas of Cornwall so this may not be an option as our new house is fairly rural and in a bit of a valley and the signal may be pretty weak, plus the houses are granite built with 3ft thick walls. I'll manage, it just won't be so convenient and easy as it is now.

jhanic
04-25-2012, 10:07 AM
What's a dongle?

John

skyofcrack
04-25-2012, 10:54 AM
What's a dongle?

At least they didn't call it a dongleberry. :D

Rachel Readman
04-25-2012, 12:18 PM
:lol: A dongle is a USB stick that gives you access to internet via the 3G mobile (cell) phone network. Just plug in and go and you can use for as long as you need it pay as you go.

See here for example:

http://www.internetdongle.com/pay-as-you-go-dongles/

jhanic
04-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Thanks!

John

Brice
04-25-2012, 03:35 PM
Rachel, this auction is WAY out of my league right now. I just wanted to say that it's super cool of you to do this. Oh, and I've loved these since I first saw them way back at .net. Simply amazing work. :D

Patrick
04-25-2012, 11:58 PM
What Brice said!

Glad to see the price bid up so high.

I love my hand-painted Constant Reader sculpture. :)

Rachel Readman
04-26-2012, 12:05 PM
Thanks you guys, it's the least I could do! I may offer other goodies if I can find the time once we move house.

@ Brice, as I have said before the bronze or silver are 100 plus shipping and are still available if you wish to own one.

Got some bad news from Mick today when I arrived home from work. Someone has gone around our villiage and attacked 8 cars with paint stripper and ours is one of them. Over 300 worth of damage and nobody saw who did it so the police can't do anything, they took details over the phone and gave a crime reference number but they didn't even bother to come around to see the damage or talk to any of the owners of the vehicles. Don't know exactly when it happened but it was sometime after 6pm last night. We would have been moved house in just 3 days time, typical that it would happen now. I don't understand what idiots like this get out of doing this kind of thing??

skyofcrack
04-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks you guys, it's the least I could do! I may offer other goodies if I can find the time once we move house.

@ Brice, as I have said before the bronze or silver are 100 plus shipping and are still available if you wish to own one.

Got some bad news from Mick today when I arrived home from work. Someone has gone around our villiage and attacked 8 cars with paint stripper and ours is one of them. Over 300 worth of damage and nobody saw who did it so the police can't do anything, they took details over the phone and gave a crime reference number but they didn't even bother to come around to see the damage or talk to any of the owners of the vehicles. Don't know exactly when it happened but it was sometime after 6pm last night. We would have been moved house in just 3 days time, typical that it would happen now. I don't understand what idiots like this get out of doing this kind of thing??


That really stinks. The first thing I think about when stuff like this happens is: are there any security cameras anywhere nearby that could possibly have caught even a glimpse of the act.

jhanic
04-26-2012, 12:21 PM
That's a real shame, Rachael.

John

Patrick
04-26-2012, 02:03 PM
So sorry to hear this, Rachel. Senseless vandalism. :(

Merlin1958
04-27-2012, 12:07 AM
My sympathies, Rachel!!!!! Really senseless!!!!

Tito_Villa
04-27-2012, 12:09 AM
It's a shame but it seems that there are more and more of those sort of people in this country, it makes me sad!

Randall Flagg
04-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Just a few hours left. Surely someone wants this-bid, bid, bid!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200748465845?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Ben Staad
04-30-2012, 06:54 AM
Just a few hours left. Surely someone wants this-bid, bid, bid!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200748465845?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Hopefully, someone will bump this one up to at least North of $600. It is (can be) personalized for goodness sake. :)

Merlin1958
04-30-2012, 08:16 AM
Just a few hours left. Surely someone wants this-bid, bid, bid!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200748465845?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Hopefully, someone will bump this one up to at least North of $600. It is (can be) personalized for goodness sake. :)

Get in there, Ben!!!!! I'm sure he will take payments and your first born!!!! LOL

Ben Staad
04-30-2012, 11:18 AM
Just a few hours left. Surely someone wants this-bid, bid, bid!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200748465845?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Hopefully, someone will bump this one up to at least North of $600. It is (can be) personalized for goodness sake. :)

Get in there, Ben!!!!! I'm sure he will take payments and your first born!!!! LOL

Not me my friend but I'm glad it did indeed go for just a hair over $600.00. Congrats to the winner!

Randall Flagg
04-30-2012, 11:24 AM
Woo Hoo! It went for $610!

Merlin1958
04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
Good deal!!! Congrats to the winner!!!!!!!

Tito_Villa
04-30-2012, 02:05 PM
Yup congrats to the winner!

Merlin1958
04-30-2012, 02:10 PM
$$$$$610, Not bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel Readman
05-03-2012, 05:20 PM
Absolutely fantastic news for the Haven Foundation, thank you to everyone who bid on the auction!!

Congratulations to the new owner of the sculpture, I have received your email and will arrange everything with you as soon as I can.