Banditfide Mafia Inks Deal With Showoff Gang/Empire

Pittsburgh, PA, October 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Today Showoff Gang/Empire announced the signing of Banditfide Mafia to a deal with the trending imprint.

The deal was brokered by and will be facilitated with the assistance of 1Fly Talent Agency.

BANDITFIDE MAFIA INKS DEAL WITH SHOWOFF GANG/EMPIRE
Today Showoff Gang/Empire announced the signing of Banditfide Mafia to a deal with the trending imprint.


The Banditfide Mafia coalition came to terms for a 14 track compilation album hosted by DJ Goodnight. The project will feature various artist from Banditfide Mafia camp.

Showoff Gang CEO Indo Haze welcomed the leaders of Banditfide via telephone from his Los Angeles Office last night saying “Im excited to have you all on board. You all have the full support of Showoff Gang and Empire Records. You all are in good hands at home(Pittsburgh) with my cousins Tjuan Benafactor & DJ Goodnight. They represent Showoff Gang’s interest on this project and many more Showoff Gang releases that are gonna come out of the city.” Then he ended the call with the labels mantra “Showoff”.

Showoff Gang/Empire announced the signing of Banditfide Mafia to a deal with the trending imprint.

The Official Signing party for Banditfide Mafia will be Tuesday Oct. 26th at 1Live Multipurpose Center 2600 Stayton Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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Two Paintings by British Equestrian Artist Sir Alfred James Munnings Bring A Combined $662,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions

Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 14, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Fine art, Chinese porcelain and fine silver were standout highlights in the online-only ‘White Glove’ auction of the collection of Lady Victoria White held October 10th by Andrew Jones Auctions. A pair of paintings by the acclaimed British equestrian artist Sir Alfred James Munnings sold for a combined $662,500 in a sale that grossed nearly $1.8 million.

All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

The oil on canvas by Munnings (1878-1959), titled The Kilkenny Horse Fair (1922), measuring 20 inches by 24 inches, sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $200,000-$300,000 to knock down for $500,000; while another oil on canvas, titled Making a Polo Ground at Princemere, 25 ¼ inches by 30 ¼ inches, changed hands for $162,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.

On the other end of the artistic spectrum, a unique screen print by Andy Warhol titled $(1): one plate, (1982) realized $93,750; two large scale lithographs from Robert Longo’s Men in the Cities series, titled Ellen (1999) and Joseph (2000) sold for $62,500 and $52,500 respectively; and Portrait of a seated woman with a parasol (1919), by Jean Gabriel Domergue, hit $35,000.

“The reception the Lady Victoria White collection garnered was enthusiastic and far reaching,” said Andrew Jones, President and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “The auction was a chronology of the cultivation of Lady White’s tastes and passions, with remarkable works in many genres and periods. It is best described as English country house meets California chic.”

Blue and white porcelain stole the day in the Chinese works of art section with a Transitional / Kangxi brush pot, formerly in the collection of Arne Schlesch, realizing $40,000, and an elegant sleeve vase making $25,000. Fine decorative arts saw a pair of George III sterling silver wine coolers from 1798, bearing the arms of Drummond of Perthshire, Scotland, achieved $37,500.

A bronze model of a cowboy before his horse titled The Makings by Mahonri Mackintosh Young gaveled for $22,500, while a striking modernist brass mask of a woman by Franz Hagenauer knocked down for $21,250. The porcelain and glassware, furniture, books and garden furniture by Brown Jordan, Michael Taylor and Rose Tarlow gave eager buyers a well-rounded selection.

Andrew Jones Auctions will host Part I of a series of auctions for the John Nelson collection on October 24th. This string of sales will be a celebration of the unerring eye of John Nelson, a man considered by many to be a design and antiques institution for over fifty years—as well as the man behind the eponymous John Nelson Antiques on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The John Nelson collection features Chinese porcelain, paintings, French decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, Grand Tour objects and furniture from all over Europe. Of course, mirrors and chandeliers, two of Mr. Nelson’s passions, will also be included in the sale. “John Nelson was not only a client, but he was also a close personal friend for years,” Mr. Jones pointed out.

Part 1 of the John Nelson collection will include a magnificent pair of Italian carved marble life size dogs (estimate: $20,000-$30,00) that will greet clients at the front door during the preview, guarding over a treasure trove of art and antiques, including a monumental pair of Irish George II giltwood mirrors formerly in the collection of William Myron Keck (estimate: $10,000-$15,000).

Also sold will be a Louis XV style gilt bronze parquetry bureau plat (estimate: $7,000-$9,000), an 18th century German Baroque marquetry bureau cabinet (estimate: $8,000-$12,000), a 19th century Continental scagliola inset gilt bronze mounted mahogany center table (estimate: $2,000-$4,000), and Grand Tour bronze figures, an athlete and Spinario (each estimate: $4,000-$6,000).

A favorite of John’s is an elegant Baltic gilt bronze and cut-glass chandelier (estimate: $15,000-$20,000) and a charming Louis XV style gilt bronze boar form mantel clock (estimate: $3,000-$5,000). Fine art will be led by a captivating scene of the preparation of Noah’s Ark, featuring many exotic beasts done in the manner of Jakob Bogdani (1658-1724) (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

A spokesperson for John Nelson Antiques commented, “The choice of which auction house to handle John’s estate was relatively easy. We have worked with Andrew Jones for nearly twenty years and his professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail have been invaluable to our business. He has been a trusted colleague and a good friend. We are delighted to be working with Andrew in bringing the nearly sixty years of John Nelson’s life’s work to the auction world.”

Internet bidding will be facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids will also be accepted. Safe, physically distanced previews will be held by appointment only at the Andrew Jones Auctions gallery, located at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. To schedule a preview appointment, call (213) 748-8008.

To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and Part 1 of the John Nelson collection slated for October 24th, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently. They can be reached by phone at (213) 748-8008, or via email at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from antiquity to today. To learn more, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted often.

Nye & Company’s Online-Only Chic & Antique Estate Treasures Auction, Oct. 27-28, has A Fine Selection of Decorative Arts

Bloomfield, NJ, USA, October 13, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ two-day, online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction slated for Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th and 28th, will be headlined by property from Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest, the estate of Mrs. Mimi Adler, the NAMITS collection, the collection of Steve and Stephanie Alpert, items from The Millbrook School and property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Terian, starting at 10 am Eastern time.

The sale will feature a broad and diverse selection of fine and decorative arts. Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and the Nye & Company website: www.nyeandcompany.com. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis.

“This auction is going to be a special sale and is sure to delight collectors, dealers and institutions alike,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “It’s composed of an exceptionally curated selection of property from private collections, with an emphasis on American and European furniture, sporting art, Chinese ceramics, rugs and contemporary and modern art. Also, a nice group of modern furniture complements the contemporary art.”

One of the headliners of the auction is the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest. Winston Frederick Churchill Guest was born in England in 1906 and was named after his godfather and his father’s best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill. He was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a member of Parliament and held the post of Britain’s first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh, was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation. She harnessed her considerable resources to fulfill her deep interest in aviation and to realize its value in the future of world transportation.

Mr. Guest was not only a devoted student (while attending Yale University and Columbia Law School he developed fluency in French and Spanish), but also an avid sportsman and Polo Hall of Fame 10 Goal player. He later served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, and during his overseas travels he began his exceptional art collection. Many of the Chinese works in the collection were purchased by Mr. Guest in the mid-20th century, following the war, through his close friend Ralph M. Chait, of Chait Galleries, and through C.T. Loo, also a predominant Chinese art dealer of the period.

In 1947, Mr. Guest married the love of his life, Lucy Douglas Cochrane, of Boston, known to family and friends as C.Z., which stemmed from her young brother’s attempt to call her ‘sister’. Ernest Hemingway stood witness as best man at the ceremony in Havana, Cuba. As a style icon of New York high society, Mrs. Guest graced the covers of Time magazine and Town & Country, among many others. With their unbridled enthusiasm, high standards and unrivaled sense of style, C.Z. and Winston F. C. Guest became one of the most iconic taste-making couples of 20th century America.

Reminiscent of being well traveled, the collection offers a diverse selection of furniture and decorative arts from England, France and Italy. The couple collected a variety of 17th and 18th century European wall brackets that displayed some of their Chinese porcelains. These brackets are exceptionally carved, with fluid lines of interlaced leafage, monograms, shells and figures. The adage of good things come in small packages definitely applies to these pieces.

There is also a wonderfully carved oak marble-top console table decorated with satyr faces and continuing to cloven feet. This impressive piece would have made quite the statement in its European country house. Also of note is the sporting art from the collection. John Frederick Herring Sr., Henry Alken, Sr., Charles Towne, Harry Hall and Sawrey Gilpin are all represented, with classic English depictions of horses in the 19th century. These dynamic equestrian portraits capture an era of landed gentry and the celebration of horse racing and fox hunting.

Complementing the Guest collection is property from the estate of Mimi Adler. Ms. Adler and her late husband, Max, also collected sporting art, silver, English and American furniture and Chinese Export armorial porcelain. Of particular note is an exceptional oil painting by the celebrated 18th century British sporting artist James Seymour (1702-1752). Hare Coursing is a superb picture that would be a welcomed addition to any serious collector. Also included in this collection is a terrific portrait of a gentleman on horseback by John N. Sartorius. The exceptional work captures the essence of an 18th century English gentleman riding in the countryside on a big bay horse. This picture has all the hallmarks of showcasing the high societal status of the rider.

The Adlers also collected a wide variety of both English and American furniture. They acquired objects from the top dealers in the field such as Israel Sack, Inc., Hirschl and Adler, James Robinson, Arthur Ackerman & Son, Inc., Mallet and Richard Green. The collection includes a superb Regency ebony-inlaid mahogany breakfront bookcase. With its delicately interlaced mullions, vibrant veneers and well-balanced proportions, the cabinet is truly a statement piece and would be the highlight of any room and collection.

There is also a magnificent 18th century George III carved giltwood looking glass. This piece is a masterpiece of the Rococo aesthetic. The flowing carving of foliage and scrolls is exceptional. Acquired from the New York firm, Israel Sack, Inc., is a superb Liverpool Success to America cider jug. Emblazoned with the American flag and eagle, this piece drums up patriotic fervor like no other. Israel Sack also sold the Adlers a great Federal writing desk that is signed by the Providence, Rhode Island cabinetmaker, William Clark. It’s a true historical document of American cabinetmaking. Another highly respected New York gallery, Hirschl and Adler, sold the couple a quintessential Severin Roesen Still Life of Fruit. The picture is brilliantly colored and symbolic of a bountiful and prosperous America.

Continuing along the theme of fine art, the NAMITS collection features a diverse selection of contemporary art from around the globe. The Belgian artist, Charlotte Culot, manages to capture a bold, yet light and airy feeling from her work titled Au Coeur de Blanc. This abstract representation of light white and yellow colors draws the viewer in and creates a calming effect that soothes the soul. The celebrated French artist, Francois Bard, doesn’t disappoint with his portrait bust of a man. Filled with frenetic energy and textured paint strokes, this work is mysterious and a visual delight.

Continuing along with European artists from different private collections is a small group of Pablo Picasso ceramics. These colorful and beautifully sculpted pieces offer a great opportunity to own something designed by one of the world’s most celebrated artists.

Complementing the Picasso ceramics is property from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Terian, including a pair of Percival Lafer green upholstered lounge chairs that features clean, rectilinear modern lines. The collection also boasts an Edward Wormely for Dunbar single drawer console table. Light and airy, this piece appears to be inspired by Chinese alter tables.

A Philip and Kelvin Laverne table from another collector also dovetails nicely with the aforementioned pieces.

The Millbrook School (Millbrook, N.Y.) has approved a selection of property to be deaccessed. Pieces include a wonderful watercolor by the French impressionist painter Paul Emile Pissarro. Continuing in the footsteps of his father, Camille Pissarro, and his godfather, Claude Monet, Paul’s work is evocative of these master technicians. There is also a nice selection of Chinese Export Blue Fitzhugh ceramics. This is a perfect opportunity for graduates to purchase a piece of their childhood and support the school that launched them into adulthood.

People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held from October 13th thru October 27th-28th at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website or email to info@nyeandcompany.com.

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Estate Treasures online only auction on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27th-28th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com. The full color catalog can be viewed in its entirety right now, at www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com.

About Nye & Company Auctioneers:
John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area. For more information, please visit www.nyeandcompany.com.

The Jochimsen Collection of Wave Crest, French Cameo Art Glass and Other Outstanding Pieces will be Auctioned October 23

Douglass, KS, USA, October 12, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The outstanding private collection of Dr. Peter and Grace Jochimsen – a bountiful selection of some of the best Wave Crest and French cameo pieces available, plus other fine items – will be sold without reserve on Saturday, October 23rd by Woody Auction, online and live in the Woody Auction auction hall located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kan., starting at 9 am Central time.

The Wave Crest features plaques, jardinieres, bells, boxes and vases, while the collection also boasts French cameo, plated Amberina, pink agata, slot machines, a Pairpoint lamp, Thomas Webb & Sons English cameo and more. “There are over 2,000 photos featured for this amazing auction so plan to view them online or join us in person,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction.

Signed Galle French cameo art glass vases are always a hit with collectors. Up for bid will be a rare blown mold example in white, yellow and green tones, having a green cameo carved vine and blossom décor 9 ¾ inches tall; and another with blown mold cherry branch décor and yellow and white ground with finely cameo carved cranberry overlay. Both are just beautiful.

Two English cameo art glass cologne bottles signed Thomas Webb and Sons should get paddles wagging. One is square form, yellow ground with cranberry and white cameo carved floral vine décor, plus a glass stopper with embossed sterling flip lid showing British hallmarks dating to 1904; the other is frosted with white cameo carved overlay of a nice lattice and floral design.

An A. Walter Nancy pate-de-verre French art glass bowl with beautiful design, featuring panels of pinecones and beetles and wonderful colors of yellow, blue and green is double signed “A. Walter Nancy” and “Henri Berge”. Also offered will be a superb footed bowl signed “L. C. Tiffany”, having a clear crystal ribbed optic with green opaque leaf and pink blossom décor.

Also sold will be a Tiffany Studios #23819 art glass flower form vase, 16 inches tall, having an elegant bronze base and stem holding an art glass “bloom” of lavender and opal pulled feather design. Also up for bid will be an unmarked Royal Flemish by Mt. Washington art glass vase with a beautifully segmented background with griffin and dragon enamel décor, 10 inches tall.

Lamps will be led by a beautiful Pairpoint table lamp with a colorful reverse painted sailboat scenic décor on the “Springfield” shaped shade, plus a chipped ice exterior, set on a “Pairpoint C3066” marked base. Returning to vases, offered will be a signed, high-quality “L.C. Tiffany” art glass vase, fiery bright Samian red with silver vertical decorated lines, 7 ½ inches tall.

A pink agata art glass pitcher by New England features exceptional mottling with a ribbed and decorated applied handle, 6 ¼ inches tall. Also sold will be a Mt. Washington Burmese art glass ginger jar with a vintage motif showing the words to Robert Burns’s Auld Lang Syne (“Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot and Never Brough to Mind”, etc.), with the original paper label.

People can register and bid online now, at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. There is no buyer’s premium for bidders who attend in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 20 percent buyer’s premium (or, they can pay by cash or check for a 5 percent discount).

Absentee bids will be accepted, with a written statement indicating the lot number and amount of the bid. The deadline to submit an absentee bid is 12 noon on Thursday, October 21st. All absentee bids will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15 percent of the selling price (or 10 percent if paying by cash or check). Absentee bids can be sent by fax, to 316-746-2145; or via email, to info@woodyauction.com.

Phone bidding will be available for lots with a low estimate of $750 or greater (low estimates are found on LiveAuctioneers.com). Email your phone bid list to info@woodyauction.com by 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, October 20th and please include your name, full address, a primary phone number and a backup/secondary phone number. You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of your phone bids.

For lodging, there are three hotels in the area that are convenient to the venue: The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, Kansas (316-260-3006) (mention Woody Auction for a single queen or king room rate of $79); the Holiday Inn Express, in Andover, Kansas (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn, in Derby, Kansas (316-425-7900). All are within a 15-20-minute drive from the Woody Auction auction hall.

Woody Auction has two more major sales lined up to conclude the 2021 calendar: a Cut Glass Auction slated for Saturday, November 13th; and a high-quality antiques event on Saturday, December 4th. Both will be online and live in the gallery.

To learn more about Woody Auction and the Saturday, October 23rd auction of the Dr. Peter and Grace Jochimsen collection of Wave Crest and other wonderful items, please visit www.woodyauction.com.

About Woody Auction:
Woody Auction’s 5,000-square-foot auction hall is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kan. – south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and Hwy. 54/Kellogg Road. Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, please call (316) 747-2694; or, you can e-mail them, at info@woodyauction.com. To learn more, please visit www.woodyauction.com. Updates are posted often.

Andrew Jones Auctions in Los Angeles Appoints Jena Lee as Pacific Northwest Representative

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 5, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Andrew Jones Auctions is proud to announce the appointment of Jena Lee as Pacific Northwest Representative. Ms. Lee is an art appraiser and consultant, with over a decade of experience in the valuation of fine art and residential contents.

As a specialist in Modern and Contemporary fine art, Jena began her appraisal career with Charles Credaroli Fine Art Services in Los Angeles, cataloguing and researching collections for high-profile clients, financial institutions, venerable museums, universities and multimillion-dollar corporations. She has extensive experience in estate appraisal and an expansive knowledge of American and European furniture, decorative arts and fine silver.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Jena’s caliber on our team,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “She has the experience and work ethic to expand our reach in an important region of the country.”

Jena recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she provides Pacific Northwest clientele with independent appraisals and sale advisory. She is a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)-certified candidate member of American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and currently serves as the co-chair of Personal Property for the Los Angeles Chapter of the ASA.

Jena Lee can be reached by phone (503-999-1937) or email (jenalee@andrewjonesauctions.com).

To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auction events, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently. They can be reached by phone at (213) 748-8008, or via email, at info@andrewjonesauctions.com.

About Andrew Jones Auctions:
Opened in the summer of 2018, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, spanning from the antiquity to today. To learn more, please visit www.andrewjonesauctions.com. Updates are posted often.

Free Webinar Explores “Maybe Franchising is Right for You? Or Not.”

Plymouth, MA, October 4, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- You’ve thought of being your own boss, controlling your own destiny, expanding your income and latching onto a proven business model. The free webinar entitled Maybe Franchising is Right for You? Or Not. is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and might provide some answers. To RSVP, please visit https://rb.gy/9mn39f.

Dana Hall of FranNet will outline what the advantages and pitfalls of franchise ownership. The first part of the discussion is whether you have the mindset of someone who is not an wild eyed entrepreneur, but an independent business owner ready to plug into a tightly woven system. Hall will also address the general upfront financial requirements, potential buildout costs, operations and sustainability of various franchise models.

Dana Hall is a franchise consultant with FranNet of Boston providing expert advice and guidance for prospective franchise business owners. FranNet’s proprietary Personal Franchise Assessment tool, thorough and personalized one-one consultation, and a 30 plus year history of excellence sets FranNet apart. Hall has over 30 years of experience in financial analysis, strategic business planning, operations, and local store marketing.

Hall was the Director of Finance for Retail Operations for Panera Bread during a period of rapid store growth and increased profitability. He was responsible for budgeting, strategic financial planning, KPI development and reporting, store metric evaluation, and profitability improvement for 900 company owned locations generating $2B in revenue. He held a similar role for the Wendy’s Company in the New England Division in addition to a strategic Marketing role for the Northeast Region. Hall has also served as a Franchise Business Consultant advising and counseling franchisees in the field on improving operations, driving incremental sales and generating increased profits.

He is a graduated from North Adams State College with a BS in Business Administration/Accounting and holds an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston.

The business community is encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by three leading organizations including My Pinnacle Network which hosts monthly meetings for business-to-business professionals at five locations throughout Massachusetts including Braintree, Mansfield, Needham, Pembroke, and Westborough; South Shore Networking Professionals which connects business people monthly at locations throughout the South Shore; and Rockland Trust, offering a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals through retail branches, commercial ending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through online, mobile and phone banking.

Please RSVP for the event at https://rb.gy/9mn39f. Or call My Pinnacle Network at 781-582-1061.

Physi-Tual Capital Presents The Launch of The Physi-Tual Entertainments of Arts Warehouse, Sept 2021

Apsley, ON, Oct 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- AMC Publishers / Physi-Tual genre capital global group Ltd, has begun the era for a world wondrous genre of arcane told arts, especially with their vast supernatural symbolized pieces of physical formed art, simply from a starting small set of artist signed, graphite & charcoal sketched pieces, from replica to prints to begin with. www.physi-tualcap.com

With our starting, paused like play, strong action spoken art of such miraculous and arcane mystery, we can show not only you, the people of skeptics around you, thence the world around the way, the depth of beyond physical entertainment this unique genre from our starting art selection will bring, with simply a purchase of any art print in our branded Physi-Tual Capital warehouse, (priced: $60-120) to help grow this Physi-Tual era of entertainments before all senses…” (See Physi-Tual art piece L.I.P, coming soon…L.I.P)

All starting art was done by Austin M. Collings, also author of the 1 st Physi-Tual genre novel:Part 1: Insights to the spiritual world & interactions with the physical. Part 2: The spiritual capture THE WORLDS COMBINE. His quote to novel: “Once we gain insights, only then can we gain sight in things.” From the starting selection of Physi-Tual art that any individual or individuals may acquire, the entire globe may find usefulness of our future goals & plans set, that remain to be projected into beyond physical entertainment with flying colors for all to enjoy! Usefulness as we all connect with the high art symbols, the vast patterns, the true spiritual showing metaphoric colors, and simply with it in mystery before our senses. (See author interview by Literary Titan: https://literarytitan.com/2021/03/17/in-this-spiritual-world/)

The team of AMC Publishers / Physi-Tual genre capital global group Ltd, includes only two members at this commencing time, 1) Austin M. Collings, & 2) Marcia Collings, chief entrepreneur. Our passion for excellence has driven us from the beginning, and continues to drive us into the future. We know that every product counts for great interest, so we strive to make the entire shopping experience as rewarding and fun as possible in the Physi-Tual entertainments of arts warehouse. (See more about Physi-TualCap, – 1 genre business preview video https://www.physi-tualcap.com/landingpage)

In this mysterious entertainment business, it is already a magical thrill for us to express the Physi-Tual content, as our spiritual side of extensively gathered research can articulate it out physically through our production arts, so many can feel the depth of spiritual articulation we have to bring great entertainments for all, and even happily create a win situation for all, as we grow great with more entertainment pieces beyond a physical limited one, that we all can sell together now, likely to even help the world economy in certain countries as I have trademarked the Physi-Tual genre & officialized it as a brand & company globally, so everyone can be a part of this unique Physi-TualCap business. (See social links, https://www.facebook.com/AMC-Publishers-Physi-Tual-genre-capital-global-group-Ltd-106504748389464

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South Coast Improvement, Co. Completes New Construction Project for Equity Residential’s 660 Washington Apartments

Boston, MA and Marion, MA, October 08, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, recently completed a renovation for Equity Residential, 660 Washington Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The project was a conversion of storage units into co-working office and conference room space for residents at the luxury, high-rise 660 Washington Apartments located in Boston’s Theatre District.

“With more and more people working remotely, Equity Residential wanted to give its tenants a work-from-home option without taking up space in their home,” said Tom Quinlan, president of SCIC. “The conversion of 3,000 square feet of storage units provided telecommuting and self-employed residents with first class workspace options.”

The renovation featured: 14 individual work offices; four common space co-working desks, one conference room; two private, soundproof phone booths; one lounge area; one work bar station with customer butcher block countertops; new lights; full mechanical/electrical/plumbing system; HVAC/fire alarm; a common area kitchenette; and a DIRTT Modular System installed for flexible workspace design.

SCIC completed work at 660 Washington Apartments in nine weeks, finishing in August 2021.

Standing amid the Boston skyline, Equity Residential’s 660 Washington Apartments presents a peerless luxury living experience. It features studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with a vast number of amenities, including 24-hour Concierge and Doorman; 24-hour Fitness Center; Wi-Fi in common areas, heated indoor pool, massage center and more. For complete information, visit https://www.equityapartments.com.

Based in Marion, Mass. and with an office in Reading, Pennsylvania, South Coast Improvement Co is a recognized leader in providing building and renovation services to a client base of senior living, healthcare, institutional, residential and retail clients. For more information, please call 508-748-6545 or visit www.southcoastimprovement.com.

About South Coast Improvement Company:
South Coast Improvement offers a range of design, construction and management services across a variety of sectors—interiors as well as exteriors—including office buildings, health care facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, and residential communities.  South Coast Improvement’s services include Preconstruction analysis; Construction management; General contracting; Design/build services; Capital improvement; Building envelope improvements; and Interior renovations.

For more information, visit https://southcoastimprovement.com or call 508-748-6545.

Gorgeous Galle Cameo Glass Vases Lead The Way in Neue Auctions’ Online-Only Art & Antiques Auction held September 25th

Beachwood, OH, USA, October 8, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Vibrant, colorful vases and table lamps by Galle and other famous makers, lithographs by Charles Burchfield, Alberto Giacometti and other noted artists, Mid-Century Modern furniture pieces, original oil paintings, sterling silver flatware and more all came up for bid in Neue Auctions’ online-only Art & Antiques auction held September 25th.

The two top lots were Galle vases. A Galle cameo glass blown out vase with a Plums design, 15 ½ inches tall, of baluster form, fire polished with pendant branches heavy with plums, finished at $9,840; while a large Galle cameo glass vase, Lilies, 23 inches tall, of baluster form with incised Galle signature, cameo carved with lily flowers on long leafy stems, changed hands for $9,225.

A lovely Galle cameo glass scenic table lamp, the base with tall pines in a mountain landscape, the shade showing eagles soaring over clouds, 14 inches tall, sold within estimate for $4,612. Also, a Muller Freres scenic cameo glass lamp with a domed shade on a baluster base, 14 ½ inches tall, the shade cameo carved with a hunting dog, pheasant, pond and trees, made $1,722.

The sale consisted of 404 lots that included undiscovered finds in many categories. Most were acquired from regional estates and longtime collectors. Most items sold within estimate or above. “We also had the most viewers ever watching the auction,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions, “and that was exciting for our team members. The strength of this sale and its statistics tell me online bidding is healthy. Now’s a good time to sell the finer things to a global audience.”

Maciejewski added, “The bottom line is, as long as our consignors and bidders are happy, we’re happy, and profitable, too. This allows us to continue bringing in the best auction inventory, whether through referral or marketing. We’re constantly reviewing fine collections for auction.”

Following are additional highlights from the sale. All prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.

A lithograph on paper by Charles Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), titled Summer Benediction, the Print Club of Cleveland publication #31 for 1953, edition of 250 plus 10, went for $5,228 (a record price for the image); while framed a lithograph on Arches paper by Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901-1966), titled House in Majolica, signed and numbered (“26/65”), rose to $3,690.

The paintings category featured an oil on canvas marine work by Mauritz Frederik De Haas (Dutch/American, 1832-1895), of a craggy coast with figures along the rocks and sails at sea, signed, that rang up $8,610; and an oil on wood panel tranquil river scene with two boys in a boat by Emilio Sanchez Perrier (Spanish, 1855-1907), also signed, that commanded $4,612.

A lovely collection of oil paintings by the American artist Andre (Gittelson) Gisson (1921-2003) came up for bid, including a beautiful oil on linen canvas Still Life with Flowers that was signed upper right and housed in a 32 inch by 38 inch frame ($2,091); and a colorful and vibrant oil on canvas Paris street scene, signed lower left, 24 inches by 12 inches (sight, less frame) ($1,845).

Fans and collectors of silver had much to consider, including a Gorham Buttercup sterling flatware service that brought $2,214; a Towle sterling flatware service in the King Richard pattern in a fitted felt-lined case, weighing 90.66511 oz. troy ($1,722); and several pieces of Old English silver, including a Hester Bateman sterling silver tea caddy produced in 1784 ($1,230).

Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali both were represented in the sale. An etching on chine colle by Matisse (French, 1869-1954), titled Nu Pour Cleveland, rendered in 1932, signed and numbered (“231/250”), brought $4,612; while a signed lithograph in colors with collage from 1971 by Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), titled Trotting Horses No. 2, from Dali’s Currier & Ives series, hit $1,476.

A set of ten vintage Eero Saarinen black wool upholstered executive chairs, comprising eight side chairs and two armchairs, with tubular chrome steel legs, each one 37 inches tall, gaveled for a respectable $5,842. Also, a Charles and Ray Eames molded LCW lounge chair made from molded ash plywood with a shaped back and seat and raised on molded legs, realized $1,476.

Mid-Century Modern furniture was led by a dining/conference table in solid walnut, the long oval form with squared ends raised on squared legs, 117 inches in length and 45 inches deep ($4,612); and a walnut stereo cabinet, rectangular form with hinged doors, inset stereo speakers and Empire Gold turntable and a Macintosh MX 110, plus a variety of vintage albums ($1,476).

A beautiful Mettlach stoneware charger by Heinrich Schlitt, 17 ½ inches in diameter, the large circular form depicting a scholarly gnome reading a book in a toadstool forest, signed lower left with impressed marks for Mettlach and stamped ‘2698’, earned $3,321. Also, a Royal Worcester Embassy pattern dinner service for twelve with the Royal Worcester mark in black made $3,075.

As mentioned, numerous items sailed past their high estimates. A few examples are as follows:

  • A large 19th century carved pine and scallop shell ornament with a gilded finish, 15 inches tall with a wire for hanging, sold for $2,460 against an estimate of $300-$500.
  • A Grand Tour early Christian brass relief of The Crucifixion, cast in low to high relief with the corpus Christi flanked by apostles, rose to $1,845 against a $400-$700 estimate.
  • A pair of conical black enameled Swedish lamp shades with teak wood arms and mounts, designed for Luxus by Uno & A-sten Kristiansson (sold for $1,599, estimate $150-$300).
  • A Bitossi for Raymor ceramic vase, cylindrical form and glazed with concentric rings in various colors and glaze textures, signed Italy 1393A (sold $1,599, estimate $100-$300).

Internet bidding was facilitated by the two platforms: Liveauctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

Neue Auctions’ next event is slated for Saturday, October 30th, at 10 am Eastern time. The auction will feature fine art, antiques, jewelry, carpets, furniture, decorative arts and more. To learn more about Neue Auctions, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Neue Auctions:
Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and information regarding all current and future sales. For info, visit www.neueauctions.com. Neue Auctions’ next event is slated for Saturday, October 30th, at 10 am Eastern time. The auction will feature fine art, antiques, jewelry, carpets, furniture, decorative arts and more. To learn more about Neue Auctions, visit www.neueauctions.com.

Clean Franchise Brands (CFB) Helps Disney on Ice Keep It Clean; Announces Preferred Vendor Agreement

Naples, FL and Palmetto, FL, October 08, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Clean Franchise Brands (CFB), the largest dry cleaning and laundry company on the planet, recently announced its preferred vendor arrangement with Feld Entertainment, the world leader in producing and presenting live family venues, including Disney on Ice. CFB will provide dry cleaning and laundry services for Disney on Ice, which is now touring throughout the US.

CFB franchise locations, which include Lapels Dry Cleaning, Martinizing Dry Cleaning, 1-800-Dry Clean, Pressed4Time and Dry Cleaning Station, will provide dry cleaning and laundry services for Disney touring personnel at the Disney on Ice shows.

“When we created CFB in April and expanded our holdings to become the world’s largest dry cleaning entity, we envisioned a number of possibilities of where we could be of service. Touring productions like Disney on Ice was one of them,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO and President of Clean Franchise Brands. “We’re excited to have landed this agreement with Feld Entertainment and even more delighted to play a very small part for Disney on Ice, which brings joy to so many.”

Adds Dubois, “In the past, Feld Entertainment had service agreements with local, independent dry cleaners. Unfortunately, many of those cleaners did not survive the past year with the pandemic. With CFB, we have franchise locations across the U.S. who can provide dry cleaning and laundry services to the show personnel in more than two dozen states.”

In addition to Disney on Ice, Feld Entertainment (www.feldentertainment.com) puts on a number of arena events, including Monster Jam; Marvel Universe Live; Sesame Street Live; Jurassic World Live; Trolls: The Experience; and more.

With its five franchise brands, CFB has more than 350+ stores in 40 states and nine countries—earning its title as the largest dry cleaning company in the world. Franchise owners offer a wide range of garment care services, which include dry cleaning, wash-and-fold, tailoring, and more.

Clean Franchise Brands provides multiple offerings for new and existing franchise owners, including: a plant with retail store, a satellite store, pickup and delivery, and the newly created Lapels Laundromat. Clean Franchise Brands also offers a conversion program to independent dry cleaning business owners that would like to receive international marketing and technology assistance while owners focus on running their businesses.

For Further Information:

  1. For more information on Lapels Dry Cleaning, please visit: https://lapelsfranchise.com/
  2. For more information on Martinizing Dry Cleaning, please visit: martinizingfranchise.com
  3. For more information on 1-800-Dry Clean, please visit: https://www.1-800-dryclean.com
  4. For more information on Pressed4Time, please visit: https://pressed4time.com

About Clean Franchise Brands, LLC :
Based in Naples, Florida, Clean Franchise Brands, LLC is now the owner of the following brands: Lapels Dry Cleaning; Martinizing Dry Cleaning; 1-800-DryClean, Pressed4Time, Dry Cleaning Station and Bizziebox. Collectively, the brands have 350 plus stores in 40 states and nine countries. Clean Franchise Brands corporate offices are located at 711 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102.

For more information, contact franchising@cleanfranchisebrands.com