Western Collectibles Galore at Brian Lebel’s Cody Old West Auction on Saturday, June 26th, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The roll-top desk and chair used by Pat Garrett while he was sheriff in Dona Ana, New Mexico, an Arizona Ranger Colt Frontier six-shooter, a circa 1863 Henry repeating rifle, J.B. Farr’s 14kt gold presentation sheriff’s badge and actor Clint Eastwood’s film-worn hat from the movie Joe Kidd are just a hint of what bidders can expect at the 31st annual Cody Old West Auction scheduled for Saturday, June 26th, starting promptly at 4 pm Mountain time.

The event is being held by Brian Lebel’s Old West Events, with live, in-person bidding at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza located at 100 Sandoval Street in Santa Fe, as well as online via the Old West Events website, www.oldwestevents.com. As with past events, the auction will be part of a three-day Old West Show, June 25-27, also hosted by Old West Events, in the nearby Santa Fe Community Convention Center at 201 West Marcy Street. Both are open to the public.

The auction is packed with 384 total lots and will feature several important collections, including the estate collections of antique firearms and Native American baskets from James Carpenter; the impressive miniature saddle collection and antique Americana collection of Earl Hagerman; badges from the collection of Bob Vines; buckles from the collection of Judge Howard Gross; and a superb group of horsehair bridles from noted collectors and authors Ned and Jody Martin.

Major categories will include cowboy antiques and collectibles (saddles, spurs, bits, etc.); Native American artifacts; antique and historic firearms; Hollywood cowboy memorabilia; Western fine art; Old West gambling and saloon items; antique and contemporary belt buckles and other silverwork; antique advertising and lithography; and Western decorative arts and furniture. The auction is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations are required for a seat.

“We’re thrilled to be able to hold the auction and show after having to cancel last June’s events due to COVID,” said Old West Events owner Brian Lebel. “2021 has been an excellent year so far for sales in our business as well as in related industries. We’re eager to continue this trend and are looking forward to seeing all the faces we’ve been missing this past year,” adding, “This year’s auction promises to be a great one, with a lot of diversity both in price ranges and genres.”

The roll-top desk and chair used by Pat Garrett as Dona Ana County sheriff from 1896-1900 were both made in the 1880s. Their condition is poor but they can be refurbished. The lot has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000 and comes with the original 1884 bill of sale and a photo of Garrett. The Colt single-action Army revolver with one-piece ivory grips was manufactured in 1895 and was shipped to Colt’s Patent Firearms in San Francisco in 1898. It was originally owned by O. Frank Hicks, who enlisted in the Arizona Rangers in 1905. It should sell for $20,000-$25,000.

The circa 1863 Henry repeating rifle (S/N 1729, .44 rimfire caliber), has a 24-inch barrel, a brass frame and blue finish, walnut stocks, original sights, matching numbers and extra sight dove tail in the frame. It is expected to hammer for $20,000-$30,000. J. B. Farr’s early 1900s 14kt gold presentation sheriff’s badge is an important piece of Colorado history and a great example of a presentation badge – highly detailed, elegant and ornate. It should top out at $8,000-$12,000.

Clint Eastwood’s film-worn hat from the 1972 Western movie Joe Kidd is a Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors dark brown beaver Stetson hat, 3X, with an inverted crown and a braided leather “whip” hatband. It has a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$12,000. A wonderful example of a Florence State Penitentiary (Ariz.) horsehair bridle, with triple strand round cheeks and a double brow band boasts colors that are bright and done in a tight diamond pattern, should realize $8,000-$12,000.

A pair of Visalia “Wild West” pattern spurs, impressive and hefty, marked inside the heelband, “Visalia Stock Saddle Co. / San Francisco”, priced at a steep $35 in the Visalia 1922 catalog, is expected to finish at $8,000-$12,000. Also, a J. Tapia target pattern spade bit, an elaborate, multi-spotted silver inlaid California spade bit with multiple rows of dots forming a central target pattern on each cheek, shown in John Foy’s 1890s saddlery catalog, should hit $9,000-$12,000.

An exquisite ladies’ three-piece buckle set created by Scott Hardy for the 2006 Traditional Cowboy Arts Association’s (TCAA) annual exhibition and sale, with three sets of engraved and diamond gold hinges, has an estimate of $6,000-$9,000. A circa 1920-1930 Native American Kiowa tanned and sinew-sewn deer hide shirt with 17-inch-long fringe on the shoulders, a deer tail hanging from the back and decorative beadwork, should change hands for $7,000-$9,000.

A hand-carved wooden bull’s head with real horns from the Bulls Head Saloon in Abilene Kansas, which belonged to the notable Old West personality “Shotgun” Ben Thompson, whose partner was shot and killed by “Wild Bill” Hickok, is estimated at $6,000-$8,000. Also, a King Ranch “Running W” floral tooled ranch saddle with 14-inch seat and Cheyenne roll cantle, gifted by original owner Robert “Bob” Kleberg to an ailing friend, should command $5,000-$7,000.

An oil on board gunfight painting by Frank McCarthy (1924-2002), 20 inches by 12 inches (sight, less frame), used as an illustration for the book Sangre en la Colina (Blood on the Hill), artist signed, is expected to achieve $4,000-$6,000. Native American baskets from the James Carpenter collection will be led by a large early 1900s Mission (Calif.) polychrome basket bowl, woven with sumac, natural and mud dyed juncus reed, 12 inches tall (Estimate: $2,500-$3,000).

Currently underway is Lebel’s Rest of the West, an online-only auction with 120 lots, all unreserved and with estimates of under $1,000. Bidding is live now, at www.oldwestevents.com, and will end on June 26th at 11:55 pm Mountain time. Collectors on a budget, or anyone considering easing into the fast-growing field of Western collectibles should check it out.

To learn more about Brian Lebel’s Old West Events and the events planned for later this month, please visit www.oldwestevents.com.

1884 Winchester Cartridge Display Board Rings Up $100,300 in Miller & Miller’s Canadiana & Sporting Auction, June 5th

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, June 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Three 19th century American cartridge display boards – two from Winchester (1887 and 1884) and one from Union Metallic Cartridge (1880s) – sold for a combined $241,900 in an online-only Canadiana & Sporting auction held June 5th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The sale grossed $496,219, including the buyer’s premium.

All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.

The abovementioned cartridge display boards were the top lots of the auction. All three were lithographed cardboard, with an applied representation of Winchester’s line of ammunition. Few survived intact due to their monumental size and the fact they were often displayed in store windows and areas exposed to light. They are highly prized by collectors.

The Winchester 1884 cartridge display board was the top lot of the auction overall, breezing past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$25,000 to finish at a robust $100,300. It measured 28 inches by 38 inches. Runner-up honors went to the 1887 Winchester board, which had the same estimate and brought $88,500. The Union Metallic Cartridge Company board placed third, at $53,100.

The auction was headlined by the lifetime collections of Don and Joyce Blyth – an astounding assemblage of stoneware, sporting advertising, decoys, powder tins, soda water bottles, ginger beer bottles, beer bottles, Canadiana and more. In all, 289 lots came up for bid, with 99 percent of them finding new owners. Over half of the lots sold met or exceeded their pre-sale estimates.

Don and Joyce Blyth were both avid collectors until Don’s recent passing. Included in the auction was a nearly comprehensive collection of Guelph merchant stoneware and bottles, among other pieces of Guelph, Ontario memorabilia. Also on offer were Don’s collections of Canadian gun powder tins, decoys, sporting and firearms advertising and other items.

“I interviewed Don three days before his death,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “What he had was museum quality material. I asked him, ‘Why did you not donate it?’ He said, ‘Let the people enjoy it.’ His intention has now been realized. The stoneware pieces sold strongly, and the rarest of the offering crushed the high estimates. All in all, it was a great sale.”

Joyce Blyth, who survives her husband and who attended the auction, said, “Never in our wildest dreams did we think that the cartridge boards had such value. Don would have been thrilled.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. A total of 321 registered bidders placed 5,838 bids. Thirty percent of all lots sold surpassed even their high estimate figures. All prices quoted are inclusive of an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

Stoneware was led by a rare three-gallon jug produced in the 1870s by F. P. Goold and featuring a race horse decoration in cobalt slip. It was made during Goold’s tenure at the Brantford pottery in Canada ($20,060). Also, a two-gallon jug debossed, “Robt. Rutherford Guelph”, boasting an outstanding bird decoration, gaveled for $7,080. The jug appears on the cover of Joyce Blyth’s book, Jugs & Crocks of the Guelph Merchants.

Another F. P. Goold jug, this one a two-gallon example, 14 inches tall and debossed, “F. P. Goold Brantford”, having a few very small scratches or scrapes mostly on the front of the jug, changed hands for $5,605. Also, an extremely rare Watson Brothers miniature jug, standing just 3 ½ inches tall and debossed, “Compliments of Watson Bros. Guelph, Ont.”, produced at the Brantford pottery during W.E. Welding’s tenure, went for $4,130.

Tops in the decoys category was a rare and important early gunning longtailed duck, circa 1880s-1940s, likely made by either Jimmy or William Clark of Toronto and Keswick, Ontario ($8,260); and a first quarter 20th century Burlington Bay canvasback by Ivar Gustav Fernlund (Hamilton, Ont., 1881-1933), hollow, with a structurally excellent bottom board, beautiful wet combed paint and a bold and elegant high head ($7,670).

A first quarter 20th century hollow bluebill decoy by Henry (Hen) Freeborn (Hamilton, Ont., 1882-1959), in excellent gunning condition with strong paint and winner of a CDOCA Best Bluebill contest, fetched $4,720. The bottles category was led by a W. Atkinson, Guelph C.W. (Canada West) primitive pint stone ginger beer bottle, believed to be the only one in existence and made sometime in the late 19th century, sold for $4,130.

Returning to sporting collectibles, a Canadian Dominion Cartridge Company exhibition board, wood with applied ammunition, reportedly made for a display at the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, N.Y., achieved $9,440; and a 1902 American Winchester double “W” cartridge display board, featuring detailed lithographed images of the ammunition instead of the applied cartridges, 39 ¾ inches by 57 ½ inches, hit $8,260.

An early 20th century Canadian Dominion Ammunition store counter display made from painted chalkware, originally from the Bright, Ontario general store, marked “Petrucci Freres Statuaires Montreal”, sold for $6,490. Also, two Stelco Sample Shot display cases, one from the 1930s and one from the 1950s, both displaying the various sizes of lead shot manufactured by The Steel Company of Canada, Ltd. (Stelco), knocked down for $3,835.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has two more auctions planned for June: a Watches & Jewels auction on Saturday, June 12th and an Advertising & Breweriana auction on June 19th. Both will be online-only. In the fall, a Canadiana & Historic Objects auction is planned for October 9th.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.:
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell. To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can e-mail them at info@millerandmillerauctions.com. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com.

Poster Auctions International’s Rare Posters Auction #84 on Tuesday, July 20th, will Present 500 Rare and Iconic Works

New York, NY, USA, June 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The 84th Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International on Tuesday, July 20th features masterpieces and rarities from a century of poster design. The collection includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary works suited to a variety of interests and styles.

All 500 lots will be on view to the public July 5th-19th. The auction will be held live in PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City, as well as online at posterauctions.com, beginning promptly at 11am Eastern time.

Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said, “This auction features some of our strongest collections by the masters of the poster: Broders, Cappiello, Cassandre, Loupot, Mucha, Schnackenberg, and Toulouse-Lautrec. These include beloved posters as well as extremely rare prints and original works.”

Leonetto Cappiello is widely considered to be the father of modern advertising for his innovative approach of using unusual imagery to create brand memorability. This sale features 26 of his rarest and most iconic works: the 1902 Mele (est. $5,000-$6,000), the 1905 Fleur des Neiges / Biscuits Pernot (est. $7,000-$9,000), the circa 1907 Cognac Gautier Frères (est. $7,000-$9,000), the 1921 Café Martin (est. $14,000-$17,000), and an extremely rare two-sheet printing of the famous 1903 Chocolat Klaus (est. $17,000-$20,000). Two spectacular maquettes for an apéritif and wine will also be on offer (est. $10,000-$12,000 and $12,000-$15,000).

During the Belle Époque, Alphonse Mucha capitalized on the beauty of lithography, and 19 of his most sumptuous works will be at auction, including the large-format 1896 The Seasons (est. $50,000-$60,000), the 1902 Cycles Perfecta (est. $25,000-$30,000), the 1896 Job (est. $20,000-$25,000), the large-format 1902 The Stars (est. $60,000-$70,000), and the 1899 set Plume et Primevère (est. $20,000-$25,000).

A contemporary of Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec depicted a different kind of intoxication: the seedy underbelly, debauchery, and seduction of Parisian nightlife. This auction features the most comprehensive collection of his works, from his very first (and most iconic) poster, the 1891 Moulin Rouge / La Goulue (est. $230,000-$260,000), to the last poster he created, the 1901 Au Bal des Etudiants (est. $6,000-$8,000). Further important works include his 1892 Reine de Joie (est. $60,000-$70,000); a limited-edition print from 1892, La Goulue et sa Sœur (est. $60,000-$70,000); the 1894 Confetti (est. $40,000-$50,000); rare variants of the 1895 May Milton (est. $70,000-$90,000) and May Belfort (est. $80,000-$100,000), both hand-signed and with remarque; the 1893 Aristide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret (est. $40,000-$50,000); the 1896 Femme au Tub, from his Elles suite (est. $40,000-$50,000); the 1893 Caudieux (est. $40,000-$50,000); and the 1899 Jane Avril (est. $70,000-$90,000).

In the Art Deco era, Roger Broders championed French travel posters, which often feature stylish vacationers in idyllic settings. Eight of his most magnificent designs will be up for bid, including the circa 1930 Monte-Carlo (est. $10,000-$12,000), the 1930 Antibes (est. $8,000-$10,000), and the 1929 Dunkerque (est. $17,000-$20,000).

A. M. Cassandre was another master of the era, using striking geometrical forms and forceful perspectives to convey power and awe. Fourteen of his works will be available, including the 1927 Nord Express (est. $20,000-$25,000), the 1927 Étoile du Nord (est. $17,000-$20,000), the 1929 Flèche d’Argent / Aéropostale (est. $17,000-$20,000), and the 1931 L’Atlantique (est. $35,000-$40,000).

From Charles Loupot, two spectacular works will go to auction: the exceptionally rare 1938 St. Raphaël (est. $40,000-$50,000) and a 1929 hand-signed maquette for Valentine (est. $12,000-$15,000).

For fans of Weimar Era design, five works from Walter Schnackenberg will be available, including his two famous designs for performances of Peter Pathe / Maria Hagen (est. $12,000-$15,000 and $25,000-$30,000), plus two original drawings for costumes and stage design (each est. $10,000-$12,000).

The auction will also include thematic sections, starting with 36 designs for bicycles, which date from 1894 to 1959. Highlights include Ferdinand Lunel’s celestial circa 1894 Rouxel & Dubois, Jean-Louis Forain’s charming 1894 Deuxième Salon du Cycle, and Arthur Spooner’s powerful Humber / Ease & Speed (all est. $4,000-$5,000).

Next, 38 aviation posters will be offered. This collection ranges from early air meets to modern commercial flight, with notable designs such as Charles Léonce Brossé’s 1910 Meeting d’Aviation / Nice (est. $12,000-$15,000), Ludwig Hohlwein’s 1912 Flugmaschinen-Werke (est. $6,000-$8,000), Boris Artzybasheff’s rare circa 1947 Pan Am / Bermuda (est. $6,000-$7,000), and David Klein’s circa 1958 TWA / Hollywood (est. $3,000-$4,000).

For those who prefer automotive transport, 20 designs will be available. Notable works include Julius Klinger’s 1909 Ausstellung Moderner Verkehrsmittel (est. $3,500-$4,000), René Vincent’s circa 1925 La Voisin (est. $2,500-$3,000), Leonetto Cappiello’s 1925 Peugeot (est. $3,000-$4,000), and Giacinto Mondaini’s 1930 Salone dell’Automobile (est. $7,000-$9,000).

The War & Propaganda section will include a century of powerful designs, beginning with an anonymous 1861 design, Spirit of the North, created at the onset of the American Civil War (est. $2,000-$2,500). Several American World War I posters will be offered, including Louis Fancher’s 1917 U.S. Official War Pictures (est. $3,000-$4,000). From World War II, a very rare American design will go to auction: the anonymous 1942 Buy War Bonds / Dear God Keep Them Safe! (est. $7,000-$9,000).

In the Circus & Wild West section, three works will be of particular interest to collectors: a rare circa 1898 billboard by Pal, Lord John Sanger / Troupeau d’Éléphants (est. $7,000-$9,000); and two original maquettes for Buffalo Bill from 1912, Buffalo Bill’s / Pawnee Bill’s / Cowgirl and Buffalo Bill’s / Pawnee Bill’s / Indian Maiden (each est. $4,000-$5,000). Both centering on a singular woman, these are powerful and special works for the Wild West collector.

For collectors of rock posters, 16 mint specimens for Bill Graham and Family Dog shows will be available, including Mouse & Kelley’s 1966 Grateful Dead (est. $2,000-$2,500), Randy Tuten’s 1970 Jefferson Airplane / Quicksilver Messenger Service / Santana (“Winterland”) (est. $4,000-$5,000), and Tom Wilke’s 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (est. $3,500-$4,000).

Public viewings will be held daily from July 5th-19th. For more information and to order the catalogue, visit www.posterauctions.com. You may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. For general inquiries, the email address is info@posterauctions.com.

About Poster Auctions International:
Poster Auctions International is one of the very few auction houses in the world dealing exclusively in rare, original vintage posters. Since the late 1980s, it has held auctions 3-4 times a year. Poster aficionados, enthusiasts, collectors, galleries, and leading art museums around the world value Rennert’s Gallery as one of their most trusted venues for successful consignments, unique buying opportunities, unequaled experience in the field, and an impeccable eye for quality in original poster art. The gallery, at 26 W. 17th Street in New York City, hosts rotating exhibitions of original poster art, as well as a bookstore of research and coffee-table volumes on poster art, and an extensive research archive open to the public by appointment.

Innovative Discovery Launches Web Series: Afternoon Tea with ID

Arlington, VA, June 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Innovative Discovery (ID), data experts serving law firms, corporations, and government agencies through the information lifecycle, is proud to announce the launch of a new web series, “Afternoon Tea with ID.” This series will feature ID clients and friends from all walks of life and different industry experience sharing an anecdote, life lesson, or piece of advice in five minutes or less.

“Afternoon Tea with ID”, hosted by Senior Director Amy Edwards, is intended to provide a brief “tea break” in viewer’s busy workdays and connect briefly with our peers – without the industry jargon or business speak.

“We are thrilled to have joyful conversations with the talented and esteemed people we often rub elbows with but often forget to slow down and really talk with,” said Kim Taylor, CEO of Innovative Discovery. “We are even more excited to be able to share these brief chats and lessons learned.”

A new episode will release on Innovative Discovery’s LinkedIn page every Thursday. Follow ID on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovative-discovery

You can catch all the episodes on ID’s website here: https://www.id-edd.com/afternoontea/

About Innovative Discovery:
Innovative Discovery partners with law firms, corporations, and government agencies to provide service, guidance, and consultation throughout the information lifecycle. Our team of experienced data experts work closely with clients to develop tailored workflows to manage data and mitigate risk effectively and efficiently. Should litigation arise, ID offers the tools, services, and know-how to help you win your case.

Media Contact:
Savannah L. Aaron
savannah.aaron@id-edd.com
813-781-9659
https://www.id-edd.com

Bruneau & Co.’s Online-Only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction, June 17th, has Items Pulled from Prominent Local Estates

Cranston, RI, USA, June 8, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- An online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique auction packed with over 300 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent estates throughout New England, is planned for Thursday, June 17th, by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, which has been hosting successful Internet sales since the start of the pandemic but is looking forward to resuming live, in-gallery events.

“This will be yet another great auction with an eclectic mix of antiques, fine art, furniture, jewelry, and more,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, adding, “Hopefully this will be our last time with an online-only sale. We would love to get our crowd back into the gallery.” Bruneau said telephone and absentee bids would also be accepted.

An immaculate, hand-carved Alaskan Inuit walrus ivory chess set, the pieces modeled after native fauna with exquisite calcification, carries a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The set, with a case, was purchased in San Francisco in 1903 and includes a note that reads, “Chessmen. They were made to order in Alaska of walrus…by an Indian for a consul there, from his ideas.” The pawns are local animals, the walrus heads are bishops and bears (just two) are the knights.

A monumental early 20th century bronze Art Nouveau three-basin fountain, 92 inches tall by 62 ½ inches wide, should realize $2,000-$3,000. The fountain has a figural central column depicting a bare breasted woman sitting atop an eagle with wings outstretched, while she carries an acanthus leaf cornucopia on her shoulder. The top basin is decorated with flowers and wheat sheaths and the fountain itself is supported by a decorative base.

An oil on canvas maritime ship painting attributed to Thomas Buttersworth (English, 1768-1842), depicting a sailing vessel cutting through choppy waves, is expected to bring $1,000-$2,000. The 20 inch by 36 inch painting (canvas, less frame) has an old label on verso that’s marked, “Schooner Yacht Defender by Buttersworth.” Thomas Buttersworth was an English seaman of the Napoleonic wars period who became a respected marine painter.

An 1885 first-edition copy of the Mark Twain classic book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published by Charles L. Webster and Company (N.Y.), should change hands for $1,000-$1,500. The book has a green cloth cover (an indicator of its being a first-edition), while several typos and other printing errors reveal that the book’s proofreader may have been asleep at the switch.

An oil on board tonalist winter scene by John Fabian Carlson (N.Y./Colo./Sweden, 1875-1945), 8 inched by 10 inches (sight, less frame) and artist signed “J. F. Carlson” lower left, carries an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. The landscape rendering depicts a snow-covered meadow with dried tall grass peeking through melted patches and bare trees reaching towards the sky. Carlson was involved in the Arts and Crafts Movement as part of the Byrdcliffe Colony.

A 19th century Chinese porcelain Sancai statue of a seated bearded man (or emperor), dressed in yellow and green and decorated with a five-toed dragon upon a dragon throne with figural foo beast legs and floral motif, is expected to knock down for $1,000-$2,000. The statue, a little over 9 ½ inches tall, is from the collection of a Barrington, Rhode Island estate. It shows general wear associated with age but otherwise is in good shape.

A four-piece bronze and slag glass desk set made in the early 20th century by Tiffany & Co. (N.Y.) should rise to $800-$1,000. The set includes a large inkwell, a small cylindrical inkwell and an ink blotter decorated with botanical themes over green slag glass, plus a pen wipe with incised botanical pattern. It comes from the collection of a Somerset, Mass. estate and each piece is marked “Tiffany Studios New York” on bottom.

A group of nine U.S. 2 ½ dollar U.S. gold coins from the collection of a Lincoln, Rhode Island estate will be sold as one lot and has an estimate of $600-$900. The gold coins, in varying grades of circulated condition, are dated from 1911-1929 (a 1911, two 1912, two 1913, one 1926, two 1927 and one 1929). The coins have a weight as seen of 41.8 grams.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Previews of all individual items will be available by appointment only, the week of auction. To schedule an appointment, call 401-533-9980; or, send an email to info@bruneauandco.com. The gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. All COVID-19 protocols will be enforced.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Estates Fine Art & Antique auction planned for Thursday, June 17th, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, please visit www.bruneauandco.com.

BTI Receives Certification from International Office Mover Institute (IOMI®)

Hanover, MA, June 8, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Brookline Transportation, Inc. (BTI), a Mayflower Van Lines agent specializing in commercial, lab, medical, science and residential moves, recently completed training to receive Certified Office Mover® credentials from the International Office Mover Institute (IOMI). BTI management and staff completed the training to receive certification in March 2021.

“If we have learned anything the past 15 months it’s that things are always changing in our industry. Taking earning the Certified Offer Mover® credential is part of our overall commitment to providing a superior experience for our commercial and office customers,” said George Rohlfing, owner of the family-owned and operated Brookline Transportation, Inc (BTI).

For nearly 30 years, IOMI® (International Office Moving Institute) has been the world’s premiere ‘university for office moving,’ providing independent training and certification to moving industry professionals. That training included: techniques for minimizing the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors and elevators during a move; best practice methods for installing extensive building protection; procedures for minimizing the risk of damage to furniture and computers during a move, featuring best-practice methods for wrapping every monitor, printer, CPU, server, and copier with two layers of anti-static bubble wrap (with the bubbles facing the bubbles) instead of pad-wrapping computers with filthy furniture pads.

Also covered as part of the training was learning an estimating formula that’s based upon man-hours instead of the unreliable method typically used on household moves that’s based on weight. The IOMI® proprietary estimating formula is uncannily accurate because it factors in not only volume but unique origin and destination logistics.

“BTI has a well-deserved reputation for planning and efficiency for our moves and being able to adjust to unforeseen occurrences. Some of that is due to experience. A lot is from constantly seeking opportunities like the IOMI certification to sharpen our skills and develop new ones,” said Rohlfing. “I’m proud of our team for successfully completing the work become a Certified Office Mover.”

BTI offers a wide range of relocations services for its residential and commercial customers. For complete information on BTI’s relocation services, please visit https://www.usamover.com/ or call 800-766-7724. For more information on the IOMI, visit https://officemoves.com/.

About Brookline Transportation, Inc. (BTI):
Since its founding in 1943, BTI has coordinated and executed thousands of commercial and residential moves throughout the greater Boston area to Cape Cod. A Mayflower franchise, BTI has the capability to conduct international and cross country relocations.

BTI’s services include: Professional Packing; Special Crating; Storage, Loading & Unloading Services, Workplace services, and Automobile Moves. For more information on Brookline Transportation services, visit https://www.usamover.com or call 800-766-7724.

RFOX Games Continues Its NFT Revolution With IP Partnership

Singapore, June 7, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Vietnam-based RedFOX Labs Joint Stock Company (‘RedFOX’) announces new RFOX Games NFT IP partnership with MarvelousNFTs to present BAD DAYS KOGs Special Edition.

RFOX Games Ups Play-to-Earn with Blockchain

RFOX GAMES is a division of blockchain venture builder, RedFOX Labs, aims to bring a new level of play-to-earn to the gaming space. The flagship product and top selling NFT (Non-Fungible Token), KOGS, updates the collectible milk caps concept of the 90’s and enhances it with the utility only blockchain can provide.

KOGS are collectible, interoperable and have proven to create additional revenue for collectors. SLAM, the first full on chain mobile game, will showcase KOGS as a playable asset with various play to earn paths. SLAM is currently in closed beta and KOGS will launch its 3rd edition this June.

BSC Launch of BAD DAYS KOGs Special Edition NFT’s with MarvelousNFTs

RFOX Games has partnered with MarvelousNFTs to present BAD DAYS KOGs Special Edition NFT’s launching on BSC.

Bad Days debuted as an animated web series on YouTube in 2012, depicting a day in the life of superheroes after they woke up on the wrong side of the bed. With over 53 million views of the first episode, the limited edition KOGS will be in high demand – by more than just avid comic fans.

Fadzly Yusof, GM of RFOX Games commented:

“We are thrilled to work with MarvelousNFTs to present the BAD DAYS KOGs Special Edition. As a company made up of comic fans and gamers, STAN LEE has been a huge part of our lives with his creations and to be able to immortalize him and his characters has been a dream come true for us. The humorous poses and designs we have presented for this edition really shows that even our favorite superheroes can indeed have BAD DAYS.”

Damian Rolvink, CEO MarvelousNFTs commented:
 
“MarvelousNFTs is pleased to be working with RFOX Games to showcase the “BAD DAYS” limited edition KOGS superhero NFT collection. Our team has taken great pride in creating this collaboration series and believes humour is the best medicine particularly during these tough times.

Even Superheroes have BAD DAYS!!”

Need to know how to buy and store your KOGS? Get Started: https://www.kogs.gg/get-started

About RFOX Games:
Founded in 2019, RFOX GAMES is a division of the blockchain venture builder, RedFOX Labs. It focuses on PLAY TO EARN to the mobile gaming space with the flagship product and top selling NFT – KOGS, updates the collectible milk cap concept of the 90’s and enhances it with the utility only blockchain can provide. RFOX Games was founded with the vision of creating an ecosystem of interoperable tournament based games that utilise emerging technologies.

About RedFOX Labs:
RedFOX Labs is a venture builder based in Vietnam, increasing the value of the digital economy by building add-ons through blockchain. It focuses on high consumer demand services in South East Asia, including e-commerce, e-media, e-travel, esports/gaming. As a company, its value is tradable as the RFOX token on the Ethereum platform.

About MarvelousNFT:
Bad Days the animation series launched on Stan Lee’s YouTube channel (Marvelous Tv) and quickly became a hit racking up over 1 billion views and 1 million+ subscribers. The cartoons feature different fictional heroes and villains having one of the worst days of their lives. There is almost no dialogue involved, simply just hilarious situations.

MarvelousNFTs/Bad Days has now launched a series of character sets into the crypto universe Via NFT collectables and the Gaming platform.

For more information about RedFOX Labs, visit our channels at:

Website: https://www.redfoxlabs.io/rfox
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfoxlabs.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/redfoxlabs_io
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjSvr6RFSMlN00mWRiU0mSQ
RFOX Games Twitter: https://twitter.com/RFOX_GAMES
KOGS Twitter: https://twitter.com/KOGS_GG
KOGS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kogs.gg/
KOGS Discord: https://discord.gg/5kNdg7U9bU

African American Women In Cinema and The United Black Wall Street of America Commemorates Black Wall Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 7, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- African American Women In Cinema in partnership with The United Black Wall Street of America, Inc Hosted a Historical film festival commemorating the centennial 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre on ay 29, 2021 at the Greenwood Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This historic event featured films depicting the tragedy as well as unique conversations with the descendants and an educational keynote panel on “The Role of Blacks in the West.” During the historic occasion, there were many rare moments such as the President of African American Women In Cinema, Ms. Terra Renee conversation with the “First Family” of Taft, Oklahoma whose mother, Mayor Lelia Foley Davis was the first African American Woman Mayor in the United States. The First Family talked about how it was being the children of such an Iconic figure.

The event also Honored Dr. Jana Woodhouse, A Wall Street Pioneer, Laurel Stradford whose cousin Lauren introduced President Biden after sharing their family history in Tulsa. Other Honorees included, Matt McCoy, CEO of Soul City Network Broadcast LLC on Comcast and Verizon and Tam Lawrence, Founder of Exposure Television.

African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) organization has served as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the twenty-three years. AAWIC has provide a platform to showcase aligning experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters and/or actors. Our mission is to expand, explore and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry. It is the goal of AAWIC to give artistic women a path to fulfilling their dreams through showcasing their talents, exposure to peers’ interaction, and mentoring by established professionals.

The program was sponsored by Soul City Network Broadcast LLC, Bromont Program and World Financial Group Insurance Agency, LLC https://www.worldfinancialgroup.com/ and Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. https://www.tfaconnect.com/

For more information on this Historic event please visit AAWICBWS.US

Miller & Miller’s Online-Only Auction, June 19th, Features Beer Collectibles, Advertising Signs and Tins, General Store

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, June 4, 2021– /ExPressRelease UK/ — An important Black Cat Shoe Polish clock (known to collectors simply as “The Black Cat Clock”), a 4 foot by 8 foot circa 1938 porcelain sign for Orange Crush soda, and an early 20th century Kuntz Brewery “Bologna Girl” lithographed tin beer tray are just a few of the expected highlights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s upcoming online-only Advertising & Breweriana sale slated for Saturday, June 19th at 9 am Eastern time.

The 650-lot sale will be headlined by the Peter Rea collection. “Fans of breweriana will quickly recognize that ‘condition’ is the common thread in what Peter Rea collected,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Never have I met a collector so focused on perfection.”

Mr. Miller added, “We’re also featuring an outstanding cache of general store advertising that ranges from overalls to soda. It’s clean, fresh to the market and offered without reserve. Original, unrestored advertising is hard to find these days. In this sale, collectors will have their pick.”

Categories will include advertising signs, advertising tins, breweriana, stoneware, automobilia, general store, tobacciana, railroadiana and more. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and the Miller & Miller website, www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Bidders will be able to tune in to the live webcast on June 19th to watch lots close in real time.

With a robust pre-sale estimate of $9,000-$12,000, the Black Cat Shoe Polish clock may end up being the top lot of the auction. It’s considered one of the most significant examples of Canadian advertising ever produced. The piece depicts a black cat, its jaws and whiskers erect, engaging with the product in pursuit of something beyond. It boasts, “Leads all others / Challenge the world to produce its superior” and is marked lower left, “MacDonald Mfg. Co. Ltd., Toronto”.

All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.

The circa 1938 Orange Crush porcelain sign, although not marked, is certainly a product of St. Thomas Metal Signs, Ltd. (Canada). The store side sign is made from self-framed heavy-gauge pressed steel with heavy-shelved porcelain. The script reads, “For Refreshment Drink Orange Crush”. The seldom seen sign, not a common Coca-Cola variation, should bring $4,500-$6,500.

The Kuntz Brewery beer tray is among Canada’s most sought-after beer trays. It earned the nickname “The Bologna Girl” because the subject, a young woman, is shown serving a bologna sandwich alongside a bottle of Kuntz Export Lager. The tray, 13 ¾ inches in diameter, is marked, “Kaufmann & Strauss Co. N.Y.” It carries a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$6,000.

A Peabody’s Overalls single-sided porcelain sign from the 1910s (“Wears like a pig’s nose”), considered one of Canada’s great general store porcelain signs, 15 ¼ inches by 48 inches, with the Peabody’s crown (symbolizing “Railroad King”) should finish at $3,500-$5,000. Also, an 1890s Ogilvie’s Flour Mills framed paper lithograph under glass, with detailed images of Ogilvie’s five operational flour mills in Canada, is expected to hammer for $3,000-$5,000.

An American 1920s-era Ward’s Lime Crush syrup dispenser, the rarest of the three Ward’s figural syrup dispensers, 14 inches tall, with the rim marked, “Design Patent Pending”, has a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-$5,000; while a 1940 Canadian double-sided, wall-mounted porcelain flange sign advertising Coca-Cola, measuring 19 ¾ inches by 17 inches and marked on the lower edge of one side, “VILAS 1940 Made in Canada”, should find a new owner for $2,500-$3,000.

A Brading Brewery Company early Canadian paper-under-glass lithograph from the 1910s, featuring the Brading’s “Stag” trademark icon flanked by the product, 23 ½ inches by 33 inches (sight) should garner $3,500-$5,000. Also, an early 20th century Carling Brewing & Malting framed lithograph paper under glass, in an oak and plaster frame, 28 ¼ inches by 28 ½ inches and marked, “The London Ptg & Litho Co., London, Ontario”, has an estimate of $2,000-$2,500.

A Kuntz Park Brewery lithographed paper, extremely rare, featuring a vignette of the Waterloo (Canada) brewery, followed by photos depicting the various equipment involved at each stage of the brewing process, framed, should reach $2,500-$3,500. Also, a 1930s-era Western Pacific Railroad single-sided porcelain sign (American), for the Feather River Route rail line, built between 1906-1909, connecting Oakland and Salt Lake City, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

A Regal Brewery (Hamilton, Ont.) lithographed tin tray from the 1920s, among Canada’s most sought-after beer trays, featuring an outdoor scene with two beavers constructing a dam at the riverside, 13 ½ inches in diameter, should hit $2,500-$3,000. Also, an early 1900s Kuntz Brewery (Canada) lithographed tin beer tray with St. Bernard graphic, marked “Kaufmann & Strauss Co., N.Y.” inside lower rim, 13 inches in diameter, is expected to sell for $2,000-$3,000.

Two very different lots have identical estimates of $2,000-$3,000. The first is a Planters “Mr. Peanut” parade costume from the 1930s, made from painted fiberglass and standing 55 ½ inches tall. The suit has some splits, craze and surface scratches, mainly in the hat’s top and brim. The second is an ornate Cutler solid brass and glass chute window. The chute once adorned the lobby of an apartment building and is tagged “The Cutler Mailing System” with patent dates to 1914.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the Advertising & Breweriana auction scheduled for Saturday, June 19th at 9 am Eastern time, please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

vDesk.works’ Virtual Desktop Solution Reduces Your Business Expenses and Boost Profits

5 June, 2021 – /ExPressRelease UK/ — Businesses are always looking to save money, grow their revenue, and reduce operational costs. vDesk.works can help you do all three of these things with its virtual desktop solution that is a lot cheaper than traditional desktops or laptops. We have found that Desktop as a Service reduces your business expenses while boosting profits by reducing the amount of hardware needed for an office!

Desktop as a Service reduces your business expenses. With vDesk.works only paying for what you use, there is no financial risk or upfront cost like with traditional desktops and laptops. It also saves employees time because they never have to worry about updating software or deal with system crashes. Employees can work from home without worrying about the lack of office space or the dangers of traveling.

It doesn’t matter if you have five employees or 500, vDesk.works Desktop as a Service can offer your business more efficiency and flexibility for less money than traditional desktops and laptops. vDesk.works is much cheaper to use when it comes to cloud computing services.

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  • No hardware depreciation
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  • Increase and decrease in demand
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vDesk.works is committed to helping organizations unlock innovation, engage customers, and boost productivity by providing fast and secure application delivery, desktop virtualization, and cloud-hosted virtual desktop solutions. With vDesk, users get a seamless work experience, and it has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments. The team behind vDesk.works operate on a strong belief that application delivery and cloud computing solutions should be flexible, dynamic, and above all, simple to use. With a global customer base, vDesk.works is recognized as one of the leading players in application delivery, virtualization, and cloud technology markets.

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