The importance of SEO

Podgorica, Montenegro 19 October 2021 /ExPressRelease UK/- SEO optimizacija is the term referred to search engine optimization or search engine optimization. It is, therefore, about improving the visibility of a web project in search results.

Currently SEO is also a discipline that includes the study, analysis and techniques to improve the positioning of a website in the results offered by search engines.

SEO consists of a series of techniques to increase access to a website through search engines. At present it is mainly focused on the guidelines established by Google.

The position that our website occupies in the search results fundamentally depends on two types of factors. Internal and external factors.

The phases of an SEO project

To face an SEO project , it is essential to know in depth the business model of the web that you want to position, know the objectives, organization and strategies.

SEO work is carried out from two perspectives. An internal perspective known as SEO On Page and an external perspective known as SEO Off Page , having to be very clear that they are two visions of the same project.

The first thing to consider in order to achieve a successful project is to build a website that responds to the queries that users make in search engines. For this, there are tools that allow us to investigate the keywords or keywords that are used and the number of searches for each one. We know this work as Keyword Research or keyword research. In this way and based on them we must build our website. This is undoubtedly the first and most important factor. From these searches we can conclude the hierarchy of content that our website should have.

The importance of content

In Keyword Research it is important to identify the competition and know the terms by which they position themselves.

From here, the generation of original content is essential for the success of an SEO project.

It is clear that the content is fundamental, it is the what, but the how also matters, that is, how we offer that content to users and also to Google, which will analyze our page and must understand it and be able to track and classify all content and respond in a suitable way for all devices, especially mobiles that are the main information query device. For this we must build a responsive website that adapts to the device and that also returns the content very quickly, for which a technical optimization is necessary that will be achieved using the appropriate technology, correctly sizing the server and optimizing the web code.

External factors


So far we have laid the foundations for the success of our project and the speed of growth will depend on external factors. Basically the authority that search engines grant to our website. This authority depends on the references that exist in other sites to our website, or what is the same of the links that our website receives and the Link juice that they provide us. Although the links are not always positive. There are toxic links that harm us.

The authority also depends on other factors, such as the notoriety of our brand that is translated into the searches that there are about our brand and the references from social networks or social signals.

Cubist Horse Painting by Indian Artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) Knocks Down for $43,750 in Bruneau & Co. Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, October 19, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A dynamic oil on canvas Cubist horse painting by the Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011) sold for $43,750 in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held Thursday, September 30th. The monotone composition of gray, black and white was the expected top lot of the auction and it did not disappoint, selling within estimate.

The painting depicted a rider on the back of a wild horse. Impressive at 46 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame), the work came with a certificate of authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat. “It was exciting for us to handle an oil on canvas by the artist and that the painting ended up in a local Rhode Island collection,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

The online-only auction – 333 lots in all – was highlighted by a single-owner collection of antiques and collectibles. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the Bruneau mobile app. Following are more highlights from the auction. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

An exceptional 19th century Chinese embroidered silk textile, a large polychromatic embroidered silk example of the finest stitching of gold thread, 68 inches by 32 inches (sight, less frame), rose to $25,000. The textile, which utilized forbidden stitch, depicted men, women and peacocks in a garden over white silk. It had previously been in the collection of a prominent Cranston estate.

A Caille Brothers Eclipse 25-cent slot machine, manufactured in Chicago around 1904, went to a determined bidder for $18,750. It was a 63-inch-tall upright floor wheel model having an oak cabinet with a glass front and decorated with cherubs framed by Corinthian columns and ornate acanthus leaves and fine figural metal work throughout. The machine was restored 15 years ago.

“It was great to see the action happening on the single-owner section with the surprises of the textile along with the slot machines,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture. “It was a perfect night, thanks to our great online bidding staff.”

Lamps by Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) are always a hit at auction, and this sale had a pair of fine ones. The first was an early 20th century leaded green glass table lamp, boasting a geometric shaped green marbled glass panel lampshade over an openwork bronze column, supported by a square base. The overall 22-inch-tall lamp was marked “Tiffany Studios” on the base and hit $13,750.

Also, an early 20th century Tiffany Studios ‘Bleeding Heart’ table lamp, 22 inches tall overall, having an emerald green marbled glass grid lampshade with yellow leaf and vine belting over a thin, shapely column and supported by a round base, lit up the room for $12,500. The lamp presented beautifully and was in good working order. The lampshade was 16 inches in diameter.

A chinoiserie porcelain sink set marked “Sherle Wagner Italy” on the sink basin and soap dish, found a new owner for $8,125. The frilled basin featured the original gilt faucet and handles adorned with porcelain over a shapely pedestal base decorated with butterflies, flowers and figures in ornate robes. Included were a soap dish and hold, towel ring and toilet paper hold.

An O. D. Jennings Chief silver dollar slot machine (Chicago, 20th century), about 26 inches tall, featuring a wood and metal cabinet painted with pale yellow and gold glitter and decorated with the side profile of a Native American man, came out of a Cranston collection to ring up $6,875.

A gorgeous impressionist Venetian canal oil on canvas painting by Guy Dessapt (France, b. 1938), housed in an equally beautiful gold gilt frame measuring 34 ¼ inches by 38 ¼ inches, realized $5,938. The work depicted a waterway reflecting colorful buildings lining the way, with one lone gondola drifting through. Guy Dessapt studied at the Art Decoratifs School in Paris.

A bronze, enamel and hardstone Viennese dancer sculpture by the noted Austrian artist Gerda Iro Gerdago (1906-2004), 14 ¼ inches in height, bested its $1,800 high estimate to sell for $5,938. The sculpture depicted a woman in a dynamic pose, while dressed in a costume of navy blue and lavender enamel over gilded bronze. It was signed “Gerdago” on the hem of the dancer’s skirt.

Bruneau & Co. has a full slate of auctions lined up for the remainder of 2021, to include:

  • Oct. 27 – Comic Books & TCG (Trading Card Games) at 6 pm Eastern.
  • Nov. 6-7 – Video Games (at the Retro World Expo in Hartford, Conn.)
  • Nov. 15 – Estates Fine Art & Antiques, at 6 pm Eastern.
  • Nov. 20 – Historic Arms & Militaria catalog auction, at 10 am Eastern.
  • Dec. 11 – Comic, TCG, Toy & Sports Memorabilia catalog auction, 10 am Eastern

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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. For more info, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Holabird’s Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, Has Over 3,200 Lots in Many Collecting Categories

Reno, NV, USA, October 17, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, October 28th-November 1st, is packed with over 3,200 lots of Americana, railroadiana, mining collectibles, numismatics, stock certificates, rare books, art and more, online and live in the Reno gallery at 3555 Airway Drive, starting at 8 am Pacific time all five days.

The massive sale will feature several important collections, beginning with the Stuart “Scotty” MacKenzie Montana collection. Stuart was a lawyer, inveterate collector and dealer. He scoured the backroads of northern Montana looking for documents, archives, company files, libraries, correspondence – most anything historical except bottles and tokens.

“After Stuart’s death, we brought back two 28-foot trucks and a large, tall van full of goods, probably 18-19 tons of collectible material,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections. “A local auction was held for some of the items in his store, which had been closed for about ten years.”

Stuart had a strong love of mining items. He acquired major collections in Butte, Virginia City, Pony, Helena and many other towns. “We put together a massive Montana town document collection of over 500 different locations – nearly 600,” Mr. Holabird remarked. “There are document archives from many of Montana’s most famous towns that are being offered in this sale and upcoming sales.”

Another major holding are his fruit labels and other labels, from the 1870s through about 1950 that came from all over America and even Europe. MacKenzie also acquired a major printer’s archive of Victorian wall art, mostly pretty ladies in attire of the times, the kind put up in saloons or used today in interior decorating. There are also postcards, postal history, bird prints and a fantastic Montana library.

In another major collection, Shirley Bovis was a mainstay in Tombstone, Arizona – an avid collector and part-time dealer. She bought longtime Tombstone dealer Joe Soebbing’s adobe in the middle of town and quickly turned part of it into a museum. Her collection of gambling items, saloon, cowboy, Native American – pretty much everything that is and was Tombstone – will be in this and upcoming auctions.

The Ken Prag collection is the gift that keeps on giving. “We picked up another large group of cards and stocks from Ken and by publication time may not have had time to process much, but it’s coming,” Mr. Holabird said. “This sale features a large batch of California postcards, plus more rare autograph stocks including American Express, Wells Fargo, Robert Morris and more.”

Holabird continues to get in great collections of tokens, medals and bullion coins from a wide variety of Western coin dealers and collectors. This sale will feature a great batch of so-called dollars. Also offered will be consignments from three important railroad pass and stock collections, as well as nearly 200 lots of lock keys and lamps, as wells as a huge railroad library.

The mining category will include Western mining photographs, documents and publications, and carbide lamps. Mining stocks will feature a spectacular issued Bodie stock signed by Leland Stanford and a collection of Canadian stocks. Hollywood and Disney autographs and ephemera will feature a big group of autographed pictures and cuts from Hollywood’s biggest stars, plus rare collectibles.

Also up for bid will be Native Americana; jewelry; belt buckles and other cowboy collectibles; bottles and saloon collectibles; rare Western documents and photos; militaria, including Civil War knives; gaming and circus collectibles; art and advertising; and the auction’s star lot: an exceptional and rare William Shakespeare original first folio fragment from The First Part of Henry the Fourth.

Day 1, on Thursday, October 28th, will contain 651 lots of General Americana, led by Alaska and Wyoming collectibles and Part 1 of the MacKenzie Montana collection; bottles, saloon and cigar items; marbles and toys. A featured lot is a signed print of 1920s actress Nita Naldi by the iconic American artist Alberto Vargas (estimate: $3,500-$5,000). Signed prints by Vargas are very rare.

Also offered on Day 1 will be an interesting array of covers and letters addressed to Ruth Disney (Beecher), Walt Disney’s sister; and to Elias Disney, Walt and Ruth’s father – eight items in all, from 1918-1965 (estimate: $2,000-$2,500); and a pair of trays, one for Old Judge Whiskey (Rothenberg Co.) and one for Wieland’s Beer (both San Francisco) (estimate: $1,000-$1,700).

Day 2, Friday, October 29th, will have 632 lots, led by Part II of General Americana, featuring gaming, circus and cowboy collectibles, jewelry, general foreign and books, which will include Montana directories and, of course, the Shakespeare first folio fragment, which could easily sell for $50,000-$100,000. Also being sold will be firearms, military and political memorabilia.

Other Day 2 star lots will include the 1886 edition of The History of California in 23 volumes by Hubert Howe Bancroft, covering the history of the Golden State from 1542-1890 (estimate: $2,000-$2,500); and a group of four first edition books, three of them classics by Dr. Seuss and one by P. D. Eastman, titled Are You My Mother, published in 1960 (estimate: $2,500-$3,500).

Other Day 2 offerings will feature a Haag Bros. Circus poster (date unknown), printed on heavy canvas measuring 29 inches by 44 inches and boasting vibrant colors (estimate: $1,000-$4,000); a Civil War-era Bowie presentation knife made in Sheffield and used by the 9th Corp under Gen. Ambrose Burnside, acid etched “Victory to Our Brave Volunteers” (estimated: $2,000-$3,000); and a beautiful 14-18kt gold Art Deco style brooch with multiple dangling ornamentation and a central clear faceted stone, in a burgundy velveteen drawstring bag (estimate: $1,500-$2,500).

Day 3, Saturday, October 30th, will be bursting with 661 lots of art and advertising, Native Americana, transportation (air, auto, steamer, railroadiana and passes), ephemera, keys, lamps and model trains. A lot to watch is the hollow silver bead necklace with six bear claws capped with silver adornments, plus a central turquoise cabochon set in silver (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Day 4, Sunday, November 1st, will be just as busy, with 618 lots of mining ephemera and collectibles, stocks and bonds (mining, oil, railroad and miscellaneous, to include autographs, early American and Express), and numismatics (to include ingots, currency, scrip, ephemera, coins, medals, so-called dollars and tokens. Ingots have done especially well in prior auctions.

An expected Day 4 top achiever is a stock certificate signed by Bret Harte from 1863 for the Alta No. 2 Copper Mining Company (Del Norte County, Calif). This important and rare certificate was signed by the American short story writer and poet Bret Harte as secretary best. Harte was best known for his short fiction works featuring miners and gamblers of the California Gold Rush (estimate: $6,000-$10,000).

Other Day 4 highlights include a round container of 21.2 grams of gold and silver amalgam (estimate: $1,200-$1,200); an 1898-S $20 Liberty Head gold piece belt buckle and Western belt, by Silver Creek Collection, accented with lizard skin (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); and a 1947 50-peso Mexican gold coin (90 percent pure gold) with a 14-carat bezel (estimate: 2,600-$3,000).

Day 5, Monday, November 1st, will offer 648 lots of philatelic (postcards, covers and stamps), and bargains and dealer specials, which include general Americana, stocks and bonds, and numismatics. Sold on Day 5 will be a collection of Humboldt and Del Norte (Calif.) counties postcards, showing NorCal redwoods scenery along US 101, 125 pieces (estimate: $300-$600).

Online bidding via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. The full catalog can be viewed online now, at www.holabirdamericana.com. For those planning to attend the auction in person, regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19 will be enforced.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859.To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction planned for October 28th-November 1st, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates posted often.

About Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC:
Anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. The company has agents all over America and will travel to inspect most collections. Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,000 lots sold since 2014. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates posted often.

Poster Auctions International’s Rare Posters Auction #85 on Sunday, November 14th, Presents 490 Rare and Iconic Works

New York, NY, USA, October 16, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- The 85th Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International on Sunday, November 14, features masterpieces and rarities from a century of poster design. The collection includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern and Contemporary lithographs and maquettes that are ideally suited to a variety of interests and tastes.

All 490 lots will be on view to the public October 29 through November 13. 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 is notable for its inclusion of beloved works as well as rarely seen images that have not been at auction in many years. We’re delighted with the selections available from top artists such as Cappiello, Cassandre, Colin, Mauzan, Mucha, Schnackenberg, and Toulouse-Lautrec.”

The sale will kick off with 22 winter images. Highlights include Burkhard Mangold’s 1914 Winter in Davos (est. $12,000-$15,000), Emil Cardinaux’s 1920 Palace Hotel / St. Moritz (est. $10,000-$12,000), and Alex W. Diggelmann’s 1937 Gstaad / Berner Oberland (est. $3,000-$4,000).

For collectors of transit posters, over 80 designs for bicycles, aviation, and automobiles will be at auction. Notable cycling images include the anonymous circa 1895 Cycles Gladiator (est. $30,000-$40,000), H. Gray’s 1899 Cycles Sirius (est. $4,000-$5,000), and Ferdinand Lunel’s circa 1894 Rouxel & Dubois (est. $4,000-$5,000). Aviation buffs will delight in M. de Linière’s 1908 Ligue Nationale Aérienne (est. $4,000-$5,000), Ernest Montaut’s 1909 Première Exposition Locomotion Aérienne / Grand Palais (est. $8,000-$10,000), and a variety of images for contemporary airlines.

For collectors of automobile posters, highlights include Roger Perot’s 1933 Grand Prix de Nice (est. $5,000-$6,000), Vic’s 1930 Shell Oil & Petrol / For Quick Starting (est. $3,000-$4,000), and Plinio Codognato’s ultra-rare 1923 Gran Premio d’Europa / Fiat (est. $70,000-$90,000).

Twenty-seven works will be available from Leonetto Cappiello, known as the “father of modern advertising.” His innovative approach employed unusual imagery to create brand recognition, and this ingenuity is palpable in images such as his 1907 Triple-Sec Fournier (est. $4,000-$5,000); the 1919 Naol, which has never been seen at auction before (est. $4,000-$5,000); the 1926 Automoto / Byrrh (est. $7,000-$9,000); the circa 1930 L’Oie d’Or (est. $3,500-$4,000); his 1931 Kub (est. $50,000-$60,000); and the 1933 Le Petit Dauphinois (est. $25,000-$30,000).

Further outstanding works by Cappiello include his 1902 Champagne de Rochegré (est. $8,000-$10,000), the only known copy of his four-sheet 1911 Pygmalion / Winter Fur Sale (est. $10,000-$12,000), and an original 1911 maquette, Carnaval / Vinho do Porto (est. $30,000-$40,000).

From another master of the era, A. M. Cassandre, six important works will be up at auction, including the 1935 Normandie (est. $10,000-$12,000), the 1928 Londen (est. $8,000-$10,000), and the 1927 Étoile du Nord (est. $17,000-$20,000). An original 1935 maquette, titled Angleterre, will also be available (est. $12,000-$15,000).

This auction will also feature 18 works by Luciano Achille Mauzan, whose wry sense of humor was instrumental to his memorable designs. Two important posters that established his career will be available, both for Credito Italiano, from 1917 (each est. $4,000-$5,000 and $2,000-$2,500). Further works include his 1922 Bonomelli / Vermouth Bianco (est. $4,000-$5,000), the 1930 Bertozzi (est. $3,000-$4,000), the 1929 Crosley (est. $7,000-$8,000), and the 1930 Cafiaspirina / Saca el dolor (est. $3,000-$4,000).

Further Art Deco highlights include Paul Colin’s 1932 maquette, Ces Messieurs Dames (est. $10,000-$12,000), Gert Sellheim’s 1936 Australia / Surf Club (est. $7,000-$9,000), Roger Broders’ circa 1930 Monte-Carlo (est. $10,000-$12,000), Marcelo Nizzoli’s 1926 “Campari” / l’aperitivo (est. $5,000-$6,000), and Adolph Treidler’s 1927 New York Central / The Wonder City (est. $3,000-$4,000). Treidler’s maquette for this poster will also be at auction (est. $2,000-$2,500).

From the Art Nouveau era, dozens of impressive lithographs will be on offer. From Alphonse Mucha—the great purveyor of Belle Époque beauty—30 posters and decorative panels will be at auction. These include his 1896 La Dame aux Camelias (est. $17,000-$20,000), the 1902 Cycles Perfecta (est. $20,000-$25,000), the 1896 Job (est. $25,000-$30,000), the rare proof before letters of his 1896 Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition (est. $30,000-$40,000), the 1896 Seasons (est. $30,000-$40,000), the 1897 Bières de la Meuse (est. $20,000-$25,000), the 1897 Monaco-Monte-Carlo (est. $17,000-$20,000), and the 1898 Reverie, printed on silk (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 22 of his rarest posters and prints. Important images include his 1896 Troupe de Mlle Églantine (est. $25,000-$30,000); the 1894 Confetti (est. $40,000-$50,000); the 1894 La Loge au Mascaron Doré, hand-signed and dedicated with the Kleinmann blind stamp (est. $35,000-$40,000); the 1899 Jane Avril, from an edition of 25 copies, hand-signed, and with the snake remarque (est. $100,000-$120,000); and both the poster and preliminary drawing for Miss Ida Heath, from 1894 (each est. $14,000-$17,000 and $15,000-$20,000).

Further seminal Art Nouveau works will be offered, including the anonymous 1896 Sutro Baths (est. $8,000-$10,000), F. Hugo d’Alesi’s 1894 maquette for Centenaire de la Lithographie / Galerie Rapp (est. $30,000-$40,000), a 1900 pastel painting by Jules Chéret titled Danse avec Pierrot (est. $30,000-$40,000), Marcello Dudovich’s 1911 Marca Zenit / G. B. Borsalino (est. $17,000-$20,000), Adolfo Hohenstein’s 1898 A. Calderoni (est. $3,000-$4,000), Ludwig Hohlwein’s 1914 Kitty Starling (est. $4,000-$5,000), Privat Livemont’s 1896 Absinthe Robette (est. $10,000-$12,000), Manuel Orazi’s 1900 La Maison Moderne (est. $70,000-$80,000), Maxfield Parrish’s 1896 Poster Show / Pennsylvania Academy (est. $17,000-$20,000), Walter Schnackenberg’s 1912 Odeon Casino (est. $25,000-$30,000), and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen’s 1905 Clinique Chéron (est. $17,000-$20,000).

Public viewings will be held daily from October 29 through November 13. 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:
To learn about Poster Auctions International, visit www.posterauctions.com. You may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. For general inquiries, the email address is info@posterauctions.com.

Michael D Eastwood Launches A New Book on Amazon, Dr. Julie Visits Cowboy Mike and Winston

Prescott, AZ, October 15, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Do you know a child who loves miniature ponies and horses? Watch their eyes light up as they read the pages of the new children’s book. Dr. Julie Visits Cowboy Mike and Winston. Cowboy Mike’s books have opened the door for all the fantasies and a wonderful joyride to the cowboy world. This children’s book is about cowboy Mike and Winston, a miniature pony. The book is about Dr. Julie’s day at Blue Mountain Ranch conducting Winson’s yearly well checkup and makes sure that Cowboy Mike is taking care of Winston. Children always have their fascinations and love for horses and this wonder that they have is now further lightened up with the wonderful Children’s book.

Cowboy Mike and Winston have a series of books starting off with.The first book is A Day in the Life of Cowboy Mike and Winston by Michael Eastwood. The second book is by Michael Eastwood A Day at Blue Mountain Ranch with Cowboy Mike and Winston, the narrative of these books will make the children get into the world of the horses and the cowboy, Mike, and Winston.

Winston happens to be a miniature pony and Cowboy Mike is his owner. Their adventures are mentioned in these books that catch the attention of the book-loving children. Along with books that are fun, they also are educational. But it has its rightful place among the fun children’s books. Examples of these books delineate the adventures about the journey of Cowboy Mike and Winston along with Winston brothers, Blue, Bones, and Buckle. 100% of the book sales proceeds are donated to a charity Pony 4 Precious a 501 c 3 charity. Cowboy Mike is Michael Eastwood, CEO and Chairman of the board for Pony 4 Precious & Bello Sol Inc. Cowboy Mike rescued Winston a miniature pony in 2016 and has since developed this amazing charity Pony 4 Precious. This charity was developed for one reason: To educate children on miniature ponies and horses through free online education and online training programs. To learn more about Michael D Eastwood visit www.michaeldeastwood.com or to learn about Pony 4 precious visit www.pony4precious.org

About Pony 4 Precious:
Pony 4 Precious mission is every day to try and educate children about Winston, miniature ponies, and horses. Our website offers videos, information, pictures, training, games, and kid-friendly educational pieces that cater to all different types of kids throughout the world! This website will explain the equine lifestyle and as someone who used to work in the city, I had the opportunity to meet with many families who felt Winston could bring a lot of joy and fun into their lives. Pony 4 Precious. gives children a sense of ownership when being able to own an adoption share of a pony, as well as have access to online activities that will not only be fun for them but also educational.

Oil Paintings by Canadian Artists Alfred Joseph Casson and Alexander Young Jackson Lead Miller & Miller’s Oct. 9 Auction

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, October 15, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Original, vibrant oil paintings by Canadian artists Alfred Joseph Casson (1898-1992) and Alexander Young Jackson (1882-1974) were the top achievers in a Firearms, Sporting & Canadiana auction held October 9th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The two paintings combined for nearly $100,000 (all prices quoted here are in Canadian dollars).

The oil on board landscape painting by Group of Seven artist Alfred Joseph Casson sailed past its $30,000-$40,000 estimate to finish at $59,000. The work, titled Outside Algonquin Park, depicted a bucolic scene near the village of Whitney and was executed in 1940, at the height of the artist’s great career. Casson focused much of his work on rural villages and towns in Canada.

The oil on board country scape by Group of Seven founding member Alexander Young Jackson was similar in style to the Casson work, except there were no buildings in the Jackson painting, as there were in Casson’s. The piece topped its $30,000 high estimate, selling for $38,350. It was signed lower left, titled and dated, “Oat Field Harrington, Quebec, Sept. 1966, A.Y. Jackson.”

The auction had two headliners: the Don and Joyce Blyth firearms collection, and the decoy and fishing collections of Marty Osler. Marty’s fishing collection included a select offering of fine reels and rods, many by Hardy Brothers of England. The decoy collection was mostly Canadian and included many fine examples by Carl O. Rankin, Frank Dolsen, Billy Ellis and Ken Anger.

The Blyth collection featured Ontario firearms, including many unique examples, as well as highly collectible firearms by Colt, Remington, Stevens and others. Also included was artwork by the abovenamed Canadian artists and others. The sale was complemented by a select offering of wonderful Canadian and American furniture and fine and decorative art.

“From firearms to fine art, this diverse sale drew out collectors of all stripes – and they didn’t forget their wallets,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Firearms that Don Blyth paid 50 cents, two dollars and five dollars for in the 1950s were bringing five figure sums. The winners were grateful. Days before this death, Don shuttered at the thought of his objects being relegated to the darkness of a museum’s archives. ‘Let the people enjoy them,’ he told us.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted 546 bidders who placed 9,540 bids in a sale that grossed $803,993. One hundred percent of the lots sold, and one-third of the lots exceeded the high estimate. All prices quoted include an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

A large watercolor and ink folk art fraktur-type painting by Anna Weber (Canadian, 1814-1888), signed in fraktur writing and dated 1870, the design, executed in blues, red, yellow and brown, consisting of eleven pairs of birds, each pair a different type, changed hands for $27,140. Also, a taxidermied male passenger pigeon, cased in glass and secured to a wood branch perch, went for $10,620. Passenger pigeons went extinct in 1914. The example in the sale was from circa 1900.

There were two paintings by Joseph Swift (Canadian, 1832-1889) in the auction, both of them equestrian-themed and both with estimates of $12,000-$15,000. One was of a horse named Manfred, which trotted away for $16,250. The other was of the horse Royal Exchange ($15,340). Smith spent much of his artistic time filling a growing need for recording prize-winning animals that were often shown at the Toronto Exhibition in Canada for proud owners in the late 1800s.

Homer Ransford Watson (Canadian, 1855-1936) was also represented twice in the sale, once with a monumental (34 inches by 44 inches) unframed oil on board, of a pioneer (or farmer) traveling along a trail by horse-drawn carriage, titled The Hayrack ($12,980); the other a lovely 14 inch by 22 inch outdoor scene of a boy closing the gate on his flock of sheep, artist signed ($11,800). Watson’s paintings captured the industrious endeavors of pioneers and farmers.

A Duffner & Kimberly table lamp, made in America in the 1920s and featuring a Nasturtiums floral pattern mosaic 20-inch diameter glass shade on a solid bronze base in the thistle pattern, with cutout heat cap and bronze finial, fetched $23,600. Also, an exceptional musical bracket clock by William Vale London (Finsbury), made in England between 1804 and 1824, having a bracket movement rear plate with filigree, 12 bells and four musical selections, made $14,160.

Firearms were a huge hit with bidders, led by a rare Colt model 1851 Navy pistol, made in America but issued to the Canadian Upper Canada (Ontario) Volunteer Militia in 1855, one of 800 model 1851 navies purchased by Canada that year ($28,320); and a B. Mills (Hamilton, Upper Canada) side-by-side double-shot rifle, made prior to 1842 and one of only two known to Don Blyth, the collector ($16,520). A few other firearms that did well included the following:

  • A Michael Mater four-barrel rifle, made in Canada circa 1858-1879, marked “M. Mater Patent Chippewa C W 34”, with a .70 caliber barrel (just under 12 gauge) ($10,620).
  • A John Grainger side-by-side double rifle made in Canada circa 1854-1868, with .50 caliber barrels featuring Whitworth rifling, walnut stock, engraved hammers ($10,620).
  • A William Marston rifle made in Toronto circa 1851-1879 with a heavy .40 caliber barrel showing minimal wear, tiger maple stock with cheek piece, 37 inches long ($10,030).

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has two more online-only auctions lined up for the balance of 2021: a Watches & Jewels auction on Saturday, November 20th; and a Petroliana, Breweriana & Advertising auction on Saturday, December 4th. Like those before it, both will be Internet-only.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

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, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com. Updates posted often.

MRHB DeFi Receives Strategic Investment from Mozaic, New World Group’s Technology Investment Arm

London, United Kingdom, Oct 15, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Community-focused DeFi platform MRHB DeFi has received a strategic investment from London-based investment platform Mozaic to support its transformative vision of bringing the value of the cryptoverse to financially excluded communities around the world. Mozaic is part of New World Group – a global diversified investment company with more than USD 2.5 Billion of group assets-under-management.

The UK presents a key opportunity to nurture a financially inclusive cryptoverse and this investment is aimed at expanding the reach of MRHB DeFi beyond its core Asia and Middle East base to support the engagement of new UK users and communities who are seeking a more ethical and or faith-based approach to crypto market participation.

“With a current market capitalisation of USD 2 trillion and growing – the crypto asset space represents an exciting growth opportunity for us and MRHB DeFi’s focus on ethical and inclusive finance resonates strongly with Mozaic’s investment thesis,” says New World Group Partner Sonny Gupta.

“The strength and commitment of the MRHB team made them natural partners for our inaugural investment into the decentralised finance sector,” he adds.

“Mozaic’s investment focus on robust and scalable technology businesses with a mindset of long-term value creation, made them natural partners for us as we build the world’s first ethical DeFi platform” says MRHB DeFi CEO Naquib Mohammed.

“The UK represents a key strategic investor community for MRHB DeFi – and one which we hope to engage better with high quality institutional partners,” he also notes.

MRHB DeFi was founded with a vision of providing greater access to excluded and cautious communities to the growing opportunities and utilities of the cryptoverse, and has a particular focus on delivering faith-based DeFi services which adhere to the ethical investment and financing principles rooted in Islamic Finance, many of which align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Such business practices include those that avoid interest, usury, social exploitation and other acts deemed unethical as well as support sustainability, asset/utility backed financing, transparency and equitable risk/reward sharing.

With the Islamic Finance industry sized at around USD 3 trillion of assets, bringing even a small portion of Shariah-sensitive liquidity into DeFi will represent a major boost to the total value of the DeFi sector worldwide.

The investment from Mozaic follows investments from Contango Digital Assets, NewTribe Capital, Sheesha Finance, Acreditus Partners and other institutional investors.

About MRHB DeFi:
MRHB DeFi is a decentralised finance platform built to bring ethics to the DeFi space with an approach that supports the inclusion of faith-based and other excluded communities in addition to existing crypto-natives so that everyone can benefit from the full empowerment potential of DeFi to help build a true peer-to-peer financial and economic value system.

Based on the tenets of blockchain such as trust, transparency, and security, MRHB DeFi has encapsulated universally applicable principles of Islamic Finance into those tenets of blockchain to render a suite of offerings that are also ESG compliant.

The project is backed by a diverse and strong team with backgrounds spanning crypto, technology, faith-compliant investing, finance and seasoned institutional veterans of industry. The public sale offering will be in December. Register your interest and read more about MRHB DeFi’s Shariah Concept Paper, Lite and White Paper here: https://marhabadefi.com/info-centre.php

MRHB DeFi Official Channels:
Website: https://marhabadefi.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marhabadefi
Telegram: https://t.me/mdf_official
Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/marhabadefi_ANN
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHuvZG9DbS5ffeoqLX_bERg
Medium: https://medium.com/@mrhbdefi
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marhabadefi
Telegram (Arabic): https://t.me/mdf_arabic
Telegram (Russian): https://t.me/mdf_russia
Telegram (Turkish): https://t.me/MarhabaDefiTR

About New World Group & Mozaic:
New World Group is a global diversified investment company with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur. The firm builds, acquires, invests, and scales businesses focusing on long-term growth. New World Group adds value to its partners and portfolio companies through origination and execution to value realisation.

New World Group and its businesses, including Mozaic, take a global perspective across sectors in which they act as investors, operators and business builders with offices and partners across the world’s most exciting, high growth markets. The company has made 15+ investments to-date and manages more than USD 2.5 billion across 25 countries.

Learn more about New World Group by visiting its official website: https://nwgp.com/#TheFirm

Turning The Key on The Turnkey Home Grow Cabinet, “Get to Know The Armoire” Webinar Set for Wednesday, October 27, 6 pm

Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Atlanta, GA, Oct 14, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- This free “Get to Know The Armoire” webinar will explore the various components of The Armoire personal home grow system, as well as introduce and discuss the concepts and philosophy behind why The Armoire was invented in the first place, and how it differs from other growing system. The Armoire is patented by and a trademark of Green Goddess Supply, an American “cultivation to consumption” cannabis lifestyle brand offering a line of high-quality products to grow, store, prep and consume hemp flower and cannabis products.

This webinar is ideal for both existing Armoire owners who want to learn more about their hardware, and prospective new home growers who are considering The Armoire as their future home grow solution but want to learn more about it.

Ambitious home growers are invited to a complimentary one hour webinar on Wednesday, October 13, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. To RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/3v9SIOz

Webinar panelists include multi-decade experienced growers Vincent Bitetti, Chief Cannabis Officer (CCO) and Eric Robichaud, CEO of Green Goddess Supply.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • Background – the origin story behind “why The Armoire?”
  • What to expect — how it’s delivered, and what is in the kit.
  • Setup / installation overview.
  • Introduction to the various components (the LCD Controller for the fan, the new “Unicorn” grow light, etc.)
  • Discussion of the differences from the first, second and third generations of The Armoire. (Similar to other products, Green Goddess Supply continues to improve the personal grow cabinet with each new edition based upon customer feedback.)

This is a participatory event. Come with questions. Get answers.

About Green Goddess Supply:
Green Goddess Supply is a “cultivation to consumption” cannabis lifestyle brand offering a line of high-quality products to grow, store, prep and consume hemp flower and cannabis products. The company sells direct to consumers at MSRP through its website, and also offers wholesale and distributor accounts to brick and mortar storefronts and industry distributors. Green Goddess Supply strives to exceed expectations and delight customers with quality products and amazing customer service.

The Armoire, a turnkey home grow system that even your most judgmental aunt won’t detect, is patented by and a trademark of Green Goddess Supply. Green Goddess Supply is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA with additional distributions centers in Los Angeles, CA; Long Island City, New York and Pooler, Georgia. For more information about Green Goddess Supply, visit the website at https://www.GreenGoddessSupply.com/

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.