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Miller & Miller’s Online-Only Petroliana, Advertising Signs & Memorabilia Auction, December 4th, is Packed with 530 Lots

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, November 24, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. will usher out 2021 with an online-only Petroliana, Advertising Signs & Memorabilia auction on Saturday, December 4th, beginning at 9 am Eastern time. The sale will include seldom-seen Canadian soda signs from the 40-year collection of James Burridge and the advertising collection of the late Dave Toccalino.

The sale also boasts a carefully curated offering of jukeboxes, gasoline pumps, toys and original memorabilia from the 1890s-1970s. Overall, 530 lots will come up for bid, in categories that include advertising signs, advertising tins, general store, tobacco, clocks, coin-op, petroliana (gas station collectibles), automobilia (car collectibles), breweriana (beer memorabilia) and more.

“In the early 1980s, Jim Burridge built a collection of the rarest Orange Crush, Coca-Cola and other soda advertising signs,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “His entire collection is offered here and the condition is off the charts. Also, petroliana collectors will vie for a pair of single-owner Red Indian gasoline signs and the cleanest collection of White Rose and Enarco oil cans we’ve ever offered. It’s a great lineup of good, fresh, honest advertising.”

An expected top lot is the rare, 1930s Canadian Eco Model 160 clockface gas pump with original reverse painted glass dials and the correct nozzle. It’s marked “Service Station Equipment Co. Ltd. Toronto Winnipeg Made in the U.S.A.”. The rare Canadian clockface pump, which has had an older, professional restoration to the Texaco colors, carries an estimate of $20,000-$25,000.

All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.

Vintage Canadian service station signs will be led by a circular, 1946 McColl-Frontenac double-sided porcelain sign, six feet in diameter, marked “P&M-46” on the bottom (estimate: $12,000-$15,000); and a 1930s Red Indian single-sided porcelain sign, also circular, five feet in diameter, marked “The W. F. Vilas Co. Limited, Cowansville, P.W.” (estimate: $7,000-$9,000). Both signs are from Harron’s General Store in Elsinore, Ontario. Their slogan was, “Call Elsinore, 424”.

Also up for bid will be a circular, 1957 Supertest double-sided porcelain sign, among Canada’s most iconic service station signs, five feet in diameter, marked “P&M Orillia 57”, with an overall condition grade of 8.25 (estimate: $7,000-$9,000); and a professionally restored 1950s Canadian ESSO double gasoline pump, professionally restored to Imperial ESSO, with original porcelain faces and a reproduction globe, tagged “Gilbarco Sales”, graded 8.25 (estimate: $5,000-$7,000).

Slot machines, jukeboxes and phonographs will feature the following American-made examples:

  • A 1947 Mills “Bart” Black Beauty model 25-cent slot machine fitted to a later hand-carved, painted life-size prospector after Frank Polk, working (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
  • A 1956 Seeburg (Chicago) VL200 Select-O-Matic jukebox, referred to as “VL” or “The Cadillac of Jukeboxes”, operates via coin or a credit button (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
  • A 1920s Edison Opera Cylinder phonograph, considered by collectors the finest of the Edison cylinder phonographs, with mahogany case and horn (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).

Soda memorabilia is also hugely popular with collectors. The auction will include the following:

  • A 1930s Canadian Orange Crush single-sided tin sign, 54 inches tall by 18 inches wide, graded 8.75, marked “St. Thomas Metal Signs, Ltd., Ontario” (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
  • A 1930s Canadian Coca-Cola single-sided tin sign, also 54 inches tall by 18 inches wide, marked “St. Thomas Metal Signs, Ltd., Ontario”, graded 9.25 (estimate: $4,000-$6,000).
  • A 1930s Canadian Orange Crush single-sided tin sign, 54 inches tall by 18 inches wide, graded 8.5, marked “St. Thomas Metal Signs, Ltd., Ontario” (estimate: $4,000-$5,000).

Finally, for categories, these barber shop items are sure to be a big hit for collectors of the genre:

  • A 1920s American Koken porcelain barber chair with nickel-plated trim, professionally restored including brand new top grain upholstery and plating (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
  • A 1930s American Emil J. Paidar (Chicago) child’s barber chair, porcelain with a painted white horse, restored, with new upholstery and horse’s head (estimate: $3,000-$4,000).
  • A 1940s American Emil J. Paidar (Chicago) porcelain and cast-iron barber pole, with a lighted rotating striped cylinder, encased in glass, 83 inches (estimate: $3,000-$4,000).

Automotive offerings will be led by a 1940s American Desoto Plymouth Service dealership sign, double-sided porcelain, graded 9.25, circular, 40 ¼ inches in diameter (estimate; $4,000-$6,000).

This will be an online-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, but bidders can tune in to the live webcast on December 4th at www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com to watch the lots close in real time. Internet bidding will be provided by the Miller & Miller website, as well as the popular platform LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the online-only December 4 auction, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

World Record Sale from PAI Totals Over $2.6 Million as Rare Posters Auction LXXXV on Nov. 14 Realizes Multiple Top Sales

New York, NY, USA, November 25, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Poster Auctions International’s (PAI) third sale of the year, on November 14, finished at $2,638,320. Rare Posters Auction LXXXV was a world record auction with many lots surpassing their previously realized prices.

Jack Rennert, President of PAI, said, “If there was any doubt about the poster’s vitality, this auction surely proved its lasting—and increasing—cultural and artistic value. Despite the economic impacts of the last two years, our sales continue to increase at an amazing pace. Collectors bid passionately, allowing us to break a number of world records for important artists including Alphonse Mucha, Leonetto Cappiello, and Walter Schnackenberg. Of course, much of this sale’s success can be attributed to the strength and rarity of the consignments we received.”

As with previous auctions this year, Alphonse Mucha continued to be the star of the show. Works by the Belle Époque master of beauty soared to new heights this auction, and his record-shattering sales include: the 1911 Moravian Teachers’ Choir (Pevecké Sdruzení Ucitelu Moravskych), which was won for $43,200 against an estimate of $7,000-$9,000; the 1898 Reverie, printed on silk, sold for $48,000 (est. $20,000-$25,000); his 1901 decorative panels, Ivy & Laurel, earned a winning bid of $43,200 (est. $17,000-$20,000); the 1897 Nestle’s Food for Infants sold for $43,200 (est. $10,000-$12,000); the 1895 Amants was claimed for $48,000 (est. $20,000-$25,000); his 1896 La Dame aux Camelias earned a win of $50,400 (est. $17,000-$20,000); the rare, hand-signed proof of his 1896 Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition garnered $43,200 (est. $30,000-$40,000).

All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

The great Montmartre mythologizer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, saw continued interest in his work. The top sale from this auction was his 1899 Jane Avril, which was won for $108,000. The 1899 Confetti sold for $43,200; his 1893 Aristide Bruant Dans Son Cabaret went for $50,400; the 1894 La Loge au Mascaron Doré sold for $45,600.

Further Art Nouveau works also spurred tremendous interest. A never-before-seen design by Pal, The Lions / Nouveau Cirque, from ca. 1894, inspired a sale of $7,800 (est. $2,500-$3,000). F. Hugo d’Alesi’s 1894 maquette for Centenaire de la Lithographie / Galerie Rapp was won for $43,200 (est. $30,000-$40,000). Adolfo Hohenstein’s exquisite 1898 A. Calderoni was secured for a bid of $7,800 (est. $3,000-$4,000). Privat Livemont’s iconic 1896 Absinthe Robette continues to reach new sales heights; this time, it was won for $22,800 (est. $10,000-$12,000). Louis J. Rhead’s ca. 1896 Bechstein was highly desired, leading to a winning bid of $12,000 (est. $4,000-$5,000). Manuel Orazi’s elegant Maison Moderne, from 1900, sold for $72,000. Two iconic works from Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen inspired passionate bids: his 1905 Clinique Chéron was won for $31,200 (est. $17,000-$20,000), and his 1894 Lait pur Stérilisé sold for $22,800 (est. $14,000-$17,000). And this auction’s catalogue cover, Walter Schnackenberg’s 1912 Odeon Casino—the best printing seen yet—sold for the highest amount to date: $50,400 (est. $25,000-$30,000).

Celestial bicycle posters captivated collectors at auction. The anonymous ca. 1895 Cycles Gladiator soared off into the cosmos for $45,600 (est. $30,000-$40,000). H. Gray’s 1899 Cycles Sirius was claimed for $9,600 (est. $4,000-$5,000), and Pal’s 1895 Fernand Clément & Cie. touched the stars with a winning bid of $12,000 (est. $5,000-$6,000)—both record sales.

Further designs for transit scored exceptionally high bids. Roger Perot’s 1933 Grand Prix de Nice sold for $8,400 (est. $5,000-$6,000); Plinio Codognato’s forceful 1923 Gran Premio d’Europa / Fiat earned a winning bid of $90,000 (est. $70,000-$90,000). Collectors also vied for Leslie Ragan’s 1941 New York Central / Empire State Express, which surpassed its estimate of $4,000-$5,000 for a final sale of $11,400.

For Leonetto Cappiello, known as the father of modern advertising, sales were also fruitful. A 1911 maquette, Carnaval / Vinho do Porto, sold for $33,600. His 1926 Automoto / Byrrh made its auction debut, and collectors clamored for the rare design; it was won for $10,200 (est. $7,000-$9,000). His striking 1931 Kub sold for $60,000, and the 1933 Le Petit Dauphinois inspired a winning bid of $38,400.

As for Art Deco works, several notable designs were auctioned. Burkhard Mangold’s 1914 Winter in Davos—which has not been at auction in 14 years—exceeded its estimate of $12,000-$15,000 for a win of $20,400. Gert Sellheim’s 1936 Australia / Surf Club sold for $9,600 (est. $7,000-$9,000). Martin Peikert’s 1945 ski poster, Wengen-Männlichen, quickly surpassed its estimate of $1,400-$1,700 for a win of $7,200. Otto Baumberger’s handsome 1923 PKZ sold for $5,280 (est. $2,500-$3,000). A. M. Cassandre’s 1928 Londen was won for $15,600 (est. $8,000-$10,000), and his 1931 L’Atlantique went for $24,000. A 1932 maquette by Paul Colin, Ces Messieurs Dames, secured a winning bid of $14,400 (est. $10,000-$12,000). Works by Luciano Achille Mauzan also performed well: his 1930 Bertozzi sold for $6,000 (est. $3,000-$4,000); his 1921 Gallia / Oeufs Séchés went for $3,360; his 1929 Crosley was won for $7,800.

Poster Auctions International’s next Rare Posters Auction will be held in New York on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Consignments are accepted until December 10. To learn more about PAI, visit www.posterauctions.com.

About Poster Auctions International:
Poster Auctions International is located at 26 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. PAI may be reached by phone at 212-787-4000, or via email at info@posterauctions.com. To learn more about PAI, visit www.posterauctions.com.

Paintings by Indian Artists B. Prabha and Maqbool Fida Husain Lead The Way in Bruneau & Co.’s Nov. 15th Online Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, November 19, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Paintings by two renowned Indian artists took top lot honors in Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction held November 15th. A work by B. Prabha (1933-2001), titled Indian Women Painting, soared to $38,750, while a Cubist figural watercolor by Maqbool Fida Husain (1915-2011), of a couple on horseback, realized $10,625.

Both artists have appeared in past Bruneau & Co. auctions. In September, an oil on canvas Cubist painting by Husain, depicting a rider on the back of a wild horse, sold for $43,750. In March 2020, an equestrian-themed watercolor on paper by Husain realized $16,250. In that same auction, a figural oil on canvas by B. Prabha, titled Woman with a Pear Basket, brought $11,875.

The B. Prabha painting in the November auction was the expected top lot, but it still sailed past its $15,000-$20,000 estimate to sell to an eager bidder. The work depicted six Indian women with their hair tied back and long limbs, walking through a village, 30 ½ inches by 77 ½ inches. It was signed by Prabha’s agent, Nayana Sarmalkar, and came with a certificate of authenticity.

“It’s always nice to see an appreciation for a beautiful painting, as the Prabha soared over the estimate and sold to a collector in Illinois,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. The painting was by far the top achieve of the 325+ lots in the auction.

The Husain watercolor depicted a man and woman in bright polychromatic outfits on the back of a white horse. Housed in a 33 inch by 27 inch frame, it sold within estimate. Dubbed “the Picasso of India,” Husain started off painting billboard signs in India but quickly developed his own style by blending together folk, tribal, and mythological arts.

The auction featured fine items pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, to include artwork, decorative arts, collectibles, Asian arts and other objects.

“Internet competition was fierce,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer. “This was a great auction to round out 2021. The last two auctions will be Historic Arms and Militaria and then Comic, Toy, TCG & Sports on December 11th before the holidays. It was great year for us.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the Bruneau mobile app on iTunes or GooglePlay. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

A mixed media portrait painting mounted to canvas, signed by Han Van Meegeren (Netherlands, 1889-1947), depicting a man in a robe clutching his chest as he stares off into the distance, 73 inches by 33 inches, finished at $5,938. Meegeren was known for his forgeries of famous works by Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch and Johannes Vermeer, among other artists.

A late 19th/early 20th century Malles Goyard large rectangular French steamer trunk that opened to one removable tray with two lidded compartments brought $5,312. The trunk was marked, “Malles Goyard 233 Rue Saint Honore Paris Monte Carlo Biarritz” on a metal tag and “Goyard” on the top of the lid. Each side was initialed “H.C.” in red letters.

An Odd Fellows taxidermy baboon hand lamp, made in the United States in the late 19th or early 20th century, 22 ¾ inches tall, changed hands for $4,375 (blowing past its $250-$400 estimate). The taxidermy baboon hand was surrounded by deep purple velvet inside a clock case decorated with acanthus leaves and a brass eye. The Odd Fellows was a non-political, non-sectarian fraternal order founded in 1819 in Baltimore by Thomas Wildey.

A gorgeous Chinese Art Deco rug, made circa 1920 and measuring 11 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 2 inches, featuring a blue, green, yellow, red and purple pictorial landscape over a red field surrounded by blue borders, sold to a determined bidder for $4,062. It, too, easily bested its estimate of $800-$1,200 by about fourfold, despite some minor wear.

Lots 1, 2 and 3 were circus sideshow banners, led by Lot 1, titled That Strange Creature Obby Dobby Alive by Fred G. Johnson (American, 1892-1990), considered to be the best sideshow circus banner artist in history. The banner, 7 feet 10 inches by 9 feet 7 inches, featured a large, colorfully painted iguana in a jungle setting. It gaveled for $3,750.

Fetching the same amount was an early 20th century, German-made F & R Enders 4/4 violin, with a label marked “F & R Enders Reproduction of Nicholas Gagliano” to the interior. The instrument, one of several in the sale, featured a spruce face with an ebonized finger board and chin rest. The back consisted of a single piece of tiger maple.To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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

Holabird’s Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, Held Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Online and in Reno, Nevada, Grosses $500,000

Reno, NV, USA, November 16, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day Autumn Splendor Western Americana Auction, held October 28th-November 1st, contained over 3,200 lots of Americana, railroadiana, mining collectibles, numismatics, stock certificates, rare books, art and more, online and live in the Reno gallery. By the time it was all over, the auction had grossed about $500,000.

The massive sale featured 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 and more – most anything historical except for bottles and tokens.

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 turned part of it into a museum. Her collection of gambling items, saloon, cowboy, Native American – pretty much everything Tombstone – was in the auction.

More of the Ken Prag collection was also featured. “We picked up another large group of cards and stocks from Ken and had to move at warp speed to process it all,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections. “It included a large batch of California postcards, plus rare autograph stocks, including American Express, Wells Fargo, Robert Morris and others.”

Day 1, on Thursday, October 28th, featured General Americana, led by Alaska and Wyoming collectibles and Part 1 of the MacKenzie Montana collection; bottles, saloon and cigar items; marbles and toys. Sold that day was a nearly complete pair of 1920s-era Levi jeans, found in the Empire Mine at Tombstone, Arizona, next to the Toughnut Mine. The jeans gaveled for $625.

Also sold on Day 1 was a pair of trays, one for Old Judge Whiskey (Rothenberg Co.) and one for Wieland’s Beer (both San Francisco), which were sold as one lot for $625; and a Wells Fargo & Company receipt for a shipment of two boxes of gold dust valued at $6,794, transported in 1869 from Helena, Montana to New York City, handwritten “Paid” and showing no vignette ($562).

Day 2, October 29th, featured Part II of General Americana, with gaming, circus and cowboy collectibles, jewelry, general foreign, books, Montana directories, firearms, militaria and political memorabilia. A top lot was the group of six vintage gaming chips, for Harrah’s (one yellow and one red), Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Sahara Tahoe, Sahara Las Vegas and the Andre Club ($3,875).

Other Day 2 star lots included a collection of over 165 original hand-tinted Japanese photographs from the Meiji Era (1868-1912), mostly large-format, contained in four albums and three small envelopes ($3,125); and a 1922 hippo-themed circus poster announcing The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, for four days, starting Sept. 11, brightly colored ($1,062).

Day 3, October 30th, was bursting with 661 lots of art and advertising, Native Americana, transportation (air, auto, steamer, railroadiana and passes), ephemera, keys, lamps and model trains. Eager bidders battled over a hollow silver bead necklace with six bear claws capped with silver adornments, plus a central turquoise cabochon set in silver; it changed hands for $1,562.

The day’s top lot, however, was a Union Pacific Railroad complimentary pass (#1), issued to General A. W. Marley on Dec. 31, 1871, with a vignette of a stag in the upper left-hand corner ($5,125). Also sold was an art print engraving by Arthur Willmore of Yosemite from an original artwork on paper by the renowned American West artist Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) ($750).

Day 4, November 1st, included mining ephemera and collectibles, stocks and bonds (mining, oil, railroad, autographs, early American and Express), and numismatics (ingots, currency, scrip, ephemera, coins, medals, so-called dollars and tokens). An 1898-S $20 Liberty Head gold piece belt buckle and Western belt, by Silver Creek Collection, accented with lizard skin, hit $2,500.

Two Day 4 lots both finished with identical selling prices of $3,125. One was a 1947 50-peso Mexican gold coin with 14 carat bezel, the coin being in almost uncirculated condition. The other was a stock certificate in the amount of one share, for the Silverton Northern Railroad Company, issued to Cora M. Pitcher on Oct. 24, 1921, signed by company president Otto Mears.

Day 5, Monday, November 1st, offered philatelic (postcards, covers and stamps), and bargains and dealer specials (general Americana, stocks and bonds, and numismatics). Bags of nickels proved irresistible to bidders: a bag of 4,000 Buffalo nickels (1913-1938), weighing 43 pounds, went for $3,250, while a bag of 4,060 Liberty nickels (1883-1912), 41 pounds, brought $3,000.

Also sold on Day 5 was a collection of over 100 vintage postcards from the Trinity County (Calif.) town of Weaverville, from the 1940s-1950s and older, many of the Chinese Joss House ($1,000); and a group of five wooden tokens for the Pike Woolen Co., tailors (Oakland, Calif.), the obverse showing a Childs Indian Head and stars, the obverse “Pike Woolen Co.” ($938).

Online bidding was facilitated by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted often.

About Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC:
Anyone owning a collection that might be a good fit for an upcoming auction at Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is encouraged to get in touch. The company has agents all over the country and will travel to inspect most collections. 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, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted often.

VDOSH Makes Investment in Data Science Platform, CausalFunnel

Encino, CA, November 11, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- VDOSH, a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm, has announced its investment in CausalFunnel. CausalFunnel is a data science platform that predicts buyer intent to improve sales conversion without the prevalent use of cookies as an analytic tool.

Cookies have been essential in current analytics tools, but approximately 30% of data is inaccurate due to cookies being wiped out. This new technology is at the forefront of a cookie-less future. “At VDOSH, we recognize the significance that this technology will have in generating sales analytics and lead generation for eCommerce platforms. Our investment in this technology allows us to make an impact in terms of putting cutting-edge technology into the hands of businesses around the world while protecting the privacy of users,” says Managing Partner, Vishal Arora.

This new future of data analytics tools requires highly skilled data scientists. CEO and Founder of CausalFunnel Abhimanu Kumar has deep expertise in Machine Learning and AI and has written several well-cited papers in many of their subfields. He was just named as one of the top 50 AI CEOs of 2021 by Technology Innovators Magazine. “CausalFunnel is on a mission to build an AI-powered data science platform that is accessible to every business and is built with future-proof cookie-less technology that complies with privacy laws. Instead of just providing the usual data intelligence and reports like any other analytics platforms, we enable businesses with data science insights. This adds a science aspect to the business intelligence and in turn, democratizes Data Science and AI for big and small businesses alike,” says Abhimanu. He continues to share, “VDOSH helps CausalFunnel in getting there with the right expertise and the team to execute it.”

VDOSH is a venture capital firm, which gives investors the opportunity to invest in promising new startup companies alongside major players in the industry through VDOSH Fund. For its entrepreneurs, it provides an efficient funding process and instantaneous access to a well-established network of investors and influencers.
 
You can find more information on VDOSH at http://www.vdosh.com

Era7: Game of Truth, A Brand New Innovative Play-to-Earn NFT Trading Card Game, Hits GameFi

Singapore, November 12, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Deploying the concepts of GameFi in the exciting combination of DeFi and NFT technologies, upcoming Play-to-Earn trading card game Era7: Game of Truth has successfully closed its first round of fundraising. Investors include some of the most renowned VCs and institutions in blockchain: Hashkey, Huobi, Okcoin, Binary Capital, DAG, Waterdrip, Dreamseeker, BTC12, Tembusu and Mobox.

Era7 will be launched in Q1 of 2022 and is expected to take the global NFT GameFi market by storm. The game has been developed by core team members who hail from well-known international Korean game manufacturers such as Com2uS, NCsoft, Nexon, and Netmarble, companies with more than 15 years of success in the traditional mobile and online video gaming industry.

Game of Truth is an innovative NFT-based competitive game based on TCG (Trading Card Game) concepts, with its creative essence coming from Hearthstone and Magic The Gathering R&D. Standing on the shoulders of giants, the Era7 team aims to bring innovation even further with the development of its GameFi product.

Players collect cards to fight and they win when their opponents are defeated. Given that the learning curve is not steep, the game appeals to all kinds of gamers – from your housewife and granny demographic to your technophile gaming gurus. Players from all levels will be able to find their place in the game. Moreover, Era7 incorporates a complete economic incentive system with the first batch of NFT drops slated for release in December 2021.

Era7 Combines Play-to-Earn & Play-for-Fun!

According to Newzoo, the overall market of the global gaming industry will reach US$175.8 billion in 2021, the total number of players will reach approximately 3 billion, with esports gamers exceeding 474 million. In 2019, the global Collectible Card Game market size was US$ 9,949.63 million and is expected to reach US$ 27,294.79 million by the end of 2026, with a CAGR of 15.89% during 2020-2026. Aware of the growing gaming market, as early as 2018, Era7 had already successfully developed and perfected its game and to date has amassed a user base of more than 10 million players.

The development team has included NFT concepts and technology which greatly benefit players. The income aspect and the value of the NFT assets will naturally attract a large pool of users to join. Furthermore, the game does not require prior knowledge of cryptocurrencies. Getting started is easy, and offers what every gamer wants – strategy and fun gaming.

Standing Out from the GameFi Competition

There are three ways that Game of Truth differs from other GameFi projects on the market. Firstly, the project’s games are rich in depth and content, providing users with long hours of entertainment. The large and well-designed card system is underpinned by a well-developed numerical system that supports innovative gameplay. The combination of a mildly competitive mode with extensive rich gaming content are not usually available in GameFi.

Secondly, the low threshold for players to get started and the extent of gaming content helps attract gamers from the traditional gaming space to join, creating a huge market when combined with the blockchain/crypto gamers.

Lastly, novice or experienced gamers can all have fun and benefit from play2earn – and that is a truth shared by both developers and players in this brave new horizon of GameFi. Both the project and the players work hand in hand to create an ecosystem of gaming that produces value to mutually benefit both parties.

Top Quality Trading Cards to Fight, Trade or Sell

Traditional TCG users will resonate with the exquisitely designed and excellent quality of all the Era7 cards. Card combination strategies are distinctive, and the game has established a market-oriented approach since the beginning of its game development. Presently, strategy gaming and play2earn, all while having fun, are its highlights.

The game contains 1,000 different cards, each having different values ​​and attributes, bringing players a variety of card combination strategies. A lightly competitive 3-minute game can provide gamers with endless imagination and fun, thanks to the unlimited changes in strategy.

What to Expect in Era7’s Premiere NFT Drop this December!

Era7’s debut NFT launch is planned for December 2021, with the Master Card and Blind Box containing different card highlights.

One billion Era tokens will be issued with more than half of which will be used for in-game incentives. Players can obtain Era tokens through the following: in-game event rewards, participation in daily PVP (player versus player) and various tournaments, land pledges and marketplace purchases. The Era tokens held by the player can be exchanged for cryptocurrency that can be traded on exchanges.

Competitive Gameplay Development, Ecosystem Expansion and UE are underway

Era7 currently offers strategic gaming that provides competitive elements, with a focus on PVP gameplay. The game is designed to successively open up different types of competitions between players, such as ranked games and World Cup games, as well as other gaming activities such as watching and betting. While attracting traditional esport stars to participate, it will also groom and train new Era7 stars.

Plans for 2022 to 2028 include building a scalable competitive ecosystem that will encompass a live broadcast platform, esports community, animation series and GameFi IP. In the future, the most advanced UE engine will be deployed, combined with the Era7 platform to launch a competitive product based on the metaverse.

About Era7: Game of Truth:
Era7: Game of Truth is a Play-To-Earn NFT-based trading card game (TCG). It offers the perfect combination of traditional gaming and decentralized finance (DeFi) to gamers, bringing an entertaining gaming experience while providing an avenue to earn.

According to Era7 ancient folklore, the seven races on the continent of Truth battle against each other for supremacy all year long, to vy for the title “King of Truth”. The victor from the Game of Truth emerges as the ruler of the continent whereby he and his race then enjoy the highest honors in the land.

Founded by core team members from internationally renowned game developers with over 15 years of valuable experience such as Com2uS, NCsoft, Nexon, and Netmarble, Era7 is backed by heavyweight VCs and blockchain institutions such as Hashkey, Huobi Group, OKcoin, Binary Capital, DAG, Waterdrip, Dreamseeker, BTC12, Tembusu and Mobox.

Era7: Game of Truth Official Links:
Website: https://www.era7.io
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Miller & Miller’s online Watches & Jewels Sale, Nov. 20, Features Wristwatches by Cartier, Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, November 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Miller & Miller Auctions’ bi-annual Watches & Jewels sale returns on Saturday, November 20th, starting at 9 am Eastern time, with a high-impact offering of luxury watches and fine jewelry, featuring rare and desirable vintage and collectible wristwatches from names such as Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Patek Philippe, Corum and Panerai.

This will be an online-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, but bidders can tune in to the live webcast on November 20th at www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com to watch the lots close in real time. Internet bidding will be provided by the Miller & Miller website, as well as the popular platform LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

In all, 215 lots will be sold. They will include wristwatches, pocket watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins. An expected top lot is the Cartier Pasha minute repeater watch (Ref. W30012), featuring the calibre 179 18 kt gold movement with 26 jewels designed by Gerald Genta. The minute repeater, perpetual calendar with day-date-month, moon phase and leap year indicator all work in harmony in a watch that’s expected to sell for $75,000-$85,000.

All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.

Right behind the Pasha is another Cartier beauty: a Diabolo Tourbillon wristwatch, a rarity that was produced in limited numbers through the mid-to-late-1990’s and has only been going up in value as watch collectors scramble to add unique pieces to their collections. This example was serviced and refinished by Cartier in Switzerland in December 2018. Its many attributes make it more a work of art than a watch (estimate: $40,000-$50,000).

The name that will be most frequently called on auction day is Rolex. “Rolex dealers continue to leave buyers on a five-plus-year waiting list for their new sports models, resulting in significant unsatisfied demand,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This has driven many buyers to rely on the secondary market and, in some cases, opened their eyes to vintage examples of popular contemporary models such as the Submariner, GMT and Explorer.”

Two Rolexes certain to attract attention are a circa 1972 GMT-Master watch (Ref. 1675), the only GMT model produced by Rolex from 1959-1980, with the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel insert and an excellent matching patina on tritium lume; and a circa 1978 Explorer II “Steve McQueen” watch (Ref. 1655), its Italian nickname being “Freccioni” (for “big arrow”, which accurately describes the large hand). Both of these Rolexes carry estimates of $25,000-$30,000.

Three dazzling diamond rings, all with $35,000-$40,000 estimates, will be offered, to include:

  • A platinum 15.45 carat diamond cocktail ring with a claw-set marquise-shaped cut diamond, fancy yellowish brown, weighing 4.32 carats, VS-1 clarity, plus 32 claw-set round brilliant cut diamonds having an approximate total weight of 5.93 carats.
  • A platinum hand-assembled custom-made carat diamond solitaire engagement ring with a high-polish finish, with one claw-set 4.28 carat round brilliant cut diamond, SI-2 clarity, K color, plus four bead set single cut diamonds totaling 0.05 carats.
  • An 18kt white gold lady’s hand-assembled custom-made diamond engagement ring with a high-polish finish, having a claw-set round brilliant cut 4.91 carat diamond, VS-2 clarity, L color, and 10 claw-set round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.56 carats.

An elegant and feminine circa 2018 Swiss Vacheron Constantin 18kt diamond Egerie lady’s watch (Ref. 25541) is expected to slip onto a new wrist for $25,000-$30,000. The dial of the watch has a wonderful sun ray pattern that mimics ripples of water that spread out to the sides of the 18kt white gold case where the ripples transform into a cascading waterfall of diamonds. The stunning watch comes with its own Vacheron Constantin box.

Returning to men’s Rolexes, a Ref. 116710 GMT-Master II watch with a stainless-steel case on stainless steel oyster band, ceramic bezel, an arrow-tipped 24-hour hand and a 24-hour, graduated bezel for telling time in an alternate time zone, should hit $16,000-$18,000); while a circa 1990 Ref. 16713 GMT-Master II watch in 18kt yellow gold and steel, with a Jubilee bracelet creating a refined look, has an estimate of $14,500-$17,000.

A Rolex Ref. 18038 Day-Date President Florentine watch with 18K gold case and band and featuring Quickset date, Florentine textured lugs and outer links and a Champagne dial, fitted to an aftermarket 18kt gold President bracelet, should reach $14,000-$16,000; while a circa 1966 Rolex Ref. 16613 Submariner Date watch, stainless steel with 18kt center links and bezel, plus a tritium dial, also carries an estimate of $14,000-$16,000.

Rounding out the short list of many Rolexes in the sale expected to do well is a circa 1991 Ref. 16570 Explorer II watch, an intrepid chronometer built to accompany explorers in extreme challenges. A distinctive red hand displays the time in 24-hour format to distinguish between night and daytime, even when journeying to the center of the Earth, through polar nights or sitting by a campfire. It is expected to gavel for $12,000-$15,000.

Lest we forget, Tudor watches are also hugely popular with collectors. This sale features a rare Tudor Ref. 7928/0 Oyster-Prince Submariner, produced only in 1967, with an open minute track that extends to the outer flange of the dial, tritium hands and number plots that have turned to an appealing mustard bronze (estimate: $12,000-$15,000); and a circa 1978 Tudor Ref. 94110 Submariner with stainless case and rolled link oyster band, plus a bi-directional rotating bezel and unusual “snowflake” hands (estimate: $12,000-$15,000).

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has one more online-only auction lined up for the rest of 2021: a Petroliana, Breweriana & Advertising that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 4th. 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 are posted often.

White Star Line Button from One of Two Barbers on The Titanic (and a survivor) will be Auctioned Dec. 18 by Mohawk Arms

Bouckville, NY, USA, November 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- A White Star Line button worn by one of two barbers on board the Titanic (who survived the disaster), plus a trove of items pertaining to the renowned American naval officer, aviator and polar explorer Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd are expected highlights in Mohawk Arms’ Militaria Auction #86, an Internet and gallery auction slated for December 18th.

Auction #86 is brimming with hundreds of items spanning multiple conflicts and generations, online and live in the gallery on Route 20 in Bouckville, in upstate New York. The full catalog will be up soon, at www.MilitaryRelics.com, plus LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. New items continue to pour in, like an American colonial Rev War-era cannon, circa 1740-1780.

Charles Weikman was a chief barber on the ill-fated Titanic the night it struck an iceberg and sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean the night of April 15, 1912. He stood on the deck of the ship as it sank, awaiting his fate, when suddenly the stern of the ship rose out of the water to a perpendicular position, tossing him and hundreds of others in to the chilly waters.

Weikman was able to grab onto some floating debris and went unconscious. When he came to, he was in a lifeboat, one of the lucky ones who survived. He was still wearing his barber coat, with the White Star Line button (which has been authenticated as period correct to 1910-1912). He gifted the button to his daughter, who later gave it to one of her teachers, a button collector.

The teacher subsequently sold her collection, along with the button, to another collector, in Pennsylvania. Her son, who inherited the collection, is the consignor. An aside: Mr. Weikman later served as a barber on the Lusitania. He resigned, however, in early 1915, after German submarines began to target ships in the Atlantic Ocean. In doing so, he avoided a second disaster.

The button is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the consignor. He writes, “My mother, Sara, was a button collector and received the button from her friend, Miss Helen Martin, who was also a button collector for many years. This button is from Charles Weikman’s coat. Charles was…..one of the two barbers on the Titanic…… Miss Martin was given the button by Charles Weikman’s daughter, Helen, a student of Miss Martin’s at Palmyra High School” (New Jersey).

The letters, photos and ephemera from the personal possessions of Rear Admiral Byrd (1888-1957) are certain to appeal to collectors who recognize the achievements of a true American hero and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Byrd claimed that his expeditions were the first to reach both the North and South Pole by air. He also discovered the dormant Mount Sidley volcano in Antarctica. Included are original reels of films (including one from the North Pole).

Also up for bid is an incredible photo taken in April 1928 for the Boston Traveler newspaper, showing Byrd, holding a package of anti-pneumonia serum, flanked by aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, after the two landed in Quebec, Canada, from New York. Their mission: to save the life of Floyd Bennett, who was suffering from pneumonia. The serum didn’t work; Bennett died.

Speaking of Lindbergh, also in the sale is an FBI poster relating to the 1932 kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, listing all the serial numbers of the bills. After an intense manhunt, police and the FBI eventually arrested Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German carpenter, and charged him with the abduction and murder of the 20-month-old. Hauptmann later died in the electric chair.

Also in the sale is a lot from the estate of Dr. Frederick White, who worked on The Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb that ended World War II. Included is a government certificate, stating that his work was “essential to the production of the Atomic Bomb…” Also included is a lapel badge (“Inspectors Club, Big Rock Point Nuclear Plant”) and other ephemera.

Imperial German helmets, a staple at most Mohawk Arms auctions, will be led by the helmet of Prinz Alfons of Bavaria as Honorary Regimental Commander of the 5th Prussian Dragoon Regiment (“Freiherr von Manteuffel”), with dress/parade feather bush and four original photos (one autographed), four photo postcards (one autographed) and several other ephemera items.

Other Imperial German helmets will include a Prussian Jager/Schutzen officer dress shako, a Garde Uhlan “tschapka” (felt body), a Baden Artillery officer’s helmet and others. Also sold will be regimental steins (including a rare “Jager Regiment zu Pferde”), medals, swords (Bavarian Court, Kurrasier No.7 officer, etc.), a collection of Wilhelm II family and circa 1900 Fine Arts performers photo postcards, an Imperial Hungarian General’s parade dress tunic and other items.

German Third-Reich items will feature a correspondence file of initialed letters to and from Himmler, with translations (a report on the effect of V-1 rockets on Great Britain, war news, personalities, etc.); daggers (officer RLB and Red Cross, SA, NSKK, etc.), swords, a collection of medals, cuff titles, insignia, peaked caps and helmets (Bahnschutz, Fire Police, Red Cross).

Also up for bid will be European flint and percussion pistols, a U.S. 1820s “bell crown” shako, a Civil War “Tiffany” “wrist-breaker”, leather goods, Civil War excavated shell fragments with maps of locations, WWII items (uniforms, headgear, edged weapons, etc.), a Japanese WWI “Adrian” helmet with Red Cross cover, a kyo-gunto sword, posters and ethnographic weapons.

Mohawk Arms’ next big Internet and catalog auction after this one is planned for the spring of 2022, probably sometime in April. The company typically conducts two large sales annually. To learn more about Mohawk Arms, Inc., and the Internet and gallery auction planned for Saturday, Dec, 18th at 9:45 am EDT, visit www.MilitaryRelics.com.

Nye & Company’s Wednesday, November 17th Online Estate Treasures Auction will Feature The Charles S. Schultz Collection

Bloomfield, NJ, USA, November 8, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Nye & Company Auctioneers’ online auction of The Charles S. Shultz Collection on Wednesday, November 17th, is certain to delight collectors, dealers, scientific and literary enthusiasts alike. The Estate Treasures auction, starting at 10 am Eastern time, includes the scientific and travel library from Charles S. Shultz, the noted 19th century financier and past president of the American Microscopical Society and the New York Microscopical Society. Also included are scientific instruments, minerals, Geissler tubes and 19th and 20th century ephemera.

The highly curated auction of objects and books is being deaccessioned from the Charles Shultz House to benefit the collections fund of Montclair History Center in Montclair, New Jersey.

Shultz House, also known as Evergreens, was built by Charles Shultz in 1896. The large, stately home was occupied by three generations of the Shultz family. From Charles to his granddaughter Molly, the home was owned by this single family for 100 years. These were inquisitive people with many interests: they were scientists, inventors, tinkerers, woodworkers, craftspeople, outdoor sports enthusiasts, gardeners, naturalists, travelers and readers. “Time capsule” best describes the home, the contents of which are endlessly intriguing for their breadth and variety.

The property was bequeathed to the non-profit Montclair History Center (MHC) in 1996 and was opened as a house museum until 2019. Despite a deep love and respect for the house, and due to substantial maintenance costs, MHC is de-accessioning the property, including the contents of both the main house and the carriage house. Some items have been retained by the MHC to tell the story of the Shultz family and Montclair history; others have been passed along to Shultz family members.

Nye & Company will be offering the complete contents of Charles Shultz’s comprehensive late Victorian science library, together with an interesting and unusual array of scientific experiments and equipment.

Highlights include three mid- and late-19th century microscopes, including a Bausch & Lomb “Continental” microscope, a Spencer microscope and a Charles Collins binocular microscope, as well as an important selection of objective lenses including a rare H.R. Spencer ½” 100 degree lens. Charles Shultz’s particular area of interest was microscopic diatoms; this is one of the largest collections of slides and books relating to this subject to come to market in recent years.

One of the highlights of the collection is a large array of minerals, rocks and gems, many of them cataloged by Shultz himself in the early 20th century. Included within those samples are a group of impressive azurite and malachite specimens, fluorescent minerals from the Franklin and Sterling mines, and more.

Additionally, the collection also includes a fascinating group of turn-of-the-century electrical experiments, including spark generators, Geissler tubes and other unusual objects. There is a large and important collection of mid- and late-19th century microscopic slides prepared by some of the leading microscopists of the day.

Also on offer is a unique selection of 19th century books, photography and ephemera relating to microscopy, astronomy, natural history and other sciences. The library also contains a significant number of volumes relating to travel, history and literature. Many of these works have been sealed in airtight bookcases for more than 125 years and are in an unusual state of preservation.

Shultz, a well-traveled man, also acquired decorative objects from around the world. A few of these items are also included in the sale, such as several early Chinese jade seals, a rock crystal Chinese seal, Japanese lacquerware, a rare piece of English pottery shown at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, Austrian cold-painted bronzes by Franz Bergman and other objects.

Another splendid piece being offered is an oil on canvas of a mother and her children, with one on horseback, by Hamilton Hamilton (1847-1928). The artist captures the quintessential atmospheric summer day at dusk. His use of color and gentle brush strokes transport the viewer back in time to a perfect summer day.

The sale will feature real time online and absentee bidding, which will be available on www.nyeandcompany.com, www.liveauctioneers.com, www.bidsquare.com and www.invaluable.com. Telephone bidding is available on a limited basis.

An online preview is being held through November 16th. The sale is also available to see on the previously mentioned online platforms. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website or email to info@nyeandcompany.com.

The public is also welcome to preview the collection in person at the Nye & Company galleries located at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Monday through Friday, from 10:00am -4:00pm Eastern time, from now until November 16th. COVID protocols will be strictly enforced.

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the sale of the Charles S. Shultz Collection on Wednesday, November 17th, visit www.nyeandcompany.com.

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

Bruneau & Co.’s Fall Historic Arms & Militaria Auction, November 20, Features Over 500 Items for All Levels of Collector

Cranston, RI, USA, November 7, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Bruneau & Co.’s fall Historic Arms & Militaria auction, planned for Saturday, November 20th, is packed with over 500 items focusing on the French & Indian War, American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, as well as modern firearms. Offerings will be ideal for anyone from the beginning collector to advanced collections.

The auction will begin promptly at 10 am Eastern time, online through several bidding platforms and live in the gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston. It will be the second Historic Arms & Militaria auction for Bruneau & Co., in the firm’s newly created Arms & Militaria department headed by director Joel Bohy, a veteran of the arms and militaria scene.

“I’m thrilled to be presenting my second Historic Arms & Militaria auction with the team at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers,” Mr. Bohy said. Company president Kevin Bruneau added, “I am so excited to be preparing for this auction. It has a noteworthy highlight from every period from the French & Indian War to WWII. I can’t wait to see what the Hindenburg insignia sells for.”

He was referring to lot 319: a German officer’s cap, a badge with a silver eagle over a blue-enameled globe with a silver airship in the center, and a swastika at the bottom mounted on an embroidered wreath, sewn to a piece of worsted vertical ribbing, plus a piece of the superstructure of the airship Hindenburg and two stones picked up at Lakehurst Naval Air Station, the site of the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, which ended air travel by zeppelin.

The lot has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000 and is descended from Chief Petty Officer Thomas J. Evans, United States Coast Guard, who was stationed at Ocean City, N.J., when, on the morning of May 6, 1937, a message from the Naval Air Station at Lakehurst requested men for active duty for when the Hindenburg arrived. He scooped up the items in the auction as the ship exploded in flames around him. He barely escaped with his life.

A circa 1812 silver medal presented by the US Congress to Lt. Alexander Scammel Wadsworth, for gallantry in the naval battle USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere, has a lofty estimate of $20,000-$30,000. The obverse depicts Captain Isaac Hull, who received a gold version of the medal that is in the collection of the Constitution Museum. The reverse depicts the naval battle.

Alexander Scammel Wadsworth was the son of Revolutionary War General Peleg Wadsworth. Born in 1790 in Portland, Maine, he became a midshipman on April 2, 1804, and a lieutenant on April 21, 1810. He went on to have a distinguished naval career and died on April 5, 1851. He was also the uncle of author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

A Rev War powder horn from 1775, carved near the base “The Royal Artillery” and owned by minute man Thomas Smith, should knock down for $10,000-$15,000. The cow horn is marked, “Thomas Smith, His Horne Made at Brookline Fort August the XV: MDCC: LXXV 1775” and is carved with a hunter firing his musket and other depictions.

Thomas Smith was born in Rowley, Mass., in 1748. In April 1775 he marched to Boston with Captain Thomas Mighill’s company of minute men, and enlisted in Captain Thomas Mighill’s company, Colonel Samuel Gerrish’s regiment. Four of Gerrish’s companies were stationed at Sewall’s Point in Brookline, site of Brookline Fort where the horn was made.

A circa 1760 British pattern light infantry carbine with a .69 bore, having a walnut stock with a storekeeper’s stamp on the right side of the butt, assembly marks in the ramrod channel and a “10” stamped just behind the side plate, plus a brass butt plate with a small ‘8’ stamp near the tang, 57 ½ inches long (the barrel 42 inches) should hit $7,000-$9,000.

A Schuylkill Arsenal 1832-pattern U.S. sergeant’s coatee – one of only two regular army coatees of this pattern, the other being in the Smithsonian Institution – has an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The garment boasts a dark blue superfine quality cloth body with white worsted vertical ribbing tape and white woolen cording on the collar, cuffs and pocket flaps. There is also an embroidered three-point star at the center top of the rear skirts.

A circa 1864 Civil War regulation painted rope tension drum, with the original rope and nine original leather ears, plus a pair of sticks, is estimated to fetch $2,000-$3,000. The drum has red-painted upper and lower hoops, a shell painted blue with an eagle, shield, sunburst, and banner marked “REGT./U.S./ INFANTRY,” with brass tacks around the vent. A paper label inside the shell indicates it was made by Vogt Mfg. (Philadelphia).

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 the items will be held in the Bruneau & Co. gallery on Thursday and Friday, November 18th and 19th, from 9 am to 4 pm Eastern time. The gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, R.I. On the day of auction, November 20th, the doors will open at 8 am.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Historic Arms & Militaria auction planned for Saturday, November 20th at 10 am Eastern time, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

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.