Montenegro Travel Guide 2022

Due in large part to its stunning, yacht-friendly coastline, Montenegro is finally emerging from the shadow of Eastern Europe’s Communist chokehold and re-establishing itself as a destination for the international jet set. It’s no wonder developers flock here to build new luxury complexes that take advantage of the view from every house, apartment, and jetty. Montenegro Travel Guide is about where to stay, things to do in Montenegro, and where to buy if you want to make it a semi-permanent getaway.

Where to Stay in Montenegro

There are a number of five-star hotels being built on the coast-a Rosewood near Budvar and a Ritz Carlton near Lustica Peninsula, for example-but, there are already two excellent options.

Sadly, the Aman on Sveti Stefan, the island it occupies, is currently shuttered, a pity considering that Sophie Loren and Elizabeth Taylor were both guests there during the dolce vita heyday of the 1960s. There is currently a nasty spat between the owner and island residents over beach access, so when –or, as some belief, if — the resort reopens, expect the ill will to linger.

Podgorica

This city is characterized by harmony between traditional and modern architectural styles and the connection between the old and the new, which can be explored and experienced in many different ways. We recommend visiting Montenegro’s capital and its rich cultural heritage and the archaeological sites of Doclea and Medun and Stara Varos. Learn more about what things to do in Podgorica during your stay.

A personal statement for business management is an essential part of the UCAS application

Personal statement for business management: How to Write it in 2022?

Almost certainly, UCAS is a name you are familiar with if you are applying to a university in the United Kingdom for business management or business school.

All applications in the UK are submitted through UCAS, which is a staple of the university application process.

A personal statement for business management is an essential part of the UCAS application process. This should be submitted alongside your choices of university courses.

There are many possible answers to the question of how to write a personal statement for business management

In this guide, you will discover the best ways to craft the perfect personal statement for business management school, and ensure that your application to university is as solid as possible. 

What is a Personal Statement for Business Management

Ideally, a document for UCAS should contain all of the information about you that cannot be conveyed through an exam transcript, or a list of grades.

When universities are attempting to narrow down who to admit, it is absolutely true to say they look at more than just grades. 

It is likely that the majority of students who receive university offers will achieve the marks necessary to gain acceptance. How does one student differ from another during the application process? For all the help you need, you can find examples online.

Undoubtedly, you should include a 4,000-character summary of everything you know about yourself, your motivations, your passions, in and outside of work, along with your future goals and dreams.

Check out our tips for writing a stellar personal statement for business management that will stick in the minds of admissions boards.

What Makes a Good Personal Statement for Business Management? 

Explain to the course organizers why you would like to be a part of it. Here are a few tips from our expert writers:

  • Planning – Don’t wait until the last minute – prepare well in advance to include all the key information
  • Time – A well-crafted personal statement is important and demands time to properly draft, redraft and edit
  • Language – Make your personal statement both unique to you and flawless in its grammar and style
  • Honesty – Do not exaggerate or include details that are untrue – you will most likely be caught
  • Editing – Have someone else proofread your statement for silly mistakes that could have been missed
  • Calm – Once it is submitted, relax. You have done all that you can and deserve time to unwind!

Why is Your Personal Statement Important For Business Management? 

The best way to stand out in the eyes of university admissions teams is by ensuring your personal statement for business management and university highlights the very best parts of your qualifications and ambition.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, where exams are being compared to predicted grades, you have never had a better opportunity to make sure you are recognized as an exceptional future student.

Essentially, your document is your university’s means of getting to know you. When the time comes to begin your dream degree course, you need more than the grades you end up earning. 

Make the most of your student years with a strong personal statement, and take a step into the future, with a clear and confident summary of yourself.

How to Start a Personal Statement 

The writing of a personal statement is more of a source of anxiety than it is a necessity for many prospective students.

There is a solution to these concerns, and you can submit the best possible personal statement for business management if you follow it.

 Neakin Announces Debut Soulful House Release….‘Feel It’ on Up Records UK

Exclusive to Traxsource 13th May 2022

Released all other platforms Friday 27th May 2022

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Listen on release here > http://open.spotify.com/album/4H8EQLpv6xrUX2xv0eXMAK

Neakin “Feel it”

‘feel it’, is about trying to find the rainbow at the end of the sunshine, with the daily weather playing a big part in each of our life’s, along with the power of music, both can turn a bad day into a good one just listening to 5 minutes of music in the sunshine. If you’re dealing with issues, or feeling that you’re not good enough because of the weather or that, people might be judging you or looking down on you because of their bad day…this might make you feel sad, but it’s important to always be there for yourself and too not let other people, natural forces or anything get you down, they do say after the storm comes the sunshine.
‘Feel it’ is a piano vocal house track created by Neakin with this track; you can’t sit still for one moment,

You just want to tap your feet & dance which makes this track great for the summer beach vibes, a sure mover on the dance floor, party, or the Spotify playlist of hidden house gems. Full vocals on the track with catchy soulful vibes; add a dash of rolling drums, the warm groove of a bass line, with an added pinch of sun.

Artist bio:

‘’’Neakin is a UK DJ/Producer combining soulful house elements with summertime piano vibes.

He started his career many moons ago,294 full moons to be precise, with early large club performances, radio shows & club promotions over the years, Neakin has grafted his way around the UK. He realized after many moons, that creating & playing his music, helps bring him closer to people due to his daily struggles with ADHD, Neakin keeps recording & noting down new ideas constantly towards creating his own unique sound, combining rhythmic focus and unusual sounds & electronic characteristics that he brings to his productions.’’’

Endorsements


“This is the best unknown producer unknown” Anon, Music Mag

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night’ Terry Bull, another Music Mag

The Best Bouquet Ideas for Summer 2022

Even when you are wearing your wedding dress, jewelry, veil, or panto, you are a participant with make-up, and you still need fluff and flowers. It can be quite difficult. Do you agree? Is it a wedding bouquet, a decorative bouquet, or just cut ones? Or maybe just one? It does not matter whether it is small or large, if it is colored or not.

Wedding Flowers Bouquet idea with white roses
Wedding Flowers Bouquet idea with white roses

The Best Bouquet Ideas

Here are our best bouquet ideas suggestions: 

1. Me means better—the bouquet will not be the first violin at your wedding, and it will be like that, after all, you will throw it at the little lady, it will paint, and it will be a legacy.

2. The cacophony of colors and decorations will not be good for you, to match flowers with everything you already have on, you still require it.

3. Simplicity—a small detail, always brings effect. Choose something more and subdued, e.g., a bouquet made of one flower.

For more ideas please check https://flowersmontenegro.net/

4. A good choice is when the wedding bouquet suits you, and you for the bouquet, if you have the daisies, take them with you to the wedding.

5. By nature which means that if it’s summer you can drown in poppies, cornflowers or sunflowers, and in autumn you can decide narcissists or steps.

6. Only roses—for lovers of this flower it is considered a leveling, there are many varieties with a captivating look and smell.

7. Tulips—simplicity and moderation in a short bouquet of tulips will add sparkle to you and you will not be sorry to part with it.

Tulip bouquet idea
Tulip bouquet idea

8. Leaves—when autumn comes, you can make a beautiful bouquet of them in unique colors.

Parenting is Tough – Educator Shares Step By Step Plan For Respect

St. Augustine, FL, February 11, 2022 — A passion to help others in these days of major social turbulence empowered Judy Harmon Holmes to complete her book, Responsible Kids: 6 Steps to Creating Them in an Irresponsible World, which was recently released by WC Publishing.

Available wherever fine paperbacks can be ordered, this book allows parents, teachers, and counselors, to recognize timeless scenarios of frustration and stress and put together a plan that works to transform that stress into respectful and compassionate relationships.

From two-year-old “bitsies” to upwardly mobile and freedom-seeking adolescents, these steps detailed by Dr. Holmes will have a powerful impact on the entire family, and their families someday, too.

“Earning degrees in Education, Counseling, and Professional Development taught me what to do,” says the author. “My kids taught me how to do it. The outcomes are worth it–a parent-child relationship that grows in love and respect, and children who become responsible, confident, loving adults.”

Dr. Holmes writes in Responsible Kids: 6 Steps to Creating Them in an Irresponsible World, “We do the best job we know how, and the irony is that many of our actions—as well intended as they are—promote irresponsible behavior. Too often, and to our deep frustration and disappointment, we experience our children as sloppy, self-centered, lazy, rebellious, stubborn, and angry. Often, we find ourselves feeling discouraged and ready to give up.”

The purpose of her book is to show parents through detailed examples, six effective steps to lead children and adolescents in learning how to become responsible and caring people. Each of those steps requires parents to spend a lot of time interacting with their children, and parents may find they feel challenged about their current communication styles. But, if those methods were working, the results would be different, right?

Periodically, Dr. Holmes who is a Professor Emeritus of Frostburg State University, teaches “The Art of Mindful Communication” through the Lifelong Learning virtual campus at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

Dr. Holmes can be emailed at Dr.J@ResponsibleKids.org for more information regarding her book and speaking programs.

Holabird’s Massive Four-Day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction will be held Feb. 24-27, Online and Live in Reno

Reno, NV, USA, February 11, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC’s first major auction event of the New Year will be a four-day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, Thursday through Sunday, February 24th-27th, online and live in the gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno. Start times all four days will be 8 am Pacific. Nearly 2,500 lots will cross the auction block.

The sale is brimming with important collections, to include Part 2 of the Ron Lerch Western directory collection; Part 2 of the Joe Elcano Nevada collection; more from the Ken Prag railroad stock collection; more from the Stuart MacKenzie Montana collection; the Bill McKivor mining, numismatic and Americana collection and more, plus great rarities from other private collections.

Day 1, on Thursday, February 24th, will be dedicated to general Americana, in categories that include general books, gaming, saloon and brewing, jewelry, furnishings, musical instruments and memorabilia, model train and car, badges, geographically sorted lots and miscellaneous.

Day 1 highlights will feature an archive of about 400 photographs of San Francisco and the Northern Redwood Corridor, taken circa 1932-1935 by photographer Russell William Angel, including many shots of majestic redwood trees (estimate: $2,000-$6,000); and a major archive of Hollywood movie posters, all printed in America, all of films from the 1970s and ‘80s and all original and folded as original releases, fit for a Hollywood collector (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Also offered will be a LaFemme branded ladies’ gold watch, marked “14k gold” on the back of the watch case and with a watch face that’s covered by a hinged gold disc which has a small diamond in the center (estimate: $2,000-$5,000); and an English Staffordshire “Delft” blue and white transferware jug, pattern unknown, about 7 inches tall and personalized with a name and date painted in cursive on the side: “Jane Bigwood / Feb. 24th, 1817” (estimate: $2,000-$4,000).

Day 2, February 25th, will feature stocks and bonds (in the categories of mining, railroad and transportation and miscellaneous); and numismatics (to include currency, scrip and ephemera; ingots and bullion; coins, medals and tokens). Over 625 lots will come up for bid on Day 2.

Expected Day 2 star lots include an Engelhard silver ingot, produced in 1970 or 1971, serial number 03018, marked “16.075 oz” (which equates to exactly 500g, or ½ kilo in ozt. specification) (estimate: $2,000-$3,000); and a complete set of Walking Liberty half dollar U.S. coins, 65 in all, dated 1916-1947, in circulated condition ranging from good to AU (almost uncirculated), nicely housed in a Deluxe Dansco album No. 7160 (estimate: $2,500-$5,000).

Day 3, Saturday, February 26th, will be packed with nearly 600 lots of minerals and mining; directories (featuring Part 2 of the Ron Lerch collection); militaria; and political memorabilia.

Top lots will include an archive of around 2,500 handwritten letters from 1850-1912, relating to Frederick Robert (Roderick) Merk (1833-1912), a businessman who developed several important mining camps in Montana, and his family (estimate: $8,000-$12,500); and a rare copy of Brown & Dallison’s Nevada, Grass Valley and Rough and Ready Directory (Calif.), 133 pages, with ads, compiled by Nat P. Brown and John K. Dallison (San Francisco) (estimate: $3,000-$6,000).

Also up for bid will be an unmarked T. A. Potts (New Orleans) Civil War Confederate bayonet, about 17 inches long overall, no scabbard, meant to fit any number of muskets, however poorly, but with a very sharp blade (estimate: $4,500-$6,000); and a scarce set of 25 Hitleriada Furiosa and Hitleriada Macabra cartoon prints by Stanislaw Toegel (1946), poking fun at German Nazis, compiled and published in limited quantities by Antoni Markiewicz (estimate: $3,500-$6,000).

The auction’s final day, Sunday, February 27th, will feature art, Native Americana, transportation (railroad and steamer passes, ephemera and artifacts); and bargain and dealer specials that will include general Americana, stocks and bonds and numismatics – a total of 625 lots on Day 4.

Art will be led by an original oil painting by Ernest Narjot, considered one of California’s 30 great artists, titled The Grandchildren, depicting three children, signed and dated 1865, in a gilt frame (possibly original) (estimate: $5,000-$15,000); and a classic oil on canvas Western cowboy hunting scene by F. W. Trautwein, titled on the frame, Meat’s Not Meat Til It’s In The Pan (1972), depicting a cowboy who’s just shot a mountain sheep (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Other Day 4 highlights will include a circa 1880-1900 Pacific Northwest totem pole, 15 feet tall, containing six figures, possibly from the Puget Sound region and the Shomamish Clan, which used owls at the tops of their totems (estimate: $5,000-$10,000); and an artisan pot by Montana artist Randall Blaze (b. 1949), titled Shields, 17 inches in height, with turquoise colored enamel dots for stars, multi-colored buffalo and striking gold lightning bolts (estimate: $4,000-$8,000).

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. Also, 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.

To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC and the four-day Western Trails & Treasures Premier Auction, February 24th-27th, please visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates are posted often.

Multi-Talented Musician Joe Piket Wins The Long Island Entertainer of The Year Award for A Second Consecutive Year

Long Island, NY, February 10, 2022 — For the second year in a row, Long Island, New York songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Joe Piket has won the prestigious Long Island Entertainer of the year award in the piano entertainer category.

Piket has been described as “a more edgy Billy Joel” and “the Bruce Springsteen of Long Island” by music critics. Rave reviews for Joe’s CDs have appeared in Newsday, Good Times, Island Ear, Aural Fix, and other print publications, as well as hundreds of online publications.

Joe has worked with such diverse artists as Chuck Berry, Leon Russell, Jason Bonham, Dee Snider, Johnny Maestro, Renaissance, Alive and Kicking, Richie Cannata, Randy Jackson, and even TV personality/performer “Uncle” Floyd Vivino.

Joe’s first prolonged success came as frontman/composer for Joe Piket and the Storm, but more recently as a solo artist, Piket has released the acclaimed CD’s “EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT” and “SONGWRITER, VOLUME 1”, as well as several music videos.

Joe’s music and videos, interviews, reviews, and fan comments can be viewed by googling JOE PIKET and YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, and many other platforms.

It’s rare to hear musical artists capable of covering a wide variety of sounds. Joe Piket has kept his options open. He is an original musician in Every way.

LA-Based Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards Announce the Nomination of RnB Superstar Rina Chanel to their Roster of Nominees

Washington, DC, February 10, 2022 — Rina Chanel’s career keeps booming to new levels each day. She was recently inaugurated as a top nominee in the RnB category for the prestigious 4th annual Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and residing there for ten years, until relocating to Virginia Beach, VA, Chanel’s latest single, Sweetest of Melody, is currently charting number one on many international radio charts. The formally trained artist cites her music influenced by Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, and Whitney Houston.

Chanel is no stranger to receiving music awards. Worthy, her debut single, received Spotify’s Daily Drive Award. The award provides the artist six consecutive weeks of Spotify airplay, among other perks.

Singer/songwriter Rina Chanel has captivated audiences through R&B, soul, jazz, swing, pop, ensemble, and opera performance experiences.

She fuses her smooth R&B vocals with various R&B era instrumental backings that highlight her unique sound to combine the best elements of Jazz and R&B. Her skillful songwriting and vocal delivery provide a refreshing classic take on the return of the future of R&B music.

With a strong music education foundation, Rina developed classical proficiency and skill, learning to sing in French, German, Italian, and Czech.

The Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards Platform is based in LA., and the Awards show presentation will take place in July and broadcast on Social Media and YouTube Worldwide.

Voting will be by a panel of professional producers, songwriters, label executives as well as some Grammy members. The music will be accessed by mainstream industry executives, experts, and worldwide audiences.

More Information On Rina: http://www.rinachanelmusic.com
More Information on the Atlas Elite Music Awards: http://www.atlaseliteentertainment.com/aee/index.html

Paintings by Maqbool Fida Husain, Roger Mühl and Robert Spear Dunning are in Bruneau & Co.’s Feb. 21 Online-Only Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, February 8, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Original paintings by noted, listed artists that span multiple generations and genres will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ next online-only Estate Fine Art & Antique Auction scheduled for Monday, February 21st, beginning at 6 pm Eastern time. More than 350 lots, pulled from prominent estates and collections across New England, will come up for bid.

“Continuing on the momentum of last month’s sale, this catalog features an incredible single owner collection of 32 paintings by noted New England artists of the late 19th and early 20th century,” said Kevin Bruneau, Bruneau & Co’s president and an auctioneer. “Names include Robert Spear Dunning, George Whitaker, Charles Gifford, and Bryant Chapin, amongst others. It will be interesting to see how they perform today. The art market is red-hot right now.”

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. auctioneer and the firm’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “While the antique art is sure to perform, this catalog does contain some great pieces of modern and contemporary art. The Roger Mühl oil on canvas is sure to attract interest, along with the Michael Steiner bronze. Also, we can’t forget about the two Maqbool Fida Husain watercolors. This auction is jam packed. Collectors and investors need to mark their calendars right away.”

The paintings by Roger Mühl (France, 1929-2008) and Maqbool Fida Husain (India, 1913-2011) are expected top achievers, each with estimates of $8,000-$12,000. The Mühl work depicts pale pink and red tulips in a celadon colored vase over polychromatic patches of color. Measuring 19 ½ inches by 20 ½ inches (canvas, less frame), the abstract painting is signed lower right and titled Tulipes Rouges on verso. It also retains the original label from Findlay Galleries (N.Y.).

Roger Mühl was a 20th-century French painter best known for his light-drenched landscape renderings of the south of France. His paintings often featured built-up impasto surfaces and utilized complimentary colors and neutral tones, creating both atmosphere and physicality in his subtle compositions. He studied at National School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg but spent most of his life living and working in Provence, while exhibiting worldwide.

There are two paintings by Maqbool Fida Husain in the auction, both of them watercolors. One is a polychromatic rendering, depicting a dancing Ganesha. Signed “Husain” lower left and measuring 20 inches by 14 inches (less frame), it was purchased directly from the artist by a prominent Ohio collector and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Husain’s son, Shafat.

The other is an equestrian painting, depicting a galloping, monochromatic horse in moonlight, lined with sepia and blue. Larger than the other work, at 33 inches by 24 inches (less frame), it’s also signed “Husain” lower left, is from the same Ohio collector and comes with a certificate of authenticity from Shafat Husain. Maqbool Fida Husain is often called “the Picasso of India.”

A still life painting of fruit by Robert Spear Dunning (Mass./N.H., 1829-1905), depicting peaches, a pear and bundles of red and green grapes glistening under light is expected to gavel for $6,000-$9,000. The 7 ¼ inch by 11 ¼ inch canvas (less frame) was pulled from a large Massachusetts estate and is signed and dated “R.S. Dunning 1896” on verso and lower right.

Dunning was a founder of the Fall River School in Massachusetts and is best known for his realist trompe l’oeil paintings. He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and his work is housed in many public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Fall River Historical Society in Massachusetts; the Columbus Museum in Ohio and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

A large, 17th century Flemish Old Master hunting scene, measuring 34 ½ inches by 43 ¾ inches, carries an estimate of $3,000-$5,000. The genre painting depicts a man on horseback and three men wielding spears chasing a deer across the river with hunting dogs. The scene is framed by full trees and neoclassical structures in the distance beneath a pink sky. The work is unsigned.

A fine Chinese silk gold thread dragon robe dating to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) is expected to change hands for $2,000-$3,000. The beautiful early robe of high quality, 29 inches long and approximately 22 inches wide at the shoulders, is finely decorated with raised gold thread five-toed dragons flying amongst clouds with bats and cranes, and with a lower crashing wave border.

An early 20th century round African Baule tribe Kplekple carved wood mask with two horns, protruding eyes, a low mouth and beard, decorated in red, black and white paint, 17 inches tall and deaccessioned from the collection of a cultural museum in Alabama, should reach $2,000-$3,000. The mask has a minor split bottom right and a few areas of wear and losses to the paint.

A preview is available by appointment the week of and day of sale, with doors opening at 9 am Eastern time. The auction will begin at 6 pm EST. Bidding is available via in-person, absentee, telephone or Internet, with a 20% buyer’s premium (or 18% with cash, check or wire transfer).

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. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the 357-lot, online-only Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction scheduled for Monday, February 21st, please 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, call them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Color NASA Photo Signed and Inscribed by Wernher Von Braun Fetches $14,400 in Weiss Auctions’ 2-day Sale, January 26-27

Lynbrook, NY, USA, February 3, 2022 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Weiss Auctions burst into the New Year with a two-day, two-session sale on January 26th and 27th, with many lots sailing past their high estimates. A NASA photo signed by German-born American engineer Dr. Wernher Von Braun sold for $14,400, while a collection of 1916-1930 Standing Liberty quarters soared to $161,000. Prices include the buyer’s premium.

“2022 started just as 2021 ended – with a strong auction, one that topped $600,000,” said Philip Weiss of Weiss Auctions. “Day 1 featured historical memorabilia, Hollywood collectibles and advertising. Day 2 was dedicated to stamps and coins. In all, we registered more than 3,000 bidders for the online-only sale. Next up is a comic and comic art sale slated for February 23rd.”

The NASA photo signed by Wernher Von Braun had a conservative pre-sale estimate of $400-$600, but bidders fought fiercely for the 11 inch by 14 inch color photo showing a view of the Earth from the Apollo 8 spacecraft in orbit around the moon. It was inscribed, “To Dr. Herbert Friedman with highest regards, Wernher Von Braun.” The photo was the top earner of Day 1.

While in his 20s and early 30s, Dr. Von Braun worked in Nazi Germany’s rocket development program. He helped design and co-developed the V-2 rocket during World War II but was never charged with any war crimes. To the contrary, he was secretly moved to the United States, along with 1,600 other German scientists, engineers, and technicians, as part of Operation Paperclip.

The collection of 1916-1930 Standing Liberty quarters, missing only the 1927-S quarter, was expected to bring six figures and it did not disappoint, besting the $120,000 high estimate by another $40,000. The circulation issue set was PCGS graded and was listed as one of the top ten sets on the PCGS/NGC Registry (under “EMPIREAA”). It was the auction’s overall top lot.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was provided by Weiss Auctions’ updated website (www.WeissAuctions.com) with Next Lot for interactive bidding. Bidding was also available through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted. All prices quoted in this report include the buyer’s premium.

Another Day 1 lot that stormed past its pre-sale estimate (of $100-$200) was a group of 15 Russian military medals, representing various dates and events, that was sold on behalf of the New York County Public Administrators Office, from the estate of Rene Fuss. Once again, eagle-eyed bidders and collectors pounced on the group, driving it to a final price of $11,500.

A circa 1570 close helmet – approximately 14 inches tall and almost certainly English, possibly attributed to an Earl – sold within estimate for $9,300. Close helmets were worn by knights and other men-at-arms in the Late Medieval and Renaissance eras. They were a fully enclosing helmet with a pivoting visor, used by pistol-armed cuirassiers into the middle of the 17th century.

An archive of material pertaining to American actress Lillian Gish (1893-1993) changed hands for $6,325. Included were expired passports, invitations, many letters to-and-from (including Ronald Reagan, Roddy McDowell, Patricia Nixon, John Gielgud and others; an Audrey Hepburn letter; a letter and photos from Eva Marie Saint; a letter from Sir Alec Guinness; and more.

Lillian Gish’s acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 (in silent film shorts) to 1987. She was called “The First Lady of American Cinema” and is credited with pioneering fundamental film performance techniques. She had a leading role in the highest-grossing film of the silent era, D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915). Her final film was The Whales of August (1987).

On to Day 2, where the runner-up top lot to the Standing Liberty quarters collection was a stamp album filled with MNH (mint, never hinged) United States stamps, from the years 1855-1959. The album, from the South Bay Collection, went for 15,500, against an estimate of $8,000-$12,000. The stamps were collected as listed in Scott: blocks of four, panes, strips and more.

A fabulous estate cover collection of 19th to mid-20th century stamps, housed in a three-drawer file, finished at $10,050. Included were examples from South and Central America, Europe and Asia – no British covers, but a nice selection of 1920s-1950s European first day covers, 19th century European covers, 1950s-1960s European first day covers, and flight and zeppelin covers.

A lot of five Morgan silver dollars, all from the Carson City, Nevada Mint and dated 1881-1885, each one graded highly at MS66, gaveled for $8,475 against an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Morgan silver dollars were minted from 1878-1904, in 1921, and beginning again in 2021. The coin was named after its designer, George T. Morgan, and today is highly prized by collectors.

For more information about Weiss Auctions and the Comic & Comic Art auction slated for Wednesday, February 23, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.

About Weiss Auctions:
Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions, please visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.