Hiring and Retention Solutions in Challenging Times, Scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 9 a.m

Plymouth, MA, November 18, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Employers can’t fill critical positions. More than 40 percent of current employees are resigning. Customers and clients are annoyed by lack of service, product and attention. What can an employer do?

In response to this crisis, a complimentary webinar entitled “Embracing the new workplace. Hiring and retention solutions in challenging times” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 9 a.m. To RSVP, please visit shorturl.at/buCIJ.

Employment expert panelists include Denise Noble of HR Engineers based in Franklin, MA; David Sawyer of Safer Places based in Middleboro, MA and Brad Pinta, Esq. of Pinta Law Group located in Quincy, MA. Steve Dubin of PR Works, Plymouth, MA will moderate the discussion. The panel will offer specific advice, tips and examples of how to attract and retain the best and brightest.

Noble will expand upon new methods of attracting quality candidates to the workplace and how to create a work environment that encourages employees to be heard, seen, valued and connected to a common goal. Sawyer will outline how to use custom background checks to make a better and more informed hiring decision. Pinta will underscore his personal challenge with hiring and firing legal staff and the ironic litigation that could arise from these processes.

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

Please RSVP for the event at shorturl.at/buCIJ. Or call My Pinnacle Network at 781-582-1061.

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.

Green New Deal Political Pressure – We Already Have A 2030 Pollution Solution, ECOFuelMax

Boca Raton, FL, November 12, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Reduce Pollution by 50% by 2030, already Developed! Should the Infrastructure 1.9 Trillion Dollar plan be held hostage to the Democratic Squad’s Green New Deal & Social Spending Plans?

A Trillion Dollars is a lot of money! How can the American Public believe President Biden’s PROMISE that there will be NO NEW TAXES for those earning less than $400k? He stated that no Americans or those who helped us in Afghanistan would be left behind. As of this Press Release more than 1,000 US Citizens, 5,000+ allies and thousands of Green Card Holding US Residents are trapped in Afghanistan. Not one update has been given. How about climate Czar Kerry flying around the word in his private jet? How about President Biden touting transformation to Electric vehicles while he still chauffeured around in a traditional Gasoline vehicle motorcade. Why aren’t his vehicles and his Secret Service driving Electric vehicles? The American Public is questioning why?.

With rising Fuel prices rising +/-$1.50 per gallon over the last 10 months and restricted access to Trucking and Delivery, costs are rising out of control. The American people consider increased inflation a TAX!

For over 10 years our leaders have been aware of have tested and have been using the ECOFuelMax a proven and guaranteed pollution solution that could reduce Carbon Pollution and Greenhouse Gases 40% to over 70% TODAY! No Chemicals, No Maintenance, it works on the Scientific Principal of Electrolysis. The cost is minimal for +/-$395 vehicles commercial vehicles could save thousands of dollars annually. Government Funded Certified Reports show it works 100% of the time on all fuel types; it only treats fuel, no warranty issues. Why won’t our leaders include a proven Carbon reducing solution instead of spending billions of dollars on studies on something that already has proven to work?

Why won’t our Government utilize a proven solution TODAY? Carbon Pollution is killing us!

I was asked earlier today at a local S. Florida Barbershop if the Government is aware of the ECOFuelMax? My answer was absolutely yes! Politician’s local or National seem not to care or are against reducing Carbon Pollution, like some Counties in South Florida. To keep the public informed, I have posted all my communications like this one online.

Our country is at a critical turning point which is 99.9% politically driven, aren’t our leaders concerned about the truth and the people they represent. Reelection is the main item on their agenda’s. Thank goodness for Senators like Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin who appear to be listening to those who elected them? Hopefully they will not fold like others have done before them. The American People are praying.

For more information go online email or call and speak with a Human. GO GREEN Burn Clean!

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
(desktop browser currently recommended, mobile capability in development)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Era7_official
Telegram: https://t.me/Era7_Official
Discord: https://discord.gg/yUjGpQ35
Email: contact@era7.io

SelecTech Receives Technology Award at SMTA International

Minneapolis, MN and Avon, MA, November 11, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- SelecTech, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products with long-term value and immediate benefits, received the Mexican Technology Award for Best New ESD Material in Mexico for 2021 at the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) International held in Minneapolis, MN in November. SelecTech received the award for its PolyStyle Factory ESD Floor.

SMTA is an international association for electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals.

“We are honored to receive the Mexican Technology award and there is no better place to receive it than the SMTA International,” said Joe Berkowitz, director of sales at SelecTech. “PolyStyle is a superior product that provides a cost-effective option for manufacturers and factories in need of an ESD flooring solution that can be applied with minimal down time and retain superior ESD properties.”

Older styles of resinous ESD flooring systems are often inconsistent and often fail ESD audits. PolyStyle uses the most advanced conductive additives to ensure that the finished floor has the most uniform electrical properties throughout the entire floor that are guaranteed for the life of the floor. This gives flooring superior static control properties from the top layer through the bottom.

PolyStyle Factory ESD Floor is used for warehouse, factory, and other sensitive working environments.

SelecTech received the award from Ron Friedman with Mexico EMS. SelecTech was also an exhibitor at SMTA International, which ran from November 2-4. In addition to PolyStyle, SelecTech displayed it’s StaticStop ESD flooring tiles.

To request a sample of StaticStop ESD products, please call 508-583-3200 or visit www.selectech.com.

For more information about SMTA, visit www.smta.org.

About SelecTech, Inc.:
SelecTech, Inc., which was founded in 1993 with the mission of creating valuable products from scrap plastics. The company has become a leader in the manufacture of flooring products from recycled materials and uses one million pounds of recycled materials annually. Their products are made with up to 100 percent recycled content, are 100 percent recyclable and installed without adhesives making them some of the “greenest” and most cost-effective flooring products available. The unique interlock system on SelecTech’s flooring products enable them to be installed at a much lower cost, without a lot of costly downtime, which provides significant value to customers.

Using state-of-the-art technology and innovative product design, SelecTech has also created the top performing Place N’ Go residential flooring products. They are also the creators and manufacturers of StaticStop ESD flooring products, used throughout the world, in some of the most advanced manufacturing enviroments. SelecTech is an active member and contributor to the Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) and Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) and a vendor partner of Health Care Institute (HCI), an International Facility Management Association (IFMA) alliance. The company is headquartered at 33 Wales Avenue, Suite F in Avon, MA. For more information about SelecTech, visit http://www.selectech.com

About SMTA:
SMTA is an international association for electronics engineering and manufacturing professionals. SMTA offers exclusive access to local, regional, domestic and global communities of experts, as well as accumulated research and training materials from thousands of companies dedicated to advancing the electronics industry. SMTA currently is comprised of 55 regional chapters around the world and 29 local vendor exhibitions (worldwide), 10 technical conferences (worldwide), and one large annual meeting. For more information, visit www.smta.org.

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

Woody Auction’s Dec. 4th Sale Features Crown Milano, Steuben, Quezal, Durand, Tiffany, Mettlach Plaques, Brides Baskets

Douglass, KS, USA, November 10, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- Woody Auction will close out 2021 in grand fashion, with a Saturday, December 4th antique auction highlighted by the Wilson collection out of Illinois that features nearly 100 lots of Crown Milano, plus offerings from private collections that include brides baskets, Steuben, Quezal, Durand, Tiffany, Mettlach plaques and a sizable lamp collection, beginning at 9:30 am Central time.

“With just over 400 lots, this auction has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction, who added, “All items up for bid will be sold without reserve, online via LiveAuctioneers.com and live in the Woody Auction auction hall located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass. Also, there is no buyer’s premium for those who attend in person and pay by cash or check.”

Steuben is enormously popular with collectors and this sale has some wonderful examples, like the unmarked, outstanding quality art glass lamp in a Dragon pattern, 26 ½ inches tall, mirror black over celeste blue and acid etched, shape #6094; and a signed rose cintra and opal art glass vase, 12 inches tall in a Supino acid cut pattern and boasting spectacular colors – a worthy addition to any collection.

A solid crystal and 18kt gold sculpture signed Steuben, designed by James Houston and titled Column of the Owl, 7 ½ inches tall and made in the 1970s, is being offered with the original case. Another sculpture (not by Steuben) is an original bronze by Emile Pinedo (France/Italy, 1840-1916), titled Arabe En Marche (circa 1910), 13 inches tall, artist signed, with a foundry mark and nice patina.

A really fine and colorful item is the massive charger, marked Mettlach (#2697), 17 ½ inches in diameter, with an incredible fantasy scene showing a cherub and a fairy, signed Heinrich Schlitt. Equally dazzling is an art glass covered jar marked “Crown Milano 572”,11 inches tall, in blue and white tones with a colorful rose floral décor, heavy enamel scroll highlights and pattern matched lid.

Plaques will feature a framed porcelain plaque marked KPM, titled Eremit (translating to “Hermit”), picturing a man kneeling in a courtyard in front of a book and crucifix, with a note indicating the work is artist signed by Ed Baedschneider (but believed to be hidden by the frame, which has an overall size of 16 inches by 14 inches and has a lamp mounted to it). The plaque is of nice quality and shows well.

Another noteworthy plaque in the sale is the unmarked Wave Crest scroll mold plaque in pink, white and blue tones, with a rare scenic medallion featuring a man and a woman with a young girl playing the flute, plus a cherub, in a gilt frame measuring 16 inches by 12 inches, still with the original backing.

The jewelry category will be highlighted by a 14kt yellow gold ring with three princess cut diamonds totaling 1.5 carats, H-I color, SI2-I1 clarity, with white gold prongs, size 5.25; and a 14kt yellow gold bracelet of outstanding quality boasting 13 oval cut sapphires each surrounded by 12 round diamonds, separated by stars that each have seven round diamonds, G-H color, VS-SI clarity, 6 ½ inches long.

Also up for bid is a jardiniere and pedestal marked Weller Art Pottery of Aurelian twist form, having impressed marks on the bottom of both pieces, with dark brown tones and a rare strawberry décor; and a 97-piece sterling flatware set by Georg Jensen in the Acanthus pattern, housed in a wooden chest, the total weight of the sterling pieces 2485 grams, the weight of the knives with stainless blades 865 grams.

People can register and bid online now, at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc. Bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. Online bidders will be charged a 20 percent buyer’s premium (or, they can pay by cash or check for a 5 percent discount). Woody Auction’s 5,000-square-foot auction hall is located south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and Hwy. 54 / Kellogg Road.

Absentee bids will be accepted, with a written statement indicating the lot number and amount of the bid. The deadline to submit an absentee bid is 12 noon on Thursday, December 2nd. All absentee bids will be charged a buyer’s premium of 15 percent of the selling price (or 10 percent if paying by cash or check). Absentee bids can be sent by fax, to 316-746-2145; or via email, to info@woodyauction.com.

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

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

To learn more about Woody Auction and the Saturday, December 4th auction please visit www.woodyauction.com.

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.

Gachyi Land, The First Play-to-Earn MMORPG Gacha-Launchpad, Premieres Its NFT Drop

Sydney, Australia, November 9, 2021 -/ExPressRelease UK/- With the blockchain gaming metaverse proving to be more than just a buzzword for gamers, Gachyi Land, the first gacha-launchpad ecosystem gears towards its premiere NFT launch, slated to debut on the 22nd of November 2021.

This launch opens up the runway for Gachyi Land as they get the ball rolling for a series of other launches on the Gachyi launchpad. Commenting on the significance of this event, the founding partner of Gachyi Land, Harly Zappino has expressed his excitement:

“Life is too short to slave away on tasks that you despise doing and unfortunately that is how our society is currently structured. The digital world is our future. Let’s make it fun, let’s make it colorful, and let’s provide real-world value to those who want to interact with it!”

Dubbed the Goo Goo series, the first NFT series dropped on Gachyi Land will feature generative artwork with different traits that include body, eyes, mouth, accessories, background, and clouds, among other features. Certain unusual and rare characteristics may entitle their owners to special privileges.

The series finds its footing in folklore inspired by the Gachyi Goddess before she became entirely fossilized. According to Gachyi Land Lore, she created the Goo Goos and ensured that all of her wisdom was handed down to guide them through the RPG (role-playing game).

While the Goo Goo series does not include playable RPG characters, owners will be able to access significant in-game benefits. Slime Tales from Gachyi Land’s second NFT series will implement RPG characters with a Dungeons and Dragons class system that has the ability to breed dual class characters.

Gachyi Land: Introducing the first NFT gacha-launchpad ecosystem

Coming up as a first mover, Gachyi Land will be the first gacha-launchpad to issue NFTs (on its website) as a full-fledged utility across its entire ecosystem. Each NFT issued on the Gachyi NFT Launchpad will serve a purpose within the ecosystem. They will either have in-game functionality such as boosts or exclusive pre-sale access, or their utility can be built into future games.

Besides their own designed NFTs, other projects with similar themes to Gachyi Land, such as those with kawaii and mystical creatures type of themes, will be able to participate in its utility-centric ecosystem. Expanding the entire ecosystem, other projects’ NFTs can be integrated into Gachyi Land’s mini-party games or Play-To-Earn MMORPG.

The NFTs will be deployed on the Polygon blockchain based on the ERC-721 token standard, priced in MATIC. They will be encapsulated and released through interactive Gachapon Machines (a.k.a Gacha-Launchpad). The minting process aims to give the buyers a whole new experience playing with e-Gachapon machines coupled with lo-fi music, great visuals and stunning animation. Each series will feature a maximum of 5 NFTs available on the Launchpad, giving buyers a sneak peak of what could be minted.

Incubating a disruptive NFT gaming ecosystem to empower artists

Gachyi Land is on a mission to empower small artists to use Gachyi Land’s resources to unleash their creativity on the world, to give them the exposure and recognition they deserve. Most artists have yet to take advantage of the unlimited opportunities available in the NFT domain while others may have misconceptions about it. To address this challenge, Gachyi is stepping in to provide artists with the platform, community, technology, and tools they need to exhibit their work and explore the potential within the digital landscape.

“Gachyi Land will be a solution to this and will be a part of a greater movement to fundamentally change the way humanity thinks and interacts with the world. In our virtual world, what defines you are the choices you make and the way you choose to interact. Not labels, not gender, not titles and certainly not the way you look!” states Zappino.

About Gachyi Land:
Gachyi Land is building an ecosystem that consists of an NFT Launchpad and Play-To-Earn MMORPG. NFTS issued on their platform will be incorporated within the ecosystem to serve either an in-game functionality such as boosts or exclusive pre-sale access, or their utility can be built into future games.

With its disruptive Play2Earn MMORPG, Gachyi is providing artists with the platform, community, technology, and tools they need to unleash their creativity and gain the exposure they deserve. NFTs will be minted via Gachyi’s interactive gachapon machines on the Polygon blockchain based on the ERC-721 token standard, priced in MATIC.

Gachyi Land Official Links:
Website: https://gachyiland.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GachyiLand
Telegram: https://t.me/GachyiLand
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gachyi.land/
Discord: https://discord.gg/pPWAC888kC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gachyi-Land-275279670982071

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.