Playthrough Kicks Off at the Raleigh Convention Center Today

Come Play Today

Playthough this weekend and the ECGC (April 17-19) bring thousands of players and developers together at the Raleigh Convention Center

We are excited to have almost triple the preregistrations for Playthrough this year and the crowed this morning is fantastic. We look forward to being at ECGC again, in April.”

— Tim Howell of Playthrough

RALEIGH, NC, US, February 17, 2018 / — All people who enjoy games are invited to drop by the Raleigh Convention Center today and Sunday to attend the Playthrough Gaming Convention, which has record-breaking registration today and expects to exceed previous years’ attendance again tomorrow.

Playthrough is a weekend-long extravaganza showcasing the latest games and opportunities for players to meet others who share their passion. Whether it’s video games, esports, tabletop games, or playtesting new creations, Playthrough has something for everyone.

What: Playthrough Gaming Convention
When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 17;
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18
Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh
Tickets: $20-$30
Free admission for children 6 and under

Anyone with an interest in video games is welcome to come learn what the business is all about at the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) April 17-19 to see why Raleigh is a fantastic home for game development and game technologies.

The largest gathering of video game professionals on the East Coast, ECGC returns for its tenth year to provide game developers an engaging learning program and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Building on year over year growth, ECGC is bringing back Community Day, an after-school program on April 17th, which focuses on the community, with families, educators and students coming to learn about the industry and its job opportunities.

The main professional conference with notable game industry speakers from around the world (and many from North Carolina) is open to all and will be held April 18 and 19.

What: East Coast Game Conference
When: April 17-19
Where: Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh
Tickets: $20-$530

The Raleigh area is the hub of the North Carolina video game industry, which According to the Entertainment Software Association, brings in over $100 million from 68 companies to the state with 24 college programs supporting it. Epic Games’ Fortnite is breaking records with over 3.4 million concurrent players this month, and well over 40 million total players. Fortnite will be featured at this year’s East Coast Game Conference (ECGC). Epic is based in Cary, NC.

Walter Rotenberry
Triangle Game Initiative
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Eric Agazim to hold two-day course on fundamentals of investing

Erik Agazim

Erik Agazim

According to a recent survey, almost half of US citizens currently have no stock market investments in place.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 16, 2018 / — "It's a shocking statistic," says Miami businessman Erik Agazim.

The poll, by American research and public opinion polling company Gallup, reveals a number of startling truths about the state of investing in America in 2018.

"I'm a keen investor," says Erik Agazim. "You don't need to be wealthy or hugely knowledgeable to make a small, initial investment in stocks. Once you understand the basics, investing even a small amount becomes a no-brainer."

Indeed, the same survey showed that, on the whole, those with long-term investments—those made over a period of 10 or more years—have seen sizable returns. In recent years, stocks have typically returned, on average, 7-9% annually. This compares to only 2-4% over the same period for more popular real estate investments.

It's with these numbers in mind that Agazim is concerned about the country's current attitude towards investing.

"Compared to a decade ago, the number of American citizens investing in stocks is down by over 15 percent," Agazim notes, referring back to the survey.

He continues, "As a trend, it's going the wrong way. More Americans need to be investing, not less!"

Having considered the possibilities, Agazim has now arranged to hold a two-day course on the fundamentals of investing for those in the Sarasota area.

"Most people understand the importance of investing in real estate," says Agazim, "but all too often, people are overlooking wider investment opportunities. What's more, investing in stocks is generally much more straightforward than investing in property, all things considered."

While real estate investments are typically more tangible, easier to quantify and analyze, more insulated, and often a source of pride, Agazim is out to fight the corner for stock market investing.

"Above and beyond the higher rates of return, investments in stock are more liquid, less work, offer more variety, and come with lower transaction fees and costs," says the avid investor. "There are tax benefits too, which people often do not realize."

He continues, "These are the sort of topics I want to cover in my course."

Erik Agazim wants the course to be open to all age ranges and levels of understanding, irrespective of how much a person may—or may not—end up wishing to invest.

"I like giving back to the community, and I think, on the whole, that many people can benefit by learning more about the fundamentals of investing in stocks," he notes.

"The course will be free of jargon, and nobody will be trying to selling anything. At the very least, it's an excuse for like-minded locals to get together, chat, and enjoy a few cups of coffee," notes Agazim cheerily.

Details of the free two-day course will be made available soon.

"In the meantime," concludes Agazim, "I'd urge anyone who hasn't already to familiarize themselves with the basics of stock market investing. It's an opportunity which should be overlooked by nobody in 2018."

Eric Ash
Web Presence, LLC
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Video Games Advertising Market 2018 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021

The analysts forecast the global video games advertising market to grow at a CAGR of 13.71% during the period 2016-2020.

PUNE, INDIA, February 16, 2018 / —

Global Video Games Advertising Market Presents “Global Video Games Advertising Market 2016-2020” New Document to its Studies Database. The Report Contain 60 Pages With Detailed Analysis.


Video games are electronic games that require a video device for the user interface of the game. The device can be a mobile display or a PC monitor, or a TV screen. Based on the electronic system employed, they are categorized in the form of platforms such as mobile, PC, and TV. Different types of games are available for a number of gaming platforms. Video games are available in two major formats — physical and digital. The physical format comes in the form of compact discs, which are used while playing the game. In the digital format, the game is downloaded and played.

Covered in this report 
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global video games advertising market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of advertisements through video games.


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The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: 
• Americas 

The Global Video Games Advertising Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors 
• BrightRoll 
• Flurry 
• Google 
• InMobi 
• InMobi

Other prominent vendors 
• AppNexus 
• Byyd 
• Fiksu 
• iAd 
• Kiip 
• Matomy Media 
• Millennial Media 
• Platform One 
• MobPartner 
• MoPub 
• Tapjoy 
• SpotXchange 
• Tremor Video 
• TubeMogul

Market driver 
• Improved measurement standards 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market challenge 
• High adoption of ad-blocks 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Market trend 
• Increased female participation 
• For a full, detailed list, view our report

Key questions answered in this report 
• What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be? 
• What are the key market trends? 
• What is driving this market? 
• What are the challenges to market growth? 
• Who are the key vendors in this market space? 
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? 
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

PART 01: Executive summary 
• Highlights 

PART 02: Scope of the report 
• Market overview 
• Definitions 
• Base year and forecast period 
• Vendor segmentation 

PART 03: Market research methodology 
• Research methodology 
• Economic indicators 

PART 04: Introduction 
• Key market highlights 

PART 05: Market landscape 
• Market overview 
• Market size and forecast 
• Five forces analysis 

PART 06: Market segmentation by type 
• Global video game advertising market by type 
• Global interstitial video game advertising market 
• Global reward-based video game advertising market 
• Global banner video game advertising market 
• Global native video game advertising market 
• Global video game advertising market attractiveness by type 
• Segment comparison analysis 

PART 07: Market segmentation by genre 
• Global video game advertising market by genre 
• Global action video game advertising market 
• Global FPS video game advertising market 
• Global sports video game advertising market 
• Global role-playing video game advertising market 
• Global video game advertising market attractiveness by genre 
• Segment comparison analysis 

PART 08: Geographical segmentation 
• Global video game advertising market by geography 
• Video game advertising market in APAC 
• Video game advertising market in Americas 
• Video game advertising market in EMEA 
• Video game advertising market attractiveness by geography 
• Segment comparison analysis 

PART 09: Key leading countries 
• Key leading countries in video game advertising market 

PART 10: Market drivers 
• Effective communication of information 
• Growing popularity of e-sports 
• Improved measurement standards 

PART 11: Impact of drivers 

PART 12: Market challenges 
• High adoption of ad-blocks 
• Piracy in video games 
• Heterogeneous audience 

PART 13: Impact of drivers and challenges 

PART 14: Market trends 
• New environment for testing products 
• Social media advertising for video games 
• Increased female participation 

PART 15: Vendor landscape 
• Competitive scenario 
• Key Vendors 
• Other prominent vendors 


Norah Trent
WiseGuy Research Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
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Exhibit by Aberson presents Silvia Poloto | Wabi Sabi opening this Thursday February 15th, 6 until 8 PM

Silvia Poloto at Exhibit by Aberson

TULSA, OK, USA, February 15, 2018 / — Exhibit by Aberson presents
Silvia Poloto
3524B S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
February 15th – March 25th, 2018
Available online and in-store

Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present a selection of new works from Silvia Poloto opening February 15th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.

Brazilian-born artist, Silvia Poloto creates her new work as an exercise in and examination of letting go – of attitudes, old beliefs, dreams and emotions. She sees it as a clearing of all things unnecessary in order to strip bare to the essential. This oeuvre took shape while Poloto was building her home — a 6,000 square foot warehouse in San Francisco. She felt strongly of the relationship between her and the structure of her home. She lived in it as if she was inside one of her paintings. Poloto explains, “What I sought with my living space, and continues with my artwork, is a kind of essential refined simplicity reduced to the extreme, understated and unassuming yet not without presence and quiet authority. A breathing space.”

Working in a range of visual disciplines, Silvia Poloto’s work is characterized by equal amounts of surprise, playfulness and provocation. She is recognized for her dynamic compositions utilizing expressive gesture and rich, textured hues. She exploits a vibrant visual vocabulary of boldness and subtlety.

Using paper as a primary medium in her Wabi Sabi series, Poloto glues and pulls the paper back leaving marks which become the brushstrokes that create the underlying structure of the painting. The nicks, chips, bruises, scars and dents each add to their undiminished poise and strength of character. Poloto embraces the imperfection and highlights her skillful use of negative space with compelling color sensibility. She says of the pieces, “Imperfect and unpredictable, yet inevitable. They don’t shout, they whisper.”

Silvia Poloto lives and works in San Francisco as a visual artist. She is known for her lively abstract canvases and mixed-media sculptures.

For all press inquiries and information, please contact Kim Fonder at or call the gallery at (918) 740-1054. Please join the conversation with Exhibit by Aberson on Facebook (@aberson.exhibits), Instagram (@exhibitbyaberson), Pinterest (@abersonexhibits), Artsy (exhibit-by-aberson) and 1stDibs (@exhibit-by-aberson).

Kim Fonder
Exhibit by Aberson
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William Lightner leaves the rat race to join Lay Witness Mission

William Lightner

Few people have enjoyed a professional career more varied than William Lightner.

I am honored to be connected with such a great group [as Lay Witness Mission]," says Lightner. "They are one organization I love doing work for.”

— William Lightner

MARIETTA, GA, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2018 / — Now a highly-respected motivational speaker, Lightner has spent time in the military, working in finance, in executive sales, and more.

It wasn't until later in life, however, that he would decide to give it all up. Instead of enduring the daily grind, he would find himself traveling to 28 different countries in order to serve God as an evangelist.

As a youngster, William Lightner was afforded a private Baptist school education in his hometown. From there, he would move to Judson University in Illinois.

"Judson University was an outstanding college for me because of the higher education setting and their worship of God," says Lightner, of the Christian liberal arts university.

The former finance professional credits his education with the eventual route he'd take in life, saying, "The university made me into the man I am today. Understanding the importance of personal relationships, but also my relationship with God was such a big part of my college experience."

Graduating with numerous degrees, William Lightner had set himself on a successful career path. After a stint in the military, he found himself working across the US in a number of different industries in the years which followed.

Unfulfilled, however, Lightner turned fully towards religion, gave up corporate life, and joined Lay Witness Mission.

Of its work, Lay Witness Mission states,"The vision for lay witnesses began with Jesus Christ as He chose twelve ordinary men for His disciples to witness His life on earth and to be the first recipients of His teaching."

The mission continues, "The common goal of a Lay Witness Mission is to see Jesus lifted up and the Holy Spirit move in power and authority."

Joining the mission saw Lightner go through a six-month development stage. "Lay Witness Mission holds a special place in my heart," he says. "They got me started with speaking and traveling the world. I'm forever appreciative of the chance they gave me."

Of his time with the mission and his success in public speaking, Lightner says, "There are three main factors every speaker or evangelist should consider. My three are being personal with the crowd, showing passion, and being powerful with words."

He continues, "A person of God must show these three keys, and then they can deliver any message and make sure the message is understood."

With Lay Witness Mission, William Lightner has spoken before huge crowds across the globe, while also personally supporting several hundred individuals in finding comfort in God. With the mission, he preaches acknowledgment of fellowship, as well as faith through prayer, in order to live a more sound life as a follower of Christ.

"I am honored to be connected with such a great group [as Lay Witness Mission]," says Lightner. "They are one organization I love doing work for."

Eric Ash
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$21.9 Million – New Jersey Online Gaming has Record Month in January 2018

New Jersey Online Casinos and Poker Sites Are on the Rise

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , February 14, 2018 / — Who said New Jersey online gambling was slowing down? In the first month of 2018, New Jersey online casino operators raked in over $21 million in online casino and poker gross gaming win. This triumphant record is a clear sign gaming is still on the rise in the Garden State and players are hungrier than ever to play online. With soon to launch brands like Hard Rock and Ocean Resort Casino this new record must have given them a much needed sigh of relief as many began to think the market had stagnated. Golden Nugget was the clear winner with $7.29 million in win. However, under their license sits Sugar House and Betfair casino so the revenue is the combined total from all three of these operators.

"We're very excited to see growth in the market and expect it to grow far beyond its current level once Hard Rock Online Casino and Ocean Resort Online Casino join the game." said Casino Editor, Anirudh Vashishth. "This is a clear sign operators have found their own formulas for success, and have done a great job at developing entertaining products that people want to play, so don't be surprised if you start seeing more adverts for online casinos in the coming month or two."
The New Jersey regulated online casinos generated $21.9 million in January, up $1,204,694 from December and up 5.8% month over month.

November by numbers (in $ millions):

Golden Nugget $7.30
Resorts $3.06
Borgata $3.53
Caesars $2.85
Tropicana $3.27
Total $18.80

Golden Nugget $0
Resorts $.817
Borgata $.627
Caesars $.507
Tropicana $0
Total $1.81

Golden Nugget $7.30
Resorts $3.88
Borgata $4.15
Caesars $3.35
Tropicana $3.27
Total $20.61

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Convia Media
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Tanks Meet Zombies releases today, following the conclusion of Tank De La Muerta’s convoluted romance

Titan Forged Games, Lda., a small independent Portuguese video game development company, released today Tanks Meet Zombies, a goofy top-down arcade shooter.

COIMBRA, COIMBRA, PORTUGAL, February 14, 2018 / — Following the conclusion of the novela Tank De La Muerta, where Enrique and Sofia, the protagonists, overcame their prejudice by ultimately declaring love to each other, with an explosive twist, Tanks Meet Zombies was released today, on Steam, for the price of 9.99$/9.99€/8.99£.

Tanks Meet Zombies takes place 2 days after the conclusion of the novela. As a tank, the player must undergo a Tanks’ Night Out and meet new Zombies the only way a tank can: through devastation, utter destruction and carnage. With more than 10 unlockable weapons and 5 unlockable tanks, players are able to blast through their dates on the game’s several environments, defeating bosses (56k-modem- powered helicopters, giant matriarch spiders and more) along the way.

But what is a Tanks’ Night Out without other Tank-friends? In Tanks Meet Zombies, the player is able to locally join with up to 3 additional friends and “co-omp” their way through the games 3 modes: Campaign, Arcade and Survival. Additionally, the game features a Versus mode so that Tanks can fight over any zombie that captures their eyes.

System’s Requirement: Tanks Meet Zombies will require a 5th generation Intel CPU, at least 2GB of RAM, 800MB of free space and a Direct X 10 compatible GPU.

Titan Forged Games, Lda. is a small independent Portuguese video game development company working on desktop and console games. This is our second commercial game. You can contact us on

Press Info: Press Kit with screenshots can be found

Nuno Barreto
Titan Forged Games
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Revolutionary New Storage Product Invented by Mother and Son Team

Packbands bundle of 3 storage straps

Packbands securing rolled yoga mat on the beach

Initially developed as a travel product, Packbands unique design has hundreds of uses for work, home, baby and exercise.

The problem with rubber bands is that they break and wrinkle clothing. If you roll something larger, like a sweater or pair of jeans, a rubber band doesn’t work. Packbands solve those problems."”

— Martha Spelman

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 14, 2018 / — You could say, "Packbands were born in Hawaii." 15 months ago, Californians Martha Spelman and her son, Peter Evenson, traveled to Maui and Kauai. That trip, and some issues with packing, ignited an idea and a new product: Packbands.

A Packband is a strong, 100% silicone strap that solves many storage and organization problems not met by existing twist ties, tie-downs, elastic bands, clips, or hook & loop-style straps. Packbands are reusable, durable, washable and UV-resistant. Packbands are molded as one consistent piece and have no metal or moveable parts that could break, rust, scratch surfaces or snag fabric.

From previous travel experiences, Martha and Peter had learned to roll clothing to save luggage space. Each roll was then secured with a rubber band. “The problem with rubber bands,” says Martha, “is that they break and wrinkle clothing. If you roll something larger, like a sweater or pair of jeans, a rubber band doesn’t work.” Packbands solve those problems: they stretch, are open-ended, adjustable and wider (to reduce wrinkling and increase strength). If the user requires a longer band, two or more Packbands can be joined together.

Martha Spelman is a small business branding and marketing consultant with several startups under her belt. Peter Evenson consults in the technology and transportation sector and is co-founder of group transportation app, Swoop. Martha and Peter are using their combined entrepreneurial and marketing experience to launch Packbands.

More Information:

Packbands are stretchy, adjustable straps that secure rolled clothing for packing; organize cords, cables and hoses; attach items to a backpack, purse or stroller; contain fitness and outdoor equipment, and facilitate storage at home, office and workshop.

Packbands are currently available in three colors and sizes: green/9”, blue/12”, orange/15”. They come packaged in a bundle that includes one of each size. Each Packband also includes a separate loop or keeper to hold the end, secure the Packband to a cord or to join two Packbands.

Packbands can also be customized with the logo, name and colors of a company, team or organization.

For more information, to receive a hi-res version of the logo or images or to schedule an interview, please contact: Martha Spelman, or visit:

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Virtual Valentine's Gift? A unique last minute idea…

Regular Book Club Box

The I love you, send money "virtual" Book Club Box with eBooks AND author thrown in, may arrive sooner than flowers!

I got to thinking with Skype and technology, a 'virtual' book club experience allows discussions and reader engagement anywhere in the world.”

— Jordan Alexander, author and VIRTUAL Book Club Box fan

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, February 14, 2018 / — "It's something new for BOOK lovers," says I love you, send money author, Jordan Alexander. She has a gift idea for last minute Valentine's shoppers: The VIRTUAL Book Club Box.

"The regular book club box is a great fundraiser for silent auctions and local charity events," says Alexander who attends 'book club box' sessions to talk about her book. The first box was a school fair donation, filled with paperback and eBook downloads, fridge magnets and bookmarks. With technology options, a virtual box just made sense.

The VIRTUAL Book Club box is eco-friendly (paperless) and has ten (10) download eBooks and/or audiobooks. PLUS the author can Skype into your event anywhere in the world. It's a great gift for loved ones in a book club, and is easy to send if you need a last minute gift.

"I really enjoy going to book clubs," says Alexander. "Readers ask me questions about the story and engage with the content on a deeper level." She has coaching clients around the globe and thought, "I could still go to book clubs in different locations, I'll just use Skype!"

Valentine's Day is a great launch for the VIRTUAL Book Club Box – the perfect gift for those looking to give their book lovers, a unique experience.

"Plus, we can deliver quickly – virtually – by email.

Perfect if you missed the deadline for sending flowers!"

Jordan Alexander
Pangaea Press
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Partial set of Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals hits $8,750 at Bruneau & Co.'s Feb. 3 auction in Cranston, RI

Partial set of nine Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals with excellent carving ($8,750).

Boston Wool Association rug depicting the American flag, 77 inches by 144 inches ($5,625).

19th century Persian Oriental rug, truly palace size at 31 feet 4 inches by 12 feet 3 inches ($5,000).

Arts and Crafts Handel Dogwood leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp, 18.5 inches tall ($2,375).

Danish .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah, 14.5 inches long, by Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen ($3,750).

To say that Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ February 3rd auction in Cranston, Rhode Island featured an eclectic mix of merchandise would be a gross understatement.

Bidders were attracted to the excellent quality of the seals’ carving and the fact that each one showed a figural animal perched on a rectangular base.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, February 13, 2018 / — CRANSTON, R.I. – To say that Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ February 3rd auction featured an eclectic mix of merchandise would be a gross understatement. The top three lots in the 353-lot sale were a partial set of Chinese carved jadeite zodiac animal seals ($8,750); a U.S. flag rug made by the Boston Wool Association ($5,625), and a palace-size Persian Oriental rug ($5,000).

“Prior to the sale we had been sure of the quality of the jade, but we weren’t sure how receptive collectors would be with only nine of the seals present,” said Kevin Bruneau, the president and auctioneer of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “Bidders were attracted to the excellent quality of the seals’ carving and the fact that each one showed a figural animal perched on a rectangular base.”

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer, added, “Overall it was a great sale, with strong results across all fields. I was delighted to see the appreciation for the Boston Wool Association carpet, a truly one-of-a-kind piece.” The 77 inch by 144 inch rug, depicting the American flag with the Association’s logo, was made for its museum in Lowell, Mass. The museum was part of the Smithsonian American Textile History Museum prior to its closing.

The 19th century Persian Oriental rug was truly palace-size, at 31 feet 4 inches by 12 feet 3 inches. The rug – decorated with an allover red floral and tendril pattern over a blue ground within a contrasting border – came out of the collection of the Worcester Club in Worcester, Mass., where it had been displayed since 1913. It was overall a great rug in good condition.

The Antiques & Fine Art Auction was held online and in Bruneau & Co.’s Cranston gallery. The day began with 43 paintings, followed by a mix of merchandise ranging from 36 lots of guns and antique ammunition to antiquarian books and chapbooks from a fine estate out of Coventry, R.I. In total, the auction grossed $144,112, including the buyer’s premium.

Shoe-horned in was part of the collection of the philanthropist and dedicated collector Alan Shawn Feinstein. Proceeds from his items went to benefit the Feinstein Foundation.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which attracted 110 in-house bidders, 32 phone bidders and 128 absentee bidders. Another 8,000 people registered to bid online, via the sites,, and All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium, applied on a sliding scale.

A gorgeous Arts and Crafts Handel Dogwood leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp, 18 ½ inches tall, with a leaded stained-glass dogwood pattern shade signed “Handel”, lit up the room for $2,325. The lamp, made in Connecticut around 1915, sat on a stepped rounded base, rising to a shaped bulbous shaft with inset glass panels. The base retained its original Handel cloth label.

A Danish .999 silver sculpture of a cheetah, 14 ½ inches long, by the Dutch-American artist Loet Vanderveen (1921-2015), titled Stalking Cheetah, knocked down for $3,750. The sculpture depicted the cat in a taut, immobile pose and had an edition designation of “20/250” and “142 T”. Loet Vanderveen was known for combining patina and polished finishes to his sculptures.

An oil on canvas figurative portrait painting of a young girl by Israeli social realist Ruth Schloss (1922-2013), titled Batya of Jerusalem, 35 ½ inches by 30 ½ inches (framed), coasted to $2,125. The subject was pictured in a white headscarf, with an emotionless expression. The painting was signed lower left by Schloss and still has its original label from the Safrai Art Gallery in Israel.

Another large Persian rug – this one a Keshan wool carpet made in the first quarter of the 20th century and measuring 10 feet 4 inches by 18 feet 7 inches, in overall good condition – changed hands for $2,500. The rug was decorated with central hanging and standing urns and flowers.

A gorgeous 18th century Connecticut Queen Anne highboy, crafted from cherry with poplar and pine secondary woods, topped out at $2,250. The 76-inch-tall by 41-inch-wide piece was a fine example of a period Connecticut highboy and retained its original brasses and backer boards. It stood on svelte cabriole legs with pad feet rising into a shaped apron with acorn dropped finials.

A circa 1790 American Federal carved gilt wood and gesso bull’s-eye mirror, adorned with reticulated gilt acanthus leaves and tendrils throughout, with a lower three-arm sconce, went to a determined bidder for $1,625. The handsome mirror was 51 inches tall by 24 inches in diameter.

Selling for the same price of $1,625 was a 19th century group of Italian micromosaic specimen plaques, 41 in all, the largest of which measured 1 ¾ inches by 1 ½ inches. Each green, blue and black glass plaque was nicely inlaid with beautiful depictions of birds, baskets and flowers.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has a new schedule for the current year. There will be no pre-sale with the estate auctions, as before. They will usually be on the first Saturday of each month and will start at 11 am Eastern. Monday night auctions will be held the third Monday of every month.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will have live and online bidding at upcoming Antiques & Fine Art Auctions slated for Saturday, March 3rd and April 14th, at 11 am; a Comic, Comic Art & Toys Auction on Saturday, April 28th, at 11 am; and a Pop Culture, Street & Unusual Art Auction on Saturday, May 12th, at 11 am. All times Eastern; all live bidding will be in the Cranston gallery.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming sales, visit To contact Bruneau & Co. via e-mail, use

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Travis Landry
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
(401) 533-9980
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