Friday the 13th – Killer Puzzle Coming to Mobile Platforms in 2018

Slayaway Camp Devs Sharpen Machetes on a Brand New ”Killer Puzzle”

COMOX, BC, CANADA, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — From the makers of Slayaway Camp—the award-winning “Bloodiest Puzzle Game Ever”—comes an even more frightening puzzler starring one of horror’s most iconic killers. Now you can go behind the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees on his mission to murder unfortunate campers at Crystal Lake and beyond.

Players control Jason by sliding him around an isometric puzzle level to attack his victims, either directly with a variety of weapons, or indirectly, by frightening them into environmental hazards like campfires, bear traps, and woodchippers. Gruesome reflex-based “Kill Scenes” punctuate the puzzling as you progress through multiple episodes, from classic campgrounds to more exotic locations such as Manhattan, abandoned amusement parks, supermax prisons, beach resorts, outer space and more.

“I loved the balance of horror and humor the Blue Wizard guys brought to Slayaway Camp,” said Friday the 13th series creator Sean Cunningham, “and I’m thrilled to see their take on Friday the 13th.”

“Though it might surprise PopCap players, I’m a lifelong hardcore horror fan,” said Blue Wizard founder Jason Kapalka. “But it’s pretty hard to make a terrifying game on your phone! As with Plants vs Zombies, we’re taking a more playful, tongue-in-cheek approach than is usual for Friday the 13th, while still paying genuine tribute to all those classic films.”

F13: Killer Puzzle will be initially released on iPhone and Android devices as a ”Free to Slay” title with optional purchases. “We’re sensitive to the concerns a lot of players have with free to play titles,” said Kapalka. “We’re definitely trying to avoid the more obnoxious money-grabs. They’ve promised to send Jason after us if it sucks.”

About Blue Wizard Digital

Blue Wizard Digital was started by Jason Kapalka, who previously co-founded PopCap Games (Bejeweled, Peggle, Plants vs Zombies). Their first game, Slayaway Camp, was released Halloween 2016 to critical acclaim on Steam, iOS, and Android platforms, followed by console release on Xbox One and PS4 this Halloween.

Game Title: Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: iOS & Android
iOS & Android Release Date: Q1 2018

Press info: Press kit with development screenshots available at the website http://jasonvoorhe.es.

Nate Schmold
Blue Wizard Digital
250-898-4596
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New York Tennis Expo Coming to Nassau Coliseum in February

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — United Sports Publications (USP), publisher of Long Island Tennis Magazine and New York Tennis Magazine, and the New York Open are excited to announce the return of the New York Tennis Expo, the family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.

As the largest free grassroots tennis event in the United States, the 2018 New York Tennis Expo will have something for everyone in the family including an Exhibitor Hall with top programs, camps, products, apparel, sports medicine, travel destinations and more; Use of the two main courts that the pros will use during the New York Open; A Kids’ Zone with a bouncy house, face-painting, music and games; Speaker Sessions featuring ATP Tour Stars and top local coaches; Chances to meet ATP Tour Stars, autograph signings and photo opportunities; A Fashion show featuring the latest tennis apparel; Activity Zone including 10U tennis courts, speed serve booth and product demos.

The New York Tennis Expo on February 10 will be the ultimate event for all things tennis and will serve as the opening event for the New York Open, the ATP World Tour 250 event which will run from Sunday, February 11 through Sunday, February 18.

The 2018 New York Open will mark the return of the ATP World Tour to the New York-metropolitan area and Long Island since 2005. GF Sports, a live events and sports media entertainment company, acquired the former Memphis Open in 2015 and partnered with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to move the tournament to Long Island. The event is one of the longest-running American tournaments on the ATP World Tour and the only indoor championship contested in the United States.

As the largest free grassroots tennis event in the United States, the 2018 New York Tennis Expo will have something for everyone in the family including an Exhibitor Hall with top programs, camps, products, apparel, sports medicine, travel destinations and more; Use of the two main courts that the pros will use during the New York Open; a Kids’ Zone with a bouncy house, face-painting, music and games; Speaker Sessions featuring ATP Tour Stars and top local coaches; Chances to meet ATP Tour Stars, autograph signings and photo opportunities; a Fashion show featuring the latest tennis apparel; Activity Zone including 10U tennis courts, beach tennis, speed serve booth and product demos.

The New York Expo was previously held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and attracted some of the biggest names in the tennis industry while playing host to more than 3,000 attendees.

We will be announcing more information about the event in the coming months, so stay tuned!

For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, or to learn more about the 2018 New York Tennis Expo, please contact info@usptennis.com or call (516) 409-4444.

Brian Coleman
United Sports Publications, Ltd.
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VRCam X2 from Taiji Vision Enables Immersive 360-Degree Photography Experience for Apple® iPhone® Users

VPai Slide - 360 Camera

VRCam X2, 360° Camera

VRCam X2, 360° Camera – Filters

RCam X2, 360° Camera – Live Streaming

First VPai Slide-based 360 camera for iPhone® hits the market at an affordable price of $149

The VRCam X2 is a fun and affordable 360-degree camera for Apple iPhone users who love to experiment with innovative new forms of photography and share their images and videos online”

— Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, October 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taipei, Taiwan, 31 October, 2017 – VIA Technologies, Inc., today announced the launch of the Apple® iPhone® compatible VRCam X2 from Taiji Vision Co. Ltd.

Combining a sleek and stylish form factor with the powerful VPai iOS app that provides a rich array of real-time immersive capture, stitching, editing, and sharing features, the VRCam X2 provides a fun and flexible 360-degree camera for Apple iPhone users at the highly-affordable price of US$149.

Based on the VPai Slide 360 platform, the VRCam X2 features an integrated Lightning connector, dedicated battery, and SD card storage, making it easy to shoot, save, and share captivating panoramic 4K images and 2K videos on the fly. Key features include:

• 360 Views: Panorama, Asteroid, Crystal Ball, and VR modes.
• Filters: Twelve color filters to preview or edit captured media within the app, including a black and white filter, a range of beauty enhancements for close-ups of people, and the Skelton filter which transforms a scene into a sketch-like drawing.
• Space: The VPai sharing platform allows users to upload photos and videos to the VPai cloud to be enjoyed by others in the VPai community.
• Time-Lapse: This feature allows users to explore a whole new dimension of 360° capture by creating time-lapse videos.
• Screen Capture: Users can take screenshots directly in the app to share Asteroid and Crystal Ball views of 360° images across any social platform from Pinterest and Instagram to Google+ and Twitter.
• Live Streaming: Users can live-stream their 360° videos direct to leading social media networks including Facebook, YouTube, and Weibo.

The VRCam X2 is available from leading online retailers such as Amazon in four color options, namely: Luxurious Gold, China Red, Rose Gold, and Space Gray. With its flexible design, it can be plugged into an iPhone, attached to a tripod, or held in the palm of your hand.

“The VRCam X2 is a fun and affordable 360-degree camera for Apple iPhone users who love to experiment with innovative new forms of photography and share their images and videos online,” said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its rich feature set and powerful VPai app it’s ideal for capturing magical panoramic moments during the forthcoming holiday season.”
VPai 360 Platform
VPai 360 platforms combine a production-ready 360-degree camera hardware platform with a suite of user-friendly smart phone apps that enable high-resolution immersive video and image stitching on the fly.

VPai software apps are available for Android, iPhone, and Windows, and come with a rich array of real-time immersive video and image capture, composition, and sharing features, including a choice of Panorama, Asteroid, Crystalball and VR views. Online content sharing is facilitated by direct connections to leading social media applications, including WeChat, Facebook, Weibo, and YouTube.

The VRCam X2 is currently available on Amazon. To order your VRCam X2 please visit:

VRCam X2 Rose Gold: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075S2K7LT

VRCam X2 Space Gray: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075S9YGHP

VRCam X2 China Red: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075S6T2P3

VRCam X2 Luxurious Gold: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075S8PNHC

For more information about the Taiji Vision VRCam X2, please visit: https://www.taijitech.com.cn/en/vrcam-x2

For more information about the VIA VPai Slide platform, please visit: http://www.vpai360.com/en/vpai-slide/

For images related to this release, please visit: www.viagallery.com/360-vpai/

About Taiji Vision Co. LTD
Beijing Taiji Vision Co., Ltd. was founded in August 2007, a joint venture between Taiji Computer Corp and Reed Technology Investment Co., Ltd. With mobile internet and portable devices re-shaping the computing landscape, Taiji Vision has seized upon this momentum and joined hands with industry partners to drive the proliferation of smart camera (AR/VR) devices and applications. https://www.taijitech.com.cn/en/

About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for M2M, IoT, and Smart City applications, ranging from video walls and digital signage to healthcare and industrial automation. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names. www.viatech.com

Richard Brown
VIA Technologies, Inc.
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Ship's log describing California's famous "Bear Flag Revolt" of 1846 and break from Mexico will be auctioned Nov. 7th

Pages from a ship’s log from June 1846 describing California’s “Bear Flag Revolt”.

Set of Thomas Bowles 1720 South Sea Bubble playing cards, the finest set known.

Wooden box of Cuban cigars, signed by Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The signature of Albert Einstein on a blank page, with a photo of Einstein.

Strands of George and Martha Washington’s hair, in an ornate circular floral frame.

Pages from a ship’s log from June 1846 describing California’s “Bear Flag Revolt” that led to the state’s break from Mexico and eventual statehood will be sold.

“The scope of this auction is unrivaled and is inclusive of an incredible selection of important autographs, spanning from the presidential and the military to the literary world.” ”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CONN., UNITED STATES, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — WESTPORT, Conn. – Pages from a ship’s log from June 1846 describing California’s famous “Bear Flag Revolt” that led to the state’s breakaway from Mexico and eventual statehood, and a set of Thomas Bowles 1720 South Sea Bubble playing cards that chronicled the original stock market crash in England, are expected highlights in University Archives’ November 7th auction.

The “Bear Flag Revolt” lot, with an estimate of $30,000-$40,000, is a critical piece of California state history. It’s a first-hand account, upfront and personal, likely written by a bi-lingual ship’s mate, describing American army officer and explorer John C. Fremont’s arrival at Sutter’s Fort, near modern-day Sacramento, in spring 1846, where he encouraged an armed rebellion to wrest control of the state from Mexico, which loosely controlled it at the time, and push for statehood.

The set of South Sea Bubble cards, the finest set known, was first published by Thomas Bowles in London in 1720. The cards bear satirical portrayals, in cartoon form, of the speculators who were involved in various commercial projects started during the South Seas Bubble of that year. They provide a unique historical record of the reckless stock traders of the time, whose actions led to a market crash in England. They also depicted the day’s fashions (est. $40,000-$60,000).

The 226-lot, online-only auction is an assemblage of autographed documents, rare books, relics and manuscripts. The catalog can be viewed now, at www.universityarchives.com, with internet bidding provided by Invaluable.com. The sale is packed with important, scarce and collectible signed documents and other items relating to some of the most revered names in all of history.

“The scope of this auction is unrivaled and is inclusive of an incredible selection of important autographs, spanning from the presidential and the military to the literary world,” said John Reznikoff, the founder and president of University Archives based in Westport. “The selection ranges from Jefferson and Lincoln to Obama and Bush to Charles Dickens to Albert Einstein.”

The auction will feature rare and spectacular artifacts from significant trailblazers in both history and the arts. These include cigars owned by Fidel Castro, Andy Warhol’s personally owned watch, Ronald Reagan’s Mont Blanc pen, Kennedy’s chair and strands of Washington’s hair. “We even have presidential doodles,” Reznikoff said. “There truly is something for everybody.”

Two lots relating to Presidents Obama and Bush carry identical estimates of $3,000-$4,000. The Obama lot is a list of inspiring thoughts, handwritten by the president on the back of his personal gym workout sheet. The Bush lot is an enormous heavy nylon American flag that flew from the Capitol building during his presidency. The flag measures 9 feet 5 inches by 4 feet 11 inches.

A display of strands of George and Martha Washington’s hair, housed in an ornate circular floral frame, with separate engravings of the couple and an impeccable provenance, is expected to rise to $60,000-$80,000; while a letter written and signed by Thomas Jefferson to his cousin George Jefferson, Jr. in 1811, in which he discusses recent tobacco prices, should realize $6,000-$7,000.

A wooden box of Cuban cigars, signed by Fidel Castro, who gifted the box to the philanthropist Dr. Eva Haller, with a photo of Castro signing the box while standing next to Dr. Haller, should hit $12,000-$14,000. Also, Andy Warhol’s personally owned Elgin pocket watch, gold-plated, previously sold at Sotheby’s Warhol estate sale 30 years ago, has an estimate of $8,000-$10,000.

JFK collectibles are always a hit with collectors. Up for bid is the rustic Kennedy family-owned rocking chair, last sold in Sotheby’s “Property from Kennedy Family Homes” sale. It’s expected to fetch $2,000-$3,000; while a photo of then-President Kennedy, taken at the swearing-in of his secretary, Mary Barelli Gallagher, inscribed to her by Kennedy, should command $2,400-$3,000.

Mont Blanc pens are desirable anyway, but this auction features Ronald Reagan’s owned (and well-used) Mont Blanc solitaire pinstripe vermeil gold-finished roller ball pen, engraved with his name (est. $8,000-$10,000). Also, a three-page legal brief, penned in 1850 by Abraham Lincoln while he was still an Illinois lawyer, signed by the future president, should make $7,000-$8,000.

A two-page letter, handwritten and signed by Charles Dickens in 1866, to Marguerite Agnes Power, his friend and peer (also a writer), wherein he mentions his latest poem, The Vines, has an estimate of $1,500-$2,000. Also, the signature of Albert Einstein on a blank page, pinned to an autograph album page and grouped with a color photo of Einstein, should garner $800-$900.

John Reznikoff started collecting in 1968, while in the third grade, and in 1979 he formed the company he runs today, University Archives, a division of University Stamp Co. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents and he consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies.

For more information about University Archives and the Tuesday, November 7th auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com.

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John Reznikoff
University Archives
(800) 237-5692
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CSA Balloons Now Offering Balloon Decoration Services in Toronto

After announcing this service in New York last month, CSA now reaches the Canadian metropolis of Toronto.

Balloon decorations that include your logo will immediately engage your guests and highlight your brand… The investment is priceless!”

— Csaba Laviolete, President and Founder of CSA Balloons

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a newly concluded partnership with Certified Balloon Decorators from the Greater Toronto Area, CSA Balloons aims to help their Toronto clients create exceptional business events.

Most custom balloon printing companies will only print and deliver the balloons. Once the balloons are received, the event organizers are often confused as to how they should place the balloons to create a desired effect. With this new proposed turnkey service from CSA Balloons, business event organizers no longer have to worry about event decorations.
Offering custom balloon printing services to businesses, associations, and even political organizations for over fifteen years, CSA Balloons is THE balloons expert. “CSA Balloons has now become a one-stop shop for all your balloon decorating needs”, said Csaba Laviolette, President and Founder of the top custom balloon printing company in Canada and the USA.

With CSA, Planning an Event is Easy

Prior to having the balloon decoration service offered by CSA Balloons, Toronto businesses looking for more interesting balloon decor, had to hire several vendors to get the decorating job done. In addition to a series of “extra costs”, this also resulted in time-consuming coordinating work for the employees who were given the dreaded task of organizing the upcoming business event. “We hope to provide our customers with a new cost-effective way to organize business events”, mentioned Laviolette.

CSA Balloons customers can now rely on CSA for all their balloon decoration needs. CSA Balloons can design and print custom balloons, plan decor logistics, deliver and set up on the day of the event.

Customizable Decorations from Expert Balloon Printers

Many businesses are looking to create truly unforgettable events. With a client roster that includes some of the world’s most notable brands, the CSA Balloons team knows that any business event is meant to demonstrate and represent a company’s brand, style, image, and knowhow.

Wanting to offer nothing but the best, CSA Balloons partnered with Certified Balloon Artists. Intricate or simple balloon arches, columns, sculptures, or even bouquets; anything can be done by CSA Balloons’ Certified Balloon Artists.
Bonus: with CSA Balloons, all these decorations can be personalized. Prior to delivering the balloons that will make up the decorations, CSA Balloons will custom print them with a company logo or event specific message. “Balloon decorations that include your logo will immediately engage your guests and highlight your brand… The investment is priceless!”

This is a truly interesting service for Toronto companies looking to upgrade their events and engage their audience. Let’s hope all North-American businesses will soon be able to benefit from this service.

About CSA Balloons:

For more than fifteen years, CSA Balloons has been a leader in custom balloon printing. With offices in Canada and the USA, they supply personalized balloons to clients throughout North-America. Their dedicated staff will help any business, association, or party planner create the perfect custom balloons for any event. Renowned for their impeccable print quality, fast delivery, and outstanding customer service, they are the top-choice balloon printers for businesses big and small.

Csaba Laviolette
CSA Balloons
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Gourmet Living Introduces White Balsamic Vinegar

condimento bianco

Condimento Bianco from Gourmet Living

Use it with salad

White Balsamic Berry Tart

Gourmet Living is offering special promotional discount of 25% for its condimento bianco or white balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.

I use condimento bianco regularly for salads and fish. A white balsamic vinegar tends to be slightly fruitier and lighter than the more syrupy balsamic vinegars of Modena.”

— Sheila May, Owner of Gourmet Living

GREENWICH, CT, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gourmet Living is proud to introduce White Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Italy. The company is currently offering its white balsamic vinegar at a special promotional discount on Amazon and its own website through November 5.

A wider selection of authentic balsamic vinegar is also available on the Gourmet Living website. Simply enter promotional code 25White to receive a 25% discount for condimento bianco when you check out. Free shipping on all orders.

"White balsamic vinegars provides consumers with an attractive option when flavoring food," says Sheila May from Gourmet Living. "Condimento bianco is made exclusively from the Trebbiano grape and wine vinegar for consumers to experience a balsamic vinegar with no additives or preservatives."

Health benefits of balsamic vinegar continue to be a matter of some debate. Nevertheless, balsamic vinegar is quite low in calories and has a beneficial glycemic load for people with diabetes. While other clinical studies are yet to be published, some suggest that antioxidants present in balsamic vinegar can help reduce heart disease, combat cancer and may improve digestion.

Condimento bianco is often used as a vinaigrette, but it can also be used to provide a distinct flavor to desserts. This white balsamic vinegar is less syrupy than Gourmet Living's premium IGP brand, Goccia d'Oro. Nevertheless, it consists of only wine vine vinegar and wine must with no artificial colors, additives or preservatives often found in commercial and low-priced brands. Gourmet Living recommends using Condimento bianco on salads, vinaigrettes, glazes and marinades.

A few drops of condimento bianco are all that is needed to create a dish that tastes as if it were made in an Italian restaurant.

Purchase Gourmet Living's condimento bianco on Amazon or simply enter promotional code 25White at checkout on the company's website to save. This promotional offer is only available through November 5. Free shipping is included on all orders.

Visit the Company's website for Frequently Asked Questions about balsamic vinegar.

Sheila May
Gourmet Living
+1 203-629-1530
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Session II auction of the Portzline Collections of high-end costume jewelry will be held on Monday, November 6th

Leo Glass sea horse jelly belly and coral branch pin brooch with pave rhinestones.

MB Boucher octopus figural pin brooch with blue and yellow enamel rhinestones.

Coro Craft (Corocraft) ‘Adolph Katz’ sterling vermeil Persian man on horseback pin brooch.

Trifari ‘Alfred Philippe’ large tree frog figural pin clip with pink jewel belly.

Eisenberg sterling vermeil mermaid figural pin brooch with blue crystal jewels.

Session II of the Portzline Collections – a single-owner collection of high-end costume jewelry – will be auctioned Nov. 6th, online and in Indianapolis, Ind.

"We are proud to be able to steward this extraordinary collection on. It is, and will remain, legendary in the jewelry collecting world." ”

— Andrea Hastings

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., UNITED STATES, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Session II of the Portzline Collections – a spectacular single-owner collection of high-end costume jewelry from designers such as MB Boucher, Corocraft, Reja, Mazer, Trifari & TKF, Eisenberg, Nettie Rosenstein, DeRosa, Mosell, DuJay, Sandor and Hattie Carnegie – will be held on Monday, November 6th, by Ripley Auctions, online and in the gallery.

Session II will comprise 239 lots, most of them lovely pins and brooches, plus some jewelry sets and other items. The auction will get underway promptly at 3 pm Central time. Ripley Auctions’ gallery is located at 2764 East 55th Place in Indianapolis. Online bidding will be facilitated by Invaluable.com. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted.

Session I of the Portzline Collections was held October 9th, also by Ripley Auctions. More sales are planned after Session II; Session III is already slated for Monday, December 11th. Further dates for additional sessions will be announced for 2018 around the turn of the year. That’s how vast and all-encompassing the collection is. It would have been impractical to sell it all at once.

"I am thrilled at the opportunity to document each piece in the collection from the extremely rare to the most well-known,” said Andrea Hastings of Ripley Auctions. “They are all significant, and they were assembled together with purpose. We are so proud to be able to steward this extraordinary collection on. It is, and will remain, legendary in the jewelry collecting world."

Top lots from the October 9th Session I sale included a Trifari ‘Alfred Philippe’ pave and enamel crane (or bird) on a large faceted aquamarine crystal jewel pond and water lilies ($4,250); an MB Boucher Chinese dragon pave and metallic enameled figural pin ($3,500); and a Mazer giant enamel and rhinestone tiger lily with lady bug brooch ($2,250). Prices include buyer’s premium.

Session II promises to be just as exciting. Expected top lots include a Leo Glass sea horse jelly belly and coral branch pin brooch with spangled enamel and pave rhinestones (est. $4,000-$6,000); an MB Boucher octopus figural pin brooch with blue and yellow enamel rhinestones (est. $3,000-$4,000); and an MB Boucher World War II patriotic French Air Force bomber airplane pin with metallic enamel (est. $3,000-$4,000). All three lots are exceedingly scarce.

Additional offerings from Leo Glass will include a lily pad jelly belly pond pin brooch with green enamel and gold wash (est. $1,200-$1,500). Also sold will be a DeRosa strawberry necklace with enamel leaves, pave and red rhinestones (est. $400-$600); and an Eisenberg sterling vermeil mermaid figural pin brooch with blue crystal jewels (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Trifari ‘Alfred Philippe’ pieces will feature a pave enamel swan with aquamarine crystal jewel (est. $1,500-$2,500); a large tree frog figural pin clip with pink jewel belly and blue enamel (est. $1,500-$2,000); and a Jewels of Fantasy willow tree pin brooch with crimson enamel, red and green cabochons, and colorless rhinestones (est. $1,000-$2,000). Also from Trifari is a demi lune floral bracelet with green enamel and pink crystal jewels and rhinestones (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Two pieces from Mosell of New York carry identical estimates of $500-$700 and both are very rare. One is a Salvador Dali-esque surrealist gilt bird with a heart on mirror jewelry set (pin clip and earrings); the other is a Pharaoh Egyptian figural pin clip. That piece is the rarer of the two.

Also up for bid in Session II will be a Sandor dolphin jelly belly fish pin clip with pave rhinestones and purple and red enamel (est. $1,200-$1,500); and a Coro Craft / Corocraft ‘Adolph Katz’ sterling vermeil Persian man on horseback pin brooch with enamel and pave rhinestones (est. $500-$700). The full catalog may be viewed now, at www.Invaluable.com.

Ripley Auctions offers complete auction services, for estates, collections and personal property for individuals, heirs, executors, other legal representatives and commercial clients. The firm is a state of the art global marketplace achieving results for arts, antiques, jewelry and memorabilia.

Ripley Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning, you may call (317) 251-5635 or, you can e-mail them at sales@ripleyauctions.com.

To learn more about Ripley Auctions and Session II of the Portzline Collections, planned for Monday, November 6th, at 3 pm Central time, visit them online at www.RipleyAuctions.com.

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Kristen Hein
Ripley Auctions
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The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014) will be sold-on site in north Georgia without reserves, Saturday, Nov. 11th

Circa 1735 Chinese Export famille rose and grisaille porcelain dish.

Oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806).

Gorgeous Hicks & Meigh 78-piece ironstone dinner service.

Early 19th century Southern Federal inlaid hunt board with two deep drawers.

Late 19th or early 20th century oil on canvas by Herbert C. Farnum (Am., 1866-1925).

The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector, will be sold on-site at his home.

"This will be an auction where everything sells, regardless of price, with no reserves and no minimums." ”

— Robert Ahlers

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — ATLANTA, Ga. – The estate of Thomas Ruben Jones (1929-2014), a prominent Atlanta businessman, patron of the arts and avid lifelong collector of 18th and 19th century American and European antiques, fine art and decorative arts, will be sold without reserve on Saturday, November 11th, on-site at Mr. Jones’ former plantation estate in north Georgia, at 11 am Eastern.

For security reasons, the address of the estate won’t be revealed until the week before the sale. It has a 30513 zip code, however, and out-of-town guests are encouraged to secure lodging in either Blue Ridge or Ellijay, Ga. It’s about a 90-minute drive from Buckhead, in Atlanta, where, it so happens, Mr. Jones owned and operated the Ruben Jones Antiques business in the 1970s.

The auction will be conducted by Ahlers & Ogletree of Atlanta, which is stressing that this will be an auction where everything sells, regardless of price, with no reserves and no minimums. “It isn’t often you see an estate as fine as this being sold without any reserves,” said Robert Ahlers, president of Ahlers & Ogletree. “It’s added incentive for folks to make the drive or bid online.”

Online bidding will be available, through LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. A preview will be held Friday, Nov. 10th, from 10 am-5 pm.

Thomas Ruben Jones was a staunch and enthusiastic supporter of the arts, and his many antique objects reflect that passion. At the High Museum of Art, he served as chairman of both Friends of the Decorative Arts and the Acquisition Trust. He also was a member of the Atlanta Historical Society and served as president of the Antique Study Group, a club of recognized connoisseurs.

Paintings from Mr. Jones’s estate include a 1780 oil on canvas portrait from the Circle of Sir Thomas Beech (Br., 1738-1806), of Miss Ann Congreve with Three Children, signed and dated, 54 inches by 60 inches framed (est. $8,000-$12,000); and a late 19th or early 20th century oil on canvas by Herbert C. Farnum (Am., 1866-1925), titled Savannah, signed (est. $1,500-$3,000).

Furniture will feature a Southern Federal inlaid hunt board with two deep drawers, likely made in the early 19th century, with mixed woods and brass hardware, 41 inches tall (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a classical New York marble-top pier table, circa 1815-1830, made from mahogany, marble and gilt gesso wood and having a petticoat mirror back (est. $3,000-$5,000).

One of the more interesting lots is a circa 1735 Chinese Export famille rose and grisaille circular porcelain dish from the Lee of Cotton service, with the coat of arms proudly shown on the plate and finely decorated with two scenes depicting London, with the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the River Thames and London Bridge, and two of Canton, with the city walls and Folly Fort on the Pearl River, each divided by panels of chrysanthemums and peonies (est. $4,000-$6,000).

An unused set of 32 panels of View of North America, originally designed in 1834 by Zuber et Cie (Fr., founded 1797), but made in the 2000s, with each panel about 18 ½ inches by 12 feet 6 inches, should realize $8,000-$12,000. Also, an Italian Venetian rococo-style bed frame having an elaborate headboard with Madonna panel, dated 1772, is estimated to garner $3,000-$5,000.

A Hicks & Meigh 78-piece ironstone dinner service (24 dinner plates, 16 dessert plates, 18 soup bowls, 8 platters, 2 sauceboats and a tureen with lids and stands, vegetable dish with cover and one drainer) should breeze to $4,000-$6,000; while a pair of English Edwardian urn form wine coolers from around 1900, faceted mahogany veneer, 27 inches tall, should make $2,000-$4,000.

Also sold will be a Continental bronze garden statue of the goddess Diana, 33 inches tall, shown standing with her hand resting on the antlers of a deer, having a nice weathered green patina (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a nice English or American pair of 19th century Regency giltwood convex girandole mirrors with eagle mounts, purportedly purchased at Israel Sack (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Thomas Ruben Jones grew up in Paulding County, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University in 1952. In 1954 he joined his brother Benson in Atlanta as vice president of Longleaf Lumber Co., and later joined a partnership with his father and brothers in Jones Wood & Timber Corp., a pulpwood dealership. He also managed his family’s many land holdings across several counties.

In 2001, Jones acquired an authentic Williamsburg village in Blue Ridge, Ga., along with his life partner of 49 years, Lowell Jacks. There, the two men raised peacocks, turkeys, emus, horses and chickens. Six years ago he bought and restored the Henry B. Tompkins house on West Wesley. Designed by Neel Reid and built in 1923, the home’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail, to info@aandoauctions.com.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the firm’s upcoming on-site auction of the Thomas Ruben Jones estate on Saturday, November 11th, at 11 am Eastern (with the actual address to be revealed a week before sale), visit www.AandOAuctions.com. Updates are posted often. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree on social media, thru Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Robert Ahlers
Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery
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Gourmet Living Introduces Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain

Arbequina EVOO from Gourmet Living

2016 Olives being Harvested

Enjoy an EVOO from Penedes, Spain cold-extracted from the Arbequina olive. Experience the joy of an authentic Mediterranean olive oil.

I prefer the bold flavors of a mature olive oil. This Arbequina from Spain is a great olive oil to share with friends who appreciate the authentic taste of a great EVOO.”

— Sheila May

GREENWICH, CT, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gourmet Living is proud to announce the launch of a 2016 extra virgin olive oil from Penedes, Spain. This superb Mediterranean olive oil consists entirely of oil that has been cold-extracted from the Arbequina olive harvested near the coast of northern Spain.

For a short time only, buyers can purchase this authentic Spanish EVOO on Amazon.com for $20.50 or nearly 20% off its normal retail price of $25.50 for a 500 ml bottle. Free shipping on all orders.

Harvested late last year in northern Spain and bottled by the grower for Gourmet Living, this extra virgin olive oil is currently sold on Amazon and the Gourmet Living website.

Says co-owner Sheila May, "this is a great way to sample an authentic extra virgin olive oil from Spain at a greatly discounted price. Our olive oil has that distinct peppery aftertaste favored by Europeans. Frankly, I love its distinct aroma and taste on my salads and for dipping bread."

This Spanish EVOO is generally used to flavor salads, pasta and fresh and roasted vegetables. A well-balanced and tasty olive oil complements the flavors without overpowering other natural food ingredients.

This flavorful Spanish extra virgin olive oil (“EVOO”) was harvested in late 2016 and will easily last through March, 2019 if unopened. Once olive oil is opened and exposed to the elements, it should be consumed within 6 months and, most certainly, within one year.

While ripe olive tend to produce a higher yield of oil, its aroma and quality tends to suffer when compared to “younger” olives that have not matured on the tree. In general, 100 kilos of olives, produces 12 kilos of olive oil.

The olives are crushed at a temperature below 27ºC (81ºF), a process which lasts about 40 minutes. The oils used for Gourmet Living's blend are cold-extracted in a very modern olive oil mill. For frequently asked questions about olive oil visit the Gourmet Living website.

During this special promotion, one may purchase Gourmet Living's Spanish extra virgin olive oil for $20.50 or 20% off of its normal retail price of $25.50. This special promotion ends on November 5 so act now. On the Gourmet Living website, enter code 20Spain at checkout for your 20% discount.

Sheila May
Gourmet Living
+1 203-629-1530
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Gourmet Living Introduces Premium Cut Dried Porcini Mushrooms

funghi porcini from Gourmet Living

Dried Porcini Mushrooms from Gourmet Living

Porcini Mushrooms Packaging from Gourmet Living

Take advantage of this limited time promotional offer for dehydrated funghi porcini mushrooms now selling on Gourmet Living's Online Store.

With Christmas just around the corner, a bag of dried funghi porcini is a great stocking-stuffer for the gourmands in your family.”

— Sheila May

GREENWICH, CT, UNITED STATES, October 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gourmet Living is proud to announce the launch of its latest product: Premium Cut Dried Porcini Mushrooms. Fresh funghi porcini are sourced in Bulgaria and then dehydrated, sliced and packaged in a 50 gram bag by experienced craftspeople in Tuscany, Italy.

Until the end of this month, buyers can purchase these premium grade Porcini mushrooms for 20% off its normal retail price of $19.95. Free shipping is provided on all orders.

Porcini mushrooms are widely used in Italy to flavor risotto, stews and soups. Porcini mushrooms are treasured by chefs around the world for their unique flavor and texture.

Says co-owner Sheila May, "I agree with Marcella Hazan that dehydrated porcini mushrooms pack far more flavor than fresh ones. Since texture is as important as aroma in my cooking, I am thrilled to use these premium grade sliced porcini to put my best foot forward in preparing my Italian meals."

Considered to be the "crown jewel" of mushrooms, it is not surprising that fresh porcini mushrooms harvested in Italy disappear rather quickly. In fact, it has become almost impossible to find either fresh or dried porcini in sufficient commercial quantities for export.

Most supermarkets or specialty food boutiques that sell dried porcini carry brands that consist largely of the scraps and residual cuttings of premium sliced porcini mushrooms. Distinctive sliced funghi porcini adds character to most any dish.

A porcini risotto is generally the best way to highlight the rich texture and aroma of the mushroom. Simply rehydrate the dried mushrooms in warm water and then incorporate the mushrooms and the broth into the risotto as suggested in the recipe.

During this special October promotion, one may purchase Gourmet Living's Tuscan premium sliced porcini mushrooms for under $16 or 20% off of its normal retail price of $19.95. Simply enter PORCINI20 at checkout if it is not already included. FREE Shipping is available on all orders.

Sheila May
Gourmet Living
+1 203-629-1530
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