The Lyle collection of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva and American Brilliant Cut Glass will be auctioned Sept. 7-8 in Kansas

Unmarked Wave Crest pipe holder plaque with a portrait of an Indian in full headdress.

Unmarked, 17.5-inch-tall Wave Crest vase, 10 inches across handles, with handpainted scenic decor.

American Brilliant Cut Glass table lamp, signed Gundy and Clapperton, with engraved scene of flying geese.

American Brilliant Cut Glass punch bowl in the Sunburst pattern by C.F. Monroe, with nine pattern-matched punch cups.

Marked 17.5-inch Nakara vase showing a night scene of sailboats in a harbor, with Vermillion blue highlights.

It's the lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle, whose many outstanding pieces have been featured in books, trade publications and museum exhibits.

Without a doubt this is the finest Wave Crest collection to ever come to public auction. Don and the late Carrol Lyle were well-known collectors and beloved members of clubs and associations.”

— Jason Woody

DOUGLASS, KS, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 / — The lifetime collection of Don and the late Carrol Lyle – dedicated collectors of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva and American Brilliant Cut Glass whose items have been featured in books, trade publications and museum exhibits – will be sold without reserve in a two-day auction slated for Sept. 7th-8th by Woody Auction, in the firm’s auction hall at 130 East Third Street in Douglass, Kansas.

The Lyles, who hail from Washington state, began collecting glassware pieces decades ago, with their main focus being on items produced by the C.F. Monroe Company (Meriden Conn., 1882-1916). The Lyles loved the quality of the Wave Crest, cut glass and other items created by C.F. Monroe, and managed to assemble one of the foremost collections in the country that featured these lovely pieces.

“Without a doubt this is the finest Wave Crest collection to ever come to public auction,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Don and the late Carrol Lyle were well-known collectors and beloved members of the Wave Crest and American Brilliant Cut Glass clubs, as well as the American Cut Glass Association. Now their one-of-a-kind collection will be sold to the highest bidder, without reserve.”

Highlighting the two-day sale will be 350 lots of Wave Crest, Nakara and Kelva, plus over 300 lots of American Brilliant Cut Glass, which will play an equally significant role in the event. The Friday, September 7th session, starting at 5 pm Central time, will contain lots 1-250. The balance of the catalog (lots 251-670) will come up for bid in the Saturday, September 8th session, starting at 9:30 am.

Stars of the Wave Crest category include an elaborate handpainted panel featuring an early Venice, Italy scenic décor, signed “C.V.H.” (for Carl V. Helmschmied), mounted in a 29 ¾ inch by 23 ½ inch oak frame; and an unmarked pipe holder plaque in green and cream tones with a portrait of an Indian in full headdress, plus an embossed scroll design and set in a brass frame holding five Wooden English pipes.

The unmarked, 17 ½ inch tall Wave Crest vase (10 inches across handles), has a handpainted scenic décor showing two women near a bench and a reverse showing a chrysanthemum décor, with gilt metal feet and handles and a cobalt blue border, is outstanding; as is the unmarked Wave Crest dresser box in cream and blue tones with an underwater fish scenic décor, gold stencil highlights and gilt metal feet.

A Wave Crest banner mark vase, 17 inches tall, deep emerald green, showing a classic courting scene, with Vermillion trim highlights, gilt metal feet and handles, is nearly identical to the vase shown on page 47 of Cohen’s Wave Crest book. Also offered will be an unmarked Wave Crest wall plaque, 12 inches by 8 ½ inches, depicting a woman in a sheer pink dress, housed in an ornate gilt metal frame.

Additional Wave Crest lots of note include an unmarked wall plaque with cobalt blue border and scroll mold, depicting a woman in a sheer dress holding a wreath, in an ornate gilded frame measuring 16 inches by 12 inches; and a rare wall plaque marked C.F. Monroe, with a colorful floral branch décor, artist signed “S” (attributed to Gussie Stremlan) and mounted in a 27 ½ inch by 21 inch wooden frame.

American Brilliant Cut Glass (ABCG) is enormously popular with collectors and the Lyles were no exception. Pieces in the auction will feature a high-quality punch bowl in the Sunburst pattern by C.F. Monroe with an exact pattern matched base and nine pattern-matched pedestal punch cups; and a decanter in the Croesus pattern by J. Hoare, 12 ½ inches tall, with a ray cut base and quality blank.

Also sold will be an ABCG table lamp, 19 ½ inches tall, signed Gundy and Clapperton, boasting a fabulous cutting of hobstar cluster and Millicent stripes, with a finely engraved scene of geese flying over cattails; and an ABCG vase, 14 inches tall, in the Odolet pattern by C.F. Monroe, with a hobstar base and heavy blank, exactly as featured in the Monroe catalog #11, page 42 (only this one is larger).

ABCG top lots continue with a three-part epergne in the Starlight pattern by C.F. Monroe, having a trumpet vase center section with a sterling fitting atop the center bowl, and a sterling silver rest engraved with “Connor New Year’s Day 1907”; and a humidor in the Marlboro pattern by Dorflinger with an embossed floral wreath marked Dorflinger and a ray cut base, 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

Nakara is a trade name for a white glassware decorated in pastel colors and made about 1900 by C.F. Monroe. The glass was similar to that of Wave Crest. It had an acid finish and beaded or raised rococo scrolls. Boxes for dressing tables were the most common Nakara pieces. The mark isn’t found on every piece. A couple of gorgeous Nakara pieces from the Lyle collection being sold include the following:

• A marked, 17 ½ inch tall vase showing a night scene of sailboats in a harbor, done in cobalt blue with pale blue and cream side panels, Vermillion blue highlights and gilt metal feet and handles.
• A humidor marked Nakara, measuring 5 ¾ inches by 4 inches, done in brown and rust tones, with a portrait of an Indian in full headdress and the word “Cigars” showing on the humidor lid.

A preview will be held on Friday, the first day of auction, from 12 o’clock noon until the first gavel falls at 5 pm. For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet bidding will be facilitated by Online bidders are encouraged to register at least 48 hours in advance. For info, terms and conditions, visit the Woody Auction website:

Absentee bids will be accepted, with a written statement indicating the amount of the bid. The deadline to submit an absentee bid is noon Wednesday, September 6th. For convenience, absentee bids may be submitted by fax, at 316-746-2145, or e-mail, at There is no phone bidding.

For lodging, there are three hotels in the area. The Comfort Inn, in Augusta, KS (316-260-3006); the Holiday Inn Express, in Andover, KS (316-733-8833); and the Hampton Inn, in Derby, KS (316-425-7900) are all within a 15-20 minute drive from the Woody Auction facility. Woody Auction will conduct regular auction events in the Douglass location and occasionally at other venues in the area.

Woody Auction’s 5,000-square-foot showroom is located at 130 East Third Street in Douglass – south and east of Wichita, not far from I-35 and Hwy. 54/Kellogg Rd. Moving forward, most auctions will be held in the Douglass gallery, starting at 9:30 am Central time, unless otherwise noted. The firm has a full slate of auctions lined up for the rest of 2018. These will include the following:

• August 18, 2018 – The Margaret Ireland collection of Carnival glass.
• September 7-8, 2018 – The Lyle collection of Wave Crest, Nakara, Kelva, ABCG.
• September 29, 2018 – Part 2 of the Headlee collection of RS Prussia.
• October 20, 2018 – The Rex collection of Brilliant Period Cut Glass.
• November 9-10 – Antique auction, to include sterling silver, furniture, art glass, dolls, music boxes, clocks and more.
• December 1, 2018 – Brilliant Period Cut Glass, antiques and other items.
• December 15, 2018 – Antique auction (details to follow).

Woody Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, an estate or collection, you may call them at (316) 747-2694; or, you can e-mail them, at To learn more about Woody Auction and the auction on September 7th-8th, visit

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Jason Woody
Woody Auction
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Art Strip Poker: PC game with body painted women as never seen before

Torquemada Games released their new title: Art Strip Poker, an HD interactive video card game for PC with body painted female models

A real eyecatcher! Artistic, subtle body painting in a classic computer game.”

— Jaro Fisher

KATOWICE, POLSKA, July 31, 2018 / — After two years of work Torquemada Games announce they have just released their new title: Art Strip Poker. It’s an interactive HD video card game for PC starring beautiful body painted female models dressed in masterly artistic and very realistic body art painted clothing. Not only the girls' blouses and shorts are painted on, but the underlying layer of delicate, lace underwear as well. The illusion of real clothes is really impressive, not to mention there are several layers of them. It is a must see for body painting art lovers. More information on the new game at and

Based in Poland, Torquemada Games, founded in 2002, is an independent developer and publisher, previously released several successful PC titles.

Mark Monk
Torquemada Games
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Making of Art Strip Poker

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Family Golf Week, Father-Son Team Classic Deliver Memorable Experience

Family Golf Week, highlighted by the Father-Son Team Classic, delivered another memorable week in Myrtle Beach as 700 players participated in the event.

My favorite part is being able to play with [my dad] now that I’ve gone to college and I’m moving on with my life. Always being able to come back and share this experience with him is unbelievable.”

— Atlanta native Justin Connelly

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, USA, July 31, 2018 / — Family Golf Week, highlighted by the 21st annual Father-Son Team Classic, delivered another memorable week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., as 700 players from 42 states, Ireland, England and Canada participated in the event.

Family Golf Week featured two tournaments, the ever-popular Father-Son and the new Parent-Child Team Classic, which introduced mothers, daughters and grandparents to the festivities. The 2-person team events were played on seven of Myrtle Beach’s most popular courses, and a different format of play was used each day.

In addition to golf, participants enjoyed nightly catered events and received a gift bag valued at more than $500. The event’s title sponsors Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO were instrumental in helping deliver a memorable tournament experience.

In 2019, Family Golf Week will be held July 17-20 in Myrtle Beach.

“My favorite part is just being able to play with [my dad] now that I’ve gone to college and I’m kind of moving on with my life,” said Atlanta native Justin Connelly, who finished third in the Johnson Flight with his father, Jay. “Always being able to come back and share this experience with him is unbelievable.”

The field was placed into 21 flights based on each team’s combined handicap. Raleigh residents David and Noah Butler emerged from a field of 130 teams competing in the National Division to claim the mantle of National Champions. The Butlers shot a gross score of 132 (the event was shortened to two rounds due to rain) to emerge victorious.

“Family Golf Week is a celebration of the game and the bonds it creates, and that was on full display,” said Mike Buccerone, president of East Coast Golf Events. “We had a great time meeting people and hearing stories about what golf means to their family. This is a one-of-kind event, and we are already looking forward to 2019.”

The host courses for Family Golf Week included Rivers Edge and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort, layouts that have been ranked among America’s top 100 public courses. Also hosting were Crow Creek, home of Myrtle Beach’s newest bentgrass greens, Arcadian Shores, Heathland at Legends Resort, Wild Wing Avocet and Wachesaw Plantation East.

Entry fee was $995 per team and included golf, daily lunch, and pre- and post-event functions. The gift bag included an Ahead logo’d shirt, Ahead logo’d hat, a dozen Srixon balls, Signs by the Sea Custom bag tag, 1 pair of 2UNDR athletic briefs and a $150 gift card per participant to be used for golf fees (practice rounds), food & beverage, merchandise and Logan's Roadhouse.

Both Family Golf Week events required participants to have a USGA approved handicap and featured a different format of play each day, starting with better ball, followed by a modified alternate shot and a Texas scramble.

East Coast Golf Events, LLC, a valued National Partner of East Coast Golf Management, has partnered with Southern Dunes, the tournament’s long-time proprietor, to take over the Father-Son and Parent-Child team classics. East Coast, which provides management and marketing support to 25 courses, is one of the region’s most innovative and resourceful companies, maximizing growth for its partner courses.

East Coast is working with the Golf Tourism Solution’s Tournament Division, which manages eight events, including the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, to handle tournament operations.

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Chris King
Kingfish Communications
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Cris Crochet Shop Features My Marvellous Monograms Collection at the Film & Comic Con Sheffield

Cris Crochet Shop to be featured in the Film & Comic Con Sheffield

My Marvellous Monograms Collection

Discover personalised superhero capes and nursery buntings, as well as monogrammed cushions and 3D alphabet pillows

SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, July 31, 2018 / — Designer Cris Salerma of Cris Crochet Shop will be featuring her latest My Marvellous Monograms Collection during the 5th Sheffield Film & Comic Con at the FlyDSA Sheffield on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August, 2018.

Known for inspiring parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles with handmade gift ideas, Cris Crochet Shop lets them delight the beloved children in their lives with creative crochet fun hats and gifts.

My Marvellous Monograms Collection offers customisable handmade gifts, including personalised superhero capes and buntings, as well as monogrammed cushions and 3D alphabet pillows.

For an imaginative gift, the superhero capes are available in red, blue and black, and comes with a customised monogram set on a yellow emblem background.

Discover 3D alphabet pillows that come in 3 sizes: small, medium and large and are available in 11 vibrant colours.

Celebrate uniqueness with personalised buntings that come in 4 remarkable designs. Choose from triangles, hearts, superhero and stars with 11 colour options. These buntings can also be customised with your name.

Find monogram square cushions that are available in these sizes: 30 cm square, 40 cm square and 50 cm square. These are available as a cushion cover or with cushion filling. Take your pick from 11 colours that come with free appliqués.

The superhero gift sets is a combination of the superhero cape, personalised bunting and monogram pillow that come in superhero themed colours at a special discounted price.

Cris Crochet Shop has also been involved in this year’s craft fairs, including the Whirlow Hall Farm Summer Fayre last 8th July, as well as other local events in South Yorkshire (Spire Vintage Fair, Greystones Summer Craft Fair, Dobcroft Summer Fayre). You can catch up with Cris’s holiday collection when Cris Crochet Shop makes a comeback to the Whirlow Hall Farm in their Christmas Fayre on 24-25 November, 2018.

Individually crafted by hand, every crochet item makes use of only the finest soft yarn manufactured in Yorkshire, England. My Marvellous Monograms Collection ranges in price from £3.50 to £50 (US$4 – US$71). This unique summer collection is also exclusively sold on Cris Crochet Shop on Etsy where these products are currently available until mid-September. Become a member of the Cris Crochet VIP Club to enjoy exclusive previews and discounts on upcoming collections.

Cris Salerma
Cris Crochet Shop
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