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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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.

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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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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.

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Cris Crochet Shop
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Items and property from the estate of Diane and Tex McIver will be sold on-site, August 3rd-5th, in Eatonton, Georgia

The ranch property in Eatonton, Ga., is situated on about 85 acres east of Atlanta, in Putnam County.

The property includes a separate ‘saloon’ entertaining area, shown, beautifully appointed.

Jewelry items from Diane McIver, being sold in the August 4th auction, will include this stunning necklace.

An outdoor pool just off the main house is one of many pluses that come with the Eatonton ranch property.

This whimsical outdoor horse sculpture is one of many objects bidders will vie for at the three-day event.

Diane McIver is the prominent Atlanta businesswoman who was fatally shot and killed by her husband, Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, convicted for murder.

The sprawling, western-themed ranch property includes a home, a separate ‘saloon’ entertaining area guest house, a wine cellar, horse stables, two stocked ponds and outbuildings.”

— Robert Ahlers

EATONTON, GA., UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 / — Items and property from the estate of Diane Smith McIver – the prominent Atlanta businesswoman who was fatally shot and killed by her husband, Atlanta attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, now serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder – will be sold on-site, at the couple’s ranch in Eatonton, situated on about 85 +/-acres, east of Atlanta in Putnam county. The address is 603 Pea Ridge Road Southeast in Eatonton (zip: 31024).

All items, plus the ranch property, will be sold in a three-day combination event the weekend of August 3rd-5th by Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., based in Atlanta; Dempsey Auction Company, based in Rome, Ga.; and Peachtree Battle Estate Sales, an affiliate company of Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.

An estate tag sale will be held all three days from 10-4 by Peachtree Battle Estate Sales; a live auction of the property’s contents will be held on Saturday, August 4th, beginning at 11 am by Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.; and the ranch property will be sold on Saturday, August 4th, at 12 noon by Dempsey Auction Company (all times Eastern).

Offerings between the estate tag sale and the 300-lot auction will include luxury furnishings, home décor, fine jewelry, antiques, fine art, clothing, farm equipment, boats, china, housewares, lighting, decorative accessories, rugs and more. The sprawling, western-themed ranch property includes a home, a separate ‘saloon’ entertaining area guest house, a wine cellar, horse stables, two stocked ponds and outbuildings.

Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., sold some property from Mrs. McIver’s estate in January 2017, as part of their New Year’s Signature Estates Auction. Items included designer purses and bags, high-end and estate jewelry, and Rolex and Chanel watches. In December 2016, more than 2,000 items from Mrs. McIver – clothing, jewelry, shoes, handbags and furs – were sold through Peachtree Battle Estate Sales & Liquidations. The two entities are partnering again for the August event.

Diane McIver was the former president of Corey Airport Services and U.S. Enterprises in Atlanta and a savvy businesswoman prior to her tragic and untimely death at age 64 in 2016.

But on that fateful night in September 2016, while driving back to Atlanta from Eatonton, in the McIvers’ Ford Expedition driven at the time by Mrs. McIver’s best friend, Dani Jo Carter, the double-action revolver held by Mr. McIver in the back seat suddenly discharged, shooting Diane in the back and eventually killing her. Claud McIver pleaded not guilty in the lengthy jury trial.

Mr. McIver said he asked his wife to pass him his gun from the glove box when they were driving through an area of Atlanta, near Piedmont Park, that he felt was unsafe. While holding the gun in the backseat, he told police, he started to doze off, and when he woke up with a jolt the gun went off by mistake. The bullet passed through the front seat hitting Diane, an injury that eventually resulted in her death. Mr. McIver was found guilty of felony murder and other crimes, and he is now in prison while appealing his sentence.

At the end of his six-week-long trial, Mr. McIver, 75, was found guilty of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison, with the chance for parole. He is currently appealing the conviction.

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

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the three-day on-site event at the McIver ranch property in Eatonton, Ga., visit Updates are posted often. You can follow Ahlers & Ogletree on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Johnny Dangerfield reflects on Daniel Island Spring Chase golf tournament victory

South Carolina golfer Johnny Dangerfield kicked off this year in great style as the winner of the Daniel Island Spring Chase golf tournament.

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 / — Hosted by Charleston's Daniel Island Club, Johnny Dangerfield claimed victory over his peers alongside fellow golfer Marc Horne. The pair also holds the title of winners of the 2017 Daniel Island Fall Hunt golf tournament.

"Every tournament held at the Daniel Island resort is invariably fantastic," reveals Dangerfield, a resident of nearby Mount Pleasant. "To claim another victory at the club's spectacular coastal location was a great way to kick off the 2018 golf season."

Set, as the name suggests, on Daniel Island, within historic Charleston, South Carolina, the Daniel Island Club is well known among golfers and fans of the sport.

"Our clubhouse is also a popular venue for dining, social gatherings, and high profile events," reveals the club's director of membership sales and services, Matt Smith. "Meanwhile, our two nationally-ranked private golf courses offer a unique pairing of Rees Jones and Tom Fazio championship courses, both culminating on the marsh-lined back lawn of the clubhouse."

Of Dangerfield and Horne taking the Spring Chase title, he adds, "The pair have our utmost congratulations, especially as joint holders of both this year's Spring Chase and last year's Fall Hunt titles! The golf was great, and the derby-themed after party with the Travis Allison Band was stylish and fun."

Johnny Dangerfield is equally complimentary of the island-based club, its tournaments, and its courses. "The pair of nationally-ranked courses are perfectly integrated into the spectacular local landscape," says Dangerfield.

"The Tom Fazio-designed Beresford Creek course," Dangerfield continues, "is a par 72 course which traverses pristine marsh, creeks, and waterways, providing incredible views."

"Furthermore," he adds, "against a stunning backdrop of natural saltwater marsh and tidal creek vistas, Ralston Creek—designed by acclaimed golf course architect Rees Jones—is an 18-hole masterpiece."

Dangerfield reveals that, upon completion, Jones himself said of Ralston Creek that it would "stand the test of time" for future generations of Daniel Island Club members and their families to enjoy. "He was absolutely right," suggests the 2018 Spring Chase title holder of the course architect's claims.

Daniel Island Club also boasts aquatics, fitness, tennis, croquet, bocce, and kayaking amenities, plus accommodation, meeting, and numerous other facilities.

"The last two golf tournaments at the resort have been brilliant," says Dangerfield, wrapping up, "and I look forward to attending plenty more events at the club in years to come."

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Ace Flowers, Flower Shop in Houston Releases Easy DIY Wedding Bouquet Design Videos

Easy DIY Wedding Bouquet Video

Easy DIY Wedding Bouquet

Picture of Pink Wedding Bouquet

Pink Wedding Bouquet

Picture of White Wedding Bouquet

White Wedding Bouquet

Everyone Bride likes to feel special. What better way to spoil the Bride than with a unique hand made wedding bouquet or flower arrangement. We show you how.

"Life Is The Flower For Which Love Is The Honey".”

— Victor Hugo

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 / — With Ace Flowers Florist and Flower Shop in Houston Do It Yourself How to videos show you step by step how to create a Wrapped Roses Bouquet, Wedding Bouquet, Boutonniere, Roses Gift Box, Tulips and more.

The spokesperson stated, “We are happy to offer a special collection of Do It Yourself (DIY) Floral Design & Flower Arrangements videos for every special occasion. Of course, if you prefer, Ace Flowers Florist Flower Shop can design and create the perfect bouquet, flower arrangement or Floral Gift, for you and have it delivered the same day”.

Ace Flowers Florist & Same Day Flower Delivery in Houston is the perfect destination for floral delivery and gifting for any occasion, including weddings. All Ace Flowers floral gifts are perfectly customized with the vase or paired with a sweet treat to match the recipient's style. From romantic displays of red roses to stargazer lilies, Ace Flowers Flower Delivery in Houston has a wide range of flower arrangements for any occasion.

The spokesperson stated, “For the more health-conscious foodies, we have thoughtfully selected fruit baskets and snack baskets, ideal for any occasion. Just like our floral arrangements, every gourmet food gift is delivered by hand with a personalized message, so your warm wishes shine through.”

While stating the features of their website, the spokesperson commented, “Our website features popular selection of fresh flowers, floral arrangements, plants, and gift baskets. Our goal is to make your gift sending a “stress-free” experience through fully secured online shopping. Your floral gift is created, and hand-delivered by our local floral designers.”

He finally added, “Ace Flowers Florist Flower Delivery in Houston offers next day and same day flower delivery.”

To read what others are saying about Ace Flowers Florist & Flower Delivery in Houston please visit Ace Flowers customer reviews page.

About Ace Flowers Florist Same Day Flower Delivery in Houston

Ace Flowers Same Day Flower Delivery in Houston, the leading florists in Houston, TX is family owned and operated and are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

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Do It Yourself – Easy Wedding Bouquet

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MONET Does The Shiggy

Shiggy uses the MONET phone wallet when doing the Shiggy Dance

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED_STATES, July 30, 2018 / — Shiggy’s viral dance craze, #DoTheShiggy challenge to Drake’s #InMyFeelings, is supported by the hottest phone accessory out right now, the MONET. It allows you to Shiggy, take selfies and much more safely without damaging your phone or your pockets. See what everyone is talking about and see Shiggy’s moves.

The MONET brand, founded by Ikey Srour and Sam Schneider in 2017, is the latest and hottest phone accessory out. The MONET has 2 pockets that can securely hold credit cards, ids, cash and more. It also packs a slim grip that slides open when you're holding it. Holding your phone with your fingers in the MONET grip will reduce the chances of dropping it making using your phone for texting and selfies more comfortable and reducing your need to super stretch and strain your fingers when using large screens. The grip of the MONET offers a special kickstand making it perfect for reading, watching movies, video chat and more. MONET comes in a variety of colors and patterns and is available everywhere for online retailers.

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Do The Shiggy

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The Authentication Company marks, identifies petroliana, automobilia, advertising items for originality and authenticity

The Authentication Company, LLC marks and identifies petroliana, automobilia and advertising items to ensure their originality and authenticity.

Matthews Auctions, LLC will be back, bigger and stronger than ever, with an inaugural auction planned for sometime in the first quarter of 2019.

Dan Matthews, co-founder of The Authentication Company, is an auctioneer who specializes in petroliana and authored two books on the subject.

Joey Whiteside, co-founder of The Authentication Company, is a lifelong petroliana collector who specializes in advertising signs.

It specializes in marking original, period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various other advertising items.

Fakes are pouring into the country, from places like India, China, eastern Europe and the Philippines. Most repros are easy to spot but the last thing a collector or auction house needs is a fake.”

— Dan Matthews

NOKOMIS, ILL., UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 / — A new company has been formed to mark and identify petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items as a means for ensuring their originality and authenticity. It’s The Authentication Company, LLC and it specializes in marking original period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various other advertising items.

The Authentication Company, LLC (nicknamed TAC, pronounced ‘tack’), is the brainchild of two men: Dan Matthews (an auctioneer who specializes in petroliana and authored two books on the subject) and Joey Whiteside (a lifelong petroliana collector who specializes in advertising signs). The firm is headquartered in Nokomis and is on the Web at

“TAC guarantees that all items that have been marked with our security holograms and serial numbers to be original and not reproductions,” explained Dan Matthews. “Items that are found to be authentic receive a specific TAC number for a specific item. No two items will have the same TAC number. All items with a TAC hologram and serial number will be stored in our database.”

Matthews said now, more than ever, a service like TAC is needed in the rapidly burgeoning field of petroliana, automobilia and advertising collectibles. “Many fakes are pouring into the country, from places like India, China, eastern Europe and the Philippines,” he said. “Most repros are easy to spot, to the trained eye, but the last thing a collector or auction house needs is a fake.”

Users of the service can simply log on to the TAC website, type the serial number into the search bar and they’ll instantly see a picture of that item. They can also search by using a keyword. For example, if someone keys ‘Mobil’ into the search bar, all items with the word ‘Mobil’ in the title will be instantly displayed. Certain items The Authentication Company will not grade, however.

These include repainted or restored single-sided signs; reproductions; “age unknown” signs (or signs that can’t be verified as being legitimately old or original); and clocks, where the faces can be interchanged with reproductions; and glass-faced thermometers (like PAM type, jumbo dials).

Here’s how the process works: an item is submitted to TAC, where an employee will review it and determine if it is authentic. Items deemed to be authentic will receive a TAC#, which is typically placed on the front edge of the item. TAC will grade the item. on a 1-10 scale, good only for the day of authentication. TAC utilizes the Matthews Auctions, LLC Grading System.

TAC will also give clients a general market price estimate of their item or items at the time of authentication. For clients with larger collections, TAC may also provide a detailed database list of their items, with TAC#s, ratings, price estimates, etc. “For many collectors, this is a great way to have their collections in an easily accessible format or as a printed document,” Matthews said.

The cost to have TAC authenticate an item is $25 per item (with a value up to $4,999); $50 per item (with a value of $5,000-$14,999); $100 per item (with a value of $15,000-$49,999); or $200 per item (with a value over $50,000). The price includes a tamper-proof hologram, entry into the database, unique serial number, 1-10 grading (good for day-of only) and a market value estimate.

Not all TAC items are directly issued a certificate of authenticity (COA), as some clients prefer to have their items tagged with a TAC specific number or a hologram. A COA from TAC is only legitimate if accompanied by the item with matching number (item and certificate must match).

COAs may be purchased after an item has been tagged, but tagged items must be presented in person to a TAC employee to obtain a COA. A TAC authentication tag cannot be issued based on a photo. Items must be authenticated in person by a TAC employee to be tagged as original.

Anyone interested in having an item authenticated can do so at any one of the several shows where TAC does set-up (such as the Check the Oil Show and Iowa Gas in Des Moines). Or, they can contact TAC directly, using the “Contact Us” link on the website, or by calling 217-563-8880. For larger collections, TAC is often willing and able to travel to that person’s location.

TAC reserves the right to not tag items it cannot verify as authentic or of undetermined age. It also reserves the right to remove a tag should it learn new information about an item that would negate its being authentic. These circumstances are rare, but when it does happen TAC happily refunds the authentication cost to the original purchaser, should the item be in their possession.

If for any reason an item’s serial number becomes damaged, TAC does not replace it with the same serial number. If an item’s hologram with serial number has been damaged, TAC will assess a fee of $25 in order to issue a new hologram and serial number for the damaged item.

For certain automobilia neon signs and other multi-piece signs, more than one serial number will be used, to ensure the authenticity of an item (for example, both skins will receive different serial numbers, as well as buttons or other prominent pieces to a sign). This will be done at TAC’s discretion and will be accomplished in accordance with how TAC feels it needs to be done.

Anyone searching for antiques that have been personally reviewed by Dan Matthews and Joey Whiteside may sign up on the TAC website for one of three membership option. The Silver membership is free and gives visitors instant access to an item and whether it’s authentic. The Silver option includes a product search feature, description, photo, completion date and rating.

The Gold membership option costs $19.99 per month, or an annual discounted price of $199 per year, and includes what comes with the Silver option, plus an idea of value. The Platinum option costs $79.99 per month, or an annual discounted price of $799 per year, and includes what comes with the Gold option, plus an owner dashboard.

Dan Matthews is a certified appraiser and renowned petroliana expert. In 2007 he founded Matthews Auctions, LLC of Nokomis, as well as the semiannual Peotone Petroliana & Automobilia Auctions, which are hugely popular with gas and oil memorabilia collectors. Mr. Matthews is the author of The Fine Art of Collecting & Displaying Petroliana, Volumes I and II.

Matthews Auctions, LLC has been dormant for several years, as in 2014 the company merged with Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa., where Mr. Matthews headed up the Petroliana Division. But that partnership has ended, and in early 2019 Matthews Auctions, LLC will be back, bigger and stronger than ever with an inaugural auction planned for sometime in the first quarter 2019.

To learn more about The Authentication Company, LLC and Matthews Auctions, LLC, please visit You can also find them on Facebook or reach them via email at or by calling 217-563-8880. Ask for Dan Matthews if inquiring about consigning a single piece or an entire collection for auction at his inaugural 2019 auction.

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Dan Matthews
The Authentication Company, LLC
(217) 563-8880
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Puut A/S Announces Artificial Intelligence based Loyalty Scheme for Loyalty programs.

AI power loyalty programs

Puut Wallet for Businesses



Puut A/S, announced today that it has launched Artificial Intelligence powered Loyalty Scheme to help increase loyalty programs penetration.

Puut Wallet embedded loyalty scheme seeks to create emotional loyalty that is based on reciprocal appreciation”

— Mark Arthur

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, July 30, 2018 / — Puut A/S, announced today that it has launched Artificial Intelligence powered Loyalty Scheme to help increase loyalty programs penetration for programs that are using Puut Wallet to push digital loyalty cards to consumers.

The majority of loyalty programs are designed to reward habits and transactions and not true loyalty, which has led to customers not being emotionally attached to brands. As a result Loyalty programs penetration is still very low across all categories, with the dinning, travel, big box retail, clothing, and retail banking reaching respectively 35% , 49%, 45%, 47% and 31% in 2017.

Puut Wallet Loyalty scheme will help loyalty programs reward customers qualitatively at every step of the way using proprietary machine learning algorithms.

“Puut Wallet embedded loyalty scheme seeks to create emotional loyalty that is based on reciprocal appreciation.” said Mark Arthur, Founder & CEO at Puut A/S. “Puut Wallet is a user-centric wallet that is tailored to create a value continuum for loyalty programs”. concluded Mr. Arthur

About Puut Wallet
Puut A/S is a leading blockchain and AI company that offers mobile wallet services, social finance enablement and content sharing as a service to end-users, service providers and merchants alike. Puut A/S is seeking to bring the experience of a traditional cloud network to mobile devices, a global mobile experience to mobile phone users and an operator and bank agnostic approach to mobile wallet services.

Mark Arthur
Puut A/S
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire