FlannelJax's Is Hosting A Charity Axe Throwing Tournament

Axe Throwing For A Good Cause At FlannelJax’s

TWIN CITIES, MINNEAPOLIS, UNITED STATES, August 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FlannelJax’s, the Twin Cities premier axe throwing and recreational sports experience, is hosting their inaugural charity Axe Throwing tournament on September 15, 2018 starting at 12 pm. The 64-person double elimination tournament will see competitors facing-off in exciting one-on-one Axe Throwing challenges to advance through the bracket. The top 3 positions from the day’s event will take home prizes. Entrants will also get the chance to try some delicious food from local vendors.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Folds of Honor Minnesota; a non-profit organization that helps to provide educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. FlannelJax’s, which hosted its Grand Opening celebration last month, also donated part of the proceeds from that event to Folds of Honor.

“We’re proud to support a great organization like Folds of Honor, and can’t think of a better way to give back than paired with the fun and excitement of Axe Throwing,” said Keith Beveridge, President of FlannelJax’s. “And if you’ve really master your swing, not only will you be helping a good cause, but you can win some great prizes too.”

The winner of the tournament will walk away with $300 in cash, while 2nd place earns a $200 FlannelJax’s gift card, with a $100 FlannelJax’s gift card for third place.

The tournament will be held at FlannelJax’s, located at 755 Prior Ave N, Suite 102, St. Paul, MN, 55104.

Event Details:
• The charity tournament starts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018
• Held at FlannelJax’s at 755 Prior Ave North, Suite 102, St. Paul, Minnesota
• 50% of proceeds will go to Folds of Honor Minnesota
• The entry fee is $65.00 per person (plus tax)
• The prizes include: $300 for 1st place, $200 FlannelJax’s gift certificate for 2nd place, and $100 FlannelJax’s gift certificate for 3rd place
• Local food vendors will be available on site as well as a cash bar

Come out and support Folds of Honor while having a great time throwing Axes!

About FlannelJax’s
FlannelJax’s is Minnesota’s premier axe-throwing and recreational sports experience. Led by highly-trained Lumberjacks and Lumberjills, patrons can participate in a variety of axe- and saw-related games. These activities include axe-throwing (aiming for targets 13 feet away), thump-the-stump (a race to hammer a nail into a stump using a hatchet) and crosscut sawing (a competition to partner-saw through a log the fastest). FlannelJax’s is the perfect place for corporate events and team building exercises, as well as celebrations of all kinds including birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, divorce parties and even baby or wedding showers. FlannelJax’s is extreme social fun!

Brendan Tiernay
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Massive single-owner collections in Panama City, Fla., will be auctioned September 22nd by The Specialists of the South

Coca-Cola animated polar bear phone, one of many Coke collectibles (and novelty phones) in the auction.

Very rare Amish oak ice box with liners and metal shelving, made in Pennsylvania.

Beautiful candy computing weigh scale with attractive brass scoop.

Pair of silver neck perfume bottles.

Locking and talking vendor floor-standing toy dispenser on a metal platform, with a speaker and toys.

They're items from the lifetime collections of Pat Bovard and Sherry Smithson of Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City, gathered over the course of decades.

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Items from the lifetime collections of Pat Bovard and Sherry Smithson of Lynn Haven, a suburb of Panama City – a massive accumulation of objects that began with a six-foot-tall Coca-Cola bottle and snowballed from there into thousands of collectibles in many categories – will come up for bid Saturday, September 22nd, at The Specialists of the South, Inc.

The auction, packed with over 600 lots, will be held in The Specialists of the South’s gallery, located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City, starting at 8 am Central time. Previews will be held the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

To say that Pat and Sherry are serious collectors doesn’t do justice to what is in their possession. Aside from the Coke collectibles (of which there are many), the pair also own a dazzling array of Roseville, breweriana, toys and toy trucks, advertising signs, advertising glasses, kitchen collectibles, clocks, telephones, trays, vintage hats and boxes, linens and embroidery, and more.

It all began with Sherry, who grew up in rural Alabama and was visiting an uncle at his welding shop when she saw that he had a huge, six-foot-tall Coca-Cola bottle on display. She was so captivated by it he gave it to her (it’s not in the auction, by the way). And so began a serious Coke collection, later added to by Pat. The two met while both were teaching physical education in public schools and became instant kindred spirits – and collectors.

They joined the Coca-Cola International Club in Atlanta and eventually traveled to every state in the country (always in the summer, when school was off), to find new additions to their existing Coke collection and search for items to start new ones. “We’d hit the major shows like Brimfield in Massachusetts and Round Top in Texas, plus we’d haunt the malls and flea markets,” Pat said.

Coca-Cola items certain to strike a chord with collectors include a rare Coke Panama City seltzer bottle; a 10-piece set of Coke cooler glasses (10- and 16-ounce), like new and sealed in the box; a grill, also in like-new condition, about 21 inches tall and 15 ½ inches around, originally given to a Coke salesperson for having achieved a sales goal; a cardboard truck sign showing the best times of day to enjoy a Coke, measuring 56 ½ inches by 32 ¼ inches; a pair of mid-20th century Coke machines, both in good working condition and accepting nickels; Coke clocks and phones.

Some items in the sale were inherited. For Sherry, that included the vintage hats and boxes, the linens and embroidery (all hand-made, in good condition), vintage tools and primitives. Pat, who grew up in Louisiana, inherited glassware and china, such as Roseville, Lusterware, Libbey, Chantilly, Regal Pastelle, Camelot American Rose, Castleton Rose, Aladdin Hollandia and more.

Both ladies had an eye for advertising glasses. Their extensive collection includes glasses that promote Coke and Pepsi (the Pepsi character glasses depicting superheroes are highly collectible and are Pat’s favorites); Dr. Pepper, A&W Root Beer, Garfield, Pizza Hut, Godfather’s Pizza, Burger King, Hardee’s, Texaco and others. Also in the sale are kids’ toys from McDonald’s, spanning multiple eras, plus McDonald’s glasses, cups, advertising items and displays and more.

Individual items of note will include a wooden barber’s chair made by Koken, quite old and ornately carved; a very rare Amish oak ice box with liners and metal shelving, made in Pennsylvania; a chalk figure of a bull from the 1939 New York World’s Fair; a doll’s bunkbed from Pat’s childhood; a vintage Singer sewing machine on a cast-iron treadle base, plus a New Home treadle base; a hand-made quilt on a quilt rack; and a sizable collection of player piano rolls, around 45 or so. Tobacciana items include cigarette making machines, ash trays and pipes.

The kitchen collectibles include can and jar openers of every kind and vintage, various utensils, Post Toasties cups, vintage lunch boxes, Coca-Cola and other advertising dishes, small appliances (including a vintage toaster), old hand mixers (to include a vintage glass Keystone hand mixer showing measurements for flour, liquids, etc.), butter dishes, advertising tins, Bakelite and more.

The collection of phones can be broken into two categories. One is for the vintage black rotary phones (plus one green phone and one yellow phone) and a pay phone. The other is for the theme and novelty plastic phones for Coke, Pepsi, 7-Up, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Rubik’s Cube, Garfield, Jeff Gordon, Heinz Ketchup and others.

The ladies were nuts for Planter’s Peanuts memorabilia. Items to be sold will include a dart board, manuals, glasses, cups and advertising material. Their many clocks include examples advertising Garfield, Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and others. Some of the clocks are lighted. The breweriana (beer and liquor collectibles) includes clocks, glasses, signs, some very popular small whiskey pitchers and more.

Children’s items will feature toys and toy trucks, tea sets (to include one for Campbell’s Soup that’s mint in the package), Fisher-Price Playskool toys, Batman toys, vintage banks, two Radio Flyer red wagons (one wood, one metal), two taboggans, and a small vintage single pedestal oak desk. In addition, children’s books will also be auctioned. Also sold will be a wide assortment of collectible giveaways, from McDonald’s, Burger King, Disney, Ty and others, many still in the package.

Also up for bid will be an old chicken coop once used for transport, several old gumball machines, military medals, scales (including a beautiful candy computing weigh scale with an attractive brass scoop, plus a standing scale that doubles as a fortune teller), a Geiser Bath Service round stool with a latch to secure the top with a metal shoeshine box, a cobbler’s lot (with a foot-stand, shoe stretcher and darners), a locking talking vendor floor-standing toy dispenser on a metal platform with a speaker and toys, and a handsome Zenith console cabinet phonograph with a broad array of vinyl records, to include Frank Sinatra on 78rpm, Elvis on 45 rpm and the Beatles on 33 rpm, plus many others.

The sale will also feature a wooden petticoat dresser, wooden and glass washboards (some with advertising), nodders for prominent figures and brands, a vintage double postage machine, a vintage typewriter, perfume bottles, tennis rackets, a collection of miniature elephants, several Nestle modular counter racks (plastic table or wall displays), advertising displays (including a metal display for Tom’s Potato Chips, with a five-shelf collapsible rack), and elegant Depression glass pieces.

The Specialists of the South, Inc. has been serving the Panama City community for more than 45 years. The company specializes in a broad range of services, to include estate auctions, furniture refurbishing, interior decoration, personal property appraisals and business liquidation services. It has been named the Small Business of the Month by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.

The Specialists of the South, Inc., is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item, estate or collection, you may call them at (850) 785-2577, or you may e-mail them at auctions@sospcfl.com. To learn more, or to register for the Sept. 22nd auction, log on to www.SpecialistsoftheSouth.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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Logan Adams
The Specialists of the South, Inc.
(850) 785-2577
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Mari L. McCarthy of Create Write Now

MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, August 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We are all masters of self-sabotage. We must allot time each day for a sacred practice to avoid the self-sabotage that’s always around the corner and show our true, authentic self that we're number one in our lives.

Mari L. McCarthy is a therapeutic journaling guru and the founder of CreateWriteNow, a journaling power center, where she helps health-conscious individuals use therapeutic journaling to heal and create the happy, healthy life they want to live.

“There's only one right way to journal: your way,” says McCarthy. “It's all about putting the pen to the page every day. When you put the pen to the page every day, that's where the rubber meets the road and you can search the depths of your soul.”

For McCarthy, journaling began as a physical therapy exercise. McCarthy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 27 years ago and would later lose all feeling on the right side of her body.

At the time McCarthy was a high-powered business woman, so she had to teach herself how to write with her left hand as soon as possible. That’s when she was introduced to Morning Pages by Julia Cameron.

“Morning Pages is about writing as soon as you wake up, as you're coming into consciousness, bringing your whole being into the process,” says McCarthy. “Within three weeks I was able to write with my left hand.”

It was a miracle, but perhaps not in the way one might expect. In the process of journaling, McCarthy would recall from her strict Catholic childhood that she had originally been left-handed. The nuns had forced her to write with her right hand.

“That’s when I realized journaling was way more than physical therapy!” says McCarthy. “I started getting into all kinds of memories and feelings. I started hearing rhymes and writing poetry. It became an addiction to me, so I just kept at it. I thought, ‘At some point down the road I'm going to share this with the world so they can realize who really lives in their body.’”

McCarthy says journaling reconnects us to our power, our talent, the intelligence that we all have in us. Journaling is a marvelous, free tool that helps us remove all the baggage and the clutter and the craziness and returns us to the brilliant, talented, fantastic person we were when we arrived into this world.

“Right now all your characters, your stories, your poems, your greatest creative ideas are on the other side of a wall. Journaling helps us open the door so they can all run out.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Mari L. McCarthy in an interview with Jim Masters on August 28th at 11am EDT and with Doug Llewelyn on September 4th at 11am EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio

If you have questions for our guest, please call 347-996-3389

For more info about Create Write Now, visit www.createwritenow.com

Journaling Power: How To Create The Happy, Healthy Life You Want To Live! is available on Amazon

Lou Ceparano
(631) 850-3314
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Rare Babe Ruth baseball card from 1921 could bring $100,000-$200,000 in Small Traditions online auction ending Sept. 1st

The highest-graded example of Babe Ruth’s 1921 E121 American Caramel baseball card, one of only 68 cards known across all three E121 Ruth variations.

1998 Peyton Manning Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph #87 card, graded highly at PSA Gem Mint Pop 6.

1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson card, graded PSA 8 NM-MT.

Gorgeous 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA 6 EX-MT.

1993 Ichiro Suzuki Japanese Hyougo Ginkou rookie card, graded BGS 7.5 and regarded as Ichiro’s rarest rookie card.

It's the highest graded example of Babe Ruth’s 1921 E121 American Caramel baseball card – one of only 68 cards known across all three E121 Ruth variations.

Last year, a version of the card with "Babe" in quotes like the card being auctioned by Small Traditions, but graded lower at PSA 6, sold for $115,626.”

— Dave Thorn

DENVER, COLO., UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — DENVER, Colo. – The highest graded example of Babe Ruth’s 1921 E121 American Caramel baseball card – one of only 68 cards known across all three E121 Ruth variations – is up for bid in Small Traditions’ Summer Classic Auction, online at http://smalltraditions.com/catalog.aspx and ending Sept. 1st. It’s an online-only auction. Phone bids can be submitted at 303-832-1975.

The card, graded PSA NM 7, is easily the headliner of the more than 1,300 lots in the auction (1,200 of which are baseball cards). Rare and highly collectible cards for stars such as Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Satchell Paige, Al Kaline, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Tiger Woods, Albert Pujols, Ichiro Suzuki, Tom Glavine, Peyton Manning, and others are also in the sale.

But the Ruth card, understandably, is generating all the buzz. It shows the Bambino in a Boston uniform, having just thrown a ball. Underneath his photo it reads, “R.F. – New York Americans”. The name “Babe” is in quotes (one of the variations). In 2017, a version of the card without quotes graded PSA 5 sold for $43,200. Last year, a version with the quotes like the card being auctioned by Small Traditions (but graded lower at PSA 6) fetched $115,626.

The E121 American Caramel Ruth card is rare in any condition, but especially so in top grades (like PSA NM 7). Of the 68 total E121 Ruth cards on record at PSA, 38 are of the “Babe” variety (with quotes). Of those 38, the card in the sale is the single highest graded. The next best copies beneath it are a pair in the EX-MT 6 grade. One is the card that auctioned for $115,626 last year.

Nearly 30 of the 38 “Babe” in quotes cards known to PSA are graded PSA 3 VG or lower, and that’s not unusual for early Ruth cards. What is unusual is a copy graded PSA 7. Only one other copy from the other two 1921 E121 variations has ever graded PSA 7, and just one other copy from four identically designed 1917 Ruth issues has ever graded PSA 7, with none higher.

No 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie card has ever come close to a PSA 7 grade, while his 1916 rookie cards report just one PSA 7 on record for each of the Globe Clothing and Herpolsheimer backs, one PSA 7 for the M101-4 Sporting News back, along with one PSA 8 and another two PSA 7s of the blank variety, then another three PSA 7s and three PSA 8s for the M101-5 Sporting News.

In short, these 15 early Babe Ruth cards graded PSA 7 NM or higher are the most coveted Ruth cards in the hobby, and some of the most valuable baseball cards in existence. The card being offered carries a modest $25,000 minimum bid (already exceeded), but Small Traditions owner Dave Thorn said he expects the final price will be “between $100,000 and $200,000, perhaps even more.”

The card ranks among the top-five most significant Babe Ruth cards in the hobby for three reasons. They are:

• Ruth’s 1921 season, his second with the Yankees, was by most accounts, the best of his 22-year career and arguably the most impressive season by any Major League baseball player ever. His numbers were off the charts – 177 runs scored, 168 RBIs, 59 home runs – which helped the Yankees to their first-ever AL pennant championship.
• The front design of E121 is identical to a handful of very rare issues from 1917. Along with the offered E121 issue of 1921, all five of these important early Ruth issues show the same obverse design, which very closely models the design of Ruth’s 1916 rookie card, with Ruth in a throwing or pitching pose and in a Boston Red Sox uniform.
• 1921 marked the year that Babe Ruth really became the legend and perhaps most famous person on the planet. This was accomplished with the help of a “ghost writer”, Christy Walsh, who essentially became the first sports agent ever and helped promote his biggest client’s exploits in newspaper accounts that were read worldwide.

The Tom Glavine card in the sale is an exceedingly rare 1988 Topps Cloth Experimental rookie card from 1988, the only one on record with PSA. The card is graded PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 1 and has a minimum bid of $1,000. The Ichiro Suzuki card is a 1993 Hyougo Ginkou rookie card and is regarded as Ichiro’s rarest rookie card. Few collectors even know of the card’s existence. It was part of an annual Fan Appreciation Day at Green Stadium Kobe, in Japan. It was personally handed out to fans by Ichiro himself. It carries a minimum bid of $500.

Cards with relatively high minimum bids include a 1998 Peyton Manning Playoff Contenders Rookie Ticket Autograph #87 card, graded highly at PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 6 and signed by Manning (MB: $10,000); and a gorgeous 1951 Bowman #253 Mickey Mantle rookie card, graded PSA 6 EX-MT and boasting a pristine image registration. The minimum bid is $5,000.

Non-baseball card standouts include a 1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana rookie card, graded PSA 10 Gem Mint (MB: $2,500); a 1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice rookie card, graded PSA 10 Gem Mint (MB: $2,500); a 2001 Upper Deck Players Ink Tiger Woods rookie card, graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint, serial numbered 12/25 (MB: $2,500); and a 1997 Skybox Z-Force Super Rave #172 Tracy McGrady rookie card graded PSA Gem Mint Pop 5, serial numbered 15/50 (MB: $2,500).

Also up for bid is a 2001 Studio Masterstrokes Artist’s Proof Autographed Albert Pujols rookie card, graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Pop 2, serial numbered 18/25 (MB: $2,500); a 1949 Bowman #50 Jackie Robinson card, graded PSA 8 NM-MT (MB: $2,500); a 1949 Bowman #224 Leroy “Satchell” Paige card, graded PSA 8 NM-MT (MB: $2,500); a 1954 Topps #210 Al Kaline rookie card, graded PSA 8.5 NM-MT+ (MB: $2,500); and an actual World Series game ticket from Game 3 1932, the game with Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot”, graded PSA 3 VG Pop 11 (MB: $1,000).

The auction also features Part 2 of The Cardbull Collection (Inserts and Rookies). The Cardbull Collection had included PSA 9 graded copies of nearly every one of Hank Aaron’s standard Topps issues. Part 1, which featured the Aaron cards, was held by Small Traditions on May 5th.

Small Traditions has streamlined its website (www.smalltraditions) with some exciting new features. These include a new store with listings mirrored on eBay; new auction pages with optimized formats; a new homepage testimonials section; a new streamlined consignment submission process; and new 10-day accelerated consignor payouts. See website for details.

Small Traditions is always seeking quality cards for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single card or an entire collection, call 303-832-1975; or, e-mail info@smalltraditions.com. Learn how you can grade and auction your cards without any cost or obligation. To learn more about Small Traditions and the auction ending Saturday, Sept. 1st visit www.smalltraditions.com.

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Dave Thorn
Small Traditions
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Bibi’s Birthday Bike Ride: 80 year-old grandmother cycles Natchez Trace for global women’s charity

Katherine “Biib” Jeter

On October 17, Katherine "Bibi" Jeter will celebrate her 80th birthday by cycling 444 miles along the Natchez Trace to raise $80,000 for globalbike

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For Dr. Katherine Jeter, age is just a number. An experienced cyclist and fundraiser, the soon to be 80-year-old grandmother is embarking on a remarkable cycling adventure.

This fall, Katherine will ride 444 miles along the Natchez Trace, from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi to raise money for globalbike, inc., a Spartanburg, SC nonprofit connecting Tanzanian women to vital resources through bicycles.

A breast-cancer survivor and the grandmother of four and great grandmother of one, Jeter will undertake this ride to help women around the world achieve health, happiness and success. This isn’t the first time she and her bike have fundraised for important causes. To mark her 70th birthday, she biked 70 miles to raise $70,000 dollars for her two favorite local charities. Three years later, in 2011, she cycled across country with WomanTours, using the feat to raise more than $200,000 for specialty nursing scholarships.

For her 75th birthday, Katherine summited Mt. Kilimanjaro. It was there she got the name, “Bibi” from her mountain guides. Bibi means grandmother in Swahili. While in Tanzania she also saw how two wheels can make a world of difference. Her admiration for the strong women of Tanzania and the strides globalbike has already made there with the provision of bike cooperatives compelled her to select globalbike as the beneficiary of her 80th birthday fundraising.
For this campaign, nicknamed Bibi’s Birthday Bike Ride, Jeter says that “to be 80 and to still be able to do stuff — lift babies, carry my suitcases, and ride bicycles long distances— is a wonderful thing ”

After training for 6 months, Jeter and her team of 18 close friends plan to set out on October 17 from Nashville, Tennessee to ride the Natchez Trace, a 444-mile recreational road and scenic parkway that goes through three states. She will end her ride in Natchez, Mississippi.
Jeter hopes to “encourage women to be strong, think big and make a difference,” adding, “I hope to encourage young women that age is not an obstacle to a healthy life.”

Dr. Katherine Jeter strives to make each day matter in her quest for optimal health, to give back to her community and inspire others to do the same. It was at 66, after treatment for breast cancer, that Katherine decided she wanted to make her diagnosis and recovery matter. At age 69 she began cycling and applied her Texas-size drive to the intersection of fitness and fundraising. On October 17, to celebrate her 80th birthday — Katherine "Bibi" Jeter will ride her bike 440 miles along the Natchez Trace from Nashville, TN to Natchez, Mississippi all to raise money for globalbike, a non-profit organization supporting women-owned bike rental and repair programs in rural areas of Tanzania.

Marisa Peacock
The Strategic Peacock
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Defiance Tools Showcases Gadget Corner Merchandiser at Orgill Fall Dealer Market

Defiance Tools Gadget Gift Corner Merchandiser for Increased Holiday Sales and Beyond

Defiance Tools Gadget Gift Corner Merchandiser for Increased Holiday Sales and Beyond

Defiance Tools Skull Design 8-in-1 Multi-Tool

Defiance Tools Skull Design 8-in-1 Multi-Tool

LED Pocket Light (Rotating Pocket Clip) with Built-In Magnet

LED Pocket Light (Rotating Pocket Clip) with Built-In Magnet

Just In Time for The Holidays, Defiance Tools Showcases Gadget Corner Merchandiser and Free Ebike Offer at Orgill Fall Dealer Market.

Men of all ages love our tools but I have been most excited by the overwhelmingly positive response from women, millennials and even kids to our Defiance Tools.”

— Zoé Coulcher, Co-Founder, Defiance Tools Brand

ORLANDO , FLORIDA, USA, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When you think of Defiance Tools, an image of the local tool store or lumber yard, the small-town diner or the neighborhood bar comes to mind. These are the places that made America unlike anyplace else in the world and have always been a deep and trusted part of our roots. America may be known for big box retailers both offline and online, but the small hometown business is our bedrock. Founders Zoé and Richard Coulcher are redefining the meaning of tools, leveling the playing field with Drop Ship Solutions and bringing the best tools and EDC gear to independent retailers.

Before founding Defiance Tools, Zoé and Richard Coulcher developed and supplied products to the "big guys" under some famous brand names. Their mission at Defiance Tools is to bring that quality of product to the independent retailer. Whether hardware stores, farm supply, lumber yards or general stores, the Coulchers explain that retailers who partner with Defiance Tools, will increase holiday sales and beyond by providing Tools To Navigate Life to retail customers and their families.

Their partnership with Drop Ship Solutions (DSS), means Defiance Tools can bring the most efficient dropshipping solutions to retailers. Drop Ship Solutions focuses on the Independent Retailer and offers a one-stop destination for a variety of products via drop ship from a central distribution point. DSS prides themselves in offering the independent retailer the ability to order smaller minimums at competitive prices

“We are very excited to showcase our Defiance Tools Gadget Corner Merchandiser at the Orgill Fall Dealer Market and we couldn't be more confident in our continued affiliation with Drop Ship Solutions,” said Richard Coulcher, President of C Larboard, LLC. “Both Zoé's and my small town American upbringing make a terrific match for the independent retail community and the innovative drop ship model we offer via DSS makes us their ideal partner.”

Rich Coulcher, Co-Founder of the Defiance Tools Brand, had a long and successful career within Stanley Black & Decker serving in numerous product and business management roles. His plans for the Defiance Tools Brand started with a hand-written, long-term business plan jotted down on graph paper back in 2004. But his love of tool supply was firmly planted as a kid in a small town in Western New York called, Cassadaga.

He tells the story of how his love of the tool store grew as he did in that small town where everyone knew his name AND the name of the local plumber (Wally), the electrician (Danny), the builder (Rick) and (Pete) the counter guy at Frederickson Builders Supply where everyone always ended up.

"From these shared experiences that many of us who love tool supply have, I learned pretty early how to defy difficulty and “dig in, fix it, design it, build it…and then deliver the answer,” says Coulcher.

Defiance Tools Co-Founder, Zoe’ Coulcher, has a passion and enthusiasm for delivering excellent customer service; deeply ingrained from her training in the Walt Disney college program to her career as a successful store manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods to her transition to a top performing real estate professional. She has a keen eye for customer trends and enthusiasm for life that was shaped from a childhood filled with Greek immigrant roots and a love for América.

Ms. Coulcher explains, "My family took the opportunities that America offered and combined them with the hard work and tools needed to win in business."

Retailers who stop by booth #5222 and order the Defiance Tools Gadget Corner Merchandiser in time for the holiday shopping season, can find out how to win one of three Defiance Tools B2 Ebikes.

Meet Zoé and Rich Coulcher at the Orgill Fall Dealer Market in the DSS Booth #5222, August 23rd through the twenty-fifth, order the Defiance Tools Gadget Corner to increase holiday sales and enter to win an electric bike.

About C Larboard:
C Larboard, LLC is a worldwide marketer of innovative gifts, cool gadgets, and Defiance Tools branded products in the following categories: Transportation Tools, Mobile & Communication Tools, Food & Beverage Tools, Entertainment Tools, Fashion & Fun Tools, and EDC (every day carry) Tools. Many in the C Larboard community are also focused on bringing cool and innovative products to market. In addition to their online store, C Larboard also offers independent consulting & advisory services in all aspects of product development and product sourcing. Find more information at CLarboard.com.

About Defiance Tools:
Defiance Tools is redefining the meaning of tools with Tools To Navigate Life. Defiance Tools is a brand inspired by breaking out of the expected norm, thinking and living in your own unique way…to defy the difficulty of the day. Defiance Tools' products are designed to provide quality, productivity and value to end users and are sold and distributed direct to consumers via e-commerce and retail store shelves. Consumers and retailers can find more information at DefianceTools.com.

About Drop Ship Solutions:
Drop Ship Solutions focuses on the Independent Retailer and offers a one-stop destination for a variety of products via drop ship from a central distribution point. They pride themselves in offering the Independent Retailer the ability to order smaller minimums at competitive prices in the following categories: Health and Wellness, Beauty, Food/Nutrition, Industrial and General Merchandise. Find more information at DSSFast.com.

About Orgill:
Orgill, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, TN, is the world’s largest independent hardlines distributor. Privately owned, it was founded in 1847. Orgill serves more than 6,000 retail hardware stores, home centers, pro lumber dealers, and farm stores throughout the United States and Canada, and over 50 countries around the world. Orgill Dealer Markets give retailers the opportunity to meet more than 1,000 different exhibitors, get new ideas from our model stores, stay on top of industry trends, and to scope out the industry's best product deals. Find more information at Orgill.com.

Shane Shirley
Shane Shirley Media
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Defiance Tools® Showcases Gadget Corner at Orgill Fall Dealer Market

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LiveAuctioneers Mid-Year Report reveals industry's highest online sales prices, sell-through rate and bidder traffic

In the first six months of 2018, LiveAuctioneers processed billion of dollars in winning bids and underbids, dramatically outperforming the competition

Our accelerating growth and Internet best practices continue to drive the highest-quality consignments to auction houses that are on the LiveAuctioneers platform.”

— Phil Michaelson, CEO, LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online marketplace for exceptional fine art, antiques and vintage collectibles, has released its Mid-Year 2018 Report confirming record results and a year-over-year pattern of growth unrivaled in the industry.

“In the first six months of 2018, LiveAuctioneers delivered winning bidders on more than 300,000 items and processed billions of dollars in winning bids and underbids,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO, Phil Michaelson. “We dramatically outperformed the competition, and our accelerating growth and Internet best practices continue to drive the highest-quality consignments to auction houses that are on the LiveAuctioneers platform. It has been a source of great pride for our team to be the lowest-cost provider of premium services and yet drive the best results in the industry.”

The first half of the year comparisons on a year-over-year basis include:
• An increase of 37% more bids
• An industry-leading average online sell-through rate of 24.7%
• An increase of more than 50,000 new bidders, on average, every month
• Web and mobile traffic of over 23 million visits, up 34%
• Over 133,000 consignments directed, an increase of more than 27%
• Record online-auction results for Lucio Fontana art ($210,000), blockchain art ($140,000), Atsuko Tanaka art ($88,000), Finn Juhl furniture ($60,000) and more

LiveAuctioneers has continued to invest in new solutions for growing its auction house partners’ sales and increasing the flow of their respective consignments. Customer-driven innovations like Custom Auction Software, Auction Previews, Timed Auctions, and payment by cryptocurrency are converting traditional ecommerce shoppers to live-auction winners through LiveAuctioneers. “We out-execute the competition, and auction houses on our platform are enjoying an increase of up to 40% in the number of items sold as compared to the first half of 2017,” Michaelson said. LiveAuctioneers’ free auction price results database, with over 21 million listings, is now faster to search and continues to be the leading resource for appraisers and consignors seeking auctioneers with whom to place consignments.

“Many other exciting improvements are in the pipeline for later this year,” Michaelson said. “The incredible results LiveAuctioneers achieved in the first half of 2018 are just the beginning. Our goal is to empower auction-house partners with tools and marketing products that take their sales to the next level. Our business model ensures alignment. We focus all of our energy on enabling partners to grow their respective businesses. If we do that effectively, our success takes care of itself.”

Click to view LiveAuctioneers’ 2018 mid-year results.

About LiveAuctioneers:

Founded in 2002, LiveAuctioneers digitally connects an audience of millions with the live-bidding action at almost 5,000 premier auction houses and galleries in 59 countries, providing a highly curated and trusted marketplace of unique items. Privately owned and headquartered in New York City, LiveAuctioneers is the world’s preferred online source for fine and decorative art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles. A pioneer in mobile-bidding technology, LiveAuctioneers opened new horizons for bidders in 2009 with its development of both an industry-leading app for iOS (Apple) devices and the first live-auction bidding app for Android.

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Catherine Saunders-Watson
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Julia Hashemieh and Bobby Sarnevesht cover the highlights from prestigious Creux Automatiq event

Hosted by Karma International, the membership organization's recent 'The Creux Automatiq Affair' saw art, music, and fashion collide in trendy West Hollywood.

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, August 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Strictly attendance by invitation only, The Creux Automatiq Affair saw invitees such as Aryana Health Care Foundation's Julia Hashemieh and Bobby Sarnevesht enjoy an evening of fine art, luxury fashion, gourmet food and drink, and music from an internationally recognized DJ.

A private, invitation-only event, The Creux Automatiq Affair showcased luxury timepieces from global watch brand and event sponsor Creux Automatiq. "Purveyors of boutique Swiss-made watches, Creux Automatiq focuses on high-quality, high-performing timepieces for what it calls the 'everyday adventurer,'" explains Hashemieh. Led by designer Dane Rumble, the brand crafts unique, avant-garde watches and is named after the Creux du Van canyon range in the Swiss region of Le Soliat.

Also on display were a series of special vignettes showcasing high-fashion designs by Haus of Davisanti, the brainchild of David Santillanes. "The vignettes were beautiful," reveals Hashemieh, "and the perfect contrast to Creux Automatiq's modern, masculine watches."

Featured artists on the night included emerging local Los Angeles-based abstract and pop artist Kelly Styne. Hashemieh explains that Styne's work is inspired by the colors of her California surroundings and artists such as Gerhard Richter and Ed Ruscha. "Painting is both a challenge and an outlet, a discipline and a passion," explains Styne of her own work.

A persistent theme in Styne's art, according to Julia Hashemieh and Bobby Sarnevesht, is an attempt to evoke emotion in viewers. "Styne primes her canvases with carefully selected colors, later adding several layers of acrylic paint until the final image emerges," she adds.

Revealing more about the Karma International-hosted event, Hashemieh goes on, "An eclectic mix of guests at The Creux Automatiq Affair enjoyed delicious gourmet food, specialty cocktails, and music performed by renowned DJ and musician, DJ Bad Ash."

Ashlee Williss, the individual behind the act, is an accomplished singer-songwriter, having performed at events including the Grammys and the Sundance Film Festival, as well as alongside A-list music stars such as Snoop Dogg.

Known for its socials, excursions, and parties, Karma International is an exclusive, private membership organization dedicated to connecting exceptional and inspirational individuals both socially and professionally. Through a variety of events, Karma International empower its members to forge lasting bonds and friendships, enriching lives, facilitating the sharing of business ideas, and advancing philanthropic causes.

Julia Hashemieh is a board member and treasurer of Santa Clara-based Aryana Health Care Foundation. Operating throughout San Jose, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and Burlingame, the foundation strives to make health care affordable and accessible when times are difficult. "At the foundation, we believe that anyone, entirely regardless of their financial situation, deserves to receive first-class medical care and attention, administered by friendly, skilled, and compassionate doctors and nurses," adds Hashemieh, wrapping up, and in closing.

Eric Ash
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Rainbow Infinity is an innovative light stick that lets users program virtually infinite light patterns

Rainbow Infinity

Rainbow Infinity

HONG KONG, CHINA, August 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Light sticks are incredibly popular throughout Asia and are growing in popularity in the United States and other regions as well. From concerts to festivals to other events, light sticks help to take the celebration up a notch.

Rainbow Infinity is a new LED light stick that purports to be better than all the rest. Most of the current light sticks on the market offer minimal customization, if any, and can typically only be used once. Rainbow Infinity, on the other hand, has LED lights that can produce nearly 17 million different color combinations. It comes with 12 light patterns already programmed into the device, and users can create up to 4 custom settings of their own.

Users can control Rainbow Infinity using its associated mobile app, soon to be available on both Android and iOS platforms. The Android version of the app will be available in January 2019, with the iOS version following in February. The light stick interacts with the mobile app through a basic Bluetooth connection, which is standard on most modern smartphones.

This light stick is infinitely reusable as well. It operates with a 18650 lithium rechargeable battery, which is readily available in most markets. Due to shipping restrictions, the creators of Rainbow Infinity are unable to include the battery with the device at this time so users will have to provide their own.

Users can recharge the battery using a standard micro-USB cable, which comes with the product. Rainbow Infinity is fully operational without a battery as long as it is plugged into a power source, including mobile power banks.

Aside from special events, Rainbow Infinity is also useful in a variety of other scenarios. It can be used as a reading light in bed or as a flare to alert other motorists of a broken-down vehicle, to name just a few options.

The creators of Rainbow Infinity have completed the prototype of the device and the associated testing. They are now ready to move forward with production but require additional funding to do so. They are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with a flexible funding goal of $50,000 to build injection molds and other components. Those who contribute to the campaign can get a Rainbow Infinity light stick for just $39 and can expect to receive the product in time for Christmas 2018. More details is located at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rainbow-infinity-make-your-own-rainbow-bluetooth-family#/

Nelson Lee
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Paintings attributed to van Gogh, Emil Filla, Alexej von Jawlensky, others will be part of Woodshed's Sept. 6th auction

Gouache on board attributed to Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), titled Bedroom at Arles (est. $100,000-$150,000)

Oil on canvas attributed to Alexej von Jawlensky (Russ., 1864-1941), titled Portrait of a Woman (est. $50,000-$70,000)

Oil on board attributed to Emil Filla (Czech., 1882-1953), titled Oval Still Life (est. $45,000-$60,000)

Acrylic on canvas portrait attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), titled Silhouette on Black and White Background (est. $75,000-$100,000)

Oil on canvas abstract composition attributed to Franz Kline (Am., 1910-1962), framed (est. $150,000-$200,000)

The 237-lot Hidden Masterpieces Art Auction will be held live in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 500 Gallery at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin, Mass. and online.

We have a selection of very strong original paintings on canvas this month, reflecting the growth of our auction house and the confidence of our consignors. Bidders will be dazzled by what they see.”

— Bruce Wood

FRANKLIN, MA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FRANKLIN, Mass. – Paintings attributed to the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), the Czechoslovakian Cubist-Fauvist Emil Filla (1882-1953) and Russian Expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky (1864-1941) are just a few of the artworks up for bid in a live and internet auction slated for Thursday, September 6th, by Woodshed Art Auctions, starting at 5:30 pm Eastern time.

The 237-lot Hidden Masterpieces Art Auction will be held live in Woodshed Art Auctions’ 500 Gallery, at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin, with a preview exhibition that will begin on Wednesday, August 29th. The color catalog can be viewed now at woodshedartauctions.com, as well as on the bidding platform LiveAuctioneers.com. People can register to bid on either site.

In addition to the artworks from the three abovenamed artists, the sale will also feature large canvases signed Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning and Oswaldo Guyasamin. Other prime works include sketches and paintings attributed to Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Wifredo Lam, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

“We have a selection of very strong original paintings on canvas this month, reflecting the growth of our auction house and the confidence of our consignors,” said Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions. “Bidders will be dazzled by the wide array of rare and new-to-the-market paintings and drawings pulled from private collections in Europe and the Americas.”

The gouache on artist board signed “Vincent” and attributed to van Gogh is titled Bedroom at Arles and has a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000. Significantly, the painting is marked verso with the collector’s stamp of Dr. Paul Gachet (van Gogh’s physician) and his son. Van Gogh painted three authenticated oil versions of his bedroom in Arles. This study, 12 ¼ inches by 15 ½ inches (sight), bears striking similarities to the first two oil versions of the composition.

Alexej von Jawlensky’s signed oil on canvas attribution titled Portrait of a Woman measures 19 inches by 19 inches (framed) and is estimated to bring $50,000-$70,000. Jawlensky was born in Russia but worked in Germany, where he was a member of the New Munich Artists Association, The Blue Rider and The Blue Four. The painting in the sale was recently cleaned and retouched.

The oil on board attributed to Emil Filla is titled Oval Still Life and is expected to command $45,000-$60,000. The work, on an oval stretcher with a rope frame, is signed and dated “1923” bottom right and has a shipping sticker dated 1924 verso. Filla aligned himself with a variety of movements, most notably Cubism. He founded the Group of Visual Artists, a Cubist collective.

Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) is represented multiple times in the auction. Works attributed to the Pop Art icon include a mixed media (acrylic, silkscreen and ink) on paper portrait of Rolling Stones front-man Mick Jagger, signed lower right and verso (est. $40,000-$50,000); and a mixed media (acrylic, ink and others) stylized rendering of a Coca-Cola Bottle (est. $20,000-$30,000).

An oil on canvas abstract composition attributed to Franz Kline (Am., 1910-1962), 31 inches by 60 ½ inches (framed), is estimated at $150,000-$200,000. Kline was a key figure in the Abstract Expressionist and Avant-Garde movements. His emphatic black and white paintings (like the one in this auction) were set down with confidence and exemplified Action Painting achievements.

Who wouldn’t want a painting signed Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988) or Jackson Pollock (Am., 1912-1956)? The acrylic on canvas portrait attributed to Basquiat, titled Silhouette on Black and White Background, measuring 33 inches by 24 ¾ inches (framed), should knock down for $75,000-$100,000; while the Pollock attribution, an enamel on canvas work titled Red, Yellow, Orange and Black Drip, 36 inches by 24 inches (sight), should realize $60,000-$80,000.

An untitled oil on board maritime scene attributed to William Henry (W.H.) Johnson (Am., 1901-1970), painted in the Expressionist style Johnson experimented with in France (but atypical of his normal oeuvre devoted to depictions of black men and women), signed bottom right, has an estimate of $35,000-$45,000); while an unframed gouache on paper attributed to Fernand Leger (Fr., 1881-1955), titled Female Faces, signed with initials, should hit $20,000-$30,000.

An oil on canvas abstract composition done in the manner of the Joan Miro (Sp., 1893-1983), impressive at 40 ½ inches by 53 inches (framed), signed upper right and verso, with a decorative stamp and seal of Fundacio Joan Miro on verso, should finish at $30,000-$50,000. Also, an oil painting on three sheets of laid paper laid to board by Massimo Campigli (It., 1895-1971), titled Women on a staircase, signed and framed under museum glass, is estimated at $20,000-$40,000.

An oil on paper Grey Still Life attributed to American painter-photographer Ralston Crawford (1906-1978), artist signed and measuring 24 inches by 18 inches, is expected to change hands for $12,000-$18,000. Also, an oil on canvas painting by “second-generation” abstract Expressionist Michael Goldberg (Am., 1924-2007), titled Dune House No. 2, signed on the bottom and titled and dated (“1960”) on verso, measuring 24 inches by 20 inches, should reach $8,000-$12,000.

Woodshed Art Auctions is a family-owned art gallery specializing in oil painting restoration and live and online art auctions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The firm is always accepting quality artworks for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call Bruce Wood at 508-533-6277; or, e-mail him at bruce@woodshedartauctions.com.

For more information about Woodshed Art Auctions and the Hidden Masterpieces Art Auction scheduled for Thursday, September 6th, please visit www.woodshedartauctions.com.

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Bruce Wood
Woodshed Art Auctions
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