Inaugural Kissimmee Family Golf Classic to be Played on Three of Central Florida’s Premier Courses June 20-23

The Nicklaus Course at Reunion Resort will host the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic

The 54-hole, team scramble event is open to any combination of family members and will be a celebration of the bonds the game helps create

Kissimmee has so much to offer as both a golf and family vacation destination, the decision to launch this tournament was a natural one.”

— John Poole, Executive Director, Experience Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, FLA., USA, January 16, 2019 / — With a star-studded golf course lineup and an idyllic host destination, the first annual Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will be played June 20-23, 2019. The 54-hole, team scramble event is open to any combination of family members and will be a celebration of the bonds the game helps create.

Cost of entry is $799 for a team of four. Tournament rounds will be played at the Nicklaus and Watson courses at Reunion Resort, one of Florida’s premier golf facilities, and Celebration Golf Club, an unforgettable co-design of industry legends, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Sr.

Entry also includes a VIP welcome gift package, breakfast and lunch each day at the tournament, and on-course contests.

"Kissimmee has so much to offer as both a golf and family vacation destination, the decision to launch this tournament was a natural one," said John Poole, Executive Director, Experience Kissimmee. "Golf and family are inextricably linked for so many players. It's a multi-generational game, allowing for special time spent with parents, grandparents, and children in a fun, stress-free environment.”

The schedule of events for the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic:

June 20: Welcome Reception

June 21: Nicklaus Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.

June 22: Watson Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.

June 23: Celebration Golf Club, 8:30 a.m.
Closing Ceremonies/Farewell Awards Reception, 1:30 p.m.

Reunion Resort features three award-winning golf courses and the brand-new Nicklaus Clubhouse. It is the only place in the world where players can test their skills on signature-designed courses by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson. The Nicklaus and Watson layouts will be hosting the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic, allowing tournament participants to enjoy nationally-acclaimed courses.

The Nicklaus Course, featuring a new state-of-the-art clubhouse, is a Parkland-style layout that is smooth and flowing with long horizon lines and elevated tee boxes and greens. It can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. An eight-time major champion, Tom Watson’s layout at Reunion is one of his finest architectural works. The layout, a Top 100 Resort Course, showcases wide fairways and large undulating greens, placing a premium on creativity.

“This is the first year of this event, and we believe it will grow quickly,” said Kevin Baker, General Manager of Reunion Resort. “The quality of golf, value, and beautiful weather will make the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic a favorite destination event."

Celebration Golf Club has been ranked among the top 25 family golf courses in the U.S. and has drawn rave reviews for both the quality of its design and its commitment to customer service. Among the six sets of tees at Celebration are four between the 5,958 and 6,817 yards, helping ensure an enjoyable challenge for players of all skill levels.

“Families from around the world visit Kissimmee to enjoy its close proximity to legendary attractions. Plus, the value they receive at our area resorts, hotels, and restaurants is unmatched," said John Bixler, General Manager of Celebration Golf Club. “The Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will combine all those elements in a tournament that will place equal emphasis on fun and competition.”

Kissimmee is a one-of-a-kind sunny golf and vacation destination, providing easy-access to world-famous theme parks, incredible outdoor adventures, and renowned cuisine. With an average high temperature of 73 degrees, January is an idyllic time for a golf getaway.

More information about the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic is available at

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Cozy Villas at Ontario Couples Resort Help Romantic Guests Get Into Nature

Footprints Resort has all the amenities a loving couple could want for a romantic getaway in Ontario this spring.

BANCROFT, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 15, 2019 / — There is always something new at Footprints Resort, an adults-only, romantic couples retreat, in Hastings Highlands, ON! Footprints Resort has cedar Villas, Motel style rooms and cozy cabins.

The owners of Footprints Resort say, “Guests love the privacy of Villas. The scent alone is worth the few extra steps to get to them. And having your own sitting area outside your Villa and a BBQ of your own has been popular as well.”

Footprints also features a conversation pool on the deck with a view of the hot tub and private lake. It’s a great place to cool off on hot days, socialize with other guests or take a break before preparing dinner. The owners say, “The pool has been very popular. This gives our guests another option other than swimming in our private lake. It’s always full around the twilight hours.”

As well Footprints boasts an outdoor, covered kitchen facility that includes a fridge, stove top and lockers for guests to store dry goods in. Footprints is a self catering resort so be sure to bring all the food and drink you’ll need while staying here. Town is just 15 minutes away for those who have forgotten anything.

There is always something for our guests to do while vacationing at Footprints Resort, whether it’s swimming or sun bathing, hiking, biking, paddling around the lake in canoes or kayaks, or holding hands and staring into each others eyes. At night, the campfire is always the social hub and for those busy nights, there are now 3 fire pits to chose from, plus the ever popular propane fire table.

Footprints Resort in Hastings Highlands ON is a great hidden gem just a few short hours drive from both Ottawa and Toronto, and is ready to help you make a memorable, romantic vacation for you and yours.

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Nueva traducción al español del galardonado libro para niños que promueve las habilidades científicas y de lectura

Sus ilustraciones realistas y hechos divertidos sobre los animales ayudan a las familias y a los educadores a crear interés por los temas CTIM

El viaje de un bebé mamífero a la madurez varía dramáticamente dependiendo de si es un oso o un murciélago, una musaraña o una foca, un hipopótamo o un humano.”

— la autora, Dia L. Michels

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2019 / — Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco, un título recomendado por NSTA y el Libro del Año de Creative Child Magazine, está siendo publicado de nuevo en español, en pasta suave, pasta dura y en formato eBook.

Publicado originalmente en inglés en el año 2002, este libro de 64 páginas ha sido alabado por maestros, bibliotecarios y educadores en museos. Su enfoque para enseñar ciencia por medio de la literatura ayuda a los niños a extraer contenido importante sobre la ciencia mientras fortalecen y practican su habilidad de lectura. El contenido se ajusta directamente a los Estándares Científicos de la Próxima Generación (NGSS, por sus siglas en inglés) y al currículum de primaria y de la escuela intermedia. Además de sus otros premios, este título ganó un Sello de Aprobación de la Fundación Young Voices (Voces Jóvenes).

El texto en español les ayuda a los lectores a desarrollar sus habilidades científicas y de lectura. De acuerdo con el Instituto de Política de Inmigración, "casi un tercio de todos los niños en los Estados Unidos de ocho años o menos están aprendiendo dos idiomas. Estos niños se benefician en gran manera de las oportunidades de aprendizaje temprano de alta calidad". Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco proporciona oportunidades de aprendizaje temprano para quienes hablan español y están aprendiendo inglés.

La universalidad del ciclo de vida es capturada de forma hermosa en este asombroso libro, descrito como "Completamente interesante" [Revista Foreword] y "¡Atractivo tanto visual como verbalmente!" [Academia Carnegie para la Educación de la Ciencia].

Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco revela cómo catorce bebés mamíferos indefensos se convierten en adultos maduros. A diferencia de los reptiles, insectos y anfibios, todas las madres de mamíferos alimentan, protegen y les enseñan a sus crías—incluso cuando esas tareas a menudo desafían sus necesidades de sobrevivencia.

"El viaje de un bebé mamífero a la madurez varía dramáticamente dependiendo de si es un oso o un murciélago, una musaraña o una foca, un hipopótamo o un humano", explica la autora, Dia L. Michels. "A pesar de esas diferencias, cuando todos los mamíferos nacen son completamente indefensos. Todas las mamás mamíferas deben guiar a sus crías para que dejen de ser indefensos y pasen a la madurez. Conforme sus madres les enseñan a encontrar comida y albergue, los mamíferos sociales aprenden otra herramienta importante para la supervivencia: que son parte de una sociedad interconectada en la cual cada miembro ayuda a los demás. Los humanos no son ninguna excepción. Cuando nacen son más inmaduros que cualquier otro bebé y dependen bastante de su familia y de su comunidad. Este libro les ayuda a los niños a verse a sí mismos como miembros de un grupo en lugar de individuos solitarios".

Las historias de estos mamíferos bebés tratan temas científicos importantes, incluyendo percepción sensorial, identificación de infantes, hábitats, ciclos de vida, adaptación, ecología, metabolismo, anatomía, biomas, clasificación y sobrevivencia. La guía para el maestro expande y extiende el contenido científico e incluye actividades prácticas. Está disponible para ser descargada de forma gratuita en el sitio web de la casa editora. Los educadores también aprecian el glosario y las medidas métricas incluidas en el libro.

Este título ha sido utilizado en entornos educativos y también como un recurso de salud en las comunidades. Los Centros de Nacimientos, el Departamentos de Salud y las instalaciones maternas y de salud para niños lo comparten con los futuros padres y con familias que tienen niños pequeños. En el año 2011, el Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México compró 6,000 copias para un programa estatal diseñado para promover la vida familiar, la paternidad responsable y la lectura.

"¡Este es uno de los libros más interesantes que no son de ficción que he leído! Se correlaciona muy bien con nuestro currículum de ciencias y los recursos complementarios son amigables para los maestros", dice Sonya Smith, Coordinadora de Ciencias del programa de Fomento de las Ciencias en Maestros de la Escuela Intermedia, en el estado de Mississippi.

Dia L. Michels, escritora galardonada en ciencias y paternidad responsable con publicaciones internacionales, ha escrito o editado más de una docena de libros para niños y adultos. Además, da presentaciones en todo el país sobre lactancia en los mamíferos, ciencia familiar y crianza con apego. Puede comunicarse con ella en

Andrew Barthelmes es un talentoso ilustrador y artista gráfico. Es el diseñador tras la galardonada serie de libros de ciencias y matemáticas Misterios de un minuto (One Minute Mysteries). Su trabajo ha aparecido en el New Yorker y en otras publicaciones. Él vive en Peekskill, NY con su esposa y sus tres hijos. Contáctelo en

Science Naturally es una prensa independiente comprometida a aumentar el conocimiento de ciencias y matemáticas de formas divertidas e interactivas. Nuestros libros están diseñados para ayudar a los lectores a entender mejor cómo es que la ciencia y las matemáticas afectan nuestra vida diaria. Todos nuestros títulos han obtenido el deseado "NSTA Recommends", una recomendación de la Asociación Nacional de Maestros de Ciencias.

Los títulos de Science Naturally están disponibles para compra directa. Son distribuidos por National Book Network. Las ediciones para bibliotecas son distribuidas por Children’s Plus. También están disponibles con un descuento significativo en el mercado de First Book para organizaciones que atienden a niños necesitados.

Las copias para reseñas están disponibles a petición. Puede encontrar texto de muestra, imágenes de la portada y una articulación del contenido para NGSS, además de la guía para maestros en

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A painting by Frantisek Reichenthal and one attributed to Albert Bierstadt will lead Bruneau & Co.'s January 26 auction

Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Solovakian-American, 1895-1971) (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Oil landscape painting attributed to Hudson River School artist Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902) (est. $6,000-$9,000).

Circa 1940s Sunoco Walt Disney Donald Duck cardboard poster advertisement (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Japanese Meiji period gilt and lacquered Buddha on an elephant base, 28 inches tall (est. $2,000-$3,000).

19th century French repeater carriage clock with silver overlay dial, signed “Aiguilles” (est.; $1,500-$2,500).

The auction will also feature palace-size Persian rugs, furniture, Asian arts, petroliana and more. It will be held online and at the gallery in Cranston, R.I.

We’re kicking off the New Year with a fun, eclectic mix for our antiques crowd, from Asian arts to modern design to period furniture.”

— Kevin Bruneau

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2019 / — CRANSTON, R.I. – An oil landscape painting attributed to Hudson River School artist Albert Bierstadt (German-American, 1830-1902), a Cubist painting by the Russian Federation artist Frantisek Reichenthal (Slovakian-American, 1895-1971), palace-size Persian rugs, furniture, Asian arts and petroliana will all be part of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ January 26th auction.

The 373-lot Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction will be held online and in the Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery, at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, starting at 12 noon Eastern time. A 200-lot pre-sale, beginning at 10 am, with no online bidding, will precede the main event. “We’re kicking off the New Year with a fun, eclectic mix for our antiques crowd,” said Bruneau & Co. president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau, “from Asian arts to modern design to period furniture.”

Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer, added, “This catalog certainly holds some seldom seen objects. While doing research I was blown away by the career and backstory of Frantisek Reichenthal. It’s going to be interesting to see how well it performs. The artist has few but mighty records at auction.” The work in the sale has been estimated at $3,000-$5,000.

Reichenthal is widely regarded as one of the most influential Eastern European modern artists, having painted and taught with Marc Chagall (1887-1985) from 1917-1919, after serving time as a Russian POW for serving in the Austro-Hungarian army in 1916. His career prospered after that, although his family was persecuted by the Nazis in WWII. He came to the U.S. in 1950.

The painting in the auction is an oil on canvas Cubist-Modernist rendering of a woman holding a bird in a vibrant color palette. The work is signed lower right (“Reichenthal”) on a canvas that measures 16 inches by 9 inches. The frame it’s housed in measures 22 inches by 15 inches. The only blemish is a very small patch repair with some inpainting; otherwise it’s in good condition.

The oil painting attributed to Albert Bierstadt is a landscape depiction of Yosemite Valley in California beneath an early morning rising sun. The unsigned work was masterfully executed and measures an impressive 30 inches by 50 inches. It was done in the manner of Bierstadt, including all the characteristics of the Hudson River School in its majestic grandeur (est. $6,000-$9,000).

Also offered will be a collection of thirteen silver albumen prints by Jerry Norman Uelsmann (b. 1934), an American photographer and early exponent of photomontage in the 20th century. His work in darkroom effects foreshadowed the use of Adobe Photoshop to make surrealistic images, a process led by his ex-wife, Maggie Taylor. The thirteen prints will be sold as individual lots.

The decorative arts selection will feature a 19th century French repeater carriage clock with silver overlay dial, signed “Aiguilles” on the works and having a neoclassical case dated April 20, 1897. The handsome timepiece, with white enameled Arabic numeral dial with pierced hands and intricate silver filigree overlay, should command $1,500-$2,500.

There is also a large presence of modern and contemporary decorative arts, highlighted by a selection of Murano art glass featuring works by Lino Tagliapietra and Gino Cenedese. Two bronze sculptures by American modernists will also be offered, including Marie Zoe Greene-Mercier and a kinetic sculpture attributed to Richard MacDonald.

The more than 75 lots of furniture, spanning from the 16th century to modern design, will include a Hollywood Regency faux lapis lazuli full figure swan table, an 18th century Chippendale tiger maple chest of drawers, a Skovmand & Anderson dining room set, a Danish teak wood OX-Art tile dining table and a fine European carved oak coffer chest.

There is a small selection of antique petroliana and advertising highlighted by a circa 1940s Sunoco Walt Disney Donald Duck cardboard poster and a circa 1940s Shell pecten embossed porcelain neon skin sign. The Donald Duck Sunoco sign (“Keeps Motors Knockless!/25 Cents a Can”) measures 59 ½ inches by 38 ¾ inches (est. $2,000-$3,000).

Scattered throughout the catalog will be 75 lots of Asian arts, including a Chinese Qing Dynasty oil on paper laid down on cardboard portrait painting of an Imperial official, 59 ¾ inches by 35 ½ inches framed; and a large Japanese Meiji period gilt and lacquered Buddha on an unusual elephant base, overall 28 inches tall (both est. $2,000-$3,000).

Other Asian art highlights include a Chinese Ming Dynasty lacquered bronze buddha and a 19th century Southeast Asian bronze. The antique Persian palace-size carpets include:

• A monumental circa 1920 wool Bidjar rug, 24 feet 9 inches by 14 feet 11 with blue ground and an overall floral and tendril pattern with vibrant floral borders. The rug was deaccessioned from a whaling museum in Sharon, Mass. (est. $5,000-$8,000).
• A circa 1890 wool Bidjar rug, 19 feet 4 inches by 11 feet 3 inches, having a central red diamond medallion within a navy-blue field with an intricate floral design within wide stylized borders. Minimal wear to surface (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Doors will open on auction day right at 8 am Eastern time. Online bidding will be facilitated by,, and, or by downloading the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Previews will be held on Thursday, January 24th, and Friday, January 25th, from 9 am to 5 pm. All times are Eastern.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the January 26th Estate Antiques & Fine Art Auction, please visit Updates are posted frequently. To contact the company via e-mail, use Or, you can phone them at (401) 533-9980.

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List of Mobile Game Development Agencies – 2019

The top 15 game developers who can create an engaging mobile game offering you a source of income. These companies will effectively transform your game idea.

To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience.”

— Eugene Jarvis

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 12, 2019 / — Our unbiased analysis and research to find the top-rated game app development firms, has found these highly potential game app developers the most capable. The companies chosen here have been amazing the gamer with astoundingly interactive, attractive and thrilling games. Since game apps can have their owners earn in millions, many big businesses are now turning towards developing one. Mobile game can become a new business wherein your investment can earn you huge amounts in short period, if the game idea interests the right mix of audience.

The firms are technically empowered and their mobile game app development teams are qualified and highly creative to bring any idea interestingly on screen that offers great user experiences. The AR and VR games are among the most loved ones of this century and the game development companies here can technically and graphically carve the illusions better. These mobile game development service providers have proven excellence in being creative, technically adept, cost effective, and in ideating better games. With their extensive experience in game creation, they can give your app idea an interesting game flow that will lure your target audience.

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Here, we have listed the 15 most efficient game app developers who are behind the popular games that you download on app stores. With all the aspects of a game idea being read and understood flawlessly, the companies here have creatively developed and offered wonderful game experiences for the users. They are positively reviewed and eventually show an impressive recommendation history from their former clients.

Thus, after analyzing various factors that will advocate to the qualities of the skillful and reliable game developers, we have meticulously chosen these mobile game development agencies, who can build the most entertaining game for you with all the revenue generating strategies being implied.

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HINSDALE, ILLINOIS, USA, January 11, 2019 / — is an online men’s underwear store that goes beyond the expected by offering not just the traditional, but also modern options in men’s underwear.
The main advance in the modern products offered by Brief Buy comes from soft, comfortable innovative fabrics, like Bamboo Silk, which is a rayon fabric manufactured from Bamboo. Many people are surprised by this since they immediately picture a tough, stalky plant that Pandas eat, but reality is that material sourced from Bamboo is super soft and silky on the skin, and that’s why it’s called Bamboo Silk. Bamboo Silk is actually ideal for men’s underwear because it has many advantages over cotton.

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Holabird Western Americana Collections' five-day auction, titled Treasures Galore, will be held Jan. 24-28 in Reno, Nev.

Edison-Swan British patent archive (circa 1880-1883) pertaining to incandescent lighting (est. $10,000-$20,000).

Complete set of 11 five-ounce 999 silver medallions for the 50th anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (est. $1,700-$3,000).

Display board containing a near-complete set of the first 40 issues of the Society of Medallists, 1930-1949 (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Historic 500-troy ounce bullion scale made by Troemner out of Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint (est. $7,500-$10,000).

Stock certificate for 75 shares for the Eureka & Colorado River Rail Road Company (Nev.), from 1882 (est. $500-$1,000).

The auction will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno. Offered will be nearly 4,000 lots of Americana.

This is the third sale in what has been an exciting fall and winter season for us.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NEV., UNITED STATES, January 11, 2019 / — RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections is following up its massive “to die for” auction in December with another five-day colossus comprising nearly 4,000 lots of Americana. The auction – appropriately titled Treasures Galore – will be held Thursday to Monday, January 24th thru 28th, online and in Holabird’s gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno.

Start times all five days will be 8 am PST. An office preview will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, from 9-5 (or by appointment). For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by and “This is the third sale in what has been an exciting fall and winter season,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections.

Day 1, on Thursday, January 24th, will kick off with nearly 100 lots of antique bottles, many of them from the Geoff Pollock Collection, gathered throughout Utah. Offered will be whiskeys, medicines, poisons, cures, beers and more. Specialty lots like the three gorgeous Boca, California beers will supplement the category. Bidders looking to diversify their collections will be pleased.

The numismatics section – more than 200 lots – will feature token dies, tokens, medals, coins and currency, checks, books, ingots, so-called dollars and selections from the Medallic Arts / Northwest Territorial Mint liquidation, led by a display board containing a near-complete set (72 of 80 medals) of the first 40 issues of the Society of Medallists, 1930-1949 (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Other star lots on Day 1 promise to be a complete set of eleven five-ounce 999 silver medallions marking the 50th anniversary of the release of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, from 1987 (est. $1,700-$3,000); and an historic 500-troy ounce bullion scale made by Troemner out of Philadelphia for the U.S. Mint, with the original blue paint and base (est. $7,500-$10,000).

The session will also feature general Americana lots in various categories, to include American directories, 30 or more maps, history and reference books, badges, comic books, World’s Fair and Expos, political memorabilia, dolls, circus collectibles, breweriana, cigar and tobacco, Gold Rush items, jewelry and watches, postcards, toys, stereoviews, vintage apparel and Civil War.

Day 2, on Friday, January 25th, will start more Americana, including selections of non-mining and railroad stocks from the Ken Prag collection. Two significant archives will be sold: the Edison-Swan incandescent light patent archive from England and the Van Camp Hardware (Indiana) archive of about 3,500 pieces. Also sold will be railroadiana and rare western rails.

The Edison-Swan patent archive (circa 1880-1883) pertains to one of the most important modern inventions: incandescent lighting. The archive consists of original British patents issued to men working for Thomas Edison or Joseph Swan as part of the Edison-Swan Company at the onset of the invention and manufacture of incandescent lighting. It has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000.

Day 2 will also feature a stock certificate in the amount of 75 shares for the Eureka & Colorado River Rail Road Company (Nev.), issued to a Hiram Johnson, dated May 17, 1882, with a nice train vignette (est. $500-$1,000); and a group of photos showing a family climbing Cave Rock in the Glenbrook area of Lake Tahoe and engaging in other leisure activities (est. $900-$2,000).

Day 3, Saturday, January 26th, will see a continuation of Americana across the board, but with an emphasis on all aspects of mining. Most mine ore specimens are from Utah. Also sold will be high-grade specimens from the Geoff Pollock collection, as well as artifacts, old mine lighting, explosives and mining stocks, plus more of the Prag Silver Mountain (Aurora, Nev.) collection.

Additional mining lots will feature art, assay, bonds, books, hats, ingots, jewelry, fobs, maps, photos and postcards. Day 3 will also include transportation, Wells Fargo/Express, postal history items, military collectibles and more. One of the more intriguing lots is a baby stingray fossil, probably from the Green River formation, 6.5 inches by 4 inches and framed (est. $700-$2,000).

Day 3 also features a Becker fine balance scale, a rare, two-drawer showpiece that was either a lab or gold scale, made circa 1895-1915 (est. $3,000-$5,000). Christian Becker was one of ten balance manufacturers to begin making assay balances in the U.S. The Becker companies (N.Y.) also contributed to the development of analytical balance, bullion balance and specialty scales.

Day 4, Sunday, January 27th, will contain more mining collectibles, mostly from the Ken Prag collection, plus additional mining ephemera and stocks, both domestic and foreign. But the day will also feature original art (to include sculptures), Native American art and objects, cowboy collectibles, firearms, gaming and saloon. In total, 685 lots will cross the auction block on Day 4.

A Day 4 lot worth mentioning is a rare Yuba County (Calif) “Gold Lands” title, stating that 640 acres of “gold lands” were sold to a company in London, England for $200,000, in 1858. The deed is from John A. Sutter (of Sutter’s Fort fame) to Sylvester Patrick and others, with the grant then going to Edward Lee Hooff, who then assigned it to a Dr. A. Campbell (est. $1,000-$3,000).

Day 5, on Monday, January 28th, marks the expansion of the Bargain/Dealer Section that was started by Holabird over a year ago and became quite popular. The section contains over 1,300 lots, with many rarities. “We lowered the boom on prices,” Fred Holabird said, “reducing our normal pricing by up to half. We decided to put it in the catalog before lots hit the podium.”

An interesting Day 5 lot is the original book of stock certificates for the Porter Gold & Silver Mining Company of Butte County, Calif. The book contains about 230 issued pieces and around 250-300 unissued certificates, all showing vignettes of the mine. Lithography was performed by Drouaillet of San Francisco. The book binding shows wear and the estimate is $1,500-$4,000.

In addition to in-person and online bidding, telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited Boston, Florida, Seattle and New York, among other destinations.

Holabird Western Americana is always seeking quality bottle, advertising, Americana and coin consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at To learn more about Holabird Western Americana's Jan. 24th-28th auction, visit

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Fred Holabird
Holabird Western Americana, LLC
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Shopify: $11.4 Million Ecom Store Shutdown

Thunder Tactical Rifle Kits

Thunder Tactical Rifle Kits

Thunder Tactical Rifle Kits

East Coast’s Largest Rifle Kit Manufacturer Goes Independent

Thunder Tactical is a leading 308 rifle and tactical shooting component manufacturer and retailer, based in Daytona Beach, Florida.”

— Thunder Tactical

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — In a shocking development, Daytona Beach business Thunder Tactical recently shuttered its Shopify store in response to tighter restrictions from the e-commerce platform. The company is a registered manufacturer and retailer of 308 rifle and tactical shooting components, which are both high quality and completely legal.

But Shopify’s prohibition on the sale of certain guns, accessories, and ammunition goes around this, banning gun sales in spite of the law. CEO and Thunder Tactical owner, John, said: “It’s always a pity to see restrictions like this when you’re a retailer working completely within the law. We produce a high-quality product with a lot of demand, and we made a home for ourselves on Shopify – it’s a real shame that didn’t work out.”

Fans and loyal customers of Florida’s leading rifle kit manufacturer have nothing to fear, however, as Thunder Tactical is officially independent! With a huge array of AR and pistol kits, accessories, handguards, jigs, and apparel available, the $11.4 million company has taken their sales online themselves. And they’re not showing signs of slowing down any time soon!

“We’ve made it easier than ever for our clients to buy anything from 80 percent AR 15 lowers and pistol and rifle kits to our robust accessory and apparel lines. We’d have liked Shopify to work out in the long run, but truth be told, this has actually made it easier for people to shop with us. Just find the product you’re looking for on our website and place an order – we’ve integrated the process and made Thunder Tactical more accessible than ever.”

Thunder Tactical is a leading 308 rifle and tactical shooting component manufacturer and retailer, based in Daytona Beach, Florida. Creating high-quality 80% lowers, receivers and kits since 2014, they’ve created a trusted name for themselves as a trusted brand within the industry. Family-owned and operated, Thunder Tactical helps gun owners get the product they need at a level of quality they deserve.

Vasi Safta
Thunder Tactical
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Texas Company Expands to More Than 100 Global Locations in Three Years

Little Land logo

Little Land obstacle course

Little Land obstacle course

Little Land Grows with First International Location in Beijing

Child development is not something left to chance.”

— Ernie Beltz, Jr., co-founder and CEO of Little Land

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — United States-based Little Land ensures children are on the proper growth development path, but it’s the business’ unique concept that has the company growing internationally in its third year of operation, and only two years as offering as a franchise.

In 2014, Ernie Beltz Jr. and Debbie Garcia-Beltz, OTR/L founded the Little Land concept. Debbie has spent nearly 20 years as a pediatric occupational therapist and used her experience as the foundation to create the gym’s model. All play equipment at Little Land is designed by pediatric therapists to enhance physical, sensory, and social development while being a fun activity.

“Child development is not something left to chance,” said Ernie Beltz, Jr., co-founder and CEO of Little Land. “With the use of our specially designed equipment, parents see that play has a specific purpose along with being fun for their children. It’s those results that make the Little Land concept a success for children and for the business.”

Little Land has reached an agreement to open more than 100 locations in the next three years across China. The first location in Beijing is expected to be open by mid-2019. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), there is a significant opportunity for franchises in China due to the rising middle class and greater potential for consumers.

Little Land will be a first of its kind concept in China and offers a much-needed reprieve from technology. In China, the number of children is growing quickly, and families have identified the need to seek specific types of activities to ensure their children develop on-track – which is why Little Land is expected to grow rapidly across the country.

This expansion demonstrates that the need for purposeful play is gaining momentum around the globe. In fact, because of the increase in use of technology, the most common recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for pediatricians to prescribe is play.

“We are thrilled with the company’s progress, but when we think about how many young lives will be better because of Little Land, that is how we measure success,” Debbie Garcia-Beltz said.

Little Land currently has seven locations open in Texas with four additional locations opening soon. Five more locations in Texas are expected to open in Summer 2019.

For more information about Little Land, please visit

Erin Moore
Quicklight Media
+1 512-637-4224
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ToyBox Marketing and Management Launches to Build a Global Kid Influencer Network

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ToyBox Marketing and Management launched in Nov. 2018 to work with both brands and kid influencers.

We recognize that the needs of brands are changing, and the power of kid influencers are being utilized to promote everything from toys to family vacations.”

— Catherine Kimsey, Founding Partner & CEO of ToyBox Marketing and Management

PHOENIX , ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — With a changing media landscape and youth ages five to 15 watching YouTube more frequently than television, brands targeted to kids have to change how they advertise to reach their audience more effectively. This is giving rise to a need for more kid influencers and drove the launch of ToyBox Marketing and Management – an agency looking to pioneer the kid influencer marketing space.

The company is working in the United States and across the globe, engaging with both kid influencers and brands alike. From toy manufacturers, video game companies, kids clothing companies and family-friendly destinations, those who are interested in leveraging the power of kid influencers as a viable part of their marketing strategy have an opportunity to work with ToyBox Marketing and Management’s kid influencer enthusiasts and strategists.

“We recognize that the needs of brands are changing, and the power of kid influencers are being utilized to promote everything from toys to family vacations,” says Catherine Kimsey, Founding Partner & CEO of ToyBox Marketing and Management. “Take, for example, the highest earning YouTube star in 2018 was a kid influencer. This is a growing market.”

Kimsey adds, “With that growing market, though, comes an inherent risk around kid safety and continuity in brand messaging. We put kid influencer safety first, offering an educational training series designed to help parents navigate the world of kid influencer marketing. For brands, we offer a scalable, end-to-end content monitoring service that offers the comfort needed to feel confident leveraging this form of marketing.”

ToyBox Marketing and Management is working with parents, focusing on areas such as safety, monetization and content creation. After deciding to join the ToyBox network, the team will work with parents and kid influencers to determine what opportunities would be the best fit for brand partnership alignment. Through helping kid influencers grow quality communities and publish authentic content, ToyBox Marketing and Management ensures influencer safety and maximizes the positive impact for their brand partnerships.

To learn more and better understand their process and impact, visit

About ToyBox Marketing and Management
ToyBox Marketing and Management is a kid influencer marketing agency, representing both brands and influencers.

Catherine Kimsey
ToyBox Marketing and Management
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+1 602-831-0127
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