Andrew Jones Auctions' next DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Collections & Estates Auction will be held Sunday, January 20th

La Cornue Grand Palais Chateau Series custom range (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Hermes Art Deco table clock, circa 1925 (est. $2,000-$3,000).

French walnut and Vernis Martin vitrine, circa 1900 (est. $800-$1,200).

Ancient Greek red figure askos, circa 4th century BCE (est. $700-$900).

Emile Gauguin (French, 1899-1980) oil on canvas titled Hut with Palms (est. $300-$500).

The sale will feature over 500 lots of market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories from several local collections and estates, all enticingly priced.

We’re offering a wide-ranging collection to kick off 2019. We’re selling everything including the kitchen oven, but what an oven!”

— Andrew Jones

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — Andrew Jones Auctions’ first DTLA Collections & Estates Auction of the New Year, on Sunday, January 20th, will feature a vast selection of over 500 lots of market fresh furnishings, decorations and accessories including fine art, antiques, design, Asian works of art, estate jewelry and fine silver from several local collections and estates, all enticingly priced. The auction will start promptly at 10:30 am Pacific standard time.

The sale will be held online (via and and in Andrew Jones Auctions’ roomy gallery at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. “We’re offering a wide-ranging collection to kick off 2019,” said company president Andrew Jones. “We’re selling everything including the kitchen oven, but what an oven!” He was referring to the spectacular La Cornue Grand Palais Château Series custom range that has a pre-sale estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Featured will be property from Jeffrey and Eva Petersen, the Ruth Schreiber estate, the collection of Fima Ruchman, and private collections out of Ojai, Calif., and Southampton, N.Y., together with a collection of furniture and decorative arts consigned by a distinguished Los Angeles collector and interior decorator that boasts a broad array of wonderful seat furniture pieces.
Vintage toys will include a large Steiff leopard (est. $200-300) and a Garton 'Kidillac' child's pedal car (est. $100-200). Design lots will feature a set of four ‘Petal’ tables after Richard Schultz for Knoll (est. $300-500), and an Hermès Art Deco table clock (est. $2,000-3,000).
The furnishings section will include an American Classical sideboard (est. $700-900), a French walnut and Vernis Martin vitrine (est. $800-1,200) and a Rococo style gilt metal and rock crystal chandelier (est. $800-1,200). Also sold will be a nice Brunswick pool table (est. $1,000-$1,500).
Items on offer in the fine silver section will include a Towle King Richard pattern sterling silver flatware service for eight (est. $600-800), a pair of George III sterling silver waiters by Crouch & Hannam, 1792 (est. $500-700) and a 1911 George V sterling silver mantel clock by W & G Neal.
The antiquities category will include two Gnathia black glazed bottle vases (est. $500-800) and a Greek red figure askos (est. $700-900). A large group of Asian works of art will include Chinese jades (est. $800-1,200), a Ming Dynasty Cizhouware figure of a boy (est. $500-700), Thai gilt copper alloy devotional figures (est. $200-800) and fine Japanese lacquerware (est. $400-600).
Estate jewelry offerings will be led by collections of gold watches, cufflinks, brooches, antique writing and smoking accessories and other baubles, such as a group of gold charms and bracelets (est. $1,500-2,500) and a gold diamond and pearl pendant necklace expected to bring $300-500.
Herend porcelain will include Rothschild Bird and Chinese Bouquet tableware (est. $400-800), a set of Blue Garden pots-de-crème (est. $500-700) and animal figures (est. $600-800), and a Meissen Blue Onion part tea service (est. $600-800). Baccarat and Lalique glass will also be sold.
A varied selection of fine art will include an Emile Gaugin (the son of Post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin) oil on canvas of a Hut with Palms (est. $300-500), an Albert de Rome watercolor of a lagoon in Humboldt County (est. $500-700), a Reuven Rubin Godseekers portfolio (est. $500-700), and a Pamela Simon mixed media diptych from Simon’s The Wall Series (est. $800-1,200).
DTLA Collections and Estates is the venue to find statement pieces, quirky accents or even re-design an entire room in an affordable, sustainable way. The public preview opens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, from Jan. 17-19.
Andrew Jones Auctions opened in summer 2018 and is the only full-service fine art and antiques auction house in downtown Los Angeles. The staff has a wealth of knowledge and international experience, having worked for many years at major auction houses in America and Europe, scouring property from across North America. The firm’s auctions are diverse and eclectic and feature fine items in many collecting categories spanning the 16th through the 21st centuries.
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Bob Dylan's signed, handwritten lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone will headline University Archives' Jan. 23 online auction

Bob Dylan’s signed, handwritten lyrics to his iconic song Like a Rolling Stone (est. $50,000-$60,000).

George H.W. Bush’s own Timex watch, presented by him to a Congressman (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Signed image of Bruce Lee, pictured as “Kato” from The Green Hornet (est. $15,000-$17,000).

George Washington signed document from 1785, endorsing a Rev-War-era surgeon (est. $12,000-$14,000).

Document from 1919, typewritten in Russian and boldly signed by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953 (est. $12,000-$14,000).

Also offered will be items relating to the recently deceased former President George H.W. Bush, George Washington, Joseph Stalin, Bruce Lee and many others.

This might not be our largest sale ever, but in terms of value and quality it could very well be our best. There are items in this sale that are simply ‘the finest known’, ‘the best’ or ‘the rarest’.”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CONN., UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — WESTPORT, Conn. – Bob Dylan’s signed, handwritten lyrics to his iconic song Like a Rolling Stone, items relating to the recently deceased former President George H.W. Bush, plus rare and highly collectible items pertaining to Washington, Lincoln and other luminaries will be featured in University Archives’ next major online-only auction, scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd.

Live bidding for the 260-lot auction is scheduled to start promptly at 10:30 am Eastern time. As with all University Archives auctions, this one is loaded with rare, highly collectible autographed documents, manuscripts, books, photos and relics. The full catalog can be viewed online now, at Online bidding is via and

Major categories will include Civil War and Revolutionary War collectibles, space and aviation (including letters written and signed by deceased moonwalkers Neil Armstrong and Jim Irwin), science (including lots signed by Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin and Samuel F.B. Morse), World War II items, and U.S. Presidents memorabilia, for which University Archives is famous.

“This might not be our largest sale ever, but in terms of value and quality it could very well be our best,” said John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. “There are more than a few items in this sale that are simply ‘the finest known’, ‘the best’ or ‘the rarest’. And after 40 years in the business, when we make such lofty claims they’re uttered authoritatively.”

Dylan’s signed, handwritten lyrics to Like a Rolling Stone – voted the #1 rock song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2004 – was consigned by the same person who sold Dylan’s signed lyrics to The Times They Are A-Changin’ in University Archives’ recent auction (they realized $137,500). Like a Rolling Stone is arguably the superior collectible and has a pre-sale estimate of $50,000-$60,000. Also sold will be a copy of the Dylan album Blonde on Blonde, signed by him.

The George H.W. Bush lots include a three-page letter typed on White House stationery in 1991, signed by Bush and written to journalist Richard Cramer, in which he explains his rationale for launching Operation Desert Storm and calls Saddam Hussein the “Picture of Evil” (est. $8,000-$9,000); and Bush’s own Timex watch presented by him to incumbent Republican Congressman Bill Young in 1990, along with a hand-signed note to Young and his wife (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Collectors can’t get enough of George Washington. Lots pertaining to the first President include a letter signed by Washington in 1780 (with the main body penned by military secretary Robert Hanson Harrison), in which he writes of the harsh winter in Morristown, N.J. (est. $15,000-$16,000); and a signed document from 1785, endorsing Thomas Tillotson, a medical surgeon in the Revolutionary War, for membership in The Society of Cincinnati (est. $12,000-$14,000).

A unique Lincoln Memorial dedication program signed by four U.S. Presidents and more than 30 Lincoln scholars, artists and other important attendees is bound to attract keen bidder interest. The handsome, oversized presentation album is hand-signed by former President William H. Taft, Warren G. Harding (the sitting president at the time), and future presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. Measuring 10 ¾ inches by 13 inches, the book should bring $6,000-$7,000.

Space and science – two burgeoning genres of collectible – will be well-represented in the sale. A letter handwritten and signed by Neil Armstrong on NASA letterhead, addressed to a “Mr. Glass” in which Armstrong mentions his seven X-15 flights, should soar to $7,000-$8,000; while an original two-page scientific manuscript, inscribed overall by French physicist Antoine Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), the discoverer of radioactivity, is expected to finish at $3,000-$3,250.

A highly important document from 1919, typewritten in Russian and boldly signed by Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) and others (including Czar Nicholas’s executioner, Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877-1926), on cream letterhead, should bring $12,000-$14,000; while a glossy black and white photo signed by Douglas MacArthur, showing the World War II general landing at Leyte Island in the Philippines in Oct. 1944, one of the finest examples known, has an estimate of $3,000-$3,250.

In one of the early real-life examples of “fake news”, a photo of President Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of a newspaper that carried the false headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” from the 1948 presidential election, signed by Truman, has an estimate of $6,000-$7,000. Also, a letter typed on White House stationery in 1974 and signed by President Richard Nixon, in which he thanks a supporter for “urging me not to resign the Presidency,” should garner $4,000-$5,000.

Rounding out just a couple more highlights from the catalog, one of the finest known signed images of Bruce Lee, pictured as “Kato” from The Green Hornet in a program guide for the National Karate Championship of 1967, inscribed to a fan, is expected to hit $15,000-$17,000; while a document twice-signed in 1791 by John Marshall, while Secretary of State under John Adams, selling four shares in The Bank of the United States, should command $4,000-$5,000.

As with all University Archives online auctions, this one is packed with important, scarce and collectible signed documents and other items relating to some of the most famous names in all of history. The firm has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare material of this nature.

University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by John Reznikoff, who started collecting stamps and coins in 1968, while in the third grade. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents. He consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies.

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A New Tea Subscription Service: “Jacqueline’s Teas” Launched by Daughter of Jacqueline’s Tea Room

Mother-Daughter Team Jacqueline and Barbara Soley

Inspired by former Tea Room patrons, over 80 bespoke teas, afternoon tea recipe pairings, and tea education now available at home to subscribers

PORTLAND, MAINE, UNITED STATES, January 9, 2019 / — Tea aficionados can start the new year with a constant supply of premium hand-blended teas, curated and packaged by a Maine mother-daughter team. Jacqueline’s Teas is a new online subscription tea service with over 80 varieties of fresh loose-leaf artisan teas sustainably sourced from around the world and delivered by mail each month:

Jacqueline’s Teas Owner Barbara Soley grew up above the British-style tea restaurant in Freeport that her mother Jacqueline opened in 2005 and operated until her retirement this past July. Inspired by the overwhelming wave of nostalgia from past Tea Room patrons, Barbara returned to Maine to launch Jacqueline’s Teas in time for the new year. Says Barbara, “Jacqueline’s Tea Room was a magical place where time stood still and loved ones listened to each other’s stories over delicious tea. Everything was taken care of so guests could relax and be fully present with friends and family. The menu was pre-selected and my “tea intuitive” Mom let customers know which tea they’d like best. I wanted to preserve this incredible experience by translating it into a cozy at-home tea ritual.”

Jacqueline and Barbara have designed five subscription tea offerings that capture the Tea Room’s greatest qualities: unique loose-leaf tea blends, a curated menu, delectable treats, an elegant ambiance, and lessons about tea. The Tea Sommelier Subscription is designed to educate tea lovers about the different genres of tea; the Jacqueline's Teas Subscription features seasonal tea blends paired with Jacqueline’s most popular recipes; and the Black Tea, Light Tea, and Caffeine-Free tea subscriptions can be customized according to flavor preferences. Developed based on interviews with dozens of Tea Room customers, these subscriptions are designed to give recipients an opportunity to experience Maine hospitality from home while seeped in the calming tradition of tea.

Subscribers will have access to an exclusive catalog of over 80 bespoke teas. Jacqueline’s flavored and unflavored varieties include a well balanced collection of white, green, oolong, black, rooibos, tisane, and herbal teas which are only available at the website.

Please contact Barbara Soley with any questions: or 207-618-8898.

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Two oil portrait paintings by Mexican-born Louisiana artist Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar will be sold Jan. 19th-20th

Oil portrait by Salazar (1750-1802), titled Matias Francisco Alpuente y Ruiz (est. $100,000-$150,000).

One of two oil portraits in the auction by Mexican-born Louisiana artist Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza.

Gorgeous 19th century carved cherry Louis XVI-style bowfront commode (est. $1,500-$2,500).

Stunning 19th century Napoleon III gilt bronze and alabaster clock, depicting Diana, Goddess of the Hunt (est. $800-$1,200).

Beautiful mid-19th century American coin silver serving tray by Gorham, 199.8 troy ounces (est. $3,000-$5,000).

The two portraits by Salazar (1750-1802) will headline a major two-day auction by Crescent City Auction Gallery, online and at the gallery in New Orleans, La.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., UNITED STATES, January 8, 2019 / — Two exceedingly rare oil on canvas portrait paintings by the Mexican-born Louisiana artist José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza (1750-1802) will headline a major two-day auction slated for the weekend of January 19th and 20th by Crescent City Auction Gallery, online and in the gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue. Nearly 1,000 lots will be offered.

The first painting (lot #330, to be sold on Day 1, Jan. 19) was rendered in New Orleans circa 1785-1795 and depicts Matias Francisco Alpuente y Ruiz (1750-1812), a member of the distinguished Caribiner Cavalry and the Financial Administrator of New Orleans, under Spanish rule. The work, measuring 36 ½ inches tall by 28 ½ inches wide, has a pre-sale estimate of $100,000-$150,000.

The other portrait, to be offered immediately following, at lot #331, is either one of Marguerite Amirault Duplessis Alpuente y Ruiz (1761-1790) and son Francisco Bonaventure Alpuente y Ruiz (1783-1842), or Isabel Henriette de Chouriac de Alpuente y Ruiz (1773-1850) and Child. It was painted in New Orleans circa 1785-1795 and is 35 inches by 27 inches (est. $80,000-$120,000).

José Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza was a Yucatan-born painter who came to Louisiana in 1784 and spent 18 years creating portraits in New Orleans during the Spanish administration (1762-1802). He’s now recognized as North America’s only known 18th century Spanish colonial portraitist. Fewer than 50 portraits are documented and most remain in New Orleans collections and museums.

Salazar’s beautifully executed likenesses of New Orleans leading military figures, merchants and their families are highly prized by collectors. He was the recent subject of an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, titled Salazar: Portraits of Influence in Spanish Louisiana (March 8-Sept. 2, 2018). Bidding on the two portraits in the auction is expected to be spirited.

The rest of the auction is jam-packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French furniture and antique French clocks, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, silver, estate jewelry (to include wristwatches by Piaget, Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and Bulova) and decorative accessories.

The fine period French furniture will include a 19th century carved cherry Louis XVI-style bowfront commode, 33 ½ inches tall by 43 ½ inches wide; and a late 19th century Louis XV-style inlaid walnut vaisselier, 98 inches tall by 55 inches wide. Both have $1,500-$2,500 estimates.

Also from France is a 19th century Louis XV-style carved oak wedding armoire, 91 ½ inches tall by 66 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); a 19th century French Provincial Louis XV-style carved walnut and elm vaisselier, 100 inches tall by 78 ½ inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a 19th century carved cherry farmhouse table 76 ½ inches wide by 32 ¼ inches deep (est. $800-$1,200).

Fine French clocks will feature a 19th century three-piece gilt bronze Sevres mounted clock set, together with a pair of matching urn garnitures with Sevres-like mounts (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a 19th century Napoleon III gilt bronze and alabaster clock, depicting Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, and presented in a blown glass dome on an ebonized base (est. $800-$1,200).

Original artworks by artists from New Orleans and Louisiana will be plentiful, to include these:

• An untitled (Evangeline with Oak Tree) pastel on paper work by George Rodrigue (La., 1943-2013), signed by the artist famous for his Blue Dog series (est. $3,000-$5,000).
• An oil on board landscape rendering by Steele Burden (La., 1900-1995), titled Moss Gathering in the Swamp, unsigned, 21 ½ inches by 27 ¾ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).
• A painting by Colette Pope Heldner (New Orleans, 1902-1990), titled Swamp Idyll, signed lower left and titled on verso, 23 ½ inches by 29 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$2,000).
• An oil on canvas by Robert Rucker (La., 1932-2001), titled Boathouse Along the Shore, artist signed lower right and measuring 23 ¾ inches by 36 inches (est. $1,200-$1,800).

Decorative items will include a mid-19th century American coin silver serving tray by Gorham, 35 ½ inches wide, weighing 199.8 troy ounces (est. $3,000-$5,000); a large post-1945 Rene Lalique clear and frosted class swan (Cygne) centerpiece, presented with an octagonal mirror “lake”, with the swan 6 ¾ inches tall by 14 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a set of eleven English Coalport cabinet plates, 19th century, each one 9 ½ inches in diameter (est. $800-$1,200).

Internet bidding will be provided by and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Lots 1-650 will be sold on Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 9 am; lots 651-950 will come up for bid Sunday, Jan. 20, starting at 10 am; all times are Central.

Previews will be held beginning Thursday, January 10th, from 10-5 Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will also be held, on Wednesday, January 16th, from 5-7 pm. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted until 1 pm Central time on Thursday, January 17th. A printed catalog is available on request. Please call or email the gallery.

Crescent City Auction Gallery is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send an e-mail to All phone calls and e-mails are confidential.

For more information about Crescent City Auction Gallery and the January 19th-20th New Year Estates Auction, please visit Updates posted frequently.

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Status.Online Official Logo

Status.Online Official Logo offers a viable alternative for people who who want to manage their own streams and maintain direct connections with friends at no cost. is changing social networking. One status at a time”

— Dean Jones

LONDON, ISLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 7, 2019 / — Do you remember how the web used to work? How the web was supposed to work?

Launched in January 2019 is a social networking microblogging service that allows you to answer the question, “What is your status?” by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called “status updates”, to your friends, or “followers.” is the brain-child of project director, (hobbyist designer and blogger) and grateful dad, Dean Jones. Jones grew up in London, Islington, and attended St Martins College of Art and Design in 1996. He left in late 2001 and became a Design Lecturer and then eventually a Project Manager and from 2017 to 2018 led on the setup and delivery of a major change programme for the House of Commons and House of Lords, (UK Parliament).

Jones said, “ was inspired by my kids and is not an alternative silo: instead, it’s what you build when you believe that the web itself is the great social network.”

Status updates are displayed on your profile page, on the home page of each follower, and in the public timeline.

With a creative design and built with a mobile-first approach, it’s a great way to keep in touch with your friends and quickly broadcast information about where you are and what you’re up to.

Status updates are restricted to 140 characters and users can upload photos, videos and music up-to 50MB in size and embed a variety of other media.

Jones, plans include expansion of the service to include multiple network offerings enabling microbloggers to interact with other communities.

Find a bunch of things you love. And then find or invite people to follow. That’s all you need to do to see and talk about what’s happening. Congratulations! You’ve just mastered

Jones said, ”We do not throttle or manipulate our users’ streams. We respect our your privacy, and we listen to and trust our users,”’s manifesto is to promote freedom of expression and internet freedom and respect one’s right to remain anonymous.

Launched in Jan 2018, is the best place for people everywhere to let their hair down, have some fun and share the things they love. is for anyone who respects, enjoys, is entertained by, or participates in online social networking and is available on the web and via mobile web.


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Nye & Company's Collectors' Passion Auction, January 23rd, will focus mainly on Americana, coincides with Americana Week

Chippendale mahogany slant-front desk attributed to John Townsend (Newport, R.I.), circa 1760-1775.

Framed oil on board painting by Jon Serl (American, 1894-1993), titled Stilts, signed lower right, dated 1966.

Colt Manufacturing Company Model 1875 Gatling Gun, .45 caliber and marked “NJ”.

Northern Plains/Crow buffalo hide rifle scabbard with seed and pony beads, body and fringe buffalo hide.

Larger than life cast bronze sculpture of a Native American figure titled Walks with Iron by Dave McGary (American, 1958-2013).

The catalog will be posted to the Nye & Company website ( starting January 10th. The auction will be held online and in Bloomfield, N.J.

This auction is sure to delight all collectors, dealers and institutions alike. The depth and breadth of the merchandise provides opportunities for bidders at a wide range of price points. ”

— John Nye

BLOOMFIELD, NJ, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2019 / — BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A major auction focusing primarily on Americana and timed to coincide with Americana Week in New York is planned for Wednesday, January 23rd by Nye & Company Auctioneers, online and in the firm’s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Internet bidding will be provided by and

The sale is officially titled a Collectors’ Passion Auction. “This auction is sure to delight all collectors, dealers and institutions alike,” said John Nye, the president of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “The depth and breadth of the merchandise provides opportunities for bidders at a wide range of price points. We invite everyone to come to the public exhibition and auction.”

The catalog will also be posted to the Nye & Company website ( starting January 10th. “We encourage enthusiasts to cross the river, bridges and tunnels while in New York for Americana Week to come see our diverse sale,” said Andrew Holter of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “It will be led by the private collection of Dr. Andrew and Ziva Dahl.”

Dr. Dahl, an Ivy League-trained ophthalmologist, and his wife Ziva, are avid travelers and collectors of antiques. Over a period of decades they have compiled a diverse group of objects acquired from top dealers, as well as numerous auction houses. These items exemplify various geographic regions, forms and periods. Their fine collection is certain to spark spirited bidding.

Highlights will include New England case furniture, such as a Chippendale mahogany slant-front desk attributed to John Townsend (Newport, R.I., circa 1780-1790); a Chippendale cherrywood dressing table (Colchester, Conn., circa 1760-1775); a Chippendale inlaid cherrywood chest of drawers (circa 1705); and a Federal McIntire-School recamier couch (Salem, Mass., circa 1800).

English furniture from the Dahl collection will feature a mid-18th century George III mahogany kneehole desk and an early 18th century Queen Anne walnut corner chair. Artwork from the Dahls will include a painting of Kosciusko’s Monument at West Point in New York attributed to Samuel Lancaster Gerry and an unsigned 19th century Hudson River School landscape painting.

The auction will also feature a nice selection of folk art from various prominent collectors, such as a late 19th or early 20th century miniature folk art chest of drawers, signed Hanson B. Young (Pa.), an early table-top cigar store figure and a selection of chalkware and portraits. Property deaccessioned from the NAMITS Collection will include a strong selection of Self-Taught and Outsider art by artists such as Purvis Young, Harriet Wiseman, Sybil Gibson, Justin McCarthy and Jon Serl (whose 1966 oil on board is titled Stilts).

The sale also features property from the Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Westervelt Company. Many of the items were collected by former company head Jack Warner and include an oil on canvas painting by Edward Lamson Henry (American, 1841-1919), titled Figures on Path, signed lower left; and a watercolor work by Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924), titled Central Park.

Additional artworks from the Westervelt Company will include American paintings and sculptures by artists such as Charles Carl Wimar, George Luks, Charles Schreyvogel and Leonard Baskin. Also being sold is a Model 1875 Gatling Gun and a larger-than-life cast bronze sculpture of a Native American titled Walks with Iron by Dave McGary (American, 1958-2013).

Speaking of Native American material, descendants of Major General Charles F. Roe – who was the commanding officer of the 2nd Cavalry, whose account of the Battle of Little Big Horn is widely regarded as the first and most accurate of the iconic encounter – are selling important treasures handed down in the family for generations. Some of the more important ones include:

• A Northern Plains ceremonial war drum, possibly Sioux (circa 1870-1875).
• A late 19th or early 20th century Northern Plains/Plateau beaded blanket strip, attributed to Cayuse.
• A Northern Plains/Crow Buffalo hide rifle scabbard with seed and pony beads, body and fringe buffalo hide.
• Crow moccasins and a Northern Plains pipe bag.

One lot worthy of special mention is a monumental, Gorham sterling silver presentation trophy, retailed by Theodore Starr and dated 1898. The trophy, mounted on a mahogany silver mounted matching base with three decorative panels, was presented to Major General Charles Francis Roe, from his Squadron A (Nation Guard, N.Y.) in 1898. Included is an inscribed, fitted box.

Typical of classic Americana collections, this sale will also feature a nice selection of Chinese Export and Asian ceramics. People can bid in person, by phone, in absentia and online. An online preview is underway, starting Jan. 10, at In-person previews will be held Monday thru Friday, Jan. 14-18 from 10-4 (but not Saturday, Jan. 19); Sunday, Jan. 20, from 12 noon to 4 pm; and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 21-22, from 10-4. All times Eastern.

John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the Collectors Passion Auction slated for Wednesday, January 23rd, visit The full color catalog can be viewed at, and

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Spanish Translation of Award-Winning Children’s Book Supports Science and Reading Skills for English Language Learners

Life-like illustrations and engaging animal facts help families and educators spark interest in STEM topics

This book helps kids see themselves as members of a group, rather than as solitary individuals.”

— Dia L. Michels

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2019 / — Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco, an NSTA Recommended title and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year, is being re-released in Spanish in paperback, hardback, and eBook formats.

Originally published in English in 2002, this 64-page book has long been praised by teachers, librarians, and museum educators. Its science-through-literature approach helps kids extract important science content while strengthening and rewarding reading skills. The content aligns directly with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as both primary and middle school curricula. In addition to its other awards, this title earned a Young Voices Foundation Seal of Approval.

The Spanish text helps readers develop reading and science skills. According to the Migration Policy Institute, “Dual Language Learners now make up nearly one-third of all children in the U.S., ages eight and under. These children stand to benefit disproportionately from high-quality early learning opportunities.” Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco provides engaging early learning opportunities for Spanish-speaking English Language Learners.

The universality of the life cycle is beautifully captured in this stunning book, described as, “Completely engrossing” [Foreword Magazine] and, “As engaging visually as it is verbally!” [Carnegie Academy for Science Education].

Si mi mamá fuera un ornitorrinco reveals how fourteen mammal babies travel the path from helpless infants to mature adults. Unlike reptiles, insects, and amphibians, all mammal mothers feed, protect, and teach their young—even though these tasks often challenge their own needs for survival.

“A mammal baby's journey to maturity varies dramatically depending on whether it is a bear or a bat, a shrew or a seal, a hippopotamus or a human," explains author Dia L. Michels. "Despite these differences, all mammals are born entirely helpless. All mammal mothers must guide their young from this helplessness to maturity. As their mothers teach them how to find food and shelter, social mammals learn another important survival skill: that they are part of an interconnected society in which each member helps the others. Humans are no exception. Born more immature than any other baby, we rely even more heavily on our family and community. This book helps kids see themselves as members of a group, rather than as solitary individuals.”

The stories of these mammal babies address important science topics, including sensory perception, infant identification, habitats, life cycles, adaptation, ecology, metabolism, anatomy, biomes, classification, and survival. A Teacher’s Guide (also available in Spanish) expands and extends the science content and includes hands-on activities. It is available for free download at the publisher’s website. Educators also appreciate the glossary and metric measurements included in the book.

This title has been embraced in educational settings, but also as a community health resource. Birth Centers, Departments of Health, and maternal and child health facilities use it to share with expectant parents and families with young children. In 2011, the New Mexico Department of Health purchased 6,000 copies for a statewide program designed to promote family life, parenting, and literacy.

“This is one of the most engaging nonfiction books I have ever read! It correlates so well with our science curriculum and the supplemental resources are especially teacher-friendly,” says Sonya Smith, Science Coordinator for the Advancing Teachers of Middle School Science program at Mississippi State.

Dia L. Michels, an internationally published, award-winning science and parenting writer, has written or edited over a dozen books for children and adults. She gives presentations across the country on mammal lactation, family science, and attachment parenting. She can be reached at

Andrew Barthelmes is a talented illustrator and graphic artist. He is the designer behind the award-winning One Minute Mysteries series of science and math books. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and other publications. He lives in Peekskill, NY with his wife and three kids. Contact him at

Science Naturally is an independent press committed to increasing science and math literacy in fun and engaging ways. Our books are designed to help readers gain a better understanding of how science and math affect everyday life. All of our titles have earned the coveted “NSTA Recommends” from the National Science Teachers’ Association.

Science Naturally titles are available for direct purchase. They are distributed to the trade by National Book Network. Library bound editions are distributed by Children’s Plus. They are also available at a significant discount on the First Book Marketplace for organizations who serve children in need.

Review copies are available upon request. Sample text, cover scans, the articulation of content to the NGSS, and the Teacher’s Guide can be found at

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Give the Gift of Black History & Cultural achievement to your children / students with a Gift Membership!

We will not apologize for celebration of our culture.

Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History

We will not apologize for celebration of our culture.

Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History

We will not apologize for celebration of our culture.

Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History

Fill their minds with more than gossip & negative stereotypes – Educate and Inspire them with the priceless gift of knowledge and awareness of their potential

A mind is a terrible thing to waste!”

— Arthur Fletcher – former head of the United Negro College fund

BOSTON, MA, USA, January 7, 2019 / —, the Internet’s longest running data-driven website on the historical and cultural contributions of people of color, is launching a new membership offering.

In the words of of the late Arthur Fletcher – former head of the United Negro College fund, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!”

This Holiday Season and in the months leading up to Black History Month, is inviting our community to help educate and inform our youth and students by giving them a gift that keeps giving back throughout the year.

Instead of their daily intake of gossip, silly videos and games – you can now keep your children, friends and favorite student informed and inspired:
—> Learn about Significant Moments and People in Black History
—> Get informed about minority business and professional achievements and inventions
—> Be inspired by unique cultural products and services
—> Receive inspirational quotes and speeches
—> Access to Historical Videos, Quizzes and Game

All of this and more – as delivers cultural accomplishments to our members throughout the entire year. Because Black History is not just in February.


Additionally, members are able to contribute our historical and cultural archives by submitting new "Facts/Stories/Recipes" or recommend changes to existing "Facts".

This capability follows in the tradition of African Storytellers ("Griots") who preserved the culture and history of their people – handing down that history to the next generations.

One of the primary goals of is to protect and preserve the history of our people. So much of the history of people of color has been lost over the years and educational systems are cutting back or totally removing the contributions of people of color from the standard history textbooks. In many cases, subjects like "Social Studies" which focus on diverse cultural histories have been cut from the school curriculum altogether.

We ask you to consider sharing the wealth of knowledge and achievements with you children, students and friends.

Visit and Click on the Gift Membership button.

ABOUT BLACKFACTS.COM was founded by Ken Granderson (MIT, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity) and Dale Dowdie (Boston University, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity) in 1997 as a way to showcase that people of color could take advantage of the technology revolution and build something that they own and control. It was developed with the tenets of Inform, Engage & Inspire – these are our goals for the visitors, contributors, sponsors and historians that enjoy the information provided on the site. is a service of Intellitech Consulting Enterprises Inc.

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Ahlers & Ogletree's New Year's Signature Estates Auction, Jan. 12-13 in Atlanta, will be packed with 1,144 quality lots

14kt white gold aquamarine and diamond necklace set with a 38-carat aquamarine (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Royal Copenhagen 93-piece porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern (est. $50,000-$70,000).

Ming Dynasty scroll made from ink and pigment on silk, after Qiu Ying (Chinese, circa 1494-1552) (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Untitled figural landscape by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), one of two watercolors by Dufy in the sale (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Unsigned, bust-length oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady by Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723-1792) (est. $15,000-$25,000).

A 93-piece Royal Copenhagen porcelain dinner service for twelve and two figural watercolor paintings by the French painter Raoul Dufy are expected top lots.

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2019 / — A 93-piece Royal Copenhagen porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern, two figural watercolor paintings by the renowned French painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), and a 38-carat aquamarine necklace from the collection of the late Lily Langtree are a few expected top lots in Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction slated for the weekend of January 12th and 13th, online and in the Atlanta gallery at 700 Miami Circle.

The Saturday-Sunday auction will be packed with 1,144 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Included will be lovely period antiques, fine art by noted artists, silver, Asian arts, period furniture, fine estate jewelry and more. Online bidding is provided by,, and

Start times will be 10 am Eastern both days. The Royal Copenhagen 93-piece porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern carries the catalog’s highest pre-sale estimate, at $50,000-$70,000. Each piece is marked to the underside with the maker’s mark and each piece has the hand-painted Latin name of the plant species that’s depicted.

The untitled (Chevaux a Deauville) figural landscape by Raoul Dufy depicts onlookers at a horse race below a hillside town. The painting was rendered in watercolor and gouache on paper and is signed lower right. It’s nicely housed in a 26 inch by 32 inch frame and is expected to bring $20,000-$40,000. Dufy was a Fauvist painter and brother of Jean Dufy.

The 14kt white gold handmade aquamarine and diamond pendant and chain set features a 38.27-carat medium-blue aquamarine surrounded by 53 one-carat tw diamonds on a 24-inch chain. An accompanying document describes the necklace as being “from the collection of the late Lily Langtree” (1853-1929, the British-American socialite-actress-producer), and it was “displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1925” (est. $25,000-$35,000).

European furniture will feature a George II-style marble-top and gilt bronze library (or dining) table, made in the 20th century in the manner of William Kent, having a Greek key frieze centered with a mask on eight square tapered and fluted legs (est. $15,000-$20,000); and a rare set of eight Irish-made Queen Anne dining chairs (six from the early 18th century and two later models), appraised in 1987 for $65,000 (est. $15,000-$20,000).

An unsigned, bust-length oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady by British painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), possibly of Lady Charlotte Johnston, housed in a 32 inch by 28 inch frame, is expected to realize $15,000-$25,000. Also, an oil on canvas genre scene by Ivan Trutnev (Russian, 1827-1912), depicting two workmen shooing away stray dogs, artist signed and unframed at 28 ¾ inches by 21 ¾ inches, should make $7,000-$9,000.

Wonderful original oil on canvas paintings by listed French artists will be plentiful and will include the following works:

• L’Hiver a Pomponne by Henri Lebasque (1865-1937), painted in 1906 and signed lower right, an Impressionistic landscape rendering depicting a view on a river in winter, with the canvas measuring about 23 ¾” by 28 ¾” (est. 20,000-$40,000).
• Place de la Bastille, by Edouard Cortes (1882-1969), signed lower left, depicting a Parisian street scene, 23” by 27 ¼” framed (est. $10,000-$20,000).
• Seaside Landscape with Gardener (1978) by Marcel Dyf (1899-1985), one of three works by Dyf in the auction, depicting an ocean shoreline with a woman gardening on a bank, signed and inscribed to verso with date/signature (est. $4,000-$6,000).
• La Danseuse, painted in the mid-20th century by Charles Levier (1920-2003), showing two female dancers and artist signed to lower right and to verso. Verso of canvas also has gallery label remnants specifying artist, title (est. $1,500-$3,000).

An American coin silver soup ladle by Thomas Phillips (1774-1843), with a period script “C” to the front of the handle and a design that suggests it was made during Phillips’ first period in Paris, Ky. (1792-1818), 14 inches long, weighing 5.88 ozt, should bring $10,000-$15,000; and a 70-piece porcelain dinner service in the Audubon pattern by Limoges for Tiffany & Co., each piece with the maker and pattern marks to the underside, is expected to reach $8,000-$16,000.

A Ming Dynasty scroll after Qiu Ying (Chinese, circa 1494-1552), depicting a battle and titled Scene of Zixushanglin, made from ink and pigment on silk and likely crafted late Ming or early Qing, with several period seals, should finish at $10,000-$15,000; while a clear and frosted glass Margaret vase by Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945), from a model introduced in 1929, about 9 inches tall and marked to the underside “R. Lalique France”, is expected to make $6,000-$8,000.

Previews will be held Monday through Friday, January 7th-11th, from 10-5 daily. A preview party will be held on Thursday, January 10th, from 6-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Doors will open both auction days, Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th, promptly at 9 am EDT.

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, at

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the Signature Estates Auction planned for January 12th-13th in Atlanta, Ga., visit Updates are posted frequently. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Discover the One & Only Badass (Yet Friendly) Real Time Match 3 Clash with Save Our Skwiish: Magical Match 3 Adventure

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Buzzzl's Unique and Challenging New Match 3 Mobile Game Arrived on Google Play and Amazon.

Instead of competing with only their friend’s scores, the player will actually play live against a friend. Our multi-mode is the perfect place to outplay a friend and play with his mind”

— Magda Lacroix, Co-Founder and CEO

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, January 4, 2019 / — This winter is about to be even funnier, as Buzzzl reveals its enjoyable new puzzle adventure, Save Our Skwiish: Magical Match 3 Adventure. Buzzzl is bringing the match 3 experience to a whole new level with different game modes: Solo and Multi modes for everyone’s joy! Featuring a mesmerizing storyline, challenging puzzles, loveable characters and a catchy gameplay; Save Our Skwiish is convinced to be a real blast for match 3 and casual mobile gamers. Buzzzl wants to change the way players interact with other players while playing match 3. The multi mode offers the pleasure to interact directly in your competitor’s puzzle!

In Save Our Skwiish: Magical Match 3 Adventure, the players help the Skwiish species, a cute and adorable monster, to fight against the N-Rgark evils. Komotion and Phenomena, the spectre species has been very bad and nasty toward the cute little Skwiish. They need to capture all the Skwiishies to be able to stay in the daylight. If the N-Rgark can’t keep the Skwiishies captured, they will remain in the darkness for ever! Fortunately, the player comes to the rescue by catching the keys and helps the Skwiish to release the adorable babies.

Save Our Skwiish revolve around magic and energy force; players will have to be strategic to attack the enemies. There will be rewards for those who put up the effort to Save Our Skwiish!

Save Our Skwiish: Magical Match 3 Adventure is available on Google Play and Amazon Appstore as a free to play experience with optional in-app purchases.

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