Crescent City's Nov. 16-17 Fall Estates Auction in New Orleans will include a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk, much more

Fossilized woolly mammoth (or mastodon) tusk measuring 93 inches long and 66 inches across from tip to tip, nicely mounted on a steel stand, overall 51 ½ inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Steinway Model L ebonized baby grand player piano (1981, serial #477074) with lift-top music bench (est. $8,000-$15,000).

A collection of 19th century Russian icons includes the Virgin of Kazan (St. Petersburg), with a silver and enamel oklad and the maker’s mark of Ivan Khlebnikov.

Two superb men’s Rolex watches being sold include a Datejust Oyster Perpetual wristwatch (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a Datejust Oyster Perpetual Milgauss wristwatch (est. $4,000-$8,000).

African power board from the Ejagham people of Upper Volta and Nigeria, the Leopard Spirit Society (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Also sold will be a Steinway Model L ebonized baby grand player piano, a collection of 19th century Russian icons and a pair of superb men’s Rolex wristwatches.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2019 / — A fossilized woolly mammoth (or mastodon) tusk measuring 93 inches long, a Steinway Model L ebonized baby grand player piano, a collection of 19th century Russian icons, a pair of superb men’s Rolex wristwatches and an oil painting by English artist Richard Hume Lancaster (1773-1853) are all part of Crescent City Auction Gallery’s next major auction.

The Important Fall Estates Auction will be held the weekend of November 16th and 17th, online and in Crescent City’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, at 9 am on Saturday, Nov. 16 (lots 1-600), and 10 am on Sunday, Nov. 17 (lots 601-862). Times quoted are Central. Internet bidding is provided by the platforms and

The fossilized woolly mammoth tusk is 66 inches across from tip to tip and is nicely mounted on a steel stand, giving the piece an overall height of 51 ½ inches. It’s expected to bring $10,000-$15,000. The Steinway Model L ebonized baby grand player piano (1981, serial #477074) comes with a lift-top music bench $8,000-$15,000).

The 19th century Russian icons include the Virgin of Kazan (St. Petersburg), with a silver and enamel oklad and the maker’s mark of Ivan Khlebnikov. The signed oil painting by Richard Hume Lancaster, 35 inches by 50 ¾ inches, is titled Repairs to a Pier (est. $3,000-$5,000). Lancaster was a British artist and clergyman. He was rector at Warnford Rectory in Hampshire.

The men’s Rolex watches are being sold by court order and include a Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual wristwatch with a black dial and stainless band (est. $5,000-$7,000); and a Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual Milgauss wristwatch with a black dial, green sapphire crystal and stainless band (est. $4,000-$8,000). Both come with original invoices and presentation boxes.

The auction is packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction: fine period French, American and European furniture, original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists, original artworks by American and foreign artists, estate jewelry, French clocks, Asian objects, Russian icons and gorgeous decorative accessories.

Items will range from a group of twelve 20th century Chinese polychromed glazed clay figures (est. $6,000-$8,000); to an African power board from the Ejagham people of Upper Volta and Nigeria, the Leopard Spirit Society (est. $4,000-$8,000); to a fine pair of 19th century Venetian polychromed carved wooden blackamoor gondolier figures, 21 ½ inches tall (est. $700-$1,200).

Original artwork by New Orleans artists will feature a mixed media painting by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Osiris (circa 1990), from Rockmore’s Egyptian Series, 47 ½ inches by 35 ½ inches (est. $1,000-$2,000). Also sold will be an unsigned 19th century French School oil on canvas painting titled Battle Scene, measuring 28 ¼ inches by 35 ¾ inches (est. $600-$900).

Two oil on canvas portraits attributed to Frederic R. Spencer (N.Y., 1806-1875), titled Portrait of a Gentleman in an Armchair and Portrait of a Woman in a Lace Scarf, will be offered as a single lot, with an estimate of $2,000-$4,000. Also, a 19th century oil on canvas painting by Charles Warren Eaton (American, 1857-1973), titled Bare Trees on the Edge of a Field at Sunset, signed lower left, carries an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.

French period furniture items, a staple at most Crescent City auctions, will feature the following:

• A 19th century French Empire style ormolu mounted carved mahogany bonnetiere, 95 inches tall by 47 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000).
• A 19th century French provincial Louis Philippe carved cherry sideboard, 43 inches tall by 68 inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).
• A 19th century French provincial carved inlaid walnut vaisselier, 85 inches tall by 67 inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).
• A circa 1850 French Empire style carved cherry commode, 34 ¼ inches tall by 45 ½ inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).

American-made period furniture will include a 20th century Victorian style carved rosewood high-back double bed, 94 inches tall by 76 inches long (est. $800-$1,200); and a 19th century American Classical ormolu mounted carved mahogany settee, 77 inches wide (est. $700-$1,000).

Period furniture from Europe will feature an English inlaid burled oyster walnut Georgian chest from the early 19th century, 39 inches tall (est. $800-$1,200); and a late 19th century Dutch style inlaid walnut ormolu mounted bombe secretary chest, 39 inches in height (est. $700-$1,000).

Exceptional 19th century clocks will be led by a French Empire style gilt bronze figural mantel clock, 18 ½ inches in height (est. $1,500-$2,500); and a French gilt bronze figural and ocher marble mantel clock with a large allegorical figure of “Knowledge” and the outer ring of the face mounted with the twelve relief figures of the zodiac, standing 22 ½ inches tall (est. $600-$900).

Also offered will be an impressive three-piece patinated spelter figural clock set from the late 19th century, with a clock depicting Neptune on a shell borne by two horses, together with a pair of 19 ½ inch tall patinated spelter garniture vases depicting maritime rescuers (est. $500-$900).

Estate jewelry will feature a selection of platinum and gold pieces, to include diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Lighting will feature a circa 1970 Lightolier Art Deco style tiered glass rod 21-light chandelier by Italian designer Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Previews will be held beginning Thursday, Nov. 7th, from 10-5 Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will also be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, from 5-7 pm. A Saturday preview will be held on Nov. 9th, from 9 am to 1 pm. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted up until 1 pm Central time on Friday, Nov. 15th. A printed catalog is available on request; call 504-529-5057 or e-mail them at

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.

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New 360 Camera from 360Rize makes it easy for Schools and Universities to get into Virtual Reality for around $100

New 360 VR Action Camera

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360Rize’s new 360 Action Camera has made everything easier and now affordable for everyone including the educational system.

High schools and universities have been excited about the 360 camera”

— Michael Kintner CEO/Founder of 360Rize

OLEAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 28, 2019 / — 360Rize’s new 360 Action Camera has made everything easier and now affordable for everyone including the educational system.

At $159 on 360Rize’s website and limited time only of $114.99 on Amazon, this camera, beats out its competition in some cases by hundreds of dollars without loss of functionally.

It’s a normal point and shoot action camera that’s 360 virtual reality ready. One push button on the front starts and stops the 360-degree recording video and audio; pull out the SD card and load directly into the virtual reality headset and your viewing 4K 360 videos or 24 mega-pixel 360 photos in a matter of seconds in VR. And don't worry, the 360 content can be shared to any social media platform directly from the micro SD card, iPhone or Android. Its two 220-degree lens makes it the perfect ultra-wide viewing camera that captures everything that happening "All Around You™". It can work on its own or be used with any Apple and Android mobile device, even 360 live streaming to Facebook or YouTube. “The response from schools and universities has been incredible,” says, Michael Kintner, CEO/Founder of 360Rize. The camera makes a perfect entry point into the world of virtual reality for students and faculty. It’s loaded with high tech functionally, like its competitors, but in many cases, it's one quarter the cost of its competition.

The camera includes all the extra mounts needed to connect to any action camera mount, weighs only 2.4 ounces and has a battery life that lasts up to an hour and a half.

• EASY TO USE – Power up, shoot video, take an image, and shut the 360Penguin down with the same button
• THRIVES ON MOBILE – Take control of the preview, record video, shoot images, share right to social media, even live stream to Facebook and YouTube, all through the 360 Penguin App!
• HD IMAGE QUALITY – 360-degree camera with 5.7K recording for the video adventurers out there and 24MP photos
• LONG BATTERY LIFE – Supports up to 90 minutes recording. Operating temperature is -10F – 102F
• LIVE STREAMING – Share, untethered, in stunning 4K video quality when you live stream to Facebook or YouTube

It makes sense that 360Rize built a consumer-friendly version of its patented 360 video gear. This new camera cuts out all the hard work and makes it a perfect fit for students and faculty to get into any virtual reality without expensive hardware or software to process the content.

Technology is changing fast and virtual reality is the way of the future. 360Rize is excited to help get high tech 360 cameras into virtual classrooms, for students and faculty to stay current with the ever-changing times.

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Game Software Market 2019 Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast To 2026

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Game Software – Global Market Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Of Top Key Players And Forecast To 2026” To Its Research Database.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, October 28, 2019 / — Game Software Market 2019-2026

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A Recent Report Found On Wiseguy Reports (WGR) Provides A Comprehensive Overview Of The Industry With A Brief Explanation. This summary Discusses The Definition Of The Product/Service, Primary Applications Of This Product Or Service in several End-Use Industries. It Also States The Production And Management Technology Employed For The Same. The Global Game Software Market Report Has Provided associate In-Depth Analysis Into Some Recent And Noteworthy trade Trends, The Competitive Landscape And Analysis For Specific Regional Segments For The Forecast Period Of 2019 To 2026.

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8 Game Software Manufacturing Analysis

9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers

10 Market Dynamics

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Original Drawing - Toto, Dorothy, & Good Good Witch - Wizard Was Odd Trilogy

The Good Good Witch…Or Is She?

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Toto's Tale begins after Dorothy awakens (MGM – 1939 – The Wizard of Oz). Having Been There & Done That – Toto Speaks out. This is what really happened in Oz!

In Memory of L. Frank Baum… Most of us leave our mark as little more than scant ripples on Life's Oceans of Time. Others, however, make waves that carry on and outward to Time's farthest shores.”

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Consumer Packaging Market 2019 Global Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast to 2025

New Study Report "Consumer Packaging Market 2019 Global Market Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2025" Added on

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, October 26, 2019 / — Consumer Packaging Market 2019

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The consumer packaging industry registered a significant number in the year 2018 and is expected to have a tremendous compound annual growth rate in the forecasted period. Some of the consumer packaging types are cups, cans, sachet, bottle, blisters, bags, vials, jars, and tubes; The report considers the segmentation of the Global Consumer Packaging market based on the following: end-users, material, and type of packaging. Some of the major end-users of the market are Cosmetics, Healthcare, Food, and Beverages industries.

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The fundamental dynamics that are explored in the report hold substantial influence over the Consumer Packaging market. The report further studies on the value, volume trends, and the pricing history of the market. In addition to it, various growth factors, restraints, and opportunities are also analyzed for the market to study the in-depth understanding of the market.

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Consumer goods are bought for consumption by the average consumer and are also acknowledged as final goods. They are the results of manufacturing and production, and what consumers consider seeing on the store shelf. They are tangible goods, purchased for direct consumption in order to satisfy human needs. They are classified into convenience products, specialty products, shopping products, and unsought products. Of these, convenience products experience the maximum demand as they are bought regularly by the consumers

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8 Consumer Packaging Major Manufacturers Analysis
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8.1.1 DS Smith Plc Consumer Packaging Production Sites and Area Served
8.1.2 DS Smith Plc Product Introduction, Application and Specification
8.1.3 DS Smith Plc Consumer Packaging Production, Revenue, Ex-factory Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
8.1.4 Main Business and Markets Served
8.2 Mondi Group
8.2.1 Mondi Group Consumer Packaging Production Sites and Area Served
8.2.2 Mondi Group Product Introduction, Application and Specification
8.2.3 Mondi Group Consumer Packaging Production, Revenue, Ex-factory Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
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Shelby Lee Lowe To Perform At The Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Invitational

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Shelby Lee Lowe has been chosen as a featured performer for the 31st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.

LYNCHBURG, TN, USA, October 25, 2019 / — Shelby Lee Lowe has been chosen as a featured performer for the 31st Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. The event turns “the smallest town in whiskey” into the “biggest scene in barbecue” as more than 40,000 people converge on Lynchburg, TN to watch barbecue teams from around the world compete in a chance at the grand prize.

Lowe will performing both nights with a set including his recent releases "Cuss The Jukebox" "All We Need" and "Lock It Down".

The performance comes just a week before the Country singer releases a highly-anticipated cover of No Doubt’s Pop-Rock smash “Don’t Speak," available on digital platforms on Nov 1. The Tennessee native’s rendition turns the 90’s pop hit into a Country anthem with haunting pedal steel and baritone guitars.

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Slowdown blues hit corporate gifting this Diwali

The general slowdown in economy is also hitting the corporate gifting scenario this year.

NEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, October 25, 2019 / — The general slowdown in economy is also hitting the corporate gifting scenario this year. According to corporate gifting companies and industry estimates, gifting volumes have been low by a 30 per cent and budgets have declined by 10-20 per cent.

Subrata Mukherji, Business Head of tea brand Typhoo India believes that while personal gifting remains the same, however, “the slowdown has definitely affected the corporate gifting and there is thoughtful conscious gifting happening with defined budgets allocated.”

According to Anil Batra, who is the founder of a corporate gifting company,, the market sentiment is extremely low which has dampened the festive vibe and thus, gifting has taken a backseat.

Batra has seen a drastic drop of 30 per cent in sales this year. Stating an example, he said, “A customer had ordered for 1,500 products last year is now ordering for 1,200 this year. Also, the budgets have reduced, too. The products in the lower range are expensive for us. Currently, most products are imported from Southeast Asian countries, according to him, since import costs are high, the gifts are costlier as well.”

Anmol Manuj Goel, Founder of Anmol Enterprises, a Delhi-based gifting product importer has faced a decline of orders up to 60 per cent. Not only that, the cost of importing these products has turned extremely costly this year as he had to pay twice the customs duty.

“We are facing several issues with the unruly policies, increase in taxes and customs duties. If the cost of import increases, naturally the cost of the product will increase. We have a lot of inventory on our books, our cash flow has become lesser because of GST and also the markets has a tight cash flow,” Goel added.

As far as employee engagement budgets by corporates are concerned, a few of ExtraMile’s clients have reduced their budgets by almost 10 per cent and then there are a few players who come with a budget which is almost 25 per cent less than the market rates, Pooja Bajaj Chadha Founder & CEO, ExtraMile explained. However, “companies are motivating their employees with cost-effective measures like digital engagement activities and of course, offbeat gifting,” she added.

Brands like Typhoo and Chumbak too have seen a conservative demand and budgets in corporate gifting but having varied products and ranges have helped them reduce the gaps.

Chumbak, a quirky retail brand that has an online as well as an offline presence in several cities in India has seen an overall dip in walk-ins in malls and high street shopping locations. “We’re experiencing a season that has had lower walk in’s than our initial expectation. However, by having an agile operational capability, focusing on higher conversion helps the brand, a spokesperson at Chumbak added.

But what are corporates gifting this year?
According to industry players like Batra, Goel and Ferns N Petals corporates have become more conscious on what to give to their clients. The demand, according to them, for Green gifts like plants, seedbox, electronic gifting items, utility products and edible hampers has increased significantly this year.

Pawan Gadia, CEO, Online & Retail, Ferns N Petals said that sales of their plants’ category are growing at 75 per cent on a YoY this festive season. “We have observed that mid-sized companies are doing more of gifting this year. However, ticket value has dropped compared to last year.” Gadia added.

RUR Greenlife pvt. Ltd is a company that makes utility products and along with furniture from used tetra packs has seen an uptick in their sales. According to Monisha Narke, CEO and Founder of RUR, people want products that have a story to tell, are viable or economical and thus products like pen stands and frames are being ordered in bulk.

While some companies are gifting greener options, others like Amadeus are gift boxes which include diyas and paintings made by differently-abled at an NGO called Giftabled. On the other hand, IT services management company, Mphasis is encouraging its employees to share their support with a charity of their choice out of the NGOs that Mphasis has tied up with.

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Rudy Adrian's Ambient Music Album, WOODLANDS, Explores a Forest of Sounds and Spaces with Synth, Wood Flute and Vocals

colorful impressionistic forest and light

WOODLANDS is New Zealand-based artist Rudy Adrian’s sixth release with Spotted Peccary Music of Portland, OR.

Rudy Adrian photograph by Christine O'Connor.

Rudy Adrian, of Dunedin New Zealand, as photographed by Christine O’Connor.

packaging, booklet and CD

A look inside the artful packaging of WOODLANDS by Rudy Adrian; design by Daniel Pipitone.

Rudy Adrian’s newest atmospheric album on Spotted Peccary Music hit #1 on Amazon’s Ambient Music Chart in its presale phase; it is now available in all formats.

With nature inspiring an inspired New Zealand botanist, Adrian isn't afraid to explore some of the darker sides of nature… An ambient record with many moods…”

— Midwest Record Recap

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2019 / — Experimental and original, the music of Rudy Adrian is always an adventure. With his latest release, WOODLANDS, Adrian has created a moving, ambient electronic impression of the wild forests and planted parks of Dunedin, NZ. His music is often likened to that of Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, and Jean-Michel Jarre, and yet Adrian is wholly-unique in his ability to capture his greatest inspiration — the stunning natural spaces in his home country of New Zealand — in a deep and listenable way. Woodlands is available in all formats on October 25, 2019; visit the official Spotted Peccary Music product page for all links:

Woodlands' 13 deep and enchanting tracks naturally continue the artistic thread from Adrian’s two previous Spotted Peccary releases, Atmospheres and Coastlines. Stirring atmospherics, natural ambiances and delicate synthscapes slowly evolve and drift through a forest of mystical moods and sacred spaces, creating a timeless work of textural electronic beauty. The album is filled with the slowly evolving melodies, harmonically-rich textures, subtle ambiances, otherworldly vocal effects, and sublime moments that listeners have come to expect from a Rudy Adrian album; fans of Rudy’s previous works will recognize the Baroque flute of Nick Prosser on the track “Deep Within Forbidden Mountains.” Infused with the essence of wind, distant water, and the echoes of life, the mysterious music of Woodlands renders a deep and tranquil soundtrack; a serene reflection of long walks within wooded wonderlands where scattered light filters through the spreading boughs of forest trees.

Midwest Record Recap reviewed the album, making the connection to Eno, and adding “With nature inspiring an inspired New Zealand botanist, Adrian isn't afraid to explore some of the darker sides of nature veering away from airier sides of the new age takes on this. An ambient record with many moods…”

Music and nature have always gone hand-in-hand for the multi-talented Adrian. He began making electronic music while studying Forestry Science at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, and in the following years at the University of Otago while completing a degree in Botany. The natural world continues to be a common thread in Adrian's music through the exploration of sonic landscapes, where melody and rhythm play a secondary role to the textures created by synthesizers, wood flutes and the human voice. Woodlands is Rudy Adrian’s sixth release on the Spotted Peccary Label. His previous label releases include the immensely popular MoonWater, Desert Realms, Distant Stars, Atmospheres and Coastlines.

Adrian shares insights on the making of the album, noting that “all the music on Woodlands was created using a Yamaha SY77 synthesiser, and in some cases a Kurzweil K2000R sampler was additionally employed. A very small number of samples originate from Kit Watkins’ collection of sounds on Q-Up Arts Ambient Realms CD. Except for the two live improvisations, the music on this album was arranged as sequenced MIDI notes. I use Mark of the Unicorn’s Performer 2.31+ software on a one-megabyte Apple Macintosh Plus computer. Some vocal overdubs were done with Avid Technology’s Pro Tools sound design software at Taylormade Media.”

Woodlands is available physically as a CD in an artful 6-panel digipak with booklet designed by Daniel Pipitone; mastered by Howard Givens, the album is also available in high-quality digital formats including 24-BIT Audiophile, CD Quality Lossless, MP3 and on most streaming platforms. Visit the official Spotted Peccary product page for links to this relaxing album:

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1 Postcard from Karnak (remix)(03:58)
2 Deep Within Forbidden Mountains (remix)(04:52)
3 Fields in Evening Light (remix)(05:47)
4 Treetops (05:13)
5 Woodlands (04:55)
6 Moonrise (remix) (04:02)
7 Autumn in a Forest Glade (06:04)
8 Dancing Shadows (02:26)
9 Under a Sheltering Tree (remix)(07:20)
10 Hidden Pond (04:11)
11 Lantern Walk (03:39)
12 Stars Between Boughs (09:09)
13 Three Views of a Japanese Garden, Part 1 (05:24)

About Rudy Adrian:
Rudy Adrian is an ambient musician from Dunedin, New Zealand. In October 2019, he released his sixth album, Woodlands, on Spotted Peccary Music of Portland, OR. Working in styles ranging from beatless atmospheric music to heavily sequenced electronica, Adrian has released over a dozen albums, as well as producing soundtracks for television as a sound engineer for Taylormade Media. He is also one of the hosts of a radio programme specialising in ambient music on the Dunedin campus radio station, Radio One. Adrian's albums form two distinct series: "Atmospheric Works" and "Sequencer Sketches." His albums have included collaborations with New Zealand flautist Nick Prosser and Dutch keyboardist Ron Boots. Adrian has toured New Zealand and the United States, presenting works in a variety of venues ranging from concert halls to planetaria. Visit for a complete biography and discography.

About Spotted Peccary Music:
Portland-based Spotted Peccary Music is North America’s finest independent record label with a focus on deep, vast and introspective soundscapes. For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary has been on a mission to develop, produce, publish and release ultra-high-quality, deep-listening experiences that engage the listener and exceed expectations. Every release is carefully prepared in a variety of high quality formats from MP3 to high-res studio masters. Explore more than 160 titles and 45 artists at and

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Watch the “unboxing” of Woodlands by Rudy Adrian; new release on October 25, 2019, via Spotted Peccary Music.

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Keep Halloween Food Scares Away with these Top Tips from STOP

Make this Halloween a memorable one for all the right reasons.

Reports show that 10 percent of parents surveyed said they’ve had a child get sick from contaminated food. That’s a scary fact.”

— Mitzi Baum, CEO of Stop Foodborne Illness

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, October 24, 2019 / — Tricks and treats are always fun for Halloween but foodborne illness can put a quick end to the festivities.

“Kids are very susceptible to foodborne illness – especially those 5 and under,” said Mitzi Baum, CEO of STOP Foodborne Illness, a national nonprofit dedicated to food safety. “Reports show that 10 percent of parents surveyed said they’ve had a child get sick from contaminated food. That’s a scary fact.”

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the United States.

Keep your trick-or-treaters healthy and make this Halloween a memorable one by following these easy tips:

• Clean hands, please – ringing doorbells, grabbing handrails, and reaching into candy buckets is a recipe for the spread of germs. Make sure that hands are washed with soap and water before eating.

• Wrap it up – only commercially produced candy that’s fully wrapped should be eaten. Make sure that wrappers are tight and closures sealed before letting your kids rip into the goodies.

• Home-baked goodies – everyone loves the idea of a home-baked sweet, but unless you know who baked it, toss it.

• Treats on the go? Just say “No!” – eager trick-or-treaters will want to dive into their goodies immediately. Give them a light snack or meal before you hit the streets and urge your kids to wait until they get home so that you and they can inspect their sweets.

• Pasteurized cider only – it’s one of the best tastes of the season, but make sure that cider you’re drinking is pasteurized. Unpasteurized juice or cider could contain bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli.

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The forecast calls for a meteorite shower at Andrew Jones Auctions, November 9th in downtown Los Angeles and online

Fukang, stony-iron, Pallasite, China, full thin slice, 422g (est. $12,000-$15,000)

Fukang, stony-iron, Pallasite, China, full center slice, 10157g (est. $200,000-$300,000)

NWA 11273 lunar meteorite, Feldspathic individual fragment, 419g (est. $60,000-$80,000)

Sikhote-Alin meteorite, iron IIB, Coarsest Octahedrite, Russia, complete individual, 10600g (est. $20,000-$30,000)

Gibeon meteorite full slice, stone chondrite, H5, Namibia, 542g (est. $1,500-$2,000)

Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Meteorite Auction on Saturday, Nov. 9th, has nearly 100 lots of rare and important meteorite specimens in most classifications.

We're delighted to bring the first dedicated sale of meteorites and moon rocks to the West Coast. With the holidays approaching they'd be a stellar gift for a special someone who’s 'out of this world’”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2019 / — Andrew Jones Auctions’ upcoming Meteorite Auction on Saturday, November 9th, features nearly 100 lots of rare and important meteorite specimens in most classifications – Lunar, Martian, Iron, Stony, and Pallasite – with estimates ranging from $100 to $300,000. The sale will be held online and in the Andrew Jones gallery at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.

“We are delighted to bring the first dedicated sale of meteorites and moon rocks to the West Coast,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones. With the holidays fast approaching, they would be a stellar gift for that special someone who’s ‘out of this world’.” He added, “This is one of the most fascinating collections I have seen in my forty years in the auction business.”

One of the “stars” of the sale is an extremely rare Fukang Pallasite meteorite from China (est. $200,000-300,000). Discovered in 2000 in the Gobi Desert in China’s Xinjiang Province, the meteorite is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. Pallasites represent less than one percent of all known meteorites. A relic of a disrupted planetoid, this full center slice is intricately composed of roughly 50 percent olivine crystals and 50 percent nickel-iron.

Also included are actual pieces of the moon. “Our broad selection of lunar meteorites includes the impressive feldspathic NWA 11273 lunar meteorite (est. $60,000-$80,000) found in April 2017 in Northwest Africa and weighing 419 grams,” Mr. Jones said. “What a gift that would make.”

The largest meteorite fall of recent times, the Sikhote-Alin, had a strewn field over six kilometers long and resembled a bomb site, with hundreds of trees ripped apart and deep holes gouged into the Earth’s surface. Among the Sikhote-Alins being offered is a large and complete individual specimen (est. $20,000-$30,000), beautifully polished and with deep thumbprint-like impressions, weighing 10,600 grams.

This sale has something for virtually every cosmic enthusiast, including a wide array of Iron Slices from world localities such as Australia, Greenland, Russia, Namibia, Nigeria and the United States. Included are specimens exhibiting the sought after Widmanstätten patterning, with estimates for individual slices ranging from $200 to $15,000.

From the space rocks that fall to Earth to the debris resulting from these collisions, this sale also offers a lovely group of impact glass. These Tektites form when huge meteorite impacts shower molten rock back up into the atmosphere, where they cool and eventually fall back down to Earth as impact glass. From the affordable mellow-yellow Libyan Desert Glass to the always endearing soft green Moldavites, estimates range from $100 to $300.

The auction will start promptly at 12 o’clock noon Pacific time. Online bidding will be facilitated by and Previews will be held at the gallery Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th, from 10-5 (Pacific), as well as the morning of the auction. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Opened summer 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house with an understanding of the market trends and foresight for the 21st century. The staff has a wealth of knowledge with international experience, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in America and Europe, sourcing property from across North America. The sales are diverse and eclectic, featuring items from the antiquity to the 21st century, from planet Earth to the Universe at large.

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Alex Galesic
Andrew Jones Auctions
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Source: EIN Presswire