Looking for a Long Term Investment? Luxe London Emerges as The Industry Leader in Features and Finishes

Luxe London Ontario

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LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the average price for a home in London, Ontario breaking an average of $400K, potential homebuyers need the best deal for their money more than ever. Luxe London, by Society Developments, is on the market and has proven to be the forerunner of long-term investment. Since its creation in 2005, Society Developments have made an impact in the real estate market of London. With the real estate demand at an all-time high, Luxe London buyers know they’re making a smart long-term investment.

For those not entirely convinced they’re ready to make the investment, they often need to see for themselves why Luxe London has emerged as a leader in high-end finishes and features. The number one feature that makes Luxe London a good investment is the location. The 19-floor state-of-the-art building resides in the heart of the Business and Entertainment District of London. It’s the perfect residence for those who want to work hard and play hard with its finishes and features going even beyond what most people expect from a luxury high-rise residence.

Because Luxe London caters to young professionals who want to be in the center of it all, it offers especially unique luxury features. Luxe London offers 24-hour security surveillance and keyless entry with controlled access. Residents may also enjoy secured above ground and covered parking. With the hardworking young professional in mind, Luxe London offers a business lounge with private meeting rooms and a business centre on-site.

Luxe London’s suites are move-in ready, and feature state-of-the-art finishes in every corner. All of the kitchens feature solid wood cabinets, a soft close feature, and stainless steel pulls. All of the appliances such as the refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher are top-of-the-line stainless steel. To top it all off, wide plank laminate flooring and custom high-end lighting complete all of the Luxe London kitchens. Each suite offers large windows with great views of the city.

The Luxe London bathrooms have glass showers, as well as custom vanities with granite countertops. Investors love the finishes, which include porcelain sinks, medicine cabinets with stainless steel pulls, contemporary chrome faucets and fixtures, and solid wood doors. Due to Luxe London’s low consumption water closets and low flow lavatory faucets, residents benefit from savings on water costs.

Aside from offering a state-of-the-art fitness centre, Luxe London features a yoga studio, change rooms, each equipped with a cedar sauna, showers, and lockers. Luxe London residents never have to leave the building to be entertained as it boasts a 40-seat movie theatre with movies on demand, a game room, and a café lounge featuring a cozy fireplace.

With all of these luxury features and finishes, Luxe London is the perfect investment in a buyers’ market. Follow along and stay tuned for Society Developments’ next project.

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UAE Schools are experiencing The year of Tolerance through Virtual Reality

Learning Tolerance in Virtual Reality

Learning Tolerance in Virtual Reality

Learning Tolerance with teacher

Learning Tolerance with teacher

Students Faith Diversity Tolerance

Students Faith Diversity Tolerance

Teachers are playing a vital role in this experience. Through VRXOne's ongoing 'Tolerance Program' the students are embarking on the discovery of enticing cultural experiences. ”

— Immersive Learning Expert

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, December 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Establishing themselves as a vibrant, progressive society, the Middle East has laid special emphasis on equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. The leaders here understand that citizen participation and accountability in futuristic progress can be enhanced through a qualitative improvement in the education system. Consequently, the Middle East has become a flagbearer of innovation in education. Virtual Reality remains at the helm of these progressions, and it is being exhaustively deployed in schools.

Virtual Reality is also an active accomplice to spreading the UAE's message for tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and cultural awareness. The country is celebrating 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance'. The Emiratis are showing the world how a progressive society like theirs, furthers a modern collaborative approach while staying in touch with its ethnicity.

In the last couple of years, many schools introduced VR to create a new learning environment alongside creating a culture of innovation and inquisitiveness. Educators switched to VR since it is an accessible way of involving the students in lessons while giving them access to the practical implementation of their learning. It has already been established that practical learning is the most effective method for student engagement. But the constraints of physical boundaries, investment, and resources limit its mainstreaming. This is where immersive learning techniques like Virtual Reality step up.


Interestingly, students and teachers are playing a vital role in this experience. Through VRXOne's ongoing 'Tolerance Program' the students are embarking on the discovery of enticing cultural experiences.

With expeditions to monuments that are a thousand years old like the Egyptian Pyramids, or to exploratory sites and museums at distant places, the students enrich themselves with inter-cultural wisdom. The virtual reality expeditions also allow students to empathize and experience how the kids in third world countries like Africa go to school and study. To establish friendlier relations within communities and strengthen the values of harmony, there are field trips through which students enjoy festivals of the world. It is such journeys that make us believe that the world is one big family. Through these expeditions, students realize the importance of acting collectively and individually, with complete transparency, consistency and fairness.


Festivities and celebrations bring individuals closer. It is a pure delight to be a part of unique ceremonies; streets and towns adorned with flags, pictures, banners, and decorations. The world today is moving towards establishing a tolerant, co-existing society and the Pope's recent visit to the UAE is the one historic moment that has us propelled in the right direction. UAE is, indeed, an epitome of harmonious living where communities share their joys.

Thanks to Virtual Reality, children of the Middle East are now also well-acquainted with unique rituals of the world and learn to respect their differences gracefully. From visualizing the fun and frolic of Diwali to being a part of the Halloween amusements, everything is near to reality. For the non-muslim users of Virtual Reality, it is now more accessible than ever to understand the Islamic faith and experience the festivals like Eid through immersive visuals.


For students, the VR class is a delightful time when they’re en route to their favorite voyage. When asked, a student from…. school explains his experience of using Virtual Reality.
“Virtual Reality makes me feel involved in the environment like I am a part of it. It’s like being featured in a game. I was struggling with concepts like the anatomy of the nervous system and muscular system. With Virtual Reality, it became easy to view these lessons.”, says a student of GEMS Education, Dubai.
As becomes conclusive, many students view VR as a game. And it is rightly so!
Virtual Reality is an improvised version of practical learning. Additionally, the fact that it is interactive and fun makes it all the more attractive to students. It is also much more accessible, scalable, immersive and affordable with a one-time investment.

Introducing Virtual Reality in regional schools has been a commendable transformation. But there are some places where VR lessons are even more meaningful. These are the regions where people cannot afford quality education. For many of these students, visiting places like Wonders of the World is a far-fetched dream.
The good news is that many of these students have realized this dream through Virtual Reality. While students of the region experienced VR Expeditions with the leading immersive learning program – VRXOne, many of the underprivileged students also tried their hands on the technology. Amongst these were some students who overcame the shackles of physical and mental disabilities to experience distraction-free learning.

While 2018 was an important period for maturation and mainstreaming of Virtual Reality in the classroom, 2019 is the year for greater strides.

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Munfarid’s VRXOne Program Sets Sail for New Destinations

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Nigeria

Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Oman Egypt Pakistan and India as new regions for VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Education in Classroom by VRXOne

VRXOne experiencing network growth for Virtual Reality Education in Classroom Program.

Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education”

— Dr. Sana Farid ( CEO & Co-Founder ) Munfarid – Mulhimat – VRXOne


VRXOne is a state-of-the-art Immersive Education Program created by Munfarid, an innovation firm specializing in Artificial Intelligence (Ai), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). This program targets K-12, higher education, non-formal education, and even special education requirements.
The primary objective is to facilitate training, learning, and skill development across various industries. Immersive education includes the incorporation of immersive and creative technologies to impart high-quality education – that adds real value in terms of increased engagement, enhanced knowledge retention, and eventually better results.
The prospect of cutting-edge, customizable solutions tailored for specific training environments is exceptionally efficient and effective. The onset of technology has its pros and cons. While access to specialized information has increased, distractions are on the rise too. VRXOne’s Immersive Education Program helps raise the bar on classroom learning and consequently brings back lost attention to classrooms.
The bottom line is that Immersive learning presents a medium that makes learning an enjoyable process, rather than a cumbersome one. The ingenious experiences help students understand intricate concepts easily and also promote the practical industry-level applications of theoretical knowledge.



Google set out to make the impossible possible: Assimilate all the world's information and present it on a single platform. Google Expeditions is the result. This project successfully impacted the lives of over 8 million students.

Expeditions aid teachers teach better by spiking curiosity in students about lessons that are otherwise perceived as boring.

The ambition is to leverage this groundwork that Google has laid for the future of education. The aim is to make Google Expedition accessible to millions of students by providing a comprehensive program in classrooms. And has successfully reached the dream figure of 1,000,000 VR expeditions for students in the Middle East.

“VRXOne equips learning with the scorching power of VRAR and rich in value content curated by the leading scholars.”

As VRXOne is the official Google Expeditions partner (in the regions of the Middle East, Africa, and the Sub Continent), this premium and copyrighted content that Google offers is now provided as a first-hand experience to a myriad of schools. Another fascinating feature is the ability to create virtual field trips wherein students can get transported to all kinds of new locations for learning and exploration – be it the Himalayas or the coronary artery of the human heart.


Students with intellectual or cognitive disabilities often struggle with communication, focus, and concentration. Fortunately, Immersive Learning is here to turn the tables around.
VR helps create safe environments for students with special needs to improve instrumental motor and intellectual skills. This is the most noteworthy capability of Immersive Learning: Make education accessible to everybody willing to learn.

“The onset of Virtual Reality (VR) means that high-quality education is no longer a luxury that students with special needs can only crave after.”

All in all, VR helps special students to focus on individual abilities, strengths, and learning preferences that would be otherwise be hindered in the case of conventional educational systems. The result is a surge in self-confidence and self-esteem – both of which tend to take a hit when students feel bogged down by their disabilities.
Moreover, the happiness that these students feel thanks to the intervention of VR is just indescribable. What once seemed impossible is now very much possible through 4IR technology like Extended Reality.


Well, Immersive Learning helps conduct VR Field Trips to Mars: Something that still seems surreal but is possible. This makes the study of space and astrophysics so much more exciting and engaging. VRXOne joined hands UAE schools to host virtual reality trips to Space, including the Red Planet.

“The giant red planet of Mars is suddenly within grasp, thanks to the virtual reality stardom”

Additionally, VRXOne is also prepping up the young minds of UAE to get up to speed with the covetous Mars Mission featuring the Hope Probe set to reach orbit in 2021.


The Expo 2020 is the grand stage for all different kinds of scintillating technology, and VRXOne aims to increase the exposure of Dubai students to connect better with millions of students worldwide.
Consequently, students will plan VR based journeys to better appreciate the essence of the massive technology extravaganza that Expo 2020 is all about.


VRXOne is aggressively expanding worldwide to help students and teachers harness the ground-breaking innovation of Immersive Learning.
The new target regions are interesting choices for a variety of reasons:

– India is home to the world’s third-largest education system and is a perfect platform to pitch the revolutionizing technology of Immersive Learning and popularize it.
– Egypt welcomes technological advancements into their schooling system. Interestingly, the demand for education is impressive due to the steady population growth. This country has regularly acknowledged education as the sole means of economic and social mobility. Additionally, the culture of embracing change and wanting to evolve will undoubtedly foster the sophisticated onset of Immersive Learning.
– Oman places high emphasis on accessibility to education as all three levels of school are free of charge. This realization of the essence of education will definitely welcome Immersive Learning to improve the teaching and learning efficiencies of schools.
– Pakistan’s constitution has a unique law that provides free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years. This nation is consistently endeavoring to achieve greater success in the education frontier. Spreading awareness about the potential of Immersive Learning could define a whole new perspective to education.

The underlying objective behind this expansion is subtle and crisp: Educate educators to improve the learning experience using immersive learning.

“The geographical expansion to other countries of the Middle East and prominent countries of Asia is bound to exponentially increase the popularity of XR in the field of education.”

This isn’t the first expansion opportunity that VRXOne has had.

Here’s Dr. Sana Farid on the expansion to Nigeria earlier this year: “Immersive education counters the systematic barriers that impede the application of effective education strategy in Nigeria and opens up new horizons for enabling sustained access to quality education."

Nigeria faces an acute shortage of teaching workforce, and VRXOne looks to expand training and empowerment opportunities for the teachers in Nigeria.


The benefits of Immersive Learning are immense, and the consequent impact on the education system is magnificent, not to mention making education accessible to slum schools and refugee schools.

Students are learning and assimilating complex concepts with ease. Moreover, when students combine their learning potential by connecting with other participants of Immersive Learning platforms, great value is added to everybody.

The future is here in the form of Immersive Education, and this is certainly a giant stride towards ensuring Education Equality.

If you are interested to explore the prospective franchisee or distributors opportunities in your region please send your inquiries at partners@munfarid.org

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David Joslin Shares Things to Do in Puerto Rico After Hurricane

David Joslin of Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a board member for InSight Radiology Puerto Rico, a multi-site operator of free-standing radiology facilities, David Joslin spends a significant amount of time in Puerto Rico. He has a special connection with the island and the people. Despite the destruction caused by the hurricanes, residents of Puerto Rico have proven to be resilient. This spectacular island is still a great place to visit. David Joslin shares his favorite places and things to do when visiting Puerto Rico.

Visit Old San Juan

Even after Puerto Rico took a hit to Hurricane Maria in 2017, residents of old San Juan did not let this bring them down. Visitors to Puerto Rico will still get to see the colonial charm of Old San Juan. This area of San Juan is mostly known for the colorful houses, cobblestone streets, and an overall colonial feel. To get the most out of Old San Juan, David Joslin recommends visitors book a guided walking tour. A Segway tour on the front end of the day will allow the visitor to get a great overview of the city and allow a later, more in-depth visit to specific sites.

Castillo San Cristobal

According to David Joslin, a visit to Puerto Rico is not complete without seeing up close Castillo San Cristobal. Almost 500 years old, the fort dates back to the Spanish conquest. The fort sits on 27 acres of land, is over six stories high, and is walled on three-sided.

Eat Puerto Rican Food

David Joslin points out you cannot visit Puerto Rico without eating as much traditional food as you can. While in Puerto Rico, visitors must try the famous mashed plantain (mofongo), sweet sticky rice (arroz con dulce), and the world-renowned pork with rice and pigeon peas (lechon con arroz y gándules). Most visitors to Puerto Rico like to sit, and people watch while they drink a cup of cortadito. If you need a cocktail to accompany your food, try any of the excellent rum-based drinks. As a final note, avoid the habit of ordering fries with your meal and instead opt for the fried mashed plantains.

About David Joslin

Aside from sitting on the board of InSight Radiology, David Kent Joslin has worked as the VP of Operations and Development for RadNet, a radiology facility operator. A successful senior advisor and radiology consultant, David Kent Joslin, has put together deals for multi-million dollar companies. David Joslin graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in history and political science before obtaining his MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School. After completing his studies, David Joslin also worked for a variety of healthcare services, management consulting, and software development. When he’s not busy growing his career or volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, David Joslin likes to spend time with his family at their Sarasota, FL home.

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Garrett Hofer East Lyme Co-Founds Shoreline Spartans Rugby Program

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NEW LONDON, CT, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Garrett Hofer CT has dedicated his life and career to uplifting others. Among his various charitable contributions, he is a mentor with the American Corporate Partners Veterans Mentor Program, where he helps veterans transition from military to civilian enterprises. He also co-founded the Shoreline Spartans Rugby Team.

The program was founded in 2017 by Garrett Hofer of East Lyme and Michael Meyer of Clinton. The Program is a reflection of two of Garrett Hofer’s greatest passions: sports and giving back.

Co-founder, Michael Meyer, has a long history with the sport of rugby. He played at Southern Connecticut State University and was a captain. He also played in several adult leagues, including the Connecticut Grey. He was the head coach at Mitchell College rugby for eight years. His experience coaching college students with some cognitive and physical disabilities helped inspire Michael to provide an athletic program to support younger children with similar challenges.

“We set up a youth program that allows young girls and boys to play rugby no matter their ability,” Michael Meyer of Clinton stated. “We have some children with autism, Aspergers, cognitive disabilities, and physical disabilities that all get considerable playing time.”

The team’s first practice was on April 5, 2017. The program started with seven kids but has since reached about 40.

The program has garnered much excitement and support in the community, so much so that the Spartans also now have a high school program with about 20 players.

In 2019, the Spartans hosted a rugby tourney with three high school teams and four youth programs on the same day at the same location, Garret Hofer CT recalled.

“It was such a success that the other teams in the state asked us to do it again,” he said.

Garrett Hofer East Lyme knows firsthand the benefits sports can have for kids and teens. As an athlete since age 8, he played two years of Club Rugby at the University of Wyoming and now loves sharing the sport with the next generation of players.

Both founders’ kids play for the Spartans. “We are very proud of the community that has formed around these young athletes. We have parents who knew nothing about rugby and now love it. We have players that were not excelling in other sports but now get to play a sport they are good at and love,” Michael Meyer said. “At every practice we teach: sportsmanship, anti-bullying, self-worth, teamwork, and the knowledge that a person can accomplish great things if they give 100 percent. We believe because of these teachings we created a great organization.”

This summer, the Spartans plan to launch a one-week summer rugby day camp for youth. The goal is to make it affordable for all participants and to focus on leadership, sportsmanship, and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

Garrett Hofer and Michael Meyer also plan to launch an adult rugby team with fun events such as beach rugby. Within the next two years, the Spartans hope to have a women’s high school division as well.

Shoreline Spartans Youth Rugby is pursuing nonprofit status to pursue financial stability as the program grows and so that companies/sponsors can support kids sports and the community and also receive some charitable benefits.

Connect with Shoreline Spartans Youth Rugby via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineSpartansRugby/

Connect with Michael Meyer at info@spartancommercialmortgage.com

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Eliot Pargament Provides a Simple Technique for Maintaining Good General Health of Your Horse

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WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — This article is by Eliot Pargament, a Certified Farrier who works in the Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware areas. Eliot received his training at the Tucson School of Horseshoeing in Arizona and at Kentucky Horseshoeing School.

Eliot Pargament may be contacted by phone at 703-727-5281 or email mingusman14@gmail.com

It is important for horse owners to regularly maintain their horses’ hooves by picking up their hooves after each ride and cleaning as much debris and dirt from each hoof. This involves picking up each hoof and scraping them off to remove debris.

This technique is most important for horses that spend much time in damp areas, where dirt and debris accumulate much faster than it does with horses that spend most of their time in very dry climates. Performing routine maintenance has two distinct advantages:

It helps to prevent issues such as hoof fungal infections, which can radiate and cause other health issues.
It is easier and more efficient for a farrier to work on a horse that is used to regularly having its legs picked up and maintained by the owner. Often horses that do not receive regular hoof maintenance are more problematic when farriers trim hooves and shoe the horse.

Many people wonder how American Indians used to get by without ever shoeing their horses. The simple answer is that the average life span of these horses was not as long as horses who receive regular hoof maintenance.

Following this simple technique can result in a horse leading a more healthy and productive life. Remember the saying “no hoof no horse”. Please contact Eliot Pargament for your Farrier needs.

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3 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Boy Scouts According to Patrick Swindale

Patrick Swindale

LAKEWOOD, WA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — For over a century, the Boy Scouts has been an integral part of many young men’s lives. More than an extracurricular activity or hobby, it can be a life-changing experience that impacts kids and teens well after their Scouting days have passed. From Cub Scouts to Eagle, boys become men as they progress through the ranks, and many graduate with a hearty sense of self-confidence and civic duty. Patrick Swindale is one exemplary example of the positive impact the Boy Scouts can have on a young man’s personal growth and character development. Here, he explains three reasons to consider enrolling your child in Scouts.

3 Benefits of Boy Scouts

Develops Good Citizens
The Boy Scouts are a community-oriented organization with faith-based principles. Many of the lessons boys learn, Patrick Swindale explained, are aimed at making them good citizens of their community and the world. This includes teaching participants how to make ethical decisions and to behave respectfully toward other people and the earth. Community service projects are a key part of the Boy Scouts experience and participants often take part in various events, from volunteering at soup kitchens to picking up litter.

Life Skills
The Boy Scouts also provide an array of life skills Scouts can use well after they’ve earned their final patches. This includes basic outdoor skills, such as how to pitch a tent, start a campfire, and fish, as well as first aid. Scouts also learn the importance of independence as well as teamwork and how to get along with others. In addition, they’ll develop leadership skills and confidence.

Goal Orientation
Scouts earn patches and badges through achieving certain goals, whether it’s learning a new skill or completing a project. The same principle is applied to how children progress through the ranks from Cub to Eagle. These processes help Scouts learn to set and achieve goals. Boys also learn how to overcome challenges on the way to success. This is another skill they can use for life.

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Patrick Swindale works full-time as an engineer at HMS Global Maritime, Inc. and maintains a 4.0 grade-point average at the Loeb School for International Business at Maine Maritime Academy where he is studying for his Masters of Science in International Logistics Management. When Patrick Swindale is not at work or in class, he spends time with his family and takes his autistic brother, of whom he is a legal guardian, to the gym or hiking five days a week.

An Eagle Scout and former assistant Scoutmaster, Patrick Swindale is community-minded and spends his remaining hours giving back. He assists with his old Scout group and local charity efforts and has participated in St. John Bosco Youth Group and Knights of Columbus and is a regular speaker at his church. In college, he was also involved in Kappa Sigma and Alpha Phi Sigma.

“I carry myself with passion for whatever job I'm committed to,” Patrick Swindale said.

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University Archives' online auction slated for Jan. 16 will feature items signed by Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR, many others

Abraham Lincoln signed carte de visite, PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded Gem Mint 10, after an Alexander Gardner portrait, signed by Lincoln circa August 1864 (est. $50,000-$100,000).

Document from the 2nd Congress, boldly signed by Thomas Jefferson, regarding a lighthouse at Cape Fear, framed and signed (in print) by Washington and Adams (est. $10,000-$12,000).

Vintage black and white photo, circa 1962, with all four Beatles on one side and the full signatures of all four on the back, 3 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, in a case (est. $4,000-$5,000).

Presentation copy of Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill — a war dated book from 1942, signed and inscribed by FDR to Eleanor Roosevelt (est. $20,000-$24,000).

Three-piece matador outfit sold to Ernest Hemingway by legendary Spanish bullfighter Antonio Ordonez. Hemingway later gifted it to his best friend, A.E. Hotchner (est. $25,000-$30,000).

The 283-lot auction is packed with unique relics, photos, autographs, books and ephemera, to include 55 of the 56 Declaration of Independence signers.

We have outstanding pieces representing psychology, science, space, entertainment, music, US Presidents, the Supreme Court and World War II. Begin or add to your collection of historical autographs.”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CT, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A book and a carte de visite photograph both signed by Abraham Lincoln, a matador outfit owned by Ernest Hemingway and later gifted to his best friend and biographer A.E. Hotchner, and a Second Congress document signed by Thomas Jefferson are just a few of the expected top lots in University Archives’ next big auction, slated for Thursday, January 16th.

The 283-lot online-only auction, starting at 10:30 Eastern, is packed with unique relics, photos, autographs, books and ephemera, to include 55 of the 56 Declaration of Independence signers (all except Button Gwinnett), plus presidential items (high-ticket Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and others, with 12 lots alone dedicated to Franklin Roosevelt).

Also offered will be literary items (including five lots of Hemingway), music (the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and others), entertainment (Marilyn Monroe, Harry Houdini and others), and science (to include Edison, Einstein and Freud, with a special emphasis on psychology).

“We’re starting the New Year — and the new decade — with a blockbuster sale,” promised John Reznikoff, president and owner of University Archives. “Our first 68 lots, or nearly one quarter of the entire sale, is dedicated to autographed material from 55 of the 56 Declaration signers. The group includes very rare signers, such as Thomas Lynch, George Taylor and Arthur Middleton.”

Mr. Reznikoff added, “We also have outstanding pieces representing psychology, science, space, entertainment, music, US Presidents, the Supreme Court and World War II. Start off 2020 with a New Year’s Resolution you’ll be glad you kept and will bring great joy for years to come: begin or add to your collection of superb historical autographs and collectibles starting January 16th.”

The Abraham Lincoln signed carte de visite, PSA/DNA encapsulated and graded Gem Mint 10, is after an Alexander Gardner portrait and was signed by Lincoln during wartime, circa August 1864, when it was probably presented to its dedicatee, Ohio Infantry Regiment officer Colonel Benjamin Rosson. The CDV was preserved in Col. Rosson’s wife’s Victorian scrapbook album until it was recently discovered by treasure hunters in an antique store (est. $50,000-$100,000).

An even higher estimate ($100,000-$120,000) has been assigned to a book owned by Lincoln that was formative to his views on slavery. The volume boasts 100 years of provenance, which includes an ownership signature by Lincoln, as given to him by his brother-in-law, later inscribed by his law partner and biographer William Herndon, and finally gifted to a prominent American feminist writer of the 19th century. The book was written by a prominent Irish literary figure.

The 12 lots relating to Franklin Roosevelt include a phenomenal presentation copy of Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill — a war dated book issued by the White House and including the United States’ Declaration of War against Japan. The volume, presented in the publisher’s slipcase, was given to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and inscribed by FDR as: "For E.R. A month's episode, with much love from FDR Christmas 1942" (est. $20,000-$24,000).

Bibliophiles will relish the five lots pertaining to American novelist Ernest Hemingway, from the collection of 102-year-old A.E. Hotchner, Hemingway’s biographer, close personal friend and confidante. Among these treasures is a black and white photo of the two men trudging through snow laden with their hunter’s catch, personally signed and inscribed by Hemingway, “To Hotch from his pal Mr. Papa” (est. $5,000-$6,000). Included is a letter of authenticity from Hotchner.

Hemingway’s passion for Spain and bullfighting is well-documented. A unique lot personally owned by Hemingway is the 1960 “Suit of Lights” worn by Hemingway’s friend, the Spanish matador Antonio Ordonez (est. $25,000-$30,000). Hemingway purchased Ordonez’s three-piece matador outfit — encrusted with jeweled ornaments, metallic thread, sequins, and tassels — after profiling him in a series of magazine articles, later published as a book The Dangerous Summer.

A pristine document from the 2nd Congress, boldly signed by Thomas Jefferson, regarding a lighthouse at Cape Fear, framed to an overall size of 20 inches by 29 inches and signed (in print) by Washington and Adams, should realize $10,000-$12,000. Also, a one-page letter written and signed by George Washington while he was President in April 1791, to his nephew George, with slavery content and concerns about Mount Vernon and its crops, should go for $15,000-$20,000.

A letter written and signed by George Taylor, the third rarest Declaration signer, one page, dated May 31, 1779, with war content, is estimated at $20,000-$24,000. It’s one of only a few known letters by Taylor. Also, a two-page letter written and signed by William Whipple, a Declaration signer, dated July 21, 1783 and penned from Portsmouth, N.H., to his brother, regarding business matters, including prospects for an excellent grain crop, should change hands for $3,000-$3,500.

A large portrait photograph signed by Theodore Roosevelt while he was President, dated April 30, 1906, with a long inscription from Roosevelt to Pope Pius X, matted and framed to a size of 25 inches by 29 ½ inches, is expected to fetch $15,000-$17,000. Also, a four-page typed contract document, dated February 24, 1885 and signed by iconic inventor Thomas Edison, in which his electric company agrees to power the trains in New York City, should command $4,000-$5,000.

A one-page letter handwritten and signed by Marilyn Monroe (as “Marilyn”), undated but probably from the early 1950s, to Lefty O’Doul, Joe DiMaggio’s mentor, with the handwritten transmittal envelope, has an estimate of $10,000-$12,000. Also, a vintage black and white photo, circa 1962, with all four Beatles on one side and the full signatures of all four on the back, 3 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, in a 6 inch by 9 inch Beckett encapsulation, should achieve $4,000-$5,000.

A group of three letters typed and signed by President Richard Nixon, one from 1970 and two from 1973, regarding U.S. relations with Cambodia and addressed to “His Excellency, Lon Nol, Prime Minister of Cambodia”, in a custom clamshell box, will be sold as one lot (est. $12,000-$14,000). Also, an Apollo 11 “Type 1” insurance cover, bearing a July 20, 1969 Houston, Texas postmark and boldly signed by Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, should soar to $6,000-$7,000.

A postcard handwritten by Sigmund Freud, dated August 25,1920, addressed to Edward Bernays, the Austrian-American public relations and propaganda pioneer, written at the height of “Freudmania”, is expected to bring $4,000-$4,500; while a single-page typed letter, signed by Albert Einstein and dated February 29, 1953 (a leap year), in which Einstein grants permission to Dr. Walter de Francois to be quoted in a letter Einstein wrote in 1935, should hit $3,000-$3,500.

The catalog has already been posted online and bidding is available via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Folks can visit the website and browse the full color catalog now, at www.UniversityArchives.com.

University Archives has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare items of this kind. It is actively seeking quality material for future auctions, presenting a rare opportunity for sellers. Anyone who has a single item or a collection that may be a fit for a future University Archives auction may call Mr. Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at john@universityarchives.com.

University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by Mr. 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.

For more information about University Archives and the Thursday, January 16th online-only auction, please visit www.universityarchives.com. For phone bidding, please call 203-454-0111.

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365Tickets USA Partners With the Georgia Aquarium

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Popular Atlanta Attraction Now Available on Global Platform

This is an amazing aquarium and we are thrilled to add this to the other world class aquariums on the 365Tickets platform.”

— Dino Cappello, president of 365Tickets USA

BUTLER, NJ, USA, December 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — 365Tickets USA, announced today that the company has signed an agreement to promote the Georgia Aquarium on their global ticketing platform. The aquarium is located in downtown Atlanta near the World of Coca-Cola and welcomes over two million visitors annually, making this one of the top attractions in the city.

The Georgia Aquarium has been open since November 2005 when the aquarium greeted over one million guests during the first 100 days and 3.6 million guests visiting within the first year. This is home to thousands of marine animals including: whale sharks, beluga whales, African penguins, big-bellied seahorses, southern sea otters and California sea lions. The Aquarium is organized into seven different zones contributing to the feeling of exploration.

The Georgia Aquarium is also a scientific institution that entertains as it educates, offers exhibits and educational programs, and guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. As a leader in aquatic research and animal care, the Georgia Aquarium is dedicated to fostering a deeper appreciation for the ocean and the marine life.

“This is an amazing aquarium and we are thrilled to add this to the other world class aquariums on the 365Tickets platform,” commented Dino Cappello, president of 365Tickets USA. “We offer tickets to aquariums all over the world and this is a fantastic addition. One of the most relevant exhibits is the AT&T Dolphin Tales emphasizing the importance of caring for our oceans and making positive environmental choices.”

This is the largest aquariums in the Western Hemisphere with more than 10 million gallons of water and now one of the most popular attractions in Atlanta. At opening, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Georgia Aquarium as having more aquatic life than any other aquarium.

365Tickets USA currently offers tickets to over 2,000 attractions such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Gray Line Tours, Empire State Building, New York City Sightseeing, The Flyer – San Francisco, Universal Hollywood, LEGOLAND California and Florida, 360 Chicago, Top of the Rock New York City and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.  The company continues to focus on offering a streamlined, on-line ticketing experience that makes it easy for families to arrange a multitude of activities either in advance or “on the fly” as part of their vacations and family travel.

With offices in 14 countries, 365Tickets offers state-of-the-art technology for a quick and secure online booking experience in the local language and currency.

For more information visit www.365TicketsUSA.com. To learn more about partnering with 365Tickets USA for your attraction, call 844-365-8587, extension 201 or email Dino Cappello at d.cappello@365ticketsglobal.com.

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Crescent City's Winter Estates Catalog Auction, boasting nearly 900 lots, is slated for January 18th-19th in New Orleans

Nine-piece carved oak dining room suite in the style of R.J. Horner consisting of a server, a sideboard, six upholstered chairs and a dining table with four leaves (est. $4,000-$8,000).

Oil on board painting by Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), titled Baptism (circa 1950), signed lower right,17 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

A fine selection of Newcomb Pottery will include pieces by Sadie Irvine.

Early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Wyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973), titled L’Orage (The Storm), 15 ½ inches tall by 15 inches wide (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Large pair of bronze ormolu mounted Verde Antico marble obelisks (20th or 21st century), 56 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500).

The auction is packed with the broad mix of merchandise people have come to expect from a Crescent City auction. Start times both days will be 10 am Central.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES, December 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A gorgeous carved oak nine-piece dining room suite in the style of the 19th century New York furniture maker R. J. Horner, an oil on board painting by the renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), a fine selection of Newcomb Pottery (to include pieces by Sadie Irvine), and an early 20th century patinated bronze sculpture by Anna Vaughn Wyatt Huntington (American, 1876-1973) will all come up for bid January 18th-19th.

They’re a few expected top achievers in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s upcoming Important Winter Estates Catalog Auction, slated for that weekend, online and in Crescent City’s gallery at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, starting at 10 am Central both days. Nearly 900 quality lots in a wide variety of collecting categories will come up for bid across the two days, with Internet bidding provided by the popular platforms LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com.

The nine-piece carved oak dining room suite in the style of R.J. Horner consists of a server, a sideboard, six upholstered chairs, a dining table with four leaves, 108 inches wide when open (est. $4,000-$8,000). The oil on board painting by Clementine Hunter, titled Baptism (circa 1950), is signed lower right and measures 17 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

The bronze sculpture by Vaughn Wyatt Huntington is titled L’Orage (The Storm) and is 15 ½ inches tall by 15 inches wide (est. $2,000-$4,000). Also sold will be a pair of bronze ormolu mounted Verde Antico marble obelisks (20th or 21st century), 56 inches tall (est. $1,500-$2,500); and four 20th century carved white marble female torsos, 23 inches tall (est. $300-$500 each).

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, lamps and lighting and fine decorative accessories.

French clock sets will be led by a 20th century three-piece gilt bronze and Verde Antico marble clock set, 22 ½ inches tall by 13 inches wide (est. $400-$800). Also offered will be a large, 19th century patinated spelter Pallas Athena figural mantel clock, 28 inches tall by 19 ½ inches wide (est. $500-$1,000). Jewelry will feature diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

The Asian category is filled with tantalizing possibilities, to include a Chinese School fresco watercolor from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), titled Female Musicians, 48 ½ inches tall by 38 inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an 18th or 19th century Chinese Buddhist carved pine family shrine of house form, 75 inches tall by 32 inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).

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

• An exceptional circa-1930 French Provincial 13-piece hand-carved oak dining room suite, Brittany, consisting of a sideboard (94 inches in width), a set of ten figural carved chairs, a figural carved draw-leaf table and a figural carved server (est. $2,500-$4,500).
• An early 19th century French Provincial Louis XV style carved oak, walnut and cherry bowfront commode, measuring 34 ½ inches tall, 48 ¼ inches wide (est. $1,200-$1,800).
• A 20th or 21st century French Empire Revival style ormolu mounted mahogany marble-top sideboard measuring 38 inches in height by 59 inches in width (est. $800-$1,200).

Furniture items from elsewhere in the world will include a 19th century English carved mahogany cylinder secretary bookcase, 99 inches tall by 46 inches wide (est. $1,200-$1,800); and an exceptional carved oak monastery table made in the 19th century, with three thick boards on top of trestle supports, 138 inches in width by 29 ¾ inches in height (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Original artworks by New Orleans artists will feature an oil on canvas by Noel Rockmore (1928-1995), titled Woman on the Beach (1980), signed, 19 ½ inches by 23 ½ inches (est. $800-$1,200); and an oil on canvas by John Reed Campbell (1925-2000), titled Feeding Chickens in Front of the Cabin (1981), artist signed and dated, 11 ½ inches by 15 ½ inches (est. $500-$900).

Other original artworks will include an oil on canvas by Ransome G. Holdredge (Calif., 1836-1899), titled Landscape with Encampment (circa 1880), artist signed lower left (est. $3,000-$5,000); and a 20th century oil on canvas by Franz Priking (German, 1929), titled Village, signed lower right and titled on label verso, measuring 31 ½ inches by 39 inches (est. $800-$1,200).

A monumental 20th century classical wood and composition gilt and ebonized over-mantel mirror that’s 92 inches tall by 80 inches wide has an estimate of $800-$1,500. Also, a 20th century 9-light bronze and crystal prism hung basket chandelier should hammer for $600-$900; and a pair of large green patinated bronze recumbent lions, 22 inches tall, should sell for $800-$1,200.

Decorative accessories will feature a sterling silver lot consisting of a three-piece tea set by Okubo, along with a .950 sterling silver tray, for a total weight of 131.65 troy oz. (est. $1,000-$2,000); and an Aesthetic Movement Longwy porcelain and brass plant stand, possibly made by Bradley & Hubbard of Ansonia, Conn., 33 ½ inches tall by 13 ½ inches wide (est. $500-$800).

Previews will be held beginning Thursday, Jan. 9th, from 10-5 Central time (except on Sunday, when the gallery is closed). A late evening preview will also be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15th, from 4-6 pm. A Saturday preview will be held on Jan. 11th, from 9 am to 1 pm. Absentee and phone bids will be accepted up until 1 pm Central time on Friday, Jan. 17th. A printed catalog is available on request; call 504-529-5057 or e-mail them at info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com.

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 info@crescentcityauctiongallery.com. All phone calls and e-mails are confidential.

For more information about Crescent City Auction Gallery and the January 18th-19th Important Winter Estates Catalog Auction visit www.crescentcityauctiongallery.com. Updates posted often.

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Sully Hildebrand
Crescent City Auction Gallery
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