Brian D. Anderson's The Bard's Blade Released Worldwide

The Fantasy World Buzzes With Excitement Over Highly Praised New Fantasy Adventure

The Bard’s Blade delivers modern fantasy at its finest.”

— Fantasy Book Review

NY, NY, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — After a successful nine year career as an independent, Tor Books has released Brian D. Anderson’s traditional debut novel, The Bard’s Blade. This is the first of three books in the Sorcerer’s Song series, and if early reviews are any indication, it promises to be a book fans of the fantasy genre will be clamoring for.

Already wildly popular for his indie series The Godling Chronicles and Dragonvein, Anderson has taken the next quantum leap forward with the creation of a new world filled with magic, mayhem, assassins, con-men, love, loss, and of course thrills and adventure. When asked why he decided to go traditional, he said: “I simply couldn’t pass up the chance to be a part of the Tor legacy. The experience has been every bit as wonderful as I’d hoped it would be.”

Anderson will be packing up on his Harley in April and heading out to visit bookstores across the U.S., signing copies and teaching workshops along the way. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Anderson. “I can’t wait to meet fans, make new friends, and see the cities and towns that make this country so uniquely special.”

Laurie McLean
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San Diego Kids Expo and San Diego STEAM Maker Festival Select Events.com as Official Technology and Ticketing Partner

San Diego Kids Expo and Events.com

Events.com will provide event management technology to the largest and longest running family-focused expo in the U.S.

We tried other providers in the past who offered parts of the solution, but Events.com feels more like a partnership. One company with the team & tech to take us to the next level of event management.”

— Victor Ciccarelli, Owner of San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

LA JOLLA, CA, USA, January 28, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Events.com, a mobile-first event management and registration platform, announced today that the San Diego Kids Expo & Fair and the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival have selected Events.com as its official technology, registration, and marketing partner.

This April, over 15,000 people will be flocking to the Del Mar Fairgrounds to check out the best products, technology, media and services that cater to all families. The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair showcases fun themed interactive experiences that everyone in the family can enjoy. This year will feature Tumble Gym busses, Human Hamster Balls for walking on water, face painting, “fishing,” laser tag, batting cages, musical performances and much more.

“We are very excited to partner with Events.com," said Victor Ciccarelli, Owner of San Diego Kids Expo & Fair and the San Diego STEAM Maker Festival. "Building a quality festival is hard, doing it without backend technology would be impossible. We are thrilled to join forces with Events.com, a neighboring event technology team, who will be working with us each step of the way. We have tried other providers in the past who could offer parts of the solution, but this feels more like a partnership. One company with the team and technology to take us to the next level of event management.”

The expo will also showcase 100-150 exhibit booths, featuring toys and games, sports and fitness, learning devices, safety products, health and nutrition, horticulture and natural products, activity equipment, camps and more for every age.

The San Diego STEAM Maker Festival has a single focus: to reintroduce the foundational skills of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics back into schools. It welcomes hundreds of participants from 200+ schools, in addition to over 6000+ attendees from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds ranging from students to educators to professionals. It’s a true display of commitment to the outreach of STEAM programs, reinforcing that science and technology can impact learning in fun and exciting ways.

“At Events.com, we believe enlightening experiences are the root of personal growth. By partnering with the San Diego Kids Expo & Fair, we’re impacting kids at a key point in their development,” said Stephen Partridge, Co-Founder and President, Events.com. “Over 15,000 kids and families from diverse backgrounds will experience the mind-expanding STEAM Maker program, through the work of Victor and his team.”

Registration for the festival is now open. For more information and to register, visit Events.com.

About Events.com
Events.com is a multi-lingual, multi-currency, mobile-first event management and registration platform that helps organizers manage, market, and monetize everything from local fundraisers to global festivals and marathons. With its end-to-end event management solutions, Events.com gives organizers access to a suite of tools at every step of planning. Events.com offers sponsorship and promotional tools, event management software, digital marketing services, on-site check-in and sales to make the event organizing process a smooth experience from start to finish.

For additional information, visit Events.com or follow Events.com on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Cheryl Jacobs Designs is Pleased to Announce the Release of "The Heart Collection"

Cheryl Jacobs Designs logo

Double Amethyst Heart Pendant

Double Amethyst Heart Pendant

Sterling Silver Filigree Heart Pendant

Sterling Silver Filigree Heart Pendant

Silversmith, designer and owner of Cheryl Jacobs Designs is pleased to announce the release of her new sterling silver Limited Edition collection.

"Adornment is extremely powerful and I am thrilled that my collectors feel my pieces express their creativity and spirituality and really mean something to them on a deeper level." ”

— Cheryl Jacobs

CUMBERLAND, BC, CANADA, January 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Silversmith, designer and owner of Cheryl Jacobs Designs is pleased to announce the release of her new sterling silver collection, the limited edition Hearts Collection. Each piece is crafted individually by the designer herself. The Heart Collection will be released on January 29, 2020.

Also included in this release are additional sterling silver limited edition pieces in her signature style.

Cheryl is known for her ability to work with Natures elements to craft special pieces of jewelry that can tell a story, hold a memory, connect us to our deep beliefs or become a talisman that offers protection or strength.

The collection will be exclusively sold on the website CherylJacobsDesigns.com, where the limited pieces are scheduled to sell out by the end of the season.

Inspired by the belief that Valentine's day is not just about lovers, the Heart Collection was created to reflect a different view. Cheryl would love to see people use the day this year to express their love, appreciation or affection for someone in their lives who doesn't normally receive it. February 14th is the perfect opportunity to remind the people in our lives; the friends, relatives, those we hold close, or even ourselves, just how much they are cherished.

The Heart Collection ranges in price from $40 to $180.

Cheryl is excited to welcome her collectors to this new limited edition collection.

For more information about the Heart Collection, the limited edition designs or for an interview with Cheryl Jacobs, please write to info@cheryljacobsdesigns.com.

About Cheryl Jacobs Designs
Initially drawn to fashion, while visiting family Cheryl signed up for a silversmithing class at San Francisco State University and fell in love with making jewelry. After years of creating beautiful and unique pieces, Cheryl has gained an outstanding reputation for original and high quality work in the jewelry industry. Most widely known for her one of a kind asymmetrical earrings, Cheryl is pleased to expand and release her first online-only collection since she began in 1985.

Cheryl has been teaching in the North Island College Metal Jewelry Design Program for the past 8 years. She teaches at recreation centers on Vancouver Island, Argentum Jewellery School in Victoria, BC, Metchosin International School of the Arts in Sooke and in the Summer Series Program at Red Deer College, AB, as well as from her home jewelry studio in Cumberland, BC. Her work can be found in galleries across Canada and the United States.

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Publisher Releases ‘Heather and the Jabberwocky’ Review PDF in Advance

Heather and the Jabberwocky Cover

Heather and the Jabberwocky Book Cover

Book Review Editors Get Free PDF Copies of Novel Called ‘Tantalizing Adventure’

the perfect example of modern absurd literature where the reader has a grand time trying to solve the mystery.”

— Review for Readers’ Favorites by Rabia Tanveer

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, January 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The much-anticipated 7th novel by Peter Kelton will be released this week in PDF form for Fiction Reviewers in the United States. Publication date is April 7, 2020. Send Email requests for 284-page advance review copies in PDF to:
EditInkWell@outlook.es

Synopsis A vengeful stalker tracks lovely Heather mercilessly from Hong Kong to France to Georgia as her artist husband fends off a Mexican drug cartel’s attempts to disrupt their tranquil academic lives. It’s an intelligent fantasy, a daunting mystery and a tantalizing adventure in literary fiction, according to pre-publication reviews.

Pre-publication reviews:

“Heather and the Jabberwocky” — An Amorous Journey into the Mythical Antiquity of Now has been heralded as “the perfect example of modern absurd literature where the reader has a grand time trying to solve the mystery.” – Review for Readers’ Favorites by Rabia Tanveer.

“An engaging literary novel with characters that are richly developed and a plot that offers exciting moments for readers, the kind of read for those who are into tightly written and delightful prose and strong imagery.” – Review for Readers’ Favorites by Christian Sia.

Peter Kelton’s most recent five novels rated 20 Five Star reviews.

Peter Kelton, a retired newsman has critiqued more than 450 novels in a national column and has written seven novels of his own in a unique erudite literary style of adventure, mystery, suspense and satire. He grew up in Texas, served overseas in the US Army and returned to Europe as a foreign correspondent. He currently divides his time between his homes in St. Louis, MO and Querétaro, Mexico. He has ghost written for more than 100 clients and is a top-rated writer for the Upwork Global Inc. free-lance agency. Background includes International News Editor for AMM in the Chilton Division of Capital CitiesABC Inc. and News Editor for the San Antonio Express-News.

Peter Kelton novels include: Heather and the Jabberwocky, Reminds Me of My Innocence, The Junk Yard Solution, The Trevor Truculence, and The Yesterlings.

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Exploring The Different Styles of Yoga with Instructor Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, Part I

Daniele Jarman of Sarasota

Danielle Jarman of Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A no-equipment needed exercise; a meditative ritual; a form of self-care; a method of aligning body, spirit, and mind; a challenge undertaken to develop discipline, a conduit to spiritual growth: the practice of yoga is all this and more. Yet newcomers to yoga can often be overwhelmed by the wide variety of styles that are offered at their gym or in local studios. What do all those Sanskrit words mean? What’s the difference between one kind of yoga and another? Which are beginner-friendly?

We asked yoga instructor Daniele Jarman of Sarasota to explain the types of yoga that you’re most likely to encounter as someone who is just starting out. This article focuses on five popular styles; next time, we’ll take a look at several more.

Hatha

Hatha is something of an umbrella term, Danielle Jarman says. It describes any yoga type that teaches physical postures and is therefore somewhat vague. If you attend an Intro to Hatha Yoga class, you can expect a beginner-friendly session that relies on very basic poses. It probably won’t get your heart pumping, but it may challenge your balance, stamina, and flexibility. Hatha yoga practices usually end with savasana, or corpse pose, one of the most restorative and restful poses, and that feeling of relaxation will stay with you for a while.

Vinyasa and Ashtanga

These two styles of yoga are very similar. Both focus on asana, or postures, but in practice they are very different. According to Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, ashtanga refers to the eight limbs of yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras. Considered guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life, these eight limbs are:

– Yama—ethical standards and sense of integrity
– Niyama—self-discipline and spirituality
– Asana—postures
– Pranayama—breath control
– Pratyahara—sensory transcendence
– Dharana—concentration
– Dhyana—meditation or contemplation
– Samadhi—ecstasy

In Ashtanga, the same traditional sequence of poses is performed in order, with no variance allowed. Daniele Jarman of Sarasota understands from personal experience how demanding a style of yoga it is, both physically and mentally.

Vinyasa relies on some of the same poses, and often is similarly intense, but does not emphasize the strict order in the same way that Ashtanga does. It asks that practitioners link their breath to their movement in a smooth, fluid fashion. Vinyasa teachers often play music in the background, although of course, every teacher is different.

Bikram and Hot Yoga

Danielle Jarman tells us that Bikram yoga was developed by a teacher named Bikram Choudhury, who held his classes in rooms heated to 105 degrees and with 40 percent humidity. The sweat that ensues from working one’s way through 26 poses, always in the same order, is intended to be purifying and clarifying. In addition, Bikram classes incorporate two breathing exercises and last for precisely 90 minutes.

Hot yoga is similar but less stringent. The rooms where hot yoga classes are held are usually only between 80 and 100 degrees, with varying humidity levels. Hot yoga teachers lead their students through any sequences or individual poses they wish. Unlike in Bikram classes, it’s usually permissible to interact, talk, and play music during hot yoga.

Join us next time, when Daniele Jarman of Sarasota will guide beginner yogis through an overview of several more popular yoga styles. In the meantime, namaste!

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Britains unboxes latest additions to 2020 range

The hero for 2020 is the ‘Farm in a Box’ which will launch in July 2020 and retail for £29.99.

LONDON, UNITED_KINGDOM, January 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Britains is Europe’s oldest specialist in creating in-scale farm models including tractors, implements and accessories. As number one in the market for 1:32 farm replicas in its category, 2020 is set to be a significant year for the brand, adding 19 new items to the range, including two Limited Edition lines which will see the business grow further this year. One of the exciting new offerings has been specifically designed to be an entry point for new farm toy fans and will open new avenues for Britains.

The hero for 2020 is the ‘Farm in a Box’ which will launch in July 2020 and retail for £29.99. The ‘Farm in a Box’ heralds Britains’ entry into the mass market, opening up the brand and introducing farm toys to a whole new audience. The product is the solution to a desire for high quality toys in packaging that provides more than just a plastic casing. Instead, the cardboard box unfolds to reveal a farmyard playset which will entertain young farm fans with hours of imaginative play.

Every element from the packaging is designed and illustrated to transform into a piece of a farmyard set, encouraging new generations to use their imagination to bring the farm to life no matter where they are. The ‘Farm in a Box’ opens up to reveal a cardboard tractor fitment that transforms into a pair of hay bales, a trailer fitment that turns into a grain silo and other elements that double as a cattle feeder, weaning pens, stables, a milking parlour, or a farmhouse with doors that opens.

The designs on the packaging encourage children to colour in the playset and tap into their creativity to create a farm set unique to them. All the parts then fold away, dropping back in the box to safely store the toys. ‘Farm in a Box’ includes the classic and high-quality 1:32 scale model John Deere tractor with front loader, trailer, 3 round bales, a fence, two cows and calves.

For their core audience, Britains are also launching exciting new lines for 2020. The John Deere 8RX 410 (SRP £64.99) and the Case IH 580 track tractor (SRP £54.99) will both be launched as part of the Prestige range, a category for the keen collectors ages 14+. These 1:32 scale replicas are precision items with almost full die-cast models and are ideal for the collectors looking for premium models.

The brand has also expanded its global licensed offering, with the introduction of CLAAS – one of the biggest licensees in the world. The new partnership is expected to be key for 2020 and will see the launch of the CLAAS Xerion 5000 model at the National Ploughing Show in September with detailed features and a rotating cab.

Britains are also launching their Britains at Work models as part of a special JCB range. The products are the first of their style within the range and feature the ‘rusty’ and ‘muddy’ decal. Available from August 2020, the Rusty JCB 3C Mark III model will retail for £29.99 and the Muddy JCB Mini Excavator will retail for £24.99. The new models will attract both the young fans and collectors.

For more information, please contact Amy, Evie, Kat or Natalie on 0113 243 1117 or email TOMY@lucre.co.uk

About TOMY International
TOMY International (www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of innovative, high-quality toys sold to children and adults under the TOMY®, KiiPix, Stink Bomz, Big Loader and Britains® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers under Lamaze, Boon, Aquadoodle, Toomies, and TOMY Games brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular and classic licensed properties. TOMY International’s mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution, supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY

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Milly & Roots, The Headscarf. A Children’s Book That Deals With the Perception of Immigrants and Foreign Things for Kids

After Milly asks her grandma about the cloth, she is led on an exciting adventure guided by an uninhibited potato and other imaginary root vegetable friends, where she learns to accept others, even when they are different from her.

In this delightful read with me children’s book with an important message, a group of imaginary root vegetable friends guide a little girl through her questions about differences, life, and others around her.

Learning to accept and appreciate people and things that are different from us through fun and adventure.

Learning to accept and appreciate people and things that are different from us through fun and adventure.

One day when Aamira’s mother comes to the playground for a visit, Milly sees a strange cloth on her head. She can’t even see Aamira’s mother’s face! Suddenly, Milly is confused and has a lot of questions she needs answered.

Milly is a happy little girl who loves planting seeds, watching vegetables grow in her grandma’s rooftop garden, and playing with her new friend, Aamira, on the school playground.

In times of divisiveness, world migrations, and messages of hate, Milly & Roots plants in the hearts of children the seeds of acceptance and respect for others.

Aamira runs to a woman near the playground gate. Milly can't see
her clearly, her face and most of her body are covered.
She isn't used to seeing mommies dressed that way. She is so…
different.”

— Rodrigo Gómez Claros

MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Middle Tennessee State University professor Rodrigo Gómez Claros launched his first written and illustrated children’s book dealing with such a meaningful topic. The author will celebrate the launch of his book in the coming weeks with an event that will include non-Muslim and Muslim families with young children.

Milly is a happy little girl who loves planting seeds, watching vegetables grow in her grandma’s rooftop garden, and playing with her new friend, Aamira, on the school playground. But one day when Aamira’s mother comes to the playground for a visit, Milly sees a strange cloth on her head. She can’t even see Aamira’s mother’s face! Suddenly, Milly is confused and has a lot of questions she needs answered.

After Milly asks her grandma about the cloth, she is led through the roots of the plants in the garden to a distant place on an exciting adventure guided by an uninhibited potato and other imaginary root vegetable friends, where she learns to accept others, even when they are different from her.

Rodrigo Gómez Claros is a Hispanic artist from Colombia who enjoys telling stories about his cultural background. He is passionate about the immigrant story since he is an immigrant himself. He is a director and producer of animated content for preschoolers. The author worked in the past for Fisher-Price Inc., and he is currently Assistant Professor of Animation at Middle Tennessee State University.

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The Joyful Child Foundation’s BRAVE RACE 5K, 1K & FUN RUN on SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th

Runners enjoy the fast start and finish for the BRAVE RACE 5K on the track at Aliso Niguel High School, CA

The Joyful Child’s BRAVE RACE 5K, 1K, and Fun Run for ALL 1/26/20

Details for The Joyful Child's BRAVE RACE 5K, 1K, and Fun Run for ALL 1/26/20

Registration and Time Info for The Joyful Child’s BRAVE RACE 5K, 1K, and Fun Run for ALL 1/26/20

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Aliso Viejo Council Members Dave Harrington and Bill Phillips with Founder, Erin Runnion

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Aliso Viejo Council Members Dave Harrington and Bill Phillips with Founder, Erin Runnion

Local Race Supports National Movement for Child Protection and Safety Education

It shouldn’t take a tragedy to unite communities to better protect children. The BRAVE RACE rallies the community to protect and empower every child to be brave, safe, and joyful.”

— Erin Runnion, Founder, The Joyful Child Foundation

ALISO VIEJO, CA, USA, January 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Joyful Child Foundation – In Memory of Samantha Runnion is hosting its 3rd annual BRAVE RACE 5K with a Child Safety Expo on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Aliso Niguel High School on the Wolverine Stadium Track and Field. This family-friendly event will include a professionally timed 5K, with a fast start and finish on the track as well as a 1K and a FREE (joyful costume-optional) FUN RUN.

Proceeds benefit The Joyful Child’s Be Brave – Be Safe Empowerment Program which provides comprehensive, interactive, and age-appropriate personal safety education to children, teens, parents, and educators.

The BRAVE RACE 5K Child Safety Expo features:
– Special Guest Host – multitalented actress and The Joyful Child’s Youth Ambassador, Abigail Zoe Lewis
– Free Child ID and on-site fingerprinting
– Be Brave – Be Safe Resources for Parents
– Face-painting
– Photo Opportunities with Costumed Characters
– Snacks, Refreshments, and Activities provided by local businesses and community partners
– Over 30 Raffle Prizes

To get the details and REGISTER TODAY to run or walk, visit The Joyful Child's website at http://www.thejoyfulchild.org, or in-person on the day of the race; registration begins at 6:30 am on Sunday 1/26/20.

Early packet pick up is Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Road Runner Sports in Laguna Hills. All registered runners will automatically be entered in a raffle drawing for a Road Runner Sports $120 shoe voucher. The winner will be announced on the day of the race.

Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Orange County Board of Supervisors, 5th District, and the newly elected President of the CA Association of Counties, is a Safe Sponsor of the event providing coffee and snacks for nearly 100 volunteers and as many as 500 participants. Supervisor Bartlett is an honored guest for the third year presenting the BRAVE RACE Awards (tiles painted by students at schools implementing the Be Brave-Be Safe elementary school Curricula).

"I am proud to support The Joyful Child Foundation's 3rd Annual BRAVE Race 5K and Fun Run on January 26 at Aliso Niguel High School. Every child deserves to be taught what they can do to stay safe, and this event benefits The Joyful Child's Be Brave – Be Safe Empowerment Program to teach our children how to stand up for themselves, be safe, and protect their joy." – Supervisor Lisa Bartlett

Other BRAVE RACE Community Sponsors for Child Protection include the City of Aliso Viejo, RoadRunner Sports, OrangeTheory Fitness, Newmeyer Dillion, MVT Pro, The Fish 95.9, and many more. Race participants can either walk or run to receive a medal, Dri-Fit running shirt, and a goody bag.

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Bruneau & Co.'s auction on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Cranston, R.I., will feature artworks by Jeff Koons, John Singer Sargent

This Jeff Koons porcelain blue balloon dog still in the original box should fetch $6,000-$9,000. Koons, born in 1955, is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture.

John Singer Sargent (Italian/British/American, 1856-1925) figure study drawing of Moloch for the Boston Public Library, originally purchased from Sotheby’s (est. $10,000-$15,000).

19th century Russian silver and gilt copper Crucifix (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Hugo Lonitz figural bird jardiniere (est. $800-$1,200). Hugo Lonitz was a prominent majolica manufacturer who operated out of a factory in Neuhaldensleben, Germany from 1868-1904.

This oil on canvas painting by James Brade Sword (Pa., 1839-1915), depicting Long Pond on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., framed, has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Bruneau & Co.’s next major auction, slated for Saturday, February 15, will be a two-session affair, with bidding available online and in the Cranston gallery.

The fine art offerings really get my heart pumping. From a contemporary Jeff Koons balloon dog to a charcoal study by John Singer Sargent, there is certain to be heavy collector interest.”

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bruneau & Co.’s next major auction, slated for Saturday, February 15, will be a two-session affair, with bidding available online and in the Cranston gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. Session 1, beginning promptly at 10 am Eastern time, will feature an important single-owner collection of steam engines, cast-iron and other pre-World War II toys and other items.

Session 2, starting at 12:30 pm, will feature Bruneau & Co.’s normal mix of antiques, fine art, decorative arts, silver and more, to include an outstanding collection of English, German and French Majolica; a collection of four Russian icons and a silver and gilt copper crucifix from the St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Providence, R.I. All are 19th century or earlier.

“Handling the single-owner collection of steam engines and early mechanical toys in Session 1 brings me back to my days as a machinist,” remarked Kevin Bruneau, president of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “It’s certainly one of the most interesting collections we have handled in some time. I will be curious to see where the market is in 2020.”

Highlight lots in Session 1 promise to include a pair of Lionel Mojave locomotive engines, with a pre-sale estimate of $400-$600; and a Lake Breeze Hot Air steam engine fan, expected to make $800-$1,200. Lionel, LLC was founded in Michigan in 1900 and is an American designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads. The company is headquartered now in Concord, N.C.

The Lake Breeze Hot Air Fan runs not on electricity but rather uses hot air created by a kerosene burner to power it. The engine is known as a Stirling Cycle Engine (named after its inventor in the 1800's). Lake Breeze fans were introduced in 1919 as a precursor to the electric fan. The firm made several models, floor models and table models. Today they’re highly desired by collectors.

On to Session 2, where Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer, said, “The fine art offerings in this sale really get my heart pumping. From a contemporary Jeff Koons balloon dog to a charcoal study by one of the greatest American artists John Singer Sargent, there is certain to be heavy collector interest. It should be a lot of fun hammering down this auction.”

The Jeff Koons porcelain blue balloon dog still in the original box should fetch $6,000-$9,000. Koons, born in 1955, is an American artist recognized for his work dealing with popular culture. His sculptures depicting everyday objects, including balloon animals, are made from stainless steel with mirror-finish surfaces. He lives and works in both New York City as well as York, Pa.

Last May, Koons made headlines when a shiny stainless-steel rabbit sculpture created by him in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set the previous November by David Hockney.

The John Singer Sargent (Italian/British/American, 1856-1925) figure study charcoal drawing of Moloch for the Boston Public Library, originally purchased from Sotheby’s, is expected to hit $10,000-$15,000. Moloch is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice.

Sargent was an American expatriate artist, considered the leading portrait painter of his time. His works depicted Edwardian-era luxury. He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. Sargent’s oeuvre documents worldwide travel from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine and Florida.

An oil on canvas painting by James Brade Sword (Pa., 1839-1915), depicting Long Pond on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., framed, has a pre-sale estimate of $3,000-$5,000. Sword is known for genre, landscape, portrait and children renderings. He went to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and studied with George W. Nicholson, a respected landscape painter.

An oil on canvas landscape painting by Charles Gordon Harris (R.I., 1891-1963) should finish at $800-$1,200. Harris is known for his landscapes and coastal views. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and was a member of the Providence Art Club, the Providence Watercolor Club and the South County Art Association. He exhibited at all three and elsewhere.
A Hugo Lonitz figural bird jardiniere is expected to bring $800-$1,200. Hugo Lonitz was a prominent majolica manufacturer who operated out of a factory in Neuhaldensleben, Germany from 1868-1904. Lonitz produced tableware, household utilities and small collectibles, but his factory is best known for its production of naturalistic majolica pieces in lifelike size and detail.
Also offered will be a 19th century Russian silver and gilt copper Crucifix (est. $3,000-$5,000).
Online bidding will be offered by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com and bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, plus the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. To bid by phone, the number is 401-533-9980.

Bruneau & Co. is currently accepting quality consignments for that and all future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a good time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to info@bruneauandco.com. Or, you can phone them at (401) 533-9980.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Saturday, Feb. 15 two-session auction, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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Travis Landry
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Prepaid and Gift Cards Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019-2026

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PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, January 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Prepaid and Gift Cards Market:

Executive Summary

The report analyses the global capacity, production, revenue, consumption, status and forecast of the Prepaid and Gift Cards market. It also covers key manufacturers, capacity, production, revenue, market share, and recent development. The current economic, financial, environmental and governmental threats and their future effects on the growth of the market are a part of the report. Both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the industry are studied in detail and results are published. The report identifies significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.

Drivers and Risks

The report emphasises on the significance of market drivers and their impact on the overall Prepaid and Gift Cards Market growth. It identifies vital market data points to predict crucial market trends. It also flags factors that could possibly end up being constraints for the market growth enabling manufacturers or business leaders to subsequently strategize their business plans. This analysis offers readers to get a clearer view of the industry players of the Prepaid and Gift Cards Market helping in better decision making in terms of investments.

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Regional Description

On the basis of region, the market has been segmented into Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Regional segmentation has been provided at a high level and a more detailed level in terms of a country-wise analysis of the market in each region. This regional analysis points out regions with highest consumptions and production rates and also provides a comparative study basis these factors. The revenues generated in these regions, the market growth rate and the compound annual growth rate percentage are also discussed in detail.

Method of Research

This research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically-supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The crux of the research uses the best use of primary and secondary research methods. The research report provides analysis and information according to market segments such as geography, product type, material type, and end-use.

Key Players

First Data Corporation
Qwikcilver Solutions
National Gift Card
Blackhawk Network Holdings
Plastek Card Solutions
Duracard
DOCUMAX
Vantiv
TenderCard
TransGate Solutions

Table of Content

1 Prepaid and Gift Cards Market Overview

2 Global Prepaid and Gift Cards Market Competition by Manufacturers

3 Prepaid and Gift Cards Retrospective Market Scenario by Region

4 Global Prepaid and Gift Cards Historic Market Analysis by Type

5 Global Prepaid and Gift Cards Historic Market Analysis by Application

6 Company Profiles and Key Figures in Prepaid and Gift Cards Business

7 Prepaid and Gift Cards Manufacturing Cost Analysis

8 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers

9 Market Dynamics

10 Global Market Forecast

12 Methodology and Data Source

Continuous…

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