Britain Loves Baking Launches It's First Range of Affordable Baking Boxes For Kids

Britain Loves Baking

The new range of affordable kids baking boxes aim to teach children new baking skills in an exciting and interactive way

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 25, 2020 / — Today Britain Loves Baking, the nation’s baking best friend launches a fun new range of single recipe kids baking boxes. Each box contains everything Junior bakers need to create simple sweet treats from scratch.

Boxes are delivered directly to customers door or can be found in selected retail outlets across the UK, making learning about baking easier for kids and more convenient for parents as kids can now bake what they want when they want, Each box has all the dry ingredients including replacing butter for healthier ambient Coconut Better or Rapeseed Oil. Everything had been measured and weighed out, so only the ingredient customers need is an egg.

The new and innovative range include:
• Strawberry shortbread & White Chocolate Lemon Icing Baking Box
• Berry & Chocolate Cupcake Baking Box with Strawberry Frosting
• Orange Chocolate bread which can be turned into Chocolate Doughnuts come with free digital baking timer
• Banana Cupcakes Baking Box with Banana Frosting and free baking gift
Jnr bakers are in for treat this Halloween as the baking team have come up with three limited edition Spooktacular themed Baking Boxes including:
• Scary Skeleton Gingerbread People, with a large skeleton cookie cutter and a Halloween themed fondant icing set
• Orange Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange and Chocolate frosting tubs, scary sprinkles and a selection of free evil pumpkin cupcake toppers
• Spooky Cookie Baking Box with a set of 4 Halloween cookie cutters and a frosting and icing set to create their own Spooktacular cookies.

Each box is made with high quality ingredients contain no additives, natural colouring, flavours, and child-friendly recipe cards. These easy-to-follow illustrated recipes allow kids to do most of the baking themselves. Although, with a little help from the grown-ups every now and then. Each box comes with a special surprise baker’s tool making the boxes even more fun and it’s helps kids start their own collection of bakeware.

As with all Britain Loves Baking Boxes, kids can Bake Along with Libby ‘on the company’s You Tube channel. Here children can learn valuable basic baking skills from young and talented social media baker who creates content that inspires a love of positive, mindful baking in children everywhere.

“We believe this interactive approach to baking will appeal to children and young people of all ages. The interactive videos can be viewed on and device, streamed or downloaded making all the content much more accessible”. Our mission is to put people and our purpose first, over profits and shareholders so we will generate less profit but it will enable us to deliver on our commitment to providing free baking lessons to the nation” explains Chief Baking Officer, Greg Wixted.

The company aims to offer its customers the very best value for money, provide a great baking experience using the best quality ingredients, these are placed in simple packaging. Getting rid of all unnecessary frills and packaging means that Britain Loves Baking can focus on making it all about the baking.

Boxes start at £7 up to £15 for a Limited Edition Large Halloween Cookie Box plus postage, customers can order at or in local retailers. Trade and Account customers s can order full or mixed cases of 12, with free next day UK mainland delivery if ordered by 12 noon.

In the coming week, Trade account customers, will be able to order via a new B2B e-Commerce solution, a dedicated platform for orders, marketing materials, account management, payments, logistics and supply chain management. Having now extended their production facility in London, the business has the capacity and the capability to start to scale up their Trade and private label business which again will provide the funding to enable the business offer free baking lessons for all. These course are available through their You Tube Channel and website. For more information please visit our website or social channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email Customer services can be reached on 0800 046 5670


About Britain Loves Baking

As the Covid 19 global pandemic took hold and with increased time at home for all the family baking has once again taken centre stage in UK family life Britain Loves Baking is an innovative response to these changed circumstances. Allowing consumers to access hard to get ingredients and baking inspiration straight to their doors and is well known as the home of family baking. Bakers UK-wide, including many celebrity customers, have enjoyed the company’s baking boxes during lockdown. Offer a wide range of baking boxes that provide all the ambient, dry ingredients and recipes needed to help learn new baking skills and create amazing bakery and patisserie quality treats at home.

Media Contacts Britain Loves Baking

Greg Wixted, Founder of Britain Loves Baking is available for interview or further comment. Please contact Dave Lee at Britain Loves Baking, or 0800 046 5670 or 0203 290 7757 for more information on our range of products please visit or email our baking team

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Introducing THE HAT PAL: The Minimalistic Holding Solution for Hat Lovers Across the Globe

how the hat pal works

the hat pal in use

the hat pal in use

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the hat pal packaging

The magnetic hat holder is ideal for home storage or even on-the-go.

MÜNCHEN, GERMANY, September 25, 2020 / — The creators of THE HAT PAL are pleased to announce the official launch of their game-changing minimalistic hat holding solution.

THE HAT PAL is the world’s first magnetic hat holder system for both on-the-go and stationary hat storage. The product is available in two versions, THE HOMESPOT and THE COMPANION, and is the ideal hat hanging solution for collectors or general hat wearers alike.

“As hat lovers and collectors ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to properly display or store hats,” say Marco Schmidt and David Lopez Frayle, founders of THE HAT PAL. “Oftentimes, hat collectors are forced to use damaging nails or unsightly hooks to display their items. As such, we made it our mission to create a minimalistic and precisely refined hat holder to display your favorite hats, or your entire collection.”

THE HOMESPOT version of THE HAT PAL is ideal for those with budding or extensive hat collections. This wall mounted hat holder provides users with a host of benefits, including:

• Uses the power of magnets to hold hats firmly to the wall
• Can be mounted in any room of the house
• Sleek minimalistic design
• Perfect for fitted and snapback hats
• Available in black or white
• And more!

Alternatively, THE COMPANION version is the ultimate on-the-go hat holder. Its creative design enables users to store their hats while out in public spaces. Features offered with THE COMPANION include:

• Use any geometry to be utilized as hat holder
• Quick release mechanism for fast application
• Monolithic design
• Ideal for fitted and snapback hats
• And so much more!

“No matter where you go or wherever you are, THE HAT PAL should be one of your must-have accessories,” the founders say. “Hats aren’t cheap, especially those that are brand names or collectibles. It’s time to stop treating them like they’re from the dollar store by displaying and storing them properly.”
For more information about THE HAT PAL, please visit Additionally, readers can sign up to be kept in the loop for the company’s soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter campaign.

About the Company

The idea for THE HAT PAL began during a long-distance flight, when the founders of the company realized there was no decent place to store their hats. The two began to think of prototypes to develop the world’s most comprehensive, yet minimalistic, hat holding design on the market. And so, THE HAT PAL was born.

Marco Schmidt and David Lopez Frayle
+49 163 6276489
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HYDRAGUN’s flagship percussive massage device, launched on 7 August 2020, gets positive reviews including from MMA star Angela Lee and football icon Fandi Ahmad

Those who have used the HYDRAGUN are calling it “impressive” and of “very high quality”, saying that it “works like a wonder” and calling it “a lifesaver”.”

— Rae Chuang / Adeline Bay

SINGAPORE, September 25, 2020 / — Since HYDRAGUN, a breakthrough sports-recovery device built on percussive technology, was launched on 7 August 2020, it has been getting 5-star reviews and glowing testimonials from a growing list of fans, including customers and local sports coaches, trainers and other personalities from the fitness and wellness spheres. This new post-workout tool, ideal for massaging tired muscles and for reducing the impact of delayed onset muscle soreness, a medical condition also known as DOMS, has been designed specifically to provide speedy and effective muscle pain relief ( for high-performance athletes.

In fact, just as it seems that more Singaporeans are making sports and fitness activities a greater part of their everyday lives in today’s post-Covid world, HYDRAGUN has arrived as a high-quality therapy device that suits the needs of fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life, loaded with industry-leading features and available at a competitive retail price of S$399.

More and more people are learning about what massage guns such as HYDRAGUN can do, and those who have used the HYDRAGUN are calling it “impressive” and of “very high quality”, saying that it “works like a wonder” and calling it “a lifesaver”. Some notable members of the HYDRAGUN influencer community include Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, MMA champion Angela Lee, national badminton player Loh Kean Yew and champion
bodybuilder and personal trainer Adrian Tan – all of whom have shared their glowing testimonials on the HYDRAGUN website.


• It delivers effective and soothing percussive massage therapy, with high power and speed settings, such as a maximum RPM of 3,200 – the highest on the market
• It’s quiet, with noise level ranging from 30 to 50 decibels – the device with the highest recorded noise on the market sounds off at 75 decibels (equivalent to the sound of a loud vacuum cleaner)
• It has long-lasting battery life that averages 3 hours at the top end of the market; by comparison, some devices offer just about an hour of battery life
• It’s one of the lightest massage guns around, weighing a little over 1kg. A competitor’s device could weigh
as much as 40% more
• It’s affordable and competitively priced at S$399; other devices on the market could cost upwards of S$800
• It’s durable, made of high-quality aerospace-grade aluminium alloy; other devices are typically made of plastic
• It’s versatile and comes with 6 different massage heads and 6 speed settings, the most among comparable devices

As the number of HYDRAGUN fans grows by the day, we invite you to test and review the HYDRAGUN for yourself and share your insights with your readers and followers. Please contact the HYDRAGUN team to request a review unit and to get publicity materials.


HYDRAGUN is a young company based in Singapore aiming to be the trusted solution for sports recovery. It’s flagship product of the same name is specifically designed for bodybuilders, powerlifters, runners, fighters, crossfitters, and anyone who wants to take their performance to the next level.

For additional inquiries or one on one interview request, you may contact:
Rae Chuang / Adeline Bay
+65 9028 5539

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The Magic Moments Christmas collection has arrived at A Treasured Home

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Dinosaur lithophane ornament with lights on

Our dinosaur lithophane illuminated for the magic to happen

Our dinosaur lithophane not illuminated.

Lithophane Christmas ornaments are made from plastic and 3D printed. These ornaments are sure to create memorable moments this holiday season.

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 / — The Windmillers of A Treasured Home are releasing their brand new “Magic Memories” collection. The collection will feature over ten brand new 3D printed lithophane ornaments including two to benefit charities. This magical collection is launching on September 25, 2020.

Lithophanes are known for their ability to create a little “magic”. When there is no light applied to them they look like textured plastic. Once illuminated, the magic happens right before your eyes. The design or photo just pops out from the product. This is something that you will absolutely want on your Christmas tree this season.

A Treasured Home is recognized for their ability to create and personalize beautiful items that will quickly become staples within your life.

The Magic Moments collection will feature designs such as Santa’s sleigh being pulled along by dinosaurs, a sweet cardinal, dancing snowmen, and even an ornament of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that will benefit the Sister Love charity.

The collection will be available online at A Treasured Home’s Etsy shop along with on their website. These limited-edition items are expected to sell our rather quickly. For a sneak peek at the product you can check out their Instagram page for videos!

The Windmillers are excited to launch this magical line while giving their fans a new product line collection they’ve been requesting.

For more information you can visit their Etsy shop or their website on September 25, 2020 for more information. If you are interested in collaborating with the shop, please email at Media hi-res photos are available upon request.

About A Treasured Home:
The Windmillers started this shop to fill a need that existed within the Etsy marketplace. They wanted shoppers to be able to find customized items to make their home a more treasured environment. To date, their products have traveled worldwide and have put many smiles on their customers’ faces. As the shop began to grow rapidly, A Treasured Home’s products started gaining notoriety amongst the personalized gifts industry.

Scott Windmiller
A Treasured Home
+1 410-929-1194
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Observe the magic!

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-shirt twice signed by Brett Favre, with a shout-out to Tom Brady, will be sold online, Sept. 29th

The T-shirt was twice signed by Favre – with “HOF 16” (for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016) and “Tom Brady is the GOAT” (the acronym for “Greatest of All Time”).

Favre attended the Panthers-Buccaneers game not as a fan but as an NFL Films correspondent. Favre works for The Grind, a show on Epix produced by NFL Films.

The shirt includes an official Brett Favre hologram and COA from Radtke Sports. All the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to benefit Brett Favre’s Favre4Hope Foundation.

Favre signed with “HOF 16” (for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016) and “Tom Brady is the GOAT” (the acronym for “Greatest of All Time”).

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 / — A Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-shirt worn by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre at this year’s game between the Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers on September 20th – signed by Favre with “HOF 16” (for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016) and “Tom Brady is the GOAT” (the acronym for “Greatest of All Time”) – is up for bid in an online-only auction being held by Pristine Auction. The sale ends Tuesday, September 29th.

People can register and bid now on the Pristine Auction website: All the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to benefit Brett Favre’s Favre4Hope Foundation.

Brett Favre's appearance at the Buccaneers game wearing the shirt was a significant gesture, as it followed his public support of Tom Brady, the longtime quarterback of the New England Patriots who is playing in his first season with Tampa Bay. Favre's public support followed Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians' negative comments directed towards Brady's after his first week play. The comments from Favre were replayed by countless media, including NBC Sports, which reported:

“One of the most surprising developments from Week One came in the aftermath of the Buccaneers-Saints game, when Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians publicly called out quarterback Tom Brady, not once but twice. That’s something Patriots coach Bill Belichick has never done, to Brady or to any other quarterback.” Favre fired back his thoughts on Sirius XM Radio: “I think the last person you would want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady.”

Favre has a theory: “Maybe they had a mutual truce going into the game, going into the season, something like, ‘Hey, I’m going to be hard on you. I want the guys to know we’re going to treat you the same even though technically I’m not, so are you OK with it?’ If they have that truce, great. If not, I think we are barking up the wrong tree. Dissension could easily enter quickly.”

He added, “Maybe the Saints didn’t do anything they weren’t ready for other than we didn’t protect very well Tom gets hit a couple of times, you get a little jittery, it happens. First half of the Super Bowl against the Falcons he was getting nailed, played lackluster at best. They went in, had a ‘Come to Jesus’ at halftime, they don’t even come close to touching him in the second half, and he’s flawless. So they clean up the protection, and the timing, the chemistry will come.”

Will success come for Brady overnight? “I highly doubt it, but it will come pretty quickly though and they very easily could be 4-1 after five weeks,” Favre said. The shirt includes an official exclusive Brett Favre hologram and matching Certificate of Authenticity from Radtke Sports, the highly respected sports authenticator that has an exclusive memorabilia contract with Favre.

Favre attended the Panthers-Buccaneers game not as a fan but as an NFL Films correspondent. Favre works for The Grind, a show on Epix produced by NFL Films. He attended the game in connection with a feature on Buccaneers linebacker Devin White. According to reports, he was accompanied at the game by a couple of family members, along with a fairly sizable film crew.

Brett Favre was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007, the New York Jets in 2008 and the Minnesota Vikings from 2009-2010. He was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes and attempt 10,000 passes. His 11 Pro Bowl invitations is the third most among NFL quarterbacks. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tom Brady spent the first 20 seasons of his career as quarterback of the New England Patriots before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the 2020 season. He has played in nine Super Bowls (an NFL record), winning six of them (also a record). He’s also won a record four Super Bowl MVP awards. Because of his numerous NFL records and accolades, many sports writers, commentators, and players consider Tom Brady to be the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

Pristine Auction is a family owned and operated consignment-based online auction house. Since its founding in 2010, the company have grown from a spare bedroom to a 37,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, Arizona. A team of over 100 people actively services the many customers. The firm specializes in autographed memorabilia, sports cards, coins, art and collectibles. By working with leading authentication companies, it ensures all items offered are 100% authentic.

Pristine Auction offers items certified by trusted names, including Leaf, JSA, PSA, Beckett, Steiner Sports, Schwartz Sports, TriStar, Total Sports Enterprises, Upper Deck Authenticated, and MLB Authentication. Pristine Auction runs multiple weekly auctions, a premium monthly auction, and daily and 10- minute auctions. In addition to auctions, it has an extensive web store with display cases, custom framing options, and other accessories to display memorabilia.

Pristine Auction is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection of sports-related items and memorabilia, you may send an email to To learn more about Pristine Auction and the online-only auction ending Tuesday, September 29th, please visit

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Pristine Auction
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Big Beautiful Music Machines from the 1890s-1940s Dominate the List of Top Lots in Miller & Miller's Sept. 19th Auction

Early 1900s Seeburg Style “G” orchestrion, a coin-op mechanical masterpiece, 66 inches tall by 79 inches wide, with mosaic leaded art glass doors, comes with13 “G” rolls (CA$24,780).

27-inch orchestral Regina upright music box, coin-operated and made in 1898, tagged ‘Orchestral Regina’ to the frieze board, complete with 29 discs. (CA$21,240).

Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in America in 1946, the most identifiable jukebox ever produced, with a library of 78 rpm records with title cards (CA$11,210).

George Baker & Company cylinder music box, made in Switzerland in 1922, a rare variant, featuring the harmony of a drum with six bells. Restored in 2017 (CA$10,030).

J.P. Seeburg model “L” Nickelodeon and remote coin box, American-made in the 1920s, in a quarter-sawn oak case with leaded glass panels (CA$3,540).

The event – officially titled a Music Machines, Coin-Op & Advertising auction – was led by the outstanding lifetime collections of Ken Vinen and Jack Winkler.

Quality, fresh to the market collections are always well-received among our buyers. Ken Vinen’s music machines sold like hot cakes. Originality and functionality meant a lot to Ken.”

— Ethan Miller

NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 24, 2020 / — An early 20th century Seeburg “G” style Orchestrion coin-op machine sold for $24,780, a 27-inch Orchestral Regina upright music box from 1898 finished at $21,240, and an 1892 Swiss George Baker & Company cylinder music box fetched $10,030 in an online auction held September 19th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. based in New Hamburg.

All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars and are inclusive of an 18 percent buyer’s premium.

The event – officially titled a Music Machines, Coin-Op & Advertising auction – was led by the outstanding lifetime collections of Ken Vinen and Jack Winkler and also featured general store items, petroliana (gas station collectibles), breweriana and automobilia. A total of 624 lots came up for bid – many of them with roots in Canada – in an auction that grossed more than $389,000.

The Seeburg “G” Orchestrion was a coin-operated masterpiece, outfitted with original and replica components. It had actually been professionally modified from a Seeburg style “A” but retained the correct torch mosaic leaded art glass doors. The machine – impressive at 66 inches tall by 79 inches wide – was from the Ken Vinen collection and include 13 “G” music rolls.

The 27-inch Orchestral Regina upright music box, with 29 discs, was another coin-op marvel. Like so many music machines from the era, it was originally rented as a coin-consuming investment to shrewd bar owners. Aside from a being a money-maker, it provided fun entertainment, a sure way to divert thirsty patrons from neighboring establishments.

The George Baker & Company cylinder music box, made in Switzerland in 1922, was a rare variant, featuring the sublime harmony of a drum with six bells. Originally built with five 8-tune cylinders, the machine was lovingly restored by Darren Wallace in 2017 and maintained by Ken Vinen until his death in 2019. Included were five 8-tune cylinders.

“Quality, fresh to the market collections are always well-received among our buyers,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, adding, “Ken Vinen’s music machines sold like hot cakes. Originality and functionality meant a lot to Ken and this was evident in the prices realized. The phone was ringing all week. Nobody wanted to miss this opportunity. It was a great auction.”

While the list of top lots was loaded with music machines, it was actually an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a Canadian Goold high-wheel bicycle from around 1890, the front wheel 54 inches in diameter to the handlebars (S3,245); to an American-made early 20th century Holcomb & Hoke Butter-Kist popcorn machine in a walnut case ($3,835); to an adorable 1940s Addison model A2 “Baby” Bakelite radio made in Canada ($4,425).

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which was online-only, with live video feed from location. Internet bidding was provided by and the Miller & Miller website ( The 422 users placed a total of 8,162 bids; 47 percent of lots met or exceeded estimates and 32 percent of lots surpassed the high estimate.

The name Wurlitzer was called multiple times during the auction. A few lots sold as follows:

• A Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox, made in 1946, with a curated library of rock ‘n’ roll 78 rpm records. The Wurlitzer 1015 is the most identifiable jukebox ever made ($11,210).
• A Wurlitzer model 750 jukebox made in 1940, coin-operated and featuring a “bear claw” pickup. Also included is a library of 78 rpm records as shown on title cards ($8,850).
• A Wurlitzer 1015-CD “One More Time” jukebox, made in Germany around 1900, a version of the famous model 1015 and retrofitted to hold up to 100 CD discs ($4,425).
• A Wurlitzer model 61 jukebox, circa 1939, coin-operated, with an unfinished stand. A multi-selector phonograph jukebox that includes a library of 78 rpm records ($3,540).

A rare, two-sided Ford porcelain hanging dealer sign, made for the Canadian market in the 1930s, untouched and original, 27 ½ inches by 18 inches, changed hands for $3,540; while an American two-sided porcelain neon sign for General Electric from the 1950s, sizable at 56 inches by 50 inches, marked “Kolux Corp., Kokomo, Indiana” lower right edge, hit $3,245.

Two music machines brought $3,540 each. One was a J.P. Seeburg model “L” Nickelodeon and remote coin box, American-made in the 1920s, in a quarter-sawn oak case with leaded glass panels. The other was a 1920s American Edison Opera phonograph, original and untouched, the cabinet retaining its original finish and hardware. Included in the lot were ten 4-minute cylinders.

Miller & Miller has announced an exciting ‘refresh’ to its online platform. “There’s no learning curve or major changes,” Ethan Miller pointed out. “This update will simply present users with an improved experience as they navigate our online auctions. We’re continually investing in our digital platform to provide quality service and capability to enhance the overall user experience.”

Miller & Miller Auctions has also launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android. Bidders can now choose to participate virtually in auctions using a phone or tablet for a convenient, portable experience. They can place bids and receive instant updates and notifications with a few taps.

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has two more major auctions planned for the fall. A Canadiana & Historic Objects auction, featuring the Stead and Withington collections, is slated for Saturday, October 24th. Then, a Watches, Jewellery and Decorative Arts auction will be held on Saturday, November 21st, followed by an Advertising & Historic Objects auction Saturday, December 12th.

All three sales will be held online at 9am Eastern, and will be webcast from the New Hamburg gallery. Consignments are welcome.

Miller & Miller Auctions is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710 or (519) 716-5606; or, e-mail to To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions and the firm’s slate of upcoming auctions, visit

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Ethan Miller
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Gala Games Expands Community Footprint With New Initiatives

Town Star gameplay from Gala Games

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Following a successful partnership, three exchange listings, and record DAU growth, Gala Games is poised for growth

There are 3.1 billion gamers out there, just waiting to actually own their games. We want to be a part of the revolution and look forward to partnering with anyone who wants to play with us.”

— Eric Schiermeyer, CEO of Gala Games and cofounder of Zynga

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, September 23, 2020 / — A key challenge facing most blockchain gaming companies is the fact that their focus is on blockchain, rather than gaming. Gala Games has turned this model upside down by operating as a game development company that interacts with the blockchain, and not a blockchain company that makes games. This distinction makes a difference, as titles developed by Gala Games are geared for mass adoption. Less than two weeks after the launch of GALA on exchanges, Town Star, the first title produced by Gala Games, is hitting daily records for daily active users (DAU). Town Star is a competitive town-building experience reminiscent of some of the most popular games in recent history.

"For us, blockchain represents a massive opportunity to disrupt some of the 200 billion dollars spent yearly on games." says Eric Schiermeyer, CEO of Gala Games and cofounder of Zynga, the gaming giant with over 20 m daily active users, on average. "Blockchain games are no more complicated to adopt for the average user than it is to create an account on Instagram or TikTok. There are 3.1 billion gamers out there, just waiting to actually own their games. We want to be a part of the revolution and look forward to partnering with anyone who wants to play with us. This is just the beginning but it feels like the old days of FB gaming."

One of the central tenets of the ethos behind Gala Games is best encapsulated by their motto, "OWNED BY PLAYERS." Michael McCarthy, the President of Games at Gala Games, says of the concept: "We want players to not only own their in-game items, we want our Gala Gamers to have a voice in our roadmap. We want to enlist them, via distributed voting mechanisms, to help determine what games we should be developing and funding." McCarthy, an experienced developer who served as the Creative Director for Farmville 2, which achieved over 34m DAU in its illustrious run, and whose resume also includes titles such as Fallout 1 & 2, Arcanum, and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, believes that the future of gaming is in player ownership of data and game assets, as well as the decentralization of the gaming experience.

A core component of the Gala Games experience is the Gala Games Node — software which runs on computers around the world to help secure the Gala Games Network. With a deep roadmap for future development, the Gala Games Soft Node is a critical component of the Gala Games Network. These nodes give players critical information about the network, in-game streams of activities from within Town Star, the first title on the Gala Games platform, and the ability to earn distribution points which can result in GALA and items for use in game.

With over 20 team members actively developing, Gala Games is moving quickly. Just last week, they formed an alliance with Splinterlands, the market-dominant blockchain-based card fighting game. Splinterlands now accepts GALA as a form of payment for card packs and their Summoners Spellbook. As Splinterlands is a member of the Gala Games Alliance, Gala Games is offering a promotional feature — for the next two weeks, those who purchase 100 booster packs using GALA will get a limited-edition top secret Splinterlands-themed NFT that they can use in-game in Town Star. Additionally, their ERC-20 smart contract just received the stamp of approval from AnChain.AI, a MIT Technology Review referenced auditing company.

With a new game announcement rumored to be just around the corner, Gala Games is continuing to push for mass adoption. "Currently, we are building out a complex and evolved ecosystem involving multiple games, NFT purchase functionality, and new concepts like crypto-crafting on the horizon." says Gala Games CMO, Jason Brink. "If you come to our website,, you can see more of what we are working on, and get a better understanding of the sweeping vision we are bringing to the blockchain world."

About Gala Games
Gala Games is revolutionizing gameplay by giving players control of their in-game assets and creating an easy onramp to bring non-blockchain players into the cryptosphere. Headed by the co-founder of Zynga and the Creative Director behind viral gaming phenomena such as Farmville 2, Gala Games is poised to bring blockchain gaming to the masses. Find out more at or join their Discord server at

Jason Brink
Gala Games
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AKTI Encourages Teaching Knife Safety for National Hunting & Fishing Day Activities

Fishing with a kid

Observing National Hunting and Fishing Day by taking someone hunting or fishing for the first time should include teaching them proper knife safety.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is the perfect time to expose someone to the great outdoors and knives are part of the tradition that needs to be shared with first timers and future generations.”

— CJ Buck, CEO Buck Knives, AKTI founder

CODY, WY, UNITED STATES, September 23, 2020 / — The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is encouraging all outdoor sportsmen and women to enjoy National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Many people observe the day by taking someone on their first experience. “Knives are essential tools used while hunting and fishing,” said CJ Buck, CEO of Buck Knives and a founding member of the American Knife & Tool Institute. “We encourage everyone taking someone for the first time to include basic knife safety tips in instructions.”

When President Richard Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972, he wrote, “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our national resources and in ensuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations.” National Hunting and Fishing Day is now celebrated on the fourth Saturday of September each year and events recognize all that hunters and anglers have contributed to wildlife and conservation through their licenses and contributions to support these traditions.

“National Hunting and Fishing Day is the perfect time to expose someone to the great outdoors,” added CJ Buck, “and knives are part of the tradition that needs to be shared with first timers and future generations.”

“The American Knife & Tool Institute’s mission is to educate, promote and inform about knives as valuable tools,” said John Sullivan, AKTI President and Director of Compliance at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery, “and one of our first projects was to develop knife safety information geared towards children and first time knife users. We urge anyone taking someone hunting or fishing for the first time to share proper knife safety.”

Outdoorsmen and women can learn more about participating on National Hunting and Fishing Day at

Information about introducing kids and others to knives and knife safety is available at

Jan Billeb
American Knife & Tool Institute
+1 307-587-8296
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Ancient Resource Auctions' Saturday, Oct. 3rd online auction #87 features fine, authentic antiquities, ethnographic art

Lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st Century BC), in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (aka Julia Augusta). (est. $9,000-$12,000).

Roman marble funerary stele from the 2nd or 3rd Century AD, 23 ½ inch tall, in the style the man wearing a tunic with wavy hair, his features nicely rendered (est. $4,500-$7,000).

Composite photo of a circa 500-460 BC Greek black-figure lekythos, a fine example with light deposits, featuring a siren holding a lyre standing atop a mound (est. $3,500-$5,000)

Egyptian papyrus text from a Book of the Dead from the Late Ptolemaic Period, circa 664-30 BC, important (and impressive, at 36 inches by 11 inches). (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Greek pottery plastic vase depicting a female head, circa 4th C. BC, with youthful features modeled with plump lips and wide eyes, 5 ½ inches tall (est. $3,000-$4,000).

Up for bid are 450 lots of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus examples of ethnographic art.

It’s Auction 87 and we’re featuring an incredible assortment of antiquities from a wide variety of cultures. Buyers will get wonderful pieces at great prices.”

— Gabriel Vandervort

MONTROSE, CA, UNITED STATES, September 23, 2020 / — A lovely Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period (circa early 1st Century BC), a fantastic Roman marble funerary stele (standing slab of stone with hieroglyphic carving or sculptured design) from the 2nd or 3rd Century AD, and a beautiful circa 500-460 BC Greek black-figure lekythos (painted pottery vessel) are expected top lots in Ancient Resource Auctions’ online Fall Exceptional Antiquities Sale planned for Saturday, October 3rd.

“It’s Auction 87 and we’re featuring an incredible assortment of antiquities from a wide variety of cultures,” said Gabriel Vandervort of Ancient Resource Auctions. “Buyers will get wonderful pieces at great prices.” To preview lots and to learn more, people can visit the Ancient Resource Auctions website, at

The auction is up and online now for pre-bidding. It will go live on auction day, October 3rd, at 9 am Pacific time and continue throughout the day. Up for bid are around 450 lots of authentic Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Holy Land, Byzantine, Asian and Pre-Columbian antiquities, plus attractive examples of ethnographic art – something for every level of collector.

The Roman marble head of a woman from the Julio-Claudian Period was rendered in the manner of the Empress Livia Drusilla (also known as Julia Augusta). Her features are well-defined, with pursed lips and rolled curls at her forehead and framing her face. The partially restored head is attached to a marble base, with an overall height of 15 ¾ inches. It should bring $9,000-$12,000.

The 2nd or 3rd Century AD Roman marble funerary stele depicts the upper part of a man emerging from a basket within a shrine, a laurel wreath on either side and rosette flanked by flowers in the pediment. The 23 ½ inch tall stele is in the style the man wearing a tunic with wavy hair, his features nicely rendered. It has an estimate of $4,500-$7,000.

The circa 500-460 BC Greek black-figure lekythos features, a wonderful example with light deposits, features a siren holding a lyre standing atop a mound, a nude male figure standing to right before, looking back. On either side are standing women, each wearing a long chiton and himation. The 8 ½ inch tall piece is expected to realize $3,500-$5,000.

An Egyptian papyrus text from a Book of the Dead from the Late Ptolemaic Period, circa 664-30 BC, from a chapter between 64 – 129, has a pre-sale estimate of $7,000-$10,000. To either side are large blocks of Hieratic text. It’s weathered from age, but is important (and impressive, at 36 inches by 11 inches). It’s an attractive piece with lovely vignettes.

A Roman marble relief depicting a potter’s shop from around the 2nd Century AD, with the potter seen sitting at his wheel (or low table) attaching a handle to an amphora – a fabulous example of daily life at the height of the Roman Empire – is estimated to reach $3,000-$4,000. The 6 inch by 4 inch piece boasts fine detailing – a great item for display.

A choice Cypriot bichrome jug from the Cypro-Archaic I era, circa 750-600 BC, having an ovoid body and ring foot, the short, narrow neck surmounted by a trefoil spout with a single handle attached to rim and shoulder, should fetch $600-$900. The 8 ¼ inch tall vessel is decorated with stylized fish flanking a central medallion with concentric circles.

A 5 ½ inch tall Greek pottery plastic vase depicting a female head from around the 4th Century BC, her youthful features modeled with plump lips and wide eyes, the hair dressed in long ringlets, surmounted by a wreath with foliage, should hit $3,000-$4,000.

An olive-green Roman glass bottle from the 2nd or 3rd Century AD, the body having a wide piriform shape with a lightly indented bottom, and the tubular neck surmounted by a wide rim and the single strap handle with vertical ribbing, has a pre-sale estimate of $1,800-$2,500. The bottle is a little more than 5 ½ inches in height and has light deposits.

A Tanzanian Makonde initiation helmet mask from the early 20th Century, made of carved wood and decorated with carved tribal scarification, the head decorated with real human hair, is estimated to earn $400-$600. The 9 ¼ inch by 7 ¾ inch mask was often used to scare women and children. It was also used during the initiation of boys to men.

A pair of large Colima dancers from West Mexico, circa 100 BC-100 AD, one wearing armor and a mask pulled up to reveal his face (9 inches tall), and one wearing a necklace with a long pendant and his upper arms with cicatrices (9 ½ inches tall), should garner $400-$700 – both nice examples with deep red-orange burnished slip and light deposits.

All lots may be viewed and bid on now, via Ancient Resource Auctions’ bidding platform, at, and on its bidding apps for both Android and Apple devices. Bids can also be placed on and A link to LiveAuctioneers is at

In addition to online bidding, phone and absentee bids will be accepted. When bidding this way, a 19.5 percent buyer’s premium will apply, versus a 24.5 percent premium when bidding online via or, and 20 percent via the Ancient Resource Auctions bidding platform and app. For additional information, visit

Because of social distancing restrictions in Los Angeles and the COVID-19 health crisis, in-person meetings to preview items are difficult. However, Ancient Resource Auctions is happy to send additional photos and conduct detailed condition reports for interested bidders, as well as answer any and all questions. Call 818-425-9633 or email

Mr. Vandervort said Ancient Resource Auctions is one of the few truly specialized auction houses as it pertains to handling rare antiquities. “We’re a small operation with a true passion and dedication for ancient history,” he said, “with decades of combined experience working specifically with these items. Buyers can feel secure knowing we only offer genuine antiquities.”

Ancient Resource Auctions is always seeking quality ancient art and antiquities for future auctions. To inquire about consigning one piece or an entire collection, you may call 818-425-9633 or send an e-mail to All inquiries are confidential.

To learn more about Ancient Resource Auctions and the Saturday, October 3rd Fall Exceptional Antiquities Sale, please visit Updates are posted often. For more information call 818-425-9633 or email them at

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Gabriel Vandervort
Ancient Resource Auctions
+1 818-425-9633
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Source: EIN Presswire

RCU releases the Stori App to help cannabis consumers keep track of their product preferences and inventory

Stori App

Keep track of your cannabis and discover new products based on your location and what you’ve stored.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 23, 2020 / — RCU – Responsible Cannabis Use has created an app for cannabis consumers and patients. The Stori App offers recreational and medical consumers a simple way to discover and track their cannabis products. The goal of the app is to provide an easy to use resource for learning more about cannabis products.

“Most consumers and patients are not familiar with cannabis brands available in their region. They also seem to be unfamiliar with product types or profiles, and cannot decipher what product labels actually mean as it relates to the outcome or feeling they’re looking for from the products,” said Karina Karassev, COO at RCU. “With the Stori App, consumers can learn about products they’ve purchased, keep personal notes on the products they’ve enjoyed, and what effects they experienced,” added Karassev.

The Stori App is a digital companion to the smart cannabis storage solution, Stori, which will start shipping in December 2020. Although the app is a companion app to the storage device, it allows users to track products in other storage solutions like mason jars, ziplock bags, or the original packaging.

Stori consists of child-resistant cannabis containers made from a food-safe aluminum material that maintains product quality in an elegant case that one can put on display.

As a result of strict packaging regulations, brands have had a challenge with packaging since the start of legalization. Efforts for differentiating brands through packaging have resulted in negative consumer feedback as consumers don’t want their products in layers of plastic and paper that offer little product information, and are to be thrown out once the product is finished.

RCU is now developing partnerships with licensed producers that are looking to reduce single-use plastic, while increasing exposure via digital channels, like the Stori App. Karassev predicts a large opportunity in collaboration with producers. “Companies we’re speaking with are keen on finding ways to develop long-term relationships with their customers and patients. They see Stori as a smart fridge and their products like the produce. The produce can have minimal packaging, with scannable codes that direct consumers to their product profile on the Stori App. This helps reduce waste and increase access to relevant information about each product.”

The Stori App is free and available at The Stori cannabis storage is available for pre-sale at and will ship in December 2020.

About RCU (Responsible Cannabis Use)
RCU – Responsible Cannabis Use is a cannabis education company that brings awareness to cannabis facts, laws, regulations, and research. Through its products: Cann I Know, CannEd and Stori, RCU aims to educate all Canadians about responsible cannabis use and reduce stigma.

To learn more about RCU, visit, follow RCU on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

To learn more about Stori, visit, follow Stori on Facebook and Instagram.

Afshin Mousavian
RCU – Responsible Cannabis Use
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Source: EIN Presswire