Arie Eric De Jong’s Newly Revamped Photography Blog Site to Feature Additional Updates Later in 2021

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 / — A newly updated photography blog site by industry expert Arie Eric De Jong will soon feature even more improvements due to attaining high online rankings over the past several months. Readers can expect more news on these future updates later in 2021.

The popular photography website is available at According to De Jong, the newly improved site’s better-than expected result means he can invest more in the website this year. He said he looks forward to continuing to enhance the site’s visual appeal, navigability, and content quality in the coming months.

The website serves as an educational resource filled with photography tips for individuals in multiple photography genres, ranging from nature photography to travel photography, sport photography, and even pandemic photography. The site is aimed at helping readers to know what to bring to a photoshoot, how to maximize the use of their camera equipment and accessories, and how to capture stunning images of their subjects.

For instance, readers on the site can learn about all of the items they should take along when going on a wildlife photoshoot trip. In addition, aspiring travel photographers can discover how to incorporate elements of their destinations’ cultures into the photographs they snap while in these destinations.

Through the site, sport photographers can also find out how to pick the best vantage points when snapping photos of a game in action. Likewise, people who are interested in capturing pictures during the pandemic can learn how to view the world around them through the mind of an expert photographer.

In the months ahead, readers can expect to learn even more about how to become master photographers in their respective genres. This means they’ll be well equipped to take stunning, timeless photos that will consistently capture eyes and hearts for years to come, according to Arie Eric De Jong.

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Shore Buddies recycled plush line perfect gift for Easter basket

-Shore Buddies Is The Best Easter Basket Surprise –

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, March 30, 2021 / — Shore Buddies, best known for its innovative plush and gift line created using only recycled plastic bottles and a Toy of the Year (TOTY) finalist in the plush category is the perfect Easter basket gift for this year! While many Easter baskets are filled with candy and chocolate, Shore Buddies plush offers a healthier, more sustainable gift solution.

“Kids will be delighted to discover Shore Buddies included in their Easter basket this spring,” says Malte Niebelschuetz, founder and CEO of Shore Buddies. “The entire line features adorable plush friends that can also help to teach our children about the dangers of ocean plastic pollution. And because they are so soft and cuddly, they also are the perfect buddy and friend.”

Shore Buddies first launched in 2015 with its award-winning plush line created using only recycled plastic and has since used more than 500,000 plastic bottles to produce the line. The bottles are collected and sorted by recyclable collectors before cleaned and shredded into plastic flakes. Some of these flakes are used for the Shore Buddies stuffing, others get melted and turned into polyester yarn for the soft outside. It takes six plastic bottles to create one plush animal. The collection includes an array of huggable characters that also features fun, authentic animal sounds when pressed. Children can select from fun characters such as Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, Finn the Dolphin and more and give the ocean a hug.

For the perfect Easter basket surprise this year the new Shore Buddies Keychains are another great option and are available in four mini Shore Buddies characters; Stephen Seagull, Emma the Whale, Finn the Dolphin, and Sammy the Seal. Just like the plush, these fun keychains make authentic animal noises too and are also made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Shore Buddies is an innovative company whose mission is to save marine life and keep plastics out of the oceans. Developed by serial entrepreneur, Malte Niebelschuetz, the company has used 500,000 plastic bottles to develop its innovative plush and gift line. To further their mission, Shore Buddies supports non-profits that give back to ocean clean up, early childhood education and activism.

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CoinSmart Becomes One of First Crypto Platforms to Enter Esports in Canada with Amuka Esports Partnership

CoinSmart, a leading cryptocurrency platform, has teamed up with Amuka Esports to promote the ease of crypto investing across their gaming community.

It’s been our mission to redefine how Canadians are buying and selling digital currencies and gamers are a huge part of it”

— Michael Koral, Co-Founder of CoinSmart

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, March 30, 2021 / — CoinSmart, a leading cryptocurrency platform, has teamed up with Amuka Esports to promote the ease of crypto investing across their gaming community.

CoinSmart, a Toronto-based company launched in 2018, has developed a robust consumer platform that makes it easy for an investor to buy and sell various cryptocurrencies. The partnership with Amuka Esports will be geared toward promoting the safety and simplicity of buying cryptocurrency and integrated it into tournament prizing. The gaming community has been early adopters of using digital currencies and share a similar target demographic and market.

As gamers continue to play and compete online, more and more tournament platforms are creating their own blockchain-supported coins while others are supporting the major digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum for deposits and withdrawals. As the crypto market now exceeds $1 Trillion, the esports industry is experiencing hyper-growth with an addressable market reaching $1.5B in 2021.

CoinSmart recently launched an updated version of their 2 in 1 trading platform, which includes “Smart Trade” (easy and simple for newbies) and “Advanced Trade” (limit orders, stop loss, etc.). This is supported by a dedicated customer service team with live 24/7 support.

“At Amuka Esports, we strive to deliver a world-class gaming experience and CoinSmart shares that same zeal for creating a simple, and easy trading experience. With this new partnership, we will be able to create unique brand activations that grow our gaming community and will drive new users to the CoinSmart platform,” says Ben Feferman, CEO of Amuka Esports.

Starting in April, CoinSmart will be very visible across all of the Amuka Esports gaming properties. This includes their venues, podcasts, YouTube shows, and weekly contests. We will also see CoinSmart represented by the Parabellum Esports players and content team which will see them represent the brand on their jerseys, social media, and in-game brand activations.

“It’s been our mission to redefine how Canadians are buying and selling digital currencies and gamers are a huge part of it. We are ready to take the leap into gaming and working with Amuka Esports gives us the chance to create brand activations across so many different verticals,” according to Michael Koral, Co-Founder of CoinSmart.

For more information please contact Ben Feferman at or (647) 938-2474

About Amuka Esports

Amuka Esports is a diversified esports company focusing on teams, tournaments, content, and venues. We create localized hubs in cities across North America, each consisting of a venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands, and incubator. Amuka also operates Canada’s largest esports venue along with several teams based in North America and Europe. Learn more about our impact on the North American esports scene at our official website and on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Coinsmart

Founded in 2018, CoinSmart is a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange that provides a secure and intuitive platform for trading digital assets. The first Canadian exchange to be regulated by the Financial Transactions and Report Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), CoinSmart has become the market leader when it comes to the safety and protection of its users.

CoinSmart’s mission is to break down the barriers and complexities of cryptocurrency transactions in order to better educate and inform the crypto-curious. Through its GetSmart Hub, CoinSmart paves a safe path into the world of cryptocurrency investing by offering simple solutions, learning tools for all levels, and 24/7 omnichannel client support. All clients benefit from competitive fees, as well as CoinSmart’s same-day funding, withdrawal, and verification SmartGuarantee.

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Finding Synergy in Aromatherapy Leads Gya Labs to Launch New Essential Oil Blends Collection

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Gya Labs Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Products

DOVER, DE, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2021 / — In line with the brand’s 2021 objectives, Gya Labs has introduced a new collection of blended essential oils to its growing repertoire of aromatherapy products. Building upon the existing selection of pure essential oils, organic essential oils and pure carrier oils, Gya Labs aims to make aromatherapy more accessible for those with specific wellness needs, such as stress relief or to improve sleep quality as part of the brand’s mission to enhance daily self-care routines.

The newly launched products are available for order on and also through the brand’s Amazon storefront. The collection of Gya Labs Essential Oil Blends currently includes four benefit-based oil blends curated to fit the modern consumers’ lifestyle. Each 0.34 fl oz (10ml) bottle contains a blend of essential oils which is ideal for use in an aroma diffuser or diluted with a neutral carrier oil for topical use on skin. The collection encompasses the following:

– Gya Labs Stress Relief Blend to soothe an anxious mind and boost mental positivity. This product is a blend of ylang ylang, sweet orange, lemongrass and rose geranium essential oils.
– Gya Labs Immune Blend to boost the body’s natural defenses and keep germs at bay. This product is a blend of eucalyptus, sweet orange, tea tree and lemon essential oils.
– Gya Labs Sleep Blend for better sleep the natural way with a blend of lavender, ylang ylang and clary sage essential oils.
– Gya Labs Breathe Blend to ease nasal congestion from colds and allergies. This product is a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, tea tree, bay laurel leaf and lemon essential oils.

Currently, the brand’s collection includes a range of single and blended essential oils, organic essential oils, and now to build upon the aromatherapy range, the skincare and body care lines. Gya Labs believes that a little self-care and pampering goes a long way. Having a self-care routine not only makes us look good, it also brings a sense of comfort and self-confidence. Shop Gya Labs skincare range online at where orders above US$70 enjoy a discount of 15% off and free shipping. Terms and conditions apply.


Gya Labs aims to promote self-care and uplift everyday experiences with a curated collection of aromatherapy and personal care products. Our customer-centric approach to design and wellness has led a core selection of signature essential oils and blends. In 2021, Gya Labs aims to expand within the aromatherapy arena and in the direction of skincare and body care products to meet customer demands. Visit us at or on Amazon.

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SPEE3DCraft: Additive Manufacturing Experts Develop Ground-breaking Metal 3D Printing Simulator

SPEE3DCraft Logo from Official Teaser SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft Logo from Official Teaser SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft Printer Simulator Ship environment - SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft Printer Simulator Ship environment – SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft Simulator CNC Machine Australian Bush environment - SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft Simulator CNC Machine Australian Bush environment – SPEE3D

SPEE3DCraft is an unparalleled, free-to-download simulator, designed to provide an engaging virtual insight into real-life metal 3D printing processes.

CASUARINA, NT, AUSTRALIA, March 30, 2021 / — Built by Additive Manufacturing (AM) experts, SPEE3DCraft is an unparalleled, free-to-download metal 3D printing simulator, designed to provide an engaging virtual insight into real-life metal 3D printing processes.

This April SPEE3D will release SPEE3DCraft , the first end-to-end metal manufacturing simulator. SPEE3DCraft has been designed to provide craftsmen and 3D printing enthusiasts an intuitive virtual experience into real-life metal 3D printing methods using the same tools and equipment developed by SPEE3D.

SPEE3DCraft was built by an in-house team and reviewed by Additive Manufacturing (AM) experts to provide users the most authentic AM experience possible. In this multi-level simulator, individuals interact with the same real-world SPEE3D technology and machinery to design, print, post-process and supply metal parts.

SPEE3D CTO and Co-Founder Steven Camilleri states: “It looks like a game. It has level environments. A time challenge. But at the same time, it’s not really a game because this simulator shows what metal 3D printing actually involves. We are hoping this simulator will provide people a helpful insight into SPEE3D’s processes, how they can use it to benefit themselves and their own industry ”.

Over several months, game developers incorporated the process of SPEE3D’s high speed metal 3D printing technology into a working virtual application. Several environments in the simulator involve actual locations where SPEE3D’s technology has been used and proven to work, such as the Australian outback.

SPEE3DCraft is planned for release April the 16th 2021.

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About SPEE3D
SPEE3D, based in Darwin and Melbourne, Australia, is an innovative supplier of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SPEE3D focuses on the development, assembly, and distribution of machines and integrated system solutions based on the patented cold-spray technology. The products enable significantly faster, lower-cost, and more scalable production than traditional metal printing techniques for copper and aluminium.

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Alexander James Rodriguez x Ghost Long Boards™ Collab

Alexander James Rodriguez x Ghost Long Boards

Alexander James Rodriguez x Ghost Long Boards

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Alexander James Rodriguez with Ghost Long Boards

Alexander James Rodriguez with Ghost Long Boards

Pop Music's Newest Arrival, 13-year-Old Alexander James Rodriguez, Announces His Collaboration with Ghost Long Boards™

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 30, 2021 / — Rising pop star, Alexander James Rodriguez has partnered up with Utah-based family-owned Ghost Long Boards™ as the brands newest celebrity ambassador, kicking off the teens commitment to support small businesses, through positive brand association.

The 13-year-old British actor and singer-songwriter, fondly known as AJ, moved to Los Angeles when he was four and has since embraced the famed California outdoors lifestyle including cruising on a skateboard along the boardwalk or catching waves in Malibu. He shares his love for all things Cali on his socials, which is filled with must-see Hollywood hotspots, making the ideal union between the two brands.

"I am so excited to be collaborating with Ghost Long Boards. I have been a fan for a while,” stated Rodriguez. “Aside from looking fun and futuristic, with the transparent deck, light up wheels and led lights, I feel safe on the board. They are made from sturdy plexiglass and are such a smooth ride. The best part for me is that they are a great product suitable for any age – encouraging us all to get outside.”

Alexander, who rose to fame in 2020 when he launched his music career during the Los Angeles lockdown affording him the prestigious 2021 Rising Star Award (Male) for his debut single release 'My Crew' at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA), is best known for his acting, and British voice over work as Cardamon on the fan-favorite TV show, ‘Bee and Puppycat’.

To launch the teens collab with his favorite Ghost Long Board, which he confesses on his Instagram is the dragon design because of his love of mythology, from any culture, will feature in his new music video for his upcoming summer anthem 'CALIFORNIA', set for a May 14th release, and filmed on Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign and other iconic California landmarks.

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BaCON offers sizzling good time for 2021

Don't miss the 3rd annual BaCON, located just 20 minutes north of Chattanooga!

Don’t miss the 3rd annual BaCON, located just 20 minutes north of Chattanooga!

CLEVELAND , TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2021 / — Perhaps one of the most prized of all meats is bacon. And what better way to celebrate spring’s arrival and the end of 2020 than by enjoying as much of the smoked meat, shopping, and live music as you want at the third annual BaCON festival on April 10 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Taking place at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in McDonald, Tennessee, BaCON is giving the Tennessee Valley a fun light at the end of the tunnel as COVID fears begin to dissipate and a small sense of normalcy resumes.

This year’s event is expected to be a hit with bacon lovers everywhere, featuring over 75 different bacon-related food options and a menu provided upon entry. There will also be over 100 product vendors in attendance selling numerous local arts, crafts and foods.

BaCON is the creation of the local company, GatherUpEvents, which also hosts local favorites like the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference, Smoky Mountain Beard & Stache Fest, and the Morristown Beer Festival. Known locally as the Bacon Festival, BaCON has always drawn a crowd, according to GatherUpEvents planner Nikki Beaty.

“Obviously, we had to cancel our beloved BaCON in 2020 because of the pandemic, but now we are back. People are ready to get back out there and celebrate our perseverance by enjoying some of the best meat in the world,” Beaty stated.

BaCON is no one-trick pony, as it features a variety of contests like the long-time favorite Adult and/or Child Pig Calling Competition. This event inevitably draws a unique crowd of talented individuals eager to prove their swine-calling abilities.

There will also be a BaCON King and Queen title awarded to the man and woman dressed in the best bacon-themed attire. Once you’ve eaten your fill, you may want to get ready for seconds by trying your hand at the Mechanical Bull Riding Competition.

While enjoying the food and events at BaCON, you can rock out to the numerous local musicians performing live all day. Artists include solo artist Tyson Leamon, the bands Dagger Blue and Bad Tattoo, with a special guest appearance by the Tommie John Band, featuring viral sensation “One-Man Band” Yattie Westfield. There will also be a live DJ present throughout the day.

“We are so excited to have all of our musicians at BaCON,” Beaty added. “These artists really set the mood as a fun, relaxing place to hang out for several hours with your family and friends and just enjoy yourselves.”

BaCON was first introduced in 2018 by GatherUpEvents at Cleveland’s Greenway Park. The all-new attraction drew thousands of attendees, who came together for a taste of bacon in the small venue. The small area proved to be a problem for the event planners, who sought an easier, more weather-friendly option which they ultimately found in the Tri-State Exhibition Center.

If the countless vendors, events and food weren’t enough, BaCON will also feature carnival games, a petting zoo, pony rides, water walking Zorb balls and a trampoline bungee jump.

You can get your tickets at the gate on April 10. Admission is $5 for adults, and free to children three years and under. This will include free parking and a bounce house for kids.

The purchase of a ticket also enters you into the drawing to win free bacon for a year, or one pound of bacon per week.

The Tri-State Exhibition Center is located at 200 Nature’s Trail McDonald, TN 37353. Since the venue is covered, BaCON is rain or shine.

For more information, visit The event can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. Better come hungry!

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Welcome Spring With the Best Easter Celebration

Convokins by Côtier Brand for flawless celebrations

Convokins by Côtier Brand are a must for flawless celebrations.

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As a host, your ultimate wish is to create an environment where your visitors feel welcome and celebrated.”

— President and Co-Founder Marx Succès

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2021 / — Easter is a holiday for celebrating the much-anticipated arrival of spring. It is a time of renewal, rebirth, and a transition into warmer weather. After the immense challenges of the past year, the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and celebrate a season of new growth has never been more important.

This year, make your Easter celebration with friends and family even more vibrant and outstanding with creative and festive ideas from Côtier Brand products.

Create an Opportunity for Laughter and Connection with Convokins

As a host, keeping the conversation lively and entertaining is one of the keys to a flawless celebration. Côtier Brand makes breaking the ice easy with Convokins, the conversation starter napkin game. Each gold-trimmed napkin is printed with a unique conversation starter question on the inside fold of the napkin. From strangers to loved ones, everyone can use Convokins to spark deeper, more engaging, and hilarious conversations. The napkin variety pack includes 50 distinct conversation starter napkins with questions such as “What is your favorite dance move?” or “Where is the strangest place you have fallen asleep?” Rekindle old friendships or create new ones using the magic of Convokins.

“This year, gathering with friends and family is extra special. We are all looking for a new way to reconnect after such a hard year,” CEO and Co-Founder Amber Succès said. “We may be a little out of practice mingling at a party. Convokins are an elegant and charming solution to encourage the guests at your Easter celebration to talk, laugh and reconnect.”

Take the Ordinary to Extraordinary with a Leveled-Up Mimosa Bar Kit

The “pop” of a champagne bottle is the surest indicator a celebration is about to begin! At your upcoming Easter gathering, elevate the affair using the festive Mimosa Bar Kit from Côtier Brand. This 97-piece Mimosa Bar Kit includes mimosa bar signs, stylishly scripted drink tag labels, fruit topping tent cards, eco-friendly decorative straws, and a golden sparkle letter banner to fashion your mimosa serving station into the focal point of your upcoming Easter brunch.

“When you place extra emphasis on festive decorations, guests feel incredibly cherished. You are offering them the gift of your time and energy. As a host, your ultimate wish is to create an environment where your visitors feel welcome and celebrated,” President and Co-Founder Marx Succès said. “When you use the Mimosa Bar Kit for your serving station, you take your event to a new level of sophistication.”

Make a splash at your upcoming Easter event with the Mimosa Bar Kit. Your guests will delight in your extra effort to create a fantastic experience!

To view all the delightful and inspired products for your next celebration, including products to make baby showers, bridal showers, and dinner parties unforgettable, visit Côtier Brand online at or find their products at local and online retailers such as Target and Amazon.

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Moments in nature inspire awe, such as at this overlook in the Susquehannock State Forest.

Photo by Bruce Walkovich

The haikus are a continuation of PPFF’s yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment.

CAMP HILL, PA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2021 / — The natural land and forests is Pennsylvania’s namesake feature. Recreation on and enjoyment of public natural lands including state parks and forests, drives the state economy and keeps Pennsylvanians physically and emotionally healthy.

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, asks you to share what the preservation of the natural values of Pennsylvania means to you in the form of a haiku poem (3 lines following the syllable pattern 5,7,5).

The haikus are a continuation of PPFF’s yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Environmental Rights Amendment.
Everyone is welcome to submit their poems via email to or through PPFF’s social media channels using #PAEnviroRights50
Facebook @Pennsylvania Parks and Forests
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Submissions open April 1st and remain open until April 16th. A winner will be selected on April 17th, International Haiku Poetry Day. Select submissions will be shared on PPFF’s social media channels on April 22nd in celebration of Earth Day.

“Haiku poetry encourages the writer to limit the use of words but express a range of expression at the same time,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “Nature inspires a sense of awe, which has shown to decrease stress and increase creativity. We encourage poets to spend time in nature to find inspiration for their Haiku poem.”

The Environmental Rights Amendment was added to the Pennsylvania constitution in 1971 and reads;
The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

PPFF is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Rights Amendment all year. Follow along using #PAEnviroRights50.

About the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation supports 121 state parks and 2.2 million acres of forest by coordinating volunteers, activities and donations through its more than 40 chapters. The mission of the foundation is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. @PaPFF

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Important Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein collectibles will headline University Archives' April 14th online auction

Exquisite portrait miniature of Thomas Jefferson attributed to the British miniaturist Robert Field (1769-1819), along with two locks of hair (one of them Jefferson’s) (est. $60,000-$500,000).

Humorous letter that “patron saint” Albert Einstein wrote to members of a fan club in 1928, accompanied by a fine vintage photograph of the revered genius (est. $50,000-$60,000).

Presentation copy of The Holy Quran, signed and inscribed by Muhammad Ali to Drew Brown, Ali’s longtime friend, adviser and corner man (est. $9,000-$10,000).

Three-page 1759 letter signed by the Scottish economist Adam Smith, discussing differences in exchange rates, addressed to the 1st Earl of Shelburne from Glasgow (est. $60,000-$70,000).

Three-page letter written by French artist Paul Gauguin to fellow artist Camille Pissarro in 1882, regarding fundamental ideas about art, artists and artistic methodology (est. $40,000-$50,000).

The full catalog showing all 356 lots is up for bidding and viewing now, at, as well as on three popular online bidding platforms.

This sale is very strong in the presidential, science, foreign, and African American collecting categories, but maps, early American, literary, Civil War and World War II are also well-represented.”

— John Reznikoff

WESTPORT, CT, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2021 / — An exquisite portrait miniature of Thomas Jefferson along with two locks of hair (one of them Jefferson’s), and a letter and photograph signed by Albert Einstein are just two of the superstar lots in University Archives’ online-only auction of rare manuscripts, autographs and books scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th. The auction will start at 10:30 am Eastern time.

The catalog is up for viewing and bidding now, on the revamped University Archives website (, as well as the platforms, and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It’s just the second auction that will be conducted from University Archives’ new, 6,000-square-foot offices in Wilton, Conn.

“This sale is particularly strong in the presidential, science, foreign, and African American collecting categories, but maps, early American, literary, Civil War and World War II are also well-represented,” said John Reznikoff, president and founder of University Archives. “The sale is packed with items signed by many of the greatest figures in all of history – 356 lots in all.”

Major categories include presidential, from Washington to Biden; science (Einstein, Darwin and others); foreign (Paul Gauguin, Adam Smith, Russian czars and others); African American (Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X and others); early American (Samuel Adams, John Hancock and others); literary (Whitman, Dickens, Joyce and others); and space / aviation (Charles Lindbergh, the Wright Brothers, Neil Armstrong, the Atomic Bomb, the Enola Gay airplane and others).

The diminutive portrait of Thomas Jefferson is attributed to the British miniaturist Robert Field (1769-1819). It’s being offered along with two distinct hair locks of 1,000 strands or more visible under glass with a monogrammed “TJ” cipher on the reverse. One of the hair locks belongs to Jefferson; the other donor is open to speculation. The lot has an estimate of $60,000-$500,000.

There are seven lots dedicated to Albert Einstein, including a humorous letter that “patron saint” Einstein wrote to members of a fan club in 1928, in which he advises his followers to “Seek to understand everything, despise no one, [and] believe nothing blindly.” The letter is accompanied by a fine vintage photograph of the revered genius. The lot is expected to bring $50,000-$60,000.

In a three-page letter signed by Adam Smith, the Scottish economist discusses differences in exchange rates, a subject he would expand in his seminal 1776 monograph, The Wealth of Nations. He also touches on financial and moral responsibility, and matters relating to money, in this 1759 missive addressed to the 1st Earl of Shelburne from Glasgow (est. $60,000-$70,000).

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X are just two of the significant African American historical figures featured in the April sale. A presentation copy of The Holy Quran, signed and inscribed by Muhammad Ali to Drew Brown, his friend and corner man, should go for $9,000-$10,000; while a banking document signed three times by Malcolm X (“Malcolm X Little”), for Muslim Mosque, Inc., two printed pages dated April 2, 1964, carries an estimate of $18,000-$20,000.

In March 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt wrote a remarkable typed letter signed to Indiana Bishop John F. Noll regarding the imminent Allied invasion of Fascist-controlled Rome and the Vatican City. The letter is expected to fetch $8,000-$9,000. Also, a Timex watch presented by then-President George H.W. Bush to Congressman Bill Young of Florida, with “George Bush” in gold on the face, plus an accompanying card signed by Bush, should finish at $5,000-$6,000.

April also offers four lots relating to the Russian czars, including a Czar Alexander III personally owned, bound set of lavishly illustrated French weekly news journals from July-December 1887, signed approximately 16 times by the czar (est. $2,000-$3,000). Also, a single-page manuscript document signed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, dated Sept. 15, 1492 while Columbus was “sailing the ocean blue” a month before he landed should bring $15,000-$20,000.

A rare and highly important 126-page Pony Express ledger of mail sent and received at Fort Bridger, Utah in 1860-1861, the only document of its kind in private hands, is expected to knock down for $30,000-$50,000. Also, an enormous 1865 hand-colored and lithographed folding Topographical Map of the City of New York, Showing Original Water Courses and Made Land, by Robert Craighead, over five feet long, should make $7,500-$10,000.

A three-page letter written by French artist Paul Gauguin to his friend, mentor, and fellow artist Camille Pissarro in 1882, regarding fundamental ideas about art, artists and artistic methodology, has an estimate of $40,000-$50,000. Also, a postcard written and signed by poet Walt Whitman in 1889, to the French poet Gabriel Sarrazin (“Am preparing an edition of Leaves of Grass….am getting along better + gayer heart than you might suppose”), should hammer for $6,000-$8,000.

A beautiful two-volume hardcover set of the first edition, first printing of Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man (London, John Murray, 1871), with a gorgeous signature (“Charles Darwin”) laid in, is expected to change hands for $12,000-$14,000; while an archive of letters written by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, dating from circa 1861-1869, on a variety of topics ranging from everyday issues to political matters, some signed, should go for $1,800-$2,400.

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 John Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at

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

University Archives’ new offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite 2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives and the Wednesday, April 14th online-only Rare Books, Manuscripts & Relics Auction at 10:30 am Eastern, visit

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John Reznikoff
University Archives
+1 203-454-0111
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire