Ireland’s First ‘0 Euro Banknote’ Souvenir Officially Released

Ireland’s first 0 Euro banknote

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Comparison between 0 Euro banknote and 50 Euro banknote

All that is needed for the production of the personalized banknote is a photo, an image or drawing of what should appear on it”

— Sara Medwed, Head of customer Service at Euro Note Souvenir

HEADFORD, OUTSIDE U.S./CANADA, IRELAND, August 14, 2018 / — Euro Note Souvenir, a Galway based company, has launched the first ‘0 Euro’ banknote for Ireland this month. The banknote, also referred to as Euro Souvenir, shows the picture of a Celtic harp and a map of Ireland and its counties, and marks the beginning of the introduction of the Euro Souvenir concept in Ireland as an Irish souvenir or Irish gift.
The Euro Souvenir note looks and feels like a real Euro banknote, and with the Celtic harp and the map of Ireland, one could think of it as an official Irish banknote. The note carries even security features such as watermark, hologram, microprint, security thread and the symbols that appear only under UV light.
The “Euro Souvenir” is a new souvenir or merchandise concept for the tourism sector and visitor attractions. The note can be personalized with a picture of an attraction, event or building, like built heritage, a museum or a zoo, and marketed to visitors and tourists via an ATM-like machine or counter displays.
“All that is needed for the production of the personalized banknote is a photo, an image or drawing of what should appear on it,” says Sara Medwed, Head of customer Service at Euro Note Souvenir.
The ‘0 Euro Souvenir’ concept already exists in eight EU countries. It started in France, where it was invented by French entrepreneur and innovator Richard Faille in 2015, who was successfully dealing with souvenir coins before he invented the 0 Euro banknote. The concept was then carried to Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, where it was very successfully introduced by individual businesses.
Ireland will be one of the next countries to welcome the ‘0 Euro Souvenir’ as an Irish gift, and personalized banknotes with Irish locations can be produced from January 2019 to be ready for the start of the new tourist season. Not only do tourists like this new type of souvenir, but also people who collect the 0 Euro notes as a hobby, like coins or stamps.
“There are in fact large communities of collectors in the other countries who collectively order their required amounts,” says Peter Schneider, the founder of Euro Note Souvenir. “Of the five thousand notes produced in the first batch, almost half of them were sold to collectors even before they were available in the market,” adds Schneider.
The company offers the souvenir banknote with the Celtic harp via their web shop for 4.99 EUR a piece, but also seeks business partners in Ireland, such as souvenir and gift shops interested in selling the souvenir locally.
The ‘0 Euro Souvenir’ banknotes are approved by the European Central Bank (ECB) and printed by Oberthur Fiduciary in Switzerland, which is an official Euro banknote printing partner of the ECB. It takes about 8 weeks to produce a banknote with a new picture, while reorders of an existing banknote take 4 weeks.
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Peter Schneider
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Defiance Tools® Launches "Tools To Navigate Life" at 2018 ACE Hardware Fall Show

Defiance Tools 10  Piece  Precision Screwdriver Set

Defiance Tools 10 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set

Defiance Tools Sportsmen's Knife & Camo Multi-Tool Combo

Defiance Tools Sportsmen’s Knife & Camo Multi-Tool Combo

Defiance Tools Skull Design 8-in-1 Multi-Tool

Defiance Tools Skull Design 8-in-1 Multi-Tool

Defiance Tools, a trademarked brand of C Larboard, LLC officially opens to hardware retailers at the Fall 2018 ACE Hardware show.

We are very excited to have our worldwide launch at the Fall 2018 ACE Hardware Show and proud to announce our affiliation with Drop Ship Solutions.”

— Richard Coulcher, President of C Larboard, LLC.

ORLANDO , FLORIDA , UNITED STATES , August 14, 2018 / — When you think of Defiance Tools, an image of the local tool store or lumber yard, the small-town diner or the neighborhood bar comes to mind. These are the places that made America unlike anyplace else in the world and have always been a deep and trusted part of our roots. America may be known for big box retailers both offline and online, but the small hometown business is our bedrock. With the worldwide launch of Defiance Tools at the Fall 2018 ACE Show in Chicago August 13-15th, founders Zoé and Richard Coulcher are redefining the meaning of tools, leveling the playing field with Drop Ship Solutions and bringing the best tools and EDC gear to independent retailers.

Before founding Defiance Tools, Zoé and Richard Coulcher developed and supplied products to the "big guys" under some famous brand names. Their mission at Defiance Tools is to bring that quality of product to the independent retailer. Whether hardware stores, gift shops or general stores, Defiance Tools is there to provide Tools To Navigate Life to retail customers and their families. Partnering with Drop Ship Solutions during the ACE Show and after, means Defiance Tools can bring the best dropshipping solutions to retailers.

“We are very excited to have our worldwide launch at the Fall 2018 ACE Hardware Show and proud to announce our affiliation with Drop Ship Solutions,” said Richard Coulcher, President of C Larboard, LLC. “Both Zoé's and my small town American upbringing make a terrific match for the independent retail community, especially those members and customers of ACE Hardware.”

Rich Coulcher, Co-Founder of the Defiance Tools Brand, had a long and successful career within Stanley Black & Decker serviing in numerous product and business management roles. His plans for the Defiance Tools Brand started with a hand-written, long-term business plan jotted down on graph paper back in 2004. But his love of tool supply was firmly planted as a kid in a small town in Western New York called, Cassadaga.

He tells the story of how his love of the tool store grew as he did in that small town where everyone knew his name AND the name of the local plumber (Wally), the electrician (Danny), the builder (Rick) and (Pete) the counter guy at Frederickson Builders Supply where everyone always ended up.

"From these shared experiences that many of us who love tool supply have, I learned pretty early how to defy difficulty and “dig in, fix it, design it, build it…and then deliver the answer,” says Coulcher.

That attitude is built into all of the Defiance Tools products that are available for sale today and those planned for the future. Defiance Tools is a brand driven by delivering excellence.

Defiance Tools Co-Founder, Zoe’ Coulcher has a passion and enthusiasm for delivering excellent customer service; deeply ingrained from her training in the Walt Disney college program to her career as a successful store manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods to her transition to a top performing real estate professional. She has a keen eye for customer trends and enthusiasm for life that was shaped from a childhood filled with Greek immigrant roots and a love for América.

Ms. Coulcher explains, "My family took the opportunities that America offered and combined them with the hard work and tools needed to win in business."

After growing up on a dairy farm in Circleville, New York, her mother owned and ran a successful diner in the nearby town of Chester. Her father owned his own business selling general wholesale and restaurant supplies to the hotels in the Catskills.

Zoe’ explains that she knows what hard work looks like and she knows that in every aspect of life, tools are needed to defy difficulty and navigate life. And she uses her expertise to tell that story and help retailers tell theirs.

Get the rest of the story and meet Zoé and Rich Coulcher at the Fall 2018 ACE Show. Help your customers defy difficult while increasing sales. Order Defiance Tools in the Impulse Aisle in Booth #2123, August 13th through the fifteenth.

About C Larboard:
C Larboard, LLC is a worldwide marketer of innovative gifts, cool gadgets and Defiance Tools branded products in the following categories: Transportation Tools, Mobile & Communication Tools, Food & Beverage Tools, Entertainment Tools, Fashion & Fun Tools, and EDC (every day carry) Tools. Many in the C Larboard community are also focused on bringing cool and innovative products to market. In addition to their online store, C Larboard also offers independent consulting & advisory services in all aspects of product development and product sourcing. Find more information at

About Defiance Tools:
Defiance Tools is redefining the meaning of tools with Tools To Navigate Life. Defiance Tools is a brand inspired by breaking out of the expected norm, thinking and living in your own unique way…to defy the difficulty of the day. Defiance Tools' products are designed to provide quality, productivity and value to end users and are sold and distributed direct to consumers via e-commerce and retail store shelves. Consumers and retailers can find more information at

About Drop Ship Solutions – Drop Ship Solutions focuses on the Independent Retailer and offers a one-stop destination for a variety of products via drop ship from a central distribution point. They pride themselves in offering the Independent Retailer the ability to order smaller minimums at competitive prices.

Shane Shirley
Shane Shirley Media
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Defiance Tools Worldwide Launch to Retailers at Fall 2018 Ace Show

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Fine jewelry from the estate of designer and retailer Claus Vollrath will be auctioned online Aug. 29th by Nye & Company

18kt yellow gold diamond and pearl starfish pin.

18kt yellow gold 100 carat amethyst pendant.

18kt yellow gold jade and diamond pendant necklace.

Pair of 18kt yellow gold lapis lazuli ear clips.

Twenty-strand coral beaded torsade necklace.

Vollrath is the German-born designer of handmade custom jewelry who cut his teeth at Cartier and operated several boutique retail jewelry stores in New York.

This collection is intentionally being offered with conservative estimates in August to give people plenty of time to prepare to shop for the upcoming holidays.”

— John Nye

BLOOMFIELD, N.J., UNITED STATES, August 14, 2018 / — BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Fine jewelry items from the estate of Claus Vollrath – the German-born designer of handmade custom jewelry who cut his teeth at Cartier after immigrating to America and later operated several boutique retail jewelry stores in New York before passing away – will be sold in an online-only auction on Wednesday, August 29th, by Nye & Company Auctioneers.

About 125 lots will come up for bid starting at 10 am Eastern time. The estimates have been set very low, to encourage spirited bidding. All lots can be previewed at exhibitions that will be held weekdays, from 10 am-4 pm, in the Nye & Company Auctioneers gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield, from August 20-29.

Items will include an 18kt yellow gold pearl diamond starfish, an 18kt yellow and white gold U-link necklace, a platinum and pave diamond dome ring, a pair of 18kt yellow gold diamond earrings, a pair of mother-of-pearl flower form earrings, and an 18kt white gold U-link necklace.

Also offered will be a gray and black Tahitian pearl necklace, a white baroque freshwater pearl necklace, a 20-strand coral beaded necklace and a sapphire beaded 14-strand necklace. Internet bidding will be facilitated by There will be no live bidding for this sale.

“Having established a previous relationship with the Vollrath family, it was nice that they chose to entrust us to sell this important jewelry collection,” said John Nye, president of Nye & Company Auctioneers. “This collection is intentionally being offered with conservative estimates in August to give people plenty of time to prepare to shop for the upcoming holidays.”

The name Claus Vollrath has always stood for unique handcrafted jewelry. For years he delighted his faithful and longstanding clients with premium white and fancy colored diamonds, radiant precious colored stones, freshwater and South Sea pearls, imported 18-karat gold and platinum chains from Germany and Italy and many other treasured items.

Vollrath was trained in his native Germany and his fine craftsmanship earned him a place at Cartier in America. Ten years later, he began creating his own original designs and opened a wholesale workshop in midtown Manhattan. Later on, he opened jewelry boutiques on Madison and Lexington Avenues, and lastly in Mt. Kisco, in tony Westchester County, N.Y.

When Claus passed away, his wife Irma continued his legacy of providing clients with only the finest jewelry and personalized customer service. She contacted Henry Larrieu, an apprentice jeweler trained by Pierre Cartier. Together with his son and grandson, they continued the long tradition of custom making Claus and Irma Vollrath's jewelry designs.
With the passing of Irma Vollrath in 2017, the remaining inventory of Claus Vollrath, Inc. will now be sold to customers and friends. This is a rare and golden opportunity to buy and own pieces from one of the finest goldsmiths and designers.
John Nye had a long and fruitful career at Sotheby’s before he and his wife, Kathleen, acquired Dawson’s in 2003 and started Dawson & Nye. With the move to Bloomfield seven years later, they renamed the business to Nye & Company (Auctioneers, Appraisers, Antiques). The firm is nationwide, but the vast bulk of the business comes from trusts and estates in the tri-state area.
For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the jewelry auction scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29th, visit Updates are posted often. The full color catalog is available for viewing at and

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John Nye
Nye & Company Auctioneers
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Award-winning Puzzle Game Kenshō Is Available Now For Nintendo Switch

HELSINKI, FINLAND, August 14, 2018 / — Game developers FIFTYTWO and their partners Jetdogs Oy officially released a new version of the unique game Kenshō for Nintendo Switch. This award-winning puzzle is available now in North America and Europe via the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 / 14.99€ / £14.99. In Japan Kenshō will be available for 1,999 JPY on September, 6.

Kenshō is a color-matched puzzle game with fascinating story and stunning visual effects where the player has to restore the balance of nature. Since initial release the game received many favorable reviews. Its animated graphics, amazing play of light and shadow combined with superbly exciting gameplay was duly appreciated. The game is set in a surreal room. Doors inside that room lead to different worlds and breathtaking environments, including lush jungles and stormy seas.

Kenshō is truly adopted for Nintendo Switch including Pro Controller support.

Kenshō’s Key Features:
· Rich visual experience
· Unique color-matching puzzle gameplay
· Physical environment and weather conditions
· Emoji-style fascinating storyline
· 11 original songs created by Oscar Rydelius to build a unique Kenshō atmosphere

Kenshō Links:

UK Store link:–1410134.html
US Store link:
Watch the video trailer:
Download the assets pack here:

FIFTYTWO, independent game development company founded on December 17, 2012. Its first title, “JELLIES”, was released in the App Store on June 26, 2014, and received “Best of June” and “App of the Week” awards from Apple. Released on September, 17, 2017, Kenshō received several awards, including nomination as a Top 10 finalist at the Google Play Indie Games Contest.
Official website:

About Jetdogs Oy:
The Nintendo Switch version of the game Kenshō is published with the active support and assistance of JetDogs Oy, an experienced independent game studio based in Helsinki (Finland) that is well-known to computer game fans from its recent games “12 Labours of Hercules” and “Alicia Quatermain,” as well as its previous games “Frankenstein: Master of Death,” “Dracula’s Legacy,” “Sinister City,” among others.
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Katey Moore
JetDogs Oy
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Kensho trailer

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Tienda Marinette Store – moda infantil online

Vestido Trolls

Camiseta para niño Cat Noir

Mochila Escolar Ladybug

Tienda Marinette Store presenta su colección 2018. 2000+ articulos oficiales de ropa, zapatos, camisetas, vetidos, mochilas escolares, pijamas infantiles y mas.

VALENCIA, VALENCIA, SPAIN, August 14, 2018 / — Tienda online Marinette Store presenta su colección 2018, inspirada en la mezcla de Marvel, Disney, Ladybug y Cat Noir (ZAG Heroez), Frozen, Trolls, Spiderman, Shimmer y Shina, Vengadores, Paw Patrol, My Little Pony y mas.

Presentamos nuestras propuestas para esta temporada bajo un concepto que despierte en ti y tu niños, grandes emociones.
Emociones que te inspiren a vivir la moda día a día. Encontrarás prendas con Prodigiosa Ladybug, Cars, Shimmer&Shine, Soy Luna, Mickey Mouse que destacan la belleza de niños y niñas. A partir de Junio de 2018 encontrarás nuestras propuestas disponibles entiendas.
Ven y conoce – – su tienda de moda infantil online!

Marinette Mas
Marinette Store
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South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Has Premier Schedule Of Events On Tap This Fall

The fall is an idyllic time along the Hammock Coast with the summer heat having receded and an event lineup that rivals most any in the Southeast.

GEORGETOWN, SC, US, August 14, 2018 / — South Carolina’s acclaimed Hammock Coast, comprised of five coastal communities in Georgetown County, has a full schedule of events in the closing months of 2018.

Renowned for its casual charm and relaxed pace, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown make up the Hammock Coast and the area’s popularity has soared in recent years as it offers a contrasting, yet complementary, experience to its neighbors to the north (Myrtle Beach) and south (Charleston).

The fall is an idyllic time along the Hammock Coast with the summer heat having receded and an event lineup that rivals most any in the Southeast. Here is a look at some of the Hammock Coast’s headlining events:

— The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Arts is a three-week celebration of the arts running from October 4 through October 20. The festival will be highlighted by a series of concerts headlined by acts like the Ambrosia, Edwin McCain, and The Drifters. Go to

— The most highly anticipated event on the Hammock Coast calendar is the 29th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, which will be held October 20-21.

One of the top 20 events in Southeast, the Wooden Boat Show will feature wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boat building, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. A special attraction will be Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River.

The Wooden Boat Show will be held along the waterfront and Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. More information is available at

— For travelers more in touch with their athletic side, the 8th annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge run, which will be held October 27, is one of coastal South Carolina’s premier half-marathons. The 13.1-mile race winds through historic Georgetown, showcasing the area’s lowcountry beauty and historic charm. There will also be a 12k, 5k and Kids Fun Run. More information is available at

About the Hammock Coast
Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the beach along the Hammock Coast. With five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, you can experience South Carolina’s the Hammock Coast like never before.

Georgetown County offers an abundance of accommodations for guests, including beachfront homes, hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts and camping. No matter where you stay along the Hammock Coast, the area’s stunning natural beauty is never far away.

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Chris King
Kingfish Communications
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Holabird Western Americana Collections' August 24-26 Americana auction will feature over 2,100 lots in many categories

The only existing large Rothchild & Sons silver ingot, 966 fine, 1098.3 troy ounces, with a 1935 date stamp (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Union Soda Works (Tombstone, Ariz.) medium aqua bottle, clean and sparkling, with an applied top (est. $700-$1,500).

Commemorative medallion collection comprising ten one-half ounce solid gold medallions from various years (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Daum Nancy Art Nouveau classic cased vase, 11 inches tall, with carved black Oriental poppy exterior design (est. $5,000-$10,000).

Original pastel on board painting by Andrew Putnam Hill (Calif., 1853-1922), titled Cupid and Woman (est. $7,500-$12,500).

The 3-day event will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno, Nevada, beginning at 8 am Pacific time all three days.

The Prag collection of American stock certificates is inarguably the highlight of the fall and winter sales. One of every stock he ever handled is in the collection, untouched and unpicked.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, August 13, 2018 / — RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming Americana auction, planned for August 24th-26th, marks the start of a summer-fall-winter season brimming with a number of major collections. The August event will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive (Suite 308) in Reno – over 2,100 lots in all – beginning at 8 am Pacific time all three days.

For those unable to attend the sale in person, online bidding will be facilitated by,, eBay Live and Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Day 1, on Friday, August 24th, will feature 14 lots of gaming collectibles, 13 saloon collectibles, 121 lots of rare vintage and antique bottles, 201 lots of tokens and 387 lots of numismatic items, to include bank bags, coins, books, checks, ingots, medals, mint and proof coin sets, “so-called” dollars, scales, currency, scrip, commemoratives and ephemera – a total of 740 lots for the day.

Leading the numismatics category will be possibly the only existing large Rothchild & Sons silver ingot (966 fine, 1098.3 troy ounces), with the Rothchild & Son hallmark and 1935 date stamp (est. $25,000-$35,000); and a spectacular commemorative medallion collection from the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Company (Colorado), comprising ten one-half ounce solid gold medallions from various years and a large gold-silver medallion (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Also expected to generate keen bidder interest is a proof one-ounce gold 1994 Chinese Unicorn Yuan coin, one of fewer than 1,000 minted, in the original velvet-lined box, with an engraved unicorn on the cover and a certificate of authenticity (est. $5,000-$6,150). A star lot of the tokens category promises to be a hoard of nearly 60 copper-appearing metal tokens, all from the Nevada Club in Reno and the Nevada Lodge in Lake Tahoe, from the Gillio Hoard (est. $1,000-$1,500).

An original oil painting on canvas advertising Moon Castle Whiskey (saying “Now served here at Tombstone’s own Birdcage Theater”), beautifully housed in a 22 ½ inch by 27 inch frame, a fantasy piece meant to attract patrons to Western saloons, should reach $1,500-$2,500. Also, a Union Soda Works (Tombstone, Ariz.) medium aqua bottle, clean and sparkling, with an applied top, some whittle, no pontil and a little lip damage in the back, has an estimate of $700-$1,500.

Day 2, on Saturday, August 25th, will contain 112 lots of cowboy collectibles, 64 lots of firearms and weaponry, 63 lots of militaria, 19 general foreign lots and more than 450 lots of general Americana, to include advertising items, bonds, books, entertainment industry, Gold Rush, lamps, glassware and flatware, jewelry and watches, sheet music, tools and vintage apparel.

Two very different lots that day carry identical estimates of $5,000-$10,000. One is the actual Winchester model 1892 44-40 rifle that belonged to Capt. Guillermo “Flores” Reyes, a member of Poncho Villa’s legendary Revolutionary Army, with solid provenance. The other is a lovely Daum Nancy Art Nouveau classic cased vase, 11 inches tall, with a carved black Oriental poppy exterior design and a nice violet and magenta base. The circa 1900 vase is marked Daum Nancy.

Who’s more famous, Marilyn Monroe or Harry Houdini? Answer: both. A stock certificate for the Houdini Picture Corporation, Inc., issued for five shares to Carrie S. Rich in 1921 and signed by Houdini himself as president of the company, should fetch $2,000-$3,000; while an original page from Marilyn Monroe’s personal script for the 1956 movie Bus Stop, a limited edition, #47 of 124, accompanied by a black and white photo of Monroe, framed, should hit $1,000-$2,000.

Day 3, on Sunday, August 26th, will be packed with 260 lots of mining collectibles, 19 mineral specimen lots, 46 lots of railroadiana, 15 lots of Wells Fargo & Express, 11 lots of postal history, 15 lots of political memorabilia, 10 lots of World’s Fair and Expositions, 12 lots of artwork, 67 lots of Native Americana and 127 lots of what Holabird is calling bargains and dealer specials.

An impressive gold and diamond necklace boasting 24 small gold nuggets (1.11 ozt) and one large gold nugget (1.91 ozt), set with a .5 carat round cut diamond on a 22-inch gold chain with a double clasp, has a pre-sale estimate of $6,500-$8,500. Also, a mid-19th century gold in quartz aesthetic native gold specimen from northern Sierra Nevada in Nevada County, California, featuring a leaf gold in quartz matrix with associated pyrite crystals, should bring $3,600-$5,400.

Two original paintings by the famed California artist Andrew Putnam Hill (1853-1922) will come up for bid. One is a pastel colors on board work titled Cupid and Woman, an allegorical use of Cupid showing a protectionary kiss, housed in a 16 ½ inch by 26 inch gold leaf frame (est. $7,500-$12,500). The other is a gouache depiction of a reclining nude, also housed in a gold leaf frame measuring 17 inches by 29 inches (est. $5,000-$7,500). Both paintings appear unsigned.

A colorful painting showing a wide array of characters in a saloon setting by Utah artist Arnold Friberg (1913-2010) has an estimate of $1,000-$2,000. In 1977, Friberg was commissioned by the Gold Nugget Casino in Las Vegas to make a series of saloon-related paintings. This one is signed and numbered (795/1500). Also, a weekly register overland mail document for the Pony Express, dated 1861 (from St. Joseph, Mo., to Placerville, Calif.) should reach $1,500-$3,000.

The collections that will be spread out over the course of several seasons and multiple auctions at Holabird are many and varied. They include the Medallic Arts/Northwest Territorial Mint Reference Ingot Collection, the James Mackie Art & Western Americana Collection, the R.B. Worthington Texas Token Collection and the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection.

“The Prag collection of American stock certificates is inarguably the highlight of the fall and winter sales,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections, adding, “One of every stock he ever handled is in the collection, untouched and unpicked. As usual, we’re also offering a wide variety of his duplicate material in the dealer/bargain section of the catalogs.”

Additional collections will include the Falcone Medal Collection (now thru October), more of the Hawaii Numismatic Collection, the Daniel Manassillian collection of tokens and Americana, cowboy collectibles from three collections (spurs, saddles, saddle bags, etc), antique bottles from the Rod Stock and other collections, and the Jim Clark collection of entertainment collectibles.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. Also, anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited Boston, Florida, Seattle and New York, among other destinations.

Holabird Western Americana is always seeking quality bottle, advertising, Americana and coin consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at To learn more about Holabird Western Americana's August 24-26 auction, visit

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Canada Finishes the CP World Games with 38 Medals

Lee Leclerc

SANT CUGAT, SPAIN, August 11, 2018 / — Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association – Sant Cugat, Spain (August 11, 2018) – Canada took full advantage of the last day of competition at the CPISRA World Games, adding fourteen more medals to finish the Games with a total of 38; 19 gold, 15 silver and 4 bronze. All three sports contributed to the medal total today.

The Canadian swimmers continued their podium success, adding five more medals. Nicolas Plamondon (Québec, QC) was also one of the team members delayed by the thunderstorms in Toronto on the way to the Games and ended up missing the opening ceremony as a result. He didn’t let that hamper his Games performance, finishing with four gold and one bronze medal.
“Todays’ competition was rough compared to yesterday because there was little time to rest between swims” said Plamondon. He also enjoyed the opportunity to compete solely against other athletes with cerebral palsy, as he usually competes against athletes with a variety of disabilities.

It was a similar situation for Megan Sherwin (Toronto, ON) who found herself on the schedule for three events in the morning. Sherwin overcame fatigue to claim two silver medals in the SM8 200m individual medley and S8 100m butterfly and one gold medal in the 100m breaststroke.

For dual sport athlete Jessica Tinney, it was also a busy and successful day. She started out on the track, racing to a bronze medal in the T33 400m. Less than an hour later, she was in the pool to compete in her final swimming event, where she won gold in the SB4-5 100m breaststroke, improving her personal best by six seconds in the process.

Also on the track, Lee Leclerc (St-Paul, QC) executed the plan for his final two races with precision. He started the 1500m with a great pace and created some distance from his competitors in the last lap, to ultimately claim gold. The 400m race started slow but Leclerc managed speed up to catch the lead group and overtake them for the gold.

It’s been a quick rise through the ranks for Leclerc, who started racing just three years ago. He credits a meeting with Paralympian Alex Dupont at the Defi Sportif Altergo in Montreal with igniting his interest in racing. After trying out a few different racing chairs and attending an Athletics Canada Next Gen camp, Leclerc hasn’t looked back.
For Leclerc, this competition was great learning opportunity as he raced in conditions he hadn’t seen before. “It’s exactly what I was missing in my track experience; the water, the wet track and the soft track. It was perfect for practice, and I’m happy with the overall experience.” Leclerc will now set his sights on the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

In a repeat from yesterday, Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, BC) and Rachael Burrows (Oakville, ON) took silver and bronze in the T34 400m. Zachary Gingras (Markham, ON) finished the competition on a high note with a second gold medal performance in the T38 400m.

The athletics event finished with a 4x100m relay demonstration event that mixed athletes of different classifications together. Zach Gingras, Mike Johnstone (Stratford, ON), Hudson Booth (South River), and Kyle Whitehouse (St Catharines, ON) ran the relay for Canada. It was a great learning experience for the athletes, some of whom had never run a relay before.

Athletics Team Leader, Amanda Fader was extremely proud of the talented group of young athletes that she and other coaches supported this week. “Every team member worked hard to contribute to our hefty medal take! There were multiple learning moments that we could have done without, but the great team vibe kept smiles on our faces.”

On the boccia court, Michael Mercer (St. John’s, NL) lost in the BC2 finals to take home a silver medal in the individual competition. Teammates Jennica Gagne (Dartmouth, NS) and Lois Martin (St. John’s, NL) both finished their individual competitions on a positive note, winning a bronze medal each. It’s the first international boccia medal for Gagne, who just started playing boccia a few years ago.

“It feels amazing, much better than I could have ever imagined,” expressed Gagne. “Competing at the CPISRA Games has made me realized that I love competing at a higher level.”

Hayley Redmond (St. John’s, NL) finished sixth overall in the BC2 classification while Kristyn Collins (St. John’s, NL) finished just off the podium in fourth place.

Coach Cluney spoke highly about his athletes. “I was very impressed with the composure shown by all the athletes as they played for medals today. For some of them it was their first international competition. They should be very proud of their accomplishments. They are great ambassadors for their sport and Canada.”

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Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Source: EIN Presswire

La récolte canadienne de médailles d’or aux Jeux mondiaux de Barcelone

4 athlètes de natation: Aly Van Wyck-Smart, Michelle Tovizi, Jessica Tinney et Megan Sherwin

SANT CUGAT, SPAIN, August 10, 2018 / — L’Association canadienne de sports pour paralytiques cérébraux — Sant Cugat, Espagne (10 août 2018) — Le Canada a poursuivi sur sa lancée lors de la deuxième journée de compétition en remportant neuf médailles dans la piscine, sept en athlétisme et trois en boccia pour un total de douze d’or, cinq d’argent et quatre de bronze.

Âgée de 15 ans, Aly Van Wyck-Smart (Toronto, Ont.) a brillé à sa première compétition internationale. Elle a terminé la journée avec quatre médailles d’or, trois records canadiens, un record d’Amérique et trois records personnels.

Nicolas Plamondon (Québec, Qc) a nagé vers trois médailles d’or, une médaille de bronze et deux records personnels. « Je suis très satisfait avec mes records personnels pour la brasse et le dos, puisque ce sont mes meilleures disciplines », a exprimé Plamondon. « J’attends avec impatience le 400 m libre de demain. »

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, Ont.) a ajouté à son succès en athlétisme pour remporter deux médailles en natation dans la catégorie S6, une de bronze au 400 m libre et une médaille d’or au 100 m dos. Tinney est ensuite retournée sur la piste plus tard dans la journée pour courir le 200 m chez les T33 et a terminé avec une médaille d’argent. Elle a donc remporté quatre médailles jusqu’à présent.

Megan Sherwin (Toronto, Ont.) a ajouté une autre médaille d’or dans la piscine au 400 m libre. Elle était concentrée dès le début de la course et visait une performance précise et rapide.
« Je voulais me dépasser et voir jusqu’où je pouvais aller et combien de temps je pouvais maintenir ce rythme, » s’est exprimée Sherwin. « Je me suis retrouvée face à des adversaires puissants de l’Espagne et de la Grande-Bretagne, et cela m’a tenue alerte. »

Le meilleur reste peut-être à venir pour Sherwin qui a encore trois épreuves demain. Pour mettre fin aux résultats des nageurs, Michelle Tovizi (Markham, Ont.) a fini tout près du podium, avec des quatrièmes places au 50 m papillon et au 400 m libre. « Michelle a démontré une excellente résilience dans son épreuve du 400 m libre, car elle avait fait une superbe performance au 50 m papillon seulement dix minutes précédant le 400 m libre », a fait savoir l’entraîneuse Karen Williams.

L’entraîneuse-chef Janet Dunn a été impressionnée par les performances des athlètes jusqu’à présent. « Ils s’épanouissent vraiment dans l’atmosphère des Jeux mondiaux de la CPISRA et bénéficient des liens solides dans l’équipe canadienne. »

Sur la piste, Lee Leclerc (Saint-Paul, Qc) a décroché une médaille d’argent au 200 m et une médaille d’or au 800 m T33-34. Sa coéquipière Julia Hanes (Ottawa, Ont.) a également remporté une médaille d’argent au javelot alors que Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, C.-B.) et Rachael Burrows (Oakville, Ont.) ont participé au T34 200 m, se classant deuxième et troisième.

Le fait que Diallo compétitionne pour le Canada provient du désir de ses parents d’avoir la meilleure occasion possible de réussir dans la vie. Elle est née au Libéria et a passé ses premières années en France avant que sa famille immigre au Canada. Elle attribue ce déménagement à la préparation de sa carrière sportive en athlétisme. À l’adolescence, la physiothérapeute de Diallo lui a suggéré de pratiquer un sport. Elle a commencé avec le basketball en fauteuil roulant, mais elle avait toujours en tête de faire de la course en fauteuil et quand elle a finalement essayé, elle a su qu’elle avait trouvé son sport. « J’ai adoré l’adrénaline d’aller vite que la course en fauteuil roulant apporte, ce que je ne peux pas obtenir dans ma vie quotidienne. »

Ce n’est pas la première compétition internationale à laquelle Diallo participe, mais c’est la première fois qu’elle compétitionne uniquement contre des athlètes qui ont la paralysie cérébrale et elle apprécie vraiment l’expérience. « Nous sommes des athlètes et nous voulons toujours voir jusqu’où nous pouvons aller, mais nous avons nos limites en fonction de notre handicap, et je ne le ressens pas autant ici. »
Au 200 m T38 masculin, Kyle Whitehouse a dû faire face à de la forte pression, mais a relevé le défi pour obtenir sa deuxième médaille d’or des Jeux.

La compétition de boccia a commencé par les épreuves par équipes. Le format de développement de l’événement ont fait en sorte que certains Canadiens ont fait équipe avec des joueurs provenant d’autres pays.

En double BC3, Jennica Gagne (Dartmouth, N.-É.) s’est jumelée avec l’Écossais Sean McCann. Les nouveaux partenaires de double se sont bien entendus, gagnant la médaille de bronze. Hayley Redmond (St. John’s, T.-N.-L.) s’est aussi retrouvée avec des Écossais pour terminer avec une médaille de bronze.

La seule équipe composée uniquement de Canadiens incluaient, Michael Mercer (St. John’s, T.-N.-L.), Kristyn Collins (St. John’s, T.-N.-L.) et Lois Martin (St. John’s, T.-N.-L.). Leur expérience et leur chimie ont été un facteur utile pour remporter la médaille d’argent.

La compétition individuelle a aussi commencé aujourd’hui. Mercer est resté invaincu et a obtenu sa place pour les matchs éliminatoires demain. Ses coéquipières Redmond et Collins s’affronteront demain lors du dernier match des préliminaires, et seulement l’une d’entre elles accédera aux rondes éliminatoires.

Les Jeux mondiaux se termineront samedi, avec d’autres épreuves d’athlétisme, de natation et de boccia à venir.

Pour une liste détaillée des résultats d’aujourd’hui, suivez

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Source: EIN Presswire

Canadian Gold Rush at CP World Games in Barcelona

Four Swimmers: Aly Van Wyck-Smart, Megan Sherwin, Michelle Tovizi and Jessica Tinney

SANT CUGAT, ONTARIO, SPAIN, August 10, 2018 / — Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association – Sant Cugat, Spain (August 10, 2018) – Canada continued their success during the second day of competition at the CPISRA World Games, earning nine medals in the pool, seven in athletics and three in boccia for a total of twelve gold, five silver and four bronze.

Fifteen-year-old Aly Van Wyck-Smart (Toronto, ON) had a spectacular day at her first international competition. She finished the day with four gold medals, three Canadian Records, one America’s Record and three personal best times.

Nicolas Plamondon (Québec, QC) swam to three gold, one bronze and two personal bests.

“I’m very satisfied with my PB’s in back and breast, as these are not my strongest events” said Plamondon. “I’m looking forward to my 400 Free tomorrow."

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, ON), a dual sport athlete in athletics and swimming at these Games, channelled her earlier athletics success to add two swimming medals, taking bronze in the S6 400m freestyle and gold in the S6 100m backstroke. Tinney then returned to the track to add a silver medal in the T33 200m, bringing her total to four medals so far.

Megan Sherwin (Toronto, ON) added another gold medal in the pool by winning the 400m freestyle. She was focused from the start of the race and had her sights set on swimming with accuracy and speed.

“I wanted to push myself and see how hard I could go and how long I could hold the pace” said Sherwin. “I was up against strong competitors from Spain and Great Britain, and that kept me on my toes during the event.”
The best may yet to come for Sherwin, who has three more events tomorrow.

Rounding out the swimming results, Michelle Tovizi (Markham, ON) finished came heartbreaking close to the podium, finishing fourth in the 50m Fly and 400m Free. "Michelle showed amazing resilience in her 400 free as she had just completed a strong 50m fly less than ten minutes prior to her 400”, said coach Karen Williams.

Lead Coach Janet Dunn was impressed with the athletes’ performances thus far. “They are really thriving in the games atmosphere here at CPISRA and benefiting from the strong Canadian team bond these young races bring".

On the track, Lee Leclerc (St-Paul, QC) claimed a silver medal in the 200m and a gold medal in the T33-34 800m. Teammate Julia Hanes (Ottawa, ON) claimed a silver medal in javelin, while Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, BC) and Rachael Burrows (Oakville, ON) competed in the T34 200m, taking second and third place.

The fact that Diallo is competing for Canada at all is the result of her parents’ desire for her to have the best possible opportunity for success in life. She was born in Liberia and spent her early years in France before her family immigrated to Canada. She credits that move with laying the groundwork for her athletic career. As a teenager, Diallo’s physiotherapist suggested she take up a sport. She started with wheelchair basketball but always had racing in mind and when she finally tried it, she knew she had found her sport. “I loved the adrenaline of going fast that wheelchair racing brings, which I can’t get from my daily life.” She is now juggling the demands of training with her career as a high school teacher.

This isn’t Diallo’s first international competition, but it’s the first time she’s competing solely against athletes with cerebral palsy and she is really enjoying the experience. "We’re athletes and we always want to see how far we can go, but we have our limitations depending on our disability, and I don’t feel that here as much.”
In the men’s T38 200m race, Kyle Whitehouse faced strong pressure, and rose to the challenge to take his second gold medal of the games.

The boccia competition began with team play. The development format of the event meant that some Canadians were teamed up with athletes from different countries.

In the BC3 pairs event, Jennica Gagne (Dartmouth, NS) was paired with Scotland’s Sean McCann. The new partners hit it off, winning the bronze medal. Hayley Redmond (St. John’s, NL) also successfully teamed up with Scottish athletes and also finished with a bronze medal.

The one team that was made up completely of Canadians included Michael Mercer (St. John’s, NL), Kristyn Collins (St. John’s, NL) and Lois Martin (St. John’s, NL). Their experience and chemistry showed as they pulled off a silver medal performance.

The individual boccia competition also began today. Mercer went undefeated in pool play and secured a spot in the playoff round tomorrow. Teammates Redmond and Collins will face each other tomorrow in the last game of pool play with a playoff berth on the line.

The CP World Games are set to finish tomorrow, with more events in athletics, swimming and boccia yet to come.

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Source: EIN Presswire