12-carat diamond ring realizes $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions' first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale

The auction’s expected top lot was this dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring. It sailed past its $80,000-$120,000 estimate to finish at $143,750.

Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring, from the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California ($50,000).

This Clinton Ultra 18kt gold minute repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch, with additional complications, circa 1900, changed hands for $10,625.

Interesting Patek Philippe gilt brass solar-powered square pendulette, circa 1965 ($4,000).

This wonderful Swiss enameled 18kt gold musical snuff box by Jean-Georges Remond & Compagnie, circa 1800, more than doubled its estimate of $20,000-30,000 to sell for $70,000.

The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled over $700,000. The diamond ring was the top lot.

This was a different type of sale for us – exclusively high-end jewelry and timepieces. We got to explore new territory, meet new clients and achieve fantastic results while doing so.”

— Andrew Jones

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring slipped onto a new finger for $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces auction held September 16th. The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled more than $700,000.

The quality merchandise was pulled from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California. The Silver collection included the diamond and platinum ring, which was the sale’s expected top lot. A Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring, also from the Silver collection, hit $50,000.

“This was a different type of sale for us – exclusively high-end jewelry and timepieces,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “We got to explore new territory, meet new clients and achieve fantastic results while doing so. Internet bidding exceeded our expectations for a first-time event, as 2,500 people registered to bid across multiple platforms.”

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted. All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of the buyer’s premium.

The Mary and Lou Silver collection encompassed an amazing breadth and variety of jewelry and timepieces collected over a lifetime, and their items dominated the list of top lots. Just a few more pieces from the collection were sold as follows:

• A 9.42-carat diamond (M-N-O, VS1-VS2) and 18kt gold ring blew past its pre-sale estimate of $12,000-$18,000 to reach $41,250.
• A Clinton Ultra 18kt gold minute repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch, with additional complications, circa 1900, changed hands for $10,625.
• An interesting Patek Philippe gilt brass solar powered square pendulette, circa 1965, knocked down for $4,000.

Another collection offered a wonderful Swiss enameled 18kt gold musical snuff box by Jean-Georges Remond & Compagnie, circa 1800, that far exceeded its estimate of $20,000-30,000 to sell for $70,000.
Andrew Jones Auctions has a full sale of auctions planned for fall. First up is a DTLA Collections & Estates auction – an online-only event slated for Monday and Tuesday, September 21st and 22nd. That will be followed by another on Wednesday, October 14th. Then, a Design for the Home and Garden auction will be held on Sunday, October 25th, also online only.
Opened summer 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, Andrew Jones Auctions is a full-service fine art and antiques auction house specializing in the liquidation of estates and collections featuring fine art, antiques and collectibles. The firm understands market trends and has foresight for the 21st century. They’re located at 2221 South Main Street in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

The highly experienced staff has a wealth of knowledge with international savvy, having worked for many years at major international auction houses in North America and Europe, sourcing property from all corners of the United States. Andrew Jones Auctions’ sales are diverse and eclectic, and feature fine diamonds to contemporary art, from the antiquity to the 21st century.

Andrew Jones Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you can call them at 213-748-8008; or, you can send an email to aileen@andrewjonesauctions.com. To learn more about Andrew Jones Auctions and the firm’s upcoming slate of fall auctions, visit www.AndrewJonesAuctions.com.

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Julia Ling to Join “The George Lucas Talk Show” Livestream Marathon to Raise Money for Charity

Julia Ling as Kim Tao in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip episode Nevada Day: Part 1

Airing Sunday, September 20th, 2020, the marathon of Aaron Sorkin’s show “Studio 60” will benefit the nonprofit Broadway Cares.

This was such an epic show to be part of!”

— Julia Ling

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, US, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Actress and filmmaker Julia Ling will make a guest appearance September 20th, 2020, on “The George Lucas Talk Show” to help raise money for the charity “Broadway Cares.” Ling’s appearance will be during a livestream marathon of the first season of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” during the episode “Nevada Day: Part 1” in which Ling plays Kim Tao. This is the first episode where Ling’s character appears, and she has a reoccurring role throughout the season. She will be joined by Michael Kostroff, who also appeared in the episode. The episode will stream live on Sunday, September 20th, at 10:45 am PST/1:45 pm EST. The marathon livestream begins at 9:00 am EST at planetscum.live.

Ling is thrilled to be part of this livestream charity fundraiser. “This was such an epic show to be part of,” She exclaimed, “I had a lot of fun on set, and it’s exciting to have this reunion to help raise money for charity!” Her other charitable causes include co-founding production company Veteran Powered Films with producing partner Micah Haughey. Veteran Powered Films creates opportunities for veterans by hiring and casting them and promoting their businesses and organizations. Their mission is to help veterans transition back into civilian life, and give them strength and a helping hand, especially if they’re struggling with mental health challenges.

“The George Lucas Talk Show” is hosted by Connor Ratliff, in character as George Lucas, and Griffin Newman, playing the Star Wars character Watto from Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The show was recently dubbed “the internet’s coolest talk show” by the website Comic Book Resources. They have previously hosted livestream fundraisers for charity, such as the complete Star Wars moving marathon that raised over $20,000 for Upright Citizen’s Brigade staff affected by Covid-19 layoffs.

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Artworks by Lichtenstein, Blanchard, Benton and others are in Neue Auctions' Fine Art & Antiques auction, September 26th

Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988) view of Paris at Porte St. Denis, measuring 24 inches by 26 inches (est. $5,000-$8,000).

Mosaic tile by Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) made in 1950 and included in the artist’s online catalogue raisonne (est. $30,000-$50,000).

The Cleveland School selection is topped by three examples from Clara Deike (1881-1964), an early devotee of Cubism. This work, titled Capri, is expected to sell for $3,000-$5,000.

The Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) will be represented with a lithograph titled Morning Train, a heart-wrenching image of a soldier heading off to war (est. $2,500-$4,500).

Tiffany & Company (N.Y.) bronze and favrile glass seven-light Lily lamp (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with an online-only Fine Art & Antiques auction planned for Saturday, September 26th, at 10 am Eastern time.

There’s such a wide array of finds in this auction they can’t all be covered here, so get ready and go online for a fun day of incredible finds as we continue to recycle the things that matter.”

— Cynthia Maciejewski

BEACHWOOD, OH, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fast on the heels of a highly successful 20th Century & Mid-Century Modern sale in August, Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with a Fine Art & Antiques auction planned for Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 10 am Eastern time. The online-only auction features a wide selection of traditional art and antiques, silver, fine jewelry, decorations and furnishings.

“The many fine items in this sale have been culled from prominent local estates and collections,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “Downsizing households present opportunities for both new and established collectors.” Internet bidding will be provided by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. For more information, please visit www.neueauctions.com.

Maciejewski added, “There’s such a wide array of finds in this auction they can’t all be covered here, so get ready and go online for a fun day of incredible high-quality finds as we continue to recycle the things that matter. It all begins right away with lot 1, a fine example of a 17th century portrait of a royal figure or lady of the court, in exquisitely painted detail” (est. $2,000-$4,000).

Lots 7-13 are a collection of 19th century portraits that include geniuses and characters. Those are followed by a group of English landscapes that would brighten up any plain wall. The group includes a large oil on canvas by James Webb (British, 1825-1895), titled Thunder Clouds (1858), signed and dated and measuring 33 inches by 58 inches, framed (est. $3,000-$5,000).

For those who prefer city scenes, lot 37 is an Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988) view of Paris at Porte St. Denis, measuring 24 inches by 26 inches (est. $5,000-$8,000). Blanchard is actually a pseudonym; the artist’s given name is Marcel Masson. No matter what you call him, he was an enormously popular painter of Parisian street scenes and his paintings are prized by collectors.

A rare and unusual work is lot number 3, a mosaic tile Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997) done in 1950 and included in the artist’s online catalogue raisonne. The tile was Lichtenstein’s first effort to enhance and assist in his then-wife’s interior design business. It has an estimate of $30,000-$50,000. Lichtenstein was one of America’s premier Pop artists of the mid-20th century.

Three works by the French painter Jules Cavailles (1901-1997) make up a colorful section of the sale in the form of happy still lifes. Also, there is a pair of exuberant still life oils by the Russian Federation artist Sergei Missan, each carrying a very modest pre-sale estimate of $1,500-$3,000.

The Cleveland School selection is topped by three examples from Clara Deike (1881-1964), an early devotee of Cubism, foreshadowed in the trio of works presented. Staying in the Midwest, the Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) will be represented with a lithograph titled Morning Train, a heart-wrenching image of a soldier heading off to war (est. $2,500-$4,500).

The little-known illustrator Roy Miller has four works in the sale, all from a local collection, two of which are interesting gouache studies for Colliers Weekly covers. One depicts Abraham Lincoln and one Theodore Roosevelt. A selection of original posters rounds out the art category.

The rest of the auction will be an eclectic mix of fine items, including a Tiffany & Co. bronze and favrile glass seven-light Lily lamp (est. $8,000-$12,000); a Regina upright interchangeable disc musical player (est. $10,000-$15,000); and a Swiss interchangeable cylinder box on a stand (est. $10,000-$15,000). Also up for bid will be silver, glass, ethnographic art and Asian art.

Those looking to feather their nests need look no further. Bidders will find many examples of fine antique furniture, highlighted by a pair of American Sheraton mahogany console game tables and an Art Nouveau bedroom suite attributed to Eugene Vallin, purchased by the present owner at Sotheby’s in London.

Daily gallery previews will be held Monday through Friday, September 21st-25th, from 9-5 Eastern time. COVID-19 protocols will be observed, with masks and social distancing required.

Neue Auctions has three more auctions planned for the balance of 2020. The first will be a single-owner collection of lovely Art Deco pieces, titled Erte and Icart. After that is an auction titled Coach Me If You Can, a timed sale of over 100 lots of “new with tags” Coach bags and accessories. And finally, A Brave Neue World sale will be held in December (or in early 2021).

Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notifications and information regarding all current and future sales. For info, visit www.neueauctions.com.

Neue Auctions provides a bespoke experience for sellers and buyers, with items presented fully guaranteed and vetted, and combines regular online auctions with selected art exhibitions and educational opportunities. Offering consignment services for single items, estates and corporate collections, the firm assists clients in the complicated process of settling estates and general downsizing, working with private individuals, trusts, estates, museums, banks and attorneys.

Neue Auctions continues the long-standing history and tradition of art collecting in Cleveland by bringing fine works of art to the market for sale, encouraging the current and next generation of collectors. Neue Auctions is accepting consignments for future sales. For purchases or inquiries about consigning, please call 216-245-6707; or send an email to cynthia@neueauctions.com.

To learn more about Neue Auctions and the Saturday, September 26th Antiques & Fine Art auction at 10 am Eastern time, visit www.neueauctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.

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Smithsonian 'Water/Ways' Exhibit To Open At Maritime Museum Sept. 28 in Georgetown, S.C.

The South Carolina Maritime Museum will host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways”

GEORGETOWN, SC, US, September 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Water has been the driving force for Georgetown County for centuries, the economic elixir for industry and tourism, business and relaxation.

To that end, the county is defined by the waters that flow through its boundaries and crash onto its shores — four major rivers, the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

How appropriate, then, that the South Carolina Maritime Museum will host, from Sept. 28-Nov. 8, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways.” The exhibit will explore and highlight the environmental and cultural impact that water has had on county and its people.

“Water is an important part of everyone’s life, and we are excited to explore what it means and has meant economically, culturally, socially and spiritually in our own community,” SCMM Board Member Susan Davis said.

The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be housed on the second floor of the Maritime Museum, located at 729 Front Street in historic Georgetown. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Held in cooperation with South Carolina Humanities, the “Water/Ways” exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

“The Maritime Museum is a star among attractions here on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast,” said Mark A. Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. “To add the distinct signature of the Smithsonian here for six weeks this fall is nothing short of amazing.”

By its very nature, the South Carolina Maritime Museum has long celebrated Georgetown and the Palmetto State’s important connection to water. Founded in 1996 by the Harbor Historical Association in Georgetown, the state’s first port and still South Carolina’s second largest port.

The museum is home to the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Lighthouse and several more permanent exhibits, as well as ever-evolving special showcases of maritime artifacts and memorabilia.

“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new way of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

Interactive displays will let visitors experience the important and vital nature of water to our everyday lives. Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, “Water/Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture.

“It would be hard to find a topic more central to South Carolina,” said Dr. Randy Akers, executive director of sponsoring organization SC Humanities. “Beyond the obvious fact that water is crucial for human existence, water plays a dominant role in the environmental, cultural, economic and historical fabric of South Carolina.”

The Maritime Museum will host a variety of community activities to coincide with the exhibit, including school art/literature contests, all of which will be announced on the museum’s website.

Some of the activities include four “History At Home” virtual presentations. An Oct. 3 session at noon will feature President Thomas Jefferson (as presented by Steve Edenbo), who will discuss, in period costume, when he commissioned the first Atlantic Coastal Survey (that led to the formation of NOAA), the waters of Virginia that are the beginning of the “highways of Colonial America,” and the assignment of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

In addition, North Inlet Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Center, Coastal Carolina University and Waccamaw Riverkeepers will all have accompanying exhibits at the museum during “Water/Ways,” as well as photographs commemorating the local fishing industry by Vennie Deas-Moore.

“Water/Ways” is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs. The public can participate in the conversation on social media through the hashtag #thinkwater. The traveling exhibit was inspired by an exhibition organized by New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

Hope McFaddin, administrator at Georgetown’s Maritime Museum, notes that the “Water/Ways” exhibit is a perfect fit.

“Our museum’s mission is the promotion and preservation of the water and maritime culture and history of Georgetown County and the surrounding region,” McFaddin said. “What better way to showcase that than with a Smithsonian exhibit that’s all about the vital importance of water to our very being?”

The Maritime Museum has for three decades hosted thousands for the Wooden Boat Show in Georgetown, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was forced to cancel the 31st annual event, originally set for October 2020. The acquisition of the Smithsonian was originally planned to coincide with the Boat Show.

“We are so happy to be able to still highlight our maritime heritage with the ‘Water/Ways’ exhibit,” Davis said. “Our museum strictly adheres to all COVID protocols and will provide visitors with a wonderful experience for the whole family.”

Collaborative organizations supporting the museum for the “Water/Ways” exhibit include the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Department of Tourism, McClellenville Arts Council, Georgetown County Library System, Waccamaw Riverkeepers, Georgetown GBA, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, Hobcaw Barony, Coastal Carolina Department of Marine Systems Science, Georgetown Innovation Center, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, YMCA of Georgetown County, and the City of Georgetown, Vennie Deas Moore, and Vanessa Greene.

For more information about the museum and the “Water/Ways” exhibit, go to www.scmaritimemuseum.org.

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The Sable Scourge – A Family Friendly Semi-Cooperative Board Game Of Comic Battles

LINCOLN, IL, USA, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 15th, Brains & Brawn Gaming launched a new Kickstarter campaign to fund their latest game, The Sable Scourge. Brains & Brawn Gaming has been designing and publishing games since early 2020 using the print-on-demand services provided by The Game Crafter. This Kickstarter campaign is the first launch for the small Indie Game Alliance member into the gaming mass market.

The Sable Scourge combines unique board game mechanics, including card drafting to improve your superhero, a random unique power, miniature finale appearances throughout the game, and variable game length determined by player success. The Sable Scourge is a family-friendly game designed with a quick learning curve in mind that blends into full strategy able to be picked up by all ages, intended for those ages 12 and up.

In exchange for pledging the Kickstarter, backers will receive a copy of one of two exclusive Kickstarter editions, with the KS standard edition at a pledge of $35 or more. Backers can even get their own picture added to the game as a superhero as a True Hero Pledge! Retail bundles are also offered that include 5 copies of each edition at a discounted price.

Brains & Brawn Gaming is excited to get this new addition to the already growing lineup of games put into the hands of their customers. They are building a success story around the troubles that the COVID-19 crisis has caused, attempting to prove that every situation can offer positive growth if you look hard enough.

Brains & Brawn Gaming is a progressive company that is focused on minimizing their effect on climate change and environmental hazards. For every game sold on Kickstarter, Brains & Brawn Gaming is donating $1 to the Environmental Defense Action Fund. Learn more about EDF Action here.

For more information, visit the Kicksterter page here.

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Introduction to PhoenixCreator.com: A Beginner’s guide to why creators should start a Phoenix page today

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Introduction to PhoenixCreator.com: A Beginner’s guide to why creators should start a Phoenix page today

Phoenix is a membership platform that connects content creators with their fans. Phoenix empowers creators to develop a membership based business and generate additional income.”

— Michael Gucci

CHICAGO, IL, USA, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

What is Phoenix?

Phoenix is a membership platform that connects content creators with their fans. Phoenix empowers creators to develop a membership based business and generate additional income.
With Phoenix, fans can support their preferred creators via recurring payments of a stable coin – WEOSDT (EOSDT on WAX).
In return, content creators can provide access to exclusive content available only to their subscribers. Creators can also give special
rewards like rare NFTs or other exclusive rewards to their subscribers.

Is there a fee to use Phoenix?

Phoenix charges a 2% fee on the monthly income earned by creators on the platform. There are no other fees. On other platforms like Patreon, total fees can range from 8% to 10% or more.

How is it possible for Phoenix to give back so much to creators compared to other platforms like Patreon?

Phoenix is powered by WAX Blockchain and LiquidApps DAPP Network Services. Fans make recurring payments in a stable coin – WEOSDT (EOSDT on WAX) and creators receive their income in WEOSDT. There are no payment processors on Phoenix. Free transactions on WAX is ideal for micropayments. We pass on these cost savings to creators.

Who should create a profile on Phoenix and build a subscription based business?

Phoenix is valuable for all creators. This includes podcasters, youtube video creators, game creators, visual artists and many more.

How do I create a profile on Phoenix?

Visit the website https://phoenixcreator.com

Click on the Sign up button – you will need to verify your email in the next step.

Once you confirm your email, a free LiquidAccount will be created for you and you will see the profile creation page next.

Once you have created your profile, you can select subscription tiers in the next screen.

All subscriptions are in stable coin – WEOSDT (EOSDT on WAX).

You can set the subscription price and the benefits the subscribers get.

What is WEOSDT and how can I get it?

WEOSDT is EOSDT on WAX. EOSDT is a stable coin on EOS. EOSDT is able to move back and forth on an IBC bridge developed by Malta Block. There are two ways to obtain WEOSDT.

If you already have EOSDT on EOS, you can transfer that to WAX using the IBC bridge.

If you have WAX, you can swap that for WEOSDT.

Visit EOSDTonWAX.com for more information.

How can I deposit or withdraw WAX or WEOSDT?

Every user gets a free LiquidAccount as well as the option to create a new WAX account. You can also link your pre-existing account.
You can deposit and withdraw from within the Phoenix platform. You can also swap WAX for WEOSDT from there.

How do I create a new post on Phoenix?

Click on the Profile tab and you will see the create post button.

What benefits or rewards can I offer to my subscribers?

Some of the common rewards are NFTs, exclusive access to premium content, AMA sessions open only to subscribers, live chats and hangouts, fan recognition by giving a shout-out or putting up their names on your youtube channel or website.

About Malta Block

Malta Block is a guild on the WAX blockchain. In addition to maintaining a top-notch block production infrastructure, we offer a wide range of services – from token smart contract design and creation, to managing the resources needed for an airdrop such as RAM and CPU, as well as taking care of all the details that go into conducting a successful airdrop.
Malta Block also offers services as a DAPP Service Provider (DSP) on WAX.

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Heat Level Of Romance Has Reached Kindle Temperature With New Author. Read reviews On Amazon

FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nestled in a tiny town in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, the author (Sporty Man) awoke from sleep one morning to find that his mind was filled with the names, localities and intriguing plot lines that are the subject of this amazing romance novel. He immediately sat down at his desk and began writing. He felt transfixed as though he were a transcriber and a transportation vessel rather than an author. “Bird With Expanded Wings” has been released and can be ordered on Amazon.com., or at your favorite bookstore.

The depth of intrigue in Connie’s impoverished life commences when a man enters her womens consignment shop and hands her a certified check. He is asking for redemption. Despite his explanation, she suspects the money is gang derived and sourced by her son. With the cooperation of her best friend, they develop a plan to determine the authenticity of the stranger and his story. When her best friend, who is a self-confessed nymphomaniac, becomes romantically involved, Connie feels emotional conflict which threatens the friendship. The intrigue heightens when the friendship between her son and the stranger is revealed. Five distinctly different love connections evolve with sexual intimacy while Connie finds renewed enthusiasm for love and life.

Sporty Man is a University of Pittsburgh graduate with majors in chemistry and psychology. He is available for media interviews and book signings. He is a retired corporate vice-president and a Marine Corps veteran. He has observed human interactions from boardrooms to group homes for at-risk youth and has volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem. Mentoring youth has been the most satisfying experience of his life. In addition to his current life as an author, he is involved in the lives of his two adult children and three grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys playing softball, tennis, golf and bridge. A sequel is in progress.

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GAINSWave® Denver Revived Performance for Men Awarded “2020 TOP SHOCKWAVE THERAPY PROVIDERS” in Colorado By SWSNA

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Shock Wave Society of North America Awards best ESWT award to RPM in Denver for elite success helping men with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) & Testosterone Therapy

GAINSWave Certified Provider’s Thomas & Sarah Kurts, PA, represent the most specialized in Colorado…”

— Dr. Alex Volta, DPT

DENVER, COLORADO, US, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — RPM in Denver, CO, receives “Best In The Shockwave Industry'' award presented by Pres. Ryan Hansmeyer virtually- following COVID-19 Social Distancing and travel restrictions. The 2020 SWSNA SWT Award only honors one provider state-wide. Voting was held online between August and September by SWSNA advisory panel. This award recognizes individual providers and clinic-based groups for excellence in the field of acoustic shock wave therapy, which has grown across America to span several medical specialties including Physical Therapy, Neuropathy, Podiatry, Aesthetic, OBGYN, and Urology.

“We’re proud to recognize RPM-Colorado for their helpfulness, compassion, and clinical acumen. GAINSWave Certified Provider’s Thomas & Sarah Kurts, PA, represent the most specialized in Colorado applying their expertise to help men with impotence, as well as women in the community, achieve their functional health and wellness goals," said SWSNA Executive Dr. Alexander Volta.

In response to receiving this award, Sarah, PA and GAINSWave® Therapy provider at RPM said, “The entire team is thrilled to receive this Award, and we are proud of our community of amazing patients. As I am just returning from serving the National community in the fight against this global pandemic, I commend the men and women I work with daily and we are making big plans to not only go forward this year; but to grow-forward into the future.”

For more than a decade, Sarah Kurts, PA, has provided clients with advanced, non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to rejuvenate the body and improve daily life. Her state-of-the-art medical center helps both men and women to look (and feel) their best by providing a host of clinically proven solutions. The practice makes an ongoing investment each year in the new therapeutic advancements to provide a broad range of health and wellness options. Providers receive frequent CEU training in emerging technologies to offer Denver new options with great benefits. Revived Performance for Men is among the top speciality centers in the Colorado and even in the country because they introduce treatments that later become best practices.

About The Awardee::
With many FDA-approved products and devices in their state-of-the-art office, RPM is host to an oasis of wellness solutions for men to balance their hormones, restore their erections, live vibrantly without pain, and even offers medical weight loss to help the community look and feel great. They are not restricted to a single technology or technique- unlike one-off clinics with only a handful of in-house devices. Instead, they invest in their skilled providers- focusing on identifying new, custom solutions for every clients’ individual health goals. Their unique vision is to provide patients access to the newest regenerative medicine technologies on demand through their unique collaborations across the medical community. They perform over 10,000 procedures each year. Their solutions are backed by thousands of client success stories and years of use at facilities throughout the United States. The recent awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire RPM team and to the trust their clients place in them.

Focusing on non-surgical treatments including popular skin and hair regeneration prp techniques, RPM is regarded as the best substantiated clinic sharing common ground with Adore Aesthetics. Backed by a growing body of US based medical research, they uniquely pair their shockwave therapeutics to work synergistically with other advanced methods to accelerate the patients healing process.

About the SWSNA Award:

This annual award is presented to healthcare providers throughout America whose outstanding contributions and work in the field of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy enhancing the quality of life in their community. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy— also known as acoustic wave therapy and GAINSWave— has rapidly become the gold-standard for the treatment of chronic health conditions that are not otherwise managed by conventional care methods. This includes Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and over 90 physiotherapy treatment indications widely used across Europe. Awardees are distinguished by their specialty and communities.

Requirements for this professional accolade:
• A minimum of 2 year experience providing Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
• Maintain a professional membership with the Shock Wave Society of North America
• Demonstrate ESWT proficiency in their medical specialty with over 90% google approval ratings

Q: (SWSNA Pres. Ryan Hansmeyer) “Any final goals for 2020?”

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Milestone’s Sept. 26 Premier Firearms Auction offers hundreds of prized Colts and Winchesters, military and police arms

Cased, factory engraved Colt 4in nickel Python .357 Magnum in like-new, unfired condition in walnut Colt display case. Factory letter states gun was shipped to buyer in 1979. Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Antique 1897 Colt .32-caliber ‘New Police’ revolver with American-scroll engraving by Cuno Helfricht. Solid 99% gun with near-mint bore and action. Comes in modern Colt walnut fitted case. Estimate $7,000-$10,000

Antique Cuno Helfricht-engraved Colt Navy .41-caliber revolver, pearl stocks with carved steer head. Shipped in 1897. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Remington Beals Navy revolver made only in the years 1861-62, .36 bore, 7¼ in barrel, exquisite engraving attributed to L.D. Nimscke. Arguably the finest, most highly decorated revolver of its type extant. Estimate $12,500-$17,500

Colt .38-caliber Army Special revolver factory-engraved by William Gough (or his shop). Manufactured in 1924 and shipped to Walter G. Clarke Co., Omaha, Nebraska. Like-new bore and action. Modern Colt walnut display case. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Antique category includes rare 18th-century, Old West and Civil War-period firearms

There are many rare civilian and military productions that date as early as the 18th century. Some have incredible factory engraving by the masters, like Cuno Helfricht and William Gough.”

— Miles King, Co-Founder, Milestone Auctions

WILLOUGHBY, OHIO, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Milestone Auctions’ Premier Firearms Auction is an event that collectors of antique and modern guns have elevated to “must-attend” status. Known for its tremendous variety of high-quality arms and authoritative catalog descriptions, Milestone’s Premier sales traditionally feature rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers made by the most respected American and overseas manufacturers. The company’s next Premier Firearms Auction is slated for Saturday, Sept. 26 at Milestone’s suburban-Cleveland gallery, with all forms of remote bidding available, including absentee, phone and live online.

“Our Premier sales are where collectors go to find something really special, and we know they’re not going to be disappointed on September 26th,” said Milestone Auctions co-owner Miles King. “There will be more than 200 Colts, including single-actions, Pythons, Lightnings, and M1911s; numerous Winchesters, and many other rare civilian and military productions that date as early as the 18th century. Some have incredible factory engraving by the masters, like Cuno Helfricht and William Gough.”

One of the earliest Colts in the sale is a Navy .41-caliber revolver that was shipped from the factory in 1897, as documented by the included factory letter. A handsome gun originally sold to Shepleigh Hardware in St. Louis and subsequently shipped to John Griffith Hardware (address unknown), its nearly full-coverage American scroll motif and steer’s-head image on the pearl stocks were the work of the legendary Cuno Helfricht (1871-1921), or his shop. Its pre-sale estimate is $8,000-$12,000.

Another desirable antique Colt revolver with factory Helfricht engraving is the 1897 ‘New Police’ double action with near-mint bore and action. A solid 99% gun, it was originally shipped by Colt to J. Legler & Son in Nashville. This very attractive .32-caliber Colt comes with its original factory letter and is presented in a modern Colt walnut fitted case. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000

Also made by Colt, a US Model 1903 .32-acp Pocket Hammerless ‘U.S. PROPERTY’ pistol was commonly known as the General Officers Model. Milestone will auction an example of this gun, manufactured in 1942, in as-new condition and with a perfect bore and matching numbers. It retains its original box and pictorial instructions sheet and is expected to make $3,500-$4,500.

Shipped to a St. Louis hardware store in 1912, a Colt .41-caliber double-action Army Special is as crisp as the day it was made, with sharp rifling and like-new action. Its accompanying factory letter notes that the gun was factory-engraved, indicating it was the work of Cuno Helfricht, their engraver at that time. With its Colt glass-top custom display case, it comes to auction with a $6,000-$9,000 estimate. A Colt .38-caliber Army Special revolver manufactured in 1924 and factory-engraved by William Gough, or his shop, has a like-new bore and action. In a modern Colt walnut display case, it could reach $8,000-$12,000 at auction.

There’s never a shortage of bidders for Colt’s Python .357 Magnum, which has increased in value steadily over the past several years. An example of the coveted 4-inch nickel Python is offered in Milestone’s sale in like-new, unfired condition, with almost-overall fancy engraving. The accompanying factory letter states the gun was shipped to the original California buyer in 1979. Together with its walnut Colt display case, the gun is estimated at $7,000-$9,000.

One of the auction’s top lots is a Civil War-era Remington Beals Navy revolver that was made only in the years 1861 and ’62. With a .36 bore and 7¼-inch barrel, it boasts exquisite engraving that has been attributed to L.D. Nimscke. The gun is arguably the finest, most highly decorated revolver of its type known to exist and should command a winning bid in the $12,500-$17,500 range.

A fine Remington Beals Confederate 1st Model Navy .36-bore percussion revolver, one of only 200 made in 1861-’62, is stamped “G. Trott” on the butt end of both grips and bears the serial number “95.” Milestone Auctions’ scrupulous research revealed that the gun was the very one Confederate Lt. George Trott carried with him on the day he was killed at the June 25, 1862 Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia. Its auction estimate is $8,000-$10,000.

European highlights include firearms by Ruger, Glock Sig Sauer, Beretta, Browning, Mauser, as well as several noteworthy antique weapons. Made in the 1860s, an English .32 bore percussion knife gun stamped “James Rogers Sheffield” is entered with a $2,500-$3,500 estimate. A circa-1760 Revolutionary War Dutch flintlock musket, one of a shipment sent to Massachusetts with the help of Benjamin Franklin, has an auction target of $3,000-$4,000. Also of great interest, a scarce antique 4-barrel, .476-caliber Eley multi-shot, big-bore handgun is of a type that was favored by British army officers stationed in India. With all variations considered, fewer than 1,000 of this type of gun were made. Its top barrel rib is stamped “CHARLS LANCASTER (PATENT) 151 NEW BOND ST LONDON,” and all four barrels are British proofed. This rare, high-condition gun is estimated at $5,250-$7,500.

Rounding out the auction are many M1 Garand and 1903-A3 rifles, US M-1 Carbines, and both WWI and WWII firearms, including Lugers, Colt, Smith & Wesson, ID'd Webleys and more. The large selection of Winchesters includes M1866, M1873, M1890, M1892 and many other models. Shotguns include a Colt M1855 revolving shotgun, Winchesters, Browning, Beretta, Remington, English shotguns with cases, and more.

Milestone Auctions’ owners and their attentive staff look forward to welcoming guests to their Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 Premier Antiques & Modern Firearms Auction, which will be held live at the company’s gallery located at 38198 Willoughby Parkway, Willoughby (suburban Cleveland), OH 44094. All additional forms of bidding will be available as well, including live via the Internet through Milestone Auctions’ bidding platform or LiveAuctioneers. Start time: 10 a.m. ET. For additional information, call 440-527-8060 or email info@milestoneauctions.com. Online: www.milestoneauctions.com

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Oil portrait painting of Oonagh Guinness by Philip de László soars to $324,500 at Ahlers & Ogletree auction in Atlanta

Portrait of Oonagh Guinness (1910-1995), the Anglo-Irish socialite, society hostess and art collector, by Philip de László (Austro-Hungarian/U.K., 1869-1937) ($324,500).

Monumental pair of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) tileworks of Buddhist lions, from the Doris Duke estate, 53 inches tall ($37,200).

Exquisite 28-inch-tall 20th century Buccellati sterling figure of a bird of prey perched on a naturalistic stump, marked to the back of the tailfeather with the maker’s mark ($27,225).

Oil on canvas still life painting of sliced fruit by Peter Von Artens (Argentina, 1937-2003), titled Melons, depicting watermelons, honeydew and cantaloupe, 40 inches by 42 inches ($18,150).

Late 20th century genuine alligator upholstered wingback chair by Ralph Lauren with brass nailhead details and a loose cushion, rising on square legs ($22,320).

The oil on canvas rendering was a ¾ length portrait depicting one of the three “Golden Guinness Girls” and the daughter of Arthur Ernest Guinness (1876-1949).

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A monumental oil on canvas portrait painting of Anglo-Irish socialite, society hostess and art collector Oonagh Guinness (1910-1995), by Philip de László (Austro-Hungarian/U.K., 1869-1937), soared to $324,500 at a two-session auction held September 12th and 13th by Ahlers & Ogletree, live in the Atlanta showroom as well as online.

The painting, officially titled The Honourable Mrs. Philip Leyland Kindersley, nee Oonagh Guinness, later Lady Oranmore and Browne, was the centerpiece lot in an auction that featured items from the spectacular Atlanta estate home known as White Oaks, a fine mansion residence brimming with superb decorative arts from high-end retailers and world-class auctions.

The oil rendering was a ¾ length portrait depicting one of the three “Golden Guinness Girls” and the daughter of Arthur Ernest Guinness (1876-1949), an engineer and the second son of brewing magnate Edward Guinness (1847-1927), a prominent businessman and philanthropist who, as head of the family’s eponymous brewing business, rose to become the wealthiest man in Ireland.

Ms. Guinness was shown seated and wearing a white chiffon dress with green sash and holding a wide brimmed hat. Bidders pushed the 1931 work, measuring 52 ½ inches by 39 inches (sight, less frame), well past its $30,000-$60,000 estimate.

Philip de László was an artist known for his portraits of royal and aristocratic personages. In 1900, he married into the Guinness family himself by wedding Lucy Guinness and he became a British subject in 1914. The painting of Oonagh Guinness brought the second highest sum ever seen at auction for the artist. Another piece sold in December 2019 at Christie’s in London for about $350,000.

The White Oaks estate was filled with fine decorative arts from names like Steuben, Baccarat, Hermes, Christofle, Tiffany & Company, Lalique, Ralph Lauren Collection, Buccellati, Moser, Fornasetti and Asprey; as well as fine antiques from the Doris Duke Collection, acquired from around the world and previously sold at Christies. Most brought robust prices in the auction.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which grossed $1,580,210, including the buyer’s premium. All of the 769 lots found new owners. More than 600 absentee and phone bids were executed and over 9,100 online bids were placed across four platforms: Bidsquare.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Hibid.com. All prices include the buyer’s premium.

A pair of Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) tileworks of Buddhist lions, from the Doris Duke estate, brought $37,200. The ochre, turquoise and aubergine glazed tileworks, each one 53 inches tall, depicted seated Buddhist lion figures on stands. Also, a pair of large Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) polychrome painted pottery horse figures in prancing stance, 21 ¼ inches tall on a 1 ½ inch base, sold as one lot for $12,400.

An exquisite 20th century Buccellati sterling figure of a bird of prey perched on a naturalistic stump, 28 inches tall and marked to the back of the tailfeather with maker’s mark, fetched $27,225. Also, an oil on canvas still life painting of sliced fruit by Peter Von Artens (Argentina, 1937-2003), titled Melons, depicting watermelons, honeydew and cantaloupe, about 40 inches by 42 inches (sight, less frame), brought $18,150.

Staying with the fine art category, an oil on canvas inland ocean view painting with sailboats, signed by Pierre Bittar (American/French, b. 1934), titled Vue Sur St. Jean Cap-Ferrat (View of St. Jean Cap-Ferrat), gaveled for $8,060; while an oil on canvas Impressionist work depicting two people working in the foreground and boats sailing in the background by Gaston Sebire (French, 1920-2001), titled French Tropical Landscape, rose to $5,445.

A late 20th century genuine alligator upholstered wingback chair by Ralph Lauren with brass nailhead details and a loose cushion, rising on square legs, reportedly from Ralph Lauren’s private collection, went for $22,320. Also, an 18th century pair of English Queen Anne pier mirrors (or looking glasses), having giltwood shell carved tops with a floral etched two-part plate, unmarked, 59 ¾ inches tall by 23 inches wide, hit $11,780.

A complete six-volume set of Winston Churchill’s The Second World War, first British editions (London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1948-1954), having leather hardcovers with black cloth bindings, hand-signed to Volume 1 “Winston Churchill”, finished at $15,730. Also, a large Elkington & Co., Ltd. (English, 1861-1963) sterling silver wine cistern (or cooler) having double handles decorated with lions and a chased grape motif rim, made in 1904, about 13 inches tall and weighing a total of 106.161 ozt., changed hands for $11,800.

Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail, at consign@AandOauctions.com. To join the A&O email list for information on upcoming sales, visit www.AandOauctions.com.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, please visit www.AandOauctions.com. Updates are posted often. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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