World-Traveler Richard Bernard Launches New Life Coaching Business

Richard Bernard

Tony Robbins Inspired Life Coach Now Accepting New Clients

What I learned from Richard Bernard in communication was extremely powerful.”

— Angela Raskin

MALIBU, CA, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2021 / — Richard Bernard: Life Coach

A warm, familiar face to all who know him, Richard Bernard’s first appearance on television was on Channel 5 TV in the San Francisco area. The world traveler has often been cited in the media. With his caring and healing spirit, Richard Bernard is pleased to now begin his journey as a life coach in Los Angeles.

The Meaning of Life

Disappearing from Southern California for a number of years, Richard Bernard set sail on the seas, traveling around the world to gather more philosophical wisdom, mentorship in the healing arts field, and training in other natural healing methodologies from around the world, as well as to evolve spiritually. He later returned back full circle to Hollywood, with greater mastery, new-found wisdom, and his realization of the purpose of life; in his words, “To receive love and to give love to others.”

Philosophy of Caring

Richard Bernard states that his goal is to “Help people that arrive to me with the best of my ability and educate people to live a better life in all aspects.”

The following is an exclusive interview with the life coach for The Hollywood Sentinel:

Hollywood Sentinel: For those that don’t know about you, tell us who you are what do you do?

Richard Bernard: I am a Life Coach. Many people tell me that I have a very calming influence and that I really listen to their concerns. I help people by allowing them to communicate their concerns and then gently helping them find a path by which they can improve their lives. Throughout the years I have traveled and studied extensively, motivated by my desire to help people.

Hollywood Sentinel: Nice. What was your childhood like?

Richard Bernard: While growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, in a lovely setting near a dairy farm, some of my most precious memories include a beautiful pond nearby that would freeze over in the winter months. My family and friends would all go ice skating. Across from the family home was a large corn field where I would fly kites. I had my first spiritual experiences flying those kites while laying on my back, looking up at the clouds, contemplating life. My French / Italian family was close, and we enjoyed incredible food!

Hollywood Sentinel: You mentioned before that you hitchhiked across Africa. When and why did you do this?

Richard Bernard: In 1973 I was considering being an exchange student in Spain at the University of Granada until I met some world travelers from Morocco. They said, “You're so close to Morocco that we should just go there!” I wanted to experience various religious cultures, so I accepted a ride from two guys to go through the Sahara Dessert to a remote fishing village in Ghana and continued my travel through the Congo to the game reserves of Tanzania. As we crossed the desert, Ramadan was occurring in the desert oasis which brought many people from around the world to celebrate! Hitchhiking was practical, as the journey across Africa was costly and had issues of robbery. I learned the art of persistence. At one point I waited eleven days for a ride out of a desert oasis during which only three or four cars passed daily. Persistence is the key to life!

Hollywood Sentinel: You have mentioned Buddhism before. What did you learn from Buddhism and how do you apply this to your work?

Richard Bernard: Tibetan Buddhism was my first meaningful spiritual practice, and I was so fortunate to study with Lama Yeshe who was the immediate junior to the Dali Lama! He was on my path as a significant spiritual mentor. That study combined with learning experiences from other Tibetan Monks provided me continual moving toward enlightenment and maintaining a state of serenity. From that I realized each life experience is part of that journey. While in India for a year I lived with a blind Sitar Master while he trained me on his instrument. I find music soothing to the soul, and I suggest various forms of music to help people reach a state of serenity. Although I am not a Buddhist, I do very much admire the practices and try to inspire people on any topic with conversation and attentive listening.

Hollywood Sentinel: When did you start coaching? Why?

Richard Bernard: I began coaching people on their concerns as a professional in 1980. I have always been interested in people and available to help as a coach / mentor throughout my professional life.

Hollywood Sentinel: What makes you different from the other life coaches out there?

Richard Bernard: I have forty years of experience in the healing-arts, and I have helped people with life issues throughout that time. I help people by listening intently and observing the actual situation. My philosophy is that people can be helped. I am a calming influence. My approach to coaching is to meet with people in a safe, conversational setting and interview to see what help is needed. The topics troublesome to the client surface in session, as they should. Skill and understanding are key to helping others. A primary skill is listening without judgment. I trained with Tony Robbins for his online training program and continue to do so. I did the “Come Back Challenge,” the “New World, New You Challenge,” and I am scheduled to do the “Unleash The Power Within” event this year. I learned to persist and rediscover the reasons for someone's problems, and to maintain communication in order to resolve them.

Hollywood Sentinel: What areas do you coach people in?

Richard Bernard: I primarily coach in relationships issues, but also in other issues that are problematic for the client. I move people toward calm within the storm!

Contact Richard at: Tel: 323-906-8944

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Brady collection of high-condition antique mechanical banks commands $2M at Morphy’s Feb. 27 auction

J. & E. Stevens Shoot the Chute bank. Top lot of the sale at $156,000

Kyser & Rex Mikado bank, rare blue-base version. Sold for $81,000

Saalheimer & Strauss (Germany) Mickey Mouse Type 4 tin mechanical bank made for English-language markets. Sold for $31,200

Kyser & Rex Chimpanzee bank. Sold for $63,000

J. & E. Stevens Boy Robbing Bird’s Nest bank. Sold for $33,600

Extraordinarily rare ‘Shoot the Chute’ bank soars to $156,000; European tin banks unexpectedly power their way into the top 10

The Brady name carries great weight amongst bank collectors, and bidders responded exactly as we had hoped they would.”

— Dan Morphy, Founder and President of Morphy Auctions

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, March 5, 2021 / — The revered Bob and Judy Brady collection of antique mechanical banks attracted worldwide bidding and strong prices at Morphy’s live gallery auction held February 27 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The premier collection built over a 40-year period featured some of the most elusive, beautifully preserved banks known to exist. In total, the 184 banks realized $2 million, inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.

The top seller, a J & E Stevens “Shoot the Chute” bank featuring beloved early comic strip characters Buster Brown and his dog Tige, swept past its $80,000-$120,000 estimate to land at $156,000. “That bank offered everything a mechanical bank collector could possibly want,” said Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions and a bank authority in his own right. “It’s in near-mint-plus condition, has its very rare original wood factory box, and came with provenance from the late Donal Markey, who was one of the most condition-focused collectors the hobby has ever known.” The bank is also the very example depicted in Morphy’s landmark 2007 reference book The Official Price Guide to Mechanical Banks.

A classic mechanical bank, Kyser & Rex’s “Mikado” has the type of complex action bank enthusiasts find irresistible. An illusionist stands behind an ornately decorated table and makes a coin appear then disappear under a hat, only to reappear under a second hat, like a shell game. The Bradys’ rare blue-base version in near-mint condition attracted 13 bids before settling within estimate at $81,000.

Another outstanding Kyser & Rex production, a “Chimpanzee” bank depicts a stern-faced chimp “banker” seated before an open ledger. When a coin is deposited, the figure lowers his arm and head as though entering the deposit into the book, while a bell rings to acknowledge receipt. Formerly in the Stephen and Marilyn Steckbeck collection and one of the finest examples known, it sold above estimate for $63,000.

Other cast-iron mechanicals finishing in the top 10 included three J & E Stevens banks: an extremely rare white-uniform version of J & E Stevens’ “Darktown Battery,” $38,400; an exquisite “Boy Robbing Bird’s Nest,” $33,600; and a near-mint-plus “Panorama,” $27,600. They were joined by one of Bob Brady’s personal favorites, a “Mason” bank manufactured by Shepard Hardware Co., of Buffalo, New York. In near-mint-plus condition with its original printed wood box and provenance from the Donal Markey collection, it sold within estimate for $32,400.

Saalheimer & Strauss (Germany) tin banks made in the 1920s/’30s for English-language markets finished in surprisingly rich territory, perhaps signaling a new trend to watch. An example of the company’s amusing Mickey Mouse Type 4 “Smile Please!” bank, which depicts the famous cartoon rodent playing a concertina on its front and assuming the role of a photographer on its reverse, rose to $31,200 against an estimate of $15,000-$20,000. The manufacturer’s unmistakable artistry could also be seen on the Bradys’ colorful tin Tiger bank, which operates similarly to the Mickey bank, with a lever-activated tongue jutting out to accept a coin. Estimated at $6,000-$10,000, the “whiskered” feline with a piercing gaze leaped to a winning bid of $18,600.

A private preview event was held on the Friday evening before the February 27 auction, allowing Bob and Judy Brady and approximately 15 invited bank collectors to admire and inspect the bank collection one last time before its sale. Auction participation was enthusiastic, with bids coming in over the phones, across multiple Internet platforms and in person at the gallery, with adherence to COVID guidelines.

“Each bank opened at half its low estimate, with no reserve. Some might have viewed this as a courageous move, but the banks were of very high quality and in superior condition from many years of careful upgrading. The Brady name carries great weight amongst bank collectors, and bidders responded exactly as we had hoped they would,” Dan Morphy said.

To discuss consigning to a future Morphy Auctions sale, call 877-968-8880 or email All enquiries will be kept in strictest confidence. Visit Morphy Auctions online at

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Toy trains do so well in Weiss Auctions' February 24 online sale, the firm plans to hold eight more just like it in 2021

American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400).

Exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 – chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached ($5,100).

LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with white-over-red variation plane, all original, with nice picture box ($1,620).

Clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars ($1,500).

Boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set ($1,650).

The auction featured the S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, plus more of the Neil Padron estate, with its American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities.

We’re getting in huge collections and want to promote a category that’s hot right now. We’re always looking for new consignments and I'm confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

— Philip Weiss

LYNBROOK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 / — Weiss Auctions’ first Toy & Train event for 2021, held online-only on February 24th, exceeded all expectations, especially in the exploding toy trains category, as 96 percent of all 500 lots found new owners in a sale that grossed around $200,000. It has inspired Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions, to plan up to eight more train sales during this year.

“We’re getting in huge collections and we want to promote a category that’s obviously red hot right now,” Weiss said. “For the February sale, we had nearly 1,500 active bidders between our site (, and We’re always looking for new consignments, and I feel confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, whose many rare and unusual examples included an exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 ($5,100). The poster was chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached. The color was bright and it was in like-new condition.

The sale also saw the continuation of the incredible Neil Padron estate, with many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities featuring many unique pieces, prototypes, production samples, errors and separate sale items. Also featured was Padron’s extensive Plasticville O/S collection of an estimated 680 boxed kits and blister cards, all of them different.

That collection was offered as one lot and turned out to the auction’s top achiever, finishing at $8,100. The 680 or so kits were mostly boxed, with several blister and with peg board variations, type face and contents variations. There were kits in the collection that Weiss Auctions had never seen before, and no two were alike. Most boxes were nice and bright; nearly all were Plasticville.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. All prices quoted include the buyer’s premium.

Two other lots topped the $5,000 mark. One was an American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400). The other was a nice boxed Lionel 2296W Canadian Pacific set from 1957, including the super 2373 CP F3 AB Diesel, all cars shiny and with original decals ($5,100).

Four other lots managed to reach $3,000 or better – all of them Lionel. They were as follows:

• A boxed Lionel anniversary set 1464W, 1950, including a 2023 UP Alco AA Diesels, 2481 and 2482 coaches; and 2483 Observation. All the cars matched nicely ($4,080).
• A fantastic Lionel black 2332 GG1 boasting a beautiful, unhandled satin patina, and the decals were 100 percent, as were the silver stripes and medium bright lettering ($3,960).
• An LN boxed Lionel 6817 Black Flat & Scraper, including a beautiful Alice Chalmers scraper on an unrun black flat with bands, plus a respectable perf window box ($3,360).
• A super scarce boxed Lionel Sears set 2347 C&O GP7 from 1965, made for Sears set 12885-500, with intact shell, original chassis and a good battery compartment ($3,120).

A hard-to-find American Flyer 24519 S gauge reel car, circa 1958, clean and with both brake-wheels, showing only light playwear, changed hands for $1,680; while an LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with the white-over-red variation plane, all original and with a nice picture box, made $1,620.

A Lionel 1916 consumer catalog and envelope – the first one Weiss Auctions has ever seen and a nice example – complete with color center spread of the 42-passenger set over a bridge, went for $1,800. Also, a very clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars, fetched $1,500.

A boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set, garnered $1,650. Also, a boxed Lionel 158 station set, a nice original owner item with a late 136 station and two #156 station platforms, plus wrapping paper, boxes and platform inserts, hit $1,440.

A super clean Lionel 6464-150 MP first panel boxcar having a type IIA body with a saw in the first panel, unrun and with a clean box missing a flap on one side, commanded $1,560; while a near-mint boxed Lionel 6816 flat with a light color dozer having a band and a rare insert on an unrun flat, displaying nicely with just a lightly shopworn perf window box, achieved $990.

An American Flyer 24016 MKT S gauge boxcar from 1958 having a clean satin patina with intact nibs and catwalks, showing some light playwear and missing its brake wheel, still made $870. Also, two variations of American Flyer 378 S gauge station figures – an early pastel example and a later variation, both tied into display boxes and both set boxes nice, rose to $630.

A boxed American Flyer 274 S gauge freight station, the very rare green window version with the black roof, showing only light handling with a nice maroon lettered box, went for $600. Also, an LN boxed American Flyer 162 S gauge Mysto-Magic Factory, a great example, made $576.

Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at For more information about Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit Updates are posted often.

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Chicago Lawn Signs Adds To Its Happy Birthday Yard Sign Greeting Display Rentals In Prep Of Busy 2021 In Local Suburbs

Local Chicago Suburb Area Lawn & Yard Sign Rental Delivery Service Company Adds New Large Designs, Greetings, & Custom Birthdays Signs Because Of Record Orders

CHICAGO SUBURBS, IL, UNITED STATES, March 5, 2021 / — Birthday parties are getting a big upgrade–with an emphasis on big. Large yard signs and lawn signs have become a brand new way of celebrating big events. From birthdays and anniversaries to graduation parties and welcome home celebrations, themed lawn signs have become a new and exciting way of announcing your special occasion to the entire neighborhood. A local rental service company in the Chicago suburbs, called Chicago Lawn Signs, has made a big splash in recent months by offering yard sign card display style rentals and local yard sign delivery. By taking care of the setup delivery and takedown process for customers, Chicago Lawn Signs has made special occasion lawn signs an easy way to upgrade the usual celebration experience with delivery & setup of big lawn displays for birthdays, custom signs, and other special events.

With the website featuring many yard lawn sign selections, examples and real custom pictures, families in the Chicago and near north, east, south and western local suburb area have the go to rental yard display service.

The yard signs themselves are usually oversized in nature. Far from the usual lawn decorations or garage sale yard sign you might see on any old day, these displays are big and full of color. Displays feature large letters, custom names, big oversized birthday cakes cartoon characters such as Flamingos, Over The Hill, Sharks, Storks, Dinosaurs, Party stars, and many more. More can be view at . Customers can choose from birthday cakes or novelties, Custom signs, and even incorporate custom yard signs for birthdays, and other events. Most packages will include seven huge yard signs, as well as installation and take-down once the rental is complete. For Chicago Lawn Signs, offering customers that kind of convenience and joy has been key to success. Many customer pictures can be seen on

Birthdays, for example, have been really popular. And that’s probably, at least in part, due to the rise of drive-through birthday front yard lawn parties. It’s a great way to set a scene for any special birthday! Lawn signs during the pandemic became a way to hold local neighborhoods and communities together.

But there are appeals to giant celebratory yard signs and lawn sign delivery that go far beyond compensating for social distancing. Imagine a new mother coming home with her infant and being greeted by extravagant yard signs displayed with welcoming and congratulatory messages. Or a child being driven to a surprise party and greeted with huge superhero lawn signs. It’s the kind of thing that can make any event a little extra special. Even businesses and offices have used lawn signs as a way to boost morale.

Chicago Lawn Signs opted to introduce a lawn sign rental option. Most people, they discovered, don’t want to go through the hassle of setup and tear down–especially in the Chicago suburbs. By taking care of that part of the project for customers, more people are able to enjoy these elaborate and impressive yard displays. Contact Chicago Lawn Signs

Some of our most popular requests are Happy Birthday Lawn Signs for 40th, 50th, 60th birthdays as well as kids themed yard displays. Lawn signs will continue to be popular for years to come here in the Chicago area. “We’re already booking events for months down the road,” said Co-Owner Nicole.

About Chicago Lawn Signs: Chicago Lawn Signs is a local yard birthday rental company that specializes in lawn sign rentals. CLS rents and delivery big fun yard and lawn signs for birthdays and all special occasions. Chicago & Local Suburbs Customers can choose from many different setup options and even order custom displays. Staff from Chicago Lawn Signs will handle setup and teardown of the signage, making Chicago Lawn Signs one of the most convenient and popular options for lawn signs in the Chicago suburbs.

Birthday Yard & Lawn Sign Rental Service in the Chicago Suburbs & Chicago Metro Area. Delivery & Setup of big yard displays. Contact Chicago Lawn Signs

Phone: 630.923.7373

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LONDON, GREAT BRITAIN, March 5, 2021 / — They said that bitcoin will never go above 10,000USD. They also said that those who buy bitcoin above 15,000USD are out of their mind. Finally, they said that bitcoin mining is a waste of time and once the bitcoin bubble pops, all the expensive equipment that miners use will turn into worthless metal, plastic, silicone and computer chips.

Well, with Bitcoin reaching an all-time high 50,000USD price level at the beginning of 2021, it seems that they have all been wrong. Bitcoin still seems to be a thing and it looks stronger than ever, just a little bit more unreachable this time.

But is there still a way to get free bitcoin just like back in the old days?

There sure is and to commemorate all the possible legal ways to get free bitcoin in 2021, we have decided to compile a list for you with the best ways to do it.

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Folk Rockers Turn Farmers

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA.

Claire's experience in her store Bennett's Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

Claire’s experience in her store Bennett’s Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

Folk rock duo turns their creative energies to growing food for a family of four during pandemic and is documenting it on YouTube.

I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine and it was fun to be creating together.”

— Don McCollister

ROSWELL, GA, USA, March 4, 2021 / — Folk rock duo The Ormewoods, Don McCollister and Claire Pearson, kicked off the 2020 music festival season last March by headlining a show in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Little did they know when they left the stage, that their first gig of the year would also be their last for more than a year. And they definitely could not have predicted that in one year's time, they would be documenting on YouTube their attempt to grow food for a family of 4.

Claire owns two market delis in downtown Atlanta and began to experience first hand food shortages and supply chain issues. "There were a few months in the beginning of the pandemic where it was really scary. My business partner and I were able to order toilet paper when no one else could get it so we started sending a free roll with every delivery order" says Pearson. "It made Don and me think about the possibility of food shortages both personally and for the store which led to the idea of growing our own."

The Ormewoods had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs and were sitting on almost an acre of land – a huge difference from their former city lot in Southeast Atlanta where they had grown vegetables for fun in a small bed and containers. Don, a two time Grammy winning audio engineer and music producer, also happens to be a woodworker, and he got to work building raised beds and designing an irrigation system.

"Until I met Claire, I killed anything and everything I ever tried to grow. I was hopeful Claire could carry us but soon after we got two beds full of tomatoes, she confused our homemade sanitizer bottle for our organic fertilizer and sprayed bleach on every plant killing everything. We call it the bleach massacre. So it's safe to say, I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine," says McCollister. "And it was fun."

Despite the slow start, they got a bumper crop of cucumbers and started making pickles. "We had to learn how to can because we could not possibly eat all those cucumbers. We decided that we probably had enough to last us a year – which we did. We are still eating last summer's pickles," says Pearson.

The couple originally thought they would eat what they grew as they harvested it but their little garden outperformed their wildest expectations. Not wanting the food to go to waste, they challenged themselves to preserve it with the hope that they might be able to have fresh veggies for a whole year. Their stock is running low but in addition to pickles they still have some homemade tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary oil, jalapenos and pickled beets just in time to be replaced by this year's growing season crops. With these successes also came failures. All of their cantaloupe were eaten by pests, the corn never got full size, carrots were woody and blueberries were all eaten by birds.

The pair was learning a lot watching YouTube videos. When 2021 came around, and gigs were still not looking possible, they decided that documenting their journey to grow food for a year, the second time, was a way to stay connected to their fan base and work together creatively. They also realized that there aren't a lot of people on YouTube like them doing this and maybe there was a need for this content.

"We have so many favorite channels but none of them are really like us. The people we watch are farmers, homesteaders and home schoolers with big families. A lot of them have grown up living on the land or had the dream to. That's not our story. We grew up in the suburbs, me in Dunwoody and Claire outside of Jacksonville, FL, with zero gardening experience. In fact, when we moved up here, Claire did NOT want a yard because of the upkeep," says McCollister. "So for us to show our learning journey, our successes and failures in an urban setting starting from scratch, might really inspire other people like us who want to do this on a smaller scale than what you currently see but don't know how. "

The pair is posting a garden tour every Sunday and a behind the scenes video every Thursday on their YouTube channel – The Ormewoods. Subscribe to keep up with them and follow along. Also, you can find them on their favorite social media platform Instagram @ormewoods.

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Bertoia’s to auction magnificent Aaron and Abby Schroeder antique bank and toy collection, March 5-6

Francis, Field & Francis (American) Omnibus, mid-19th century, 15.5in long, painted tin with original coachman figure. Perhaps the nicest of very few known examples. Provenance: Perelman Antique Toy Museum, Philadelphia. Estimate $20,000-$30,000

J. & E. Stevens (American), Girl Skipping Rope cast-iron mechanical bank. Book example depicted in Blair Whitton’s 1981 reference ‘Clockwork Toys.’ Pristine to near-mint condition. Estimate $70,000-$100,000

One of few known examples of Ives’ (American) Monkey Perambulator clockwork toy. Cast-iron horse head and wheels, painted wood cart. Excellent to pristine condition. Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Lehmann (German) ‘Boxer Rebellion’ wind-up tin toy with original pictorial box and instructions. Inspired by Boxer Rebellion of the early 1900s. One of the rarest and most desirable of all Lehmann toys. Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Museum-grade Althof Bergmann (American) ‘St. John’ ferry boat, 14in long, highly detailed with two decks and very ornate railings. Exquisite and well-preserved original example, one of only a few known. Pristine to mint condition. Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Partners in music publishing, record production and artist-management businesses, the Schroeders became collectors in 1963

In terms of quality, rarity and importance, the Schroeder collection is among the greatest antique toy and bank collections we have ever seen.”

— Michael Bertoia, President, Bertoia Auctions

VINELAND, N.J., USA, March 4, 2021 / — Another illustrious entry will soon join the list of legendary collections that have passed through the portals of Bertoia Auctions’ New Jersey gallery. As confirmed by company president Michael Bertoia, the Aaron and Abby Schroeder mechanical bank and antique toy collection – considered by many to be in a league of its own – will be auctioned by Bertoia’s on March 5-6, with Part II scheduled for fall of 2021.

The vast private collection encompasses the finest of late 19th- to early 20th-century American cast iron, including incomparable mechanical and still banks, horse-drawn and bell toys, and rare cap guns and cap bombs. An extraordinary selection of early American tin and clockwork toys, including museum-worthy classics made by Ives, is beautifully complemented by an array of European tin that includes many boxed Lehmann and Martin character windups, tin autos, aeronautical toys and penny toys.

The Schroeders’ impressive Schoenhut wooden toys are ceremoniously ushered in by a grand 46-inch horse-drawn Humpty Dumpty Circus Bandwagon with driver and six liveried musician figures, estimate: $14,000-$18,000. Other American toy highlights include a circa-1906 Carpenter deluxe Burning Building with provenance that includes a descendant of the Carpenter family, $16,000-$24,000; a scarce Ives Monkey Perambulator, $20,000-$30,000; and a mid-19th-century Francis, Field & Francis Omnibus that was formerly in the Perelman Antique Toy Museum’s fabled collection. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000.

The spotlight will also be shining on Aaron and Abby’s many spectacular cast-iron mechanical banks, including the pristine to near-mint J & E Stevens Girl Skipping Rope that appears in Blair Whitton’s 1981 reference book Clockwork Toys. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Other prized banks include Bread Winners, $40,000-$60,000; Bowing Man in Cupola, $30,000-$50,000; Presto 5 Cent to 25 Cent, $25,000-$35,000; and a book example of Preacher in the Pulpit, $30,000-$50,000.

“In terms of quality, rarity and importance, the Schroeder collection is on par with those of Donald Kaufman, Max Berry, Dick Claus and the Perelman Museum,” Michael Bertoia observed. “The core of the collection was amassed four to five decades ago, when it was still possible to find rare banks and toys in shops and at antique shows and flea markets. In fact, Aaron and Abby made their first purchase – a Stevens ‘Magic Bank’ – for a mere $40 back in 1963.”

The many rare and whimsical European toys in the collection include coveted productions by 19th/early 20th century manufacturers Gunthermann, Marklin, Carette, Lehmann, Martin, Issmayer, Ernst Plank, Bing, and many more. An early-20th-century Lehmann (German) “Boxer Rebellion” wind-up tin toy that was inspired by the Chinese Boxer Rebellion is one of the most desirable of all Lehmann toys. The boxed example could command a winning bid of $15,000-$25,000. A charming circa-1894 Fernand Martin (French) “Flemish Dog Cart” wind-up tin toy, pulled by a dog figure and stocked with copper milk cans, retains its extraordinarily rare original box – the only one of its type that Bertoia’s expert consultants have ever seen. In excellent to pristine condition, it comes to auction with a $5,000-$7,500 estimate.

The late Aaron Schroeder (1926-2009) and his wife and business partner of 49 years, Abby Steinberg Schroeder, wielded influence and garnered worldwide respect both in business and philanthropy, just as they did in the playful world of antique toys and banks, for which they had a great passion.

Aaron’s multifaceted career in the music industry was one that grew from his prodigious talent as a songwriter. Many prominent vocalists recorded his songs, including Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan, Carl Perkins and the Beatles. Elvis Presley recorded 17 of Aaron’s songs. Five became No. 1 hits. In 1960, Aaron launched music-publishing and record-production companies and, together with Abby, developed, guided, produced and/or managed the careers of numerous top-tier artists, including Gene Pitney, Barry White, Randy Newman, Al Kooper and Jimi Hendrix.

As vice president of the Schroeder businesses, Abby established 12 overseas corporations from the ground floor up, participated in the recording process of their artists and became a master at artist representation, copyright law and contract negotiation. Today, she continues her work as a crusader for songwriters’ rights and uses her business skills and connections to benefit The Actors Fund. She also gifted The Actors Fund with some of the toys that had been displayed at the Schroeders’ American Museum of Antique Toys in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. That particular collection will be auctioned by Bertoia’s in fall 2021 to benefit The Actors Fund, during the same week that Part II of the Schroeders’ private collection is offered.

All traditional forms of bidding will be available for the March 5-6, 2021 auction, including in person at the gallery, by phone, and absentee or live online through Bertoia Live or LiveAuctioneers. Auction seating will be available by reservation only, and in full accordance with CDC safety guidelines. Private previewing in advance of the sale is available by appointment only. For additional information on any item in the auction, to book a phone line, or to make a preview or auction-day seating reservation, call 856-692-1881 or email Online:

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An 1862 Lincoln silver Peace Medal and an 1865 tintype of Custer by Brady are part of Holabird's huge Feb. 11-15 auction

1862 Lincoln silver Peace Medal, 62.5 mm, About Uncirculated, the only Presidential peace medal issued in a year other than the inauguration date of the president ($18,750).

Original tintype of George Armstrong Custer in a non-political case, 3 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches, taken in 1865 by Matthew Brady, the famous Civil War-era photographer ($5,750).

Spectacular collection of 42 original folio lithographs drawn by artist David Roberts (1796-1864) during his visit to the Holy Land in 1838-1839 ($18,125).

Leadville (Colo.) presentation silver ingot, inscribed, “From Geo. W. Cook to Col. J. J. Slocum Leadville Col June 1881 965 fine”, about 23 troy ounces, 3.5 inches long ($15,062).

Stock certificate for the New York and Pennsylvania Blue Stone Co. (1870), signed by president James Fisk, one of the fabled “Robber Barons” who ran New York in the mid-1800s ($10,937).

The auction was held online and live in the Holabird gallery in Reno, Nevada. It was bursting with nearly 4,000 lots in a wide array of collecting categories.

We broke nearly every record anybody’s ever heard about for a multiple consignor Americana sale. We enjoyed a nearly 90 percent sell-through average.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 / — An 1862 Abraham Lincoln silver Peace Medal in About Uncirculated condition sold for $18,750, an original 1865 tintype of George Armstrong Custer from a photograph taken by the iconic Civil War-era photographer Matthew Brady rang up $5,750, and three scarce and historically significant ingots (two silver, one gold) brought a combined $86,792 in a five-day Sweetheart Express Auction held Feb. 11th-15th by Holabird Western Americana Collections.

The auction was held online and live in the Holabird gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno. The sale was bursting with nearly 4,000 lots in a wide array of collecting categories. “We broke nearly every record anybody’s ever heard about for a multiple consignor Americana sale,” said company president Fred Holabird. “We enjoyed a nearly 90 percent sell-through average.”

The auction was titled The Sweetheart Express because it was loaded with sweet deals right around Valentine’s Day and contained thousands of great gift ideas. The sale was headlined by two major collections: the Gary Nelson collection of railroadiana and the Stewart MacKenzie collection of Montana mining. Both attracted great interest as bidders added to their collections.

The Lincoln silver Peace medal dated 1862 was one of just 200 made at the Philadelphia mint, 100 each in two sizes (the one in the sale was the smaller size, 62.5 mm). The reverse showed that the medal was an Osage Indian Award. The Peace medals were given to tribal Chiefs, or sometimes to Indians involved in friendly treaties by the various regional superintendencies.

A collection of 42 original folio lithographs drawn by artist David Roberts (1796-1864) during his visit to the Holy Land in 1838-1839 was from a catalog that was published in two forms: as a book titled The Holy Land, Syria, Ideuma, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia: From Drawings Made on the Spot, and as folios, which he sold on a subscription basis. The collection sold for $18,125.

The three ingots attracted attention because they were gold and silver and for their historical significance. They were as follows:

• Vulture Mine gold ingot ($37,355) – an important discovery from the Vulture Gold Mine near Wickenburg, Arizona, circa 1911-1914, one of two ingots that were sold from an old Arizona family to an Arizona coin dealer in 2020. This was the larger one (423.04 grams)
• U.S. Assay Office (San Francisco) silver ingot, 1016.70 troy ounces and weighing about 60 pounds. This was a rarity, as most of the U.S. Mint of Assay office bars were usually smaller. The ingot, from the 1940s, was held by the same family since its initial pour.
• Leadville (Colo.) presentation silver ingot ($15,062), inscribed, “From Geo. W. Cook to Col. J. J. Slocum Leadville Col June 1881 965 fine”, about 23 troy ounces, 3 ½ inches in length. Cook was the one-time mayor of Leadville and later a wealthy railroad financier.

Day 1 featured general Americana (jewelry, marbles and toys and geographic sort), bottles and saloon collectibles (including brewing items and drug ephemera), mining collectibles and Part 1 of stocks and bonds (to include mining paper). Featured were stocks and bonds (especially oil stocks) from Ken Prag’s sizable collection of U.S. businesses other than mining and railroad.

Gold Rush and Western mining collectibles included a gorgeous gold quartz watch chain, 14 inches long, with six rectangular sections of one-inch-each California gold quartz ($9,062); and a James Marshall autographed card ("The Discoverer of Gold in California January 19th, 1848", signed Jas. W. Marshall"), with a vignette of Sutter’s Mill and a photo of Marshall ($2,250).

A custom album containing 31 photographs of mining in Nome, Alaska from 1900-1902, all taken by photographer Otto Daniel Goetze, plus a small male portrait (possibly of Goetze) sold for $3,125. Also, a classic California Gold Rush pocket scale in a black case with gold letters, the small scale itself made of brass and in extremely fine or better condition, brought $1,250.

A California Mining Association brass lapel pin showing a pick and shovel with a grizzly bear and labeled “California Mining Association”, suspended by a chain, possibly from the 1800s, realized $1,125. Also, a classic ceramic liquor jug (“J.J. Carollo Liquor Dealer Diamondville, Wyoming”), 9 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter, with a small chip, changed hands for $1,937.

Day 2 contained Part II of stocks and bonds (oil, railroad, transportation, agriculture, banking, brewing and industrial), as well as firearms, military and political collectibles. The firearms and military section featured the tintype of Custer, housed in a non-political case, 3 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches. Matthew Brady took dozens of photos of Custer in various poses that day in May 1865.

Stocks were led by a certificate from 1870 for the New York and Pennsylvania Blue Stone Co., noteworthy because it was signed by company president James Fisk, one of the fabled “Robber Barons” who ran New York in the mid-1800s ($10,937); and an 1883 certificate for Petersen’s American Aerial Navigation company, very rare and with an amazing airship vignette ($1,875).

An 1893 stock certificate for the Yellowstone National Park Transportation Company with a nice pictorial of Old Faithful, signed by company president and famed Montana entrepreneur Harry W. Child, fetched $750. Also, an original photograph from around 1885, showing a stage coach and driver, taken at Fort Grant in the Arizona Territory by Daniel A. Markey, went for $1,312.

Day 3 featured railroadiana and transportation, numismatics, tokens and sports. In addition to the Lincoln silver Peace Medal and three choice ingots, the session also featured a brass Southern Railroad Engine bell, 12 inches in diameter, circa 1920s, mounted on a wood base ($2,250); and a Lionel #773 locomotive 4-6-4 and tender, O scale, both like new, circa 1957-1960 ($1,750).

Day 4, Valentine’s Day, featured art, Native Americana (to include a collection of 19th century photos and documents, including photos of Apache leaders such as Geronimo and two Apache Scout Medal of Honors winners), philatelic and the Albert Cauchon sculptures collection, featuring over 1,000 Chilmark pewter statues by artists such as Don Polland and Michael Boyett.

An original 1883 "Wanted" handbill/poster with a $1600 reward for the "Arrest Stage Robber" offered by Sheriff A. J. Doran, Florence (Arizona Territory), and a handwritten letter by Sheriff R.H. Paul from his Tucson office, earned $4,875. Also, a group of four cabinet cards and one stereo card, all depicting the legendary Apache Indian Chief Geronimo, commanded $3,000.

Internet bidding was provided by,, and Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted. The full catalog could be viewed online, at For those attending the auction in person, all state and CDC regulations and protocols regarding the COVID-19 virus were strictly enforced.
Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,00 lots sold since 2014.
To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit Updates are posted often.
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Scripture Scenes Launches New Web Site Combining Art and God’s Word for Inspiring Décor and Gifts

Our logo shows the parted waters of the Red Sea with an open bible in the center, signifiying that when God speaks, miracles happen. We all need miracles!

Visualizing God’s word through original artwork gives people a different perspective about scriptures.

A tomb in the hilly side of Elah Valley, in Israel shows the round stone of the opening rolled open. Whlle this tomb is not in Jerusalem, it is NOT the tomb of Christ, but shows what a wealthy Jewish family tomb  was like.

First Century tomb in Elah Valley, Israel, showing the round stone which has been rolled away. A perfect example of what a wealthy family tomb looked like. Of course we know He only borrowed it for three days and the stone was rolled away!

This shows the variety of printed products we offer churches to promote their church or ministry. This package shows postcards, flyers, bookmarks, doorhangers and a banner.

This is a collection of printed products available to promote events and holidays for churches, customized for your church.

Whether church, home or office, Scripture Scenes provides inspiration and Bible verses to visualize God’s Word in a unique way.

We have so many wonderful photos from around the globe and in the USA, we decided we wanted to share them while helping others to literally ‘visualize God’s Word’ in a different way.”

— Patricia Stirnkorb

FAYETTEVILLE, OH, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 / — Scripture Scenes recently launched their new web site providing a glimpse of original photography from around the world. Each photograph has a bible verse that corresponds with the photo to help people visualize God’s word in a unique way.
The original photography collection has been assembled by photojournalists Rick and Patricia Stirnkorb. After being on assignment and traveling for multiple printed publications over the last 30 years, they have created Scripture Scenes, providing a way to share their talents while combining it with their faith.
“We have so many wonderful photos from around the globe and in the USA, we decided we wanted to share them while helping others to literally ‘visualize God’s Word’ in a different way,” Patricia said.
Over the last few years, they have shared their art with friends and family. About a year ago Patricia launched Printing4.Church, which has now been combined under the banner of Scripture Scenes. This on-line business provides churches the chance to order premium printed products for special events and holidays. Their baisc products include brochures, postcards, bookmarks, doorhangers, flyers and a variety of products that churches use on a regular basis.
Banners has been the bulk of the business, but also printing packages for Christmas, Easter, Mother and Father’s Day, Patriotic holidays and more. When a church purchases five sets of products (five orders), Scripture Scenes/ will donate an exact set of printed materials to another church or ministry of their choice. The idea is to give back to a church who may not be able to afford promotional materials. Their way of “paying it forward.”
“Our banners have been enjoyed by many and so we decided to add other forms of media: Metal Prints, gallery wrapped canvas, sign materials and photo plaques in smaller size for tables or walls. Of course, all of our work is available in various sizes of high-quality canvas banners up to 6’ x 20’ and everything in between.”
While banners are available in several sizes, not all photographs are adaptable to every size. Their web site details the sizes and types of media for each of their prints. Their idea to help all people be inspired by the beauty that God has created for everyone and draw them closer to Him.
An original piece of art from Scripture Scenes provides a great gift for any season. For more information, sizes and types available check out their web site at
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Write Words Media
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COLORpockit™ is the sugar-free spring holiday treat

COLORpockit is Made In the USA, in Fort Collins, Colorado

COLORpockit is Made In The USA

COLORpockit is available in five colors, pantone and more!

COLORpockit is available in five colors

COLORpockit™ is a portable coloring system with a lightweight, durable, high-quality plastic case containing 12 coloring postcards, 12 double-sided colored pencils, and a built-in sharpener.

COLORpockit™ is a portable coloring system with a lightweight, durable, high-quality plastic case containing 12 coloring postcards, 12 double-sided colored pencils, and a built-in sharpener.

COLORpockit™ celebrates the intersection of self-care, relaxation, screen time reduction, and creativity.

Coloring is relaxing and fun, plus it's a great way to express creativity for all ages. I look forward to letting go of the stresses of the day and losing myself in my coloring for some 'me time.'”

— Dalaine Bartelme, Chief Colorist, COLORpockit

FORT COLLINS, CO, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2021 / — As many children look forward to the sugary sweetness of spring holidays like Easter, COLORpockit™ is the sugar-free holiday treat for all spring celebrations! As the calendar turns toward spring, Easter, Mother's Day, and graduation, opportunities to gift COLORpockit are on the horizon!

There are two primary customer types for COLORpockit, each with some overlapping and unique elements. The first group is female adult coloring enthusiasts, an established market with a healthy sales pattern and repeat purchasing to support their hobbies. COLORpockit fills a clear and unmet need/gap in the marketplace for an all-in-one portable coloring kit for travel and local activities in waiting rooms and social activities.

The second target is the youth market, with 49 million kids between the ages of 6 and 18 in 2020. The youth market overlaps the Adult market in that it will usually be parents, grandparents or relatives, and friends who will gift COLORpockit to young people. The established market recurs as new children of appropriate ages receive COLORpockit each year. It is a market that values novelty and trends. COLORpockit™ may be presented and customized for educational content or just the action of coloring to increase hand-eye coordination. Many parents in today's world attach high value to activities that might reduce screen time on electronic devices.

Kids are creative, and many love to color. Encouraging kids' creativity offers a screen-free activity, as well as a connection point with distant friends and family by coloring and sending postcards from the COLORpockit library of over seventy coloring decks created by talented artists. There's something for everyone with original decks featuring patterns, nature, characters, and holiday themes. COLORpockit decks can also be custom-created for specific curriculums, causes, and markets. Each artist earns a commission on sales from their original art deck.

COLORpockit is the perfect gift. COLORpockit works as a lap desk securely holding the art with a sliding lid, removable pencil drawer, card storage, and shavings compartment. COLORpockit offers over 70 custom refill art decks. COLORpockit inspires creativity, relaxation, and sharing amongst family and friends.

COLORpockit was conceived, designed, and made in the U.S.A. COLORpockit is a portable coloring system with a lightweight, durable, high-quality plastic case containing 12 coloring postcards, 12 double-sided colored pencils, and a built-in sharpener. COLORpockit has built a strong following of repeat customers, including engaged members via social media.

The product, conceived by a coloring enthusiast, Dalaine Bartelme, of Fort Collins, Colorado, sparks many joys. "Coloring is relaxing and fun, plus it's a great way to express creativity for all ages. I look forward to letting go of the stresses of the day and losing myself in my coloring for some 'me time.'"

As stay-at-home orders remain in place for many states, parents are looking for ways to keep their kids entertained and away from their screens. COLORpockit, designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., makes portable coloring kits for both children and adults, providing a creative outlet and relaxing activity for both you and your kids. COLORpockit kits include a food-safe plastic case that acts as a lap desk, 4×6 coloring postcards, custom double-sided colored pencils (24 colors), and a no-mess, built-in sharpener — all of which fits nicely into a purse, backpack, or glovebox.

A line extension has already begun. COLORpockit created a mascot named Serenity, and she is available as a plush toy. "I knew I wanted COLORpockit to have a mascot, who would embody the fun and relaxation we want to share with our customers," stated Dalaine Bartelme, "After a couple of funny attempts, we came up with the sloth, whom I named Serenity. She will be there to encourage all of us to slow down, unplug and enjoy the benefits of coloring."

The market is composed of both ardent and casual enthusiasts. Casual colorists value ease of use, portability, and convenience as primary factors in their purchase. Additionally to those qualities, devoted enthusiasts demand quality, new products, and challenges in their craft.
COLORpockit is available nationally for consumers in gift stores,, Amazon, and soon, another major national outlet. Retailers can find us on as well.

COLORpockit™ is a portable coloring system with a lightweight, durable, high-quality food-grade plastic case containing 12 coloring postcards, 12 double-sided colored pencils, and a built-in sharpener. COLORpockit™ has built a strong following of repeat customers and engaged community members via social media.
COLORpockit™ is a perfect gift. COLORpockit™ works as a lap desk securely holding the art with a sliding lid, removable pencil drawer, card storage, and shavings compartment. COLORpockit™ offers over 70 custom refill art decks. COLORpockit™ inspires creativity, relaxation, and sharing amongst family and friends.
COLORpockit™ was conceived, designed, and made in the U.S.A.

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