Pristine 1958 Fender Stratocaster, artwork by Wyeth and Soyer, much more on Auction Action on BCTV, Friday, November 2nd

1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar in superb condition, with corroborating serial number and dates on the body.

Pencil study by the renowned American artist Andrew Wyeth (Am., 1917-2009).

One of 80 Peace Dollars in the sale, featuring high-grade examples (and including a complete set of 24), to be sold in multiple lots.

Original illustration by Alice Barber Stephens (Am., 1858-1932).

Beautiful silver repousse charger.

The program will air at 6 pm Eastern time. Auction Action on BCTV brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. It is hosted by Bill Howze.

The 1958 Fender Stratocaster an iconic guitar in high demand and in exceptional condition. Ultimately, the marketplace will determine its value.”

— Bill Howze

READING, PA, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2018 / — READING, Pa. – A 1958 Fender Stratocaster guitar in superb condition with corroborating serial number and dates on the body, U.S. and foreign coins and original artwork by names such as Andrew Wyeth, Moses Soyer and Alice Barber Stephens are just a few of the highlights that viewers can bid on when they tune in to Episode 1, Season 3 of Berks Community Television’s hit show Auction Action on BCTV, on Friday, November 2nd, at 6 pm Eastern time.

Auction Action on BCTV is a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. As before, the show will be hosted by Bill Howze, owner of The Renaissance Auction Group and host of BCTV’s All That Stuff show. At the beginning of the show, Mr. Howze will remind viewers how the auction format works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online.

The Stratocaster is the undisputed headliner of the show’s lineup. “The guitar has only had three owners,” Mr. Howze, said. “My client purchased the guitar in the late 1980s from a gentleman who obtained it in the early Sixties. Neither of them knew how to play the guitar, so the Stratocaster has been in its case for approximately 55 years. It’s time to free the Fender!”

Except for a small blemish on the reverse side of the body, the guitar is in pristine condition. Howze personally oversaw an extensive authentication effort, one that revealed the two correct date markings – “9/58” for the assembly of the body and “10/58” for the installation of the electronics. “This is a perfect example of the type of item one should place in an auction,” Mr. Howze said. “It’s an iconic guitar in high demand and in exceptional condition. Ultimately, the marketplace will determine its value.”

Coins will include 80 Peace Dollars, featuring high-grade examples (and including a complete set of 24), to be sold in multiple lots; more than 50 Morgan Dollars, including high-grades; an ancient Judea Capta coin; a 1787 New Jersey Nova Caesarea copper coin; 25 silver proof sets; 25 American Silver Eagle commemorative coins; and over 1,300 U.S. silver half-dollars, quarters and dimes.

Artwork will feature an Andrew Wyeth pencil study; a Moses Soyer pencil nude; an original illustration by Alice Barber Stephens; an oil on canvas by William S. Robinson; two oil on canvas paintings by Edwin H. Boddington; two portraits by Marcus Mote; two lithographs by Stow Wengenroth; an oil on canvas by Harold Kraus; and a 1950s original Walt Disney celluloid frame of The Big Bad Wolf.

Also up for bid will be a silver repousse charger; a Stiegel-type bottle; a Stoddard type Demijohn bottle; a Durand art glass vase; a desk-top bronze of Napoleon by Emile Pinedo; and a Carvin Bunny Brunel BB 75Pelectric bass guitar. Currently being authenticated is a portrait of a young boy signed “Eakins” (as in Thomas Eakins). It will be included in the next episode of Auction Action on BCTV.

Individuals will be able to bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile devices. Berks County residents who have BCTV as part of their cable package will be able to view the show live and bid in real time. The show can also be live-streamed on Viewers can bid live from anywhere in the world. It will be the fifth airing of the show, since its debut in 2017.

Already it’s attracted a following. “The show has grown its audience footprint in just a few episodes, with bidders logging in across the state and country,” said Heather Adams, Executive Director of “Mr. Howze has set a fine precedent for curating unique and interesting items and we look forward to this next installation and the interesting stories of a new catalog.”

Mr. Howze said he and his auctioneer colleagues Phil Wesel and Brett Olson enjoy the challenge of bringing an unscripted live event to the television stage. “Auctions are like sporting events,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen until you play the game. Sometimes it’s a romp, sometimes it’s a stomp. Sometimes it’s nip and tuck all the way. But it’s never boring.”

All lots have a starting bid of $5 and will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price. Auction Action on BCTV is scheduled to air from 6 pm to 10 pm, but because of the nature of an auction, the show may run shorter or even longer. The show will be telecast live from the BCTV studio. BCTV is seen in 100,000 homes in Berks County, through Comcast and Service Electric cable.

Auction previews will be held at 1251 Chestnut Street in Reading (zip: 19602) Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th, from 10 am until 2 pm Eastern time. Bidding will be driven through Bill Howze’s Renaissance Auction Group website, at The show will be fast-paced – averaging one item sold per minute. Absentee bids will be accepted.

Berks Community Television can be seen on Comcast Reading channel 15; Comcast-Southern Berks channel 965; and Service Electric channel 19. The Municipal Access Channel (MAC) is Comcast Reading channel 99. is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that provides live programming produced and hosted by members of the community on cable TV and its website.

The Renaissance Auction Group is located at 1404 Friedensburg Road in Reading. The firm assists clients in the liquidation of tangible property, including antiques, collectibles, business inventories and commercial equipment, as well as residential, historic, commercial and agricultural real estate. Benefit auction consultation and production services are also provided.

To learn more about The Renaissance Auction Group, visit To learn more about Berks County Television and Auction Action on BCTV, please visit

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Splash Entertainment

MadMen at Work

New Game team to design and develop mobile games for kids, based on upcoming Television and Film properties

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 15, 2018 / — New York, NY, MadMen at Work, led by a team of video game veterans, today announced a co-production and publishing agreement with Splash Entertainment to create kid-focused mobile games based on upcoming animated TV series.

The MadMen at Work team is comprised of leading game designers, developers, marketers and publishers, each with over 20 years of experience in the video gaming industry. Collectively the team has been responsible for over $6.5 billion in revenues and have been members of teams who have brought to market top game blockbusters such as Halo, Warcraft, Half-Life, and renowned kids hit titles such as Animal Jam, Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon. The team has been assembled to develop, and publish kids' game titles exclusively for Splash Entertainment’s upcoming portfolio of animated TV and Film properties.

Based in Los Angeles, Splash Entertainment specializes in children’s entertainment as an innovator, developer and producer of original animated television series and movies. Among Splash Entertainment’s vast portfolio are top brands such as Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly Dive, Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, and their animated family feature film Norm of the North®. Splash has produced animated series for a number of high profile brands, such as Care Bears™, Lalaloopsy™, Strawberry Shortcake™, Bratz®, Zhu Zhu Pets®, Clifford The Big Red Dog™ and He-Man Masters of the Universe™. Splash Entertainment also owns Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule!, which is a Top Ten ranked, U.S. Kids Free On Demand TV Network, reaching 60 million U.S. households.

Mike Young, Chairman and Co-CEO of Splash Entertainment said, “Children today find their entertainment in a multi-portal world. Splash Entertainment is proud to be partnered with MadMen at Work, who are providing yet another point of access via games to augment SVOD, AVOD, Television, Cable, and YouTube. Symphony Street, Liberandum 7 and Chloe’s Closet represent the first cross-portal production partnerships between our two companies.”

The MadMen at Work team is well-rounded across the full spectrum of video gaming and is no stranger to creating superior games based on film and TV properties.

Nicholas Longano, helmed Universal Interactive, and launched such game titles as Lord of the Rings, The Hulk, The Cat in the Hat, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chronicles of Riddick, and Simpson’s Hit and Run. He also created the in-game advertising market as President and CMO of Massive Incorporated.
Jim Veevaert was President of Jerry Bruckheimer’s video game studio, and General Manager at Zynga’s Seattle studio, IGT and has decades of game leadership at Microsoft Games and Sierra Studios.
Overseeing game design is Chris Mate, who has launched over 100 games while holding executive positions at Nat-Geo, Take-Two and Bethesda Software and has a special knack for integrating kid-centric content, brands and licenses into successful games.
The team’s game studio is led by Demetrio Cuzzocrea, who was a creator and producer of Stan Lee’s Ball Wars AR game and Jay Powell, who has dozens of kids’ licensed game titles under this belt, including Garfield, Holly Hobbie, Strawberry Shortcake and a wide selection of Disney properties. Driving the strategic partnership efforts for the game group will be Ten-Ten Media team helmed by Lisa Osinloye and Simone White.

The MadMen and Splash Entertainment collaboration will debut its first mobile game title in 2019.


About Mad-Men at Work
MadMen at Work’s philosophy on game building is quite simple…working with leading Film and TV studios to develop the most compelling user experiences, which are innovative, and authentic to each property. We bring to life the vision behind each property, and engage fans beyond the screen.
The team has worked together over the past two decades ( in the video game industry) in C-Level publishing, and key development roles. Seven game making veterans have joined forces to bring to market leading-edge, and compelling mobile game experiences for our Film and TV studio partner – Splash Entertainment.

About Splash Entertainment
Splash Entertainment is an innovator, developer, and producer of original animated television series and movies with brands that are implemented across all media. The company’s library (over 680 half hours) contains content airing in more than 180 territories worldwide. In partnership with Magic Carpet Productions, Splash Entertainment has just completed work on Mariah Carey’s 1st feature length animated motion picture All I Want for Christmas is You™ to be released this holiday season by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Splash Entertainment’s newest productions include the second season of the Netflix Original Series Kulipari®, four more full length features based on the Norm of the North® film and three 45 minute specials in the Alpha and Omega franchise.

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Robots, Space Toys, Early Disney, Other 19th/20th-Century Favorites Ready to Impress at Milestone's Oct. 13 Toy Auction

Spotless Walking Batman With Crisp, Original Japanese Box Expected to Sell for $10K-$15K

WILLOUGHBY, OHIO, UNITED STATES, October 12, 2018 / — The color, action and irresistible charm of antique and vintage toys will be on full display during Milestone’s October 13 auction in suburban Cleveland. More than 700 lots ranging from coveted early 20th-century German clockwork characters to mid-century superheroes and flashy ’50s vehicles await collectors, who may bid in person, absentee, by phone or live online.

“The level of condition from start to finish is just incredible,” said Milestone co-owner Chris Sammet. “We set the bar very high with all of our Premier sales, but I can say without any hesitation that this is the most outstanding selection of clean, original toys we have ever offered.”

Many dozens of robots, space toys and superheroes will be ready to take the spotlight, and all eyes are sure to be on Lot 96, a TN battery-operated Walking Batman in impeccable condition. “This toy is a dream for collectors since it’s new old store stock and has never been played with,” Sammet said. “It’s all original and complete, and there isn’t a better example out there. The rich colors and high gloss have to be seen to be believed.” The 12-inch toy is accompanied by its spotless original Japanese-version box depicting “Adam West” as Batman and Robin in the Batmobile. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

Another extraterrestrial prize is Lot 98, a boxed Mechanical Moon Robot (Robby the Robot lookalike). A wind-up as opposed to battery-operated toy, it is complete and appears never to have been played with. Its pre-sale estimate is $2,500-$3,000.

A Marx tin wind-up Sparkling Rocket Fighter Ship – dazzling in its bright red and yellow motif – is a classic example of how manned spaceships were envisioned long before Star Wars or even the Space Race. The 12-inch-long tinplate craft entered as Lot 107B is all original, including the often-missing tailfin, and comes with its visually spectacular pictorial box. Estimate: $600-$800. Lot 115F is an incredibly rare factory case containing 12 TootsieToy #1031 Buck Rogers 25th Century Battle Cruisers, each pristine and in its original pictorial box. Like the aforementioned Walking Batman, it is new old store stock. Auction estimate: $2,000-$3,000

An American antique toy of true museum quality, Lot 245E is a circa-1875 Ives Mechanical Performing Monkey with handbells. “Not only is it in unbelievably fine collection, with bright, unfaded clothing and perfect facial paint, it also has its original wooden box with applied pictorial label,” Sammet said. The Ives label indicates that the toy received a patent, presumably for its unusual action. The pre-sale estimate has been set at $3,000-$4,000.

There’s an impressive array of 1930s through postwar-era toys to delight Disney collectors. The grouping includes many examples of Mickey Mouse and other character toys that seldom appear at auction in such sparkling condition. Among the highly regarded Linemar productions are a tin wind-up Mickey on Unicycle, $400-$600; Mickey Cyclist, $300-$500; and boxed Mickey Mouse Dipsy Car, $400-$600. A 1940s Mickey Mouse watch, mint in its original cylindrical box, will cross the auction block with a $300-$500 estimate. Many of Mickey’s Disney stablemates will be on hand, as well. Lot 130, a rare and near-mint Marx boxed set, houses Pinocchio and Figaro the Cat tin wind-ups, both in top-notch condition. The set delivers two Disney favorites for the price of one and is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

That muscle-bound, spinach-loving cartoon sailor Popeye will be showing off many skills, such as boxing, tumbling, blowing bubbles, jig dancing, and driving a patrol motorcycle. He’s also a high-flying pilot, as seen in Lot 201, a 1935 tin wind-up Popeye Express. All original and as fresh as the day it rolled off the Marx assembly line, this toy depicts daredevil pilot Popeye circling above a train with an annoyed Olive Oyl as its passenger and Wimpy as a spectator. Along with its profusely illustrated original box, it comes to auction with a $1,000-$1,500 estimate.

A fleet of pressed steel automotive toys includes many leading brands, including Buddy ‘L,’ Bing, Marx, Cor-Cor, Wyandotte, Dayton and Sturditoy. In the 1920s, the latter company produced a handsome 33½-inch oil tanker in fire-engine red. An example of the two-piece truck and trailer, entered as Lot 390B, retains its original decals and nice tandem tires. Its auction estimate is $2,000-$2,500.

Paddles are expected to be airborne when Lot 458A, a rare Hubley cast-iron Harley-Davidson Parcel Post motorcycle opens for bidding. With very clean original paint and Harley decal on the gas tank, this much-admired bike comes with its correct blue-uniformed driver. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500

Milestone’s Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 Premier Vintage Toy Auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, with all forms of bidding available, including live online through Milestone’s own bidding platform or LiveAuctioneers. Address: 3860 Ben Hur Ave., Unit 8, Willoughby, OH 44094. For additional information or condition reports, call 440-527-8060 or email Online:

Chris Sammet
Milestone Auctions
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Important Asian art with timeline from Shang Dynasty through 20th century to be sold without reserve Oct. 13

Qing Dynasty white jade figure of Buddha, 18th century. Provenance: Collection of Charles George (1898-1983), manager of Sir Victor Sassoon’s empire in China, and Margaret Bond George; thence by descent. Est. $2,000-$2,500

Ming Dynasty yellow-ground, iron-red-decorated enamel dragon jar, Jiajing Mark and Period, 7¼ x 5½ inches. Former Beverly Hills, Calif., private collection, purchased circa 1970s/’80s. Est. $6,000-$8,000

Large Tang Dynasty gilt bronze figure of Guanyin, 19 inches high. Acquired in China sometime between 1910 and 1938/39. Provenance: Collection of Robert and Gloria Edwards, thence by descent. Est. $10,000-$12,000

Offerings include fine porcelain, ceramics, jade, bronzes, scholarly objects and paintings with provenance from old and distinguished private collections

The artworks and antiques chosen for this sale are of utmost quality and impeccable provenance, many of them purchased a century ago in China.”

— Rafael Leite, Rivertown Antiques Auction

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, October 12, 2018 / — Rivertown Antiques & Estate Services, one of the world’s most trusted sources of Asian fine and decorative art, will present a 188-lot auction on Saturday, October 13 featuring rarities whose timeline runs from the Shang Dynasty (2nd millennium BC) through the 20th century. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The fully curated connoisseur’s selection includes distinguished estate and family items from the United States, Great Britain and Continental Europe. They include the Charles George collection, property from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson, Samuel E. Wilson, Robert Edwards; and a former Beverly Hills, California, private collection.

No reserve has been placed on any of the lots. “We are absolutely confident that the artworks and antiques chosen for this sale, which are of utmost quality and impeccable provenance, will attract the market prices they deserve,” said Rivertown spokesperson Rafael Leite. “We’re very proud of the selection represented in this sale, which took our expert appraiser many months to authenticate and catalog.”

A star lot among the many bronzes in the sale is a 13th/14th-century silver-inlaid figure of Avalokiteshvara. This remarkable treasure was acquired in China in the 1920s by Samuel E. Wilson (1891-1965), who, at the time was working there as a journalist. Reflecting superlative artistry, it stands 15½ inches high and shows no signs of repair or restoration. The pre-sale estimate is $2,000-$2,500.

Another top prize from the Wilson collection is a Western Zhou Dynasty bronze yu, or ritual vessel, with an intriguing design that blends perfect symmetry with time-honored craftsmanship. There are no repairs, and its unrestored beauty is enhanced by natural verdigris. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000. A second ritual food vessel from the Wilson collection is known as a “ding.” This ancient bronze dates to the Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BC) and is expected to make $4,000-$5,000 at auction.

Standing 19 inches tall, a Tang Dynasty gilt bronze figure of Guanyin was previously held in the collection of Robert Edwards (1883-1979) and his wife Gloria (1886-1960). Mr. Edwards arrived in Shanghai in 1910 to work for Jardine, Matheson & Co. The couple, who married in 1917, collected Chinese antiques until they return to Britain in 1938/’39. The Guanyin figure passed by descent through the Edwards family and will be offered at auction with a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. Also carrying provenance from the Edwards collection is a 9¾-inch Song Dynasty Qingbai Boys Meiping vase with stand, estimated at $4,000-$5,000.

An exceptional example of Ming Dynasty ceramic artistry, a 7¼-inch enameled dragon jar is richly decorated in iron red on a yellow ground and bears the Jiajing Mark and Period. The vessel was previously held in the Beverly Hills, California collection of a connoisseur who regularly purchased Asian antiques from London and New York dealers during the 1970s and ’80s. A stunning example, is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

Yet another flawless ceramic, a 9¼-inch Qing Dynasty yellow glazed vase with Kangxi Mark and Period, has provenance from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson. A career diplomat, Mr. Johnson (1881-1950) spent 20 years in China during the early 20th century. It was there that he and his wife acquired highly important pieces of a type so seldom available to collectors today. The vase is estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

An elite selection of paintings is led by a Fu Bao Shi (Chinese, 1904-1965) ink-and-color work on paper. It is mounted and measures 12 x 8¾ inches (sight). Its owner acquired the work in New York in September 1982, and it comes to auction with a $10,000-$12,000 estimate. A second art highlight is a Zhao Shao Ang (Chinese, 1905-1998) album containing 10 paintings, each sized 14¾ x 11¾ inches. In fine condition, the album was purchased by the consignor’s father in the 1980s, directly from the artist’s family in Hong Kong. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000

Rivertown Antiques & Estate Services’ Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 no-reserve auction will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. For additional information on any lot in the sale, please call 844-273-9740; email

Rafael Leite
Rivertown Antiques Auction
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Youth to Learn Freedom of Expression at Fashion Show in the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

The last activity the Cole Link Foundation participated in was an afternoon tea in which the youth created their own diary in open expression of their right to privacy as advocated by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

They [nonprofits] are the front lines in making a positive impact in today’s society”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director of the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, October 11, 2018 / — On October 20th the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center will host the Cole Link Foundation’s Golden Linkettes, a youth dance group, for their first fashion show “Every Day Princesses”. The show will begin at 3:00pm and is open to the public.
The Golden Linkettes program focuses on instilling self-confidence & leadership skills in the youth while also fostering community outreach. The fashion show will allow each young lady from the Linkettes to demonstrate poise and self-confidence, which is something that the program seeks to instill in the program’s participants.
The Cole Link Foundation has worked with the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center for 4 months in creating tea parties or rehearsing dance routines toward the improvement of the girls’ artistic expression, confidence, and etiquette.
“Working with nonprofits has always been a passion of mine”, said Ms. Clemence Chevrot, Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “They are the front lines in making a positive impact in today’s society. By working with those who improve the lives of others we can improve our society as Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard wrote, ‘A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.’”
There is no cost for nonprofits like the Cole Link Foundation to use the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center.
For more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. CCV stays true to their reputation of helping others with their new center, located on the corner of Fort Harrison Ave. and Drew St. in downtown Clearwater, which facilitates the growth of non-profits by serving as a free event venue & meeting space. CCV and the CCV Center are sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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Congressman Rooney to Visit Inaugural FVI Young Entrepreneur Fair

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Inaugural Event to Celebrate the Freedom & Virtue Institute’s Self Reliance Clubs at FleaMasters on October 20, 2018

The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation that they are the champions of their own lives…they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future.”

— Ismael Hernandez

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 10, 2018 / — Founder and Executive Director Ismael Hernandez is pleased to announce the Freedom & Virtue Institute (FVI) will hold their inaugural young Entrepreneurs Fair to showcase their Self Reliance Clubs (SRC) on October 20, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm at FleaMasters, located at 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Fort Myers. Congressman Francis Rooney who serves on the 19th District in Florida will be on hand to welcome and visit the booths of the SRC participants.

Several SRCs and local area schools will be on hand to promote and sell their produce, crafts and projects they have created. “As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am focused on how we can create opportunities to give each student the tools they need to determine their level of success and achievement in life,” as stated on Congressman Rooney’s website. Proceeds from these sales will help sustain the clubs through the rest of the year.

The Self Reliance Clubs, which include elementary and middle schools in Lee and Collier County, provide students with the opportunity to earn money for school and other education related supplies. Witnessed through the achievement of goals, school performance, extra-curricular activities like urban farming, and volunteerism, these participants experience success and the reward that comes from initiative, hard work and self-reliance.

Gates open at 9:00 am and it is open to the public. “These students have worked so hard over the years to build their clubs and achieve success,” states Mark Wardell, Director of the Self Reliance Clubs. “We wanted to expand their knowledge and inspire the entrepreneurial drive we teach and see evident in many of our participants”.

“Our sincere thanks go to FleaMasters as our Title Sponsor for this fabulous event, their dedication in helping students flourish is truly appreciated,” states Ismael Hernandez, Executive Director of the Institute. “We invite all to come and see what a little initiative and self reliance can do to change a person’s life.” The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation to understand that they are the champions of their own lives. Through their own initiative, ingenuity, and hard work, they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future. To learn more about the Freedom and Virtue Institute and Self Reliance Clubs, visit For sponsorship information, contact Angeli Chin, via email at or call at 239-313-3995.

About The Freedom and Virtue Institute
The Freedom & Virtue Institute believes in fostering attitudes and leading initiatives that build off the principle of creating self-reliance among underprivileged children and individuals enduring hardship that wish to better their situations and live a dignified, self-sustainable life. Presently, the Freedom & Virtue Institute conducts three unique initiatives: The Self-Reliance Clubs, the Dignity of Work Initiative and the Effective Compassion Training programs.

About The Self-Reliance Clubs
The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation to understand that they are the champions of their own lives. Through their own initiative, ingenuity, and hard work, they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future.
Self-Reliance Clubs are set up in schools to provide under-privileged students with the opportunity to work in various entrepreneurship initiatives, learn economics, earn money, and gain self-esteem and a sense of individual freedom. The ‘money’ earned can then be used to purchase school supplies, equipment, and clothing.

For more information on how you can help, visit or call (239) 240-9393.

Ismael Hernandez
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Shannon's will host its semi-annual live American & European Fine Art Auction on Thursday, October 25, in Milford, Conn.

Willard Leroy Metcalf (Am., 1858-1925), oil on canvas titled The Road That Leads Home (est. $200,000-$300,000).

Irving Ramsey Wiles (Am., 1861-1948), oil on canvas titled The Loiterers (est. $100,000-$150,000).

Edward Moran (Am., 1829-1901), oil on canvas titled The Winning Yacht (est. $40,000-$60,000).

William Trost Richards (Am., 1833-1905), oil on canvas titled Seascape (est. $60,000-$80,000).

Featuring 238 lots, the auction will include quality examples of American Impressionism, American Coastal scenes, Modernism and European paintings.

MILFORD, CONN., UNITED STATES, October 10, 2018 / — MILFORD, CT. – Important American paintings from the 19th century through the contemporary era will be available during Shannon’s semi-annual American and European Fine Art Auction to be held at 6PM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Milford, Connecticut. Featuring 238 lots, the auction will include quality examples of American Impressionism, American Coastal scenes, Modernism and European paintings.
Leading the auction is a New England landscape by American Impressionist Willard Leroy Metcalf. The painting, titled “The Road that Leads Home,” romantically depicts a quiet village scene. Metcalf masterfully captures the atmosphere and the shadows of the trees. The painting is fresh-to-the-market and in very good condition. It will be listed in the forthcoming catalogue raisonne on the artist. (est. $200,000-300,000)
Another leading highlight in American Impressionism is a café scene by Irving Ramsey Wiles. The panting is dated 1887, only three years after the artist returned from studying in Paris. Wiles undoubtedly encountered works by artists like Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet while in Paris, their influences are apparent in this painting. (est. $100,000-150,000)
Other highlights in American Impressionism are an early work by Willard Leroy Metcalf depicting a young woman in a garden of sunflowers; a large-format Winter Landscape by Pennsylvania Impressionist Walter E. Schofield; a view of New York City’s Washington Square by Guy C. Wiggins; another view of Washington Square by Impressionist Alfred S. Mira; two fresh-to-the-market snow scenes by Walter L. Palmer; a still-life of Chrysanthemums by Emil Carlsen; and many others!
Another leading fresh-to-the-market painting is a dramatic sailing scene by Edward Moran. In the painting, circa 1876, the Madeleine and the Countess of Dufferin race around the buoy in the winning race of the America’s Cup. The Madeleine, at the time, was the fastest boat in the New York Yacht Club fleet. It easily defended the cup beating the challenger in every leg of the race. The panting has descended in a private Connecticut family since it was painted. It is in excellent original condition and will be offered at a $40,000-60,000 estimate.
The sale will also feature several other outstanding examples of 19th century American Art including a Luminist seascape by William Trost Richards (est. $60,000-90,000); a painting of Grand Manan by Mauritz F.H. De Haas (est. $20,000-30,000) and quality paintings by Martin Johnson Headed, John J. Enneking, Hermann Herzog, William Wilcox, J.F. Peto, William Mason Brown, Albert Bierstadt, George H. Smillie, Virgil Williams, Louis Aston Knight and William Bradford.
Previews will be held daily, starting Monday, October 15th, and continuing through Wednesday, October 24th (closed Sunday). Preview hours are 11-6 (ET), except on Saturday, October 20th, when the preview will be from 10:00AM-3:00PM. There will also be a preview on Thursday, October 25th, the date of sale, from noon until 5:30PM. The auction will start promptly at 6PM ET. Live, internet, phone and absentee bidding will all be permitted.
Shannon’s produces an extensive color catalog, which is available for sale on their website ( or by calling 203.877.1711. A large, 8-page color brochure will be mailed to 18,000+ clients. If you would like to join the Shannon’s mailing list, please email the gallery at
Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. The next auction will be an Online Fine Art Auction in January 2019 followed by another cataloged Fine Art Auction in April 2019. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (203) 877-1711; or, e-mail at To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, October 25th auction, please visit Updates are posted frequently.

Sandra Germain
Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
(203) 877-1711
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire

Andrew Jones Auctions will hold a DTLA Collections & Estates Auction on Sunday, October 21st, in Los Angeles

Pair of monumental marble veneered obelisks on pedestals (est. $1,000-$1,500).

Pair of Chinese cloisonne enamel duck form censers (est. $200-$300).

Group of six very colorful Murano glass lamps (est. $500-$800).

Ammonite sculpture from the Paleozoic era (est. $200-$300).

German Expressionist painting of factory workers by Toni Anton Wolter (1879-1929) (est. $400-$600).

The sale will be packed with 500 lots of art, design, furnishings and accessories. It will be held online and in the gallery at 2221 South Main Street in L.A.

Our gallery is the venue to discover different, fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, as well as antiques and luxe décor for the home, garden, loft, gallery or retail space.”

— Andrew Jones

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., UNITED STATES, October 10, 2018 / — LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Fresh off a successful inaugural auction in September that grossed over $1 million and saw the sale of a lovely Tiffany Studios drop head Dragonfly lamp for $200,000, Andrew Jones Auctions will come back strong with a DTLA Collections & Estates Auction on Sunday, October 21st, online and in the firm’s gallery at 2221 South Main Street in Los Angeles.

The auction will be packed with 500 lots of art, design, furnishings and accessories. “Our gallery will be the venue to discover different, fun, quirky and out-of-the-ordinary accessories and furnishings, as well as antiques and luxe décor for the home, garden, loft, gallery or retail space, at affordable prices,” said Andrew Jones, the president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions.”

Mr. Jones added, “We are delighted to bring to an established and new market such a varied collection of affordable works of art from the exotic to the whimsical and everything in between. We’re committed to promoting antiques and vintage décor as the sustainable way to live in the 21st century. We expect the DTLA Collections & Estates Auction will be both fun and exciting.”

Lot estimates will range from $50 to $2,000. Highlight lots will include a pair of monumental marble veneered obelisks on pedestals (est. $1,000-$1,500); a suite of Baccarat Harmonie pattern double old-fashioned tumblers (est. $200-$300); a pair of Chinese cloisonné enamel duck form censers (est. $200-$300); and a group of six very colorful Murano glass lamps (est. $500-$800).

Also sold will be a Squire Stratocaster electric guitar (est. $100-$200); four Louis Philippe-style side chairs (est. $300-$500); a large suite of Michael Taylor ‘Montecito’ garden furniture (est. $1,000-$1,500); an Ammonite sculpture from the Paleozoic era (est. $200-$300); and a German Expressionist painting of factory workers by Toni Anton Wolter (1879-1929, est. $400-$600).

Still more featured lots will include a pair of Ralph Lauren leather upholstered ‘Writer’s’ club chairs (est. $500-$700); and three elephant-form occasional tables (est. $100-$200 each). The auction will begin at 10:30 am Pacific time. Previews will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 18th-20th, from 10-5. Internet bidding is via and

After the DTLA sale, Andrew Jones Auctions will conduct a Design for the Home & Garden Auction on Sunday, November 18th, also online and in the Los Angeles gallery. Featured will be the David and Barbara Hart collection of world art. International travelers and cultural explorers for decades, the Harts thoughtfully curated a range of unusual objects, accents, art and textiles from Mexico to the Philippines. Best of all, the entire collection will be offered without reserve.

Andrew Jones Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single item, and estate or a collection, you may call them at (213) 748-8008 or (213) 476-5112; or, you can e-mail Aileen Ward, at To learn more about the Oct. 21 auction, visit Updates are posted frequently.

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Aileen Ward
Andrew Jones Auctions
(213) 748-8008
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire