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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pour une liste détaillée des résultats d’aujourd’hui, suivez www.cpworldgames.com.

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Canadian Gold Rush at CP World Games in Barcelona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Rosemary Barclay Explains the Secret to a Hair Stylist’s Success

Industry leader, Rosemary Barclay reveals the best way to become a hair stylist sensation.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hair stylists are entrepreneurs. There are many that do not think of themselves that way. Yet, the secret of hair styling success is inlaid within that fact. Hair stylists might work in a salon, but their chair is more a rented spot than inclusion in a business.

Therefore, to be successful at becoming a hair stylist, Rosemary Barclay explains the logic behind this way of thinking. Hairstylists have their own clients and their own contacts. While some salons help fill a new stylist’s schedule, their repeat customers are loyal to that stylist. Here are a few of the best ways to approach a hairstyling position as an entrepreneur instead of an employee.

Make Connections

It truly is all about who a hairstylist knows. The life of a hairstylist with an entrepreneurial mindset is unstoppable. This hairstylist is not stuck in the same salon forever. Knowing that they are in control of their own destiny helps free them from a life of monotony. Realistically, a hairstylist who can garner connections and network can get a job anywhere in the world. By promoting themselves the right way, they can rent a chair wherever they wish to go. This is because they are in control. Their talent is not confined to one salon. It follows them wherever they go. Therefore, making connections is a great way to ensure job security, wherever the hairstylist may roam.

Remember Details About Each Client

Rosemary Barclay says "For many clients, going to get their hair done is a fun, relaxing and positive experience. When their hairstylist remembers details about the client’s life, this makes their visit extra-special". Thus, it is important to talk to each client. Make them feel welcome and special. That time a hair stylist spends with their client should be all about them. After the hair appointment, write down notes about the conversations so that the stylist can ask personalized questions next time.

Additionally, writing a thank you note to the person after their first hairstyling helps hairstylists stand out. This note can be simple, but it should reaffirm how much the hairstylist appreciates the opportunity to work with them. This note can also remind them to set up another appointment soon.

Make Sure the Customer is Happy

Businesses have a collective motto: The customer is always right. This is something that each hairstylist must also abide by. As an entrepreneur, the skills of a hairstylist are personalized. A negative experience may not come back on the hair salon as hard as it will come back to the stylist. Therefore, by doing everything possible to make the customer happy, a hairstylist is working hard to preserve their personal reputation. Thus, wherever that stylist goes, they will have a record of happy customers.

In summation, being a hairstylist is one of the most interesting occupations. This is because of the connection a hairstylist makes with each of their clients. Rosemary Barclay wants aspiring hairstylists to understand the unique opportunity this occupation grants. By achieving the mindset of an entrepreneur, hairstylists will cut, curl and color their way to success.

Eric Ash
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Sept médailles pour l’équipe canadienne aux Jeux mondiaux CP

Jessica Tinney and Laura Calovini – Médaillés d’argent

SANT CUGAT, ONTARIO, SPAIN, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — L’Association canadienne de sports pour paralytiques cérébraux — Sant Cugat, Espagne (9 août 2018) — L’équipe canadienne a débuté les Jeux mondiaux CPISRA avec sept médailles en athlétisme dont deux d’or, quatre d’argent et une de bronze.

Le porte-drapeau Zachary Gingras (Markham, Ont) a commencé la chasse aux médailles avec une médaille d’or dans le 100 m masculin des T38.

« C’est un grand honneur de représenter mon pays et tous ceux qui ont la paralysie cérébrale », a commenté Gingras. Gingras a contrôlé le rythme de la course dès le début, en accélérant dans la dernière partie pour mettre la course hors de la portée de ses concurrents.

Les athlètes en athlétisme ont fait face à quelques obstacles additionnels dus à la météo. L’Espagne a expérimenté une vague de chaleur depuis l’arrivée de l’équipe, qui a été interrompue aujourd’hui par de la pluie battante. La pluie n’a pas amélioré la température. Plusieurs athlètes ont de la difficulté à s’adapter, mais Gingras utilise la chaleur comme une source de motivation. « La chaleur améliore ma performance générale, car quand la température est trop chaude, je cours plus vite pour que je puisse me débarrasser de la chaleur le plus rapidement possible », a plaisanté Gingras.

À dix-sept ans, Gingras ne court que depuis environ trois ans et selon son entraîneur Craig Blackman, il commence seulement à montrer son potentiel. « Au cours des derniers dix-huit mois, il a progressé de deux secondes à chaque compétition », a dit Blackman, « et ça va continuer à s’améliorer. »

Sur le terrain, Julia Hanes (Ottawa, Ont) a réussi un lancer de distance mondiale de 6,45 m dans la catégorie F33 du lancer du poids, mais a dû se contenter d’une médaille d’argent puisque la Polonaise Lucyna Kornobys a établi un nouveau record du monde à 6,96 m.

Hanes vient de retourner à la compétition après six semaines d’arrêt dues à une opération et sait que ses meilleurs lancers restent toujours à venir. Elle doit continuer de jumeler l’athlétisme avec ses aspirations de carrière.

« Les Jeux apportent de bons apprentissages pour de futurs jeux de plus grande importance », a mentionné Hanes. « Mais je ne sais pas dans quelle direction ma carrière sportive se dirige. Idéalement, j’aimerais participer aux Jeux paralympiques ou à des Championnats du monde, mais je dois faire preuve de patience. Je donne ma priorité à l’école de médecine. » Pour le moment, elle se préoccupe des prochaines disciplines : le lancer du disque et le javelot.

L’équipe canadienne a rapidement récolté cinq médailles à la fin de la première journée de compétition. Laura Calovini (Brampton, Ont) a remporté une médaille d’argent au lancer du poids dans la catégorie féminine F37.

Mike Johnstone (Stratford, Ont) a surmonté le manque de sommeil, la nervosité et un début difficile pour voler une médaille de bronze dans la catégorie T36 du 100 m. « Ce n’était pas une course que je m’attendais de gagner », a dit Johnstone, surpris. « Quand j’ai dépassé la ligne d’arrivée et que j’ai réalisé qu’il y avait seulement deux participants devant moi, j’ai réalisé que j’avais obtenu une médaille. Il y a certainement eu des cris qui sont sortis de ma bouche. »

L’entraîneur Craig Blackman a regardé avec une excitation grandissante Johnstone commencer à s’approcher à seulement 60 m à faire. « Il s’est bien amélioré sur ce qu’il faisait dans le passé. La deuxième moitié de la course, il a allongé le pas pour écraser ses adversaires. Il s’est efforcé et maintenant, il est médaillé de bronze aux Mondiaux — incroyable. »

Ce fut un retour en force pour Johnstone qui a raté par très peu la médaille de bronze au saut en longueur plus tôt dans la journée.

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, Ont) et Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, C.-B.) ont récolté des médailles d’argent au 100 m dans les catégories T33 et T34. Kyle Whitehouse (St Catharines, Ont) a terminé la journée avec une médaille d’or au 100 m T38.

« Kyle était prêt à partir dès le début. Il avait un adversaire espagnol qui paraissait génial, et Kyle a bien exploité ses adversaires », a dit Blackman.

D’autres Canadiens qui se sont retrouvés en compétition aujourd’hui incluent Lee Leclerc (Saint-Paul, Qc), Hudson Booth (South River, Ont), Ryan Bennett (Brampton, Ont), Eddy Solla (New Westminster, C.-B.) et Rachel Burrows (Oakville, Ont).

La compétition d’athlétisme continue vendredi, accompagnée de la première journée de boccia et de natation.

Pour une liste détaillée des résultats d’aujourd’hui, suivez www.cpworldgames.com.

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Seven Medals for Team Canada at the CP World Games

Jessica Tinney and Laura Calovini – Silver Medalists

SANT CUGAT, ONTARIO, SPAIN, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association – Sant Cugat, Spain (August 9, 2018) – Canada opened the CPISRA World Games with seven medals in athletics; two gold, four silver and one bronze.

Flag bearer Zachary Gingras (Markham, ON) started things off with a gold medal in the men’s T38 800m.
“It’s an honour to represent my country and everyone that has cerebral palsy,” commented Gingras. Gingras controlled the tempo of the race from the beginning, accelerating in the final stretch to put the result beyond doubt.

The athletics athletes faced an additional barrier with the weather. Barcelona has been experiencing a heat wave since the team’s arrival, which was briefly interrupted today by pouring rain. The rain did little to cool things off. Managing the heat has been a challenge for some athletes, while Gingras chose to use it as a motivation. “The heat is actually beneficial for me because it makes me run faster – so I can get out of the heat quicker”, joked Gingras.
Seventeen-year-old Gingras has only been running for three years, and according to Coach Craig Blackman, is just starting to show his potential. “Over the past eighteen months he has progressed two seconds faster at each meet” said Blackman, “and it’s going to get way better.”

On the field, Julia Hanes (Ottawa, ON) threw a world leading distance of 6.45 in the F33 shot put, but had to settle for silver when Poland’s Lucyna Kornobys countered with a new world record of 6.96m.

Hanes is just returning to competition after surgery, and knows she has her best throws in front of her, although she also has to balance athletics with her career aspirations.

“The Games are a great learning experience for future bigger games,” said Hanes, “but I’m not sure where my sports career is heading. Ideally, I would love to go to a Paralympic Games or a World Championships, but I’ll have to see where things take me. Medical school is currently my biggest priority.” For now she is focused on her upcoming competitions in discus and javelin.

Canada added five quick medals in the evening session to finish the day. Laura Calovini (Brampton, ON) captured a silver medal in women’s F37 shot put.

Mike Johnstone (Stratford, ON) overcame lack of sleep, nerves and a rough start to steal a bronze medal in the T36 100m. “It was not something I was expecting to medal in at all,” said a surprised Johnstone. “Then I got across the finish line and realized there’s two guys ahead of me and I clued into the fact that I just won a medal. There was some shouting on my part”.

Coach Craig Blackman watched with growing excitement as Johnstone started to catch up with 60 metres to go. “There was a lot of things that he did better than he has done in the past. The second half of the race he lengthened out his stride and he crushed the guys. He went after it, and now he’s a bronze medallist at the Worlds – unbelievable.”
It was a sweet comeback for Johnstone, who just missed out on bronze in the long jump earlier in the day.

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, ON) and Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, BC) added silver medals in the T33 and T34 100m. Kyle Whitehouse (St Catharines, ON) rounded out the day with a gold medal in the T38 100m.

“Kyle was ready to go from the beginning. There was a Spanish guy who looked terrific, and Kyle just handled him,” said Blackman.

Other Canadians in action today included Lee Leclerc (St-Paul, QC), Hudson Booth (South River, ON), Ryan Bennett (Brampton, ON), Eddy Solla (New Westminster, BC) and Rachel Burrows (Oakville, ON).

Athletics competition continues tomorrow, along with the first day of boccia and swimming events.

For a full list of today’s results, follow www.cpworldgames.com

Natalie Antoine
Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
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Poster Auctions International, Inc. unveils its expanded, revamped Poster Price Guide, a must-have for poster collectors

The all-new Poster Price Guide consolidates a full pricing history of over 40,000 vintage posters sold over the past 33 years.

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It's an all-new version of PAI's poster-dedicated database, consolidating a pricing history of over 40,000 rare vintage posters sold over the past 33 years.

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NEW YORK, N.Y., UNITED STATES, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, N.Y. – Poster Auctions International, Inc., has unveiled its all-new Poster Price Guide, an expanded and revamped version of its poster-dedicated database, consolidating a full pricing history of over 40,000 of the rarest vintage posters sold in 75 proprietary auctions over the past 33 years. It’s a must-have reference tool for poster collectors and dealers worldwide.

The new Poster Price Guide includes a new, mobile-responsive database, larger images and links to auction listings, with all relevant details (to include references, sizes and printer and historical details). Poster Auctions International, Inc., has also redone the user interface, allowing for easier browsing and searching. Even the technologically challenged will find it very simple to navigate.

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Exhibit by Aberson presents Hunt Slonem

TULSA, OKLAHOMA, USA, August 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Exhibit by Aberson presents
Hunt Slonem
3524B S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
August 9th – September 10th, 2018
Available online and in-store

Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Hunt Slonem opening Thursday, August 9th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.

Inspired by nature and his 60 pet birds, Hunt Slonem is renowned for his distinct neo-expressionist style. He is best known for his series of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds, as well as his large-scale sculptures and restorations of forgotten historic homes.

His flair and admiration for far-flung destinations has been a staple of his life since childhood. Slonem was born in 1951 in Kittery, Maine, and his father’s position as a Navy officer meant the family moved often during Hunt’s formative years, including extended stays in Hawaii, California and Connecticut. He would continue to seek out travel opportunities throughout his young-adult years, studying abroad in Nicaragua and Mexico; these eye-opening experiences imbued him with an appreciation for tropical landscapes that would influence his unique style.

After graduating with a degree in painting and art history from Tulane University in New Orleans, Slonem spent several years living in Manhattan in the early 1970s. In 1975, Janet Fish offered him her studio for the summer and Slonem was able to fully immerse himself in his work. As he exhibited work around New York, he was propelled and thrust into the city’s explosive contemporary arts scene. Slonem received several prestigious grants and also received an introduction to the Marlborough Gallery, which would represent him for 18 years.

Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney, the Miro Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

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Original model of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson's very first telephone from 1881 brings $40,000 at auction

Bell and Watson prototype phone, accompanied by original 1881 patent paperwork ($40,000).

Rare circa 1876 Bell Butter Stamp magneto telephone, later installed at a residence in Newport, R.I., in 1891 ($27,500).

Telephone from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Newport (R.I.) summer White House residence ($1,375).

The first phone/emergency call box ever installed in the Yukon Territory in Canada, circa 1900 ($2,500).

Circa 1893 Clark “candlestick” telephone, 15.5 inches tall, patented May 30, 1893 ($3,000).

Featured were items from two chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America Museum (Providence, R.I., and Buffalo, N.Y.). The auction was held in Cranston, R.I.

It was a thrill and a half to hammer down the Thomas A. Watson prototype and Butter Stamp magneto telephone. It was the best learning experience I could ask for and it was a great sale.”

— Travis Landry

CRANSTON, R.I., UNITED STATES, August 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CRANSTON, R.I. – An original model of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson’s very first telephone from 1881 sold for $40,000 and a rare circa 1876 Bell Butter Stamp magneto telephone originally installed at a residence in Newport, Rhode Island in 1891 brought $27,500 at an historical telephone auction held August 4th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston.

The auction was held online and in Bruneau & Co.’s gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue. Featured were items from two regional chapters of the Telephone Pioneers of America Museum: the William J. Denver chapter #20 museum in Providence, R.I., and the Excelsior Chapter #98 in Buffalo. N.Y. A live-only pre-sale event at 10 am Eastern was followed by the main cataloged auction at 11.

The metal-and-wood Bell and Watson prototype phone was accompanied by original 1881 patent paperwork and a tag with Watson’s hand-written name and the date August 2, 1881. The Bell Butter Stamp magneto phone was mounted to an easel board and had the original museum label, stating it had been installed “many years ago in the Malvina K. Wetmore residence” in Newport.

The auction presented an exciting and rare collection of historical telephones, photographs, maps, cables, prototypes, ephemera and more, ranging from the first phone/emergency call box ever installed in the Yukon in Canada to the telephone from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Newport, Rhode Island summer White House. In all, over 500 lots crossed the auction block.

“It was a thrill and a half to hammer down the Thomas A. Watson prototype and Butter Stamp magneto telephone,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau & Co. specialist and auctioneer. “I really don’t know if and when I will be able to handle such exciting yet historical items again, but I know I’ll be ready. It was the best learning experience I could ask for and it was a great sale.”

Bruneau & Co. company president and auctioneer Kevin Bruneau added, “It was pretty neat to hold a telephone that was held by a president before I was even born, or to hold a plank from Alexander Graham Bell’s laboratory. If things like that don’t send chills up your spine nothing will. I am excited to learn more as we work together with the Telephone Pioneers of America.”

The Eisenhower phone he referred to was marked behind the cradle “Bell System” and “Made by Western Electric”. It was used at the Newport home formerly known as the “Commandant’s Residence and Quarters Number One”. An original museum label identified the telephone as “President Eisenhower’s Personal Telephone at the Summer White House”. It went for $1,375.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids were also accepted. All prices quoted here include the buyer’s premium.

A circa 1893 Clark “candlestick” telephone that would have connected to a switchboard capable of controlling 74 lines changed hands for $3,000. The table of the metal and plastic, 15 ½ inch tall telephone was marked, “Clark Automatic Telephone, Patented May 30, 1893”, while the phone’s speaker was marked, “Clark Automatic Telephone Switchboard Co., Providence, R.I.”

The first phone/emergency call box ever installed at Dawson, Canada, in the Yukon Territory, at the time of the Gold Rush around the turn of the century, had a tag that said: “Combination Telephone and Fire Alarm Box”. Made by National Telephone Company (Chicago), the phone was removed from its pole at 5th and Church streets in Dawson in August 1960. It made $2,500.

A 1984 Summer Olympic Games (Los Angeles) relay torch, one of only 4,500 made, carried prior to the Games by John Cox of the Pioneers, Hamburg-Olean Council, with a photo of Cox carrying the torch and an Olympic committee booklet, went to a determined bidder for $2,125.

A late 19th century Victorian Western Electric vanity phone with a cherrywood case and incised bellflower and scrollwork decoration, accompanied by a museum label reading, “Type used by Alexander Graham Bell for first New York to Chicago call in Oct. 1892”, commanded $2,375.

A large group photograph taken around 1911 of several hundred Henry Street Garage telephone linemen, some shown seated on motorcycles, cars and horse-drawn carriages, measuring 39 ½ inches by 27 ¼ inches (sight), and signed “HARE” in the photo’s lower left, realized $2,000.

A mid-20th century Western Electric experimental side hanger phone breezed to $1,500. In the mid-1960s, Providence, R.I., was selected by Bell Laboratories for a product trial of a newly designed telephone set. The result was this model, which was sent back to the lab for redesign.

A circa 1896 leather-bound Providence, R.I., hand-drawn phone line diagram map book, with a museum label stating, “Record Book, Diagrams of Providence Telephone Company, Main Lines and Branches, 1894-1896”, measuring 7 ½ inches by 5 inches, showing wear, went for $1,375.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has several auctions planned for August and September. Live-only auctions will be held on Saturday, August 18th, on-site in Tiverton, R.I., and on Monday, August 27th, at the Cranston gallery (a discovery auction). A single-owner train auction will be held live and online on Saturday, September 1st; and an estate antiques and fine art auction will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, both in the Cranston gallery. Watch the Bruneau website for details.
To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.bruneauandco.com. To contact the company via e-mail, use info@bruneauandco.com.

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Travis Landry
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Six original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O'Reilly bring a combined $41,375 at auction

Original early American tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly ($11,250).

Original early American tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly ($8,125).

Original early American tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly ($7,500).

Original early American tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly ($5,500).

Original early American tattoo flash sheet attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly ($4,750).

The early American original tattoo flash art sheets were astounding representations of American history, folk and outsider art. Ripley Auctions held the sale.

As our auctioneer had predicted, bidding increased as the lots progressed. The first lot, lot 153, finished at $4,750. The final lot, number 158, resulted in $11,250. ”

— Kristen Hein

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, UNITED STATES, August 8, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Six early American original tattoo flash art sheets attributed to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly – an astounding representation of American history, folk and outsider art – sold for a combined $41,375 at an auction held July 28th by Ripley Auctions, online and in the firm’s Indianapolis gallery, located at 2764 East 55th Place. The top sheet finished at $11,250.

The six sheets were found in the bottom of a trunk in the attic of an 84-year-old career Marine Corps officer. The trunk had been in storage for over 40 years. It also held other rare items, including a 1584 hand-colored map engraving of Tuscany, Italy, which was also in the auction.

All six of the sheets carried estimates of $3,000-$4,000 each. “As our auctioneer had predicted, bidding increased as the lots progressed,” said Kristen Hein of Ripley Auctions. “The first lot, lot 153, finished at $4,750. The final lot, number 158, resulted in $11,250. All of the sheets together combined for $41,375, nearly double the high estimate total of $24,000. We were very happy.”

Tony Gallick, an antique collector, spotted the trunk at a recent estate sale. He said, “While the man was overseas in the 1940’s, his wife kept busy by shopping yard and estate sales. The house was covered floor-to-ceiling with boxes. They moved often as he was reassigned. She bought the trunk and it stayed in storage for decades. I saw it, thought it was pretty cool and paid $10 for it.”

When Gallick first laid eyes on the flash sheets, he knew they were rare and important. “I didn’t know the artist, but I knew they were highly collectible,” he said. “I did research for about two months. The 1908 date on one design was my starting point. There were only a handful of tattoo artists at the turn of the century. The flash of ships and sailors lead me to research port cities.”

That brought Gallick to New York and the Bowery, then to Charlie Wagner and Sam O’Reilly. “They were working together for a decade until Sam’s death in 1909,” Gallick pointed out. “When Sam died in 1908, Charlie moved into his shop and their work was blended together.”

Sam O'Reilly (1854-1909) learned tattooing in the Navy and patented the first tattooing machine in 1891. He practiced his art in New York City, in the Bowery. Charlie Wagner (1875-1953) was a tattoo artist for more than 50 years. He apprenticed with O'Reilly and patented his own tattoo machine in 1904. He sold tattoo machines and his own brand of ink. He also tattooed circus performers, sailors and "tattooed ladies” who became famous as circus side-show attractions.

Gallick spoke to flash experts who noted several aspects of the sheets that pointed to Wagner and O’Reilly. The paper was the right size and material. Charlie was one of the only artists of the day to use brown ink, not black. The vibrantly colored tattoos were representative of his work.

The subject matter dated as far back as 1894 and included “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the Spanish-American War and the image of crossed guns, representative of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, to name a few. One of the images included the date of 1908.

Gallick discovered an image of Jesus on one flash sheet that can be seen in a common photo of a boy that Charlie Wagner tattooed over many years, beginning when the boy was just nine years of age. “He brought him into the parlor located in the back of a barber shop and gave him free tattoos,” Gallick shared. “This young kid was an orphan, and in 1906 he got a full body tattoo.”

Gallick added, “Charlie talked him into being the first electronically tattooed boy in America and helped him get a job in the circus. On his chest was a tattoo of Jesus, which can be seen on the flash sheet. Also, Charlie was one of the only artists tattooing children with images of sailors.”

Ripley Auctions offers services for estates and collections to an international audience. It has state-of-the-art global marketplace for arts, antiques, jewelry and memorabilia. Ripley Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or an entire collection, call (317) 251-5635 or email Sales@RipleyAuctions.com.

To learn more about Ripley Auctions or setting up internet, phone or gallery bidding, please visit www.RipleyAuctions.com.

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Kristen Hein
Ripley Auctions
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Magnificent Hopewell Culture cache of prehistoric artifacts soars past estimate, selling for $162,000 on Bidsquare

A magnificent Hopewell cache in Cowan’s Auctions’ Ancient Art of the Eastern Woodlands auction sold on Bidsquare for $162,000.

One of the most significant assemblages of Hopewell Culture prehistoric art more than doubled its high estimate selling for $162,000 on bidsquare.com.

Yes, Art would have been pleased with the hammer prices, but I think what he would have really loved was seeing all these collectors marveling at his life’s work and sharing stories about him.”

— Danica Farnand

NEW YORK, N.Y., UNITED STATES, August 6, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEW YORK, NY — One of the most significant assemblages of Hopewell Culture prehistoric art ever collected more than doubled its high estimate selling for $162,000 on bidsquare.com during Cowan's Auctions' Part I of the Collection of Art Gerber: Ancient Art of the Eastern Woodlands auction. The cache was one of 382 lots offered in the July 28, 2018 auction from the estate of famed collector Art Gerber. Gerber was a giant in the prehistoric artifact world and collectors gathered to get a glimpse at a portion of the legendary collection and vie for the chance to take home a piece of history.

“Art would have loved today,” said Danica Farnand, Cowan’s Director of American Indian & Prehistoric Art. “Yes, he would have been pleased with the hammer prices, but I think what he would have really loved was seeing all these collectors marveling at his life’s work and sharing stories about him. The whole day was really a celebration of his life.”

The Collection of Art Gerber is a tangible 8,000-year historical record of human life along the Ohio River. Gerber’s entire life is inextricably linked to the Mighty Ohio. From his birth in Evansville, Indiana, to his childhood home in Cannelton, Indiana, to his professional career in Tell City, Indiana, Gerber spent his entire life hunting the Ohio River Valley for his next great discovery.

The Hopewell Culture cache was Gerber’s crowned jewel. Discovered very near the Ohio River directly across from the city of Owensboro, Kentucky, it is arguably one of the most significant and finest Hopewell assemblages ever found in the state of Indiana. The cache features 19 items highlighted by a magnificent 11-inch Hopewell Ross blade from Mill Creek chert. Blades of this size are unusual for the region and none have been found in such remarkable condition.

“There’s no question that what initially draws collectors’ attention is this incredible blade,” said Farnand. “But all 19 pieces were found together and have remained together since the moment of their discovery. You just don’t see that in the prehistoric artifact world, which is why we saw that bidding war today.”

Floor, phone and online bidders battled for the cache for over 10 minutes. Opening at $20,000, bidding was fast and furious as the lot quickly reached its low estimate of $50,000. The bids flew back and forth before the Bidsquare bidder emerged victorious pushing the total sale price to $162,000.

The July 28 auction represented the first of three auctions of the unrivaled Collection of Art Gerber from Cowan's Auctions. Part II will occur on Saturday, December 8.

Diana Arand
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