Fabulous Autographs & Art, From Van Gogh to Hendrix, are in University Archives’ Online-Only Auction Wednesday, Sep 29

Wilton, CT, USA, September 14, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- University Archives’ next major online-only auction, slated for Wednesday, September 29th at 10:30 am Eastern time, is titled Fabulous Autographs & Art, From Van Gogh to Hendrix. The 410-lot auction is jam-packed with historical autographs, rare books, artwork, posters, photographs, ephemera, collectibles, and relics – something for every level of collector.

“About one quarter of the sale is devoted to artists and is part of the collection of Chicagoan Noel Goldblatt, of the famous Goldblatt’s Department Store,” said John Reznikoff, the president and owner of University Archives. “Another large segment is comprised of vintage posters and photographs amassed by a Connecticut collector. We have superb material in many categories.”

The catalog is up for viewing and bidding now, on the revamped University Archives website (www.UniversityArchives.com), as well as the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It’s the fourth auction that will be conducted from University Archives’ new, 6,000-square-foot facilities in Wilton, Conn.

Major categories include Art (Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne others); Posters and Photographs (music, movies, TV, sports, others); Music (The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, others); Entertainment (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, others); Early American (John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, George A. Custer, others); and Presidential (from Washington to Obama).

Other categories include Sports (Babe Ruth, Bruce Lee, Cy Young, Jack Johnson, others); Literature (Samuel Clemens, Steinbeck, Whitman, others); World Leaders (Stalin, Russian czars, others); Space / Aviation (Apollo and Mercury programs, Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Enola Gay, others); and Science (Einstein, Marconi, Richard Feynman, others).

U.S. Presidents will be led by a three-page letter signed by George Washington, addressed to his nephew Bushrod Washington, dated March 8, 1798, with three other Washington signatures in the body of the letter, which references Robert E. Lee’s father (estimate: $28,000-$35,000); and a military commission signed by Abraham Lincoln on February 6, 1862, promoting West Point graduate Thomas Walker to the rank of Captain, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (estimate: $7,000-$8,000).

The Early American category will feature a Mathew Brady carte de visite of George A. Custer, signed with rank as “Yours Truly / GA Custer / Bt Maj Genl / U.S.A.,” maybe the finest example University Archives has ever sold (estimate: $20,000-$26,000); and a ten-foot-tall vintage totem pole from the Pacific Northwest or Canada, intricately carved on all sides in a 360-degree-round, depicting humans and animals in a traditional primary color palette (estimate: $9,000-$10,000).

A one-page letter typed in German and signed by Albert Einstein in 1921, the year he won the Nobel Prize, regarding his theory of relativity as it pertains to the motion of Foucault’s pendulum and the rotation of the Earth, should reach $18,000-$20,000. Also, a Russian language diploma (or award) signed by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, circa 1942, presented to a Soviet scientist who would later propose melting the polar ice caps, carries a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$10,000.

A highlight of the Goldblatt collection is also the auction’s expected top lot: a paper fragment inscribed on both sides with about 115 full and partial words in the hand of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (estimate: $40,000-$50,000). Van Gogh had copied out two verses in English of one hymn and also two stanzas in Dutch from another hymn. Van Gogh’s quest for spiritual fulfillment led him to nature, where he was most at peace and informed his artwork.

Also from the Goldblatt collection is artist Paul Cézanne’s two-page letter, signed and addressed to the subject of his famous painting, Portrait of Gustave Geffroy, mentioned funding fellow artist Auguste Rodin, whose maquette of Honoré de Balzac had just been denounced by the literary organization that commissioned it (estimate: $15,000-$20,000); and a document signed by Paul Gauguin sometime during the last three years of the artist’s life, when he was living on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. The receipt mentions Ambroise Vollard, Gauguin’s agent and patron, and could have represented payment for one of Gauguin’s last completed paintings of such exotic subjects as witch doctors and nude women (estimate: $15,000-$20,000).

Goldblatt’s collection also includes autographed items from Mary Cassatt, Edvard Munch, Piet Mondrian, Diego Rivera, Pablo Picasso, Gilbert Stuart, Joseph M.W. Turner, and many others.

A Wilton, Connecticut collector with a penchant for rock ’n roll and pop culture collected dozens of vintage posters and photographs, some of them autographed. The collection represents the last seven decades of popular music, from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin to David Bowie, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and the Goo Goo Dolls. The items include:

  • A 1968 Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East concert poster in exceptional condition. Poster artist David Byrd’s representation of Jimi Hendrix and his bandmates in psychedelic pink and orange is one of the most iconic rock music posters of all time (estimate: $6,000-$7,000).
  • An oversized black and white photograph of The Beatles, taken in Hamburg, West Germany in 1960, signed by photographer Astrid Kirchherr, the fiancée of bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe, who tragically died of an aneurysm in 1962 (estimate: $2,400-$2,600).
  • An 22 inch by 28 inch photograph of Grace Slick and Janis Joplin, the two Queen Bees of San Francisco rock, taken by Jim Marshall for an article in Teen Set magazine, twice signed by Marshall and annotated, “Grace + Janis – 1967” (estimate: $2,000-$2,400).

A two-page letter written and signed by martial arts legend Bruce Lee, dated Nov. 22, 1972, to his Fists of Fury co-star Bob Baker, asking if he can send him some cocaine (“air-mail me some fine ‘C’ if you can swing it”), is expected to bring $10,000-$12,000; while a baseball signed on the sweet spot by Babe Ruth, dated 1932, inscribed “World Champs” (perhaps by the owner), and signed by three others (including Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez), should hit $4,000-$5,000.

A rare, partial one-page document signed by Peter Stuyvesant on January 3, 1651, in Dutch, while he was serving as Director-General of the New Netherland colony (now New York City), later seized by the English in 1664, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also, a swatch of fabric from the Wright Flyer, the first airplane that made its debut flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec. 17, 1903, 2 ¼ inches by 3 3/14 inches, encapsulated and certified, should rise to $3,000-$4,000.

University Archives’ new offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite 2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives and the online-only Fabulous Autographs & Art, From Van Gogh to Hendrix auction slated for Wednesday, September 29th, please visit www.universityarchives.com.

About University Archives:
University Archives has become world-renowned as a go-to source for rare items of this kind. It is actively seeking quality material for future auctions, presenting a rare opportunity for sellers. Anyone who has a single item or a collection that may be a fit for a future University Archives auction may call John Reznikoff at 203-454-0111, or email him at [email protected] University Archives was founded in 1979, as a division of University Stamp Company, by John Reznikoff, who started collecting stamps and coins in 1968, while in the third grade. Industry-wide, Reznikoff is considered the leading authenticity expert for manuscripts and documents. He consults with law enforcement, dealers, auction houses and both major authentication companies. University Archives’ new offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite 2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives, please visit www.universityarchives.com.

Liti Capital Launches Staking for Token Holders

Geneva, Switzerland, September 13, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Liti Capital SA, a Swiss-based litigation funding provider that has opened up private equity investing to the masses through blockchain technology, is launching staking for its wLITI token.

Starting on September 13, wLITI token holders will be able to stake their tokens and receive wLITI in return.

“Staking is a crucial tool to be attractive in the DeFi space and to reward our community for supporting us long term,” says Jonas Rey, Liti Capital’s co-founder.

Token holders can stake their tokens by heading to the Liti Capital app, on the Liti Capital website, connecting a compatible wallet and selecting staking. The product does not require holders to go through any know-your-customer (KYC) checks.

At launch there will be three options for users to stake their wLITI tokens:

  • 4% APY for 30 days
  • 6% APY for 60 days
  • 9% APY for 90 days

Users will be able to withdraw their tokens whenever they need to. If a user decides they want to un-stake their tokens, instead of losing all the rewards, the system calculates how much interest the user has accumulated and issues the relevant amount back to the token holder.

“The community is one of the most important factors in the success of blockchain projects,” says Jaime Delgado, Liti Capital’s chief technology officer.

“The staking program is one of the mechanisms by which the community is rewarded for its fidelity to the project and at the same time reduces the market share of wLiti in circulation which is beneficial for both the holders of wLiti and the company,” Delgado continues.

More information on the staking program can be found at: https://liticapital.medium.com/liti-capital-launches-staking-rewards-61fef8437317

Liti Capital is spearheading an arbitration lawsuit on behalf of a group of traders who lost millions of dollars of trades on 19 May 2021 when Binance inexplicably froze their accounts for approximately one hour.

It is believed that this case – the first ever group action case in the crypto sector – will be a landmark event in defining how organisations operating in the sector behave and treat their customers.

Since the company’s launch in early 2021, it has raised USD 19 million to secure assets of up to USD 200 million, which if successful, will pay out a dividend to token holders.

About Liti Capital:
Switzerland-based Liti Capital is a Swiss limited liability company specializing in litigation finance and fintech. Liti Capital buys litigation assets to fund lawsuits and provides a complete strategic solution along with connections to top law firms to help clients win their cases. Tokenized shares of the company lower the barrier of entry for retail investors and give token holders a vote in the company’s decision-making process. Dividends are distributed to LITI token holders upon the success of the plaintiff. Jonas Rey, co-founder of Liti Capital, also heads Athena Intelligence, one of the most successful intelligence agencies in Switzerland. His two co-founders, Andy Christen and Jaime Delgado, bring operational, innovation and technical skills to round out the leadership team.

Liti Capital recently onboarded seasoned industry leader David Kay as chief information officer and executive chairman. Boasting more than a decade of experience as funding partner and portfolio manager of a billion-dollar private equity fund in the litigation financing space, Kay successfully enforced what was at the time the largest international arbitration award in history, bringing in over $1 billion in cash and securities.

For project information, please read the Whitepaper.
For token distribution, please read Tokenomics.

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Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers will Hold A Comic, TCG (Trading Card Game) & Toy Auction, Sept. 25, Online and in Cranston, RI

Cranston, RI, USA, September 11, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- It’s reached the point where Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ Pop Culture auctions are highly anticipated industry events, and the Comic, TCG & Toy auction slated for Saturday, September 25th, is shaping up as one of the firm’s best ones yet. It’s bursting with over 450 lots of Pop Culture treasures, pulled from prominent collections across the United States.

“I’m proud to say 2021 has been the greatest year to date for the Pop Culture department at Bruneau & Co.,” said Travis Landry, the company’s Director of Pop Culture and an auctioneer. “Looking back over the past six years, it’s incredible to see where we have grown and how the market has grown.” Landry also appears as a Pop Culture appraiser on TV’s Antiques Roadshow.

“This will be the fourth Pop Culture sale of the year, with two more scheduled before the new year,” said Bruneau & Co. president and owner Kevin Bruneau, adding, “I’m sure as always it’s going to draw a crowd. Comic and toy auctions are by far some of the most exciting we have when it comes to having an active and energetic crowd. It helps that we have many great items.”

The auction will have the usual fine selection of rare comic books, Pokémon items and TCG (Trading Card Game) collectibles, but there are a few surprises in the mix as well, like a large, single-owner collection of Steiff animals and dolls (including two Emile Jumeau dolls), which will be offered at the end of the sale. Also sold will be five lots of Mattel Hot Wheels redline.

The sale’s expected top lot is a copy of Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961), graded CGC 4.5 (estimate: $15,000-$20,000). The book features the origin and first appearance of the Fantastic Four and Mole Man and ushered in a new level of realism in the medium. It was the first superhero team created by artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby and editor/co-plotter Stan Lee.

“The Fantastic Four #1 walked through the door during our weekly Tuesday morning appraisals in the hands of the original owner,” Landry recounted. “The best part was, he hated it. He was a big Western fan, but he wanted to see what ‘Marvel funny books’ were all about. It was the only Marvel book he kept. Luckily for us, and for him, he kept one of the best comic books possible.”

A copy of Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), graded CGC 8.5, featuring the first appearance of Silver Surfer, with Galactus in a cameo on the last page, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000. Also, a copy of Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963), featuring the origin and first appearance of the X-Men and Magneto, graded CGC 0.5, should finish at $3,000-$5,000.

A copy of Marvel Comics’ Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974), featuring the first appearance of Wolverine in a cameo on the last page, plus an appearance by Wendigo, graded CGC 9.0, is expected to hammer for $3,000-$4,000; while a copy of Incredible Hulk #181 (Nov. 1974), also featuring appearances by Wolverine and Wendigo, graded CGC 8.5, should hit $5,000-$8,000.

Star Wars fans take note: a copy of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars #1 (July 1977, around the same time as the release of the legendary feature film, and featuring Part 1 of Star Wars: A New Hope movie adaptation), graded well at CGC 9.8 with white pages, is estimated to hit $3,000-$5.000.

Pokémon collectors will no doubt engage in a fierce bidding war to own the 2000 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge 1st edition factory sealed booster box, showing only minimal shelf wear, intact and wrapped tight in WOTC branded cellophane, a true Holy Grail item for Pokémon and TCG collectors (estimate: $8,000-$12,000); and a 2001 Spanish Pokémon Base 1st edition Charizard holographic trading card, graded BGS 8.5, NM-MT+ (estimate: $800-$1,200).

The auction has a start time of 10 am Eastern. Doors will open at 8 am. Live, in-house bidding will be reserved for active bidders only. To save a seat, call 401-533-9980. Previews will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23-24, from 9-4, by appointment only. COVID-19 regulations will be strictly enforced. For an appointment, call 401-533-9980, or email to [email protected]

The Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery is located at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay.

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the Comic, TCG and Toy auction on Saturday, September 25th, at 10 am Eastern time, please visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted frequently.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions, with commissions as low as zero percent. Now would be a perfect time to clean out your attic. To contact Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may send an e-mail to [email protected] Or, you can phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

World’s First NFT Pageant: Bitkub Group has Officially Partnered with Miss Universe Thailand 2021, Creating New Experiences with NFT

Singapore, Sep 11, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Bitkub Capital Group Holdings, a leading Thai blockchain & cryptocurrency company has officially partnered with Miss Universe Thailand 2021 as the world’s first blockchain & cryptocurrency firm to bring NFT and Digital Asset solutions, as well as other cryptocurrency trends to beauty pageants.

A Beacon of Hope and Trust amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Amidst the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, which has rendered life different and coerced society to adjust to an era of the “New Normal”, daily life routines have been changed indefinitely. The Miss Universe Thailand 2021 pageant show aims to re-establish its role of being a beacon of hope and trust for the masses, while also empowering belief through its concept of “Power of Passion”. The competition will seek out a winner to participate in the Miss Universe 2021 stage held in Eilat, Israel.

Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Ltd. the parent company of Bitkub Online Co., Ltd. Thailand’s No.1 Cryptocurrency Exchange, Bitkub Academy will provide cryptocurrency and blockchain technology education for the competitors. In addition, Bitkub Blockchain Technology Co., Ltd. will also be supporting the competition with NFT solutions by minting popular NFT collectible cards of the pageant contestants. Last but not least, the winner will receive special prizes in the form of digital assets.

Miss Universe Thailand 2021: Power of Passion

Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa, Founder and Group CEO of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings Co., Ltd., the official representative of Bitkub attended a special press conference where he revealed that the concept “Power of Passion” drew Bitkub’s attention.

“It coincides with our strong belief that passion can be a powerful driving force that changes one’s life, as well as the world, for the better, much like how Bitkub Group believes blockchain technology will revolutionize the world. The partnership with Miss Universe Thailand, a prestigious entertainment platform with an accumulation of more than ten millions of viewers that supports the capabilities and roles of women in society, has proven to be a positive direction for the collaborative effort of creating change in the community, as well as being a voice of the people to ignite hope and inspiration,” said Srupsrisopa.

Through this collaboration, Bitkub will convey the story of how Bitkub Exchange platform is revolutionizing the world of investment, and how Bitkub Academy is changing the world in the learning of new technologies with the aim that everyone will get new skill sets for the future with limitless possibilities.

With the Miss Universe Thailand NFT solution, the collectible cards tokenize fame, popularity, and fan-based value of Miss Universe Thailand using blockchain technology. Furthermore, Miss Universe Thailand Crown would be featured as a limited-edition NFT in ‘Morning Moon Village’, the first play-to-earn game on Bitkub Chain.

About Bitkub:
Bitkub is a next-generation digital asset and cryptocurrency exchange platform that offers advanced exchange services to individuals to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrencies. A legally registered company founded in February 2018 with a starting capital of 50 Million Baht, Bitkub’s base of operations is in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bitkub aims to bridge the gap between blockchain and cryptocurrency services to “non-tech users” by being the most trusted and easy-to-use cryptocurrency exchange in Thailand. The cryptocurrency exchange platform provides a combination of multi-cryptocurrency wallets, user-friendly technical analysis tools, and a payment gateway for businesses to implement their payment processing systems.

About Miss Universe Thailand NFT:
Miss Universe Thailand NFT is a digital collectibles collection to increase fan engagement both during and after the competition.

Miss Universe Thailand viewers can tune in on Bitkub’s platforms, including Bitkub Online, Bitkub NEXT and on the official Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/missuniverse.in.th to watch the Miss Universe Thailand event. It can also be viewed through Bitkub’s Official Channels:

Bitkub Official Channels:
Website: https://www.bitkub.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitkubofficial/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bitkubofficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitkubOfficial
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BitkubOfficial
Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bitkubofficial

Stephen Spivak Named Director of Business Development for Green Goddess Supply

Boston, MA, September 10, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Cannabis industry veteran and Philadelphia, PA resident Stephen Spivak has been named Director of Business Development for Green Goddess Supply, a “cultivation to consumption” cannabis lifestyle brand offering a line of high-quality products to grow, store, prep and consume hemp flower and cannabis products.

Spivak has previously served as a PA Market Strategist for Fluent Cannabis Care and their effort to identify new dispensary locations in the Pennsylvania market. He is currently an All Together Now committee member which supports Pennsylvania hemp industry. Spivak received a Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.

“We are delighted to add Stephen to our growing team,” noted Eric Robichaud, CEO of Green Goddess Supply. “Stephen’s knowledge of the cannabis industry, entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen will help us continue to attract strategic partners and customers.”

Vincent Bitetti, President and Chief Cannabis Officer of Green Goddess Supply, added, “Stephen’s insight into the world of Multi-State Operators (MSOs) will yield greater penetration into the dispensary and wholesale market. We know cannabis aficionados appreciate high quality accessories and initial orders will turn into repeat orders.”

Spivak commented, “The cannabis industry is still in the formative stages and it is exciting to part of the emergence. The complexity of licensing, financing and on-going research makes it a challenging and refreshing business environment. I’m excited to be part of the industry and working for one of the stronger brands.”

About Green Goddess Supply:
Green Goddess Supply is a “cultivation to consumption” cannabis lifestyle brand offering a line of high-quality products to grow, store, prep and consume hemp flower and cannabis products. The company sells direct to consumers at MSRP through its website, and also offers wholesale and distributor accounts to brick and mortar storefronts and industry distributors. Green Goddess Supply strives to exceed expectations and delight customers with quality products and amazing customer service.

The Armoire, a turnkey home grow system that even your most judgmental aunt won’t detect, is patented by and a trademark of Green Goddess Supply. Green Goddess Supply is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA with additional distributions centers in Los Angeles, CA; Long Island City, New York and Pooler, Georgia. For more information about Green Goddess Supply, visit the website at https://www.GreenGoddessSupply.com

More than 50 Tax Foreclosure Properties in Central New York’s Picturesque Madison County will be Sold Online Sep 13-16

Pleasant Valley, NY, USA, September 10, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- More than 50 properties in Madison County, New York will be sold to the highest bidder in an online-only tax foreclosure real estate auction that opens on Monday, September 13th and ends on Thursday, September 16th. The properties include single-family and multi-family homes with land, vacant land and seasonal and commercial property.

All of the properties are located in Madison County, which is situated in picturesque central New York state, between Syracuse and Albany. Absolute Auction & Realty, based in Pleasant Valley, holds a tax foreclosure sale each year in Madison County, although one wasn’t held last year due to COVID.

“People who were disappointed last year will be more than pleased with the offerings in our 2021 tax foreclosure auction,” said Jennifer Gableman, the president and a principal broker of Absolute Auction & Realty. “We’ve got homes, land, mobile homes – great properties that have a starting bid of just one hundred dollars. It’s a great way to purchase real estate!”

Bidders can watch a recorded Bidders Seminar on YouTube as buying tax foreclosed properties is not like typical home buying. Join our Auctioneer, Frank Pietrzak for a review of the Terms and Conditions, auction procedures and a Q&A to make your buying process smooth and easy.

Pictures and descriptions of all 50-plus properties can be inspected on the Absolute Auction & Realty website – www.AARAuctions.com. All bidding will be driven through the site as well. There will be no live showings due to COVID-19, so interested parties are encouraged to use the website as a one-stop shop, for viewing, registering, bidding and (hopefully) scoring a property.

An example is the two-story, two-family old-style residence located at 36 Farnham Street in Cazenovia, situated on about one-tenth of an acre. The house, built around 1838, has just under 3,000 square feet of space and features seven bedrooms and two bathrooms. The full market value is listed at $115,152.

People interested in purchasing land will be intrigued by the 17.3 acres of vacant farmland in the town of Eaton, with waterfront on the Chenango River. The land, in the Morrisville-Eaton school district, has a full market value of $15,800 the opening bid to jump in is just $100. Since the land is vacant, there are no preview restrictions. People can drive by to look anytime.

For more information about Absolute Auction & Realty and the Madison County online-only tax foreclosure auction that begins on Monday, September 13th and ends on Thursday, September 16th, please visit www.AARauctions.com or www.NYSAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

About Absolute Auction & Realty, Inc.:
Absolute Auction & Realty conducts both antique and real estate auctions, offering all types of vehicles, from boats to motorcycles to bucket trucks to BMWs. The firm has had incredible success auctioning everything from women’s designer clothing to Revolutionary War artifacts.In recent years, AAR has refocused its attention on specialty collections. Perfectly equipped for this type of offering, AAR welcomes anyone thinking of selling their lifetime collection to give us a call and allow us the opportunity to give your treasures the send-off they deserve.

Asian Art and Antiques from The Living Estate of Mr. Richard S. Ravenal will be Auctioned October 2nd by EstateOfMind

Middletown, NY, USA, September 10, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Items from the living estate of Mr. Richard S. Ravenal – the now long-retired purveyor of Asian art and antiques and former owner of Asian Gallery in New York City – will headline a two-session auction planned for Saturday, October 2nd, by EstateOfMind, online and live in the Middletown gallery at 195 Derby Road. A preview will be held at 7 am Eastern.

Session 1, beginning at 10 am, will feature more than 100 lots of guns, ammunition and other militaria. Session 2, starting an hour later, will be the main sale, with the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection and other fine items pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

Also offered will be exceptional estate jewelry and watches, original artworks ranging from Old Master paintings to mid-20th century fare, sterling silver that includes flatware services as well as individual pieces, signed baseball memorabilia and hard-to-find baseball cards, coins and stamps, musical instruments, American furniture items from the 19th and 20th centuries, and collectibles.

Items from the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection will feature a rare, 13th or 14th century Chinese Ming Dynasty gessoed, straw-bound mud-head of Kuan-Yin, with appliqué painted lacquer over straw and mud and inlaid agate eyes. It comes from a temple in northwest China and shows the influence of the Silk Route Sung/Yuan Dynasty. It is also in a remarkable state of preservation.

Also from the Mr. Richard S. Ravenal collection is a 12th century Khmer Dynasty bronze of the Cambodian Buddhist deity Mahayana; a fine Chinese glazed pottery Buddhist priest from the Ming Dynasty, 16th century, with provenance; and a rare Shiva-Linga carved stone one-face column from the 2nd or 3rd century. Any one these would make a fine addition to any collection.

The watches category will feature a Patek Philippe 18kt gold watch, a Tiffany & Company 18kt gold watch, a rare C.L. Guinand 14kt gold chronograph pocket watch, and a 14kt gold repetition-chronograph with hunt case, 18 SZ. Jewelry will be highlighted by a 14kt gold Art Nouveau plique-a-jour necklace with diamonds and pearls, and nice large 14kt gold aquamarine rings.

Other jewelry will include a 19th century early fire opal, diamond and enameled ring; a rare 14kt Victorian mourning ring complete with a hair locket; a 14kt Art Nouveau dragonfly diamond, ruby, sapphire, opal and emerald brooch, white and yellow gold signed; 18kt Art Deco diamond and cultured pearl earrings; and a 14kt Art Deco two-carat natural sapphire brooch (unheated).

Artworks and paintings will be led by a pair of circa 1830 portraits attributed to Ammi Phillips (American, 1768-1865); a Dutch Old Master painting signed Willem Van Aelst (1626-1683); a winter scene by Emil Carlsen (American, 1853-1932); a group of works by 19th century British painter Homer Smith; a 1950s ink and paper work by John E. Heliker (N.Y., 1909-2000); and a circa 1925 watercolor signed Norman Lindsay (1879-1969), titled Other Wives and Husbands.

Silver will include a circa 1960 Danish Modern flatware service for 12 by Frigast in the Princess Furhsia pattern; a circa 1960 service for 12 by Gorham in the La Scala pattern; a circa 1950 service for 12 by Lunt in the Madrigal pattern; a circa 1940 Hallmark service for eight; a Persian silver tray weighing 55 troy oz.; three 19th or 20th century Russian silver and gold enameled teacup saucers; a large 19th century Persian Niello silver bread tray; a 19th century Persian repousse silver vase, and other pieces. Fans and collectors of silver will have much to consider.

Sports collectors will be treated to a Jackie Robinson autographed photo with certificate of authenticity; a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle with certificate of authenticity; and many baseball cards, including Roy Campanella, Hank Aaron and other stars. Collectibles will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 comic book (1984, graded 9.0), and a Flaming Carrot comic.

Coins and stamps will feature a 1984 Olympic proof set with gold; a 1925 Peace Dollar graded MS-66; a 1955 Mexican Cinco Pecos gold coin; a large complete coin set collection, including uncirculated (stamp series) Morgan silver dollars; a complete block of four presidential series stamps from 1938 and 1939 (Scott’s #803-834); and other philatelic and numismatic offerings.

Period American furniture will include a circa 1815-1820 birdseye and mahogany four-drawer chest (North Shore, Mass.); two Gustav Stickley side chairs; a circa 1950 Paul McCobb Planner Series table and chairs; an 18th century Hudson Valley pine tavern table; a circa 1820 classical New York Empire Cornucopia sofa; and a circa 1915 McHugh Arts and Crafts kneehole desk.

The musical instruments category is impressive and includes a rare 19th century violin bow by G. A. Pfroteschner; a violin by Joseph Odoardi with a bow by A. Schroetter; a circa 1950 Framus Barcelona model #5/26 classic tiger maple acoustic guitar; a circa 1980 Yamaha APX-4 acoustic and electric guitar; a Fender Squire 5D-7 model acoustic guitar; a Nord Electro 5-D keyboard; a Yanagisawa saxophone; two Chateau saxophones; an Andreas-Eastman straight sax; an SE custom electric guitar; assorted high-end new speakers; and other instruments and accessories.

Live, in-gallery bidding is available, but seating will be limited and all CDC, state and local regulations with regard to the COVID virus will be strictly enforced. Bidders can view lot photos and get more information at www.EstateOfMind.biz and at AuctionZip.com (ID # 11093).

Live, in-gallery previews will be held on Friday, October 1st, from 11 am-5 pm Eastern time, and Saturday, October 2nd, the date of auction, from 7 am-9 am, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment, you may call EstateOfMind at 845-386-4403. Masks are required at the previews. To learn more about EstateOfMind and the live and online estates auction slated for Saturday, October 2nd, please visit www.EstateOfMind.biz.

About EstateOfMind:
EstateOfMind was officially born in 2009 after more than 20 years of providing estate services through a former company, American Antiques & Fine Art. Owner and president Darrell Dirr, a proprietor of fine art, antique and estate sale businesses, holds a Certificate of Recognition. Mr. Dirr was nominated by the OCDSS for being a valuable community partner of PSA for 20 years. EstateOfMind is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 845-386-4403; or, you can send an email to [email protected] To learn more about EstateOfMind, please visit www.EstateOfMind.biz.

Chinese Porcelain Bowl Decorated with An Enamel Dragon Design Knocks Down for $200,000 in Briggs Auction’s July 30 Sale

Garnet Valley, PA, USA, September 9, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- Briggs Auction’s Fine Estates Auction held on July 30th featured a fine selection of antique and modern furnishings, fine art, fine porcelains, decorative arts and more. “This was a well-received auction with a wide variety of items that appealed to a broad range of bidders,” said Stephen Turner, the president of Briggs Auction, Inc. “Strong prices were a good indication the industry is thriving.”

The highlight of the auction was a lovely Chinese covered porcelain bowl, beautifully decorated with an enamel dragon design and a double-ring Yongzheng mark, paired with a small famille rose covered teapot with a calligraphy mark. The bowl gaveled for $200,000 (all prices quoted include the buyer’s premium). It was part of a collection from a direct descendant of Thomas Alexander Scott (Pennsylvania, 1823-1881).

“It was very exciting,” Mr. Turner said, “and gratifying to see this rare piece of Chinese decorative arts be so competitively fought over by bidders across the globe. The intense interest this small bowl generated almost from the day the auction was posted online showed us that we had an incredibly special piece on our hands. We’re very happy not only for the consignor’s family, and for the bowl’s new owner as well.”

Other items from the same collection included two early 20th century Louis Vuitton monogram steamer trunks, which realized $12,250 and $6,875; a grouping of ten Sevres porcelain cabinet plates with central floral medallions and various maker marks ($9,375); a grouping of fifteen Mintons Aesthetic Movement porcelain plates, each decorated for the Japanese market with raised gold and silver ikebana designs ($6,000); and a rare German horizontal table clock of hexagonal form, circa early 18th century, signed for Peter Krenckel, who worked as an assistant to Wilhelm Köberle in Eichstätt, Germany ($6,250).

The Scott descendant collection also featured a fine assortment of antique sterling silver decorative items, to include a Scandinavian silver peg tankard with an inset Danish Coronation of Queen Caroline Mathilde medal and with a “JJE” hallmark ($10,625); a fine English sterling silver kettle on stand with 1751 date mark ($4,560); and a fine English sterling silver epergne with an 1818 date mark ($4,500).

Mid-Century Modern furniture and decorative arts continue to see strong prices, as a fine George Nakashima end table with unusual triangular-form free-edge top on a Minguren I base, circa late 1960s/early 1970s, was no exception, changing hands for $8,750. Also, a pair of Modern design floor-standing metal sound sculptures in the style of Harry Bertoia’s Sonambient hammered for $5,000.

More traditional styles also did well, including a set of ten Stickley Colonial Williamsburg Restoration Georgian-style mahogany dining chairs ($3,500); a large 18th century or earlier Flemish verdure tapestry with bucolic design ($7,500); a fine pair of antique Chinese Export gilt mirrors with reverse-painted crests depicting two figures ($3,250); an American carved wall panel featuring an eagle in relief surrounded by a wreath, cornucopia, and fruit and floral design ($3,250); a lovely A Chinese silver and carved pale jade belt hook and plaque fitted as a hand mirror ($5,000); and a more contemporary David Goode signed and numbered cast bronze sculpture titled The Ferryman, from the artist’s The Goblin Collection ($4,250).

Fine art covered a variety of genres and periods, with many pieces achieving great prices, including a James Webb oil on panel genre scene harbor landscape ($8,750); a painting attributed to Thomas Chambers Hudson River School oil on canvas depicting a view of West Point ($6,875); a Harry Leith Ross oil on board illustration titled Soda Fountain ($5,280); a Joan Miró etching with aquatint titled Demi-Mondaine a Sa Fenetre ($5,250); a mixed-media illustration on panel attributed to Stanley Arthurs of a colonial military procession ($3,600); a Frank Earle Schoonover oil on canvas landscape titled Fall October ($3,250); and a large Itzchak Tarkay acrylic on canvas of three women at a café table ($4,320).

Internet bidding was done through Briggs Auction’s Bid at Briggs platform and via LiveAuctioneers.com.

Please visit www BriggsAuction.com for their full auction schedule and details.

About Briggs Auction, Inc.:
Briggs Auction, Inc. is a four-generation, family-owned and operated auction house located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, offering online auctions, estate appraisal services and real estate auctions for estates, downsizers and more. Their bi-weekly Discovery auctions feature over 1,000 lots of antique and name-brand furnishings, decorative and fine art, fine and costume jewelry, silver, collectibles, coins, toys, tools, home goods, estate vehicles and more. Monthly Fine Estates auctions feature wonderful 18th and 19th century and Mid-Century Modern furnishings, period and contemporary decorative arts, fine art and sculpture, fine porcelains, estate fine jewelry, silver and more. Please visit www BriggsAuction.com for their full auction schedule and details.

MRHB DeFi Announces Strategic Investment from Acreditus Partners, Appoints Khalid Howlader Chairman of MRHB DeFi Governance Board

Melbourne, Australia, Sep 9, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- On the heels of the strategic investment received from UAE-based Sheesha Finance last week, the world’s first halal decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem MRHB DeFi is pleased to announce yet another strategic investment – this time from Dubai-based angel innovation investors Acreditus Partners.

Passionate Supporters of Innovation and Decentralized Finance

Encompassing both investment and partnership, the deal will also include the appointment of Acreditus Founder Mr Khalid Howladar as Chairman of the MRHB DeFi Governance Board.

A bespoke investment and advisory firm, Acreditus are passionate supporters of innovative start-ups and believe in the potential of decentralized finance to democratise access to the crypto-economy.

MRHB’s strong community and ethics focus marks them out as different from the majority of the DeFi projects that are saturating the sector. Indeed these values are consistent with those of Acreditus whose partners are experts in their respective fields and offer a deep pool of advisory experience and skills in addition to angel capital.

“MRHB DeFi’s ethical and inclusive community vision for the cryptoverse marks a significant difference from other projects in this space that are fraught with failure and fraud,” says Mr Howladar, Acreditus Founder.

“When combined with the extraordinary potential to revolutionise finance I felt compelled to support them on their journey with both advice and then capital once I was able to assess the extraordinary combination of ethics and capabilities of the team,” he adds.

Part of Mr Howladar’s role will be to try and ensure high standards of corporate ethics, governance and risk management as the company seeks to mature from bootstrapped start-up to a more institutional quality business. In addition, his prior senior experience in the Islamic Banking sector will support more regulatory and institutional partnership building.

“MRHB DeFi are extremely proud that Acreditus Partners have chosen to support our venture on two fronts,” says Naquib Mohammed, MRHB DeFi Founder & CEO. “As a young firm, we have many challenges ahead on all aspects of our business and Khalid’s seasoned experience across multiple areas such as governance, risk and communications continue to prove invaluable to our team and hence a natural Chairman for our Governance Board.”

About MRHB DeFi:
MRHB DeFi is a halal, decentralised finance platform built to embody the true spirit of an “Ethical and Inclusive DeFi” by following faith-based financial and business principles, where all excluded communities can benefit from the full empowerment potential of DeFi.

Based on the tenets of blockchain such as trust, transparency, and security, MRHB DeFi has encapsulated universally applicable principles of Shariah into those tenets of blockchain to render a suite of offerings. It is a complete DeFi ecosystem whose products, protocols and crypto-assets are governed primarily by the ethical, inclusive, sustainable and charitable investment principles associated with the Islamic faith or ‘Islamic Finance’ (‘IF’ as it is commonly known).

The diverse team is comprised of researchers, technocrats, influencers, Islamic fintech experts & business entrepreneurs, who came together to ensure that MRHB DeFi prevails in a manner that will impact society as a whole, essentially bridging the gap between the faith-conscious communities and the blockchain world.

Read more about MRHB DeFi’s Shariah Concept Paper, Lite and White Paper here: https://marhabadefi.com/info-centre.php

MRHB DeFi Official Channels:
Website: https://marhabadefi.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marhabadefi
Telegram: https://t.me/mdf_official
Telegram Announcements: https://t.me/marhabadefi_ANN
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHuvZG9DbS5ffeoqLX_bERg
Medium: https://marhabadefi.medium.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/marhabadefi
Telegram (Arabic): https://t.me/mdf_arabic
Telegram (Russian): https://t.me/mdf_russia
Telegram (Turkish): https://t.me/MarhabaDefiTR

About Acreditus Partners:
Acreditus Partners are recognised leaders in their fields of expertise. In addition to bespoke advisory services they have acted as Angel investors for a diverse portfolio of startups ranging from mental health psychedelics to halal crypto. The team have delivered over 100 briefings to international Emerging Market investors, risk officers, shareholders, underwriters, correspondent bankers and regulators in the GCC, Emerging and Islamic Markets. Founder Mr Howladar also frequently lectures at many business schools and universities in the region.

Acreditus Official Channels:
Website: https://acreditus.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/acreditus
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khalidhowladar/
Email: mailto:[email protected]

J Holmes “Rules of The Game” Featuring Snoop Dogg

Dallas, TX, Sep 8, 2021 -/OXBRIDGE PRESS RELEASE/- J Holmes, an independent artist from Louisiana, entered a contest setup by Snoop Dogg, Anno Domini and Legion Beats with thousands of other artist last year in February 2020. J Holmes’ song titled “The Sit Down” came in first place winning J Holmes an exclusive feature with Snoop Dogg on his next single.

J Holmes’ new single “Rules of the Game” featuring Snoop Dogg, released on August 20, 2021. J Holmes has released other singles such as “Cashews”, “Wake Up” and “Tell me How to Flex”. J Holmes has also release three studio albums; “The Last Samurai”, “The Return of the Savage”, and his most recent release “Changes”. Available on all streaming platforms.

For more information visit https://linktr.ee/Jholmesmusic

About J Holmes:
J.Holmes Aka “The Flamethrower” Aka “The Hip-Hop Syphilis” Aka “The Rhyme Raptrilaquist”, was born in Zachary, Louisiana. He moved to New Orleans, LA in 2000 where he got his first taste of Jazz music. Shortly before hurricane Katrina in 2005, he moved to Fairfield, CA. California was where he got his first taste of the West coast music world. In 2012, Holmes moved to the Dfw Texas area where he resides now. Coming up as a kid his main rap influences were Method Man, Nas, Scarface, The Hot Boys, Wu-Tang Clan, The Fugees, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. His music contains on point lyrics, banging beats and lots of story telling!!!.