Newest Version of Microsoft Office Importer for Revit Sports Significant Upgrades Including Support for BIM 360, OneDrive and SharePoint

Clearwater, FL, USA, July 24, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Axiom, a major provider of third-party CAD/BIM add-ons, announces the release of a new version of their Microsoft Office Importer software for Revit. According to sources within the development team at Axiom, this latest version is a remarkable step forward in providing the software with several time-saving improvements that Revit users will appreciate regardless of whether their spreadsheet data is stored in BIM 360, SharePoint, OneDrive, a shared network or a personal hard drive.

Axiom’s Executive Product Manager, Eiren Smith, stated, “Office Importer Version 5.2 contains a ton of improvements. The big ones are support for Revit 2022; support for Excel spreadsheets and Word documents stored in any of three document management systems including Autodesk BIM 360, SharePoint and OneDrive; several brand new features; improvements in speed and much more. Revit users are going to love this.”

In addition to Microsoft Office Importer’s existing capabilities, such as updating imported Word and Excel data automatically (or on demand), and maintaining formatting (such as italics, bolding, and underlining), according to Smith, Version 5.2 has some brand-new features including the ability to alter the height of a single page that has already been pasted in Revit, a feature that allows the user to pre-define the width of individual pages, and faster imports that have never looked better. All of this supports Revit 2017 through Revit 2022.

Mr. Smith continued, “We have been doing this for a long time, and we’ve worked with countless Revit users, making sure things go smoothly, or helping fix things if they don’t. Office Importer’s new version is really the result of all of that experience and understanding all the details that can be tricky. That’s why we created this sleek, expanded and updated version.”

About Axiom:
Axiom’s purpose is to help CAD and BIM professionals design a better world for themselves, their families, their organizations and the planet, by understanding their needs and providing software that handles repetitive tasks quickly and easily.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and long known as a major player in third-party software development, Axiom is dedicated to making Revit easier, saving Revit users’ time, solving their problems and increasing their production. Axiom also designs software for MicroStation and AutoCAD. For more information, visit AxiomInt.com.

For more information specifically about Microsoft Office Importer, visit AxiomInt.com, call Eiren Smith at 727-442-1822 or email him at Press.Office@AxiomInt.com

An 1863 Henry Repeating Rifle and a J. Tapia Target Pattern Spade Bit Share Top Lot Honors at The Cody Old West Auction

Santa Fe, NM, USA, July 24, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- A Henry repeating rifle manufactured in 1863 and a J. Tapia target pattern spade bit shared top lot honors at the 31st annual Cody Old West Auction held June 26th by Brian Lebel’s Old West Events at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza in Santa Fe, as well as online via the Old West Events website, www.OldWestEvents.com. Both lots knocked down for $23,600.

As with past events, the auction was part of a three-day Old West Show, held June 25th-27th, also hosted by Old West Events, in the nearby Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The auction was packed with 384 lots, all but two of which ended up changing hands, for a 99.5 percent sell-through, a record for Brian Lebel’s Old West Events. The total gross was just over $1 million.

Major categories included cowboy antiques and collectibles (saddles, spurs, bits, etc.); Native American artifacts; antique and historic firearms; Hollywood cowboy memorabilia; Western fine art; Old West gambling and saloon items; antique and contemporary belt buckles and other silverwork; antique advertising and lithography; and Western decorative arts and furniture.

The Henry repeating rifle, serial number 1729, was a .44 rimfire caliber weapon with a 24-inch barrel. It had a brass frame and blue finish, walnut stock, original sights, matching numbers and extra sight dove tail in the frame. It boasted a very good bore, an even “gun metal” gray-blue barrel and great patina on all brass surfaces. It was excellent mechanically, with excellent marks.

The elaborate J. Tapia multi-spotted large silver inlaid California target pattern spade bit was made in the 1890s, with multiple rows of dots forming a central target pattern on each cheek. Also, a pair of J. Tapia silver inlaid drop shank California spurs mounted on the heelbands with three ¾-inch coin silver spots featuring Tapia’s trademark raised nipples, gaveled for $10,925.

“Hollywood cowboys were a big hit on auction night, where a large collection of personal and screen-worn celebrity hats sold for way above estimate,” said Brian Lebel, owner of Old West Events. “A hat from rodeo champion and cowboy actor Ben Johnson sold for $8,850, more than 14 times its high estimate, while Clint Eastwood’s hat from the film Joe Kidd brought $8,625.”

Lebel said final prices were mostly within, or higher than, estimates, with strong bidding in all categories. “The internet, phones and live bidders were all busy, with live bidders representing the largest portion of buyers. The sale moved at a fast pace, and strong sales kept the excitement level high throughout. No one knew quite what to expect. We knew we had great items, but no one could predict such an enthusiastic sale, both in terms of live attendees and total sales prices.”

The auction was held in conjunction with the Cody Old West Show, also held by Brian Lebel’s Old West Events. Because of COVID restrictions, only 65 vendors were allowed to set-up, but they all reported extremely strong sales and a very good weekend. Attendance exceeded 1,500 over the weekend show. More than one dealer said, “It was the best show I’ve had in decades.”

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

The roll-top desk and chair used by Pat Garrett while he was sheriff in Dona Ana, New Mexico, from 1896-1900, both made in the 1880s, with the original 1884 bill of sale and a photo of Garrett, hammered for $16,100. Also, J. B. Farr’s early 1900s 14kt gold presentation sheriff’s badge, an important piece of Colorado history and a great example of a presentation badge – highly detailed, elegant and ornate – went for $22,420 against an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.

A circa 1893 Winchester Model 1886 saddle ring carbine, 40-65 caliber with a 22-inch barrel, blue and case color finish, walnut stock and forearm and original sights, excellent throughout, hit the mark for $21,240. Also, A Colt single action Army six-shooter manufactured in 1895, 44-40 caliber with a 4 ¾-inch barrel, once belonging to O. Frank Hicks, a private with the Arizona Rangers, tasked with ridding the Arizona Territory of its criminal element, rang up $17,250.

A maker-marked, expertly restored Edward H. Bohlin double buscadero gun rig, with a pair of 1880s-era Colt .45 single actions with silver Bohlin-style gun grips and 5 ½ inch barrels, with a possible Hollywood cowboy connection, reached $18,880. Also, a Florence State Penitentiary horsehair bridle, brightly colored, with triple strand round cheeks and double brow band and having an unusual bit showing a bare-chested woman dancing above a snake, fetched $12,650.

A hand-carved wooden bull head with real horns and Wild West history, having hung in “Shotgun” Ben Thompson’s Bulls Head Saloon in Abilene, Kansas, 30 inches tall and with a 40-inch horn spread, went for $12,650. Also, an oil on canvas original advertising artwork for Climax Tobacco (“Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered”), by an unidentified artist, 50 ¼ inches by 31 ¾ inches (sight, less the gold gesso frame), a great saloon display item, brought $9,775.

Brian Lebel’s Old West Events’ next big show and auction will be held January 21st thru 23rd, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. Watch the website for more information, at www.OldWestEvents.com.

About Brian Lebel’s Old West Events:
Brian Lebel founded the Cody Old West Show & Auction 31 years ago in Cody, Wyoming as a small gathering of people who were buying, selling and trading in the antiques and artifacts of the American cowboy and the American West. Brian believed that more people would appreciate these great artifacts if only they were aware of what was available. So he launched his own event and it has been growing ever since. Old West Events is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 480-779-WEST (9378), or, you can email them at contactus@oldwestevents.com. To learn more about Brian Lebel’s Old West Events and the events planned for 2022, please visit www.OldWestEvents.com.

Talk With Tara Lynn is in The Midst of A Super Successful First Season

New Orleans, LA, July 24, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- The Talk With Tara Lynn Show was birthed out of hard work and pure intentions. As a young and ambitious African-American host, Tara Lynn strives to stay positive, while setting her brand apart from other platforms. Tara Lynn developed and began executing her plan for success that has, thus far, brought countless opportunities into her path – so many quality connections that she can honestly say the journey has been even greater than what she envisioned. She was recently interviewed by Jason Lee, purveyor of Hollywood Unlocked and Gag Nation.

Talk with Tara Lynn is a Nelson Empire/TMG Production. Executive Producer is Isaac Nelson. Producer/Director is BoDee. Stylist/ MUA is Cellisa Elzy. Season 1 so far has included the following:

Episode 1 – featuring special guest host P Town Moe, music performance by BoDee, and exclusive interview with Styles P.

Episode 2 – featuring special guest host Tammy Bradley, music performance by Tink, and exclusive interview with Ace B

Episode 3 – featuring special guest host Quincy “Vitamin Q” Williams, music performance by Queen Kayy, and exclusive interview with LLHATL star Karlie Redd

Talk With Tara Lynn will be back in action on July 18th with more celebrity interviews.

Follow Talk With Tara Lynn on Instagram – @talk_with_taralynn. Interviews/Media Inquiries: Hurricane Arlene of MIKODreamz PR (mikodreamzpr@gmail.com). Management: Isaac Nelson of The Nelson Empire: thenelsonempire@gmail.com.

Holabird’s Massive Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, Nearly 3,000 Lots, will be Held Aug. 5-9, Live and Online

Reno, NV, USA, July 23, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- General George Armstrong Custer’s Civil War holster and gun belt, a photo diary of Pancho Villa with three books on the Mexican Revolution, and an 1898 prostitute’s license and photo from Tombstone, Arizona are a few of the more interesting items in Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction, slated for August 5th-9th.

The five-day mega-event, packed with nearly 3,000 lots of Native Americana, philatelic (stamps) and numismatics (coins), militaria, railroad collectibles, Americana, mining memorabilia, stock certificates, art and more, will be held live in Holabird’s Reno gallery at 3555 Airway Drive, as well as online, via iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com.

Start times all five days are 8 am Pacific. “This sale will make collectors even hotter than they were before the air conditioning got turned on,” said Fred Holabird, owner of Holabird Western Americana Collections. “The sale is full of ‘hot stuff’ and features some of the best collections in their genre offered publicly in a long time. Two of the major collections are Western in origin.”

The first centers around Arizona and Colorado ephemera, to include 19th century photos and documents related to major mining camps, supplemented by gorgeous oil paintings of Native American and western scenes by Douglas Rosa. The framed cabinet card photo of prostitute “Amelia” (in classic prostitute attire) with her business license, should go for $5,000-$10,000.

Added to this is a major collection related to the Mexican War and Pancho Villa, including the photo-diary by Arizona photographer Walter Horne, plus three books on the Mexican Revolution (estimate: $25,000-$50,000). The militaria section is equally phenomenal, highlighted by Gen. Custer’s holster and gun belt, accompanied by a lengthy history (estimate: $60,000-$90,000).

A California collection of Native American jewelry comprises more than 400 incredible pieces of fine, artistic silver and turquoise jewelry, much of it museum-quality and accumulated over several decades. The main part of the collection is represented by bolos from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. There are also necklaces, bracelets, rings, belt buckles, brooches and other items.

The California collection also includes jewelry from the Navajo, Santo Domingo Pueblo and the Hopi – amazing pieces of jewelry from many Native people. “Bidders will have a difficult time deciding on which to choose from for their collections,” Mr. Holabird said. “Also, for Western bolo tie collectors, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, the largest sale of its kind ever held.”

A couple of noteworthy Day 3 jewelry lots include a Rainbow Man knifewing bolo by Myra and Homer Vacit, circa 1940s-1950s, with stamped silver edging (estimate $1,200-$1,800); and an incredible vintage No. 8 Mine turquoise jewelry set (Navajo Reservation, Arizona) boasting a magnificent squash blossom necklace with twelve squash blossoms (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

The Ken Prag collection is the gift that keeps on giving, and there are three distinct parts of his collection in this sale. First and foremost, most or all of the material is from his unsorted acquisitions for decades. There is a wealth of paper ephemera, particularly from California. The post cards (about 500 lots) are stunning, with very rare views in both RPC and printed format.

There are so many examples, it’s hard to pick, like the Tahoe original RPC of Myers, or a trio from Glen Alpine Springs, or printed cards from Weber Lake. Want pioneer cards? The sale has hundreds of them. One of the more fun sections is the gaming section – postcards with a gaming or playing card theme. This collection is now in about 20 lots, comprised of hundreds of cards.

Also from the Prag collection, on Day 5, is a major hoard of German inflation bonds from 1922, with anywhere from 500-1,000 pieces in two types, with varieties: 1,000 Marks with coupons, a 4-inch stack of maybe 1,000 pieces with at least two printing varieties; and a 50,000 Mark bond with coupons, one printing variety, a 3-inch stack of a few hundred (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

For the firearms collector is a large library of historical books on guns, hunting and related, with some all-time key references. Exploration researchers will love the Arctic Exploration library and other early works on western exploration. Stocks and bonds feature a fantastic selection from about a dozen collections, and there’s a fine selection of railroad passes and stocks, with rarities.

In addition to the 1898 prostitute’s license and photo, another Day 1 super lot is the spectacular large bronze plaque celebrating Charles Lindbergh’s famous first flight across the Atlantic in 1927, made by sculptor and painter Julius T. Gutzwa (Meriden, Conn., 1891-1956). The plaque is one of only two known and is in extra fine to uncirculated condition (estimate: $3,000-$6.000).

Also up for bid on Day 1 will be historic ledgers pertaining to the legendary Hollenbeck Hotel in Los Angeles: three ledgers for the hotel from 1902; one ledger for the hotel restaurant, 1896; and one ledger for the saloon, 1895-1896 (estimate: $2,000-$6,000); and a 14-inch-square original bronze sign for Bell Telephone Company of Nevada, rare and early (estimate: $1,000-$2,000).

Expected star lots on Day 4 will include a painting of Native Americans on horseback, titled Too Many Guns (1982), by the Hungarian-American artist Americo Makk (1927-2015), framed; and a U.S. one dollar gold coin, produced by Christopher Bechtler around 1838. Bechtler’s coins were accepted across the Southeast. Both of the lots have pre-sale estimates of $5,000-$10,000.

The full catalog can be viewed online now, at www.holabirdamericana.com. For those planning to attend the auction in person, regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19 will be enforced.

Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections and the Sizzling Summer Western Americana Auction slated for Thursday thru Monday, August 5th-9th, visit www.holabirdamericana.com. Updates posted often.

About Holabird Western Americana Collections:
Holabird Western Americana Collections is always in the hunt for new and major collections to bring to market. It prides itself as being a major source for selling Americana at the best prices obtainable, having sold more than any other similar company in the past decade alone. The firm will have its entire sales database online soon, at no cost – nearly 200,00 lots sold since 2014. Anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. The company has agents all over America and will travel to inspect most collections. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to fredholabird@gmail.com. To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit www.holabirdamericana.com.

Mutt Productions and Allied Artists Film Group Team Up to Bring Rock N’ Roll Time Travel to The Big Screen

Hollywood, CA, USA, July 13, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- San Antonio based Mutt Productions has teamed with Allied Artists Film Group to bring a rock n’ roll time travel adventure to the big screen. The project, tentatively titled “Rockin’ In Time,” follows 22 year old rock n’ roll guitarist and singer, Lars Olsen, as he is unexpectedly transported from 1984 to the year 2024. The only way to get back to 1984 requires Lars to locate a special magnet found only on a custom 1962 Fender Stratocaster Guitar, outfitted with three Humbucker pickups, the way Lars’s guitar was configured back in 1984.

“Rockin’ In Time” is a humorous take on today’s nostalgic interest in the music, styles and personalities of the 1980’s music scene, as seen through the eyes of an up-and-coming rock musician thrust 40 years into the future. Together with cameo appearances from 1980’s rock royalty, audiences will have an opportunity to see some of their favorite rock stars as they come to the aid and defense of their time-traveling friend, Lars Olsen.

This Mutt Productions’ feature film will be distributed by Allied Artists Film Group, through its Allied Artists Music & Video Distribution (AAMVD) unit. Casting has already begun, with an emphasis on attaching a young rock guitarist and singer in the lead role.

Film industry stalwarts Aaron Lee Lopez, Paul Matthew Lopez and music industry icon, turned motion picture producer extraordinaire, Kurt Wipfli are already attached. Principal photography is currently slated for 2022.

Mutt Productions is a cutting-edge studio located in San Antonio, Texas, specializing in youthful audience content, with feature films including “Teenage Girl: Valerie’s Holiday,” “Teenage Vampire,” “Teenage Girl: First Wheel,” and “Teenage Girl: Skip Day,” among many others to their credit. Mutt Productions’ content often pays homage to and is reminiscent of the late great John Hughes.

The history of Allied Artists is long, varied and legendary. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists brand has been associated with such classic motion pictures as “Papillon,” starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, “Cabaret,” with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, “Tickle Me” starring Elvis Presley, and “The Man Who Would be King,” starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, to name but a few.

Opening New and Natural Doors to Health, Greenwich Bay Chiropractic Welcomes Patients as of Aug 2

Greenwich, RI, July 22, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Greenwich Bay Chiropractic and Dr. Devon Barley proudly announce the opening of their new office on Monday, August 2nd. The new and natural healthcare provider is located at 16 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

Dr. Devon Barley is a second generation Doctor of Chiropractic. He found a love of chiropractic after being under chiropractic care from birth by his father, Dr. Dennis Barley who maintains a practice in Fairhaven, MA. The profound experience of less illness, quicker recovery from sports injuries and better overall health, inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps.

An interesting personal note, in addition to his focus on healthcare, Dr. Devon Barley was a top 12 finalist on the hit television show “The Voice” in 2011. He initially attended a casting call to support a friend and the rest is history.

A resident of Providence, Dr. Barley is married to Liz Barley, a Physician’s Assistant (PA) at Ortho Rhode Island, an Orthopedic practice. Liz is originally from Kingstown, RI.

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s in Biology from The University of Vermont and Cum Laude from Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program, Dr. Devon has had the pleasure of treating chiropractic patients for over 6 years.

Dr. Devon’s specific and gentle approach has helped thousands of men, women and children improve their lives. He has treated neck or back pain, headaches or migraines, carpal tunnel, sciatica, or other health conditions. His practice will also focus on family health and pregnancy.

To contact, Greenwich Bay Chiropractic and Dr. Devon Barley, call (401) 408-4430 or visit www.GreenwichBayChiro.com.

Rafael Osona’s Aug. 7-8 Online Auction will Feature A Lincoln-Signed Document, A Rev-War Muster Roll, Rembrandt Etchings

Nantucket, MA, USA, July 22, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- A Civil War document signed by then-President Abraham Lincoln and a rare 1775 American Revolutionary War Muster Roll are just a couple of the expected star lots in Rafael Osona Auctions’ annual, two-day online auction slated for the weekend of August 7th and 8th, at 9:30 am Eastern time both days. Over 700 lots will be sold.

The auction will be headlined by the Gail and Rich Mellin collection of Chinese export porcelain of Canton design, American furniture, fine arts and décor. The Mellins are esteemed antiques dealers in Canton and export porcelains and are offering Part 1 of their collection from their recently sold Connecticut residence; property from the descendants of Francis Elias Spinner, U.S. Treasurer appointed by Lincoln; and fine antique rugs, China Trade art, and export porcelains from the Marie and Rick Wackenhut collection from the Starbuck East Brick mansion in Nantucket.

The Day 1 auction on Saturday, August 7th, is titled Americana, Fine Art, Pacific Trade & Décor.

The Lincoln signed document with others will be part of the Day 1 offerings, which total more than 500 lots. The Lincoln lot is a signed presidential appointment, naming Francis E. Spinner as U.S. Treasurer, a post he held until 1875. The document, which also has the signature of Secretary of State William H. Seward, plus the Presidential seal, should bring $4,000-$6,000. Two Rembrandt etchings, titled Self-Portrait Leaning on a Stone Sill and The Windmill, descended in the Spinner collection.

An exceptional offering of six original paintings by the noted Nantucket artist Anne Ramsdell Congdon (1873-1958) will come up for bid, an example being an oil on board titled View from Mill Hill, and measuring 14 ¼ inches by 18 ½ inches (sight, less frame). The work depicts a figure, presumably Ruth Haviland Sutton, with Nantucket harbor off in the distance (estimate: $30,000-$50,000). It is a rare event for Osona Auctions to offer six works by this esteemed artist and the offerings happen to coincide with the Nantucket Historical Association’s major exhibit of over 40 works by Congdon titled Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance.

A featured lot from the Mellin collection is a rare late 18th century Canton fish bowl, 27 inches in diameter, the interior painted with a hills and stream landscape design encircled by multiple borders. It should reach $3,000-$5,000, while an equally scarce, 19th century Canton covered beefsteak platter with hot water reservoir (one of three known), 23 inches long, has an estimate of $5,000-$6,000.

Also from the Mellin collection are two China Trade fans. One, circa 1850, is very fine gouache on paper with carved bone sticks depicting an early view panel of an important seaport. The other, very fine gouache on paper with carved mother of pearl sticks, shows the ports of Macao, Canton and Hong Kong. The reverse of both is a figural Mandarin scene with applied bone painted faces and fabric clothing (each estimate: $7,000-$10,000).

A significant number of Chinese Export porcelains (from a private Nantucket collection) are sprinkled throughout the auction. One standout lot is a gorgeous pair of underglaze blue baluster vases with covers, circa 18th century, both 21 inches tall, with ten cartouche-shaped on versa pieces reserved from a chicken skin ground, applied leopard handles, a foo lion finial and gilt detailing (estimate: $25,000-$35,000).

Period carpets from the Marie and Rick Wackenhut collection, which decorated the recently sold East Brick in Nantucket – one of three mansion homes built by whale oil merchant Joseph Starbuck (1774-1861) for his three sons – will be sold. One is a beautiful antique Serapi handwoven wool carpet, produced circa 1890, measuring 9 feet 5 inches by 14 feet (estimate: $12,000-$15,000). Others are wonderful examples of Heriz, Ferahan Sarouk, and Mahal rugs.

Three oil on Masonite paintings by the Massachusetts artist Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr. (1910-1982) will cross the auction block. All are whimsical depictions that contain mermaids. They’re titled Quail Hollow (estimate: $25,000-$35,000), Sailor’s Surprise (estimate: $25,000-$35,000) and The Sea Fairies (estimate: $20,000-$30,000).

Shellwork include three pairs of 18th century French coquille figures of a man and woman with wood painted faces and hands, arms and legs. They have estimates ranging from $2,000-$5,000.

Shellwork furniture will also be offered. Lots include a 19th century shell-encrusted tall case clock with a dial painted by E. Sanford of Plymouth, Mass. (estimate: $5,000-$7,000); a circa 1870 Victorian shell-encrusted dresser with mirror, 80 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000); and a pair of shell-encrusted concrete obelisks, both 5 feet 8 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).

Fine American furniture including untouched highboys, chest on chest, Windsor writing chairs, desks, bureaus, games tables, Tennessee sugar chest, Philadelphia cupboard will delight the collector; not to mention fine tea caddies, estate jewelry including a Cartier gold owl brooch, Nantucket lightship baskets, Bellamy carved framed mirror, Tiffany Studios daffodil lamp, Russian icons and an array of fine art and porcelains.

Day 2 titled The Marine Auction is held August 8th. One expected top lot is the Nantucket birdcage, circa 1870, made from whalebone, cherry wood and antique whale ivory by Joseph Clapp (1825-1909), similar to one in the collection of the Nantucket Historical Association. The wonderfully constructed, 18 inches tall by 18 ¾ inch wide birdcage should hit $25,000-$35,000.

Among the lots of 19th century scrimshaw whale teeth are three examples attributed to the Britannia Engraver from the first quarter 19th century, one depicting a British ship engaged in battle, 7 inches long; a pair of historically important scrimshaw and polychrome sperm whale teeth depicting a 28-star American flag with George Washington, commemorating the annexation of Texas to the United States occurring during the Mexican-American War of 1846 to 1848 by an unknown scrimshander. Both are estimated at $12,000-$18,000.

Walking sticks will feature a finely carved, circa 1850 antique whale ivory clenched fist with snake grip stick (estimate: $4,000-$6,000), a stick carved by the same hand with inlaid shaft sold at a previous Osona auction for $45,000. Ancillary offerings will include spinning jennies, pie crimpers, whalebone busks, tools, fids, swifts, watch hutches, beckets, harpoons, log book and documents.

An 18th century French prisoner-of-war bone ship model in a straw marquetry and parquetry case has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The finely detailed, fully outfitted 60-gun ship-of-the-line has a carved female figurehead and baleen, bone and brass pinned plank-on-frame hull, set on a baleen, wood and bone carved gallery stand, with two small ship finials.

An oil on canvas laid down to panel by a follower of Abraham Storck (Dutch, 1644-1708), titled Seascape with Two Dutch Man-o-War Off the Bay of Smyrna (early 18th century), measuring 56 inches by 64 ½ inches, should gavel for $5,000-$7,000. The painting previously sold at Christie’s (1983) and Sotheby’s (2003), plus other maritime art.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted (for more on this, visit www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com). A live four-day exhibition preview will be held August 3rd thru 6th, from 10 am to 5 pm Eastern time, in the American Legion Hall located at 21 Washington Street on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.

To learn more about Rafael Osona Auctions and the two-day auction (Americana, Fine Art, Pacific Trade & Décor on Aug. 7, Marine Auction on Aug. 8), visit www.RafaelOsonaAuctions.com.

Copies of Avengers #1, Amazing Spider-Man #14 and Pokemon TCG Collectibles do well In Bruneau & Co’s Pop Culture Auction

Cranston, RI, USA, July 21, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- A copy of Marvel Comics’ Avengers #1 from September 1963 sold for $23,125, a copy of Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #14 from July 1964 brought $17,500, and a 1st edition, factory sealed booster box of Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge from 2000 made $17,500 at a Pop Culture auction held July 10th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers.

“The bidding action this Comic, TCG & Toy auction brought to the gallery takes me back to what was found in similar sales ten, fifteen years ago,” said Kevin Bruneau, president and owner of Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers. “The floor, phones, online were all busy. It shows what direction the business is headed in for the next generation to come.” TCG stands for Trading Card Games.

Travis Landry, Bruneau & Co.’s Director of Pop Culture, added, “This auction proved again how hot the comic and TCG market is. Everything was on fire. I’m happy to say we broke 51 market records for graded books. Most notably, percentage-wise, was the Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. The day of the auction market average was $1,680, but it ended up hammering for $4,750.”

The copy of Marvel Comics Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), graded CGC 8.0 and featuring the origin and first appearance of the Avengers, plus appearances by the Fantastic Four, Loki and Teen Brigade, was the expected top lot of the auction and it delivered, selling within its estimate of $18,000-$24,000. Mr. Bruneau called it “the finest copy of Avengers #1 we’ve handled to date.”

Not far behind was the copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), graded CGC 9.0 and having a pre-sale estimate of $10,000-$15,000. The comic book featured the very first appearance of the Green Goblin, as well as the first meeting of the Hulk and Spider-Man. Like with Avengers #1, Mr. Bruneau called it the finest example of ASM #14 he’s ever handled.

On to Pokémon, and the ever-popular world of TCG. The Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Gym Challenge 1st edition factory sealed booster box from 2000, a true Holy Grail item for Pokémon / TCG collectors, was a big hit with collectors. Also, a 1999 French Pokémon base 1st edition Dracaufeu (Charizard) holographic trading card, graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint, finished at $10,000.

A 1999 Wizards of the Coast Pokémon Fossil 1st edition factory sealed booster box with minimal shelf wear and tight WOTC branded cellophane wrap, another Holy Grail item for Pokémon and TCG fans, finished at $13,750. Also, a group of 30 factory-sealed 1999 Pokémon Jungle 1st edition trading card packs in the original booster box made $11,250.

A copy of Marvel Comics’ X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963), featuring the origin and first appearance of the X-Men and Magneto, graded CGC 3.0 with cream/off-white pages, in a CGC case, achieved $13,125. Also, an estate fresh, original owner collection of 115 Hot Wheels redline diecast cars, each car about 3 inches long, all played with and enjoyed, some with more wear than others, including a large grouping of buttons, garnered $9,375.

The first 52 lots in the auction were from the collection of Eric Baker, the creative lead of props and set dressing for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Disneyland. He was also Nickelodeon’s prop master and fabricator. Several props were fabricated by him during his storied career with Nickelodeon.

The second portion of the catalog featured 321 lots of graded CGC and CBCS comic books, in addition to group lots of Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age comics. The entirety of the recently graded CGC Silver and Bronze age comics came from an original owner New Jersey collection Bruneau & Co. processed this year – truly a great selection of books. The final portion of the catalog included 166 lots of Pokémon trading cards.

The auction overall had more than 550 lots. Internet bidding was via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Bidsquare.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app “Bruneau & Co.” on iTunes or GooglePlay. All prices quoted in this report included the buyer’s premium.

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers has several important auctions lined up for the rest of 2021. These include the following:

  • Estate Fine Art & Antiques auction, Thursday, August 19th @ 6 pm Eastern time.
  • Summer Single-Owner Fine Art & Antiques auction (time and date to be announced)
  • Historic Arms & Militaria auction, Saturday, November 20th, @ 10 am Eastern time.
  • Sports Cards & Memorabilia auction (time and date to be announced)

To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, visit www.bruneauandco.com. Updates are posted often.

About Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers:
Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers is accepting quality consignments for these and all 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 can send an e-mail to them at info@bruneauandco.com; or, phone them at 401-533-9980. To learn more about Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Pixeldust Interactive Announces Industry-Leading Fixed Rate Unlimited Drupal Support Plans

Austin, Texas, Jul 21, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- Pixeldust Interactive (https://www.pixeldust.net) is an expert Drupal development agency and trusted Pantheon development partner specializing in Drupal support services, security, and auditing. In business since 1999, Pixeldust has completed over 500 projects for many fortune 500 companies. As a part of the Drupal community for 14 years, Pixeldust states that they are committed to developing under Drupal best practices, ensuring their clients have a stable, maintainable codebase. They work closely with clients to identify critical needs and provide a comprehensive plan to keep them secure and performing at the highest level.

Today, Pixeldust announced that they would be offering an unprecedented unlimited Drupal support plan for a fixed, low monthly rate. The Gold Unlimited Support plan will give their clients access to a dedicated expert who assists with bugs, modifications, and new feature development, vigilant, 24/7 monitoring of their websites, and regular updates, including urgent security patches, version updates, backups, and performance monitoring.

“When you subscribe to our Gold Support plan, you always have a trusted team on-call to squash bugs, repair technical issues, and ask for help, so your sites will run smoothly,” says CEO, C.B Mikelson. “With Unlimited Drupal plans, you can always ask support questions about how to do things on your website like, ‘how do I add a new page, how does this work, or why isn’t this working…’ We’ll happily answer any of your support questions or give you advice if you need it.”

As part of their new Gold Unlimited Drupal Support Plan, www.pixeldust.net will be offering:

  • Unlimited Drupal support plans Repairs & Fixes
  • Unlimited Drupal support plans Update Tasks
  • FREE Set-up
  • Same-Day Security Updates
  • Monthly Module Updates
  • Monthly Broken Link Scan
  • Monthly Security Scan
  • Monthly Manual Site Check
  • Monthly Speed Test
  • Offline Updating
  • GIT Version Control
  • Detailed Work Notes
  • Testing After All Updates
  • Security Guarantee
  • Hack/Malware/Down Recovery
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  • Free Basic Website Hosting & SSL
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Pixeldust states on their website (https://www.pixeldust.net), “When you subscribe to our Gold Drupal Support plans, you can have a trusted team on-call to squash bugs, repair technical issues, and ask for help, so your sites will run smoothly. With Unlimited Fixes and Repairs, we’ll fix error messages, things that are broken or not working, adjust something that doesn’t look quite right, or any repair that takes 30 minutes or less. Unlimited Website Update Tasks can also include updating content, settings, modifying a view or adding a field to a content type, installing a module, moving a button, changing the color of something, or any small task that takes 30 minutes or less.”

For more information visit:
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Tiffany Dragonfly Lamp and Nakashima Furniture are in Uniques and Antiques’ Aug. 3-5 Online Auction

Aston, PA, USA, July 20, 2021 -/DailyVoice/- A three-day, online-only Modern Design auction is planned for August 3rd-5th by Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales, with Wednesday, August 4th being dedicated to an Artisan Studio auction, highlighted by a Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp and the Katherine Mezger collection of George Nakashima furniture. Overall, more than 1,500 lots will be offered across the three days.

The marquis lot of the Artisan Studio sale is undoubtedly the Tiffany Studios Dragonfly table lamp, which has an estimate of $250,000-$375,000 (although similar examples have sold for $500,000-$800,000). The 31-inch-tall lamp is a wonderful example of Tiffany’s early 20th century master craftsmanship. It boasts a drop head shade on a rare bird skeleton base with “Four Seasons” multicolored and shaped jewels, wisteria blue, green and purple glass.

“We’ve been holding Modern Design auctions since 1995, and this three-day auction is a continuation of our series of early August ‘Season kickoff’ auctions that so many buyers look forward to,” said Kent Jackson, a General Manager of Uniques and Antiques and a licensed auctioneer in the state of Pennsylvania. “The quality is very strong throughout all three days.”

Timothy Aikens, Director of Acquisitions for Uniques and Antiques, remarked, “It was exciting walking into an untouched home with over 50 pieces of original Nakashima furnishings, virtually untouched since the 1960’s. There was another piece around every corner. You often dream of finding a collection like this. You never see this much, all in one home, with the original owner.”

The Katherine Mezger collection of Nakashima furniture promises to be a Day 2 highlight. Katherine worked at the Nakashima studio until she retired in 1969. She amassed a collection of over 50 pieces of Nakashima furniture. This is the first time these items have been seen on the market. All items from this collection will receive a letter of provenance from the Mezger estate.

Nakashima pieces from the Mezger collection will include the following:

  • A rare American live edge walnut floor lamp on a trestle base, 61 inches tall by 16 inches wide (estimate: $5,000-$8,000).
  • A single slab American walnut table with one butterfly joint, boasting beautiful grain, 47 inches wide by 28 ½ inches deep (estimate: $5,000-$8,000).
  • An American walnut picture frame having a simple elegant construction with bowed sides (estimate: $1,500-$2,000). The picture frame includes a copy of wedding photo of Ms. Mezger and her husband. According to Ms. Mezger’s family, Mr. Nakashima gifted the couple a coffee table on the occasion of their wedding.

In addition to the Nakashima pieces, furniture lots in the Artisan Studio auction will also feature creations from Phil Powell, Frederick Weinberg, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Silas Seandel, Inge and Luciano Rubino, Paavo Tynell, Val Bertoia, Tommi Parzinger, Fritz Hansen, Robert Whitley, Ludwig Sander, Sarah Grant, Guido Gambone, Paul Evans, and Aldo Tura.

Furniture lots expected to do well include an eight-piece Inge and Luciano Rubino dining set consisting of seven dining chairs with leather “dog bone” backrests and seats, plus a large table with three alternating inverted triangle bases; and an original handcrafted cabinet armoire by Phil Powell, having two antique stained glass panel doors, signature carved wood side panels and carved polychrome wood brackets, nearly 8 feet tall (both lots are estimated at $5,000-$8,000).

Fine art will be led by an American Modernist abstract painting by Ludwig Sander, titled Sioux II (1971), in a red and blue palette, artist signed on verso, 22 inches by 20 inches (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); a figural wall sculpture by Frederick Weinberg that lights up, white painted metal armature with molded figures, 50 inches tall (estimate: $3,000-$4,000); and two sonambient sound sculptures by Val Bertoia one titled 12 Cat Tail Rods, 51 inches tall (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

Two chandeliers are expected to light up the room. One is a diminutive Modernist lighting snowflake chandelier attributed to Paavo Tynell, unmarked, with four glass shades, 21 inches tall by 20 inches wide (estimate: $3,000-$4,000). The other is a Tommi Parzinger bronze Modernist chandelier, having eight arms to hold tall candle form lights and a central decorative element, 39 inches tall by 24 inches wide, in very good condition with light wear (estimate: $2,000-$3,000).

The three-day event will officially get underway on Tuesday, August 3rd, at 10 am Eastern time. Lot 1 will get things going with a Raymond Loewy double-sided DF 2000 cabinet credenza bar, 36 inches tall by 78 ½ inches wide and complete with the original bottle storage trays (estimate: $3,000-$4,000). A little later in the day, a set of six Norman Cherner antique dining chairs made from laminated wood on chrome rod legs, each chair marked, is expected to bring $400-$600.

Also on day one, two pairs of Fritz Hansen iconic egg lounge chairs will be offered as separate lots, with each pair having a pre-sale estimate of $1,000-$1,500. Both pairs are upholstered forms on metal pedestal bases, marked FH Denmark, all original, displaying very crunchy foam and in need of a reupholstering. One pair has wine colored upholstery; the other is desert sand colored.

Kent Jackson said the market for mid-century and decorator items is good right now. “We have a group of dedicated consignors and estate managers who help us curate the most current and in-demand merchandise,” he said, adding that Uniques and Antiques, located outside Philadelphia, offers New York City curbside deliveries about a week after the auction, for a reasonable fee.

Internet bidding will be via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidspirit.com. Phone bids will be accepted on items with a $300 minimum bid. Absentee bids are accepted for any amount.

Live, in-gallery previews will be held on Sunday, August 1st, from 12 noon to 5 pm; Monday, August 2nd, from 10 am-6 pm; and Tuesday, August 3rd, by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (610) 485-7400, or email to info@uniquesandantiques.com. The gallery is located at 2500 Market Street in Upper Chichester, Pa., just 10 miles outside of Philadelphia.

To learn more about Uniques and Antiques Auction Sales and the three-day online auction scheduled for August 3rd, 4th and 5th, please visit www.UniquesandAntiques.com. Updates are posted frequently.