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Want to schmooze with the best of them? This event provides a brief 15-minute outline of “Schmooze Does” – quick person-to-person networking tips followed by 75 minutes of Open Networking (“Schmoozing”) session to practice your new skills.

The Schmooze School and Session is set for Tuesday, June 11, 9-10:30 a.m. and will be held at Providence CIC, 225 Dyer St, Providence, RI 02903. The session is free. Ample public parking is available. Light refreshments will be served.

Other than death, what many professionals fear is “schmoozing” or “networking”. This complimentary session kicks off with 15 minutes of how to “engage” with someone at a networking event and then how to “disengage” and move on.

The schmoozing sergeants for the session are networkers from birth Mike Dwyer of Emplana Career, helping professionals expand their horizons and Steve Dubin of PR Works and founder of My Pinnacle Network, a series of business-to-business networking groups.

The venue for the event, CIC Providence, offers a WOW factor. With stylish architecture and cutting edge technology, CIC Providence is located in the heart of the Innovation and Design District in Providence. With flexible, professionally managed workspaces, CIC Providence offers all the perks of a modern office so your business can stay laser-focused on impacting the world, not managing an office. CIC Providence is located at  225 Dyer St., Providence, RI 02903

If you don’t schmooze, you lose. For more information, contact Steven V. Dubin,, (781) 582-1061. Please RSVP to RSVP to the EventBrite page -

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Atlanta, GA, USA, May 9, 2024 -- A handsome Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ watch in 18k yellow gold slipped onto a new wrist for $66,550 in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Spring Jewelry & Timepieces sale, featuring the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection, held April 25th-26th by Ahlers & Ogletree, online and live in the Atlanta gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW. The watch was the sale’s top lot.

Over 400 lots crossed the auction block, with Day 1 featuring the jewelry and watch collection of Bridget Dobson (lots 1-93), the co-writer, along with her husband Jerome, of the hit TV soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. The April 26th session showcased fine and costume jewelry items, including gemstones, David Yurman and estate jewelry.

The 2021 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman' 38mm watch in 18k yellow gold featured a Swiss-made perpetual movement, three subsidiary dials, an oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp and synthetic sapphire crystal. The watch was marked 'Rolex' to the dial and came with inner and outer boxes, manuals, a green movement tag and a COA card. It sold within the estimate.

Following are additional highlights from the auction, which contained 477 lots and attracted around 50 live bidders to the gallery. Online bidding was facilitated by Ahlers & Ogletree’s platform,, plus, and There were also 37 phone bidders who placed 230 bids in total. All prices include a 21 percent buyer’s premium.

A dazzling Richard Krementz. emerald and diamond ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold, with a square shaped green emerald weighing 4.44 total carats, set in between shield and pear accent diamonds weighing 1.97 total carats (VS-1 clarity and F/G color), changed hands for $30,250.

A Harry Winston sapphire and diamond platinum ring with an oval shaped brilliant/step faceted medium strong/vivid violet blue sapphire weighing 4.66 carats, mounted between two trillion cut diamonds weighing 0.72 total carats (VVS-2 clarity and F color), found a new owner for $19,360.

A circa 1980 Cartier 18k yellow gold multi-row elephant motif necklace, with triple upper rows, double elephant stations with emerald eyes, and a six row lower bridge, stamped with the maker's mark, eagle, '750, ' 16 ¼ inches in length and weighing a total of 131.2 grams, brought $14,520.

A Buccellati (Italy) Hercules Knot necklace, having eleven Hercules knots in 18k gold foxtail chains terminating to a hidden tension clasp, marked 'Buccellati 18k Italy', realized $13,310.

A David Webb diamond and emerald leopard bangle bracelet in 18k yellow gold and platinum, with seven round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.52 carats total weight (VVS-2 clarity and F color), green emerald cabochon eyes and black enamel spots, very exotic looking, finished at $12,100.

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner 40mm stainless steel and 18k yellow gold wristwatch, with Swiss made perpetual jeweled movement, blue dial with applied tritium markers, date aperture, gold blue enamel bezel, synthetic sapphire crystal and an oyster link bracelet, commanded $11,495.

A Cartier style Italian diamond, 18k yellow gold and enamel double panther head collar necklace with high polish finish, featuring 260 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 5.00 total carats of overall VS-1/lVS-2 clarity and G/H color, garnered $9,680. The diamonds were set into the black enamel accented double jaguar heads and channel set into the balance of the articulated necklace.

A ruby, diamond, and platinum ring featuring an oval shape red ruby weighing 2.50 total carats and set into a tapering platinum mounting containing ten brilliant cut and six single cut accent diamonds weighing 2.10 total carats of overall SI-2 clarity and H/I color, apparently unmarked, made $9,075.

A diamond and 14k white gold ring featuring a radiant cut diamond weighing 3.25 carats by formula, of I-1 clarity and J color, the stone set atop a tapering cast Euro shank containing 20 square shape and 64 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 3.00 total carats, rose to $7,260.

A Kermit Oliver (American/Texas b. 1943), for Hermes 2015 'La Vie Sauvage du Texas' silk scarf, 35 inches square, depicting the wildlife of Texas, with a rose pink border of birds, marked with the title in the design at the lower center, in the original Hermes box with tissue paper, fetched $3,932.

A Chinese jade green Peking glass bangle wrapped in 22k yellow gold, with screw closure and safety chain, having Chinese character marks to interior, weighing 24.5 total grams, hit $2,420.

A Line Vautrin 'Saute Mouton' gilt bonze and enamel brooch featuring six graduated gilt bronze rams with white enamel accents, marked 'LV' en verso of the ram's head pendant and having a pin back, offered together with a book on the works of Line Vautrin, went to a happy bidder for $2,299.

Next up is another auction headlining the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection, this one slated for Thursday, May 16th and featuring the couple’s fine art collection, with some of the most famous names in fine art (Chagall, Dufy, Hockney, Picasso, Bemelmans, Nadal and Braque among them). That will be followed by a two-day Modern Art & Design + Outsider Art sale on June 5th and 6th.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree, please visit Updates posted often. You can follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Beachwood, Ohio, USA, May 8, 2024 -- Eager bidders blew past high estimates for many of the lots in Neue Auctions’ online-only Art in Bloom sale held on April 27th. The top achievers of the 363 lots that came up for bid were a lithograph by M.C. Escher (Dutch, 1898-1972) that sold for $33,825 and an untitled acrylic on canvas by Julian Stanczak (American, 1928-2017) that finished at $27,675.

The catalog was packed with contemporary art glass, including pieces by Chihuly, Kirkpatrick, Mace, Scanga, Brock, Weinberg, Carlson, Francis, Leppla, Novotny, Roubicek and Smith; as well as many pieces of contemporary artwork, sculpture and fine objects. “It was a solid sale from start to finish, with high prices realized,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions.

The 1932 lithograph on paper by Maurits Cornelis (M.C.) Escher was titled Castel Mola and Mount Edna, Sicily. It was a rare early litho from Escher that was signed lower left, numbered (“8/24”), and signed and dated in the plate with an “MCE” monogram and date (“12-32”). It measured 9 inches by 12 inches (minus frame) and easily surpassed its $18,000 high estimate.

The early acrylic on canvas painting by Polish-born American artist Julian Stanczak was an untitled work done in 1965, measuring 38 inches by 37 inches as framed. It was artist inscribed in pencil en verso and nicely framed. The painting was hand-done, before the use of tape and, like the Escher litho, it had a high estimate of $18,000 that bidders happily ignored.

Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by and Prices quoted include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.

There were three stoneware vessels by Claude Conover (American, 1907-1994) in the sale, all consigned from an Oklahoma collection and all three signed and titled to the base. They each had estimates of $6,000-$10,000. One, titled Tzots, was 23 ½ inches tall and sold for $12,300. Another, titled Verac, was 23 inches tall and hit $11,070. Both were ovoid cylindrical form.

There were two bronze sculptures in the auction by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (American, 1880-1980). One, titled Crest of the Wave (1925), had a greenish brown patination and stood 21 inches tall. It was one of the artist’s most popular sculptures, originally cast as a fountain. The work was signed and raised on a marble base and surpassed its $6,000-$9,000 estimate to garner $11,070.

A lithograph on paper by the surrealist master Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989), titled Symphonie Bicyclette (1970), was artist signed in pencil lower right and numbered lower left. It was matted and framed, with a sheet size 30 inches by 21 ½ inches (43 inches by 34 inches as framed). Like the Frishmuth, the work had a high estimate of $9,000 but commanded $11,070.

Someone got a great deal on a mixed media glass construction collaboration between Dale Chihuly (American, b. 1941) and Italo Scanga (Italian/American, 1932-2001), a 1995 work titled Pinball Machine. It incorporated painted cast iron, blown glass and painted found objects, including Chihuly blown glass Ikebana Flowers and floats, as well as gilded putti.

Chihuly and Scanga were very close friends and were commissioned to make this piece for the consignor. The lot included a fax copy of the proposed drawing. It was impressive, at 85 inches tall and 57 inches wide, and was signed by both artists and dated 1995 to the cast iron base. The high estimate was an appropriate $25,000, but someone snapped it up for $11,685.

Another unexpected bargain was the oil on canvas Portrait of Henry David Inglis by Sir Henry Raeburn (British/Scotland, 1756-1823). The portrait of the Scottish travel writer and journalist had a canvas size of 30 inches by 25 inches (42 inches by 35 ½ inches as framed). It was supposed to sell for $12,000-$18,000, but a savvy bidder pounced on it for just $10,455.

Back to the overachievers. A Baccarat closepack millefiori (glass of mosaic appearance) paperweight, lovely in appearance and signed and dated 1848, with five silhouette canes including a goat, deer, dog, monkey and rooster, plus a wide variety of multi-colored canes including stars, clovers and floral forms, sailed past its $500-$800 estimate to bring $2,091.

Two colorful acrylic on canvas floral depictions by Dean Drahos (American, 1937-2010) crossed the auction block, both with modest pre-sale estimates of $200-$400. The top earner was an unframed, 18-inch-square work titled Shell Ginger, titled in stenciled letters to the left side panel of the canvas and signed and dated 03-02 to the right side panel. It sold for $2,460.

A modern Hickory Furniture Georgian-style mahogany silver chest on stand, with a squared top over four graduated long drawers, mahogany veneered with crossbanded borders, raised on a squared base and squared legs joined by stretchers, the interiors with flannel silver cloth and fittings, bested its $400 low estimate by more than ten times by hammering for $4,059.

Perhaps the king of the day’s overachievers was an oil on oak panel portrait painting of Simon George of Cornwall, after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497-1593), the original of which is housed at the Stadel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany. The 9 ½ inch by 7 ½ inch work (panel, less frame) had a pre-sale estimate of just $400-$600 but gaveled for a robust $9,225.

Next up for Neue Auctions is an online-only auction slated for Saturday, June 29th. The deadline for consignments is Thursday, May 30th. To learn more about Neue Auctions, please visit Updates are posted frequently. Cynthia Maciejewksi and Bridget McWilliams can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or, you can send an email at

About Neue Auctions:
Neue Auctions invites everyone to be added to its email list to receive notices and info regarding current and future sales. The firm is always seeking quality consignments. To learn more about Neue Auctions, please visit Updates are posted frequently. Cynthia Maciejewksi and Bridget McWilliams can be reached by phone at 216-245-6707; or, you can send an email at

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Reno, NV, USA, May 7, 2024 -- Capitalizing on the recent success of their timed online auctions – in which rare but lesser expensive items in a multitude of collecting categories come up for bid with a starting price of just ten dollars on every lot in the sale – Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC will hold such an event on May 11th and 12th, beginning at 8 am Pacific time both auction days.

The two-day auction will be hosted exclusively on, Holabird’s preferred online bidding platform. Categories will include Western Americana, bottles, ephemera, art, jewelry, mining, numismatics, philatelic and dealer specials. “Get ready for two exciting days packed with an array of remarkable items awaiting new homes,” said company president Fred Holabird.

Day 1, on May 11th, boasts 785 lots in categories that include art, jewelry, souvenir plates, china, flatware, houseware and décor, advertising, electronic devices, medical and professional equipment, antiques, wood boxes, salvaged items, grocery display, kitchen, pantry, bottles, saloon, gaming, tobacciana, cowboy and Old West, hunting, fishing, sports and photography.

Other Day 1 categories will feature toys, model railroading, entertainment, Hollywood, theater, music, World’s Fair and Expos, maps, travel, automotive, school yearbooks, diplomas, degrees, education, books, postcards, philatelic, Express and Wells Fargo, general ephemera by locale, NASA and space, Boy Scouts and fraternal organizations, political, militaria and weaponry.

A Day 1 highlight lot promises to be a Wells Fargo & Co. Express wax seal hand stamp from 1885, brass with a wood handle, about 4 inches long and accompanied by an antique wrought iron carousel-style stamp holder commonly used in post offices of the time (est. $400-$1,000).

Bottles will be led by a purple embossed Goldfield Bottling Company bottle. G.B.C. operated from 1904-1915, selling to saloons, stores and the public. The bottle should bring $400-$600. Also, a turn-of-the-century collection of medical devices, weighing about 25 pounds and featuring hemostats, a glass syringe and other items, has a pre-sale estimate of $500-$2,000.

Stone lots will include two specimens from the China Chunlin Collection: a large pink calcite crystal mass, 12 inches by 16 inches on a 10-inch base (est. $400-$900); and a visually arresting sculpture made from the polished roots of a Chinese boxwood tree that had grown around a rock, with a carved eagle (or falcon), measuring 17 inches by 15 inches by 26 inches (est. $400-$600).

Day 1 art will include a group of two original Far Eastern pieces plus a print, all three beautiful and each one 19 inches by 22 inches, formerly the property of Bell Northrop, an art professor at Columbia University who was a victim of McCarthyism (est. $400-$2,000); and a lovely 1946 framed watercolor of a house in Altadena, Calif., painted by Martin Mondras (est. $300-$500).

Up for bid will be a playbill broadside advertising the play The Heir at Law, written by George Coleman the Younger in 1797 and performed at the Selwyn Theatre in Boston on Feb. 11, 1869 (est. $500-$800); and a group of 33 mostly pre-1912 real photograph postcards of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, depicting street scenes, landmark buildings, roads, bridges, etc. (est. $50-$2,050).

A cobalt colored Dazey metal butter churn with working gear drive churn and two wooden lids, 20 ½ inches tall with a cast iron base, made in St. Louis, Missouri, should finish at $300-$500. Also, a lot of about 67 pieces of Blue Willow china, mostly in good condition and most of the pieces showing the Wood & Sons maker’s mark on the bottom, has an estimate of $300-$400.

Day 2, on Sunday, May 12th, the timed auction will officially conclude with 752 lots of Native Americana, mining collectibles, stocks and bonds, railroadiana and numismatics (coins).

About 75 correspondences in a binder related to Garnet Gold Mining Company in Montana (circa 1909-1917), including letterheads, receivership and legal proceedings as the company failed, will be sold as one lot (est. $500-$1,500). Also, a softcover copy of the Nevada County Mining Review, published by the Daily Morning Union (Grass Valley, Calif.) in 1905, showing profiles of businesses and residents of Nevada City and Grass Valley as well as photos of various mine operations in the county, with plenty of black and white photos, should rise to $200-$300.

A circa 1890s map of Champion Mines, a consolidation of two adjoining gold mines in Nevada City, California subsequent to the California Gold Rush, on linen backing, 20 ½ inches by 55 inches, has an estimate of $500-$1,000. Also, a brass ticket stamp die from the Cambridge, Illinois station on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, should gavel for $250-$500.

Native Americana will feature an elbow type peace pipe bowl made of soapstone, 4 inches by 3 inches, gray in color and shaped in an “L” (est. $400-$600); and an early vintage Caddo pot with a traditional etched hashmark design and a flared lip, from the Arkansas/Texas areas and dating back to approximately 800-1200 A.D. and measuring 5 inches by 5 ½ inches (est. $400-$800).

Antique and vintage stocks and bonds are hugely popular with collectors. A few examples are as follows:

- A group of 17 bank stocks, circa 1850-1973, including ones for the 1850 Ostego County Bank (N.Y); the National Bank of Methuen; 1859 Bank of America; Bank of Buchanan County, Mo.; 1892 Atlanta National Bank; American State Bank; etc. (est. $300-$500).

- A Duluth, Huron and Denver Railroad Company bond for $1,000, 6 percent bond, signed by the company president and with a steam train at the station vignette (est. $230-$400).

- Three different 1880s railroad stocks, all with the signature of Collis P. Huntington, one of the “Big Four” founders of the Central Pacific Railroad (one lot, est. $250-$500).

Day 2 stones will feature two nice display specimens of cream-colored scalenohedral (a.k.a. dogtooth) calcite, the outer margins of which have been stained deep reddish brown by the presence of an iron mineral, probably hematite (est. $500-$750); and a collection of four quartz crystals specimens from the Chunlin China collection, the crystals individual (est. $350-$600).

This is a timed auction, so there will be no live auctioneer or audio/video feed. Folks can bid now, up to the day each session closes. On all three auction days, they will be able to log in to a virtual console and bid live, per normal. Each lot will open with an automatic timer that’s reset with each live bid. Once the bidding stops and the timer runs out, then the next lot is presented.

Internet bidding will be provided exclusively by Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Color catalogs are available by calling 1-844-492-2766, or 775-851-1859.

Anyone owning a collection that might fit into a Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels 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 learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, and the two-day, online-only timed auction planned for May 11th and 12th, beginning at 8 am Pacific time each day, please visit

About Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC:
Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC is always seeking 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 200,000 lots sold since 2014. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can send an e-mail to To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, please visit

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Hong Kong, May 7, 2024 -- Web3 GP, a ground-breaking supercar racing platform that integrates Web3 Play-to-Earn (P2E) technology with open-source technology from the hottest racing sims, has announced they will be on display at the following May conferences in Hong Kong:

- 8 May: FORKED (Soho House,
- 9-10 May: Bitcoin Asia (Kai Tak Cruise Terminal,
- 11 May: Ordinals Asia (Soho House,

Racing fans are invited to drop by the Web3 GP booth at these events to witness firsthand an exclusive, thrilling sim car race featuring a lineup of the rarest and most limited edition supercars ever designed. The Web3 GP virtual race circuit mirrors the world's most iconic tracks, from the sweeping curves of the Nürburgring to the demanding straits of Le Mans. The digital replication of these legendary courses is a fitting stage for an ultimate demonstration of prowess, pushing the boundaries of speed and precision.


The Best Open-Source Sim Racing Combined with Blockchain and Crypto

Web3 GP offers the highest standards in supercar simulation. It features a finely tuned virtual physics engine that replicates every nuance of the hottest limited edition supercars, ensuring that the digital experience mirrors the exhilaration of a real-life race. Skilled enthusiast drivers with a passion for high-performance machines can navigate the twists and turns with a precision that showcases the capabilities of their exclusive vehicles.

By combining P2E features with technology from some of the best racing sims — including top names such as Gran Turismo 7, Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2, Automobilista 2, rFactor 2 and iRacing — Web3 GP represents a cutting-edge integration of supercar racing and blockchain technology. Sim racers earn Web3 GP’s proprietary $WGPX tokens for completing in-game achievements, such as winning races, setting track records, or reaching specific milestones.

WGPX are tokens built on the Bitcoin Ledger by deploying ordinal inscriptions technology and function as NFTs representing in-game assets that players actually own, including cars, skins and accessories.

As WGPX tokens adhere to the Bitcoin standard, they are built directly on the Bitcoin network without any need for a separate token or sidechain, inheriting Bitcoin’s multi-layered security, making them among the most modern, efficient and secure tokens in the world.

Setting a new standard for the convergence of luxury, technology, and speed, the Web3 GP limited edition supercar race will leave an indelible mark on the virtual racing world.

About Web3 GP:
Web3 GP was launched in 2024 as a ground-breaking supercar sim racing game that leverages Play-to-Earn GameFi technology. Sim Racers earn $WGPX inscriptions representing in-game assets as rewards for completing in-game achievements.

Official Channels:
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Web3 GP Telegram:
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Web3 GP Discord:
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Franklin native Jill Godfrey opened Sage Salon 15 years ago with two goals: (1) providing exceptional hair and beauty services in a warm and welcoming environment; and (2)creating opportunity for the next generation of stylists to thrive as professionals. In celebrating Sage Salon's 15th anniversary in business, Godfrey feels she accomplished both objectives.

“When I started working in the business at 21, I posted an ad in the newspaper offering $5 manicures and people would ask ‘for both hands?’,” laughed Godfrey. “So, creating an environment for stylists and technicians to grow as professionals as well as their clientele list was important to me and that’s something we’ve been able to do.”

Part of that growth meant embracing social media, particularly Instagram. Godfrey remembers her niece Taylor, as a young stylist out of Tri County Vocational being obsessed. “She posted everything! And to be honest, she kind of got made fun of for it at the time.” What Godfrey noticed is that the stylists posting to Instagram were developed a clientele in less than two years that used to take five to 10 years.

“That was a real eye opener for me as many of our stylists not only built lucrative clientele lists but developed sponsorship opportunities with hair product companies while generating income as influencers on social media,” said Godfrey.

Covid presented a new challenge for the beauty industry. Sage Salon responded in a novel way.

“While COVID was happening, the younger stylists wanted to do something, so they went on Behind The Chair University and they took classes at home. One of our stylists, Steph, got inspired to submit her first Behind the Chair Awards haircoloring entry - and she got nominated! That's how it all started, and I went with her to our first awards show experience,” said Godfrey. “Since then, other stylists have submitted work and placed very highly. Attending the Behind the Chair Awards, which is like the Oscars for those in the beauty industry, has become an annual outing for us. It’s helped many on our staff receive more training and create relationships in the industry with other professionals and beauty product companies.”

Sage Salon has called 648 Old West Central Street in Franklin home since 2015 (the Salon’s first location was in Bellingham). Sage Salon currently employs 15, comprised of stylists, nail technicians and other staff.

“I don’t know if I could have imagined back in those early days that Sage Salon would become what it has,” said Godfrey. “I feel blessed to have a team that feels more like family and that we’ve been able to build something that customers love, and that stylists want to work here.”

Sage Salon offers a wide range of beauty services, including: hair styling, makeup, nails (list). Appointments can be made online at or by calling 508-528-5008. Hours for Sage Salon are as follows: Monday, 10am-6pm; Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-8pm; Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm; and Sunday, 10am-4pm).

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Assonet, MA, May 5, 2024 -- One in five Greater Fall River residents is living below the poverty line. As food costs soar, they need your help.

And you can be an active participant in making a difference. Woodside Dental Care is encouraging patients and community members to drop by their 36 South Main Street, Assonet, MA offices to donate canned goods and dry goods from June 1 – June 30.

Specifically, food banks often need items like
- Peanut butter.
- Canned soup.
- Canned fruit.
- Canned vegetables.
- Canned stew.
- Canned fish.
- Canned beans.
- Pasta.

Items can be dropped off during office hours at Woodside Dental. Hours include Monday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Tuesday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Wednesday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm; Thursday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

“Our staff live in this community and we try to take care of our neighbors,” noted Dr. Derek Cornetta, the owner of Woodside Dental Care.

He added, “Traditional Food Drives are often help at Thanksgiving when food issues are prominent, but hunger does not take a holiday. Thus, we are reaching out and encouraging people to contribute canned and dry goods during the month of June.”

David Perry, President of the The Greater Fall River Community Food Pantry, serving the towns of Somerset, Swansea, Little Compton, Tiverton, Westport, Freetown and Assonet, expanded, “With canned and dry goods drive like this, we are able to provide up to 900 households every month with the supplemental food and groceries they need to feed their families and lead a healthy life.”

About Woodside Dental Care:
Woodside Dental Care’s mission is to not only maintain a healthy smile, but to completely change perceptions of dentistry and challenge the idea that going to the dentist is unpleasant. 

Woodside offers high quality care, maximum convenience, and the kind of friendly service you’d expect at a small Mom & Pop store. For information, visit the offices at 36 South Main Street, Assonet, MA, via the web at or call (508) 452-6302.

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Atlanta, GA -- Some of the brightest stars in the fine art galaxy – names such as Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Bemelmans, Carlos Nadal and Georges Braque – will be represented, sometimes multiple times, at the auction of the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection slated for Thursday, May 16th, by Ahlers & Ogletree, online and live at the Atlanta gallery.

“Since the 1970s, the dynamic duo of Bridget and Jerome Dobson has written award-winning episodes of several iconic daytime TV soap operas, including General Hospital, Guiding Light, As the World Turns and Santa Barbara,” said Robert Ahlers of Ahlers & Ogletree. “Between writing sessions, the couple collected incredible art on their travels around the world. Now, it will all be sold at auction.”

The auction’s undisputed headliner is the French/Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), whose signed 1980 tempera on Masonite titled Peintre, Ange et Amoreaux (Painter, Angel and Lover) is expected to realize $200,000-$300,000. The Dobsons purchased the work at a Sotheby’s auction in 1998. It comes with a COA from Jean-Louis Prat, an agent of the Comité Marc Chagall (ref. 92005).

Marc Chagall (born Moishe Shagal) was an early modernist painter, associated with the École de Paris as well as several major artistic styles. He created artworks in a wide range of formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. The art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century."

There are several artworks in the sale by Carlos Nadal (1917-1998), the French-born Spanish painter of the Fauvist school. They include a 1992 oil on canvas work titled Salon Rojo, signed lower left and titled, signed and dated to verso. The painting has a label on verso for The Bruton St. Gallery and measures 35inches by 45 ¾ inches (canvas, less the frame). The work should change hands for $25,000-$35,000.

An oil on canvas laid to board by Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962), the Austrian-born American artist best known as the illustrator of the iconic Madeline children’s book series, is titled Oh, Genevieve, Where Can You Be? The painting is tall and thin, at 66 ¾ inches by 22 ½ inches, and is unframed and apparently unsigned. The Dobsons purchased it at a Sotheby’s auction in 1999 (est. $20,000-$30,000).

There are three paintings in the sale by Bemelmans. In 1953, Aristotle Onassis commissioned Bemelmans to paint fifteen mural panels for the playroom on his yacht The Christina, named for his daughter. The murals were painted after illustrations that appeared in several of the author's Madeline books, adaptations from originals in Madeline's Rescue and Madeline and the Bad Hat.

Another artist whose name will be chanted more than once is Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953). His gouache and watercolor on paper titled La Plage d’Etretat (Etretat Beach) is titled lower center and signed lower right. It’s included in the supplement to the Catalog Raisonne of Watercolors, Gouaches, and Pastels by Raoul Dufy, reference As-0270. It has an estimate of $20,000-$30,000.

Dufy was associated with the Fauvist movement. He gained recognition for his vibrant and decorative style, which became popular in various forms, such as textile designs, and public building decorations. Dufy is most remembered for his artwork depicting outdoor social gatherings. He was also skilled in drawing, printmaking, book illustration, scenic design, furniture design and in planning public spaces.

A black and white lithograph on Arches paper by David Hockney (British, b. 1937), titled Big Celia #2 (1981), is #82 from an edition of 100 (est. $18,000-$26,000). The sheet is 52 ½ inches by 57 ¼ inches (the frame is 62 ¾ inches by 67 ½ inches). As an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, David Hockney is considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Stepping briefly away from fine art for a moment, a circa 2nd century Roman marble trapezophorus (or table support), modeled as a lion with stylized mane, open fanged mouth, rounded chest, and rising on a monopedia paw foot with plinth base, apparently unmarked, has a pre-sale estimate of $8,000-$16,000. It was last purchased at Christie’s in 1996 and is 33 inches tall by 10 inches wide.

A large, circa 4th century BCE attic red figure terracotta bell krater (vessel for mixing water with wine) with Dionysus god of fertility, wine, and pleasure, having a rolled rim above an inverted bell shape body, flanked by lug handles, the whole rising on a pedestal foot, decorated on one side with a scene of a seated nude Dionysus holding a long staff, 16 inches tall, should hit $8,000-$12,000.

A pair of 19th century Italian walnut and mixed wood veneer commodes in the Neoclassical taste, having marquetry and parquetry inlay with bird and floral roundels to the top, three drawers with urn roundels, and rising on tapering feet, apparently unmarked, is expected to bring $6,000-$8,000.

Several artworks by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) will cross the auction block. A Chope visage (A.R. 434) painted earthenware ceramic jug (or pitcher), #94 from an edition of 300 that was conceived in 1959, decorated with a blue face, stamped 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu’, with painted marks 'Edition Picasso' and '94/300', 8 ¾ inches tall, has an estimate of $5,000-$7,000.

Also carrying an estimate of $5,000-$7,000 is a 1966 etching with drypoint on paper, a Picasso artist’s proof of 15 titled Venus Foraine, pencil signed lower right and ink stamped on verso 'Succ. Pablo Picasso Coll. Marina Picasso'. The etching was acquired from the Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. It measures 12 ½ inches by 16 ¼ inches (paper; the frame is 32 inches by 35 ½ inches).

There are seven original greeting card artworks by Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963) in the sale. An example is a mixed media and gouache on paper, titled Carte de Voeux (1958), inscribed ‘Mes Bon Voeux’ and signed and dated (est. $4,000-$6,000). The 3 ¾ inch by 5 ¾ inch card (paper, minus frame) was previously in the Douglas Cooper collection and purchased at Christie’s in 1992.

An 18th or 19th century Italian walnut refectory dining table in the Renaissance taste, having an egg and dart and dentil apron, and rising on a trestle base with volutes, now having a larger glass top, apparently unmarked, acquired on a trip to Europe and originally installed at a monastery refectory, overall 31 ½ inches tall by 128 ¼ inches wide by 45 ½ inches deep, should sell for $4,000-$6,000.

An ancient Greek bronze votive lamp from around the 5th century BC, cast in the form of a ship with dolphin, a pierced hole near the front perhaps for a wick, 1 ½ inches tall and 5 ¼ inches long, with a later stand, acquired from Christie's New York in 1996, has an estimate of $4,000-$6,000.

An ancient, circa 400-200 BCE Greek Hellenistic terracotta figural sphinx ewer, the seated sphinx having a woman's head, a lion's body with fully unfurled wings with applied pierced button punts at each apex, and a high arching strap handle, the whole resting on a circular base, should command $3,000-$5,000. The piece was acquired from the Royal Athena Galleries in Beverly Hills in 1990.

The auction has a start time of 10 am Eastern, with the live auction taking place in the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW in Atlanta. Online bidding will be provided by the Ahlers & Ogletree website (, as well as, and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

Previews will be held Monday, May 13th, from 10am-5pm; Tuesday, May 14th, from 10am-5pm (with extended evening hours from 5pm-7pm); and Wednesday, May 15th, from 10am-5pm, in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Atlanta gallery. All times quoted are Eastern. The public is invited; no appointment needed.

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the auction of the Bridget and Jerome Dobson collection slated for Thursday, May 16th, online and live at the Atlanta gallery, visit You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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Nye & Company Auctioneers will hold two online-only photography sales on Wednesday, May 15th, starting at 10 am Eastern time, with The Photographer’s Lens; A Collection of Images auction, featuring about 200 lots of contemporary photography from a private New York City and Ibiza, Spain collection; followed by a Various Owners Photographs auction at 2 pm Eastern, featuring over 100 lots of traditional and contemporary photography.

The single-owner Photographer’s Lens; A Collection of Images sale features a variety of contemporary photography from artists across the globe. The captured images will be sure to delight even the most seasoned and scrupulous collector, dealer and institution alike.

The auction includes several well-known and museum collected photographers from across Europe, South America and the Middle East – artists such as Tono Stano, William Ropp, Philippe Pache, Didier Ben LouLou, Valdir Cruz, Virgill Brill, Lynn Bianchi, Slim Aarons, Houshyar Kashani, Mario Cravo Neto, George Silk, Flip Schulke and John Rooney.

Highlights include works from the Brazilian artist Valdir Cruz. Gypsy Woman I and Girl from Mokarita are both striking images that seem to portray the heart and soul of the sitter. John Rooney, George Silk and Flip Schulke have all captured the magic of Muhammad Ali in their photographs. Somehow, they all managed to capture lightning in a bottle.

Israeli-born artist Didier Ben LouLou has managed to depict the people of Israel and illustrated some of the struggles they face and the hardship of the landscape. This is especially poignant relative to what has been happening as of recent. His use of the Fresson printing technique is incredibly rare and difficult.

Tono Stano, the Slovakian-born photographer, has masterfully portrayed the beauty and sculpture of the human body in his works. The interplay of light and shape create visually exciting images. The American photographer, Lynn Bianchi, also captures the human form within a more Classical context. Her use of the gelatin silver print with a gold wash serves to deliver a warm and almost retro look to her works.

The Various Owner Photographs sale has a nice mix of both traditional and contemporary photography. Artists represented in the sale include Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Roman Loranc, Tom Millea, Doris Salcedo, Jay DeFeo and others.

The Alfred Stieglitz picture is a portrait of famed painter Georgia O’Keeffe. This striking image captures the very essence and soul of the artist in a stoic photograph. Not to be outdone is a terrific photograph by the celebrated photographer Ansel Adams. His image of two skiers in the glades is a perfect balance of light, shadow and atmosphere.

Following in the footsteps of Adams, Roman Loranc’s Western style landscapes are visually stimulating and transformative. His use of gelatin silver prints is a time-honored tradition.

For more contemporary photographs, Doris Salcedo, Willie Cole and Jennifer Bolande are all represented with a variety of c-prints, inkjet and pigment prints. Salcedo does a masterful job of capturing the urban landscape of Istanbul in her series of works, while Willie Cole uses the c-print to capture his modern interpretations of objects.

Real time Internet bidding and absentee bidding will be provided by,,, and the Nye & Company website. Telephone bidding will also be available on a limited basis.

For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers and the two online-only photography auctions planned for Wednesday, May 15th, beginning at 10 am Eastern time, please visit,, or Updates are posted frequently. The full color catalog will be available to viewed online shortly.

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People can bid in absentia and online. An online preview is being held from May 1st thru May 15th at the abovementioned websites. Anyone looking for additional images, condition reports or info about an object is invited to visit the Nye & Company website ( or send an email to For more information about Nye & Company Auctioneers, please visit

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An 1864 autograph endorsement signed by President Abraham Lincoln celebrating hard work; a 1981 speech draft extensively annotated by President Ronald Reagan relating to Reaganomics; and a Type 3 Apollo XI insurance cover boldly signed by all three crew members of the first moon-walking NASA mission postmarked July 16, 1969 are just a few of the expected top lots in University Archives’ online-only auction slated for Wednesday, May 15.

The Rare Signed Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Memorabilia auction will start at 10:30 am Eastern time. All 433 lots in the catalog are up for viewing and bidding now – on the University Archives website – – as well as the platforms, and Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

“Our May auction contains over 430 lots of unique and outstanding historical items, including many from U.S. Presidents and First Ladies – from James Madison to Joe Biden and Frances Cleveland to Laura Bush,” said John Reznikoff, the president and owner of University Archives.

He added, “Many of the presidential lots relate to Ronald Reagan and range from hand-inscribed speech drafts, autograph notes signed, and endorsements, to signed photos and personally owned books, tableware, silverware, and decorative arts. Other collecting categories include Aviation, Space & Exploration, Science, Civil Rights, Early America, Entertainment, Sports and Military.”

Lot 81 is the autograph endorsement signed by Abraham Lincoln dated August 15, 1864, in part: “I am always for the man who wishes to work.” The endorsement is believed to be associated with a now-missing recommendation letter addressed to military authorities at a Washington, D.C. cavalry depot. Since many horse-wranglers at Giesboro Point were freedmen, it’s possible the unknown jobseeker was a freed slave (est. $18,000-$24,000).

Lot 112 is the 10-page, partly typed speech draft extensively annotated by Ronald Reagan, with over 450 words in his hand, plus edits, cross-outs and arrows. Many of Reagan’s handwritten additions went directly into the final draft of his “Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the Program for Economic Recovery,” presented on April 28, 1981, in which Reagan outlined his ambitious plans to reduce taxes as part of Reaganomics (est. $12,000-$15,000).

Lot 180 is the Type 3 Apollo XI insurance cover signed by all three crew members of the first moon-walking NASA mission: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, postmarked July 16, 1969 from the Kennedy Space Center. It was the first time NASA introduced signed insurance covers to protect astronauts’ families against death or injury (est. $9,000-$12,000).

Lot 397 is a one-page autograph letter in German signed by Albert Einstein, dated September 29, 1937, and addressed to fellow physicist Cornelius Lanczos. The letter features about 200 words in Einstein’s hand as well as around six mathematical formulae including Rik = 0, Einstein’s second-most famous equation after his groundbreaking E = MC2. The letter underscores Einstein’s continued quest to crack the theory of general relativity (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Lot 414 is a rare color photogravure after Henry Sandham by Boussod, Valadon & Cie., circa 1896, depicting the 1894 Temple Cup baseball playoff game. The panoramic print gives people a view of the baseball diamond dotted with Baltimore Orioles and New York Giants, as well as the elegantly dressed spectators gathered at the New York Polo grounds (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Lot 237 is a two-page typed letter signed by Martin Luther King, Jr. on Dexter Avenue Baptist Church stationery dated November 13, 1958, following his near assassination. At the time, MLK, Jr. was trying to plan and budget for a 10-day side trip to the Soviet Union in order to observe firsthand Soviet attitudes towards people of color (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Lot 304 is a collection of 45 antique Japanese tsubas (or decorative sword guards), collected by a lifetime connoisseur. The tsubas vary in age, material and subject matter, providing a nice cross-section of wonderful examples. Lovely artistic representations in applied gold and silver include monkeys, cranes, and other characters from Japanese myths and legends (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Lot 282 is a hotel restaurant table decoration / promotional card for the Palm Terrace, Beverly Hills Hotel, boldly signed by Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, circa summer 1952. The couple would wed two years later, in 1954. The autographed piece of ephemera is accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original collector, an 11-year-old boy (est. $15,000-$25,000).

Lot 251 is a splendid copperplate engraved broadside of the Declaration of Independence drawn by Benjamin Owen Tyler and printed by Peter Maverick, circa 1818. Tyler’s version is often considered “the first correct copy” of the Declaration of Independence, because previous printed versions featured a different title and often omitted the Signers’ names (est. $8,000-$10,000).

Lot 239 is a one-page typed letter signed by Malcolm X, dated August 27, 1958 and addressed to his wife, Betty, who was visiting Boston. Malcolm X urges his wife to socialize with “Sister Muhammad” (Clara Muhammad, the wife of Elijah Muhammad) and “Minister Louis” (Louis Farrakhan, who was then the head of the Boston Nation of Islam mosque) (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Lot 58 is a lovely assortment of women’s accessories personally worn by Jackie Kennedy during a 1960 presidential campaign “Time” magazine photo shoot. The lot consists of a pair of pale pink satin elbow-length gloves, along with a matching evening clutch and coin purse. The items were gifted by Ms. Kennedy to her personal secretary, Mary B. Gallagher (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Lot 267 is a display case featuring a coin silver teaspoon hand-crafted by celebrated colonial silversmith Paul Revere, and possibly presented to Alexander Hamilton. The teaspoon is suspended in a floating mount within a mirrored shadowbox that enables the viewer to see Revere’s maker’s mark and the monogram “A.H.” on the handle terminal (est. $3,500-$4,500).

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

University Archives’ offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite #2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives and the 433-lot Rare Signed Autographs, Manuscripts, Books & Memorabilia auction scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th at 10:30 am Eastern time, please visit Updates are posted frequently.

About University Archives:
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’ offices are located at 88 Danbury Rd. (Suite #2A) in Wilton, Conn. For more information about University Archives please visit