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Toy Trains do so well in Weiss Auctions’ February 24 Online Sale, The Firm Plans to Hold Eight more Just Like it in 2021

Weiss Auctions’ first Toy & Train event for 2021, held online-only on February 24th, exceeded all expectations, especially in the exploding toy trains category, as 96 percent of all 500 lots found new owners in a sale that grossed around $200,000. It has inspired Philip Weiss, the owner of Weiss Auctions, to plan up to eight more train sales during this year.

“We’re getting in huge collections and we want to promote a category that’s obviously red hot right now,” Weiss said. “For the February sale, we had nearly 1,500 active bidders between our site (www.weissauctions.com), LiveAuctioneers.com and Proxibid.com. We’re always looking for new consignments, and I feel confident more great collections will come our way this year.”

The February auction featured the extensive S gauge collection of Frank Pisani, whose many rare and unusual examples included an exceedingly scarce and huge American Flyer dealer poster – 95 inches by 42 inches and made circa 1955 ($5,100). The poster was chromolithographed on two pieces of paper, then factory attached. The color was bright and it was in like-new condition.

The sale also saw the continuation of the incredible Neil Padron estate, with many high-grade American Flyer S accessories and post-war rarities featuring many unique pieces, prototypes, production samples, errors and separate sale items. Also featured was Padron’s extensive Plasticville O/S collection of an estimated 680 boxed kits and blister cards, all of them different.

That collection was offered as one lot and turned out to the auction’s top achiever, finishing at $8,100. The 680 or so kits were mostly boxed, with several blister and with peg board variations, type face and contents variations. There were kits in the collection that Weiss Auctions had never seen before, and no two were alike. Most boxes were nice and bright; nearly all were Plasticville.

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

Two other lots topped the $5,000 mark. One was an American Flyer S gauge smoke-in-tender Northern 332 steam locomotive, 1946 or 1947, with a bronze brake tank and a unique tender chassis ($5,400). The other was a nice boxed Lionel 2296W Canadian Pacific set from 1957, including the super 2373 CP F3 AB Diesel, all cars shiny and with original decals ($5,100).

Four other lots managed to reach $3,000 or better – all of them Lionel. They were as follows:

– A boxed Lionel anniversary set 1464W, 1950, including a 2023 UP Alco AA Diesels, 2481 and 2482 coaches; and 2483 Observation. All the cars matched nicely ($4,080).
– A fantastic Lionel black 2332 GG1 boasting a beautiful, unhandled satin patina, and the decals were 100 percent, as were the silver stripes and medium bright lettering ($3,960).
– An LN boxed Lionel 6817 Black Flat & Scraper, including a beautiful Alice Chalmers scraper on an unrun black flat with bands, plus a respectable perf window box ($3,360).
– A super scarce boxed Lionel Sears set 2347 C&O GP7 from 1965, made for Sears set 12885-500, with intact shell, original chassis and a good battery compartment ($3,120).

A hard-to-find American Flyer 24519 S gauge reel car, circa 1958, clean and with both brake-wheels, showing only light playwear, changed hands for $1,680; while an LN boxed 6500 Beechcraft Bonanza – the hardest of all the airplane flats to find – including the unnumbered flat with the white-over-red variation plane, all original and with a nice picture box, made $1,620.

A Lionel 1916 consumer catalog and envelope – the first one Weiss Auctions has ever seen and a nice example – complete with color center spread of the 42-passenger set over a bridge, went for $1,800. Also, a very clean, two-color 1913 Lionel consumer catalog showing some great Lionel pieces including trolleys, six with knobby 190 cars, 6-wheel 33 with ribbed cars, fetched $1,500.

A boxed Lionel 6357-50 Father & Son caboose, one of the harder cabooses to find (and the accompanying box even scarcer), produced only in 1960 for the Father & Son set, garnered $1,650. Also, a boxed Lionel 158 station set, a nice original owner item with a late 136 station and two #156 station platforms, plus wrapping paper, boxes and platform inserts, hit $1,440.

A super clean Lionel 6464-150 MP first panel boxcar having a type IIA body with a saw in the first panel, unrun and with a clean box missing a flap on one side, commanded $1,560; while a near-mint boxed Lionel 6816 flat with a light color dozer having a band and a rare insert on an unrun flat, displaying nicely with just a lightly shopworn perf window box, achieved $990.

An American Flyer 24016 MKT S gauge boxcar from 1958 having a clean satin patina with intact nibs and catwalks, showing some light playwear and missing its brake wheel, still made $870. Also, two variations of American Flyer 378 S gauge station figures – an early pastel example and a later variation, both tied into display boxes and both set boxes nice, rose to $630.

A boxed American Flyer 274 S gauge freight station, the very rare green window version with the black roof, showing only light handling with a nice maroon lettered box, went for $600. Also, an LN boxed American Flyer 162 S gauge Mysto-Magic Factory, a great example, made $576.

For more information about Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.WeissAuctions.com. Updates are posted often.

About Weiss Auctions:
Weiss Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, estate or a collection, you may call them at (516) 594-0731; or, you can send an e-mail to Philip Weiss at Phil@WeissAuctions.com. For more information about Weiss Auctions and the firm’s calendar of upcoming auctions, visit www.WeissAuctions.com.

Truu Salon Named To The Salon Today 200 By Salon Today Magazine For The Sixth Time

1888 Press Release -Truu Salon in Hollywood, FL recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners for the sixth time.

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Truu Salon in Hollywood, FL owned by David Levy recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.

The 2021 honorees were announced during the SALON TODAY 200 Virtual Watch Party (www.salontoday.com/ST200WatchParty). The online event profiled 12 of the honorees and the creative survival strategies they developed during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting salon shutdowns. The event also named the 2021 honorees, gave the SALON TODAY audience a first look at this year’s cover, and connected viewers to the online stories where they could read the profiles of all honorees.

The magazine’s 24th annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiles the selected salons in its Spring 2021 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business-building ideas in 2019 and their survival strategies for 2020, which were gathered from applications submitted by the SALON TODAY audience, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

“In a typical year, the SALON TODAY 200 invites salons to compete in 11 different best practice categories, but we knew this year was a challenging one for our audience, and it caused us to adapt our application process to current times,” said Stacey Soble, director of brand content strategy for SALON TODAY. “We wanted to capture the way these industry heroes were creating ways to generate revenue and support their team members while their doors were closed, help loyal clients with their hair woes while they sheltered in place, and guide their team through the enhanced safety and sanitation requirements as they reopened.”

For a salon to be named to the SALON TODAY 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2018. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2018; and 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed two essay sections.

Salon Today is a media brand under the Beauty, Health and Wellness division of Bobit Business Media, which is headquartered in Torrance, California.

Truu Salon is an Aveda concept salon located in Hollywood, Florida. The award winning salon specializes in Aveda’s signature haircuts, hair color and conditioning treatments. It carries the entire line of Aveda haircare, skincare, bodycare, makeup and aromas.

http://www.TruuSalon.com

Recognition and encouragement of women achievers in the real estate sector

Predominantly run as a Man’s World for decades, the construction and real estate sector is the second-largest in India after agriculture. However, there has been significant growth in the acceptance of women where they have established their place in every business category of the sector from material management to architecture and from construction to real estate brokerage.

Through numerous discussions and ample research that has been carried out, it has become evident that companies in any sector tend to perform better when there are women seated on senior positions. Their ability to carry a balanced and serene approach along with their natural qualities of empathy and persistence helps them nurture client relations. Over the past 2 decades, the companies that embraced diversity and gave emphasis to ethical standards have been able to attract and pick from a large pool of talent and also provide opportunities for women in bigger roles. On the contrary, the lack of women in senior positions in the real estate industry is also connected to the fact that most of them opt-out too soon.

There is now a need for a robust system to recognize these ladies in the workforce, for others to aspire and join this industry. As the sector moves towards maturity, we need to see more women take on leadership roles in all segments of the construction and real-estate business.

 ‘The Real Women Awards’ is a first of its kind event conceptualized in an effort to recognize these female heroes in the construction industry for their perseverance, potential, skills and expertise. This yearly event aims to recognize the contribution of women as a part of the technical workforce like engineers, architects & designers; contractors, brokers, sales representatives, graphics designers etc. in the Indian construction industry. The event also hosts a range of sessions and classes related to coaching, mentoring and grooming while also being an opportunity to network with like-minded people for growth of business and professional reach.

 

4 Concepts to Keep in Mind for Healthcare Clinic Interior Design

If you are looking for some ideas about redesigning your healthcare clinic, then the first thing is to hire a professional designer. Healthcare clinic interior design is more important because you have to create a comfortable space for your patients.

Patients visiting your office must feel comfy and relaxed in your clinic. You should design a waiting room in a way that helps your patients to feel comfortable while waiting for their turn. The colour and design have a direct effect on the mood of the people. Use custom designs and light colour to lighten up the mood, and you can also use pictures of healthy and happy people to keep the clinic’s environment positive.

4 Concepts for Interior Design of Healthcare Clinic

These four concepts help you to make your simple office into a creative one.

Focus on the Adaptable Spaces

Focus on the places you will able to customize the room setting. You can keep in mind the requirement of the patient and adjust the furniture and other settings accordingly. For example, if you are designing a dental office, you know that this place won’t need a large waiting room, and you can quickly implement your ideas in dental office design. You can create a family waiting space sitting from the people who are waiting alone for privacy.

Focus on the Color

Another important thing you have to keep in mind is to focus on the colour of the wall, furniture, and other decoration. Always select the colour according to your requirement. Set a proper theme while designing your office, and then set the colour according to that. You can’t use a bright colour in waiting areas, and light colour is preferred so that patients will feel comfortable. The proper colour scheme can make your simple designing look elegant and beautiful.

Focus on Custom or Biophilic Designs

You can use different designing techniques or decorating your office walls and windows. The most popular is to use custom designs. For example, you have a dental clinic you can customize by painting the teeth or dental equipment in your office walls. Biophilic designs mean bringing the outside indoors. Using a natural theme or painting of nature will make your patients relaxed and comfortable. The other way is you can design windows so that light can enter in the day time in the waiting room. This technique will give a more classic look to your healthcare office.

Focus on the Furniture and Blinds

The important step in designing is to select the perfect furniture for your office. Choose the furniture that matches the theme of your office and is comfortable. You can easily get furniture from the market at an affordable price. There is no need to buy expensive furniture. Choose the comfy chair in which you feel comfortable while working. Similarly, use the table with maximum storage space to keep your things. You can also buy matching blinds with your furniture to give a classic look to your office.

 

 

 

 

An 1862 Lincoln Silver Peace Medal and an 1865 Tintype of Custer by Brady are Part of Holabird’s Huge Feb 11-15 Auction

An 1862 Abraham Lincoln silver Peace Medal in About Uncirculated condition sold for $18,750, an original 1865 tintype of George Armstrong Custer from a photograph taken by the iconic Civil War-era photographer Matthew Brady rang up $5,750, and three scarce and historically significant ingots (two silver, one gold) brought a combined $86,792 in a five-day Sweetheart Express Auction held Feb. 11th-15th by Holabird Western Americana Collections.

The auction was held online and live in the Holabird gallery located at 3555 Airway Drive in Reno. The sale was bursting with nearly 4,000 lots in a wide array of collecting categories. “We broke nearly every record anybody’s ever heard about for a multiple consignor Americana sale,” said company president Fred Holabird. “We enjoyed a nearly 90 percent sell-through average.”

The auction was titled The Sweetheart Express because it was loaded with sweet deals right around Valentine’s Day and contained thousands of great gift ideas. The sale was headlined by two major collections: the Gary Nelson collection of railroadiana and the Stewart MacKenzie collection of Montana mining. Both attracted great interest as bidders added to their collections.

The Lincoln silver Peace medal dated 1862 was one of just 200 made at the Philadelphia mint, 100 each in two sizes (the one in the sale was the smaller size, 62.5 mm). The reverse showed that the medal was an Osage Indian Award. The Peace medals were given to tribal Chiefs, or sometimes to Indians involved in friendly treaties by the various regional superintendencies.

A collection of 42 original folio lithographs drawn by artist David Roberts (1796-1864) during his visits to the Holy Land in 1838-1839 was from a catalog that was published in two forms: as a book titled The Holy Land, Syria, Ideuma, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia: From Drawings Made on the Spot, and as folios, which he sold on a subscription basis. The collection sold for $18,125.

The three ingots attracted attention because they were gold and silver and for their historical significance. They were as follows:

– Vulture Mine gold ingot ($37,355) – an important discovery from the Vulture Gold Mine near Wickenburg, Arizona, circa 1911-1914, one of two ingots that were sold from an old Arizona family to an Arizona coin dealer in 2020. This was the larger one (423.04 grams)

– U.S. Assay Office (San Francisco) silver ingot, 1016.70 troy ounces and weighing about 60 pounds. This was a rarity, as most of the U.S. Mint of Assay office bars were usually smaller. The ingot, from the 1940s, was held by the same family since its initial pour.

– Leadville (Colo.) presentation silver ingot ($15,062), inscribed, “From Geo. W. Cook to Col. J. J. Slocum Leadville Col June 1881 965 fine”, about 23 troy ounces, 3 ½ inches in length. Cook was the one-time mayor of Leadville and later a wealthy railroad financier.

Day 1 featured general Americana (jewelry, marbles and toys and geographic sort), bottles and saloon collectibles (including brewing items and drug ephemera), mining collectibles and Part 1 of stocks and bonds (to include mining paper). Featured were stocks and bonds (especially oil stocks) from Ken Prag’s sizable collection of U.S. businesses other than mining and railroad.

Gold Rush and Western mining collectibles included a gorgeous gold quartz watch chain, 14 inches long, with six rectangular sections of one-inch-each California gold quartz ($9,062); and a James Marshall autographed card (“The Discoverer of Gold in California January 19th, 1848″, signed Jas. W. Marshall”), with a vignette of Sutter’s Mill and a photo of Marshall ($2,250).

A custom album containing 31 photographs of mining in Nome, Alaska from 1900-1902, all taken by photographer Otto Daniel Goetze, plus a small male portrait (possibly of Goetze) sold for $3,125. Also, a classic California Gold Rush pocket scale in a black case with gold letters, the small scale itself made of brass and in extremely fine or better condition, brought $1,250.

A California Mining Association brass lapel pin showing a pick and shovel with a grizzly bear and labeled “California Mining Association”, suspended by a chain, possibly from the 1800s, realized $1,125. Also, a classic ceramic liquor jug (“J.J. Carollo Liquor Dealer Diamondville, Wyoming”), 9 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter, with a small chip, changed hands for $1,937.

Day 2 contained Part II of stocks and bonds (oil, railroad, transportation, agriculture, banking, brewing and industrial), as well as firearms, military and political collectibles. The firearms and military section featured the tintype of Custer, housed in a non-political case, 3 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches. Matthew Brady took dozens of photos of Custer in various poses that day in May 1865.

Stocks were led by a certificate from 1870 for the New York and Pennsylvania Blue Stone Co., noteworthy because it was signed by company president James Fisk, one of the fabled “Robber Barons” who ran New York in the mid-1800s ($10,937); and an 1883 certificate for Petersen’s American Aerial Navigation company, very rare and with an amazing airship vignette ($1,875).

An 1893 stock certificate for the Yellowstone National Park Transportation Company with a nice pictorial of Old Faithful, signed by company president and famed Montana entrepreneur Harry W. Child, fetched $750. Also, an original photograph from around 1885, showing a stage coach and driver, taken at Fort Grant in the Arizona Territory by Daniel A. Markey, went for $1,312.

Day 3 featured railroadiana and transportation, numismatics, tokens and sports. In addition to the Lincoln silver Peace Medal and three choice ingots, the session also featured a brass Southern Railroad Engine bell, 12 inches in diameter, circa 1920s, mounted on a wood base ($2,250); and a Lionel #773 locomotive 4-6-4 and tender, O scale, both like new, circa 1957-1960 ($1,750).

Day 4, Valentine’s Day, featured art, Native Americana (to include a collection of 19th century photos and documents, including photos of Apache leaders such as Geronimo and two Apache Scout Medal of Honors winners), philatelic and the Albert Cauchon sculptures collection, featuring over 1,000 Chilmark pewter statues by artists such as Don Polland and Michael Boyett.

An original 1883 “Wanted” handbill/poster with a $1600 reward for the “Arrest Stage Robber” offered by Sheriff A. J. Doran, Florence (Arizona Territory), and a handwritten letter by Sheriff R.H. Paul from his Tucson office, earned $4,875. Also, a group of four cabinet cards and one stereo card, all depicting the legendary Apache Indian Chief Geronimo, commanded $3,000.

Internet bidding was provided by iCollector.com, LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Telephone and absentee bids were also accepted. The full catalog could be viewed online, at www.HolabirdAmericana.com. For those attending the auction in person, all state and CDC regulations and protocols regarding the COVID-19 virus were strictly enforced.

To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, visit www.HolabirdAmericana.com. Updates are posted often.

About Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC:
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. 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.

Top Women’s Kurti Styles To Wear in Summer 2021

Summer is here, which means its the time to get a comfy attire in which you can feel the comfort and style altogether. This sunny season, be a little smart and try different types of summer kurti dress to create a unique style statement. You can wear casual flared or designer kurtis for wedding, georgette kurtis for cool college style, Floor length Kurti for family occasions, side cut kurti or straight long kurta for an impressive professional look, etc.

Available in different styles and patterns, these new kurti design are the first pick of college going girls, working women, social women as well as of housewives for any occasion. Fashion stylists are trying to keep the balance with the growing demand of kurtis and find countless options to salwar kurti according to the current trends. Therefore, wearers are getting plentiful choices, from ethnic to Indo-western style with different patterns, sizes, length, cuts, and designs.

Some latest kurti designs for 2021 Summer Dresses Online are available at Jaipur Kurti just have a look and you will get smart ways to look best in all types.

Designer Long kurti

Nowadays, Designer Long kurtis are in full demand. Girls look taller in straight hemline. It also gives an impressive professional look. So, get yourself ready for ethnic and funky fashion makeover for office wear this summer.

Shirt Style Kurtis

This blend of Indian kurtis and western shirt is a stylish choice for your office wardrobe. You look professional as well as chic by wearing this shirt style kurti. It is convenient for both, casual and formal dressings. Wholesale Jaipur kurti provides it in skin-friendly fabric, so you feel comfortable on sunny days.

Jacket Style Kurtis

Jacket  Style kurtis are exactly as what they sound. Designed with an extra layer, these kurtis teamed with contrasting jackets are quite a fad in the world of fashion industry. Kurtis with statement jackets can create both a bold or an elegant look depending on how one carries it.

Designer Tail Cut Kurti

Tail cut kurti with layered pattern is one of the trending options for party functions. The tail cut is short from one side and has a tail like effect on the other side. It is the best western wear option for young Indian girls and women. If you want to experiment for a more glamorous look, you can wear Tail cut kurti without any bottom.
 
Flared Kurti

Flares are dainty beauty and give a gorgeous, rich look for party time. Both wide flared kurtis and narrow flared kurti set are available in the market. Flared hemline looks good and are more preferred by tall women.

 Designer A-line kurti

A-Line kurti is the most popular among ladies. It reaches to the calf or ankle and it widens from the waist making ‘A’ shaped panel. Jaipur kurti has a large collection of A-line kurtis , available in different colors, shades, embroidery designs, and patterns.

Floor length kurti

Floor length kurti is the Indian equivalent of evening gowns. These days, it is a favorite style statement of modern ladies for its rich and royal look. You might have seen that most Bollywood divas pick floor length kurti to look gorgeous at red carpet events, award functions, inauguration ceremonies, etc. It comes in many styles such as embroidered, printed, designer anarkali, etc

Anarkali cotton kurta

Anarkali cotton kurta is perfect for that grace & elegance of traditional yet comfy look in summers. Anarkali complements with every body shape i.e. Hourglass, Pear, Rectangle, and Apple.

Cold shoulder kurti

Cold Shoulder is the coolest fashion in town and you can wear it like a pro with your kurtis as well. If you’re looking forward to giving a stylish touch to ethnic look in a charismatic way, then make sure to give this trend a try.

Princess cut kurti

Princess hem are designed on kurti sales for flattering feminine curves. They are the shaped seams which can start from the shoulder or armhole and end at the waist or continue down, shaping the full length of the cloth beyond the waist and hips. Mostly princess cut kurti has no side opening.