Prime Ritz-Carlton Dallas Residence to Auction Online via Concierge Auctions and Allie Beth Allman & Associates

We’re pleased to partner once again with Concierge Auctions. Our track record together in the Dallas area is impressive.”

— Listing Agent, Sanders Avrea

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — Located within the exclusive Tower Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, 2555 North Pearl Street #202 will auction online next month via Concierge Auctions in cooperation with Sanders Avrea of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Previously offered for $3.495 million, the property will sell No Reserve to the highest bidder. Bidding will be held June 23rd–25th via Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace,, allowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“As the clear leader in luxury real estate auctions, I’ve partnered with Concierge Auctions as the listing agent on a number of properties over the last six-plus years, incorporating their auction platform into my own selling strategy for clients of unique, high-end properties and am also on their Advisory Board. We knew that bringing our own property to auction was not only the smart choice, but the best choice to enable us to sell on our timeline. In conjunction with our team at Allie Beth Allman & Associates, as well as my own experience directing sales and marketing of numerous high-rise luxury projects, including The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, we look forward to showcasing our property to a worldwide audience of buyers,” said Kyle Crews, Seller and President of Allie Beth URBAN and Executive Vice President of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, adding, “We’re excited to include our own sale to our many successes together and welcome the new owners to enjoy this property and its many amenities as much as we have.”

This expansive four-bedroom, four-bathroom residence showcases elegant materials and custom finishes. More like a luxurious estate than an uptown condominium, the 2nd-floor setting is surrounded by lush greenery and offers views of the resort-style pool and courtyard below.

“What makes this particular residence unique, and one of the main reasons we fell in love with this property, is its large terrace, giving it more of a home feel. Waking up to a cup of coffee overlooking the spa and trees—especially in these times—has been magical,” added Crews.

Additional features include floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that allow sunlight to filter throughout; a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen and catering kitchen; custom cabinetry; granite countertops; two serene master suites with private spa baths; a full guest suite; custom closets and dressing rooms; marble flooring; custom hardwoods; two climate-controlled storage rooms; and four parking spaces. Resort-style amenities include the five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel, Spa, and Fearing’s Restaurant; resident lounge and conference room; and complimentary valet.

“We’re pleased to partner once again with Concierge Auctions. Our track record together in the Dallas area is impressive,” stated Avrea. “A merger of two units in one, Unit 202 at the Ritz-Carlton Residences offers the best of city-living with all the luxury of resort amenities—and space that is truly one-of-a-kind. You simply can’t ask for more at this prestigious building in such a highly-sought-after Uptown Dallas address.”

Located in the walkable Uptown neighborhood close to cultural sites, shopping, dining, DART transit, and downtown, just blocks from the property are Klyde Warren Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Garden and the Dallas Symphony, Winspear Opera House, and the Perot Museum are just minutes away. Walk to the American Airlines Center to catch the Mavericks or the Stars on their home turf or enjoy the services and amenities of the Ritz-Carlton. A concierge team stands at the ready to meet every need with signature Ritz-Carlton service.

2555 North Pearl Street, #202 is available for showings daily by appointment, virtual open houses, and for private virtual showings.

As part of Concierge Auctions' Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closing will result in a new home built for a family in need.

Concierge Auctions offers a commission to the buyers' representing real estate agents. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, including property details, exclusive virtual tour, diligence documents, and more, visit or call +

About Concierge Auctions
Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate marketplace in the world, powered by state-of-the-art technology. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever achieved at auction, and is active in 40 U.S. states/territories and 29 countries. Concierge curates the most prestigious properties globally, matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited time frame. The firm owns the most comprehensive and intelligent database of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry. As a six-time honoree to the annual Inc. Magazine list of America's fastest-growing companies, it now joins the Inc5000 Hall of Fame; was named No. 38 on the 2018 Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizing 360 small businesses every year that are mastering the art of and science of growing a business in the areas of impact, innovation, growth, leadership, and business valuation; and has contributed more than 200 homes to-date as part of its Key for Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home will be built for a family in need. For more information visit

About Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Since 1985, the name Allie Beth Allman has been synonymous with the best estates, high-profile clientele, and superior customer service in the Dallas luxury real estate market. Founder and President/CEO Allie Beth Allman has earned legendary status from her peers within the industry while maintaining consistent community civic leadership. Formed in 2003, Allie Beth Allman & Associates is recognized as the most productive single office residential real estate firm in Dallas and one of the fastest growing in North Texas. In 2015, Allie Beth Allman joined HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices of America, the second largest independent residential real estate brokerage firm, is known for its strength and stability, consistent with Allie Beth Allman’s high standard of service, integrity and community involvement.

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Revolutionary War tomahawk auctioned in Pennsylvania for world-record $664,200

Extremely important and fine silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to Lt John McClellan. Sold for $664,200. Morphy Auctions image

Extremely important and fine silver-mounted and inlaid presentation pipe tomahawk signed ‘R. (Richard) Butler’ and inscribed to Lt John McClellan. Sold for $664,200. Morphy Auctions image

Closeup view of detail work on tomahawk. Morphy Auctions image

Closeup view of detail work on tomahawk. Morphy Auctions image

Annie Oakley's custom-made "Little Miss Sure Shot" rifle engraved with her name. Sold for $528,900. Morphy Auctions image

Annie Oakley’s custom-made “Little Miss Sure Shot” rifle engraved with her name. Sold for $528,900. Morphy Auctions image

Made by future general Richard Butler while an armorer at Ft. Pitt (1765-1770), signed tomahawk was carried to battle by Lt. John McClellan of Pa. Riflemen

Because of its historical importance and incomparable line of previous ownership, there was great interest in the tomahawk in the days leading up to the auction. The bidding opened at $240,000.”

— Dan Morphy, Founder and President of Morphy Auctions

DENVER, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, May 29, 2020 / — A circa 1765-1770 Revolutionary War presentation pipe tomahawk made by future army general Richard Butler and inscribed to Lieutenant John McClellan of the Pennsylvania Riflemen was sold on May 27 by Morphy Auctions in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a staggering $664,200, inclusive of buyer’s premium. It is a world-record auction price for any tomahawk.

“Because of its historical importance and incomparable line of previous ownership, there was great interest in the tomahawk in the days leading up to the auction. We knew ahead of time that a couple of serious players would be competing for it,” said Morphy Auctions founder and president Dan Morphy. “There were six phone lines in use when the bidding opened at $240,000. It quickly escalated and was sold to an American buyer.”

Arguably the most important and best-known American tomahawk in existence, it was featured in the 2005 "Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763" an exhibition of French and Indian War items commemorating the 250th anniversary of the conflict. Exhibition stops included the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, the Canadian War Museum/Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, and The Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Displaying extremely fine workmanship, the silver-mounted and inlaid tomahawk was hand-forged and signed by Richard Butler, a respected armorer at Fort Pitt (Pa.) from 1765-1770. Butler's daybook, which is held in Carnegie Library, gives a record of his time at Fort Pitt and lists the many pipe tomahawks he made.

Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1743, Butler moved with his family to Lancaster, Pa., at age five. Around 1760, the Butlers relocated to the nearby developing settlement of Carlisle, where his father worked as a gunsmith. The younger Butler apprenticed under his father at the gun shop, which still stands near the city’s Court Square.

In 1772, following his time at Fort Pitt, Butler was commissioned a captain in the Pennsylvania Militia. Over time, he gained the trust of Native Americans in the region and, in partnership with his brother, conducted fur trading with the tribes and also provided gunsmithing services. In 1775, Butler left the Pennsylvania Militia and became an agent of Indian Affairs for the region. He strengthened relations with the Shawnee and Delaware Indians, signing a Treaty of Neutrality with them. In 1776 he was commissioned a major in the Continental Army's 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. He fought with the riflemen at Saratoga and commanded the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment at Stony Point. Subsequently, he served as colonel of the 5th Pennsylvania regiment at Yorktown, and afterward remained in the Continental Army. In 1783 he was given an honorary promotion to brigadier general. He was one of five brothers who all served in the military and were known collectively as “the fighting Butlers.” Richard Butler was killed in 1791 at the Battle on the Miami River in Ohio.

Lieutenant John McClellan, the original owner of the beautifully inlaid, silver-mounted tomahawk sold by Morphy’s, was from the outskirts of Carlisle. He served with Company D of Thompson’s Battalion, Pennsylvania Riflemen, and carried the tomahawk with him to war. “Riflemen were required to carry tomahawks as secondary weapons, as their longrifles were not equipped for bayonets,” Dan Morphy explained.

The tomahawk’s extensive line of provenance includes The Earl of Warwick (Warwick Castle, England), who loaned the tomahawk for display at The Tower of London; and other distinguished private collections in the US and UK. It is depicted on the cover of Indian Tomahawks & Frontiersman Belt Axes and appears in several other respected reference books.

Commenting on the $2 million auction session and the success of the Butler/McClellan tomahawk, Dan Morphy said: “We’re extremely happy with the results of yesterday’s auction, which shows that the market is stronger than ever. It’s always exciting when a rare piece of history crosses the auction block, especially one that has passed through so many important hands and has been so well documented.”

On day two of Morphy’s three-day auction event, featuring Extraordinary, Sporting, and Collector Firearms, Morphy's auctioned Annie Oakley's (1860-1926) custom-made "Little Miss Sure Shot" Stevens Model 44 .25-20 single-shot rifle, engraved with the name “ANNIE OAKLEY,” for $528,900.

View the online catalog for Morphy's May 27-29, 2020 auction, complete with prices realized, at To discuss consigning to a future Morphy auction event, call tollfree 877-968-8880 or email

Sarah Stoltzfus
Morphy Auctions
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Lonseal Flooring’s Topseal Scores High on Wear Layer Testing

Wear Layer

Lonfloor® Galvanized Topseal

Topseal Wear Layer

Lonstrand® Topseal

Wear Layer

Lonwood® Natural Topseal

The results of our internal testing show why Topseal continues to perform well in use, and will continue to
provide our customers with a durable flooring option.”

— Lace Greene-Cordts, Marketing Manager

CARSON, CA, USA, May 29, 2020 / — The wear layer is the top surface of resilient flooring that provides durability, as well as stain and scratch resistance. In other words, the wear layer is your sheet vinyl flooring’s bodyguard. It helps your floor last longer.

Topseal is a factory-applied urethane finish that creates a “no-wax” floor finish. It is applied as a surface coating measuring 30-microns, three times thicker than most PUR finishes. Since it is factory-applied, there is no need to apply any additional finish after installation, and no need to re-apply any finish for the life of the floor. As a urethane finish, you are also getting the best possible type of floor finish, with much better protection than standard acrylic finishes are capable of providing.

Internal testing of Topseal was performed against 5 high-profile competitors’ products with similar specialized finishes. Evaluations included thickness measurements, scratch resistance, and wear resistance.

While the other top layers performed well, Topseal produced above-average results on all testing across the board. On average, Topseal is one of the thickest finishes available. Topseal also landed the highest score in scratch-resistant, sharing the spot with only 2 other competitors. It also showed the least amount of wear over the competitors with the same top coat thickness.

Floor finishes are applied to the wear layer of resilient flooring and help provide additional protection. Floor finishes have the ability to further improve a wear layer’s stain and scratch resistance, and in some cases improve slip resistance. So your floor’s bodyguard now has some body armor.

Topseal was introduced in 2010 and created to provide our customers with a more eco-friendly floor finish option. Topseal seal is UV-cured, which means faster curing time, reduced use of solvents, and lower VOC emissions during manufacturing. Additionally, its easier maintenance can result in less water usage and waste for the life of the floor. Topseal is only available in Lonseal flooring product lines.

About Lonseal. Celebrating over 48 years of durability and performance in a variety of commercial industries, Lonseal® is known as the “Little Giant” in the resilient sheet vinyl flooring industry. Lonseal offers a unique selection of resilient exterior and interior sheet vinyl flooring in embossed and smooth surfaces. They provide designs that best fits commercial spaces ranging from industrial to healthcare. Lonseal services a range of commercial applications including healthcare, educational, fitness, corporate, exhibits, entertainment stage studios, as well as transportation industries such as EMS, aviation and marine. Lonseal’s products are specified through architects and designers nationwide. For more information, visit LONSEAL.COM or call 310.830.7111.

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Lonseal, Inc.
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Prominent West Hollywood Gym Owner, Tom Nelson, Reacts To Economic Impairment Report

Tom Nelson, West Hollywood’s Top Trainer

Muscle Mechanics

“Small businesses like mine that were denied an EIDL loan and are having difficulty receiving a PPP loan are forced to open whether given 'permission' or not”.

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 / — While the world is gradually starting to open its doors to customers one step at a time, its hard to ignore the economic punch this pandemic has taken on small businesses such as fitness studios and other players in the fitness field. In an article published by Bloomberg News, investment bank Harrison Co. has claimed that fitness clubs hit by Covid-19 closures are facing a swell of bankruptcies with more than $10 billion in sales wiped out as clients abandon memberships. Winner of the Best of Los Angeles Award- “Best Gym in Los Angeles – 2020”, Tom Nelson, is no stranger to these tough times and reflects on how his popular West Hollywood gym, Muscle Mechanics, has taken a toll from this pandemic.

Gyms already filled with debt face long-term income declines amid social-distancing initiatives to counter the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. In response, Tom states, “As the owner of Muscle Mechanics I can honestly say that my company has lost $100,000 in revenue and gone $80,000 in debt since closing on March 16.” Unfortunately, a number of other fitness owners are also being forced to deal with these staggering numbers that continue to increase as the days go by. People also aren't exactly feeling eager to run to their gym amidst some openings, according to the report. To avoid being in close proximity to other individuals, folks are likely to continue shunning closely packed fitness centers.

Federal and state assistance is also a consideration that Tom does not believe is supporting small businesses to the best of its capacity. Tom says, “Small businesses like mine that were denied an EIDL loan and are having difficulty receiving a PPP loan are forced to open whether given 'permission' or not”. He continues by saying, “This, in effect, makes law-abiding, tax-paying citizens outlaws for opening their businesses to provide for their families”.

A Harrison survey of 1,000 fitness club users, reports that more than a third of gym members have canceled or plan to terminate existing memberships. Some ideas the leaders of the fitness industry are considering to keep clients safe are using painters tape to mark spaced out areas to practice social distancing, masks for members and employees, extensive disinfecting, and no community chalk buckets. Members of the fitness industry stress that, while they really need to reopen soon to save their businesses, they will work with the state of California and local officials to do it safely.

Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson is West Hollywood’s Top Trainer and owner of Muscle Mechanics, which is a gym that is completely private, fully stocked with commercial quality exercise equipment.

Tom has been a fitness enthusiast his entire life but decided to make it his career 15 years ago. In that time, Tom scored the highest in the history of the ISSA certification board, built the largest Private Training Facility in Los Angeles, and have been named West Hollywood’s Top Trainer by his peers in the fitness industry. He has also had an outstanding record as a bodybuilding and figure trainer that is unequalled in the industry – 5 first place wins for men in bodybuilding and 16 first place wins for women in figure contests.

As opposed to simply being a Fitness Trainer, Tom considers himself to be a Fitness Teacher. In all his years as a Fitness Teacher and Nutrition Specialist, Tom has learned that the more someone understands about what they are trying to accomplish, the more successful they will be at it. So, instead of simply telling you what to do in each session, Tom teaches you how to exercise properly, which means you learn the most effective, efficient and safest ways to exercise.

In addition, he will teach you “everything” you need to know about nutrition and how to apply that knowledge to your life. Tom is one of the most sought-after Nutrition Specialists in the Los Angeles area, and has developed a system (patent pending) that simplifies nutrition so anyone can understand it. You will know exactly what to eat, and when, in order to accomplish any goal you set for yourself. You will also understand how to effectively “cheat” on your nutrition plan with absolutely no guilt.

Tom is one of the most sought-after Nutrition Specialists and Trainers in the Los Angeles area. His goal is to reach as many people as he can to spread his message of fitness and nutrition. “While my achievements are very public and well documented, it is my lesser-known accomplishments that are the most rewarding: helping many people lose over 100 pounds; providing nutritional guidance that can reverse illness and disease; improving quality of life for seniors; sponsoring Olympic and Paralympic Athletes; and, of course, the volunteer work that I do,” states Tom Nelson. “These are the things that make my job and life interesting, challenging, fun and rewarding!”

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Michael Levine Media
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VCOM Provides First-Glance Research on New MindfulMEDS app For Medical School Students

VCOM-Carolinas and Sharpen partnered to create focused medical student content

The MindfulMEDS app allows medical students to learn valuable mindfulness and stress management techniques that will help them throughout their lives”

— Robyn Hussa Farrell, CEO and co-Founder of Sharpen

SPARTANBURG, SC, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — VCOM-Carolinas and Sharpen (a mental health content and technology company) shared their preliminary findings from a study of medical school students using a personal health app at the annual American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Conference in March. The app, MindfulMEDS, was created by Sharpen in partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Spartanburg and provides students self-help information, techniques, and guidance in a safe environment. Unique to Sharpen, the content is offered in the voices and perspectives of medical students themselves.

"As mental health continues moving to the forefront of campus discussions, Sharpen wants to provide something students can rely on for daily mental health maintenance," said Robyn Hussa Farrell, CEO and co-Founder of Sharpen. “The MindfulMEDS app allows medical students to learn valuable mindfulness and stress management techniques that will help them throughout their lives.”

As of April 2020, there were 111 registered users on the app, 2,978 pageviews on the homepage of the app, 777 pageviews on courses, and 29 contact clicks that connected students directly to a mental health resource. In light of these positive preliminary findings, Sharpen and VCOM hope this innovative approach provides a model for other medical students to follow given the profession’s desire to promote resilience and mental fitness of our medical students. To learn more about MindfulMEDS and its impact on medical school students, watch the virtual presentation shared during AACOM here.

Dr. Natalie Fadel, Director of Academic and Counseling Services at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, was excited to learn about Sharpen’s evidence-based mobile and web app rooted in building resilience.

“As a clinical psychologist working to support the mental health of medical students who are under an incredible amount of stress, I needed a resource that would engage our students and provide tools to use outside of individual sessions,” said Fadel. “Knowing that our students have access to a wealth of resources to support their mental health is reassuring, and also another important step we can take to reduce stigma around mental health in healthcare.”
For more information about this program, please visit

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About Sharpen:
Sharpen Health emphasizes the collaboration and production of high-quality mental health content and community engagement. Aggregating its own original mental health content, as well as relevant mental health content from providers/producers that are shared on the application, Sharpen Health collaborates with licensed mental health providers to provide these targeted communities and audiences relevant information in a safe environment that offers private social networking, information sharing, and patient self-help techniques. Unique to Sharpen, the content is offered in the voices and perspectives of the audience being served. Sharpen offers colleges a way to efficiently and effectively implement telehealth services while offering students an array of supportive services. Sharpen can be the portal through which these services are offered to better serve the mental health needs of students.

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Rhythm Communications
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Crescent City Auction Gallery will hold an online-only Important Summer Estates Catalog Auction on June 13th and 14th

Early 20th century oil on canvas paintings by French artist Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927), titled Coastal Landscape, 15 inches by 22 ¾ inches (est. $20,000-$25,000).

Oil on canvas painting by French artist Theodule Augustin Ribot (1823-1891), titled Harlequin in a Landscape, Holding a Bunch of Flowers, 17 ½ inches by 14 inches (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Stunning platinum engagement ring with a 3.83-carat emerald-cut diamond, flanked by two tapered diamond baguettes, Color-I, Clarity-VS-1, with GIA report (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Oil on board painting signed by the renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), titled Wash Day (circa 1966), signed, 17 ¾ inches by 23 inches (est. $3,500-$5,500).

20th century Arnex Reuge pocket watch with music and an automaton, in working condition (est. $800-$1,200).

Over 700 quality lots in a variety of collecting categories. Start times both days are 10 am Central. The gallery will be open for exhibition starting June 4.

NEW ORLEANS, LA, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — Beautiful oil on canvas paintings by French artists Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927) and Theodule Augustin Ribot (1823-1891), and a stunning platinum engagement ring with a 3.83-carat emerald-cut diamond, are just a few of the expected top lots in Crescent City Auction Gallery’s auction, scheduled for June 13th and 14th.

The Important Summer Estates Catalog Auction features more than 700 quality lots in a variety of collecting categories. Start times both days are 10 am Central. The gallery, at 1330 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, will be open for exhibition beginning Thursday, June 4th, from 10-5, by appointment only (excluding Sunday). A live Saturday preview will be held on June 4th, from 9am to 1pm, also by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, you may call 504-529-5057 or email

The early 20th century oil painting by Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin, titled Coastal Landscape, measures 15 inches by 22 ¾ inches and carries an estimate of $20,000-$25,000. The 19th century work by Theodule Augustin Ribot is titled Harlequin in a Landscape, Holding a Bunch of Flowers. It’s 17 ½ inches by 14 inches and is expected to finish at $3,000-$5,000.

With a pre-sale estimate of $25,000-$35,000, the platinum engagement ring is a candidate for top lot of the auction. Flanking the 3.83-carat emerald-cut diamond are two tapered diamond baguettes. The size 5 ¼ ring boasts grades of Color-I and Clarity-VS-1, and it’s accompanied by an official GIA report. The auction also features other platinum and gold estate jewelry pieces.

Two other lots expected to attract bidder interest are the Ship’s Diorama of the Robin Hood by Thomas H. Willis (British, 1850-1925), 19 ½ inches tall by 33 ½ inches wide (est. $1,000-$1,500); and a 20th century macassar and satinwood dining table with matching sideboard, to be offered as two individual lots and carrying pre-auction estimates of $700-$1,200 each.

It will be an eclectic sale, with items ranging from a 117-piece assembled set of fiddle thread pattern sterling, together with six coin silver dinner forks by Gale and Hayden (circa 1845, New York or Charleston, est. $1,500-$2,500); to a polychromed spelter bust of Napoleon I, after the 1885 original by Renzo Colombo (Italian, 1856-1885), 20 inches in height (est. $1,000-$2,000).

Clocks and other timepieces will include a 20th century Arnex Reuge pocket watch with music and an automaton, in working condition (est. $800-$1,200); and a 19th century French gilt bronze Napoleon on horseback figural mantel clock by Vincenti & Cie (est. $600-$900).

Paintings by American artists will be led by an oil on board signed by the renowned Louisiana folk artist Clementine Hunter (1886-1988), titled Wash Day (circa 1966), signed, 17 ¾ inches by 23 inches (est. $3,500-$5,500); and an oil on canvas signed by Rafaello Bussoni (American, 1900-1962), titled Classical River Landscape, 29 ½ inches by 39 ½ inches (est. $600-$1,200).

Additional artworks will include an oil on canvas by Alfred Frank De Prades (English, circa 1820-1890), titled Contempt for the Post Boy (1851, est. $1,200-$1,800); an oil on panel by Niek van der Plas (Dutch, b. 1954), titled A Day at the Beach (est. $1,000-$2,000); and a circa-1900 floral still life oil on canvas by Henry Schouten (Jos Klaus, 1857-1927, Dutch, est. $600-$800).

French furniture pieces, a staple at most Crescent City auctions, will be plentiful and will feature the following:

• A French Empire style carved mahogany seven-piece parlor suite, circa 1840, consisting of a settee, a pair of fauteuils and four side chairs (est. $1,000-$2,000).
• Two early 19th century French Provincial carved oak Louis XV style double-door armoires, one 94 inches tall (est. $600-$1,200) and one 90 inches tall (est. $600-$1,200).
• A 20th century French Louis XVI carved mahogany ormolu mounted marble-top sideboard, 38 ½ inches tall by 92 inches wide (est. $700-$1,200).
• An 18th century French Provincial Louis XIV style carved walnut sideboard, 41 ½ inches tall by 63 ½ inches wide (est. $800-$1,200).
• A circa 1840 French Empire style carved walnut commode, 36 inches tall by 44 inches wide (est. $500-$700).

Other furniture will feature an unusual 20th century Continental oval beveled glass and terracotta top dining table, 82 ½ inches wide (est. $1,000-$2,000); a 19th century Chinese tall carved elm cabinet from the Qing dynasty, 86 inches tall (est. $800-$1,200); and a 20th century Italian inlaid walnut ormolu mounted Empire style sideboard by Rho Mobili D’Epoca (est. $800-$1,200).

Also from France, a Louis XV style gilt and gesso over-the-mantel mirror from the 19th century, 68 inches tall by 36 inches wide, should reach $1,000-$2,000; while an oil on board painting by Jean Lefort (French, b. 1948), titled Gathering of Women on the Beach, should make $700-$900.

Internet bidding will be provided by the platforms,, Absentee and phone bids will be accepted up until 1 pm Central time on Friday, June 12th. A printed catalog is available; call 504-529-5057 or e-mail

Crescent City Auction Gallery is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign a single item, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (504) 529-5057; or, you can send an e-mail to All phone calls and e-mails are confidential.

For more regarding Crescent City Auction Gallery and the June 13th-14th Important Summer Estates Catalog Auction visit Updates are posted often.

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Vincent Imhoff and Shannon Dorvall of Imhoff & Associates, Dive Into Lori Loughlin’s Sentencing Over College Scandal

Vince Imhoff, Famed Criminal Attorney

Shannon Dorvall

"Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution"- Imhoff & Associates Newsletter

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, May 29, 2020 / — The United States Attorney’s Office has repeatedly suffered embarrassing incidents where their pattern of withholding exculpatory evidence has been exposed. Although the government has a history of withholding case damaging evidence, recently the tactics have been employed and exposed in very high-profile cases including the Lori Loughlin “Varsity Blues” case. The government ignored the rules and in doing so, broke the law and got caught. Their punishment should be swift and severe as the government would loudly demand against any defendant caught doing the same thing. Dismissal of the case would be true justice. Vincent Imhoff, Managing Director of Imhoff & Associates, and Shannon Dorvall, attorney at Imhoff & Associates, co-authored an article outlining these details in the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter. Check out the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter below for their reflections.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pled guilty on Friday, May 22, 2020, pursuant to a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office putting an end to the U.S. Attorney’s publicity nightmare of having been caught yet again withholding evidence in a high profile case. However, unlike the Michael Flynn case, the charges are not being dismissed. Instead, the defendants are being offered a remarkable deal of recommending to the court a two-month sentence, $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Loughlin and a five-month sentence, $250,000 fine and 100 hours of community service for Giannulli despite waiting well over a year to enter a guilty plea. According to Imhoff & Associates Newsletter, “Other defendants who pled earlier received harsher sentences despite the early cooperation.”

Loughlin’s suggested sentence is in the middle of the sentences already handed down in the case. Has the U.S. Attorney’s Office suddenly gone soft and forgotten their longstanding practice of punishing defendants for pursuing trial and forcing the government to do actual work? Or is it more likely the government recognized the optics of the situation and chose to make an offer so irresistible that only a fool would choose trial when faced with more than 10 years in federal prison

The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter continues, “Although the court denied their motion to dismiss, he made it clear that the defendants could cross-examine on the “aggressive” tactics used with Marty Singer against parents in the alleged bribery scheme. The information gathering in cross-examination of the agents could embarrass the United States Attorney’s Office. Best to avoid such a light being shown in their dark corners by enticing the defendants into a deal that would seal off the defendants’ need to question the agents and expose the truth. A trial could have given ammunition to challenge guilty pleas of already sentenced defendants”.

In denying Loughlin’s attempt to dismiss the case, the court found that the actions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office were an “imprudent underestimation of the context, relevance and potential exculpatory nature of the notes”. The court also found their actions in withholding the evidence as “irresponsible and misguided” but not “willful”. The Imhoff & Associates Newsletter goes on to state, “One hopes the attorneys in this case quote that language in their sentencing memorandums to the court and describe their client’s actions as ‘irresponsible and misguided’ because apparently the court feels there is no need to punish such actions. What is trying to find a work around to get your child into a competitive college by paying someone to go around the red tape but 'irresponsible and misguided'. The court still has the option of sentencing Loughlin beyond the negotiated two months but that seems unlikely given the propensity of the system to protect the government from deeper scrutiny in the prosecution of criminal cases".

In our system of criminal justice, the fairness of procedures takes precedence over the conviction of any single person. The procedural safeguards, while seen as the boring and unsexy part of a criminal cases, are set forth in the Bill of Rights and the presumption of innocence is enjoyed by all of us and enforced by the defendant in a criminal case. Without a meaningful challenge to the government, prosecutors have no incentive to follow the very rules they are supposed to uphold. Hearing the words “on behalf of the Government of the United States versus” is terrifying when your name finishes that sentence. The full weight of the United States behind the charges is supposed to be scary to make people think before they break the law. It takes fortitude to stand up and make them prove their case instead of folding at the first court appearance.

The courts have lost their desire to hold the government to such as standard. Despite overwhelming proof of governmental misconduct, the court failed to impose any punishment on the prosecution. One of the tenets of the criminal justice system is that punishment acts as a deterrent to future bad acts. If the courts never punish the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their oft repeated bad acts in withholding crucial exculpatory evidence, how can anyone expect their behavior to change when the incentives to beg at the ever-flowing fountain of forgiveness from courts.

“Although defendants Loughlin and Giannulli derived some benefit from the government’s misdeeds, the court should demonstrate true blind justice by dismissal of all charges”, concludes the Imhoff & Associates Newsletter.

Imhoff & Associates, PC, provides the highest quality representation for individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. They understand that people who come to them are going through some of the most stressful times in their lives and want these individuals to know they do not have to work through these matters alone. Their nationwide criminal defense attorneys are prepared to provide creative, hard-hitting defenses for clients across the nation, no matter what the case may entail, how complicated matters may seem, or what crimes the accused are charged with. "We have a powerful and highly experienced team of attorneys from different legal backgrounds in your area and we bring the determination to win, a great deal of resources, and extensive knowledge to every case we handle", states Imhoff & Associates. "Let us put our extensive experience and successful track record of defending thousands of clients to work defending you!"

If you have been accused of committing a criminal offense, it is essential that you reach out to their firm as soon as possible. The sooner you begin working with them, the sooner they can begin examining every detail surrounding your case, gathering all the evidence, and building the strongest defense possible. Because they have experienced lawyers throughout the nation, they are knowledgeable of every state’s criminal laws, and know how all of these states’ criminal proceedings are carried out.

"Individuals who turn to our firm for defense are met with respect, honesty, and diligence throughout the entirety of their case," states Imhoff & Associates. "No two cases are alike, and we ensure every client is provided with the customized defense needed to meet their unique needs. We believe in doing everything we can to put our client's minds at ease, which is why we also implement one-time, flat-fees. This means you do not have to worry about how long you are on the phone with us or how many times you meet with us; you will never be charged any hidden expenses." With Imhoff & Associates, it looks like no matter what your case entails, you will work with the right attorney for your case; someone who is from your area, is well-versed in that particular area of law, and knows how to customize the best possible defense for your specific case.

Aurora DeRose.
Michael Levine Media
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Source: EIN Presswire

Now On Kickstarter, “Lucky Stiff,” A Popular Tony Mandolin Audiobook

Lucky Stiff book cover

Tony Mandolin book #5 to be a new unabridged urban fantasy audiobook!

I have a new hero, Tony Mandolin, Private Eye Supreme.
This story has it all, a good detective story, a mystery to solve, a little fantasy, and good clean fun.”

— Paul J. for Readers Favorite

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 29, 2020 / — Robert Lee Beers is the author of the popular urban fantasy noir series The Tony Mandal Mystery. A ten-book series, Robert Lee Beers had the first four books beautifully produced into audiobooks with the help of Graphic Audio, an audiobook production company. But now, Robert Lee Beers is looking for a change of pace for book five in the series, Lucky Stiff.

In Lucky Stiff, readers quickly discover someone is messing around with Luck. In a city with some of the largest underground gambling mobs in the world, Tony Mandolin, San Francisco’s supernatural shamus, finds himself neck-deep in Cartels, Triads, and Russians. Soon the world-weary, cynical private investigator winds up in a card game where the loser has to give up a whole lot more than just his chips.
While the previous audiobooks featured a full-cast and sound effects mirroring old-time radio shows, each was an abridged version of the actual book. But now, Robert Lee Beers is partnering with Chris Herron, an accomplished narrator, and host of Tall Tale TV, to produce a full-length audiobook for Lucky Stiff. In this project, Chris Herron will narrate every word of Lucky Stiff and format it for enjoyment as an audiobook. A master at voice-over, Chris Herron brings a reputation for being the entire cast on his own and will use his voice talents to bring scenes and characters to life in exciting new ways.
A sample of chapter one’s narration is available on the Kickstarter campaign page. Money raised will be used to fund the production of the Lucky Stiff audiobook, and exclusive rewards will be made available to early backers as a token of their support. For a limited time, backers can receive a copy of Lucky Stiff in eBook format for just $5 or pledge additional support to receive other books from The Tony Mandal Mystery series. Some rewards are limited, so act fast. The Kickstarter campaign is located here:

Bob Beers
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Lucky Stiff audiobook sample

Source: EIN Presswire

The Charleston South Carolina Police Department Enlists the Help of The Submarine Way To Drive Cultural Change

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Charleston Police Department Partners with The Submarine Way

The cover of our bestselling book Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way

Cover of our bestselling book Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way

A picture of the cover of our latest book UP PERISCOPE

Our BRAND NEW book UP Periscope Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs

The City of Charleston's deepening commitment to more effective community equity and relations has led to this partnership with The Submarine Way.

The most practical, relevant training I have ever been part of. The Submarine Way learns the culture, trains to it, and then provides powerful reinforcement to drive lasting change.”

— Allen Heidler – Chief of Police , Florence SC

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, May 29, 2020 / — It is not about training it is about driving behavioral change that changes culture.

The Submarine Way (TSW) was enlisted last month by the Charleston Police Department (CPD) to conduct a year-long leadership training program. We will begin our work immediately and are excited by the vision of a more community-centric, inclusive culture within the department. The Submarine Way will use tools like their bestselling book, Diversity and Inclusion, The Submarine Way, and UP PERISCOPE, Putting Traditional Leadership in the Crosshairs. This leadership development program focuses on building inclusive leaders that partner with their communities. All areas and levels of the police department will be included in this initiative. Additionally, internal trainers and masterminds will be created within the department to develop ownership and cascading of this powerful project with the assistance of The Submarine Way’s resources and expertise. The Submarine Way has conducted programs for other law enforcement including the Raleigh Police Department and the Florence South Carolina Police Department.

Law Enforcement has difficult jobs, protecting the community and themselves while building relationships with the community. The Submarine Way (TSW) teaches law enforcement to identify the strengths of each individual and the community and leverage these strengths for a better relationship. Charleston Police Department will be taught and experience, the patent published System of inclusion through workshops, case studies, online learning, and continuous reinforcement. Given our past successes with other cities, communities and police departments, this intense year-long journey, will further improve the culture of the Charleston Police Department to a level that it will become a model for others to emulate.

In order to drive lasting behavioral change and therefore lasting cultural change, you must have the following components. We call this the C.O.R.E. process of producing exceptional results:

C ommitment – From senior leadership and key players within the department and the city. The City of Charleston and the CPD are ALL IN

O n Target Training – It must be applicable, realistic, relevant, and immediately actionable. It also must be immersive and interactive. CHECK

R einforcement – 90% of what is learned is forgotten within 30 days without reinforcement, it is called learning decay. The CPD and TSW have partnered to bring the significant reinforcement resources TSW has to be utilized in combination with internal masterminds and facilitators trained by (TSW) to keep training, keep reinforcing and creating true ownership of this crucial program


E xceptional RESULTS

John Gregory Vincent
The Submarine Way
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Source: EIN Presswire

The Hardwood Flooring Store Reopens for Business Following Covid-19 Closures

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The showroom at the Markham location

The Hardwood Flooring Store showroom is open again to the public and are taking all precautions to make sure staff and customers safe kept safe.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 29, 2020 / — In an effort to continue to help “Slow the Spread” of the COVID-19 virus yet still provide the customer service that the Hardwood Flooring Store has become known for, changes to procedures at our Markham and Burlington locations have been made. The extra precautions are to adhere to Health Canada regulations and Ontario mandates, as well as for the health benefit of the employees, their families, the community, and customers who walk in the door.

Employees are not working if they, someone in their household, or someone they’ve been in contact with, have become sick or are starting to experience symptoms.

Monday — Saturday 8:00 am — 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday

Monday — Saturday 8:00 am — 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Thursday
Sunday 11:00 – 5:00

• Schedule an appointment or come and visit the showroom
• Limit of 1 customer (couple or individual) in the showroom at a time
• Waiting area available if necessary (but will be limited)
• An employee will take out & put away all sample boards

In addition to cleaning practices already in place, the office staff is practicing regular hand washing throughout the day, cleaning between each client by disinfecting sample boards, door handles, tables, chairs, as well as any surfaces clients may have had contact with.

The opening & closing cleaning procedures include the above mentioned as well as disinfecting our restroom, light switches & work-stations. The Hardwood Flooring Store looks forward to continuing to offer Canadian sourced and manufactured hardwood flooring products exclusively at their locations, and do not rely on any oversees inventory. All products can be delivered to customers within a week or less.

Please visit the Hardwood Flooring Store website or drop in for a visit.

Ron Ander
The Hardwood Flooring Store
+1 800-263-6363
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Source: EIN Presswire