Wells Fargo offering loan mod scandal victims lowball settlements, mediation instead of fair compensation

Wells Fargo home mortgage logo

DannLaw suspects troubled bank has understated number of victims, urges all Wells borrowers who sought loan mods between 2010 and 2015 to seek legal advice.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Earlier this year Wells Fargo revealed in an SEC filing that a “software glitch” caused the bank to improperly deny mortgage loan modifications to 625 homeowners between 2010 and 2015. At the time, Wells said it had set aside eight million dollars to compensate borrowers impacted by the mistake, including the 400 families who lost their homes to foreclosure. Now victims of the incident are receiving checks from Wells. Attorney Marc Dann, founder and managing partner of DannLaw, is urging them to seek legal advice before accepting the money.

“A number of borrowers who received checks from Wells have contacted us to ask if the amount being offered is fair,” Atty. Dann said. “Obviously, families who went through the trauma of losing or almost losing their homes due to Wells’ incompetence deserve more than a few thousand bucks—especially if the company violated federal lending laws and rules. We’ve launched an investigation to determine if that’s true. No one should cash a check they receive from the company or sign a settlement agreement until our inquiry is complete.”

That investigation is likely to reveal Wells has understated the number of people damaged by the glitch. “Company officials admit 625 borrowers were improperly denied modifications,” Atty. Dann noted. “But that’s only part of the story. The same software error may have caused loan mods that were granted to be miscalculated. As a result, thousands of homeowners may be making payments that are much higher than they should be.”

“Wells has no intention of telling them about the problem, so we’re making a concerted effort to alert anyone whose mortgage was modified by Wells Fargo between 2010 and 2015 that they may have been cheated,” he said noting that borrowers with "conventional" loans owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac comprise the pool of potential victims.

“Talking to those folks will enable us to assess whether and to what extent Wells violated lending laws and regs, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA)” Atty. Dann explained. “If we discover the law has been violated, borrowers could receive thousands of dollars in compensation from Wells whether they are a member of the group of 625 homeowners the bank admits to abusing or someone whose loan mod was miscalculated. In either case, we’re able and eager to take legal steps that will hold Wells accountable for its actions and make victims whole.”

Borrowers who receive a compensation/settlement check from Wells, as well as those who received a loan modification from the bank between 2010 and 2015, may call 877-452-1026 to arrange a free consultation with DannLaw.

For more information about the Wells Fargo loan mod situation, contact Atty. Marc Dann by phone at 216-452-1026 or via email at mdann@dannlaw.com

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Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda plans to launch its Holistic Wellness Therapy Center at Manhattan on October 4, 2018

Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda to launch its premier Ayurvedic Wellness Therapy Center at Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York, NY September 20, 2018 — Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda is delighted to announce its plan to open a premier Ayurvedic Wellness Center at 30 E 40th St., between Madison and Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016 in accordance with its mission to advocate and propagate the holistic science of Ayurveda, a five thousand year old system of healthcare and wellness and make it part of the mainstream health and wellness option in the USA and the World.

The opening of the mid-town Manhattan Center, in the heart of the Financial Capital, is soon to be followed by our first Center on the West Coast in Fremont, California by November 2018. With the on-boarding of the two new Centers Santhigram will be on course with its expansion plans for this year and will have further enhanced its position as the Premier and National Ayurveda Company in the USA to offer its specialized services and therapies to a good section of the population with holistic, non-invasive, and drug free therapies.

Santhigram Kerala Ayurveda, is a pioneer in the Kerala specific Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Therapies to alleviate various ailments. Santhigram also provides specialized proprietary treatments for the management for chronic health problems related to Stress-depression, Musculo-skeletal disorders, Life Style Disorders, and Rehabilitative care for Geriatric age group.

Santhigram's Chief Consultant, Dr.Ambika Nair, who is world renowned for her expertise in Ayurveda and co-hosts the health and wellness television program on TV Asia called "AYURVEDAMANTRA ", will also be available for Consultation at Manhattan Center on appointment basis.

Dr. Gopinathan Nair, Founder, President & CEO of the company was very optimistic and excited on the company’s upcoming launch of the Ayurveda Wellness Center in the heart of New York City, where the demand for Yoga and Ayurvedic therapies are very high among the targeted demographic profile the company plans to promote its services. "The specialized Ayurveda wellness regimes of Santhigram could offer much to counter the stress related health problems of a high paced executive life style of people of New York City along with complications borne from office fatigue syndrome ", he noted.

In addition to the two new centers in Manhattan,New York and Fremont, California Santhigram in its second decade has ambitious plans to open another 100 Centers in all the major metropolitan hubs of the nation, along with Ayurvedic wellness villages in partnership with the Native American Indian Communities.

We wish to take this opportunity to welcome and express our gratitude to all our patrons on this wonderful of occasions and look forward to your continued support and patronage and request you to await regular updates as we make progress.

Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda
1503 Finnegan Lane, North Brunswick NJ 08902
Phone: 1-888-537-2987, 1-732-915-8813,
Email: info@santhigramusa.com

Dr. Gopinathan Nair
Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda
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10th Anniversary of Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda

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Green Publisher Offers Scholarship to Students Pursuing Environmental Careers

Provides $1,500 to at least one student per year, planning career in preservation or environmental sciences.

The environment has sustained years of abuse at the hands of corporations and we must combat the damage through supporting the next wave of environmental engineers, scientists, and preservationists”

— Michael Keegan

EAST NORTHPORT, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yellow Pages Directory Inc., which operates its nationally known ‘green’ version of the Yellow Pages at "Yellow Pages Goes Green" has announced that for 2019, the company is offering a $1,500 scholarship to graduating high school seniors whose career path takes them into fields related to environmental science or preservation. The goal of this scholarship, which will be awarded to at least one student each year, is to encourage youth to pursue vitally-needed careers which impact the environment.

Official scholarship rules – including physical address to submit your essay to is here: https://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/scholarship.php.

“There’s one thing that we need in order to ensure that future generations are safe from the scourge of pollution and climate change, and that’s young men and women who are intent on pursuing careers in the environmental sciences,” said YPGG CEO and President, Michael Keegan. “The environment has sustained countless years of abuse at the hands of corporations and the only way to combat the damage is through supporting the next wave of environmental engineers, scientists, and preservationists, and that’s why we have instituted this scholarship contest. I invite any dedicated young students to get involved and submit their essay application.”

Yellow Pages Directory Inc., owner of both YellowPagesGoesGreen.org and PaperlessPetition.org, offers an environmentally-friendly Web-based alternative to paper telephone directories while providing a simple and convenient mechanism for customers to opt out from the receipt of printed yellow books. Both web sites have been instrumental in promoting opt-out awareness across the United States over the past several years, and allowing users to reduce their own environmental footprints in the process. Yellow Pages Directory Inc. has also taken steps to reduce its own impact on the environment through the use of the most up-to-date and energy-efficient web-hosting services available.

For more information please visit http://www.YellowPagesGoesGreen.org.

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Andrew Cratsenberg sells substantial Federal Way property to fund new investments

Andrew Cratsenberg Jr Federal Way

In the city's largest retail transaction in over a decade, Andrew Cratsenberg Jr has agreed on a deal to sell Federal Way's prominent Center Plaza.

FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a deal arranged by Andrew Cratsenberg Jr and Cratsenberg Properties, LLC, and brokered by Capital Pacific, the sale also includes a nearby Red Lobster, Starbucks, and a currently vacant parcel of land which Cratsenberg suggests is primed for redevelopment by the new owners.

Selling for $14.2 million, the 7.74-acre site boasts 74,000 square feet of leasable space, including a trio of strip malls, each with 90 percent current occupancy. Center Plaza strip mall tenants include Subway, Pacific Island Grill, Total Vape, Al's Music, Elegant Nails & Foot Massage, Games & Video, and Peking Express.

Center Plaza is positioned adjacent to regional shopping mall The Commons at Federal Way and is just south of the city's Town Square Park.

Andrew (Butch) Cratsenberg intends to use the sales funds through a 1031 tax-deferred exchange in order to invest in further commercial properties in Washington, as well as in Arizona. Several such properties are currently under contract to purchase. A 1031 tax-deferred exchange allows for the sale of property in order to use the funds to purchase like-kind property or properties without the need to pay capital gains on the sale.

It's understood that Center Plaza's new owners are keen to keep existing tenants while also upgrading the property starting with new signage and improved landscaping. It is not believed that the site is planned for any major redevelopment.

Located along South 320th Street, Federal Way between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, the city's Mayor Jim Farrell is currently working to turn several nearby parcels of land into a town center. The city currently owns over 20 acres of land on South 316th Street and 20th Avenue, Federal Way, much of which has been designated to three 'town center' phases.

Town Center 1, Town Center 2, and Town Center 3 will include a new performing arts venue for Federal Way with an attached 125 room hotel, park, and numerous other mixed-use developments. As part of the project, the city's mayor also intends to bring a university to Federal Way, according to recent reports.

Following the sale by Andrew Cratsenberg and Cratsenberg Properties, LLC, it's hoped that Center Plaza, which was originally purchased by Andrew Cratsenberg Sr., will now grow along with the municipality's planned developments.

Eric Ash
Web Presence, LLC
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The Money Pouch Launches EUR & GBP Strategies

The Money Pouch, a free automated stock trading app, is launching EUR & GBP strategies to compliment its successful USD strategy.

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, September 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Money Pouch is a free wealth management app which allows you to trade stocks on autopilot.

The Money Pouch has been running successful ETF strategies in USD for the last 18 months, but now The Money Pouch is expanding to allow GBP & EUR strategies for clients.

This is particularly useful for clients who cannot trade USD ETFs due to PRIIPs regulation.

PRIIPs (Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance Products) are a set of EU investment regulations designed to protect consumers. PRIIPs require fund providers including ETF providers to produce a Key Information Document (KID) that enables investors to compare the risks, rewards and costs of different investment products.

European-domiciled UCITS ETFs were ready with their new KIDs when PRIIPs came into force alongside the MiFID II rules at the beginning of 2018. However US-domiciled ETFs did not comply and, as they mostly serve the US market, producing EU-approved information at their own cost is not a priority. So, many clients could no longer trade these USD ETFs.

Also, many clients are paid in EUR, but based in Asia or elsewhere worldwide and were asking us to create EUR strategies. The Money Pouch has gone one better and also included GBP strategies. Althogether, there are now 9 strategies available in USD, EUR and GBP for a conservative, balanced and adventurous risk profile.

The Money Pouch has now been downloaded over 10,000 times on Android and Apple mobile phones since its launch in February 2018. The Money Pouch was also listed in the Top 3 Business to Consumer Roboadviser Apps by Kaplan Capital in Hong Kong.

The Money Pouch offers clients a free risk questionnaire, where they can find out their free risk score. This score is then used to allocate an investment portfolio which suits a client's risk tolerance. For example, someone who is cautious with how they invest their monies will be placed into the conservative risk strategy, whilst a younger person with a higher propensity to risk, will be placed in the adventurous strategy. Those who are neither risk seekers or avoiders can set up a balanced strategy.

The Money Pouch aims to make 1% – 2% returns per month over a 5 year period depending on a clients' risk tolerance. Not every month will be a winning month and you can expect some losing months over any one year period. This is why investing in stocks and ETFs is a long game. You must remain invested for a 5 year period or more.

The Money Pouch team has a wealth of experience and have built over 400 successful trading algorithms. The Money Pouch app allows for automated stock trading of equity and bond ETFs. You can see the video below to find out how to set up an automated trading account in less than 10 minutes. Once an account has been approved by compliance, which normally takes a few days, you will then be able to fund your account.

The minimum initial deposit is only 10,000 USD. Clients who are worried about tax or court litigation also have the option to set up accounts via offshore companies, offshore trusts or offshore foundations. Joint accounts are also allowed.

Anyone who is an existing Interactive Brokers client, can easily transfer their account over to The Money Pouch with a simple one page form. This will suit clients who don't have time to trade very day or who have accounts which are not trading as they might like. The video below explains how to set up an automated stock trading account. You can set up an account in less than 10 minutes and you can start to trade like the pros immediately.

Click the link below to learn more about the Money Pouch's investment strategies and download the free apps on Google Play and iTunes.


Richard Malpass
Hudson James Investment Management
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Miami Empresarial Magazine Nominated For Latin Builders Association’s 38th Annual Awards

“We are absolutely thrilled with this nomination,” commented Arquímedes Trujillo, publisher of Miami Empresarial. “Our ties to the LBA go back several decades.

MIAMI, FL – FLORIDA, USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly one thousand South Florida professionals from the area’s construction, real estate, financial and related industries will be on hand for the ceremony, to be held on Friday, September 28th, 2018, at the Hilton Downtown Miami, to recognize the accomplishments of local individuals and companies.

Miami, Florida, September 18, 2018 | Latin Builders Association® (LBA), the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States, has nominated Miami Empresarial Magazine as a finalist for its upcoming 38th Annual Awards ceremony. The publication was selected to compete in the Public Relations/Marketing Firm of The Year/Event Planning category.

“We are absolutely thrilled with this nomination,” commented Arquímedes Trujillo, publisher of Miami Empresarial. “Our ties to the LBA go back several decades, as our parent company, Conceptual Advertising, has been a longtime member and published the organization’s Proyecto magazine between 2002 and 2009.”

Since its inception in 2010, Miami Empresarial Magazine, which focuses on South Florida’s business sector as well as the national and international trends that affect the area’s commercial and industrial environment, has worked closely with the Latin Builders Association® and the area’s vibrant construction and real estate companies to highlight success stories in a climate of economic resurgence, adaptability and revitalization.

Through its editorials, articles and event coverage, Miami Empresarial has disseminated positive, actionable information about commercial activity to/from/within Miami-Dade County. The magazine’s slogan is “Because Miami Is Open for Business,” emphasizing that business —and especially the construction and real estate industries— is certainly alive and thriving in Miami.

“Many nominees were considered for this honor,” wrote Natalia Pierantoni, Latin Builders Association’s events manager, in the announcement letter. Miami Empresarial’s “leadership and determination has distinguished itself as being worthy of this nomination by your colleagues and peers in the LBA.”
The Latin Builders Association® continues to play a vital role in South Florida. Throughout its 47-year history, it has brought together the region’s independent, Hispanic-owned builders, developers, brokers, contractors, and subcontractors to create a dynamic, proactive organization that supports and promotes one of South Florida’s most important industries —second only to tourism and international trade.

LBA’s 38th Annual Awards celebration will be held on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at the Hilton Downtown Miami. For more information on this event, please visit http://lbaorg.com/events/lba-38th-awards-luncheon-september/

Since its official launch in 2010, at the tail end of the economic downturn, Miami Empresarial has sought to spotlight South Florida’s business community and the distinctive, talented, energetic, creative, resourceful, resilient, and industrious individuals that keep it moving full speed ahead. In its printed and digital editions, the magazine’s content is tailored to entrepreneurs, professionals and officials to foreign nationals planning to travel/expand to Miami or already living/operating in South Florida.
Through its articles, profiles, features and event coverage pages, our publication strives to bring to the forefront the stories behind the industries, the companies and the people that contribute to the region’s strength and progress.
Miami Empresarial partners with top institutions, such as the University of Miami School of Business, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Frost & Sullivan, The Chicago Booth School of Business, Miami Finance Forum, EXTENDA/Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia (Spain), and other local, national and international professional organizations and chambers of commerce for up-to-the-minute developments and special events coverage.

Established in 1971, the Latin Builders Association® is by far the largest Hispanic construction association in the United States. A nonprofit organization, it includes a vast array of individuals and companies related to the South Florida construction industry. The LBA has over 750 member companies representing every aspect of South Florida’s vibrant construction industry. With much success, the LBA has expanded opportunities to other industries, not just in the field of construction. The LBA embodies the interests of builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, lawyers, real estate agents, and many more professionals throughout the community.

For more details, please contact Arquimedes Trujillo, Miami Empresarial Magazine’s publisher, at 305.281.9700 or via e-mail: arquimedes@miamiempresarial.net

Arquimedes Trujillo
Miami Empresarial Magazine
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Chocolate Moose Media Hits 4K Video Milestone

CMM portfolio

Viewed more than one million times

Social-change videos’ main strengths are scope and reach

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chocolate Moose Media (CMM)’s portfolio of animated social-change videos has just passed the 4,000 mark. The animations are in 39 series and in 329 language versions. Over 80 percent of the world’s 7.65 billion people can view at least one series in their own language.

Starting in 1995 with two productions on children’s rights for UNICEF, CMM’s focus has always been on human rights, landing on subjects from health, disease prevention and solar power to sexual violence and refugees.

“When I set out on this path, I never thought about my work in terms of milestones; there are just too many issues in the world that can be helped with social-change animation. It’s always been one step at a time and the steps have now reached far and wide on a large number of topics of importance to bettering the human condition,” says CMM founder Firdaus Kharas.

A remarkable feature of the portfolio is its reach. Major projects are in as many as 45 languages and have been viewed in as many at 150 countries. Formats include 2D and hand-drawn, whiteboard animation to full 3D graphics. One English-language version of an Ebola prevention video has been viewed more than one million times on Youtube.

Almost all of the 4001 videos are available on Kharas’ Vimeo channel, and each is available for free viewing and use by anyone.

About Chocolate Moose Media

Chocolate Moose Media (CMM) is the world’s leading producer of animated behaviour-change communications aimed at solving health and social issues around the world. Led by renowned social innovator, director and humanitarian Firdaus Kharas, CMM produces animation, documentaries, videos and television series designed to educate, entertain and change societal and individual behaviour to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, especially those of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition.

Mike Levin
Chocolate Moose Media
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Homeless Woman’s Life saved by Breast Cancer Angels

3rd Annual Stacy Feltman Breast Cancer Angels Fundraiser

Outlets at San Clemente Shopping Fundraiser

On 09/06/18, BCA received a letter from a client that they had saved her life by providing her with housing assistance

LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA , USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 6, 2018 – Breast Cancer Angels recently received a letter from a client indicating that they had saved her life by providing her with housing assistance, a necessity required in order to obtain chemotherapy.

“I am blessed to be alive and to have this opportunity to thank you for your generous and loving financial assistance these past three months,” said the client, who wishes to remain anonymous.

“Becoming homeless was frightening enough, but when I received my breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, I was unable to begin treatment because I didn’t have a place to live. I had to put off my cancer treatment which made things worse, and it wasn’t until a shelter worker was able to place me in shared housing, that I was able to begin chemotherapy. With Breast Cancer Angels’ financial assistance, I was able to continue treatment without the added worry of finding ways to pay rent. Breast Cancer Angels are a true blessing to those they help.”

Breast Cancer Angels is a unique organization that provides direct financial and emotional assistance to breast cancer patients (and their families) in all of Southern California as they undergo breast cancer treatment. Generous volunteers drive patients to appointments, babysit for clients’ children, provide billing and medical office assistance, deliver meals, gifts and more.

“Corporate sponsors pay our overhead which enables us to give 100% of all funds raised, directly to the women and their families in need,” states Debra Stroman, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Angels. “We can honestly tell donors that ALL that they give, goes directly to helping women fighting breast cancer.”

Each year, Breast Cancer Angels’ involvement with more families grows, and they rely on their dedicated sponsors to host fundraisers, golf tournaments and parties to service the needs of their clients.

For information on upcoming events and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://www.breastcancerangels.org/upcoming-events/

Upcoming events include:

Citadel Outlets Shopping Fundraiser
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Citadel Outlets, Los Angeles, CA

3rd Annual Stacy Feltman Breast Cancer Angels Fundraiser
Friday, October 5, 2018
Coto de Caza, CA

Outlets at San Clemente Shopping Fundraiser
Saturday, October 6, 2018
San Clemente, CA

18th Annual Holiday Luncheon & Boutique
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Waterfront Hilton Huntington Beach

About Breast Cancer Angels
The mission of Breast Cancer Angels is to provide immediate financial and emotional assistance for individuals and their families as they are going through breast cancer treatment. Primary assistance occurs in all of Southern California. Breast Cancer Angels is an independent, not for profit, 501 (c ) (3) organization.

Debra Stroman
Breast Cancer Angels
(714) 898-8900
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Lockdowel Names Stephen P. Anderson CEO

Lockdowel’s new CEO Stephen P. Anderson is ready to help cabinet and furniture customers improve productivity with Lockdowel fastening. Lockdowel’s glue-less, tool-less, slide-to-lock, easy assembly reduces waste and enables flat-packing.

Lockdowel’s new CEO ready to help cabinet, furniture and closet customers improve productivity

Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and RTA shipping. By providing glue-less, tool-less fastening, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of production.”

— Stephen P. Anderson, Lockdowel CEO

FREMONT, CA, USA, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lockdowel Inc., the glue-less, tool-less fastening company that is propelling the woodworking industry to simpler lower cost assembly, announces the addition of Stephen P. Anderson as the company’s CEO.

Anderson is an expert in increasing company value through customer focus, employee engagement, and continuous improvement through lean implementation. He brings more than 25 years of experience leading private, public and family-owned building and wood product companies-including Enkeboll Designs, Pergo, and Wellborn Forest Products. Anderson has learned that lean principles and practices can be applied to any business and business process, and is looking forward to working with the team at Lockdowel to make the company the preferred source for woodworking fastening systems. He holds a Masters of Management and an M.B.A. from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and a B.S. in Psychology from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

“Lockdowel enables simple, fast assembly, installation and Ready-To-Assemble shipping. By providing a glue-less, tool-less fastening method, Lockdowel is helping companies take much of the waste and time out of their production. Their quality improves with less rework and fewer returns, and productivity increases significantly,” Anderson says. “I know many customers want an invisible fastener that provides sturdy joints, and Lockdowel is a perfect solution.”

“I’ve seen a lot of exciting trends in woodworking, and a fastening solution that increases a company’s capacity by 60% without adding headcount means it’s time to change the industry’s paradigm.”

Anderson says customers are his number one focus and he will be talking with as many as possible. He encourages companies to call him to discuss their needs and how Lockdowel can help them improve productivity and profitability: (650)477-7112 ext. 101

About Lockdowel

Lockdowel manufactures glue-less, tool-less invisible fasteners and snap-in drawer slides and hinges for fast and easy installation and assembly of cabinets, furniture and architectural millwork. Patent pending.

Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538, (650) 477 7112 www.lockdowel.com See Lockdowel fastening assembly at — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLbDTTOtgU

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Ten dollars is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions' online-only East Meets West antique auction October 5th

Unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, by Hiroshige and Kunisada (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Magnificent Chinese Qianlong cloisonne altar set, with a central censer, pair of vases and pair of candlesticks (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Russian religious icon depicting Madonna and Child, displayed in a repousse silver frame (est. $300-$500).

Auctioneer Todd Converse stands with a Seth Thomas double-dial calendar regulator shelf clock in mahogany veneer, 42.5 inches tall (est. $3,000-$5,000)

Pair of large and heavy silver urns, 61 inches tall counting the included painted and marbleized cube stands (est. $6,000-$8,000).

All lots have a starting bid of just $10, a tactic designed to encourage newcomers to the auction arena and seasoned veterans to jump in and bid on the 435 lots

MALVERN, PA, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — MALVERN, Pa. – Ten bucks is all it takes to participate in Converse Auctions’ online-only East Meets West Auction slated for Friday, October 5th, with live bidding set to begin at 10 am Eastern time. The auction is packed with 435 lots of fine American, European, African, Chinese and other Asian items.

Although the auction is online-only, the sale can be previewed in the Malvern gallery. Phone and absentee bids will be executed, in addition to live bidding on several auction platforms. People can register and bid online now via the Converse website (www.ConverseAuctions.com), as well as the platforms LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, HiBid.com and Auctionzip.com. All lots have a starting bid of $10, a tactic designed to encourage newcomers to the auction arena and seasoned veterans, too, to jump in and bid.

The West category features furniture, fine art, fine clocks and jewelry, decorative items, sterling silver, Russian icons, World War II uniforms and medals, and African tribal artifacts. The East category boasts fine Japanese woodblock prints, Chinese furniture, cloisonné, porcelain, plaques, fine paintings, sterling silver, 14kt and jade jewelry, brushpots, lacquer and musical instruments.

Two lots from the East are strong candidates for top lot of the auction, each with an estimate of $20,000-$40,000. One is an unbound book of Japanese woodblock accordion prints in uncut sheets, 110 in all, showing domestic scenes and landscapes, by Hiroshige and Kunisada. The other is a magnificent Chinese Qianlong cloisonné altar set, comprised of a central censer, a pair of vases and pair of candlesticks, elaborately decorated in cloisonné archaic forms with gilt bronze.

Another cloisonné lot is the cylindrical Qing Dynasty prayer wheel on a spindle with flower and tendril designs over a lotus petal design, and a mantra written in a Nepalese language on bottom (est. $2,000-$4,000). Also, an antique thangka (religious painting on a scroll), with a female tara wearing a jeweled headdress as its central figure, bordered in silk brocade, should hit $600-$800.

An 18th century pierced and carved Chinese zitan painting table with repeating square motifs and interlocking apron patterns, having a floating panel on top, stylized dragon feet and shaped stretchers, has an estimate of $10,000-$20,000; while furniture from the West will feature a French bedroom frame and marble-lined side tables marked A. Hugnet (Paris) (est. $400-$600).

Silver lots will be led by an impressive pair of very large and heavy urns, 61 inches tall counting the included painted and marbleized cube stands, showing Grecian style robed male and female figures (est. $6,000-$8,000); and a complete service for eight by Towle in the Madeira pattern, with a ladle, cheese knife, sugar tongs and nut spoon, weighing 1684 troy oz. (est. $800-$1,200).

A Chinese Qianlong celadon vase, 11 inches tall, with the top of the square neck having an archaic plantain border and with pierced handles, embossed with the Qianlong six-character reign mark, is expected to bring $4,000-$6,000; and a four-tier Chinese huanghuali lunchbox with side lock, and the sides of the base pierced with scrolled ends, should make $400-$600.

A Seth Thomas double-dial calendar regulator shelf clock in a mahogany veneer, 42 ½ inches tall by 18 inches wide, with Roman numerals on the top dial, two keys, a pendulum bob and weight, is estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Also, a Herschede tall case clock made from burled maple with brass trim, having a hand-painted moon dial, 87 inches tall, should rise to $1,000-$1,500.

A polished patinated bronze bust by Emmanual Villanis (Fr./It., 1858-1914) of Phryne, best known for her trial for impiety when she was defended by the orator Hypereides, circa 1900, signed and titled, should reach $2,000-$4,000. Also, an African Chokwe mask, 16 inches tall, with black surface paint, large eye sockets and a pierced nose carries an estimate of $300-$500.

A signed autumn woodland scene by Robert William Wood (Br./Am., 1889-1979), done in the American impressionist style, 38 inches by 28 inches and housed in a heavy gold-leafed frame, is expected to realize $2,000-$3,000; while a 1778 lithograph depicting Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France, hand-painted by Baron Andre Jolly of Brussels and engraved by W.O. Geller in London, in a 50 inch by 30 ½ inch frame with cast iron corners, should breeze to $600-$900.

The World War I officer and doughboy uniforms of American R.F. Jackson, along with his dog tags, Elgin watch with engraved band, two George Washington pins and an extensive scrapbook of his war experiences, should finish at $1,000-$1,500. Also, a charming folk art pencil and watercolor rendering of a horse in his stall, signed “S. Mills” and dated 1860, has an estimate of $100-$200.

A late 20th century Russian champlevé enamel wine goblet, decorated in Russian style patterning with flowers and leaves, marked “NC84” on the bottom, should change hands for $1,000-$1,500; and a Russian religious icon depicting Madonna and Child, made from silver, enamel and oil and displayed in a repousse silver frame, 5 ¾ inches by 7 ¼ inches, has an estimate of $300-$500.

Previews will be held in the Converse Auctions gallery, located at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, in eastern Pennsylvania, not far from Philadelphia, from Tuesday thru Thursday, Oct. 2nd-4th, from 10-4 Eastern. Bidders can enjoy the lowest buyer’s premium when they bid directly through www.ConverseAuctions.com.

Converse Auctions is always accepting quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them directly, at (610) 722-9004; or, you can send an e-mail to info@ConverseAuctions.com. Curious about an item’s value? Bring your items (or photos) to Free Appraisal Tuesdays, every Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Malvern gallery.

For more information about Converse Auctions and the internet-only Important $10 Start East Meets West Antiques Auction on Friday, October 5th, please visit www.ConverseAuctions.com.

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Todd Converse
Converse Auctions
(610) 722-9004
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire