LEADING RARE COIN AUCTIONEER, STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES, SETS WORLD RECORD WITH SALE OF 1794 SILVER DOLLAR FOR $10,016,875

HIGHEST PRICE EVER REALIZED FOR ANY RARE COIN AT AUCTION

Leading rare coin auctioneer STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES conducted one of the STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013, with the sale of the record-setting CARDINAL COLLECTION. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 FLOWING HAIR SILVER DOLLAR, a superb GEM SPECIMEN example and the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. Attended by hundreds of enthusiasts, collectors, investors and dealers, and resulting in nearly $27 million in rare coins crossing the block, the auction of THE CARDINAL COLLECTION and other important consignments took place as part of the STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES NEW YORK AMERICANA SALE.

Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack's Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013, with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a superb Gem Specimen example, the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin.  (PRNewsFoto/Stack's Bowers Galleries)

Leading rare coin auctioneer Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic history on January 24, 2013, with the sale of the record-setting Cardinal Collection. The highlight of the evening was the $10,016,875 sale of the coveted 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a superb Gem Specimen example, the finest known to exist. This set a new world-record price for any coin. (PRNewsFoto/Stack’s Bowers Galleries)

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES, a division of Fortune 500 Company SPECTRUM GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC., combines the extraordinary histories of STACK’S, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with BOWERS AND MERENA AUCTIONS, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — the legendary JOHN J. FORD, JR. and LOUIS E. ELIASBERG, SR. COLLECTIONS, The HARRY W. BASS, JR. COLLECTION, and THE NORWEB COLLECTION — to name just a few. Continue reading

COUNTRY ON THE HIGH SEAS: A STELLAR COLLECTION OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST SUPERSTARS TO SET SAIL ON THE INAUGURAL 2014 “COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE”

GROUP INCLUDES VINCE GILL, KENNY ROGERS, LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, PATTY LOVELESS, JO DEE MESSINA, RONNIE MILSAP, RESTLESS HEART AND MANY MORE

7-DAY LUXURY VOYAGE RUNS JANUARY 19-26, 2014 FROM FT. LAUDERDALE TO GRAND TURK, SAN JUAN, ST. MARTEN AND HALF MOON CAY

The very first COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE will launch in early 2014 and sail through the Caribbean with an incredible group of superstars and much-loved fan favorites onboard including VINCE GILL, KENNY ROGERS, LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, PATTY LOVELESS, JO DEE MESSINA, RONNIE MILSAP, and RESTLESS HEART with television personality LORRAINE CROOK hosting the entire journey. The vacation of a lifetime for country music fans, the cruise will hold intimate concerts every day, exclusive events not available anywhere else, activities, comedians, world class dining, deluxe accommodations, and much more for seven luxurious days aboard HOLLAND AMERICA‘s MS EURODAM. All concert tickets, activities and meals are included, with further information available at www.CountryMusicCruise.com.

Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Restless Heart and Many More To Set Sail On the Inaugural COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE.  7-Day Luxury Voyage Runs January 19-26, 2014 From Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Marten and Half Moon Cay.  www.countrymusiccruise.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Time Life)

Vince Gill To Set Sail On the Inaugural COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE. 7-Day Luxury Voyage Runs January 19-26, 2014 From Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Marten and Half Moon Cay. http://www.countrymusiccruise.com. (PRNewsFoto/Time Life)

Country music fans are in for something really special,” says VINCE GILL.  “Not only will they get to experience a luxurious ocean cruise, but they can enjoy exclusive concerts by country music’s iconic superstars.  The cruise is destined to become a vacation destination in the years to come.”  Continue reading

KATY PERRY AND POPCHIPS UNVEIL KATY’S KETTLE CORN: THE POPSTAR’S SIGNATURE FLAVOR LAUNCHING NATIONWIDE AT TARGET

Singer-songwriter KATY PERRY and popchips, one of the fastest growing snack brands in the U.S., has introduced a new addition to the popchips‘ award winning line of snacks – KATY’S KETTLE CORN, a sweet & salty popped corn chip debuting at most target stores nationwide this month.

katy perry hosts the katy's casino popchips event to launch her new popchips flavor -- katy's kettle corn -- in west hollywood, ca.  (PRNewsFoto/popchips)

Katy Perry hosts the Katy’s Casino popchips event to launch her new popchips flavor — Katy’s Kettle Corn — in West Hollywood, CA. (PRNewsFoto/popchips)

popchips®, one of the fastest growing snacks brands in north America and the UK is a naturally delicious line of popped chips with all the flavor and half the fat of fried chips. Popchips has been winning awards and acclaim since its launch in 2007 and has a growing list of celebrity fans and investors, led by social media pioneer and actor, ASHTON KUTCHER, who serves as the company’s “PRESIDENT OF POP CULTURE.”   Continue reading

LUXURY AT HOME: INTRODUCING PRIZER HOODS, THE ULTIMATE STATEMENT IN LUXURY KITCHEN HOODS

45 YEARS OF DESIGN EXPERTISE COMBINED WITH 133 YEARS OF CUSTOM MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TO CREATE UNMATCHED LUXURY KITCHEN HOODS

PRIZER-PAINTER STOVE WORKS, INC., manufacturer of BLUESTAR™ professional cooking equipment for the home, introduces PRIZER HOODS, a line of professionally-inspired luxury kitchen hoods, crafted for kitchen designers, architects and homeowners who demand cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art performance.

The new PRIZER HOODS merges the 45 years of leading design expertise of INDEPENDENT, INC. with PRIZER-PAINTER STOVE WORKS‘ 133-year-heritage of quality custom manufacturing technology. With stunning and fully customizable designs, using a wide range of metal options, and offering a dazzling palette of colors, trims and finishes, PRIZER HOODS makes the ultimate statement in any kitchen. From rich old-world, commanding styles to modern hood designs with smooth, sweeping contours, every hand-crafted Prizer Hood offers enduring elegance and engaging style customized to the buyer’s individual taste.

Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc., manufacturer of BlueStar(TM) professional cooking equipment for the home, introduces Prizer Hoods, a stunning line of professionally-inspired luxury kitchen hoods, crafted for kitchen designers, architects and homeowners who demand cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art performance.  (PRNewsFoto/Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc.)

Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc., manufacturer of BlueStar(TM) professional cooking equipment for the home, introduces Prizer Hoods, a stunning line of professionally-inspired luxury kitchen hoods, crafted for kitchen designers, architects and homeowners who demand cutting-edge design and state-of-the-art performance. (PRNewsFoto/Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc.)

Since the kitchen is one of the more popular places to gather in the home, range hoods are evolving and becoming a focal point. From artistic to deep-rooted designs with flair, unique statement hoods are appearing in many settings, whether contemporary or traditional.  And advanced manufacturing technology allows realization of unmatched performance,” said MICHAEL TRAPP, PRESIDENT, PRIZER HOODS. Continue reading

MARNI 2013 PRE-FALL/WINTER COLLECTION FUSES THE MASCULINE AND THE FEMININE IN SEAMLESS STYLE

Images provided by Karla Otto for Marni

Marni 2013 Pre-Fall/Winter Collection (Courtesy of the Marni Design House)

Marni 2013 Pre-Fall/Winter Collection (Courtesy of  Marni)

Marni 2013 Pre-Fall/Winter Collection (Courtesy of the Marni Design House)

Marni 2013 Pre-Fall/Winter Collection (Courtesy of the Marni Design House)

MARNI’s 2013 PRE-FALL/WINTE COLLECTION features clothing suited for the needs and speed of the concrete jungle, with a military attitude filtered through a feminine sensibility. Girls that dressing like boys with an urban and tough manner informs the MARNI WINTER EDITION 2013 COLLECTION. Continue reading

HERE’S TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: BELLA INTRODUCES THE NUTRIPRO COLD PRESS JUICER

BELLA NUTRIPRO’S TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES MORE JUICE, MORE NUTRIENTS AND GREAT TASTE!

BELLA – the industry leader in treatmakers, specialty baking and entertaining appliances – has announced the launch of BELLA NUTRIPRO. Unlike traditional juicers with fast spinning blades, this state-of-the-art cold press juicer operates using a chewing (mastication) method to produce high-quality fruit and vegetable juices.

BELLA introduces the NutriPro cold press juicer.  BELLA NutriPro's technology provides more juice, more nutrients and great taste.  BELLA NutriPro is now available at Macy's and JCP stores nationwide, and will soon also be available through TV for a suggested retail price of $249.99. For more information, please visit www.NutriProJuicer.com.  (PRNewsFoto/BELLA NutriPro)

BELLA introduces the NutriPro cold press juicer. BELLA NutriPro’s technology provides more juice, more nutrients and great taste. BELLA NutriPro is now available at Macy’s and JCP stores nationwide, and will soon also be available through TV for a suggested retail price of $249.99. For more information, please visit http://www.NutriProJuicer.com. (PRNewsFoto/BELLA NutriPro)

Juicing is a vital component to a healthy lifestyle, and the BELLA NutriPro just made it more affordable and easier than ever,” said DIANA STOBO, author of GET NAKED FAST. “Most people do not receive the vital nutrients that our bodies require to live a vibrant and healthy lifestyle, which can be easily obtained through cold pressed juices.Continue reading

VERMONT’S ARLINGTON GREEN BRIDGE GETS STAMP OF APPROVAL

One of Vermont’s most photographed covered bridges — the ARLINGTON GREEN BRIDGE — is commemorated on a $5.60 PRIORITY MAIL STAMP starting last week. Built in 1852, the bridge takes its name from the village green it overlooks. Included in the stamp image rising above the far end of the bridge is the white steeple of the WEST ARLINGTON, VT, Chapel on the GREEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH which was built in 1804.

One of Vermont's most photographed covered bridges -- the Arlington Green Bridge -- is commemorated on a $5.60 Priority Mail stamp starting today. The stamps can be purchased at usps.com/stamps, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide in preparation for the Jan. 27 price change. Built in 1852, the bridge takes its name from the village green it overlooks. Included in the stamp image rising above the far end of the bridge is the white steeple of the West Arlington, VT, Chapel on the Green United Methodist Church which was built in 1804.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

One of Vermont’s most photographed covered bridges — the Arlington Green Bridge — is commemorated on a $5.60 Priority Mail stamp starting today.  (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Postal Service)

The ARLINGTON GREEN BRIDGE spans the BATTEN KILL TROUT STREAM in Arlington, just off ROUTE 313 in southwestern Vermont. Although it stretches 80 feet across the stream, the bridge’s roadbed is only wide enough to allow one lane of traffic at a time. Continue reading