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Author: Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Lark Mason,, one of our previous guests, scores big-time!!!!!!!

Lost Treasure Rediscovered: Chinese Imperial Bamboo Brushpot Mounted as a Lamp Sells for a Record $126,000 at NEW YORK, NY – May 19, 2009 – On May 12th, a recently rediscovered lost Chinese Imperial Bamboo Brushpot, which had been mounted as a lamp, was sold for a record price on The brushpot, complete with a long inscription and scene depicting the cultivation of cotton, had been mounted as a lamp sometime in the first half of the 20th century. This rare lot fetched $126,000 at auction. Lark E. Mason, the CEO and Founder of, and an authority on Chinese Art, identified the brushpot, which was the highlight of the Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art Auction that ended last week at 184 lots were sold, totaling over half a million dollars. The auction was a success despite fears of the weakened global economy, with mainland Chinese buyers dominating the bidding. Highlights of the auction included a Pair of Huanghuali Horseshoe-Back Armchairs, 18th Century, fetching a total of $21,000, and a Pair of Chinese Gilt-Decorated Black Lacquer Armchairs, 18th Century, which fetched $22,500. Numerous lots realized prices ubstantially over their estimates. Since its founding in 2003 by Lark Mason, iGavel has sold a number of significant examples of Asian fine art, antiques, and furniture. Lark Mason is a respected expert in the Asian Art field...

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Humphrey Bogart rides again……

Claude Rains, as Captain Louis Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca? Humphrey Bogart, as Rick Blaine: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters. Claude Rains, as Captain Louis Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert. Humphrey Bogart, as Rick Blaine: I was misinformed. For more, listen to the 4/9 podcast on Movies and...

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Yes, Catherine, you can do Palm Beach "on the cheap"

The Breakers, The Colony, and Brazilian Court (the restaurant is now part of the Boulud “empire”) are all great and high end. However, there are plenty of ‘in’ spots known to the PB conoscenti that are great bargains and have “early bird” specials : Toojays, a great deli, Hamburger Heaven, devine hamburgers, Testa, Italian, and Green’s Luncheonetter, a favorite hangout of Rose Kennedy. Mangia...

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Survive and Thrive Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp (

October 26-28, 2018
Malibu, California

Survive and Thrive Today is a community that supports entrepreneurs through action, shared resources, information, connections and opportunities to assist them as they strive for success. Different from other conferences, the Survive and Thrive Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp encourages entrepreneurs to replace their sports jackets and dress shoes with t-shirts and sneakers for a weekend of work, connections and adventure with influential and successful business leaders, accredited investors, and future leaders. It’s an intimate (only 300 people) 3-day immersive event where entrepreneurs can get the knowledge they seek, the resources they lack and the partnerships they need, to create a winning formula to elevate their game for peak success.

The Blue Dahlia at Chelsea Market in NYC


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