Bread n Butter Antiques LLC


Daily Operations Report

Health and Hygiene

Hygiene is all about preserving good health
 
 
We are promoting conditions and practices that help keep you and your surroundings clean.
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A Message to Guests

Risk Assessment:

Global Level 3 Health Advisory

– Risk Is High –

COVID-19 New Cases over 41.16 million

as of Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

COVID-19 is affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances

  - For More Information -

- See Daily Operations Report Below - 

 

Viruses like the novel coronavirus are shells holding genetic material
Image: © Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images

How is COVID-19 spread? There is more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread and investigations are ongoing. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that mainly spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory viruses spread.

Watch for symptoms: COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.  
  • Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
    Trouble breathing
    Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    New confusion
    Inability to wake or stay awake
    Bluish lips or face   
  • People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
    Fever or chills
    Cough
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Fatigue
    Muscle or body aches
    Headache
    New loss of taste or smell
    Sore throat
    Congestion or runny nose
    Nausea or vomiting
    Diarrhea

  • How can I help protect myself?
    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Learn how COVID-19 spreads and practice these actions to help prevent the spread of this illness.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should:
Clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
    Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others.
    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
    CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.

People with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19. cdc.gov

Self care & treatment
If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19:

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
    Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider immediately.
    Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
    If you have a medical appointment, notify your healthcare provider ahead of time that you have or may have COVID-19.
    Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. If possible, use a separate bathroom. If you must be around others, wear a mask.

  • Medical treatments: Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Your local health authorities may give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information. 
Vaccine status: Currently there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Vaccine developers and other researchers and manufacturers are expediting the development of a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT COVID-19?

Answer: We are providing guest services to essential employees and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic. At Bread n Butter Antiques, the health and well-being of our guests, associates, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is currently experiencing with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our guests and associates as the situation moves into the next phase of opening our facilities.

COVID-19 also known as SARS-CoV-2

Know How it Spreads = Transmission

air distance

air currents

duration in air

humidity

airborne transmission

duration on objects

surfaces and floor

Protect Yourself and Others

Practice safe hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs, and frequently clean surfaces such as doorknobs and phones. Visit the CDC’s treatment and prevention page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses. 

Daily Operations Report
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
Plan - Prepare - Respond
+ COVID19 +
 
Today, luxury is evolving and our clients are increasingly shifting spend from products and services to experiences. This transition marks the biggest shift in our understanding of luxury and travel in the 21st century.  
 
COVID-19 is affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. We encourage guests and associates to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.  Our ability to show respect for others, no matter what, is an important part of our value system. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
 
We are starting our report with a prayer: Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all Who invokes your special patronage in time of need. To you, we have recourse from the depths of our hearts and humbly come to whom God has given such great power to ask for assistance. Help us in our present and urgent petitions. In return, we promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Saint Jude pray for us and all those who invoke your aid. Amen.
 
You, O God, are faithful and trustworthy. May our words be seeds of goodness for the world: where there is shouting let us practice listening; where there is confusion let us inspire harmony; where there is ambiguity let us bring clarity; where there is exclusion let us offer solidarity; where there is superficiality let us raise real questions; where there is prejudice let us awaken trust; where there is hostility let us bring respect and friendliness, where there is falsehood let us bring truth. Amen.

Today is the 223rd day of quarantine. It has been 7 months and 9 days, including the end date, since a National Emergency was declared by the President of the United States on March 13th, 2020. Businesses in our region are permitted to reopen with reduced services based on state and local guidelines. As we align with reopening plans, we remind guests and associates to continue practicing social distancing and encourage those who are at high risk to take precautionary measures. Moving forward, we will continue to monitor the public health crisis so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of guests and associates utilizing the best information available.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.  The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

The National Emergency remains in effect due to a public health crisis as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)  We currently maintain business operations in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A State of Emergency was declared by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home as part of the phased economic reopening plan. Throughout this process, we have put guidance in place to support best practices for public health. This guidance reinforces existing worker and building safety orders. We have been able to adapt to the changing nature of the pandemic, as well as include lessons learned from our communities that have returned to work strategically.

DOVER, DE – The State of Emergency declared for Delaware will continue until further notice. Delaware public health continues to see a spike in new daily cases of COVID-19.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In Pennsylvania, as a business in the Commonwealth we are permitted to conduct in-person operations during the disaster emergency. We take the necessary precautions to protect employees, families, and our community. Pennsylvania public health continues to see a spike in new daily cases of COVID-19.  
 
Detailed risk analysis concludes that COVID-19 is a highly contagious coronavirus with transmission research still in progress. Despite the similarity to influenza, using basic mathematics, we can determine that COVID-19 is spreading very quickly and not exactly the same as influenza. The faster the spread, the probability of an increase in the loss of human life for high risk individuals. Treatment and care have improved significantly and the risk of death is dependent upon the individual's age and health condition. The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious. COVID-19 can maintain and survive on surfaces as well as in the air.
 
How COVID-19 spreads - It is thought to spread from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.
 
Wearing a face mask may be a personal choice. As a business operating in Pennsylvania and Delaware, we respect and follow the orders that have been put in place by local and state government to ensure public safety.  Studies in a laboratory may not represent real life scenarios, however vital scientific research can provide us with guidance and direction when it comes to daily operations and preparedness.

Summary - please note that it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms. It is also possible to receive a negative test, but then contract the virus after you have been tested.

Risk management analysis shows that by following all guidance provided by the CDC for facility management and emergency response preparedness, we have been able to successfully implement the necessary COVID-19 response initiatives. This effort will conclude once we are able to maintain normal business operations, based on federal and state regulations. The purpose of our daily operations plan is to facilitate and organize employer and associate actions required to maintain operations. A well-developed operations plan and proper training whereby all associates understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan can result in fewer and less severe guest and associate injuries and prevent structural damage to the facility in the event of an emergency.
 
We review highly sensitive statistical data that is required for our risk management analysis.  WHY?  We have one reason - Insurance Liability - the mitigation of risk. Our risk management analysis is focused on avoidance. Risk management is important to our organization because without it, we are unable to define our objectives for the future. The goal of our risk management initiative is to make sure that our organization only takes the risks that will help achieve our primary objectives such as guest safety.

Risk professionals and consultants review data and statistics provided for all countries around the world with available data, as well as the data provided for The United States of America.

After 223 days, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is at 41.16 million as of Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 41,168,630
Deaths: 1,131,312
Recovered: 30,701,165

ACTIVE CASES
9,336,153 Currently Infected Patients
9,262,363 (99%) in Mild Condition
73,790 (1%) Serious or Critical

CLOSED CASES
31,832,477 Cases which had an outcome:
30,701,165 (96%) Recovered / Discharged
1,131,312 (4%) Deaths

Please note, since our team began monitoring this data, the following changes have occurred: The serious or critical percentage for active cases decreased by approximately two percent from 3% to 1% around the world. We are very grateful for healthcare professionals and first responders around the world that are caring for the critically ill. The recovery percentage for closed cases has increased by approximately seventeen percent (from 79% to 96%) around the world, as shown in the data above. New cases of COVID-19: 414,470 - October 16th was the highest number of cases recorded in one day around the world. We must note that this number has been updated every day to include additional cases reported on 10/16.

Our Risk Management Team calculates the coronavirus data to monitor the crisis but more importantly, this gives our Team the ability to recognize the true scope and significance of this global pandemic. We are not just looking at numbers, this data and information represents People. It is difficult for our Team to review and include this statistical information. The lives of those we love, that have been lost, cannot be replaced. As we focus on recovery around the world, we also hope to show our respect for the lives of those individuals that have been lost due to this virus as well as other reasons around the world.
 
We take a moment to include a prayer:

Lord Jesus, look kindly on our work and the work of our friends today. Help us in our difficulties and decisions. May this candle be a light for you to enlighten us. May it be a fire for you to burn out of us all pride, selfishness and impurity. May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into our hearts; warmth towards family, neighbors and all whom we may meet. Amen.

We do not typically post prayers on our website. Many people ~ 1,131,312 deaths as of Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 ~ may have passed suddenly with perhaps no one by their side. We are praying for those people today. We hope no person shall be lost without our thoughts and prayers.

Many, ourselves included, have a difficult time with understanding complicated and/or detailed pandemic information that is provided to us by scientific professionals and institutional leadership, working in public and private sectors, across the globe. We can only ask for guidance.

COVID-19 is affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Based on research, new cases have increased around the world within the past 7 months. Please note that the recovery percentage has improved by seventeen percent over the past 7 month period. Most will discount our risk analysis and research to say that there is much more that needs to be part of the process and mathematical calculation. While we understand the need for advanced scientific analysis, we also have the ability to learn from basic math. Reviewing the data on a linear versus logarithmic scale will also make a difference in how the results are interpreted.
 
October 2020: Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Receives First Foreign Approval. Approximately 170 COVID-19 vaccines are in development around the world. The number of coronavirus infections has continued to explode over the past week in Europe, but has declined in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. it is in Europe that the rate of infections has increased most, by 44 percent. The number of cases also rose in Oceania by 66 percent, in North America by 17 percent and Africa by 16 percent. However the number of infections has decreased in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the Middle East by 15 percent, as well as in Asia (down by seven percent).

Our only intention on this website is to promote safety and kindness. Keeping our chin up and our hands clean. We respect the state and local restrictions that have been put in place on a temporary basis to slow the spread of a highly contagious virus that has subsequently created a public health crisis. Our organization is providing guest services for essential employees and families during COVID-19. We have implemented the operational changes required to maintain guest safety and public health standards going forward.

REVIEW DATA
 
WORLD DATA  as of 2:30 PM EDT on 3/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 214,010
Deaths: 8,727
Recovered: 82,207
 
WORLD DATA  as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,323,759
Deaths: 159,747
Recovered: 595,381

WORLD DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,769,437
Deaths: 314,501
Recovered: 1,842,896

WORLD DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,468,941
Deaths: 451,979
Recovered: 4,439,352

WORLD DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 14,244,753
Deaths: 600,560
Recovered: 8,510,141

WORLD DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 22,174,684
Deaths: 779,999
Recovered: 14,894,688

WORLD DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 30,652,203
Deaths: 955,187
Recovered: 22,309,152  

WORLD DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 40,051,111
Deaths: 1,115,827
Recovered: 29,945,897
 
WORLD DATA as of 10:30 AM EDT on 10/21/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 41,168,630
Deaths: 1,131,312
Recovered: 30,701,165

New cases of COVID-19 over 41.16 million as of Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. The number of confirmed cases reflects the reported number of infections, all countries have different counting practices and levels of testing.  
 
United States of America
National data as of March 18, 2020, 2:30 PM
Coronavirus Cases: 7,327
Deaths: 115

USA DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 736,052
Deaths: 26,317
Recovered: 67,418

USA DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 1,514,545
Deaths: 90,258
Recovered: 340,609

USA DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,235,153
Deaths: 119,952
Recovered: 918,796

USA DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 3,773,207
Deaths: 142,106
Recovered: 1,741,626

USA DATA as of 2:00 PM EDT on 8/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 5,625,088
Deaths: 174,192
Recovered: 2,975,751

USA DATA as of 7:00 PM EDT on 9/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 6,918,712
Deaths: 203,073
Recovered: 4,182,772

USA DATA as of 9:30 AM EDT on 10/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,345,317
Deaths: 224,295
Recovered: 5,432,466

USA DATA as of 10:30 AM EDT on 10/21/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,524,139 ( 10/20/2020 = 8,459,041 )
Deaths: 226,273 ( 10/20/2020 = 225,241 )
Recovered: 5,548,054 ( 10/20/2020 = 5,504,464 )
*Data can vary based on the time of day the information was collected. Between 10/18 and 10/21, there are 4 days from the start date to the end, with the end date included. 
 
We perform research and data analysis in a concentrated effort to obtain vital information and data required to operate our small business on a daily basis. Emergencies and problems can occur when we least expect them. It is important to be as prepared as possible when an emergency arises at our facility. A well thought out response plan is one of the cornerstones of an effective safety program—we owe this to every one of our guests and fellow associates.  

Research and information is published on this website to assist with educational efforts and crisis management initiatives currently in progress within our organization. As part of our emergency planning process, we are posting this information online as a resource for use by our organization only.

From and including: Friday, March 13, 2020
To and including: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Result: 223 days
It is 223 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 7 months, 9 days including the end date.
Alternative time units
223 days can be converted to one of these units:
19,267,200 seconds
321,120 minutes
5352 hours
223 days
31 weeks and 6 days
60.93% of 2020

Coronavirus Updates as of 10:30 AM EDT on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

WORLD POPULATION
7,820,038,971 Current World Population
112,988,436 Births this year
167,980 Births today
47,435,252 Deaths this year
70,522 Deaths today
65,553,184 Net population growth this year
97,458 Net population growth today

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMICS
$ 6,675,033,514 Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 4,553,605,155 Public Education expenditure today
$ 2,056,180,666 Public Military expenditure today
64,085,718 Cars produced this year
122,079,790 Bicycles produced this year
200,487,406 Computers produced this year

SOCIETY & MEDIA
2,170,684 New book titles published this year
207,744,527 Newspapers circulated today
292,536 TV sets sold worldwide today
2,888,318 Cellular phones sold today
$ 128,842,735 Money spent on video games today
4,712,902,583 Internet users in the world today
116,388,452,433 Emails sent today
3,148,591 Blog posts written today
347,355,648 Tweets sent today
3,277,741,219 Google searches today

ENVIRONMENT
4,194,366 Forest loss this year (hectares)
5,646,751 Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
29,196,650,436 CO2 emissions this year (tons)
9,678,328 Desertification this year (hectares)
7,897,821 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)

FOOD
846,839,839 Undernourished people in the world
1,700,650,509 Overweight people in the world
768,082,564 Obese people in the world
13,409 People who died of hunger today
$ 256,722,815 Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 82,891,232 Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today

WATER
3,536,221,378 Water used this year (million L)
679,136 Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
796,979,122 People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

ENERGY
204,656,636 Energy used today (MWh), of which:
174,215,285 - from non-renewable sources (MWh)
30,819,505 - from renewable sources (MWh)
1,282,388,655,483 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
41,975,031 Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,493,534,615,608 Oil left (barrels)
15,575 Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,092,901,856,355 Natural Gas left (boe)
57,521 Days to the end of natural gas
4,311,995,562,433 Coal left (boe)
148,690 Days to the end of coal

HEALTH
10,469,382 Communicable disease deaths this year
394,409 Seasonal flu deaths this year
6,130,031 Deaths of children under 5 this year
34,324,161 Abortions this year
249,271 Deaths of mothers during birth this year
42,192,077 HIV/AIDS infected people
1,355,729 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
6,623,486 Deaths caused by cancer this year
791,054 Deaths caused by malaria this year
6,637,122,111 Cigarettes smoked today
4,031,577 Deaths caused by smoking this year
2,017,060 Deaths caused by alcohol this year
864,818 Suicides this year
$ 322,627,881,811 Money spent on illegal drugs this year
1,088,653 Road traffic accident fatalities this year
  
worldometer data used for business planning and statistical analysis
 
We pray that the planet’s resources will not be wasted, but shared in a just and respectful manner.
 
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we travel and go about our daily activities. We are diligently following the practices and guidelines set forth by the CDC on hygiene and cleaning. We do not live in fear of COVID-19 because we understand how the disease is spread and we are prepared for the response. 

With the goal of easing your travel planning, we have adjusted our policies to provide additional flexibility. Orders from Pennsylvania & Delaware Department of Health Organizations have been implemented. Learn more about our cleaning protocols
 
The following information was provided by professionals and may be difficult to interpret, however it is critical to read and understand:
  • Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 increases the challenges of COVID-19 containment measures, which are predicated on early detection and isolation of symptomatic persons. The magnitude of this impact is dependent upon the extent and duration of transmissibility while a person is presymptomatic.
Summary - it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms.
 
We continue to monitor this extremely difficult situation and are here to assist our guests as needed.

Emergency preparedness can be viewed as the ultimate customer service amenity that we can give our guests. The most important responsibility in the event of any emergency is to stay calm. We advise everyone to check travel restrictions - state, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival. We ask guests and associates to follow state, local, and territorial travel restrictions. If traveling internationally or across international borders, please check with the specific country’s Office of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Health or the US Department of State.
 
Please visit the CDC website for more information about COVID19

Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.

Daily Operations Report Objectives: Our operations team is required to write an operations report. Our operations report is concise and well-organized. There are specific points that are highlighted throughout our reporting in order for the information to be complete and accurate. In order to make sure our operations report is in the correct format and context, specific steps have been taken to compile the data and write the report.

Back to Basics
The following basic questions are addressed in our operations reporting in order for the operational information we collect on a daily basis to be complete.

We address the following:

  • Identify daily operations and report any facility issues
  • Explain why each issue is important and assign a priority
  • Identify a way to solve the problem, with or without help
  • Focus on what we are currently doing as an organization as well as what we are doing to solve any issues that may have been identified
  • Provide an update on metrics as well as solutions for issues that may have been identified
  • Show how we provide a safe environment for everyone by having measurable metrics that demonstrate our ability to maintain guest safety.

Outline
Our outline identifies the basic points mentioned above and clearly describes these key points. Our operations reporting defines the key points and their reasoning to guests and associates. Regardless of whether or not someone is extremely familiar with the information in the report or if it is new to the individual, we believe that every report must be able to speak to everyone.

Operations
Please note that our Operations Report speaks to a wide global audience as we host guests and associates from all over the world. Our operational reporting shall always be specific enough for all guests and associates to understand what our organization is about and what our interest is in our community. We aim to serve local, regional and international guests as well as our associates. It is important that our Operations Plan makes sense to an associate in training as well as a seasoned operations manager and most importantly, the general public. If any of these individuals were to read our Operations Report, each individual would be able to understand what our publication is about. We must be able to put ourselves in the shoes of every guest and associate in order to determine if our emergency operations planning will work.

COVID-19 Summary
Coronavirus updates are an important part of the operations report until further notice. It shall continue to be limited in length. It is important that this public health update conveys the current global health crisis, its importance, as well as a brief description of how the health crisis can be mitigated or resolved. We are dedicated to our contribution to solving problems and we continue to improve our efforts to make a contribution. Technical language has been limited in the summary and only used if it is relevant to the operational reporting, otherwise we write in plain clear English. Our operations report may be transmitted to third parties with no additional supporting material, it is important to us that all reporting clearly conveys the context of the operation.

Illustrations
We believe that using pictures and illustrations in our operations report can help draw attention to the story we are telling. We create, capture and provide these graphics and pictures sometimes with the use of the Internet. Each illustration includes a title and information about what we are trying to convey by using the illustration. We always must give proper credit to where the illustration comes from if we did not create on our own or purchase with the right to redistribute. Corporate copyright information must be included with all photos, tables and graphs.

The information contained in this web page of our website and any web page produced by our organization is confidential and protected from disclosure or dissemination. If the reader of this information is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or you have reached this information on our website in error, please notify the website administrator of any issues immediately by visiting the contact us page of this website, please note registration in our database is required to complete the form.

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Delaware Antiques Show

57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

57th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
Public Online Show
November 7–14, 2020

This year, the Delaware Antiques Show is going virtual!

They have gathered the finest offerings in furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. Guests will have eight full days to browse and talk with dealers, all from the comfort and safety of your home.  You will be able to browse each dealer’s offerings, save your favorite items to a virtual board, and make an inquiry or offer. There is no charge to browse the show between November 7 and 14. Anyone can view the show starting November 7 at 10:00 am. The show closes at 10:00 pm on November 14.

Schedule of Lectures and Events we attended at the 2020 Delaware Antiques Show

Keynote Lecture: “Pillow Talk: A Designer Wife and Architect Husband Open Up About Design, Architecture, and Style”
Interior designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer come from different ends of the aesthetic scale, and yet they have found unexpected inspiration in their singular approaches to design, both in their work together and separately. Join this New York design scene power couple for a visual journey through their multilayered design processes, from Ridder’s signature use of exuberant color palettes and lush fabrics to Pennoyer’s elegant translation of traditional architecture for contemporary living. As they open the doors to various inspiring projects from around the country, they’ll share behind-the-curtain anecdotes and stories that reveal how a house really comes together and tips on how to create spaces that have true presence.


Curator Lectures
In addition to the keynote presentation, Winterthur experts will speak on a variety of fascinating topics. These lectures are included with the keynote lecture package; available on demand, November 7–14.

Dr. Stéphanie Delamaire, Associate Curator, Fine Arts, Winterthur
“Who Owns Washington? Gilbert Stuart and the Battle for Artistic Property in the Early Republic”

In 1801 and 1802, the United States Congress considered the inclusion of visual works in the revisions of the copyright statute of 1790; however, the U.S. Copyright Act of 1802 did not protect painters. Rather, it limited itself to the “arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.” Nevertheless, that year, the famous painter Gilbert Stuart went to court against a sea captain who had commissioned unauthorized copies of one Stuart’s portraits of George Washington. This talk considers Stuart’s battle for the control of artistic property and what it tells us about the cultural landscape in which artists worked in the Early Republic.

Linda Eaton, John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles, Winterthur
“Tales on Textiles”

In the late 18th century, the development of copperplate printing enabled textile designers to print narrative scenes on textiles used for bed and window hangings and matching bedcovers. This talk will highlight a few of those textiles and challenge the audience to help us continue the work of identifying other examples.

Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur
“’Your Beverage of Choice’: Wine-Related Equipage at Winterthur”

This presentation—a celebration of the objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine—showcases a selection from the stunning range of alcohol-related objects at Winterthur. From glassware and cellarettes to song sheets and paintings, learn how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed from the 1600s through the 1800s.

Jeff Groff, Estate Historian, Winterthur
“The Cottage, H. F. du Pont’s Last Residence at Winterthur”

In 1951, the Winterthur Museum opened for visitors, so H. F. and Ruth du Pont moved across from the museum into a large English Regency-style house built to be their last residence. To furnish it, H. F. drew upon his notable collection of European pieces that once filled his Park Avenue apartment. This talk will focus on the creation of the house and its collections.

Emily Guthrie, Library Director and NEH Librarian for the Printed Book Collection, Winterthur
“Ornery Ornament: Beasts, Bugs, and Humanoids in the Early Modern Ornament Collections of the Winterthur Library”

Featuring illustrations from the Winterthur Library’s vast collection of ornament and pattern books from the 16th through the 19th centuries, this presentation will explore the history and meaning of the many creatures, both realistic and fantastical, that live within their pages.

Deborah Harper, Senior Curator of Education, Winterthur
“H. F. du Pont Collects Massachusetts Furniture”

Significant pieces of Massachusetts furniture were among H. F. du Pont’s earliest purchases. The stories of their acquisition are captured in his extensive correspondence files, and reveal the interplay and occasional intrigue among the collectors, the dealers, and the marketplace in the first half of the 20th century.

Josh Lane, Curator of Furniture, Winterthur
Kathy Z. Gillis, Elizabeth Terry Seaks Senior Furniture Conservator
“Furniture Fakes: Two Winterthur Case Studies”

The process of examining furniture for integrity and authenticity can be challenging. This presentation will discuss identifying clues in two examples of furniture in the Winterthur collection that reveal that these objects were fabricated to deceive.

Tom Savage, Director of External Affairs, Winterthur
“Southern Surprises: Treasures from Charleston in the Winterthur Collection”

The Winterthur Museum possesses iconic examples of fine and decorative arts from early Charleston, South Carolina; however, several Charleston objects were acquired by Henry Francis du Pont with the belief that they were made in colonial Philadelphia. This talk highlights Winterthur’s Charleston holdings and Charleston surprises.

Dr. Melissa Tedone, Lab Head for Book & Library Materials Conservation, Winterthur
“Toxic Tomes: A Hidden Peril in the Victorian Home”

The Winterthur Poison Book Project investigates toxic pigments used to color Victorian-era bookcloth, puts these beautiful but dangerous bookbindings in their historical context, and provides safety recommendations for librarians, booksellers, and private collectors.

Ann K. Wagner, Curator of Decorative Arts, Winterthur
“Recent Acquisitions: Collecting New Stories & Memories in Metal”

Human memory, whether individual or cultural, can gain longevity by intersecting with physical objects. As a curator, I collect memories and myths along with artwork. This talk will share how a few recovered origin stories for new metalwork brought meanings to their place in the museum collection.

Keynote and Curator Lecture Package $30 | $20 per Winterthur Member

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A Sustainable and Organic Halloween

As the nights draw in and crunchy leaves carpet the ground,

thoughts start to turn to cozy nights, hot chocolate,

pajamas and in October… the fun of Halloween.

For most people, Halloween conjures memories of fun treats

and fall colors, making your own costumes and the time spent with family.

Our family enjoys a healthy, sustainable and organic Halloween without compromising on fun.

Sweet Treats Without the Trick

At this time of year, the shops are full of chocolate and sweets with enough sugar and artificial flavorings to make you weak at the knees. However, it is possible to find healthier alternatives. The benefits of going organic are endless, no matter the time of year!

Or, instead of going shop bought, why not try making your own healthy Halloween treats

Creative Costumes

Grab a witch’s hat or a skeleton costume from the store or get creative...

these are the days to make your own costume at home.

Here are some fun and sustainable alternatives:

Recycled costumes - Organize a COVID 19 friendly costume swap with friends to recycle previous years outfits. It is a good excuse for a get together and saves hassle, money and the environment by cutting down on shopping. After all, one person’s rubbish is another’s treasure!

DIY - Create your own fun costumes. It is surprising what can be done with odds and ends lying around the house. A dinosaur made of old sponges… A spider made of coat hangers… The kitchen cupboards hold a land of magic and opportunity! Our favorites are still the classics. Transforming an old, worn bed sheet into a ghost costume is always a winner.

Safety First

If you are going for face paint, make sure whatever you are putting on your face is good enough to eat. Take particular care to avoid makeup products containing lead and other toxins, especially for little faces. Check for an organic certification label too. To be absolutely certain your Halloween makeup is free from the nasty stuff, why not make your own fake blood? This fake blood recipe uses organic products like maple syrup, cranberry juice concentrate and a drop of red food coloring to create a realistic, oozing liquid to splatter on victims and dribble down chins!

Go Green with Decorations

Halloween can often result in a mountain of rubbish and non-recyclable waste cluttering our living rooms and filling our bins. Instead, go green with these decorating tips:

If you decide to host a Halloween party or get together, swap single-use plastic cutlery, disposable plates and paper tissues for real tableware and organic cloth napkins.

A simple way to make your celebration more sustainable and cut down on rubbish. If you do not fancy washing up, grab some compostable disposable plates and cutlery and put your feet up knowing you’ve done your bit for the environment for the day.

Time to get creative! Take this as an opportunity to get children involved and search the house for inspiration. Old cardboard boxes can be transformed into tombstones with some papier and a few licks of non-toxic paint. Or upcycle tin cans into flickering lights to line a walkway for friends. A few holes punched into the surface is surprisingly effective.

The Pumpkin

A grinning pumpkin is symbolic of the season and no Halloween celebration would be without it.

 

Source your pumpkin locally to cut down on your carbon footprint. A local farm shop is a safe bet as it is likely your pumpkin will have been organically farmed without pesticides. Once you’ve procured your pumpkin, it’s time to decorate. Nothing feels more like autumn than a glowing pumpkin at the window. Breathe easy with a non-toxic candle made of soy wax and essential oils with a cotton wick.

To get maximum use out of your pumpkin, store it in a cool place so it can feature as an autumnal decoration further into the season.

Once Halloween has passed, the flesh can be turned into a delicious, warming soup, while the seeds can be drizzled in oil and roasted for a healthy Halloween snack with a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Once you have squeezed every last drop out of your pumpkin it is time to say goodbye and dispose of it sustainably. Composting your pumpkin is easy, simply break it up and bury it in the garden!

Time to Relax

Once the celebrations are over,

the crumbs have been cleared away

and the costumes are safely

back in the cupboard,

it’s finally time to relax.

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Estates, Appraisals and Valuations Services

The Estates, Appraisals & Valuations Department can provide all the services needed to manage collections and manage the transition of such collections from generation to generation proactively or reactively. Our clients, whether private individuals, corporate or professional advisers, are responsible for the entire contents of numerous historic family homes, extensive corporate collections, or discrete collections assembled by connoisseurs. Estates, Appraisals & Valuations provides a single contact, the Account Manager, to guide clients through the valuation process and to offer them access to global specialist expertise of BnB.

Auction Estimates

BnB is able to react swiftly to prospective sale valuations, ranging from a few select works of art to large collections spanning multiple properties and art categories. We advise how best to offer the works for sale in order to achieve the highest returns and provide you with specialist service and guidance throughout the sale process.

Appraisals

BnB provides authoritative appraisals of the highest standard for fine and applied arts, and many collecting categories. We are able to offer a highly efficient service taking into account a client's requirements. BnB Estates, Appraisals & Valuations Department department issues appraisals for the following purposes: 

  • Charitable Donation
  • Establish Cost Basis
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Tax
  • Financial Planning
  • Gift Tax
  • Insurance
  • Loan Collateral 

Appraisals & the Internal Revenue Service (US)

Estates, Appraisals & Valuations in the US has extensive experience providing appraisals that appear before the Art Advisory Panel of the Internal Revenue Service. BnB appraisals meet IRS standards and are in accordance with the industry’s generally accepted appraisal practices. Each year we provide hundreds of appraisals for IRS related purposes.

Collection Management

BnB appraisals and valuations may be easily transferred and managed on Codex, a leading digital asset tracking and collection management platform that set the standard for the global art industry. Codex is a platform to integrate all collection-care and management tools in a single experience that is comprehensive, engaging, mobile, and secure.

Removal & Storage

Where appropriate, Estates, Appraisals & Valuations Account Managers can oversee the arrangements for any insurance, packing and shipping. We can also provide storage for property awaiting sale with BnB. For any property not suitable for sale at BnB we arrange for competitive bids from regional firms ensuring a full and efficient solution for estates.

We would like to say Thank You to all of our valuation clients.

 Education

I began a career path to the field of valuation by building up my knowledge base. I can walk into any estate and say ‘okay, this is a 17th century painting, this is a 19th century piece of silver, and, wait a minute, this is a contemporary piece of bronze. In other words, prior to choosing a category of specialization, I became a generalist first and received a sufficient education that gives me an art historical background to assess a spectrum of items from different eras. Let’s not stop there. I also understand the art market; art valuation is, after all, a business skill. I received an education that gives me both the necessary art history knowledge as well as the ability to see art and objects within the context of today’s market, I have set myself up for a successful career.

Research - There are countless types of rare objects I have encountered in my valuation career and countless others I may come across as I explore the field. It is a lifelong apprenticeship and I will never stop learning, but it is impossible to know it all. This is where key research tools and skills come into play. The Internet provides a lot of the answers about objects under question as well as art market subscription tools, such as Artprice and Artnet. However, to really get the right answers, I consult a variety of bibliographical, auction trade, and primary art market sources. This process is part of a defined method that was developed to make sure to cross-reference (to cover all the bases), and paint a complete picture of an object’s past.

I am able to apply critical analytical skills in my effort to analyze the vast amount of data gathered, as not all sources are created equal. I have developed a methodology of valuation and figured out the sources that are most reliable. It is important for me to determine where I will start, how I will summarize the results, and most importantly I make sure that I take all criteria into consideration when conducting the research for our assessment—provenance, history of exhibition, scholarly publications, materials, dimensions, dates, and condition.

Planning - Valuation is an expanding field that is seeping out of its traditional borders of private and institutional collections, trusts, and estates. For instance, with the proliferation of banks, art advisories, and related businesses that lend money against works of art, there is now a growing need for knowledgeable professionals that can prepare appraisal reports for collateral loans and art leasing purposes.

The growth of online art auctions has likewise contributed to the expanding need. The online space of art and object sales transactions poses a greater challenge for telling apart what is real and what is not. As a valuation expert, I help establish the correct value and mitigate risk. As a valuation specialist, I may serve as a frequent aid to lawyers, called upon to testify on the authenticity or value of a work in cases of equitable distribution, debt, damage, loss, or fraud.

Valuation skills will always remain important within the art world. In fact, it is an indispensable career prerequisite—in order to go about any of the professional art trades, one must learn the basic skills of valuation.

When we are asked to provide a valuation for an item we are not able to appraise, we let the client know up front and utilize a network of contacts to find an expert.

Free Initial Consultation - A valuation may not always be expensive, however it may have value. I am certainly not interested in reviewing your objects, only to follow up with a document to explain why your art or objects are worth less than you expected.

We will never perform a valuation that we don’t believe serves the best interest of the client. At BnB Antiques, we have extensive hands-on experience and the ability to embrace the use of technology in our valuation process.

We are experienced professionals. We dedicate an extensive amount of time researching auction catalogs as well as attending live events. We are excited to be an organization completely immersed in the marketplace of material culture.

With a deep understanding of how to use and interpret online pricing databases, we are confident our services provide the expertise necessary to help anyone who would like a valuation of a work of art or decorative object.

Many of my clients today are concerned that precious family heirlooms will not be preserved for future generations.

  • Attention to detail and a humble devotion to integrity.
  • US-PAP compliant valuations that are prepared with expert knowledge and foresight.

Perhaps a valuation can be a simple list of objects with prices, but our organization works diligently to ensure every valuation we complete is about a whole lot more than just a list of stuff and how much it is worth.

Family history is priceless. If an item that has been passed down for many generations has significant meaning to a family, then it does change the value of the item. Most families are unwilling to part with family heirlooms despite their value in the retail marketplace. Many of our existing clients simply want to see important pieces saved for future generations.

  • We are dedicated to responsibility and required to show our work. 
  • During the evaluation of each item, we are doing our homework
  • Documenting the process, and making sure the valuation we provide is exceptional.

Hourly Rate

We take things step by step. We will never perform a valuation that does not serve the best interest of the client.

 Base rate is currently $175 per hour for field work and research, and $15 per hour for clerical work.

Kurt Costello - Valuation Professional

Consulting on objects for individuals, collectors, corporations and government entities

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Examples of Current Client Objectives:

Probate, estate, tax, and equitable distribution
Dissolution of marriage and business transactions
Expert witness testimony
Insurance Coverage
Damage Claims
Guardianship
Bankruptcy
Charitable contributions
General knowledge of values

Any family that has a recorded history for more than 100 years is significant for the purposes of historical conservation and preservation.

Items your family has collected may have historical significance and can be saved from being discarded or sold. Without a professional valuation, there is a risk that important family heirlooms and historical objects could be lost forever. Estate Sales are another way to accomplish this objective; however they often focus on liquidation of assets for monetary purposes. Our focus is always on conservation and preservation of family history for educational purposes.  

What is Digital Asset Tracking?
In simple terms,
Blockchain
can be described as

a data structure
that holds transaction
records and while
ensuring security,
transparency,and
decentralization


We utilize Blockchain
as a chain of linked
records stored in

the forms of blocks
which are controlled
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Bread n Butter Antiques LLC

- Fine Gifts & Interiors - 

Private Art Collection

BnB is for 'bread n butter' plates, our petite passion.

- Mission -

 Strive to be of value

Doing Well By Doing Good

Our goal is an essential experience

that is good for the individual, family and the Earth

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Conservation and preservation of material culture.

In the beginning I was a collector of stamps.

My grandfather gave me an antique watch and our family entrusted me with a treasure trove of objects. Part of a family of collectors, I live in a home filled with art and antiques inherited from family. Understandably there are some incredible antiques in a family from the Philadelphia region for over 300 years. Once you enter the Art Gallery, it is obvious that we love to collect beautiful objects for display in our curated exhibits.

Everyone in our family has a true appreciation for family heirlooms and our focus is on preservation and provenance.

I was the only son to get the collecting bug, and like most collectors, I started out early. Trunks, suitcases, and boxes sealed for generations, filled with objects that had belonged to our ancestors. Rooting around and unearthing precious items under the house one day, I decided I wanted to be involved with the conservation of historical objects in one way or another. I decided to study material culture and after many hours of study...I still have much to learn. I received my certification as a valuation professional and today remain focused on conservation. I find many homes like our own, with art or objects passed down for many generations.

The Art Gallery has been transformed into a Boutique Hotel with unique guest rooms and breakfast served daily.

Guests have an opportunity to experience essential luxury in a historic Philadelphia home and neighborhood.

 

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Etsy is a pleasure to work with and it is amazing to see such beautiful items all in one place. There are many talented artists that it is easy to consider this venture more artistic than entrepreneurial.

I am a collector of material culture with a passion for provenance and photography. The Art Gallery is an alternative space to showcase art and objects. We invite artists to display their artwork along with the art and objects in the collection. The Art Gallery emerges from the perfect historical home to showcase our entire collection. Historically inspired interior design with a modern twist of essential luxury.

The BnB Antiques and Art Gallery is open daily and operates as a full-service Boutique hotel as well as hosting private events, corporate office functions and gallery tours in historical Philadelphia.

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