Entries by Jasper52

Motoring memorabilia featured in June 26 auction

Race fans will be competing for 60 lots of motoring memorabilia when Jasper52 waves the green flag on an online auction June 26. The auction catalog contains vintage racing posters and many contemporary limited-edition collectibles designed and made by Halmo in Italy. An outstanding example is a coffee table having a real Ferrari engine as […]

Mapmakers to the world featured in Jasper52 auction June 26

Maps made by the world’s most renowned cartographers of their times are presented in an auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, June 26. Not only will these antique maps serve as decorative pieces, but they also will reveal innumerable ways to view our world, from Imperial Russia to the to the Strait of […]

Storytelling Through Quilts

Quilting and storytelling go hand in hand, or perhaps it’s more like stitch by stitch. Whatever the illustration, the fact remains that for as long as people have been quilting, they’ve been infusing bits of themselves and their experiences into their creations. Sometimes the infusion of first-person stories or family lore is strikingly apparent from […]

Peter Max ‘Umbrella Man’ to cap off fine art auction June 20

Jasper 52 will present a Premium Fine Art Auction on Wednesday, June 20, that will feature approximately 30 original paintings in addition to photography, etchings and lithographs. This collection includes works by Peter Max, Bernard Buffet, David Burliuk and Itzchak Tarkay. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Jasper52 rolls out premium Persians rugs in June 20 auction

The rich look and feel of authentic hand-knotted Oriental rugs are at hand in a Jasper52 online auction to be held Wednesday, June 20, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Fifty premium quality rugs – Sarouks, Mahals, Kermans, Esphahans – comprise the catalog. Many of the rugs are true antiques – more than a century […]

On The Civil War Memorabilia Trail

By Dr. Anthony J. Cavo I parked in front of the late Victorian A-frame home in response to a phone call I received from the friend of a friend who said she was interested in disposing of her uncle’s possessions, which included some Civil War items. While every house call (as we’ve come to call […]

Jasper52 map auction June 12 affords views of major cities

A 16th-century bird’s-eye view of Venice is one of many fascinating offerings in an online auction of Antiquarian Pictorial Maps & City Views to be held by Jasper52 on Tuesday, June 12. The more than 250 maps in the auction range from the 1500s into the 20th century. View the auction. Learn more about the […]

A History of U.S. Paper Money

Liza Minnelli famously sang about the role of money in the award-winning Broadway play Cabaret, saying “Money makes the world go round.” Oscar Wilde cleverly wrote about it, as well, stating “When I was young, I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am old, I know […]

European clocks, crystal headline online auctions June 6

Two useful and inexpensive items commonly found in homes are clocks and glassware. But why own something common and cheap when uncommon and artfully designed items are readily available at competitive prices? Jasper52 will conduct two online auctions offering remarkable examples; clocks on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and glassware on June […]