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Collectors Still Burn For Zippo Lighters

Click. Thunk. Simply seeing the word “Zippo” is enough to call to mind the sound a Zippo lighter makes when you open and close its sturdy hinged lid – it’s that recognizable.  The lighter rose to prominence by proving it could perform in tough conditions. A gust of wind wasn’t enough to snuff its flame, […]

Cutting-edge contemporary artists defy tradition in Jan. 19 auction

On Wednesday, January 19, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a tightly-curated sale of Cutting Edge Contemporary Art. Fewer than 80 lots were chosen for inclusion, and they include photographs, paintings, works on paper and other pieces by established and emerging artists such as Kwame Brathwaite, Elliott Erwitt, Lily van der Stokker, […]

Jasper52 showcases Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art Jan. 20

On Thursday, January 20, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art. It features more than 600 lots, curated with care, as always, by Clifford Wallach, a noted expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Selections include a pair of circa-1770 Dutch delft tobacco […]

No mystery to the appeal of Egyptian Revival style

Egyptian Revival, a European artistic style dating from the early 19th century, was inspired by Napoleon’s conquest of Ottoman Egypt and Admiral Nelson’s Battle of the Nile. As volumes documenting Egyptian architecture, antiquities and natural history appeared, with sketches of the Near East’s exotic sights and mysterious symbols, the West’s fascination with this ancient culture […]

Animation cels from classic productions featured in Jan. 23 auction

On Sunday, January 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale titled Animation Cels 1930s-1990s, which will feature 120 lots of original production cels as well as limited-edition cels, drawings, wire sculptures and other relevant items. The lineup is guaranteed to have you reliving part of your childhood, or that of […]

Jasper52 unveils gorgeous designer and signed jewelry, Jan. 12

On Wednesday, January 12, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction of Designer & Signed Jewelry, consisting of 241 lots by the most illustrious boutiques, firms and designers the world over, past and present. Up for bid will be a circa-1980s 18K gold yellow sapphire cocktail ring by Van Cleef & […]

Morgan vs. Peace Dollar: Which has a silver lining?

A silver dollar is impressive any way you look at it. It’s hefty, artistically beautiful, and symbolically as American as apple pie. It’s no wonder that the Morgan Dollar and Peace Dollar, both noted for their intricate designs, are the ones most sought after at auction. Which one is the more collectible of the two, […]

Jasper52 unfurls maps from private collection, Jan. 5

On Wednesday, January 5, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction titled Maps from a Seller’s Private Collection. All the maps in the 138-lot selection are authentic, original vintage documents, mostly featuring North America, its regions, or individual states, and mostly dating from the mid- to late 19th century. Among the […]

Elegant antiques await discovery in Jan. 4 ‘Cerca Trova’ auction

“Cerca Trova” is a centuries-old Italian phrase, credited to Giorgio Vasari, which translates to “seek and you shall find.” Jasper52‘s January 4 Cerca Trova sale promises 393 lots that you will suddenly realize you want upon seeing them. The auction, which will commence on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 pm EST features delights ranging from […]