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Jasper52 auction July 25 dedicated to collecting British stamps

A collection of vintage British postage stamps comprise a Jasper52 auction that will be conducted Wednesday, July 25. Some of the nearly 100 lots offered in the auction date to the earliest years of the postal system established by the United Kingdom. The auction will open with seven lots of the British Penny Black. First […]

Baltic Amber Jewelry: more than meets the eye

It has often been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of Baltic amber, humans have admired and appreciated it since the early Stone Age, also known as the Paleolithic Period. That’s millions of years of beauty for millions of people to behold. Cultures and societies may have arisen […]

Beautiful views of Japan found in woodblock print sale July 17

Scenic views or Japan and glimpses into Japanese culture are found in a Jasper52 auction of woodblock prints on Tuesday, July 17. The collection of 134 Japanese prints reveals the influences the traditional medium has had in the development of modern art. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Rock concert posters get top billing in Jasper52 auction July 18

Dozens of original rock ’n’ roll concert posters from the Psychedelic ’60s are available in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Wednesday, July 18. Famous rock stars include the Who, Cream and Fleetwood Mac along with San Francisco “Summer of Love” favorites like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Quicksilver Messenger Service. View the auction. […]

Imari: Japan’s original porcelain masterpiece

NEW YORK – Imari ware is a broad term for the first porcelain ever produced in Japan. Its development was made possible by the discovery of exceptionally fine kaolin in 1616, early in the Edo period. It is also known as Arita ware, named for the town where it was made, which was a traditional […]

Eccentric Potter George Ohr

Even in the progressive heyday of the American art pottery movement at the turn of the 20th century, the works of Mississippi potter George E. Ohr (1857-1918) were considered avant-garde. His sculptural handmade pottery – he claimed no two were alike – resembled nothing turned out by his contemporaries. His bohemian behavior and unusual appearance, […]

Pre-Columbian terra-cotta featured in tribal art auction July 5

The current Jasper52 auction titled Premium Tribal Art offers more than 200 lots of figures and masks integral to traditional ceremonies of cultures from around the globe. Many of the top objects in the July 5 auction are pottery that originated in the pre-Columbian cultures of Central and South America where societies flourished before the […]

Jasper52 auction to offers jewels worthy of a crown July 5

Nearly 150 lots of precious loose gemstones and diamonds worthy of a ring, necklace or even a crown are available in a Jasper52 online auction July 5. This auction showcases magnificent jewels in a variety of cuts and colors, from GIA fancy diamonds to glowing Zambian emeralds. View the auction. Learn more about the auction […]

Mongolian Art – Origins Etched in Stone

In Mongolia, located in East Central Asia and bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, rock formations yield evidence of artistic expression and communication in the form of petroglyphs dating back to ancient times. Such early examples of stone drawings and carvings discovered in the mountains of western Mongolia are reflections […]