Entries by Jasper52

Weighing in on gold and silver

Silver and gold can be weighed two different ways. If you’re not careful, you can be selling at the lower weight but buying at the higher weight. It’s important to know the differences so you don’t end up on the losing end when involved in a precious metal transaction. Gold and silver are the only […]

Fine antique Persian rugs entered in online auction Nov. 13

Jasper52 will roll out an outstanding collection of antique and vintage rugs on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Nearly 200 rugs are offered, some dating to the late 19th century. More than two dozen pillows made from vintage Persian rugs are also offered. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Jasper52 presents luxuriant pick of wristwatches Nov. 13

Jasper52 will present an exclusive collection of two dozen luxury wristwatches from a variety of renowned brands on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Mostly contemporary Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, TAG Heuer, Vulcain and Louis Vuitton models are featured on this online auction. Bidders will also find other fine watches and unique timepieces by world-class Swiss, French and even […]

Ansel Adams – an iconic American photographer

NEW YORK – The first half of the 20th century produced many fine American photographers, but few with the name recognition and respect accorded Ansel Adams (1902-1984). The landscape photographer and environmentalist was famous for his crisp and dramatic black and white images of the American West. He was also a co-founder of Group f/64, […]

Calder lithograph highlights works on paper auction Nov 5

Art lovers can bid on a variety of works on papers, from an Alexander Calder color lithograph to a small Rembrandt etching at a Jasper52 online auction to be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Presale estimates range from $100-$200 for an Erté poster to $5,000-$6,000 for the Calder lithograph. View the auction here. Learn more about […]

Jasper52 vintage map auction Nov. 5 going global

A 19th century French terrestrial globe tops an auction of vintage maps that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Fifteen globes and more than 130 maps and atlases are offered in the online auction. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Halloween candy containers sweet ’n’ scary collectibles

NEW YORK – When it comes to Halloween decorations, particularly candy containers, pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns are fairly common. Harder to find are witches, black cats, veggie people and devils. From its roots in the early Celtic holiday of Samhain, when people would slip on costumes to hide from evil spirits, Halloween has evolved into a […]

Online auction Oct. 30 marks Halloween with scary curiosities

A macabre collection that will scare bidders silly with the frightful delights is offered in an online auction being conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Items range from a sideshow gaff to fearsome antique medical devices. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on […]

The wide world of tin-glazed earthenware

NEW YORK – Earthenware has a long history dating back nearly 30,000 years. The ability to form earth and clay into storage, drinking, cooking and household utensils proved helpful, especially as a nomadic life transitioned into more stable communities. Process Earthenware by its nature is porous. Forming earth and clay into a pot or utensil, […]