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Sam Maloof: a woodworker, plain and simple

NEW YORK – Of all the American woodworkers and furniture designers of the 20th century, perhaps none were at once as celebrated and humble as Sam Maloof (1916-2009), the son of Lebanese immigrants who was born in California and lived and worked there his entire life. The accolades were many: in 1985 he was awarded […]

Early valentine prized keepsake in Americana sale Oct. 29

A scarce valentine from the turn of the 20th century, framed to protect its watercolor illustration, hand-written sentiments and cut-paper art, is one of more than 400 lots of Americana and folk art featured in an online auction that will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 29. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on […]

Walker Evans photography: modern yet timeless

NEW YORK – Gritty portraits of a disheveled dockworker in Havana or a tenant farmer in Alabama, who unflinchingly stares into the camera, speak volumes about life’s harsh realities. Images captured by documentary photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) tell rich stories of American life in the early 20th century. The self-taught photographer became synonymous with the […]

Rare designer accessories are runway-ready for Oct. 20 sale

Get ready to strike a pose and bid as Jasper52 presents an October 20 auction consisting of 220 lots of rare and coveted designer accessories, curated by one of the fashion industry’s longest-running and most highly regarded sellers. The auction includes some of the world’s most sought-after items from designers and brands that rock the […]

1938 Rolex front-runner in Jasper52 watch sale Oct. 20

A rose gold Rolex Chronograph made in 1938 leads a collection of more than 40 luxury designer watches that will be offered by Jasper52 in an online auction on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The classic men’s watch boasts its original dial and is in working order. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on […]

A menagerie of vintage figural lighters

NEW YORK – Cigarette and cigar lighters come in all shapes and forms. While mass-produced plastic disposables a la Bic are common today, there are elegant antique and vintage rectangular ones by Dunhill, Zippo, Ronson and other makers that are collectible as fine vintage models. Their shape can likely be traced back to early match […]

NHADA Americana & Folk Art auction slated for Oct. 15

The New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association will conduct an online auction of Americana and folk art consigned by members of the prestigious organization on Thursday, October 15 through Jasper52. In total, 368 lots will be offered, including early textiles (quilts, samplers, table covers), gameboards, ceramics, rugs, advertising signs, tramp art, baskets, primitives and much more. […]

Fantastic Four headline Jasper52 comic book sale Oct. 10-11

Jasper52 will present a pantheon of superheroes in a two-day online auction of rare comic books on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11. Fans of the Fantastic Four will have the opportunity to fill holes in their run of this landmark Marvel comic book on Day 2 as all 170 lots are devoted to “The World’s […]