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Dr. Seuss: a 20th century cultural phenomenon

NEW YORK – Is there anyone in the world who hasn’t heard of Dr. Seuss? Certainly every American baby boomer is familiar with the iconic author and illustrator of such quirky, classic kids’ books as The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who and If […]

ALPHONSE MUCHA: ART FOR LA BELLE EPOQUE

Alphonse Mucha, a Czech illustrator, painter, and graphic artist, lived in Paris during La Belle Epoque, a late 19th-century era associated with art and gaiety. After years of providing illustrative art to books and magazines, Mucha’s life took an unexpected turn. Legendary screen actress Sarah Bernhardt commissioned him to create an original theatrical poster for […]

Natural vs. Synthetic Diamonds: Spotting the Difference

A diamond is forever, but does it matter if the diamond was recently cultured or one that was produced over millions of years? It may not matter to the heart, but it can at auction. Natural diamonds are the very definition of elegance and design. Their mystique comes from millions of years of tectonic pressure […]

Jasper52 auction shimmers with fine jewelry Sept. 30

Jasper52 will conduct an online auction devoted to fine jewelry from a variety of designers, eras and mediums on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The nearly 300 lots ranges from everyday wear to elegant showstoppers to unique antique heirlooms. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

#1 issues showcased in no-reserve comics auction Sept. 20

Among the scare titles entered in a no-reserve online comic book auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, Sept. 20, are a handful of #1 issues – the key to every collection. The prized #1 issue often has the highest value of any series. And, in a no-reserve auction, the highest bidder wins […]

Murrine glass: masterpieces by the slice

NEW YORK – Gather different colored glass, roll it together into a cane in such a way as to create a distinctive pattern, mosaic or detailed image, then fire it at high temperature. Before it cools, cut the cane into slices to create identical pendants or beads to infuse other glassware with artistic patterns of […]

Jasper52 book auction examines US history Sept. 16

The liquidation of an antiquarian book dealer’s private collection continues in a Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The auction, which contains many items never listed before in any forum, has many titles focusing on U.S. history. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

NHADA presents online auction of Americana on Sept. 17

Members of the prestigious New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association have put together an exciting online auction of Americana that will be hosted by Jasper52 on Thursday, Sept. 17. Primitives, pottery, textiles, folk art and American Indian art are a few of the categories covered in the sale. View the auction here. Learn more about the […]