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Mantiques: Artful decorations for the man cave

There’s a category of collectibles that probably didn’t even exist 10 years ago but which is so popular today that entire auctions are exclusively dedicated to it. They’re called “mantiques” – items that manly men and the women who love them use to decorate their basement, garage or den—the man cave. Mantiques can take on […]

Rare models power Jasper52 collector car auction Dec. 10

Jasper52’s inaugural collector car auction on Dec. 10 has a variety of outstanding vehicles: rally and track cars, supercars, touring cars and off-road machines. This groundbreaking sale features cars that are located in Europe and selected explicitly for collectors in the United States. A highlight of the auction is a Tesla owned by the renowned […]

Jasper52 presents exclusive pearl jewelry online auction Nov. 23

In time for holiday gift-giving to a special someone, Jasper52 will roll out the pearls in an exclusive jewelry auction Friday, Nov. 23. More than 100 lots—necklaces, bracelets and earrings—of certified pearl jewelry are being offered in this online auction, which showcases the beauty and versatility of fine pearls. View the auction. Learn more about […]

Top 20th-century photographers lead gravure auction Nov. 21

Fifty famous images produced by the most significant names in photography are offered in a Jasper52 auction dubbed Vintage Gravures: The Premium Sale, which will take place online Wednesday, Nov. 21. Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking process used for rich, high-quality photo reproduction. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Women who rocked the art world

Women are on the rise. You can see it everywhere—politically, culturally and, to a subtler and perhaps less profound degree, artistically. Make no mistake, women have been creating art for millennia, as long as men, only in far fewer numbers than their male counterparts. That can be attributed in large part to a woman’s traditional […]

Shin-hanga gives new look to Japanese woodblock auction Nov. 14

Shin-hanga was an art movement in early 20th-century Japan, during the Taisho and Showa periods, that revitalized traditional ukiyo-e art rooted in the Edo and Meiji periods. A Jasper52 auction on Wednesday, Nov. 14, features shin-hanga giants such as Kawase Hasui and Ohara Koson, as well as other artists such as Ogata Gekko, Shiro Kasamatsu […]

Mechanical Banks Draw High Interest

Cast-iron toy coin banks are recognized as some of the most successful mass-produced products of the 19th century. By adding a simple mechanical component, toy banks became a novelty and an immediate success. Toy designers devised mechanical banks with captivating actions that served to amuse as well as to promote the concept of thrift. The […]

Online coin auction Nov. 6 to recall Russian Empire’s history

The ruble is one of Europe’s oldest currencies, dating back 800 years. The basic monetary unit of Russia, the ruble equal to 100 kopeks. The currency derives its namesake from the Russian word “rubit,” which means to chop or hack, and originally was made from fragmented pieces of silver wire. The attractive appearance, rarity and […]