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Get hooked on collecting vintage fishing lures

NEW YORK – Anglers have their favorite fishing holes, especially deep and dark spots few know about where the big fish lurk, and have their favorite lures to catch them. Much like their decoy compatriots, fishing lures have become highly collectible. Gary Smith, an editor with The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, said the best-known […]

NHADA picks symbols of America for online auction April 30

An Americana and folk art auction orchestrated by the prestigious New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association features many iconic and colorful items that symbolize the nation. This online auction will be conducted by Jasper52 on Tuesday, April 30, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time. View the auction here. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central […]

Reflecting on rhinestones’ flash from the past

NEW YORK – Rhinestones are named for Rhine stones, sparkly, highly coveted rock crystals found along Europe’s Rhine River. They date from the early 1700s, when Georg Friedrich Strass devised a method of backing faceted glass crystals with metal powder. As a result, light, instead of passing through their facets directly, refracted into brilliant rainbow […]

Jasper52 serves up sterling silver, exquisite jewelry April 28

Fine jewelry and decorative arts inspired by Miami Beach living will be the exclusive fare of an online auction conducted by Jasper52 on Sunday, April 28. From Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra and Cartier Panthere jewelry to the finest French silver, this special sale features only the best in jewelry, watches, decorative art and silver. […]

Horror movie posters bring frightening prices

NEW YORK — Horror movie posters — be they blockbuster films or indie cult classics — are highly collectible, whether the movies they advertised were great or so bad that they were good. Works of art in their own right, horror posters take storytelling to the next level through visuals. Arguably, they sometimes overstep the […]

20th century lighting auction April 17 has a French accent

Best-selling author Beth Macy has been quoted: “You just keep shining a light and hoping people will start to pay attention.” People will have no trouble paying attention to the collection of 20th century French lighting being offered in a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, April 17. Stunningly beautiful chandeliers, sconces, and table and floor […]

Movie stars, noted photographers linked in Jasper52 sale April 17

Movie buffs can relive the behind-the-scenes glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood with an art photography auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, April 17. Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are the stars of the auction, as are photographers Ed Feingersh and Bert Hardy. View the auction here. Learn more […]

Automata: fantasy in motion

NEW YORK – Combining artistry with engineering, automata are mechanical marvels. These mechanical figures move via clockwork mechanisms, allowing them to move their hands, walk, dance and even smoke but they also embody equal parts of fancy and magic, becoming a sort of animated sculpture. “The best automata have in common a quality of fantasy […]

Style & functionality found in mid-century modern sale April 10

The Jasper52 auction titled “Style & Function: The Mid-Century Modern Sale” has all the furniture and fixtures to decorate a home in a retro but fresh, sleek look. Clean lines, organic contours and stylish functionality are all offered in this specially curated sale on Wednesday, April 10. Highlights include a rare Ico Parisi rosewood table, […]

Religious antiques to be offered in Jasper52 auction April 10

Handcrafted chalices and ciboria, the goblet-shaped vessels for holding eucharistic wine and bread, are among the spiritual objects and religious art that will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Wednesday, April 10, in time for the Easter season. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.