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Jasper52 pitches ‘Mad Men’-style painting Jan. 9

An original oil on board painting depicting workplace scenes from a 1950s ad agency is one of the unique items in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The painting, which is reminiscent of a storyboard that pitches an idea to potential clients, was done as a gift […]

Thor’s Hammer: Mighty Symbol in Viking Jewelry

Thor is, without a doubt, one of Marvel’s main men, both in comic books and on the big screen, as is evident in movie-going audiences flocking to theaters to see the hammer-wielding character in action. According to boxofficemojo.com, gross ticket sales from the three Thor films combined top nearly $2 billion. Leading the way is […]

Fossil auction brings prehistoric world to life, Dec. 26

There may not be a written record of Earth’s prehistoric times, but there are some fascinating tangible clues that tell the story of who and what inhabited the planet many millennia ago. All you have to do is hold a fossil or other naturally preserved specimen from ages past to realize there’s only one degree […]

Santa Claus: He’s A Native New Yorker

The spirit of Christmas is universal, but the embodiment of that perennially popular Yuletide figure, Santa Claus, has a history that began in the unlikeliest of places – New York. For centuries, European artists had depicted St. Nicholas, the patron saint of Christmas, as a dour medieval bishop with a long, gray beard.  It was […]

Jasper52 online auction features fine art prints Dec. 19

Jasper52’s auction of paintings and prints on Tuesday, Dec. 19, gives art lovers an opportunity to decorate their homes with beautiful works by 20th-century masters. The 39-lot offering features the works of Banksy, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and so many more. View the auction. Learn more about the auction on Auction Central News.

Jasper52 auction Dec. 19 delves into U.S. military history

Volumes of military and political history of the United States are revealed in a Jasper52 book auction taking place Tuesday, Dec. 19. Subjects range from firsthand accounts of the Spanish American War by newspaper correspondents to an intelligence report on alleged assassination plots involving foreign leaders. The latter item contains a card inscribed: “With my […]

Celebrating Hanukkah with Treasured Judaica

“Baruch ata Ado-nai, Elo-heinu Melech ha’olam, Asher kid’shanu b’mitzvosav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Chanukah.” Translated to English, this means: Blessed are You, Hashem our G-d, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to Kindle the Chanukah light.” The above blessing (Bracho) is one of three that are […]

Legions of saints appear in Jasper52 Russian icon auction Dec. 13

Religious icons, artful images arising from all reaches of the European Orthodox world, carry rich histories and intricate symbolism. More than 100 of these Old World antiques that depict Gospel scenes and the lives of the saints, the Virgin Mary and Christ will be offered at a Jasper52 online auction Wednesday, Dec. 13. View the […]

Luxuriant pick of vintage watches in Jasper52 auction Dec. 13

Nearly 100 vintage famous-name wristwatches – all verified authentic, serviced and ready to wear – are offered in a Jasper52 online auction taking place Wednesday, Dec. 13. Topping the impressive list of luxury timepieces is a 1980s Patek Philippe model 3666 in 18K white gold. The watch’s case size is 28mm, making it suitable for […]