June 25 auction of vintage posters captures essence of great music

Great rock concerts can be unbelievably great–literally. The experience can be so fantastic that the words flee from your brain as you try to explain it to another who wasn’t lucky enough to be there. But even if you can remember the best show of your life reasonably well, you’ll jump at the chance to own an original poster that advertised it.

Possibly unique 1962 Pete Seeger poster, estimated at $750-$1,500

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June 23 offering of African tribal art sparks wonder and joy

Humans make art, and making art makes us human. Nothing brings this fact into sharp relief quite like looking at tribal art and artifacts. Hundreds of groups, communities, and bands of people–some still with us, some long vanished–used, and continue to use, whatever materials are available to them to express themselves, tell their stories, and nourish their souls. You don’t need to be a member of the tribe to appreciate the creativity and the beauty of these pieces.

Undated Dan tribal mask, estimated at $2,500-$3,000

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Intriguing creamware American ship jug to set sail on June 17

You can rely on the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association. The 200-strong membership represents hundreds of years of experience with handling antiques, particularly Americana, and you know they obtain access to the best material. On June 17, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will host New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana, a 335-lot sale of choice material that reflects and evokes American rural life from generations past. Once again, Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana has curated the tantalizing sale.

Liverpool creamware American ship jug, estimated at $3,500-$4,000

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Georg Jensen dominates Jasper52 May 30 silver auction

Few names loom as large in the realm of silver as Danish designer and entrepreneur Georg Jensen. He was innovative in both silversmithing and marketing, and possessed reserves of generosity–a rare resource among high achievers–that freed him to invite other artists and artisans to create pieces and lines for him under their own names. Those strategies helped his company survive to the present when virtually every other silver firm went defunct. On May 30, beginning at 5 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present an auction of Silver Cutlery, Hollowware & Gifts, characterized by extremely strong pieces by Jensen.

Large and early Georg Jensen silver fish platter and mazarine, estimated at $23,000-$28,000

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Jasper52 offers Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art, June 3

Once again, trusted expert Clifford Wallach has curated an Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction for Jasper52, which means its contents will be a richly panoramic representation of rural American life from decades if not centuries ago. Starting at 6 pm Eastern time on June 3, it contains more than 550 lots of paintings, textiles, and decorative objects.

1845 sampler stitched by Susan Locke of Lexington, Massachusetts, estimated at $3,000-$3,500

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Bulgari and Cartier shine in May 26 designer jewelry sale

Don’t ask if you deserve it. Of course you do. You are worthy and yes, you can and should have nice things. On May 26, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present 362 ways to reward yourself through its Designer Jewelry & Watches sale, featuring pieces from storied brand names such as Piaget, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Chanel, and many more.

Limited edition Roberto Coin Nemo cuff bracelet, estimated at $23,000-$28,000

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Collectible Meerschaum pipes lined up for May 25 auction

Meerschaum — geologically known as sepiolote — comes from a German word meaning “sea foam.” Pipes made from sepiolite are said to be ideal for smoking tobacco, because the mineral serves as a natural filter to absorb nicotine, but it never burns. On May 25 at noon, Jasper52 will offer an 84-lot collection of collectible Meerschaum pipes.

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Glimpse American lives in May 19 collectible photography auction

Today, we seem to know everything about everything when it comes to photography. Camera functions automatically date-stamp images as we take them. If we post photos online, we tag the people shown in the photo, and they often respond, confirming their identities. But printed, paper photos from the decades before digital aren’t so forthcoming. Unless someone bothered to write useful information on the back of the photo, what we see is mostly a mystery. We can guess at what’s going on, and come up with our own theories, but we can never know for sure.

On May 19, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer 102 lots of collectible photographs. Some of the images are well-documented, but others are less so. All are intriguing and worth a look.

Photo of a Cherokee woman displaying pottery and beadwork, for a 1951 photo album: The Cherokee Indian Reservation. Estimate $250-$350

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Art Deco ice cream sign a cool addition to May 20 NHADA auction

Once again, the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA) has offered a strong selection of items, and once again, Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana has selected the best for Jasper52. A total of 344 lots comprise the May 20 auction, which commences at 6 pm Eastern time.

Art Deco ice cream sign, circa 1930, estimated at $4,000-$5,000

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No swords required: fight for Viking treasures online, May 12

Vikings get a bad rap. Of course, some of that is deserved; there’s no nice, polite way to raid a village. But the long-ago, long-vanished people who called themselves Vikings – the Scandinavians who reside in what is now Denmark, Sweden, and Norway – behaved in ways that might seem surprising. Archaeologists now believe Vikings bathed as often as once a week, in contrast to their southern European counterparts. It makes sense, then, that Vikings liked to adorn their bodies with alluring jewelry. Jasper52‘s Viking, Ancient, & Medieval Jewelry sale, which begins at 2 pm Eastern time on May 12, provides ample evidence of this last fact.

24K Viking gold coil ring, estimated at $400-$500

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