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Jasper52 prepares Thanksgiving Americana feast, Nov. 24

An exquisite Navajo rug, a charming mid-century American flag quilt, and an American copper setter dog-form weathervane will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Special Thanksgiving Americana Day 1 auction, which will be held on Thursday, November 24 – yes, Thanksgiving day – starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As is true for virtually every Americana auction offered through Jasper52, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Also appearing in the 530-lot sale are needlework samplers, led by an 1825 example stitched in Goffstown, New Hampshire; a cast iron door-knocker featuring the image of a cat scratching at the door; a Frank Finney wood carving of a loon; tramp art boxes; stoneware jugs; a cast iron windmill weight in the shape of a rooster; several concert posters, including an original 1970 first printing touting a Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention show at Pepperland, a small venue near San Francisco; and a birdhouse by Outsider artist Benny Carter, painted to look like a bird motel.

20th-century American copper setter dog weathervane, estimated at $2,000-$2,500

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Jasper52 musters treasures from NHADA, Oct. 27

On Thursday, October 27, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale titled New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana, featuring 355 lots sourced from dealers who belong to the respected organization. As always, the auction is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Packed with riches, the October 27 lineup includes an antique folk art game board table, with a checker board on one side and a Parcheesi board on the other, dated May 27, 1873; a half-gallon stoneware jar painted with a cobalt flower; several cast iron doorstops, including one in the shape of a red squirrel; a circa-1910 brass elevator cover plate, decorated with a red jewel and an opalescent jewel; a license plate topper from the 1950s, touting ‘FLORIDA, LAND OF SUNSHINE’; and a 19th-century tin cider pot, boasting an American shield detail and a Masonic design.

Detail of circa 1910-1920 red, white, blue and orange eagle-motif quilt, estimated at $1,000-$1,500

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Jasper52 to auction Americana, folk art and outsider art, Oct. 13

A circa-1839 New England needlework sampler, a Colina ceramic vessel, and a tulip applique quilt dating to circa 1910 will clamor for top lot status at Jasper52’s next Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held on Thursday, October 13, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated by the impeccable Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

A Jasper52 Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art sale isn’t worthy of its title without a strong selection of needlework samplers, and the October 13 sale contains a real winner. The silk-on-linen piece, created circa 1839 in Shelburne, New Hampshire, is probably the work of Caroline H. Ingalls, the oldest daughter of Robert and Rowena (Hills) Ingalls. It is a family record sampler that gives the birth dates and marriage date for her parents, followed by the birth dates of her older brother, Russell; herself; and four younger siblings. It sports a border of stitched flowers and leaves and carries an estimate of $2,000-$2,500.

Detail of circa-1910 tulip applique quilt, estimated at $1,500-$2,000

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Folk portraits, quilts and pottery enliven Jasper52’s Aug. 4 auction

A Juan Quezada Celado Mata Ortiz jar with a snake motif, a circa-1850s quilt with a tree border, and an 1890 folk portrait of a man identified as “Cy” will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s next Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Other items in the 454-lot sale include a circa-1930s Frigidaire ice bucket in green frosted glass; an early 19th-century farmhouse corner cupboard, made from cherry wood; a wide range of Native American objects and artifacts, including several sets of children’s moccasins; a cast iron lobster-form boot jack, painted bright red; blue spatterware plates; and a Staffordshire bust of George Washington.

1890 folk art portrait of a man, est. $900-$1,100

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Jasper52 delivers Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art, May 26

On Thursday, May 26, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. Its 310 lots are, as always, curated by the unimpeachable Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana.

Circa-1920s cast iron doorstop of a put-upon wine merchant, est. $1,800-$2,000

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Jasper52 presents Americana in its many forms, April 14

A circa-1880s shoofly quilt, a Karl Adleff tramp art box with a secret opening, and a circa-1940s New England trade sign in the shape of a key could well earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana auction, which will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other offerings in the 361-lot sale include an applique picture of a cat; a pair of mocha ware covered urns, dating to circa 1800-1820; a wood carving of a Snow Bunting bird by Frank Finney; a circa-1810 needlework picture of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate; a white-glazed stoneware pineapple teapot; a limited-edition bronze of a moose diving into a swamp, sculpted by Dr. Jon Ruehle; a circa-1950, 37in New England copper weathervane shaped like a sperm whale; a folk art whiskey jug with the name “BEN” in red letters outlined in yellow on its shoulder; and original illustrations and artwork by Barbara Shermund.

Circa-1880s shoofly quilt with cadet blue background, est. $600-$800

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Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art spotlighted in New York, March 24

On Thursday, March 24, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale of Americana, Folk Art and Outsider Art. The 534-lot auction is, as always, curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert on tramp art, folk art and Americana. Featured in the sale lineup are a trio of museum-quality portrait dolls dressed in silk and satin wedding attire, created in the first half of the 20th century; duck decoys, a wood carving of a Great Dane dog, a Southern country abacus, a quartet of Beatrix Potter Vienna bronzes, and a generous selection of quilts, including a circa-1880s Victorian silk crazy quilt.

Additionally, there are checkerboards, trade signs, including one touting ‘Camp Read, The Personality Camp for Girls;’ and another for the White Goose Inn, which takes the form of a white goose with the word INN painted in black on its body. The list of highlights continues with a Mose Tolliver painting on wood of a cut watermelon, an orange and black plaid Princeton reunion jacket with a badge declaring the wearer a member of the class of 1932, needlework and schoolgirl samplers, led by an 1804 contribution from Abigail Otis of Scituate, Massachusetts; a 19th-century mochaware pitcher decorated with a blue band, and a cast-iron candy store scale.

Signed Mose Tolliver painting on wood, est. $1,500-$2,000

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Americana spotlighted in Jasper52 March 10 auction

A 34-star canton from an American flag, a carved heart-in-hand Oddfellows lodge staff, and a red and white antique quilt with a Princess Feather pattern should rank among the top lots in New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana, a Jasper52 auction that will take place on Thursday, March 10, starting at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Other notable items in the 481-lot sale include a cast iron star-shaped windmill weight; schoolgirl samplers, stoneware jugs and whirligigs; a circa-1840 grain-painted Pennsylvania blanket chest; trade signs, including a circa-1930s example touting Foot Long Hot Dogs; Native American sterling silver turquoise jewelry; a tramp art box by Gus Wynn; a large painted bride’s box or marriage box with a 1931 date; an 1840 tureen in the Columbia Star pattern; a trumpet vase by Carl Sorenson; a circa-1960s hanging bar light advertising Schlitz beer; Victorian majolica compotes; and an iron duck target from a shooting gallery.

34-star canton of a Civil War-era flag or a union jack, est. $3,500-$4,000

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Jasper52 embraces Americana, folk and outsider art, Feb. 24

A needlework sampler stitched in New Hampshire in 1793, a large carved dolphin head from the bannister of a staircase, and a circa-1910 tin Halloween lantern will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction, which will be held Thursday, February 24 at 6 pm Eastern time. Other items in the 558-lot sale include a circa-1920s vanity recovered from an Odd Fellows lodge, fitted with secret compartments; a Staffordshire bust of George Washington; a carved Art Nouveau stand; stoneware jugs; trade signs, including one that boasts the single word ‘CHOICE’ in white letters on a black background; a Bakongo maternity figure; windmill weights and whirligigs; a goose decoy from Prince Edward Island; a swing handle Nantucket basket; an elaborate fretwork bird cage; numerous quilts, including a 1930s example with a Wedding Ring pattern and blue accents; an Art Deco nutcracker in the shape of an elephant’s head and a large folk art robot made from found objects.

Circa-1910 tin pumpkin head Halloween lantern, est. $1,500-$2,000

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Americana takes center stage at Jasper52, Feb. 10

A red, white and blue Lone Star quilt; a Native American squash blossom necklace; and a 19th-century sampler stitched by a New Hampshire girl should earn top lot status at Jasper52’s New Hampshire Antiques Dealers: Americana sale, which will be offered on Thursday, February 10, commencing at 6 pm Eastern time. As always, the auction is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana.

Red, white and blue Lone Star quilt, est. $600-$800

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