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.
View the auction here.