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

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‘Mad Men’ oil on board of advertising agency by Kelley, 1957, painting is 24 in. x 30 in., frame is 29 in. x 35 in. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – 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. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The painting, which is reminiscent of a storyboard that pitches an idea to a potential client, was done as a gift to a retiring executive in 1957. The “Mad Men”-style artwork (above) is 24 by 30 inches in a frame that measures 29 by 35 inches. It is expected to sell for up to $1,000.

Most of the more than 80 lots in this sale of Americana and folk art have a country connection. Included are handcrafted tramp art boxes, primitive signage, cast-iron objects, carved wooden figures and hand-woven textiles.

An outstanding example of tramp art is a finely carved mirror frame (below) dated 1912 and embellished with stars, shields with animals, wreaths, vines and human figures. In excellent condition with no missing or replaced pieces, the frame carries an estimate of $1,800-$2,400 estimate.

Mad Men

Tramp art mirror dated 1912, embellished with stars, shields, animals, wreaths, vines, weapons and human forms, 30 in. x 34 in. Estimate: $1,800-$2,400. Jasper52 image

While many weather vanes were factory-made in the late 19th century, they have earned folk art status by their sheer charm. A full-bodied copper weather vane in the auction is in excellent condition and is estimated at $1,600-$1,800.

Mad Men

Rooster weather vane, late 19th century, copper 22 1/2in. x 20 in. x 4 in. Estimate: $1,600-$1,800. Jasper52 image

A few companies produced small cast-iron figures in the late 19th and early 20th century to promote their products. An example of this type of advertising giveaway in the auction is a 9-inch-long lizard produced for Sherwin Williams Paints of Cleveland, Ohio (est. $300-$500).

Mad Men

Early 20th-century cast-iron Sherwin Williams advertising lizard in original finish, 9in. long. Estimate: $300-$500. Jasper52 image

Several carved birds are offered in the sale. A fine example is a 6-inch-tall Canada goose by Frank Finney of Cape Charles, Va. It features realistic paint and displays exceptional form (est. $1,500-$2,000).

Mad Men

Canada goose carving by Frank Finney, Cape Charles, Va., 6 in. high x 6 ½ in. long x 2 ¼ in. wide. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

Another outstanding lot is the sale is a late 19th-century Noah’s Ark set with approximately 36 wooden animals. This German-made toy set is expected to sell for $1,200-$1,400.

Mad Men

Noah’s Ark, made in Germany, circa 1890, 19 ½ in. long x 6 in. wide x 9 in high, with approximately three dozen animals. Estimate: $1,200-$1,400. Jasper52 image

The auction will be Tuesday, Jan. 9, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern.