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Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

Jasper52 serves up unusual Coca-Cola sign in Sept. 23 Americana auction

Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

Early 1940s three-dimensional Coca-Cola cooler sign, est. $3,000-$3,500

NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 23, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. As always, its 337 lots are curated by the stalwart Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Molded copper 'Massasoit' weathervane, $43,750

Skinner triumphs with Americana in August

Molded copper 'Massasoit' weathervane, $43,750

Molded copper ‘Massasoit’ weathervane, $43,750

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Each year, Skinner times its August Auction to attract Americana enthusiasts from across the country who attend the numerous focused annual shows held in New Hampshire. This summer was no exception, with well-attended public previews and many requests from those not viewing in person. The two auctions, held August 18 and 19, offered fine American furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, along with a robust and diverse selection of pottery, porcelain, silver, folk art, weathervanes, maritime art, pewter, and Shaker items consigned by private collectors, talented members of the trade and institutions. On the whole, buyers agreed, and the sale totaled 50% above the high estimate.

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Jasper52 showcases choice Americana, advertising Sept. 9

Horse race gaming wheel with alternating black and white horses, 1950s. Estimate $750-$850

NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 9, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will host a 375-lot Americana auction for the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association. As always, the sale is curated by Clifford Wallach, a noted expert in the realms of tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jasper52 Americana, Folk & Outsider Art auction slated for Aug. 26

Early 20th century quilt, est. $1,400-$1,600

Early 20th century quilt, est. $1,400-$1,600

NEW YORK – A woman’s work is never done, and rarely receives the appreciation it is due. Even when the name of the artist is lost to history, antique American textiles – be they quilts or samplers or something else entirely – are almost always the product of the labor of women or girls. Hundreds of hours of toil, guided by who knows how many months and years’ worth of practice, shape and define the finished piece.

On August 26, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present a sale of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. Once again, it is curated by Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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19th century buckskin vest, est. $3,000-$5,000

Jasper52 presents Americana, folk and outsider art, Aug. 5

19th century buckskin vest, est. $3,000-$5,000

19th-century buckskin vest, est. $3,000-$5,000

NEW YORK – Many spectacular objects and items go unsigned or unmarked by their makers. Too often, these artisans didn’t regard their masterpieces as art; they saw them as a hobby, or an amusement, or something that helped pass the time. We may not always know who made a given piece, but we do recognize its beauty and its craftsmanship.

On August 5, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will stage an auction of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art. 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.

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Shenandoah Valley paint-decorated Stirewalt chest, which sold for $76,050

Americana dreams came true at Jeffrey S Evans’ July 2-3 sale

Shenandoah Valley paint-decorated Stirewalt chest, which sold for $76,050

Shenandoah Valley paint-decorated Stirewalt chest, which sold for $76,050

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates July 2-3 Premier Americana Auction was a landmark event and produced robust prices in multiple categories. It was one of the firm’s strongest Americana sales to date. The two-day format consisted of 1,120 lots of high-quality material and generated very strong levels of participation for the firm, a solid indication of vigor in this segment of the marketplace. With a packed gallery on both days, competition was intense throughout each session, with nearly 4,000 registered.

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Appliqued quilt created between 1860 and 1870, estimated at $2,000-$2,500

July 8 auction offers Americana, folk art & outsider Art

Appliqued quilt created between 1860 and 1870, estimated at $2,000-$2,500

Appliqued quilt created between 1860 and 1870, estimated at $2,000-$2,500

NEW YORK – The realms of Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art covers a startlingly wide range of objects and artifacts. Source materials range from silver, ceramics, cloth, glass, brass, iron, cardboard, wood, tin, paper, and stone. Items that can qualify include board games, trade signs, wind-up toys, fireplace tools, paintings, prints, drawings, carvings, pitchers, plates, paperweights, carnival targets, alphabet blocks, coverlets, candlesticks, vases, plates, flags, trophies, tankards, canes, and frames, to name just a scant few.

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History-themed Staffordshire ceramic platter, which realized $18,720

Historical portraits platter serves up $18K at Jeffrey Evans

History-themed Staffordshire ceramic platter, which realized $18,720

History-themed Staffordshire ceramic platter, which realized $18,720

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates May 21-22 sale produced robust prices – along with a few surprises – in multiple categories. The two-day format featured 1,099 lots, with the May 21 session dedicated to glass and lighting, and May 22 dedicated to the Americana collection of Nick Routson of Phoenix, Arizona.

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

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

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

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

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

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Currier & Ives prints, rare Bibles in Hindman May 12 auction

‘Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way,’ printed by Currier and Ives and estimated at $7,000-$10,000

‘Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way,’ printed by Currier and Ives and estimated at $7,000-$10,000

CHICAGO – On May 12, Hindman will present its spring Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana sale. The auction will showcase 368 lots of books, manuscripts, Americana, prints, and maps, including collections of Bibles, fine press books, and American prints, among them an extensive collection of Currier and Ives prints. Property from the Historic Sengen House in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York; the collection of Jack Belcher; a distinguished Midwestern collection, and LSC Communications, Inc. will be included in the sale. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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