February 12, 2017 03:59 PM
Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, hosted another spectacular World Treasures auction on November 29 and 30, 2016 with over 2,000 registered bidders representing nearly 70 countries and sales totaling close to three million dollars over the two day period.
The sale featured a number of important estate collections fresh to the market, including the estate of the late Jerry Pabst (1937-2016), Omaha, Nebraska; the late Mrs. Nell Rankin of New York; the estate of Jerome and Caroline Ash, Detroit, Michigan; items from the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Laurence Adolf Steinhardt (1892-1950); and the Thomas Moreland collection. [Read more]
November 5, 2016 10:25 AM
Jackson's has put together another great sale for the month of November and we are so excited that it is now online for you all to take a look at. This sale features over one thousand works of art from all over the world, including some amazing American paintings and works from Russia, Europe, and Asia. [Read more]
September 15, 2016 11:09 AM
Whether you are dealing with the estate of a loved one, a collection that you spent years painstakingly building, or even just an item you have come across and want to sell, an auction is an exciting platform to choose.
Recently, I was working with a client who had several different auction houses vying for his collection and simply posed the question: “How do I choose who to use?”
We told the client all of things he should look for in an auction house, and ultimately, he decided to sell his collection with us. Since the list was helpful in this client’s decision making process, we thought it may be interesting for the rest of our clients as well. As such, Jackson’s International has compiled a checklist for you to go through when considering different auction houses.
July 21, 2016 02:15 PM
I have literally held thousands of antique Russian icons in my hands. I can usually tell you pretty quickly what a Russian icon is worth, what time period it is from, and what story is being told. I can quickly identify if the painting is new on an old board or if the cracks are fake (to make the icon look older than what it is). Occasionally, our firm comes across an antique Russian icon with a story as interesting as the iconography and I thought I would share one such example with you
If you know anything about Russian history, you know who the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov is. His story is for another blog post, because today I only have time to tell you about this one icon. The icon itself depicts his name saint (in Russia, it was very common to commission a Russian icon of a saint that shares the name of the intended receiver – in this case, the Crown Prince) Saint Alexei Metropolitan of Moscow. [Read more]