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March 17, 2017 03:32 PM
by Jessi

Fantastic Collector's Choice Catalog Now Online

March 17, 2017 03:32 PM by Jessi | 0 Comments

Jackson's International recently published an online catalog for their upcoming March 28-29, 2017 Collector's Choice auction. The sale features a great collection of Americana art, antiques and collectibles that will be auctioned off beginning at 9 am daily in the gallery located at Jackson's headquarters in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

There are over 900 lots, featuring several estates including the Estate of Robert and "Jake" Hockridge, Bettendorf, Iowa who were long time collectors and dealers of fine early American primitives and Civil War memorabilia. Also included are the estates of Jerry Pabst, Omaha, Nebraska; Virgil Wood, Sioux City, Iowa; Anna Ta-King Luh, St. Louis, Missouri; and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ash of Detroit, Michigan.

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February 12, 2017 03:59 PM
by Jessi

Amazing Results at Jackson's World Treasures Auction

February 12, 2017 03:59 PM by Jessi | 0 Comments

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.

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November 5, 2016 10:25 AM
by Jessi

World Treasures Sale Now Online - November 29-30, 2016

November 5, 2016 10:25 AM by Jessi | 0 Comments

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]

June 13, 2016 02:00 PM
by Jessi

Grant Wood – a brief biography

June 13, 2016 02:00 PM by Jessi | 1 Comments

Grant Wood painting

Arguably, the two most recognizable paintings in the world today are Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Both have been reproduced and lampooned ad nauseam, and while most everyone can name the author of the Mona Lisa, not everyone can as easily recite the name of Grant Wood, even though they instantly recognize the image of the dour looking bespectacled farmer with pitchfork in hand and his spinster daughter. For a vast multitude of reasons, most would logically assume that these two painters have very little common, yet they do share one similar circumstance – very few oil paintings by either artist exist. For Da Vinci, there are perhaps a dozen oil paintings whereas there are hundreds of his drawings and for Grant Wood at best there are perhaps only two dozen easel size finished oil paintings from his mature (post American Gothic) period, and it is believed that of those only three are in private hands. [Read more]

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