Auctioneers and Appraisers

Media Coverage

As a leading authority on antiques and fine art, Skinner often makes headlines. View a selection of news clips, radio and TV interviews, and published articles below.


2017 Media Coverage

Headache? There’s a whiskey for that

BarnebysFebruary 28, 2017

Auction Preview: Skinner’s Sale of American Furniture & Decorative 
Arts, Boston, Mar 4
Blouin Art Info: February 27, 2017

Pretty in Pink: Skinner Has a Winsome 19th Century Folk Portrait of a Pair of Massachusetts Sisters
Sheila Gibson Stoodley for The Hot Bid: February 25, 2017

An Auspicious Assortment: Psychedelic Pearlware to Wonderful Windsors
Jessica Helen Weinberg for Bidsquare: February 16, 2017

Newly Surfaced Andrew Wyeth Love Letters Are Headed to Auction
Eve M. Kahn for The New York Times: February 8, 2017

Giants of 20th century art: Hockney, Calder, Lichtenstein and Penn
Barnebys: January 23, 2017

Skinner’s January Fine Art Auctions Feature Fresh-to-Market Works
Fine Books Magazine: January 17, 2017

2016 Media Coverage


Skinner names director of  Fine Musical Instruments
The Telegram: February 21, 2016

Skinner’s European Sale Exceeds $1.2 Million 
Rick Russack for Antiques and Arts Weekly: April 26, 2016

Top Auction Houses of 2016: North America
Blouin Art Info: August 8, 2016

Letters offer musings of whaler’s final voyage
Madeleine List for Cape Cod Times: August 29, 2016

Historical association acquires documents from whaler’s last voyage
Olivia Quintana for The Boston Globe: August 31, 2016

Historical Association Catches the Big One: A Whaler’s Meticulous Manuscripts
Ernie Smith for Associations Now: September 2, 2016

Antiquing and Thrifting in Boston 
Homepolish: October 20, 2016

Five Auctions to Check Out This Season
Madeline Bilis for Boston Magazine: November 7, 2016

Rare Kiowa Dress Brings $67,650 at Skinner Sale
Antiques and The Arts Weekly: December 15, 2016

2015 Media Coverage

Country Americana Discovery Sale At Skinner Was The Place To Be
Rick Russack for Antiques and Arts Weekly: December 16, 2015

Heavy Metal: All About Andirons
Cheryl Hackett for The Daily Basics: December, 2015

Rare Walt Whitman ‘Leaves of Grass’ first edition up for auction
Jeremy Mikula for Chicago Tribune: November 13, 2015

Government Center murals commuting to new homes
Spencer Beull for Metro: November 5, 2015

Those old MBTA murals sold for thousands
Dailynn Dwyer for November 5, 2015

Cultivating a collection
Mark Shanahan for The Boston Globe: October 16, 2015

MBTA Is Auctioning Off Iconic Government Center Station Murals
Olga Khvan for Boston Magazine: October 13, 2015

Government Center station murals for sale
Spencer Buell for Metro: October 7, 2015

MBTA Murals To Be Auctioned
WBZ Radio: October 2, 2015

Subway Murals from a Bygone Career, Auctioned Online
Eve Kahn for The New York Times: October 2, 2015

MBTA tracks down artist who created iconic murals
Malcolm Gay for The Boston Globe: September 18, 2015

Fun Facts in Rug History
Steve Fletcher for September, 2015

Skinner’s Americana Collections’ Prices Soar
Carole Deutsch for Antique Week: September 21, 2015

Agnes Martin’s Blue Flower Makes a Cool $1.5 Million
Jean Schinito for Maine Antique Digest: September, 2015

The Ellie Hoover Walker Collection
Karl Pass for Antiques & Auction News: August 28, 2015

Skinner Holds Photo Auction on Sept. 11th in Boston
iPhoto Central: August 30, 2015

Skinner Live Auction in Boston, Online Sales, and Open for Business in NYC
Mary Ann Brown for Maine Antiques Digest: August 2015

On the Hunt for Modern Design: The Full Scoop on Online Auctions
Amy Azzarito for August 24, 2015

Home and garden notes: Art-A-Palooza in Green, garden produce collection, talk on Thomas Jefferson’s gardens and more
Mary Beth Breckenridge for Akron Beacon Journal: August 21, 2015

New shows question identity, embrace earthy contemplation
Cate McQuaid for the Boston Globe: August 12, 2015

Major Antique Auction to Sell Life’s Work of Hudson Collector Ellie Hoover Walker
Mary Beth Breckenridge for Akron Beacon Journal: August 7, 2015

Document Of Philly-area Quaker Merchant Hanged In 1778 Up For Auction
Associated Press: May 28th, 2015

The Edge’s the Thing
Fine Books & Collections: Summer 2015

Skinner Hosts Fine Books & Manuscripts Online Auction May 27-June 7
Fine Books & Collections: May 28, 2015

Skinner Expands to New York City
Antique Trader News: May 24, 2015

Tattoo History, Antique Typewriters and Letting Go at the Toledo Museum
Eve Kahn for the New York Times: May 21,2015

Collecting Fine Art Photographs
Michelle Lamuniere for Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine: May, 2015

First Wave Minimalism
Bridget Moriarty for Art+Auction: May 2015

The Silver Standard: Generations Gather ‘Round the Table with Family Silver Collections Spanning Centuries
Gwyn Herbein for Sea Island Life: April 5, 2015

Oriental Rugs and Carpets at Skinner March 27, 2015

A connection with the sea has collectors charting a course for maritime art, relics
Jessica Leigh Brown for Antique Trader: March 18, 2015

To Repair or Not to Repair Rare Furniture
Danielle Artnet for Chicago Tribune: March 13, 2015

Rare Abraham Lincoln Campaign Button Goes Under the Hammer
Lale Arikoglu for the Observer: February 27, 2015

All the Tips You Need to Land a Job at an Auction House
Marissa Mule for The Observer: February 23, 2015

Opening Bids: Coat Tale
Emily Hunt for Robb Report: February 1, 2015

“Figure in White” by Salem’s Frank Weston Benson sells for $300K
Dustin Luca for Salem News: January 26, 2015

Estate Of Scottish Baronet And Former Waitsfield Resident Up For Auction In Boston
Ric Cengeri  for Vermont Public Radio: January 21, 2015

Boston : Skinner, Inc: American & European Prints & Photography
The Eye of Photography: January 20, 2015

The Old Wealth of New England
Carpet Collector: January 2015

2014 Media Coverage

Boston Common Tree Lighting and Other Cultural Musts
Boston Common: November 19, 2014

Jack Kerouac letter archive makes $61,000 at Skinner
Paul Fraser Collectibles: November 17, 2014

Read a Letter from a Young, Sex-crazed Jack Kerouac
John Hendrickson for Esquire: November 12, 2014

Antiques & Collectibles: Imperial vase fetches record royal sum
by Virginia Bohlin for The Boston Globe: September 27, 2014

New Kerouac Letters Discovered
by Nate Pedersen for Fine Books & Collections: September 23, 2014

Imperial Qianlong-Era Chinese Vase Sells for $25 Million
Katya Kazakina for Bloomberg News: September 19, 2014

Teenage Jack Kerouac: in love with ‘a goddess’ and dreaming of sex
Alison Flood for The Guardian: September 18, 2014

Chinese Vase Sold In Boston For Record $24.7M
Curt Nickisch for WBUR radio: September 18, 2014

Newly discovered Jack Kerouac letters to be auctioned
Carolyn Kellogg for The LA Times: September 15, 2014

How Beer Went from Frat House to Auction House
Charles Antin for PUNCH: September 8, 2014

Buried Treasure: Discover Yours by Bringing it to Skinner Inc.’s New Office
Aventura Magazine: September, 2014

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Carved Ruyi scepter, $135,000, Skinner, Inc
Ken Hall for Journal of Antiques and Collectibles: July 14, 2014

Selling the family silver might not make you rich
Amy Feldman for Reuters: June 26, 2014

Skinner to Host 20th Century Design Auction
Arts and Crafts Collector: June 16, 2014

A Visit to Skinner Auction House
Elements of Style: June 16, 2014

“Simple Gifts”
Elle Decor: June 2014

“Shaking up the House”
Art + Auction: June 2014

“The Not So Simple Gift”
Laura Beach for The Magazine Antiques: May/June 2014

Historic Collection of Shaker Furniture Up for Auction
Emily Shapiro for Dwell: May 26, 2014

Rosenberg art up for auction at Skinner in Boston
Jeannette Ross for The Wilton Bulletin: April 23, 2014

My Jewel Box: Garnet & Diamond “Comet” Ring
Gem Gossip: April 22, 2014

The Smart Way to Sell the Family Silver for Cash
by Marilyn Lewis for MoneyTalksNews: April 22, 2014

Concord Museum displays the day the War of Independence started
by Nancy Shohet West for The Boston Globe: April 17, 2014

Your Best Bets for Shopping and Selling Consignment in Boston
by Susie Kostaras for Racked Boston: April 1, 2014

Shaker Artifacts Are on the Move
by Eve Kahn for The New York Times: March 21, 2014

Norman Mailer’s mistress to auction off Picasso jewelry
by Richard Johnson for The New York Post: March 14, 2014

Picasso-made jewelry no longer a mystery
by Christopher Muther for The Boston Globe: March 5, 2014

Boston Auctioneer Hosting Rare ‘Fine Ales’ Auction
CBS Boston: February 25, 2014

Would you bid on a $1,200 bottle of beer?
Interview by Kai Ryssdal for Marketplace: February 24, 2014

What’s the Value? Understanding Appraisals
by Dennis Gaffney for Antiques Roadshow, Adapted by Liberty Mutual: February 5, 2014

5 Beers You’d Never Guess Are Gluten-Free
by Michael Moser for Food & Wine: January 30, 2014

Rare Bertoia Maquette up for Auction this February
by Jason Edward Kaufman for ArtPhaire: January 21, 2014

Trends in the Current Prints Market
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: January 2014

2013 Media Coverage

Two Brown family silver tea services up for auction
Providence Journal: December 23, 2013

The ART of Gifting: Auctions from Skinner, Paddle 8, Christie’s, The Real Real & More
Mon Petit Chou Chou: December 9, 2013

Sale of the Week: Marie Zimmerman Bangles and Pop Art Jewels at Skinners
by Rozalia Jovanovic for Blouin ArtInfo: December 6, 2013

Rare example of Newburyport vase to be auctioned
by Ulrika Gerth for The Daily News of Newburyport: December 3, 2013

New Bids on the Block
WHERE Boston: December, 2013

Top lots from Skinner Auctioneers’ November auction
The Strad: December 2, 2013

Boston In Brief
by Rebecca Rego Barry for Fine Books & Collections: November 13, 2013

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold
by Jonathan Soroff for The Improper Bostonian: November, 2013

Illustrated Seder Haggadah Tops Skinner’s Sale of Fine Judaica
Fine Books & Collections: October 25, 2013

Chippendale furniture made for Granby couple in 1802 to be auctioned Oct. 27
The Granby News: October 23, 2013

Fitz Henry Lane painting reels in $1.3M
by Gail McCarthy for the Gloucester Times: October 1, 2013

“In Camp with Holcombe’s Legion”
by Robin S.R. Starr and Joel Bohy for Civil War Times: October 2013

Sybil Andrews: British-born Canadian printmaker best known for her modernist linocuts
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: October 2013

“Faces that Roar”
by Jeanmarie Andrews for Early American Life: October 2013

Beer Is Going Highbrow (and Why That’s a Good Thing)
by David Amsden for Food & Wine: September 2013

Bunting dance collection sale to feature work by Goncharova and Bakst
Paul Fraser Collectibles: September 11, 2013

Calder jewelry on the block in Boston
by Cathleen McCarthy: September 8, 2013

“The Art of Science”
by Melody Amsel-Arieli: July 24, 2013

Sales at Skinner
by Rebecca Rego Barry for Fine Books & Collections: June 3, 2013

Sales at Skinner
by Rebecca Rego Barry for Fine Books & Collections: June 3, 2013

Small batch brews hit the auction block
by Gary Dzen for The Boston Globe: June 1, 2013

Will Barnet
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: April 2013

Celebrating the Woolworth Building’s Centennial
by Eve M. Kahn for The New York Times: March 28, 2013

The Romanov Legacy Finds New Life
by Eve M. Kahn for The New York Times: March 7, 2013

Rare rose engine lathe, $228,000, Skinner, Inc.
by Ken Hall for The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles: February 22, 2013

This or That: Auction Finds VS Retail
Mon Petit Chou Chou: February 4, 2013

Peek at a Six Carat Ring and More From the Next Skinner Auction
by Susie Kostaras for Racked Boston: January 30, 2013

Vintage lathe, tools are sold at Skinner auction
by Susan Emerson Nutter for Antique Week: January 11, 2013

London-made lathe takes $190,000 in Massachusetts
by Tom Derbyshire for The Antiques Trade Gazette: January 10, 2013

Fairyland Lustre
by Stuart Slavid for The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles: January 2013

2012 Media Coverage

Beer Goes on the Block
Beverage World: December 2012

Marlborough’s Skinner Inc. Completes $1.9M Auction
by Susan Shalhoub for the Worcester Business Journal: December 13, 2012

John Quincy Adams anti-slavery letter to be offered at auction
by Lane Lambert for the Patriot Ledger: November 13, 2012

Joan Sonnabend and the art of jewelry
by Andrew Doerfler for the Boston Globe: September 5, 2012

Affordable antiques for sale at Skinner’s Discovery auctions
by Kim Novino for the Examiner: September 3, 2012

Skinner Sells American Furniture & Decorative Arts For $2,621,000
by R. Scudder Smith for Antiques and the Arts Online: August 28, 2012

Meissen ewers top $44,437 at Skinner’s European sale
Auction Central News: July 18, 2012

Luxury Lives: Despite Slow Economic Recovery, Market For Expensive Things Remains
Worcester Business Journal: July 9, 2012

Expressionism in Regionalist Prints
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: July 2012

Bringing Nature into your Home with Art, Antiques and Design
by Jane Prentiss for The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles: June 2012

Vintage Tornek-Rayville TR-900 dive wristwatch brings $36,735 in clock and science sale
Antique Trader: June 25, 2012

Luxury Lifestyles — High-end of art resilient
Boston Business Journal: June 22, 2012

Two Minutes With…Devon Gray
Worcester Magazine: June 20, 2012

Chinese art endures sputters of economy
Antique Week: June 18, 2012

Fine jewelry auction: Exquisite jewels on sale
Fox 25 News: June 11, 2012

The Fascinating Journey of a Kashmiri Moon Shawl
by Nafeesa Syeed for The Wall Street Journal: May 18, 2012

Talking Antiques: Nine leaders in the field discuss the changing antiques and fine arts market
The Magazine Antiques: May 9, 2012

Heaven and Earth at Americana Sale
by Jeanne Schinto for Maine Antiques Digest: May 2012

Devon Gray to take Responsibility for Books and Manuscripts at Skinners
by Bruce McKinney for Americana Exchange: May 2012

Skinner releases timed auction platform for wines
Drinks Business Review: April 12, 2012

Meiji Satsuma earthenware reflects Japanese artistry, history and culture
by Melody Amsel-Arieli for Antique Trader: April 6, 2012

Heavenly Brumidi Sells in Boston
by Jeanne Schinto for Maine Antiques Digest: April 2012

The Rise of the Provincetown Print & Its Links to American Modernism
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: April 2012

Anatomy of an Auction
by Tina Sutton for The Boston Globe: March 11, 2012

Brumidi study of Capitol dome painting to go to Smithsonian
by John Kelly for the Washington Post: March 5, 2012

Artist’s auction record set as Hibbard’s ‘Winter in New England’ earns nearly $89K
Antique Trader: February 29, 2012

A chance to own a miniature of Capitol dome painting
by John Kelly for the Washington Post: February 22, 2012

Ceramics Collector: ‘Downton Abbey’ style
by Karla Klein Albertson for Auction Central News: February 21, 2012

Early California Printmakers from an East Coast Perspective
by Robin Starr for Journal of the Print World: January 2012

2011 Media Coverage

Rare Rohlfs’ Desk Anchors Skinner’s December Auction
by Bruce Johnson for Arts & Crafts Collector: December 2011

Tiny Calder Stabile Is Giant at Art Sale
by Jeanne Schinto for Maine Antiques Digest: December 2011

Folk Art Portrait of Maladroit 18th Century Teenager Breaks Record at Skinner
Art Info: November 14, 2011

Folk art portrait’s $1.2M bid breaks auction record
by Eric Bradley for Antique Trader: November 10, 2011

Folk art auction price tag sets record in Boston
by Galen Moore for Boston Business Journal: November 10, 2011

Abigail Rose Portrait Takes $1.2 Mil At Skinner Auction
by Fran Mascolo for Antiques and the Arts Online: November 8, 2011

Skinner’s Fall Jewelry Auction
Maine Antiques Digest: November, 2011

Clock Rarities and Holtzapffel Lathe Lead $1.2 Million Sale
Maine Antiques Digest: October, 2011

Trophy auction recalls famous swim
The Salem News: October 11, 2011

Affordable Antiques: Economy, other issues create a buyer’s market
The MetroWest Daily News: October 3, 2011

Timeless Beauty
The Robb Report: October 1, 2011

American Impressionist Leads Skinner Sale
Auction News Network: August 23, 2011

Turning lathe at $55,000 in US sale
Antiques Trade Gazette: August 15, 2011

From venerable Vermont
The Boston Globe: August 7, 2011

Vermont-made antiques hit the auction block
Bennington Banner: August 4, 2011

Martinware does well at Skinner’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts sale
Philip Chasen Antiques Blog: July 11, 2011

Ceramics: Clarice Cliff blooms in summer sale at Skinner
by Karla Klein Albertson: July 5, 2011

Time stands still for Skinner Inc’s brilliant antique clock sale
Paul Fraser Collectibles: July 3, 2011

Brush Pot Is Hot At $539,500 At Skinner’s Asian Arts Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo for Antiques and the Arts Online: June 28, 2011

Antiques & Collectibles: Old spice boxes are valued
Connecticut Post: June 23, 2011

Skinner Asian Art Auction Realizes Over $6 Million
by Kathryn C. Robinson for ArtsEditor: June 21, 2011

Wayside Inn Antiques Show: Making Antiquing Fun Again
by Laura Beach for Antiques and the Arts Online: May 24, 2011

Treasures Great and Small: Portsmouth Furniture and a Dwarf Clock
by Jean Schinto for Maine Antique Digest: May 2011

Jay Jay French’s Pinkburst Project unites rival guitar makers at May 1 Skinner Inc. charity auction
Antique Trader Blog: April 21, 2011

The Yankee Wine Cellar
the Wall Street Journal: March 23, 2011

Portsmouth Furniture Enthralls At Skinner’s Americana Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo for Antiques and the Arts Online: March 15, 2011

Early Bradford painting of whaler to be auctioned

Bradford oil painting of whaling ship draws $248,000 at art auction March 4 & 7, 2011

Bradford whale ship painting hits auction block
by Associated Press: March 5, 2011

Skinner Auction – Autumn 2010
Orientations: The Magazine for Collectors and Connoisseurs of Asian Art: March 2011

The Pinkburst Project
Premier Guitar Magazine, February 2011

Icon of American Horology Sells for $539,500
by Jean Schinto, Maine Antique Digest, February 2011

Interview with Robin Starr
Antique Auction Forum: February 25, 2011

How to Navigate an Auction
The Providence Journal: February 25, 2011

Masterpiece yields quite a markup
The Boston Globe: January 28, 2011

Painting bought for $100 may be worth thousands
Fox News: January 27, 2011

Painting found at garage sale makes Impression
NH Union Leader: January 26, 2011

Find at NH yard sale could be worth $70,000
WHDH-TV: January 25, 2011

WCVB TV Boston Chronicle: January 18, 2011

Jumping Bidders, Transfixed Audience at Skinner Auction
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo for Antiques and the Arts Online: January 18, 2011

The $80,000 Italian Boston Tea Party
Antiques Trade Gazette: January 17, 2011

2010 Media Coverage

World’s Most Exclusive Auction Houses – Skinner of Massachusetts
by James Man: December, 2010

Pennsylvania Corner Cabinet Enchants Bidders At Skinner’s Americana Auction
Antiques and the Arts Online: November 30, 2010

Declaration of Independence copy printed in Exeter sells for $380K
Seacoast Online: November 19, 2010

Asian Art Auction
Asian Art Newspaper: November 2010

Rare ‘Declaration’ Copy Sold In Boston For $380K
WCVB TV Boston: November 14, 2010

Miriam Haskell, Old Kid on the Block
The New York Times: November 12, 2010

Wine ‘Superlot’ Sells For $320,000
Luxist: November 11, 2010

Exeter memory of 1776 for sale
Front Page in NH Union Leader: October 20, 2010

Skinner to roll out 50 room-size carpets at Oct. 23 Oriental rug sale
Auction Central News: October 18, 2010


Need it Now: Jewelry Auction
Vogue Daily: March 16, 2009

Amped about this ax
Los Angeles Times: August 21, 2007

As examples of science, art, tellurians are out of this world June 2007

From the Attic to the Auction April 2007

The Bidding War
Boston Magazine: October 2004

NPR : Poets’ Letters
“All Things Considered” with Skinner’s Stuart Whitehurst, Saturday, November 10, 2001

Fire Sale to Honor Heroes; Auction of firefighting antiques is expected to bring in $250,000. A portion will go to charity
The Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, Calif.; Oct 30, 2001

NPR Judaica
“Weekend Edition – Sunday”, with Skinner’s Kerry Shrives, Sunday, July 5, 1998

NPR, Talk of the Nation with Skinner’s Colleene Fesko, Monday, April 29, 1996

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