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.

2018 Media Coverage

Enamel Portrait Of George Washington, $123,000, Tops A Strong Skinner Sale
Antiques and The Arts Weekly: November 5, 2018
Acoustic Guitar Magazine November 2018 issue

Bejeweled at Auction: Jewelry and Wearable Art Sold at Auction
Art & Object October 2018

CERAMICS: America’s continuing love affair with the Wedgwood factory
Anne Crane for Antiques Trade Gazette: August 20, 2018


2017 Media Coverage

Skinner’s 20th Century Design Auction Celebrates Great American Design

Barnebys: August 17, 2017

Object Lessons: Classic Americana by John Brewster

Gabriella Angeleti for The Art Newspaper: August 10, 2017

RECORD: Artist’s Artist Florine Stettheimer Steps From the Shadows at Skinner

Sheila Gibson Stoodley for July 27, 2017

50 Years Ago, Home Design Got its Groove On
Marni Elyse Katz for The Boston Globe: July 23, 2017

Decorative Arts Auctions Offer Unique Pieces, Relative Bargains
Jane Lerner for Mansion Global: July 13, 2017

Estate of Guitarist J. Geils Featured in Skinner’s November Fine Musical Instruments Auction July 7, 2017

Headache? There’s a whiskey for that

Barnebys: February 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