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South Florida Events | November 17 – 19

Lunch and Learn – “Rediscovering History Through Objects”

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 12PM – 1:30PM

Joel Bohy, Director of Historic Arms and Militaria at Skinner Auctioneers, presents “Rediscovering History Through Objects.” This Lunch and Learn event is part of a series that is open to Museum members and their guests. Lunch is included. Registration is required. New members are welcome!

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Perfect pitch: Skinner’s Fine Musical Instruments Auctions hit the high notes, from classic violins to groovy guitars.

Skinner Inc.’s Department of Fine Musical Instruments will offer two auctions this month. Parts of the J. Geils collection, from the estate of the Grammy-nominated rock musician, will be included in both.

Auction 3051B, Fine Musical Instruments, will be held in the Boston gallery, 63 Park Plaza, at 12 PM on Sunday, November 19. It will feature classical and vintage instruments and related music material. Included will be highlights from the estate of J.… Read More

An Evening with Deke Dickerson | November 17

An Evening with Deke Dickerson

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 5:30PM-7PM

RSVP ONLINE

63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, November 17 featuring Deke Dickerson. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the November 19 Fine Musical Instruments auction.

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims journeyman musician/singer/entertainer Deke Dickerson.… Read More

Opportunities for Collectors | November 3 Gallery Talk

Join Skinner experts Stephen Fletcher, Chris Barber and Christopher Fox for a tour of highlights from the Saturday, November 4th American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction. Folk art and fine art, scrimshaw, and silver, rugs and relics, pottery and portraits, tables and trade signs: every category of Americana is represented in this auction of more than 700 lots, many from some of the country’s most discerning private collectors.… Read More

American treasures: Skinner’s American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction on November 4 abounds in beauty and history

Lot 17, estimate $25,000-35,000.

Skinner Inc. will hold a notable sale on Saturday, November 4 at 10 AM in its Boston gallery, 63 Park Plaza. Previews will be held on Thursday, November 2, 12 to 5PM, and Friday, November 3, 12 to 8 PM.

Folk art and fine art, scrimshaw and silver, rugs and relics, pottery and portraits, tables and trade signs: every category of Americana is represented in this auction of more than 700 lots, many from some of the country’s most discerning private collectors.… Read More

First Tuesday | November 7 | Marlborough

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough

Tuesday, November 7 | 1:30PM – 4PM

Skinner experts will provide complimentary verbal auction evaluations during our monthly consignment event on the first Tuesday of each month.

Experts Available in November:

Kerry Shrives | Generalist

Robin Starr | Fine Art

Kaitlin Shinnick | Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA

First come, first served.… Read More

Printing in Paradise: The Story of Early Printing in Hawai‘i (and Why Massachusetts Matters)

Hawai‘i is closer to Massachusetts than you may think. Discover how the Bay State became a hotbed of early Hawaiian printing with the American Antiquarian Society’s curator of books, Elizabeth Watts Pope. She will show treasures from the AAS research library to illustrate the little-known but fascinating history of the earliest printing on the Hawaiian Island and its Massachusetts connections.

The story begins almost two hundred years ago when a book was one of the direct causes that prompted missionaries (both Native Hawaiians and U.S.… Read More

Grapes and grain: Skinner’s autumn Fine Wines and Spirits auctions offer a bountiful harvest

The event is comprised of two auctions: Fine Wines and Spirits, Auction 3050B, to be held in Boston at 63 Park Plaza at 6 PM on November 8; and Fine Wines, Rare Spirits, and Ales, Auction 3036T. This online-only timed auction will run from October 25 through November 3. Many of the collections from which the over 1800 lots have been drawn are represented in both auctions.

The Richard Elia collection includes a wide array of wines ranging from France to California to Madeira and points in between.… Read More

Ingenuity abounds: Skinner’s October 27 auction of Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments

 

Ingenuity abounds: Skinner’s October 27 auction of Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments starts with a classic 1934 Buick sedan. It ends with an antique treadle scroll saw.In between are 500 lots including timepieces of every description, myriad scopes and meters, and inventive devices for almost every scientific or technical pursuit.

One of the most anticipated watches is one of the most recent: a Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch, mid 1960s (Lot 27, estimate $30,000-50,000).… Read More

Fine Art Consignment Day | New York City

Thursday, October 26 | New York City

By appointment only.

 

Skinner’s Fine Art department is inviting consignments for the January 26th, 2018 auction. Experts from Skinner will be available to evaluate items in the New York office on October 26th by appointment.

REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Skinner New York 415 Madison Ave, New York

Contact Us:

paintings@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3206… Read More

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