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September Coins & Currency Sale will Present an 1812 $5 “Capped Bust” Half-eagle—estimated at $18,000-$20,000

The sale features a diverse selection of American, foreign, and ancient coins as well as coins from rare mints, including Carson City, Charlotte, and New Orleans. 

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner Auctioneers will host an auction of Coins & Currency with online bidding open from September 14-21, 2021. The sale will feature a diverse selection of American, foreign, and ancient coins, with the majority of the sale representing U.S.… Read More

Georg Jensen: Master of Silver

The term “iconic” is much used—and abused—to refer to people or objects that are widely agreed to epitomize a particular style. When it comes to modern silver, iconic is indeed the fitting adjective for the world-renowned Danish designer Georg Jensen.

The most important silversmith of the 20th century, Jensen combined art and an artistry that resonate in the huge body of work bearing his name and distinctive style. His influence continues to this day.… Read More

September Regional Consignment Days | Maine & Westchester

We invite you to join us online for regional consignment days in Maine and Westchester, New York. Skinner specialists look forward to evaluating items via email, and beginning the conversation about the advantages of selling at auction.

Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches & coins and much more. Send an email with the information and images at maine@skinnerinc.com, newyork@skinnerinc.com or at the buttons below.… Read More

Portland, ME Consignment Day | September 23

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Portland, ME

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2021-2022 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Portland, ME, on September 23 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your fine artjewelrywatchesmusical instruments, and coins & currency. Please get in touch with us to request an appointment, and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

Long-time Collections Lead the Way: Skinner Exceeds $2M in August Americana Auctions

MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 1, 2021. Each year, Skinner times its August Auction to attract Americana enthusiasts from across the country who attend the numerous focused annual shows held in New Hampshire. This summer was no exception, with well-attended public previews and many requests from those not viewing in person.

The two auctions offered fine American furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, along with a robust and diverse selection of pottery, porcelain, silver, folk art, weathervanes, maritime art, pewter, and Shaker items consigned by private collectors, talented members of the trade, and institutions.… Read More

Hartford Consignment Day | September 15

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Hartford, CT

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2021-2022 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Hartford, CT on September 15 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your JewelryFine Art, Silver, and Coins & Currency. Appointments required. Please contact us to request an appointment and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

Virtual First Tuesday | September 7

Join us for First Tuesday online!

AUCTION EVALUATION DAY | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

See what hidden treasures our experts may be able to reveal

We invite you to join us online for our Virtual First Tuesday on July 6. Submit your items anytime before the 6th and Skinner specialists from all departments will be on hand on Tuesday to evaluate items and respond by email.

Let’s get started: 

Step 1: Gather information and images for up to three items of fine & decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, silver, watches, coins and much more.Read More

Fashion Forward

Two hundred years ago the English poet and playwright Colley Cibber commented “One had as good be out of the world as out of fashion.” That’s a little extreme, but being fashionable is a feel-good thing.

Jewelry is fashion. Like all fashions it expresses the time and place in which it was made. Jewelry can also be fun, fabulous, fanciful, fascinating: you get the picture. And unlike many other expressions of fashion, fine jewelry doesn’t wear out or lose its intrinsic value.… Read More

First Tuesday | August 3 | Marlborough

Join Us Under the Tent in Marlborough for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 | 1:30-4PM

Skinner experts specializing in fine art, jewelry, and antiques will be on hand to evaluate up to three items per person and accept consignments for upcoming auctions.

Please plan to arrive at your scheduled time. We are scheduling several people per 30-minute time block to reduce wait times.

Photos accepted for larger or fragile objects.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

The next Skinner First Tuesday event will be September 1.… Read More

Providence Consignment Day | August 11

Meet with Skinner Specialists in Providence, RI

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

Skinner is inviting consignments for upcoming 2021 auctions. Meet with Skinner specialists in Providence, RI on August 11 for a complimentary auction evaluation and consignment of your JewelryFine Art, Silver, Fine Vintage & Contemporary Watches, and Coins & Currency. Appointments required. Please contact us to request an appointment and a member of our team will contact you directly for an appointment time.… Read More

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