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Time on Your Hands

Each year, Skinner offers sales dedicated to clocks, watches, and scientific instruments. These auctions feature horological treasures from historic sundials and hourglasses to clocks of every description; from stately Victorian pocket watches to the most modern millisecond chronographs.

The liveliest, most popular category of timekeepers? Men’s fine vintage wristwatches. Collectors in this field, as in every aspect of collecting, have varying perspectives.… Read More

October 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

Keeping Time: Skinner Announces Two October Auctions

Marlborough, MA—This October the Clocks, Watches & Scientific department at Skinner will feature two distinct sales, a live auction, Fine Horology: The Estate of David G. Newsom, on October 22, and a timed online auction running October 13 to 20.

The Newsom Collection is the result of a lifetime of learning and passion for the art of timekeeping. From simple time-only watches to grand complicated minute repeaters with perpetual calendars, made by the most interesting and sought-after makers, purchased and pursued throughout the world: Switzerland to Germany to the States, via auctions or private dealers or collectors, there is not a watch or timepiece in this collection that was not highly regarded.… Read More

No Small Change: New Views Delight Collectors and Boost Results

The September Coins & Currency auction was a collector’s delight, offering many pieces from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome and strong selections from American history in both silver and gold. Under the direction of Skinner Coins & Currency department Director David Donahue, the online catalog featured a greater number and variety of high-resolution images, drawing the interest of collectors. 

1812 Capped Bust Eagle, MS-63, sold for $20,000

The top seller was an 1812 Half Eagle that realized $20,000.… Read More

Korean Gwakbunyang Haengnakdo Folding Screen Sells for $720,500

Popular in Korea, folding screens were created to decorate rooms and a backdrop to enhance the festive mood for special events such as weddings, birthdays, and holidays. Adorned with symbolic images with auspicious meaning, folding screens have long been loved; and more recently become a study subject among art historians, who see them essential in understanding Korean art and culture of the late Joseon period.

In the September 24, 2021 Asian Works of Art auction, a six-panel, Korean folding screen, Gwakbunyang Haengnakdo, sold for $720,500.… Read More

Asian Art Consignment Day | New York

Consign Asian Art & Antiques in New York

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 | SKINNER NEW YORK

The Asian Works of Art Department is now inviting consignments for upcoming auctions. Department specialists will be available by appointment to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments in the Skinner White Plains, NY office on October 13.

REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Contact Us: newyork@skinnerinc.com 212.787.1113

Skinner New York50 Main Street, Suite 1004, White Plains, NY 10606

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First Tuesday | October 5 | Marlborough & Online

Join Us in Marlborough or online for First Tuesday!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 | 1:30-4PM

Skinner experts specializing in fine art, antiques, Asian antiques, clocks, watches, and musical instruments 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.

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New England Collects Europe: Skinner’s Fall Victoriana Auction 

Marlborough, MA – September 27, 2021 – Skinner presents A Gilded Age: New England Collects Europe, an online auction open for bidding September 27th through October 7th. The sale provides a snapshot of eclectic 19th century tastes in furniture and decorative arts. Headlining the sale is a curated selection from the Townshend Estate of New Haven, Connecticut, featuring Victorian furniture, fine paintings, and European porcelain. In addition, a collection from a New England institution features Russian and Viennese enamels, fine art glass highlighted by Webb and Tiffany, bronze sculpture, and a selection of Asian works of art. … Read More

On View: Modern & Contemporary Art at Auction

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 5-7PM | SKINNER BOSTON GALLERY

Please join Skinner Modern & Contemporary Art specialist Kate Leland to preview highlights from the November 12, 2021 auction.

Modern & Contemporary artworks on view will include a stunning pastel by Claudio Bravo, a remarkable collage by James Rosenquist, and an iconic landscape by Wolf Kahn. Kate will share the stories and histories of some of her favorite works and will answer participant questions.… Read More

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

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