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Fine Books & Manuscripts online May 31 through June 8

Featuring more than 700 lots of printed books, historic manuscripts, maps, and prints, including Audubon’s.

MARLBOROUGH, MA – May 31, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting an online auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts from May 31 through June 8. Interested bidders are invited to preview items and meet with specialists in person on June 5, June 6, and June 7, or anytime online.

A featured section of NASA photographs and memorabilia from the collection of Dutch television director Rudolf Spoor takes center stage (300 lots), with an item unprecedented in space collecting: a NASA safety helmet signed by 26 American astronauts and six rocket scientists and missions control specialists.… Read More

First Tuesday | June 5 | Marlborough

 

 

Join us for First Tuesday in Marlborough 

Tuesday, June 5  | 1:30PM – 4PM

Specialists Adam Tober, Robin S.R. Starr, Kaitlin Shinnick, Judith Dowling & LaGina Austin will be on hand to evaluate items and accept consignments for upcoming auctions. 

Experts Available in June:

Gibson ES-335 TD Electric Guitar, c. 1963 (Sold for 12,300 on May 21, 2018)

Adam Tober – Director of the Fine Musical Instruments Department will be looking at bowed stringed instruments such as violins, violas, and cellos – as well as fretted instruments such as Martin and Gibson guitars and mandolins. 

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June Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Days

Fine Art & Fine Jewelry Consignment Events

 

Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976) Untitled (Standing Mobile, c. 1965), (Sold for: $471,000)

Friday, June 1 | Portland, ME

American & European Works of Art – By Appointment Only

Fine Art experts from Skinner will be on hand to accept consignments of American & European Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Prints & Photographs for upcoming 2018 auctions.… Read More

Space Pioneers | June 6 | Marlborough

A Lecture by Rudolf Spoor

Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin on the Surface of the Moon, the Visor Photograph, July 11, 1969 (Lot 2087, Estimate: $600-800)

Wednesday, June 6, 5PM

Come and hear Rudolf Spoor’s story of passionate collecting, which began with a disastrous backyard model rocket detonation and lead to a lifelong career in the Dutch media. Spoor was a fortunate front-line witness to the American space race at its start in the 1960’s. He was there to see the fulfillment of John F.… Read More

Classical Salon | May 18 | Boston

Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh

Classical Salon Featuring The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group

Friday May 18, Boston Gallery

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, May 18 featuring the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Group. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the May 18 auction of  Fine Musical Instruments online.

Yaeko grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began violin lessons at the age of 3.… Read More

5 Tips for Choosing a Diamond

Diamonds, specifically diamond rings, are among the most popular pieces that we sell in the Fine Jewelry department. Purchased for significant occasions; buyers want the “perfect” stone. The internet is full of information, which can sometimes be overwhelming. Here are the five crucial things to keep in mind when purchasing a diamond.

Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Ring, Grogan, sold for $19,680

 

1. Color

 

The diamond color grading scale progresses from D-Z.Read More

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments | NJ & NY Consignment Days

Gentleman’s Stainless Steel Breitling Navitimer 806 Wristwatch, c. 1960 (Sold for: $5,228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday & Tuesday, May 14-15  |  Bergen County & New York City 

The Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Department is now inviting consignments for future auctions. Jay Dowling, Skinner’s Clocks, Watches and Scientific Instruments specialist, will be available to offer free verbal appraisals and evaluations on Monday, May 14 10AM-3PM at the Bergen County Historical Society and Tuesday, May 15 10AM-4PM at the New York office.… Read More

Colored Stones and Important Jewelry featured at Skinner Auction

BOSTON, MA – April 27, 2018 – Skinner is pleased to announce May 15th as the date for our first Important Jewelry auction of the year. Collectors and buyers who wait in anticipation of this event will be pleased with the breadth and content of this auction, featuring over 400 lots of diamonds, colored stones, and antique and period jewelry.

Rare Colombian Emeralds

Platinum, Emerald, and Diamond Necklace, c. 1905 (Lot 128, Estimate: $100,000-125,000)

Our Important Jewelry auction features several exceptional Colombian emeralds.… Read More

Archive of Photographer Walker Evans’s Largely Unseen Personal Collection at Auction

BOSTON, MA — In 1935, the Farm Security Administration commissioned a team of photographers to document the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Among these was Walker Evans, who is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of American documentary photography for his poetic – and now iconic – view of America.

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Robert Frank’s Stove, Nova Scotia, 1971 (Lot 154, Estimate: $2,500-3,500)

Evans’s career stretched from the late 1920s to the early 1970s, creating an all-encompassing body of work.… Read More

The Endurance of Walker Evans | May 9 | Boston

The Endurance of Walker Evans

A lecture by Belina Rathbone

Walker Evans (American, 1903-1975) Table Setting and Chairs, Muriel Draper’s Apartment, New York, 1934 (Lot 25, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)

Wednesday, May 9, 5PM

Rathbone will discuss the enduring power and influence of Walker Evans’s photography, and the consistency of his vision throughout his career, as demonstrated by the works in the Harry Lunn Gallery collection.… Read More

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