Skinner's October Discovery Auction to Offer Toys & Dolls and Extensive Collection of Coca-Cola Memorabilia

 MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – October 6, 2011 – Skinner, Inc. will host a Discovery auction on October 12th and 13th in its Marlborough gallery. The two-day event promises to offer something for every buyer and seller, for every taste and budget.

Session I, to be held on Wednesday, October 12th, features ephemera, toys & dolls and collectibles. Over 800 lots will be offered ranging from the historical to the whimsical. Included are a variety of bisque, papier-mâché, fashion and collectible dolls. Also available are Golden and Silver Age comic books, postcards, as well as dime novels/nickel weeklies. Session I also features an extensive collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia from the Lynn family of California comprised of Coca-Cola advertising, signage, company publications, promotional products, and more.

Thursday’s Session II features 18th-20th century furniture and decorative arts, bronzes, European ceramics, glass & lamps, oriental rugs and textiles, paintings, prints, and works on paper.

Named ‘Best of Boston for antiques west of the city’ by Boston Magazine, Skinner’s Discovery auctions are held monthly. Discovery auctions include a broad selection of estate furnishings, decorative accessories, carpets and rugs, and artwork from the 18th – 20th century and offer anyone the opportunity to simply watch or actively participate in the excitement of auction.

The Skinner website provides full-color images and descriptions of each lot. For bidders unable to attend the auction, Skinner offers confidential absentee bids and real-time online bidding over the internet with SkinnerLive! Consignments are always welcome for future Discovery auctions.

Auction Previews and Catalogue Information

To view the auction property prior to the auction, attend the auction preview in person on Tuesday, October 11th, 12-5 p.m., Wednesday, October 12th, 10-6 p.m., or Thursday, October 13th before the auction, 9-10 a.m., at Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, Mass. Auction catalogues are available for purchase at the gallery for $9.00. For questions regarding property in the auction, please contact the Discovery Department at 508-970-3202 or email

About Skinner

Skinner, Inc. is one of the world’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Silver, Fine Jewelry, Couture, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, Science & Technology, Fine Clocks, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Wines, and Discovery. Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For more information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner’s web site


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