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South Florida Events | November 17 – 19

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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!

Ticket price: $25. To register, please call Ingrid Lugo at 305.603.8067 or ingrid@coralgablesmuseum.org

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Consignment Day | Historical Society of Palm Beach County

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 10AM – 3PM

Meet with an appraiser from Skinner for a complimentary verbal assessment of your antiques, fine art, jewelry, silver, ceramics, and militaria, or other collectibles. Appraisers Joel Bohy, Robin Starr and Stuart Slavid will evaluate items and discuss the current auction market. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any items consigned at this event will benefit HSPBC.

To schedule an appraisal appointment time during this event, please contact Skinner Coral Gables office at 305.503.4423 or Florida@Skinnerinc.com

Historical Society of Palm Beach County
300 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Parking complimentary

 

Consignment Day | Coral Gables Museum 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 | 11AM – 4PM

Meet with an appraiser from Skinner for a complimentary verbal assessment of your antiques, fine art, jewelry, silver, ceramics, and militaria, or other collectibles. Appraisers Joel Bohy, Robin Starr and Stuart Slavid will evaluate items and discuss the current auction market. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any items consigned at this event will benefit the Coral Gables Museum.

Museum admission applies. $10, $8 for students and seniors

To schedule an appraisal appointment time during this event, please contact Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers Coral Gables office at 305.503.4423 or Florida@Skinnerinc.com

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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

NASA Photographs and the Meaning of Vintage

The first photograph from space taken by man: the Sun illuminating the Earth, Mercury-Atlas 6, 20 February 1962 (Estimate $800-1,200)

The Beauty of Space is the first auction in the United States to focus solely on vintage photographs produced from 1961 to 1972 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The 446 lot single-owner collection showcases both iconic and rare gelatin silver and chromogenic prints presenting an extraordinary and comprehensive photographic journey to the Moon and back as seen through the eyes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts.… 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

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