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Rustic & Refined Country Americana On Offer at Skinner, March 23

Large Carved Wood Owl Figure, 20th century (Lot 45, Estimate

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. is hosting a live auction of Country Americana on March 23 at 10AM. The auction will feature approximately 450 lots of rustic and refined pieces of Americana furniture, signs, paintings, wrought iron, glass, pewter, and wooden wares.

Flora and Fauna

The auction offers a wooden menagerie, highlighted by a large carved wood owl (Lot 45, Estimated between $800-1,200) and a carved and painted eagle (Lot 4, $1,000-1,500) along with a dozen other carved and painted whales, dolphins and shorebirds.… Read More

Jewelry, Affordable Luxury, Coins Online and Discovery – Interiors Online featuring 20th Century Design, Home Furnishings and Artwork, September 8 – 16

14kt Gold Gem-set Butterfly Net Brooch (Lot 2248, Estimate $400-6003 and 14 at the Marlborough Gallery.

MARLBOROUGH, MA – September 7, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting dual online auctions of Jewelry, Affordable Luxury, Coins, and Discovery-Interiors from September 8 through September 16. Interested bidders are invited to preview items and meet with specialists in person on September 13 and 14 at the Marlborough Gallery.

Marie Keep, Senior Vice President of Skinner, Inc., notes, “We are pleased to offer such a depth and range of affordable luxury in September, with great examples of  artist, antique, and studio jewelry, gold and chronograph watches, and silver and gold coins and collectible medals.Read More

Country Americana Online Auction Offers Objects, Furniture & Artwork of Our American Heritage, August 9 – August 16

H. Anderson Contemporary Folk Art Carved and Painted Woman with Birds, late 20th century (Lot 1224, Estimate $500-700)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – August 9, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. is hosting an online-only auction of Country Americana from August 9 through August 16. Interested bidders are invited to view items and meet with specialists in person from August 11 through August 14 at Skinner’s Marlborough, MA Gallery.

The Americana-themed online auction features a curated selection of furniture and decorative arts including:

♦ Over 30 lots of Shaker furniture, objects and textiles, from communities including Canterbury, Mt.… Read More

Discovery Interiors Auction at Skinner in October

Steiff Peter Rabbit, Germany, early 20th century (Lot 101, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Featuring Lionel Trains, British Gold Sovereigns, Ephemera & Collectibles

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 2, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live Discovery Interiors auction in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, October 8th at 10 AM.  The auction may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on October 6th from 12 to 5 PM and October 7th from 10AM to 7 PM or online at any time.… Read More

Country Americana at Skinner in July

Gilt Copper Setter Weathervane (Lot 45, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – July 9, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live Country Americana auction in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, July 16th at 10 A.M. The auction may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on July 14th and 15th or online at any time.

The July Country Americana auction comprises nearly 700 lots of Chippendale, Federal, country, and British furniture, together with broad offerings of folk art, weathervanes, textiles, ceramics, and glass.… Read More

Discovery – Interiors and Studio Paintings online at Skinner in April

Frederick Lynch (American, b. 1935) Tablepiece (Inspected) (Lot 1190, Estimate $800-$1,200)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – March 31, 2015 – Skinner is hosting a live Discovery – Interiors auction in its Marlborough, MA Gallery on Thursday, April 9th at 10 A.M. and an online-only auction of Studio Paintings with bidding open from April 2nd through the 10th. Both auctions may be viewed in person at the Marlborough Gallery on April 7th and 8th or online at any time.… Read More

Interiors – Online at Skinner Marlborough in January

English Leather Fire Bucket, 19th century (Lot 1312, Estimate $200-$300)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – January 7, 2015 – Skinner is hosting an Interiors – Online auction from Thursday, January 8th  to Friday, January 16th, 2015. All items in the sale may be viewed online or during public previews at Skinner’s Marlborough, MA gallery, on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 12:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.… Read More

Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles at Auction, October 9th through 17th

Group of Lionel Trains and Accessories (Lot 1125, Estimate:$500-700)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 8, 2014 – Skinner is hosting an auction of Interiors, Dolls, and Collectibles – Online from Thursday, October 9th through Friday, October 17th. Bidders are invited to view all auction lots online or in person at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery on October 14th and 15th.

This online auction features American, European, and Asian decorative arts, artwork and furnishings as well as collections of German and French dolls, model trains, lithographed tin biscuit tins, ephemera and more.… Read More

Discovery Auction Features Dolls, Toys, and Decorative Objects

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – May 10, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on May 22nd and 23rd in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature rare and antique dolls, vintage toys, collectibles and ephemera. Day two presents a fine selection of assorted early photography and scientific instruments, as well as furniture and decorative objects. The two-day auction offers more than 1300 lots of one-of-a-kind objects that will enhance your collection or make your home and life a little more “you.”

Antique Dolls

Small Figure C Bisque Head Jules Steiner Bebe, France, c.

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Autograph Value Guide Part II: Rarity & Condition in Signed Historical Documents

There are two remaining factors in collecting signed documents, and they really apply to any type of paper collectible: rarity and condition.

Collectors must remember that paper is fragile and so often does not survive. The very term for paper collectibles, “ephemera”, literally means something that is fleeting and does not last. That’s why when a rare signed document comes to market in great condition, the sky is the limit for serious collectors and records are continually broken.