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Skinner South Florida Events

Jewelry History Symposium

Kaitlin Shinnick, Senior Specialist in the Skinner Fine Jewelry Department, will lead off the two-day Jewelry History Symposium this week in Miami. The conference is organized by the Original Miami Beach Antique Show and held at the Miami Fair Expo Center, the two days prior to the opening of the show. Kaitlin will open the conference with what everyone wants to know, “What’s Hot at Auction.” Skinner is a proud sponsor of this fantastic event, for more details and a list of presenters visit the show website.… Read More

Meet the Skinner Trust & Estate Team

Rare Pair of Lemon Yellow-glazed Wine Cups, China, Yongzheng (1723-35) period, from the Estate of Walter F. Goodman (Estimate $30,000-50,000, sold for: $459,000)

The Skinner Trust & Estate Team is gearing up for the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning; the nation’s largest gathering of estate planning professionals. Whether you are an attorney preparing to head to the week-long conference in Orlando, a newly appointed Executor of an Estate, or thinking about your individual plan, now is a great time to meet the East Coast Skinner Trust & Estate team.… Read More

A Tiffany Favrile Vase Finds a New Home

Last week LaGina Austin, our Director of Appraisal & Auction Services, and I represented Skinner at the 46th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida. Heckerling is the “Super Bowl” of estate planning conferences, and Skinner has had a booth there for each of the past fifteen years.

In past years we’ve seen our fellow exhibitors raffle off everything from lobster dinners to bottles of champagne to all sorts of electronic gadgetry. We joined the fray this year, but decided to do so with a different twist. Our giveaway was an example of the wares we bring to auction regularly: a beautiful piece of modern design in the form of a Tiffany favrile vase offered in our recent 20th Century Design auction.

What the Heck is Heckerling?

The Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning is an annual conference (this year’s was the 45th) at which attorneys, trust bankers, and other estate planning and estate settlement professionals gather to learn what’s new in their field of expertise.