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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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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

Fine Musical Instrument Consignment Days

Spring Consignment Events for Fine Musical Instruments

 

Tuesday, March 6 | Marlborough Gallery  

Directions to Skinner Marlborough

1:30PM-4:00PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.

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March 8 & March 9 | Boston Gallery 

Directions to Skinner Boston

10AM – 4PM

Fine Musical Instruments expert Adam Tober will be on hand to provide free verbal evaluations for single items and collections as well as accept consignments for the upcoming 2018 auctions. Call us at 508.970.3216 for more information.… Read More

Italian Violins Lead Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction, May 14

Italian Violin, Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, Milan, c. 1772 (Lot 198, Estimate: $150,000-200,000)

BOSTON, MA Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its first Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2017, taking place in Boston on Sunday, May 14 at 12PM. This auction features 328 lots, including a selection of fretted, wind, and bowed instruments and related books, along with several bass guitars from the estate of legendary bassist and Berklee College of Music professor, Victor Bailey.… Read More

An Evening with Deke Dickerson

An Evening with Deke Dickerson

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 5:30PM-7PM

RSVP REQUIRED

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Please join us for a Musical Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Friday, November 4 featuring Deke Dickerson. This reception is held in conjunction with a preview of the November 5 Fine Musical Instruments auction, featuring Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia.

“It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it,” claims journeyman musician/singer/entertainer Deke Dickerson.… Read More

Skinner’s Fine Musical Instruments Auction Features Vintage Guitars & Memorabilia, November 5

Waylon Jennings Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, 1953 (Lot 572, Estimate: $100,000-150,000)

Highlights include selections from the Estate of Little Jimmy Dickens, Waylon Jennings, The Ramones, and the Collection of Marty Stuart

BOSTON, MA Skinner, Inc. will present its second Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2016 on Saturday, November 5 at 12PM. The 570 lot auction will feature vintage and celebrity-owned guitars, banjos and mandolins, classical stringed instruments and bows, and the largest collection of music memorabilia on offer at Skinner to date.… Read More

Internationally Renowned Auction House Expands in New York City

Katie Banser-Whittle

BOSTON, MA – May 20, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. has named Katie Banser-Whittle as its newest Regional Director. In this role, Banser-Whittle will be responsible for developing new business, providing appraisal services, and managing client relations with individuals, fiduciaries, not-for-profit organizations, and museums throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Katie will be located in the Skinner regional office in midtown Manhattan, which will provide clients with convenient access to the full range of Skinner consignment and appraisal services.… Read More

Historic Silver Wind Instruments Return Home to Boston

American Keyed Bugle, Henry Sibley, Boston, 1840 (Lot 38, Estimate $12,000-$16,000)

Boston has long been a hub of revolution, academic learning and culture, but for those of us enchanted by the siren songs of Cremona or Kalamazoo, Boston’s legacy as a center of musical instrument manufacture often goes unheard. In reality, for about a century through the early 1900s, Boston’s cobblestone streets were littered with makers’ shingles, from the smallest luthier’s workshop to the largest distributor’s factory, churning out instruments for the New World to rival those of the Old.… Read More

Oustanding Double Basses and Bows at Auction April 13, 2014

French 7/8 -size Double Bass, Ascribed to A. Bernardel, Paris (Lot 41, Estimate $45,000 – $60,000)

In a somewhat rare event, Skinner is pleased to offer two outstanding double basses in the upcoming April 13, 2014 Fine Musical Instruments auction. One bass is ascribed to Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel and the other is made by Gragnani. They are accompanied by two wonderful double bass bows.

Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel was born in 1798 in Mirecourt and died in 1870 in Bougival.… Read More

Musical Instrument Consignment Day in Boston

Sold for $168,000, Fine Italian Violin, Nicolaus Gagliano, Naples, 1720, with Certificate

Meet with Skinner Fine Musical Instrument specialists for a complimentary verbal assessment of your stringed or fretted  instruments. Department Director, Jill Arbetter and nationally recognized specialist, Horst Kloss will be holding a consignment day in our Boston Gallery.

These events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, although we strongly recommend booking an appointment in advance.… Read More

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