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Jared Bowen’s Top Picks from the Gentleman’s Auction

This edition of The Gentleman’s Auction features a generous contribution from WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen. Jared adds a personal touch to the auction by curating a section of objects related to his “likes.” Here are his top picks: 

World War I ‘Public Warning’ Poster

Public Warning poster

History is fascinating to me, but never more so than when you have access to tangible materials like this sobering Public Warning poster from World War II.… Read More

The Gentleman’s Auction with WGBH’s Jared Bowen

Jared Bowen, Executive Arts Editor at WGBH

Throughout the past year, the team that runs The Gentleman’s Auction here at Skinner has invited collaboration with local Gentlemen of note. This time around, in a sale timed to coincide with the holidays, we are pleased to welcome Jared Bowen into the fold. Jared is Executive Arts Editor at WGBH and is the Emmy award-winning host of Open Studio with Jared Bowen, a weekly program covering all aspects of the arts.… Read More

Jonathan Soroff Curates The Gentleman’s Auction

Skinner is delighted to have Jonathan Soroff, The Improper Bostonian‘s lead columnist and noted gentleman-about-town, curate this edition of The Gentleman’s Auction online, open for bidding through June 8. His vision takes us on a broad aesthetic adventure, through elegance and refinement all the way to whimsy and curiosity. We are pleased to present Jonathan’s inspired take on all things “Gentleman.” 

Jonathan Soroff writes: When Chris Barber explained to me that he was organizing a series of “gentleman’s auctions” and asked if I’d like to curate one, there was absolutely no hesitation in saying “yes.” I love auctions.… Read More

Just for him: Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction Offers One-of-a-kind Gifts for One-of-a-kind Guys

Boxed Hardwood Domino Set, Taxco, Mexico, third quarter 20th century (Lot 1145, Estimate: $200-300)

Perfectly timed for Father’s Day, graduation, and all of the festive occasions of summer, Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction offers a wide variety of items that are destined to be favorite possessions. Some are practical, some are beautiful, and some are just plain fun.  Many combine all these desirable qualities. All have been selected by Skinner’s specialists to intrigue and delight both purchaser and recipient.… Read More

Unique Holiday Gifts for Every Gentleman in Skinner’s Online Auction
Through December 7

Silver Cocktail Picks, Mexico (Lot 1005, Estimate: $50-75)

BOSTON, MA – It is gift-giving time. Will it be: Another necktie, sweater, and pair of slippers? (Cue the politely suppressed yawn) Or something unique and memorable? (Cue the delighted smile.)

The Gentlemen’s Auction online, opens for bidding from November 28 at 12PM through December 7 at 3PM, offers the better choice. Lots include men’s jewelry and accessories, barware, sporting items, choice spirits, as well as collectibles, antiques and decorative arts with a masculine flair.… Read More

Unique Gifts for Grads and Dads on Offer at Skinner’s Gentleman’s Auction, June 3 – June 9

Stainless Steel ‘Bulgari Bulgari’ Wristwatch (Lot 1083, Estimate $400-$600)

Boston, MA  – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer its 4th bi-annual Gentleman’s Auction Online, open for bidding from June 3 through June 9. The sale’s 150 lots of Antiques, Decorative Arts, Sporting Items, Men’s Jewelry and Accessories, Barware, and Whiskey offer gentlemen of all types the chance to acquire something unique that they can’t live without.… Read More

Skinner Announces Spring Gentleman’s Auction Opening May 28th

Modern Novels Adapted to Film Thrillers, Six Volumes (Lot 1057, Estimate $200-$400)

BOSTON, MA – May 26, 2015 – Timed to mark the rites of spring, including Father’s Day and graduation, and curated to pique the interest of all gentlemen, this online-only Gentleman’s Auction opens on Thursday, May 28th at 10 A.M. ET and runs until Monday, June 8th, with the first lots closing at 4 P.M. ET.

Luxury Travel & Jewelry

For globe-trotting gentlemen preferring to travel in style there is no shortage of luxury travel and men’s jewelry items to choose from: including an American sterling silver set, which contains a Tiffany yo-yo engraved High Yield (Lot 1006, Estimate $800–$1,200); two Louis Vuitton Monogram Suitcases, complete with brass hardware, natural cowhide leather trim and red interior label (Lot 1007 & Lot 1008, Estimate $400–$600 each); a 14 karat gold Omega open-faced pocket watch (Lot 1002, Estimate $300–$500); and two 14 karat gold watch chains (Lot 1003, Estimate $400–$600).… Read More

November 13-14 | The Gentleman's Auction Preview Featuring J. Hilburn Custom Clothier Fittings

‘Free Wheelin’ Bronze Sculpture by Stanley Wanlass ( American b. 1941) (Estimate $12,000-$18,000)

Thursday November 13 & Friday November 14 12-7PM, Boston

Join us for a preview of the upcoming Gentleman’s Auction with Julie Dolan of J. Hilburn. Get a start on shopping for the gift giving season for the gentleman in your life! View a selection of items curated by gentlemen, for gentleman from The Gentleman’s Auction, available online November 20-December 1, 2014.… Read More