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Ahearn and Post Collections Lead Skinner Historic Arms & Militaria Auction

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 3, 2018 Skinner is pleased to announce the November 2, 2018 auction of Historic Arms & Militaria. The bi-annual sale offers collectors material of historical interest from the American Revolution through World War II, including artillery, pistols, muskets, rifles, swords, powder horns, and uniforms.

British Pattern 1756 Long Land Service Musket Marked to the 4th Regiment of Foot, or the Kings Own Regiment, c.

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The Collection of Billy Ahearn | Lecture by Erik J. Goldstein

“The Collection of Billy Ahearn” 

Lecture by Erik J. Goldstein

Wednesday, October 31 | Skinner Marlborough | Reception: 5:30PM, Talk: 6PM

The Collection of Billy Ahearn featured in the upcoming Historic Arms & Militaria auction includes numerous rare examples of British, French, and American military muskets with provenance to specific soldiers or regiments that played prominent roles in the American Revolution from Lexington & Concord through the conclusion of the war in the early 1780s. Please join us on October 31 for a talk about the collection by guest speaker Erik Goldstein.… Read More

The Worcester County Fowler | Lecture by Richard Colton | October 24

The Worcester County Fowler: Hunting Longarms Turned to War, 1750 to 1825

A Lecture by Richard Colton

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24 | RECEPTION 5PM | LECTURE 6PM

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By the mid-18th century, something remarkable occurred among a small network of artisans and gunsmiths in Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Setting aside traditional British forms and decorative styles, they adopted distinctly French patterns of flintlock long smoothbore hunting guns.… Read More

Martial Artistry: Skinner Offers Noteworthy Historic Arms & Militaria Auction, October 26

Captain James Sewall Reed’s Presentation Revolver, Holster, and Sword, c. 1856-62 (Lot 168, Estimate $30,000-50,000)

Skinner Inc. will hold an auction of Historic Arms & Militaria on Thursday, October 26 at 10 AM in Marlborough. Previews will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 12 to 5PM; Wednesday, October 25, 12 to 7PM; and Thursday, October 26, 9 to 10AM

The product of conflict is a large and varied quantity of artifacts, truly the stuff of history.… Read More

Skinner Presents Auction of Historic Arms & Militaria, October 27

Artillery Calipers, Anthony Lamb, New York, mid-18th century (Lot 325, Estimate: $8,000-10,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Historic Arms & Militaria on Thursday, October 27, at 10AM. The auction features over 300 lots of important militaria from the American Revolution through World War II, including artillery, swords, pistols, powder horns, uniforms, muskets, and rifles, highlighted by The Dr.Read More

Powder Horn Tells Story of Siege of Boston Soldier

Detail of Captain Peter Perit's Carved Powder Horn

Captain Peter Perit’s Carved Powder Horn, c. 1775 (Lot 114, Estimate $20,000-$24,000)

One of the wonderful Powder horns coming up in the next Historic Arms & Militaria auction today (2856M), and arguably one of the best extant Siege of Boston horns carved by craftsman Jacob Gay (Lot 114, Estimate $20,000-$25,000). It was owned by Peter Perit, a Captain of a company in Colonel Charles Webb’s Connecticut regiment. In September of 1775, Webb’s regiment was ordered to Winter Hill for the siege.… Read More

A Civil War Collector’s Prize: The Richmond Depot Type II Jacket

Richmond Depot Type II Jacket

Richmond Depot Type II Jacket from 2nd Lieutenant John James Haines, 2nd Virginia Infantry, c. 1862-63 (Lot 147, Estimate $30,000-$40,000)

One of the most interesting Civil War collectors I knew when I was young was the late Denis Reen. His antics are still talked about over campfires in the living history community, and I am proud to be offering his collection in Skinner’s upcoming, October 30th, Historic Arms & Militaria auction.… Read More

October 31 | Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments Gallery Walk

Monumental Tiffany & Company Quarter-chiming Mahogany Floor Clock (Lot 447, Estimate $90,000-$120,000)

Friday, October 31st, 6PM in Marlborough

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Reception: 5-6PM Gallery Walk: 6-6:30PM

Skinner Marlborough Gallery 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough MA, 01752

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Marlborough Gallery. Robert C. Cheney, Department Director, will present highlights from the November 1, 2014 auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring Historic Arms & Militaria.… Read More

Skinner Presents Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments at Auction on November 1

1980 Ferrari 308GTSI, VIN# 8A0032639 (Lot 1, Estimate $28,000-$32,000)

MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 11, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments on November 1, 2014 in Marlborough, MA, featuring European, American, and Japanese clocks. From enameled French mantel clocks to an impressive selection of tall clocks as well as antique and modern watches, the auction offers something for everyone with an interest in horology.… Read More