MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner is pleased to announce an exciting new chapter in its Historic Arms & Militaria department. Under the leadership of Director Christopher Fox, the department has taken dramatic steps to strengthen its commitment to offering fine historic, collectible, and sporting arms and related items to its vast client base. In the forthcoming sale, bidders will find a significantly enhanced web catalog with detailed lot descriptions, thorough condition reports, and numerous detailed photographs of each lot.… Read More
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In the world of military firearms firsts, few guns are as visually unique as the Elgin Patent Cutlass Pistol. The roots of the pistol’s design extend back into the 17th century when a handful of English and European gun makers made and marketed to the public and commercial enterprises swords that incorporated flintlock pistols in their hilts, and blunderbusses and pistols with folding bayonets or daggers attached to their muzzles. Weapons of this type survive in notable numbers, showing that they enjoyed some popularity.… Read More
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.
The Billy Ahearn Collection of American Revolutionary War Firearms
The collection 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. One highlight is a rare British Long Land Pattern musket (lot 19, estimate: $5,000-7,00) used by the 4th or The King’s Own Regiment’s flank companies saw service at Concord on April 19, 1775.… Read More
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. But there is always more of significance than the physical objects themselves. Joel Bohy, Department Director, comments that “This auction is full of stories—the most important part.”
This auction is distinguished for the number, variety and quality of Civil War weapons offered.… Read More
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. James Woodward Wallace Collection of Fine Sporting Arms.
Call to arms
Joel Bohy, Director of Historic Arms and Militaria, notes that Skinner’s October auction is a time capsule of materials in this collecting category.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner is proud to present The Dr. James Woodward Wallace Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. This special collection opens the Historic Arms & Militaria auction on Thursday, October 27 at 10AM.
A straight shot
This auction of Dr. James Woodward Wallace’s collection of fine sporting arms reflects the life-long passion of a remarkable man: physician, sportsman, car enthusiast, world traveler, gourmet, and wine and spirits connoisseur.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA –Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Historic Arms & Militaria featuring pistols and muskets, historic documents, and antique arms from the time of the American Revolution through World War II. Items on offer include artillery, swords, pistols, powder horns, uniforms, muskets, and rifles. The online-only sale will begin on April 21, 2016 at noon and will conclude on April 29, 2016 at 10AM; live previews will be held at Skinner’s Marlborough Gallery on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from noon to 7PM, and on Friday, April 29 from 8AM to 9:30AM.… Read More
Intriguing & Luxurious Items Available for Online Bidding through December 2
BOSTON, MA – November 25, 2015 – Building on the success of the two previous Gentleman’s Auctions, Skinner is pleased to announce the 2015 Gentleman’s Auction, a highly curated online auction running from November 18th through December 2nd. With cufflinks, watches, desk accessories, whiskey, furniture and more, you’ll discover exceptional gift ideas at a range of price points for even the most discerning gentleman on your list – or, for yourself!… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – October 21, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of Historic Arms & Militaria on Friday, October 30th, at 4PM. The sale includes 326 lots of important militaria from the American Revolution through World War II. Items on offer include artillery, swords, pistols, powder horns, uniforms, muskets, and rifles featuring the very special Civil War collection of Denis E. Reen.
The Denis E. Reen Collection
Skinner is proud to be handling the collection of the late Denis E.… Read More
BOSTON, MA – November 18, 2014 – Feeling stuck on what to gift the man who has it all this holiday season? Skinner is here to help, presenting its very first Gentleman’s Auction, a highly curated, online auction running from November 20th through December 1st. From gold cufflinks, antique maps and pocket watches, to rare ales and spirits, sporting prints, and much more, you’ll discover exceptional gift ideas at range of price points for even the most discerning gentleman on your list – or, for yourself!… Read More