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Skinner 2018 Consignment Events

Join us in these New England cities for a complimentary auction evaluation of jewelrysilver, coins & currency, American & European works of art, sculpture, and musical instruments and the opportunity to consign property to upcoming Skinner auctions.

New Haven, CT | September 12, 2018

Providence RI | October 10, 2018

Portland ME | November 14, 2018

Chatham MA | December 12, 2018 

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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

Musical Instrument Consignment Days in California

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 consignment days throughout California.

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.

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Advice from an Expert Violin Appraiser: How to Identify an Original Violin Label

How can you tell if the label in your violin is original? This is an important question in the evaluation of a violin from the 18th or 19th century. The recognition of an original label is an essential part of authenticating an antique violin, and the presence of an original label will naturally enhance a violin’s value.