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2010-01-12 14:20:00

BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com -- Skinner, Inc., one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will kick-off its 2010 season with a strong sale of American & European Paintings & Prints on January 29th at noon in the Boston gallery. Many of the offerings come to Skinner from private collections, some unseen for decades. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100112/NE36270 ) One of the sale's highlights is a Georgia O'Keeffe...

2009-10-08 08:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com -- Skinner, one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, will host Session II of the Richard Wright Collection on October 24(th) starting at 11 a.m. in the Boston gallery. Richard Wright, one of the world's foremost fine dolls experts, and a prominent and colorful appraiser on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, also had a discerning eye for furniture and decorative arts. The collection to be auctioned is...

2009-10-06 08:13:00

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com - Skinner, one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced its upcoming auction of Asian Works of Art -- to take place on Oct 17th at 3 p.m. and Oct. 18th at 10 a.m. in its Boston gallery -- will feature a rare collection of jades. Four pieces in the extensive collection were previously appraised by Skinner's James Callahan at a taping of a popular antiques appraisal show that airs on America's PBS...

2009-09-24 12:15:00

BOSTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- www.skinnerinc.com - Skinner, Inc., one of the nation's leading auction houses, today announced the stunning success of its Tuesday, September 15th Fine Jewelry sale. Rare and impressive colored diamonds and gemstones from two collections - one from the famed ballroom dancer, Verna E. Winegar and other from an All My Children's actress - were hotly contested by a number of bidders. The sale's overall theme was "big and bold" with one-of-a-kind pieces...


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