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2013-05-20 12:30:25

BOSTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc. announced the launch of its newly designed website: www.skinnerinc.com. Skinner was one of the first auction houses to provide internet services, introducing interactive features and online bidding in the early 2000s. This site redesign introduces a completely new and modern look-and-feel, as well as enhanced features for an outstanding user experience, including: Simple, easy-to-understand navigation Larger, more beautiful imagery,...

2013-03-18 12:24:29

The Andy Williams Folk Art Collection yields extraordinary prices BOSTON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc. today announced exceptional results for its recent American Furniture and Decorative Arts sale held last Sunday, March 3rd. The sale grossed $3,763,695.25, including buyer's premium, with many lots far exceeding pre-sale estimates. The Andy Williams Folk Art CollectionItems from the extraordinary Andy Williams Folk Art Collection dominated the sale, bringing in a...

2013-02-21 16:25:22

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc.'s upcoming American Furniture and Decorative Arts auction (Sunday, March 3(rd), Boston) will offer outstanding examples of Americana and features the Andy Williams Folk Art Collection. The silver Tiffany punch bowl presented by F.W. Woolworth to architect Cass Gilbert at the dedication of the Woolworth building in New York City in April 1913 will also be offered. The Andy Williams Folk Art Collection Known the world over for his smooth...

2012-12-11 12:24:36

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc. today announced strong results for its recent auction of Science, Technology, and Clocks on Saturday, December 1(st) in its Marlborough gallery. The highly successful sale grossed $1,918,721.55 including buyer's premium, with many lots far exceeding pre-sale estimates. Ornamental Turning Lathes & Turning ToolsThe auction's top lot was a rare and important Holtzapffel & Company rose engine lathe, No. 1636, which sold for...

2012-11-05 08:30:27

BOSTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts on November 18th in its Boston gallery. Devon Gray's debut, as the newly appointed department director, features exceptionally rare books, first editions, presidential memorabilia, and important historical documents. "Since Devon Gray's appointment as Department Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts, we have seen a flurry of excitement from both collectors and consignors alike," said...

2012-10-11 11:24:23

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinner, Inc., one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, today announced the addition of Jill Arbetter as Director of Artist Relations in the Fine Musical Instruments department. In this role, Arbetter, a professionally trained violinist, will focus on liaising with string players, teachers, and students worldwide. As a violinist and artist manager for more than 20 years, Jill brings the perspective of an...

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...