Skinner to offer John and Marilyn Keane fine Americana collection, Nov. 19

 

Pair of classical card tables attributed to Charles-Honore Lannuier, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc. www.skinnerinc.com
Pair of classical card tables attributed to Charles-Honore Lannuier, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc. www.skinnerinc.com

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner Auctioneers will host a live auction of Important Americana on Friday, November 19. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Skinner to host standout sales of watches & clocks, Oct. 20 + 22

Breguet No. 2835 astronomical quarter-repeating watch, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc.
Breguet No. 2835 astronomical quarter-repeating watch, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc.
Breguet No. 2835 astronomical quarter-repeating watch, est. $100,000-$150,000. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc. www.skinnerinc.com

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.— This October the Clocks, Watches & Scientific department at Skinner will feature two distinct sales: a timed online auction that closes October 20, and a live auction, Fine Horology: The Estate of David G. Newsom, on October 22. View the fully illustrated catalogs on LiveAuctioneers.

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Collectors scooped up rarities at Skinner Coins & Currency Auction

1905 Liberty Head quarter eagle in Proof-65, $10,625. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc.
1905 Liberty Head quarter eagle in Proof-65, $10,625. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc.
1905 Liberty Head quarter eagle in Proof-65, $10,625. Image courtesy of Skinner, Inc.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – The September 21 Coins & Currency auction at Skinner was a collector’s delight, offering many pieces from ancient Greece and ancient Rome and strong selections from American history in both silver and gold. Under the direction of Skinner Coins & Currency department Director David Donahue, the online catalog featured a greater number and variety of high-resolution images, drawing the interest of collectors.

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Skinner offers choice pieces from Connecticut collection, Oct. 7

Carved stag marble-top sideboard, est. $1,500-$2,500
Carved stag marble-top sideboard, est. $1,500-$2,500

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. –  Skinner presents A Gilded Age: New England Collects Europe, an online auction that closes on October 7. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Skinner triumphs with Americana in August

Molded copper 'Massasoit' weathervane, $43,750
Molded copper 'Massasoit' weathervane, $43,750
Molded copper ‘Massasoit’ weathervane, $43,750

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Each year, Skinner times its August Auction to attract Americana enthusiasts from across the country who attend the numerous focused annual shows held in New Hampshire. This summer was no exception, with well-attended public previews and many requests from those not viewing in person. The two auctions, held August 18 and 19, offered fine American furniture from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, along with a robust and diverse selection of pottery, porcelain, silver, folk art, weathervanes, maritime art, pewter, and Shaker items consigned by private collectors, talented members of the trade and institutions. On the whole, buyers agreed, and the sale totaled 50% above the high estimate.

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Man retraces history of family’s 19th-century whiskey bottle

Erskine Nicol (Scottish), ‘A Nip Against the Cold,’ 1869. Public domain image

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) – The corked brown bottle had mystified Rex Woolbright for decades.

Rumor had it the Old Ingledew whiskey, which belonged to his uncle, Logan Drake, predated the Civil War and had decorated the shelves of powerful elites. It was mostly a thing of family lore — until Woolbright rediscovered the bottle in his attic a few years ago. Now, the Newberry business owner is on a mission to uncover the full story behind the heirloom. With the help of experts, he’s retraced 180 years of the whiskey’s history.

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