SKINNER TO HOST FREE APPRAISAL EVENING SEPTEMBER 17TH IN BOSTON

Free Verbal Appraisals of Jewelry, Watches, Paintings, Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Musical Instruments and More

BOSTON, Mass. – Skinner, Inc., – www.skinnerinc.com – one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art will host an Evening of Art and Antiques Appraisals on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in its Boston gallery, located at 63 Park Plaza. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees are encouraged to bring items of interest to learn about both their historic and monetary value.

During the event Skinner appraisers, who regularly appear on a popular PBS-TV series, will verbally appraise all manner of art, antiques and collectibles – including paintings, prints, jewelry, carry-in furniture, art pottery, art glass, lamps, 20th century design, Asian works of art, books, manuscripts, clocks, folk art, silver, and much more. Appraisers will provide their opinion on up to three items per person. Photographs can be substituted for very large or fragile items. Skinner will also be accepting consignments of material brought to the event. Coins and stamps will not be included.

According to Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner, Inc. “Skinner is pleased to host this event for the people of Boston and beyond; these events enable us to better educate the public on what Skinner and the auction world is all about. While it’s the million dollar auction items that make the headlines, we want people to know that Skinner handles a broad range of art and antiques and we accept items for consignment year-round in both our Boston and Marlborough galleries.” Keane continued, “These appraisal events are great fun. We just never know what will turn up.”

To R.S.V.P. or for more information on Skinner’s Boston Appraisal Evening, call Skinner’s Boston gallery at (617) 350-5400. Learn more about Skinner auctions online at www.skinnerinc.com

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