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Skinner, Inc. to host Discovery auction on April 17th and 18th

Skinner, Inc. will host a two-day Discovery auction on April 17th and 18th in its Marlborough gallery. The first day of the sale will feature a diverse collection of studio paintings, prints, and photography. Day two presents a fine selection of assorted furniture and decorative arts. In conjunction with the live auction, a collection of lots of 20th century advertising and political posters will be available from April 17th through April 23rd, exclusively as a Skinner online timed auction.

modern paintingStudio Paintings, Prints, and Photography
The sale begins with 500 lots of studio paintings, prints, and photography. Highlights include a painting by William Mark Fisher titled The Stream Through the Meadow, Teaneck (lot 112, estimated between $400 and $600), Adolph Heinze’s Autumn Hillside (lot 25, $600 to $800), an interior scene by Fannie Hillsmith (lot 225, $1,000 to $1,500), a Frederick Stone Batcheller still life of fruit in a footed glass bowl (lot 310, $2,000 to $3,000), a landscape by James Emery Greer (lot 500, $800 to $1,200), and a work by Miron Sima depicting Camp Kearsarge, New Hampshire (lot 451, $800 to $1,200).

Furniture and Decorative Arts
Notable furniture and decorative arts offerings include 20 to 30 lots from a New York collection of contemporary ceramics. Highlights include two Judy Miller glazed earthenware items (lot 967, $300 to $400) and a Sandra Wyner Pottery pitcher and six glasses (lot 971, $225 to $325). Other furniture and decorative arts highlights include a mosaic glass table lamp (lot 534, $800 to $900), a Louis XVI-style upholstered carved and painted wood fauteuil (lot 586, $400 to $600), five pieces of Persian Rose Van Briggle pottery (lot 619, $500 to $600), a pair of Rococo-style chairs (lot 580, $250 to $350), and a pair of peachblow ewers (lot 601, $200 to $300) will also be sold.

20th Century Advertising and Political Posters
The online-only poster sale features over 250 lots of vintage posters on a variety of themes, including travel, advertising, film and theater, politics, and war-time patriotism. Patriotic poster highlights include a lithographed World War I poster entitled Is Liberty Worth 25 Cents To You?, advertising war savings stamps (lot 123, $200 to $300). Others include a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post advertising lithograph poster entitled The Kennedy Campaign (lot 108, $300 to $500), a Harrison Fisher United States World War I lithograph poster: I Summon You to Comradeship in the Red Cross (lot 120, $300 to $500), and a Norman Rockwell United States World War II Freedom of Speech lithograph poster (lot 200, $200 to $300).

A Walt Disney Cinderella movie poster (lot 1, $200 to $300), an It Ain’t No Sin movie poster (lot 11, $200 to $300), a F. Rabot, Amsterdam Fashion Week, 1949 lithograph advertising poster (lot 88, $200 to $300), and a Howard Chandler Christy Will Rogers Memorial Fund lithograph poster (lot 114, $200 to $300) will also be offered.

Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

A text catalog for sale #2646M is available by mail from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery.

The Skinner website allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogs, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!. Visit and “like” Skinner on Facebook at