equipment genre was a Bone
Handled Civil War Surgical Set by Tiemann. The kit, which includes an
amputation saw with notched blade, trephine, Hey saw, brush, finger saw,
amputation chain saw, bone forceps, metacarpal knife and three Liston
knives, all contained in a rosewood veneered case, sold for $9,987.50,
significantly higher than its $2,500 -- $3,000 pre-sale estimate.
Skinner is one of the few auction houses in the world, and the only
major auction house in the U.S., to specialize in the collecting category
of Science and Technology. This specialty includes all manner of scientific
material, including Edison artifacts, and early examples of phonographs,
technological inventions, surveying instruments, globes and planetaria,
telescopes, microscopes, medical instruments, early photography and
cameras, firefighting memorabilia, computer-related objects, mechanical
music, automata (mechanical dolls), and coin-operated machinery. This
material was in fact the precursor to today's high tech industry.
For more information on these and other items sold in Saturday's sale,
visit the website at http://www.skinnerinc.com. Images are available upon request.
Skinner, Inc. is one of the nation's leading auction houses for
antiques and fine art and the only major auction house headquartered in New
England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner
draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions
regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of
auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the
most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner's appraisal experts
regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty
departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American &
European Paintings & Prints, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th
Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Couture,
Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Rare Books & Manuscripts,
Science & Technology, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian &
Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, and Discovery.
Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Bolton, Mass. For more
information on upcoming auctions and events, visit Skinner's website