Skinner Hosts Online-only Fine Musical Instruments Auction Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer its first online-only Musical Instruments auction, taking place from September 18th through September 26th on the Skinner website. The auction will offer 250 lots of
News-Antique.com - Sep 17,2013 - Violins, Violas, and Cellos
Highlights from violins to be offered include instruments originating in New England: a violin made in 1933 labeled “Robert Holt, Belfast, ME” (lot 43, estimated from $300 to $500) and another from 1878 by Calvin Baker of Boston (lot 90, $2,000 to $2,400). French violins include an instrument from the Lorraine School, circa 1840 (lot 107, $1,500 to $2,000), and a signed Jenny Bailly violin, numbered 135, from 1920 (lot 45, $400 to $600). A John Juzek violin, circa 1966 (lot 91, $500 to $700), and a Steglio Maglia violin (lot 68, $600 to $800) will also be offered.
A German viola from 1973 by Anton Schroetter (lot 88, $600 to $800) and a 2002 one-half-size German cello by Clement and Weise (lot 127, $300 to $400), accompanied by a certificate will also be available.
Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos
Guitar offerings include a Gibson Epiphone electric guitar, serial number SJ03091627 (lot 106, $200 to $300), and an American guitar by the Kay Musical Instrument Company of Chicago, model P3, serial number L 5587, H.K.G. Proceeds from the sale of this instrument (lot 102, $100 to $200) will be donated to the Boston One Fund.
A Brescian mandolin by Gioffredo Rinaldi (lot 278, $600 to $800), a mandolin by The Gibson-Mandolin Guitar Company, Kalamazoo (lot 272, $300 to $500), a four string tenor banjo (lot 104, $300 to $500), and a four string Vega professional tenor banjo, serial #85798 (lot 103, $200 to $300) will also be auctioned.
Clarinets and Saxophones
A selection of clarinets includes two Selmer clarinets: a B-flat clarinet, CL300 with its case (lot 99, $80 to $100) and another from grenadilla wood, circa 1930, with the original case (lot 270, $100 to $200). A vintage Borgani soprano saxophone, made in Italy, keyed to F, with flat metal resonators (lot 275, $500 to $700) will also be available.
The inaugural Musical Instruments – Online auction will take place from September 18, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. through September 26, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. Participants must create an account on the Skinner website in order to bid. For questions, contact the department at 508-970-3135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previews, Catalog, and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
A virtual catalog for #2670T can be viewed here: http://issuu.com/skinnerinc/docs/2670t?e=1175486/4713978.
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 http://www.facebook.com/skinnerauctions.