Thursday, January 28, 2016

Looking in Other Places for Toys

Saturday, January 30, 2016
Overcast with some snow and mild temperatures

Looking in Other Places for Toys

   I've been returning to old friends and companies that have helped me out in the post. One of these fine companies is Skinner Auctioneers (Skinner Inc.). Skinner is not known for its toy sales, but for its renowned and well-establishjed auction company in many other areas of collecting and antiques.

 However, just because a successful company specializes in international art  and antiques, doesn't mean that they will not sell toys. Periodically, Skinner Auctioneers (Skinner Inc.) have sold old and antique toys.  The reason that I selected to revisit Skinner Auctioneers is that their photography is excellent, and they present large-sized images that are larger than most auctioneers.

I didn't add any descriptions to the photos below. The photography is quite nice and I thought that everyone would just like to look at the photos. If you venture over to Skinner, you can do a search for antique toys or cast iron toys. Plenty of search results will come up, along with the descriptions of the toys.

I decided to "copy and paste" Skinner's "about page rather than write my own narrative. Who better to tell their own story than the company itself!


Skinner attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices 

in the international auction marketplace. With renowned expertise and 

extraordinary service, Skinner is the place for people looking to buy and 

sell fine objects of value.
Founded over four decades ago, Skinner offers more than 60 auctions annually. Skinner auctions reach an international audience and showcase the unique, rare, and beautiful in dozens of categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others.
Drawing on the expertise of its specialists and its personalized service, Skinner works with individuals, institutions, and estate settlement professionals to attract outstanding items from across New England, the United States, and the world. Important sales include a Qing Dynasty vase that set the record for Chinese art sold in the U.S., works by Fitz Henry Lane and Aldro Thompson Hibbardfolk art portraiture, and Kashmir textiles. Skinner regularly sees strong results for items ranging from fine Italian violins to Cartier diamond jewelry.
Skinner is located in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, Coral Gables, Florida, and New York, NY and offers its customers worldwide, “anywhere” access to its sales through the SkinnerLive! real-time, online bidding service.

Thanks for dropping by,
and as always,
have a great part of the day or night
wherever you may be.

Stacey Bindman

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