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  • Carved and Painted Miniature Male Baldpate Duck
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 1

    Carved and Painted Miniature Male Baldpate Duck

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Female Ruff
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 2

    Carved and Painted Miniature Female Ruff

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Bird Figure
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 3

    Carved and Painted Miniature Bird Figure

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Male Green-winged Teal
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 4

    Carved and Painted Miniature Male Green-winged Teal

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Greater Scamp
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 5

    Carved and Painted Miniature Greater Scamp

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Female American Golden-eye
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 6

    Carved and Painted Miniature Female American Golden-eye...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Old Squaw Duck
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 7

    Carved and Painted Miniature Old Squaw Duck

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Avocet
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 8

    Carved and Painted Miniature Avocet

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Female Green-winged Teal
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 9

    Carved and Painted Miniature Female Green-winged Teal

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Male Knot
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 10

    Carved and Painted Miniature Male Knot

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Female Common Goldeneye
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 11

    Carved and Painted Miniature Female Common Goldeneye

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Lesser Yellow-legs Sandpiper
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 12

    Carved and Painted Miniature Lesser Yellow-legs Sandpip...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Dowitcher
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 13

    Carved and Painted Miniature Dowitcher

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Brandt Goose
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 14

    Carved and Painted Miniature Brandt Goose

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Surf Scoter
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 15

    Carved and Painted Miniature Surf Scoter

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Carved and Painted Miniature Ruddy Turnstone
    Estimate
    $1,800 - $2,200
    Lot 16

    Carved and Painted Miniature Ruddy Turnstone

    Est.
    $1,800 - $2,200
  • Creamware Transfer Decorated "Success to the Crooked but interesting Town of Boston" Jug
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 17

    Creamware Transfer Decorated "Success to the Crooked bu...

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • "Zebedee Cook" Liverpool Transfer Decorated Creamware Jug
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 18

    "Zebedee Cook" Liverpool Transfer Decorated Creamware J...

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Battle of Bunker Hill" Pierced Bowl and Undertray
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 19

    Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Battl...

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Welcome La Fayette the Nations Guest and Our Country's Glory" Jug
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 20

    Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Welco...

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    $200 - $300
  • Miniature Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Boston State House" Potty Jug
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 21

    Miniature Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical B...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Boston State House" Basin
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 22

    Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Bosto...

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    $300 - $500
  • Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Washington Seat Mount Vernon" Jug
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 23

    Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Washi...

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    $300 - $500
  • Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Boston State House" Tray
    Estimate
    $250 - $350
    Lot 24

    Staffordshire Transfer Decorated Historical Blue "Bosto...

    Est.
    $250 - $350
  • Eight Orange and Green Fitzhugh Export Porcelain Plates
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 25

    Eight Orange and Green Fitzhugh Export Porcelain Plates...

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Small Coin Silver Porringer
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 26

    Small Coin Silver Porringer

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Coin Silver Cream Pitcher
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 27

    Coin Silver Cream Pitcher

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Two Coin Silver Harvard Table Spoons
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 28

    Two Coin Silver Harvard Table Spoons

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    $300 - $500
  • Four Sterling Silver Tablespoons
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    $300 - $500
    Lot 29

    Four Sterling Silver Tablespoons

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    $300 - $500
  • Brass Fobes Little Spoon Mold
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 30

    Brass Fobes Little Spoon Mold

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Carved and Gilded Eagle Watch Stand
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 31

    Carved and Gilded Eagle Watch Stand

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Wrought Iron and Brass Adjustable Two Light Candlestand
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $40,000
    Lot 32

    Wrought Iron and Brass Adjustable Two Light Candlestand...

    Est.
    $20,000 - $40,000
  • Pine Chest Over Drawer
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 33

    Pine Chest Over Drawer

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • American School, 19th Century
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 34

    American School, 19th Century

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Paint Decorated "Starch" Slide-lid Box
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 35

    Paint Decorated "Starch" Slide-lid Box

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Blue-painted Oval Pantry Box with Twelve Linen Towels and One Linen Kerchief
    Estimate
    $200 - $250
    Lot 36

    Blue-painted Oval Pantry Box with Twelve Linen Towels a...

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    $200 - $250
  • Two Round Painted Pantry Boxes
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    $200 - $250
    Lot 37

    Two Round Painted Pantry Boxes

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    $200 - $250
  • Polychrome Painted Mirror
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 38

    Polychrome Painted Mirror

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Samuel McIntire Two-sided Carved and Painted George Washington Profile Portrait Plaque
    Estimate
    $60,000 - $80,000
    Lot 39

    Samuel McIntire Two-sided Carved and Painted George Was...

    Est.
    $60,000 - $80,000
  • Attributed to William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Maine, 1806-1873)
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Lot 40

    Attributed to William Matthew Prior (Massachusetts/Main...

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
  • American School, Late 18th Century
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 41

    American School, Late 18th Century

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • American School, 19th Century
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 42

    American School, 19th Century

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Carved, Gilded, and Painted Phrygian Cap
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 43

    Carved, Gilded, and Painted Phrygian Cap

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909)
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 44

    William Pierce Stubbs (Maine/Massachusetts, 1842-1909)

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Warren Sheppard
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 45

    Warren Sheppard

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Silkwork Portrait of the Schooner Rose-Marie
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 46

    Silkwork Portrait of the Schooner Rose-Marie

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • John Halley Bellamy Carved and Painted Eagle Plaque
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Lot 47

    John Halley Bellamy Carved and Painted Eagle Plaque

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Carved and Painted Yachting Plaque
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 48

    Carved and Painted Yachting Plaque

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200

Auction Description

August Americana by Bonhams Skinner
Previews open August 10 – 12 in Marlborough.

Book a preview appointment.

Bonhams Skinner’s August Americana auction features an interesting selection of fine and historic antiques for the discriminating collector including a rare relief-carved double-sided portrait of General George Washington by Samuel Macintire; a late 18th century painted Phrygian or Liberty Cap originally mounted on a pole symbolizing American freedom; a collection of brightly colored and well preserved 17th and 18th century English needlework pictures; a collection of fine Liverpool jugs including a rare “Success to the crooked by interesting town of Boston” jug, and several commemorating George Washington; two Andrew Clemens sand bottles; an assortment of export porcelain and Chinese and Indian export silver; fine maritime paintings by Montague Dawson and other artists; and the original manuscript journal Cleopatra’s Barge On A Voyage Of Pleasure documenting the 1817 voyage of George Crowninshield’s famous yacht considered to be the earliest grand pleasure yacht built in America. In addition, a selection of 19th century American folk portraiture and landscapes, miniature portraits, and painted wood boxes round out the live sale. Contact Us Client Services 508.970.3211 American Furniture & Decorative Arts 508.970.3200
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Bonhams Skinner
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States

bidsquare@bonhamsskinner.com

Phone:+16173505400

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$0 25.00

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$3,000 $250
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$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

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Terms & Conditions

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A. Conditions of Sale 1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than seven (7) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within seven (7) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc. reserves the right to charge a minimum storage fee of $10 per lot per day, and may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the seven (7) days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash up to a maximum of $10,000 or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable if from an account in the name of the buyer and credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. Sales in Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and Maine are subject to the respective current sales taxes. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties may be exempt from sales tax upon submission of proper documentation. 10. A premium equal to 25% of the final bid price up to and including $250,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $250,001 up to and including $3,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $3,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit. B. Skinner, Inc. & Lower Falls Wine Co. Conditions of Sale – Fine Wines/Fine Wines – Online Auction 1. All bidders and buyers of wine must be at least 21 years of age and shall present satisfying legal documentation of this at auction. In the event the buyer is a partnership or corporate entity, the receiver of the wine shall furnish proof fulfilling this criteria. 2. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc., below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event, and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 3. All property is sold “as is,” and neither Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation or any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, or description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice, or in the catalog, or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. Prospective buyers are urged to inspect those lots they have interest in. 4. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by Skinner, Inc. shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Please note Massachusetts state law requires all purchasers of alcoholic beverages be at least 21 years of age. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate. 5. All merchandise purchased is payable directly to Skinner Inc., and must be paid for the day of the auction. All merchandise must be removed from Lower Falls Wine Co. within forty five (45) days of the auction, and in no event shall Skinner Inc. or Lower Falls Wine Co. have any liability for any damage to property left on its premises for more than fourteen (14) days after the sale. Lower Falls Wine Co. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage fee per lot as determined by Lower Falls Wine Co. (see Collection of Wines). If any property has not been removed within forty five (45) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. (a) the merchandise may be transferred to and stored at a bonded warehouse and the purchaser agrees to pay all transfer and storage expenses, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 6. Skinner accepts cash up to a maximum of $10,000 or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable if from an account in the name of the buyer and credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. reserve the right to hold merchandise purchased until the funds have cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner and/or Lower Falls Wine Co. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. 7. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 8. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 9. Lower Falls Wine Co. may, in their discretion and at purchaser’s request, package and arrange for delivery as directed by the purchaser. In such event, purchaser agrees that (a) all such packaging, handling and delivery is at the sole risk of the purchaser and that Skinner, Inc. and Lower Falls Wine Co. shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items, and (b) purchaser shall pay in advance, all packaging expenses, including labor, materials, carriers fees and all insurance charges. Please arrange seventy-two (72) hours in advance for collection and delivery. Purchaser shall make itself aware of the limitations and restrictions imposed by various states in regards to the transportation and importation of alcoholic beverages and purchaser has the sole responsibility to research and comply with all permit and licensing requirements. Neither Skinner, Inc. nor Lower Falls Wine Co. shall be responsible for obtaining any permits or licenses on behalf of purchaser and no sale shall be cancelled or refunded for lack of purchaser’s noncompliance with permitting and licensing issues. (Please see Collection of Wines) 10. A premium equal to 25% of the final bid price up to and including $250,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $250,001 up to and including $3,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $3,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit. C. Firearms 1. Post-1898 firearms must be registered in compliance with federal law. 2. Federal Firearms License purchases only. 3. To purchase with a Curio & Relic License, the gun must be listed as acceptable on the ATF list for collectors of curios. www.atf.gov/sites/default/files/assets/pdf-files/p-5300-11-firearms-curios-or-relics-list.pdf 4. Bidder must provide FFL information upon registration to bid. We highly recommend registering in advance, please contact William Madden at 508.970.3283. 5. Bidders who do not have a valid FFL must provide Skinner with a license for an FFL transfer agent upon registering to bid, and upon receipt of the agent’s FFL, the firearm must be shipped to the transfer agent, not the buyer/winner of the auction. 6. A transfer agent can charge for handling the transfer. It is the buyer/winner’s responsibility to pay for and make arrangements for an agent prior to registering to bid. CONDITION OF FIREARMS AND ANTIQUE ARMS. Skinner, Inc. (“Skinner”) makes no warranties or representations whatsoever, and no employee or consultant of Skinner, Inc. has the authority to make any warranties or representations, concerning any firearms or antique arms, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, as well as any express or implied warranties or representations regarding the operation, condition, reliability, safety to store or transport, or legality to purchase, own, store, transport or resell any firearms or antique arms. Use of any firearms or antique arms purchased at Skinner is entirely at the user’s risk. Skinner recommends that all weapons purchased at auction be examined by a competent gunsmith. Skinner disclaims any liability whatsoever for accident, injury or damage resulting to any person or property from the purchase, sale, transport, storage or use of any firearms or antique arms purchased through Skinner. All other Terms & Conditions of Sale at Skinner remain applicable, please refer to Conditions of Sale