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special advertising section We offer free estimates of auction value. All you have to do is call and set up an appointment with any one of our experts. You can also send in an online form requesting an auction evaluation: —Stephen Fletcher, Skinner If you want to get one of your own items appraised, you would bring it to our "free appraisal day" every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm at our Cabot Street office, Athey feel your item will bring at auction. —Diane Riva, Kaminski Auctions Q: What are five tips for getting a piece appraised? A: 1. Make sure you take clear and detailed pictures of the piece if you can't bring it to us in person. 2. Take pictures of any marks, signatures, or condition issues. 3. Measure the piece carefully. 4. Include any provenance or history relating to the piece. 5. Include any relevant documents. —Stephen Fletcher, Skinner Q: What are some tips when someone is bidding at auction? A: Attend the auction preview prior to the sale to view the piece in person. If you can't attend in person, view the online catalogue where the piece is pic- tured and described. Ask questions in advance to get more detailed informa- tion about the piece—good auction houses make the effort to offer accurate information and condition reports about any object they are selling to assure you that what you are bidding on is genuine. A lot of furniture is selling reason- ably in the current market. —Stephen Fletcher, Skinner We Listen To Our Clients! 978.317.9875 Professional Landscape Services Artistic Landscapes holtzapffel & deyerlein ornamental turning lathe and accessories, auctioned for $65,175 on july 16, 2011 It is such a rarity to find an ornamental turning lathe with all the numbered accessories and fitted two-part mahogany tall chest. This remarkable early 19th century machine and its many accessories allowed an educated owner to perform complex tasks on exotic woods and materials like ebony, teak, rosewood, and ivory. —Robert Cheney, director of science, technology & clocks Lighting Plantings Design & Installation Patios & Walkways

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