Hindman

Hindman is an auction house in US with its headquarters in Chicago.

It was founded by Leslie Hindman in 1982 and, following a private-equity backed deal announced in 2019, it was brought together with Cowan's Auctions under the same umbrella company.


Chicago before the inferno

02 October 2017

An exceptionally rare bird’s eye view of Chicago before the devastating fire of 1871 that destroyed so much of the old city was sold for $160,000 (£118,520) by local saleroom Leslie Hindman (20/20/12% buyer’s premium) on September 15.

Chicago map by James T Palmatary

Was it a cow or a card game that set Chicago ablaze?

21 September 2017

How the 1871 Chicago fire started remains a matter of conjecture, though a lantern knocked over by a Mrs O’Leary’s cow, or perhaps by a group of men who were gambling in a barn are among the favourite theories.

Chicago map by JT Palmatary

Chicago collector wins $200,000 bidding battle for 1857 map of the “Windy City” at Leslie Hindman auction

18 September 2017

One of only four known copies of a ‘pre-fire’ Chicago map by cartographer J.T. Palmatary drew intense competition at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ latest sale, selling at over six-times estimate.

Aerial map

Rare pre-fire map of Chicago heads to local auction complete with view of red light district

05 September 2017

One of only four known copies a 19th century map of Chicago goes under the hammer at a local auction house next week.

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From America’s heartland - interview with Chicago auctioneer Leslie Hindman

19 June 2017

Leslie Hindman’s curriculum vitae encapsulates the changing American auction scene across four decades.

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Cummings craftwork at Tiffany

18 April 2017

This Tiffany gold necklace and earclip suite composed of textured rose petal links by Angela Cummings (c.1944) sold for £10,200 at Bonhams Knightsbridge (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) on March 15.

Paysage village by Fernand Leger

Cubism at Chicago auction: Fernand Léger works predicted to fetch $2m

22 August 2016

Two Cubist works by Fernand Léger (1881-1955) lead a potentially lucrative line-up of pictures at Chicago saleroom Leslie Hindman’s auction next month.

Chicago auctioneers extend their reach to Arizona

14 July 2016

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers are expanding their operations to Scottsdale, Arizona. This will be the firm’s sixth location outside their headquarters in Chicago.

Rivals hoping to fill void left by Ivey-Selkirk in St Louis

03 June 2014

Following the implosion of auction house Ivey-Selkirk earlier this year, more than one firm is hoping to plug the void left by the troubled St Louis institution.

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An old-school collector from Kansas City

31 October 2012

Chicago saleroom Leslie Hindman will hold a single-owner auction of property from a major Midwest estate on November 8.

Hindman expand into Denver

05 March 2012

CHICAGO-based auctioneers Leslie Hindman are to open a new auction facility in Denver, Colorado.

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