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• Trader Vic’s Tikis to be Sold in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Marketplace Auction | August 22-23
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Chicago, Illinois – August 3, 2012
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is pleased to announce items from Trader Vic’s Chicago location. The Polynesian themed restaurant known for combining tropical drinks and elaborate South Pacific décor was a Chicago staple at the Palmer House Hilton from 1957-2005, later reopening in 2008-2011 at the Newberry Plaza.
Highlights of the sale are a variety of carved wood Tiki totems including an Easter Island style Tiki head that stood at the entrance of Trader Vic’s at the Palmer House Hilton ($1,000/2,000), a tortoise shell ($300/500) and three Pacific giant clam shells ($800/1,200).
The auction preview will be open on Sunday, August 19 from 12pm to 4pm, Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23 from 10am to 5pm. The auction will take place at 10am on Wednesday and Thursday, August 22-23.
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For over three decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining recognition as one of the nation’s foremost fine art auctioneers with a global base of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sotheby’s in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a constant force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts, and always achieves the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.
A Carved Wood Easter Island Style Tiki Head, $1,000-2,000
Three Pacific Giant Clam Shells, $800-1,200
A Tortoise Shell, $300-500
A Carved Wood Tiki Totem, $200-400
A Burlwood Low Table, $800-1,200
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