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February 1, 2016

Sapphires from the Yogo Gulch

Many people are likely surprised to learn that, along with Kashmir and Burma, the United States is also a producer of highly prized sapphires. Central Montana is home to the Yogo Gulch sapphire deposit, which since its discovery in 1895, has produced stones highly valued for their uniform and intense saturation. While the majority of Yogo…

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January 27, 2016

Winter Antiques Show

In its 62nd year, the 2016 Winter Antiques Show in New York City is the leading antiques fair in America. With 73 exhibitors, the show beckons with its vast variety, ranging from antiquities, medieval weaponry, Old Master paintings, Americana, modern design, to contemporary Asian art. The show goes through January 31st at the Park Avenue…

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January 25, 2016

It’s a Great Time to Sell

The market for fine art, important jewelry and other objects of value has never been stronger. When evaluating options to sell your property, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is here to guide you through every step of the consignment process. While we are renowned for handling significant estates and large collections, our firm devotes the same attention and…

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January 22, 2016

Arm Candy: The Hermès Birkin and Kelly Handbag

Recently, an article in Harper’s Bazaar called the Hermès Birkin handbag a “better investment than the stock market.” Over the last 35 years, the Birkin bag has become the most exclusive bag in the world and its value has increased 14.2%, mostly due to its luxurious appeal and scarcity in the industry. For this reason,…

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January 18, 2016

Pollock and Koons: January Genius

January shares the honors of being the birth month of two artists both equally brash and influential. On January 21, Jeff Koons turns 61. A week later, on January 28, Jackson Pollock would have celebrated his 103rd birthday.  Although the methodology of these two men are radically different, they are linked by a shared interest…

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January 12, 2016

Kansas City Appraisals

Kansas City is a city of jazz music and barbecue; the home of Walt Disney and Thomas Hart Benton; a city rich in culture and with a deep appreciation for the arts.  Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ specialists travel throughout the year for appraisal days and special events from coast to coast. We have worked with collectors and…

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January 7, 2016

A Few of our Favorite Things: 2015

Leslie Hindman Specialists pick their favorite things of 2015—the interesting, the unique and those that inspired them. Anne Forman, Director of Luxury Accessories and Vintage Fashion "The Lanvin Metallic Silver Ensemble that was sold in our October auction. This piece felt both vintage and current- the mark of a great timeless piece- something a very elegant woman…

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January 5, 2016

The History of the Winter White House

Nearly 100 years ago, the historically significant “Winter White House,” as it has come to be known, was built in Palm Beach, Florida. The two-story Mediterranean style structure with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean on North Ocean Boulevard was designed by renowned Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner, and was commissioned by department store executive…

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