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May 12, 2017

Pop Art Quiz

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Our May 23 Post War and Contemporary Art and Fine Prints auctions include some of Pop Art’s biggest names. Test your knowledge of the movement that engrained itself into popular culture, its founders and Goliaths.

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Fine Writing Instruments
April 18, 2017

Important Pens | The Power of the Written Word

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As communication becomes more and more digitized, it might be a surprise to learn that the pen market has increased in recent years, especially among luxury brands such as Montblanc, Krone and Omas. What was once a practical tool, pens have also become a luxury accessory and status symbol.   Beginning April 17, Leslie Hindman…

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Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts
January 23, 2017

The Inaugural LHA Quiz

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Take the inaugural Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Quiz to test your general knowledge of our history and collecting categories. Stay up to speed on exciting results, historic connections and random facts by following this series of quizzes which will unfold throughout the year. Let us know how you do, and share your results by hashtagging #LeslieHindmanAuctioneers.

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November 8, 2016

Collector and Patron Olga Hirshhorn

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Few collectors have large enough collections to found a museum, make significant donations to others and still have items to sell at auction. Olga and Joseph H. Hirshhorn were among the few. As arts patrons, their contributions are many, the most notable being the founding by Joseph of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington,…

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May 17, 2016

Two Important Private Collections in St. Louis this June

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The St. Louis summer auction, June 9-10 will be made up of two important private collections—the Property from the Collection of Kenneth Fugate and Carroll Heath, San Francisco, CA and Property from the Private Collection of a Lady, St. Louis. Having filled their magnificent Eastlake Stick Victorian home in San Francisco with a beloved collection…

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April 14, 2016

The Lord and Lady Jacobs

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Lord Anthony Jacobs was a successful British financier, acquiring business interests in a number of companies during his long career as well as serving publicly as an independent politician. He held prominent offices in the United Kingdom, serving as Joint Treasurer of the Liberal party from 1984 to 1987. He was knighted in 1988 and…

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February 10, 2016

How to Bid at Auction

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Auctions can be overwhelming and confusing for first- time bidders. However, once involved in the process, auctions are one of the best ways to find fine art, memorabilia, furniture or jewelry to build a sophisticated and unique collection. This guide will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to bid at auction for…

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January 25, 2016

It’s a Great Time to Sell

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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 5, 2016

The History of the Winter White House

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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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