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Gong Once ... Going Twice ... Sold

Gong Once ... Going Twice ... Sold

WDCB’s Gary Zidek profiles Chicago-based Hindman Auction House.

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“This is something I think every auction house is working on changing the narrative of, it’s considered to be sort of a rich man’s game, and quite frankly it couldn’t be further from the truth.” - Hindman CEO Thomas Galbraith talking about a popular misperception of auctions.

Hindman CEO Thomas Galbraith

Hindman CEO Thomas Galbraith

There a lot of antiquated ideas about auctions, from what’s available to how much things cost. But you might be surprised by what you find on auction …

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Chicago-based Hindman Auction House wants to change the way people think about the auction process. Hindman CEO Thomas Galbraith believes one of the keys to changing those perceptions is by attracting people to the experience of a live auction. Hindman recently opened a new auction space at its West Loop office (1338 West Lake Street, Chicago).

Live auction room at Hindman’s Chicago location.

Live auction room at Hindman’s Chicago location.

Hindman conducts hundreds of auctions throughout the year, in-person and online, in categories such as jewelry, fine art, modern design, books & manuscripts, furniture, decorative arts, couture, and more. You can see what auctions are coming up here.

A look at the some pieces that will be soon auctioned off by Hindman.

A look at the some pieces that will be soon auctioned off by Hindman.

Hindman just completed a “Summer Fashion & Accessories” auction. This week the company will conduct a “Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver” auction. You can find out more by visiting hindmanauctions.com

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