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8.14-carat heart-shape diamond ring, $337,500

Diamonds dominated at Hindman’s Important Jewelry auction

8.14-carat heart-shape diamond ring, $337,500

8.14-carat heart-shape diamond ring, $337,500

CHICAGO – Hindman’s December 13 Important Jewelry auction turned in a stellar performance. Overall, the sale realized more than $3.37 million.

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Ring centered on a 20.36-carat unheated Burmese sapphire, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

Choice sapphires blaze brightly at Hindman, Dec. 13

Ring centered on a 20.36-carat unheated Burmese sapphire, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

Ring centered on a 20.36-carat unheated Burmese sapphire, estimated at $100,000-$150,000

CHICAGO – Sapphire rings will highlight Hindman’s Important Jewelry auction on Tuesday, December 13 alongside an array of colored gemstone and diamond rings. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Monumental map of Chicago that predates the Great Chicago Fire, estimated at $50,000-$70,000

Huge Chicago map predating the great fire offered at Hindman, Nov. 8-9

 Monumental map of Chicago that predates the Great Chicago Fire, estimated at $50,000-$70,000


Monumental map of Chicago that predates the Great Chicago Fire, estimated at $50,000-$70,000

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, November 8 and Wednesday, November 9, Hindman will present its Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts, including Americana auction. The sale features a scarce 19th-century bird’s-eye view map of Chicago, a group of letters written by Chicago’s most notorious gangster, Al Capone, and a remarkable collection of documents signed by three centuries of world leaders, including nearly every American president. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Mike Ditka’s personal collection expected to score at Hindman, Oct. 24

 Portrait of Mike Ditka, shown wearing his trademark sunglasses and Bears sweater, signed by Ditka, estimated at $500-$700


Portrait of Mike Ditka, shown wearing his trademark sunglasses and Bears sweater, signed by Ditka, estimated at $500-$700

CHICAGO – On Monday, October 24, Hindman will present the Mike Ditka collection featuring property from an iconic Chicago attraction – Ditka’s Restaurant. Closed in 2020 after 23 years at 100 E. Chestnut St., the Windy City destination hosted countless fans who love both the Bears and the man who helmed the team to their sole Super Bowl victory, Coach Ditka. The auction offers bidders an opportunity to compete for memorabilia from a Chicago legend. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Vladimir Makovsky-decorated Art Deco gold, diamond, platinum, mother-of-pearl and hardstone-mounted enameled cigarette case, estimated at $5,000-$7,000

Collection of boxes and objects of vertu opens at Hindman, Oct. 18

Diamond, colored diamond and gold-mounted bloodstone box, estimated at $25,000-$35,000

Diamond, colored diamond and gold-mounted bloodstone box, estimated at $25,000-$35,000

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, October 18, Hindman will present a dazzling collection of 42 finely-crafted boxes and objects of vertu in a single-owner auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The late owner’s collection is centered around 18th- and 19th-century works such as snuff boxes, boites-a-portrait and necessaires. For bidders looking for a highly-coveted item to add to their collection, Gold Boxes and Vertu from the Estate of a Prominent Kansas City Collector is certainly worth exploring.

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Harry Winston diamond ring, $362,500

Harry Winston diamond ring a clear winner at Hindman

Harry Winston diamond ring, $362,500

Harry Winston diamond ring, $362,500

CHICAGO – A Harry Winston diamond ring amazed bidders at Hindman’s September 13 Important Jewelry auction, selling for $362,500 against an estimate of $225,000-$325,000. This dazzling 7.40-carat, D color pear shape diamond ring was a clear winner. Brooches were also among the standout lots, particularly a group from the personal collection of award-winning jewelry designer Evelyn Clothier.

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Qianlong-era famille rose Nine Peaches globular bottle vase, estimate upon request

Qianlong Nine Peaches vase ready to be picked at Hindman, Sept. 23

Qianlong-era famille rose Nine Peaches globular bottle vase, estimate upon request

Qianlong-era famille rose Nine Peaches globular bottle vase, estimate upon request

CHICAGO – A famille rose Nine Peaches globular bottle vase will be the centerpiece of Hindman’s Friday, September 23 Chinese and Himalayan Works of Art auction. The massive, intricately decorated masterpiece will highlight an offering of imperial porcelain. A jadeite necklace from the estate of Hizaso Nagatani, a renowned Chicago collector and connoisseur of Asian works of art is another standout item. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Harry Winston diamond ring could claim top-lot status at Hindman, Sept. 13

Harry Winston 7.40-carat diamond and platinum ring, est. $225,000-$325,000

Harry Winston 7.40-carat diamond and platinum ring, est. $225,000-$325,000

CHICAGO – A timeless selection of sophisticated jewelry will highlight Hindman’s September 13 Important Jewelry auction, offering designs for every level of collector. A Harry Winston diamond ring featuring a 7.40-carat pear shape diamond is the top lot, carrying an estimate of $225,000-$325,000. The sale has pieces made in pre-Victorian times to present day, including jewelry by top designers such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Jean Mahi, Evelyn Clothier and Sabbadini. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1996-97 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Kobe Bryant rookie basketball card No. 30 (BGS 9 MINT), numbered 53 of 499, est. $15,000-$25,000

Kobe Bryant single-owner rookie card collection stars at Hindman, Aug. 24

1996-97 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Kobe Bryant rookie basketball card No. 30 (BGS 9 MINT), numbered 53 of 499, est. $15,000-$25,000

1996-97 Skybox E-X2000 Credentials Kobe Bryant rookie basketball card No. 30 (BGS 9 MINT), numbered 53 of 499, est. $15,000-$25,000

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, August 24, the ultimate collection of Kobe Bryant rookie cards will appear at Hindman Auctions in a single-owner sale titled 8.24: The Definitive Collection of Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards. It will represent one of the most comprehensive offerings of the legendary athlete’s rookie cards to ever come to market. The collector set out on a mission to obtain every Kobe Bryant rookie card imaginable, and the result was this distinctive selection of nearly 150 cards, arrayed in 81 lots to honor Bryant’s incredible 81-point performance in 2006. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Portrait of African American actor Ira Aldridge as Mungo in ‘The Padlock,’ artist unknown, est. $30,000-$50,000

18th C. Black Shakespearean actor’s portrait to star at Hindman in September

Portrait of African American actor Ira Aldridge as Mungo in ‘The Padlock,’ artist unknown, est. $30,000-$50,000

Portrait of African American actor Ira Aldridge as Mungo in ‘The Padlock,’ artist unknown, est. $30,000-$50,000

CINCINNATI – Hindman Auctions announces it will offer a portrait of the actor and abolitionist Ira Aldridge in its September 14 to 15 American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction. As the first Black Shakespearean actor to gain international recognition, Aldridge was a trailblazing figure in the theater and used his platform to promote the abolitionist cause in America.

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