Estates


Our strength has always been our ability to offer trust and estate professionals, private collectors, and institutions a comprehensive suite of appraisal and auction services. As a result of our exemplary reputation, we have had the privilege of handling many prominent estates and collections from distinguished museums, institutions, corporations, and private individuals. Hindman offers auction, estate, and valuation services and prepares market value, gift tax, insurance, and estate tax appraisals. Because of our relationships with members of the trade, private clients, museums, and institutions, Hindman is also called upon to broker private treaty sales for many of our clients.


Our Trusts and Estates Department works closely with fiduciaries, private clients, institutions, and corporations to coordinate the valuation of personal property. We recognize the importance of determining proper asset valuation in order to ensure that property is appropriately maintained, reported, or sold in a manner that maximizes value.

Our expertise and market knowledge allow us to oversee every aspect of valuation and consignment. We provide all parties with a detailed proposal outlining the procedure through which property is brought to auction—from initial appraisal through settlement.

Consignors can expect the same level of service whether their property is being sold in a local salesroom or at our headquarters in Chicago. Many notable and successful estates and collections have been brought to auction by regional Hindman representatives.

Hindman personnel at regional salesrooms across the country assist in every aspect of estate valuation and settlement. Our staff is on hand to connect trust and estate professionals with our strategic partners, who are able to assist with moving, storing, and liquidating items not suitable for auction.


Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit items electronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Auction Specialists

Joan Wagner

Vice President, Midwest

Kate Waterhouse​

Vice President, Southeast​

Maron Hindman

Vice President, West