Estates


Hindman regularly handles significant estates from around the country including property from the estates and collections of Oprah Winfrey, Leona Helmsley, John Belushi, David Stickelber, Lilly Pulitzer, Arthur Rubloff, Mrs. Robert R. McCormick, the Potter Palmer families, Reid I. Martin, Mary Porter, Gerard Cafesjian, William E. Benjamin II, Marvin and Margaret Katz, Elizabeth Cheney, Dr. Paul J. Vignos, Jr., Barbara Miller Anton, Ralph Esmerian and the Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, among many others.


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

Our firm has also handled numerous highly visible special event auctions including the sale of memorabilia from the historic Comiskey Park, the former home of the Chicago White Sox, and Chicago Stadium, the former home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Both auctions were held at the legendary stadiums with an audience of thousands of bidders. Hindman also offered key property from the Caribou Ranch and Recording Studio, which served as an artistic haven for significant recording artists such as Elton John, Michael Jackson, the Beach Boys and many others.

We offer complimentary walk-through services with the goal of providing an accurate representation of value based on the current auction market.


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