Adventures at the Auction: The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling at Auction--in Person and Online

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Clarkson Potter, 2001 - Antiques & Collectibles - 242 pages
Many people would love to take advantage of auctions, both for buying and selling, but are uncertain about the rules and traditions of the auction world. They need not be, especially when someone as friendly and knowledgeable as Leslie Hindman is here to explain it all. With Adventures at the Auction, television's best-known auction specialist makes experts of even the most inexperienced auction-goers. This wonderful resource includes: -- The 12 criteria for determining the value of any item (from authenticity and rarity to less obvious considerations)-- Common auction blunders and how to avoid them-- The 12 categories of collectibles where bargains still exist-- "On the Internet" sections following each chapter, with advice for taking advantage of this popular new form of auction-- A directory of auction houses and online auction sites

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About the author (2001)

For seven years the host of HGTV's At the Auction and Appraisal Fair, Leslie Hindman is also the founder and CEO of, the popular site for Internet appraisals. Her column, "What's It Worth," appears weekly in the Chicago Tribune. Her auction business, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, was founded in 1982 and was the largest auction house in the Midwest when acquired by Sotheby's in 1997. Leslie Hindman lives in Chicago.

Dan Santow, an associate at, is a writer. He lives in Chicago.

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