Freeman's Hindman

US auction house Freeman's Hindman was formed after the merger of two of America's top regional firms, Freeman's and Hindman. The first sales under the new brand took place in early 2024.

With multiple salerooms and regional offices, it claims to have ‘the largest, coast-to-coast presence of any auction house in the United States’.

Freeman's was founded in Philadelphia in 1805 (America’s oldest auction house) and the company remained in the hands of the Freeman family for six generations until a management buyout in 2016. Hindman was founded by Leslie Hindman in Chicago in 1982 and, as well as operating elsewhere in the US, held its first sales series in New York in October 2023.


Chinese vase goes over the moon with 140-times estimate price

29 April 2024

The stand-out performance in the March series of Asian art sales was a Qing monochrome clair-de-lune bottle vase offered by Freeman’s Hindman (26% buyer’s premium) in Chicago on March 24.

Benjamin Franklin portrait

Rediscovered Benjamin Franklin portrait emerges in Italy and comes to US auction

15 April 2024

A previously unrecorded portrait of Benjamin Franklin comes for sale at Freeman’s Hindman with a guide of $50,000-80,000 this month.

ATG Hindman Vase

Sleeping clair-de-lune bottle vase from Ohio yeast magnate rises to six-figure sum

03 April 2024

The stand-out performance in the March series of Asian art sales was a Qing monochrome clair-de-lune bottle vase.

Wedgwood Liberty Ware Project Freeman's 3

Remarkable Wedgwood Liberty Ware archive comes to market

16 January 2024

An archive related to the Wedgwood Liberty Ware project designed to raise money for victims of the First World War comes for sale at Freeman's Hindman in Philadelphia.

Gemma Sudlow at Hindman

Chicago auction house Hindman merges with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s

10 January 2024

Chicago auction house Hindman has announced a merger with Philadelphia-based Freeman’s and the opening of a saleroom in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.