Leslie Hindman Auctioneers inaugural Denver auction drwas standing room only crowd

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DENVER, CO.- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers opened its fourth regional office and auction room with the sale of the Anne S. and Robert E. Clay Collection of Native American Art to a packed room in Denver on Sunday, March 11, 2012. The Clays began buying Native American Art in the 1960s in Santa Fe and quickly emerged as enthusiastic collectors with a devotion to the modern masters of Pueblo Pottery, Navajo Weavings and Southwestern Jewelry. Over 340 lots were included in the collection offered for sale to a standing room-only crowd with nearly 400 registered bidders participating in person, online and on the telephone. Competitive bidding on a San Ildefonso Pueblo Plate by Tony Da resulted in a strong price for the work by the famed Hopi artist and spiritual leader. After bidding on several phone lines and online in addition to activity in the saleroom, the lot