CHICAGO, IL.- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
announces the sale of the Jazz collection of beloved Chicago radio-host Dick Buckley on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Buckley, who passed away on July 22, 2010 at 85, was a radio deejay in Chicago for over 50 years, spreading his passion for Jazz to thousands of eager listeners.
He is best remembered as the host of a weekend radio show on Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ). He was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the subject, his soft voice, and his relaxed speaking style, with his signature phrase, the good old good ones. His last show aired July 27, 2008, after 31 years on-air.
The sale will consist of over 8,000 Jazz LPs, 45s, 78s, EPs, mixed tapes and CDs, including many home-made compilations, comprising Buckleys personal archive. Also included in the sale are books and original reel-to-reel broadcasts of his radio programs. The extensive collection will be offered in 92 box lots of approximately 100 items each, grouped by style, artist, instrument and format.
Interested parties may peruse the items during one of the two days of previews held at the gallery on 1338 West Lake Street on February 15 and 16, from 10am to 5pm. The auction will take place live on Thursday, February 17, at 5pm.
For more than two decades, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been an industry leader combining a local recognition as the Midwest's leading fine art auctioneers with a global reach of buyers. Founded in 1982, sold to Sotheby's in 1997 and reopened in 2003, Leslie Hindman has remained a constant force behind high profile auctions of everything from contemporary paintings and fine jewelry to French furniture and rare books and manuscripts and always maintains a practice of achieving the highest prices while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and customer service.