BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, and Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales (LLAES) Ltd., a premier auction gallery located in Hillsborough, North Carolina, today announced a new partnership to provide Invaluable bidders with exclusive access to online bidding on LLAES, Ltd. sales. The first Leland Little Auction sale to be promoted through Invaluable is the company’s upcoming Spring Auction Catalogue taking place from March 13-15, 2014, featuring fine wine, jewelry, antiques, fine art and other collectible objects.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales on board as a platinum partner, and to offer Invaluable bidders exclusive online access to truly one-of-a-kind merchandise available through Leland Little’s upcoming sales. With one of the premier Rare & Fine Wine departments in the United States, and their flagship Fine & Decorative Arts department, we are excited to help LLAES, Ltd. expand the reach of their upcoming Spring Catalogue Auction through the Invaluable platform,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO.
The three-day auction will kick off with the Rare & Fine Wine auction on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm EST. Since its inception in 2010, the Rare & Fine Wine department at Leland Little Auctions has been known for offering the largest wine auctions in the Southeastern United States, and the upcoming sale will feature over 500 lots including a strong collection of sought-after California wines. Particular items of note include a 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, a 1990 Chateau Petrus and several lots of wine from Screaming Eagle Winery and Vineyards in Oakville, California.
The sale will continue on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:00pm EST, with the 20th Century Arts & Design sale, featuring the Park Avenue, New York, Urban Interior Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Hornig. The sale will offer 88 lots from the Hornig collection, including a Fine Georgian Library Bookcase and a pair of Christopher Spitzmiller Table Lamps. The sale will also feature 127 additional lots, including works by Salvador Dali, art deco furniture and several works by North Carolina artist Gayle Stott Lowry.
The final day of the auction is LLAES, Ltd.’s flagship Fine & Decorative Arts sale, taking place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00am EST. Noteworthy lots include a Platinum and Pear Shaped Diamond Ring, featuring a 5.05 carat diamond, along with other lots of fine jewelry including a Gold and Enamel Bracelet, Schlumberger for Tiffany and Franklin Roosevelt’s Last Wrist Watch and his Bodyguard’s Archive. The sale also features fine art including “The Flower Seller” by Gaetano Bellei (1857-1922) and antiques such as a Mortimer & Hunt Victorian Silver Sauce Boat and a Chinese White Jade Carving.
Leland Little, president and owner of Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. stated, “The Invaluable brand is synonymous with the world’s premier auctions, and we’re very excited and proud to have an exclusive relationship with the company. We are both forward-looking businesses thinking about where the auction business is going and how we will best serve the industry in the coming years. We are proud of our new partnership, and look forward to a very successful Spring Catalogue Auction with Invaluable.”
In addition to live online bidding through Invaluable, floor, absentee and telephone bidding will be available during all three days of LLAES, Ltd.’s Spring Auction Catalogue sale. For more information or to see the fully illustrated catalogue and bid online, please visit www.invaluable.com/lelandlittle.
Invaluable is the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, featuring a live online bidding platform that allows collectors to bid in real-time in premiere auctions held around the world. As the leading developer of SaaS and ecommerce applications for the auction industry, Invaluable provides auctioneers with marketing and e-commerce solutions across Invaluable and AuctionZip web properties, as well as access to RFC Systems, the company’s auction management software. Invaluable’s best-in-class historical price database includes more than 58 million complete auction results, totaling more than $204 billion in value. Founded in 1989 in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com.
About Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
LLAES, Ltd. specializes in the consigning and auctioning of fine objects from estates and collections, with Department Directors focusing on many areas, including Estate Jewelry, Fine Art, Asian Art, Modernism, Silver, Furniture, and Fine Wine.