November 1 - November 8, 2017
Online Bidding will begin to close:
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00pm EST
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
This Online-Only Auction has a soft-staggered close; an additional five minutes is added to the close time for every 30 lots being offered (i.e. lots 1-30 begin to close at 6:00pm, lots 31-60 begin to close at 6:05pm, etc.). If any bids are received within the five minutes prior to a lot closing, the lot time will be extended for an additional five minutes (i.e. lot 1 receives a bid at 5:56pm, the time extends to 6:01pm). The five minute extension will continue to be applied until no further bids have been placed.
When placing a bid, you are welcome to bid the asking price, or you may enter your maximum bid and the system will competitively execute your bid for you.
Leland Little Auctions has been providing world-class auction services for families and collectors for over 20 years, and is now actively consigning for upcoming auctions. We invite you to contact our gallery today for a confidential discussion to learn more about where selling at auction can take you.
Tuesday, November 7, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Terms & Conditions
IMPORTANCE OF TERMS
Please take the time to read the following set of terms and conditions for the auction. By obtaining a Bidder Number, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these terms and conditions.
ONLINE BIDDER RESPONSIBILITIES
Bidder agrees to keep its username and password confidential, as Bidder is responsible of any and all activity, bids, and purchases involving Bidder's account.
Leland Little Auctions, Ltd. has endeavored to accurately describe the items being sold, but all property offered for sale is strictly "as - is" "where - is" with all faults. All sales are final and no refunds are given. The sales records and recordings shall be conclusive. It is the bidder's responsibility to determine the exact condition/authenticity of each item. No statement in this catalogue or by representatives of LLA, Ltd. shall be considered as a warranty or assumption of liability. Written and oral descriptions given by LLA, Ltd. staff members are given as a courtesy to a client, are only an opinion, and should not be considered as a guarantee of age, composition, or authenticity. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear or imperfections. By bidding, you signify that you have either closely examined the items, have chosen not to examine them, or have hired an independent agent to examine the item(s) for you. Condition reports are available via the online catalog or by contacting the LLA, Ltd. office. The online catalogue including full descriptions, condition reports, dimensions, and multiple images for each lot is available at www.lelandlittle.com.
Bidding is available by online absentee bidding on LelandLittle.com with an 18% buyer's premium.
All items purchased via absentee bidding must be paid for upon receipt of invoice and within five business days of sale date. Payment can be made by cash, approved certified funds, wire transfer, approved check, PayPal, Visa or MasterCard with a domestic U.S. billing address. If a buyer fails to contact LLA, Ltd. within five (5) business days following the sale, the credit card used to secure the bid will be charged the amount of the invoice. If paying by check, LLA, Ltd. reserves the right to hold the item(s) until the check has cleared. Federal law requires we report payments above $10,000 made by cash or certain other cash equivalents, such as money orders. Credit card payments are subject to a $5,000 limit. International (non-domestic United States) bidders will be required to pay by wire transfer. Wire transfer fees will be incurred by the buyer. At the auctioneer's discretion, certain lots will be required to be paid for by wire transfer. North Carolina sales tax is 7.5%.
Leland J. Little, NCAL#6139; NCFL#7452. The auctioneer always reserves the right to withdraw a lot for any reason he deems appropriate, including any lots that may have a reserve, or if there is a lack of bidding interest or lack of appropriate bids. LLA, Ltd. shall have the right to withdraw any item at any time for any reason and to default any sale in the event of an error or dispute.
ONLINE ABSENTEE BIDDING
Online absentee bidding is available during the auction. LLA cannot be held liable for Internet bids that are not sent or received by the server. The Online-Only Auction has a soft-staggered close; an additional five minutes is added to the close time for every 30 lots being offered. Any lot that receives a bid five minutes or less prior to its ending time will have its online absentee bidding time extended for an additional five minute period from the point of the last bid. Any and all lots will close either at the designated closing time or at such point that it has not received an advanced bid within a five minute time frame.
Please note that lots containing ivory or any other plant or animal material may be subject to regulations imposed by the Endangered Species Act by the United States Fish and Wildlife Department as well as other restrictions under federal, state and/or local law. Some countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered plant or animal species and prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import these item(s) into another country. We also suggest that buyers in the United States check with their state's wildlife protection agency for any restrictions on the purchase, possession or sale of ivory or any other animal material. Please note that bidders in New York and New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn. Items containing ivory can only be shipped to an address in the United States. Bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer will be solely responsible for obtaining any necessary license or permits applicable to the sale or transport of the item(s) including any export or import license and/or certificates as well as any other required documentation.
ESTIMATED WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS
Weights in catalogue description have been estimated through measurement and are to be used as approximate guidelines and not relied on as exact. Jewelry: Unless otherwise stated, all stones have been measured and graded in their settings. Metal weight given for jewelry includes stones unless stated otherwise. Buyers should be reminded that many colored gemstones have historically been treated to enhance their appearance. Lab reports will be referenced in catalogue descriptions. Silver: Weights provided for flatware services do not include knives and other pieces with silverplate or stainless portions.
CLOCKS AND WATCHES
No warrantee that any clock or watch is in working order is given. Virtually all clocks and watches have been repaired in the course of their lifetime and may include parts not original to them. There is no guarantee to works or movement. Unless otherwise stated, weight includes works.
Item ownership is conveyed immediately following the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer. While we try to handle and store items with great care, LLA, Ltd. will have no liability for any loss or damage to an item after the hammer has fallen. LLA, Ltd. is not liable for any damages incurred if assistance with loading is requested. Buyers are welcome to hire a professional shipping or moving company to assist with loading, packing, or shipping.
Loading purchased items is the responsibility of the buyer. LLA, Ltd. will, as a courtesy, assist with the loading following the sale, but this is done at the risk and responsibility of the buyer. Buyers who wish to arrange their own labor may contact the front office to schedule a time during normal business hours. LLA, Ltd. will have no liability for any damage while providing loading assistance.
Unless prior arrangements are made, pick-up within 10 working days of the auction is required, or a $10.00 per lot per day storage fee will be charged. LLA, Ltd. requires two business days notice to schedule pick up of wine.
Unless prior arrangements have been made, any lot(s) remaining at the LLA, Ltd. auction gallery more than 90 calendar days after the auction purchase date will be considered abandoned and no refunds will be given. LLA, Ltd. is not obligated to notify the winning bidder of the abandoned lot(s).
SHIPPING & PICK UP
Winning bidders can either request in-house assistance or arrange shipping or pick up themselves. Shipping In-House: Our in-house Shipping Department works in partnership with Packaging Express to fulfill shipments of most of the items we sell. When shipping through our in-house service, you authorize LLA, Ltd. to act as your agent, to sign any such documents required, and agree to fully indemnify LLA, Ltd. for any claims made by Packaging Express. Each item shipped in-house is carefully packed with the appropriate materials, following carrier guidelines, to provide safety in transit. There is a minimum shipping and handling charge of $25. In an effort to provide complete confidence and satisfaction in your delivery, all in-house shipments will include insurance for the full invoice value with a signature required for delivery.
Please be advised that LLA, Ltd. does not automatically ship items. If shipping arrangements cannot be completed online, please email the Shipping Department at email@example.com to request a quote. We will respond to each quote request in the order in which it was received. Shipping quotes are valid for 15 days. We cannot combine invoices for shipment, the quotes are prepared on a per invoice basis.
Coordinating your own Shipping or Pick Up: When arranging shipping or pick up through another vendor or third-party of your choice, we require that you complete our Authorized Release Form, which is available online. This form authorizes us to release your purchased items to the requested party. We will not release your lot(s) to any shipping vendor or third-party until we have received this form and payment has been made in full. For non-North Carolina residents, please confirm that your authorized party is a certified transportation vendor or that you have a tax exemption form on file. Without these certifications, LLA, Ltd. will need to include North Carolina sales tax on your invoice.
Please note that shipment or pick up is the sole responsibility of the buyer. If you reside in a state or country that has import restrictions or regulations, it is your responsibility to obtain appropriate licenses to ship your purchased items (see the restricted materials section for more detail).
All packing, handling, shipping, and delivery services are performed at the sole risk of the buyer. LLA, Ltd. assumes no legal or financial responsibility and is free from all liability associated with fulfilling your release request.
Any and all disputes resulting or arising in connection with this auction shall be heard in the General Court of Justice of Orange County, North Carolina as the sole and exclusive venue.
This document will be interpreted by the laws of the State of North Carolina and by the United States Code.
(Lower Level - Upper Level: Bid Increment)
$0 - $100 : $5
$100 - $500 : $10
$500 - $1,000 : $25
$1,000 - $2,000 : $50
$2,000 and up : $100