Introducing the Leland Little Sporting Arts Department
We are pleased to announce the addition of Sporting Arts to the roster of expert departments in which Leland Little Auctions specializes. Led by Robbie Smith, native North Carolinian, veteran sportsman, and dedicated sporting art collector and curator, the department will focus on rare and collectible decoys from the southeast, and expand from that to include all manner of sporting art.
Robbie Smith was born to both art and hunting. His family were all artistic - music on his father’s side, art on his mother’s - and he grew up hunting the same ground with his grandfather and father on which the decoys about which he’s become so knowledgeable were made. Some years ago, Smith started a company called Fish Hawk Threads that made thread for both large producers of fishing rods and small, custom makers.