How To Create an Account with Leland Little & Register to Bid
  • Click the 'Sign In' tab at the top of our website.
  • You will then have the option to 'Create an Account.'
  • An automated email will be sent to your attention to activate your new account.
  • After you have signed in, navigate to your lot of interest - you can now proceed with placing bids.
Bidding
All of our auctions offer online bidding. Items sell one at a time, beginning at the designated auction date and time. Please note that once bids are placed they may not be cancelled and that all sales are final.

All domestic US bids must be secured with a MasterCard or Visa; however, payment methods utilized are subject to Leland Little Auctions’ Terms and Conditions of Sale. International bidders must acknowledge that payment will be due by wire transfer. Bidders will be prompted to, and must, agree to our Terms in order to place a bid.

A buyer's premium and North Carolina sales tax will be applied to all purchases - please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale for details, located in every auction catalogue under "Details and Terms."

There are two ways to participate in online bidding:

Pre-live bidding on our website:
Registered bidders may leave a maximum bid on our website at any time between when an auction catalogue is posted and when a lot is selling in real time. To leave a maximum bid before real-time bidding begins:

  • Sign in to your Leland Little account
  • Navigate to your lot of interest.
  • Click the green “Bid Now” button to place your desired bid. You must bid as much as the current asking price, though you may enter a higher maximum bid amount if you would like.
  • Confirm your bid.

When you leave a maximum bid, you will not automatically be obligated to purchase the item for that amount - your bid will start at the current asking price and will be competitively bid on your behalf up to your maximum amount, should any other bidders place bids on that item.

Real-time bidding on our website:

  • Sign in to your Leland Little account at any time during the auction.
  • Click the 'Enter the Live Auction' link provided at the top of our website.
  • When your lot of interest says “This Item Is Selling Now”, click the green “Bid Now” button to accept the current asking bid.
  • Confirm your bid.
  • If you are outbid, you may continue to bid as many times as you like.
Previewing Items Before Bidding
  • Bidders must make an appointment to preview items of interest. Department Specialists are available to provide virtual previews -- by phone, email, or video call.
  • Please contact the Department Specialist to schedule a virtual or in person preview.
Payment
When you win an item in one of our auctions, you will receive an email after the conclusion of the auction containing a link to your online account that can be used to access your invoice. Payment is due on the day of the auction and no later than five days post-sale.

Paying Invoices Online:

  • At any time, log in to our website with the email you used for registration.
  • Access “Invoices” through the “Account” tab.
  • Select your unpaid invoice to view the details of your purchase.
  • Select a pre-existing credit card from the drop-down menu, or add a new credit card to pay your invoice.
  • We accept MasterCard or Visa billable to a domestic U.S. address.
  • Credit card payments are limited to $5000.

Please Note: Certain categories of items or objects of high value will require payment in a method other than credit card. If you are not able to pay your invoice with a credit card online, you will be notified as such. Please contact our front office team as they will provide direction on the acceptable payment method.

  • Non-credit card payment methods include cash, approved certified funds, wire transfer, approved check, or PayPal (details provided upon request) with a domestic U.S. billing address.
  • If you are paying with a method other than credit card, we ask that you communicate with us the day after the auction to advise, so a notation may be placed in our system.
  • International bidders are required to pay via wire transfer.
Shipping & Pick Up
After an auction invoice has been paid, customers may either request in-house shipping assistance or arrange shipping or pick up themselves.

Shipping:
Our in-house Shipping Department works in partnership with Packaging Express to fulfill shipments of most of the items we sell. To request a quote:

  • Log in to your account and click on "Shipping & Pick Up."
  • You will be alerted to items onsite requiring your attention.
  • Follow the prompts to proceed with requesting a quote to your preferred address.
  • Notification will be sent to you via email once your quote is prepared.
  • If you approve of the shipping quote and would like to move forward with payment, you may do so online, or reach our office by email or phone for personal assistance.

Picking Up:
Customers may come to the gallery to pick up items themselves, or designate someone else to pick up items by completing the online authorization. To appoint a third party to pick up:

  • Log in to your account and click on "Shipping & Pick Up."
  • You will be alerted to items onsite requiring your attention.
  • Follow the prompts to proceed with submitting your pick up notice.
  • Pick up is available Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

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 so that we may mark your invoice as exempt from North Carolina sales tax.

For non-wine related purchases, property must be removed within 10 business days unless arrangements have been discussed with the front office team.
Selling
We are always evaluating items for inclusion in our upcoming auctions. Categories include, but are not limited to, fine jewelry, rare coins, fine art, fine wine & rare spirits, collector vehicles, modernism, Asian art, antiques, and estates. Explore all of our departments here.

To inquire about consignment:

  • Send detailed information about the individual items, collection, or estate to info@lelandlittle.com.
  • Include any provenance information you have, as well as the items’ current location.
  • Include representative photos of your items. If you’re inquiring about a large collection or an entire estate, group shots or room shots will suffice.
  • Our Department Specialists will review your inquiry and we will send a response to you within one week.
  • If moving forward with consignment, our team will provide a contract for electronic signature, which includes commission rates, and any other fees (such as moving expenses or professional jewelry appraisals) if applicable.
  • Once we receive your consigned property, we will prepare your items for auction. Preparation includes research, cataloguing, photography, marketing, and access to our buyers list of over 50,000 people.
  • Objects consigned with Leland Little are typically sold within two to four months of the contract date.
  • After your items have sold, you will receive a detailed settlement statement within 30 days of the auction date for your review and electronic signature.
  • Upon receipt of your signed settlement statement, we will mail your proceeds via check within one week.

The majority of items we sell at auction are offered without a reserve. During the review process, we can discuss the possibility of placing a reserve on a particular item. Any mutually agreed upon reserves will be indicated on your consignment contract.