Company History

2021
August 17

Inc. 5000 Recognition

Inc. 5000 Color Medallion Logo

Leonard Auction is named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

2020
September 20

First Six-figure Item

Wiley

Leonard Auction broke the six-figure threshold when we sold “Psyche Abandoned” by Kehinde Wiley for $118,000 to a buyer in New York.

April 19

Our First Online Only Auction

Zoom Screenshot

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we conducted our first ever online only auction.  Our staff were all safely at home with the entire sale conducted over a Zoom meeting.  The format worked so well that we have continued with our online only sales to this day.

2019
April 1

Chicago Office Opens

318 W Adams Suite 1526

Leonard Auction opens its first Chicago satellite office just north of the Willis (Sears) Tower at 318 West Adams, Suite 1526.

2018
March 12

New Headquarters Opens

330 W Interstate

Leonard Auction opens at it’s new corporate headquarters located in Addison, Illinois at 330 West Interstate Road.

2015
January 18

200th Auction

200th Auction

Leonard Auction conducts it’s 200th auction, an antique and estate sale featuring 308 lots.

2010
May 14

100th Auction

Coin

Leonard Auction conducts it’s 100th auction, a coin and currency sale featuring 245 lots.

2007
October 13

First Auction with Live Internet Bidding

First Online Auction

We incorporated ProxiBid into our auction platform to provide live, real-time auction bidding.

September 10

New Building

Cortland Court Building

We moved to Addison, Illinois after quickly outgrowing our building in Naperville, Illinois.  The new building was more than twice the size and provided ample space for our growing business.

2006
May 4

First Auction

First Auction

Leonard Auction conducted its first auction.  The entire sale grossed $387.

May 1

Leonard Auction Opens

Naperville Building

We opened our doors May 1, 2006 in Naperville, Illinois.  The 3,000 square foot auction house was sub-leased from an antique mall located in an old Frank’s Nursery building.

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