(December 14, 2010; IRVINE, CA) Spectrum Wine Auctions, one of the world’s leading auction houses of fine and collectible wine, today announced the hiring of Walker Strangis as director of consignments. Strangis brings to Spectrum Wine a strong background in working with Asia-based clients, having previously worked with Zachys Wine Auctions as property specialist, where he oversaw the company’s outreach in Asia. At Zachys, he was instrumental in processing the movement of massive volumes of wine to Hong Kong as well as fostering relationships with Asian buyers. His appointment comes as Spectrum Wine Auctions celebrates the first anniversary of live auctions which have brought in over $17.7 million.
“Spectrum Wine Auctions has grown at a tremendous pace and Walker’s all-encompassing expertise will be tremendously beneficial to us,” says Jason Boland. “He has a deep understanding of the factors that drive our clients and buyers and his talents will enable us to enhance the service we offer to clients domestically and in emerging markets.”
Prior to working with Zachys, Strangis was a sales coordinator at Christie’s Wine Auctions in Los Angeles. At Christies he was one of two employees on staff which enabled him to gain valuable experience in wine assessment, acquisition, cataloging, and delivering wine to buyers across the globe. Before that, he worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for such productions as “The Practice.”
“Spectrum Wine has a fresh approach to wine auctions and an incredible potential to grow its customer base as new buyers come on board,” says Walker Strangis. “Spectrum Wine has accomplished so much in its first year and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the company’s expansion.”
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About Spectrum Wine Auctions
Launched in 2009, Spectrum Wine Auctions is the world’s newest live and online auction house of fine collectible wine.
Following in the grand tradition of its sister auction companies, Spectrum Wine Auctions is a subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ:PK), a consolidated global collectibles network. The company is a leading auctioneer of stamps, coins, arms, armor and militaria, and other memorabilia, targeting both collectors and dealers. Building a strong financial foundation, Spectrum Group International is also a merchant/dealer of certain collectibles and trader of precious metals. The company's collectibles offerings range from the modest to ultra high-end in value and span the globe. Spectrum Wine Auctions is the newest member of the elite Spectrum Group International family. Spectrum Wine Auctions also conducts semimonthly online auctions through www.spectrumwine.com. The company offers competitive incentives for consignors, including 30-day payouts in full for all lots sold regardless as to whether the firm has collected from each buyer, and the ability to consign both highly-collectible and commonly found wines.
Backed by many decades of auction expertise and driven by a team of dedicated wine specialists and enthusiasts, Spectrum Wine Auctions is committed to offering buyers and sellers alike the most accessible and expansive auction opportunities of what is simply the greatest consumable and collectible product known to man—wine.
For more information on Spectrum Wine Auctions, please call at 949.748.4845 or visit www.spectrumwine.com.