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James D. Julia’s Lamps, Glass and Fine Jewelry Sale Highest Ever With $3.3 Million!

On Nov. 18th, James D. Julia’s Fall Lamp & Glass Auction was the largest grossing lamp andglass sale in the history of the company at well over $3 million dollars. It consisted of a one-day sale rather than the normal 2+ day auction. A single-owner private collection of extraordinary Tiffany lamps generated some incredible prices. Perhaps the most notable thing about the sale was the fact that this great success was accomplished by Mike Fredericks, Department Head of Lamp & Glass, together with Mark Ford, CEO, and the Julia team but lacking owners, Jim and Sandy Julia, both.

Jim Julia has been involved in the antiques and auction business for nearly 50 years now and up until this auction, has never missed an auction. A few days prior to the auction, his wife Sandy received devastating news that she had cancer and for the first time in 50 years, Jim found something more important than an auction to attend to.

Jim said, “Sandy had her operation on Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving. We were praying and hopeful that it would be a success, and that indeed is the case. Sandy is the sweetest, most pleasant, and positive thinking human being I have ever known and over these past days throughout this ordeal she has maintained her extraordinary attitude but she has also been incredibly bolstered by the well wishes, cards, and emails she has received from friends everywhere. It seems as though everyone is pulling for her and it means a great deal to her.

“People have asked me if this means that I might be getting out of the auction business. Hell no! One of the great New England auctioneers, Dick Withington, continued to do auctions until he was 90 years old. My father, who is 89 years old, still buys and sells, and when I grow up, I want to be just like both of them. Sandy and I love the business, we love the people, we love our team, and we have no interest or inclination to walk away from it. Five years ago, however, we did make a long-range plan to ensure the success and continuation of our company by bringing on board my longtime friend Mark Ford who is an incredibly sharp businessman and who, for most of his life, was part owner and managed a major New England business. Mark became CEO of our company, and for over 4 years now has been taking an increasing part in the day-to-day operations. Our goal was essentially to have Mark run the business while Sandy and I would continue to serve as President and Vice President and be part of the business but not have to deal with the majority of the day-to-day details. As of early 2016, Mark had effectively taken over the business and has been running it throughout the year. This, of course, is fortuitous for Sandy and me and our company. Our being present or absent from this past sale virtually made no difference, and until Sandy is better and she and I can be part of the business again, Mark and our incredible team will continue to run and drive the company based on the same principles, philosophy and dedication to our clients that has made us so successful over these past many years.

“I also want to say that as soon as word got out, Sandy has been inundated with well wishes, emails, cards encouraging her and they have been a tremendous support to her. Her daughter recently developed a page on Facebook, ‘Sandy Julia’s Fight.’ Anyone wishing to check in, follow or support Sandy can do so from there or by directly contacting our company. If you contact our company and wish to direct any wishes or sentiment, please do so through my Executive Assistant Nancy Noonan.

“Both Sandy and I look forward to returning to work and once again working with all the great customers and friends we have established relationships with over these many years. Thank you for your support.”

Now onto our sales results highlights.

Tiffany Studios Drop-Head Dragonfly table lamp, $515,475.

Tiffany lighting unquestionably took the spotlight in this sale, with several generating big six figures. Many examples on offer came directly from private collections across North America. A drop-head Dragonfly lamp—the most desirable of all of Tiffany’s dragonfly designs—was estimated at $120,000-180,000 but generated a jaw-dropping $515,475. This beauty featured a phenomenal reticulated base and a leaded glass shade with rich green to deep blue transitions and purple dragonfly bodies; its shade was signed “Tiffany Studios New York 1507-22” on the interior. A Peony table lamp was estimated at $150,000-250,000 and made $391,050. This world-class example had an untouched, rare Mosaic Turtleback base and a red, pink, white, blue, and green leaded glass shade signed, “Tiffany Studios New York 1505-25.”A Poppy table lamp on a bronze cattail lily pond base was estimated at $50,000-70,000 and realized $219,225. Its shade, signed “Tiffany Studios New York 1531-3,” featured an outstanding, multi-colored background, leaves of confetti, and rippled and mottled glass on a most desirable base.

Tiffany Studios Peony table lamp, $391,050.

Tiffany Studios Poppy table lamp, $219,225.

Other Tiffany lighting highlights included a peony table lamp that was estimated at $60,000-80,000 and made $71,100; a daffodil table lamp that was estimated at $45,000-65,000 and bloomed at$56,288; and a turtleback lantern that was estimated at $22,000-26,000 and realized $36,735.

Lighting by Handel also did extremely well in this sale. A signed stream scene lamp estimated at $15,000-25,000 wound its way to $17,775. This handsome example had an original “treetrunk” base and a shade decorated with a woodland stream, meandering rocky banks, foliage, tree trunks, and rocks, all painted in the fall colors of green, brown, red and amber. A reverse-painted chrysanthemum lamp estimated at $4,000-6,000,blossomed at $10,665.

Julia’s offering of remarkable French art glass, many from a meticulously curated Midwesterncollection, really caught the eye of collectors. Examples from Daum, sold at the very beginning of the sale, proved early highlights. These included: aPrairie pitcher decorated in a grassland theme that was estimated at $15,000-20,000 andmade $23,700; an enameled vase with butterflies and bees that was estimated at $10,000-15,000 and took flight at $18,960; a monumental cameo and enameled vase with fuschia flowers that was estimated at $10,000-15,000 and realized $17,775; and a cameo and enameled vase with geranium flowers that was estimated at $9,000-12,000 and sold for $ 16,590.

The Galle offerings in this sale, many featuring floral themes, also proved quite attractive to buyers. Lot 1058, a marquetry crocus vase,one of the most sought-after Galle pieces of all time, was estimated at $50,000-70,000 and realized $52,733. Other Galle highlights include: lot 1073, an enameled box decorated with colorful flowers which was estimated at $2,500-3,500 and made $8,295, and lot 1085A, an early enameled boat-shaped vasedecorated with forget me nots that was estimated at $1,500-2,500 and sold for a memorable $8,888.

This auction also offered a great selection of art glass from other world class French manufacturers. Several Rousseau/Walter Pate De Verreexamples generated noteworthy results. Lot 1091, a signed Almeric Walter moth paperweight was estimated at $2,000-3,000 and took wing at $5,333. Lot 1102, a stunning vase decorated with a line of black wolves walking on snow against a purple and gray background, was estimated at $30,000-40,000 and realized $34,958. Fine Lalique examples also had a strong showing; lot 1141, an Aigrettes vase detailed with exotic birds in flight and fern leaves was estimated at $1,500-2,500 soared to $6,221.

Tiffany metal wear madea highly decorative appearance in this sales event. Beverage pots were a key category here, and generated impressive interest and results. Lot 1409, a signed, mixed metal Japanese style hot cocoa pot estimated at $10,000-15,000 was warmly received and realized $40,290. This absolute rarity was decorated with applied silver squash vines, gold and copper gourds, gold squash blossoms, and gold and copper applied dragonflies.Lot 1410, a mixed metal triangular shaped teapot decorated with applied copper and gold leaves, incised vines, copper and silver butterflies and a gold and copper applied dragonfly, was estimated at $3,000-5,000 and achieved a proper $17,775. Lot 1411, a sterling silver coffee pot entirely covered in the “wisteria” pattern was estimated at $3,000-5,000 and made $14,220.

The fine contemporary glass sculptures, vases, and decorative items added a splash of modern color to this comprehensive sale. Lot 1713, a signed, oval Toots Zynsky art glass bowl was estimated at $2,500-3,000 and realized $7,999. It was game on with lot 1711, a signed sterling silver and gold plated sterling silver Salvador Dali/F.J. Cooper chess set, estimated at $5,000-7,000. This most unusual offering, complete with a black-and-white marble chess board, checkmated at $17,775.

This sale rounded out withan outstanding selection of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, with designs ranging from Victorian to Art Deco, to contemporary styling. Lot 1510, a Buccellati 18kt gold, ruby, and diamond cuff set with cushion shaped rubies, round diamonds, and smaller white gold and diamond bursts, was estimated at $20,000-30,000and realized $23,700.Lot 1476, retro citrine, ruby, and diamond ring was estimated at $1,500-2,000 and made $2,963. Lot 1541, a sapphire and diamond circle pin was estimated at $1,800-2,200 and came around to $2,370.

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About James D. Julia, Inc.:
James D. Julia, Inc., one of the top ten antique auction houses in the nation, is headquartered in Fairfield, Maine. The company also has an office in Boston, Massachusetts. In business for over 40 years, the company conducts high-end antique, collectible, and decorative arts auctions throughout the year. Julia’s routinely establishes new world records through its sales events. Julia’s has three key divisions, including rare firearms and militaria; fine and Asian art and antiques; and lamps, glass and fine jewelry. Each division is staffed by leading experts and is internationally recognized and respected.

James D. Julia has already started gathering consignments for the next Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry sale, scheduled for June 2017. For more information on James D. Julia, Inc. and the fine Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry division, visit www.jamesdjulia.com. 

‘Tis the Season of Scott
By Lori Nelson

It’s that time of year again. You need presents. Come to the Scott Antique Market; your one-stop shopping destination for holiday gifts, mixed with fun and delicious food.

What if you’re not into antiques? That’s like not going to the supermarket because you don’t like cheese! At the Scott Antique Market, there is so much more than antiques. The aisles are filled with goodies galore. If you’ve never been there, you’re in for a treat. If it’s been awhile, come back. See what’s new. I promise you, you’ll find more than presents.

Do you need a decorative item? What about something for your beloved pet?

Ride the free air-conditioned buses between buildings all day long if you like. Whatever you’ve always wanted is there. You may need more than one day to take it all in, and that’s fine. For a five-dollar entry, you can come back all weekend. Where else could you go for five bucks and see so much and learn about what you never noticed before, and find all that fun under one roof? (Well, really two roofs, and an adjacent outdoor field filled with extras and architectural gadgets, and it’s all there waiting for you to explore!)

Dealers can offer great discounts, and they all enjoy talking about what they collect. Some travel the world to find one-of-a-kind items. Don’t forget to negotiate and ask for a better price when you spot that ideal item. It’s expected, and it’s fun, especially when seller and buyer both win by making a good deal.

Are you looking for a toy from your childhood? Old books? What about special linen or carpet, or tool, or that kitchen kitsch from grandma that you broke and want to replace? Do you need new furniture? And then… there’s jewelry! The sparkly jewels are all over the place, and these dealers have what you want. Why would you shop in a mall or a little store when all this is available in one wonderful place?

Parking is free. There’s even a little shuttle cart to ride you to the door from your car. It’s safe inside, climate-controlled, clean, and bright; there’s an electric excitement as you walk through the doors and see all that stuff!

Parking is free. There’s even a little shuttle cart to ride you to the door from your car. It’s safe inside, climate-controlled, clean, and bright; there’s an electric excitement as you walk through the doors and see all that stuff!

After the holidays, come back. New dealers and different merchandise make it a monthly destination. Bring family and friends, spend some time. If you buy something big, porters will help you load it into your vehicle. Enjoy yourself; you deserve it!

And remember it’s not all about antiques. It’s about pleasure and passion and pretty things. And presents.

It’s always the season at Scott Antique Market – making people happy every month.

Transferware Pattern Database Available

The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) announced recently the launch of version 2.0 of its Database of Patterns and Sources with more than 13,500 transfer-printed patterns and 1,000+ print and original ceramic sources that inspired the patterns printed on earthenware and porcelain by British potteries. Version 2.0 is Internet-based and available for members or per-day use for $10. Membership is $50 annually.

A nonprofit organization, TCC’s mission is to educate and excite people worldwide about British transfer-printed ceramics produced between 1750 and 1900. To access the database or learn more about TCC, visit www.transcollectorsclub.org.


Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine, gross over $18 million.
Annie Oakley and Col. LeMat Perform Well at Julia’s

Every year in October, two separate firearms auction companies conduct a firearms auction back to back in Fairfield, Maine. Each time these combined auctions occur, the results generate the largest offering and largest sale gross for a firearms auction event anywhere in the world. October 1, 2 & 3 began this spectacular event with a large offering of collectable and shooting firearms presented by the Poulin Auction Company. Their sale generated approximately $3.4 million. Immediately after, from October 4 to October 7, the James D. Julia Auction generated approximately $15 million in sales; 372 lots brought $10,000 or more, 173 lots brought $20,000 or more, 33 lots brought in an excess of $50,000 and 8 lots topped out at over $100,000.

Annie Oakley’s personal 12 gauge William Cashmore Boxlock: $207,000.

The top lot for sporting arms was Annie Oakley’s personal 12 gauge William Cashmore Boxlock game gun. There are numerous photographs of Annie holding this exact gun, and it came to the auction with a presale estimate of $125,000-$175,000, but after a fierce bidding battle, it topped out at $207,000.

Krider LeMat Pattern revolver SN 2 believed to be the personal revolver of Col. Alexander LeMat himself: $120,750.

The most exciting Confederate lot of the day was a Krider LeMat Revolver SN 2, believed to be the personal firearms of Col. LeMat himself. It came to the auction with a presale estimate of $60,000-$80,000 and soared to $120,750.

Magnificent Royal Wheelock Sporting rifle by Samuel Kluge in Landshut made for either King Charles XI of Sweden or King Christian V of Denmark, formerly the property of the Rothschild family: $115,000—believed to be one of the highest priced high art Wheelocks to sell in a number of years at auction.

The Julia auction was divided into four sessions. The first two days, October 4 & 5, comprised Julia’s Sporting & Collector sessions which featured moderately priced collectable and shooting firearms. October 6 & 7 made up their Extraordinary sessions featuring rare and high end firearms.

Once again, Julia’s auction included numerous outstanding collections. Day One included a rare cased Browning Pointer grade Superposed two bbl. set from the renowned Estate Collection of William Larkin Moore estimated at $7,000-12,500 which went out at $13,800. A rare fine AH Fox, Philadelphia J Grade single barrel Trap Gun estimated at $3,000-5,000 realized $7,200. A classic Griffin & Howe Pre-War Sporting rifle, cal. 30/06 estimated at $3,500-5,500 generated $13,800. Also included in Tuesday’s sale was Session One of the Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin Collection from Germany. An extraordinary Mauser C96 Transitional 1930 Commercial with matching stock estimated at $4,500-6,500 went out at $10,350. A Wolf & Klar engraved two gun lot Smith & Wesson, once the property of FBI agent, George H. Franklin, was estimated at $5,000-9,000 and finally generated $16,100. 

Wednesday, October 5, the second day of the Sporting & Collector auction started off with the Allen Hallock Collection of extraordinary Schuetzen rifles. Without question, this was the finest of its type to ever come to auction. The very first lot up was the ultimate Schuetzen rifle, a magnificent ivory inlaid and gold highlighted masterpiece given as a shooting prize in the late 1800s. It carried a presale estimate of $30,000-40,000 and generated $37,375. Another Schuetzen rifle from another collection by Buchel Stecherspanner with carved and inlaid ivory stock carried a presale estimate of $3,000-6,000 but generated a furious bidding battle that topped out at $22,425. This sale included the second and final session of the Carmen Gianforte Collection of Reid Knuckledusters, the largest collection of its type to ever be brought to auction. Included was an important 41 cal. Knuckleduster estimated at $7,500-12,500. This topped out at $13,225. An elegant and diminutive 18th century Flintlock 44 cal. pistol was estimated at $1,500-3,000 but realized $7,500. This sale concluded with the second and final session of the Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Texas. His late Colt 3rd Model Dragoon with period holster was estimated at $7,500-8,500 and sold for $9,200. This sale also included the final session of Estate of Dr. Robert G. Cox. This collection focused on small frame Colt pistols. One lot of three Colt 3rd Model Derringers estimated at $2,500-4,000 generated $8,625. A fine Colt SA Civilian issue black powder Peacemaker was estimated at $20,000-30,000 and went for $20,700.

Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 comprised the Extraordinary section of the Julia Firearms Auction. This portion of the auction includes the high end, rare and valuable guns and the first lot of Thursday’s sale was a special offering from the Remington Arms Company which consisted of a 3 gun set commemorating Remington’s 200 years in business. The Remington Firearms Company is the oldest firearms manufacturing company in the United States still under the same ownership. The 3 gun set generated $23,000. All the proceeds from this particular lot will be used on various conservation funds, which Remington Arms supports. After the sale, the buyer met with Julia and indicated that he would like to reoffer the exact same grouping in Julia’s spring auction and this time the proceeds of which he would like to have donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This is a unique situation wherein the proceeds of both sales will benefit a number of many worthwhile organizations.

Fantastic Vietnam War trophy Chinese type 56 machine gun: $132,250.

The sale then proceeded to Julia’s Class-3 offering. Since 2008, the Julia Auction Company has consistently offered and sold more Class-3 weapons than all their auction competitors in North America combined. This sale was extremely strong with a number of healthy prices being generated. An early “Square Slot” Colt 1921A Thompson Machine Gun estimated at $30,000-50,000 finally sold for $57,500. An ultra-scarce Vet Bringback Korean Manufactured Type 58 AK-47 machine gun was estimated at $25,000-45,000 and after a long bidding battle, it generated $54,625. But the real surprise of the day in Class-3 was the fantastic Vietnam War trophy Chinese type 56 machine gun estimated at $20,000-40,000. Bidding on this gun seemed to go on forever and finally topped out at $132,250.

A number of fine Model 1911 pistols including a Singer Manufacturing Co. 1911A1 was estimated at $40,000-60,000. It sold for $57,500. More items from the Dauphin Collection were offered in this session. One of the more valuable pieces included a superb Mauser Conehammer Carbine SN 12 with period scope. It was estimated at $40,000-75,000 and generated $51,750. This auction also featured the final session of the extraordinary Geoffrey Sturgess Collection of Zurich, Switzerland. Julia’s started selling this collection a few years ago and it comprised the largest offering of semi-auto military arms in the world. This sale included a magnificent Large Ring Mauser C96 carbine presentation quality with extraordinary engraving and gold highlights. It came to the auction with a presale estimate of $20,000-40,000 and went out at $40,250.

Another area in which the Julia Firearms Auction Company has established a leadership role is that of Sporting Arms. No other auction house in the world sells more high end, rare and valuable sporting arms than Julia’s and the results of this sale consistently bore that out. A massive 4-bore Holland & Holland double rifle estimated at $45,000-75,000, realized $103,500. A very fine H&H 8-bore hammer gun estimated at $15,000-25,000 also saw a tremendous bidding battle and topped out at $75,000. A superb 20 bore Purdey O/U with many special features carried a presale estimate of $60,000-90,000 and brought above high estimate at $94,875.

Attending the sale was David Trevallion, formerly of London. Mr. Trevallion is probably one of the greatest living stock makers today. David apprenticed at Purdey’s at 15 years old and later began his own business which was known throughout the world. This sale included the 5th earliest known Purdey shotgun converted from flint to percussion. Mr. Trevallion consigned this gun to the auction with the stipulation that the entire proceeds shall be donated to the Gun Makers Company Charitable Trust in London. The gun was estimated at $10,000-15,000 and produced a generous $25,875 to the Charitable Trust fund.

Small bore Fabbri pinless Sidelock O/U in 20 gauge: $109,250.

An exceptionally rare 410 Ivo Fabbri Sidelock Ejector single trigger O/U game gun with phenomenal engraving by Tomasoni was presale estimated at $75,000-125,000 and sold for $74,750. A superb small bore Fabbri pinless Sidelock O/U with extraordinary engraved quail scene was estimated at $40,000-60,000. The bidding however was ferocious and drove the final price to $109,250. A superb Piotti “Boss” 20 ga. O/U from the famous William Larkin Moore Estate Collection was estimated at $35,000-55,000 and topped out well over high estimate at $69,000. Also from the William Larkin Moore Collection was the stellar award winning Parker AAHE 12 ga. in high original condition, estimated at $35,000-55,000. It generated a final selling price of $48,300. A large fine selection of Lefevers was also offered in this sale. Included was a truly spectacular documented Lefever 12 ga. Optimus grade shotgun estimated at $45,000-75,000. It went out at $46,000. Also from the same collection was an exceedingly rare Lefever AA Grade estimated at $30,000-50,000 which brought a strong $51,750.

A collection of L.C. Smiths was also part of this sale and an exceptionally rare A3 Pigeon gun was one of only 18 made. It carried a presale estimate of $35,000-55,000 and sold for $46,000. Another beautiful gun from the William Larkin Moore Estate Collection was a 28 ga. Browning Superposed Custom shop exhibition gun with gold inlays estimated at $20,000-30,000, it produced a strong $36,800.

The final day of the Extraordinary sale on Friday, October 7 started out with fine Winchesters and Volcanics. Extraordinary factory engraved Winchester Deluxe 2nd Model 1876 signed by John Ulrich estimated at $50,000-90,000, generated $40,250. A rare and beautiful special order Model 1886 Deluxe with fabulous case coloring estimated at $50,000-80,000 went out at $40,250. A rare special order Conrad Ulrich engraved Model 94 in spectacular condition, estimated at $50,000-100,000 but failed to sell.

Winchester cartridge boards definitely did better than the rifles. A rare and desirable Inverted V 1888 Cartridge Board estimated at $15,000-25,000 was hotly competed for until it finally realized $37,375. An extraordinarily rare Deluxe Conrad Ulrich engraved exhibition quality Marlin Model 1893 with gold and platinum inlays was estimated that $50,000-100,000, this magnificent treasure went out just a little over low estimate at $57,500.

A number of quality antique percussion Colts were offered. The high price realized was for a rare cased Ehlers Baby Paterson which came on to the auction block with a presale estimate of $110,000-160,000 and went out at $115,000. A rare Colt 1883 U.S. Navy Gatling gun on its original bronze tripod was estimated at $175,000-250,000. It generated $175,000. A number of quality Colt SA included a minty engraved SAA by Cuno Helfricht was estimated at $30,000-50,000 and sold at $57,500. One truly spectacular work of art was the magnificent Royal Wheelock sporting rifle by Samuel Kluge in Landshut. The gun was made for either King Charles XI of Sweden or King Christian V of Denmark. The gun was at one time the property of the Rothschild family and sold for $115,000. It is believed to be one of the highest priced Wheelocks sold in many years.

Other areas that Julia’s has performed exceedingly well with for many years is with rare Civil War and Confederate items. Julia’s consultant and firearms expert, John Sexton is one of the leading authorities on Confederate arms in the world today, helping to account for Julia’s great success. A rare and historic pair of fluted Armies of Lt. John Low, CSN, used on the CSS Alabama came to the block with a $25,000-50,000 estimate and flew to $51,750 because of the Confederate association. Also a spectacular Leech & Rigdon Confederate revolver captured at the Battle of Mobile Bay taken from the ironclad CSS Tennessee sold for $57,500.

A number of rare Bowie knives were offered. Included was an American Gravely & Wreaks Guardless Coffin Handle Bowie knife, estimated at $40,000-60,000, it generated $40,250. A spectacular and unique Breech loading presentation firearm engraved by Gustav Young and formerly the personal property of William Marston himself was estimated at $30,000-50,000 and sold for $40,250. An extraordinary engraved early brass framed Warner revolving percussion rifle believed to be the finest example extent was estimated at $20,000-30,000 and flew to $46,000. One notable lot was a personal grouping of items formerly owned by General George Armstrong Custer including his map of the Indian Territories, a camp chair, various images and an actual lock of his golden hair. The grouping had been consigned directly from Custer family members and had previously always been in the family. Here it brought $45,000.

“We were overall very pleased with the auction outcome. Prior to the sale, we had received reports from dealers and show participants alike who had been reporting lackluster sales. Our concerns were allayed once our auction started. The Sporting & Collectable sale overall performed well both days in all niches and on the third day, we started off with Class-3 which did exceedingly well. Lugers were soft, but have been for a while because of the overabundance on the marketplace. We then progressed to sporting arms which is an area where we normally generate superior results. Once again, very positive. Sporting rifles, quality high grade shotguns did very well overall. It was not until the final day when we sold the Winchesters and Colts that softness appeared. Up until recently, Winchesters have been consistently strong however with this sale Winchesters and Volcanics showed a softness. Unfortunately, there is an overabundance of quality Winchesters on the market coming onto the marketplace which unquestionable impacted upon the price. A few weeks prior to our auction, another auction took place that featured a large assortment of quality Winchesters. Our sale followed with a great offering and now in a few weeks another auction is coming up with a great number of quality Winchesters. In addition to all of this, there are two major collections expected to come to market in the future so this increased supply is not only generating some softness but also an excellent buying opportunity for serious collectors. However, as I said, the auction was strong and continues to reflect the tremendous prowess of the auction process. Interaction from players throughout North America and all over the world continue to reflect the strong demand for quality firearms. We are pleased with the outcome and are also looking forward to our Spring 2017 auction which already includes a spectacular array of quality goods,” commented President, James D. Julia.

Julia’s next Firearms Auction is scheduled for Spring of 2017 and will again include a fabulous collection of spectacular arms. James D. Julia, Inc. is one of the top 10 antique auction houses in North America as measured by annual sales. It is headquartered in Fairfield, Maine. The company also has an office just outside Boston, Massachusetts, in Woburn and has been in business for nearly 50 years. The company conducts high-end, antique collectables and fine art auctions throughout the year. Julia’s has routinely established new world auction records through its sales events. The company consists of three key divisions: the rare Firearms Division, in which they are the leader today for high-end, rare and valuable guns; the Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Division, whose next auction will take place in February 2017; and the Rare Lamp, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division, which is again a leader in this genre and will hold their next auction on November 18, 2016. Each division is regarded for its excellence and is staffed with world-class specialists to ensure fair and professional authentication, identification and evaluation services. For more information on James D. Julia, Inc., visit www.jamesdjulia.com. 

 

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