Bill Green interviewing Jim Julia just prior to the auction.

Bill Green interviewing Jim’s father, Arthur Julia.

There is a new auctioneer at Julia’s, Mark Ford, CEO, who recently graduated from auctioneer school. This was his first live participation in an auction event ever. Mark did a standout job and you will be seeing more of him in the auctions to come. By the way, in most areas of the country, a graduate auctioneer receives the title of colonel so when you see Mark you may now call him Colonel Mark Ford (nothing to do with the military).

Decorative Arts Head for the Boston Region is Martin Willis, who is also a professional auctioneer and serves on the block for Julia’s.

The phones are regularly active at the auctions and sometimes the bidding battles get intense. Here Sandy Julia (blonde hair) goes head to head with Sandy Ford (Mark Ford’s wife) representing clients for the same item.

Bill Gage is the Department Head for the Fine Art, Asian, & Antiques Division and he is usually busy throughout the day on the phones with clients.

There was a good crowd in attendance on all 4 days of the auction.

Also in attendance was Wu Rui Dunn (on the right). Wu Rui speaks fluent Chinese and serves as an interpreter for Asian customers in attendance as well as Asian clients wishing to bid on the telephone.

No one ever goes hungry at a Julia Auction. From the beginning of preview to the end of the auction, the chef from Heritage House Restaurant and her assistants always have a terrific layout of food and appetizers. (She makes a terrific New England chowder) all free!

Jim Julia congratulates the buyer of Lot #4307A, the pair of large cloisonné censers that brought $248,850.