James D. Julia, Inc.

Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division
Now Accepting Consignments - November Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction

The Royal Flemish collection of Mrs. Jackie and the late Mr. Dean Ballard achieved a 100% sellthrough rate, selling at its $50,000 estimate.


The Collection of Mrs. Nancy and the late Dr. Brian Bojesen included Handel and Pairpoint antique lighting, Daum and Galle cameo glass, as well as Tiffany enamel and pottery works. The collection performed very well, achieving a 99% sell-through rate and realizing $289,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $147,000.

Summer in Maine
by Mark Ford, CEO

When you think of summer in Maine, the advertising folks have you thinking of lazy summer days with sailboats bobbing in the harbor, bathers laying on a sandy beach or scenic hikes along a majestic rocky ridge. Not here at Julia's.

We are "right out straight!" In June, we had our Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry auction. Our Department Head, Mike Fredericks, did a wonderful...Read More.

What's It Worth

What's it worth.
A private Texas collection of Daum and Galle cameo glass, silver and fine jewelry achieved a 97% sell-through rate, bringing over $375,000 against a $198,000 low estimate.

If you have a rare lamp, piece of glass or fine jewelry item and want to know "What's it Worth", or consign it to an upcoming auction, please Click Here

We are always looking for consignments of rare and valuable items, as well as collections for our auctions.

Success in Today's Market by Mike Fredericks, Department Head
Several times an auction cycle I am asked if and/or when the market will "bounce back." First, it is no easier to predict the collectibles market than it would be to time the market with the Stock Exchange. From auction to auction, one or more areas may be stronger than others, but the market has been fairly stable the past two to three years. Secondly, today's market is the new reality. It matters less what the item was worth in 1994 or 2004, but only matters what the piece is worth today. Likewise, none of us knows what the value may be in 2024.

None of us wishes to lose money on an investment, but that is sometimes the reality of market change, and less the result of the auctioneer's efforts. The political landscape, consumer confidence and financial outlook all factor into the market, but our focus at Julia's is to bring you the most value possible for what the current market is, and continue working for our consignors until we have exhausted every resource.

To illustrate this, our June 2016 sale featured the Tiffany Studios drop-head Dragonfly lamp (pictured above) from a private collector, that sold to a post-auction buyer for $130,000. There have been several examples of comparable quality to this sought-after model offered in the past 14 months, selling for $87,500 (NYC 6/16), another for $112,500 (NYC 5/15) and a third offered for $100,000 that did not sell (Chicago 11/15). Julia's was able to realized a higher end result than the previous three examples, garnering the best possible selling price in the current market for our consignor. How? By being realistic, being persistent and by being committed.

James D. Julia's June 2016 sale showcased multiple collections of fresh merchandise from several genres, each having highlights that set the bar high for the season. Over the past two years, we have proudly been selected to bring many large glass and lighting collections to market for our consignors, and Julia's continues to show that conservatively

estimated collectibles generate interest and excitement in the market. Our proven success, our reputation for honest and fair dealings, combined with the most competitive commission rates in the industry are what keep collectors trusting us to bring their most prized possessions to the market. We look forward to working with you for our November 2016 sale.

Julie Killam & Mike Fredericks
Julie Killam & Mike Fredericks

At James D. Julia, Inc. we are always seeking high quality antiques of all types for our year-round auctions. We offer the best seller commission rates in the industry, as low as 0% for high value items and collections. Please contact us directly at 207-453-7125 (Maine office) or 781-460-6800 (Boston area office) or Click Here to learn more or if you are considering consigning one item, an entire collection or an estate to auction. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

Auctioneer: James D. Julia | Lic#: ME:AR83 | MA: AU1406 | NH: 2511