It is with great pride and enthusiasm that James D. Julia, Inc. announces the launch of our new Estates & Collections Division featuring our innovative and unique Plan in Place, a personalized blueprint of how and when your collection will be dispersed in the future.
The first task of our Estates & Collections Division Manager , Sonia MacNeil, was to assess what auction houses in North America provide long-term disposition services for collectors. We were amazed to learn that almost no one provided such a service. Despite this, frequent inquiries from collectors and their spouses regarding the eventual dispersal of their collections have proven a definite need.
Do you know what will happen to your collection?
You’ve built your collection over the years. It’s expanded your knowledge, increased your sense of history, provided you with the thrill of the hunt, helped to expand your circle of friends, and is now a substantial part of your family’s investment portfolio. With collecting has come a feeling of responsibility. One of the great responsibilities to your family and your collection is having a Plan in Place.
Consider these questions:
• Does your spouse have the same knowledge and experience regarding your collection?
• Does he/she know the values of the items in your collection?
• Does he/she know the best way to market your collection?
• Does he/she know which company to trust and which to avoid?
• Would you feel comfortable letting your spouse or another loved one sell your collection with absolutely no input from you about who sold it, when, and how?
• If you have specific intentions or wishes about the placement of certain items from your collection (i.e. giving certain things to friends, relatives, museums, selling certain items, etc.) have you documented this and shared it with your spouse?
• If you are the spouse of a collector, do you feel confident about your ability to handle the disposal of the collection?
• If your spouse had to sell your collection without your assistance or input would you want them to employ or consult with an expert that you feel unethical, lacking in knowledge, or that had no concern for your spouse’s best interest?
If you’ve answered NO to any of the questions above, contact the James D. Julia, Inc. Estates & Collections Division to learn how our Plan in Place will deal with each of these concerns.
Not finished enjoying your collection just yet?
No problem! Just like a will or trust document, our Plan in Place isn’t meant to be implemented now, it’s a plan for your collection’s future should something happen to you. If you like the idea of planning ahead but still enjoy buying, selling, trading and gifting, our Plan in Place is designed with you mind too.
Your Plan in Place is developed by our experts with your input and tailored specifically to your collection, your needs and those of your spouse and loved ones. Having a formal, detailed Plan in Place will provide you and your loved ones the peace of mind that your valuable antique collection will be dispersed responsibly and profitably by the experts you choose.
Contact James D. Julia, Inc.’s Estates & Collections Manager, Sonia MacNeil, at 207.453.7125 ext. 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss establishing your own Plan in Place or how Julia’s can assist you. All calls are without cost or obligation.