James D. Julia Auctioneers

One of North America’s top 10 antique auctioneers!

James D. Julia Auctioneers

One of North America’s top 10 antique auctioneers!

Inside Julia’s

James D. Julia Auctioneers is one of North America’s Top 10 Antique Auction houses. The business is headquartered in Fairfield, Maine with a satellite office in Woburn, Massachusetts that allows customers from the Greater Boston area a convenient drop off location. In business for nearly five decades, Julia’s conducts high-end firearms, antique, collectible, and decorative arts auctions throughout the year. Julia’s auction events have a global reputation for breathtaking lots; knowledgeable, accessible and friendly staff; welcoming and hands-on previews; and delicious, all you can eat auction day lunch buffets.

It should come as no surprise that Julia’s routinely establishes new world records through its sales events!

Julia’s has four key sales units. These divisions include Rare Firearms run by Wes Dillon; Fine and Asian Art and Antiques run by Tony Greist; Lamps and Glass run by Mike Fredericks; and Antique Advertising, Toy & Doll run by Andrew Truman. Each division is recognized nationally for excellence and is staffed with world-class specialists and consultants to ensure fair and professional authentication, identification, and valuation services. Each division has two major sales events per year, but consignments are accepted year round.

President and Auctioneer, James Julia

Julia’s is lead by President and industry legend James D. Julia. Jim’s goal for the company, as it has been for almost half a century, is to create the best possible auction experience for Julia’s customers. This has evolved over time, and many of Julia’s original people-centric innovations have now become industry standards.

Jim’s approach to customers and sales truly makes Julia’s the very best place to buy or sell at auction. Jim was instrumental in making sure that bidders of all types-live participants, third party online bidders, and absentee bidders-received priority, personal attention regardless of their location or informational requirements. To this day, Jim insists that Julia’s catalogs are the finest in the marketplace; filled with lavish, large and detailed color photos, and lengthy descriptions written by some of the country’s foremost experts. Julia’s continues to embrace new technology to provide a better auction experience. A recent example is the company’s own 360° View technology. This new technology, which details and magnifies multiple angles of selected online lots, allows customers to inspect items from every perspective–from the comfort of their own homes. It’s as if lots were placed on a slowly rotating Lazy Susan for a personal review and evaluation!

In addition to the company’s ongoing philanthropy and community work, James D. Julia is a proud recipient of the 2012 Governor’s award for Business Excellence, which is administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. This honor recognizes companies that demonstrate a high level of commitment to the community, employees, and to manufacturing or to service excellence.

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Governor of Maine, Paul LePage, presenting James Julia with
the 2012 Governor’s award for Business Excellence