James D. Julia recently announced that Tony Wilcox has joined the company as a member of its Fine Firearms division.This division, internationally acknowledged as the finest in the industry for high end, expensive firearms, has conducted some of the highest grossing gun auctions in history. The division, led by Department Head Francis Lombardi, includes Wes Dillon, John Keene, Josh Loewensteiner, John Sexton, and JR LaRue. Wilcox, like his teammates, has an extraordinary and diverse background in the firearms and auction world.
Tony Wilcox is a lifetime militaria enthusiast. He began collecting firearms and other weapons as a boy with his father. His areas of interest and knowledge include European and American small military arms from 1840 – 1950 as well as guns from Winchester and Colt. He was raised in VA where started as an avid small game hunter and fisherman; today his interests have expanded to big game hunting in WY and MO. Wilcox was the General Manager of the Powder Horn Gun Shop in Middleburg, VA for nine years. There he became interested in Civil War arms and equipage. Today, in addition to his work with Julia’s, Wilcox operates his own retail firearms business. He has been attending militaria shows and events for over 40 years to keep current with collector and industry trends, interests, and directions.
According to Mark Ford, CEO of James D. Julia, Inc., “We are thrilled to welcome Tony to our remarkable Fine Firearms division. There was so much excitement and interest from the team when I told them Tony would be joining Julia’s. I am certain that he will bring additional knowledge, passion, and expertise to the division – if that’s possible! His personal and professional experience, industry profile and relationships, and category knowledge make him an ideal fit for our Fine Firearms division now and where we hope to see it in the future.”