August 2, 2016 – Fairfield, ME – James D. Julia today 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 industry leaders 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 worlds.
Tony has been prominent in the collectible firearms industry for almost thirty years. Active in the gun show circuit, he has attended over 40 national firearms shows and has broad expertise in historic firearms, particularly European and American small military arms from 1840-1950. Tony frequently consults with collectors, museums, and business owners from around the country. He is known for his expertise, his honesty, and his knowledge of firearms values.
Tony also operated his own Virginia-based firearms business for the past twenty two years. He is an avid small game hunter and also has competed in multiple other motorsports over the years. Tony will be relocating to Maine in the near future, and will be available to assist buyers and consignors with their auction needs.
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 our team and clients when I told them Tony would be joining Julia’s. He will bring additional knowledge, passion, and expertise to the division – if that’s possible! His honesty, personal and professional experience, industry knowledge, and integrity make him an ideal fit for Julia’s.”
About James D. Julia, Inc.
James D. Julia, Inc., one of the top ten antique auction antique houses in North America as measured by annual sales, is headquartered in Fairfield, Maine. The company also has an office in Boston, Massachusetts. In business for over 45 years, the company conducts high-end antique, collectible and fine art auctions throughout the year. Julia’s has routinely established new world records through its sales events. The company consists of three key divisions, including Rare Firearms; Fine Art, Asian, and Antiques; and Rare Lamps, Glass, and Fine Jewelry. Each division is regarded for its excellence and is staffed with world-class specialists to guarantee fair and professional authentication, identification and valuation services. For more information on James D. Julia, Inc., please visit www.jamesdjulia.com.
Mark Ford, CEO
James D. Julia, Inc.
207-453-7125 or MFord@JamesDJulia.com