Buy & Sell with James D. Julia, Inc.

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Buy & Sell

Julia’s is one of the top ten antique auctioneers in North America. One of the reasons for this success is focusing on the needs of both our buyers and sellers. Our auction process is designed to meet the needs of each party in the transaction.


Buying at auction.

We work extremely hard to provide the best catalog in the antique auction business. Our catalog is filled with vibrant images of every item in the auction. Certain items have multiple pictures that display the unique attributes that make those items so valuable. Each item is accompanied by a description prepared by one of our staff, or a leading expert in that particular item. We stand behind every item with a 45 day limited guarantee (see our Conditions of Sale).

Every item is also featured on our web site in high definition photography. Our ZOOM feature, and 360° view on selected items are designed to make it “as close to touching it” as we can.

Buying is easy as well. There are four ways to participate in any of our auctions (these are explained in more detail here):

  1. Come to beautiful Central Maine, and attend our auctions in person
  2. Register to participate as a telephone bidder
  3. Register to participate as an Absentee bidder
  4. Bid online using your favorite internet bidding platform: Invaluable.

How to Buy | Absentee Bidding | Conditions of Sale | Shipment & Payment


If you are considering selling your item or collection by consigning to auction, your primary goal should be to obtain the greatest net return for yourself. In order to do that, two things must be in play 1) select the auctioneer who will get the greatest return for your goods, and 2) select the auctioneer that will give you the lowest commission terms. Julia’s does exactly that; the greatest rate of return for the lowest cost. This means the most money for you. The process is easy, to get a free estimate of what your high value item or collection is worth, email or call us today. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

0% commission on expensive items. That’s right, only 0% commission on expensive items. We also offer very competitive rates on less expensive items. Julia’s has always tendered some of the best terms in the antique auction industry and is, in part, just one of the many reasons why we are one of the leading auction houses in North America.

Negative news about the economy dominates the media today, but this is also a time of great opportunity in this country. Opportunities for great buys on real estate, business, undervalued stocks and bargains on some collectibles are just some of the great opportunities. For those with cash, now is the best time in over 10 years to find a bargain. “Cash is King,” so it makes great sense to consider consigning to our upcoming auctions.

Why consign with us? | What is my item or collection worth?