James D. Julia Auctioneers deals in rare firearms, rare glass and lamps, fine art, decorative antiques, antique toys and dolls, and advertising ephemera. Established in the mid-1960s, James D. Julia is one of North America's top 10 auctioneers and competes with Sotheby's and Christie's.
James D. Julia is the world's premier auction house for rare and antique firearms, according to the company's website. It sold the most expensive single firearm ever auctioned, a rare Colt Walker pistol that went for $920,000 in October 2008. The lamp and glass division specializes in lamp makers such as Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint, Duffner and Kimberly, as well as fine art glass and fine porcelain.
The fine art division handles important artwork and all types of antiques, folk art, porcelain, Oriental carpets, rare toys, fine European dolls and collectible antique advertising. It also auctions fine silver and important antique and estate jewelry.
James D. Julia is located in Fairfield, Maine, where it maintains a state of the art auction facility. Its auctions are integrated with live Internet bidding and supported by telemarketing efforts to potentially interested buyers. The company offers lavishly illustrated, full-color auction catalogs. The catalogs are digitized and complete libraries of historical catalogs are available on the company's website.