FAIRFIELD, Maine — A massive back-to-back auction event featuring toys, dolls and advertising, as well as fine glass and lamps will mark the start of the summer auction season at James D. Julia Inc. Lamps and glass are first up June 19-20, with many Tiffany lamps, French cameo glass, fine art glass and more.
On June 21, Julia’s toy, doll and advertising division takes center stage with an impressive array. Headlining the toy offerings is a Marklin battleship representing the “HMS Russell.” Unrestored and in as-found condition, it features clean lines, detailed decking, and a massive hull. It’s expected to sell for $25,000 to $45,000.
Also pegged to draw much attention are multiple Hubley lots, including both a two and three-seat brake carriage, which are expected to fetch $3,000 to $5,000 and $2,000 to $4,000, respectively.
Additional standout items include:
• All-original Marklin double lantern ($5,500-$7,500)
• Buddy L trencher, enameled in yellow and red, featuring a vertical conveyor belt affixed with scoops ($5,000-$7,000).
• Scarce Popeye tin wind-up “Air-o-Plane,” with original box ($3,000-$5,000)
• Celluloid Micky Mouse tin “Rambler,” with original box ($1,200-$1,800)
• More than 70 model trains including Lionel and American Flyer
• 14-inch close mouth Jumeau E.J. 5 with brown glass paperweight eyes
($4,000-$6,000), with a larger 31-inch Jumeau E.14 J. expected to sell for $3,000 to $5,000.
Also appearing are various quality antique advertising items. Topping the list is a one-of-a-kind street sign from New York City’s financial district, in use during the stock market crash of 1929. It is expected to command $25,000 to $50,000.
Coming under the gavel as well are coin-operated arcade, gambling and music machines. A Mills Violano Virtuoso, one of the more sought-after automatic instruments and seldom-seen pieces, carries an estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.
More information is available at www.jamesdjulia.com or by calling 207-453-7125. Preview day is June 18 for glass and lamps (with the auction set for June 19) and June 18-20 for the toy, doll and advertising items (with a June 21 auction date). Both auctions will commence at 10 a.m.