Civil War Collectibles

James D. Julia vintage firearms

Julia’s Spring 2012 firearms auction sets $18 million house record

At nearly $18 million, James D. Julia’s Spring Firearms and Knife Auction March 12-13, 2012 in Fairfield, Maine, set a new house record for vintage guns and firearms. Also of note was another firearms auction, held by Julia’s sister and brother-in-law, the Poulin Auction Company, which grossed more than $2 million the three...

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Weekly Antiques Auction & Show Ads- March 22-April 22, 2012

AntiqueTrader.com features select half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events: Weekly Antiques Auction & Show Ads- March 22-April 22, 2012.

Melanie Thomas for Antique Trader magazine

Antiques dealers must adapt more than inventory to stay relevant

Because we live in a culture fascinated by youth and addicted to everything electronic, there is one species fending off, as best it can, the threat of extinction. I’ll call this genus the antiques dealer. If Darwin is correct, adaptation is tantamount to our species’ survival. After a trip to England and realizing 90 percent...