FAIRFIELD, MAINE, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2011. For three days at the close of November in rural Maine, as many are thinking of holiday preparations, the staff at James D. Julia was immersed in an auction event that showcased an outstanding array of quality antiques to contemporary objects d’art. Combining the efforts of Julia’s advertising, toy & doll division head Andrew Truman and glass & lamp department head Dudley Browne, bidders were excited by the prospect of a bargain and the anticipation of the frenzied bidding battles that often ensue.
The vast assortment of treasures this time around was a feast of over 1,400 lots. A two-day session of antique and contemporary paperweights,
lamps, rare art glass, English and French cameo followed a diverse array of American and European toys, mechanical banks, fine French and German dolls, antique advertising, salesman samples, coin-operated machines, music boxes, and other fine items the day prior for a final tally of over $2.5 Million!