Quantcast

Read This! (Classic/Antique Auction).

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Old Fuff, Feb 19, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,907
    Location:
    Arizona
    Guys….

    How would you like to go to a gun show where there were hundreds of guns, cartridges, accessories – every kind of thing you could think of, and a lot you wouldn’t ranging from flintlocks to machine guns? Some are associated with famous people or events.

    Even more what of most of this was in the very best available condition, stuff you likely wouldn’t see except in a few museums or high-dollar private collections?

    Well if you follow the posted link you can – and best of all you can look for free.

    http://jamesdjulia.com/auctions/div_catalog_320.asp

    No, I didn’t notice any EBR’s or polymer pistols, although there might have been some. On the other hand military small arms going back to the American Revolution are well represented. There also enough rare and ordinary “Guns of the Old West” to drive any cowboy or history buff up a wall. These you understand aren’t reproductions or replicas – they are the real things. There is no shortage of C&B or SAA Colt’s, and if a Walker floats your boat they’re at least two to choose from. Of course Winchester, Remington, Sharps, etc. come up on a regular basis. So do a large number of high-grade double barreled shotguns – cased and otherwise. Or maybe you’re a fanboy when it comes to Colt automatic pistols – especially the 1911 platform. It this case you’ll see enough to boggle your mind!

    And you guys (and gals) that like a sharp edge haven’t been left out. You’ll find older classic pocketknives, custom bench made knives, antique knives of many different kinds, and even swords.

    You may also notice some estimated values that make you feel faint. Clearly you have to be in the bucks to play this part of the game. So some might ask, “Why bother looking?”

    The answer is because there are detailed descriptions of each and every piece, with an included professional-grade photograph. Nothing there was taken with a cell-phone camera. So if you’re smart you’ll take this opportunity to get an education, and do so without having to spend a dime. There’s something there for almost everyone, and the Old Fuff admits he’s still learning.Oh, what you are looking at is the Internet version of a world-class auction that will start on March 12, 2012. Shortly after that this opportunity will be history. So don’t put it off – look now!

    James D. Julia Auctioneers
    Spectacular March 2012 Firearms & Knives AuctionAuction: March 12th & 13th, 2012: 10am Preview: March 9th - 11th, 2012: 9am-5pm
     
  2. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,877
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012
  3. Mizar

    Mizar Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Location:
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Old Fuff, thank you very much!!

    Boris
     
  4. MCgunner

    MCgunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    26,423
    Location:
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    I'm not rich enough, but I sure can dream. Wow. :D
     
  5. scrat

    scrat Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    6,877
    Location:
    Monrovia, CA
    C Company #204

    Walker

    C Company #204 is on page 2


    WOW
    :what::what::what::what:

    i guess we can all dream
     
  6. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,907
    Location:
    Arizona
    If you want you can do more then dream. Use the cursor to block out the description and then cut & paste it to a file in your word processor. Then you can refer to it any time you need to.

    The pictures you see are thumbnails. Click on them and the image will expand.

    No, it's unlikely any member is going to buy one of the Walkers, but there is still a lot to learn. I see it as a golden opportunity.

    Side note: One lot is a Colt Pocket Navy that’s been converted to metallic cartridge and the barrel cut to snubby length. It comes with the earliest example of an inside-waistband holster I’ve seen. I filed that rig away for future attention. ;)
     
  7. Fred_G

    Fred_G Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    497
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I could happily go broke in such a place. Now where is that lottery ticket... :)
     
  8. OH_Spartan

    OH_Spartan Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    274
    :eek:WOW!!! :eek: I think I'll fly to Maine, just to do the preview!!!!

    I wonder if my wife would let me sit in front of the computer just to watch the prices!!!
     
  9. oxide80

    oxide80 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    Gorham, Maine
    Its only an hour or so from my house... maybe i need to call in sick to work that day....
     
  10. Hellgate

    Hellgate Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,440
    Location:
    Orygun
    That was an enjoyable hour of drooling & gawking. Thank you.
     
  11. Blue Hill

    Blue Hill Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Thanks for the post Old Fuff. What an amazing auction! I've got to confess that I had never heard of William Scagel until today, but what an amazing craftsman he was. It sure would be nice to have the kind of disposable income it would take to attend the auction and pick up a trinket or two. (Heavy Sigh).
    +++ on the lottery ticket!
     
  12. Pancho

    Pancho Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,873
    Location:
    Southwestern, Ohio out in the country about 40 mil
    I'd sure like to see the result of this auction. I wonder if they will post it?
     
  13. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,907
    Location:
    Arizona
    After the auction is settled I believe they post the dollar amount, but not the winning bidder's name. Just keep an eye on the website. You can also sign up for notices of future auctions and other news that is sent via. e-mail. I believe all of this is a free service.
     
  14. Pulp

    Pulp Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,019
    Location:
    Valliant, OK
    Those two Walkers would sure make some fine CAS guns!:D
     
  15. pohill

    pohill Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,853
    I spent last weekend at the auction showing. They will let you handle and photo any gun. Great time.
    My hand on a Walker.
    CopyofWalker.gif
    DSCF3662.gif
    DSCF3665.gif
    DSCF3663.gif
    DSCF3660.gif
    DSCF3657-001.gif
    DSCF3658.gif
    DSCF3668.gif
    DSCF3659.gif
    DSCF3667.gif
    DSCF3661.gif
     
  16. Fred_G

    Fred_G Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    497
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Nice pictures. I need to go wipe the drool off...
     
  17. Pancho

    Pancho Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,873
    Location:
    Southwestern, Ohio out in the country about 40 mil
    Old fuff, If you come upon the results could you or anyone please post the site so we can all enjoy?
     
  18. buttrap

    buttrap Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,088
    Location:
    Oregon
    Reminds me of years ago watching movies and things way over my price point like Rachel Welch, dern you.
     
  19. pohill

    pohill Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,853
    Right across the parkinglot from James Julia, 100 yds away, was another auction that was held last weekend. They had antique guns that were more in my price range. Root revolvers went for under $1000, all kinds of other Colt revolvers, Remingtons - I'm kicking myself for not bidding on an Allen & Wheellock revolver that went for $1200.
    http://www.poulinantiques.com/
    On their site, they claim that James Julia did $18 million in sales and they did over $2 million last weekend.
    The fees can be high. They charge 17% to the buyer, plus the Maine sales tax. So, a $1000 gun costs you an extra $170 plus $50 in tax. Still, there were great deals.
    Inside the James Julia showroom were TV screens so you could watch the Poulin auction to know when the lot or item you wanted was coming up. Julia gave out free food and drinks - it was a classy operation. What they had on display for viewing was 1/3 of the total they had for sale.
     
  20. Driftwood Johnson

    Driftwood Johnson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,895
    Location:
    Land of the Pilgrims
    Howdy

    The Amoskeag Auction Company holds its auctions just about an hour north of me. There too you can go to the viewing and handle absolutely anything in the catalog. Most of the items are laid out on a table and can be picked up and examined without any permission. The pricier stuff is in glass cabinets, but all you have to do is ask and they will let you see anything at all, including the stuff that goes for many thousands of dollars. It does not matter whether or not you can afford it, as long as you don't damage it, they will allow you to see anything in the catalog. Excellent opportunity to see all kinds of rare and not so rare guns up close.

    http://www.amoskeagauction.com/
     
  21. pohill

    pohill Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    1,853
    ...
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice