2) Dr. Jim Lucie Collection of Scagel Knives: Dr. Lucie was a friend, scholar, author and passionate collector of William Scagel knives. Scagel is the undisputed Moses of the modern high-art knife culture in the world today. Born in the late 19th century, he produced superb quality utilitarian knives and blades with a totally unnecessary artistic flare. His knives were highly sought after during his lifetime and some are worth their weight in gold today. Dr. Lucie’s collection, based on rarity, quality, condition and numbers is one of the finest if not the finest such collection in the world today. His collection will most definitely be the finest offering ever to come to auction.
3) Estate of Robert Howard: Robert Howard from Hemphill, Texas, was one of the great firearms collectors of the 20th century. His pension for quality and rarity and his diverse taste resulted in one of the most comprehensive collections of high quality firearms. This will be the final sale of the Howard Collection and represents a very special opportunity for collectors.
4) Other Collections and Estates: This auction will include a diverse spectrum of high quality, rare and desirable firearms in almost all collecting venues. An important offering of Civil War and Confederate items from a single owner collection, an excellent collection of Class III and military arms, superb high quality sporting arms by some of the finest makers in the world, extraordinary Colts, Smith & Wessons, rare Sharps, early percussion and flint arms, rare Kentuckys, historic arms and swords, Western related items and much, much more.
For more details see the January, 2012 issue of American Rifleman Magazine or check out our website at www.jamesdjulia.com. You can also contact us for free detailed illustrated brochures: (207) 453-7125. Lavish color illustrated and detailed catalogs are available $39 each. This is truly a historic and important sale, if you are a serious collector this is one auction that should not be missed. James D. Julia Auctioneers are staunch supporters of the NRA and have a unique matching donation program. For each firearm purchased by their clients, they suggest a special $5 donation to the NRA Foundation. Any such donations made are matched by Julia, thus doubling the donation.
Interested parties can participate by a) Attending the sale in person, b) By submitting absentee bids which will be bid competitively, c) Making arrangements to bid on the telephone as the item is being sold or d) Participating live online via Artfact.com. For more details contact Julia’s.