For nearly two decades James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine, has been the world’s leading auction company for high-end sporting arms. Julia’s sale on October 31, November 1 and 2 totaled more than $15 million, with $4.8 million shelled out for sporting arms.

Featured was the renowned Dana Tauber Fox collection, the best of its type ever sold at auction. Tauber’s FE Grade 20 gauge (the finest of only three produced in Philadelphia by the company) achieved $166,750, the highest price for a shotgun in the sale. Other exceptional firearms were the famous Holland & Holland 12-gauge “Swan Gun,” which sold for $120,750, and a Parker A-1 Special from the Bouwkamp Collection that brought $142,600.

Julia’s is now seeking consignments for its spring 2018 auction, which already includes a superb grouping of original-condition small-bore Parker shotguns. Call (207) 453-7125 today to learn more about participating and how Julia’s can help you achieve top prices for your sporting arms, or email or visit