FAIRFIELD, Maine — There was standing room only when the Poulin Auction Co. Spring Firearms Auction began on the first day of the three-day auction March 9-11. More than 2,000 lots of collectible and shooter firearms were offered over the long weekend and there was plenty of action on each lot, driving prices to the high estimate on many of the fine items that were sold. Thousands of bidders registered. The record-high participation created a bidding frenzy resulted in a sale reaching the high estimate of $2.1 million.
Some of the highlights:
An 18th-century Mid-Eastern miquelet was the star of the show with an amazing $32,000 realized price; an inscribed Remington New Model Navy Conversion Revolver attributed to Deputy Charles H Nichols est. $2,500-$4,000 changed hands for $13,800; Barrett 82A1 est. $6,000-$7,500 sold $11,500; an Extremely Rare Colt Lightning Medium Frame est. $4,500-$6,500 climbed to $10,925; a consecutively numbered Colt Boa set est. $4,200-$5,000 sold $10,005; a Colt-Burgess SRC est. $3,000-$4,500 sold for $7,187.50; a Browning Continental Centennial Rifle Set est. $6,000-$10,000 fell within est. at $7,130; Winchester 1886 40-70 est. $3,000-$3,750 climbed to $6,612.50; a Mannlicher Type JP Sauer Sporting Carbine est. $5,000-$7,000 brought within est. at nearly $6,000; a Winchester 1886 in 50-100-450 est. $4,500-$6,000 climbed to $5,865; a Group Industries HR4332 est. $5,000-$7,000 sold within est. at $5,750; an 1851 Navy 2nd Model est. $3,000-$5,000 exceeded estimate with a final price of $5,750; a Winchester 1886 est. $4,000-$6,000 sold for $5,517.50; a Winchester 9422 Eagle Scout est. $3,500-$5,000 sold for $5,002.50; a Parker CH grade 10ga est. $2,000-$2,750 sold for $4,887.50; a Remington Jenks est. $2,200-$3,000 brought $4,830; a Gibbs Flintlock pistol surprised everyone with its pre-sale estimate of $250-$400 and a final realized price of $4,715; a completely unmarked Sharps 1874 Type rifle est. $3,000-$5,000 sold for $4,750; an Enfield No.4 MK I (T) est. $ 3,500-$5,000 sold $4,600.
For a full price realized list of this sale, visit www.poulinauctions.com. Prices include 15% buyers premium.
This sale immediately preceded James D. Julia’s Premier Firearms Auction featuring Session 1 of the Wes Adams Collection of RARE Winchesters, Robert Howard Collection, and Dr. Lucie’s Collection of Scagel Knives. Julia’s sale generated a staggering record setting $18 million firearms sale; their high estimate for this sale. Together the two separate companies located next door to one another held a 5-day firearms auction event that generated a whopping $20 million in sales.
Space is filling fast for the Fall sale. To consign, contact Steve or Nick Poulin at 207-453-2114 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.