Nick Poulin – COO, Firearm Sales Coordinator

Nick Poulin – COO, Firearm Sales Coordinator

Nick was raised in the auction environment, the family business of auctioneering continues on the same premises as his childhood home. His immersion into the industry in the 1980’s began by observing as his grandfather Authur Julia set the foundation for what would become a prominent international auction business. Nick grew alongside the businesses’ of both his uncle James Julia and his parent’s Steve and Jeannine Poulin. As early as his teenage years Nick began developing the tools of the trade by being a part of day to day operations strongly influenced by family values emphasizing on taking care in handling and marketing consignments honestly and with integrity.

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“As soon as I had the strength to hold an item I was involved in the family business. I traveled to auctions with my father & grandfather from a very early age. I learned then the fun, excitement, dedication, hard work, the importance of being honest, and the tremendous value in maintaining a sterling reputation for holding our integrity in the highest regard.”

 Following his higher education at the University of Maine, Nick returned to the auction company with a vision of new development. As the auction industry is rapidly growing thanks to internet auction platforms, our company is raising our quality of presentation to appeal to an international audience. The developments and improvements he is implementing allow for an increased level of participation from buyers and consignors alike bringing this growing company’s success to new heights.

Outside of the office Nick spends his time with his wife Emily and their four kids, often enjoying Maine’s great outdoors at the lake.

Dave Sanders – Chief Firearms Specialist

Dave Sanders has over 44 years of experience in the firearms industry. He is incredibly knowledgeable in quality American shotguns, Winchesters, Colts & Collectible Sporting firearms. He began his career buying & selling guns in his grandfather’s & father’s hardware store in Nebraska. He is extremely well known in the industry for his honest, kind & forthright approach to his fellow collectors & dealers.

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Dave helped establish the first Cabela’s Gun Library in Sidney, Nebraska. In 1992 he was hired as the second specialist employee in the Sidney, Nebraska Cabela’s Gun Library. In 2007 he was promoted to the position of Gun Library acquisition manager. He traveled the country purchasing and evaluating collectible firearms to supply all of Cabela’s Gun Libraries.

In 2009 Dave began working with our company as a cataloger of quality sporting arms and a sales representative at major firearms shows across the US. Dave’s incredible knowledge and expertise, as well as his personable approach, have been crucial to our continued growth and development in the firearms auction industry.

Dave is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Dave and his wife, Mary Beth can be found together at shows rubbing elbows and making friends. If you see them at a show I encourage you to say hello.

Dave Sanders – Firearms Specialist, Certified Appraiser, Auctioneer & Sales Representative

Robert French – Chief Early American & European Firearm, Militaria & Edged Weapons Specialist

Bob is an extremely knowledgeable and well regarded collector and dealer in Early American & European Firearms, Militaria & Edged Weapons. His expertise also extends into multiple genres including early bottles, buttons, ceramics & much more.

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He began his passion of collecting in 1974 buying swords, military buttons, uniforms & other militaria. In 1977-1984 he served in the US Navy as a Cryptological Technician. After receiving his honorable discharge he attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA graduating with a double major in marketing and finance. In 1994 Bob returned to the collegiate life at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA where he earned another degree with a double major in archeology as well as museum studies. Since 1991, Bob has been a full time dealer and consultant recognized across the country for honesty & an in depth knowledge of a wide variety of early firearms, militaria, & antiques.

Bob began working with our company in 2004 and has cataloged thousands of items with incredible accuracy and integrity. His descriptions and contributions to our company have been instrumental in the development and growth of our business into the international auction house we are today. His fundamental ethical practices of honesty and integrity coincide with the core principles that we have built our company around.

Bob is a member of the The Company of Military Historians,  The New England Antique Arms Society, & Ohio Valley Military Society,.

Bob attends shows across the US regularly with his wife Deanna Daub French. Deanna has worked with Poulin’s since 1999 as an administrative office manager and recently began assisting Bob at shows & consultations.

Robert French–  Early American & European Firearm, Militaria & Edged Weapons Specialist, Cataloger, Independent Consultant & Sales Representative

Neil Whitcomb – Firearms Specialist

Neil purchased his first firearm in 1963. From that point forward his passion for firearms grew and so did his incredible knowledge for contemporary firearms and gunsmithing.

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Neil graduated from Thomas College in Waterville , ME in 1970 with a BS in education. After his 25 year tenure at Cony High School he retired and focused on his collecting, gunsmithing, and family. In 1972 Neil also received his master electrician’s license. In 1975 Neil began attending firearm shows and started the Oakland Gun Shop which provided gunsmithing services and firearm sales.

In 2007 Neil began cataloging collectible modern firearms for our auctions. Neil has cataloged thousands of firearms for our company over the years and is versatile in multiple genres. 

Neil is now a benefactor member of the NRA after joining in 1970. He is a life member of the Sportsman Alliance of ME and founding member of the Ruger Owners & Collectors Association (ROCS) . In 1977 he became a member of the Ruger Collector Association (RCA).

Neil lives with his wife Ellen in Fairfield, ME and has two married adult daughters and grandchildren.

Neil Whitcomb – Firearms Specialist

Tom Bryant – Firearms Specialist

 

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Tom Bryant – Firearms Specialist

Ralph Wood – Firearms Specialist

 

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Ralph Wood – Firearms Specialist

Nick Poulin – COO, Firearm Sales Coordinator

Nick was raised in the auction environment, the family business of auctioneering continues on the same premises as his childhood home. His immersion into the industry in the 1980’s began by observing as his grandfather Authur Julia set the foundation for what would become a prominent international auction business. Nick grew alongside the businesses’ of both his uncle James Julia and his parent’s Steve and Jeannine Poulin. As early as his teenage years Nick began developing the tools of the trade by being a part of day to day operations strongly influenced by family values emphasizing on taking care in handling and marketing consignments honestly and with integrity.

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“As soon as I had the strength to hold an item I was involved in the family business. I traveled to auctions with my father & grandfather from a very early age. I learned then the fun, excitement, dedication, hard work, the importance of being honest, and the tremendous value in maintaining a sterling reputation for holding our integrity in the highest regard.”

 Following his higher education at the University of Maine, Nick returned to the auction company with a vision of new development. As the auction industry is rapidly growing thanks to internet auction platforms, our company is raising our quality of presentation to appeal to an international audience. The developments and improvements he is implementing allow for an increased level of participation from buyers and consignors alike bringing this growing company’s success to new heights.

Outside of the office Nick spends his time with his wife Emily and their four kids, often enjoying Maine’s great outdoors at the lake.

Dave Sanders – Chief Firearms Specialist

Dave Sanders has over 44 years of experience in the firearms industry. He is incredibly knowledgeable in quality American shotguns, Winchesters, Colts & Collectible Sporting firearms. He began his career buying & selling guns in his grandfather’s & father’s hardware store in Nebraska. He is extremely well known in the industry for his honest, kind & forthright approach to his fellow collectors & dealers.

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Dave helped establish the first Cabela’s Gun Library in Sidney, Nebraska. In 1992 he was hired as the second specialist employee in the Sidney, Nebraska Cabela’s Gun Library. In 2007 he was promoted to the position of Gun Library acquisition manager. He traveled the country purchasing and evaluating collectible firearms to supply all of Cabela’s Gun Libraries.

In 2009 Dave began working with our company as a cataloger of quality sporting arms and a sales representative at major firearms shows across the US. Dave’s incredible knowledge and expertise, as well as his personable approach, have been crucial to our continued growth and development in the firearms auction industry.

Dave is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Dave and his wife, Mary Beth can be found together at shows rubbing elbows and making friends. If you see them at a show I encourage you to say hello.

Robert French – Chief Early American & European Firearm, Militaria & Edged Weapons Specialist

Bob is an extremely knowledgeable and well regarded collector and dealer in Early American & European Firearms, Militaria & Edged Weapons. His expertise also extends into multiple genres including early bottles, buttons, ceramics & much more.

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He began his passion of collecting in 1974 buying swords, military buttons, uniforms & other militaria. In 1977-1984 he served in the US Navy as a Cryptological Technician. After receiving his honorable discharge he attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA graduating with a double major in marketing and finance. In 1994 Bob returned to the collegiate life at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA where he earned another degree with a double major in archeology as well as museum studies. Since 1991, Bob has been a full time dealer and consultant recognized across the country for honesty & an in depth knowledge of a wide variety of early firearms, militaria, & antiques.

Bob began working with our company in 2004 and has cataloged thousands of items with incredible accuracy and integrity. His descriptions and contributions to our company have been instrumental in the development and growth of our business into the international auction house we are today. His fundamental ethical practices of honesty and integrity coincide with the core principles that we have built our company around.

Bob is a member of the The Company of Military Historians,  The New England Antique Arms Society, & Ohio Valley Military Society,.

Bob attends shows across the US regularly with his wife Deanna Daub French. Deanna has worked with Poulin’s since 1999 as an administrative office manager and recently began assisting Bob at shows & consultations.

Neil Whitcomb – Firearms Specialist

Neil purchased his first firearm in 1963. From that point forward his passion for firearms grew and so did his incredible knowledge for contemporary firearms and gunsmithing.

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Neil graduated from Thomas College in Waterville , ME in 1970 with a BS in education. After his 25 year tenure at Cony High School he retired and focused on his collecting, gunsmithing, and family. In 1972 Neil also received his master electrician’s license. In 1975 Neil began attending firearm shows and started the Oakland Gun Shop which provided gunsmithing services and firearm sales.

In 2007 Neil began cataloging collectible modern firearms for our auctions. Neil has cataloged thousands of firearms for our company over the years and is versatile in multiple genres. 

Neil is now a benefactor member of the NRA after joining in 1970. He is a life member of the Sportsman Alliance of ME and founding member of the Ruger Owners & Collectors Association (ROCS) . In 1977 he became a member of the Ruger Collector Association (RCA).

Neil lives with his wife Ellen in Fairfield, ME and has two married adult daughters and grandchildren.

Tom Bryant – Firearms Specialist

 

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Ralph Wood – Firearms Specialist

 

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