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Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Behind the Scenes of an Auction of a Lifetime

by Martin Willis (10/27/13).

Martin Willis auctioning off pieces from the estate of homestead of Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire’s first governor and the second to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1989.

This week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast’s format is a little different as we present a Martin Willis lecture in Amesbury, Mass., about the behind-the-scenes action of a highlight of his career: the 1989 auction at the homestead of Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire’s first governor and the second to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Listen here:

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Here is a TV news story about the auction:


Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director of decorative arts for James D. Julia Auctioneers for the Boston region. You can hear his podcasts at the at Antique and Auction Forum, featuring interviews with key players in the antiques and collectibles trade.

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