Firearms auction house J.C. Devine Inc. suspends operations

MILFORD, N.H. – Specialty firearms auctioneer J.C. Devine Inc. has suspended operations. Company founder Joseph C. Devine, 72, died Feb. 24 in Sebastian, Florida.

Ruth Toft Ansell an attorney with the legal firm Ansell & Anderson in Bedford, N.H., issued the following statement: “As a result of the recent death of Joseph Devine, the business of J.C. Devine Inc. has been suspended. All interested parties will be contacted by a representative of the business when appropriate.”

Ansell, a noted expert in estate planning, had no further comment upon being contacted by Auction Central News.

The J.C. Devine auction scheduled for May 9 in Nashua, N.H. was canceled.

Devine founded the auction company in 1975. He resided in Milford for more than 35 years and spent recent winters in Florida.

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