2021 Predictions: These 5 Items Will Be in Demand

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal to Host 3rd Annual New Year’s Day Auction on Jan. 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 21, 2020) – After a crazy year that included a global pandemic, civil unrest, wildfires, and murder hornets, it’s hard to predict anything for 2021. But when it comes to consumer behavior, the secondary market provides strong clues […]

Demand for These 5 Items Should Stay Strong in 2021

It’s that time of the year again for predictions. While the pandemic has some people uncertain about the future, we’re still seeing economists, fashionistas, sports commentators and other industry experts give their best guess as to what’s in store for 2021. The auction industry is no different, and watching auctions is actually a great way […]

Collecting Political Memorabilia

There’s no doubt this has been an historic year for politics. Voter turnout reached an all-time high as a divided nation argued about national and local political figures, legislative action, social justice issues, and how to combat a global pandemic. It was – and still is – ugly. And, my bet is that a lot […]

Antique, Vintage, Retro – What’s the Difference?

An antique radio, a vintage radio and a retro radio go up for auction. What’s the difference between these three radios and which one is more valuable? It depends, of course, on many factors, like the condition of each radio, the manufacturer, who the radio belonged to, what the radio is made of, rarity, and […]

Auction Houses Busy Selling These Items During Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, we saw empty shelves at the grocery stores as people focused on purchasing food, cleaning supplies, and other necessities for survival. As weeks went by, even after the shelter-at-home mandates were lifted, people began focusing on recreating spaces in their homes and finding new ways to […]

3 Collectible Toys Created by Parents & Kids

There’s not a week that goes by that our auction house is not cataloging or selling toys. Of all the estate items we auction, toys are one of the largest categories. While we sell modern-day toys, it’s the antique and vintage toys that savvy collectors are most interested in. Earlier this month, we auctioned a […]

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal and Goodwill Donate $4,000 to Peoria Diamond Club

GLENDALE, Ariz. (August 13, 2020) – EJ’s Auction & Appraisal and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona recently donated $4,000 to Peoria Diamond Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for youth charities and organizations in the West Valley. A $3,000 check was presented to the nonprofit in March, prior to the COVID-19 […]

Your Painting is Authentic or Not (But Really Is)

The world of collecting fine art, when it comes to coveted artists such as Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and the like, is a high stakes game that often involves dissenting opinions and controversy. It’s bad enough that the art world is full of unscrupulous forgers who happen to be masterfully skilled at creating […]

Collecting Space Memorabilia

When SpaceX launched NASA astronauts into space on May 30, we all seemed to forget everything bad about 2020 and watch intently with hope. It was a historic mission, not only because it marked the first time NASA astronauts blasted off from Earth since the Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011, but because it was […]

Keith Haring Painting Resurfaces in Phoenix After 34 Years — June 19 Auction

Handwriting expert Bart Baggett verified that a personal note on the back of the painting is by the hand of Keith Haring GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 18, 2020) – It was nearly 34 years ago, in December 1986, that world-renowned street artist Keith Haring visited Phoenix for a well-documented, week-long visit that included a drawing workshop at […]

Antique Fishing Reels Can Be a Big Catch

Give me a day off, and you’ll likely find me fishing. Not only do I have great memories of spending lazy, sunny days with my father and grandfather fishing at secret hideaways, I cherish time with my own children at lakes and fishing holes throughout Arizona. I especially love fly fishing at Lee’s Ferry and […]