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 […]

Keep, Donate or Toss? Spring Cleaning Tips

Well, here we are, most of us homebound as we follow government guidelines to “Stay at Home” in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many of you are taking advantage of this time to tackle spring cleaning projects. Some of you may find it therapeutic to declutter, while others may be overwhelmed at […]

Tips for Bidding in an Online Auction

For the next few weeks, America is hunkering down at home to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Auction houses across the country, including ours, are suspending live auctions temporarily and going to online only until the threat subsides. But even before this unprecedented pandemic, eight in 10 Americans were shopping online, with 51 […]

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal’s Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NEW HOURS/BIDDING CHANGES Effective March 16, 2020 Dear Valued Customer, At EJ’s Auction & Appraisal, we’ve always strived to create a fun, high-energy bidding atmosphere at our full-service auction house in Glendale, Arizona. That’s why the recent developments with Coronavirus (COVID 19) have us concerned. We have always adhered to stringent cleaning and disinfecting standards, […]

The Marguerite Joy Doll Collection to be Auctioned March 7

Two-generation collection features more than 1,000 dolls and accessories GLENDALE, Ariz. (Feb. 27, 2020) – A two-generation collection featuring more than 1,000 dolls and accessories will hit the auction block on Saturday, March 7 at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal. “The Marguerite Joy Doll Collection” features antique dolls, including Jumeau, Kammer & Reinhardt, Bahr & Proschild, […]

Vintage Watches Are in Demand

Recently, a phone call I was on was interrupted when my client said, “Let me call you back. I’m having trouble hearing you from my watch.” It made me laugh, but only because I know some day that watch will be collectible. While we can easily access the time on our phones and other devices, […]