EJ’s Inaugural New Year’s Day Auction is Jan. 1

Auctioneer Erik Hoyer shares tips for downsizing

GLENDALE, Ariz. (December 11, 2018) – With the New Year approaching, experts are lining up to give their 2019 predictions about fashion trends, which movies will win the Oscars, how the stock market will fare, what to expect in the political landscape, and more.

The auction industry is no exception, and as EJ’s Auction & Appraisal prepares for its inaugural New Year’s Day Auction on Tuesday, January 1, Erik Hoyer, EJ’s owner and auctioneer, has some tips for those wanting to downsize or simply clean out their garages, closets and storage units.

“Don’t try to do it all in one day,” Hoyer said. “If you’re fed up with the messy garage or closet, you might be tempted to quickly discard things you haven’t used in years, but some of those items could sell well in the secondary market.”

While some antiques and vintage collectibles are cyclical in value, Hoyer expects these three items to hold value in 2019:

  • Gold and Silver Jewelry, Cutlery and Dinnerware: The value of gold and silver is expected to rise in 2019. In addition, some brands and patterns are becoming rare as time goes on.
  • Vintage and Antique Porcelain Signs: There continues to be a demand for these across generations, including with Millennials. Whether used to advertise a product or as a public transportation sign, porcelain signs are a fun, colorful throwback in time.
  • Vintage and Antique Bicycles:  All age groups show interest in these, and Hoyer says some 1980 BMX bicycles are more desirable than antique bicycles.

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal’s Inaugural New Year’s Day Auction will feature high-end antiques and collectibles from several affluent estates. Items expecting to create a bidding frenzy include a 1920 Indian bicycle, an Aaron Willard Federal painted “bride’s” shelf clock, a large men’s 14-karat gold chain necklace weighing 2.16 pounds, a 1930s Arizona Route 66 jeweled highway marker sign, an original December 1953 edition of Playboy Magazine, a 1937 Arizona license plate collection including every county in Arizona, and a Boston Red Sox pitcher uniform (1948-1953).

Doors open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 with the New Year’s Day auction starting at noon MT. A free public preview takes place Monday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Collectors also can preview items and bid online.

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal conducts exciting, high-energy auctions at 10 a.m. every Saturday at the full-service auction house, located at 5880 W. Bell Road, in Glendale on the northeast corner of 59th Avenue and Bell Road.

For details, visit www.ejsauction.com or call (623) 878-2003.




1909- S V. D. B. Wheat Penny SOLD $650

Levi’s 501 & 517 Denim Jeans SOLD $1,500

1880-1895 Apache Beaded Hide Sunrise Puberty Dress SOLD $29,500

Raiders Of The Lost Ark Autographed Movie Poster SOLD $700

Large Bronze Lion Motif Water Fountain SOLD $7,000

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe SOLD $42,500

(2) Antique Carved Wood Gothic Angel Statues SOLD $5,000

Vintage Sansui G33000 DC Stereo Receiver SOLD $6,250

1955 Chevrolet 210 Bel Air 2-dr Sedan SOLD $42,000

George Washington Nicholson 1832-1912 Oil On Canvas SOLD $17,500