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.




1936 Pre War Colt Government Model 1911 SOLD $10,000

1933 Rare Mickey Mouse Big Little Book #717 SOLD $6,000

Shell Porcelain Enameled Advertising Aviation Sign SOLD $850

Marvel Comics The Incredible Hulk #181 SOLD $3,500

Antique Dooling Tether Car W/ Brown Jr Engine SOLD $6,500

Toko Shinoda (1913-2022) Ink On Paper SOLD $11,000

Philip Richard Morris (1836-1902) Oil On Canvas SOLD $25,0000

1957 Ford Thunderbird Coupe Convertible SOLD $25,000

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

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