Cashing in on Concert T-shirts

concert t-shirts

This Iron Maiden t-shirt is one of a set of six vintage concert shirts that sold for $650 on Jan. 2.  The most memorable concert I ever attended might be AC/DC at Compton Terrace back in the ’80s, and I’m kicking myself for not buying concert t-shirts. Not only would it be fun to see […]

2021 Predictions: These 5 Items Will Be in Demand

2021 predictions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is it Worth? EJ’s Auction Offers New Online Instant Appraisals

online Instant Appraisals

Monthly Appraisal Days Continue – Next Event is December 20 GLENDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 26, 2019) – What is it worth? That’s the big question most people have when they are trying to decide whether to hold onto or sell an antique, fine art, collectibles or a family heirloom. Glendale-based EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is now offering […]

Bidders Battle Over Collectible Militaria

On May 18, our country celebrated Armed Forces Day – this is a day we come together and thank our military for their patriotic services. Under the leadership of President Harry S. Truman, the holiday was first celebrated in May 1950 to unify all the armed forces under one agency – the Department of Defense. […]

Selling Collectibles at Auction: How it Should Work


Last week was Arizona Consumer Protection Week, and we saw a lot of stories relating to fraud complaints. Unfortunately, the auction industry is not immune to unethical and sometimes criminal behavior. Here are some tips for making sure your experience with an auction house is a positive one: Research Online Reviews: Start with an internet […]

Be Aware of Price Anchor with Vintage Toy Boats

vintage toy boats

When you think of how many people here in Arizona have boats and love to relax on one of our many lakes, it’s not surprising that we often see antique and vintage toy boats and ships come through our auction house. Speed boats, sailboats, ocean liners, steam boats, battleships, pop up boats, cargo ships…people love […]

Collecting Treasures: Investing in antiques, collectibles

Buying antiques and collectibles can be an easy process when you are just looking to buy what pleases you with no regard to future value. But if you don’t know what to look for, in terms of what determines an item’s value, you may spend too much. Or worse, buy something with no monetary value. […]