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 […]

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, […]

Help Grieving Kids and Families this Holiday Season

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is asking its patrons to help Glendale-based Billy’s Place GLENDALE, Ariz. (December 19, 2019) – EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is asking the public to help grieving kids and families this holiday season by donating to Billy’s Place, a Glendale-based 501(c)3 charity that brings comfort and companionship to kids and families experiencing […]

New Old Stock Trains in Demand

Recently, a consignor came to us with several hundred new old stock trains. It sounds like an oxymoron, but “new old stock” refers to obsolete equipment or parts that were never opened and used. So, these toy and model trains were manufactured decades ago, but were never used. Now, some people think the market for […]

Clear Your Clutter Day and Clean Your Room Day Could Prove to Be Lucrative

GLENDALE, Ariz. (April 18, 2019) – Cleaning…decluttering…some people dread it, and it’s not surprising that a recent study published in Current Psychology found a substantial link between procrastination and clutter problems in all age groups. Sometimes, though, what appears to be old junk can hold value. There’s no better time to find out than during Clear […]