Keith Haring Painting Resurfaces in Phoenix After 34 Years — June 19 Auction

Renowned handwriting expert Bart Baggett examined signatures and personal note 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 Phoenix Art Museum, lectures, and most notably, a collaborative project with some […]

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 […]

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 […]

EJ’s Spring Catalog Auction is Set for Friday,<br/> March 29

Auction includes Cowboy Artists of America co-founder John Hampton sculpture, Walt Disney painting, Philadelphia Eagles Freddie Mitchell championship ring and more GLENDALE, Ariz. (March 15, 2019) – EJ’s Auction & Appraisal is launching a new series of quarterly specialty auctions that will include high-end items, such as fine art, rare collectibles and other unique items. EJ’s […]