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Fun with Funko Pops

Have you heard of Funko Pop collectibles? Even if you don’t know the name, you’ve probably seen them. The increasingly popular 3.75-inch vinyl figures are easily identifiable by their square shaped heads, disproportionately small bodies and large, pupil-less eyes. In the past few weeks, we’ve sold more than 1,600 Funko

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Rescuing Valuable Art from the Trash

We’ve all heard the stories about a rare piece of art that was found at a secondhand store or yard sale and sold for thousands of dollars. In fact, I’m sure we’ve all wished, at one time or another, that we could stumble across a painting or piece of jewelry

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Donate or Sell? What to do with Your Unwanted Jewelry

This Charles Loloma Hopi Kachina Sand Cast Tufa Mold Sterling Silver Pendant sold for more than $2,500 on April 10. We regularly talk to consignors who don’t realize the value of the jewelry they have collected throughout their lives or have inherited from family members. In fact, earlier this month,

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Were We Born to Collect?

This Marklin Germany Ho Gauge Electric Locomotive model sold for $390. The locomotive was part of a large train collection that went up for auction in December 2020. Do you remember the Beanie Babies craze of the early ‘90s? How about Cabbage Patch Dolls in the ‘80s. It seems as

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Hot Wheels are Hot Collector’s Items in 2021

This 1970s Hot Wheels Redline Red Killer Heavy Chevy sold at auction on Feb. 5 for $650.  Is there any more quintessential childhood toy than a die cast Hot Wheels car? The feel of the cool metal against your palm as you raced them across the carpet, leaving rug burns

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Cashing in on 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 a t-shirt. Not only would

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2021 Predictions: These 5 Items Will Be in Demand

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

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Demand for These 5 Items Should Stay Strong in 2021

It’s that time of the year again for predictions. While the pandemic has some people uncertain about the future, we’re still seeing economists, fashionistas, sports commentators and other industry experts give their best guess as to what’s in store for 2021. The auction industry is no different, and watching auctions

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Collecting Political Memorabilia

There’s no doubt this has been an historic year for politics. Voter turnout reached an all-time high as a divided nation argued about national and local political figures, legislative action, social justice issues, and how to combat a global pandemic. It was – and still is – ugly. And, my

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Antique, Vintage, Retro – What’s the Difference?

An antique radio, a vintage radio and a retro radio go up for auction. What’s the difference between these three radios and which one is more valuable? It depends, of course, on many factors, like the condition of each radio, the manufacturer, who the radio belonged to, what the radio

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The Joseph Memoli Frank Sinatra Audio Collection to be Auctioned Friday, Oct. 30 at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal

Mr. Memoli was a Bay Area restaurateur who served as historian and president of the Frank Sinatra Music Society GLENDALE, Ariz. (October 7, 2020) – An impressive collection of Frank Sinatra reel to reel interviews, movies, signed letters, autographed photographs, art and other memorabilia honoring the iconic singer hits the auction

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