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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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Auction Houses Busy Selling These Items During Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, we saw empty shelves at the grocery stores as people focused on purchasing food, cleaning supplies, and other necessities for survival. As weeks went by, even after the shelter-at-home mandates were lifted, people began focusing on recreating spaces in their homes

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3 Collectible Toys Created by Parents & Kids

There’s not a week that goes by that our auction house is not cataloging or selling collectible toys. Of all the estate items we auction, toys are one of the largest categories. While we sell modern-day toys, it’s the antique and vintage toys that savvy collectors are most interested in.

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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

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Your Painting is Authentic or Not (But Really Is)

The world of collecting fine art, when it comes to coveted artists such as Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and the like, is a high stakes game that often involves dissenting opinions and controversy. It’s bad enough that the art world is full of unscrupulous forgers who happen to

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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

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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

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Keep, Donate or Toss? Spring Cleaning Tips

Well, here we are, most of us homebound as we follow government guidelines to “Stay at Home” in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many of you are taking advantage of this time to tackle spring cleaning projects. Some of you may find it therapeutic to declutter, while

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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

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