5 Gift Ideas for Last-Minute Shoppers

Here we are – four days before Christmas, and you still need to shop. Don’t worry…not only are we having an auction today at our Glendale auction house where you can bid live or online, I can guarantee you that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to bid via eBay and other live and online auctions […]

2020 Predictions: These 5 Items Will Be in Demand

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal to Host 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Auction on Jan. 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. (December 17, 2019) – The economy, fashion, politics, cars, food – this is the time of year when we learn predictions of what will be “hot” in the next 12 months. In the auction industry, the big question […]

Art Bought on Cruise Ships Can Still Hold Value

If you’ve ever taken a cruise, it’s likely you’ve either seen or attended an art auction while the ship was sailing miles from land. It’s also likely that the auction was conducted by Park West Gallery, the main purveyor of cruise ship artwork and largest art gallery in the world. And, if you purchased art […]

Why Auction Reserves Can Be Tricky

Recently, I read a story about shill bidding that reinforced what I already knew: we in the auction industry need to do a better job educating consumers about how the auction process works. And, the collective “we” need to work together to make sure our peers adhere to ethics and industry standards. The article was […]

Prices Can Soar for Aviation Memorabilia

Earlier this month, we had a specialty auction on a Friday night that focused on aviation memorabilia. As expected for a niche auction like this, the crowds were smaller than our weekly Saturday auctions, and many bidders were registered online. I was fascinated with this collection from the moment it came into our auction house. […]

Investing in Financial Documents as Collectibles

Did anyone see the article in Fast Company last month about the guy who holds the Guinness World Record for collecting spreadsheets? He’s a financial advisor from Mexico City whose collection includes more than 800 boxes of software disks and manuals, including Multiplan, Lotus 1-2-3, VisiCalc and others. In the article, he describes his passion […]

EJ’s Auction & Consignment Renews Glendale Lease for Seven Years

Weekly auctions attract live in-house and online bidders seeking high quality art, antiques, jewelry and estate collections GLENDALE (August 9, 2018) – EJ’s Auction & Consignment has renewed its property lease with CIRE and the full-service auction house will remain in its current Glendale location for seven years. The 29,000 square-foot “Big Box” building is located […]

Will Collectors Embrace Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies?

Recently, I was asked if cryptocurrency would affect the value of old coins and paper currency on the secondary market. In other words, if we’re all using digital currencies to make transactions, will certain numismatics be worth more at auction? It’s a great question, and while I believe collectors will continue to pay top dollar […]