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 is actually a great way […]

Collecting Political Memorabilia

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 bet is that a lot […]

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 is made of, rarity, and […]

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 and finding new ways to […]

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. […]