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 […]

Can a Painting Be Valuable If It is Not Original?

Recently, we had a consignor come into the auction house with what he thought was an original Peter Max painting. His father-in-law gave it to him, and after researching the artist, he was sure we could sell it for him at auction for at least $100,000. While original paintings by Peter Max can command several […]

3 Items Doing Well at Auction That May Surprise You

If there is one thing I have learned over the years working as a certified auctioneer, it’s that nothing will surprise me. I would tell you that I’ve seen it all, but the truth is that at some point soon, someone will walk into my auction house with some rare or unusual collectible that I […]

Recently we sold a large Russian porcelain tureen at auction that depicted a hunting scene. But upon closer examination, those in the know recognized it as valuable propaganda — a “blank,” or piece of undecorated Imperial porcelain that was decorated after the October Revolution of 1917. The white lid was sculpted in the shape of […]

Collecting Treasures: Vintage motorcycle market strong … for now

The demand for vintage motorcycles has everything to do with the age of the buyers — mostly men in their 40, 50s and 60s who are nostalgic for the motorcycles they grew up with There’s no better place to ride the open roads on a vintage bike than Arizona. That could be one reason we’ve […]

Cushman scooters still running strong as collectible

Collecting Treasures: They are a desirable collectible that could garner a pretty penny for a restored machine Recently, we sold a restored 1958 Cushman Husky scooter at auction for $2,825, which is $2,600 more than the original asking price back in 1958. Cushman began manufacturing scooters back in 1936 that were used not only for […]

Vintage VW exhausts the market

Collecting Treasures: The 50-somethings of today have the disposable income to search out VW items that remind them of their youth Just when all the news is breaking about how the Volkswagen Group cheated the system with sneaky computer programs designed to cheat emissions testing, and their stocks start to tumble … comes a vintage Volkswagen […]