Posts in «Auction Tips» category

Tips for Collecting Coin-Operated Machines

Last weekend, thousands of gamers attended the Game On Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center to play free games, participate in contests and tournaments, attend workshops, and more. It was my first time attending, and my two colleagues and I were like kids in a candy store. We also spoke on a panel on August […]

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High Demand for These Dolls

Recently, we auctioned a beautifully curated doll collection over two Saturdays that also coincided with World Doll Day on June 8th. We didn’t plan it that way, but the timing certainly didn’t hurt. Dolls can be tricky in the secondary market. There are many dolls that just don’t hold value, but the ones that are […]

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Prehistoric Mastodon Tusk, Jade Censer, Fine Art & More in EJ’s Summer Catalog Auction on Friday, June 14

GLENDALE, Ariz. (June 11, 2019) – An Alaskan prehistoric Mastodon tusk, an antique Edward Farmer jade censer, an original oil painting by Hungarian artist Vilmos Aba- Novak…these are just some of the rare collectibles that will hit the auction block on Friday, June 14 during EJ’s Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Catalog Auction. A free preview takes […]

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Selling Signs of Past Times

In November 2018, we had our largest estate auction, which featured more than 200 vintage advertising signs and a large collection of Native American pottery, baskets, rugs, and beaded items from multiple tribes. It was so large, it took four 24-foot moving trucks and two trailers to transport everything from the Camp Verde home to […]

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How Valuable Are Your Christmas Collectibles?

Dare I say that Christmas can be competitive? When it comes to bidding on Christmas decorations at auction, yes, a good-natured biddy frenzy can erupt over a single ornament. There’s a big market for vintage Christmas collectibles, and I bet some people are unpacking their boxes right now, getting ready to decorate their homes right […]

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Old lamps may light up your bank account

Collecting Treasures: Don’t ever think that an old, dingy item sitting in Grandma’s house or in the garage is worthless Recently, one of our clients contracted us to sell the contents of his home, which is nothing new since we pick up hundreds of estates every year. But this home down in central Phoenix had something […]

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3 tips for purchasing Native American jewelry

Collecting Treasures: The reality is, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you can get duped A few months ago, I shared important things to consider when purchasing Native American rarities. In that article, I gave an overview of the laws and emphasized how important craftsmanship and provenance are when evaluating the value of […]

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