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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 […]

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Collecting Circus and Carnival Memorabilia

No matter where you grew up, you probably remember going to the circus when it came through town or having fun at local carnivals. When I was a kid, I’d spend hours on carnival rides, and I was equally mesmerized by the gravity-defying stunts and other thrilling shows at the circus. I have so many […]

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Prominent Scottsdale Collector Art Auction Features 200+ Pieces of Fine Art by World-Renowned Artists

Unique collaboration between EJ’s Auction & Appraisal and ArtzLine.com brings Scottsdale couple’s vast art collection to auction Nov. 15 in Glendale GLENDALE, Ariz. (October 18, 2019) – An important collection of fine art belonging to a Scottsdale couple hits the auction block on Friday, November 15 at 11 a.m. MT during the “Prominent Scottsdale Collector Art […]

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New Old Stock Trains in Demand

Recently, a consignor came to us with several hundred new old stock trains. It sounds like an oxymoron, but “new old stock” refers to obsolete equipment or parts that were never opened and used. So, these toy and model trains were manufactured decades ago, but were never used. Now, some people think the market for […]

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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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Sept. 13 Photography Auction Includes Rare Photos by Stephen Shore, Walter Rosenblum, Lewis Hine & More

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal’s specialty auction features an important collection of more than two dozen scarce black and white and color photographs and gelatin prints GLENDALE, Ariz. (August 28, 2019) – The vintage photographs of parking lots, gas stations and other urban scenes may seem ordinary, but they are nothing of the sort. An important […]

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Painting attributed to Thomas Moran and a Navy Motion Picture Camera among rare items in August 30 auction

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal’s quarterly catalog auction features collectibles and fine art GLENDALE, Ariz. (August 6, 2019) – An oil painting attributed to the famous landscape artist Thomas Moran and a vintage Motion Picture Camera believed to have been used by the Navy are among some 40 rare and high-end collectibles that will be auctioned at […]

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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 […]

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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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