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Think Twice Before Discarding These Items

Have you ever thrown something out only to find out later that it was valuable? It’s a common mistake people make when downsizing or cleaning out their homes and storage units. Just because something may look like junk or appear old and tattered, doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold value. Some stories make the headlines – […]

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After 42 Years, The Town Dump in Cave Creek Closes

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal will auction hundreds of eclectic items starting Jan. 19 GLENDALE, Ariz. (January 11, 2019) – The Town Dump, an iconic landmark in Cave Creek, closed its doors on December 31 after 42 years in business. Owner Madelyn Hines said her business was “great fun,” but her age and some physical limitations prompted […]

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EJ’s Inaugural New Year’s Day Auction is Jan. 1

Auctioneer Erik Hoyer shares tips for downsizing GLENDALE, Ariz. (December 11, 2018) – With the New Year approaching, experts are lining up to give their 2019 predictions about fashion trends, which movies will win the Oscars, how the stock market will fare, what to expect in the political landscape, and more. The auction industry is no […]

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Ronald B. Bowling Estate Auction on Nov. 10 Includes Rare, Vintage Advertising, Porcelain Signs, Native American Collectibles & More

Owner of Sedona’s Clear Creek Trading Company had acquired a massive collection, including art, antique firearms, an antique copper moonshine still, antique axes and more GLENDALE, Ariz. (October 31, 2018) – A massive, personal collection of rare, vintage porcelain signs, scarce advertising ephemera and wooden crates, valuable Native American items, vintage gas pumps, and antiques will […]

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Scottsdale Man Pays $20 for Storage Unit and Finds Historical Documents and Collectibles from U.S. Congressman

Oct. 19 auction at EJ’s in Glendale to include letters from Herbert Hoover, President Harding White House invitations, historical photos, currency, antique cufflinks and more GLENDALE, Ariz. (October 5, 2018) – When Don Smith decided to pay $20 for an abandoned storage unit in Peoria a few weeks ago, he had no idea that the contents […]

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Don’t Discard Antique & Vintage Radios

There’s a great television episode of The Twilight Zone called “Static” that features the main character and an antique radio, specifically a 1928 RCA Radiola 62. In typical Twilight Zone fashion, the story was creepy. The main character became obsessed with the radio, even though the live performances and programs being aired featured people who […]

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3 Native American Items Doing Well at Auction

In mid-August, more than 100,000 people attended the 97th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the world’s largest and oldest juried Native American art show and market. Produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, the event featured 1,200 of the nation’s best Native American artists from approximately 100 tribes. I have no doubt that the […]

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What Makes Historical Documents Valuable

I’m a history buff, so when historical documents and photos come in to our auction house, I’m particularly interested in discovering the stories behind them. Sometimes it’s a military document revealing a strategy behind battle orders, other times, it’s a vintage signed photograph of a prominent public figure or a celebrity – even an old, […]

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Which Lladró Figurines Are in Demand?

Buying and selling figurines on the secondary market can be tricky. Certain manufacturers, like Hummel and Precious Moments, once soared in popularity but have seen a sharp decline in demand as they flood the market. Lladró porcelain figurines are also flooding the market, so can you expect the same reaction from collectors? It depends. We’ve […]

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