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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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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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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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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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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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Be Aware of Price Anchor with Vintage Toy Boats

When you think of how many people here in Arizona have boats and love to relax on one of our many lakes, it’s not surprising that we often see antique and vintage toy boats and ships come through our auction house. Speed boats, sailboats, ocean liners, steam boats, battleships, pop up boats, cargo ships…people love […]

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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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