On February 4th 2017, a Houdini three-sheet Water Torture Cell poster sold for $114,000.00, a new world record price for a magic poster sold at public auction.
The poster was one of over 300 lots sold as part of The Golden Age of Magic Posters - Part II, from the collection of Norm Nielsen.
Our March auction featured entertainment memorabilia: autographs, instruments, posters, rock & roll, and KISS collectibles.
An assotment of movie posters and memorabilia - from the silent to the modern eras - was offered offered. Contracts, personal photographs, costumes, signed instruments, a collection of 16mm films, and more went on the block - some 700 lots in all. A large collection of hollywood photos brought $22,800.00.
Our May auction features gambling memorabilia in a wide range of categories, from a first edition of Erdnase's famous book on cheating at cards, to slot machines and trade stimulators, to a world-class playing card collection. Also going on the block are unusual cheating devices, books on cons, horseracing, and poker. The sale will also feature poker chips, artwork and posters with a playing card/gambling theme, and vintage coin-operated machines.
Our June auction features the second offering of rarities from the Grossman/Nicholson magic collection. Highlights include Houdini, Robert-Houdin, Thurston, Herrmann, Kellar, and Frederick Eugene Powell memorabilia, association items, antiquarian books, and unusual apparatus, along with scarce lithographs, broadsides, and advertising from magic's "golden age."
Our September auction features Coin-Operated Machines and Advertising. Going on the block will be over 250 vintage machines: vending, slots, arcade, and more. Vintage advertising items including posters, tin signs. The auction will be rounded out by a selection of quality vintage toys and antiques.
Our May auction features nearly 1100 lots of rare playing cards, gambling memorabilia, ivory poker chips and game markers, cheating devices, and coin-operated machines.