Burton Sperber assembled what was, unquestionably, one of the finest libraries of books on conjuring and the allied arts in the world, including everything from the first major work in English to describe magic tricks, Scot's Discoverie of Withcraft (1584), to modern rarities. The auction will also feature Sperber's world class collections of magic-themed trade cards, wee books, tokens & mirrors, and more.
Auction catalogs mail in early January.
Potter & Potter’s fall auction featured a spectacular collection of vintage magic apparatus from the collection of Bill King. Mr. King's collection included the most unusual and unique products of the great builders of magic apparatus of yesteryear. The auction catalog was a literal magic collector's “dream book,” filled with the props boys of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ’50s lusted after, but could never afford. Prices realized are now available.
Curious about a past auction?
Our catalog archive is an excellent resource for research and information. Browse past auction catalogs for free, and review prices realized for each sale all in one place. Get a feel for the market before you buy or consign.
Printed back issues are available for selected sales, but quantities are limited.
We are now accepting consignments for our spring sale, which will feature an astonishing selection of rare playing cards, gambling memorabilia and books, advertising and porcelain with a card theme, poker chips, and much more. There's still time for your quality consigment to be included. Don't delay - contact us today!