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 Feb. 4th, Potter & Potter set a new world record in its second auction from the Nielsen collection, The Golden Age of Magic Posters • The Nielsen Collection Part II. A three-sheet poster featuring Houdini's famous Water Torture Cell - one of three examples known - sold for a world record $114,000.00.
Our April auction features over 400 lots of magic memorabilia, from a brooch given to Houdini by Russian royalty to rare posters, apparatus, vintage vent figures, antiquarian books, and much more.