Our first sale of 2106 featured our second offering from the collection of William E. King. Some 1001 vintage magic tricks - as well as books, posters, and ephemera - were offered in the sale.
King's collection was best-known for its astonishing depth and breadth when it came to 20th century magic props. Examples from every famous maker of the era was also offered in the auction.
Our April 9th auction is a two-part magic extravaganza. The first portion of the sale features relics from the career of Harry Houdini. Our 2014 auction of Houdini memorabilia set many records and made headlines. This year's sale will be no different.
Included in the auction will be personal scrapbooks, movie stills, handcuffs and restraints, posters, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and much more.
The second half of our April sale features memorabilia from the storied collection of the Davenport family of London, England. Vintage magic apparatus, original artwork, books, lithographs, and much more - some culled from the legendary "crypt" - will go on the block.
The Davenport and Houdiniana material will be presented in a single large catalog, each one affixed with a 1930s-era embossed "demon head" label, making the catalogs themselves collectibles.
Potter & Potter delivers exceptional results for your valued collectibles.
Previous auctions have included record prices for early and rare books, autographs, coin-operated machines, ephemera, and much more.
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Our next sale is a two-part magic extravaganza. The first half will be devoted to Houdiniana - memorabilia from the career and life of Harry Houdini. The second portion will include collectibles from the famous magic collection of the Davenport familiy of London. This is one you won't want to miss!