Our spring auction includes a wide range of collectibles, from books and periodicals, to posters and apparatus.
Many of the stone lithographs in the auction come from the collection of the late John Salisse, MIMC. In addition, the auction features three outstanding items owned and used by the two most famous members of the Bamberg dynasty of magicians: Theo Bamberg, known professionally as Okito, and his son David, known to audiences as Fu Manchu.
Catalogs are now available for download and purchase.
The auction begins at 10am Central Time on Saturday, April 26th in our Chicago gallery.
A two-day auction event!
Potter & Potter’s May auction will feature a gigantic and remarkable assortment of rare & unusual playing cards and gambling-themed collectibles, including:
Playing cards: Transformation decks, hand-painted cards (including early European and Apache Indian examples), Faro decks, souvenir and advertising packs, secondary use cards, and more.
Porcelain: A lifetime collection of Royal Bayreuth Devil & Cards, clown, animal and other RB figurals; plus hand-painted tiles, china and other ceramics with a gaming/playing card motif.
Gambling Memorabilia: Cheating devices, dice, gaming equipment, and poker chips; a lifetime collection of gambling, cheating and playing card literature (dating to the 18th century); and gambling supply house catalogs.
Artwork, Advertising & Graphics: Including calendars, paintings, folk art, and much more, all with a gambling/playing card theme.
On each day - May 31 and June 1 - the auction begins at 10am Central Time. The sale will be conducted at our Chicago gallery.
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Potter & Potter conducts public auctions in its Chicago gallery, and live on the internet on an ongoing basis. Not sure how to bid?
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