On April 4th, Potter & Potter will offer the magic collection of Richard Bloch for sale at public auction. Among the items featured will be a first edition of Erdnase's famous book, The Expert at the Card Table, fine watches and clocks with a magic effect or theme built in to them, a customized version of Kerry Pollock's Enchanted Bottle, uncommon magic trade catalogs, an uncommon Houdini press book, and apparatus made by Collectors' Workshop and other well-known crafters of props and illusions.
In addition, a selection of choice ephemera and posters, including examples advertising Chung Ling Soo, Kellar, and others, will be offered in the auction.
The sale takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 4th 2015 in our Chicago Gallery. Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.
Don't be fooled by the title of this auction! While our May sale will feature over 100 choice and rare antiquarian volumes - dating as far back as the 17th century, and many exquisitely and artistically bound in full leather - the auction will also include a mixture of vintage magic props, posters, and ephemera, as well.
In a departure from procedure, the auction takes place in historic Marshall Michigan, half-way between Detroit and Chicago, on Sunday, May 31 2015, the day following the Midwest Magic History Weekend. Note that you need not attend the convention to take part in the auction. The sale is open to the public, and items will be available for preview in both our gallery and then at the convention in the days leading up to the auction.
The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 31st 2015 at the Franke Center in Marshall. Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale, and will also be distributed free to all attendees of the Midwest Magic History Weekend. Contact us for further details and directions.
Potter & Potter is pleased to feature an assortment of rare and unusual playing cards, gambling memorabilia, books about gambling and cheating, and associated objects in its June 2015 sale.
The auction will feature the collection of the late Ronald Wohl, who amassed an astonishing assortment gambling devices, prints, books, holdouts, and virtually anything else related to the subject.
In addition, a choice selection of rare playing cards of both European and American origins - including a lovely selection of early transformation decks - will round out the auction.
The sale takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 27th, with a second day tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 28, in our Chicago Gallery. Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.
Our September auction will feature vintage advertising. Already slated for the sale is a choice grouping of vintage gum advertising, including clocks, vending machines, in-store advertising and signs. Counter displays, Coca-Cola collectibles, and more will fill out the advertising portion of the auction. A robust selection of vintage advertising posters, advertising products, movies, travel, and circus, will also be featured.
The sale takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, Septemberr 19th in our Chicago Gallery. Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.
Note: Consignments for this auction are still being accepted. Contact us today if you would like to participate in this exciting live auction event. The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2015.
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