The Collection of JP Jackson

The Collection of JP Jackson
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Our first sale of 2015 will feature the collection of JP Jackson of San Diego, California.

Known to his countless friends as an expert on American-made magic apparatus, JP gathered a fantastic assortment of the objects he knew so much about. From Okito-made props to rarities from the P&L factory, from Owen and Thayer props to mint-in-box Merv Taylor gimmicks, he stockpiled what can best be described as the inventory of the magic shop of every collector's dreams - in his home.

But Jackson's collection did not include apparatus alone. He also assembled a respectable library and filled his walls with posters of past masters of the art, as well. All this, and more, from selected collections, will be featured in the auction.

The sale takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 7th 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.

The Magic Collection of Rich Bloch

The Magic Collection of Rich Bloch
Auction Catalog Purchase - $35.00

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, a fantastic automaton Stull-type pocket watch (as well as other fine watches and clocks), 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 Thurston, 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.

Gambling Memorabilia & Rare Playing Cards

Gambling Memorabilia & Rare Playing Cards
Auction Catalog Purchase - $35.00

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.

Vintage Advertising, Coin-Op and Posters

Vintage Advertising, Coin-Op and Posters
Auction Catalog Purchase - $35.00

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 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, so 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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