Our spring auction features magic memorabilia, books, posters, and apparatus for beginning and advanced collectors alike.
Of special import is a strong selection of Houdini-related material, including personal family photographs, documents, movie-related memorabilia, and letters. Also going on the block is a fine selection of antiquarian and books on magic and allied arts in English, German, French and Spanish. The auction will be rounded out by vintage posters, apparatus, ephemera, and modern collectible books.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 8th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from April 5-7 from 10am-5pm, CST.
Our May auction features gambling memorabilia in a wide range of categories, from a first class 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 (marked cards, gaffed roulette wheels, and fair ground games); books on cons, horseracing, and poker (including the first work in English to mention the game); posters, prints, and decorative objects with a playing card and gambling theme; and coin-operated machines from uprights to slots and beyond.
The two-day sale begins on May 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am CST, with a second session on Sunday, May 7th. Lots will be available for preview in our gallery May 3-5, from 10am - 5pm. Full color catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction.
The inaugural Fine Books and Manuscripts auction at Potter & Potter auctions will feature high spots in a number of collecting categories, including printed and manuscript Americana, modern first editions, travel and exploration, natural history, livres d'artisties, fine bindings and continental books from the 16th century to present day.
Pulp comics, science fiction and fantasy will lead the literature session, including a rare complete run of The Shadow, being the author, Walter B. Gibson's, own set, his names lettered in gilt on the spines of each volume.
The consignment deadline is May 1st. Contact our specialists today to discuss your fine book and manuscript material.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 8th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from July 5-7 from 10am-5pm, CST.
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