Our annual auction of rare playing cards and gambling memorabilia takes place on May 21st, 2016. This year's offering includes many special items: a wide array of vintage poker chips, truly rare books on cheating at cards, unusual holdout devices, many ivory objects, salesman's samples, slot machines, prints & graphics, and much more.
Among the material going on the block will be portions of the Ron Wohl Collection, roulette wheels, and early American playing cards, including several lovely Transformation packs!
The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 21st 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 Golden Age of Magic Posters - The Nielsen Collection Part I
The name Norm Nielsen is synonymous with magic posters. A professional magician of great renown, over the last 25 years Norm Nielsen has assembled one of the world's great collections of vintage posters from magic's golden age, spanning 1880 - 1930 and beyond. On June 25th, Potter & Potter will conduct the first of two public auctions of this well-known collection.
Included in the sale will be vibrant stone lithographs representing nearly every great magician of the 20th century, from Houdini and Thurston to Kellar, Dante, Cumberland, Germain, and dozens more. Some 400 posters will be offered in the first sale, ranging in size from the smallest of handbills to the largest of billboards, and in rarity from unique images to well-known classics.
The auction catalog - the finest we have produced, hardbound with a dust jacket, is filled with large images of each poster and is supplemented by historical data and details surrounding the posters and the performers they advertise. These we will begin shipping in early June. Supplies are limited.
The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 25th our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery June 21-24, from 10am - 5pm, CST.
At the conclusion of the second sale, a limited, deluxe edition of the auction catalogs will be available. Contact us for details.
Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! The greatest auction house on earth is now offering for sale an ostentations & overwhelming number of gorgeous and artistic antiques and relics from the world's most unrivaled of circuses, carnivals and wild west shows!
Included in this not-to-be-missed extravaganza of an auction will be carousel horses, sideshow banners, circus posters and lithographs, Buffalo Bill and wild west memorabilia and ephemera, Coney Island Amusement Park relics, and oh, so much more! Photographs, autographs, wagons, banners, wood carvings, signs, and other fantastic objects sure to delight and amuse will all go on the auction block!
It took over 50 years of danger, a world of money, and many narrow escapes from death for John and Jan Zweifel to accumulate this epic dreamland of grandeur, marvels, beauty and pageantry. Now, on July 23rd, a piece of this historic collection can be yours!
Further details coming soon. Watch this space!
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