Our fall auction will feature two important components.
The first is a selection of memorabilia related to the career of Channing Pollock. Little can be said of this great cabaret magician that has not been said before. He was, next to Cardini, perhaps the most imitated stage magician of the 20th century. Offered for the first time to the public will be unique personal artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia related to his storied career.
The second is the library -- including the extensive periodical collection -- of noted author, bibliographer, and historian James B. Alfredson. Alfredson, along with co-author George L. Daily, literally "wrote the book" on the history of conjuring periodicals. His entire collection, including countless bound files of desirable and uncommon magazines, will go on the block.
The balance of the auction will include choice apparatus, ephemera, and posters from a variety of sources.
The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 1st 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 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.
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