Our October sale features choice automata, magic memorabilia, apparatus, posters, and books from the collection of David M. Baldwin.
A lifelong lover of all things magic related, Mr. Baldwin amassed an enviable collection of genuinely rare and fine objects. Among the sale highlights will be Robert-Houdin mystery clocks, Lambert-made automatons, and a large portion of the Raymond/Gibson collection of magic memorabilia and apparatus. Additional treasures from the Baldwin collection include early broadsides, Houdini memorabilia, Taytelbaum and other micro-magic props, Okito-made apparatus, photographs, ephemera, and personal artifacts owned by great magicians of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 29th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from October 25-28 from 10am-5pm, CST.
In our final sale of the year, Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections, we offer the remarkable library of the late Rex Conklin, whose collection is highlighted by rare blow books, a copy of Dean’s Hocus Pocus among other antiquarian titles, and unique signed copies of books by Houdini bearing related photographs and ephemera. Drawing from other collections, we offer selections of fine conjuring apparatus, vintage posters, antique prints, and a bevy of photographs and ephemera you won’t find anywhere else, including an early twice-signed cabinet portrait of Harry Kellar.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 3rd in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from November 30th - December 2nd from 10am-5pm, CST.
Potter & Potter is kicking off 2017 with a bang. We are proud to announce the greatly anticipated follow-up to last year's highly successful June auction. The Golden Age of Magic Posters • The Nielsen Collection Part II takes place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at 10am.
Choice items from the collection of Norm and Lupe Nielsen to be offered up for sale include a Houdini three-sheet featuring the Water Torture Cell, rare Chung Ling-Soo images, a Kellar Cassadaga Propaganda one-sheet, and many, many others. Don't miss your second chance to own a piece of this significant magic collection.
Deluxe hardbound special edition catalogs are available - as a companion to the previous volume (which can still be purchase by clicking here).
Catalogs ship approximately four weeks prior to the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 4th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from February 1st-3rd from 10am-5pm, CST.
Our March auction features entertainment memorabilia: movie posters, autographs, photographs, guitars and instruments (many of them signed), and a strong selection of KISS collectibles.
A strong assotment of movie posters - from the silent to the modern era - and much more will make up the movie memorabilia portion of the sale. Contracts, personal photographs, costumes, signed instruments, and much more will go on the block in the music portion of the sale.
There is still time to consign to the auction. Contact us to discuss your collection with our team.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 11th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from March 8-10th from 10am-5pm, CST.
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