Ante Up: Gambling Memorabilia
In our first auction of the new year, we present casino chips, poker sets, and gambling memorabilia from the collection of the late Robert Eisenstadt. One of the top collectors in this field, Mr. Eisenstadt owned troves of rare and obsolete chips from casinos around the world, antique and beautifully designed poker and gaming sets, as well as cheating, gambling, and card playing paraphernalia and ephemera. The sale also brings together playing cards and books, for what will be one of the most expansive gambling auctions we have had the pleasure of holding.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction.
Select Secrets • Rare & Important Magicana
Our first magic auction of 2021 will be the first of its kind for Potter & Potter: a closely-curated selection of rare and important magicana. Just over 100 lots will go on the block, but what the auction will lack in quantity it will more than make up for in quality. Unique Houdini memorabilia, exceptional stone lithographs, unusual apparatus and historically significant association items will all be part of the sale.
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our first rare book auction of 2021 will feature an array of literary classics, with choice selections from the pens of hard-boiled authors and detective fiction including Sherlockiana. These lots will be complemented by a strong selection of early literature, modern firsts, and “literature in art” with highlights including a James Baldwin archive, literary ephemera, and an array of Civil Rights-related material.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction