Gambling Memorabilia & Playing Cards
Our annual gambling and playing card auction will include items in many categories: uncommon and beautifully bound books on cards, crime, cons, and poker, as well as books on cheating and crooked gambling, chief among them the works of Jonathan H. Green and S.W. Erdnase. A strong selection of vintage playing cards will also be offered, among them advertising decks, and early American cards dating to the 18th century. Other offerings include cheating devices, poker chips, dice, and decorative prints and posters with a card and gambling theme.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery March 26—27, 10—5pm
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our first book auction of 2020 is set to highlight several strong sections that will include an array of Sherlockiana, fine bindings, modern first editions, and illustrated works. High spots will also include fine prints by Joan Miró and Keith Haring, and a limited-edition elephant folio of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Elihu Vedder. Rounding out the sale will be a strong selection of James Bond and Ian Fleming books, including first editions, signed books, and associated ephemera.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery April 16—17, 10—5pm
May Magic Auction
Our May auction features a strong selection of Houdiniana - including rare postcards, signed photographs, early letters, programs, and memorabilia. Other highlights include ephemera from the careers of Chung Ling Soo, Jose Frakson, and Harry Kellar. Memorabilia and magic tricks from the career of Johnny Thompson, a/k/a The Great Tomsoni, will round out the sale. Among these items will be his awards, props, hairpieces (!), and show-used costumes.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery April 30 - May 1, 10—5pm