Circus • Sideshow • Oddities
Hundreds of vintage circus posters - from the heyday of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey - will go on the block in our annual Circus, Sideshow & Oddities sale. Complementing the stone lithographs of Strobridge and its contemporaries will be an eclectic assortment of unusual and macabre collectibles. From embalming tools to taxidermy, sideshow banners to tattoo flash, the auction will feature our broadest array of unusual, outlandish, and outstanding oddities to date.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction.
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our monumental fall sale will feature nearly 1,000 lots in a broad range of categories, among them exploration, natural history, and early Americana. Strong sections of modern firsts and livres d’artiste will also cross the block. The second half of the auction will feature an important and massive archive of aviation and early American photography, and will be rounded out by works on paper, including prints by Miró, Picasso, and Hockney.
The Magic Collection of Rüdiger Deutsch • Part II
This Halloween, Potter & Potter is proud to present the second auction featuring the collection of Rudiger Deustch. Known as a master craftsman and consummate collector, this sale will feature many of the finely-crafted props from Deustch's own workshop, along with rarities from the showrooms and factories of Willmann, Bartl, and Conradi. Mechanical masterpieces of yesteryear (and fine recreations as only Deustch could construct) will be chief among the featured lots. Complementing the vintage magic apparatus will be a selection of vintage stone lithographs and early conjuring prints.