Fine Books & Manuscripts
The inaugural Fine Books and Manuscripts auction at Potter & Potter auctions will feature high spots in a number of collecting categories, including printed and manuscript Americana, modern first editions, travel and exploration, natural history, fine bindings and continental books from the 16th century to present day.
Pulp comics, science fiction and fantasy will lead the literature session, including a rare complete run of The Shadow, being the author, Walter B. Gibson's, own set, his names lettered in gilt on the spines of each volume.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10 am on Saturday, July 8th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from July 5-7 from 10am-5pm CST.
Sleight of Hand • The Jeff Busby Collection
Our August 19th features the extensive magic collection of Jeff Busby. Auction highlights include extensive archives of correspondence related to the great sleight-of-hand artists of the twentieth century: Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Max Malini, Ross Bertram, Ed Marlo, Larry Jennings, Paul Fox, Michael Skinner, Faucett Ross, Cardini, and many more. The original Csuri notebooks will go on the block, along with Busby's extensive library, an unparalleled collection of Paul Fox apparatus, as well as ephemera, private notebooks, and more. Unpublished, unseen material - literally thousands of pages of "underground" manuscripts - will come to the market for the first time.
The Busby collection will be complimented by a selection of choice apparatus and vintage magic posters.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10 am on Saturday, August 19th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from August 15-17 from 10am-5pm CST.
Coin-Op & Advertising
Our September auction features choice coin-operated machines and vintage advertising. Over 250 vintage machines in a wide variety of categories will go on the block, including vending, slots & gambling, vintage arcade machines, and more. Vintage advertising items including posters, lithographs, and trade signs will also be going up for sale. The auction will be rounded out by a selection of quality vintage toys and general antiques.
Catalogs ship three weeks before the auction. The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 9th in our Chicago Gallery. Previews take place in the gallery from September 6-8 from 10am-5pm, CST.
Circus • Sideshow • Wild West
From Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey to Buffalo Bill, sideshow banners, carnival rides, carousel horses and more, our November sale will feature relics from the "greatest shows on earth." The auction will include posters, broadsides, costumes, personal memorabilia, Kelty photos, and more.