Coin-Op & Advertising
Our September sale will feature coin operated machines in all categories: arcade, vending, and slots. The auction will also feature vintage advertising, toys, and a strong selection of Black Americana.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery September 26—27, 10—5pm.
Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art
Our fine book auction this fall will feature more than 500 lots of printed books including many modern first editions by famous authors. In addition, the auction will feature historic autographs, manuscripts, maps, and prints.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery October 16–17, 10–5pm. The auction will take place on Friday, October 18th.
The Magic Collection of Rudiger Deutsch
This October, Potter & Potter is excited to present the first auction of magic from the collection of German historian, builder, and performer Rudiger Deutsch. Mr. Deutsch's collection was considered one of the great assemblages of magic apparatus of the modern era.
In addition to the masterful mechanical props he constructed (only when he could not obtain the originals - many of which will be sold), the auction includes Houdini artifacts, broadsides, rare props from the factories of Willmann, Conradi, and their German counterparts, and apparatus of every description, from the smallest gimmicks to automata, and stage illusions.
Following the wishes of Rudiger and Ute Deutsch, the proceeds of the auction will be donated to Shining Eyes, a medical charity and hospital that operates in Bengal.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery October 24—25, 10—5pm.
Circus • Sideshow • Oddities
Featuring the circus collection of Dave & Mary Jane Price, our November sale is slated to include nearly 1000 vintage circus posters, plus costumes, model circus trains, and other relics from bygone wonder-shows. The circus collectibles will the complemented by an array of unusual, uncommon, and unbelievable oddities, sideshow memorabilia, banners, photographs, taxidermy, and relics of the "believe it or not" variety. Highlights include Tom Thumb memorabilia, sideshow electric chairs and props, and big, bold banners from the masters of the form.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery November 14—15, 10—5pm.