Our summer auction will include an astonishing quantity of collectible and contemporary magic books - over 1000 in all. There will be enough offered to start an entire library - for anyone, from beginner to advanced magician. Most lots will be offered at low starting bids, with no reserve.
In addition, the auction will feature vintage & collectible ephemera, apparatus, and memorabilia.
Potter & Potter’s fall auction will feature a spectacular collection of vintage magic apparatus from the collection of Bill King.
Mr. King's collection included the most unusual and unique products of the great builders of magic apparatus of yesteryear. The auction catalog will be a literal magic collector's “dream book,” and will feature many of the props boys of the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ’50s lusted after, but could never afford.
Potter & Potter's auction of the personal property of Cardini was conducted on April 6th, 2013 and set the high watermark for prices attained by magic artifacts. His stage-worn tuxedo brought an astonishing $72,000 at the fall of the auctioneer's hammer. Other unique artifacts, costumes, scrapbooks and tokens attained equally staggering prices. Learn more by downloading our prices realized.
Curious about a past auction? We've had some amazing sales over the years and continue to bring our clients exceptional results.
Our catalog archive is an excellent resource for research. Browse past auction catalogs for free, and review prices realized for each sale all in one place. Get a feel for the market before you buy or consign.
Printed back issues are available for selected sales, though quantities are limited.
Our annual sale of rare gambling books, playing cards, early gambling supply and coin-op catalogs, cheating devices and associated ephemera was conducted on May 18th, 2013. Past sales have set records in the field, and this year's offering was just as exciting. A complete list of prices realized is now available. Consignments for next year's sale are now being accepted.
Our next auction and exhibition - including an astounding selection of over 1000 used and collectible magic books - takes place on Saturday, July 27th. The complete catalog will be available for download on or around the first of July. Stay tuned.