The first portion of our April 9th sale featured relics from the career of Harry Houdini. Our 2014 auction of Houdini memorabilia set many records and made headlines. This year's sale was no different
Included in the auction were be personal scrapbooks, movie stills, handcuffs and restraints, posters, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and much more.
The second half of our April sale featured memorabilia from the storied collection of the Davenport family of London, England. Vintage magic apparatus, original artwork, books, lithographs, and much more - some culled from the legendary "crypt" - went go on the block.
Among the highlights of the auction were a Robert-Houdin mystery clock, Maskelyne & Devant memorabilia, stone lithographs, and more.
Our annual playing card & gambling memorabilia auction takes place on May 21st. This year's sale includes a wonderful assortment of early and uncommon playing cards, as well as cheating devices, roulette wheels, rare books on poker and cheating, and associated memorabilia.
Ivory and mother-of-pearl poker objects will also be featured. Included in this section of the catalog will be cased sets of chips, tops, and chips owned by Napoleon Bonaparte.
In June, Potter & Potter is pleased to conduct the first of two highly anticipated auctions of the Nielsen collection. 400 vintage magic posters, spanning the "golden age" of the artform, from 1880 - 1930 and beyond, will be offered in the first sale. Unique, rare, and unusual images will go on the block, along with classic and iconic designs.
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Our next sale features gambling memorabilia and rare playing cards. An annual event at Potter & Potter, the 2016 offering includes quite a few rare books - some never before offered at auction - as well as unusual cheating devices, ivory & mother-of-pearl poker chips, and much more.