The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins • III
Our first magic auction of 2020 is the third sale from the collection of Jim Rawlins. Featuring choice association items - including treasures from the careers of Harry Blackstone, Doug Henning, McDonald Birch, and others - the auction will be filled with items in nearly every collecting category, from unusual and rare props, to handsomely framed posters, to uncommon ephemera, books, costumes, Houdinana, and decorative objects.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery February 27—28, 10—5pm
Gambling Memorabilia & Playing Cards
Our annual gambling and playing card auction will include items in many categories: uncommon and beautifully bound books on cards, crime, cons, and poker, as well as books on cheating and crooked gambling, chief among them the works of Jonathan H. Green and S.W. Erdnase. A strong selection of vintage playing cards will also be offered, among them advertising decks, and early American cards dating to the 18th century. Other offerings include cheating devices, poker chips, dice, and decorative prints and posters with a card and gambling theme.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery March 26—27, 10—5pm
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our first book auction of 2020 is set to highlight several strong sections that will include an array of Sherlockiana, fine bindings, modern first editions, and illustrated works. High spots will also include fine art prints of the present day signed by artists Joan Miró and Keith Haring, a limited-edition elephant folio of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Elihu Vedder, and a signed Apollo 11 crew photograph. Rounding out the sale will be a strong selection of James Bond and Ian Fleming books, including first editions, signed books, and associated ephemera.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery April 9—10, 10—5pm