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  • Captain America Comics #1.
    Sold for $45,600.00
  • A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen’s Captivity…
    Sold for $78,000.00
  • Houdini's Automatic Flowering Rosebush.
    Sold for $324,000.00
    This piece of apparatus now holds the world's record for the most expensive piece of magic memorabilia sold at public auction.
  • Important Archive of Karl Germain Correspondence.
    Sold for $66,000.00
  • Houdini’s Death-Defying Mystery.
    Sold for $180,000.00
  • Elizabeth Catlett. “I am the Black woman.”
    Sold for $9,375.00
  • Howard Finster. Early Paradise Garden Painting Pre-Numbers.
    Sold for $9,375.00
  • Nabokov's Own Copy of Dodgson's "Alice In Wonderland". Signed by Alice Hargreaves.
    Sold for $45,000.00
  • Cardini's Stage-Worn Tuxedo
    Sold for $72,000.00
    Custom-tailored tuxedo worn by Cardini in hundreds if not thousands of performances of his legendary act. Accompanied by a black seal fur top hat, boutonniere, dress shirt, collar, bow tie, spats, pocket handkerchief, and vest, together composing perhaps the most iconic costume of the most imitated magic act of the twentieth century.
  • Archive of Movie Stills and Glamour Photos
    Sold for $22,800.00
    A 44-volume collection plus an additional unsorted carton, approximately 1,500 photographs (8 x 10”) in sum. This photographic archive documents Hollywood film stars, generally of the 1940s – 50s, with an emphasis on actresses.
  • Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims’ Progress.
    Sold for $60,000.00
  • Houdini Water Torture Cell Poster
    Sold for $114,000.00
    This rare three sheet poster depicting Harry Houdini performing his famous Water Torture Cell escape sold for a world record price - the highest price ever paid for a magic poster, and the second highest price for any magic-related object ever sold.
  • Ed. Fey One Cent Finger Striker Gambling Machine.
    Sold for $42,000.00
    Rare countertop machine by the famed firm of Ed Fey.
  • Chinese Imperial Dragon Robe
    Sold for $21,600.00
    Circa early twentieth century. Small paper garment tags inside. Length 53”. Width 74”.
  • S.W. Erdnase. The Expert at the Card Table. First Edition.
    Sold for $16,800.00
    Chicago: Author, 1902. Publisher’s light green cloth stamped in gilt. Illustrated with over 100 drawings “from life” by Marshall D. Smith.
  • Goo Goo Gum One Cent Vendor
    Sold for $24,000.00
    American, ca. 1910s. Blue wooden cabinet with “Goo Goo Gum” in gilt lettering on both sides and cartoonish figures of a roller skating boy and a girl with straw held to her mouth.
  • Pierrot Writing Automaton
    Sold for $34,800.00
    Switzerland: Michel Bertrand, ca. 1975. The Pierrot, seated at a writing desk replete with a brass oil lamp, holds a quill in one hand.
  • Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. First Edition.
    Sold for $22,800.00
    London: Jonathan Cape, [1953]. First edition, first printing. Publisher’s black cloth, central heart-shaped device stamped in red on front board, spine lettered in red with publisher’s device in red at foot.
  • Nevada Club Casino Neon Sign.
    Sold for $16,800.00
    A very large and impressive mid-century double-sided neon sign from Reno’s Nevada Club casino
  • Sideshow Banner. Cavalcade of Wonders. Freaks Past & Present
    Sold for $28,800.00
    American, ca. 1930s/40s. Enormous entrance-type sideshow banner, painted canvas, which depicts a full cast of sideshow performers. Attributed to Fred Johnson.
  • Pablo Picasso. Le Pigeonneau
    Sold for $37,500.00
    Artist proof hand-colored by Picasso. Paris: Jonquières and Berggruen, 1939. Printed by Robert Blanchet.
  • Moby Dick first edition
    Sold for $60,000.00
  • Dentzel Carousel Tiger.
    Sold for $22,500.00
  • Charles Dickens Christmas Books
    Sold for $28,800.00

A sterling reputation and exceptional sales history, plus first-class marketing and promotion makes Potter & Potter the best choice for auctioning your antiques.

Want to consign a single object? An entire collection? Potter & Potter generates outstanding results for consignments of any size. We conduct regular live auctions in our Chicago gallery with an global reach and international customer base. Coupling live sales with real-time Internet bidding has yielded record-setting results that speak for themselves.

We offer unmatched catalogs, as well as aggressive advertising and promotion of every auction we conduct.

  • Send us a list of proposed consignments with images for review by a specialist.
  • Upon request, ship your material to us. Discuss estimates, reserves, and other charges with a specialist. Consigned items must be received at least two months in advance of the sale date to allow for catalogue preparation, advertising and promotion.
  • Review, sign and return the Consignment Agreement.
  • We will send you a pre-sale notification and a catalogue for any auction containing your property.
  • You will receive a post-sale notification after the auction, indicating the hammer prices achieved for your items.
  • Potter & Potter will issue payment 45 calendar days - often much sooner - after the auction.

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From single pieces to estates and complete collections, we offer competitive prices and immediate, up-front cash payment. We even travel to meet with you and arrange for packing and shipping. Contact us today - we look forward to working with you!

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