Spring Magic Auction
Our spring sale of magic memorabilia features two recently-rediscovered Houdini scrapbooks, never before made available for public sale. In addition, the auction will include Houdiniana in a range of categories - glass slides, autographs, books, and photographs. The Houdini memorabilia will be complemented by a diverse offering of vintage and antiquarian magic books, posters, broadsides, ephemera, and vintage magic apparatus.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery April 26 & 27, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Featuring the collection of Bob Rosenberger, the sale will include an array of truly scarce and rare material related to gambling, poker, playing cards, and other games of chance. A strong selection of books and periodicals, cheating devices (holdouts, crooked dice, etc.), vintage gaming tables, and faro equipment will be offered.
Other auction highlights include an important grouping of gambling and knife-maker trade catalogs, old-west material, cased ivory chip sets, vintage playing cards, and ephemera, all with a gambling or card-related theme.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery May 16 - 18, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
The David Baldwin Magic Collection II
The second offering from David Baldwin's collection features automatons, magic apparatus (both vintage and modern), ephemera, Houdiniana, stone lithographs, broadsides, and mystery clocks.
Selections from the famed Raymond/Gibson collection, including personal property of Maurice "The Great" Raymond, will go on the block. Choice examples of props manufactured by Okito, Thayer, Klingl, Willmann, Williams, Beadle, and others, will all be highlights of the sale.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery June 6-8, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Fine Books & Manuscripts
Our summer book, manuscript, and memorabilia sale features several categories: historical documents and Americana, modern literature, science, math, and children's books, autographs, and periodicals. Featured categories include travel books, political memorabilia, aviation, and American history objects. Accompanying the artifacts, books, and manuscripts will be a selection of vintage prints, maps, and posters.
The consignment deadline is June 1, 2018.
Coin-Op & Advertising Auction
Our annual coin-op and advertising auction features jukeboxes, vending machines, arcade games, signs & figural advertising, slots and gambling machines, vintage toys, and much more.
The consignment deadline is August 1, 2018. Contact us today to discuss your quality consignments today.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery September 26-28, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Freakatorium: The Collection of Johnny Fox
Alive! On the Inside! Potter & Potter is pleased to present the over-the-top, one-of-a-kind Barnumesque collection of renowned sword swallower, comedian, magician, and curiosity seeker Johnny Fox.
Expect a sale like no other, populated with sideshow banners (Fred Johnson, Snap Wyatt, Siegler and Meah), tribal art and artifacts, furry mink fish (very rare), magic tricks, swords for swallowing, and oh, so much more!
Fox amassed an amazing assortment of natural and unnatural curiosities which he displayed at The Freakatorium, "El Museo Loco," a singular establishment he operated on the lower east side of Manhattan from 1999 - 2005. The entire contents of the collection will go on the block, from Johnny Eck memorabilia to circus posters, sideshow gaffs, Fiji mermaids, and even the disembodied wax head of Mao Zedong. This is one sale without comparison, filled with a thousand things you never knew existed - or that you wanted.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery November 8-9, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.