Spring Magic Auction
This April, we present the first auction from the remarkable magic collection of Bill Trotter. Assembling what is unquestionably one of the largest gatherings of contemporary magic props in America, Bill's dedication to developing his collection will be evident in every lot of the sale. From near-complete runs of props made by Mel Babcock and Chance Wolf, to giant gatherings of props built by Owen Magic Supreme, John McKinven, Michael Baker, and other modern craftsmen (and a few magic factories, too), anyone seeking uncommon, unusual, or uncommonly well-made magic constructed in the last fifty years is sure to find a useable prop or choice collectible in this auction.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction
In this sale, we will offer a strong mix of postwar American and European travel posters for airlines, railroads, ocean liners, and tourist destinations around the globe. These will be complemented by a broad selection of posters in other categories including advertising, French Art Nouveau and La Belle Epoque, war and propaganda, circus, magic, movies, music, and entertainment. Finally, a section of fine art, illustration art, art books, prints, and graphic ephemera will round out the sale.
Highlights include a set of Mucha's "Four Seasons" panels of 1896; Cassandre's 1928 "Statendam" cruise line poster; numerous airline posters by David Klein; and a "blaze line" painting by the Australian artist Tim Storrier.
Coin-Op & Advertising
Our annual coin-op auction will feature vintage and rare machines of all varieties including gumball, vending, slots, trade stimulators, and arcade games. Advertising signs, figures, and posters of every description will also be offered.
Selections of gambling memorabilia, including advertising playing cards, poker sets and casino chips from the collection of Robert Eisenstadt, will conclude the sale.
Consignment deadline: March 19
Summer Magic Auction
Our June sale of magicana will bring together an array of ephemera dating to the Victorian era and beyond, feature props and memorabilia from the careers of many heroes of magic (Cardini, Paul Daniels, David Devant, and others), and conclude with the third offering vintage and modern props from the collection of Rüdiger Deutsch.
Circus, Sideshow & Oddities
Several fine collections make up this year’s auction, including one of our largest offerings to date of vintage circus sideshow banners and posters, as well as show memorabilia, photographs and snapshots of circuses and carnivals, books and autographs, and an array of bizarre and unusual objects.
Consignment deadline: May 8
Disneyana / Pop Culture
This two-day auction promises nearly 1,000 lots of Disneyana and pop culture memorabilia. The first day will focus solely on Disney memorabilia, ranging from park attraction posters to cast member uniforms and costumes, maps, collectibles, and artwork.
The second day will feature pop cultural items of all descriptions, from sports, music, and movie memorabilia to comic books, cards, and vintage toys.
Consignment deadline: June 5