Vintage Travel Posters
Our December auction features hundreds of important vintage travel posters. From the works of famous designers - Galli, Klein, and their contemporaries - to the jet-setting advertising of TWA, United, and American Airlines, the sale will be made up of scenes and scenery as depicted by the great graphic artists of the travel industry over the last century. The sale includes a broad range of categories: ski, railroad, airline, and ocean travel all being represented.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery November 28 -30, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Winter Magic Auction - Online Only
On December 15th Potter & Potter will offer some 200 choice magic collectibles in an online-only auction. Posters, books, ephemera, and magic sets - perennial holiday favorites of yesteryear - will be included. The auction will be conducted exclusively on Potter & Potter's online bidding platform. The online catalog will be posted approximately two weeks before the date of the sale.
Fine Books & Manuscripts • Chicago
We start the new year with an auction of books and manuscripts focused on Chicago, celebrating the city’s art and architecture, literature, sports, notable inhabitants, and historic events from the Great Fire to the present. Highlights include scarce pre-Fire imprints, early Chicago Cubs sheet music, and a vintage model of Fort Dearborn. Other sessions in the sale will feature comic books, children’s literature, Americana, fine prints, vintage photography, and posters.
Consignments in all categories are accepted through December 10.
Catalogs ship approximately thee weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery Jan. 30—Feb. 1, 10—5pm.
The Rawlins Magic Collection I
Our inaugural magic auction of 2019 is the first of four sales from the collection of Jim Rawlins, a devoted student of magic and its history, who spent nearly three decades building an impressive, important, and diverse collection. A finely curated selection will go on the block, including choice objects in every collecting category. Association items from the careers of modern master magicians - Germain, Joseffy, Thurston, Blackstone, and more - will be offered side-by-side with vintage apparatus (including many Thayer and Owen-made props), signed photographs, posters, and ephemera. A strong selection of Houdiniana will also be featured.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery Feb. 20—22, 10—5pm.