Pop Culture & Collectibles
From comic books and rock memorabilia, to movie posters, vintage toys, trading cards, and Disneyana, our auction will feature highlights from nearly every corner of American twentieth century pop culture. A significant collection of graded and ungraded comics, including Amazing Spider-Man and other Marvel titles, psychedelic rock posters, a Beatles autograph, monster magazines, and dozens of sealed wax boxes of sports cards from the 1970s-90s will cross the block in this more-than 500 lot sale.
From remarkable unpublished personal documents and props from his storied career, to personal relics from Houdini's home in Harlem, our April sale of Houdiniana will be an offering of historical significance. Props and personal artifacts will cross the block, alongside important Houdini letters, unpublished photographs, and incredible association copies of his most famous publications. The auction will be rounded out with a strong offering of vintage magic posters, apparatus, and ephemera.
A Study in Sherlock
Potter & Potter is pleased to announce the first sale from Robert Hess's collection of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. High spots in every category related to these two subjects include original illustration art, first editions, signed photos, archives of letters from the author and actors that portrayed Holmes, choice movie posters, a Richard Lancelyn Green collection, numerous rare ephemeral items from The Lost World, a selection of items from the Jeremy Brett Estate, and numerous collectibles including an original street sign from Baker Street.
Potter & Potter's annual gambling memorabilia auction features a vast array of material in all branches of the hobby, from scarce playing cards, to books on cards and cheating, and thousands of casino and poker chips and sets. Included in the sale is S.W. Erdnase's classic "The Expert at the Card Table," a collection of Royal Bayreuth "Devil & Cards" porcelain, and casino chips from Las Vegas and casinos around the world.
Fine Books & Manuscripts, including The Ronald K. Siegel Collection
Our summer book sale will feature the important collection of drug literature from the esteemed psychopharmacologist, Ronald K. Siegel. Works include the first books written on cannabis and coca in English, Alice B. Tokals' Cookbook with a holograph inscription of her famous "hashish fudge", a plethora of opium paraphernalia and much more. Other categories include fine literature such as the triple-decker first issue of Dickens' Great Expectations. We will round out the sale with Americana and historical items including J.P. Morgan's top hat.
Outsider, Folk and Fine Art
Our June auction of Outsider, Folk and Fine Art will feature a rare canvas work by Chicago street artist Lee Godie, integrating a color photobooth photograph and glove, both attached with safety pins. Works by Finster, Sudduth, Tolliver, Willis, and many other outsider stars will cross the block, along with sideshow banners, carousel animals, American folk art, quilts and eccentric anonymous paintings and sculptures. The Fine Art session will feature an important work by William Sylvester Carter. This stunning surreal portrait of artist and collector William McBride Jr. from 1947 is pictured here. Other artists featured include Agam, Appel, Calder, Fitzpatrick, Hunt, Max, Nilsson, Shapiro, and Wirsum. Contact specialist Aron Packer to submit your quality consignment for this exciting sale. The deadline for submission is May 5th, 2023.
Circus, Sideshow & Oddities
Our annual sale of the unusual, the amazing, and the bizarre is set to feature a wide range of amazing antiques objects, from classic vintage lithographs to remarkable cabinet cards and photographs, sideshow banners galore, and fairground art, including carousel animals and horses. Unusual taxidermied items will also cross the block. But wait! There is still time to consign to what has proven to be a market-leading event in this always incredible category. Contact us today to discuss your quality consignments. The deadline to submit is May 1, 2023.