Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art
Our fine book auction this fall will feature more than 500 lots of printed books including many modern first editions by famous authors. In addition, the auction will feature historic autographs, manuscripts, maps, and prints.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery October 16–17, 10–5pm. The auction will take place on Friday, October 18th.
The Magic Collection of Rüdiger Deutsch
This October, Potter & Potter is excited to present the first auction of magic from the collection of German historian, builder, and performer Rüdiger Deutsch. Mr. Deutsch's collection was considered one of the great assemblages of magic apparatus of the modern era.
In addition to the masterful mechanical props he constructed (only when he could not obtain the originals - many of which will be sold), the auction includes Houdini artifacts, broadsides, rare props from the factories of Willmann, Conradi, and their German counterparts, and apparatus of every description, from the smallest gimmicks to automata, and stage illusions.
Following the wishes of Rüdiger and Ute Deutsch, the proceeds of the auction will be donated to Shining Eyes, a medical charity and hospital that operates in Bengal.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery October 24—25, 10—5pm.
Circus • Sideshow • Oddities
Featuring the circus collection of Dave & Mary Jane Price, our November sale is slated to include nearly 1000 vintage circus posters, plus costumes, model circus trains, and other relics from bygone wonder-shows. The circus collectibles will be complemented by an array of unusual, uncommon, and unbelievable oddities, sideshow memorabilia, banners, photographs, taxidermy, and relics of the "believe it or not" variety. Highlights include Tom Thumb memorabilia, sideshow electric chairs and props, and big, bold banners from the masters of the form.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery November 14—15, 10—5pm.
December's Disney auction features collectibles gathered from the famed theme parks around the globe. Lots include posters, costumes & uniforms, signage, original drawings, blueprints, animation art, park maps & memorabilia, and much more.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery December 12—13, 10—5pm