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Our summer book, manuscript, and memorabilia sale features several categories: historical documents and Americana, modern literature, science, math, and children's books, autographs, and periodicals.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.
Summer Magic Auction
Our summer sale of magicana is set to include collectibles in all familiar categories, including vintage posters, apparatus, antiquarian books, and ephemera. Highlights include rarities advertising the shows of the Hanlon Brothers, early and uncommon conjuring catalogs, and relics from the career of Howard Thurston. A strong selection of nineteenth century conjuring-related prints, along with a large offering of Germain-made micro-magic will also be included.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery August 22-24, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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.