From vintage toys to comics, movie posters to trains, radio premiums to music memorabilia, sports cards to pedal cars, this sale features hundreds of lots - and thousands of items - in virtually every genre of twentieth pop culture.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery July 25—26, 10—5pm.
Summer Magic Auction - Online Only
Our summer magic auction is slated to include over 200 lots of choice vintage and contemporary magic collectibles. Featured lots include rare mind-reading ephemera and costumes, uncommon Houdiniana, large archives of correspondence, collections of vintage photographs, Dai Vernon ephemera, and choice leather bound books. A selection of uncommon and collectible apparatus will round out the sale. The auction will be conducted exclusively on Potter & Potter's online bidding platform and will go live on August 1, 2019.
No printed catalog will be issued for this auction.
Automata: Life and Other Illusions
Our August sale features the automaton collection of Michael Kam. Over 150 vintage and modern mechanical marvels will go on the block, including rare and unusual examples by Vichy, Lambert, Phalbois, and their contemporaries. Fine and unique examples by modern makers of these intricate living sculptures will also be represented. The automatons will be complemented by a selection of kinetic art, puppets, and associated objects.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery August 22—23, 10—5pm.
Coin-Op & Advertising
Our September sale will feature coin operated machines in all categories: arcade, vending, and slots. The auction will also feature vintage advertising, toys, and a strong selection of Black Americana.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery September 26—27, 10—5pm.
Circus • Sideshow • Oddities
Featuring the circus collection of David & 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 the 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.