The Magic Collection of Ray Goulet
A well-loved collector, publisher, producer, performer, and friend to all magicians, Ray Goulet amassed one of the great American collections of conjuring memorabilia. On April 27th, many of the scarce and rare props, magic sets, magic-themed sheet music, framed posters, and other elements of his Mini-Museum of Magic will go on the block. Goulet's offerings will be complemented by a spectacular offering of posters from the collection of Charles and Regina Reynolds, authors of 100 Years of Magic Posters.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery April 24—26, 10—5pm.
Spring Magic Auction - Online Only
On May 18th Potter & Potter will offer some 200 choice magic collectibles in an online-only auction. A mix of ephemera, magic sets, large lots of vintage apparatus, and choice books and posters will be offered for sale. The auction will be conducted exclusively on Potter & Potter's online bidding platform.
No printed catalog will be issued for this auction.
Our May auction features hundreds of important vintage posters. The majority of the sale is composed of mid-century travel posters, including many fine airline posters advertising TWA, American, and United Airlines, many from noted designers of the era. The sale will be rounded out by a fine selection of movie, magic, theatrical, advertising, and exhibition posters, as well as French posters by Cheret and his contemporaries.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction, and gallery previews will be held May 20 and 21, from 10am to 5pm, CST.
The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins • Part II
Our June auction is the second of four sales from the important and historically significant magic collection of Jim Rawlins. Highlights include memorabilia from the careers of Alexander Herrmann, Harry Houdini, and their contemporaries. A strong selection of vintage and modern magic apparatus will make up a majority of the sale.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks before the auction. Previews will be held in our gallery June 27—28, 10—5pm.
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.
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.