Fine Books & Manuscripts
A previously unknown archive of documents, books, and photographs related to the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman will lead the sale, including many treasures drawn directly from the files of one of his closest associates.
The sale will also feature high spots in several broad categories: literature, science and math, children's books, autographs, pulps and monster magazines. A large and diverse selection of private press publications will also be offered. Accompanying the books and manuscripts will be a selection of vintage prints and posters.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery January 25 & 26, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
The Magic Collection of John Daniel
Our first magic auction of 2018 features the collection of John Daniel. The consummate collector, Daniel was also a formidable performer, builder, mover and shaker in the magic world for decades.
His collection includes rarities from the shop and lathe of Floyd Thayer (for a time, Daniel owned the Owen Magic, successor to Thayer), vintage magic posters, spook show memorabilia, personal artifacts and relics from the show of Dante (Harry August Jansen), and illusions, tricks, trunks, theatrical material, and costumes from the Virgil & Julie show, among other curiosities.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery March 1 - 2, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
From movie posters (hundreds of them!), signed photographs, and rare documents (including one of Katherine Hepburn's first Hollywood contracts), to costumes, props, and personal relics (from the careers of Garbo, Brando, and more), our April 7th sale will feature something for collectors at all levels, beginning and advanced alike. Offerings will include collectibles from the worlds of film, television, and music.
There is still time to consign: the deadline for submissions is January 15th. Contact us today to discuss consignment options.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery April 5 & 6, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Featuring the collection of Bob Rosenberger, the sale will include an array of truly scarce and rare material related to gambling, poker, playing cards, and other games of chance. A strong selection of books and periodicals, cheating devices (holdouts, crooked dice, etc.), vintage gaming tables, and faro equipment will be offered.
Other auction highlights include an important grouping of gambling and knife-maker trade catalogs, old-west material, cased ivory chip sets, vintage playing cards, and ephemera, all with a gambling or card-related theme.
Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the auction. Previews take place in our Chicago gallery May 16 - 18, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.