Archive for the 'Auctions' Category

Ricky Jay Collection Goes For $3.8 Million

Posted by Michael on November 1st, 2021

iTricks is bringing you a special Saturday news bullletin to give all you iTricksters a chance to chance the livestream of the Ken Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction (Part One) from Potter and Potter Auctions today at 11 AM Eastern Time (3 PM GMT for the international iTricksters). Following the auction there will be a broken wand ceremony for Mr. Klosterman. You will be able to view the livestream on the Potter and Potter site

The video above has nothing to do with the auction, but in the spirit of it being almost Halloween, we are sharing Jon Mobley’s Halloween magic appearance on Indy Now yesterday.

Salon De Magie: The Final Tour

Posted by Michael on October 25th, 2021

Potter and Potter’s Gabe Fujari takes you on a tour of Ken Klosterman’s Salon de Magie before they begin the auction on October 30. More information on the Potter and Potter website.

Sotheby’s Announces Ricky Jay Auction

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2021

Ricky Jay (seen above in a piece from the PBS American Masters Episode featuring him) was an accomplished sleight of hand expert, performer, author and magic collector. Sotheby’s will hold an auction of his magic collection October 27 and 28 in New York. Details and highlights are discussed in this Fine Books and Collections piece.

Tom Barnas Tours Potter And Potter Auctions

Posted by Michael on August 25th, 2021

Tom Barnas checks out Chicago’s little gems for WGN and a couple of weeks ago he turned his attention to Potter and Potter Auctions.

The Klosterman Collection Auction Is Coming

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2021

Ken Klosterman’s Salon de Magie is legendary among magic collectors. It is arguably the world’s greatest private magic collection and is definitely in the top two. Potter and Potter Auctions will present the first part of this amazing assembly of magic October 30, with previews October 1-5 in Loveland, Ohio and again in Chicago the two days before the auction.

Find out more on the Potter and Potter website.

The video above is of Mr. Klosterman himself taking WCPO reporters on a mini-tour of his collection a few years ago.

Trotter Magic Collection Heading To Auction [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on March 19th, 2021

Potter and Potter will be holding an auction featuring the Bill Trotter magic collection on April 24. You can read about the auction’s highlights on the Fine Books and Collections website or just go to the Potter and Potter website to learn more.

The video above is of Bill Trotter’s magic collection and was posted on YouTube back in 2011 by Marks Stevens of Stevens Magic.