Archive for the 'Auctions' Category

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.

Houdiniana At Potter and Potter [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on February 11th, 2021

Fine Books and Collections picks a few highlights of Potter and Potter’s February 27th auction, including Houdini items and several fine magic lithographs.

Master Mystery Poster Heads To Auction

Posted by Michael on July 9th, 2020

A poster for chapter 10 of the Houdini movie serial The Master Mystery is scheduled to go on the auction block during the Heritage Auctions July 25-26 Movie Poster Auction in Dallas. Fine Books and Collections has a short article on the auction, which includes a graphic of the poster. More information about the auction and high resolution images of the posters can be found at the Heritage Auctions site.

(Video is a trailer for the DVD release of the serial, available from The Miracle Factory.)

The Mark Wilson Auction Is Tomorrow

Posted by Michael on February 29th, 2020

The Wilsons, the first family of television magic, are auctioning off dozens of posters, props and more tomorrow in LA. You can participate via Facebook Live even if you are not in California, though. Get all of the information you need and download an auction catalog here.

You can also learn much more about Mark and Nani Darnell, see episodes of the Magical World of Allakazam and even join the official fan club over on the Allakazam Archives.

Sorry for the late notice… it has been a rough week.