Harry Houdini

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming midwinter magicana sale to be held on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 starting at 10am at the company's gallery, located at 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613. All lots from this event will be on display and available for public preview on Thursday, February 27th and

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 14th auction, the company's final event of 2019, capped off the decade in a most positive way. After the hammer fell for the last time, 42 lots realized $1,000-2,500; 16 lots realized $2,501-$9,999; and 3 lots broke the five-figure mark. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

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Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its 960+ lot Pop Culture sale to be held on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 starting at 10am at the company's gallery, located at 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613. All lots from this event will be on display and available for public preview on Thursday, July 25th, and Friday, July 26th

Chicago — Potter and Potter's early summer auction, featuring the second installment of rarities from the Jim Rawlins collection, offered nonstop surprises and excitement from start to finish. After the hammer fell for the last time, 58 lots realized between $1,000-5,000; 7 lots realized between $5,001-$9,999; and 1 lot broke the five-figure mark.

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce their Rawlins Magic Collection II Auction to be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 starting at 10am at the company's gallery, located at 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60613. Jim Rawlins was a devoted student of magic and its history who spent nearly three decades building his

Chicago — Potter and Potter's early spring auction celebrated the life and contributions of beloved industry friend Ray Goulet as well as surpassed its high estimate in sales. After a long day of competitive bidding, 49 lots realized between $1,000-5,000; 7 lots realized between $5,001-$9,999; and 7 lots broke the five-figure mark. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

A quiet sale week coming up:

  

On Thursday, April 25, ALDE sells the library of collector Guy Bigorie, in 250 lots. Estimates are mostly in the three- to low-four-figure range. Some expected highlights include Leconte de Lisle's Les ?rinnyes (1908), with original watercolors by

Whispered about by hopeful collectors and scholars for decades, the manuscript of H.P. Lovecraft's The Cancer of Superstition, commisssioned and co-written by magician Harry Houdini, has finally come to light. It was rather incredibly "discovered by a private collector among the records of a now-defunct magic shop," according to Chicago's

Handcuffs, leg irons and other props used by famous escape artist Harry Houdini were among a collection of early Victorian books, and other magical ephemera sold in a sale at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions Godalming saleroom in Surrey on Thursday 12th December.

A pair of handcuffs belonging to the famous escape artist, Harry “Handcuffs” Houdini, generated a great deal of pre-sale

Handcuffs and other props belonging to one of the world’s most famous illusionists and escape artists, Harry Houdini, are among a selection of 260 lots of conjuring books, prints, memorabilia, decorative objects and apparatus in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Bibliophile sale on Thursday 12th December.

Known at the beginning of his career as "Harry Handcuff Houdini," the Hungarian-