magic ephemera

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce this 500 lot sale to be held on Saturday, October 31st starting at 10am CST. Given current public health regulations, the event will be held entirely online and live streamed from the company's gallery. All bidding will take place through the company's website at www.potterauctions.com.

Chicago — Potter and Potter's February 29th Leap Year day auction hit the ground running, offering buyers nonstop fun and opportunities from start to finish. After the hammer fell for the last time, 44 lots realized $750-2,000; 25 lots made $2,001-$4,999; and 5 lots broke the $5,000 barrier. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

Not surprisingly, Harry Houdini related

Chiswick Auctions holds their Summer Books sale on Tuesday, August 22, in 192 lots. Some interesting lots of bibliographical texts in this one (lots 20-38), as well as a first edition of Watership Down inscribed by

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-