News-Antique.com - Dec 02,2008 - Magic Memorabilia of Historical Significance at Auction;
Many Items Offered With No Reserve
For Immediate Release
December 1, 2008 --- Chicago, IL
Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its first sale of 2009, a marketplace auction of magic memorabilia, apparatus and books, scheduled for January 18th, 2009.
Most lots will be offered at low starting bids with no reserve.
Sale highlights include autographs and autographed material, Houdiniana, unique ephemera, and apparatus with important historical provenance.
Featured Lots Include:
-A fan used by Chung Ling Soo recovered from the Marvelous Chinese Conjurer’s properties on the day of his tragic on-stage death at London’s Wood Green Empire in 1918.
-An outstanding selection of vintage and collectible books, many signed and inscribed to legendary entertainer Jay Marshall.
-Houdiniana: autographs, photographs, programs, postcards, books, and assorted ephemera
-Harry Blackstone Sr.’s Sand Canister props, manufactured by Carl Willmann of Hamburg, and used by the master showman as an “in one” effect for over a decade
-A spectacular collection of autographs, including Hardeen, Chung Ling Soo, Cardini, Horace Goldin, and dozens more.
-An invitation to Dr. Hooker's famous "Imposibilities" - the famous Hooker Rising Cards.
-Props from the Howard Thurston show
-Choice scrapbooks of never-before-seen ephemera and unpublished photographs, many signed and inscribed
-A rare ALS from The Great Lafayette on his stationery, boldly signed
Visit www.potterauctions.com to purchase a catalog, download a PDF-version, or for further information regarding the auction schedule, terms & conditions, absentee and phone bid forms, and more.
The sale will be conducted on January 18th, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. Bids will be accepted live, on line and via phone, mail and fax. Previews will be held on Saturday, January 17th.
For additional information, and for inquiries, contact:
Gabe Fajuri, President
Potter & Potter Auctions, Inc.
1719 W. Leland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640