Whether you’re a long-time collector of magic antiques and ephemera, or you’re just starting to build your own collection, the Winter Magic Auction hosted by Potter & Potter looks like it’ll have something for everyone. A variety of items from several collections will be made available to bid on beginning December 16, and includes vintage tricks and apparatus, original and rare posters from the Golden Age of Magic, first-edition books, and much, much more.
Here’s a description from the auction page:
Our December sale will feature magic collectibles in a wide range of categories. From uncommon Chung Ling Soo posters to early broadsides, a selection of rare and unusual Taytelbaum-made tricks, choice ephemera, collectible apparatus, and antiquarian books, the auction will feature "something for everyone," beginning and advanced collectors alike.
A selection of escape artist-related items, including handcuffs, locks, keys, and memorabilia, will be a auctioned, along with a selection of marionettes, Punch & Judy puppets, and ventriloquist's figures.
Highlights from the auction include original and restored Chung Ling Soo and Alexander one-sheets, each one over 100 years old; a variety of miniature props used by Eddy Taytelbaum; and several books written and signed by Harry Houdini.
As with any of these auctions, you can download the full illustrated catalog of items (or order a physical copy for yourself), and if you want to snag one of these goodies for your own collection, you can find out how to bid on any of these pieces on Potter & Potter Auctions’ official website.