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265: Chung Ling Soo's Fan
173: Jack Hughes World of Magic Vols. 1-37: Outstanding collection of autographs from magic's go
Chicago, IL, United States
DoneJan 18, 2009 3:00 PM UTC

MAGIC: Marketplace Auction

Potter & Potter Auctions will conduct a Marketplace Auction of magic ephemera and memorabilia on January 18th, 2009 in suburban Chicago. Previews will be held on January 17th. Of special note are two choice pieces of historical significance: a fan used by and obtained from Chung Ling Soo on the night of his fateful performance at London's Wood Green Empire; and a set of Sand Canisters used by the inimitable Harry Blackstone, Sr. (and manufactured by the firm of Carl Willmann of Hamburg, Germany. Other featured lots include an outstanding collection of autographs, Houdiniana (photographs, books and autographs), gambling devices and books, scrapbooks and a choice selection of vintage English theatre broadsides and playbills. The sale will also include choice apparatus used by Stanley Collins and Howard Thurston, as well as books, memorabilia, photographs and posters. Ephemera associated with Buatier deKolta, Washington Irving Bishop, Horace Goldin, the Maskelyne Family, Charles DeVere, Adelaide Herrmann, Chung Ling Soo, Thurston, Kellar and others will also be included.
 
1: [Apparatus] Aladdin's Candles
$1004 Bids
3: [Poster] Ask Alexander
$1251 Bid
5: Andrus Deals You In
$3502 Bids
9: [Catalog] Theo Bamberg Co. 
$1002 Bids
11: Billiard Ball Stand
$4251 Bid
20: [Window Card] Blackstone
$6252 Bids
21: Over 60 Thayer Master Blueprints
$5504 Bids
22: Accumulation of 11 magic titles
$503 Bids
24: Letters on Natural Magic
$953 Bids