Chicago, IL, United States
DoneMay 31, 2014 3:00 PM UTC
The Devil's Picturebook - Session 1
A two-day auction event! Potter & Potter's May auction will feature a gigantic and remarkable assortment of rare & unusual playing cards and gambling-themed collectibles, including: Playing cards: Transformation decks, hand-painted cards (including early European and Apache Indian examples), Faro decks, souvenir and advertising packs, secondary use cards, and more. Porcelain: A lifetime collection of Royal Bayreuth Devil & Cards, clown, animal and other RB figurals; plus hand-painted tiles, china and other ceramics with a gaming/playing card motif. Gambling Memorabilia: Cheating devices, dice, gaming equipment, and poker chips; a lifetime collection of gambling, cheating and playing card literature (dating to the 18th century); and gambling supply house catalogs. Artwork, Advertising & Graphics: Including calendars, paintings, folk art, and much more, all with a gambling/playing card theme. On each day - May 31 and June 1 - the auction begins at 10am Central Time. The sale will be conducted at our Chicago gallery.