Step right up! Circus rarities to perform at Potter & Potter auction, Sept. 24

Circa-1940 papier-mache figure of a ringmaster or drum major, est. $1,000-$2,000

 

Circa-1940 papier-mache figure of a ringmaster or drum major, est. $1,000-$2,000
Circa-1940 papier-mache figure of a ringmaster or drum major, est. $1,000-$2,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď Potter & Potter Auctions will hold a sale of more than 500 lots featuring the circus archives of John and Jan Zweifel as well as the Museum of Science and Industry’s entire circus exhibit, many elements of which have been on display at the beloved Chicago institution for decades. The auction will take place¬†on Saturday, September 24 starting at 10 am Central time.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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Carousel animals rode to victory at Potter & Potter

Circa-1890 carousel zebra by the Dentzel Company, $36,000
L-R: Circa-1890 carousel zebra by the Dentzel Company, $36,000; circa-1900 carousel rabbit by Dentzel, $24,000; circa-1925 carousel camel by Charles Looff, $18,000
L-R: Circa-1890 carousel zebra by the Dentzel Company, $36,000; circa-1900 carousel rabbit by Dentzel, $24,000; circa-1925 carousel camel by Charles Looff, $18,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď Potter & Potter Auctions‘ signature Circus, Sideshow, and Oddities event on April 30 was a thrill ride from start to finish, with¬†antique carousel animals claiming several of the top lot slots.

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Step right up for Potter & Potter Circus, Sideshow & Oddities auction, April 30

Marked circa-1911 John T. Dickman Great Clown carnival shooting gallery target, est. $15,000-$20,000
 Marked circa-1911 John T. Dickman Great Clown carnival shooting gallery target, est. $15,000-$20,000

Marked circa-1911 John T. Dickman Great Clown carnival shooting gallery target, est. $15,000-$20,000

CHICAGO ‚Äď Potter & Potter Auctions will conduct a 600-plus lot sale, dubbed Circus, Sideshow & Oddities,¬†on Saturday, April 30 starting at 10 am Central time.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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