• <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>All-Negro Comics</i> Issue #1, 1947. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Early Memoir of a Black Hairdresser, 1859. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> First Edition <i>Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African,</i> 1782. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Bessie Coleman Aero News Vol. 1 Issue 1, May 1930, Signed by William J. Powell. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Book of Poetry and Music by Formerly Illiterate Author Thomas Young, 1897. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Cabinet Card of 24th Infantryman, Tombstone, Arizona Territory, circa 1882. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> James Baldwin Portrait by Carl Van Vechten, 1955. $3,500 to $4,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> <i>The Pacific Appeal</i> Newspaper, San Francisco, 1877. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> Only Known Copy <i>Spreading Joy,</i> Uplift History of African Americans in Los Angeles, 1937. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Steve Turner Collection<br>of African Americana, Part II<br>December 3, 2020</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1940 Los Angeles <i>The Official Central Avenue District Directory.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> GRÉGOIRE, Henri (French, 1750-1831). <i>An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes,</i> First American Edition, 1810. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec 3:</b> 1893 Indian Territory Album with Images of Tacky Grayson. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 1st<br>Antique and modern prints,<br>drawings and paintings</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 2nd<br>Photographs, autographs, musical works and manuscripts</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Books from XV to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Mathematics books</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli<br>December 3rd<br>Art books from Salvador Dalí<br>& others</b>
  • <center><b>Firsts Online Rare Book Fair<br> 27 November to 2 December<br><br> Presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association</b>

Auction Reports

Potter and Potter Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
Magic Auction for NEMCA
Auction Date
11/15/2020 - 11/15/2020
Sale Number
#1106
Total Lots
81
Sold Lots
80
Lots Sold
98.77%
Unsold Lots
1
Total Sales (USD)
29,304.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
14,160.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD)
27,310.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (USD)
14,560.00
High Estimate of All Lots (USD)
28,110.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
104.25%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
114 Thurston, Howard and T.N. Downs.

Portrait of Thurston and T. Nelson Downs.

ca. 1930 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 1,320.00
112 Thurston, Howard.

Comedic Snapshot of Thurston and Alvin Plough.

1934 USD 50.00 - 150.00 USD 1,200.00
65 William Hilliar, et al.

The Sphinx. Collection of Bound Volumes. Monthly.

USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 1,200.00
47 Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weisz).

Magic Made Easy by Harry Houdini, King of Cards ... Monarch of Shackles and Handcuffs.

1898 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 1,080.00
88 Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weisz).

Photograph of Houdini and Ira Davenport.

Circa 1911. USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 900.00
75 Cole, Judson.

Important Archive of Judson Cole Patter, Photos, and Memorabilia.

1940s – 50s. USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 840.00
66 Stebbins, Si (Will Coffrin).

Zeno Card Tricks. As Performed by Si Stebbins.

1906 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 780.00
93 Color Portrait of Harry Kellar and Ching Ling Foo.

New York: Moody, ca.

1914 USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 720.00
99 Maskelyne, J.N.

Maskelyne & Devant’s Mysteries Program.

ca. 1906. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 720.00
76

Archive of Magicians’ Correspondence.

USD 400.00 - 800.00 USD 660.00
42 Fechner, Christian.

La Magie de Robert-Houdin. Une vie D’Artiste.

2002 USD 150.00 - 300.00 USD 660.00
59

[Pulps] Collection Frank Tousey Magic and Amusement Pulp Publications.

1890s – 1910s. USD 600.00 - 1,200.00 USD 660.00
107 Roody.

Roody.

ca. 1930 USD 600.00 - 800.00 USD 600.00
109

Photographs of Famous Magicians at the Hotel Rouclere.

ca. 1920 USD 200.00 - 400.00 USD 600.00
113 Thurston, Howard.

Portrait Howard Thurston and the Cast of His Illusion Show.

ca. 1930 USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 600.00
69 Adelphia, Del.

Two Cabinet Cards of Del Adelphia Performing the Vanishing Bird Cage.

ca. 1910 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 540.00
46 Hooper, William.

Hooper’s Rational Recreations.

1794 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 510.00
91

[Kanter’s Magic Shop] Harry Blackstone and Ade Duval Displays from Kanter’s Magic Shop.

Circa 1948. USD 150.00 - 250.00 USD 480.00
53

MAGIC magazine. Complete File. Stan Allen. Monthly.

1991-2016 USD 500.00 - 1,000.00 USD 480.00
54 Maskelyne, Nevil and David Devant.

Our Magic: The Art in Magic, The Theory of Magic, The Practice of Magic.

1911 USD 250.00 - 500.00 USD 480.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>F. Schubert. Autograph letter to his brother Ferdinand, 4 pages, Zseliz, 1818. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>L. v. Beethoven. Fine autograph letter to his librettist Friedrich Treitschke, about their planned opera, 1815. £70,000 to £90,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Hermann Hesse, Highly important series of 62 letters and postcards to Stefan Zweig, 1903-1938. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Music, Continental Books<br>and Medieval Manuscripts<br>24 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020<br>Online</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Reims, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France, late 15th century]. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b> Armenian gospel book, illuminated manuscript on vellum, seventeenth century, tooled calf binding. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 24 Nov. – 1 Dec.:</b><br>C. Goldoni. Ten autograph letters signed to the Genoese nobleman Cristoforo Spinola, Venice 1742-1743. £7,000 to £9,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Oscar Wilde, <i>“The secret of life is in Art,”</i> autograph quotation dated and signed, 1882. Sold for $15,600.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Manhattan Gay Scene Guide 1969, Summer Edition,</i> Mattachine Book Service. Sold for $3,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Toyen, pen & ink illustration from <i>Marquis de Sade: Justina cili prokletí ctnosti,</i> 1932. Sold for $26,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Antonio Lopez, 9 men’s fashion studies, graphite, 1974. Sold for $6,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harvey Milk, 2 autograph letters signed, to Pat Mormon, during US Navy service, 1954. Sold for $2,210.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Daniel Abraham, original art for <i>Stonewall Romances,</i> pen, ink & gouache, 1979. Sold for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> David Wojnarowicz, <i>Untitled (Genet with Dog),</i> mixed media collage. Sold for $27,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Susie Gaynes & Amy E. Bartell, <i>March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights,</i> 1987. Sold for $1,188.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>Paris is Burning,</i> photo offset poster by Anne Dutlinger, signed by film director Jennie Livingston, 1991. Sold for $1,500.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin and French Book of Hours, around 1490. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br> P. Goos, <i>Le Grand Miroir de la Mer,</i> 1669. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. Feininger, Letter with woodcuts, 1920. Est: € 25,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>Latin Bible manuscript, 12th century. Est: € 20,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. E. Bloch, <i>Naturgeschichte der Fische,</i> 1782-95. Est: € 40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>M. Chagall, <i>Daphnis & Chloé,</i> 1961. Est: € 90,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>L. J. Waghenaer, <i>Speculum nauticum,</i> 1586. Est: € 180,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>P. J. de Pannemaeker, Collection of orig. watercolors, 1878-1887.<br>Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>G. Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> 1918.<br>Est: € 15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 30th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br><i>Livro dos prestimonios,</i> Manuscript, 1665. Est: € 25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>W. Kandinsky, <i>Klänge,</i> 1913.<br>Est: € 18,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 30:</b><br>J. Miró in J. Cassou, <i>Vingt-deux poémes,</i> 1978. Est: € 8,000
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