Potter and Potter Auctions: Ante Up: Gambling Memorabilia, 1108, Chicago

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Auction Report
Auction Date
01/30/2021 - 01/30/2021
Page Size: 318 items in 13 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Black, Jack.

You Can’t Win.

New York1926USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 125.00
2Burroughs, Stephen.

Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs.

Hanover; and Boston1798; 1804USD 300.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
3Cameron, Judson J.

Cheating at Bridge: Go Home with the Winners.

Philadelphia1933USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 62.50
4[Carleton, Henry Guy]

Three Poker Club Titles by Carleton.

1889USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 210.00
5[Casinos-Las Vegas] Aladdin Casino.

“Make a Wish…” Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, ca.

1976USD 100.00 - 150.00USD 60.00
6Cotton, Charles.

The Compleat Gamester; or Instructions How to Play at all manner of usual, and most Gentile Games.

London1709USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 1,020.00
7Cotton, Charles.

The Compleat Gamester; or Instructions How to Play at all manner of usual, and most Gentile Games.

London1710USD 600.00 - 900.00USD 875.00
8Including: Smith, Matthew Hale.

Sunshine and Shadow in New York.

Hartford1868USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 112.50
9[Cruikshank, Robert] Smeeton, George.

Doings in London; or, Day and Night Scenes of the Frauds, Frolics, Manners, and Depravities of the Metropolis.

London1828USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 240.00
10Devol, George H.

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi.

Cincinnati1887USD 600.00 - 800.00USD 1,320.00
11Dillon, John J.

Hind–Sights; or, Looking Backward at Swindles.

New York1911USD 100.00 - 200.00USD 120.00
12Duke, Thomas.

Celebrated Criminal Cases of America.

San Francisco1910USD 125.00 - 225.00USD 210.00
13Erdnase, S.W.

The Expert at the Card Table.

Chicago1902USD 6,000.00 - 9,000.00USD 11,875.00
14[Evans, Gerritt] “A Retired Professional,” pseudo.

How Gamblers Win.

New York1868USD 500.00 - 700.00USD 540.00
15[Evans, Gerritt] “A Retired Professional,” pseudo.

How Gamblers Win.

New York (1868)/ (ca. 1890s).USD 200.00 - 400.00USD 468.75

[Gambling] Pair of Juvenile Pulps Related to Swindling and Gambling. Includes: A Losing Game of Poker.

Glasgow & London, ca. 1880sUSD 100.00 - 200.00Not Sold

[Gambling] Three Works on Confidence Games.

Including1933USD 200.00 - 300.00USD 300.00
18[Gambling] Harte, Francis Bret (1836–1902).

The Heathen Chinee.

Chicago1870USD 150.00 - 250.00USD 156.25
19Grannan, Joseph.

Grannan’s Warning Against Fraud.

Cincinnati1889USD 80.00 - 125.00USD 48.00
20Green, J.H.

Gamblers’ Tricks with Cards.

New York1869/(1890s?). USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 406.25
21Green, J[onathan] H[arrington].

The Secret Band of Brothers; or, the American Outlaws.

Philadelphia1848USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,080.00
22Green, Jonathan H.

An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling… Philadelphia: G.B.

1847USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
23Green, Jonathan H.

Gambling Exposed. A Full Exposition of all the Various Arts, Mysteries, and Miseries of Gambling.

Philadelphia1857USD 400.00 - 600.00USD 240.00
24Green, Jonathan H.

Gambling in its Infancy and Progress; or, A Dissuasive to the Young Against Games of Chance.

New York1853USD 300.00 - 500.00USD 420.00
25Green, Jonathan H.

Gambling Unmasked! Or, the Personal Experience of the Reformed Gambler.

New York1844USD 800.00 - 1,200.00USD 1,440.00
  • <center><b>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Books and Graphics<br>19th, 20th and 21st April 2021</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br>Atlases and Maps</b
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br> Veneto and Venice, a Selection of Books from the XVI to XX century</b>
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 20<br></b>Rossini Gioachino, Baguette de chef d'orchestre appartenuta a Gioachino Rossini, dono del Comune di Passy. 1500 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Manetti Saverio, Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo. Cinque volumi. 1767. 18.000 €
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 21<br></b>Poe Edgar Allan, Double assassinat dans la rue morgue. Illustrations de Cura. 1946.
    <b><center>Gonnelli: Apr. 19-21<br>Books from XVI to XX Century</b>
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Ronald Reagan. Series of 37 letters to Senator George Murphy, and related material, 1968-90. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Chaim Weizmann. Autograph letter signed, to General Sir Gilbert Clayton, 6 September 1918. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Sir Winston Churchill. Autograph letter signed, to Pamela, Lady Lytton, 1942. £20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Collection of a Connoisseur:<br>History in Manuscript, Part 2<br>27 April 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Oscar Wilde. Five autograph letters signed, to Alsager Vian, 1887. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Napoleon I. Letter signed to Admiral Ganteaume, ordering the invasion of England, 22 August 1805. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, through Apr. 27:</b><br>Horatio, Viscount Nelson, and Emma Hamilton. Two autograph letter signed, to Catherine and George Matcham, 1805. £6,000 to £8,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Frances Palmer, <i>Battle of Buena Vista,</i> chromolithograph, New York, 1847. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma, the earliest publication concerned solely with chocolate, first edition, Madrid, 1631. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Romans Bernard, <i>An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown, June 17th, 1775,</i> engraving, 1776. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> <i>A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston,</i> English edition, London, 1770. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> William Soule, <i>Lodge of the Plains Indians,</i> albumen print, 1872. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Manuscript document to enforce New York’s “Agreement of Non-Importation” during the heyday of the Sons of Liberty, New York, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Clarence Mackenzie, <i>Drummer Boy of the 13th Regiment of Brooklyn,</i> salt print with applied color, 1861. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b> Moses Lopez, <i>A Lunar Calendar,</i> first Jewish calendar published in America, Newport, RI, 1806. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 15:</b><br>The Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $30,000 to $40,000.
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