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Potter and Potter Auctions: Spring Magic Auction

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Auction Name Spring Magic Auction Total Sales (USD) 122,962.00
Auction Date 04/24/2021 - 04/24/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 65,900.00
Sale Number #1111 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 101,180.00
Total Lots 146
Sold Lots 146 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 65,900.00
% of Lots Sold 100.00% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 101,180.00
Unsold Lots 0 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 121.53%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
475 Decremps, Henri.

The Conjurer Unmasked.

1785 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 6,600.00
561 Chung Ling Soo (William Ellsworth Robinson).

Chung Ling Soo.

ca. 1910 USD 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 USD 6,600.00
576 Kio, Igor.

Kio.

ca. 1950s. USD 200.00 - 300.00 USD 5,760.00
563 Chung Ling Soo (William Ellsworth Robinson).

Chung Ling Soo / The Highest Pinnacle of Fame.

ca. 1915 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 5,040.00
482 Albo, Robert.

Classic Magic Series, Vols. 1 – 11.

1973 – 2005. USD 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD 4,800.00
553 Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin).

Alexander The Man Who Knows.

ca. 1915 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 4,800.00
562 Chung Ling Soo (William Ellsworth Robinson).

Chung Ling Soo / Marvelous Chinese Conjurer.

ca. 1910 USD 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 USD 4,320.00
582 Roland (Eduard Krause).

Roland’s Original Novelty / The Bachelor’s Dream.

ca. 1908 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 4,320.00
555 Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin).

Alexander / Crystal Seer.

Circa 1920s. USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 3,360.00
560 Carter, Charles.

Carter the Great. The World’s Weird Wonderful Wizard.

ca. 1930 USD 900.00 - 1,200.00 USD 2,750.00
601 Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weisz).

Typed Letter Signed, “Houdini,” to Richard Van Dien.

1921 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,640.00
616

John Henry Grossman’s Collection of Magicians’ Throw-Out and Business Cards.

USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 2,640.00
602 Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weisz).

Houdini S.A.M. Business Card.

1920s. USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 2,160.00
474 Dean, Henry.

The Whole Art of Legerdemain; or Hocus Pocus in Perfection.

1781 USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 2,040.00
509 [Germain, Karl]. Roterberg, Augustus.

New Era Card Tricks.

1897 USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 2,040.00
554 Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin).

Alexander Crystal Seer / World’s Greatest Master of Mental Mystics.

ca. 1920 USD 500.00 - 750.00 USD 1,920.00
557 Carter, Charles.

Carter the Great. Carter on the Camel.

ca. 1930 USD 1,400.00 - 1,800.00 USD 1,800.00
575 Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller).

Kellar.

ca. 1894 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 1,800.00
605 McGuire, Eddie “Tex.”

File of Letters and “Phantom” Manuscript.

1958 USD 500.00 - 700.00 USD 1,800.00
585 Thurston, Howard.

Iasia!! Vanished in the Theatre’s Dome.

ca. 1926 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,560.00
478 Glanvill, Joseph.

Sadducismus Triumphatus, or A Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions.

1726 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,320.00
565 Fu-Manchu (David Bamberg).

Fu-Manchú.

Circa 1930. USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 1,200.00
586 Thurston, Howard.

Thurston World’s Famous Magician.

ca. 1926 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,200.00
580 Raymond, Maurice.

The Great Raymond and Company / The Weird Witches Cabinet.

ca. 1910 USD 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 USD 1,140.00
577 LeRoy, Servais.

LeRoy Talma Bosco.

ca. 1912 USD 700.00 - 900.00 USD 1,020.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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