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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
  • <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> PIETER MORTIER. “Le Neptune Francois ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. Levées et Gravées par ordre Exprés du Roy…” Paris, 1693.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MARC CHAGALL illus. SHAKESPEARE. “The Tempest.” Large folio. Monte-Carlo, 1975. Signed by the artist.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> JOHN SPEED and followers. “A New and Accurate Map of the World.” Hand-colored engraving. London (1626 – 1627 – circa 1650) – 1676.
    <center><b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé<br>Sales Exhibition Catalogue 47<br>Part III<br>Antiquarian Temptations:<br>Rare Books, Atlases & Maps,<br>Photos & Manuscripts</b>
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> MATTHÄUS SEUTTER. “The Colossus Series.” Set of 4 prints, contemporary hand-colored engravings, each c. 57x49cm. Augsburg c. 1730
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> (CHARLES LE BRUN). “La Grande Galerie De Versailles, et Les Deux Salons qui L’Accompagnent, peints Par Charles Le Brun premier Peintre de Louis XIV…” Paris, 1752.
    <b>Galleri Bygdoy Allé:</b> G. BRAUN – F. HOGENBERG. “Danorum Marca.” Contemporary hand-colored engraving, 33x48cm. Cologne, 1588.
  • <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> LIFE OF OSLER, PRESENTATION COPY TO NEPHEW NORMAN GWYN. CUSHING, HARVEY. 1869-1939. <i>The Life of Sir William Osler.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER TO HALSTED MENTIONING CUSHING AND WELCH. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to William Stewart Halsted on medical matters, 2 pp, January 19, 1919. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> CUSHING PRESENTATION COPY TO LUCIEN PRICE. CUSHING, HARVEY. <i>Intracranial Tumours.</i> Springfield, 1932. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> OSLER ON HIS CHILDHOOD. Autograph Letter Signed ("Wm Osler") to Mabel [Brewster] on returning home to Staplehurst. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> SCULTETUS, JOHANNES. 1595-1645. <i>Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum XLIII.</i> Ulm: Balthasar Kühnen, 1655. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> VICQ D'AZYR, FELIX. 1748-1794. <i>Traite d'anatomie et de physiologie.</i> Paris: Didot l'aine, 1786. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 29:</b> TAGAULT, JEAN. C.1499-1546. <i>De chirugica institutione libri quinque....</i> Lyon: Guillaume Rouillé, 1549. $400 to $600.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Autograph Logs and Journals from his 1927 Alaska Expedition. $7,000 to $ 9,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). Cañon de Chelley, 1904. Oversized orotone, 17 x 22in in original Curtis Studio frame. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). 26 cyanotypes, featuring images of Cheyenne tribes from Volume VI of <i>North American Indian,</i> c.1907, made by Curtis in the field. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, June 30:</b> EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952). The Vanishing Race, 1904. Oversized orotone, 18 x 24in in original Curtis Studio frame. $20,000 to $30,000.
  • <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [CIVIL WAR] -- [SHERIDAN, Philip Henry]. Personal headquarters flag of Philip Henry Sheridan used when he led the 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Spring - Summer 1862. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY]. Half plate daguerreotype of firefighter Walter Van Erven Dorens. [San Francisco]: n.p., [ca 1854-1856]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [LINCOLNIANA]. Abraham Lincoln banner possibly made for the 1864 presidential campaign. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR - CONTINENTAL CONGRESS]. [HOLTEN, Dr. Samuel]. An archive of letters related to Danvers, Massachusetts, physician and statesman Dr. Samuel Holten. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD]. CARBUTT, John, photographer. Exceptional collection of 27 stereoviews from the series, "Excursion to the 100th Meridian, October 1866." Chicago, [1866]. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [ALASKAN GOLD RUSH]. William Steele West and family, extensive archive of photographs, diaries, correspondence, and personal items. [Ca 19th - 20th century]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [TAYLOR, Zachary]. Quarter plate daguerreotype featuring the 12th President of the United States. N.p.: n.p., [ca 1845]. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WASHINGTON, George]. Signed Society of the Cincinnati document. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President. [Washington], 29 September 1862. 1 page, 4to, old creases. $5,000 to $7,000.
    <center><b>Cowan’s<br>American Historical Ephemera<br>& Photography<br>June 25, 2021</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> JEFFERSON, Thomas. Autograph letter signed ("Th. Jefferson"), as United States President, to Robert Patterson. Washington DC, 2 July 1805. 1 page, 4to, evenly toned, small tear from seal. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY] -- [ALCOTT, Elizabeth Sewall]. Ninth plate ruby ambrotype attributed to Elizabeth Sewall Alcott. N.p., [ca 1856-1857]. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Cowan’s, June 25:</b> [WESTERN AMERICANA]. RUSSELL, Andrew Joseph, photographer. <i>Salt Lake City, From the Top of the Tabernacle.</i> [1869]
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>Livres et Manuscrits :<br>de Cervantès à Houellebecq<br>18 – 25 June</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Jouve, Paul -- François-Louis Schmied -- Rudyard Kipling. <i>Le Livre de la Jungle,</i> 1919.<br>€ 80,000 to € 120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Cervantès Saavedra, Miguel de. <i>El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha.</i> Bruxelles, 1607.<br>€ 30,000 to € 50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> Buren, Daniel - Aimé Césaire. Cahier d'un retour au pays natal. Solstice, 2004. 1/140 ex. Avec 1/20 suites d'œuvres originales.<br>€ 4,000 to € 6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 18 – 25 June:</b> [Musique] - Gioacchino Traversa. Six sonates à violon seul. [Vers 1770].<br>€ 3,000 to € 5,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber, Imitating Norman Rockwell’s “Triple self-portrait,”</i> mixed media, 2002. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Brian Froud, media illustration published in <i>The Land of Froud,</i> 1977. Estimate $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Haddon Sundblom, <i>All a Girl Needs,</i> oil on canvas, published in <i>The Ladies’ Home Journal,</i> 1942. $8,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Adrianne Lobel, <i>My One and Only,</i> 26 scenic concept collages for the Broadway musical, 1983. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Schulz, original four-panel pen and ink <i>Peanuts</i> comic strip, 1971. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b>Jack Davis, mixed media cartoon for <i>Playboy,</i> 1959. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jun 24:</b> Charles Addams, mixed media cartoon for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1937. $6,000 to $9,000.
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