Potter & Potter Auctions

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Potter & Potter is a U.S auction house based in Chicago, Illinios.

Background

Potter & Potter is owned by Gabe and Sami Fajuri, and specializes in the following fields:

The company is a market leader in the category of Magicana - antiques and collectibles focused on magic and magicians - with a particular speciality in Houdini memorabilia.

Key people

Sami Fajuri is the company’s managing auctioneer. He has decades of experience in the fields of magicana, antiques, paper Americana and miscellaneous collectibles. He has a good background in the auction and collecting fields.

Gabe Fajuri is widely regarded as an authority on the history of magic. He is a well-respected author, publisher and reviewer in the field.

Auctions & Services

Potter & Potter conducts regular quarterly auctions, attracting an international client base of collectors.

In addition to hosting public sales, the company provides:

  • A comprehensive appraisal service, ranging from single items to an entire collection. Previous clients have included estates, institutions, museums and private collectors.
  • A picture database - Potter & potter has a vast collection of photos, artwork and images that can be licensed for commercial use.
  • Auctioneer services - A Potter & Potter auctioneer can be hired for a specific event.

Auction catalogues

2013

Notable sales

  • In July 2008, a one-sheet lithograph advertising T. Nelson Downs, "King of Koins," sold for $15,600.
  • A prop case owned and used by Canadian magician Dai Vernon sold for £10,000 in January 2010, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate.
  • In January 2011 a 1905 treatise by FR Ritter titled Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker sold for £10,000, four times its pre-sale estimate.

News & Events

Upcoming Auction Dates

  • February 2, 2013 - Winter Magic Auction
  • April 06, 2013 – Collection of Cardini, the Suave Deceiver
  • May 18, 2013 – Gambling Memorabilia auction
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