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Jay Marshall Magic Collection Auction

Potter & Potter Auctions has announced it’s next public auction: A selection of genuinely rare magicana from the collection of Jay Marshall.

This sale will include what is perhaps some of the best material from the late great collector/magician’s legendary holdings. Most of the items will be sold with no reserve. The auction will include genuinely rare and historically significant ephemera, books, apparatus, scrapbooks, posters and memorabilia.

Magicians represented in the sale include:

Harry Houdini
Howard Thurston
Harry Kellar
Charles Bertram
Alexander, Adelaide & Leon Herrmann
T. Nelson Downs
The Great Lafayette
Dai Vernon
John Henry Anderson
Arnold DeBierre

…and many more

Highlights of the sale include Dai Vernon’s famous “Twenty Dollar Manuscript,” Houdini challenges and memorabilia, scarce lithographs, apparatus with significant historical association, and antiquarian books on conjuring. Many items in the sale are one-of-a-kind rarities that have never been offered at auction before.

The auction is scheduled for Sunday, April 26th, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois. Previews will be held April 25, also at the Hyatt.

All attendees of the Magic Collectors’ Weekend convention (scheduled for April 23-25, also at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield – visit for details) will receive a complimentary auction catalog – a $25 value – with their registration for the convention.

Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
1719 W. Leland Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
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