Now You See It Now You Don’t, Magic for Sale at Auction

By Patty Wetli | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Potter & Potter specializes in auctions featuring magic memorabilia. Credit: Flickr/stevendepolo

We’re not saying there’s any connection to a certain boy wizard, but surely it’s more than coincidence that local auction house Potter & Potter, 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave., specializes in magicana (collectibles related to magic and magicians). This Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 a.m., curiosity seekers will have the opportunity to bid on items from the collection of Larry Jennings, including magic books and personal property.

A highly-respected card magician, Jennings was also a master of the cups and balls trick, which sounds less X-rated when referred to as the shell game. Later this year, Potter & Potter will auction off rare gambling books and an extensive collection of conjuring devices. Wands, perhaps?

Potter & Potter encourages live bidding and members of the general public are welcome to visit the Ravenswood gallery to view objects up for auction.

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    I am so totally going to this! This place is just a few blocks from me and I have never been in there!

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    Oh wait. Oops. I was thinking of the magic shop on Lincoln Avenue. (or is it western?)

    • Anonymous

      I went into the magic shop on Lincoln for the first time in December to buy a present for my nephew. I had such a blast! I got my own personal magic show–definitely worth popping in.

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