Many of the stone lithographs in the auction come from the collection of the late John Salisse, MIMC. In addition, the auction features three outstanding items owned and used by the two most famous members of the Bamberg dynasty of magicians: Theo Bamberg, known professionally as Okito, and his son David, known to audiences as Fu Manchu. There are two genuine Chinese robes in the auction, and the elusive Mat Trick, made and used by Okito for years, then passed down to his son, who performed it as well.
The auction begins at 10am Central (Chicago) Time on Saturday, April 26th in Potter & Potter’s Chicago gallery.
Online bidding via Liveauctioneers is already underway. Or, you can bid online live on auction day. Contact Potter & Potter (773-472-1442 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for absentee and phone bids. Good luck to everyone who participates on auction day!