April 20th, 2011
The Christopher Collection Auction
The Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC, NY
A unique and extensive auction of numerous rare and exciting items from the famous Christopher Collection. This collection has been a source of wonder for magicians and collectors that has spanned decades. Milbourne Christopher, a name synonymous with magic the world over, began collecting when he was a boy. At the time of his death on June 17, 1984 he amassed one of the most complete and extensive historical collections on conjuring in the world. Posters, etchings, photos, scrapbooks, memorabilia and artifacts beyond belief, plus a great variety of the rarest of books resulted from a lifelong effort to build and assemble one of the great treasure troves of magic in existence.
June 28, 2009
Leslie C. Smith Master Craftsman & Collector Auction
Owen Magic Supreme, Azusa, CA
Leslie C. Smith (1915-2008), of Owen Magic Supreme, was the consummate collector of books, catalogs, periodicals and fine apparatus relating to conjuring and the allied arts. His fine collection is offered at auction and includes books, catalogs, and periodicals such as: 1st edition Hero of Alexandria 1575 - 1st Edition Erdnase - Goldston's Locked Books - Magic of Robert Harbin - Wonderful selection of Houdini Books - Thayer, Owen, Martinka, & Hamley Catalogs - Complete Files of Magician Monthly, Houdini's Conjurers Monthly Magazine, The Sphinx, The Wizard, plus much, much more! The apparatus will include treasurers such as: Hero's Horse - P&L's Shooting Through A Women - Unique pieces from Marvyn & Carol Roy's Show - P&L Rose Bush - Wonderful hand turned Thayer, Owen, Smith, & Zagorsky pieces - Uncirculated P&L Apparatus - Beautiful Thayer, Owen, and Merv Taylor Apparatus!!