A magician presents a small but finely crafted cabinet to the audience along with a stack of checkers. A story is told about the checkers and how they are usually kept in the cabinet. But they have been stolen and replaced by a glass full of rice. The checkers are hidden inside a cozy built for just this purpose. The storyteller snaps his fingers, then reveals that the checkers and glass full of rice have magically transposed places. This is the illusion presented by the Okito Checker Cabinet from the collection of Jim DeLoeach, available from Potter & Potter Auctions. Other apparati in the sale include a Demon’s Head Automaton in which two selected cards appear in the Demon’s mouth and two from the top of its head, a Fifth Dimension Card Frame, a Ray Vision System, and more.
Beyond illusions, there are also posters such as a color lithograph from the European Wonders Horticultural Hall and advertisement posters for the Chung Ling Soo Mysteries. There are also many books on magic such as Soirees Fantastiques by Christian Fechner, Houdini’s Paper Magic by Harry Houdini, and The Magic of Robert Harbin by Robert Harbin. View any of these lots and register to bid on Potter & Potter Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (531)
# of Lots:531
Price Range:$100 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Okito Checker Cabinet|| Estimate: |
|European Wonders Horticultural Hall|| Estimate: |
|The Traveling Magician by John Rogers|| Estimate: |
|Demon Head Automaton|| Estimate: |
|The Magic of Robert Harbin|| Estimate: |