Potter & Potter July Auction-Costumes and Posters

Today’s post once again comes from the fine folks at “Potter & Potter Auctions.” While their July 25th auction services a vast array of magic history, Doug is represented very nicely as well.  As you can see, there’s a selection of classic Doug magic posters to be purchased. But, the real highlight are the touring…

Haversat & Ewing Auction-Doug Egyptian Collar

For all those Doug collectors out there, another piece of magic history is going up for auction this weekend at Haversat & Ewing Galleries.  Straight from the 1978’s “World of Magic,” is Doug’s Egyptian collar as featured in the special’s time travel  theme. This online auction runs from May 15th-16th, and the item itself is…

A Collector Needs Your Help!

This message came to me recently from collector and reader Michael Ketcham: “I’m the owner of 3 Doug Henning costumes: these include a long robe identified as a “Wizard Robe,” along with a bright red jacket with over sized gold metal buttons along the collar and shoulders. With regards to the “Wizard Robe, I bought…

Potter & Potter: Silver Lightning Bolt Jumpsuit

The above item (Lot.72) is currently being auctioned by Potter & Potter as part of their Jim Rawlins collection. The costume itself is notable for many reasons. Not least of which, is that it is featured very prominently in the famous publicity photo of Doug walking through a brick wall for “World of Magic II.”…

Potter & Potter Auction: Glass Wall Hanging

And I’m back… I sincerely apologize for the long delay in between posts. Due to a freelance design job, my spare time became few and far between resulting in an unplanned break from the site.  Well folks, it’s a new day, and let’s get back to it shall we? The above item is a current…

Potter & Potter Auction Items

Rebekah Kaufman of Potter & Potter Auctions alerted me to some great items in their upcoming February 23rd auction.  Have you every wanted to buy Doug’s snake skin boots and wizard robe in one go? Well now’s your chance! Break out those Venmo accounts folks because now’s your chance! For more information please visit at: www.potterauctions.com

Farewell Illusion Sale Price List

The above item comes from Michael Whitecar, and is the price list that was given to all interested buyers from Doug’s farewell auction in 1989. It’s interesting to note how the general common misconception is that Doug gave away his illusions for very little to nothing. My apologies for the small print in the document,…

And Another Potter & Potter Auction Item!

This one’s for for all those Henning collectors out there, and yes I know who you are! Take a look at this neat window card that will be featured in the Potter & Potter Winter auction being held on Saturday, December 15th.  While we’ve all seen the picture before, what makes this one unique is…

Farewell Auction: Letter/Item Breakdown

The following advertisement appeared in “Genii” in March of 1989. In a lot of ways, this letter and item breakdown signaled what was the true end to Doug Henning as a magician and performer. As is widely known, Doug’s devotion to Transcendental Meditation had overtaken his interest in magic as a whole. In keeping with…

Potter & Potter Auction Items

The following items were passed onto me by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago. All three will feature in their October 20th “Houdiniana” auction. for more info please click: Here Let the bidding begin! Be sure to donate to my Indiegogo campaign for my feature length documentary “Doug Henning’s Magical World.” To view the trailer and…

Potter and Potter Upcoming Auction: Doug Memorabilia

For all those Doug collectors out there “Potter & Potter Auctions” was kind enough to share with me two Doug related items from their upcoming Summer auction. Get out those checkbooks! Here they are:   For more information please visit: https://potterauctions.com/ Special Thanks to Rebekah Kaufman.

Doug Henning and Walter B. Gibson

The above image once again hails from the fine auction house of “Potter & Potter.” It’s from their upcoming June 16th David Baldwin auction, and in my opinion is a rare find indeed. The inscription reads: “To Walter Gibson–My favorite magical author. Magically yours, Doug Henning” Doug signed many autographs in his life, but this…

Potter & Potter Auction Results

  On April 28, 2018 the Chicago auction house “Potter and Potter” held a massive sale of various magic ephemera, apparatus, books, and advertising from the late-1800s to now.  While the sale itself wasn’t very Doug-centric this lot managed to squeak by. The official summary went as follows: “460. Henning, Doug. Large Binder of Doug Henning…