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Dates for the 2018 New England Magic Collectors Convention are Announced!

Yankee Gathering XVII will be held November 15-17, 2018, in Westborough, Massachusetts. Our guest of honor will be Mike Caveney, well-known performer, historian, author, and collector.

This is a unique opportunity to meet other collectors/historians while learning more about our shared magic heritage. Convention sessions will include presentations on magicians, magic history, and collecting of magic apparatus, books, and memorabilia. The program will also include performances with historical connections, exhibits, and a magic auction.

Further details will be available in early 2018 on this site.

Don't be disappointed. Please make your plans now to attend, as space is limited to 200 attendees.

Three Ring Auction

Potter & Potter Auction, Saturday, July 23rd from 10am - 5pm, CST.

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls of all ages! The greatest auction house on earth is now offering for sale an ostentations & overwhelming number of gorgeous and artistic antiques and relics from the world's most unrivaled of circuses, carnivals and wild west shows!

Included in this not-to-be-missed extravaganza of an auction will be carousel horses, sideshow banners, circus posters and lithographs, Buffalo Bill and wild west memorabilia and ephemera, Coney Island Amusement Park relics, and oh, so much more! Photographs, autographs, wagons, banners, wood carvings, signs, and other fantastic objects sure to delight and amuse will all go on the auction block!

More information.

Featured Magic History and Collecting Sites

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Hermann Throwing Card

Propelled Pasteboards: Judge Gary Brown, Tom Ewing, and Gary Frank have collaborated to create an an entertaining and thoughtful blog dedicated to the art and history of Throwing Cards.

For more than a century, magicians have dazzled audiences by throwing playing cards with remarkable power, speed and precision. Some conjurers propelled cards to showcase their extraordinary skill and dexterity, bouncing cards against the rear wall of the theater, sailing them into the balcony or landing them in the laps of specific spectators. Visit the Propelled Pasteboards site to learn more about this amazing specialty.