Cardini Auction Results…

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Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 10th, 2013, 1:41 am

Here’s my Snap Shot of the recent Cardini Auction. Keep in mind that 71 of the 298 lots were “other property.” Overall, this was a very successful auction with only six items passed (only one of the Cardini items) and over a half a million dollars realized. Congratulations to the buyers, the seller(s), and Potter & Potter.

Total Auction:
292 of 298 Lots sold
$543,935 Total Hammer Price
315% of Low Estimate of $172,850
235% of High Estimate of $231,500

Cardini Collection:
226 of 227 Lots sold
$456,555 Total Hammer Price
478% of Low Estimate of $95,500
345% of High Estimate of $132,200
High Lot (Dollar): #167 - Cardini’s stage-worn tuxedo/costume, $60,000 (+1,714% HE)
High Lot (% of HE): #45 - [“The Act”] Archive of typed descriptions of Cardini’s act, +3,333% ($10,000)

Other Property:
66 of 71 Lots sold
$87,380 Total Hammer Price
113% of Low Estimate of $77,350
88% of High Estimate of $99,300
High Lot (Dollar): #251 - Hoffmann. Latest Magic. Original author’s manuscript, $13,000 (88% HE)
High Lot (% of HE): #258 - Pepper, Professor. The True History of The Ghost, +960% ($2,400)


Other items of note…

#65 - Lifetime archive of Cardini’s personal correspondence, $15,000 (+429%)
#150 - Cardini’s photographic scrapbook. Over 150 images, $24,000 (+480%)
#158 - Cardini’s last pair of stage-worn gloves, $22,000 (+2,444%)
#162 - Cardini’s monocle, $10,000 (+667%)
#173 - Cardini’s Steamer Trunk. With tuxedo and accessories, $20,000 (+222%)
#177 - Cardini’s gold-topped walking stick, $11,000 (+440%)

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Brad Henderson » April 10th, 2013, 1:26 pm

thank you, as always, for doing this Dustin.

anybody willing to give me $60k for my stage worn suit? I'll even throw in a signed pair of fruit of the loom underwear (slightly torn) and a pair of mismatched black socks. Anyone?

anyone?

:(

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Don Knox » April 10th, 2013, 2:42 pm

Does anyone know what Cardini's billiard balls brought?

And yes, Dustin, thank you!

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 10th, 2013, 4:59 pm

His "last set" of Billiard Balls brought $7,000.

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Kevin Connolly » April 10th, 2013, 7:46 pm

Great work as usual Dustin. I was looking forward to see your run down of the auction.
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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Tom Gilbert » April 10th, 2013, 9:01 pm

Thanks Dustin. It's good to know someone has some money. Wouldn't be surprised if it were Copperfield. At least
the items will be well taken care of.

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Bill Mullins » April 26th, 2013, 12:01 am

Gabe already has a new catalog out:
GAMBLING

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Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Postby Tom Frame » April 26th, 2013, 4:47 pm

What a cool catalog! Perhaps the Chief Genii is interested in lot #80?
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