Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall
A first-edition copy of S.W. Erdnase’s The Expert at the Card Table, a book relating to gambling, cheating and card sharping, sold for $16,800 at a Gambling Memorabilia Sale held March 30th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, F.R. Ritter’s Combined Treatise on Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker (1905) hit $9,000; an original circa 1880 Will & Finck brass sleeve holdout cheating device brought $9,000; and a copy of How Gamblers Win (1865) made $8,400. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.