Rare 1847 circus poster, $11,400, Potter & Potter

A rare circus poster for Raymond & Company’s Menagerie for 1847 sold for $11,400 at a Circus, Sideshow & Oddities Auction held November 16th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago. Also, Buffalo Bill’s first Wild West performance program made $9,600; an astrology sideshow banner for The Graysons’ How the Stars Bring Success brought $6,000; and a group of around 350 photographs of sideshow freaks and human oddities went to a determined bidder for $4,320. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.