McIlhany’s Magical Mysteries collection up for auction September 16 & 17

September 5, 2017

The collection of William H. McIlhany will be auctioned off on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.  Here’s how the collection is described on Magicauctioneer

Bill McIlhany (1951-2017) was the consummate collector of all things magical and was considered one of the most knowledgeable magic collectors in the world. His mind-boggling collection ranged from rare pieces of early 19th and 20th Century masters to spectacular quality modern day apparatus and everything in between. His fine collection, which includes apparatus, automatons, lithographs, books, periodicals, catalogs and so much more will be offered at auction.

A lot is going up each day, and both contain a wide variety of items like tricks, apparatus, posters, playbills and books. Items that caught our eye include this Thayer Wonder Clock, a copy of Magical Ways and Means that was signed to Cardini, and this super-rare Thayer Swastika Baffling Blocks.

You can check out the the collection and place online bids here for Saturday, and here for Sunday. Telephone and absentee bids are also welcome. Visit Magicauctioneer for more details about bidding or to download PDFs of the auction catalogs.