Jay Marshall's collection of magicana was legendary. On May 5th, 2007, selections from Marshall's collection were sold at public auction.
The catalog -- 96 pages, perfect bound, including eight pages of color plates -- chronicles a small sampling of that legendary collection. Offered for sale were rare books, including Dean's Hocus Pocus; a choice selection of Houdiniana, including two scarce posters; and ephemera relating to and/or autographed by some of the outstanding conjuring lights of the last 100 years: Kellar, Thurston, Blackstone, Dunninger, LeRoy, Germain and many others.
The auction was conducted at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The auction was open to the public, but held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Magic Collectors' Weekend.