Magician, actor, scholar, author: the range of Ricky Jay’s accomplishments are as varied as the formats and subjects of the material in his celebrated Collection. From vivid posters featuring celebrated magicians the likes of Kellar, Malini, and Thurston to leather bound books hand signed by Harry Houdini himself, this collection knows no bounds. Celebrating decades of memorabilia from some of the greatest magicians to ever live, collecting these extraordinary artifacts was beyond a passion for Ricky Jay. Moreover, it felt like a reverential responsibility to learn more about his beloved profession. Coming this October 27th & 28th at Sotheby’s in New York, The Ricky Jay Collection will offer an astonishing variety of material in a sale that is truly without precedent.