James Gannon To Potter & Potter as Senior Fine Books & Manuscripts Consultant

Chicago – Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce that James Gannon has joined the company as General Counsel for its Books & Manuscripts Department. This division has experienced unprecedented growth over the past two years, regularly produces seven figure results, and has established many new world sales records. With Gannon’s appointment, the company intends to build on that momentum, further expand its offerings and expertise, and become the first choice for enthusiasts and consignors looking to buy and sell world-class books, manuscripts, ephemera, and related materials.

Gannon began his association with books in 1990 as a specialist at Heritage Bookstore in Los Angeles. He was named Director of Rare Books for the Dallas Heritage Auction Gallery in 2007. There, for 15 years, he oversaw the sale of many wonderful and rare books, including JRR Tolkien’s handwritten letter about the original Lord of the Rings, a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Roger Alden’s copy of The Federalist, 1788 – two impressive uncut volumes on the original publisher’s boards with the ownership signature of a Revolutionary War soldier and Assistant Secretary of the Continental Congress, Roger Alden.

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Gannon enjoys an international reputation for his encyclopedic knowledge, industry knowledge, and collector relationships. In his new role, he will be responsible for attending events on behalf of the company, generating shipments, and promoting industry networks.

According to Gabe Fajuri, President of Potter & Potter Auctions, “There is no one more qualified to help us fund the growth of our Fine Books and Manuscripts department. James’ outstanding reputation and extensive experience speak for themselves. Everyone at Potter & Potter is delighted to have part of the team.

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Chris Brink, Potter & Potter Auctions’ Head of Fine Books & Manuscripts adds, “Our team is delighted to have James on board as the lead book department consultant. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of rare books and They will be a great asset to us as we continue to expand this division into the marketplace and take the department to new heights.”

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And Gannon shares, “I feel very fortunate to be joining a company that combines personal service with professional auction offerings like Potter & Potter. The recent rare book and manuscript auctions at Potter are a much needed and refreshing improvement in breadth and quality. of an environment that is expanding rapidly, although not always to the benefit of consignors or bidders. We aim to provide a high level of customer service and advice to consignors in the matter of dispersal of collections; or to bidders/buyers in making wise decisions to build I am excited to work with the excellent management and team at Potter to provide our customers with the best possible sender experience and results.


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