While in business, our focus has always been on high end and rare material in all of the areas in which we specialize; with emphasis on Magic, Houdiniana, and rare posters in the finest condition.
We are the only qualified and certified appraisers in the field of Magic and have conducted several multimillion dollar appraisals worldwide for private collectors and celebrities alike. We are consultants to Christies' in New York and have conducted several auctions on their behalf in the specialized areas of our expertise .
Committed to searching worldwide for rare and unusual material
We are proud to state that we pioneered the on line cataloged Magic auctions in 1992 . The last sale grossed over $1.1 MM a record in the field of Magic.
Our reputation is international having catered to over 8,000 collectors worldwide.
Random Treasures Auctions was founded in New Jersey. Mario Carrandi and Donald J. Flanagan met in the 1970's while serving as consultants for Christies' in NYC in various areas of expertise. As experts in their perspective fields, they combined their 100 years of experience to seek out, sell, and buy high end and rare material in areas such as :
Their last auction, conducted right before Don's unexpected and tragic passing, fetched over $1M. This auction, consisting only of Magic paraphernalia, established several worldwide records, and included signed Houdini books as well as a rare Milk Can Escape poster from the magician's estate that was purchased for approximately $75,000.
Mario operated the Carrandi Gallery in New York City for several years in the heart of Chelsea, catering to decorators , collectors, and private buyers. In addition he published catalogs featuring thousands of dollars in rare and collectable Magicana.