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265: Scrapbook of vintage magic ephemera, Houdini autog

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[Scrapbook] Scrapbook of vintage magic ephemera, including Houdini autograph. Compiled by Stephen R. Patrick of Fairport Harbor, Ohio, publisher of The Magical Bookie and performer who worked under the name Patricola. Contents include Houdini’s autograph, business cards, mailing covers, RP postcards, throw-out cards, newspaper clippings, letterheads, photographs, brochures and associated ephemera. Magicians represented include McDonald Birch, Howard Thurston and Blackstone (significant quantities of clippings), S.S. Henry, “Think-a-Drink” Hoffmann, Houdini, Marquis, Mysterious Smith, and dozens more. Most items pasted and taped down, but some loose. Hundreds of individual items. 1920s – 40s. Folio. Generally good condition.

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Estimate $2,000 – $2,500
Starting Bid $1,000
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