Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Chicago, IL, United States
DoneSat, Aug 23, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Houdini Auction: Posters, Handcuffs, Ephemera
Potter & Potter's summer auction will spotlight choice memorabilia related to the most famous magician and escape artist the world has ever known: Harry Houdini. Among the featured items are: -Lithographs, Broadsides and Challenges, featuring the iconic ?King of Cards? poster used in Houdini?s earliest days as a circus performer. -Photographs and Ephemera, among them Houdini family pictures, postcards, manuscripts, autographs and correspondence, including unpublished images and documents. -A Recently-Discovered Houdini Scrapbook, as well as a Houdini family scrapbook, and other personal artifacts. -Handcuffs, Magic Props, Locks, and Escape Devices, including unusual restraints used by Houdini and his brother, Hardeen. -Associated Memorabilia, chief among them documents related to Hardeen, as well as others magicians and celebrities who crossed Houdini?s path; and additional rare magicana.