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Lot 0074
Circa 1950. Built and featured by long-time children’s show performer, J.B. Bobo (1910-1996). A rack containing four oversized spools of thread is shown. A color is chosen and a white silk handkerchief is tied around the spool. Both are lowered into an empty paper bag held by an assistant or on a table (not included.) Next, a packet of jumbo cards is shown, each card containing the name of a U.S. President. One card is selected and the name called out; for example, “Lincoln.” When the spool and handkerchief are removed from the bag, the silk is opened to reveal the name “Lincoln” embroidered in large script, apparently with the colored thread! A variation of a Kanter effect. Other silks with other names are supplied for repeat performances. All packs into a custom made wooden case. One of two said to have been made by Bobo. Includes several Bobo promotional postcards inside of the case.

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Bobo’s Embroidery Mystery

Estimate $400 - $600Apr 7, 2018