Our April 9th auction is a two-part magic extravaganza. The first section will feature choice memorabilia related to the most famous magician and escape artist the world has ever known: Harry Houdini.
Lithographs, Broadsides and Challenges, featuring the iconic “Houdini for President" three-sheet poster printed by Strobridge Litho. Photographs and Ephemera, among them Houdini movie stills, postcards, manuscripts, autographs and correspondence, including unpublished material. Associated memorabilia, magic props, handcuffs, lobby displays, scrapbooks, and more - all related to Houdini, his comptetitors, and escape artists.
The auction takes place at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 9th in our Chicago Gallery. Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.
The second half of our April auction features items from the storied collection of Lewis Davenport & Co. of London. One of the world's oldest and most successful magic shops and manufacturers, the Davenport family also owns and maintains one of the world's great collections of conjuring memorabilia and illusions.
For the first time, items from the family's well-known holdings will be offered for sale at public auction. Going on the block are scarce and collectible books, vintage stone lithographs, magic props (including several from the famous German firm of Janos Bartl), vintage magic supply catalogs, photographs, ephemera, Will Goldston ephemera direct from his private files, and more.
Note: The Davenport and Houdiniana material will be presented in a single large "two in one" catalog. The first 500 copies will be affixed with a 1930s-era embossed "demon head" label, making the catalogs themselves collectible. Order above in the box for the Houdiniana catalog to purchase your copy before they sell out.
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