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 Post subject: My Mouth is Watering!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:02 pm 
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I am always on the look-out for antique magic props and memorabelia. The older the better, and the more rare, the better. I received an email today letting me know that the following is being offered...

Outstanding collection of autographs from leading lights of magic's great "golden age." Made up of the following signatures, many accompanied by charming inscriptions:
Theo Hardeen
Cardini
The Great Roland
Milbourne Christopher
Frederick Culpitt
Tommy Cooper
Dunninger
Robert Harbin
Harry Leat
Ionia (Eloise DeVere)
Kalanag
Nate Leipzig
Billy O'Connor
Oswald Rae
Charles DeVere
Zeanit ("BBC Television Illusionist")
E.A. Maskelyne (inscribed thusly: "All that glitters is not gold/and people come here to be "sold"/But if they were not "sold" at all/They'd all condemn St. George's Hall.")
Jasper Maskelyne
J.N. Maskelyne
Horace Goldin
Austen Temple (1913)
Pharos (1911)
Geo. McKenzie Munro
Albert Morrow
Hermann Meloy
Rooklyn
DeBiere
Peter Warlock
Kuda Bux
Han Ping Chien
Stanley Collins
Tenji Hattori
Amasis
William Berol
Bretma (1913)
Cyril Yettmah
Eric C. Lewis
Max Templeton
Thomas Warren
A. Zomah
V. Farelli
Carlton (1909)
Carmo
Chris Charlton
DeBrean (1914)
Hercat
Carl Hertz
Louis Hoffman
Chefalo
Cingalee
Owen Clark (1913)
Lewis Davenport
Arthur Feather
Will Goldston
Roland (1912)
John Weil
Louis Nikola
Satani
Manek-Shah (Indian Necromancer)
Linga-Singh (1914)
Ellis Stanyon
Max Sterling
Murray
Benson Dulay
Mitzi (Japanese juggler)
Mercedes
Edgar Bergen
LePaul
Louis Zingone
Somerset Waters
Ade Duval
Chung Ling Soo ("Tricks in all trades/Except Ours?")
and Les Levante (accompanied by a miniature photograph).

(principally 1910s-1940s).

Generally very good condition. A unique and desirable collection.

I've asked for pictures, too.

My mouth watered and my heart raced when I learned of this. I haven't been this excited since I bought my first piece from the Houdini collection. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:19 pm 
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And it gets better.... This is being offered, too...

Blackstone Sr., Harry. Group of 27 pieces of Harry Blackstone, Sr. property. Including...
a scarce one-page handwritten letter from Blackstone (1950s)
two autographed sentiments (one bearing a caricature of Blackstone)
a signed theatre handbill
a signed Christmas Card
eight different cue and prop sheets
a three-page radio script
a real photo postcard
two complimentary passes (one signed)
misc. clippings
color letterhead
and more.

It's Christmas all over again. Anyone want to float a loan? Lol


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And to top it off, the "Piece de Resistance", the fan Chung Ling Soo was using the night he was fatally shot while performing his Bullet Catch in 1918.


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If you get this stuff, I want to be put in your will. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:12 pm 
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I won't be getting the fan...It's $1000, but the other things are well within my reach. I sure wish I could get all of them, but it's just too much. I can't afford to purchase all of it, although I may be able to just scrap the autographs and the Blackstone property and just go with the fan...It's really priceless, as far as I'm concerned, although it's been appraised at almost $4000. I'll have to do some sweet-talking to my wife :wink:...and sell BOTH my kidneys :D


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MichalAngelo wrote:
I won't be getting the fan...It's $1000, but the other things are well within my reach. I sure wish I could get all of them, but it's just too much. I can't afford to purchase all of it, although I may be able to just scrap the autographs and the Blackstone property and just go with the fan...It's really priceless, as far as I'm concerned, although it's been appraised at almost $4000. I'll have to do some sweet-talking to my wife :wink:...and sell BOTH my kidneys :D


Well, just hit me up and I'll give you my real name and everything so you can make some new additions to your will. :wink: I couldn't afford any of it, obviously, since I'm in High School, but they would be awesome things to have.


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Just a question for you michal, i am also interested in magic memorabilia from the past, and current items, I was just wondering how you get notified about these kind of items?


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I'll talk to you about it in private.


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PM me michal when your ready

Thank You


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MichalAngelo wrote:
And to top it off, the "Piece de Resistance", the fan Chung Ling Soo was using the night he was fatally shot while performing his Bullet Catch in 1918.


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Wouldn't that be creepy to have lol


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I think it would be awesome to have. However, the powers that be will keep me from getting it. Copperfield owns the gun that killed Soo, and the costume robe he wore when he was shot... So I imagine he will be buying this, as well. :evil: It's my understanding that he will be bidding on numerous items at the auction this weekend. It's just outside Chicago, in Shaumburg at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel. Of course, Copperfield won't be there in person...He does business with his representatives over the phone. That's ok, I'm going to give it my best shot.


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Times like these I wish I wasn't god-awful at saving money. I just bought a bicycle and an xbox 360...some incredible items here


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I know what you mean. I wish I had more money to spend of stuff like this....I would love to grow my collection even more. Most of my stuff comes form the Houdini collection, but I have some stuff from others, too. I've recently (within the past year) became interested in collecting antique magic books. I have first editions of numerous old books dating back to 1825.


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MichalAngelo wrote:
I think it would be awesome to have. However, the powers that be will keep me from getting it. Copperfield owns the gun that killed Soo, and the costume robe he wore when he was shot... So I imagine he will be buying this, as well. :evil: It's my understanding that he will be bidding on numerous items at the auction this weekend. It's just outside Chicago, in Shaumburg at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel. Of course, Copperfield won't be there in person...He does business with his representatives over the phone. That's ok, I'm going to give it my best shot.


Question for michal, Why on earth would someone want to sell a item like that?!

also how would it be possible copperfield has the gun didnt the police or anyone confiscate it at the time or murder?


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