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:
The Great Roland
Ionia (Eloise 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.")
Austen Temple (1913)
Geo. McKenzie Munro
Han Ping Chien
Eric C. Lewis
Owen Clark (1913)
Manek-Shah (Indian Necromancer)
Mitzi (Japanese juggler)
Chung Ling Soo ("Tricks in all trades/Except Ours?")
and Les Levante (accompanied by a miniature photograph).
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.