Houdini’s Ship Comes In



A very advanced magic collector asked me recently how many different Houdini postcards are out there. I said at least 100 and possibly many more. He scoffed at the idea. I mentioned to him that back when these cards were made, they cost about a penny to produce. All you had to do is have your photo put on a postcard. It was inexpensive and was in vogue for some time.

If you want this postcard, it’s now on eBay. Good Luck!

A Busy Week For Houdini In 1907




I ran across this program tonight. This was Houdini’s schedule for a week in 1907. He sure wasn’t “phoning it in”.

A Small Glitch



The other day WordPress told me I should update my site and so I did. Needless to say it took its’ toll on the site. I’m trying to restore it, but haven’t hit the right solution yet. Hopefully I’ll get it back to normal.

Not Even The Blizzard Of 2016 Could Stop It

Span Red Front

Span Red Back


It has taken almost 3 weeks to arrive, but here it is. I was starting to think that it was lost in the blizzard. If anyone else has Houdini trade cards they like to share here, please drop me a line or post a comment.

The Least You Can Do……


…is to give me a photo credit for using material from my collection. You might even try asking for permission to use it.

Heeeee’s Back!


The seller of last week’s Houdini postcards has just listed this on eBay. It looks-like a good start to the week. He is also selling other items of magicians who were part of Houdini’s life over the years. Thanks Mr. Dunbar.

Chung Ling Soo Appearing at……Walmart?


From the strange but true dept. Soo on sale at Walmart’s.


Anybody Want To Trade?



If you have something you want to trade, just let me know. Thanks.

One Year Ago Today



A similar SAM card like the one above, sold for $1,800.00 on eBay on year ago today. The above card is already at $1,800.00 with two hours to go. With the economy, stock market and oil tanking, Harry Houdini rises above it all. :)

Houdini Postcards Are Hot!


This unused Houdini postcard just sold for $284.00 on eBay. With the prices of the other Houdini postcards sold for over the last 2 weeks, Harry is still hot! Especially if it’s postcard related.