Does anyone know the connection between Houdini and Dunninger concerning this image? It is a silver print image. To me, it looks-like it was produced in the late 1920′s. I know Houdini and Dunninger were associates and would buy and sell items to each other. Other than that, I’m stumped.
This is my father, one America’s Greatest Generation. He was a Marine, Sergent 1st Class. He’s been gone 40 years, but his memory is with me till this day.
A set in very good condition just sold a few minutes ago on the Martinka Auction for $505.00 plus 15% commission, for a total $580.75.
If you were the under bidder and missed out or like to own the Houdini’s Conjurers’ set in the photos above, here’s your chance. My price is $275.00 plus postage. A savings of over $300.00. If you want to add this little gem to your collection, just email me. Good Luck!
This letter has been making the rounds the last few weeks on the net and in emails. It’s not a particularly interesting letter. It was being sold last week for $9.95 and this week it’s being offered for $750.00. So what am I missing? Nothing really.
Here’s a nice little item you can stick in your sock drawer. The watch was a gift from Houdini’s manager in England during the early part of the escape artist’s career. The watch is 18 karat gold hunter(open cover to see face of watch) and is inscribed. The inscriptions reads:
“To my dear pal
If you like to add this little beauty to your collection, it will be auctioned in June. The estimate is $10,000-$15,000US. My feelings is that this estimate will easily be eclipsed. Here is the link to the auction:
Good luck to all who are playing.
This just sold on Ebay this morning for $826.00. It is probably the worst lobby card, condition wise, that I ever saw. I wonder what the bidders were thinking.
Some of my lobby cards will be returning next month from being on tour the last two years. Now I know why they wanted to use them.
This great little item just appeared on Ebay and it’s a must for all Houdini collectors. You receive the Houdini book, in a mailbag and it’s locked with the key inside. You have to pick the lock to get to the book! I think this a great idea and is a fresh idea that I can really appreciate. Here is the link:
Get one or two now before you kick yourself later.
Before I offer this to the outside world, I’ll give you visitors first crack at this.
HISTORIAN’S GUIDE TO CONJURING, BEING A PICTORIAL CHECKLIST OF BIBLIOGRAPHICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL BOOKS ON CONJURING IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, by Clay Hamilton Shevlin, pub. by THE CONJURING HISTORICAL SOCIETY, San Leandro, CA, 1981, green cloth bound w/gilt letters, marbled end papers, w/frontis, 160+ pp. Condition is fine.
This is now long out of print and of interest to the magic historian and bibliophile. Yes, there’s Houdini inside too.
Do you have this book in your library? It seems to be very hot of late. The price ranging between $200 to $400 for the book, depending on condition. The book has a 12 pages section on Houdini. Myself, I didn’t think too much of it. Am I missing something?
I always wondered about this piece. I would have liked to know what was the connection between Houdini and Dunninger on this piece. The best I can figure it is that Dunninger had a window card after Houdini’s passing. I know that Dunninger and Houdini were associates in their and Dunninger would sell Houdini(and Thurston) illusions from time to time. So what’s the connection with the Chinese water torture cell, Houdini and Dunninger?
I never saw another window card with this image and is probably unique. Has anyone seen another?