This is the 45 card base set for “HOUDINI: The World’s First Superhero”. The cards a printed on glossy stock and are well produced. The cards depict Houdini in different stages of his life plus various work by artists renditions of the man himself. Please click on the photo to enlarge image of the cards. The set is a must for all Houdini collectors.
I have managed to assemble 3 “Houdini: The World’s First Superhero” sets with all 4 signed cards. Also included in the set is a signed card from the publisher for a total of 5 signed cards. Just one of these signed cards just sold moments ago on Ebay for $7.00. Now here’s the deal, you get the complete set of cards, all the promo cards (I have seen these on Ebay for $13.00) and the 5 signed cards for a total of 49 cards. Once these 3 sets are sold, that will be it trying to assemble them again.
This is an original unused Houdini stamp from 1951 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Houdini’s death. The stamp was issued for the combined IBM and SAM convention in New York City. The stamp is slightly smaller than a business card.
Also included in this lot is a promo card for “ HOUDINI: THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPERHERO”.
Both items would be a nice addition to any Houdini or magic ephemera collection.
1929 Modern Mechanics with Houdini on the cover. The approximately eight page article was trying to expose Houdini’s methods of his miracles, but failed miserably. There are images of Houdini to try explain the author’s idea on how the illusions worked. There are also many articles of interest including Lindbergh, Glenn Curtiss( who was friends with Houdini) and psoibly the first car seat for an infant. The overall condition is good. There is much wear to the covers and spine. This 80+ year old was never intended to survive this long and it is luck it has. There is also a Tarbell ad and other magic related items in the magazine.
Here is a Houdini item you don’t see everyday and better yet, you have a chance to own. This is an unused Houdini trunk label. The size of the piece is 4 1/2″ x 11″. Condition is fine. Please click on the label to enlarge the image. This ephemeral piece would be a nice addition to any Houdini collection.
Although this should not be in the ephemera section, this is a rare Houdini medal/token of definite interest to the Houdini or magic token collector. It is by far the most interesting Houdini token I have ever seen. Please click on the token for more images.
This is an ink blotter to advertise the “HOUDINI SHOW” presented by Hardeen. This piece is from circa 1930′s. Also with the show is Princess Yvonne “The Mystery Girl”. She was a mind reader. The blotter is about 31/4″ X 61’4″ and is in fine condition. Of interest to the Houdini, Hardeen or female magician collector. Please click the link below for more about this blotter.
About 10 years ago, this piece surfaced on eBay. I bought it as a real piece, but over the years, I always wondered about it. Was it a fantasy piece, a rip-off or was it legit ?
The piece looks-like it is old. It could have been printed on old stock. It could be old stock with the embossed flag and inscription, then Harry Houdini printed on afterwards. This is my feeling of what it is. I know Houdini used the American flag on his stationery during the war years, so that must be considered too.
Now that you know my feelings about it, if you want it, the price is $20.00 delivered in the USA.
Houdini Token – This is a complete set of The Franklin Mint Special Commemorative Issues of 1974 – First Edition Proofs. In the set contains the elusive Harry Houdini medal. Here are just some of the others in the set:
There are more medals, for a total of 36 in this set. They are housed in their own custom binder. Each medal is about the size of a silver dollar and each medal is incased in a plastic holder. All medals are in proof condition. The set is in excellent condition and looks virtually new, although now being over 36 years old. Complete as issued. Please click on the book or the title above for more images of the set.
The price for the complete set is $149.00. The set weighs a ton! With the asking price on the net as high as $60.00 just for the Houdini medal, the whole set is a winner. It works out to a little more than $4.00 per medal, including the Houdini medal.
In this lot there are four Houdini postcards from an Appleton museum. I don’t even know if the museum exists anymore after many of the founding members, me included, left their membership years back. Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you. Well, these postcards are still here. And I like to change that. The cards are clear and sharp, it’s just my poor scan that makes them look blurry.
Here’s a very rare, original piece that you don’t see everyday. It’s an advertising piece for the 1953 movie “HOUDINI” with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. It is printed on heavy stock. To me, it looks-like a ink blotter for fountain pens. The printed side is very clear and sharp, it’s just hard to scan and just looks grainy. Please click on the photo. The reverse side is blank and unused.
The condition of this great piece is very fine. It’s in amazing condition as it is 60 years old and meant to used and thrown out. The approximate size is 11″ X 4″. Please click on the photo or the title above for a larger image of the photo.
This piece is of interest to the Tony Curtis, Houdini and possibly the ink blotter collector. If you want an item from a Hollywood Legend and a classic movie, here’s your chance.
This lot contains 10 Houdini blank greeting cards from the mid-1990′s by Chuck Romano. Great image of Houdini on the front. Please click on Harry for a larger image. They also come with ten envelopes. Approximate size is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Condition is new. If you collect Houdini and want it all, this is for you.
This is two VHS set of Terror Island and Houdini Exposed. The running time for the set is 2 hours. The set is from 1998 and is new and still sealed. Please click on the image for more details. Of definite interest to the Houdini collector or magic historian.
HOUDINI COLOR CHANGING CANDY – 1998 – This no longer made. Here’s what happens. When you spin the dial the red candy changes to blue than back to red. It’s really a neat item. A nice Houdini or magic addition to your collection. I would advise not eating the candy. Please click the image for a better view of the item.