In January of 1908, Harry Houdini performed his debut magic act at the Columbia Theater. In the performance, he stepped inside of a gigantic milk can with his hands cuffed in front of him. After two long minutes, Houdini appeared from behind a cabinet, which marked his first successful performance. This moment was a turning point for Houdini’s career. This upcoming Potter & Potter Auctions event presents key items from several points of Harry Houdini’s history. One highlight is a magic scrapbook formerly belonging to Harry Houdini. It comes with magazine and newspaper clippings that date back to the 1760s throughout the 1920s.
Also showcased is a color lithograph of T. Nelson Downs. He was a self-taught magician who specialized in coin tricks. The offered lot depicts a bust portrait of Downs. The image is encircled by illustrations of his coin manipulation act. Explore more lots and register to bid online on Potter & Potter Auctions’ website.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (436)
# of Lots:436
Price Range:$50 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|HOUDINI, Harry (Ehrich Weisz). Important Spiritualism and Magic Scrapbook|| Estimate: |
|HOUDINI, Harry. Earliest Known Photograph of Harry Houdini|| Estimate: |
|[SCRAPBOOK] Remarkable Victorian Magic Scrapbook|| Estimate: |
|HOUDINI, Harry (Ehrich Weisz). Carved Meerschaum Cheroot Holder|| Estimate: |
|DOWNS, T. Nelson. T. Nelson Downs. King of Koins. Chicago: Carqueville Litho., ca. 1905|| Estimate: |