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Houdini, Harry. Color lithographed poster fragment
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Houdini, Harry. Color lithographed poster fragment on page from ledger of Portland Theater, Maine, July 8, 1908, signed and inscribed. Lithograph fragment of a young Houdini in handcuffs signed and dated on the top of the ledger sheet, with part of the signature tied to the poster. The inscription reads "Houdini, The Handcuff King." Although this item reposed in Jay Marshall's collection for years and carries the inscription "fragment of unknown Houdini poster with signature" in the intervening years, one copy of the complete poster has been discovered. Page measures 11 x 16 ". Ca. 1908. Good condition. A self-portrait of J. Warren Keane dated September 21, 1908, fills the reverse of the ledger page, and carries the inscription, "Abe Lincoln said you can fool some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but Lincoln never lived in Portland." Sketch signed by Keane; inscription initialed "JWK.
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Houdini, Harry. Color lithographed poster fragment

Estimate $600 - $1,200
Apr 26, 2009
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Starting Price $300
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0178: Houdini, Harry. Color lithographed poster fragment

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Est. $600 - $1,200Starting Price $300
Magic Collection of Jay Marshall - Part III
Apr 26, 2009 10:00 AM EDT
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Houdini, Harry. Color lithographed poster fragment on page from ledger of Portland Theater, Maine, July 8, 1908, signed and inscribed. Lithograph fragment of a young Houdini in handcuffs signed and dated on the top of the ledger sheet, with part of the signature tied to the poster. The inscription reads "Houdini, The Handcuff King." Although this item reposed in Jay Marshall's collection for years and carries the inscription "fragment of unknown Houdini poster with signature" in the intervening years, one copy of the complete poster has been discovered. Page measures 11 x 16 ". Ca. 1908. Good condition. A self-portrait of J. Warren Keane dated September 21, 1908, fills the reverse of the ledger page, and carries the inscription, "Abe Lincoln said you can fool some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but Lincoln never lived in Portland." Sketch signed by Keane; inscription initialed "JWK.

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