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Lot #1095
Harry Houdini

Houdini admits a new magician to the SAM

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Houdini admits a new magician to the SAM

Partially printed DS, signed “Harry Houdini,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, December 17, 1917. An application for membership in the Society of American Magicians. The document has been filled out by prospective member Maurice Kains, who provides various personal details, including his stage name, Ralph Stanley (“If I ever become a professional”), and profession (Assistant Traffic Manager at the New York Telephone Company). Houdini has signed his approval at the bottom of the third page; below Houdini’s signature is that of his close friend Oscar S. Teale, a magician who performed as Ottilidio and who was an honorary pallbearer at Houdini’s funeral. Archivally matted and framed in an attractive presentation with an unsigned photo to an overall size of 28 x 19.75. A few faint folds and tiny spots, otherwise fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August Monthly
  • Dates: #390 - Ended August 15, 2012

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