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Lot #3006
Howard Thurston Typed Letters Signed

Complimenting Houdini, rare praise from a rival illusionist

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Complimenting Houdini, rare praise from a rival illusionist

A pair of TLSs signed “Howard Thurston,” both one page, 6.5 x 8.75, on personal letterhead, and addressed to Walter Phillipson. The first, signed in pencil, dated December 8, 1925, in part: “Thanks for your letter and for sending the Blackstone notices. Glad to know that Houdini is doing so well. Give my regards to Smith, and Houdini”; and the second, signed in ink, dated March 23, 1926, in part: “Thanks for the clippings from Chicago. Houdini is getting a wonderful lot of publicity.” Attractively matted and framed with a reproduction of a magic show advertisement featuring the ‘East Indian Rope-Trick’ to an overall size of 25.5 x 20.75. An exceptional letter set of Thurston praising the good fortune of his greatest rival. The James Collings Collection. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Pop Culture Auction
  • Dates: #449 - Ended March 18, 2015

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