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by Chuck Arkin
July 27th, 2015, 10:19 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Youth Scholarship Program - Houdini Club
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Re: Youth Scholarship Program - Houdini Club

There are still a few Youth Scholarship spots available. At this time, contact Ed Litt, convention chair, directly, at 1-773-252-7855 or edmagic@houseofix.net
by Chuck Arkin
July 27th, 2015, 10:14 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention

A special hands-on workshop by Daryl ("The Magician's Magician") has been added to the Convention Festivities for only $25 extra (can be paid with advance registration or on site). This will be held on Sunday morning, August 30, 2015, prior to the luncheon and awards banquet. Workshop atte...
by Chuck Arkin
July 27th, 2015, 10:02 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Limited time $105.00 Houdini convention rate!
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Limited time $105.00 Houdini convention rate!

The Houdini Convention will be held on August 28, 29, and 30, 2015 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel (333 West College Avenue) in Appleton, Wisconsin. For hotel reservations, call 1-920-733-8000 or 1-888-333-3333, and mention "Houdini Club of Wisconsin" to get the special room rate of onl...
by Chuck Arkin
June 18th, 2015, 1:32 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Limited time $105.00 Houdini convention rate!
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Limited time $105.00 Houdini convention rate!

Great news! The Houdini Convention rate has been reduced to $125.00 for all adults (eliminating the prior $155 surcharge for non-members). MORE GREAT NEWS. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, THE ADULT RATE HAS BEEN SLASHED DOWN TO $105.00. Yes, only $105.00 for the entire convention weekend. That includes 2 e...
by Chuck Arkin
June 18th, 2015, 1:27 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention

Great news! The Houdini Convention rate has been reduced to $125.00 for all adults (eliminating the prior $155 surcharge for non-members). MORE GREAT NEWS. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, THE ADULT RATE HAS BEEN SLASHED DOWN TO $105.00. Yes, only $105.00 for the entire convention weekend. That includes 2 e...
by Chuck Arkin
April 15th, 2015, 1:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Auction - Cincinnati - 4/18/2015
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: Auction - Cincinnati - 4/18/2015

DID I SAY THIS WILL BE OUR LARGEST AUCTION EVER? MAGIC, MAGIC, and MORE MAGIC! Cincinnati IBM Ring 71 now has sixteen (16) full or partial collections up for auction this Saturday, April 18, 2015. Location is Haines House of Cards, at 3514 Leslie Avenue in Norwood (just north of Cincinnati) Ohio. Th...
by Chuck Arkin
April 15th, 2015, 1:36 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention

Houdini Club Convention Rates are as follows: - Member and spouse: $125.00 each - Non-member and spouse: $155.00 each (consider joining, to get the Member rate) - Junior (under 17): $95.00 each - Youth Scholarship recipients: FREE (see post for application details) Also just added to the line-up: Da...
by Chuck Arkin
April 8th, 2015, 7:50 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Houdini Club of Wisconsin - annual convention

The last post heading referred to 2014, so with apologies I post this for current year. The 77th Annual Houdini Convention will be held in Appleton Wisconsin from August 28, 29, 30, 2015. The convention is at the Radisson Paper Valley (333 West College Avenue), with a low rate of $99 per night (ask ...
by Chuck Arkin
August 4th, 2013, 12:07 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Da

The Houdini Club has also added John Hopkins to its line-up of great talent! Convention is now less than thirty days away. First activities begin on Friday, August 30th. Convention History Books will be given to the first 100 registrations (one per family). Many contests and prizes as well. Hope to ...
by Chuck Arkin
March 24th, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

Great news! We have thirteen (13) confirmed Sellers for the April 27th auction. We also accept walk-in Seller collections, brought in at 10 am the morning of the auction. That still gives sufficient time to set up the auction items for display (viewing starts at 11 am. To help us promote your auctio...
by Chuck Arkin
March 24th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Thanks, Dustin. I will bring them to the April 27th (Cincinnati Ring 71) auction enclosed in plastic sheet protectors, rather than laminated or framed. That will also allow for easier onsite examination the day of the auction. Appreciate your comments and suggestions.
by Chuck Arkin
March 24th, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Da

Jackie Manna (ventriloquist) has been added to the line-up. She performs a great comedy vent routine. Check out our website at http://www.houdiniclubofwisconsin.com for registration information. Hope to see you this coming August/September for the 75th convention on Labor Day weekend. Location is in...
by Chuck Arkin
March 3rd, 2013, 9:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Regarding the 1918 cover page of the Sphinx magazine that will be at the auction, is it preferred (from collector's perspective) that the paper be loose (such as in a sleeve protector or picture frame), or should I laminate it? Thoughts, please...
by Chuck Arkin
March 3rd, 2013, 8:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

We are accepting advance registrations for Sellers. To help us to promote your collection that you will be bringing to Cincinnati for auction, regardless of the number of items, please contact Chuck Arkin (at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:carkinlaw@aol.com">carkinlaw@aol.com</a><!-- e --> or call 513-93...
by Chuck Arkin
March 3rd, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day

Expanded line-up announced. Confirmed performers are: - Tristan Crist (see Tristan Crist Magic Theatre) - The Reed Sisters (illusions, comedy, dance, drama) - Keith Fields (comedy magician and motivational speaker) - Danny Orleans (see Genii Magazine cover, March 2013) - David Kovac (vaudevillian, c...
by Chuck Arkin
February 24th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day

Just confirmed: the Houdini Club has also booked David Kovac to perform at the convention!
by Chuck Arkin
February 22nd, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

I will start by putting the May 15, 1918 Sphinx magazine cover in a frame, and sell it to the highest bidder at the Cincinnati Magic Auction.
by Chuck Arkin
February 22nd, 2013, 11:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Okay. I will sell some of these to the highest bidder(s) at the Cincinnati Magic Auction on April 27th. Perhaps I'll start with the May 15, 1918 cover page and put it in a nice frame, selling the combination.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:43 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: 75th convention for Houdini Club of Wisconsin - Labor Day

Richard, I thought that scrunching all that information on to one post would be too difficult to read. And that the spacing allowed via separate posts would make it easier on the reader, to capture each thought and consider each point better. If that formatting is not appropriate, I apologize. Pleas...
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Pardon me, this is the first time I've posted such a collectible on this Forum. The rules state I must quote a price. Okay, asking price is US $1,000.00 for the entire collection.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

Ah, the rules state I must identify a price for my items. Okay, twelve magazines, as described above. Anybody offering US $1,000.00 ??
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Those people wishing to share information on this Forum, about these magazines, are encouraged to do so. If someone wants to contact me privately, my email address is <!-- e --><a href="mailto:carkinlaw@aol.com">carkinlaw@aol.com</a><!-- e --> My home contact information is: Charles Arkin 3659 Langh...
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Finally, the "The Sphinx" magazine dated February 15, 1919, is complete, in good condition, and features Hewitt Magnus on the cover page.

Any idea what any of these, individually or as a group, would have as value to a collector?
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Two remaining. The January 15, 1919 magazine, in fair condition (binding is taped), is complete with all pages, and features "A bunch of Ohio Magis" on the cover. They are:

- Sidi Ali, J. Vernon Shea, E.F. Rybolt, Grover G. George, and S.S. Henry.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Three left to describe. This edition, dated December 15, 1918, is complete, in good condition, and features a picture of Mrs. Hornmann on the cover.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Four remaining to describe. This "The Sphinx" magazine, dated November 15, 1918, is complete, in good condition, and has a picture of W.R. Williston on the cover.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Five more magazines to go. This October 15, 1918 magazine, complete and in good condition, features a picture of "Kellar and his fish" on the cover. Interesting...
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The September 15, 1918 edition, is complete and in good condition. It features C.A. George Newmann on the cover.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 11:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Another complete edition, though with a horizontal tear half way through the middle, is dated August 15, 1918. and features Will and Edna Bland on the cover page.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The July 15, 1918 edition, with all pages in good condition, features Mrs. Emma Sharrock on the cover.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The June 15, 1918 edition has all the pages, is in good condition, and features an illustration of "Hiccius Doctius, an old timer in magic" on the cover.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The May 15, 1918 edition only has the cover page, picturing C.R. Mawe. This cover page is in good condition.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

This March 15, 1918 edition is also in good condition.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The April 15, 1918 edition has Otto Hornmann on the cover. This is also a complete booklet. Good condition.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

The March 15, 1918 edition has William Hilliar on the cover. This is a complete booklet.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

I have a set of twelve (12) mostly complete, some missing pages "The Sphinx" magazines with dates ranging from March 15, 1918 to February 15, 1919.

Any guestimate on values?
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

I have a set of twelve (12) "The Sphinx" magazines from 1918 and 1919. Some are partial, some complete. What value do people think these might bring. Should I bring to the auction?
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

Live auction only. No internet sales; no silent bids.
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

Food and Beverages are available onsite!
by Chuck Arkin
February 19th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: Cincinnati Magic Auction - Saturday April 27, 2013

The event typically runs from noon til 5 pm

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