"Red Magic"

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George Olson
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"Red Magic"

Postby George Olson » December 26th, 2002, 5:26 pm

A friend brought a "book" (actually a Binder)with a year of "The Red Magic Section" edited by none other than Harry Houdini! It is actually printed in red ink, Tabloid size, 4 pages. Dated 12-28-1924 through 11-1925.

It was a supplement to the Portland Oregonian newspaper.

He walked into an antique store, and as he was asking the proprietor if she had any "magic" stuff he pulled this ledger style binder off a shelf, she said no she didn't think so, and he opened the book and that's the rest of the story.

Anybody got any ideas about this interesting bit of magic memorabilia?

George :confused:

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Pete Biro
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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby Pete Biro » December 26th, 2002, 7:01 pm

It has no value. Have you friend send it to me and I'll put it in storage. :D ;)
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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2002, 7:10 pm

Please ask your friend to donate it to the Genii Archive.
Don't send it to Pete: he'll use it to line a bird cage.
I think it's worth some pretty hefty bucks!
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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby Guest » December 26th, 2002, 8:46 pm

Hey George,
before you do anything with it I would like to see it. Just cause it sounds neat.
I will be back home in a few days.
cheers.

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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby George Olson » December 27th, 2002, 8:41 am

I did a Google search, and found a single issue July '28 for $19.00 from the Times-Picayune (sp).

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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby Guest » December 30th, 2002, 12:10 pm

As an active collector of Houdini memorabilia, I have picked these up from time to time for anywhere from $10 - $20 an issue - and I think I have occasionally seen them go for more on ebay (although that is not always the most accurate indicator of value). Certainly a run of them is more desirable than isolated issues, although if they have holes punched in them (for a binder?), that might reduce their value......
They are not uncommon, as many newspapers ran them, but they are, nevertheless, collectible.

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Re: "Red Magic"

Postby George Olson » January 1st, 2003, 5:32 pm

Ken
Thanks for your input! I'll pass it on.

George


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