Houdini's house of treasure

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Postby JohnCox » 07/31/12 10:21 AM

One of the best parts of The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin is when Houdini tells the story of how he acquired many of his rarest magic treasures from magician and collector Henry Evans Evanion. It's a story that certainly should stir any collector as I expect we have all had our own "Evanion experience."

Now Andrew Beer, our man in London, has tracked down Evanion's home in London and photographed the famous "shabby basement"...inside and out!

The full story and pics here. I love this kind of stuff!

http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2012/07 ... asure.html
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Postby houdini's ghost » 07/31/12 06:43 PM

How exciting! Thank you, Andrew Beer!
Didn't Houdini also write about Evanion in Mahatma?
I think his reminiscences about Evanion are among Houdini's very best writings.
Oh, thank you, too, John!
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Postby JohnCox » 07/31/12 08:10 PM

Glad you enjoyed this, Patrick. :)
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Postby Roger M. » 08/03/12 03:15 AM

I just spent a lovely hour reading your blog John, it was a treat!
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Postby JohnCox » 08/03/12 09:54 AM

Thank you, Roger. Glad you found stuff there to enjoy. :)
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