Houdini's house of treasure

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Houdini's house of treasure

Postby JohnCox » July 31st, 2012, 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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Re: Houdini's house of treasure

Postby houdini's ghost » July 31st, 2012, 6:43 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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Re: Houdini's house of treasure

Postby JohnCox » July 31st, 2012, 8:10 pm

Glad you enjoyed this, Patrick. :)
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Re: Houdini's house of treasure

Postby Roger M. » August 3rd, 2012, 3:15 am

I just spent a lovely hour reading your blog John, it was a treat!

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Re: Houdini's house of treasure

Postby JohnCox » August 3rd, 2012, 9:54 am

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