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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:50 PM

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?
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:51 PM

The March 15, 1918 edition has William Hilliar on the cover. This is a complete booklet.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:53 PM

The April 15, 1918 edition has Otto Hornmann on the cover. This is also a complete booklet. Good condition.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:54 PM

This March 15, 1918 edition is also in good condition.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:55 PM

The May 15, 1918 edition only has the cover page, picturing C.R. Mawe. This cover page is in good condition.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:57 PM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/19/13 11:59 PM

The July 15, 1918 edition, with all pages in good condition, features Mrs. Emma Sharrock on the cover.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:01 AM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:02 AM

The September 15, 1918 edition, is complete and in good condition. It features C.A. George Newmann on the cover.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:04 AM

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...
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:06 AM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:07 AM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:12 AM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:14 AM

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?
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:18 AM

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 carkinlaw@aol.com

My home contact information is:
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3659 Langhorst Court
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 U.S.A.
My home phone is (513) 936-8446

Looking forward to your feedback.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/20/13 12:30 AM

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.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/20/13 01:40 AM

I'm afraid to tell you that two volumes of The Sphinx are worth about $30.

And please put everything in ONE post next time.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 02/23/13 12:46 AM

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.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 03/03/13 10:04 AM

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...
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/03/13 02:12 PM

Seems-like a lot of work for $3.00 magazines. IMHO.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 03/04/13 02:45 AM

Never laminate anything; it lowers the value to collectors.
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Postby Chuck Arkin » 03/24/13 04:11 PM

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.
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