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by Kevin Connolly
September 7th, 2003, 9:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Soo, Houdini And Magic History On Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Soo, Houdini And Magic History On Ebay

I posted a few nice items on Ebay tonight. A signed William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, book, Houdini Original Photo and program and the Price book on magic history.
Here's the link:
HOUDINI & SOO ITEMS

Good Luck,
Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
September 6th, 2003, 4:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stewart James In Print - Still In Shrink-Wrap
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Stewart James In Print - Still In Shrink-Wrap

The Stewart James is sold! :whack:

Thanks,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
September 6th, 2003, 8:34 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Magazines wanted

Mike,

I have some boxes of magazines, but alas, not in any kind of order. If you have a want list, please send it and I'll see what I can do.

Good Luck...........Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2003, 11:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Pallbearers Review For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 170

The Pallbearers Review For Sale

I have about 100 or so different copies of The Pallbearers Review from the mid 1960's to early 1970's. Some great close-up stuff and more. Most are in nice condition with the usual three ring punch holes. They are $5.00 each plus postage. If you're looking for specific issues, I'll try to do my best...
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2003, 11:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Magic Books For Sale

There will be no rhyme or reason to the book list below. I'll type them as they come out of the boxes. Condition on most items will be fine in condition. If they are in less than fine condition, I'll note the major faults. All prices are plus postage. USA only delivery. DUNNINGER - The Art Of Though...
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2003, 7:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stewart James In Print - Still In Shrink-Wrap
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Stewart James In Print - Still In Shrink-Wrap

Stewart James In Print - The First Fifty Years. Still in original shrink-wrap and big as a phone book. :eek:

Price: $250.00 US plus postage USA only please!

Thanks,
Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2003, 11:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: William Robinson A.K.A. Chung Ling Soo Autograph
Replies: 0
Views: 139

William Robinson A.K.A. Chung Ling Soo Autograph

I have the 1897 edition Herrmann The Magician by H.J. Burlingame. It is signed by William Robinson, a.k.a. Chung Ling Soo. It was presented to Charles Bertram, another fine magician from the turn of the last century. Please see image below. http://members.aol.com/houdini26/RobinsonAuto Robinson/Soo ...
by Kevin Connolly
August 15th, 2003, 9:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's Head
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Houdini's Head

Yes, it's pretty much true. As I remember it, the original marble one Houdini had made was smahed to pieces in the 1970's. The vandals had heard a silly rumor that Houdini's secrets were in the bust. Needless to say, there wasn't anything. After the destruction, the S.A.M. asked for donations for a ...
by Kevin Connolly
August 12th, 2003, 8:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE OR TRADE : Stewart James In Print
Replies: 0
Views: 162

FOR SALE OR TRADE : Stewart James In Print

FOR SALE OR TRADE: Stewart James In Print: The First Fifty Years Condition: Overall Near Mint - Still in shrink-wrap(although there are some splits in the plastic wrap). Most would call this new, as issued. Price: $300.00 plus $10.00 for shipping OR I will trade for Houdini, Hardeen or Escape Artist...
by Kevin Connolly
July 21st, 2003, 12:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay Torture
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Ebay Torture

I think there is a little mis-understanding here. He received the emails from a bidder, not the seller. The only way to stop it is to report him to Ebay. It will take awhile, but it should help. If you use Ebay with any regularity, you will always run into one of these beauties. I average one every ...
by Kevin Connolly
July 11th, 2003, 7:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's weekly salary
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: Houdini's weekly salary

This is off the top of my head, but I think Houdini was making $10,000 per week when he did the Hippodrome in 1918 for 18 weeks or so. Also, when he had his 3 in 1 show in 1925 + 1926, I would guess that his weekly salary was well above $10,000 per week. I'm still unpacking the Houdini boxes, so I c...
by Kevin Connolly
July 11th, 2003, 6:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on late night TV tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Copperfield on late night TV tonight

I think DC did well overall. Conan must of have wanted the fart spray story as he lead DC into it. He must know his audience and their tastes. I liked that DC didn't have to perform and could just sit there and bs like any other star would have. As for the collection of his pranks, when Conan hit hi...
by Kevin Connolly
July 10th, 2003, 4:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's weekly salary
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: Houdini's weekly salary

Pete,

I just sent you the info.

Best Always,
Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
July 10th, 2003, 2:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's weekly salary
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: Houdini's weekly salary

Pete,

The latest issue of Magicol arrived today and believe it or not, there was a short article in it on Van Hoven. You should enjoy it.

Best Always,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
July 7th, 2003, 7:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card

The signed Houdini card is still here. Maybe it's too cheap? ;)

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
July 7th, 2003, 6:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: magicians' quotable quotes
Replies: 47
Views: 5851

Re: magicians' quotable quotes

Orson must of have had a great memory at eleven. :rolleyes: Not to mention being on the inside when Houdini bought equipment. ;)

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
July 6th, 2003, 8:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Buzzbeee
Replies: 32
Views: 3014

Re: Buzzbeee

Mark,

I second your suggestion for John and Opie to help :help: JB. I'm sure that will end this thread. ;)

Good Luck,
Kevin

PS I'm sure Ebay will supply you boys with all the names you need with your endeavor. :p
by Kevin Connolly
July 1st, 2003, 6:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Limited Edition Automaton Book With Bonus
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Limited Edition Automaton Book With Bonus

Just wanted to let you know that 6 copies of the Automaton books are sold. Thanks for the orders. I'm digging through my Houdini collection and trying to get that back into order. I should have some duplicates available. If you're looking for a particular Houdini item, please let me know and I'll se...
by Kevin Connolly
June 29th, 2003, 7:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale MAGIC: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater
Replies: 0
Views: 357

For Sale MAGIC: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater

Hi All, I have a nice copy of MAGIC: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater by David Price for sale. One just on Ebay for $145.50 plus shipping. Please click here. Magic by David Price The book is in nice condition. A closed tear on the front dust jacket near the letter c in magic. Please s...
by Kevin Connolly
June 26th, 2003, 12:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo / Robinson Autograph
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Soo / Robinson Autograph

Michael, Thanks for the info. I have the book, but the problem is that is in one box, in a group of 150+ boxes of magic books! I just put an addition on the house to house the Houdini items and had to pack it all away. The Soo autographed book came to the surface first and I figured to start asking ...
by Kevin Connolly
June 25th, 2003, 8:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo / Robinson Autograph
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Soo / Robinson Autograph

Pete, I would guess the price would between $105 and $133.30 per. One just sold 10 days ago for $135.80 on ebay. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2178377577&category=427">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=427</a><!-- m --...
by Kevin Connolly
June 23rd, 2003, 8:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo / Robinson Autograph
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Soo / Robinson Autograph

Hi All! Does anyone have an image or know of a source for a William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, autograph? I've had Soo autographs over the years, but never an item signed as Robinson. I picked up a Herrmann book and it was inscribed by Robinson to Charles Bertram. I'm figuring since Robinson/Soo ...
by Kevin Connolly
June 23rd, 2003, 8:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Limited Edition Automaton Book With Bonus
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Limited Edition Automaton Book With Bonus

http://members.aol.com/houdini26/1.jpg Limited Edition of "The Adventures of Ajeeb" This is a limited edition of 300 of the 1880's automaton book. The original edition sold for $1,100.00+ some years back at auction. Also included with the book is a reproduction of an 1880's Ajeeb full col...
by Kevin Connolly
May 19th, 2003, 8:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card

NEW PRICE REDUCTION. :whack:

I am lowering the price on the above signed Houdini SAM card to $1,250.00 plus shipping and insurance.

Best Always,
Kevin Connolly
by Kevin Connolly
April 29th, 2003, 1:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: buried alive
Replies: 26
Views: 4496

Re: buried alive

I remember the escape artist who used wet cement to fill a grave using a plexi-glass casket. The plexi-glass gave way under th pressure of the cement and drove the plexi through the escape artist chest, killing him. As I remember it, you could actually see the level of the cement drop two feet in th...
by Kevin Connolly
April 28th, 2003, 8:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Houdini Signed 1924 SAM Memebrship Card

http://members.aol.com:/houdini26/78.jpg Very nice example of a 1924 SAM membership card, signed by Houdini in ink. The nice part of this card is that is signed Harry Houdini, not just Houdini, like most you find. Condition: Overall Very Fine. Small stain on top of the card. Price: $1,400.00 plus p...
by Kevin Connolly
April 21st, 2003, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lee Jacobs Passed Away.
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Lee Jacobs Passed Away.

I just received this email. I figure I pass it along. Kevin Connolly Lee's Enews . . . SPECIAL EDITION This edition of Lee's Enews is a tribute to Lee Jacobs, who passed away peacefully at his home on Good Friday after a six month battle with a malignant brain tumor. Lee had a love of magic for most...
by Kevin Connolly
April 11th, 2003, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Knife Thrower Accident - Ouch!
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Knife Thrower Accident - Ouch!

Hi All, I found this article of a knife thrower nicking his assistant the other day. Thought it may be of interest to some of you. Here is the address: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030410/80/dxgkw.html Sorry, but I don't know how to hyper-link it. I have a hard enough time with the glide. :o web page ya...
by Kevin Connolly
March 19th, 2003, 9:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Score a big one for the good guys!
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: Score a big one for the good guys!

Jim, (and the rest of you that helped) That is just great! I can't believe anyone could get Ebay to do anything. Just to find their email is a job in itself. I'm limited in my magic scope, as I really only collect Houdini items, but I followed this guy for a couple of years for some reason. I guess ...
by Kevin Connolly
March 15th, 2003, 5:44 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo/Robinson Autograph
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Soo/Robinson Autograph

Ted,

Thanks! I appreciate it. I'll be lurking around your auction on the 24th. I'm sure it will be another good one.

Best Always....Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
March 14th, 2003, 12:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!
Replies: 43
Views: 2975

Re: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!

Jim,

That's great to hear. You did well. Hopefully this the beginning of the end for this weasel.

Keep us posted.
by Kevin Connolly
March 13th, 2003, 10:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo/Robinson Autograph
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Soo/Robinson Autograph

Hen,

It's the 1897 Burlingame book on Herrmann. It was a gift to Charles Bertram, magic author. I figure it should be a good one, as it came with some harder to find Houdini books etc. Not to mention that Robinson was Herrmanns assistant.

Best Always..........Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
March 13th, 2003, 4:44 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo/Robinson Autograph
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Soo/Robinson Autograph

Hen,

Thanks for the info. I have the book, but the bad thing is that I packed it away two weeks ago. I'm putting on an addition and will have to wait at least a couple of months.

Thanks Again.....Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
March 12th, 2003, 9:59 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who killed Houdini?
Replies: 40
Views: 3391

Re: Who killed Houdini?

Bill...I'm pretty sure this article was on ebay last week. The headline was something like "Houdini To get new Syrum". I don't think it killed him or accelerated his death. He was really over due from what the doctors predicted early on. Originally posted by Bill Jackson: Here's an interes...
by Kevin Connolly
March 12th, 2003, 9:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Soo/Robinson Autograph
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Soo/Robinson Autograph

I'm looking for an image of William Robinson autograph. I've seen items signed as Soo, but not as Robinson. I picked up a Herrmann book with some Houdini items last week and the Herrmann book was inscribed to Charles Bertram from Robinson. If anyone has a source for an image of his autograph, I woul...
by Kevin Connolly
March 12th, 2003, 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: He strikes again
Replies: 51
Views: 3627

Re: He strikes again

Well, the weasel just ended the auction. Ebay just notified me that they cancelled my bid. Originally posted by Brad Henderson: Truthful? No. This is a FABLE. If smeone were to declare something like this as true then they could be sued for libel or slander if they were refering to actual human bein...
by Kevin Connolly
November 30th, 2002, 10:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini + Hardeen Wanted To Buy
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Houdini + Hardeen Wanted To Buy

Hi,

I am always looking to buy or trade for Houdini, Hardeen and Esacape Artist items. If you have something to sell, buy or trade, please let me know.

I am also looking for Herrmann, Kellar and Soo items.

Best Always,

Kevin Connolly

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