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by Michael Edwards
November 30th, 2004, 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians On Film
Replies: 16
Views: 2041

Re: Magicians On Film

Bato: Here are three sources you really should know about... First, there is Erik Barnouw's The Magician and the Cinema , which -- for the past two decades -- has served as the basic text on the early days of magicians in the movies. Second, there is the 15 pages of appendix in Bart Whaley's Who's W...
by Michael Edwards
November 28th, 2004, 4:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Harlan Tarbell Biography
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Harlan Tarbell Biography

Originally posted by Bato: ...I recall seeing a photo of Dr. Tarbell in some science fiction costume. Did Dr. Tarbell also act in that film, or some other science fiction film? Indeed he did. Wearing a bald cap, glasses and a moustache, he played the part of Dr. Huer. By the way, Bill McIlhany pres...
by Michael Edwards
November 28th, 2004, 12:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Harlan Tarbell Biography
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Harlan Tarbell Biography

Whaley has this info as born in Delavan, Illinois on 23 February 1890 and died 15 June 1960. George Boston, writing in Genii , notes the same date of his passsing and adds that the time of his death was 5am. The obituary in M-U-M , however, gives the date of his death as June 16th. At the time of hi...
by Michael Edwards
November 27th, 2004, 4:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Harry Baker
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Harry Baker

Indeed, Harry Baker was the cover of that particular issue of Genii (May 1939). There are literally dozens of references to him in past issues of The Linking Ring and in M-U-M . Two other possible sources: inasmuch as Baker was also past president of the local Washington, DC SAM Assembly #23, some i...
by Michael Edwards
November 26th, 2004, 4:10 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jon Armstrong, My Hero
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Jon Armstrong, My Hero

A very nice compliment coming from Wonder Woman ;)
by Michael Edwards
November 26th, 2004, 3:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Traveling Magician (Reference Help)
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Traveling Magician (Reference Help)

That would be the March 2001 Magic(Volume 10, Number 7), though I should point out that Bill's list of the owners of "The Travling Magician" was rather incomplete.
by Michael Edwards
November 26th, 2004, 12:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Periodicals
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: In Search of Periodicals

Thanks to all of you who have responded. Here's an updated want list as of November 26: ----------------------- THE CENTIPEDE Volume 3, Number 2, October 95 DEMON TELEGRAPH N4/5 Nov/Dec 1933 N151 Jan/Feb 1964 (mis #125) GOLDSTON's MAGICAL QUARTERLY Volume 6, N3 (June 1940) Volume 6, N4 (Sept 1940) M...
by Michael Edwards
November 26th, 2004, 8:51 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Art of Deception is Available Again
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: The Art of Deception is Available Again

Chuck:

Is it possible for those of us who purchased the original hardcover version to get the errata page?

Michael
by Michael Edwards
November 26th, 2004, 8:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hugard's Magic Monthly goes digital
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Hugard's Magic Monthly goes digital

Chris, Ryan: My understanding is that there were very few inserts aside from "Houdini's Unmasking Fact vs Fiction." I believe these were mainly advertisements and notes to subscribers, such as an errata sheet, an apology for the delay in publication, and a 1963 holiday greeting card. Michael
by Michael Edwards
November 25th, 2004, 10:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig & Hindu Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig & Hindu Magic

Clay. As Martin notes, Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig was indeed published in 1963 (after a bit of a wait). The original price in the US was $6.00. As you know, there is also the later Supreme Magic reprint. Yes, my copy is similar to your yellow/maroon copy. Michael
by Michael Edwards
November 25th, 2004, 4:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Periodicals
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: In Search of Periodicals

Thanks, Clay. I'll be happy to let you know what I have in duplicates as soon as I can get a list together. As for The Magazine of Magic, I actually have two complete files of the "old" series as well as a complete run of the "new" series that was published from 1930-34. As for t...
by Michael Edwards
November 24th, 2004, 9:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Periodicals
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: In Search of Periodicals

Thanks, Dick. I'll email you.
by Michael Edwards
November 23rd, 2004, 11:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Periodicals
Replies: 6
Views: 361

In Search of Periodicals

I am looking for the following magic magazines to complete files. If you have any of the following for sale or trade, I'd be most appreciative if you would let me know. Thanks. Michael Edwards ----------------------- THE CENTIPEDE Volume 3, Number 2, October 95 DEMON TELEGRAPH N4/5 Nov/Dec 1933 N151...
by Michael Edwards
November 12th, 2004, 6:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 3805

Re: Houdini Auction

Clay, Kevin: The prices realized are now posted on the CRG site. This should be the link: http://www.crgauction.com/docs/Auction%20Results.PDF I believe you will be able to read the full story on the auction in the January Genii. ;) Jarrett: It is not clear how many milk can escapes Houdini owned du...
by Michael Edwards
October 31st, 2004, 3:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Auction , How did it go........
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Houdini Auction , How did it go........

A link to the final bids are posted in another thread about the Houdini auction which you can find in the Magic History and Anecdotes section of this Forum.
by Michael Edwards
October 31st, 2004, 10:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 3805

Re: Houdini Auction

Originally posted by Gabe Fajuri:
Don't the prices seem OOTW to you...Do you think anyone will pay $150,000+ for the "original" water torture cell?
Yep. :D
by Michael Edwards
October 31st, 2004, 8:21 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mickey O'Malley
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Mickey O'Malley

Ah..."tricky Mickey"....you might also want to take a look at the subchapter on Mickey in Chuck Romano's The Art of Deception: The Affinity Between Conjuring and Art.
by Michael Edwards
October 30th, 2004, 5:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 3805

Re: Houdini Auction

Well, that was certainly an interesting event. Here are the prices realized (without dealer's premium). Houdini must be smiling :D <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewListedItems&since=2&userid=crgauction&include=0&rows=50&...
by Michael Edwards
October 30th, 2004, 4:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Curious Swann Auction Entry
Replies: 27
Views: 1214

Re: Curious Swann Auction Entry

I must say I was doubtful about participating via live auction on eBay and so I used phone bidding for Swann. But today I used the online live auction process for the Radner Houdini sale and it seemed to work rather well.
by Michael Edwards
October 28th, 2004, 4:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Curious Swann Auction Entry
Replies: 27
Views: 1214

Re: Curious Swann Auction Entry

I bid on several items via phone during the Swann auction today. To my mind, the speed with which the bidding went would have effectively precluded anyone trying to add a bid in real time via ebay/computer during the sale of those particular lots.
by Michael Edwards
October 23rd, 2004, 5:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Radner Houdini Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Radner Houdini Auction

Thanks, I'll give him a call.
by Michael Edwards
October 23rd, 2004, 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Radner Houdini Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Radner Houdini Auction

Geno: The online catalog still appears to contain only 460 items. This is well short of the 1,000 items in your earlier post. Indeed, the eBay live auction listing contains no more than 501 lots if you count those with multiple subsets. Are there plans to update the listing this week? Thanks.
by Michael Edwards
October 22nd, 2004, 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Martinka Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Martinka Auction

Yes, I was the successful bidder on two lots and both arrived earlier this week.
by Michael Edwards
October 22nd, 2004, 6:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Conjuring Periodicals
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: In Search of Conjuring Periodicals

By the way, I am always looking to upgrade my periodical files. If you have a well-bound, complete run of a conjuring periodical -- and are interested in selling/trading it -- let me know and perhaps we can work out a deal.
by Michael Edwards
October 21st, 2004, 8:06 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of Conjuring Periodicals
Replies: 2
Views: 221

In Search of Conjuring Periodicals

I am in search of the following magazines to complete files or upgrade the condition of certain issues. Please contact me directly if you have any of these for trade or sale. Thanks. THE CENTIPEDE Volume 3, Number 2, October 13, 1995 DEMON TELEGRAPH (Davenport) N4/5 Nov/Dec 1933 N151 Jan/Feb 1964 (m...
by Michael Edwards
October 21st, 2004, 4:08 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Making of a Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: The Making of a Cup

It sold. Thank you, Jim. :D
by Michael Edwards
October 5th, 2004, 2:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Radner Houdini Auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Radner Houdini Auction

Kevin, I do not believe the Capital Recovery Group, which is handling the auction, is known for its expertise in conjuring nor its past experience in handling sales of magic and/or Houdini-related material. My understanding is that CRG specializes in industrial auctions, generally where companies ha...
by Michael Edwards
October 5th, 2004, 1:37 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Swann Magic Auction
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Swann Magic Auction

The Swann October 28 auction catalog is now online. This should be the link:

http://swanngalleries.rfcsystems.com/as ... h.asp?st=U
by Michael Edwards
October 5th, 2004, 7:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: French Magic Auction -- October 9 & 10
Replies: 0
Views: 109

French Magic Auction -- October 9 & 10

For the past several years, there has been an auction of conjuring-related books, ephemera, apparatus, and poster held during the month of October. This October is no different, though apparently the venue has changed. It will take place on Saturday October 9th and Sunday October 10th 2004 at 10 a.m...
by Michael Edwards
October 4th, 2004, 5:06 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Swann Magic Auction
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Swann Magic Auction

The Swann catalog arrived today. There are a little fewer than four hundred items, including some interesting Herrmann, Kellar, Thurston & Houdini ephemera and a range of antiquarian magic books. This year's auction is a bit light on posters and periodicals and very little apparatus, though ther...
by Michael Edwards
October 4th, 2004, 2:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Single Missing Issue of Abra: #2782
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: A Single Missing Issue of Abra: #2782

Thanks, Alexander. Another Genii Forumite had an extra copy. The set is now complete!!!! :D :D :D

By the way, the issue was May 22, 1999.

Michael
by Michael Edwards
October 3rd, 2004, 11:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Single Missing Issue of Abra: #2782
Replies: 2
Views: 242

A Single Missing Issue of Abra: #2782

I'm lacking just a single issue of Abra to complete a full run. That issue is #2782. If you have this issue and are willing to sell or trade it, I'd be most appreciative if you'd let me know.

Thanks.

Michael Edwards
by Michael Edwards
October 3rd, 2004, 8:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Goldston's Magical Quarterly :`V6, N3&4
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Wanted: Goldston's Magical Quarterly :`V6, N3&4

I am looking for two issues of Goldston's Magical Quarterly. They are Volume 6, Numbers 3 and 4. If you have either of these for trade or sale, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know.

Thanks,

Michael Edwards
by Michael Edwards
October 3rd, 2004, 7:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Magicols
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Looking for Magicols

I am in search of the following issues of Magicol (new series). If you have any of these for trade or sale, please let me know.

I]Magicol[/I] (New Series) 1, 2,4,5, 8, 11, 12, 13,14, 5, 16, 17, 91

Thanks,

Michael Edwards
by Michael Edwards
October 3rd, 2004, 7:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: In Search of The Demon Telegraph
Replies: 0
Views: 119

In Search of The Demon Telegraph

I'm looking for two issues of The Demon Telegraph to complete a file. They are N4/5 (November/December 1933) and N151 (January, February 1964 misnumbered as #125). If you have either or both of these for sale or trade, please let me know.

Thanks.

Michael Edwards
by Michael Edwards
September 23rd, 2004, 9:06 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Nate Leipzig and Music
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Nate Leipzig and Music

Thanks, Jim, I should have been more precise. While Leipzig performing professionally (ie...took engagements for compensation) even as a youngster, he later wrote that became a full-time professional in 1902. Hope this helps.

Michael
by Michael Edwards
September 23rd, 2004, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?
Replies: 87
Views: 8394

Re: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?

I see that the eBay Candy Bowl/Bountiful Bowl auction title and description now have been revised.
by Michael Edwards
September 22nd, 2004, 7:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 3805

Re: Houdini Auction

Kev: Poor discriptions, misplaced photos and fair to poor conditions never seem to deter you Houdinistas from bidding...and bidding...and bidding. I'm sure that it will indeed be an "event" and -- as Gabe notes -- there are some wonderful items among the chaff.
;)

Michael
by Michael Edwards
September 22nd, 2004, 6:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Fox Collectors... any out there?
Replies: 12
Views: 683

Re: Paul Fox Collectors... any out there?

Pete: While not produced under his name, a list of Paul Fox creations would probably be incomplete without the additions he gave to Dai Vernon for the Brainwave Deck.

Michael
by Michael Edwards
September 22nd, 2004, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?
Replies: 87
Views: 8394

Re: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?

Pete:

While Paul Fox developed his Candy Bowl in the 1930's, the fundamental idea certainly goes back before Roterberg and the Bran Vase....and probably to Ponsin in the early 1850s.

Michael

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