To Restore or Not to Restore: Not Always An Easy Answer

We're Back! Sorry for our absence.  A big thank you to all who ordered this past weekend and especially for those who kept ordering during our absence.  We were overwhelmed after the last newsletter which is why this blog is being written at 2 am Monday morning.  We...

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Collecting Autographed Books: A few Favorites from the CCM

Book Collecting If you ask me what I collect I always say apparatus, posters ephemera and costumes.  I never say books. I don’t collect books as a rule and don’t think of myself as a book collector. I now have just over 3,000 titles in my personal library. Let me tell...

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A Few of My Favorite Things from the CCM

Bob Lund’s passion in life was the unsung magician who was out there every day slugging it out performing magic as much as possible and never making the big-time.   It was the unknown performer that Bob thought of as the heroes of magic, not the Thurstons or...

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Should You Insure Your Magic Collection?

  The Decision This is a decision many of us wrestle with.  Collectible insurance is not like any other typical insurance: It is expensive. The burden of proof of what you have in your collection is always on you. The value of your collection becomes subject to...

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Houdini: A few uncommon facts. Last in our three part series

This is the last installment of this series of Houdini Blogs.  I thought it might be interesting to review some not so well known facts about Houdini and review a few details of how the Red Magic Section (Edited by Houdini) in The World Newspapers came about. Did...

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Houdini’s Quest to Expose Astrology

It is a well known fact that Houdini fought Spiritualism with vigor.  He had “operatives” all over the country and even had “operatives” posing as spiritualist in the various Spiritualists Communities of the day. What is less known is his fight he began with Astrology...

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