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Harry Houdini Rare Authentic Vintage Signed Autographed Book

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Harry Houdini Original Vintage Magic Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Harry Houdini

Rare Authentic Vintage Signed Autographed Book
"The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin"
He Signs Twice!!
Beckett Certified Authentic 

Large Signature from 1909


SOLD/SALE PENDING 

A birthday message from the master magician—"May this book bring you good luck"

Here is an extraordinary piece of history.  The greatest magician that ever lived , whose popularity today is even more then when he was alive 100 years ago...  An original SIGNED 1908 FIRST Edition from the original New York printer "The Publishers Printing Company" (not the later release from London).  

But, what also makes this incredible artifact so amazing is Houdini's extraordinary Large signature and long note to a personal friend.   He also initials it after the inscription (hence double signed).   In addition, this is the earliest Autographed copy of this book we have ever seen!  Signed and dated "May 20—1909", just a year after the book was published!  Plus he autographs it TWICE with initials at the end,   "To O. H. Kurts, with best wishes from the author, Harry Houdini, May 20—1909. May this book bring you good luck on your birthday tomorrow, H. H."

CONDITION:
Note the spectacular clarity, boldness and Size of this Houdini Vintage Ink Autographed Gem!    
None of the typical fading, smudging, staining, poor contrast against dark background  most Houdini signatures have been subjected to.   Even the book is in excellent condition compared to most that appear on the market quite worn and ragged.   
  This is as good as it gets! 

Truly a museum grade piece of history!    *Certified Authentic by the leading autograph authentication service Beckett (Note: Top two PSA Authentication experts moved to Beckett). 

 A prized find any collector will be proud to have and showcase ..

More Background Info:

For those of you that have been kind enough to stay with my newsletter for a lengthy time now, You have probably realized I've evolved into an avid  Harry Houdini admirer and collecting enthusiast.   

NOTE: * After 40 years of collecting I've developed a high degree of skill and expertise with Mr Houdini's Authentic signature and handwriting.  Consequently, I am able to detect Well-done Forgeries such as those I've seen on eBay recently, that most collectors and dealers would easily miss.   
Which is why we also Guarantee Authenticity for Life and also have it authenticated by the most reputable autograph authentication service Beckett Authentication Service (BAS) .   
PS.  BAS is the same guy that authenticated my Houdini book on "PAWN STARS" !


And if you've been getting my vintage collectibles newsletter for some time then you most likely have not met anyone else that scours the Universe in search of the most extraordinary Houdini artifacts and Signed Memorabilia from the most famous and  immortal magician.   Even the History Channel’s hit TV show “Pawn Stars” was so impressed with our Houdini Collection when they discovered my website and repeatedly invited me to appear on their show.   After about a year of cajoling, I flew to Las Vegas and did three episodes on “Pawn Stars” with Rick and Corey, although private I spent more time with Chumley  and chatted with the “Old Man” in his office.   You can see our favorite episode “Hiding Houdini” available on demand.

Houdini is one of those Rare historical figures whose popularity has crossed over to generation after generation without skipping a beat.  His star shines as bright as it did 100 years ago, maybe even brighter today than ever.    That’s why both young and old are mesmerized by Houdini and why Houdini collectors are so passionate.

Authentic Houdini signed items (especially of this quality) don’t appear on the market very often, hence its been nearly two years since we’ve uncovered a worthy Houdini piece.  But as you can see here,  we have found one of the most exquisite autographed examples.   He most famous book with the most pristine bold vintage fountain pen signatures and handwritten sentiments you’ll ever come across.  A choice example for the most discerning collector and Houdini fan.   

Note:   With these intimate and very personal sentiments it was obvious these books were personally owned and gifted by Houdini himself and not signed during any type of book signing.

Signed book: The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin. First edition, first printing. NY: The Publishers Printing Company, 1908. Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25, 319 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, "To O. H. Kurts, with best wishes from the author, Harry Houdini, May 20—1909. May this book bring you good luck on your birthday tomorrow, H. H." .  Autograph is extraordinarily bold and large!    condition: fine.  Book condition is VG-Excellent.     
Houdini billed this controversial book as ‘the first authentic history of magic ever published,’ and contained within it an unflattering account of Houdini's legendary predecessor and namesake Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, alleging that he had taken undue credit for other magicians’ innovations.


NOTE:  Like the other historical SIGNED Houdini books and photos we've offered over the past 30+ years, this WON'T last long either!

 

Guaranteed Authentic for Life
Conway's Vintage Treasures
UACC Registered Dealer No 307

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original

* See enlargeable images above and below