Friday, January 21, 2011

Houdini Owned Award for Sale

I thought this was terribly cool. Over at their latest online auction features Houdini's Dragon Award Cup - 1908. This was given to Houdini by the Temple Theatre in Detroit for record breaking attendance. The reserve has already been met and there are two days left on the auction. If you love Houdini stuff go check it out. And if you are magic history buff like me, register with Martinka so you can bid!

Elsewhere in the latest auction is a printing block from Conjurers Monthly Magazine, which Houdini published. Also in the auction, the Bean Giant Picking Device Houdini used, A Houdini 1926-27 Tour Program and more!


  1. Yeah, I saw this. Very cool. You know, what happened to all of Houdini's trophies and awards? We've seen photos of them -- even after his death they were still all together. But where are they now.? Like the Aussie flight trophy and the Russian cup? These all seemed to have vanished. Just another reason seeing this pop up for auction is so cool.

  2. I think ONE trophy is still in possession of the family. But you are right, where are all the others? I think there are possibly some none magic collectors out there sitting on a number of things.