conjuring books

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 14th auction, the company's final event of 2019, capped off the decade in a most positive way. After the hammer fell for the last time, 42 lots realized $1,000-2,500; 16 lots realized $2,501-$9,999; and 3 lots broke the five-figure mark. Prices noted include the company's 20% buyer's premium.

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Handcuffs, leg irons and other props used by famous escape artist Harry Houdini were among a collection of early Victorian books, and other magical ephemera sold in a sale at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions Godalming saleroom in Surrey on Thursday 12th December.

A pair of handcuffs belonging to the famous escape artist, Harry “Handcuffs” Houdini, generated a great deal of pre-sale

Handcuffs and other props belonging to one of the world’s most famous illusionists and escape artists, Harry Houdini, are among a selection of 260 lots of conjuring books, prints, memorabilia, decorative objects and apparatus in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Bibliophile sale on Thursday 12th December.

Known at the beginning of his career as "Harry Handcuff Houdini," the Hungarian-