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Kevin Connolly
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Here's one you won't see everyday.

http://houdinihimself.com/?p=3945

Enjoy!
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Always looking buy or trade for original Houdini, Hardeen and escape artist items. I'm interested in books, pitchbooks and ephemera. Email [email]hhoudini@optonline.net[/email]
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Silverking, thanks for the info on the Erdnase book, that was most helpful.
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I've got a copy of The Annals of Conjuring by Sidney Clarke, the one published by Magico in 1983. In excellent condition. Anyone have an idea what it might be worth?
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Jim Sparx
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Quote:
On 2010-04-25 01:42, Bill Palmer wrote:



In 1972, Greater Magic, any one volume edition, retailed for about $185. It wasn't a rare book. But it was a desirable book. The Kaufman reprint came out. The value dropped a little, but it's back up again. People still want the original copies.


I paid $125 for my Kaufman edition
There is a copy of GM for sale here @$100

http://www.ronallesimagic.com/magic.php?page=21
Bill Palmer
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It's gone now.

BTW, the info I posted was accurate as of April 2010. The economy has really tanked the value of collectibles.

Example -- 2 years ago, a set of Paul Fox cups (by Danny Dew) in excellent condition would have brought upwards of $500. Now they sell for about half that.

Books and posters are performing about as well.
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Jim Sparx
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5/22 Another Greater Magic at Hocus Pocus Estate sales for $150.00
Donal Chayce
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Even more amazing--a copy of "Magic of Robert Harbin" just sold at Martinka for $1,001.
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That's a bit lower than it would have gone for about 5 years ago.
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I'll say.

As part of the same Martinka auction, a set "Soirees Fantastiques" went for $811, and an entire set of the Albo books went for $1,895.

Definitely a sign of the times...
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Somebody out there recently spent $7500 for a poster at a Potter auction, so someone has deep pockets.
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I have the David Copperfield's Project Magic Handbook(NOT the plastic comp). I saw it on amazon about six months ago going for almost $300($275.00 I believe). Any info on this?
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Man has an invincible inclination to allow himself to be deceived and is, as it were, enchanted with happiness when the rhapsodist tells him epic fables as if they were true, or when the actor in the theater acts more royally than any real king. So long as it is able to deceive without injuring, that master of deception, the intellect, is free; it is released from its former slavery and celebrates its Saturnalia. It is never more luxuriant, richer, prouder, more clever and more daring. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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How about this one?

The Elusive Canary: The Last Word on Cages
by Mystic Craig, 1936

Apparently a copy just sold for $250 here: http://www.lasvegasvintagemagic.com/Magic-Books.html

That copy was signed by Mystic Craig. Mine is not.
Martin Joyal
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Putting a price on a used magic book is not always an easy task. The method I use relies on past offers and sales. For the last 20 years, I compiled prices from various sources. The data I have were made available on-line to all subscribers of my mailing list.

If this is of interest to you, here is the link: http://www.joyalstack.com/index.php?p=pgov

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I own an original set of bound "houdini conjour magazine". What are they worth?
An old man that only knows a few simple tricks.

Mill
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Hi,
I was curious if this booklet was rare I have no plans on getting rid of it so value dosen't really matter( or any book for that matter lol) Dai Vernon Select Secrets red cover second printing 1949.

Scott
Martin Joyal
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Scott,

Between $21 and $37.

Martin
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Martin Joyal
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For those interested, I just published a new edition of the JoyalStack Price Guide.

600 books and 250 illustrations were added to the previous edition.

This time, it comes out as a softcover book with 536 pages.

Further information available at http://www.joyalstack.com/index.php?p=pgov
Leo H
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A copy of Soirees Fantastiques went up for sale a week ago on the Genii Forum for $1,099.00. This book was roughly $750.00 when it first came out in the early 1990s. Don't know if it sold.
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I have few older mentalism books:

- The Jinx by Annemann, 3 books, hardcovers
- T.A Waters - Mind Myth & Magick
- The Mental Mysteries and Other Writings of William W. Larsen
- Stunners! -Mental Magic of Larry Becker (with signature)
- Al Bakers Mental Magic - Thirty Effects

These are all in very good to mint condition. Any idea of the values?
magicbooks
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For those that are interested, on http://www.magicbooks.be you can add quotes and references (links of the source) and the site will generate an average price of all the quotes submitted.It also converts the quotes in $ or € according to your profile !
Contributors are welcome !
have a great day !
btw, the site is FREE ! you just need to register http://www.magicbooks.be
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