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rmoraleta
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Anybody here collects Magic on stamps?

How do you present your collection?
Michael Baker
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The only stamps I have are the recent Houdini stamps and the Robert Houdin first day covers from the early 70's. Are there more?
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Clay Shevlin
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Many people collect magic-themed stamps. I'm not one of them, but my guess is that there are literally hundreds of magic-themed stamps - believe it or not!
GeorgeG
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One would have to look at foreign country postal releases for a more comprehenive collection as I doubt many magic theme stamps were released in the United States.
I did one "themed collection" on medicine and had it mounted on a large hardwood "picture" frame with each stamp adhered to the background in clear "sleeved" stamp mounts. I picked a large enough frame to exhibit about 30 stamps. I had a small brass plate, engraved with the theme descriptions, adhered to the glass on the outside at the bottom of the entire frame. It's a nice way of exhibiting the collection next to some framed repro posters.
rmoraleta
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There are plenty.

But I try to limit my collection to real connection to Magic.

There are stamps of David Copperfield, Harry Kellar, Harry Houdini, Robert Houdin, Bev Bergeron (as a clown but since he became an I.B.M. President, there is a connection), and other magicians from other countries.

I also collect stamps celebrating Magic Events like the one in Monaco and the one that will be printed next year for the Magic Circle Anniversary.

I only collect legitimate stamps issued by the government.

My collection is housed in an acid free board and acid free plastic sheets and acid free HAWID (sleeve stamp mounts).

I intend to write some history about the stamp, the event and the magician. I have only finished Houdini at the moment.
Terry Holley
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Quote:
On 2004-08-23 17:55, Michael Baker wrote:
The only stamps I have are the recent Houdini stamps and the Robert Houdin first day covers from the early 70's. Are there more?



Check it out:


Terry
Co-author with illusionist Andre' Kole of "Astrology and Psychic Phenomena."
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I collect magic on stamps and do it in a big way. Other magicians on stamps include Kio (Russian illusionist), Tommy Cooper. There is the Australian Masters of Magic series that has les Levante, Muarice Rooklyn, Jean Hugard, the Piddingtons and Arthur Buckley. There are generic magic stamps like a hat production. But there are many other aspects. For example, there are heaps of stamps featuring "The Turk" (Chess Automaton), perhaps the first true magic illusion (apart from the Head on Plate in "Discovery"). There is magic in art & music. Walt Disney stamps feature Mickey Magician and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Then, of course, a true philatelist collects magic related covers as well as actual stamps. I display my stamps and covers on special sheets that feature text and illustrations related to that particular stamp. At the moment I have fourteen albums of such sheets. Today I received a cover with the advertisement of Houdini's last magic show on it. It was featured on the FDC for a Detroit stamp that came out in 1951 - 25 years after Houdini's death. I love collecting magic philately. Not only is there the challenge of seeking out and collecting material but there is scope for one's own creative work.
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Scott Penrose
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For those interested in Magic Stamps...The Magic Circle which is celebrating its Centenary Year next year will, in conjuction with the Royal Mail in England, be issuing a set of stamps.

They are set to be collectors items and well sought after by magicians and stamp collectors alike!

Regards

Scott
Carron
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Scott,
I know I'll have my Set! looking forward to see their designs and who will feature on them, cant wait for the centenery its gonna be great!

Tom
rmoraleta
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I already have the FDC from The Magic Circle.
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