Lot 923: TLS signed "Houdini," one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, September 29, 1921. Letter to Walter G. Peterkin. In full: "Thanks for the check, am forwarding it to Mr. Van Dien. Try to be at the meeting Saturday night." Houdini also adds "Please" to the text and pens a short postscript, "Hope alls well." In very good condition, with intersecting folds passing through the signature, overall toning, a few spots of foxing, and a small tear and some chipping to edges. Peterkin, a magician and ventriloquist who performed under the stage name 'Hal Merton,' had also previously been editor of the Mahatma magic periodical. He was presumably a member of the Society of American Magicians, for which Houdini served as president and Richard Van Dien served as secretary. A desirable association between practitioners of the magical craft.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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