Lot 951: Howard Thurston

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:44:43

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Lot 951: Stage magician from Ohio (1869–1936), whose enormous traveling magic show required eight train cars to transport his props across the country. Remarkable vintage matte-finish 7.5 x 9.5 head-and-shoulders portrait of a suited Thurston published by Ohio's Baker Art Gallery, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "For one of the many 'Johnny Jones,' Cordially, Howard Thurston, April/30." Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 13 x 15. In fine condition, with a bit of discoloration to the left background. The James Collings Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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