Harry Houdini King of Cards - Silk Cachet
7
Dick Chalmers (1992)
In Collection
#1419
10*
Conjuring
Ephemera, Memorbilia
Memorbilia, Ephemera 
U.S.A. 
Silk Cachet Envelope With Silk Poster - Harry Houdini King of Cards -MINT-

Silk Cachet Envelope With Silk Poster, enclosed in embossed gold frame, put out in 1994 by Dick Chalmers, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts. On left of the envelope is a printed miniature silk poster. To the right is text on the poster and the magician. This poster is of Harry Houdini King of Cards.

DATE: 1992
SIZE: Poster is 2 5/8 by 3 3/16 inches, on envelope of 3 5/8 by 6 1/2 inches.
CONDITION: Mint condition.

Mint Limited Edition, Long Sold Out

The commemorative envelope was marketed by the New England Magic Collectors Association and Advertising Things and released in conjunction with The Yankee Gatherings IV and V. There were two editions of each envelope released, one with a postage stamp and a rubber event stamp and the un-cancelled version we are offering here. In addition to the description of the magician pictured are beautiful Colorano Silk Cachets of the magicians or their vintage posters. The Cachets are around 2.25x2.88" and the envelopes are around 6.5x3.63" in size. The quality is in mint condition.
Product Details
Extras Limited Edition
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Harry Houdini "King Of Cards" Cachet Envelope

From the envelope: Harry Houdini (1874-1926) Born Erich Weiss, probably in Budapest took his name from the celebrated French conjuror Robert-Houdin. When he was seventeen he quit his job as a tie cutter and added an "I" to his hero's name and became Houdini. With his younger brother Theo, who later became as Hardeen, he began performing in dime museums. This early poster proclaims his skill in manipulating cards. The "King of Cards" was later to become the "king of Handcuffs." (Poster courtesy of Doug Kelm). Released on November 7, 1992 at Yankee Gathering IV.