Chet Karkut - Bookplate
4g Magicians Bookplates
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Bookplate-Magician/Magic Collector Chet Karkut-Red Shield-Black trim

EX LIBRIS CHET KARKUT SHELTON CONN.. Chet had a Chandler Printing press in the basement, and when time allowed him, he would set the type and create a new bookplate, or a new cardboard magic tokenl

DATE: Circa 1980s ???

SIZE: Largest is 3 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches.

COND: Minor use marks. May have black paper adhesions on back from prior album mount..
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor

From Magicpedia, Courtesy of Genii Magazine:

Chet Karkut (1915-1996), a policeman by trade, was a semi-pro magician and collector. Karkut was a close friend with Al Flosso, Jack Chanin, Walter B. Gibson and Joseph Dunninger. As a collector he specialized in items by Theodore DeLand. He was a guest of honor at the Fifth Magic Collectors' Weekend in 1974. Karkut retired in 1975 as Chief of Detectives in his hometown of Shelton, Connecticut. He was one of the founders and Dean of the Frederick Eugene Powell IBM Ring 59, a long-time member of the Magic Collectors Association, the Magicops, Magicians Alliance of Eastern States and a Charter, Honorary Life Member of the New England Magic Collectors Association.