Chet Karkut - Bookplate attached to the book "A Text-Book Of Magic"
4g Magicians Bookplates
In Collection
Bookplate-"Ex Libris The Magic Library of Chet Karkut."

Attached to front cover of "A Text-Book Of Magic" by Elbiquet
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.