COMTE, LOUIS -- MT069.001 - (Copper)
0aa Magician Tokens
 (1830)
In Collection
#166
10*
Conjuring
Magic coin / token
Token / Coin 
COMTE -- MT069.001

LOCATION: Paris, France.
DATE:Early 1800
OBV: Same as MT 069, except 1\2 instead of 1/2,
"flower" instead of dot before and after "COMTE".
Different letter spacing. Left side of "T" in "COMTE"
extends up to hit "R" in "THEATRE".
REV: Same as MT 069, except letter spacing different.
"BON POUR" here is smaller size.
COMPOSITION: BR, R7. Medal St. 27.5-S

ITEM AS LISTED IN THE BOOK "MAGIC TOKENS"
@ http://www.magictoken.org/magic/guide.html
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Louis Apollinaire Christien Emmanuel Comte, "The King's Conjurer" (born Geneva, June 22, 1788 - Died, November 25, 1859), also known simply as Comte, was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian magician, greatly admired by Robert-Houdin. He performed for Louis XVIII at the Tuileries Palace and was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by Louis-Philippe. He was sometimes called "The Conjurer of the Three Kings" (Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe). Comte owned a theater in the Passage Choiseul.

(1788-1859) (June 22) Magician, impersonator and ventriloquist, performing in the early 1800s in Europe. One of the first magicians to perform the Rabbit from a Hat trick.

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Subscription token (for a 4 people family) to « Theatre Comte » . This theatre was created in 1830 by Louis Comte, french ventriloquist and conjuror , used for his magic performances, ; due to his success, he was nominated “Royal Physician” by Louis XVIII. His theatre was then ( ca 1860 ) “Théatre des Bouffes Parisiens”