Saturday, October 29, 2011

Houdini's Flight of Time alarm clock sells for $1,600

One of the faux alarm clocks used by Houdini in his Flight of Time illusion sold today for $1,600 at the Potter and Potter auction of magic memorabilia from the collection of Ken Klosterman. The clock was Lot 84 and it beat it's auction estimate of $800/1,200.

A selection of photos of Houdini and Margery sold for $1,800 (Lot 274); a photo of Houdini and Howard Thurston grabbed $325 (Lot 272); a signed Houdini photo went for $1,300 (Lot 270); and a thrice signed book from Houdini's library sold for $1,900 (Lot 275).

Houdini performed the Flight of Time during his 1925-26 full evening roadshow. The effect has been called "the last illusion invented by Houdini." It was later performed by Hardeen, Hardeen Jr, and William Rauscher.

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