Thursday, March 16, 2006

Rare German Houdini pitchbook on eBay

One of Houdini’s first and rarest pitchbooks, Mein Training und meine Tricks, published in Germany in 1909, is up for auction on eBay with a starting price of $1000. What makes this copy extra special is the fact that it’s signed by Houdini on the cover. An unsigned copy of this book sold at Egyptian Hall Museum Auction in 2000 for $3500. The book is 77+ pages with 21 pictures.

The auction ends on March 25 at 21:38:58 PST.

Mein Training und meine Tricks contains some spectacular early photos of Houdini during his heyday as “the Handcuff King”. While Houdini was a headliner throughout Europe, nowhere was he more popular than in Germany.

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