Monday, October 25, 2010

The Houdini Messages variant

Super collector and friend of our site Arthur Moses (Houdini Speaks Out) checks in with his recent discovery of a variant edition of The Houdini Messages by Francis R. Fast. Says Arthur:

“Here's something interesting I recently acquired... There are multiple 1929 printings of the little pamphlet "The Houdini Messages" by Francis Fast ( I currently have prtg #1, 2, 4, 7). This one shows 1929 fourth printing USA but then it shows copyright Australia 1937 and on the back cover (scan not shown to you) it's imprinted "Butterfield & Lewis Ltd. Print. Sydney 70263" These covers are also plain where-as the other variants are sort of a light stripe back-ground. As you can see this has also been signed by [Arthur] Ford. If anyone knows anything further, I would be happy to hear from them.”


  1. Wish had that .. Looks awesome. I've read the booklet and it is very interesting.

  2. Do you wish to sell the autographed one?