The first scrapbook, "Newspaper Notices, T.W. Hardeen", comprising over 50 pages of newspaper clippings from 1916, sold for an amazing $22,500! The second scrapbook, dated 1927 and containing challenge notices, letters of congratulations, newspaper articles mentioning Hardeen as Houdini's successor and original photographs, sold for a whopping $30,000! (Add 20% commission to these prices.)
Houdini items also saw some high-priced action. An original manuscript for Magic in Boston 1792-1918, which was researched and written for Houdini by H. J. Moulton, sold for $40,000. A Houdini/Kellar letter went for $32,500. A rare unused Houdini window decal nabbed $3,750. A signed copy of Robert-Houdin’s Confidences sold for $30,000. A copy signed by Houdini grabbed $9000.