Saturday, February 8, 2014

Houdini Bible brings in a sinful $24k

A tricked "Houdini Bible" sold for $24,000 (including 20% premium) at today's Potter and Potter auction of the Burton S. Sperber magic collection. It beat the auction estimate of $8,000-10,000.

Bound in 1901, this appears to be an ordinary Bible. But it was in fact manufactured to Houdini's specifications so that it allowed him to invite a person to turn to any page and begin reading silently. Instantly, Houdini would know the words that the spectator was reading.

Only three Houdini Bibles are known to exist, this being one of them.

Click here to read more about Houdini's Bibles, tricked and otherwise.

Thanks to James Smith and Gary Hunt.

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