Monday, January 5, 2015

The accidental collectible

This postcard of the Angel Hotel on Islington High Street in London (which still stands today) recently sold on eBay. This card would probably be long forgotten if it weren't for the fact that when the photograph was taken, a horse-drawn double decker bus happened to be passing by with an advertisement for Houdini on the side.

The auction dates this as 1904, so this would have been when Houdini was performing at the London Hippodrome and accepted the famous Mirror Handcuff Challenge. What a wonderful captured moment in time and a terrific accidental collectible.