Original Harry Houdini poster. . Name of Poster: Circus Busch Policemen. Size: One-sheet - 38” x 28” Lithographer: Friedlander Date: 1908 Condition: Good - A Notes: This poster is very rare. We have only seen four of these in the world. . This poster is over 100 years old and it has been in our collection for nearly twenty years. We are selling it. You are welcome to come see it at our Nielsen Magic booth at The Magic Live Convention in Las Vegas. . . . . . #magicposters #stonelithography #houdini #harryhoudini #vintqge #circusbusch #nielsenmagic #nielsencollection #ilovemagicposters #friedlander #adolphfriedlander #magician
Variants of this poster exist. Some have alternate typeface, but the version below has always intrigued me. Here Houdini's head has been replaced showing him at an older age (we also see this in a German Cologne Trial poster). This is likely from 1912 when he again played an extended engagement (two months) at the Circus Busch.
UPDATE: According to Lupe: "The Houdini did sell, but I won't be disclosing the sale price. Do know that it did go for a mid level five figure amount."