YOU ARE INVITED TO AN HISTORIC AUCTION AND SALE OF MAGIC FROM THE EGYPTIAN HALL MUSEUM ON SEPTEMBER 23-24

Source: George Daily and Mike Caveney

You are invited to an historic auction and sale of rare books, magazines, catalogs, apparatus, playbills and posters from the legendary EGYPTIAN HALL MUSEUM September 23 and 24, 2000.

For 105 years, a stream of unimaginable treasures has flowed into the Egyptian Hall. During the 45-year proprietorship of David Price, three of America’s finest collections of lithographs were added: the C.A. George Newmann collection, the Cliff Hard collection and the Lee Allen Estes collection. The confluence of so much material could only result in a vast number of duplicates. The existing collections of the new owners of Egyptian Hall (George Daily and Mike Caveney) have produced even more duplicate material. These duplicates, plus a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items from the Egyptian Hall Museum, will be included in this historic sale.

Join us for an unforgettable weekend surrounded by the lithographs, books and apparatus from past masters such as: Blackstone, Carter, Chung Ling Soo, Dante, Egyptian Hall (London), Fu Manchu, Germain, Goldin, Herrmann, Jansen, Kellar, Le Roy, Talma & Bosco, Nicola, Okito, Raymond, Thurston, and dozens more.

On Saturday, September 23, 2000 beginning at 2:00 pm sharp, the doors will open for a fixed price sale of books, magazine files, apparatus, catalogs, posters and lithographs ranging in price from $10 to $25,000. The auction preview will also take place during this time.

On Sunday, September 24, beginning at 1:00 pm, an auction of at least 200 lots will commence. Featured items include complete files of Mahatma, Sphinx, Houdini’s Conjurors’ Monthly, The Magician Monthly and Al Monroe’s Magical Misc. Books include an original Jarrett, Harbin, Goldston’s Locked Books, a comprehensive selection of titles by Prof. Hoffmann and Henry Ridgley Evans; Ingleby’s Whole Art of Ledgermain and signed Houdini books. A fine selection of apparatus representing Thayer, Abbott and P & L, along with personal pieces of apparatus from Herrmann, Kellar, Thurston and Willard.

Egyptian Hall’s greatest strength has always been lithographs, posters and playbills so it should come as no surprise that they will be most prominent in this sale.

The auction and sale will take place in the warehouse of Yazoo Mills, Inc. at 305 Commerce St. in New Oxford, PA. The warehouse will be on the left side. Enter through the door at the far end of the building.

New Oxford is 35 miles from Harrisburg airport (MDT) or 85 miles from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) airport.

Convenient overnight accommodations are available at:
Cross Keys Motor Inn, 6110 York Rd. New Oxford, PA 17350 – (717) 624-7778.
Hampton Inn, 309 Wilson Ave., Hanover, PA 17331 – (717) 633-1117.

Pennsylvania 6% sales tax will be added to all purchases. Personal checks will be accepted. VISA and Mastercard will be accepted but a 3% surcharge will be added to all credit card purchases. This auction will not charge a buyer’s premium. All goods must be removed from the premises immediately following the auction. We do not have the facilities necessary to ship goods.

There will not be an auction catalog but a complete list of lots will be available at the preview.

Seating is limited. For pre-registration call Magic Words at (626) 449-4155.

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