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Lot 301: Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (French, 1805 _ 1871). Autograph Letter Signed, ñRobert-Houdin,î to a Friend. Paris, July 5, 1862. On one sheet of notepaper, addressed to an unnamed friend, regarding the modification of a timepiece, very likely so that

The Magic Collection of David Baldwin

by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

October 29, 2016

Chicago, IL, USA

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  • Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (French, 1805 _ 1871). Autograph Letter Signed, ñRobert-Houdin,î to a Friend. Paris, July 5, 1862. On one sheet of notepaper, addressed to an unnamed friend, regarding the modification of a timepiece, very likely so that
  • Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (French, 1805 _ 1871). Autograph Letter Signed, ñRobert-Houdin,î to a Friend. Paris, July 5, 1862. On one sheet of notepaper, addressed to an unnamed friend, regarding the modification of a timepiece, very likely so that
  • Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (French, 1805 _ 1871). Autograph Letter Signed, ñRobert-Houdin,î to a Friend. Paris, July 5, 1862. On one sheet of notepaper, addressed to an unnamed friend, regarding the modification of a timepiece, very likely so that
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Description: Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (French, 1805 _ 1871). Autograph Letter Signed, ñRobert-Houdin,î to a Friend. Paris, July 5, 1862. On one sheet of notepaper, addressed to an unnamed friend, regarding the modification of a timepiece, very likely so that it could be used as conjuring apparatus, and relaying the travel itinerary of his friend, the noted portrait sculptor Jean-Pierre Dantan (1800 _ 1869). Old mailing folds, few spots of discoloration outside written area, pencil annotations in bottom margin. In a presentation frame, matted beside an antique engraved portrait of the magician. Formerly presented as a wedding gift from Fulton Oursler to Walter B. Gibson, accompanied by a typed letter from Oursler to Gibson regarding the piece. 16 x 19î overall.

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