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Houdini Signed “Society of American Magicians” Card Slabbed Mint 9
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Houdini Signed “Society of American Magicians” Card Slabbed Mint 9

HOUDINI, HARRY. Signature, “Harry Houdini”, as president of The Society of American Magicians, 4.25” x 2.5”, circa 1923. Additionally signed by Richard Van Dien, as secretary. Blue ID card number 632 certifies that B. L. Gilbert is a member in good standing. Red seal of the society at center, verso has “Hospital Benefit” information. Card has peeling at edges, some scratches at front and verso, none of which affect Houdini’s beautiful signature. PSA/DNA graded Mint 9 and slabbed to 7.25” x 4.25”.

The Society of American Magicians is the oldest fraternal magic organization in the world. Its purpose is "to advance, elevate, and preserve magic as a performing art, to promote harmonious fellowship throughout the world of magic, and to maintain and improve ethical standards in the field of magic." Founded on May 10, 1902, in the back room of Martinka's magic shop in New York City, the Society expanded under the leadership of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) during his term as National President from 1917 to 1926. Houdini sought to create a large, unified national network of professional and amateur magicians. Wherever he traveled, Houdini would give a lengthy formal address to the local magic club, making speeches, and usually threw a banquet for the members at his own expense.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Houdini Signed “Society of American Magicians” Card Slabbed Mint 9

HOUDINI, HARRY. Signature, “Harry Houdini”, as president of The Society of American Magicians, 4.25” x 2.5”, circa 1923. Additionally signed by Richard Van Dien, as secretary. Blue ID card number 632 certifies that B. L. Gilbert is a member in good standing. Red seal of the society at center, verso has “Hospital Benefit” information. Card has peeling at edges, some scratches at front and verso, none of which affect Houdini’s beautiful signature. PSA/DNA graded Mint 9 and slabbed to 7.25” x 4.25”.

The Society of American Magicians is the oldest fraternal magic organization in the world. Its purpose is "to advance, elevate, and preserve magic as a performing art, to promote harmonious fellowship throughout the world of magic, and to maintain and improve ethical standards in the field of magic." Founded on May 10, 1902, in the back room of Martinka's magic shop in New York City, the Society expanded under the leadership of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) during his term as National President from 1917 to 1926. Houdini sought to create a large, unified national network of professional and amateur magicians. Wherever he traveled, Houdini would give a lengthy formal address to the local magic club, making speeches, and usually threw a banquet for the members at his own expense.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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