The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins
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Kellar, Harry (Heinrich Keller). Kellar’s Ching Ling Foo Paper Tearing Apparatus. Los Angeles: Harry Kellar, ca. 1915. Leather-covered brass pull and gimmicked gold-plated finger ring allow the performer to execute an exceedingly clean version of the torn and restored paper strip effect as first seen in America in the hands of Ching Ling Foo. Elastic replaced, otherwise fine condition. Crafted by Kellar in his Los Angeles home and presented as a gift to David P. Abbott. Acquired from the personal props of Abbott by Omaha magician and collector Walter Graham. According to David P. Abbott’s biographer, Walter Graham, the ring in this set was Abbott’s own, given to him by Kellar.
Kellar’s Ching Ling Foo Paper Tearing Apparatus.
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $900.00
Estimate: $500 - $750
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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