The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2019
DeMott, George. Juggling and Magic Ephemera Scrapbooks. Four Volumes. 1940s/1960s. Four thick 4to scrapbooks, numbered 6, 7, 10, and 11 on the covers, each titled and labeled property of DeMott inside, and extensively annotated in the margins by the performer throughout, containing hundreds of pieces from his career as a variety and medicine show performer (primarily a juggler, but also performing as a magician, chalk-talker, ventriloquist, and musician). Includes a Harry Blackstone ALS to artist and magician Raymond G. Bogardus; Bogardus’s membership cards to the I.B.M. and other organizations; several original pen and ink drawings by Bogardus, including a circus midway scene; DeMott’s membership cards and membership booklets to the International Jugglers Association, American Federation of Actors, I.B.M., American Guild of Variety Artists, and other groups; dozens of typed and signed letters, postcards, and greeting cards from magicians and entertainers, including Bogardus, John Mulholland (enclosing annotated proofs of articles by or about DeMott which appeared in The Sphinx), Loring Campbell, Werner Dornfield, John Frye, Paul Fleming, J.B. Bobo, Milbourne Christopher, Tommy Windsor, “Silent” Mora, Wallace Lee, and others; numerous Lyceum, Chautauqua, and magic convention programs featuring DeMott and his contemporaries; miscellaneous magic programs and ephemera, including letterhead, business cards, handbills, and more; photographs of DeMott juggling; news clippings, certificates, and diplomas from DeMott’s career; a McDonald Birch color poster; and more. Should be seen.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,080.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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