The Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins
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The Great Lafayette (Sigmund Neuberger). The Great Lafayette. Circa 1909. Small-format window card bears a full-length portrait of Lafayette in Louis XIV-style costume, a fan or hat in one outstretched hand. Approx. 10 x 7”, tipped-on to a contemporary album page with the performer’s name lettered below the image in an unknown hand. Considerably chipped and worn; sold as-is. A friend and contemporary of Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, and other star magicians of the Edwardian era, Lafayette was part magician, part quick-change artist. His production was truly lavish, requiring corps of trained assistants, a trained lion, and a box car full of apparatus. He died tragically in a theatre fire in Edinburgh in 1911.
The Great Lafayette.
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Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,280.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
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