EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 433 - November 12, 2002     3 of 4 to Auction Blackstone Magician Collection

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Posters, costumes and props belonging to famous magicians Harry Blackstone Sr (1885 1065) and his son Harry Blackstone Jr. (1934 1997) will be auctioned online beginning Thursday.

The Blackstones created the most spectacular illusions of the past century, from the "Floating Light Bulb," to the infamous "Zig-Zag Illusion," to "The Vanishing Birdcage." The last high profile magic auction of this type, "The Mulholland Collection," was purchased in 1991 by David Copperfield for over $2 million .

"Because I've been entrusted with upholding the Blackstone family's rich heritage and, as an official Ambassador to the Society of American Magicians (SAM) as well as the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), we're donating a portion of the proceeds to each organization," said Mrs. Harry (Gay) Blackstone Jr.

The auction will be held exclusively on from November 14 - 24, 2002.

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