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Steve Brooks
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I love collecting old magic stuff, my favorite area though has to be Carter the Great items.

I have two original stone litho window cards and one three-sheet poster of his, a show ticket, stationery, a business envelope, and a brochure advertising the first of his seven world tours.

The brochure I purchased from the Mike C. collection.

Anyone else collect Carter items? Smile
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Steve B.-



I'm jealous of your Carter collection...



I'm pretty proud of my Blackstone book though...



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And to think I almost had your Blackstone book to boot! Smile
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Steve,

I've got the "Elongated Maden", "Modern Priestess of Delphi", and "Cheating the Gallows" posters. Gotta love the Carter stuff!
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Wow Dexter,

sounds like your a real Carter fan as well.

Stone lithographs are so bloody expensive, but boy do they look nice, especially the Carter items. Smile



And by the way, welcome to The Cafe! Smile

Be sure and tell the board a little about yourself in the "New Arrivals" forum
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The colors on some of the George posters are awesome. The detail on the Carter stuff is unbelievably beautiful.



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Steve,



I have some Carter stationery and letterheads. Gifts from Mike Cavaney. Very special to me. More because they were from my friend Mike, I am not at all a collector.







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That's cool John, you'll have to show me some time! Smile
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I recently added to my collection a letter written from Carter to Lester Lake which I find of interest. Just thought I'd let you know since you collect Carter stuff. Smile
THOUGHTfully,

LONDON
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That's great London, you now own a part of the Carter legacy.
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Guys & Gals - I thought he was buried in the Piedmont Cemetery in Oakland, California, but they don't know him at the main office, and his burial site is not listed on such sites as "FindAGrave.com" nor on the wikipedia article.

If you're hesitant to share it because of fears of vandalism, please do PM me.

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On 2001-09-12 02:20, Steve Brooks wrote:
Stone lithographs are so bloody expensive, but boy do they look nice, especially the Carter items....
For most of us, yes, any lithograph is expensive. On the bright side, because many Carter posters are so common, they are relatively cheap, which is a big plus, because many are indeed nice to look at. Back when I was looking at buying an 8 sheet Carter poster, I could buy a near mint set of sheets in the $750 range, which is dirt cheap for 8 sheet posters.

P.S. Saying "stone lithograph" is a bit redundant. Smile
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8 sheet posters seem to regularly sell for "dirt cheap", because they are actually less desireable in the market. Rarely does one have the wall space to display one, and the cost is astronomical to do the necessary conservation and properly stabilize the poster by professionally mounting it on canvas or linen.
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Steve,
Any pics of your Carter stuff? Love to see them!
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On 2009-05-10 03:40, Clay Shevlin wrote:
P.S. Saying "stone lithograph" is a bit redundant. Smile


Mostly yes, however, there are stone lithographs, original plate lithographs (using a zinc or aluminum plate), and mylar plate lithographs (a relatively recent addition to litho techniques).

As for price, I've seen Carter 8-sheets for $400 ballpark simply because they are so hard to display.

Here are a few pics I snapped this morning with my iPhone three of my Carters (letterheads, and smaller sheets are not framed yet, so I only snapped one of them).

These are from Mike and George's Egyptian Hall Museum Collection. I had the great opportunity to be at the original auction in 2000 in York, Pa, soon after they purchased the collection. That was, in my opinion, one of the greatest events I've seen in a LONG time. So much magic history, magic historians, and knowledge in that warehouse that weekend.

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3649672907_68101ea556.jpg?v=0[/img]

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3649672911_2a92e6db26.jpg?v=0[/img]

[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/3650501898_e4291846ca.jpg?v=0[/img]

These are posted on my Flickr page if you want to see the non-resized versions you can see them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/reelsinmoti......4663893/

I'll post more if there's an interest!

Scott
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Those look great!!
Steve Brooks
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Nice photos Scott. Smile

Out of curiosity, is the Houdini poster (right side of photo) an original? I knew of only two originals of that particular poster to exist - Thoughts? Smile
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