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Original "The Great Nicola" Mini Lithograph Poster

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    Posted 7 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    This is an original Nicola mini lithograph poster from my private collection of Magic posters ca. 1930. This poster folds down to a 4 page flyer that advertised The Great Nicola's world tour in Australia at the King's Theater, Melbourne.

    Nicola (1882-1945) performed on vaudeville for a number of years and did several world tours with his illusion show as the Great Nicola and as Nicoli. He was a successful big stage illusionist in the mode of Thurston, Blackstone, and Dante. But early in his career he dabbled in escape, even co-opting Houdini's billing as "King of Handcuffs."

    During his last world tour in 1939, on outbreak of World War II, the ship he was on hit a mine and sunk with all his equipment off Singapore. After his return home he built a new smaller show, suitable for auditoriums and hospitals, and offered his services free of charge to the USO.

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    1. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Another great poster zguy! Your house must look cool!
    2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      Fantastic!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Zguy, your collection is amazing!! And what an amazing story behind this one!! Nice!!
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      Thank you Jewels, Virginia.vintage, and jscotto363. Your comments are much appreciated, glad you guys enjoy my growing collection, also hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Workers are here at my place tearing up my floors and laying down wood, they can't get over all my Magic posters I have hanging! LOL
    5. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hope your floors turn out great! :) I bet great posters look awesome! Have a great weekend!
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      Jewels, thanks. Floors turned out GREAT and look AMAZING with my posters but was an exhausting weekend and glad they are finally finished! Even managed to hang another Magic poster during the construction. LOL
    7. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Haha Awesome! Glad they turned out nice and it's over! :)

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