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Original 1929 Thurston "Whippet" Stone Lithograph Window Card

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    Posted 5 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    This is an original 1929 Thurston "Whippet" stone lithograph window card from my private collection of Magic posters.

    Attempting to take his act one notch above a mere disappearing maiden, Thurston claims that he will make an entire fleet of girls, complete with their Whippet automobile, vanish right before your eyes. This was also one of the earliest examples of product placement, as the Willys-Overland dealership provided a new car in each city Thurston performed, provided that it was both pictured and mentioned in all of his ads.

    The price for a new Whippet automobile in 1928?.....$535.00

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    Comments

    1. Circusposters Circusposters, 5 years ago
      What a great image! Rare as a window card!
    2. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Very true buddy and a great addition to my collection.
    3. wrightarchitecture, 5 years ago
      Fantastic, iconic poster--with cross over from magic to auto subject matter!

      The $535.00 in 1928 is the equivalent of $7, 261 in today's dollars!
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thanks buddy, and even $7,261. today would be a STEAL!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning poster buddy ;)
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68, much appreciated! Be well buddy.

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