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Paradise Valley, Arizona

Collector of Circus and Magic Memorabilia. Posters and Programs are my specialty. Also collect political material, and War Posters.


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Blackstone Magician - Blackstone Big Combination (One Sheet) - Advertisingin Advertising
The Greatest Bareback Rider of All Time - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Hagenbeck Wallace: CARL HAGENBECK PERFORMING ELEPHANTS (c.1933) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Thurston Presents Tampa England's Court Magician "Devil Panel" - 1926 - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Thurston DEVIL PANEL (c.1926) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
John Robinson Circus - "Ernest Schumann"  (1924) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Tampa the Magician - Tent Show (1930) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Sells Floto Featuring Tom Mix - Chicago Opening - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Allen King - In the Shadow of Clyde Beatty (Cole Bros 1935-1936) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints
Ringling-Barnum Three Sheets (circa 1935) - Posters and Printsin Posters and Prints


  1. Koolmonoxide sound like a great name for a German techno band...(GREAT tlitho btw...)
  2. A (literal) footnote to this poster. Felix Bley (1875-1942), whose name is mentioned at the bottom of this half-sheet, was an old time showman who left his hometown of Demopolis, Alabama during the K...
  3. Outstanding restoration work Zguy. So pleased to see the "before" and "after" versions.
  4. Love the "before" and "after" pictures. Amazing what restoration can do for a piece of paper. Thanks for preserving it for future generations!
  5. Incidentally, this poster features the great clown George Hartzell, who was the boss clown on the Ringling Bros Circus starting in 1901. He retired in 1925 and died in 1941. He was known as "The Milli...
  6. Thanks Zguy. That means a lot coming from you. Information on the "Thurston Presents Tampa" DEVIL PANEl is posted elsewhere on "Collector's Weekly Show and Tell."
  7. Love it!
  8. What an amazing piece! Truly a gem!
  9. What a great image! Rare as a window card!
  10. Like you - I love the green imps!
  11. Excellent restoration! Outstanding poster!
  12. Truly one of the best in the series!
  13. Outstanding lithograph! A true gem!
  14. A couple of footnotes to the Kar-Mi/Victorina story. Joe Jan Victorina/Kar-Mi's real name was Joseph Hallworth - and his act included his wife, Kitty Fisher (Miss Victorina). She was known for swall...
  15. Enough with Blackstone, Houdini or Sorcar - you have to appreciate anybody who would bill himself as "Sauczuk the Mystifier!"
  16. GREAT poster! What a find!
  17. Very nice...
  18. Terrific litho Zach...a great piece in a great collection!
  19. This particular window card dates between 1929-35, as it was late 1928 when RCA (the Radio Corporation of America) merged with KAO (Keith-Albee-Orpheum) Theatres, creating the RKO Orpheum Theatre chai...
  20. This is a terrific poster...and makes you ponder what level of fame he would have achieved had World War II not forced him to trade in his white tie and tails for a helmet and fatigues. As William Ge...
  21. Truly a classic Dante image from his European tour. Incidentally the Lewisham Hippodrome in Catford was quite an impressive theatre, seating well in excess of 3,000. The neighborhood was heavily dam...
  22. Outstanding litho. The boys at Otis did an spectacular job on this one...
  23. This is a spectacular it!
  24. This window card, and in fact many of the Thurston posters in collections today, were saved by Durham magician Wallace Lee after word came that Thurston had been stricken with a stoke and wouldn't be ...
  25. This poster features the great clown George Hartzell, who was the boss clown on the Ringling Bros Circus starting in 1901. He retired in 1925 and died in 1941. He was known as "The Millionaire Clown...
  26. This poster, for George and Herbert Pinder, probably dates to about 1900. George and Herbert Pinder were the grandsons of founders George and William Pinder, two Englishmen who founded their show abo...
  27. Over the years a number of circuses had "Snyder" in the title, but the Snyder Bros Circus & Wild West of 1931-32 (owned by Frank Snyder) is the show that purchased this poster from Riverside Litho of ...
  28. Thanks buddy. There is one other horizontal poster for Dorothy Herbert's act that was used by Ringling-Barnum (and a couple of other vertical images). The horizontal litho features a display that sh...
  29. Professionally restored and preserved for future generations.
  30. Zack - yes all of these are original. The "panel" poster is actually a "One=Sheet Panel" (picture two half-sheets on top of each other - approximately 56"x22"). The Erie Ptg and Litho Co executed se...
  31. Outstanding litho!
  32. Great restoration! A gem!
  33. The other thing that always struck me about this poster is a proofreader error. Can you spot that?
  34. The "code" is easier to break than a locked jail cell. Not a common skill in this day of if you don't know it your chances will be dashed....
  35. In the book "Inside Magic" George Boston tells many stories about being an assistant to Will Rock. While it is true that some of Howard Thurston's effects were used in the "Mysteries of India" show, ...
  36. The story goes that in the mid-1940s Alexander Conlon sold what was left of his show, along with a large cache of these beautiful posters that had been printed in India to a magic dealer in Ohio who i...
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Original Heaney Window Card Pinder Bros. Poster


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