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    A Harry Houdini Signed Society of American Magicians Membership Card, 1918. A 'Card of Identification' certifying that F. H. Bullis "Is a member (#549) in good standing until the Annual Meeting in June in 1918," printed in two colors on light gray cardstock (blank verso) and bears a beautiful dark black ink "Harry Houdini" signature, as President, near the bottom, signed beneath that by "Oscar S. Teale" as Secretary, vertically at left is the signature of the cardholder "F. H. Bullis" and his address, given as "Deming N. M.;" card was likely issued in 1917, making it one of the first ones signed by Houdini as President. (See next lot)
    2 1/2" x 4"

    The Society of American Magicians, the oldest fraternal magic organization in the world, was originally founded in 1902 at Martinka's Magic Shop in New York. It was during Harry Houdini's leadership as president from 1917-1926 that the society expanded nationally. The secretary, Oscar S. Teale, was a magician specializing in "phenomenal magic;" he worked closely with Houdini as a psychical researcher, exposing frauds in that field.


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