A TO Z OF ALL AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS

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Ash Marlow Signed Playing Card 

Not strictly speaking a signed playing card but was a signed business card that was enclosed with a free gift that he provided after I made a purchase from him.

Ash is a magician who also designs and sells his own playing cards and effects.  In 2020 he released his own "Ape" design playing cards.  An amazing deck that was initially on Kickstarter, though I bought directly from him.

Ben Hanlin Poster 

This poster was available to be purchased, signed from Ben's website.

A simple poster that is A3 in size and states Ben's name.

The artwork is the same as the "50" tour poster art.

Having previously seen Ben perform live, the poster appealed to me.

Released:  Not known.  Perhaps 2019 onward as similar to "50" artwork.

Edition: N/A.

Message: N/A.

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct purchase from www.bens-magic-shop.myshopify.com in November 2020

Chris Cross Poster

This purchase came about while actively looking for magicians who sell signed posters online.

I immediately liked the retro feel of the poster which is called "The Great Magician of the North".  It is created by Erica Flannes, a tattoo artist from Hell's Kitchen, New York.

Purchased at the time with a signed book (please see books page)

Released:  2018

Edition: Signed by Chris Cross.

Message: "To Martin... Magic! Chris Cross 2020".

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct purchase from www.chris-cross.co.uk in October 2020

Chris Cross - "The Geordie Book Of Magic"

I became aware of Chris due to his online presence and magic shop.  I discovered this book after browsing the store of Chris' website.  Options to order signed copies which are dedicated also exist.

While the book is aimed at a younger audience, it seemed ideal for a hobbyiest learning magic, you need to start some where.  It's illustrated by Davey Jones off The VIZ Comic and boasts a foreword by Debbie McGee. The Book comes complete with an Instructional DVD and some specially printed Cards.

 

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Chris Dugdale - "XYA"

Last year, I had the opportunity to interview Chris Dugdale.  A talented magician who is a magic creator, motivational speak and author to name just a few of his many talents.  Famed for his TV and theatre work.

The interview has opened up other opportunities which in this case, was the chance to carry out a book review of "XYA".

Chris kindly sent a review copy for Magic Seats that I received late January 2021.  A thoroughly enjoyable book that is a hybrid of content that mixes essays and effects.

Not only has this book been signed to me by Chris, it is a truly unique book to have in my collection.  Excluding review editions, Chris is only publishing 250 copies of this limited edition book.  The review was published in February 2021 which you can read here.  

Darcy Oake Poster

This poster was advertised to support Darcy's Zoom show of the same name in December 2020.

A limited run of just 50 signed posters.  Celebrating the online show that was advertised for the 19th of December at 1900 for the UK and Europe.  Mine is number 7 of 50.

Released:  December 2020.

Edition: Signed by Darcy Oake in gold pen.  No 7 of 50.

Message: "To Martin, Best Wishes, Darcy Oake"

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct purchase from eventbrite in December 2020 when purchasing show tickets. No longer available.

Darcy Oake - "Behind The Illusion" Signed Book

Prior to Darcy's online Zoom show on the 19th of December 2020, you could buy a copy of his signed book.

The cost was reasonable and you could buy along with a ticket for the show.

This took absolutely ages to arrive and I believe was shipped from Canada in November 2020 and eventually arrived in March 2021.

I had pretty much given up on receiving this so it was a nice surprise when it eventually arrived.

Available on Amazon as a hardback book and kindle download here.

Acquired:  March 2021

David Copperfield - Signed Photo with COA

This was sourced from Sportagraphs at a reasonable cost.  Mounted and framed and came with a COA.

Looks impressive hung on my wall.

David Copperfield is of course one of the most famous magicians worldwide currently and this is a good addition to my collection.

Purchased:  April 2021

Debbie McGee - Signed Poster Print

This was a limited poster signed by Debbie McGee in conjunction with Enchanted rabbit Magic.

A nice message with her signature in gold on a collectable print.

Like all of a certain age, I have fond memories of watching Debbie on the TV and this is a nice memento to have.

Released:  March 2021.

Edition: Signed by Debbie McGee and numbered 27 of 40.

Message: "Love & Luck - Debbie McGee".

Size:  A3

Purchased: May 2021 - Direct purchase from Enchanted Rabbit Magic by Chris Cross.

Derren Brown - Signed Photo with COA

I bought this autographed photo on e-Bay of Derren Brown in late January 2021.

A real bargain that comes with a certificate of authenticity.

A real bargain as no one else was bidding so no competition.  Many of these autographs start from £35 and this was a lot less.

The signature itself is slightly faded, hence the lower price.  But still a good item to have in my collection.

Maybe when I get to see Derren perform live, I maybe able to order a signed item.  Now that would be good.

Purchased:  January 2021

Dynamo - "Avoiding The Straight Lines" Poster Print

This was a Christmas present for 2020 from my wife - Nadine.  As framed with a perspex glass, it does not photograph well.  Hence a pic from the Dynamo website.

A limited edition lithograph poster print that is signed by Dynamo in gold pen and numbered.

My edition is number 409 of 1000.  At time of writing, this is still available to buy.  Now hanging on display in my home office.

Released:  Not known but guessing 2019/2020 onwards.

Edition: Signed by Dynamo and numbered 409 of 1000.

Message: N/A.

Size:  A1

Purchased: Direct purchase from www.dynamomagician.com in December 2020

Elliot Bibby - Signed Playing Card

I have had the opportunity to view Elliot's online show a couple of times. 

 

I have worked within him on a couple of show reviews and also an interview.

 

In March 2021, I was able to gain a signed card which is a great collectable.

 

A signed note from Elliot also came with the card which is also an excellent memento.

 

An amazing artist that I hope to see before live after lockdown eases.

 

Acquired:  March 2021 

Elliot Bibby- Signed Card

This is a really nice promo card that advertises Elliot Bibby with his website contacts.

I received this as a surprise and had a nice message from Elliot.

A great addition to my collection.

I have been lucky to watch Elliot on Zoom for a couple or shows and interview him.  Hopefully I will get to see him perform live at some point.

Received:  March 2021

Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride Signed Posters

Two signed limited edition posters, both signed by Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride.

In 2006 and 2009, world famous magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger staged an intimate evening of Las Vegas style magic for the magic and mystery school in Cornwall.

 

Released:  March 2006 and April 2009

Edition: Limited to 30 per poster.  Signed by Eugene Burger and Jeff McBride

Message: No message"

Size:  A4

Purchased: Ebay - March 2021

Fay Presto - Signed Magic Circle Cover of The Invisible Man

While I have all these 5 stamps by the Royal Mail as part of a special cover, some individual signed covers were issued.  This one is signed by Fay Presto.  The reverse of the envelope has a signed Benham certificate confirming that only 500 were signed and that this was number 25 by Fay Presto.  

Issued on the 15th of March 2005 for the Centenary of the Magic Circle.  

5 stamps that trace the tricks of the trade back to the start of the last century.

Celebrating in 1905 when 23 magicians came together at Pinoli's restaurant in London to form the Magic Circle.

Acquired:  May 2021

Geoffrey Durham - Signed Photo Card

95% of my autographs are sourced wither directly from artists or have come with signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This was an e-bay purchase which looks authentic though I cannot be 100% sure.  Was a low price so bought it.

It looks authenticate on examination and cant think why anyone would want to fake as cost was low.  Fingers crossed!

Received/Purchase :  April 2021

Harapan Ong - "The Four Treasures" Signed Book

In March 2021, I had the opportunity to join Harapan for an online pro-lecture.

He talked through various effects that included some that were part of his "The Four Treasures" book.

The lecture was excellent and took place on a Sunday afternoon in April 2021 as Harapan is based in Singapore.  

The book and signed editions are available on harapanmagic.com here.

Acquired:  May 2021

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Jay & Joss Signed Poster

Jay & Joss were advertising Zoom shows in the October 2020.

They offered a package of a ticket and a signed poster.  As A5 in size, the picture arrived in a plastic wallet and is signed in gold by both performers.

A nice souvenir of the show which I also reviewed for this site.

Released:  October 2020.

Edition: Signed by Jay & Joss (Jamie Docherty and Lewis Joss).

Message: N/A.

Size:  A5

Purchased: Received as part of a ticket package for an online show in 2020.

John Archer - Signed Photo Card

Having worked with John on an interview for this site, the opportunity to gain a signed photo was always going to be high on the agenda.

This was a fantastic surprise when I received this signed photo from John, inscribed "Happy Birthday Martin".

The picture is a really decent size and would be ideal to hang up framed in my office.  

A great addition to my collection.

Received:  March 2021

Justin Willman Signed "Magic For Humans At Home" Poster

During lock down, Justin Willman has performed a few different "Magic For Humans At Home" shows via Zoom.

The original show in 2020, followed by a Halloween and Christmas edition.  A new version of the show with new material is now out for 2021.  

Having watched Justin via Zoom on a few occasions, it made sense to get this poster to add to my collection.  

Released:  2020.

Edition: Signed by Justin Willman.

Message: "To Martin!  All the Best!"

Size:  A3 approx

Purchased: May 2021 via Justin's online webs store.

Romany Romany - "The Secret Life Of A Female Magician - Spun Into Gold"

I was aware of Romany as I had seen her perform on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

A recent edition of Magic Seen Magazine alerted me to the fact that Romany had a new book out.  Immediately ordered a signed copy dedicated to me.

Billed as a story of showbiz dreams, addictions and finding real magic.  The book being for anyone who has ever had a dream.  For anyone who wants to remember how magic work.  Buy at www.romanymagic.com for a signed copy or Amazon here.  Read my review here.

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Justin Willman Signed "Magic In Real Life Tour" Poster

This was one of two posters available to purchase from Justin's online store.  This particular post was for a tour within the US between 2019 and 2020 that of course got cut short due to Covid.

As a fan of Justin, watching his Netflix and online shows, I had to buy this artwork which is fantastic.  While it will be initially stored in an A1 art folio, it would be good to get this one framed eventually.

Released:  2019.

Edition: Signed by Justin Willman.

Message: "To Martin"

Size:  A1 approx

Purchased: May 2021 via Justin's online webs store.

Lxke Trix Signed Playing Card 

This card was signed by Luke Baker aka Lxke Trix.

Having worked with Luke on interviews for this site and purchasing products from his Magic Hut shop, I received this signed card in August/September 2020.

Inscribed as "To Martin, thanks for all your support, from Luke" on a red Bicycle card.

Mandy Muden - Signed Photo Card

Being a fan of Mandy Muden, I had hoped to get a signed autograph/picture at some point.

This was a complete surprise and arrived with a card from Mandy which was unexpected in March 2021

Little did I know that my wife had contacted Mandy and had arranged.  

What is particularly good about this photo is that the card is an older photo that is probably quite rare.  A 90's promo picture.

Thank you Mandy.  My favourite collectable signed photo that is frmaed and in my office.

Received:  March 2021

Marc Spelmann - The 1X500 Playing Cards & Signed Cert

Marc is certainly an artist who has gained a lot of attention through his appearances on Britains Got Talent.

In April 2021, Marc released a limited edition deck of 500 cards which he designed himself.  He is a graphic designed and it shows, the box, deck of cards and certificate are very well designed.

My certificated is number 40 of 500 so quite a low number.  Signed by Marc and "X".

A nice collectable which also comes with some instruction videos online.

Received/Purchased:  April 2021

Mark Evans - "Illusory"

I was aware of Mark, a mentalist who creates his own effects and who also has his own web shop.

In April 2021 I had the opportunity to interview Mark for the site and part of the research was attending his lecture.  His site sells this book and also bundles which include the book and effects.  Just too tempting not to buy.

The book is a lovely softback with nice cover, good quality print and about A5 in size.  Check out www.MEMagic.co.uk 

Acquired:  April 2021

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Mark Shortland Signed 53 Films Playing Cards 

As well as a magician, Mark Shortland is an artist.

To date he has created three decks of cards  - 53 Films, 53 Magicians  and 53 Movies.

On his site, you can purchase the playing cards and the artwork, each piece of artwork of course being unique and used for creating one of the cards in an actual deck that can be bought.

 

The 53 Films series caught my eye on his site after watching Mark perform live on Zoom.  This pack of cards has actually been signed by Mark and came in a half cellophane wrap.  The wrap is removed for this photo but has been placed back on the deck to protect the signature.

Purchased:  April 2021

Mark Shortland - Signed Note

When purchasing some cards and original artwork from Mark, I received a nice note from him on the card used to protect the artwork.

 

It protected artwork for "Woody from Toy Story".  A fabulous art piece that was used in the 53 Films deck of cards.

The note thanks me for a show review that I had recently carried out and that Mark hopes that I enjoy the actual painting.  

 

Received:  April 2021

Mark Shortland Signed Artwork of Woody from Toy Story

As well as a magician, Mark Shortland is an artist.  To date he has created three decks of cards  - 53 Films, 53 Magicians  and 53 Movies.  His website sells his original artworks used to create the decks of cards that he designs.  Therefore, every art piece is unique and was used to help create a real deck of playing card.

This piece of artwork caught my eye because I saw Mark draw a Woody as part of one of his online performances.  Therefore, when I saw the original artwork used for the 53 Films cards on sale, I had to buy.  It came with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Mark and giving the location where painted.  This piece was painted on a cruise hip between Colombo and Phuket.   Signed.

On receipt, the actual artwork took me by surprise as a the picture online does not do it justice.  Mark is an amazing artist and it now holds memories of watching Mark perform and painting a similar picture live for a Zoom audience.  

Purchased:  April 2021

Martin Daniels - Signed Picture

An 80's looking picture of Martin Daniels.

Magician and all round entertainer, which has included a stint on "Game for a laugh" in the 80's as a presenter.

Martin has of course featured more recently on television and featured on Penn & Teller: Fool Us which also featured Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee.

Purchased:  March 2021 (e-Bay)

Matthew Corbett - Signed Poster

Chris Cross runs a great site called "The Enchanted Rabbit".  Not only is he a magician, but also runs this shop and is a dealer.

My poster is signed by Matthew Corbett and is no 2 of 52.

Extremely limited and rare.  This poster is part of a limited collection of Legends of Magic.

Particularly special to me as I grew up watching Matthew on TV as a child.

Released:  Feb/Mar 2021

Edition: Signed by Matthew Corbett

Message: No message

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct from Chris Cross.  No 2 of 50.

Paul Daniels - "Adult Magic" - Barry Murray

I had wanted to buy a copy of the Paul Daniels "Adult Magic" book by Barry Murray.

This edition was advertised on e-bay by a seller assuring that all his signatures were genuine and gained in person.

As I wanted this book, I felt that I had nothing to lose as the price was reasonable.  In my opinion, the signature appears genuine.

While I source most signatures direct or at least with a COA, this was worth the chance.

Purchased:  May 2021

 

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Paul Daniels - Signed Tour Poster

The magician Chris Cross originally put one of these signed tour posters on e-bay which I really wanted earlier in 2021.  At the time I lost the bid, but thankfully he had another for sale.

This is a lovely A3 sized poster which is signed by Paul, Debbie McGee and Chris Cross.

Really lucky to own this and advertised one of the last shows before Paul's death.

Released:  June 2015

Edition: Signed by Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee and Chris Cross

Message: No message

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct from Chris Cross.  Very limited number were signed.

Paul Daniels - Signed Tour Poster

This is quite an old "An Audience with Paul Daniels" tour poster that dates back to March 2000.

Sourced from magician Chris Cross as genuine.

While I never saw this show, the poster is very rare.  I have become aware of a DVD of the "An Audience with Paul Daniels" show so as long as I can perhaps get on download.  Will have to buy.

Condition of poster is generally good for the age.

Released:  March 2000

Edition: Signed by Paul Daniels

Message: No message

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct from Chris Cross.  Very limited number were signed.

Paul Daniels - Signed Picture with COA

As a child, I watched Paul Daniels regularly on television on the BBC.

I was able to pick up this signed picture on eBay.  A really nice photo, strong signature and a certificate of authenticity.

I hope to grow a small collection of Paul Daniels collectables and I would like to get some of his tricks that were sold in the 80's.

Purchased:  February 2021

Paul Zerdin - Signed Picture with COA

A nice photo with signed picture of Paul Zerdin with a COA.

Just a shame that as a dark photo, it has been signed in black pen.

I have seen Paul perform at Corby in 2019.  I wish that I had now queued for his autograph but this is the next best thing.  

Bought via e-Bay.

Purchased:  May 2021

Random Private Cards from Magicians

I really appreciate how personable many magicians are towards their fans..

I have been lucky to receive a few birthday cards and even a Christmas card.

Respecting the intentions of the individuals as private cards, wont publish the messages for these.  

The Magical Birthday was a great surprise, birthday card from Mandy Muden.  Then, also a lovely card from Romany.

One card that I hope to find soon is a signed Christmas card from Ben Halnlin.  At present, filed somewhere with loads of other Christmas cards.  Hope to find it soon.

Acquired:  From 2018 onwards

Richard Cadell and Sooty - Signed Postcard 

This signed postcard was sourced from e-bay.

A signed postcard of Richard Cadell and Sooty.  

Excellent condition and has been on display for over 20 years.  So, must be early 2000's.  Was obtained at a show in Winsford in Northwich.  

Purchased: March 2021

Richard Jones "Escape" 2020 Tour Poster

I was able to see the Escape tour in 2019.  While I was able to get a selfie of with Richard after his show, I wasn't so much into the collectible side of things at that time.

Available on Richard's website, this was a bargain as for the purchase of this poster, I also received "The Military Illusionist" signed poster along with a note from Richard addressed to me.

Released:  2020.

Edition: Signed by Richard Jones.

Message: "Always Believe In The Impossible!".

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct purchase from www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk - October 2020

Richard Jones "The Military Illusionist" Poster

This was an extra bonus poster from Richard when I was purchasing the "Escape" tour poster.  I have two copies, the one pictured and an additional copy that wishes "Happy Birthday Martin" for March 2021.

A nice surprise to receive and while the picture of Richard is the same as more recent posters, the supporting graphics are different.  I also have a smaller signed A4 version of this same poster that came with a magic set that I purchased from Richard - now framed and display in my home office.

Released:  2017+ at a guess.

Edition: Signed by Richard Jones.

Message: "Always Believe In The Impossible!".

Size:  A3

Purchased: Direct purchase from www.richardjonesmagic.co.uk - October 2020

Richard Jones - Signed Note 

This signed general note was received in December 2020 with a signed magic set that I bought.  Written on Richard Jones note paper, A6 in size with gold writing.

The message is "I hope that you enjoy the magic.  Use it to make people smile.

Best wishes

Richard"

Received: December 2020

Richard Jones Signed Note 2

This is a favorite signed piece of mine.  Written on plain white paper, it is personalised to me.  Thanking me for when I purchased signed posters.

"Martin

I hope you're pleased with these posters.

Have a wonderful Christmas & keep in touch".

Keep safe, keep smiling

Richard Jones".

Received: October 2020

Romany Romany - "The Secret Life Of A Female Magician - Spun Into Gold"

I was aware of Romany as I had seen her perform on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

A recent edition of Magic Seen Magazine alerted me to the fact that Romany had a new book out.  Immediately ordered a signed copy dedicated to me.

Billed as a story of showbiz dreams, addictions and finding real magic.  The book being for anyone who has ever had a dream.  For anyone who wants to remember how magic work.  Buy at www.romanymagic.com for a signed copy or Amazon here.  Read my review here.

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Scot Jerram - "Scot Free" Book

Scot is a founding member of the Leicester Magician's Network.  Author of "Scot Free - A Journey Into Classically Inspired Card Magic".  

A book that documents Scot's passion for cardistry  and Edward Marlo, also detailing lots of effects. 

 

My copy is a signed first edition hardback edition that is beautifully presented.  Copies can be bought by visited Scot's FaceBook page here.

For a sample of the book, download the pdf here.  Shared with permission.

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Vinny Sagoo Autograph

Vinny is not only a magician but a creator who is famed for his NeoMagic website and blog.

A member of the same magic club as myself, the Leicester Magicians Network.

Vinny presented a lecture to us all recently and I was able to make a few purchases from his shop.

With my purchases was a free gift and a signed note.

Received: December 2020

Wayne Dobson - Signed Magic Circle Cover of Thurston

While I have all these 5 stamps by the Royal Mail as part of a special cover, some individual signed covers were issued.  This one is signed by Wayne Dobson.  The reverse of the envelope has a signed Benham certificate confirming that only 500 were signed and that this was number 3 by Wayne Dobson.  

Issued on the 15th of March 2005 for the Centenary of the Magic Circle.  

5 stamps that trace the tricks of the trade back to the start of the last century.

Celebrating in 1905 when 23 magicians came together at Pinoli's restaurant in London to form the Magic Circle.

Acquired:  May 2021

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