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64-65 NYWF-Hall of Magic-Memorabilia-Poster

Original 64-65 NYWF Hall of Magic Original Memorabilia Very Rare Poster

Original Memorabilia from the Allakazam Archives Collection:

VERY RARE - ORIGINAL "New York Worlds Fair 1964-1965 Corporation"  Poster (Copyright 1963) for The General Cigar Hall of Magic. This venue hosted the 7th Most Popular Live Attraction at the Fair, 2 years running.  The show was created by Mark Wilson, star of "The Magic Land of Allakazam." 

 

This is a large, 30"x40" Poster. Its  condition is NEAR MINT - NEW/OLD STOCK.  It's been stored rolled since printed in 1963, with only sleight wearing on the edges that were on the end of the protective tube.  This is a recent warehouse find.  This poster comes from magician Mark Wilson's personal collection.  Mark produced the live show that was performed in the Hall of Magic and picked up this poster from the General Cigar offices in 1963.   Many famous magicians were influenced by this show, including David Copperfield.  Mr. Copperfield saw the show many times as a young man.  

 

The reason this poster is so rare, is because they were printed for the NY Metropolitan Transit Authority as subway and bus stop posters.  Once used, the NY-MTA posters were destroyed.  This poster was never sold at the Fair.  That's why Mark Wilson has the only known surviving originals.  This is an Extremely Rare Poster.  It has been authenticated by the Curator of the Queens Museum at the Flushing Meadows grounds of the original NYWF.

 

The background is based on the work of Bob Peak, although the rest of the layout is done by an unknown artist.  The "Copyright" notice at the bottom shows it was printed by Robert Moses' NYWF Corp. in 1963, prior to the opening of the fair.   The same art was used in other ways for post cards and magazine ads.  But this large printed poster was never distributed to the public, making it quite a special and unique discovery!  The retro style of the family attending the fair, the Unisphere, and the "Smoke Rings" (part of the General Cigar planned attraction) all represent a bygone era, and a real treasure for any collector or fan of World's Fairs.

 

Please write us with any questions.  We will maintain it in it's pristine "Rolled" condition and Ship it to you by USPS in a sturdy tube.  Mark Wilson is currently 90 years old, and quite healthy.  If you would like it autographed, please specify that when you place your order.  Don't miss this opportunity to own an incredible piece of NYWF and Magic history!  

 

Proceeds from the sale of this poster go to the preservation and maintenance of the Allakazam Archives, dedicated to the digitization of the pioneering work of Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell in the world of Magic.

Large NYWF Proposal Art by Frank Martineau for The Hall of Magic

64/65 NYWF Super Rare Near Mint ORIGINAL Print Poster

Image Notes:

This is a 56 year old  poster in amazing condition!  Printed with durable ink on sturdy bond paper.  It's been stored away from sunlight, so if there is any aging it is only on the edges of the rolled ends, and perhaps a slight bit along the exposed back portion that was the outside part of the roll.  But the printed front of the poster is in Mint or Near-Mint condition.  This is a phenomenal find!  And, there are no other sources that I have found for these original prints!  


Get your's now, because when it's gone..IT'S GONE!

Features:

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    ORIGINAL PRINT
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    Stored in Mint or Near-Mint condition for 56 years!
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    Original color - no fading
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    Officially printed by the 1963 New York World's Fair Corporation
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    “Certificate of Authenticity,” issued by the Allakazam Archives
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    Made in the USA

© Greg Wilson – All Rights Reserved

Additional Information:

Frame

None

Dimensions

30” Wide x 40” Hig

Artist

1963 New York World's Fair Corporation

Media

Printed Paper

Origin

Compilation of artists

Genre

NY Metropolitian Authority Mass Transit Poster

Category

Memorabilia, Collectable, New York World''s Fair

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Allakazam 50th Anniversary Program

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Allakazam 50th Anniversary Program!

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The 50th Anniversary Program Story...

In October of 2010, we had a celebration at the Magic Castle in Hollywood to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Magic Land of Allakazam!  Working closely with graphic artist Steve Mitchell, Writer and Editor Mark Nelson, and many more volunteers that helped to research and scan images and documents, and of course the help of all the Allaka-Zammers and Allaka-Fans that pitched in to cover some of the hard startup costs, I created this beautiful book with articles and photos, many of which had never been seen in any publications.  

I have a few left, nearly 10 years later.  

And Mark and Nani and I (Greg), can autograph one for you!  But I strongly suggest getting yours while our supplies last, because they won't last forever, and the cost of reprinting is too high.  So even though it's not from the 1960's it is ALL ABOUT ALLAKAZAM, and is one of the best collections of images an untold stories.  I sincerely hope you can add one to your collection while I still have some.


Greg Wilson (Allaka-Son #2)

Allakazam Magic Paint Book

The Magic Land of Allakazam Paintless Paint Book, Paint with Water, Magic Paint Book!  Yes, it has many names, depending on which title you are reading.   Over the years I've seen some and even purchased them from EBay, trying to find some good ones.   But sadly, everything I bought was damaged, colored in, cut, or torn, but nothing good.  The books sold to the public have been played with.  Until the other day...

We FOUND SOME Like NEW!   There are a total of 15 of them.  12 NOS, and the 3 more outside of the package.  Those 3 are beautiful.  Some minor nicks and little bumps from normal aging, but otherwise in fantastic shape.  Never colored in, with un-cracked spines.  They are in magnificent condition!

This "Magic Land of Allakazam Magic Paint Book" is original Memorabilia.  These Treasures are New/Old Stock, in beautiful  condition... While going through boxes and boxes of unsorted things, I found this unopened inventory!  An amazing discovery.   Fortunately they have been kept dry and flat, and wrapped in the original packaging.  These books are in the best condition to be found anywhere... I think!  You see, I have not opened the package yet.

For nearly 60 years, the dozen of them have been wrapped up and protected, so if there is someone that wants to purchase the full set, I don't want to ruin the MINT packaging.  Write to me quickly, and we can talk about it.  Before I have to crack it open to sell them individually.  I think it's so cool to have them in this sealed bundle from the original printer.

Click below to see if we have any left!

Or write to me about the "full dozen" package:

  Wilson@AllakazamArchives.com

Click below to see if we have any left!

Or write to me about the "full dozen" package:

  Wilson@AllakazamArchives.com

Each piece of authentic memorabilia is unique.  There will be minor differences between yours and the images on this site.   Each item is certified by Greg Wilson, the Curator of Allakazam Archives, and Mark & Nani Wilson to be originals.  So enjoy yours, and know that you've helped!

Mark Wilson Magic Club Card Memorabilia

This "Mark Wilson Magic Club" membership card is original Memorabilia.  These Treasures are in MINT condition... Moved and stored, then moved and stored, again and again, and temporarily lost in the mele of life...  Until a small box of them was recently  re-discovered in our warehouse!  

Protected from the elements, ever since the they were first made nearly 60 years ago for "The Magic Land of Allakazam"!

Now, you too can have your own "Mark Wilson Magic Club Card" from the Archive Collection of the history making show... Magic Land of Allakazam!

This is the actual card that was given to some of the lucky kids did that came to the show, wrote in a fan letter, or waited in line with the droves of kids at the State Fair... ALL asking for a Magic Club Card!  

Since this is the real deal, NOT A REPRINT!  This "New/Old Stock-Warehouse Find", is in such great condition, you won't believe it's an original.  That's why we ALSO include, especially for YOU, 

A Personalized Certificate of Authenticity

from the Allakazam Archives, verified by Mark and Nani. 

We've only got whats left!

So get yours now... Have your own piece of magic history & enjoy the Re-Enchantment.

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Each piece of authentic memorabilia is unique.  There will be minor differences between yours and the images on this site.   Each card is certified by Greg Wilson, the Curator of Allakazam Archives, and Mark & Nani Wilson to be originals.  So enjoy yours, and know that you've helped!

Now, you too can have your own "Mark Wilson Magic Club Card" from the Archive Collection of the history making show... Magic Land of Allakazam!

This is the actual card that was given to some of the lucky kids did that came to the show, wrote in a fan letter, or waited in line with the droves of kids at the State Fair... ALL asking for a Magic Club Card!  

Since this is the real deal, NOT A REPRINT!  This "New/Old Stock-Warehouse Find", is in such great condition, you won't believe it's an original, that's why we ALSO include, especially for YOU,

A Personalized Certificate of Authenticity

from the Allakazam Archives...  Verified by Mark and Nani Wilson. 

We've only got whats left!

So get yours now... Have your own piece of magic history & enjoy the Re-Enchantment.

This "Mark Wilson Magic Club" membership card is original Memorabilia.  These Treasures are in MINT condition... Moved and stored, then moved and stored, again and again, and temporarily lost in the mele of life...  Until a small box of them was recently  re-discovered in our warehouse!  

Protected from the elements, ever since the they were first made nearly 60 years ago for "The Magic Land of Allakazam"!

Add To cart

Product Name

Magic Club Membership Card

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Authentic 1960's Magic Land of Allakazam Magic Club Membership Card [Original Memorabilia]
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Product Price:
$458.23
$10.00
Add To Cart
Buy Now

Each piece of authentic memorabilia is unique.  There will be minor differences between yours and the images on this site.   Each card is certified by Greg Wilson, the Curator of Allakazam Archives, and Mark & Nani Wilson to be originals.  So enjoy yours, and know that you've helped!

Allakazam Comic Book

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The Original "Allakazam Comic Book"!

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The "Magic Trick"  Comic Book Story...

In 1961-2 Mark and the Allakazam Team, mainly Glenn Schmitz and Leo Behnke, created this custom "Magic Club" comic version of a Magic Book. These fun booklets were given to the kids that came to see the "Live" recording of Allakazam.   They were also given to kids at the various State Fair shows across the USA.  There are actually two versions of the comic book.  This one is the original... If you look at the images above you can see the reference to "Kellogg's" as the Magic Word.  The next edition of this comic was printed after the Kellogg's sponsorship changed.  that's why, if you look at it closely, you can see where the text was modified.  I'll get that one up for you soon.


Did you ever get one as a kid?  Maybe you would like one now?  We found a limited quantity of near MINT condition, New/Old Stock, in a box, on a shelf, in the back... you know, lost until found kinda thing!  If you are lucky we have not sold out of them yet, so please click here to check the Treasure Store to see if any are available.


By adding one to your collection of original Allakazam Memorabilia you help to keep the Allakazam Archives alive and well and online.  It's only through the thoughtful contributions of our volunteer Archive team, and Allaka-Fans like you, that we can continue to research, digitize and preserve this analog era of magic history.


I hope you enjoy seeing the actual first edition of the Magic Club booklet right now, at least the digital version.  I think Glenn Schmitz's art is fun.  Mom thinks that Mark's character looks more like Glenn than Mark, but I don't necessarily agree.  I like it a lot!  And the magic is fun too!


Greg Wilson (Allaka-Son #2)

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