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Old 3rd April 2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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Vintage Randi Poster

Anyone know where I procure a printed version of one of these?

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Old 3rd April 2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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The poster mentions Sindey. I wonder if he visited Sindey , or if it is a misspelling of Sydney?
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wow you can get copies online. And we've had vintage posters for sale at the scholarship auction before... I own one but NOT the milk can one. However you can buy copies on ebay and such.
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Found one. Planning on getting it signed when Randi is in town for the Australian Skeptics National Convention at the end of this year.
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wow you can get copies online. And we've had vintage posters for sale at the scholarship auction before... I own one but NOT the milk can one. However you can buy copies on ebay and such.
I saw the exact poster in the OP in an exhibit at the art museum this past weekend called Houdini and the Art of Magic.
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What is the medal he is wearing?

Can you find the name "Harry Houdini" hidden in the poster? (I know where it is, but I don't think the image is good enough to see it.)
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
What is the medal he is wearing?

Can you find the name "Harry Houdini" hidden in the poster? (I know where it is, but I don't think the image is good enough to see it.)
Possibly lower right corner next to a chain? (One of two candidates I can see)
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Originally Posted by Klimax View Post
Possibly lower right corner next to a chain? (One of two candidates I can see)
I think you are seeing the signature "Jayson" for Jay Disbrow, the comic book artist who created the poster.

Naturally there is some small, simple trick. And, as I said, I don't think the image here is clear enough to find it (although it may be possible to guess, but not clear enough to confirm the guess).
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
I think you are seeing the signature "Jayson" for Jay Disbrow, the comic book artist who created the poster.

Naturally there is some small, simple trick. And, as I said, I don't think the image here is clear enough to find it (although it may be possible to guess, but not clear enough to confirm the guess).
Looks so... (not that I am good at looking for such things in any case)
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
Can you find the name "Harry Houdini" hidden in the poster? (I know where it is, but I don't think the image is good enough to see it.)
Is it the join at the top of the wide section of the metal cask that looks like a milk churn? There seems to be some sort of incongruity there, but as you say, the image is too low a resolution to be sure.
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I wonder if Randi has a hard time flying with wings that small...anyone know when he got them removed?
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Is it the join at the top of the wide section of the metal cask that looks like a milk churn? There seems to be some sort of incongruity there, but as you say, the image is too low a resolution to be sure.
It's a milk can, the escape from which is one of the more dangerous, particularly when one uses -- as Houdini did once -- sometbing carbonated like beer. Milk used to be commercially transported in such cans, but Houdini, Randi, et al usually filled them with water for their acts.

In regard to Houdini's name, I can't make out any detail on this image, but I would guess that it is hidden in or formed by links of the chain or is somehow spelled out with a particular viewing of the words and city names on the poster.
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In regard to Houdini's name, I can't make out any detail on this image, but I would guess that it is hidden in or formed by links of the chain or is somehow spelled out with a particular viewing of the words and city names on the poster.
I thought about the chain, but I can't see anything there. I doubt it's in the city names. A poster who knows where it is says the image might be too low-res to see it, but the lettering is plainly visible.
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Randi doesn't reply to emails anymore. So the mystery of the medal may go down as lost to history. Too bad. But before all is lost, I might as well give up the secret of the hidden name.

It is written in Braille along the wide seam of the milk can, next to Randi’s right thigh.

For Ian Osborne’s response, I award 10 points to Gryffindor.
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Randi doesn't reply to emails anymore. So the mystery of the medal may go down as lost to history. Too bad. But before all is lost, I might as well give up the secret of the hidden name.

It is written in Braille along the wide seam of the milk can, next to Randi’s right thigh.

For Ian Osborne’s response, I award 10 points to Gryffindor.
Dang. That was my next guess....

{Not really, of course; that's pretty neat. And I have it on good authority that Ian is in Slytherin as most dark wizards are}.
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{Not really, of course; that's pretty neat. And I have it on good authority that Ian is in Slytherin as most dark wizards are}.
Crucio!
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Oh, THAT kind of poster!!!

From the thread title, I thought this was going to be about a very old forum member!
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One of these posters has popped up on eBay. I've got mine already, so if anyone is interested...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Rand...-/160807962219
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At $375 I think it is a lucky person that got one new and kept it in good condition.
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I have one of these, plus the "Levitation of a Living Woman" poster, both of which are signed. Cough.
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From the look of that chain, it was hyper-engineered to have precisely 4 weak links that all exactly broke together.
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Anyone know where I procure a printed version of one of these?

Nice poster, that.
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Found one. Planning on getting it signed when Randi is in town for the Australian Skeptics National Convention at the end of this year.

So, did you get it signed? How was the convention? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Bumpedy. Still curious.
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Randi must have disappeared him!!!!!
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If you are after Chris H then you will need to find other methods of contracting him. He has not been active on this forum since May 2013.

Edit. His last post on this forum was in this thread...
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Nah, I'm content with waiting until he gets back to the thread.
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Darn, I wish I could see the poster. I definitely need to have one on my wall. Time to geet to ebaying.
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Darn, I wish I could see the poster. I definitely need to have one on my wall. Time to geet to ebaying.
Well here is one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Vin...item27d746dd7d

A bargain at $US400!?
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Wow that's a great one. But for $400? Yikes, Is James Randi bringing it to my house?
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I have one. I'm not sure if I am permitted to sell things on the forum. PM me for details.
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I have the floating woman one. Signed and very nicely framed. Bought it at the TAM (3? 4?) auction for $500, IIRC.
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Thanks RemieV! I've already got a line on a local restorer to make those two posters pristine!


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PS: and the book is a welcome addition as well!
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Now that would be something I'd love to have.
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