Conklin, Rex

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Rex Conklin

American Magic Bookdealer

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  • Real Name: Rex Conklin
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  • Birthplace: United States
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Rex Conklin was an American magic dealer, specializing in books.

He was the one who organized and auctioned the impressive Lucille Barnett collection of books and small collectibles. The auction was divided into four parts, with a catalog printed for each segment. Cleverly, the catalogs also contained several pages of information about Miss Barnett, including reprints of articles she had written for several magic magazines. The catalogs themselves are very collectible today.

As a boy, Conklin was in the audience at Houdini's final performance in Detroit. He wrote about his experience in Magic Cauldron magazine.

 

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