A David De-Val exclusive release
David De-Val's pocket trick with Houdini cards and a padlock
It’s a close up effect where the performer displays three cards about the size of normal playing cards. Two depict a very solid looked jail cell, the other a full colour photograph of Houdini himself, stripped, shackled and chained ready to perform one of his world famous jail cell escapes before your very eyes.
Each card has a punched hole at the bottom where a padlock is inserted to secure the three cards. Then suddenly the Houdini card mysteriously escapes the padlock but how!!!
A remarkable item! The cell pictures were illustrated by Mavis Newby and the colour picture Card was from De-val. You can see the same picture in his Houdini postcards.
Sold for £8-50 in 1998