A fascinating collection of 1940-1960s items relating to the telepathic magic act ‘Bernard and Miss Radar’, a mind reading husband and wife duo, who extensively toured British theatres performing their telepathy based act and who were apparently the recipients of the ‘World Convention of Magicians Award’, which they received at the Magic Circle Convention in London in 1955.
We are proud to offer a unique collection of one of London’s most unquestionably entertaining magicians known as Bernard and Ms Radar. A fascinating collection of 1940-1960s items relating to the telepathic magic act ‘Bernard and Miss Radar’, a mind reading husband and wife duo, who extensively toured British theatres performing their telepathy based act and who were apparently the recipients of the ‘World Convention of Magicians Award’, which they received at the Magic Circle Convention in London in 1955. The collection comprises the basis for their act; 2 large handmade jigsaw puzzles, a “Radar” hat, top hat and other associated items with which they performed. There is also a large quantity (over 1000) of publicity photographs, theatre contracts, Magic Circle programmes, scrapbooks and other ephemera relating to their career, plus approximately fifteen original 1940s and 1950s theatre and other posters and several hand bills and flyers, all including Bernard and Miss Radar on the billing, along with other variety acts of the period. Some of the theatre posters included are; The Hippodrome, Eastbourne, Arcadia Theatre, Skegness, Commodore, Ryde, The Knightstone, Weston-Super-Mare and The Palace Theatre, Reading, which now all been framed to preserve them for display.
Dimensions in inches: (Poster sizes) H 32” x W 22” x D 2”
Over 1000 artifacts – most not pictured due to volume of items. Postage cost is high due to the weight (30kg) and volume of items in this lot, 10 posts mounted, 1 full box of archived material, top hat box, Ms Radar Box with materials, loads of props, puzzle boards and extras.
Aged through wear and tear is present across all the item, some fading across the posters however they are not torn or damp. Some of the hand painted items also show aged wear and light discolouration. Please take note that these items are over 70 years old and would have been used as part of this magician’s act, therefore its safe to say these items all show age, however, are very well preserved. Please review all the photos and propose questions were unsure of the condition to avoid any disappointment.
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