Rare Houdini poster goes for 30K at auction

March 26, 2011 4:02:10 PM PDT
A rare Harry Houdini poster from 1902 disappeared at auction Saturday for $30,000.

The lithograph poster was found in a suburban home last year and is one of only five known copies.

The owner kept 100 posters rolled up in a vacuum cleaner box in her basement for 40 years.

She only looked at them after her husband, who was a collector, died.

The next expensive one sold for $17,000.