Found on EBay: A. Victor Segno, L.A.’s Greatest Charlatan

Sept. 26, 2021, Victor Segno Covers
A. Victor Segno is my favorite Los Angeles charlatan and I’ve written about him several times. His scam was to have people send money to him at his HQ in Echo Park and in return he would send out a “success wave.” Postal authorities who investigated Segno said he received more mail than any other single individual in California.

A. Victor Segno

Here is Segno with a “success wave” (artist’s concept). Also notice the beautiful hair, the subject of one of Segno’s many treatises, which also included mentalism and living to be 100. He wrote about being happy “tho’ married,” although his decamping with his secretary would suggest that his knowledge of the subject was mainly theoretical.

My 2007 post from the 1947project.

My 2012 story from the Los Angeles Times.

In this instance, all 18 Segno covers have been listed by Stampboy. As always, an item and vendor should be evaluated thoroughly before submitting a bid.

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About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Found on EBay: A. Victor Segno, L.A.’s Greatest Charlatan

  1. Anthony Crothers says:

    WELL DONE! HIS AD LOOKS PRETTY CREATIVE. WE WONDER HOW MUCH $ HE WAS ABLE TO SCAM BEFORE HIS OWN HAIR FELL OUT?

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