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A quite rare Thayer-made magic table. This is the first one that's been for sale in more than a decade. Sturdy, complete and beautifully decorated. Some scrapes and stains but otherwise very good. Yes, it's gimmicked. Distinctly Thayer. You won't find another.
This is Bob Kline's classic Copentro. Four coins vanish and VISIBLY (no silk cover) reappear in a shot glass covered by another glass! It's all original including the coin stand, the base and the two glasses. Four copper coins included. VERY good condition. Mechanically perfect. Entirely original including glasses! Circa 1950. One sold at auction recently for $660. (Yikes.)
Surprisingly rare. This is a tidy little production tube which is shown empty, papered on each end after which a small production is made. Almost 6 inches tall with two square rings to hold paper at each end, this piece is a fooler. Decorated with Asian-like characters in Thayer gold and red. Mechanically perfect, nearly mint.
From the Thayer catalog listing: A handsomely decorated tube is shown empty --yet, immediately and without false moves of any sort, two large silks are produced therefrom." Circa 1935. Click to enlarge photo. Made and sold by Thayer. A Charles Waller idea. A fooler. Quite rare.Near mint.
Looks like a Thayer piece but may be Martinka. Show the box empty, fill it with silks, close, open, produce a bird cage with bird! Or do the reverse and produce silks. Very good. Bird included but is not alive. ;-)
Invented by Jack Gwynne in the early 1930s, Thayer made the best one ever. This is it. Solid. Decorated in red, blue, gold and black. Cool and distinctive Thayer dragons. Mechanically perfect. Very good. May never have been used. Scarce today.