Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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Ever seen this? A completely unique revelation of a previously selected card. The card appears between the ears of the rabbit! PLUS two cards rise from the houlette that the rabbit is holding. Owen Magic quality. Mechanically perfect. Very good. (Click to enlarge photos.)
This is a set of the large-sized Thayer Cord Pillars. Painted in Thayer red, gold and blue, they measure 17 3/4 inches long. Mint condition. Cords are easily replaced with your own style or color cords. A terrific effect for a skeptical audience. All wood craftsmanship.
This was invented in the 1940s by Mal B. Lippincott. This one is from the 1960s, probably made by Fred Haenchen. Click photo to enlarge.
Show the locked box. Give an audience member the key. Place the locked box into a hat or open container on your table. Vanish a signed quarter or borrowed finger ring. Remove the locked box from the container and hand it to the person with the key to unlock and remove its contents. Voila! The quarter or ring. Magic! Well made with brass hinge and hasp. Original lock and key.
Here's a classic piece of magic from one of the great magic makers - P&L. You've probably encountered their Card Sword, but this is their very, very rare Silk Sword. It instantly produces a silk at its tip. Click photo to enlarge. For additional photos, email me and I'll send you them. Base repaired with a foreign coin that matches its diameter. It's mechanically perfect.
Here's a 10-page booklet from 1919. Houdini is featured prominently (of course) because he owned Martinka's magic shop in New York. Complete and essentially mint except for slight paper aging. Front and back covers pictured. Priced elsewhere at $75.
Circa 1936. Thayer's largest version of the Floating or Ethereal Table. Rare and wonderful. Mahogany. (Click photo to make it float, I mean, to enlarge it.) Strong and sturdy enough to act as a center or side table, too.This is a terrific one-person stage illusion. And can serve as a sturdy center table in your show!
A beautiful and musical automaton featuring three singing AND moving birds. Works perfectly. Lovely display piece. One just like this sold for $1,700 (Yikes!) plus buyer's premium at a recent auction. Click to enlarge photo.
It's Thayer's elegant version of the magician's "Change Bag." He called it the "Super Changing Bag."
This fine prop is larger (18 1/2" long!!) than most change bags and has a mechically deceptive, beautifully turned. The outer bag was replaced but the inner bag and handle are entirely original.Turned by Thayer on his foot-powered lathe. A rare masterpiece. One just sold at auction for $540.