Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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This is Christian Fechner's monumental masterpiece in two volume of the Father of Modern Magic, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin. No longer in print. This set includes the two books and the slip case. Mint in the original cellophane wrapping.
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.)
The famous locking slates. Floyd Thayer described them as “positively and without a doubt the most perfect and baffling Spirit Slate Writing Mystery.”Mechanically perfect Carl Owen innovation. Made only by them because no one else could. Put them in a spectator’s hands (or a magician's!) without worry. Put them in your hands for $425. (Click photo to enlarge)
A billiard ball shrinks to pea-size. All wood and all turned by Floyd Thayer himself. For your magical woodcraft collection. Hard to find in red. Nearly impossible to find in white. This is white. (I said “nearly”) This is scarce. (Click photo to enlarge)
Thayer principally used hard rock maple when turning billiard balls. This is his rosewood-turned set of four balls and a shell. The luster and natural beauty of rosewood comes through the red polished finish of these 1 1/2” billiard balls. Gorgeous! (Not you, the balls)
It's so breathtakingly beautiful that the few who own them keep them on display and don't perform them. Based on the Delben blotter, this is Carl Williams' homage to the original and decorated with distinctly Okito transfers (not decals!). It's one of his Replicas of the Masters. Primarily made in green, this is one of only eight made in red. And one of only two that Carl signed.
In original box with original instructions, wrappings and gimmick. A mechanical, magnetic wonder. Click to enlarge photo.
The nicest Thayer Drawer you’ve ever seen! Painted in red, gold, blue and black with a distinctly Thayer design. If you’re gonna paint mahogany, this is how it should look. Mint. Sweet. (Click photo to enlarge)
A rarity, this. It's a thimble vanish like no other. Invented and made by Floyd Thayer. It's 100% Honduran Mahogany. Mechanically perfect. "Fake" has broken off piece which is almost unnoticeable. Besides, this is a magical woodcraft collectible. A gem of a trick and a treasure to own. I wouldn't sell it if I didn't have another.
The Ultimate Thayer Commemorative Coin. This coin is magnificent with the Thayer Hindoo head logo and Floyd Thayer's years with the company on one side. The Wand of the West, a set of billiard balls and 2009 are embossed on the other side. Solid brass, deep embossed, two-colors. Minted by Dr. Bob Albo and me.