Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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Pin a silk or borrowed handkerchief to this beautifully finished wood frame. Then wrap the frame in paper and jab a scissors or knife into its center. The silk or hank is undamaged. Possibly Thayer. Well made.
False advertising by Thayer here. You actually need two hands for the trick -- one to hold the box, the other to open it/close it/make the production from it. Four different paint designs. This is the second rarest based on 30 years observing. Very good. Mechanically perfect.
A Thayer piece from the 1920s. What you see above are two metal tubes in fine shape, two celluloid inserts and one glass. You can have the glass, when covered, vanish or produce liquids/fish/floating carrots from either tube. Just lift off the insert as you lift the tube. Or get a second glass and do a liquid passe passe or a "Flying Fish" effect. Click photo to enlarge. Only two known to exist; this is one of them.
The magnificent triple penetration stage stocks just in time for Halloween. A stage illusion with high impact. It'll fool magicians because you can pass out the spikes! Complete with spikes, mahogany mallet and the elaborately decorated hand/head stocks. This Thayer mechanical marvel is seldom found and available. You'll fool yourself performing it!
The great fire producing box that allows a silk to be pulled through it without being burned. Flames suddenly appear and disappear from the previously shown empty box. In your full control at all times. A flashy and classic trick. Unique today.
An incredible mechanical piece that hides a large group of ballots/billets and, with a press of the wooden release (disguised as a decorative wood strip), opens the hidden compartment and adds them into the closed ballot box. Self-contained. One of two known to survive. Thayer conceived, crafted and built. Whew!
One of two different Coins Through Table mechanisms from Thayer. Drops coins at will through most tables. Completely portable. Almost entirely wood. Great for a close-up worker. NO need to put your "loaded" hand under the table! (Selling elsewhere for more than $225!)
From the 1930s. This is a full color lithograph cutout of Charlie McCarthy. Its mouth and eyes move via tab on the rear. Slight crease around mouth and slight tear where legs bend. You can put Charlie on your knee and talk to yourself! Click to enlarge photo.