Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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Here's Loyd's Twentieth Century Silk Frame made and sold by Thayer. Loyd Enochs was Thayer's good friend and inventor. It's mechanically perfect. And as you can see, it presents very well. A rarity. 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)
"This is one of the most puzzling of all cut and restored cord tricks." reads Thayer Catalogue No. 7. It continues "Easily done and is a knockout." Polished mahogany. Beautiful. A complement to your close-up act. Mint.
This is a solid and sturdy silk sword made by ?. (I don't know.) You can see the C.L.B. hallmark (?) on the squared, hollow "blade." The guard and parts of the grip are brass. The pommel unscrews to allow you to thread the elastic through the sword and out the tip. (No elastic or silk included.) Click photos to enlarge.
Want to vanish a candle in an instant? This will do the trick! All wood (except the release) with deceptive Thayer color scheme. When performed on a darkened stage, the candle holder appears to be thin. Circa 1930. One of three known. Turned by Floyd Thayer. Featured in the Ultimate Thayer books. Use any cylindrical candle for this effect. It works!
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.)
Published in 1889, this wonderful book by the original Signor Blitz is priced to sell. Condition is overall fair with foxing and spine separation. You'll enjoy reading his amusing and true tales of magic both on and off stage.
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.
1920 poster has been linen-backed for preservation. Rare and beautiful image ready for framing. You'll love it! One sold at recent auction for over $1,200! Upper left border, not part of the image, was restored.
Often thought to be a Thayer-made effect, this is one of Ben Wallace's finest pieces. And rare. It's called "Dog Gone" because it's a sucker die box effect with a dog bone (painted on a block). It slides from side to side before vanishing entirely and reappearing in, where else, the dog house.
The marvelous Thayer Sand Frame crafted beautifully in mahogany. Finely made, fully sealed and quite rare. Have you seen another? Use it to vanish, restore or produce a playing card, business card or prediction. Or simply display it. You'll be the only one on your block to have one. Near mint.
Invented in 1930, this is Thayer's Block-Go, the very first block and tube trick ever made. It's a penetration of a block through a piece of glass. The block is dropped from the upper tube and emerges from the lower tube. Click photo to enlarge. This is quite rare and near mint. 86 years old and still a fooler. A Thayer original.
The ALL original Klingl Cabala (aka Ball Through Glass Penetration). Beautifully lacquered for smooth working. Complete with gorgeous wood box, glass, steel ball and package. Hallmarked S Klingl, Wein. Impossible to find. Well, not anymore. Circa 1920 by the great Austrian Magic Shop - Klingl. Click photos to enlarge.