Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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Quite rare.These are the famous Dr. Q Locking Slates made by Thayer. What's special about this set is that the slate and fake are REAL SLATE. Thayer made most in metal. The fake is solid and not chipped. These have the feel of real slates because they are. With classic Thayer bunting. Doubt that you'll find another pair. A mentalist's dream. Click 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)
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.
The original Kikuchi Fire Box. Flames appear and vanish at will. Silks pass through the colorful box while fire and flames come out the top. Those silks emerge unburned. A classic seldom seen today. Rare.
This is a pre-1959 (probably much earlier) blendo effect. A red, white and blue silk are tied together and, with a flourish, turn into a large American flag. This one uses a 48-star flag so you can make it historical. Click photo to enlarge.
Circa 1919. Production of silks or other objects from under an “empty” plate. It’s a painted wooden plate deceptively designed to hold a secret compartment. Beautifully turned and finished in white and gold paint. Pretty darn rare, too.
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.
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 candle for this effect. It works!
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.
More than 100 years ago, Floyd Thayer began turning these mahogany mechanical marvels. I've rated this in my top ten of Thayer turned pieces. Cards rise from a glass or roulette (not included) that sits on this gorgeous plate. Operated with your index finger alone. Near mint. Mechanically perfect.
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. Needs partial re-glue. Click photos to enlarge.
A black & white photo from Harry Blackstone's visit to the Boston Magician's Round Table probably in the 1950s. Recognize anybody else? On the far right is Ace Gorham (Former President of the SAM & IBM) and George Corrigan (to Gorham's right). The couple with the rabbit are the owners of the Town House restaurant where this group (SAM #9) met. Click the photo to enlarge.