Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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Beautifully machined by Owen Magic about thirty years ago. The classic close-up trick where you always select the bar that rattles despite the spectator's attempts to fool you. Or you them. (Click photo to enlarge.)
How rare can you get! Ever seen a piece signed by both Kellar and Houdini before? This is an entirely unique piece. It's a sheet of paper signed by Harry Houdini, Felicien Trewey and Harry Kellar. Houdini and Kellar were close friends. The story of this truly wonderful piece is that Kellar, the American illusionist, had his hand bandaged yet could still sign his name clearly. He did so twice at the top of the sheet. Attesting to this were his friends, Felicien Trewey and Harry Houdini. Houdini signed this piece "H. Houdini, witness." Houdini also wrote: "June 18/1917 Written left handed by Harry Kellar." A one-of-a-kind piece of ephemera.
Priced to sell: $1,475 plus postage and insurance.
The Paul Diamond Himber Wallet. As perfect as it was in 1975 when made. For card and money effects. Switches, changes, vanishes and produces any flat item that fits in it! And it comes with the original dollar bill (US Federal Reserve Note) negative (on acetate) that came with it. The Treasury department apparently interceded and production ceased. Click photos to enlarge.
Price is $125 including US shipping and insurance.
The rare Milson-Worth Transcendental Half. A wonderful penetration ala the Coin of the Realm crafted of wood (mahogany or walnut) in the 1970s by Milson-Worth.It is quite simply one of the finest pieces of its kind ever made. Wood with brass hinges. In its original package. MINT, MINT, MINT. (Click photo to enlarge.)
The original. Purchased from Ben Stone himself (he made it) in the 1970s. Complete with photocopy of original instructions. Mint. One just sold for $360 in the Potter & Potter auction. Click photo to enlarge.
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.
From his famed performance at El Rancho Vegas in 1956, this is an original check payable to and endorsed by Carl Ballantine for $1,000. NOTE: Portions of the check were blocked for these photos but the original check is fully in tact with a crisp, clean signature. Click photos to enlarge them. This is more than rare; it's unique. One of a kind performer's payment at an original Las Vegas venue.
Price is $95 plus insurance. (International, add mailing.)
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) 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. Thanks to Ray Goulet for the help. Click the photo to enlarge.
This is the best silk cabby ever made! Warren Hamilton, the craftsman of the 1950s through 1970s, benefited from seeing the construction of the great Thayer silk cabbies. And then he made a better one.
They aren't easy to find. All lacquered wood. The Hamilton cabby doesn't stick or get hung up. The load slides smoothly. The decoration is partly stenciled and partly hand painted. Beautiful and classy. Click photo to enlarge. Good condition.
Originally, Floyd Thayer called these "rough" billiard balls. They were designed to give the magician a better grip on them unlike the standard smooth sets of multiplying billiard balls. For that reason and because he was a marketing genius, he named them Clingo.
Each ball is scored with concentric circles spaced evenly. They are very rare in any condition. These are in fine condition. And Floyd Thayer turned them. No one else. No one else could.
Want to make a borrowed bill fly and stick to the ceiling? Here's the method. Based on a Thurston concept this is the 1978 folder with photo instructions from Tom O'Lenick. Signed by Tom. Click to enlarge.
The Ultimate Thayer Commemorative Coin. For a limited time you can purchase the coin only for $19 plus shipping. 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 Bob Albo and me. Price is $19 plus $6 for US Priority Mail.
A beautiful, plunger style pedestal (walnut, I believe). This innocent looking stand will load a bottomless glass that sits on it. Just slide up the gimmick and voila! Near mint, works perfectly. Click photo to enlarge. Maker unknown.