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Familiar mosaic image of Goldin used in his promotional material, however, I've never seen it as original photo. Measures 3 1/4" x 5 1/2". Scrapbook mount evidence on rear. Photo has small folds & dings but no tears. Good condition.
Invented by Jack Gwynne in the early 1930s, Thayer made the best one ever. This is it. Solid. Decorated in red, blue, gold and black. Cool and distinctive Thayer dragons. Mechanically perfect. Very good. May never have been used. Scarce today.
A rare photo of Wu-Ling (Richard Ritson) signed on the reverse in August, 1937. Thayer's manufactured one of Ritson's ideas and called it the "Wu-Ling Pagoda Mystery." It was one of Thayer's more successful pieces often sold with the ABC Blocks.
This is the stage-size of a very well made production that Thayer often coupled with the "Three Dukes" (aka the ABC Blocks). This will hold a large production load, glass of liquid or a rabbit! Conceived just after the Square Circle, it has a larger load in the same space. Distinctive Thayer stencils including their classic dragon. In Thayer gold, red, green, blue and black. Near mint. Mechanically perfect slide mechanism. Measures 11" tall x 8 1/2" wide x 6 7/8" deep.
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 (also on sale on this site), this is Carl Williams' homage to the original and decorated with distinctly Okito transfers. It's one of his Replicas of the Masters. Primarily made in green (twenty green were made). Only eight made in red.
When created by Carl's Custom Magic, they sold out quickly. In original box with original instructions, wrappings and gimmick. A mechanical, magnetic wonder. Click to enlarge photo.
Just 14 Sets Left. The Ultimate Thayer by Dr. Robert Albo and Philip Schwartz is a masterpiece. It's a two-volume set of 9" by 12" hardcover books (each one is 256 pages) PLUS ten DVDs (12 hours of video), a Thayer commemorative token, two bookmarks, a reprint of the first Thayer catalog with four separate photos and a large, sturdy linen-covered slip case holding it all. Volume 1 is the complete story of Floyd Thayer, Carl Owen and their great magic company. Volume 2 is the Ultimate Thayer Catalog, a tribute to all twenty-one Thayer catalogs in one with a thousand photos of items from Bob's and Phil's great collections. The DVDs contain 12 hours of demonstration footage of Thayer magic plus a newly narrated (by Phil) film of Thayer and friends performing in the 1930s and 1940s.
Limited to just 400 sets of which 7 remain. Price is $450 plus mailing.
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.
This booklet by magician and shadowgrapher, Felicien Trewey explains how to perform "Shadowgraphy" in detail with illustrations. Contains a David Price bookplate and a tip-in from C. Milton Chase, magic and juggling dealer. The piece has repairs (taped spine, one edge) but it completely in tact. A scarce piece of magic ephemera from a popular nineteenth century performer. Friend of Houdini and Kellar. 21 pages plus covers.