Phil's Magic Market shows an array of classic and antique magic being sold by Phil Schwartz.
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One of the best card stars ever. Wood-turned shaft, solid base (metal and wood) and wood star. Mechanically perfect. Very good. Finished in glorious Thayer gold. Wonderful shelf display item. Seldom available. Circa 1925.
This is the extremely rare and quite amazing fortune reading spirit ball from Thayer. Perfect for a mentalist or spiritualist act. Only one other exists that I know of. This one is mechanically perfect in function and in very good condition. (Click to enlarge photo)
First time in recent memory that a Thayer Checker Cabinet is for sale. They're rare and often the centerpiece of a collection. This one is club size. Mechanically perfect with removeable back panel and three moving black art doors. Decorated in Thayer red and two distinctive colorful Thayer dragons. A wonderful piece.
In 2002, Thayer/Owen Magic Supreme celebrated the 100th anniversary of the company with an orangewood & manzanita wand just like the first ones turned and sold by Floyd Thayer in 1902. Just 12 were expertly turned by Alan Zagorsky, owner of Owen (OMS). Rich and gleaming. MINT. (Click photo to enlarge.)
Price for the Wand of the West is $139 plus shipping.
Warren Hamilton (of Jo-Anne the Card Duck fame) made this Square Circle. Comes with the fake, the pagoda outer tube (the "square") and the round tube (the "circle") decorated with Chinese face. Includes square tube, round tube and fake. Ready to perform. Good condition.
One of Thayer's best selling production effects. It's the classic Wonder Screen, a three-screen unit with a very large, but unseen, production load. Stands 32 1/2" tall. Each panel is 14" wide. Click to enlarge photo. Free-standing on the stage. Very good condition. Scarce.
From the Thayer catalog listing: A handsomely decorated tube is shown empty --yet, immediately and without false moves of any sort, two large silks are produced therefrom." Circa 1936. Click to enlarge photo. Made and sold by Thayer. A Charles Waller idea. A fooler. Quite rare.Near mint.
This is Bob Kline's classic Copentro. Four coins vanish and VISIBLY (no silk cover) reappear in a shot glass covered by another glass! It's all original including the coin stand, the base, the two glasses and even the coin loading stick (broken - so use a nail file or emery board). Four copper coins included. VERY good condition. Mechanically perfect. Entirely original including glasses! Circa 1950. One sold at auction recently for $660.