Down the Garden Path

Well, I have to admit, Tim was right.

He said “Nature abhors a vacuum. If you clear out this space and make more room, then more will come.” He was talking about our space in the back. Last year, we took on another 7,000 square feet of space to house some of the collectibles that continuously keep coming our way.

You-were-rightWe took in two MASSIVE collections in the last year-and-a-half that have cluttered up the space so badly, it’s sometimes overwhelming to go in there for more than a few minutes. After culling out and selling most of the more valuable pieces, there were plenty of mid- to  small-size props, tricks, and odd pieces left over.

Luckily for us, Max’s girlfriend, Lindsey has been coming in and working with Tim to sort things out to make the space more user-friendly. Lindsey’s done a brilliant job of sifting, sorting, boxing, packaging and then shrink-wrapping literally thousands of items that have been clogging the pipeline.  As of this week, the space is finally to a point where it’s nearly complete. And I have to say, it looks GREAT!

Well yesterday, as if by MAGIC, the phone rang. It was a collector who is interested in selling his lifelong collection of magic. And from what he told me, he has a boatload of tricks from several high-profile makers that will have many of our collectors VERY excited.

Next week, Betty and I will go up personally to meet with the gentleman and begin the process of boxing up all his treasured effects. Tim will follow the next morning with a truck — yes, there’s THAT much stuff we’ve rented a truck!

Be sure to keep watching our Private Estate section next week as we begin listing some of his collection.

Two RED Hot Items!

I should mention two items that are selling like hotcakes, Penciltration and Banner Magic.

Penciltration is Jesse Feinberg’s newest version of the popular effect, but it’s performed with a PENCIL…and to great effect. With Penciltration you actually see the moment the pencil pushes through to the other side of the bill.

Banner Magic! is the latest magic product created by Michael Mode. Designed for professional magicians, Banner Magic! is three time-tested routines, the Princess Card Trick, 52-on-1 and The Long Card, in a new banner format that opens and closes like magic.

It’s the perfect prop to have on hand when you need extra performance material. Packs small. Plays Big.

Selling like hot cakes!

Selling like hot cakes!

Down the Garden Path

My son-in-law, Jonathan has done it again with the construction of my new garden patch. Yesterday he finished putting the last touches on the brick pathway that goes to the furthest corner of my yard. It leads to the Fairy Garden where several water fountains and fairy gardens are displayed creating kind of a miniature wonderland.

Down the Garden Path

Down the Garden Path

I really like my new brick path. It looks great and Jonathan did such a great job.

Enjoy your weekend….I know I will.

Until next time,



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