Another Week of Intrigue

We’ve been busy putting up items from a consignment this week. Some larger props as well as lots of books. And some of these props are quite intriguing to say the least. This mid-Century Thayer Vanishing Bird Cage made me want to consider it, but just for a moment. I have a really great one, so I don’t need it.

In fact, there are now over 770 books listed in our Private Estate section, so take a look because there are some fantastic books that we’ve not had on our site in over four years.

Here are just a few examples of items that went up:

Vanishing Dove Cage by Thayer Magic Company, Circa 1950's

Vanishing Dove Cage by Thayer Magic Company, Circa 1950’s

 

Abbott's Ultra Modern Suspension, looks like a plank that a pirate would walk.

Abbott’s Ultra Modern Suspension, looks like a plank that a pirate would walk.

 

Constructed by John Pomeroy, this Zig-Zag Illusion is now very SCARCE as so few were made by him.

Constructed by John Pomeroy, this Zig-Zag Illusion is now very SCARCE as so few were made by him.

Stayed tuned as we continue putting up items of interest to performing magicians, magic aficionados and collectors.

Tim is Off to Paris!

Actually, it’s true. But, the accurate spelling is Perris. He’ll be going to Perris, California for the Southern California Fair to fill in for a few days for our friend, magician Frank Thurston.

Frank works the fair circuit nine month out of the year, mostly here in California, and has two overlapping fairs, so Tim will be filling in for him so that he can make both of these engagements. Plus, this will give Tim some exposure into the fair market since the last fair Tim worked was 35 years ago, the Oklahoma State Fair when in his first year of college.

The Rootin Tootin Fun starts this Saturday, October 3rd.

The Rootin Tootin Fun starts this Saturday, October 3rd.

If you’re in the Riverside County area or somewhere in the Southern California area, you may want to stop in and see either Tim or Frank performing during the fair.

Adult tickets are $5 ($8 at the gate), children tickets (ages 5-11) are $3 ($4 at the gate).

Frank Thurston performing the Snake Basket at the Southern California Fair.

Frank Thurston performing the Snake Basket at the Southern California Fair.

Long Distance Card Trick

We just put this back up in limited supply and would suggest if you’ve ever been interested in it, you act now. I first saw Chris perform this routine live at Wizardz’s in Universal City several years ago and will never forget how funny this routine was. I knew we had to have it. Sadly, it became unavailable. However, it’s back now in limited supply.

“This routine slays them. I consistently perform this effect whenever humanly possible. It kills!” ─ Tim Mannix

“I can’t believe Chris Mitchell is marketing this routine. It’s the type of routine that I’m sure reads like nothing (or worse), but when you see Chris perform it, you instantly recognize it as a product of a working professional’s act. Many of you will probably think this is a bit pricey for what you’re getting, but you’re not paying for the props; you’re paying for a professional routine, perfected by years of actual performance. If you had hired Chris to write and direct this routine for you, you would have paid a lot more.” ─ John Lovick, MAGIC Magazine Review

LD-Card-Trick

EFFECT: A deck of cards bound with a rubber band, is shown to the audience. Place the deck in a bucket dangling at the end of a four foot pole.

The laughter starts as the pole surprisingly extends 15 feet into the audience. Four spectators, at various locations in the audience, each peak at their own card. Without looking at the deck, you are able to psychically and comedically name each person’s card.

This is a fabulous routine. Strong magic. Unbelievably funny. Comes with everything you need including the extendable pole, bucket, special deck a performance DVD with Chris’ full routine, written detailed instructions.

As always, have a great weekend my friends.

More news later,

Paul

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