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Auction Description for Potter & Potter Auctions: Winter Magic Sale Featuring The Rex Conklin Collection
Auction Description:
In our final sale of the year, Winter Magic: The Rex Conklin Library and Other Fine Conjuring Collections, we offer the remarkable library of the late Rex Conklin, whose collection is highlighted by rare blow books, a copy of Dean’s Hocus Pocus among other antiquarian titles, and unique signed copies of books by Houdini bearing related photographs and ephemera. The  library will be complemented by uncommon apparatus, posters, and magic-related ephemera from other fine collections.

Winter Magic Sale Featuring The Rex Conklin Collection (553 Lots)

by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.


553 lots | 552 with images

December 3, 2016

Live Auction

Chicago, IL, USA

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Aerial Fishing Bowl. Colon, Michigan: Abbott’s Magic [?], ca. 1960. Gimmicked bowl aids the magician in producing three live fish from the air. Modeled after the Stull design, which allowed for the production of four fish, not three. Very good.

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Description: Aerial Fishing Bowl. Colon, Michigan: Abbott’s Magic [?], ca. 1960. Gimmicked bowl aids the magician in producing three live fish from the air. Modeled after the Stull design, which allowed for the production of four fish, not three. Very good.

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Al-Jo Card Frame. Cincinnati: John Snyder, Jr., ca. 1940. Two chosen cards appear, back to back, sandwiched between two glass plates held in a wooden frame. As cards appear, a flash bulb hooked to the frame pops; the unit may be held by a spectator as it operates, and is examinable. With original instructions, bulbs, trigger/release, and original packing case. One of fifty units manufactured. Very good.

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Description: Al-Jo Card Frame. Cincinnati: John Snyder, Jr., ca. 1940. Two chosen cards appear, back to back, sandwiched between two glass plates held in a wooden frame. As cards appear, a flash bulb hooked to the frame pops; the unit may be held by a spectator as it operates, and is examinable. With original instructions, bulbs, trigger/release, and original packing case. One of fifty units manufactured. Very good.

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Aquarium. New Haven: Petrie and Lewis (P&L), ca. 1949. A small rectangular aquarium full of water instantly fills with goldfish. 7 ½ x 4 x 6

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Description: Aquarium. New Haven: Petrie and Lewis (P&L), ca. 1949. A small rectangular aquarium full of water instantly fills with goldfish. 7 ½ x 4 x 6". Hallmarked.

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Attaboy. Thailand: Magic Wagon, ca. 1990s. An intricately detailed winged dragon figure appears to identify the audience member’s selected card. 13 ½” tall. Fine.

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Description: Attaboy. Thailand: Magic Wagon, ca. 1990s. An intricately detailed winged dragon figure appears to identify the audience member’s selected card. 13 ½” tall. Fine.

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Atomic Dove Vanish. Alhambra: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1960. Several doves placed in a highly decorated chest vanish in a flash. The chest is disassembled one piece at a time, as is the table it rests on. All sides of each piece of the chest are shown. 37 ¼” high. With packing case for chest.

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Description: Atomic Dove Vanish. Alhambra: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1960. Several doves placed in a highly decorated chest vanish in a flash. The chest is disassembled one piece at a time, as is the table it rests on. All sides of each piece of the chest are shown. 37 ¼” high. With packing case for chest.

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Magic Awl. European, ca. 1890. Turned boxwood awl is visibly pushed into the arm or torso of the magician without harming him. Gimmick locks. 6 ¾” long. Fine.

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Description: Magic Awl. European, ca. 1890. Turned boxwood awl is visibly pushed into the arm or torso of the magician without harming him. Gimmick locks. 6 ¾” long. Fine.

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Bang Rifle. Pasadena: Carl Williams, ca. 1995. Modified Daisy BB rifle that, when fired, unfurls a banner reading

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Description: Bang Rifle. Pasadena: Carl Williams, ca. 1995. Modified Daisy BB rifle that, when fired, unfurls a banner reading "You Missed." 39" long. Exceptionally fine workmanship. Very good.

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Banner Nest of Boxes. Alhambra: Owen Magic, ca. 1965. The smallest box from a nest of three – with a dove inside – vanishes, only to be found back inside the other two. The missing bird is inside. Cloth, tray, boxes and instructions. Largest box 11 x 8 ½ x 8”. Tray with classic Owen paint scheme.

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Description: Banner Nest of Boxes. Alhambra: Owen Magic, ca. 1965. The smallest box from a nest of three – with a dove inside – vanishes, only to be found back inside the other two. The missing bird is inside. Cloth, tray, boxes and instructions. Largest box 11 x 8 ½ x 8”. Tray with classic Owen paint scheme.

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Billiard Ball Box. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1925. Handsome wooden box, similar to a traditional die box, but performed with a white billiard ball. The ball vanishes from the cabinet and reappears elsewhere. Gimmick for stealing the ball from cabinet and “double door” designed differently than traditional boxes. 7 x 3 ¾ x 3 ¾”. Light external wear; good. Scarce.

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Description: Billiard Ball Box. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1925. Handsome wooden box, similar to a traditional die box, but performed with a white billiard ball. The ball vanishes from the cabinet and reappears elsewhere. Gimmick for stealing the ball from cabinet and “double door” designed differently than traditional boxes. 7 x 3 ¾ x 3 ¾”. Light external wear; good. Scarce.

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Billiard Ball Rack. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1920. Parlor-size four-cup ball stand (not gimmicked). Used to display wooden balls the magician produces between his fingers. Turned by Floyd Thayer. 14 ¼ x 11 ¾

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Description: Billiard Ball Rack. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1920. Parlor-size four-cup ball stand (not gimmicked). Used to display wooden balls the magician produces between his fingers. Turned by Floyd Thayer. 14 ¼ x 11 ¾". With four solid Thayer 1 ¾” white billiard balls. Finish worn.

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Billiard Ball Vase. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1920. A solid red ball removed from a hardwood vase vanishes, then reappears inside. Finely turned from rock hard maple by Floyd Thayer himself. Black lacquer. Uncommon smaller size; ball 1 ½” diameter, vase 4 1/8” high. Very good.

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Description: Billiard Ball Vase. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1920. A solid red ball removed from a hardwood vase vanishes, then reappears inside. Finely turned from rock hard maple by Floyd Thayer himself. Black lacquer. Uncommon smaller size; ball 1 ½” diameter, vase 4 1/8” high. Very good.

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Ink to Goldfish. Vienna: Klingl, early twentieth century. Hand-blown glass vase held in a nickel-plated stand with tiered fitted cap, facilitating the sudden change of its contents from black ink to goldfish. Spring-loaded mechanism at base soundly operating. 10 ½” high.

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Description: Ink to Goldfish. Vienna: Klingl, early twentieth century. Hand-blown glass vase held in a nickel-plated stand with tiered fitted cap, facilitating the sudden change of its contents from black ink to goldfish. Spring-loaded mechanism at base soundly operating. 10 ½” high.

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Billiard Ball Stand. Manufacturer unknown, ca. 1970s. Turned wooden billiard ball stand in three colors. 17 x 14 ½ x 7 ½”. Very good.

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Description: Billiard Ball Stand. Manufacturer unknown, ca. 1970s. Turned wooden billiard ball stand in three colors. 17 x 14 ½ x 7 ½”. Very good.

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Birth of Flowers. Manufacturer unknown, ca. 1880s. A miniature pot sewn with a few seeds is suddenly filled with daisies after being covered by a brass tube. 6 x 2

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Description: Birth of Flowers. Manufacturer unknown, ca. 1880s. A miniature pot sewn with a few seeds is suddenly filled with daisies after being covered by a brass tube. 6 x 2".

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Blue Phantom. Asuza: Owen Magic, ca. 1980s. A blue checker stacked among gold-colored checkers mysteriously travels to a different position when covered by the genie tube. 17 ½” tall. Very good.

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Description: Blue Phantom. Asuza: Owen Magic, ca. 1980s. A blue checker stacked among gold-colored checkers mysteriously travels to a different position when covered by the genie tube. 17 ½” tall. Very good.

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Bonus Genius (Vanishing Doll). American, ca. 1930s. Turned wooden schoolmarm figure which vanishes from inside a cloak (not included) on command. 5 ¼” tall. Very good.

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Description: Bonus Genius (Vanishing Doll). American, ca. 1930s. Turned wooden schoolmarm figure which vanishes from inside a cloak (not included) on command. 5 ¼” tall. Very good.

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Cabala. Asuza: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1995. A steel ball bearing penetrates a sheet of glass locked in a handsome hardwood cabinet held in the magician’s hands. Hallmarked. Fine.

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Description: Cabala. Asuza: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1995. A steel ball bearing penetrates a sheet of glass locked in a handsome hardwood cabinet held in the magician’s hands. Hallmarked. Fine.

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The Candle That Was (Vanishing Candle). Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1935. A lit candle is wrapped in paper, from which it vanishes. Turned wooden candle, gimmick, and candlestick. Black art-type paint scheme. Height 15 ¾”. Minor wear to finish.

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Description: The Candle That Was (Vanishing Candle). Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1935. A lit candle is wrapped in paper, from which it vanishes. Turned wooden candle, gimmick, and candlestick. Black art-type paint scheme. Height 15 ¾”. Minor wear to finish.

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Card in Balloon. Asuza: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1995. A selected card appears in the center of a balloon resting on top of a hardwood stand when the balloon pops. With original instructions.

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Description: Card in Balloon. Asuza: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1995. A selected card appears in the center of a balloon resting on top of a hardwood stand when the balloon pops. With original instructions.

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Jumbo Lock Flap Card Box. Alhambra: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1970. Finely crafted walnut box exchanges, vanishes, or produces jumbo playing cards when opened and closed. Locking gimmick. With instructions. Tiny scratches.

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Description: Jumbo Lock Flap Card Box. Alhambra: Owen Magic Supreme, ca. 1970. Finely crafted walnut box exchanges, vanishes, or produces jumbo playing cards when opened and closed. Locking gimmick. With instructions. Tiny scratches.

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Card Box. New Haven: Petrie & Lewis (P&L), ca. 1930s. Cupro-silver box fashioned after a cigarette case, facilitating the vanish, production, or change of thin objects fitting inside. Hallmarked. 4 x 3”. Very good.

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Description: Card Box. New Haven: Petrie & Lewis (P&L), ca. 1930s. Cupro-silver box fashioned after a cigarette case, facilitating the vanish, production, or change of thin objects fitting inside. Hallmarked. 4 x 3”. Very good.

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Card Ladle. French, ca. 1880. Toleware ladle switches one card, billet, or bill, for another. 19” long. Chipping paint, else good.

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Description: Card Ladle. French, ca. 1880. Toleware ladle switches one card, billet, or bill, for another. 19” long. Chipping paint, else good.

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Sybil Card Rise. European, ca. 1920. Selected cards rise from the deck which is isolated in a chrome-plated and glass houlette held at the tips of the magician's fingers. Includes three gimmicks, two decks, and houlette. Very good.

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Description: Sybil Card Rise. European, ca. 1920. Selected cards rise from the deck which is isolated in a chrome-plated and glass houlette held at the tips of the magician's fingers. Includes three gimmicks, two decks, and houlette. Very good.

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Card Star. Circa 1890. Painted triangular stand with a large hole in its center allowing a “clear” view through to the stage curtains behind. Despite its construction, three selected cards appear on the sides of the stand at the magician’s command. Black art principle; mechanical release operated from center column near weighted base. 15 ¾” high. Finish chipping, release in need of adjustment.

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Description: Card Star. Circa 1890. Painted triangular stand with a large hole in its center allowing a “clear” view through to the stage curtains behind. Despite its construction, three selected cards appear on the sides of the stand at the magician’s command. Black art principle; mechanical release operated from center column near weighted base. 15 ¾” high. Finish chipping, release in need of adjustment.

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Card Star. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1925. Five selected cards appear on the points of this star when the pack is thrown at it. Gesso-covered wooden star with turned wooden column and base, painted gold. 19” high.

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Description: Card Star. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1925. Five selected cards appear on the points of this star when the pack is thrown at it. Gesso-covered wooden star with turned wooden column and base, painted gold. 19” high.

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Card Tripod. New Haven: Petrie & Lewis (P&L), ca. 1930s. Nickel-plated tiered stand changes one card for another. 4 ¼” tall. Hallmarked base. A single unobtrusive dent on the lid, else very good.

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Description: Card Tripod. New Haven: Petrie & Lewis (P&L), ca. 1930s. Nickel-plated tiered stand changes one card for another. 4 ¼” tall. Hallmarked base. A single unobtrusive dent on the lid, else very good.

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Card Sword. London: Harry Stanley, ca. 1950s. The selected card is speared by the sword when the pack of cards is thrown into the air. Nickel-plated, with vintage wooden carrying case. Ownership signature of Richard Buffum on lid. Metal tip lacking, but easily replaced. 30” long.

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Description: Card Sword. London: Harry Stanley, ca. 1950s. The selected card is speared by the sword when the pack of cards is thrown into the air. Nickel-plated, with vintage wooden carrying case. Ownership signature of Richard Buffum on lid. Metal tip lacking, but easily replaced. 30” long.

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Changing Canister (Niffen Tube). Circa 1940. Mid-century-style canister changes liquid into dry handkerchiefs or into any other item that will fit inside. With close-fitting cap for open end which masks gaff. 6 ¼” high.

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Description: Changing Canister (Niffen Tube). Circa 1940. Mid-century-style canister changes liquid into dry handkerchiefs or into any other item that will fit inside. With close-fitting cap for open end which masks gaff. 6 ¼” high.

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Chest of Chu Chin Chow. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1928. Rice is poured into a brightly decorated box on a wooden tray and stand. Grains can be seen through windows in the box, then vanish visibly, or suddenly transform into other objects. Folding tabletop model, brightly decorated, outfitted with leather hinges. Multiple mechanical principles built in. Stand 16 ¼ x 12 ¼ x 6 ¾”. Scarce.

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Description: Chest of Chu Chin Chow. Los Angeles: F.G. Thayer, ca. 1928. Rice is poured into a brightly decorated box on a wooden tray and stand. Grains can be seen through windows in the box, then vanish visibly, or suddenly transform into other objects. Folding tabletop model, brightly decorated, outfitted with leather hinges. Multiple mechanical principles built in. Stand 16 ¼ x 12 ¼ x 6 ¾”. Scarce.

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Coffee or Candy Vase. European, ca. 1910s. Heavy, finely crafted brass vase which transforms candy or coffee into dry silk flags. With gilt-banded paper tube, probably added later. 15” tall. Fine.

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Description: Coffee or Candy Vase. European, ca. 1910s. Heavy, finely crafted brass vase which transforms candy or coffee into dry silk flags. With gilt-banded paper tube, probably added later. 15” tall. Fine.

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[Coins] Group of Vintage Magician’s Silver Coins and Tokens. Eight pieces, 1900s – 80s. Including a hollowed and hinged stack of six 1942 quarters; a folding 1943 Liberty half dollar; a folding 1909 half-dollar; nesting 1934/43 Liberty half-dollar; and a group of modern tokens by Adams, Jay Marshall, Klosterman, and the S.A.M.

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Description: [Coins] Group of Vintage Magician’s Silver Coins and Tokens. Eight pieces, 1900s – 80s. Including a hollowed and hinged stack of six 1942 quarters; a folding 1943 Liberty half dollar; a folding 1909 half-dollar; nesting 1934/43 Liberty half-dollar; and a group of modern tokens by Adams, Jay Marshall, Klosterman, and the S.A.M.

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Coin Ladder. John Willmann [?], ca. 1940. Coins produced from mid air are dropped in a hat resting on top of the ladder. They penetrate the hat and tabletop one at a time, cascading down the glass rungs of the ladder and landing in the crystal bowl below. Lucite top possibly a replacement. Wooden base. Metal-framed glass panels in good condition. 37 ½” high.

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Description: Coin Ladder. John Willmann [?], ca. 1940. Coins produced from mid air are dropped in a hat resting on top of the ladder. They penetrate the hat and tabletop one at a time, cascading down the glass rungs of the ladder and landing in the crystal bowl below. Lucite top possibly a replacement. Wooden base. Metal-framed glass panels in good condition. 37 ½” high.

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Coin Ladder. Indiana, Penn.: Bob Kline, ca. 1958. Coins cascade down the ladder into the bowl held at the bottom. Concealed gimmick holds 15 half-dollar-size coins. 20

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Description: Coin Ladder. Indiana, Penn.: Bob Kline, ca. 1958. Coins cascade down the ladder into the bowl held at the bottom. Concealed gimmick holds 15 half-dollar-size coins. 20" tall. One of 48 units manufactured. Good.

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Coin Pail. Hamburg: Janos Bartl, ca. 1925. Metal champagne bucket outfitted with two Kellar-style droppers in its handles (which push coins inside the pail), and five droppers underneath which release large stacks of coins individually. 7 ½” high.

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Description: Coin Pail. Hamburg: Janos Bartl, ca. 1925. Metal champagne bucket outfitted with two Kellar-style droppers in its handles (which push coins inside the pail), and five droppers underneath which release large stacks of coins individually. 7 ½” high.

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Confetti Cup. Paris: A. Mayette [?], ca. 1940. Handsome metal cup and saucer that transforms coffee or water into dry confetti. Finely crafted from nickel-plated brass. Very good.

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Description: Confetti Cup. Paris: A. Mayette [?], ca. 1940. Handsome metal cup and saucer that transforms coffee or water into dry confetti. Finely crafted from nickel-plated brass. Very good.

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Conjuring Table. New York: New York Magic Co., ca. 1920s. Handsomely finished chrome three-legged collapsible conjurer’s table, with replacement rectangular wooden top and fabric cover. Hallmarked base. 35” tall. Re-chromed.

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Description: Conjuring Table. New York: New York Magic Co., ca. 1920s. Handsomely finished chrome three-legged collapsible conjurer’s table, with replacement rectangular wooden top and fabric cover. Hallmarked base. 35” tall. Re-chromed.

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Magician’s Table. American, ca. 1920s. Gold-glazed pine turtle-top table with legs on a Moorish theme, with a spacious drawer. 30 x 15 x 27”. Previously owned by Dr. Zina Bennett (Past-President I.B.M. Ring No. 22 [Detroit]), and accompanied by reprinted photos (ca. 1960s) showing Bennett with the table in his den, and in the other standing with Harry Blackstone. Very good.

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Description: Magician’s Table. American, ca. 1920s. Gold-glazed pine turtle-top table with legs on a Moorish theme, with a spacious drawer. 30 x 15 x 27”. Previously owned by Dr. Zina Bennett (Past-President I.B.M. Ring No. 22 [Detroit]), and accompanied by reprinted photos (ca. 1960s) showing Bennett with the table in his den, and in the other standing with Harry Blackstone. Very good.

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Crystal Casket. German [?], ca. 1910. Nickel-plated box resting on four claw feet is shown empty, yet instantly fills with a quantity of silk handkerchiefs. 5

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Description: Crystal Casket. German [?], ca. 1910. Nickel-plated box resting on four claw feet is shown empty, yet instantly fills with a quantity of silk handkerchiefs. 5" square. Finely made.

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Bertram Cups. Toronto: Ross Bertram, ca. 1965. Three spun copper cups manufactured by the Canadian “star of magic,” Ross Bertram. Mouths 3 1/8” in diameter. Hallmarked. With original red bag and two sets of four crocheted balls. Very good.

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Description: Bertram Cups. Toronto: Ross Bertram, ca. 1965. Three spun copper cups manufactured by the Canadian “star of magic,” Ross Bertram. Mouths 3 1/8” in diameter. Hallmarked. With original red bag and two sets of four crocheted balls. Very good.

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Brema Cups. Philadelphia: Carl Brema & Son, ca. 1930. Set of three spun metal cups, chrome plated, for the traditional Cups and Balls trick. 3 ½” high, mouths 2 7/8” diameter. Fine.

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Description: Brema Cups. Philadelphia: Carl Brema & Son, ca. 1930. Set of three spun metal cups, chrome plated, for the traditional Cups and Balls trick. 3 ½” high, mouths 2 7/8” diameter. Fine.

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Indian Cups and Balls. Bombay: Tayade, ca. 1970. Three turned wooden cups with handles incorporated into their designs for the Indian version of the classic Cups and Balls effect. Green, brown, and orange hand painted finish. With four balls and matching hand-painted wand. Minor chips to paint on handles.

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Description: Indian Cups and Balls. Bombay: Tayade, ca. 1970. Three turned wooden cups with handles incorporated into their designs for the Indian version of the classic Cups and Balls effect. Green, brown, and orange hand painted finish. With four balls and matching hand-painted wand. Minor chips to paint on handles.

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Jumbo Cups. American, ca. 1945. Set of three oversized spun metal cups for the classic magic trick. Smooth finish. 4 ¼” high, mouths 3 7/8” diameter. With four balls.

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Description: Jumbo Cups. American, ca. 1945. Set of three oversized spun metal cups for the classic magic trick. Smooth finish. 4 ¼” high, mouths 3 7/8” diameter. With four balls.

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Monti Cups (Combination Set). St. Louis: Rings ‘N Things, ca. 2000. Set of three finely spun copper cups and four matching crocheted balls. One cup chopped, one ball gimmicked. Fine.

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Description: Monti Cups (Combination Set). St. Louis: Rings ‘N Things, ca. 2000. Set of three finely spun copper cups and four matching crocheted balls. One cup chopped, one ball gimmicked. Fine.

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Frank Garcia Cups and Balls. Tannen’s Magic, ca. 2000. Set of three chrome cups and balls cast with a ring of dimples. Cloth carrying bag, original sales receipt from Tannen’s.

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Description: Frank Garcia Cups and Balls. Tannen’s Magic, ca. 2000. Set of three chrome cups and balls cast with a ring of dimples. Cloth carrying bag, original sales receipt from Tannen’s.

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Dice Vase. Lake Forest, Ill.: John McKinven, ca. 1990. Ebonized hardwood vase allowing the magician to determine the roll of the die even after it is dropped inside and shaken vigorously. 4 ¾” tall. Fine. Hallmarked. Uses regular-sized dice.

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Description: Dice Vase. Lake Forest, Ill.: John McKinven, ca. 1990. Ebonized hardwood vase allowing the magician to determine the roll of the die even after it is dropped inside and shaken vigorously. 4 ¾” tall. Fine. Hallmarked. Uses regular-sized dice.

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Divination Bottle. German, ca. 1920. The performer knows which of five colored rods is placed in the neck of a wooden bottle. Hardwood bottle 4 ¼

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Description: Divination Bottle. German, ca. 1920. The performer knows which of five colored rods is placed in the neck of a wooden bottle. Hardwood bottle 4 ¼" high.

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Double-Ended Drawer Box. European, ca. 1910. Handsome hardwood box with inlaid design. The drawer is opened, shown empty, and closed. Opened again a moment later, the box is now filled to overflowing. Double-ended gimmick. 11 ¾” long. Minor wear to finish.

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Description: Double-Ended Drawer Box. European, ca. 1910. Handsome hardwood box with inlaid design. The drawer is opened, shown empty, and closed. Opened again a moment later, the box is now filled to overflowing. Double-ended gimmick. 11 ¾” long. Minor wear to finish.

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Dove Swirl-It. Indiana, Penn.: Klinekraft, ca. 1975. As an empty and elaborate box decorated in an Asian motif with Plexiglas sides is spun by its handle, two or three doves appear inside. One of six units manufactured by Bob Kline. 21” high. Good.

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Description: Dove Swirl-It. Indiana, Penn.: Klinekraft, ca. 1975. As an empty and elaborate box decorated in an Asian motif with Plexiglas sides is spun by its handle, two or three doves appear inside. One of six units manufactured by Bob Kline. 21” high. Good.

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Egg Vase. Lake Forest, Ill.: John McKinven, ca. 1990. An egg is removed from a wooden vase then magically reappears inside. Finely hand-turned ebonized hardwood with faux white wooden egg. 6 ½” tall. Fine. Hallmarked.

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Description: Egg Vase. Lake Forest, Ill.: John McKinven, ca. 1990. An egg is removed from a wooden vase then magically reappears inside. Finely hand-turned ebonized hardwood with faux white wooden egg. 6 ½” tall. Fine. Hallmarked.

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Genii Tube. Kansas City: Donald Holmes, ca. 1920. Nickel plated tube is shown empty by unhinging it at its center. After closing it, a production of silks is made form within. 12” high.

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Description: Genii Tube. Kansas City: Donald Holmes, ca. 1920. Nickel plated tube is shown empty by unhinging it at its center. After closing it, a production of silks is made form within. 12” high.

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