I’ve only owned a few Eddy Taytelbaum items but there is no doubt this Chink-A-Chink set is easily the finest available. What a beautiful set to behold.
Trying to maintain The Largest Online Magic Collection of Rare Magic, Vintage Magic and New Magic is primarily a labor of love and takes many hours every week for just a few new items, many of which are fairly mediocre effects. However, when you receive items like this or the Richard Gerlitz’s Butterfly Boxes it makes it all worthwhile. Just breathtaking.
Mel Babcock continues to amaze me! At 84 he is working in his workshop almost every day producing miracles to the keep the few remaining Magic collectors around the world delighted and full of magic. This little guy is a pocket size version of his bigger Die Tunnel and looks beautiful and works cleanly. I love the use of Casino die too as so often smaller cheaper dies are used, but this one enhances the Cocobolo wood perfectly. Great Job Mel! I’m looking forward to seeing more beauties from Mel for many years to come!
I can’t seem to stop buying these cool coins that Ted Bogusta keeps producing and when Meir Yedid routines them you can be sure of a quality magic experience! You show two rare coins. A silver Morgan Dollar and a $20 gold coin. Once you show the coins there are many ways to proceed depending on your preferences but the basic effect is of the gold coin changing into a gold ring. The coin set is versatile so you can make the change from visual to a more mysterious one.
What a clever idea this is from the always ingenious Martin Lewis. There was a small run of 20 of these handmade by Martin himself in 1996 and now they are very hard to find. A spectator freely selects an ESP symbol and places it aside without looking. You introduce a turned walnut-spinning top, and a 12″x12″ oak board decorated with ESP symbols. You start the top spinning on the board. Then, slowly, seemingly under your mental control, the top begins to move, circling the board, until it comes to rest on the same symbol selected.
The board has an ingenious mechanical secret which you will love.
What a beauty this is from the young Mel Babcock, a mere slip of a lad at 84! These are hot off the press and it is easily my favorite vanishing deck effect. Better than the Robert Jackson one it was based upon and the Bob Kline/Woodmagic Studio CBI.
Not only is the method perfect the box looks amazing!
Still one of the finest pieces of electronic magic and looks and works as beautiful as it did when it came out over ten years ago! Wow! This truly is the most reliable and beautiful electronic effect I have had the pleasure of owning.
The electronics are flawless and 100% hidden. To all intents and purposes you are just dealing with two beautiful (and large!) dice and a beautifully inlayed box. The basic effect is as follows: you show the two dice (one black and one white) and an empty wooden box. You turn your back or leave the room, and have the spectator choose either die and place it with any number facing on top. They put the lid on and place the other die in a small bag. Both items could be hidden from view as you never need to see or touch the box or die again. But immediately you can not only detect which die is in the box, but which number is on top. The range is amazing too 45-60 feet!
If you add to this effect Larry Becker’s wonderful Versadex Wallet you can show your wallet with a prediction before you start, leave it in full view all the time, and hand them the wallet to take the prediction when you are done and it can show the color and number. Now that is amazing magic!
This is a wonderful double effect from Vienna Magic and the first time I have seen it in Jumbo size with a beautiful packing case. In effect you remove the mixed up dice from the box and show them on both sides – it clearly makes up garbage. Then a card is chosen and the dice are covered only to reveal the chosen card when removed. You try this again but this time the dice create an impossible card and amazingly the chosen card also matches. Very nice effect and beautifully made.
This is the best version of Magiro’s amazing Wurfel Mysterium. This set wasn’t made by Magiro and in fact was imported by Howard Schwarzman from Italy, but in the original Italian instructions you can clearly see the diagrams that Magiro uses for his own set. Either way a beautiful illusion and now hard to find.
Another clever idea by Tora Magic. You show 4 different color sides on the dice and whatever color they chose the dice changes to a solid die of that chosen color. The effect can re repeated as often as you want with zero reset. They do a lot with a basic idea here and there is no memory work as the color of the die tells you how to lift the lid. More to this than at first meets the eye. In fact, I think this could be made in a micro version and it would make a wonderful 4 way out prediction mechanism.
I’ve owned a couple of the smaller versions of this beautiful effect, but this is the first one I have seen in Jumbo size and what a beauty it is. Wonderful trick where you have two card changes after cleanly showing a card securely embedded in the frame. Firstly, a large jumbo back changes color to Red and then the face of the card inside the plates changes to that of a chosen card. Hard to beat this bad boy and comes complete with all the extra cards and works like a dream!
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