Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Streamers by David Cresey

Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Streamers by David Cresey
Review by Andy Martin for Rainbow Streamers by David Cresey
5 out of 5

I love these streamers! Jam a couple in your Dove Pan and it looks amazing!

Throw streamers are an instant classic among magicians — they’re easy to conceal and make a stunning visual impact! five coiled streamers are packed into one flat disc, unfurling into a cascade of dazzling color with just a flick of the wrist. hand-rolled and cut by cresey.com staff, our throw streamers are well known for their consistent high quality.

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Review by Madison Hagler for Micro Curious Cubes by Thomas Pohle

Review by Madison Hagler for Micro Curious Cubes by Thomas Pohle
Review by Madison Hagler for Micro Curious Cubes by Thomas Pohle
5 out of 5

This is one heck of a routine! Pohle has designed a very clever effect which is intriguing, simple to follow, and very fooling. This one fooled my fiancée which is no easy task! If it fools her, I think it’s safe to assume it would fool just about anyone. The combination of methods make this a real stunner and the double reveal of two chosen cards knocks you right between the eyes. It is also wonderful that Thomas provides you with one of the best forcing decks on the market to make the routine that much cleaner. He really went the extra mile. I love this one, and so will you if you get a chance to own one.

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Review by Madison Hagler for Tom Thumb Sword Box Deluxe by Thomas Pohle

Review by Madison Hagler for Tom Thumb Sword Box Deluxe by Thomas Pohle
Review by Madison Hagler for Tom Thumb Sword Box Deluxe by Thomas Pohle
5 out of 5

This is a gorgeous apparatus. Its beauty is eye catching. The method is strong and very deceptive. Unlike many more traditional thumb cabinets, this one uses a different principle which allows the inside to clearly be seen empty. Essentially, this is a miniature version of a classic stage illusion usually done with someone’s head. I love having micro illusions like this in my collection. It looks great, it works well, and audiences love it. If you get a chance to add this to your collection, I highly recommend it.

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Robert Rath

Posted May 20, 2019:

I just wanted to compliment Andy on his hard and continuous work on this website. I have used it many times researching for rare and scarce magic items. He is very thorough and accurate in his descriptions. The photography of the items are well done, too. Thank you for your love and act of devotion to the art of magic.
Bob aka the Amazing Bob Rath the world’s greatest $10 magician

Robert Rath
Milwaukee Wisconsin

Review by Andy Martin for Way Out Of This World by Dick Zimmerman

Review by Andy Martin for Way Out Of This World by Dick Zimmerman
Review by Andy Martin for Way Out Of This World by Dick Zimmerman
2 out of 5

I personally will stick with Paul Curry’s version over Mr. Zimmerman’s version.  There are other versions including Harry Loryane’s Out of this Universe that I might use, but the problem I have with this version is the move occurs as the two packets are placed together after the spectator has dealt them – well talk about the worst time to do a move that is when the spectator’s are looking most closely. I first read about Out of This World in Paul Clive’s excellent book Card Tricks Without Skill and it has served me very well over decades, without the need for any tricky moves at the worst time.

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Donald Croucher

Posted May 16, 2019:

Wow, Wow, Wow! This is going to be one mega historical website for magic fans and collectors. A truly phenomenal task that will definitely be appreciated for many years. An incredible wealth of information and history for magic. Thank you for doing this! I love it!

Donald Croucher
Las Vegas, NV

Review by Andy Martin for Ring on Wand Illusion by Okito-Williams

Review by Andy Martin for Ring on Wand Illusion by Okito-Williams
Review by Andy Martin for Ring on Wand Illusion by Okito-Williams
5 out of 5

This is how “they” get you! I’ve been purchasing a few of Carl Williams pieces recently and just when you think you are above all of the addictions of classic magic effects, you realize you’re right back where you started and can’t stop yourself. This is another stunning beauty meticulously re-created by Carl to duplicate the original Okito masterpiece. And what a clever and perplexing illusion it is. Spend a little time working with this and you will have a true baffler for both magicians and lay people. And amazingly the whole unit can be minutely examined. I guess I’ll be tracking down more of Carl’s work because he is so good 🙂

Originally called “Berg’s Wand-O-Ring,” this effect was devised by Joe Berg and built by Okito, when it won the award at a contest by the Society of American Magicians Assembly No. 3 in 1947.

Effect: The apparatus is a small cabinet which has no lid, but has a removable front panel and two slots in the side so a wand can be lowered in. There is also a hole in the center of the front panel and another in the back. Three differently colored washer-like rings are introduced, and one of them is freely chosen. The box can be inspected by the audience if necessary; then the wand is lowered into it and the front panel slid into place. Next the chosen ring is lowered into the cabinet and held there while a length of ribbon is threaded through the hole in the rear, through the ring, and out through the hole in the front. For a moment the ring is lifted from the cabinet to show it has been threaded on the ribbon, and then it is replaced inside.

Suddenly the ribbon is pulled taut, the wand is lifted out of the cabinet and the chosen ring is seen to be threaded on it instead of on the ribbon. The ribbon is removed and everything given for critical examination.

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Review by Andy Martin for Keyrumba (Key Box) by Carl Williams

Review by Andy Martin for Keyrumba (Key Box) by Carl Williams
Review by Andy Martin for Keyrumba (Key Box) by Carl Williams
5 out of 5

My favorite Anverdi item is his very clever and perplexing Key Box c. 1982 from almost forty years ago!  Until recently I thought it was at the top of the food chain for effects that became known as The Seven Keys to Baldpate by Annemann and invented by Joseph Kolar c. 1927.  That is until I saw this rare beauty, Keyrumba c. 1990, from the amazing Carl Williams.  And what a stunning beauty it is. 

It is a beautiful prop for sure.   The effect is well known but Keyrumba is about as clean as you can get and operates by a hidden remote control so there is no need for the extra box used by Anverdi’s Key BoxKeyrumba comes with eight identical keys and you can use as many or as few as you want for the routine – any one will open the box or not, 100% under your control.

The props supplied are of the highest quality, as expected from the late master craftsman Carl Williams. The chest is perfectly crafted. The inlaid woodwork is beautiful. The set offered is complete with the chest, all the keys, remote, necessary setting tool, and a photocopy of the original instructions and extra tips.

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