John Sterlini

Posted February 17, 2020:

Love the site! Great resource and obviously a real labor of love. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your collection and time.

John Sterlini
Colon “The Magic Capital” Michigan

Review by Andy Martin for Li Chang's Boxes (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner

Review by Andy Martin for Li Chang's Boxes (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
Review by Andy Martin for Li Chang's Boxes (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
5 out of 5

For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

I’ve always liked the look of these beautiful teak boxes. They are compact and strong and with the red and blue Chinese symbols look very striking. What is even better about these boxes is that they are a general switching device, anything that fits in one box can be transported into the other box: cards, billets, letters, colors, etc. You could use them in forces, do as I do effects, mind reading effects – the list is long!

There are no switches, flaps or external devices – the boxes are totally self contained and the method is just so very clever and very convincing. You will love how they look and how they operate – very different from any other card boxes I have seen.

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Review by Andy Martin for Mini Collection (01) of Alan Warner Magic by Willi Wessel, Alan Warner

Review by Andy Martin for Mini Collection (01) of Alan Warner Magic by Willi Wessel, Alan Warner
Review by Andy Martin for Mini Collection (01) of Alan Warner Magic by Willi Wessel, Alan Warner
5 out of 5

For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

As Willi Wessel created his unique custom boxes for each of his Alan Warner items he also created four Collections where he grouped together multiple pieces to form Mini Collections all contained in their own custom box.

I cannot think of anyone who has spent so much time and effort to store, protect and display Alan Warner’s magic or dare I say anyone else’s.  It is such a treat to see all of the effort Willi went to for one of his biggest influences: Alan Warner.

_EF  This first Mini Collection includes the following items:

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Review by Andy Martin for Interchange (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner

Review by Andy Martin for Interchange (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
Review by Andy Martin for Interchange (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
5 out of 5

For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

Interchange is an interesting and novel paddle effect that gets away from the usual paddle sequence by using an additional cover and plaque which works directly with the paddle. So although the paddle move is used, by the time you are done you are way past the move and can even leave the paddle and plaque in their hands at the end.

The idea to combine both effects into one is quite unique and when I look at all of the paddle effects I have owned there is nothing that combines a paddle with another prop in this way.

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Review by Andy Martin for Twister (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner

Review by Andy Martin for Twister (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
Review by Andy Martin for Twister (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner
5 out of 5

For more details on Willi Wessel’s unique Alan Warner collection click here.

Although Alan’s magic is beautiful, meticulously thought out and often very clever, for the most part it is not really suitable for Strolling or Walk-Around Magic. The props either require a table, have a fairly complicated set-up, or are simply too ornate to put up with the rigors of this type of Magic.

Not so with this lovely piece. The basic routine that Alan supplies is easy to do, works well, with some magical surprises and a kicker ending. It has a quick reset and requires no table and is always ready to go.

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