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Card In Glass by Collectors’ Workshop

(c. 1985) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Effect: Plainly, it is the neatest, most appealing version of the card in glass you’l ever see. It’s just cards and glass. No stands. No other (visible) apparatus. The effect is, of course, ancient. Spectator seals two lucite plates together with rubber bands. A miniature card is then selected and returned to the deck. Spectator shuffles the deck. Then, as performer holds the lucite plates, the spectator is invited to toss the deck at the plates. He does so and when the cards have fallen, the chosen card is found sealed between the two plates. Spectator may open the plates to release the card.

What’s new is that, for the first time, the effect may be performed close up. This is made possible by one of the slickest pieces of apparatus you’ll ever encounter. John Martin, England’s master watch maker, made the original. But it was a bit bulky and suitable only for stage. By reducing the size and redesigning it to accommodate miniature cards, we found we had created a close-up miracle, one that could be reasonably and confidently performed in close surroundings. The closely machined, solid brass gimmick makes this a collectors’ item. But the effect is charming. It’s a collectors’ item you”l want to use. Each frame is accompanied with a stamped and numbered certificate of authenticity. .

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Approx. Price: $185.00 (2007) ***

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1 review for Card In Glass by Collectors’ Workshop

  1. George Guerra

    TV Card Effect in Your Hands

    I bought this little CW curiosity from a fellow collector not too long ago because 1) it’s an early discontinued CW item, and 2 ) always had a fascination with this long time classic of magic. Now, the best of the bunch is the CW BulletProof, but this one is unusual as no frames are involved and it uses a miniature deck of cards.

    The principle is still basically the same, except the mechanics is all brass construction and, well, kind of "hidden". The choice of using a miniature deck makes it a little more doable. This is one of those review items where the "works" is almost needed to be photographed as that is the heart of the whole thing. As usual, CW did a very nice job and for those fascinated by magical gadgetry, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

    I don’t think I would be comfortable performing this, but, if you collect Collectors’ Workshop, as I do, it is a welcomed piece to add. I give it 5 stars for ingenuity and as a unique version of a classic effect.

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