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Miniature Wooden Card Frame by Richard Gerlitz

(c. 2001) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

This was one of Richard’s earliest items and right then you could see how much engineering went into his creations.  Other companies such as Magic Wagon have attempted to reproduce items like this but they don’t get close with the tolerances and attention to detail.  There is no doubt this is one or Richard’s finest pieces.

Effect: A card is selected from a deck of cards. A blank face card is inserted in a small wooden frame between 2 pieces of glass. The frame is turned face down and the spectator is asked to name his card. The frame is turned back over and the chosen card is in the frame! As the card is removed from the frame, it turns back into a blank card. Everything can be inspected.


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Approx. Price: $120.00 (2001) ***

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2 reviews for Miniature Wooden Card Frame by Richard Gerlitz

  1. Andy Martin

    Wow this does look cool!

    This was my first Gerlitz piece, and what a beauty. It is hard to imagine the mechanical skills required to cram all of the working parts into this thin little frame.

    Great job Richard!

  2. George Guerra

    How does the mechanics fit in here?

    So, Richard Gerlitz has clearly established himself with his limited edition magic…the lucky few who are regular customers of his magic must consider themselves the luckiest collectors of magic on this planet. I know I am. Not too long ago, I was fortunate to acquire this little very early Gerlitz piece from Andy Martin. Only 10 were ever sold and I have been wanting to add my comments on this little guy.

    As an admirer of beautiful woodworked magic (see my Alan Warner collection), this is quite an impressive piece. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Though it is called "Miniature", it does use a regular bridge size card. The "miniature" may allude to the fact that extremely close tolerances in the construction were involved in the installation of the mechanism to perform the effect. Whenever I handle the frame, I still can’t believe how everything fits in there. I am not sure what wood Richard used, but it looks like African Padauk to me. The effect works flawlessly and is a beautiful part of my Gerlitz collection. One sold recently on ebay for $3700. Though tempting, it will stay with me, even my wife advised I never sell it, which really surprised me.

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