First Class (#5 of 30) by 3D Magic Works(c. 2018) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This is the first Limited Edition release from the amazing Kent Bergmann’s 3D Magic Works and what a beauty it is. Kent has barely been in business for two years, and already there is no other magic manufacturer that gets close to the Digital Printed marvels that he produces. Aimed squarely at the Magic Collector there are only 30 numbered sets of First Class and each set includes genuine USPS Limited Edition “Art of Magic” postage stamps to add to the exclusivity.
First Class is the most expensive effect Kent has produced to date, but when you look at the individual pieces it represents amazing value for what you receive. Many people believe with Digital Printing you just press a button and out pops the finished article. This could not be further from the truth and Kent details some of the process here. Digital Printing certainly makes it easier to reproduce the same pieces accurately and consistently, but it takes real attention to detail to produce such wonderful effects as these.
With First Class the spectator picks any of five beautiful “Art of Magic” stamps and places the chosen one into the Outgoing Mailbox. After emptying the five Incoming Mailboxes of their white envelopes, they are clearly empty and closed up. Then the stamp disappears from the Outgoing box and appears in the correct Incoming box, and just in case the spectators were wondering what appears in the other boxes they all now have uniquely colored envelopes themselves.
This first Limited Edition sold out within a couple of days, and based on the quality and value of this set keep an eye open on Kent’s site because I’m sure the next miracle will be snapped up even quicker next time!
Effect: The performer presents the spectator(s) with 5 framed “Art of Magic” postage stamps displayed on 5 separate numbered stands, 5 silver drawer boxes (or “Incoming Mail Boxes” (IMB)), detailed with different colors (blue, green, orange, red, yellow) resting in numbered black granite (in appearance) stands, a blue marble (in appearance) drawer box, or”Outgoing Mail Box” (OMB), with a white envelope decoration on top and mounted upon a black granite stand and a silver envelope stand with 5 slots.
The performer directs the spectator’s attention to the framed postage stamps displayed on the numbered stands and asks the spectator to freely select (no force) any one of the 5 framed stamps to place in the OMB to be sent. Let’s say that the spectator chooses the rabbit in the magic hat which is set in the number 3 stand. The performer slides open the empty drawer of the blue marble box (OMB), on the stand, places the framed rabbit in magic hat stamp into the drawer, shuts the drawer and sets the blue drawer box and number 3 stand to the side . . . still in complete view of the spectator. The remaining 4 framed postage stamps and numbered stands are set off to the other side.
Next, the spectator’s attention is directed to the 5 IMBs within the numbered, black granite stands. The performer removes the drawer box from the number 1 stand and slides open the drawer to reveal a white envelope. The performer removes the white envelope hands it to the spectator to place into the silver envelope stand. The performer continues and does the same with the other 4 IMBs, removes the white envelope from each to have the spectator place those in the silver envelope stand as well. The envelope stand with the 5 white envelopes are then set off to the side. By removing the white envelopes from all 5 of the IMBs, the performer has ensured the spectator(s) that the IMBs are now empty.
At this point, the performer explains that just like how we place a “First Class” stamp on an envelope and place it into an outgoing mail box, it will soon (in theory) arrive at the destination address incoming mail box. The performer brings forward the number 3 postage stamp stand and the OMB that the, chosen, framed rabbit in magic hat postage stamp was placed. The performer pulls open the drawer to show that the framed postage stamp has vanished. The mail must of been picked up already. The performer now points out that the framed rabbit in magic hat postage stamp was in the number 3 stand. This is significant as it tells us what address it was being sent to. The performer closes the drawer of the OMB and sets it to the side out of the way.
Now, the performer points out the number 3 on the black granite stand of one of the IMB and points out the matching number 3 on the now empty postage stamp stand in which the framed rabbit in magic hat stamp had previously been displayed. The performer opens the drawer of the IMB, that is positioned within the number 3 black granite stand, to reveal that the framed rabbit in magic hat postage stamp, in which the spectator had freely chosen earlier, has successfully been delivered to the correct address.
The spectator is curious what may be in the other four IMB. The performer simply slides out the drawer of the remaining 4 IMBs to reveal that there has been a colored envelope delivered to each. The colored envelope found in each drawer matches the detail color of each of the corresponding IMBs.
“First Class” is strictly limited to only 30 numbered sets.
The light brown parts of this set are 3D printed using a beautiful filament that has been infused with genuine wood. The black, blue and silver sparkle pieces are printed with specialty filament created for a colored granite appearance.
The postage stamps used are genuine USPS Limited Edition “Art of Magic” postage stamps that have been individually laminated to maintain their appearance and durability.
Approx. Price: $295.00 (2018) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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