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Hong Kong Paddle by Willi Wessel

(c. 1987) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Another rare and collectible item from 1987 by the great German craftsman Willi Wessel.  Unlike his fellow countryman, Thomas Pohle, Willi has retired from creating magic some years ago, so his magic is getting harder and harder to find.  This is one of his best items.

What I like about Willi’s routines is that he extracts every inch of magic from his props.  This set comes with a great routine translated perfectly by Wolfgang Wollet.

Effect: The routine involves:

  • Red Chinese tokens appearing on the paddle and doubling
  • Then you raise the stakes and use Western Money which then doubles
  • Then some Chinese writing appears on the paddle
  • And finally the tokens change color

Willi packs a lot in to the routine!  Comes with everything needed (use your own dollar bills) and fits neatly in the presentation case.

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Approx. Price: $250.00 (2007) ***

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1 review for Hong Kong Paddle by Willi Wessel

  1. George Guerra

    Schwarzman’s paddle treat…a lucky find!

    I love paddles and this one is a prized one. Beautifully crafted and imported by Howard Schwarzman in the late 1980’s (instruction copyright is dated 1988). The seller told me that Howard had informed him only a half dozen were sold, so it seems it is also quite rare. The Oriental diamond design on the lid of the box is actually two wood veneer overlays. This is an all wood construction, including the chips and finished with a smooth clear coating. Superb craftsmanship throughout, for an import!

    The effect has a lengthy Chinese gambling theme. Single colored chips double magically, and then change into various colors. Money doubles and a decorative writing grandly appears on the paddle to end the routine. The paddle measures 4 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inch. The decorative box housing the entire set measures 5 3/4 inches by 2 inches.

    Overall, this is truly a gorgeous paddle that is a treasure in my collection. Don’t recall how much I paid for it, but after seeing it, I would have gladly had paid much more.

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