Three Box Set (Regular, Boston, Slot) by Jim Zee(c. 1988) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Jim Zee makes some very fine coin boxes indeed and they are priced very reasonably. When it comes to coin boxes the size and weight really make a difference. These boxes just look and feel perfect!
Effect: If you have ever wanted to learn to do some really cool coin effects with the Okito box not only are the Jim Zee boxes the best they come with a 40 page illustrated booklet by Robert Bengal.
Okito Coin Box: The Okito Box was the invention of Dutch magician Okito (Theo. Bamberg) c. 1909, and since its creation, has gone through many variations. Viking has chosen to design its version to satisfy both the artistry of close-up magic and the versatility required of the prop.
Boston Coin Box: The German or Boston Coin Box made its appearance shortly after Okito’s original version. It was quite possibly first manufactured in Germany, but its original name came from the metal it was made from (German Silver), and not the country. It is often attributed to George Boston but George Boston never claimed to invent it and it is more likely that it became known as the Boston box because it originated in Boston.
Slot Okito Coin Box: Four coins are placed within the brass box and the lid replaced. The left hand is shown empty but when the hand is reopened it is now seen to contain a gleaming fifty cent piece. The lid of the box is removed and the coins dumped out to reveal only three coins! The three coins are slowly and visibly returned to the box and the lid replaced. The forth coin is shown, then caused to vanish. Upon dumping out the coin from the closed brass box, it is seen that the box now contains all four coins! Finally, the four coins are returned to the box and the hands are shown empty. The coins are now dumped into the left hand, and the box is returned to the table, but this time, open side down. One of the coins is picked up by the right hand, the others tossed onto the table. The one coin is caused to vanish, only to appear under the overturned box!
There are also some great routines for Jim’s coin boxes in David Roth’s Expert Coin Magic
Approx. Price: $64.00 (2004) ***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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