Red Chinese Puzzle (Willi Wessel Collection) by Alan Warner(c. 1986) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
This effect starts off as a beautifully made variation of the principle developed by Paul Curry called the Curry Paradox c. 1953, similar to the effect created by Winston Freer’s amazing Magic Tile Puzzle. But if you know anything about Alan’s magic and mind, he is rarely content with doing something that has been done before, and so he turns the whole effect on it’s head and totally transforms the color of the puzzle right under their noses.
Not simply a geometric paradox but real magic performed right before their eyes!
Effect: This unusual item involves a geometrical puzzle made up of one red piece and several white pieces which are assembled within a small wooden box TO MAKE A COMPLETE SQUARE.
The pieces are tipped out and the puzzle is then reassembled in the box to form a complete square once again, but this time WITHOUT USING THE RED PIECE.
The lid is placed back on the box containing the completed all-white puzzle, attention is drawn to the odd red piece remaining on the table, and then the box is reopened to reveal that it now contains AN ALL-RED PUZZLE WITH ONE PIECE MISSING. The spare red piece is then fitted into position, completing the puzzle once more.
BEAUTIFUL HANDCRAFTED APPARATUS:
- The box is 8.3 cms square and is made in solid, hand-polished teak.
- A Chinese motif set in relief decorates the lid.
- The two puzzles are made in white and red plastic.
- This beautiful piece of apparatus, which is easy to handle and completely self-contained, is handmade by the originator of the effect.
The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.
Approx. Price: $170.00 (2020) ***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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