Khyber Cobra by Collectors’ Workshop(c. 1987)
From 1987 when Collectors’ Workshop ruled the roost in the high-end Collectible Magic market space.
I’ve had two other versions of custom Khyber Cobras, but this is the first time I’ve owned an original Khyber Cobra. It really is a beautiful piece of work, and although there have been many pretenders to the snake basket throne over the years, I’m not sure anything still gets close to this beautiful piece of work. The Cobra looks great and the routine is perfect.
In 1987, The Khyber Cobra automaton was the single biggest seller in CW’S History (though I believe it was later superceded by Jumbo Sidekick which came out 1989):
- He rises, but with the wrong card
- He returns to the basket to try again
- Groups of cards come flying out of the basket
- The Cobra rises again! This time, he’s got it
- He descends (complacently) into the basket
- But he returns, just peeking above the basket to share the applause
Approx. Price: $1200.00 (10/2016) ***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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