Classic Coin Ladder by Chance Wolf(c. 2007) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
A Masterpiece from Chance Wolf!
Though my main focus in collecting is towards small, so called Mini or Micro magic, I have added some big items in the past, but these were grand pieces that were a “must buy”, such as the Milson-Worth Pillar of the Magi and Ruggiero’s Perfect Card. Not surprisingly, when I first saw the high resolution images of Chance’s new Classic Coin Ladder, I immediately pounced on it … I couldn’t type fast enough to get my order in as I knew only 12 would be sold and I wasn’t going to be left out.
Well, the Ladder arrived yesterday and after unpacking it, I was in complete awe at what I was seeing … it left me speechless. Now, I have had similar reactions with packages from Alan Warner, Richard Gerlitz, Colin Rose, Lyn Johnson, to name a few of the top talents, but Chance has clearly anted the standard on the craftsmanship of magical apparatus. Everything is, simply, in my opinion, PERFECT!
What struck me as I quickly eyed the entire unit is the weight of the components … lots of the most gorgeously colored and grained Cocobolo wood I have ever seen layered thick for strength and durability. The same was observed of the solid brass components throughout the apparatus (even the banding around the wood is the thickest I have ever seen in an apparatus … no thin flimsy metal strips here). Even the glass used in the ladder is heavy duty. This is one sturdy, but beautifully built apparatus … I just wish people could see it up close and their eyes would say more than words can.
Overall, I would venture to say that my Classic Coin Ladder is now the best, most prized, piece in my entire magic collection. Up to this point, I would have hesitated to make such a comment as I really have many very nice pieces and it has always been a difficult choice when asked, but, believe me, the Classic Coin Ladder is way too good … $3000 price tag – what a bargain, now that I have seen it.
This is not only a GG Standard item, but as with all nobility, there is always one at the top, the king, so it gives me great honor to crown the Wolf Classic Coin Ladder at the top of this elite list. The one thing I may change is the special Eisenhower coin that came with the apparatus. This masterpiece deserves better than clad coins, so I tried a Lassen magnetic Morgan 1921 silver dollar and it seems to work. I also like the fact that the music box motor is easily replaceable … this is an Achilles’ heel, as these are temperamental mechanisms (CW used a lot of these and the one in my Coin Classic easily broke down).
Thanks so much, Chance for an incredible magical heirloom and for remembering the No. 4 to match the serial number of my Wacky Micro Magic series.
Effect: The Third release from our “Vintage Recreations” Limited Edition Series.
Fabricated from Solid Cocobolo Hardwood Hand Rubbed and Oiled to a Beautiful Satin Finish.
Polished Solid Brass Tubing and Solid Brass Decorative Accents
Designed for Silver Dollars for maximum visibility as well as 50 Cent Pieces and Downs Palming Coins
10 Coin Dispenser Carrousel for Invisible Flight Productions
Comedy Relief “Gummy Coin”gag (Custom Magnetic Coin provided)
Top Hat gimmicked with Magnetic alignment to Upper deck and Collapsible Funnel Coin Guide.
Heavy Duty Solid Brass Pachinko Pins
Brian Cook’s “Confetti Mirror Glass Finale” ( Matching Non Gimmicked Glass provided)
Sets up in Seconds & Collapses Flat for Storage or Travel
Custom Fitted ATA Case available at additional charge
After countless hours of Design and Proto-Typing, I am excited to release the Finest and most Elegant prop I have ever created. I have always had a passion for the Coin Ladder effect. When I decided to pursue this project, I had researched as many Coin Ladder effects available today as well as the historical versions. I had discovered that the majority of modern day designs detracted from the entire point of the effect…to clearly SEE the Coins falling. Which lead me back to the beginning of the history of this effect and choosing to recreate what I felt was the best design of all, The Down’s Coin Ladder. From the top of the Top Hat to the sleek design, simplicity in form and the Classic Pachinko style of decent of the Coins leaves the spectator with a clear view of the Coins at all times as the playfully travel down the vertical deck.
The apparatus has been designed to be viewed from ALL ANGLES, even from the rear, allowing you full freedom to perform under any condition. I have also included a couple of new features to give the routine some body.
Routine: The performer begins by approaching the Coin Ladder, pops his Top hat open and sets it upon the Coin ladder. He then producing a Silver Dollar and tosses it into the Top Hat and it is seen to drop through the Hat and begins a tinkling Pachinko style decent down the Pins of the Coin Ladder. The magic continues as the Magi produces Coins throwing them as the invisibly travel across the stage and are seen to appear cascading down the Ladder (Downs Palm move required. Up to 10 Coins can be magically produced) , suddenly ONE COIN STOPS IN ITS PATH. The Magi pauses, approaches the Coin Ladder, plucks the coin from the surface and examines the coin. He pulls and tugs a gooey piece of Pink Gum (actually a pink knotted balloon) off the back of the Coin, pops the gum behind his ear and send the Coin on the rest of it’s journey! The Magi finally depletes his Coins and is left empty handed. He approaches the Coin Ladder, removes the Glass from the holder, flips it upside down, and a flurry of shimmering Confetti flows to the ground showing ALL THE COINS HAVE VANISHED as he plucks a JUMBO COIN from the glitter putting a sweet ending to the classic effect!
Approx. Price: $2992.00 (2007) ***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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