Archive for the 'Auctions' Category

Richard Himber History And Effects [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on August 19th, 2019

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Over the weekend I found myself driving around, doing some errands, taking a break from punk rock and listening to Sirius XM’s 40s Junction and caught a vintage Richard Himber musical performance. Sure, iTricksters may know him for his magic creations and we found a little lot of some of his vintage effects on eBay (picture at the left). You can check that out here; the auction is scheduled to end next Sunday (August 25). To learn more about the magic and music of Richard Himber, check out this iTricks piece on Himber or this video of him and his band.

Potter And Potter Automaton Offerings [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on August 2nd, 2019

This magician automaton, featured in the movie Sleuth, is one of several going up for auction on August 24 in Potter and Potter’s AUTOMATA: Life & Other Illusions event. You can see more video on the auction house’s YouTube page and learn more about the auction on their website.

Merv Taylor Bird Cage [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2019

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The vanishing birdcage is one of the great 20th century stage magic tricks. Visual but small, impressive while only requiring the magician, it is a classic piece to perform while larger props are being placed or when a performer wants a little more dialogue with the audience. A vintage Merv Taylor birdcage went up for auction on eBay over the weekend, and the seller claims it is in working condition. While certain versions have a (justifiably) bad reputation, this model includes an artificial bird… You can check out the auction here if you need to add this to your act or your collection. The auction will end next Sunday, July 28.

Old School Coin Magic [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on May 16th, 2019

Up for grabs on eBay is an old school magic trick… pretty much designed for coins you barely see anymore. In a variation on an effect you can still easily find today, this set features a Wheat Penny that fits over a Mercury Dime… if you happen to carry around 70 year old coins as a matter of course, need a wicked effect for your next numismatology club meeting or just collect old magic tricks you might want to head over to eBay to check out this Buy It Now feature before it is gone.

Blackstone Magic Cards Uncut Sheet [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on April 25th, 2019

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Here’s an odd item from the pages of eBay: an uncut sheet of Harry Blackstone magic trading cards, circa 1962. It is a large sheet… those appear to be soda cans holding down the corners in the picture!

This unique piece can be yours for the right price and if you are interested, visit the eBay listing today. The auction is scheduled to end next Wednesday, May 1.

Jim Rawlins Magic Collection At Potter And Potter Auctions

Posted by Michael on January 29th, 2019

The first part of the Jim Rawlins magic collection goes up for auction at Potter and Potter on February 23 but absentee bids are already being accepted. Learn more about the auction and download the catalog on the Potter and Potter website.

Tenyo Mickey Mouse Poster [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on November 8th, 2018

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Normally when you catch Tenyo magic on eBay, it is one of their ingenious and now no-longer made pocket tricks. This auction, however, is for a Japanese Tenyo poster featuring Mickey Mouse! It is sure to appeal to magic collectors and Disney fans alike so you would think it is going to get kind of expensive. But this is a Buy It Now offering (and there are two posters) so $27 and it is yours (shipping included).

Check it out for yourself over on eBay.