Archive for the 'Auctions' Category

Creepy Magician Automaton

Posted by Michael on April 20th, 2017

Normally I find automatons very interesting and even charming. As the headline states, though, this one kind of creeps me out. It seems like something that would be trying to kill Doctor Who. This circa 1900 piece is one of several being auctioned by Auction Team Breker in Koeln, Germany next month. Get more details on their website.

Nintendo Magic Decks [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on April 18th, 2017

If you are about my age, chances are you love Nintendo… but when you think Nintendo, you think Mario and Link and classic video games. Or maybe even you think “Gee, I hope my wife let’s me buy a Switch!” What you might not know is that Nintendo, way back in the 1889, was founded to make hanafuda playing card decks. Over the years, they have dabbled in other toys and games including, apparently, magic cards. Right now on eBay there are two Nintendo “Miracle Box” decks up for grabs one in red and http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1970s-Nintendo-MIRACLE-BOX-Deck-of-Playing-Cards-Magic-YEL-Sealed-New-JP-/332184945923?hash=item4d57c40503:g:q1sAAOSwNsdXRB6S. The decks are being offered at $39.99 with free shipping.

RARE Magicians’ Card Trick Printing Blocks [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2017

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Okay, I have been scanning eBay and antique stores for magic way before I ever wrote for iTricks and I have never seen anything quite like this. Currently up for auction on eBay is a set of ten printing blocks (stamps, basically) each with a non-standard playing card design. These were obviously used to create custom images on blank playing cards. Bids start at $19.99 the auction is running until next Tuesday. See more pictures, get more information and places your bids on the official eBay listing.

Volume 20 Of The Gen [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2017

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Another cool lot of magazines on eBay today is this complete volume 20 of The Gen (which was published about 1964). $12.99 Buy It now plus $5.55 shipping (US) gets you all 12 issues of this famous old mag from Harry Stanley’s Unique Magic Studios. You can see more pics and make you move to buy this sit over on eBay.

1912 Magic Magazines [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2017

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With the knowledge that many of the iTricks readers have a pocketful of cash (thanks to the holidays) and a love for magic, we figured we’d bring you a few cool items from eBay today. First up, a lot of Magic Wand magazine featuring issues from 1912! The Buy It Now price is $24.99 with $4 shipping (to the US). This is only one of a few Magic Wand lots up for grabs right now!

If interested, you can find the listing here.

Magic And TV Memorabilia Unite! [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on July 26th, 2016

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Is it a magic trick? Is it a toy? Is it a cosplay prop? It is hard to say exactly what you should classify this standard magic bulb prop that has been branded with Uncle Fester from The Addams Family. The seller states that it is a vintage item from the 1960s, which makes it a crossover TV/magic collectible. The only real question about it that is bothering iTricks is that we thought Uncle Fester lit up bulbs by putting them in his mouth…

Still, if you want this for your collection is it up for auction on eBay. Bidding starts at $10 and the auction ends Monday, August 1. Check it out here if you need to add it to your magic (or Addams Family) collection.

Interesting Magic Estate On Ebay

Posted by Michael on June 7th, 2016

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Poking around on Ebay for stage illusions (don’t tell anyone… we kind of have enough crap to pack at iTricks Tower Midwest as it is) we found a couple medium to small vintage illusions (a Disecto, Hippy Hop Rabbits, a table top mirror box, etc) all from the same seller. Checking their store, they have a fistful of old convention ribbons, bound volumes of Genii and more so we are guessing this is someone’s estate. You can even find the John Calvert poster pictured to the left for $50! Check it all out together on the ebay store site. This may be the boost to your stage show or magic collection you have been dreaming about through the long, cold winter!