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Martinka Auction 54 Ends Today

Many great items have been added to the current sale. Highlights include a Blackstone Jr. Tuxedo, Taytelbaum pieces, Harry Eng impossible bottles, books, ephemera and more. As always, all items can be found at: <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.com/auction">www.martinka.com/auc...
by martinka
05/20/12 11:50 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 54 Ends Today
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Re: Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday

A quick reminder that the auction will be ending today.

There is still a little time to get final bids in.
by martinka
03/11/12 03:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday

Many more items have been added to the current Martinka sale. Included are some great items from Brema, Thayer, Owen, Taytelbaum and more. There is a nice selection of paper and engravings. And also an assortment of books from the Christopher Collection. The auction ends this Sunday, March 11th. As ...
by martinka
03/09/12 05:57 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday

Many great items have been added to the auction over the last week. Highlights include A Gorgeous Okito Portrait, more pieces from the Christopher Collection and a scarce grouping of Taytelbaum items. www.martinka.com/martinka/auction We hope that you enjoy browsing through the items. Happy Holidays...
by martinka
12/17/11 07:53 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction Ends This Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

I agree, this is the strongest lineup in years with a nice variety. While you won't be using the flyig carpet in a show, it is a really fun one to demonstrate for a visitor. Here is a video: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://youtu.be/FfDZ_t7sFCk">http://youtu.be/FfDZ_t7sFCk</a><!-- m --> Pr...
by martinka
10/24/11 01:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 8449

Re: WTB Magnetic coin

Please email magic@martinka.com or call the shop at 201-444-7576 and someone there should be able to share my schedule with you.

All the best,
Ted
by martinka
10/20/11 04:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Magnetic coin
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: WTB Magnetic coin

Hi Umpa, We have very strong magnetic halfs available. $49.95 a pair. Two are strong enough to attract through your fingers, a deck of cards or most table tops. They can also be used as a coin clip as several standard halfs can be placed between them creating one mass for sleeving, lapping or palmin...
by martinka
10/20/11 03:11 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Magnetic coin
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Martinka Auction - Ending Today

Many more items have been added to the site.

Apparatus, books and a great selection of posters!

As always, all can be found at: www.martinka.com/auction

Enjoy!
by martinka
10/09/11 03:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction - Ending Today
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Re: Martinka Auction 49

Even more items have been added. All auctions close later today, Sunday 6/26 starting at 4:00 PM ET.

www.martinka.com/auction

Enjoy!
by martinka
06/26/11 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Martinka Auction 49

More items have been added to the auction including a collector's workshop Carnival Countdown and Sidekick.

Also some nice Owen pieces, rare books and more...
by martinka
06/24/11 01:36 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Martinka Auction 49

Martinka Auction 49 is online with hundreds of items. Included are a nice selection of pieces from the Milbourne Christopher Collection. There is also a nice grouping from Gerlitz including one of his first, "The Triangle Production". Only three of these were made. In addition, you will fi...
by martinka
06/22/11 09:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon

Ken and Anthony,

I checked our system and do not show that you won any auction items in the last few sales. I also did not find any emails from you.

Please call us at 201-444-7576 and we'll do what we can to help you.

Ted
by martinka
06/15/11 03:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon

Hi Marco,

Per the email we sent you last week, we were looking into the problem. As you know, Gabe Fajuri had bought these books on your behalf, and there was an error in how the order was processed. I apologize for the delay. Your items are now on there way to you.

Ted
by martinka
06/15/11 03:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon

We have gathered a nice assortment of apparatus, books, posters and more for our June auction. In addition, David Haversat is selecting a nice assortment of items from the Christopher collection that will also be included. For more details, please visit www.martinka.com . Updates will be sent to all...
by martinka
05/17/11 02:24 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

A printed softcover catalog was presented to those who attended the preview and auction in New York City. Those who made a purchase on the internet will also receive one with their order. The catalog describes all 274 lots in the auction along with color reference photos. The descriptions and photos...
by martinka
04/21/11 10:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11419

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

Thank you to all who participated in The Martinka Christopher sale whether it was providing expert information, helping to spread the word or placing your bids. It was an exciting and historic day! I wish Jackie Flosso could have been there to see it. Robert McGowan personally made sure each and eve...
by martinka
04/21/11 12:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11419

Re: Christopher Collection - Book and Poster Preview

Just a quick reminder that the auction begins at 10AM ET on April 20th. This auction has an incredible mix that includes some of the finest pieces in the Milbourne Christopher collection. For questions or more information on bidding, please visit <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martin...
by martinka
04/17/11 11:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Christopher Collection - Book and Poster Preview
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Christopher Collection - Book and Poster Preview

We have posted a small preview of items to be included in the upcoming Christopher Auction on April 20th.

Here is the link: www.martinka.com/martinka/chris

More updates to follow.
by martinka
03/20/11 12:33 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Christopher Collection - Book and Poster Preview
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Martinka Auction 47

Over a hundred more listings have been added to the sale.

Owen, Warner, Taytelbaum, Gerlitz, rare posters and more.

The sale ends Sunday, 3/13.

www.martinka.com/auction
by martinka
03/12/11 07:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 47
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Martinka Auction 47

We have added many new listings to Auction 47. There is a strong selection of apparatus along with a mix of books, ephemera and posters.

Even more items will be added this week.

As always, all items can be viewed at:
www.martinka.com/auction

We hope that you enjoy the sale.
by martinka
03/06/11 02:37 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 47
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Martinka Auction 46 - More items Added

Anothe Martinka Auction is underway. And more items have been added to auction 46. The selection includes rare books, posters, apparatus and more. Highlights are a Houdini Award, Key and a Martinka Satyr Head. As always, all can be found at: <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.co...
by martinka
01/18/11 08:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 46 - More items Added
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Martinka Auction 45 - Closing Soon

Martinka Auction 45 ends today Oct. 31st in a few hours.

Offered items include a nice collection of Houdini pieces, a grouping of scarce Hoffmann titles, rare lithographs, Thayer apparatus and more.

All can be viewed at:
www.martinka.com/auction

Happy Halloween!
by martinka
10/31/10 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 45 - Closing Soon
Replies: 0
Views: 161

Nice story in the Baltimore Sun on the George Goebel book

The story can be found here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://bit.ly/9FWxY2">http://bit.ly/9FWxY2</a><!-- m --> Martinka recently published "Goebel The Man with the Magicial Mind" by William Rauscher and foreword by Jim Steinmeyer. The book and DVD are available at <!-- w --><a c...
by martinka
10/21/10 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nice story in the Baltimore Sun on the George Goebel book
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Re: Martinka makes the cover of (201) magazine

Thank you.

We were pleased to get some nice press for Martinka. They gave us three full pages and it has already resulted in a nice "find" for the next auction.
by martinka
10/21/10 04:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martinka makes the cover of (201) magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Martinka Auction 44 Ends Today

Just a reminder that Auction 44 ends today. Hundreds of items are listed including selections from the collected magic of Richard Buffum. Highlights include some rare lithographs from LeRoy, Soo, Raymond and more. Also, the largest selection of throwout cards ever offered. The apparatus section is p...
by martinka
08/29/10 06:59 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 44 Ends Today
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Martinka Auction 43

Martinka Auction 43 is underway with a nice selection of items. Highlights include some Martinka made apparatus recently found in a collection that was left untouched for decades. Another unusual piece is a magic automaton once used to sell cars in the 1950s. Dozens of other items have also been lis...
by martinka
06/26/10 05:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 43
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Martinka Auction 42

Auction 42 is now closed and the prices are posted on the site. The auction had a strong finish with many record prices being set. A few of the results (with premium) include: Roterberg Canonball Vase - $4,048.00 Thurston Prisoner Window Card - $4,427.00 Servais LeRoy Portrait Litho - $41,739.00 If ...
by martinka
05/10/10 12:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 42
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Martinka Auction 42

The auction closes this evening (Sun. May 9) beginning at 8 PM EST. Even more items have been added since the last posting. Please allow yourself enough time to enter any final bids. Thank you to all who have participated. Ted PS: If you have an item or items for a future auction, please let me know...
by martinka
05/09/10 03:04 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 42
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Martinka Auction 42

Just added another strong group of items including a nice engraving of Bosco signed by Houdini, Bland Watch Target, Roterberg Canonball, Chung Ling Soo card, And there's still more to come.... <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.com/auction">www.martinka.com/auction</a><!-- w -->
by martinka
05/05/10 12:55 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 42
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Martinka Auction 42

Auction 42 is now online at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.com">http://www.martinka.com</a><!-- m -->. Highlights include: Signed pieces from Houdini, Kellar, DeKolta, Germaine and Dunninger. A wonderful early Coffee Vase and other early apparatus. Assorted cups, Posters, Ok...
by martinka
05/03/10 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 42
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Martinka Auction 41

The auction closes today (Sunday), please place any final bids in advance of the listed end times.

I hope you are able to add some items to your collection.

Ted

PS: If you would like to have items included in our next sale, please contact me. Our charge can be as low as 10%.
by martinka
02/28/10 02:06 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 41
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Martinka Auction 41

Many items have been added since our last post here. Including a wand from Houdini, a Martinka Spirit Clock, a Thurston Spirits poster, some John Martin apparatus and more.

Enjoy!
by martinka
02/27/10 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 41
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Martinka Auction 41

Auction 41 is now online at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.com">www.martinka.com</a><!-- w -->. Highlights include some nice letters including examples from Annemann, Kellar and Houdini, a rare Card to Watch Frame, a Frank Marshall figure, Okito apparatus and more. Check in ...
by martinka
02/19/10 01:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 41
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: world's best card rise - help!

Sounds similar to Albert Page's Rising Cards as sold by Will Goldston. Though he used a metal Houlette that attached to your hand. Glass in front and back, the cards rise and all could be examined. No threads.

I have run across a few through the years. It is a nice effect to do.
by martinka
01/26/10 01:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: world's best card rise - help!
Replies: 33
Views: 3289

Re: Martinka Auction 40

Auction 40 has completed and final prices can be found at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.martinka.com/auction">www.martinka.com/auction</a><!-- w --> Overall prices were strong and some new records were set. Avg bids per item and traffic counts have returned back to 2007 levels which...
by martinka
01/24/10 11:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 40
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Martinka Auction 40

We've added over a 100 lots since I've last posted with many gems in the mix. Including several Kellar posters, a Houdini cabinet, some additional Vernon and more. We'll be adding a few surprises including the last of the lots from the Struck find. Here's a link to the newest items listed: www.marti...
by martinka
01/22/10 07:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 40
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Martinka Auction 40

The Dr. Jaks books were quite a find. Not knowing how to read German, Jaks secrets are safe with me!

Ted
by martinka
01/15/10 08:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 40
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Re: Martinka Auction 40

Just added another large group to the auction. Included are nice books including a signed Okito, Berglas Book, and some additional books from the Cervon and Vernon libraries. There is also a strong collection of rare Okito apparatus, some early Thurston (included him as a boy on his baseball team). ...
by martinka
01/15/10 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 40
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Martinka Auction 40

We have listed many items on the site. Among the highlights are a nice grouping of Okito pieces, a magic postcard collection, a variety of Thurston items, Flosso's Die Box and a Cardini made watch reel. The book section includes a Harbin book, a Berglas book, Albo books, some limited edition volumes...
by martinka
01/14/10 01:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 40
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

Tenyo 2010 Special

We have listed the 2010 Tenyo line at martinka.com. The effects are better than those of the last few years, the floating card and illusion truck are particularly noteworthy. Our special is $199 for the set of five effects. As we have extended our grand opening special, you will also recieve 7 free ...
by martinka
11/25/09 04:29 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo 2010 Special
Replies: 2
Views: 853
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