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by Tom Ladshaw
March 20th, 2014, 4:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: At auction: Original Rings 'n' Things, Abbotts, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 276

At auction: Original Rings 'n' Things, Abbotts, etc.

Hi Folks.... Among a number of ventriloquism-related items listed on eBay this week, I also have a few magic items, including an original Rings 'n' Things Comedy Passe Bottle set, an original Abbott's Topsy Turvy Bottle set and a *large* lot of sound control equipment (all new, including two differe...
by Tom Ladshaw
February 17th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Rob Zabrekcy Rock it or What?
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Can Rob Zabrekcy Rock it or What?

Very cool. And maybe it's just me, but it appears to me that someone is clearly a fan of Spike Jonze's music video of "Weapon of Choice" by Fatboy Slim (featuring Christopher Walken dancing - and *actually* flying - through the L.A. Live Hotel)...? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7z57qrZU8
by Tom Ladshaw
January 14th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: KB Cabaret Card Rise
Replies: 1
Views: 264

WANTED: KB Cabaret Card Rise

I'm looking for a K.B. (Ken Bowell) Cabaret Card Rise, as produced by Supreme Magic of England. If you have one you'll part with, please send your best price to: TomLadshaw@aol.com

Thank you!
by Tom Ladshaw
December 11th, 2012, 8:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: For Ventriloquists and Variety Artists....
Replies: 0
Views: 243

For Ventriloquists and Variety Artists....

Hi Folks.... my December "Gottle O' Geer Newsletter" posts tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 12th. If you're not already signed up for this free ventriloquism and variety entertainment related monthly e-mail newsletter, I'd love to have you as a subscriber! This issue features THREE grea...
by Tom Ladshaw
November 8th, 2012, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: For Ventriloquists and Magicians, too!
Replies: 0
Views: 262

For Ventriloquists and Magicians, too!

Hi Folks.... My November "Gottle O' Geer Newsletter" posts Friday night November 9th. If you're not already signed up for this free ventriloquism-related e-mail newsletter, I'd love to have you as a subscriber! This issue features TWO great subscriber-only specials, a COMPLETE script for y...
by Tom Ladshaw
June 8th, 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Flaco
Replies: 16
Views: 2718

Re: Flaco

I only met Flaco a couple of times, but he was a great guy....very friendly. Once when I was visiting Tannen's he made me get behind the counter and do a card trick for him. He acted like whatever it was I'd done - something simple, I'm sure - was the greatest thing he'd ever seen. He called over th...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 30th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Magic Catalogs
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Re: WTB Magic Catalogs

I didn't say I'd sold *or* bought catalogs for that much... I said I'd *seen* them sell for that much. Magic catalogs are like any collectible...they're worth what someone is willing to pay for them. Some will no doubt pay more for a catalog than you would (thus, more than you think it's "worth...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 29th, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic's Most Prolific Writer
Replies: 33
Views: 3539

Re: Magic's Most Prolific Writer

I'd think Ian Adair would be somewhere near the top, also. 250+ books and booklets, hundreds of magazine articles, etc.
by Tom Ladshaw
May 28th, 2012, 8:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Magic Catalogs
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Re: WTB Magic Catalogs

The early hardcover Tannen catalogs usually sell for considerably more money than the softcover editions. I've seen the Tannen #1 in softcover (VF condition) sell for as much as $50.00 - $60.00. I've seen the hardcover edition (also in VF condition) go in the $100.00 range. Tom Ladshaw Covington, KY
by Tom Ladshaw
May 11th, 2012, 7:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 35pp LIST of MAGIC for SALE
Replies: 0
Views: 318

35pp LIST of MAGIC for SALE

I've put together a 35pp list of new and used magic tricks, props, DVDs and books for sale. The list is a .pdf and I'd love to send you a copy!

Please contact me directly at: TomLadshaw@aol.com



Tom Ladshaw
Covington KY
by Tom Ladshaw
March 14th, 2012, 4:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Greater Magic Kaufman Edition
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: FS Greater Magic Kaufman Edition

Jeff... I sent you a PM. You can contact me directly at TomLadshaw@aol.com
by Tom Ladshaw
February 27th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Space Coins from Mephisto Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 307

WTB: Space Coins from Mephisto Magic

Hi Folks... I'm looking for an effect manufactured in the 80's by Mephisto Magic of Belgium. It's called SPACE COINS.

If anyone has one....I'm interested!

Tom Ladshaw
Covington, KY
by Tom Ladshaw
January 20th, 2012, 2:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Small Collection of Morgan Dollar coin gaffs
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: FSH: Small Collection of Morgan Dollar coin gaffs

Sorry....This set has sold.

Tom Ladshaw
by Tom Ladshaw
January 8th, 2012, 8:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: For Ventriloquists Only!
Replies: 0
Views: 343

For Ventriloquists Only!

Hi folks... Yes, the rumors are true. I finally have a website of my very own! You can now take a look at a small part (as yet) of my inventory of "ventriloquiana" available for sale or trade. I'm trying to list half a dozen or so items each day. That should keep me busy for the next coupl...
by Tom Ladshaw
September 6th, 2011, 3:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Small Collection of Morgan Dollar coin gaffs
Replies: 2
Views: 679

FSH: Small Collection of Morgan Dollar coin gaffs

[font:Times New Roman]I have a small collection of Morgan Dollar coin gaffs for sale. Here's the list with original retail prices following in parenthesis: Expanded Shell - Head ($170.00) Expanded Shell - Tail ($170.00) Slippery Expanded Shell - Head ($150.00) Gravity Flipper ($200.00) These gaffs a...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 24th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Paul Fox Cups & Balls Package - Jeff Busby Magic, Inc. (photos)
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

FSH: Paul Fox Cups & Balls Package - Jeff Busby Magic, Inc. (photos)

[size:14pt][font:Times New Roman]FOR SALE -- Hallmarked brass Paul Fox Cups by Jeff Busby Magic, Inc.. Spun brass cups are hallmarked with Busby's "PF" logo. This set was purchased directly from JB in the early- mid 80's and put into a box...they have never been used! Includes original dra...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 23rd, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here: PLUS WALLET - Large size
Replies: 0
Views: 251

For Sale Here: PLUS WALLET - Large size

[size:11pt][font:Times New Roman]FOR SALE -- Plus Wallet (Large size) - Jerry O'Connell Leather (Great Britain). This is a FANTASTIC wallet for the worker. I personally use the small size and have never even opened this one. It's BRAND NEW . Here's the manufacturer's ad copy:[/font][/size] [font:Ari...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 22nd, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale HERE: MINIMAX Magnetic Field Detector
Replies: 0
Views: 714

For Sale HERE: MINIMAX Magnetic Field Detector

FOR SALE: MINIMAX by Edo (Germany). I used this particular unit at a recent convention as my demo model. It's been used...but not much (8-10 demonstrations, maybe?). The original battery is in it and it works perfectly , but according to on-line fora, these things apparently churn through batteries ...
by Tom Ladshaw
December 23rd, 2010, 1:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: "Secret Agenda" by Roberto Giobbi
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: FSH: "Secret Agenda" by Roberto Giobbi

And it's sold, too! Thank you to the purchaser and THANK YOU to the Genii Forum!!!



Tom Ladshaw
by Tom Ladshaw
December 23rd, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: "Secret Agenda" by Roberto Giobbi
Replies: 2
Views: 986

FSH: "Secret Agenda" by Roberto Giobbi

I have an extra copy of "Secret Agenda" by Roberto Giobbi, still in shrinkwrap. See the January 2011 Genii for Jamy Ian Swiss' review of this outstanding book. The book sells for $55.00 plus shipping. First person to respond to me at: TomLadshaw@aol.com ...will get it for $40.00, U.S. Prio...
by Tom Ladshaw
December 20th, 2010, 11:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Irish (Flat) Change Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 262

WTB: Irish (Flat) Change Bag

I'm looking for an "Irish Change Bag". These were sold in the early 80's by Tony Thursby of Ireland. Al Cohen (and others) sold them here in the U.S. It's a simple flat cloth bag with a black satin divider in the center. There's a whalebone "rib" at the mouth opening of the bag t...
by Tom Ladshaw
November 29th, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Slydini Commemorative Wand - Joe Porper
Replies: 0
Views: 265

FSH: Slydini Commemorative Wand - Joe Porper

I have for sale one of the Slydini "Tribute" Commemorative Wands made by Joe Porper. Brand new with leather case. Retail price is $225.00. I'll take $175.00 for this one and pay the postage. I can accept PayPal, a credit cards, a check or money order. Thanks for looking! Contact me at: <!-...
by Tom Ladshaw
November 9th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joe Stevens?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Joe Stevens?

Thank goodness. Good to know.
by Tom Ladshaw
November 9th, 2010, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joe Stevens?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Joe Stevens?

I've gotten word today from several different folks that Joe Stevens (Stevens Magic Emporium) passed away this afternoon.

*Please* say it ain't so...?
by Tom Ladshaw
July 6th, 2010, 8:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here - Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK
Replies: 0
Views: 191

For Sale Here - Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK

Hi Folks.... I recently acquired one of the Ricki Dunn/Paul Romhany "Drink Trick" outfits in a small collection. It appears brand new and unused. Here's the ad copy from Paul Romhany (the manufacturer): Many professional magicians consider this routine to be one of the funniest bits of bus...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 24th, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken wand..Ray Alan. ventriloquial legend and magician
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Broken wand..Ray Alan. ventriloquial legend and magician

he then decided to create a head for the box, skillfully crafted by Les Insul. Just for the sake of future historians.... that was "Len Insull", nee "Leonard Hinsle". The loss of Ray Alan Whyberd is tremendous...he was definitely one of the very best ventriloquists. Ever. Tom La...
by Tom Ladshaw
May 21st, 2010, 8:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Metheny on Magic
Replies: 70
Views: 3775

Re: Pat Metheny on Magic

Don't remember which comedian originally said it, but it went something like this:

"The only reason they put Kenny G's records in the 'Jazz' section is because there's no 'Crap' section."
by Tom Ladshaw
May 5th, 2010, 1:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who is the man on the right?
Replies: 18
Views: 2892

Re: Who is the man on the right?

Sorry...the infamous "guy on the right" is definitely *not* Edgar Bergen. Bergen was much shorter (more Sid Lorraine's height) and at that period would never have been seen in public - much less allowed himself to be photographed - without his hairpiece. He does look familiar, though.....
by Tom Ladshaw
April 24th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK For Sale

SOLD

Thank you Mark!

Gotta LOVE the Genii Forum Collector's Marketplace!
by Tom Ladshaw
April 24th, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Ricki Dunn DRINK TRICK For Sale

Hi Folks.... I have one of the Ricki Dunn/Paul Romhany "Drink Trick" outfits for sale. Brand new and unused. Here's the ad copy from the Hocus Pocus website: Many professional magicians consider this routine to be one of the funniest bits of business in magic. Ricki Dunn, known as America'...
by Tom Ladshaw
February 28th, 2010, 6:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: GREAT DEALS on eBay- Ken Brooke, Al Mann, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 330

GREAT DEALS on eBay- Ken Brooke, Al Mann, etc.

Hi Folks.... Just a quick heads-up: I've got a few really nice magic and mental items on eBay. They end in just a few hours (starting about 10 PM Eastern time). Some *really* good deals still to be had. Ken Brooke, Mark Mason, Joker Magic, Bruno Copin, Al Mann, etc. Take a look! You'll have to wade ...
by Tom Ladshaw
November 9th, 2009, 3:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: "The Essential Dai Vernon" - Deluxe Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 617

FSH: "The Essential Dai Vernon" - Deluxe Edition

"The Essential Dai Vernon" - Deluxe Edition This huge volume (nearly 1100 pages!) contains the Vernon classics written by Lewis Ganson: The Dai Vernon Book of Magic -- Inner Secrets of Card Magic -- More Inner Secrets of Card Magic -- Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic -- Dai Vernon's Ul...
by Tom Ladshaw
October 24th, 2009, 4:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here: COIN BOMBER Coin Set by Johnny Wong
Replies: 0
Views: 528

For Sale Here: COIN BOMBER Coin Set by Johnny Wong

I have a "Coin Bomber" set for sale. It's been opened, I've watched the instructional DVD twice, I've played with the amazing coins...and I've decided as a coin guy, I'm a really great ventriloquist. There are many, many things this set of coins is capable of.... Here's just one: Johnny's ...
by Tom Ladshaw
October 16th, 2009, 2:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Latest List of New & Used Magic Props, Books, CDs & DVDs now available!
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Latest List of New & Used Magic Props, Books, CDs & DVDs now available!

Hi Folks.... If you didn't already get my most recent list of more than 100 new and used magic props, books, CDs and DVDs, here's your chance! The list is more than THIRTY pages, photo-illustrated, and there are links to video demos of many of the tricks. If you'd like a copy, just send me an e-mail...
by Tom Ladshaw
September 30th, 2009, 11:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: BOOKS - some limited edition, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: FSH: BOOKS - some limited edition, etc.

UPDATE:

"Strong Magic" Deluxe Edition has SOLD.

"The Magic of Robert-Houdin" set has SOLD.



Thank you!
by Tom Ladshaw
September 30th, 2009, 2:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: BOOKS - some limited edition, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 388

FSH: BOOKS - some limited edition, etc.

A few books here...some newer titles, some limited editions, etc. Contact me if you need additional info, etc. Postage in the U.S. or worldwide at actual cost. [color:#FF0000] "Small But Deadly" [/color] - Paul Hallas. The ultimate consumer's guide to packet tricks. As such, it can save yo...
by Tom Ladshaw
September 29th, 2009, 4:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: NEW "E-Case" by Mark Mason
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: FSH: NEW "E-Case" by Mark Mason

Criminy....You guys are twisting my arm! OK, OK.... I'll offer this ONE price drop.... if at least one of the two doesn't sell now, I'm keepin' em and learning the trick! Your choice: RED or BLUE.... Only $100.00 , POSTPAID anywhere in the U.S. (Outside the U.S., the total would be $115.00). They're...
by Tom Ladshaw
September 28th, 2009, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: NEW "E-Case" by Mark Mason
Replies: 1
Views: 348

FSH: NEW "E-Case" by Mark Mason

I bought two of these (one [color:#FF0000]RED[/color] and one [color:#3333FF]BLUE[/color]), thinking I'd replace my Kennedy Mystery Box. Ooops. It's a really cool idea, but I guess this old dog can't learn a new trick. Here's the dealer ad copy: ============================= The hit of the MAGICLIVE...
by Tom Ladshaw
June 15th, 2009, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tabman Magic, the book
Replies: 16
Views: 2571

Re: Tabman Magic, the book

First of all, let me just say that I met Ray Witkowski for the first time in Canton, OH at the International Battle of Magicians a month or two back. His props and craftsmanship were absolutely outstanding. Tabman picked the right guy to carry on his work. Now....RUN, don't walk, to get Tabby's book...

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