Fred Kaps Cane

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Postby magicking » 07/19/06 09:51 PM

Does anyone know what type of cane Mr Kaps used for his vanishing cane in newspaper? I assume it was black too..just curious of what type.
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Postby Dick Koornwinder » 07/20/06 01:38 AM

Kaps used a metal Walsh-style disappearing cane. And you are right the colour was black.
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Postby magicking » 07/20/06 09:22 AM

Thanks you sir. Are these canes still available?
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Postby Pete Biro » 07/20/06 10:14 AM

Koornwinder was the name I was going to suggest contacting... and he beat me to it. Yes, Kaps used a Walsh black metal cane.

I'm not sure how many he had, because as a younger perfromer he used appearing canes as a "running gag" with many of the appearing throughout his act. They would "surprise" him and he would just throw them off.
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Postby Guest » 07/20/06 10:58 PM

There are several appearing canes as standard dealer items these days. Does anyone have a brand they feel looks nice and is reliable?
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Postby Guest » 07/20/06 11:27 PM

I usually try to find a good condition Walsh cane on one of the auction sites. They come up for auction more often then you might think.

Viking also has a good metal appearing cane however they are temporarily out of stock at this time.

Our magic club, Ring 333 (The Fox Ring), is having a magic flea market and auction this Sunday. If you are interested I could check to see if anyone has a Walsh cane. Just e-mail me at antonygerard@msn.com if interested.
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Postby Guest » 09/04/06 10:40 AM

Fred Kaps: the only magician ever to win the world title three times:

A photo published in the swedish magazine: Trollkarlen 1956, Nr 41:

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