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Postby dorianlachance » 03/28/11 04:55 PM

Greetings,

I am looking for any 1970ish magic set or a good picture of one.

Can you help....

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Postby Ted M » 03/28/11 05:09 PM

The Great Magic Show was my childhood magic set. I received mine in Dec 1975.

These pics are from eBay so they may vanish at any time...

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/28/11 09:57 PM

George Schindler was the consultant to Reiss Games for these.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/28/11 10:46 PM

George got me my first real pro gig demonstrating for them. George would be the guy who might be able to help you too.
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Postby magicam » 03/29/11 03:46 AM

Dorian, don't know what your exact needs are, but if the pics posted above don't work, a Google search may get you the pics you need. Failing that, you might seek out a local magic set collector or see if you can get access to files of Phil Temple's "Magic Set Collector's Newsletter" or Hans Witt's "ABC of Magic Sets," both of which are richly illustrated, if memory serves. My files of these magazines are in storage, so alas I can't be of much help there. Or maybe you can contact Phil or Hans and ask for photos, but I won't be able to help you there either - I lost all my contact info after a computer crash last year.
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Postby Rennie » 03/29/11 11:35 AM

dorianlachance wrote:Greetings,

I am looking for any 1970ish magic set or a good picture of one.

Can you help....

Thanks,
Dorian LaChance

If you could be more specific, I may be able to help you.Did you want to purchase a set or just a picture? Cannot understand why you would just want a picture, but let us know.
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Postby Steve Bryant » 03/29/11 11:51 AM

There are some nice images here .
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Postby dorianlachance » 03/29/11 12:34 PM

Sorry to be so vague guys.....

I do want to purchase a set but was unsure if I would be able to because I really had no idea how much or how collectible they would be. I am using it for a prop. I am not a collector. My problem was I will be using this infront on a room full of magicians and collectors. While I can not remember what the name of or even what the kit I got for Christmas when I was a child looked like, these magician may. So I just wanted to be as close as possible. And if I could actually get a kit I would simply get a box and paste a picture on it. :)

That being said.....I think I have one from ebay thank to the first link....


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Postby Brad Henderson » 03/29/11 04:46 PM

I would also love to have a nice example of this set.

Also, anyone ever get the "oriental magic" magic kit adam's sold through either jc penny or sears circa 1980? Would love to get that one too.

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Postby Bill Mullins » 03/30/11 12:09 AM

Anyone else remember this one:

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I think pieces of it are still hidden in my parent's garage somewhere.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 03/30/11 12:14 AM

I have this walking around here somewhere. I think it was by Platt and Munk.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/30/11 10:53 AM

I have that Houdini set (and Kevin is correct about the manufacturer). It's a fantastic set: all paper. Had it as a kid, 1972 or so.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 04/06/11 08:54 PM

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