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Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby dorianlachance » March 28th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Greetings,

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

Can you help....

Thanks,
Dorian LaChance

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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Ted M » March 28th, 2011, 5:09 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...

[img:center]http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/5/6/3/3/7/webimg/455567649_o.jpg[/img]
[img:center]http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/5/6/3/3/7/webimg/455567740_o.jpg[/img]

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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 28th, 2011, 9:57 pm

George Schindler was the consultant to Reiss Games for these.
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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Kevin Connolly » March 28th, 2011, 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby magicam » March 29th, 2011, 3:46 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Rennie » March 29th, 2011, 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Steve Bryant » March 29th, 2011, 11:51 am

There are some nice images here .

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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby dorianlachance » March 29th, 2011, 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....


All the best everyone,
Dorian

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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Brad Henderson » March 29th, 2011, 4:46 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Bill Mullins » March 30th, 2011, 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Kevin Connolly » March 30th, 2011, 12:14 am

I have this walking around here somewhere. I think it was by Platt and Munk.
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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 30th, 2011, 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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Re: Looking for circa 1975-78 magic set

Postby Kevin Connolly » April 6th, 2011, 8:54 pm

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