I was surprised to see the recent reviews of Paul Stone's Unique Magic Collection in the January and February issues of Genii. The products look great and I am sure they are, but USA sales rights remain unresolved.
Paul Stone gave exclusive USA sales rights to Stevens Magic Emporium in 1982. After a couple of years, Paul left the business and left Stevens Magic to find a way to produce and sell the Ken Brooke Range. For 20+ years, Stevens Magic perpetuated and promoted the good name of Ken Brooke and his fine products without the help of Paul Stone.
Paul Stone comes back into the business and does not honor his exclusive American sales rights agreement with Steven Magic.
Joe Stevens and Stevens Magic Emporium have done a lot to support magic and they deserve a better shake, especially from Genii Magazine which normally is very focused on proper crediting and the honorable manufacture of magic products.
Genii Magazine would have done better to ferret this issue out a bit more before featuring 2 pages of glowing reviews of the Unique Magic Collection in the January issue and a full page ad as well as a product plug in the Genii Speaks section of the February issue.