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Postby Dan Bradbury » 07/02/11 09:23 AM

Greetings and Happy Fourth of July Holiday Weekend to our U.S. customers! Here's this weekend's installment of the "reverse auction. Remember, once listed, prices go DOWN by approximately 10% each week a new list is published and as long as an item remains on the list. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query and we will respond with the total cost including shipping at standard and priority rates.

As always, we "GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION" with all items we sell, or your money back! If you want to return an item for any reason, we offer a full refund of the purchase price. Payment options and other details are at the end of the listing.

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[Alexander, Scott] SHOE BUSINESS COMEDY DRINK IN THE SHOE. (Trick) Comes complete with written script that includes Directors Notes, Audio CD, performance DVD, and special glass. New in original packaging. Retails for $85.00, now offered at $68.00

Burger, Eugene. THE EXPERIENCE OF MAGIC. (Book) n.pl, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1989. First edition. 140pp., illus., 4to. Cloth boards in dj. A fine copy, now offered at $45.00

[Directories] An eclectic lot of magical directories, including C.R. Tracys DIRECTORY OF MAGICIANS (1951, 312pp., 8vo) plus SECTION 2 covering U.S. Territories and Foreign Countries (68pp); Lin Vintus NAMES AND ADDRESSES SUPPLEMENT TO SECTION B OF THE MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD LEADERSHIP REFERENCE DIRECTORY (1976, 66pp.); James P Zorns MISTER E LIST (mid-1970s, 53pp.) directory of dealers; Wittus Witts MAGIC YELLOW PAGES 99-01 (1999, 176pp.); and two hardback editions of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY 2002 (211pp.) and 2007 (333pp.). Six books/booklets offered as a lot for only $35.00

[Fearson, Steve and Sorcery Manufacturing] TITAN INSIBLE THREAD REEL BOSS SIZE. (Utility Gimmick) Includes reel with Veetra thread and complete instructions. New in original packaging. Retails for $60.00, now offered at $48.00

Ganson, Lewis. THE DAI VERNON BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 239pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj roughed a bit along foot and head edges; o/w VG. Now offered at $25.00

GENII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONJURER'S MAGAZINE. (Small Magazine Lot - ABD #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. A mixed lot of five issues from Volume 10, 1945-46. The lot includes: Volume 10: No. 1 (September, 1945), No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 6 (February, 1946). Cover stories feature McDonald Birch, Larry Hess, C.R. Tracy, Fred Wicks and Ramazan. Individual loose issues - and in VG condition. All five issues offered as a lot on for $15.00

GENII, THE CONJURORS MAGAZINE. (Small Magazine Lot - ABD #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. A complete volume of Volume 37 (1973) all 12 issues. Cover stories include, Gerald Kosky, Cary Grant, Sam Berland, Charlie Miller, Bill Bixby as The Magician, Clarke Crandall, Dai Vernon, Slydini and more. Individual loose issues - and in VG condition. Complete Volume 37 - all 12 issues offered as a lot on for only $30.00

Haining, Peter. THE CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES. (Book) Chicago, Chicago Review Press, 2001. First U.S. edition. 224pp., illus., appendix, index, 4to. Pictorial boards in colorful dj. As new. Retailed at $39.95, now offered at $20.00

[Hondo] COBRA KISS. (Trick) Russian Roulette with a pocket stapler. Includes five gimmicked staplers, staples and an instructional DVD with tips by Hondo with English, Japanese and Chinese subtitles. New in original packaging. Retails for $60.00, now offered at $48.00

Jay, Ricky. CARDS AS WEAPONS. (Book) New York, Warner Books, 1988. First Warner edition. 130pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Still selling at ridiculous prices elsewhere, well sell it for a reasonable $75.00

Minch, Steven. THE VERNON CHRONICLES, VOLUME ONE: THE LOST INNER SECRETS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1987. 235pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Fine. Now offered $40.00

Minch, Steven. THE VERNON CHRONICLES, VOLUME TWO: MORE LOST INNER SECRETS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1988. 245pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. . Fine copy, now offered at $45.00

Minch, Steven. THE VERNON CHRONICLES, VOLUME THREE: FURTHER LOST INNER SECRETS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1989. First edition. 219pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Fine. Now offered at $40.00

Richardson, Barrie. CURTAIN CALL. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2011. 263pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $50.00, now offered at $45.00

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene. MEMOIRS OF ROBERT HOUDIN, THE GREAT WIZARD, CELEBRATED CONJURER, AUTHOR AND AMBASSADOR.. (Book) Translated from the French by Dr. R. Shelton Mackenzie. Minneapolis, Carl W. Jones, 1944. First edition reprint of 1859 edition. 457pp., 8vo. Red cloth with black stamping. Light mar on front cover, o/w VG. Now offered at $45.00

Sadowitz, Jerry. CARDS ON THE TABLE. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1989. First edition. 105pp, illus., 8vo. Red cloth in dj. The face edge has some light stains (maybe ink transfer) but none of them affect any of the interior of the pages, o/w a fine copy. This has been offered for as much as $150.00, but well sell this one for only $100.00
Swiss, Jamy Ian. DEVIOUS STANDARDS. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2011. 230pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth with three-color stamping. New still shrink wrapped. Retails for $40.00, now offered at $35.00

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[Abbott's Magic Novelty Company] CATALOG NO. 7 and CATALOG NO. 9. (Two-book lot) Two great catalogs from one of the largest mail order houses and manufacturers of magic apparatus in the U.S. from the Percy Abbott years (1933-1959) NO. 7 from 1943 with 640pp. and NO. 9 from 1947 with 832pp. Both catalogs are in good used conditionNO. 7 is well thumbed and NO.9 has some paper starting to peel on the spine. Both offered as a lot for only $16.00

[Allen, Dave] PARTYTIME 2 WITH MAGIC DAVE. (DVD) Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but appears as new. Retailed at $39.95, now offered at $20.00

[Andrews, Russ] BOLD. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $20.00

Berg, Joe, and David Avadon with Eric Lewis. THE BERG BOOK. Wichita, KS, Stevens Magic Emporium, 1983. First edition. 315pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Cloth in dj. Small tear at foot of dj, o/w VG+. Now offered at $67.00

Booth, John. CONJURIANS' DISCOVERIES. (Signed Book) Los Alamitos, CA, Ridgeway Press, 1992. First edition. 273pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Inscribed/signed. Fine. Now offered at $29.00

Burger, Eugene. THE PERFORMANCE OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC. (Book) Silver Spring, MD, Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1987. 135pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. As new. Now offered at $36.00

Caveney, Mike. MAGICOMEDY: A SERIOUS LOOK AT SOME HUMOROUS MAGIC. (Book) Sierra Madre, Magical Publications, 1981. 171pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has several small nicks and tears, but now in Mylar jacket. Currently on AbeBooks at $100.00 to 200.00, now here for only $85.00

Darling, Aage. ILL READ YOUR MIND. London, George Armstrong, 1953. 55pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj is soiled on back side with several small tears and chips (now in protective mylar jacket); signed by Chanin with his shop sticker; o/w VG. Now offered at $5.00

[Frederick, Guy and Patrick Page] Two mass market magic books ideal for beginners:.101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS by Guy Frederick (1956, 28pp) and BELL'S BOOK OF TRICKS: CARDS, COINS, HANDKERCHIEFS AND PAPER. By Patrick Page (1976,121pp.) Both are hard-bound in dust- jackets., VG. Offered as a two-book lot for only $9.00

Ganson, Lewis. THE ART OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC, VOL.1 and THE ART OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC, VOL.2 (Two-book set) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 1996. 401pp/286pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Volume 1 is Fine and Volume 2 is new still shrink-wrapped. Sold as a two book lot only. Now offered at $65.00

Ganson, Lewis. DAI VERNON'S MORE INNER SECRETS OF CARD MAGIC. (Book) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. VG. Now offered at $12.00

Ganson, Lewis. THE MAGIC OF SLYDINI. (Book) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. 208pp., illus., 8vo. Bluish buckram with gold stamping on the spine; slight discoloration around edge of face cover; former owner blind stamo; o/w VG. Now offered at $29.00

Hatton, Henry and Adrian Plate. MAGICIANS TRICKS: HOW THEY ARE DONE. (Book) New York, The Century Company, 1919. 344pp., illus., appendix, 12mo+. Pictorial cloth boards. Lightly soiled; front and rear hinges are starting, but well worth repair; former owner name on front end paper, o/w VG+. Now offered at $13.00

[Hestnes, Chris, Dan & Dave Buck] PAPERCUTS. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $18.00

Hooper, Edwin. EDWINS MAGIC FINALE. (Book) Bideford. Devon, Eng., Supreme Magic Co., 1991. 320pp., illus., 4to. Cloth boards in dj. Near fine. Retails for $35.00, now offerd at $20.00

IBIDEM. (Magazine lot) Published quarterly by P. Howard Lyons, Toronto, Canada between 1955 and 1979. Quarterly. Originals were mimeographed 8.5 x 11with multi-colored silkscreen covers. This lot consists of 18 reprints from the Karl Fulves reprints done in the 1970s of the first 24 issues with black and white covers. This lot includes Issue No. 3 (August, 1955), 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 through No. 24 (December, 1961). VG condition. All 18 issues offered as a lot for only $23.00

[Joke/Humor Books] Comedy Material Combo #3. Three comedy books two from Robert Orben, including: 2500 JOKES TOO STARTEM LAUGHING (1979, 226pp.) and THE JOKE TELLERS HANDBOOK OR 1,999 BELLY LAUGHS (1977, 212pp., discolored along to edge of cover ); plus THE JOEY ADAMS JOKE DICTIONARY (1962, 343pp., dampstains on spine) All three books are 8vo hardbacks w/o djs. All have been well-used with some notations or check-marks; overall condition is quite Good. Offered as a lot for $16.00

[Kevo The Klown] KEVOS WACKY WUBBA WASCALS, VOLUME 1. (DVD) Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but appears as new. Now offered at $11.00

Knight, Devin. RETRO-GRAVITY AND OTHER SELF LEVITATIONS. (Book) Excalibur Publishing, 2011. 34pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. Retails for $40.00, now offered at $10.00

Lane, Frank. HELP YOURSELF. (Book) Boston, by the author, 1931. 97pp., 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards. Front end-paper missing; spine somewhat discolored; worn at extremities; o/w Good. Now offered at $7.00

Madsen, Bill (ed.). THE NEW JINX, 1962-1968. (Book) Washington, DC, Richard Kaufman and Company, 2008. 296pp., illus., 4to. Boards in dj. New - still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $60.00, now offered at $45.00

MAGIGRAM. (Bound Volumes) Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic. Bimonthly initially, later monthly. Printed. 8 x 10 initially, later 5.75 x 8.25.
Volume 7 (1974-75) Complete volume bound in two matching volumes in green cloth. Top and face edge show some light foxing and spot stains. Now offered at $17.00
Volume 8 (1975-76) Complete volume bound in two matching volumes in green cloth. Top and face edge show some light foxing and spot stains. Now offered at $17.00
Volume 9 (1976-77) Complete volume bound in a single large volume in black cloth. Fine. Now offered at $19.00

[Mayne, Andrew] LEVITATOR. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $24.00, now offered at $14.00

Miller, Hugh. SECRETS OF GAMBLING. (Book) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. First edition. 128pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dustjacket is roughed at edges and chipped at head and foot of spine; some color transfer stains on the back of the dj; signed by Chanin with his shop sticker; o/w VG. Now offered at $18.00

[Mitchell, Barry] DUH. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $25.00, now offered at $18.00

Mulholland, John. JOHN MULHOLLANDS BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Charles Scribners Sons, 1963. 329pp. Illus. 8vo. Info flaps from the original dust jacket have been tipped in on front end papers; an ex library copy with all the standard accoutrements; has been rebound in sturdy lime-green buckram; o/w a VG copy of this mass market classic. Now offered at $9.00

Nefesch. MUSICAL INFLUENCES. (Book) Titanas Magic, 2010. (56pp.), illus., 12mo. Wraps. New. Retails for $55.00, now offered at $19.00

[Okito Box] KARTIS OKITO BOX. (Trick) Includes brass box in cloth carrying case, DVD instructions and very nice storage case for the entire outfit. Number 68 of 100 produced. New in original packaging. Retails for $60.00, now offered at $43.00

Osborne, Paul. THE CLASSIC ILLUSIONS, VOLUME TWO. (Book) Dallas, Illusion Systems Publishing, 2005. 87pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. Retails for $37.00, now offered at $19.00

Osborne, Paul. THE CLASSIC ILLUSIONS, VOLUME THREE. (Book) Dallas, Illusion Systems Publishing, 2005. 100pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. Retails for $37.00, now offered at $19.00

Take both volumes of the Osborne ILLUSIONS above for only $35.00

[Pavel] THE CREATIVE MAGIC OF PAVEL VOLUME 2 MAGNETIC TRICKS. (DVD) Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but appears as new. Retailed at $35.00, now offered at $18.00

[Qualter, Noel, Ade Gower and Alakazam Magic] ALARMED. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $57.00, now offered at $40.00

[Ross, Eric] INSIGNIA. (Trick) Includes gimmicks for Coke and Mountain Dew bottles. New. Retails for $22.00, now offered at $14.00

[Scarne, John] Two classic mass market books from John Scarne: SCARNE ON CARD TRICKS. (Crown Publishers, 1959,. 308pp., illus., 8vo.) and SCARNE'S MAGIC TRICKS. (Crown Publishers, 1951, First edition, 256pp., illus., 8vo.) Both are in orange cloth; TRICKS has info flaps from original dj glued onto endpapers; both have former owner names on endpaper and Chanin sticker; o/w both are nice clean copies and VG. Offered as a set for only $22.00

Schiffer, Franz. SCHOER SCHEIN DIE ZAUBERKUNST DES WITTUS WITT. (Signed Book) Munich, Heinrich Hugendubel Verlag, 1995. 136pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Pictorial boards. In German. Signed by Wittus. Former owner name on front end paper, o/w VG+. Now offered at $10.00

[Schwartz, Sam.] SAM SCHWARTZ INCREDIBLE WORD POWER. (Trick) New York, Magico Magazine, 2000. 12pp. manuscript (8vo. in paper wraps) and 48 word cards. New. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $10.00

Selznick, Brian. THE HOUDINI BOX. (Magic Themed Children;s Book) New York, Bulls Eye Books (Random House), 1991. (66pp.,) Illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Ex library with typical markings o/w VG. Now offered at $1.00

[Smith, Lee and Gary Jones] I-CANDY. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $20.00

Smith, Samuel Patrick. KIDDIE PATTER & LITTLE FEATS. (Book) Tavares, FL, Samuel Patrick Smith, 1993. 200pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Inscribed/signed. As new. Now offered at $9.00

[Solomon, David and Big Blind Media] THE CARD SOLUTIONS OF SOLOMON. (Three-DVD set) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $50.00, now offered at $36.00

[Sum, JC and Magic Babe Ning] BEHIND THE ILLUSIONS. (DVD) New still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $55.00, now offered at $40.00

[Tenyo] TENYO ELITE EDITION OF MOONSPINNER. (Trick/Collectible Apparatus) Moonspinner (4 long, 2 in diameter) is constructed out of anodized aluminum with the hypnotic pattern laser-etched, and not a decal. Handsomely boxed with a hand-crafted carrying case, and photo illustrated instructions in English and Japanese. New still sealed in original box. Retails for $100.00, now offered at $47.00

Tremaine,Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 2001. 221pp each, illus., 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dj. Sticker residue on front cover, o/w near fine. Now offered at $10.00

Williams, Dick and Virginia. LIGHTS! CAMERAS! MAGIC! A GUIDE TO PERFORMING MAGIC ON TELEVISION. (Book) Tavares, FL, SPS Pub., 1994. 202pp., illus., appendix, 4to. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Offered for as much as $100 online, now offered here for only $22.00

Wyler, Rose and Gerald Ames. SPOOKY TRICKS. (Book) New York, Harper & Row, 1968. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Laminated pictorial boards. An I CAN READ Book De-lamination is starting in several places, but overall this is in VG+ condition for this title. Free upon request with the purchase of any other item!

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