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Postby Kevin Connolly » 01/19/13 11:14 PM

I ran across an old magic set and was wondering if anyone out there could help with some information about the set. The name on the box is, from left to right, The Little Conjuer Der Kleine Zauberer Le Petit Escamoteur. The set has another label with Hunger Buhler & Linherr 1380 Broadway New York.

Here is a link to some images of the set:

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Any help is appreciated.

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Postby Smurf » 01/20/13 12:47 AM

Kevin,

I don't necessarily know about your set, but I am familiar with reproductions produced with the same name. I have one of the repros, but you sound like you have the original.

Here is the one I have:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/113 ... et-germany

In the last few years, I've seen the repros go for about $50-100 out on the open market - not specifically in collector's circles or auctions. An original ought to be quite a bit more.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 01/20/13 01:01 AM

Thanks, I appreciate it. I know some of the names of the items, but not many. I also like to know what pieces are needed to have the trick complete, like for the cup and ball. I mean the top, bottom, shell and ball. Complete.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/20/13 10:58 AM

Fairly early German set. I'd say 1880s.
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 01/21/13 02:19 AM

Thanks. I'll try to post better pictures when it comes in.
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