favourite magic shops

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Daniel Z
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favourite magic shops

Postby Daniel Z » November 8th, 2018, 11:18 am

33 fo the world's most enchanting magic shops, according to Atlas Obscura
https://tinyurl.com/y9r3bhow

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erdnasephile
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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby erdnasephile » November 8th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Thanks for posting the list, DZ.

Glad to see that Denny's shop, The Magic Apple, and Midwest Magic made it. I'm a bit surprised that Tannen's didn't at least get a mention.

Does Sadowitz really run the International Magic Shop in London?

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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 8th, 2018, 2:09 pm

I wondered the same thing myself. "Once Famous Comedian Now Demos at Magic Shop."
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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby Joe Mckay » November 8th, 2018, 6:23 pm

Jerry has been behind the counter at International Magic for years.

It has been a few years since I went there - so not sure if that is still the case.

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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby Joe Mckay » November 8th, 2018, 7:03 pm

My favourite (non-magic) magazine had a feature on Davenport's magic shop last week.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/notes-on-davenports-magic-shop-an-emporium-for-serious-conjurors/

Personally I always preferred International Magic.

We have always been lucky in the UK. You can walk into International Magic in London and chat to Jerry Sadowitz. And you can walk into Tam Shepherds in Glasgow and talk to Roy Walton.

Remarkable.

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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 8th, 2018, 7:36 pm

There is nothing lucky about being able to chat with Jerry Sadowitz.
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Re: favourite magic shops

Postby Joe Mckay » November 12th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Jerry Sadowitz is the best card performer AND card creator I know of.

I just wish you Americans got to see what an amazing job he did on the BBC series called Stuff The White Rabbit.

It really was incredible.

And his magazine The Crimp is the best card journal in magic.

His books are pretty great as well!


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