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Leo H
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On 2012-03-04 20:05, todsky wrote:
I've got a copy of The Annals of Conjuring by Sidney Clarke, the one published by Magico in 1983. In excellent condition. Anyone have an idea what it might be worth?

Somewhere in the area of about $100.00. Give or take $20.00.
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I have a few that I can't find a price for:

1 - Modern Magic - Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring, by Professor Hoffmann, fifth edition, London, George Routledge and Sons, 1886 - in old condition
2 - What's on your mind - Dunninger, The World Publishing Company - Forum Books edition - 1944
3 - The Greater Magic Library, Complete set - Volumes I - V, The Greater Magic Library Edition, hard cover


I also have a box of what I would call pamphlet / paper backs, for instance, "Keith Clark's Celebrated Cigarettes" - edited by John Braun, Silk King Studios, 1943 - copyright Harold. R. Rice 24 pages.

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I have a copy of Dictionary Of Magitain by John McArdle.
I paid $25 for it years ago.
I read somewhere that even though it states that only 50 would be produced, that far fewer were actually made due to the intense labor putting it together.
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I would like to purchase Thumb Tip Tricks by Donald Holmes.
Does anyone know what it is worth so that when I eventually find it, I'll know approximately what to pay.
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I have a copy of Michael Ammar's "The Complete Cups and Balls Deluxe Collector's Edition," it is in new/mint condition with the custom slipcase and other elements of a deluxe edition in tact; however it is not signed or technically numbered as it should be. Inside, on the first page, there is a small note in pencil on the top of the page that says "1/20 unnumbered copies of Deluxe...OVERPRINTING." It is still a first edition and collector's edition but without some key elements. Does the rarity of this book increase it's value or does it's absence of signature and numbering decrease it's value? What would you say that this book is worth and what would you suggest as a fair selling price reflecting both it's value but also being realistic.

I am new to this forum. I have been trying to join for several months but was always unable because of the "blocked free email" thing. I am the soon to be daughter-in-law of late magician and pilot Randy Malcolm and I have acquired what is left of his magic collection; I have been attempting to sell some of these books/items in order to help pay for his son's and my wedding in Vegas this October. I knew nothing about magic before all of this and will admit I still know very little but I have learned a lot along this journey; both about magic collectibles and about the father-in-law I will never know. I have a lot of books and many coins that I have struggled to place a specific price on because there are SO many little differences in magic books and because the market has changed so greatly. I recently sold a signed first edition of "The Way Magic" by Juan Tamariz for somewhere around $75 had I been in possession of that book 2-3 years earlier the price would have been marginally different and likely around $300-$400 (that's at least what the hard and soft editions of Sonata sold for).

Regardless, sorry for the rant, I will be requesting your wisdom and guidance as much as possible if you all don't mind and if you can suggest an appropriate listing price for the overprint described above, I would sincerely appreciate it. Thank you in advance! Smile

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I have "an evening with charlie miller", it was given to Arthur hastings from Jay Marshall.
Jay Marshall wrote a note saying that it was the 1st copy of the book.
It's signed by Marshall and there are signatures of Robert "bob" parish and Okito...

I also have the 1st edition hardcover of Our magic from 1911, from the library of Alan Shaxon.

I'm curious to know the value these two books

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Camron wow! That is very cool!
The rarest thing I own is houdinis book "rope ties and escapes" from the early 1900s.
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I have a London printing first edition copy of New Era Card Tricks (1897). It's not in great condition, but the book plate in the inside front cover states it's ex-libris from David Devant's personal library.
It is filled with notes and pencil marks in the margins.

I would never part with it but would love to know a rough ballpark figure as to how much it might be worth these days.
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Does anyone happen to know what 'The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings' goes for these days? JoyalStack has a range of $30-115, a pretty big range, and I suspect the lower price was before it went OOP and became harder to find.
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Good evening all, could someone please help me value my magic books to the best of their ability please? I am moving home and thinking of selling them. I would say all are in great condition. I live in the UK, if that helps value them.

The books are as follows:-

Darwin Ortiz - at the card table
Close up card magic - Harry lorayne
Michael Ammar - the magic of Michael Ammar
David Acer - natural selection
David Roth - Expert coin magic
Simon says - close up magic of Simon Lovell

I did try to add photos but cant upload them here.

Thank you in advance

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