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deaton
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I need some help from a collector of Stevens Magic Emporium Catalogs for research I'm doing on gaffed tables by Bob Nelson and Harry Roydon/Ken Klosterman.

Around 1990, Venture III, a Ken Klosterman company, had five Harry Roydon Psychic's Tables built for re-sale. (photo attached) They quickly sold out.

Sometime later, Stevens Magic Emporium offered in one or more of their fine catalogs another version of the same gaffed table. It may have been called a Psychic's Table or a Medium's Table or some other name.

I am seeking to learn in which Stevens catalog the table first appeared for sale.

The table Stevens sold had the same checkerboard top but it did not have a golden oak finish like the Venture III tables.

I did email Mark Stevens on May 6 of this year regarding the cost of the table he sold, and he replied, "I can't say for sure without a great deal of research, but I think 2,500 is in the ballpark."

I assume the Stevens catalog advertising the table would have appeared sometime in the 1990's. I should mention I am not talking about the $3500 "Spirit Table" advertised on the back cover of June 1987 and other Stevens catalogs.

If anyone would be kind enough to let me know what catalog I am looking for, I would certainly be very appreciative.

Dave

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Original Old Town Magic Shop owner near Walt Disney World. Former Bozo the Clown in S.W. Ohio TV market. Was the founder and artistic director of Pinocchio's Maroionette Theater in Central Florida. Actor, writer, director, magic and spook show enthusiast.
deaton
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I am wrong in my original post about the time period the Stevens Catalog would have listed the table. The correct time would be in or around 2010,
Original Old Town Magic Shop owner near Walt Disney World. Former Bozo the Clown in S.W. Ohio TV market. Was the founder and artistic director of Pinocchio's Maroionette Theater in Central Florida. Actor, writer, director, magic and spook show enthusiast.
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I have all my catalogs but it will take some digging to find this ad.
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I looked through my Stevens catalog 'collection' (make that "accumulation") and, I can't find what you need. Sorry!
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