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Topic: Coin nest of boxes
Message: Posted by: adrianbent (Dec 25, 2010 08:17PM)
So... I'm a little disappointed. I recieved a "coin nest of boxes" (aluminum) by Tango Magic and silly me, it was "just" that... Just the nest of boxes themselves.
Now I was somewhat familiar with what I thought I'd get when a fellow guy from my Ring showed me a "s@@@@" that the bottoms and tops sat in while waiting to be loaded with the coin in your pocket. Without this secret apparatus, what is the point! Can someone PM me with help with what I should do, perhaps I can construct the loading gimmick out of wood if I had the plans or something. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Dec 26, 2010 07:04AM)
You really need a holder for the top and bottom sections. Wood is very heavy, mine has a plastic holder. I am guesing that all variations have the holder, unless you have a version that uses a slide (those were the inexpensive plate or cardboard versions). But you can make something yourself, even out of cardboard or paper mache. Contact Tango first, maybe they have one that wasn't included with your set. I don't know the ones you speak of, but the brass standard ones work with the upper stack and lover stack held in an overlapping position, so you can dump in the coin and slide the top group over the bottm. So, overlap them, then see if you can make a holder that keeps them in that position. Good luck
Message: Posted by: mystre71 (Dec 26, 2010 10:13AM)
Tango must not include the holder, because I recieve a set for Christmas as well, with no holder. I tried to use the plastic version (I think it's Royal magic). But a few of Tango's insert are too large for that holder. Making a cardboard holder seems easy enough.But would be nice to have one made from aluminum :)
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Dec 26, 2010 10:32AM)
It sure seems strange that someone would market this without the holder. Is anyone aware of a different loading method?
Message: Posted by: Curtis Kam (Dec 26, 2010 02:49PM)
Derek Dingle had a couple of quirky methods that didn't use the slide. See "The Complete Works of Derek Dingle" and (I think) "Coinmagic."
Message: Posted by: wulfiesmith (Aug 12, 2017 11:37AM)
Coin nest of Boxes Aluminum by Tango -
just goes to show how valuable old threads are ...
I was about to buy this item, thinking it would have the same loader mechanism as a cheap plastic toy version my son has.

Why not finish the quality product with a quality loader ... what was they thinking?
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Aug 13, 2017 08:59AM)
I got mine here:


Original. From the original manufacturer! :-)

Message: Posted by: Craig Ousterling (Aug 14, 2017 02:20PM)
I thought the original was from Hoffmann in the late 1800's?
Message: Posted by: Peckham (Aug 14, 2017 05:43PM)
I have the Viking brass box set to do a Dr. Mike Rubenstein routine, the Substitution Trunk Mystery. Great effect and a nice prop.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Aug 14, 2017 07:37PM)
Thank you Mike, its one of my favorite routines. It can be found on the NYCMS dvd series as well as the first Penguin Live lecture. I love the idea of using two signed coins to enhance the routine, and the idea to have it on the table at all times. Roth also has a nice routine on the NYCMS dvd series.
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Aug 15, 2017 02:25PM)
Mike, If I remember correctly, on your second live lecture (or that is where I thought I saw it) you used an Okito Box (and a rubber band) instead of a nest of boxes for the effect. Was there a reason for the change? Between the two, I like the nest of boxes way better.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Aug 16, 2017 10:29PM)
Yes. Effect is different. More direct with the Okito box, just a transposition disguised as a close up rendition of the stage illusion. Nest of boxes adds the mystery of coin to impossible location as a kicker to a transposition. Different response. Both are interesting.
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Aug 17, 2017 02:53AM)
I have a nest of boxes but have never used it. It would only work in a very noisy room. I prefer to use my JOL Plus Wallet (with ID case).

Message: Posted by: MitchC (Aug 19, 2017 11:42AM)
Pardon the newb question here.... I've never owned any nest of boxes set but am looking into them (The Viking set looks good)... BUT, will I need to come up with my own loading mechanism ? From the discussion it seems like that is the case.

Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Aug 19, 2017 06:54PM)
No. VIKING sells the loader with the set, as most should.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Aug 19, 2017 06:56PM)
Thanks Michael. Going to be looking into your routines when I have a chance.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Aug 20, 2017 02:40PM)
IS the Spellbinding set of good quality ? I've confirmed they come with the holder. So it's that or the Viking set.... about a $20 difference so not sure.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Aug 20, 2017 05:02PM)
OR... the Vault is now under consideration as well ? Hmmm... money to burn but on WHAT ?
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Aug 20, 2017 08:10PM)
The nest of boxes is a GREAT effect, no matter what routine you do. Tou can also get it a a nest of boxes or cheap metal plates. Similar effect is nest of purses, but I like the nest of boxes better. It's a miraculous coin to impossible location, and there are ways to do it for all levels of ability. I think the Viking product has been considered the best quality, but there are certainly others that work just as well.
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Aug 20, 2017 09:09PM)
Thanks Michael ! I'll go with the Viking set.

Had a chance to look at yours and Roth's Nest Of Boxes routines. Think I'm going to combine pieces of both (each one great on it's own).
Message: Posted by: MitchC (Sep 3, 2017 04:51PM)
Got the 'Vault' anyway. Cheap plastic prop, not really worth the $ IMO
Message: Posted by: wulfiesmith (Jul 20, 2019 12:01PM)
Coin in nest of boxes ...

This is a great item, I used to own many years ago.
Unfortunately, I don't still have it.

I know there are many versions of this effect, as it has evolved through the years.
Mine was a simple nest of small cardboard boxes (about 3 in total), held shut with rubber bands.

The final box contained a small "sack", which was also closed with a tight fitting rubber band on the neck.
Inside of course was the signed coin.

I have searched "high-and-low" for this item, but cannot find it.
I know there are many versions, using plastic boxes and wallets, but the "sack" made this item an absolute gem.

Does anyone know where I can find this item?
Message: Posted by: karnak (Jul 20, 2019 12:46PM)
I've seen some for sale on eBay -- the old vintage ones made by SS Adams using an outer box, an inner matchbox, and a little red cloth bag (plus rubber bands and the necessary slide).

Adams still makes these (look up "Magic Coin Box" on Amazon) but the little red cloth bag looks like it's been replaced by a white plastic or vinyl (or something) bag. The matchbox is no longer an actual matchbox, either. The charm has been replaced by tackiness, so I'd hunt for a vintage one (some are "new old stock," vintage but unused/unopened).
Message: Posted by: wulfiesmith (Aug 2, 2019 10:55AM)
"karnak" ...
thanks for the heads-up.

Now I have some information to work with, I will give eBay a search or two!
Message: Posted by: epoptika (Aug 6, 2019 06:15PM)
Wulfiesmith, it's worth buying the Adam's product just to acquire the metal slide. You can make your own boxes. Or re-cover the goofy box with the rabbit artwork & go on Etsy and type in "vintage maych box" to find an inner box. There is a seller called "akasiaCaseCraft"
Message: Posted by: epoptika (Aug 6, 2019 06:16PM)
Oops, I did not finish message...akasiaCaseCraft makes custom boxes & has outstanding "vintage" box lsbels.