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Topic: My New Collecting Goal NEEDS Your HELP!
Message: Posted by: edshern (Feb 2, 2013 10:12AM)
I started collecting magic with Tenyo, and now have over 100 Tenyo effects, and
another hundred miscellaneous things I picked up along the way. Turns out I
really don't have a need to collect all 275 Tenyo. So I've been trying to figure
out what direction I want the collection to go in.
Well I finally figured it out. Rather than specialize in a specific manufacturer
I am going to put together collection which represents the best of the best.
SO,,,,,,, Here is a list of producers and some of the tricks I already own by each one.

1- Which manufacturers/inventors have I missed.
2- I would like to own 2-4 effects from each one.
3- I like pocket tricks with clever mechanics.
3- Any recommendations as to which tricks best represents them would be really appreciated.

THANK YOU !!!!



Abbot's Magic Traveling Block
Alan Warner Enigmatic, Li Chang's Boxes, Karate Card
Wolf's Magic
Colin Rose
Collectors Workshop
Conradi
Dave Powell Enchanted Ring
Douglas-Wayne
Eddy Taytelbaum
Francois Danis
Howard Schwarzman Ring on Sword
Jerry O'Connell
Jim Riser
Joe Mogar
Joe Porper
John Kennedy
LabcoMagic
Lassen gaffs
Louis Gaynor
Magic Wagon Majestic Die Penetration
Magiro Wand & Block Mystery, Coin & Bolt Mystery
Marcelo Contento
Mel Babcock
Mikame Craft Checker X, Final Penetration, McCoin Tube
Milson-Worth
Norm Nielsen
Okito
Owen Magic Supreme
P&L
Richard Gerlitz
RNT II
Steve Dusheck
Sugawara Mystery Donut
Taytelbaum
Thayer U-235
The Trickery
Todd Lassen
Uday Magic Card Frame, Multicolor Rope
Viking Mfg. Haunted Bottle, Badlands Bob, Drop-Out Outdone
Wellington Enterprises
Willmann
Ton Onosaka Frame UP
Zauber Butike Jewel Cupboard
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Feb 2, 2013 01:58PM)
You left out UF Grant, Supreme (England) and Davenport.
I would try and get catalogs and see what you like from ea. mfg.

Merv Taylor, Berg,....SS Adam... Rice

look for a list here:
http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Magic_Dealers
Message: Posted by: edshern (Feb 2, 2013 02:27PM)
Spartacus, 1-Thanks for the 7 guys to add! & the link!

2- LOL :) I have gotten so accustomed to the
internet that it absolutely NEVER dawned on
me that they might still have print catalogues!
It's on my priority list to do check into.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Feb 2, 2013 03:26PM)
Don't forget Clarence Miller and Kent Bergmann, both micro-magic masters. Joe Porper makes some incredible close up magic as well.
You'd also like some of the German micro-magic out there, like items produced by Zauber-Zentrale and Zauber Butike.

Here are a few fun sites to explore:
http://www.martinsmagic.com
http://www.thebestmagic.com/?myaf=af_mm
http://warner.qualitymagic.com/?myaf=af_mm
http://www.alanwarnermagic.com/?myaf=af_mm

Enjoy!
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Feb 2, 2013 03:55PM)
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On 2013-02-02 15:27, edshern wrote:
Spartacus, 1-Thanks for the 7 guys to add! & the link!

2- LOL :) I have gotten so accustomed to the
internet that it absolutely NEVER dawned on
me that they might still have print catalogues!
It's on my priority list to do check into.
[/quote]

Unfortunately no one prints catalogs anymore except Abbotts (an internet version) but most past mfg. catalogs are available and somewhat inexpensive.
If your interested I can tell you where to get them. You don't need all of them, just a sampling and people like Tannens sold just about evry mfg. The good news you can get a recent Tannen catalogs from Amazon, sometimes for less than $5. Go to Amazon, in the search bar check books and then enter "magic catalogs" for a sample of various dealers or just type.
in "Tannen magic catalogs" or "Abbotts catalogs." (The last person to print big fat catalogs was the guy that got busted and went out of business in Mass. I may even have a duplicate I can send you for postage)

The second alternative is to join the Conjuring Arts Org. for $95 and have access to all of the magic magazines (and dealer ads)
Message: Posted by: Jim Sparx (Feb 2, 2013 04:22PM)
D. Robbins is a major wholesaler and their old prints catalogs were titled EZ Magic
http://www.ezmagicrobbins.com/

Go here for a sampling of most major mgf. in this guys collection. And he has pictures of the Grant catalogs that every magic dealer in America used as their own.
http://www.magictrickcollection.com/uf-grant.htm

And then there are dealers in England like Stanley, Holmes, Gamage (long out of business)
Don't forget Burling Hull, Brema, Johnson, Nelson
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Feb 2, 2013 05:00PM)
Stevens Magic still puts out a printed catalog...well, not a catalog of their entire inventory, but whatever they are trying to promote. It's still very old school and welcomed by this guy. When I get it in the mail I squeal like a school girl.
Not pretty to witness.