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Topic: Bizarre Apparatus
Message: Posted by: Gerald Blankenship (Apr 4, 2021 09:59AM)
I have been looking around at the various websites for bizarre and spooky apparatus. They all have very interesting pieces, however they all are sold out of the best ones. I know Lebanon states theirs will be back in stock April 6.
I have contacted Tim Wiseman for information on his creations but have not heard back yet, I really like his work and have his music box. I know all these pieces are hand made in short runs but they never seem to show back up after selling out. Does anyone have any info on any craftsman of this type of effects that has any in stock?
Thanks Jerry
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (Apr 4, 2021 12:59PM)
You have access to the buy and sell section. Secondhand sales are possible.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Apr 4, 2021 04:51PM)
Jerry, for the reasons you listed the props are few and far between. The demand is rather small to begin with (in the scheme of things), so it doesn't make much sense for builders to put the time, effort, and expense into stocking a sizeable inventory of these specialty props, or for dealers to stock them. Most are built in low quantities, or by request.

As of this post, Hocus Pocus has several props by Tim Wisseman available: https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/index.cfm?cat_choice=0081 I can vouch for the quality of Dead Ringer, Spirit Telegraph, The Butcher's Blade, and Ghost Lights. All are well made, work perfectly, and in the right hands... frightening.
Message: Posted by: Gerald Blankenship (Apr 4, 2021 05:10PM)
Many Thanks Wizard,
Yes I realize the situation with the builders and numbers made. How ever some sites offer request when back in stock, But I never seem to hear back, even when they are restocked. I have contacted Tim Wisseman and he is going to build a Cabinet de los Muertes for me. Very nice guy and wonderful craftsman. I have his Music Box in my collection. By the way Lebanon is the only site that has contacted me on restock information.
Thanks Jerry
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Apr 4, 2021 05:13PM)
Great choice with Cabinet de los Muertes. I envy you.