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I liked to go to the library proabably doesn't count as I never purchased anything of course but that is where my interest started and then I went into clowninaround magic on grandville island. They had some great books that took all my money when I was a kid. Sean.
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Eddie's Trick Shop in Knoxville, TN.
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Phil Thomas's Yogi Magic Mart in Baltimore, Md...1961. Phil retired and sold the place I believe in the early 1980's. The new owners relocated, but were plagued by fires in each of 2 new locations afterwards, sealing its fate.

Its where I met Denny Haney shortly after my first visit. Who would have guessed back then he'd wind up in later years to operate one of the country's finest brick and morters.
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First introduction to magic was Lou Tannen's. Was pretty happy with my purchases back then, but these days, I shop elsewhere.
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First magic shop I went to was Theophilus Magic Shop in Milwaukee Wi.
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The magic shop at Disneyland!!! Smile

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Lou & Irv Tannes at 1540 Broadway, NY, NY. (1970's)

Others that enabled my addition to go much further: (1980's)
Barry's Magic, Wheaton, MD
Denny & Lee's, Baltimore, MD

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Joe Berg's magic Shop in Hollywood, CA Smile
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Astra Magic in Kansas City.

World known Tom Burgoon was one of their early demonstrators.

It has disappeared,(years ago), we still have 3 count them three in the area..

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On 2010-02-19 19:44, acer wrote:
It was an instant download at Penguin Magic.

Hi, Acer.

Your response struck me very sadly. Nothing against you or the upcoming generations of newer magicians, but, as the magic business model changes from bricks and mortar stores to "magic online", many many of the new and up-coming magicians will be deprived of the thrill, excitement, the mysteriousness and the sheer magic atmosphere that existed in most of the old long-gone magic stores. See:

On 2007-11-26 21:41, Lester wrote:
***I most certainly remember being served by Pat Page when I discovered the delights of Davenports, which at that time was opposite the British Museum in Great Russell Street. I will always remember the tingle of anticipation that ran through me, when as a small child, walking down from the tube, seeing that rabbit in a top hat, swinging above their door and hearing that almost Dickensian door bell tinkle. The whole shop was a magical experience. I can still remember the display cabinets full of mysterious boxes and tubes! It even had an aroma all of its own.

Ah, the past is another country they do things differently there.

Best Wishes,


Lester's poignant post really brought back a flood of similar memories in me.

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Dallas and Company in downtown Champaign Illinois. Andy, Wes, and Greg are a great bunch of guys. Probably the most eccentric stores I have ever been in. Well worth a stop if you are in the area, at least for the gorilla....
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Boston mass a place called, Jacks Joke Shop. right in the heart of Bean town. Just a few blocks from Hank lees.

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My first was Barry's Magic shop in Maryland back when it was in Wheaton. I remember my dad takeing me there and haveing Barry show lot's of cool tricks to me.
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I think it was a magic shop in a local amusement park...

The one that got me started is the over-priced one in Disney Land.
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Carl's Magic Shop inside a little strip mall in Kissimee FL. I heard it was destroyed in a hurricane some years later. Sad day. I rmemeber buying invisible thread and a colored paddle effect there.

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My first shop was Presto Magic in Long Beach, CA. Bought my first Michael Ammar DVD's there (ETMCM), and a trick of Presto's I think called Mirror Cards or something similar, was a wild card routine. Also got McDonald's Aces there during one of my initial visits.

Really, the only other shop I'd been in was Hank Lee's Magic Factory when it had it's store front in Boston.
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Misdirections in San Francisco, run by Joe Pon. I'd seen magic tricks in 'novelty shops'; but this was and IS a real magic shop. Still around and going strong; and Joe has always given good advice!
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I believe the first magic shop I ever went to was Tannens in NY. It was probably about 15 years ago and I can remember when I walked in they were demonstrating flight deck. Before that I used to buy all my magic through the mail. I've been trying to remember the name of the company I used to buy from but I can't remember for the life of me. I just remember looking through pages of descriptions and trying to choose what to buy.
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No magic shop around here, everything was bought online. My first U.S. online magic shop was MJM. Pretty satisfying except the tax.
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Denny & Lees. All you need is there, both in-person and for the online shopper.

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