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My first magic shop was in Kansas City Missouri. Late 1950s and early 60s. I think the owner went by the name of "Monte" IIRC. It was the only professional store I knew of at the time (the other stores had more pranks than magic tricks). I got all of my fox lane gaff decks there and many other of the "mandatory" effects/props (linking rings, mystic floating ball, multiplying billiard balls, and so on).

It was always fun visiting. Monte would always greet me with a smile and demo the latest trick he believed I should purchase within my youthful budget!


Since posting this I remembered the shop owner's name was "Morey." Then, after an inquiry, a gentleman of I.B.M. Ring 129 (Kansas City area) said his name was Morey Taub. The magic shop was in the lobby of the Howard Hotel in KC I recall -- but I also recall one relocation. Wish I could locate more historical information regarding the shops in KCMo in the 1950s and 60s.

Time flies. My wife gifted me a subscription to Genii magazine a couple of months ago. It dawned on me a few days ago to search the Genii archives for "Kansas City" in the dealer pages. Lo and behold I found the exact info in the September 1960 issue of Genii, here is the dealer ad

Hollywood Magic and Novelty Co.
Serving since 1922
214 W. 12th Street
Morris Tobb
Kansas City, 5, Mo.
Ha. 1-6525

His nickname was "Morey"

The shop was on 12th street west of Main as I remembered... right by the row of burlesque theaters, lol!
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Harries Magic shop in Norrkoping, sweden was the first shop I visited early 80s.
I bought many fine tricks...
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"The Red Barn" in Little Rock, Arkansas around 1979. I remember buying a set of Enardoe Color Changing Knives, Color Monte, "Eight Ball" packet trick and something from Hank Lee. I was so overwhelmed to BE IN A MAGIC SHOP! that I can't remember much more. LOL.
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Tannens Magic shop on 34th street
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First, Disneyland's Magic Shop on Main Street, second LaRock's.
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1st, Hollywood Magic & Joe Bergs Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood.50'-70's/ 2nd Tannens NYC, 70's 80's / 3rd. Disney Worlds Magic Shop (worked there a week)80's Retired WDW 90's
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Eagle Magic store, downtown Minneapolis MN.
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The Fun Shop
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Any one remember Joe Bergs Magic Shop - upstairs off Hollywood Blvd. Calif???????
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Riley's Trick Shop in Palos Hills, IL.

A modest little shop, but they had what I needed to begin my magic journey...
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There's a 177 page book about Jim Riley's magic life, including his magic shop(s), titled OH REALLY, RILEY? "The Story Of Riley's Trick Shop And The Family Behind It". (Copyright 2010)

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Zauberkönig in Munich. Sadly it does not exist anymore.
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Opps that was a acident I was just wondering if there was any magic shops in Canada Nova Scotia around Halifax. Thanks
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There's a 177 page book about Jim Riley's magic life, including his magic shop(s), titled OH REALLY, RILEY? "The Story Of Riley's Trick Shop And The Family Behind It". (Copyright 2010)

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Thanks for this tip, Julie. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Tannen's in NYC.
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The first magic shop I visited years ago was the one attached to the party-supply store named "Jan Monnikendam" in the centre of Haarlem (NL). It was a small storespace crammed with magic items. I liked it a lot! The guy running the magic store would give demonstrations to show the different things you could do with the different items.
It later became an independent Magic Shop in a industial area near Haarlem (NL).
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Mine was Magic, Inc in Chicago (on Lincoln Ave near Foster Ave. Such fond memories (even after 46 years--jeez). My dad drove me there, and the folks there were unbelievably kind and patient...
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