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dking66
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Just started collecting Die Boxes! I have several... Owen Sliding Clock Box; Milson Worth Die Box; Owen Oriental Die Box; Abbott's Cig Box; Brema Coin Box; Davenport Die Box; Babcock Die Box; etc. Was wondering what many of you think is the best made Die Box? The most collectible Die Box? The prettiest Die Box?
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The prettiest Die Box? That would be Milson-Worth's new version of the Deluxe Oriental Die Box.

The most collectible Die Box? That is open to varying opinions? I have Owen's 100th Anniversary Die Box made in gorgeous Vermillion. At Owen's, I was told only a dozen were made.
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Abbott's/Arturo's/Supreme's Twin Die Box with the sliding doors and the big yellow die and palm trees on the back of the boxes is very pretty (this is the one that separates into two parts and sits on a custom tray, Owens made one,too, in natural wood finish.)
dking66
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Just picked up the new Babcock Rainbow Die Box! Wow... what a beauty!
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The original Delben double door die boxes are very hard to beat. The die is HUGE. The shell is made of hardwood plywood, and the other gimmicks are very dependable. The woodwork is beyond compare.
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I like the Gunther-Mendoza Die Box where two dies are used. It is more deceptive than any die box around.
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I have to agree that the G-M Die Box is outstanding! I know they're very tough to find now.

Mel Babcock's Rainbow Die Box is also beautiful.

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For anyone with the Joe Stevens' Die Box DVD--what is your "favorite" routine/box shown there?
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I have to throw in my vote for Mel Babcock's Rainbow Die Box. I just purchased this beautiful piece and can't stop looking at it or playing with it! I am sure there may be a "Best" out there but this is certainly the BEST in my collection Smile
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I have to agree with you Chance with Mels diebox being one of the best...but of course you know I am partial to another but the magic world will have to wait just a bit longer before they see it. But you must not say anything Chance...not yet! Brian
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Did Mel send you the routine using a Jap Hank Box in conjunction with the Rainbow Die Box?
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One of the Café users... Harbin Jr. probably has the coolest die box I have ever seen. It is a huge die... the coolest part is that there isn't a shell at all. It is really a treat to watch... I would say more; however, I promised him I wouldn't... You'll have to PM him to check it out.
By the way... I think Brian Cook is making reference to a pretty well known builder on the Café with a wacky die box idea (I am hoping this is were he was going with that). If so... I can't wait to see the outcome!
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Julie,
You bet! Mel sent me the routine which was written by Larry Wilfong. It is a great routine, well thought out and I happen to have an old Thayer Jap Box which works perfect for the routine. Now I just have to find some time to practice Smile
Bryan,
Actually, Brian Cook is refering to another Die Box but I can assure you the Wacky Wolf will be giving the Classic Die Box a serious face-lift....just not for awhile however it IS in the sketch/blueprint phase!
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Bryan Gilles
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I am excited to see both... I've always enjoyed the Die Box...
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Mel made me a die box with the letter "B" dice. I use this in conjunction with the a,b,c, Blocks in my kids shows. It is just that they are soooo beautiful I hate to take them out on the road with me

Wow what a mechanic Mel Babcock is
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I am still partial to my old Horace Marshall inlaid mahogony die box with a double door. It has not projections on the base but is square box which helps it from getting dinged up. The die is about 4" Simple but it works.

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I still think that one of the most deceptive Die Boxes is the Mikame 'fall apart' style, made so elegantly by Mel Babcock. Adults even gasp when all sides are opened and the block is clearly gone. Keith
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Does anybody have Arthur Culpin Vanishing Die Box ?
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Can someone tell me how you can present this trick with a lot of comedy?

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Magical greetings,

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I am wanting to get another die box and was looking to see what most people use and why. Thanks. A question that I have is about the Mikame box I have. It doesn't seem to have the slide and is very quiet. Is this normal, did I get a defective one, or is it possible it's one of a few?

Thanks for any info

Patrick
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