Raleigh Vintage Magic - Quality Magician Collectibles
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Browse our selections below, you may well find that magical treasure you have been looking for ! Click on any of the images for a larger view. Send me an email Keith@RaleighVintageMagic.com to purchase. We prefer check or money order payments but pay pal is accepted. Thanks for looking !
Clint Riedel Magic Catalog (Very Rare !, c.1960's)
Clint Riedel Magic Catalog (Very Rare !, c.1960's)
Approx. 5" x 9" in size with one dozen effects illustrated with descriptions on 12 sigle sided pages. First one of the Riedel catalogs I have ever found ! If you collect Riedel apparatus or magic catalogs you gotta have this ! In great cared for condition. Price $65.00
The Great Virgil Ticket Sheet (c.1930's - 40's)
The Great Virgil Ticket Sheet (c.1930's - 40's)
Really cool Virgil piece, fairly worn but totally awesome ! Approx. 9" tall with some tears as shown but overall a very rare item that looks wonderful displayed in the magic curio or framed it with one of his photos. Price $65.00
Changing Toy Magic Trick Mirror (Hokus Pokus, Germany 1950's -60's)
Changing Toy Magic Trick Mirror (Hokus Pokus, Germany 1950's -60's)
Nice item for the magicians curio. A vintage magic trick - pocket mirror made by Hokus Pokus of West Germany. 2" diameter with a metal image of a dancing woman with silk robes in front of what appears to be a sad sultan. Has a red background. When the disk is flipped a metal image of a scantily clad woman dancing appears and the sultan is shown smiling. Reverse side is a mirror. Comes in a glassine envelope with image based instructions and HOKUS POKUS, Made in Germany and D.B.G.M. printed on the envelope. The trick itself is Very Good and there is no problem with the movement of the metal semi disk. The mirror itself is good, but does have some minor loss of silvering and needs to be cleaned. A scarce item not to be found again anytime soon ! Price $45.00
Wonder Blocks (Royal Magic, c.1940's)
Wonder Blocks (Royal Magic, c.1940's)
Wonderful classic pocket trick .... Colored blocks change positions passing through a tube. This is complete including the secret not seen and the original colorful box and instructions and all still mint ! Price $47.50
Magic Supplement 1  (Dr. R. Albo, c.1986)
Magic Supplement 1 (Dr. R. Albo, c.1986)
Contains 108 pages with numerous drawing and full color photos of antique magic apparatus. Published in 1989 for the Vol.8 binder or a stand alone edition to the Classic Magic Series. Very nice, excellent condition and a nice color section ! Price $95.00
Classic Magic Supplement II (Dr. Robert Albo, c.1989)
Classic Magic Supplement II (Dr. Robert Albo, c.1989)
First Edition published in 1989 for the Vol.8 binder or a stand alone edition to the Classic Magic Series. Very excellent condition and a nice color section ! 167 pages and contains many drawings, as well as B&W and color photographs. With Okito & Fu - Manchu section as well. A wonderful book of magic history and a worthy edition to any magicians library. Price $95.00
More Classic Magic with Apparatus Vol.3 (Dr. R. Albo, c.1976)
More Classic Magic with Apparatus Vol.3 (Dr. R. Albo, c.1976)
Contains 268 pages of text plus 94 full colored pages of varied and numerous classic examples of magic apparatus & magic posters. Contents: Props with cards, coins, nest of boxes, change bags, potpourri, Okito Revisited, Magic poster history. Condition: Cover is still sharp, spine is still nice. All is firm and clean. Avery fine price on this fine volume of magic history with apparatus. Price $175.00
Westgate Bowl Production (Warren Hamilton, c.1960)
Westgate Bowl Production (Warren Hamilton, c.1960)
Without a doubt the finest ever made ! This beauty is complete with the original insert and foulard but minus instructions. A real beauty with very minimal age wear. A great effect or a collection showpiece either way you win ! Click on images for a nice view. Price $450.00
Magic of France (Dr. R. Albo, c.1980's)
Magic of France (Dr. R. Albo, c.1980's)
Great book on magic history the magic apparatus of France. Contains at least 200 unnumbered pages with numerous full color plates and detailed historical information. A fine and scarce addition for any magic library and in great cared for condition. Price $125.00
Antique Card Tripod  (France, c.1900)
Antique Card Tripod (France, c.1900)
A real nice piece of antique French magic apparatus. This piece can be found in the book The Magic of France by Dr. Robert Albo. Stands approx. 6" tall and functions perfectly and deceptively as needed. Change or restore a bridge size card, use with business card, spirit messages etc. No dents only normal age related paint wear on the surface of the black plates as shown. Wonderful patina copper finish a true gem ! Price $295.00
Magician John Calvert Assistant's  Scrapbook (c.1940's)
Magician John Calvert Assistant's Scrapbook (c.1940's)
This consists of a 3-ring binder containing mementos of Sybil Miller-Taylor, who was a featured assistant on the John Calvert illusion show, circa 1946. Includes photos (both studio and on-stage prints), press clippings, program, route sheet and personal letters from Sybil , contains 24 pieces. Condition generally very good. Some pieces signed by Sybil circa 1990. A wonderful behind-the-scenes archive of one of the most dynamic illusionists of the era and he lived to be 102 years old ! Price $185.00
Phanto Flower Vase (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
Phanto Flower Vase (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
A used condition set with some major paint loss on the butterfly stencil as shown and tubes edges. Largest tube is approx.16" tall. This is a phanto tube silk production with the production finale of a flower pot with spring flowers ! No instructions, spring flowers or silks supplied. Click on images for a larger view. A vintage and hard to find in any condition Mak Magic Co. piece of apparatus. Price $125.00
Thayer Videos & Book Boxed Set (Doc Albo. c.1990's)
Thayer Videos & Book Boxed Set (Doc Albo. c.1990's)
The original Thayer set ! 4 VHS tape total 6hrs. of Thayer apparatus being demonstrated and explained. Includes the 4 original vhs tapes housed inside a nice sturdy colorful case. Also includes the very often missing Thayer video addition booklet with many b&w photos of the wonderful Floyd Thayer apparatus ! all is in great clean condition and very cool ! A real bargain here for the fan or historian of magic history. Price $89.00
Practical Jokes Set (Germany, c.1920's)
Practical Jokes Set (Germany, c.1920's)
Very cool and complete set. Contents look clean and unused. Box label is great but a piece is missing from side of box as seen. This is the more rare smaller version of this set. Jokes are ..... fake box of cigarette's, can't use scissors, clown smoke ring blower, no strike matchbox and mouse in matchbox. Price $95.00
Sympathetic Checkers (U.F. Grant, c.1952)
Sympathetic Checkers (U.F. Grant, c.1952)
Here is a Grant rarity ! Metal painted tube is 7" tall , three wooden checkers are stacked in order. The other three checkers are dropped in a different order inside the tube ..... when the tube is lifted both stacks now match ! ! Complete with the original U.F. Grant instruction sheet dated 1952. A nice one for the Grant collector. Price $149.00
Color Changing Egg Vase  (Germany)
Color Changing Egg Vase (Germany)
Gorgeous wood turned egg vase stamped "Germany" on the bottom of vase. The egg vanishes and returns to the vase and then changes from white to blue to red ! Approx 3.5" tall and in great condition with only some paint wear on the blue and red shells, click on images for a good view. Really nice and a keeper ! Price $125.00
Magician Fantasio Pot Postcard (c.1960's)
Magician Fantasio Pot Postcard (c.1960's)
Really great find ! This is a real photographic postcard of Fantasio in his prime in the late 1960's. Image is great tac holes on two of the white border sides. Very scarce and worthy of a place within any vintage magic collection. One of magic's greats ! Price $65.00
Blackstone Sr. Advertising Blotter (c.1930)
Blackstone Sr. Advertising Blotter (c.1930)
Printed on card stock and 4" x 9" in size. Really nice and dynamic featuring a young Blackstone ! Price $SOLD !
Magician Blackstone Sr. Signed Photo (c.1946)
Magician Blackstone Sr. Signed Photo (c.1946)
Very nice inscribed and signed: "To Bob Nelson with every good wish Harry Blackstone 12-7-1946". Original, framed. 8" x 10". nice and clear signature, ready to hang and display. Price $195.00
Skeleton Rabbit  (U.F. Grant, c.1950's Rare !)
Skeleton Rabbit (U.F. Grant, c.1950's Rare !)
Very cool and uncommon to find. Nice menacing look on the rabbit's face with his skeletal frame ! in great condition approx. 16" long with what appears to be the original labeled storage box. Price $85.00
The Great Nicola  (c.1920's)
The Great Nicola (c.1920's)
Original and colorful Nicola brochure that when opened as in photo above becomes a mini litho poster measuring approx. 16" x 11". A small area of paper loss at the top as shown not affecting image, otherwise in great problem free condition. Frame this and it becomes an elegant display piece ! Price $85.00
Holden's Flowers & Tray  (c.1940's)
Holden's Flowers & Tray (c.1940's)
A beautiful and rare piece of magic apparatus. The magician produces colorful single flowers at his fingertips ending with the production of a colorful flower bouquet. The tray is designed so that it helps conceal the gimmick of single flowers and the full bouquet. Complete with the wood tray, gimmick, original spring flowers and instructions ! Some normal age related wear but really beautiful, colorful and in overall great condition . Price $125.00
Jumbo Phanto Tube (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
Jumbo Phanto Tube (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
The beautiful early model in pristine very bright and colorful condition. 99.8% pure minty crisp ! If you collect Mak Magic Co. apparatus ... you simply will not find one finer than this ! 10" tall by 4" diameter Price $139.00
Double Load Pagoda (Mak Magic Co., c.1980's)
Double Load Pagoda (Mak Magic Co., c.1980's)
Whoa ! So bright and well decorated on all four sides 99.5% perfect as well. Only found the tiny nick shown in the above photo but it is not even noticed unless you are up close and look for it. This is the large version 13" tall by 8" square. An extremely beautiful one and the interior is like new too ! A really beautiful and quality piece of vintage Mak Magic Co. apparatus from the days long gone bye. Price $150.00
Magician Virgil & Julie Window Card (c.1940's)
Magician Virgil & Julie Window Card (c.1940's)
Very scarce small size 10" x 13" original window card of Virgil & Julie. In great condition. Price $45.00
Martinka & Co. Magic Catalogs (c.1898)
Martinka & Co. Magic Catalogs (c.1898)
A beautiful antique magician's catalog nearly 120 yrs. old. This catalog has been preserved between gold foil stamped hardcovers. Very highly illustrated with at least 300 unnumbered pages. The catalog on the front cover as you can see in above photo is dated 1898, but when bound 1900 was stated on the binding ... hmm some wasn't paying attention to detail. this antique piece is intact and holding up very strong and a delight to look through. This was once a part of the Burton Sperber collection and bares his bookplate on the inside of the hardcover. A real gem for any magic library. Price $250.00
Large Size Square Circle (Warren Hamilton, c.1960)
Large Size Square Circle (Warren Hamilton, c.1960)
From one of the greatest builders of magic apparatus, Hamilton's work is right there on par with both Thayer & Owen ! This grand, magnificent piece stands nearly 18.5" tall and is of the extreme highest quality. Click on the images for a larger view. There is an area of touch up to the red paint in on the upper left front side of the cabinet, other than that this piece is clean and like new after all these years. You will love this and truly admire the the craftsmanship that Warren Hamilton put into every piece of apparatus he made. Price $595.00
Deluxe Spun Copper Miniature Rice Bowls (Golden's Magic Wand, Pasadena, CA.,c.1940's - 50's)
Deluxe Spun Copper Miniature Rice Bowls (Golden's Magic Wand, Pasadena, CA.,c.1940's - 50's)
A fantastically looking set that is complete with the original gimmick, instructions with no ding or dents, they look awesome ! Each bowl is 3.5" wide by 2.75" tall. Scarce to find complete and in shape like these ! Price $ Pending Sale
Antique Foo Can (c.1920's - 30's)
Antique Foo Can (c.1920's - 30's)
This is a Tinplate Foo Can that is approx. 8.5" tall. Pour out all the water. Then pour some more, or pour in water and it vanishes. Standard magician's apparatus that has now become a classic No instructions but hey you already know how it works. Looks better in person than my photos show, no dings or dents ! Price $45.00
Sucker Bunny Vanish (Town House Magic, c.1950's)
Sucker Bunny Vanish (Town House Magic, c.1950's)
Very cool decorated apparatus for the vanish of a bunny .... not really more like a dove. But .... very clever and deceptive in performance a gem of a fooler ! This is one of those clever items and it has that look that all together make magic collecting fun ! Size 13" x 11" x 7" Overall in excellent condition with some expected age wear but not bad at all (you will like it) Includes the original detailed instructions. All you have to do is attach a small nylon loop onto the back of the "load" bag. A very scarce piece of apparatus first one I've seen in 30 + years of collecting ! Price $225.00

Nest of Clocks Production (Donald Holmes, c.1930's)
Nest of Clocks Production (Donald Holmes, c.1930's)
Nice quality set of six nesting production clocks. Produced one by one from top hat etc. Each clock stands on it's own and is stable. Great antique magic apparatus from the good old days of magic manufacturing. A scarce piece and in great problem free condition. Price $225.00
Devil Cannister (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
Devil Cannister (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
Vintage devilish piece with the original instructions dated 1977. Some small areas of touch up on the yellow not really noticeable. Looks great as in the photos click and enlarge for a closer view. Price $79.00

The Mystery Man ASKA Brochure (c.1940's)
The Mystery Man ASKA Brochure (c.1940's)
One of the nicest I've seen ! A total of 14 pages including covers and 8" x 11" in size. Loaded with many cool photos and illustrations . He also has the "George" poster image "borrowed" on the back cover in his name Aska The Magician. In mint clean condition and ready for your magic collection ! Price $50.00
Bengal Net (Mak Magic Co. c.1970's -80's)
Bengal Net (Mak Magic Co. c.1970's -80's)
First one of these I have seen with the straight cut sides. This is not mint but still in great cared for condition, nice and clean. Some minor paint lost. But still a very nice colorful piece of vintage Mak Magic apparatus. Click on images for a nice view (No instructions) Price $75.00
Crystal Cylinder & Chest (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
Crystal Cylinder & Chest (Mak Magic Co., c.1970's)
In very nice vintage condition on the tube. The chest is in great condition. Chest is opened and shown empty along with clear tube. Tube is placed inside the chest and a production is made. The gimmick that is not seen by audience shows use and wear but still does the job also there are no instructions. Overall a very nice piece that is hard to find these days. Price $110.00
Close - Up Magic Set (Tenyo - Japan, c.1970)
Close - Up Magic Set (Tenyo - Japan, c.1970)
Distributed in the United States by Sears & Roebuck Co. Chicago, IL. A very hard to find set and this one is even complete with the exception of the 4 tiny sponges for the cups & ball have faded away with time totally brittle ! Box size is 11 3/4" long, 7 3/4" wide and 2 1/4" deep. All the extras are in the little box shown in the lower right of set. Box has some moderate wear but it is still very nice and displays great as shown. You will only find this rare set available for sale here. Not many collectors own this set a real collector's gem ! Price $295.00
The Great Kellar says be sure to also view pages 2 - 5 for a wonderful assortment of vintage magician collectibles.
The Great Kellar says be sure to also view pages 2 - 5 for a wonderful assortment of vintage magician collectibles.