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 !
Magician Dante Table Tent (c.1940)
Magician Dante Table Tent (c.1940)
Scarce in this larger 6" tall size and in great condition. Very cool curio display piece. Price $35.00
Fantasta Checks  (Resor - Arturo. c.1960, very rare as complete)
Fantasta Checks (Resor - Arturo. c.1960, very rare as complete)
Whoa ..... this is a rare piece that is often mistaken for a U.F. Grant item but it is NOT ! This was made by Resor's Magic Co. complete with the original instructions and Arturo's classic stenciling design ! The effect is a transposition of a stack of checkers and a glass of confetti. A rare item to find the fake is very deceptive and even in great condition with only one of the tubes showing some normal age related wear. Click on images for a larger view. Price $ SOLD !
Lucite Wand  (Merv Taylor Magic Co., c.1950's)
Lucite Wand (Merv Taylor Magic Co., c.1950's)
Very uncommon to find one of these in the original Merv Taylor red and black box ! Hallmark stamped with the Merv Taylor rabbit in hat logo and approx.14" in length, very nice. In great condition and a scarce complete vintage magic piece to find ! Price $ SOLD !
Classic Magic Index Vol. 7 (Dr. Robert Albo, c.1986)
Classic Magic Index Vol. 7 (Dr. Robert Albo, c.1986)
Loaded with b&w photos color photos, drawings etc. One of the best volumes in the Classic Magic Series this volume features John Martin, Okito, Eddy Taytelbaum, magicians letterheads etc. 266 pages of magical bliss and signed by Doc Albo on the end page. In great condition and a fine addition to any magic library. Price $ SOLD !
Magician Maro Brochure (Houdini, c.1898)
Magician Maro Brochure (Houdini, c.1898)
A very rare and unique offering here. This is an oversized advertising brochure measuring 9.5" x 12.5" in size. Front, back and opened views are shown. Having any piece from Maro other than a window card is very rare and this one is even more so because myself and two very well respected magic historians believe the handwriting on the front of this brochure is by Houdini's hand ! Harry Houdini was keen on staying on top of his game and studying up on his fellow performers. So to imagine Houdini reading this brochure and making notations is really cool. Thus not to mention Maro himself was very well respected by his peers and was at the height of his career when he tragically died at the age of only 39 yrs. There is wear as expected on this 120 year old piece such as some small tears and fold lines as seen in the provided photos. Click on images for a larger view of this historic piece of magic memorabilia. Price $ SOLD !
Thurston's Easy Pocket Tricks  (Howard Thurston, c.1911)
Thurston's Easy Pocket Tricks (Howard Thurston, c.1911)
Very scarce red covers and contains many b&w pics of Thurston teaching the tricks explained inside. Also includes a short bio about Thurston, several basic tricks and The Thurston astrological chart as well as a few ads for other Thurston books. Great condition as shown. Price $85.00
Swastika Magic Co. (c.1899 - 1909) Pre dates Mysto Magic Mfg. Co. & P&L Mfg.
Swastika Magic Co. (c.1899 - 1909) Pre dates Mysto Magic Mfg. Co. & P&L Mfg.
From the very far away land of magic obscurity comes this very rare piece of magic memorabilia. This is one of only three of these Swastika Magic Co. letterheads that are known to exist ! This is from John Petrie's first magic business, he co - founded Mysto Magic Co. with A.C. Gilbert. John Petrie then started the famed P&L Mfg. This a rare gem and more than likely you will never see one for sale again. It is extremely rare and kinda priceless to the right collector ! Price $500.00 On hold pending payment.
Fantastic Fan (Abbott's Magic Co.)
Fantastic Fan (Abbott's Magic Co.)
Nice classic magic of the fan changing colors. In great condition with the original instructions. Quality magic from the days long gone by ! Price $97.50
Magician Thurston Spirits Card (c.1920's)
Magician Thurston Spirits Card (c.1920's)
Nice colorful and scarce Howard Thurston card. Light crease and mild edge wear but looks awesome as shown. Click on images to enlarge. Price $125.00
Mysto Manufacturing Co.  (c.1910)
Mysto Manufacturing Co. (c.1910)
A wonderful and rare full size 8" x 11" single sided advertising sheet depicting the very early line of Mysto Magic Sets. Was once folded and a little closed separation on left end of fold line. A superb early Mysto piece likey not to be found again anytime soon ! In great condition to be framed and displayed ! Price $85.00
Thurston On Stage Poster (Will Rock, c.1940)
Thurston On Stage Poster (Will Rock, c.1940)
One sheet size 28" x 41" A scarce poster with bright yellow and white on a black background advertising Will Rock's Thurston's The Wonder Show of the Century. This is the top sheet of an originally three-sheet poster, still attractive on its own and can stand alone as a very cool poster. Fold marks and some small tears. Unmounted and still looks awesome ! Click on images for a larger view. Price $165.00
Brilliant Magic Lamp  (Mak Magic Co.)
Brilliant Magic Lamp (Mak Magic Co.)
This one is in new condition and complete with a photocopy of the original instructions. The milk in light bulb is a great effect ! Price $125.00
Joe Dunninger - Houdini Pass  (c.1968)
Joe Dunninger - Houdini Pass (c.1968)
A rare historical one of a kind item here ! From the estate of Joseph Dunninger we have his personal executive pass to the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame. Mr. Dunninger had loaned the museum some items from his collection when it first opened in 1968. Here's a chance to own one of his personally owned items. It's really cool in the nice embossed breast pocket wallet, signed and dated 1968. Price $350.00
U.F. Grant Magic Club Card  (c.1944)
U.F. Grant Magic Club Card (c.1944)
If you collect Grant or Mak Magic Co. then this a scarce piece you need ! Grant's signature is uncommon to find and on this card ..... nearly impossible ! In great condition as shown. Price $75.00
Confetti, Coffee & Milk  (c.1920's)
Confetti, Coffee & Milk (c.1920's)
Two large nickeled goblets are shown. One is filled with red confetti, the other with white confetti. The goblets are each covered with a lid and when removed, the red confetti has transformed into steaming hot coffee, while the white confetti has changed into milk. The coffee and milk may be poured into cups and passed to the audience. A classic effect. This set is circa 1920's. Beautifully made. Plating is still excellent. If you don't want to mess with liquids the colors of confetti can be caused to change places etc. Also includes two additional cups to pour the contents into after the transformation is made. Price $250.00
Red Devil Conjuring Outfit  (c.1930's) Rare !
Red Devil Conjuring Outfit (c.1930's) Rare !
From Douglas Magicland Dallas, TX. Small boxed set approx. 8" x 4" x 2.5" with 14 magic tricks. A couple are Sherms card tricks, envelope with instructions for six coin effects, wood turned hank pull and various envelopes with instructions for tricks you can do with common objects. A very cool set and very hard to find. I imagine the tricks in these sets varied with the stock available at Douglas Magicland Shop. First one of these I have seen in 32 years of magic collecting. Price $165.00
Fantasio Appearing Cane (Original & Best !)
Fantasio Appearing Cane (Original & Best !)
The scarce chrome color appearing cane. Like new in the original box with the Fantasio instructions. These original quality canes are now being cheaply copied in China. Get the original good one here ! Price $35.00
Classic Magic Vol.8 with the 3 issued Supplements (R. Albo, c.1986)
Classic Magic Vol.8 with the 3 issued Supplements (R. Albo, c.1986)
Wonderful condition binder with the three issued supplements inside ! Thayer, Okito Timeline, Voisin as issued. Great photos and magic history. Very scarce to find the bind and all three supplements together and in nice condition like these ! Price $175.00
Magic Apparatus Collection (R. Albo, c.1989)
Magic Apparatus Collection (R. Albo, c.1989)
From a 1989 Los Angeles exhibit. Three fold brochure with three b&w photo sheets tipped in. In great cared for excellent condition. Price $50.00
House of Wang (Clint Riedel, c.1950's Rare !)
House of Wang (Clint Riedel, c.1950's Rare !)
An ornate simple but deceptive "Asian Temple" is displayed. Front and rear panels of the "temple" are removed and fairly shown on both sides. The "roof" is hinged open to further prove it's emptiness. Yet, after being re-assembled, a large silk load is produced. Nicely built and decorated in typical Reidel style. Approximately 8" x 8" x 8" to peak of roof. Used but excellent condition ! A very nice original Riedel piece of apparatus. Includes a copy of instructions. Price $195.00
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 $195.00
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 $ SOLD !
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
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 $ SOLD !
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
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 $55.00
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
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 $195.00
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

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
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.