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Radio Interview

 I had a very interesting night last night. I was invited to take part in a radio interview here in Auckland, New Zealand. A friend of mine, who I haven't seen for at least 12 years phoned and asked me if I'd be interested in coming in for a prime time radio interview on talk-back radio. It was a lot of fun, and something I haven't done in quite some time. Don Linden was the host of the evening show, and he reminded me he remembered seeing me perform magic when I was only 12!! I was also invited recently to the North Shore Magic Club to give a little talk to the young members, and a few senior ones. I was also reminded that I joined that club when I was only Seven!! I'll be 44 this year, and I have no idea where that time went.


This is a very busy time this week with corporate shows, and a very special appearance in Napier for the Art Deco Festival. It is going to be a great week of shows. Photos to follow at some later stage.




First copy of Book Arrives

Great News - my new book The Real Deal - Survival Guide For Magicians has just arrived and it's looking fantastic. I have to warn you though - it's HUGE! Over 450 pages filled with wonderful stories by friends and colleagues, as well as tips and hints for the working magician.

The topics range from using the internet to get work, flying tips, traveling tips, tips for taking your own show on the road, etc. This book is filled with over 25 years of the real secrets of making a living as a full time professional. It doesn't matter what type of magic you perform, from close-up, kids shows to stage illusions - there is definitely something in here for everybody.

Here are the friends who have contributed to the book:-

This book also contains stories and advice from other professionals including:

David Seebach, Jon Allen, Matthew Fallon,Adrian Saw, Bev Bergeron, Vince Haines, Shawn Farquhar, Peter Mennie, Dennis Michael, Don Campbell, Ray Lum, Lon Mandrake, Jon Kaplan, Eugene Lim, Jack Poulter, Bill Bishop, Mike Super, Glen Foster, Randy Charach, Paul Long, Geoff Williams, Chris Cox,Steve Warburton, Jamie Bentley, DR. P MAGIC, Ben Robinson, Christopher Berry,Jim Kleefield, Cris Johnson, David J Greene, TC Tahoe, John Fitzsimmons, Kyle Peron, Tim Scarbrough, Joe Leo, Richard Webster, Alan Watson, Michael James
Samuel Lamerson, Peter Mennie, Michael Grandinetti, Wayne Rogers, James M. Ridner, Peter Loughran, Nickey Fynn, Danny Archer, Carl Andrews, Eric Buss, Nick Lewin, Keith Fields, George F. Ledo, Diamond Jim Tyler

Each of these pros offer some amazing advice and share some insightful stories we can all learn from. 


JULY LOOKING LIKE A BUSY TIME
I am pleased to be home for the month of July. By home I mean at least I'm in New Zealand. My management company have landed a few great corporate gigs in July for me around New Zealand, as well as my one man show booked in Napier for the Art Deco Festival. Napier is considered the Art Deco capital of the world. They re-built the city after it was demolished by an earthquake in 1931. The Art Deco festival is one of their largest events of the year and I am honored that I'm the headline show for the event --- no pressure:) It's actually the first time my entire show will be presented here in New Zealand. I always find it funny that I am a Kiwi and have performed in over 100 countries, yet it's taken all this time to get my show booked here. I'm sure it's the same for most artists in their own towns.


ROMHANY"S FAVORITE PICKS FROM www.HOCUS-POCUS.com

Shimpossible Deck 52 Shim Cards - RED 

 

Retails for $100.00, but if broken up would be $520.00 in Shim cards!

Tired of buying Shim Cards one or two at a time for $10 each? Now you can have a complete deck of 52 Shimmed Cards at one low bulk price.

This Shimpossible Deck is perfect for all PK effects requiring a ferromagnetic card. Use them as a replacement card for Lethal Tender or combine them with Steel Core Coins for a killer Matrix routine. These cards will pass casual inspection, their power limited only by your imagination.

  • A complete deck of 52 Shim Cards!
  • Hand made and precision pressed!
  • Actual Standard Bicycle Back cards!
  • Made in the USA on USPCC Stock!
    Instead of buying a new Shimmed Card every time you need to perform some amazing PK magic, grab one from The Shimpossible Deck's army of professional-grade Shim Cards and go to work. Made in the USA from genuine USPCC card stock.

    The Shimpossible Deck is made from paper-thin ferromagnetic material between two cards, 52 Shimmed Cards packaged in two card boxes (the tricks are up to you). Mission Shimpossible, now shimply amazing!
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    Stretching The Truth Lite by Tim Gabrielson 

     

    This ten-minute professional routine combines audience interaction, comedy and illusion resulting in a modern day Miracle! What begins, as a mind-reading exercise where you attempt to draw the volunteer's chosen animal cracker quickly becomes an unforgettable trick as they watch the last drawn animal seemingly comes to life right before their eyes! The crowd watches in amazement as you present the inanimate drawing to the volunteer proving once and for all it's simply ink and paper. This, of course, is received with massive applause from the audience!

    Benefits include:

    *Re-sets in five minutes!
    *Packs small and Plays Huge!
    *Not another card trick!
    *Uses common pad of paper found at any art supply store
    *Requires no refills to buy!
    *Uses animal crackers found in most grocery stores
    *Comes fully scripted and audience tested
    *Uses your own handwriting
    *Allows customization to fit your act
    *Jokes and one-liners
    *Updated handling
    *Performance tips

    Contains: DVD and Gimmicks



    Free Apps

     I've been working on this for a while now and I'm pleased to announce the new Apps are ready. There are two different free apps you can download for your iPad/touch/Phone as well as any android phone etc. The idea of both Apps is to let you know of what I am up to - to include photos and any news such as product releases, etc.

     The other Free App is about Vanish - International Magic Magazine - this is another way to have access to download the magazine and get updates when the next issue is ready.


    Both Apps are FREE - to download:

    Paul Romhany App - http://app.cat/paulromhanymagic/

    Vanish Magazine App - http://app.cat/vanish/


    I had a busy week with two trade-show performances. The first was for over 400 event bookers from around New Zealand, and the second was for a company promoting their product at a Food and Beverage show. It's been a while since I have worked trade shows but both were fun and resulted in some more work. Trade-Shows used to be my bread and butter here in New Zealand so it's good to get back in to them. I am busy working on promoting these through my manager.


    Top Picks from www.hocus-pocus.com

    While there is lots of new magic come in this past week at Hocus-Pocus I think the really exciting magic is from a private estate sale. I have been fortunate to get a few things myself that I have wanted to put in the act for a very long time! 

    There are some really amazing effects for sale that you can no longer get, or hard to get. 

    Here are a few of my top picks for this week - be sure to visit DAILY at the website as these items go quickly.

    Joseph Silk Vanishing Pistol


    This is a great example of a prop you can't get anymore and Hocus-Pocus only have one of in the Estate Sale.

    Aquired from a private collector in pristine mint condition, this Joseph Silk Vanishing Pistol can now be yours!

    This rare silk pistol vanishes silks like real magic! Drape a 12" silk over the barrel of this little gun, pull its trigger, and BANG! The silk has miraculously vanished, quick as a wink!

    You can make it reappear in a Twentieth Century Silk effect, in a Crystal Silk Box, or anywhere you like! Karrell Fox even used this little gun with his Twentieth Century Silks effect:

    "After showing the tied silks and placing them between the teeth, you display the third silk and drape it over the barrel of an automatic pistol -- this is Joseph's hank gun, it vanishes a silk and fires a cap at the same time. Aiming the pistol at the side of your head, you shoot and the silk vanishes. Stagger a bit and then remove the two silks from your teeth allowing the missing silk to come into view; apparently having been shot between them by your magical marksmanship." -- Karrell Fox

    Believe me when I say that this is the finest example of this prop to come our way on a long time. It looks as though it was never used and stored away in a safe place for all these years.The vanish of the silk is so fast the eye cannot see it!

    Blanks can be purchased in any toy store, silks sold separately. Now's your chance to own a piece of history. Perfect for both the collector and performer alike. Get it today before it disappears forever!


    Benny the Mindreading Bear - Private Estate EB

    This is such a great routine for family performers. It's one of the best examples of Mentalism for Kids. This is the reason I had Bill Abbott write the foreword to my book Performing Mentalism For Young Minds Volume 2. This belonged to the late Tony Blanco and was a hit in his act.

    Based on Bill Abbott's Chico the Mindreading Chimp routine, this is the late Tony Blanco's own version of the effect, that he called Benny the Mindreading Bear. This is the exact same routine as created by Bill Abbott, but performed with a teddy bear.

    DESCRIPTION: For the family show entertainer Benny the Mind Reader is a hilarious show-stopper and solid laughed-packed routine that packs small and plays big.

    This entire routine appears on Bill Abbott's DVD, Bill Abbott Performs Magic For Kids.

    After thousands of performances spanning a decade and a half, Bill Abbott has worked out EVERYTHING, structurally, physically and in every conceivable venue and in front of every kind of audience.

    Bill Abbott has booked more shows from this one routine than any other in his repertoire. With this charming and hilarious effect you will be adding 15+ minutes of solid entertainment to your show that can be learned in a short while, with everything you need to make it your own.

    This package is a one-of-a-kind professional compilation that includes all necessary props, including:


    Hospitality - Private Estate

    This is one of those solo illusions that the audience will talk about for a LONG time. What I love about this is that it can be done under all types of conditions. It is probably the BEST version of Any Drink Called For. There is a reason this is performed by somebody like Lance Burton on a TV show!

    Hospitality, the modern "Any Drink Called For" act, created by Jim Steinmeyer and explained in his book, "Modern Art & Other Mysteries" can finally be yours!

    Recently acquired from a private collector, this show-stopper can now be yours!

    This is indeed a reputation-maker. Whether you perform at banquets, parties or on stage, Hospitality is unusual and different! Just imagine: from an unprepared milk carton you pour chocolate milk, strawberry milk, cola, orange juice, tomato juice, soda water, lemonade or any other drinks of your choice. Every drink is tasted by the audience and verified as REAL. Then the milk carton is torn open, shown empty, and passed for complete and thorough examination at the finish!

    No flavorings or "essences" are used. The drinks are real. There are no compartments in the milk carton and nothing to add or take away. Nothing concealed on your body. Entire act packs into its own case. Sets up in about 5 minutes. Perform with or without an assistant. As an audience-participation routine it can't be beat! This is magic your audience will talk about long after the show is over.

    Created by Jim Steinmeyer originally for Doug Henning's Broadway show, International magic star, Luis DeMatos, has presented this version on his network TV show in Portugal. Likewise, Lance Burton has featured this routine for several years now in his Las Vegas show.

    Use your own towels and table or stand. All things necessary for performance can be found at any grocery store. No expensive refills or chemicals to buy - ever!

    Please Note: This is a custom-built prop that features a slide that covers the holes once the switch has been made.

    Condition: Near Mint

    If you would like to add this superb effect to your show, you'll want to act now.

    Why risk disappointment, this remarkable prop is bound to go quickly, and when it's gone, it's GONE







    NEW BOOK Ready for pre-order

     The Real Deal - Survival Guide For Magicians

    Years ago a friend suggested I write a book containing many stories from the past twenty five years of traveling the world. I looked back and realised I have traveled to over 100 countries and had some incredible experiences. From performing for the Royal Family of Monaco to sitting in an African jungle one on one with the local 'witch' doctor:) I've performed every possible situation from comedy clubs, theatres, trade-shows, kids parties - even full scale illusion shows. As you can imagine, I've picked up lots of tips on travel, and show business in general. This book is filled with those tips as well as over 53 stories, tips and advice from other working professionals. 

    The book originally started as a smaller book from my Pro-Series books, however it quickly grew to become the eipc book it is at over 450 pages! I'm extremely proud of this volume of work and know that there is something in here for every single person performing.

    The book is finished and we are just waiting for the proof to come back next week then it will be available for everybody to purchase. 

    This book has been in the making for over 25 YEARS!


    "Anyone who want's to be a pro worker and learn from one of the best, this is the bible and you won't get better. Paul has covered everything in detail from A to Z. This is one of the finest books of its kind. Wish this was out when I started as a performer. Highly recommended a must in everyone's library get it before they run out."- Neal Scryer

    "A book EVERY SINGLE magician should own, this contains the REAL secrets to making a living as a magician
    "- Andrew Gerard

    "A practical, comprehensive book on how to be prepared and deal with all the mishaps and disasters that all entertainers experience. A book I couldn't put down."- Richard Webster

    For the past 25 years Paul Romhany has been traveling the world working every gig you can imagine. From a headline act on cruise ships, television to trade-shows and close-up in restaurants. This book contains the REAL SECRETS to making a living from performing magic. It is FILLED with hints, tips and stories on every subject you can imagine.

    It also contains anecdotes from some of his travels that have happened to him during his amazing and illustrious career. During the very early part of his career Paul was fortunate enough to tour with some legends of magic who shared advice that has remained with Paul since. From these experiences to his present day travels where in the first three months of 2012 he flew over 200 hours to perform around the world, Paul reveals the REAL DEAL when it comes to making a living as a magician.

    This is a book that contains information that is worth more than ANY book you'll buy on tricks. An essential book for every entertainer. If you study this book you'll be prepared for any eventuality.

    This book also contains stories and advice from other professionals including:

    David Seebach
    Jon Allen
    Matthew Fallon
    Adrian Saw
    Bev Bergeron
    Vince Haines
    Shawn Farquhar
    Peter Mennie
    Dennis Michael
    Don Campbell
    Ray Lum
    Lon Mandrake
    Jon Kaplan
    Eugene Lim
    Jack Poulter
    Bill Bishop
    Mike Super
    Glen Foster
    Randy Charach
    Paul Long
    Geoff Williams
    Chris Cox
    Steve Warburton
    Jamie Bentley
    DR. P MAGIC
    Ben Robinson
    Christopher Berry
    Jim Kleefield
    Cris Johnson
    David J Greene
    TC Tahoe
    John Fitzsimmons
    Kyle Peron
    Tim Scarbrough
    Joe Leo
    Richard Webster
    Alan Watson
    Michael James
    Samuel Lamerson
    Peter Mennie
    Michael Grandinetti
    Wayne Rogers
    James M. Ridner
    Peter Loughran
    Nickey Fynn
    Danny Archer
    Carl Andrews
    Eric Buss
    Nick Lewin
    Keith Fields
    George F. Ledo
    Diamond Jim Tyler 


    ROMHANY'S TOP PICKS FROM www.HOCUS-POCUS.com

    Human Phone Number 2.0 by Bob Kohler

    This updated version is much better because the cards themselves are much easier to see on stage. The signs are also thinner which makes it much better for those of us who travel so much. The effect itself is KILLER and I know many professional mentalists and magicians who use this. The only downside of the original was the weight of the cards. The material used for the new cards (signs) is way better, and more visible on stage. The signs are white with black numbers, which makes more sense to me than the original which was reverse.

    One of the reasons I love this is because it really gets the audience involved. You get 8 spectators on stage for a super strong ending. As an ending this is super strong to have so many people up there with a killer finish to an effect. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    HPN 2.0 Upgrade Details

    HPN has been unavailable for over one year. The major upgrade is complete. We've completely rebuilt the signs. The new signs still are matte finish so that spot lights don't cause reflections. The materials have changed for the better. The signs are the same size, 9" x 11" but they are much thinner, exactly half as thick.

    The benefit is two fold. The signs now weigh less than half as much as the originals at only 1lb 14ozs. They are half as thick too! In this day of tight air travel restrictions this is a big deal. The thickness is just over 1". This may be the best routine that packs flat and plays big ever created.

    The new signs are tough as nails and will last for many years to come. The signs are now white with black numbers.

    The training and routines are exactly the same as before. Five dynamite methods to cover any situation from close-up to parlor to stage!

    "The Human Phone Number has been my #1 CLOSER for 21years!" - Bob Kohler

    "The Human Phone Number has been one of my most closely guarded secrets. Until now I've only shared it with three performers: Tim Conover, Michael Weber and Jon Stetson. Thanks to all of them for keeping the secret". - Bob Kohler

    Intrigued...Read on.

    The Phone Book Test is a classic of mentalism. The basic effect is very direct. The performer introduces either a prediction or target to the audience. A spectator randomly chooses one phone number from the thousands and thousands in the book. When the prediction or target is revealed the audience is amazed because it's a perfect match of the selected phone number!

    What makes any routine a classic? What attributes do all classics share? I believe all classics have three attributes. First, the effect is easy for the audience to understand. Second, the effect must be memorable. The audience should talk about seeing it FOREVER. Third, the reaction the routine generates must be tremendous . I'm talking about standing ovations. The Human Phone Number is destined to become a classic.

    There have been many notable versions of the Phone Book Test in the past. Routines that stand out are Dunninger's, Anneman 's, Bob Cassidy's and Barrie Richardson's. I first became enamored with the effect in 1987 after reading Bob Cassidy's routine is his book "The Art of Mentalism." I tried the routine out for a test drive and liked the results. It was strong. It also got me started on my addiction to the plot.

    In 1988 my good friend Barry Wood worked out an excellent Phone Book Test that he shared with me. Bob Cassidy's test reveals a name chosen at random from the White Pages. Barry's routine revealed a phone number from the Yellow Pages. To Barry's credit his routine used known mentalism methods combined with two brilliant new concepts. It was then and still is a very strong routine.

    Next in my quest for the ultimate Phone Book Test was Barrie Richardson's "One In A Million." Barrie's routine revealed a randomly selected phone number from the White Pages. Great method. Great presentation. Barrie's routine was tipped to me with his permission long before it was released and I thank him for helping inspire me.

    So why am I telling you this? I want you to understand how many years my work on the Phone Book Test has been under development. Since 1987 I've used various versions, methods and presentations of the Phone Book Test to close many of my shows with tremendous success. Along the way I discovered every possible problem you can run into, solutions for the problems, better methods and the Holy Grail of reactions.

    So exactly what is the Human Phone Number? The best way for you to think of it is this: it's a Swiss Army Knife for the professional mentalist. The Human Phone Number is a kit that provides both props and training that will allow the pro to perform a killer version of the classic Phone Book Test in virtually any situation.

    Where can I perform HPN? We've all been there. It's like getting tossed to the lions! The agent tells you you're going to do a formal close up show for 40 people. When you get to the show there's 150 people in the audience. What do you do? Here's the same situation in reverse. You're expecting to perform on stage for 500 but when you get to the show you find yourself only working for 75 folks in a parlor situation.

    No problem. The included training e-book will provide you with all the solutions necessary to handle any working situation. These solutions are not just good enough to get you by, they're incredible solutions that will allow you to dominate and close your show with tremendous applause.

    So what's included with the Human Phone Number? First, is the training. Michael and Lisa Close have authored an amazing e-book that covers all of the work in extreme detail. In his definitive writing style Michael covers each and every facet making it easy for the reader to quickly grasp the solutions. Lisa layout insures you'll understand the tiny details with great photos and Quicktime movies.

    Many of the necessary props are items you probably already have or are easily attainable wherever you are. The training CD covers solutions for close up, parlor and stage. Also included is Barry Wood's routine. Each routine uses a slightly different variation of the necessary props so I decided to leave acquiring them up to you to keep costs down.

    The props you do get have been professionally manufactured. I can assure you that they are manufactured to my specifications out of the highest quality materials and will last you for many years to come. My trial and error has resulted in an exceptional set of props for the discerning professional.

    But is HPN professional caliber? The Human Phone Number is the epitome of the golden adage "Packs Flat, Plays Big." The entire kit is 2"x10"x13". It will easily fit into a briefcase. Included on the CD is the routine I personally use 85% of the time. It's called the Human Phone Number hence the title of this release.

    The routine easily plays for audiences of 1000 without video support. Variations of this routine let you perform it in both close up and parlor situations as well. On stage it's perfect for any type of performance from corporate to cruise ship, to college stage shows.

    And here's the best part...you don't have to carry a huge, heavy phone book with you when you travel. Just use the phone book in your hotel room. The provided solutions cover every possibility. Sometimes you'll find White Pages in your room, sometimes it's Yellow pages. You can even run into phone books that are half white/half yellow. Not a problem. Every possibility is covered!

    The "Human Phone Number" isn't just for mentalists, it's a great addition into any magic show. It's simply the most versatile routine soon to be in your repertoire!

    Here's part of a review from the entertainment section of the Atlantic City Courier. Franz Harary's Illusion Show has a ten minute interlude by Travis Winkler. Travis features the Human Phone Number. Here's the review:

    "The production is enhanced by the stage-filling sets and props, and by Harary's warm, non-imperious stage presence, which contrasts nicely with his grand illusions. "Mega Magic" also features a mid-show turn by Travis Winkler, who actually delivers the evening's most amazing stunt. Using sealed envelopes given to audience members who are arranged onstage in an ostensibly random manner, he divines a telephone number chosen by another volunteer from the crowd. Somebody should give this guy his own show!"

     Wolf's Magic presents B'TSUNAMI - B'Waves Big Brother! - EXCLUSIVE  

    I'm a HUGE fan of BWAVE - however this takes it to a whole new level. This is the PERFECT card routine for any stage performer! Packs small and plays HUGE!!  This is a great effect especially for the cruise ship market! Loving this one.


    It's another Hocus Pocus exclusive!

    With permission from Phil Goldstein, Wolf's Magic presents the KING SIZE version of the Classic B'Wave effect!!

    from Chance Wolf:

    B'Wave has always been one of my favorite close up effects. The routine is FANTASTIC and the Magic is Superior!

    I have always wanted to create a version that was large enough for any stage and manufacture it to the highest quality standard possible to assure YEARS of performance. Well, good things come to those who wait. After getting a bump from my buddy Oscar Munoz, I decided to go ahead and give it a shot. The final outcome is sure to please!!

    Special thanks to Brian Cook for the COOL new name for the effect!

    The custom cards are a whopping 17" Tall x 12" Wide!!

    They have been fabricated from a STURDY Aluminum composite with an enamel baked finish. NO CARDBOARD to wear out! The Graphics are made from our exclusive Digitally Printed Vinyl Decals which are thermally laminated giving a near BULLETPROOF protection!! I can assure you the quality of these cards will far surpass your expectations and last for MANY years...if not forever :)

    We have also included a Carrying Case made of a sturdy Black Canvas which aids in the routine as well.

    EFFECT: Four cards create three Tsunami Waves of MAGIC!

    Through an entertaining process of using "Invisible" cards, one of four Queens are chosen as the remainder of the "Invisible" Cards are placed into a large Carrying case. The Case is opened revealing four visible GIANT PLAYING CARDS. The four cards are cleanly FANNED OUT - the only face-up card is the CHOSEN QUEEN! Then you turn it over - its back is a DIFFERENT COLOR from the other cards! As final proof that you knew positively which queen would be named, you turn over the other three cards - THEY ARE ALL BLANK!

    No sleights, no rough & smooth, no extra cards, just pure POWERFUL magic!

    The Ultimate Gig

    Passing of a good friend and great performer

    I received news while at an airport in Hong Kong that magician and friend Tony Blanco passed away last week from Cancer. I knew Tony was very ill but still the news of his passing came as a shock. Tony and I have been corresponding for many years, then we finally got a chance to meet when I lectured in Fresno California. 

    Tony did an incredible act as Professor Blanco, complete with the most amazing bicycle with canopy I have ever seen! He really loved all aspects of our craft, including magic, juggling, and puppetry. I know we had our love for silent movie stars and vaudeville in common, and he loved reading books. I spoke to Paul Gross who said Tony had over 1000 books on magic. Tony will be missed by everybody who knew him and he will be remembered with much fondness for those you had the wonderful opportunity to see him perform.

     BACK FROM CHINA

    This past week I was hired to perform for the new opening of MontBlanc in Bejiing China. It was one of most incredible gigs of my life - they spent over 5 million dollars on this event. The company just launched it's new line of Princess Grace jewellery. It was a star studded event with the Royal Family of Monaco in attendance as well as many A-list celebrities such as Nicholas Cage, Jessica Alba and others. As Chaplin, I represented old Hollywood and walked the red carpet with the papparazzi going nuts, yelling "Charlie over here, over here."

    One of the most incredible experiences of my life and certainly the ultimate gig. After I walked the red carpet I performed a small part of my act to the crowd, then went on to join in the VIP lounge and mingle with the guests. What a buzz. I did get some downtime to visit The Forbidden City. 


    Photos include: On the red carpet as Chaplin, Nicholas Cage and other celebrities on the red carpet, TV documentary in China, The Forbidden City, my 'hand shadows', and filming the TV documentary while in China.

    As you can see it was an amazing job, and the event organizers were really pleased with my work. We are looking at doing other work for them in the very near future.

    HOT PICKS FROM HOCUS-POCUS.COM

    BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE PRIVATE ESTATE SALE

    I have been talking to Paul Gross at Hocus-Pocus and he shared with me the incredible amount of stock that has come in this week from a private estate. He has some really amazing items, from illusions to close-up, over 1000 books and everything else you dare to imagine. There was SO much come in that they had to open up the warehouse next door!! I suggest you check twice a day at the moment because their is so much going to go up - and all of it GOLD!


    Below are just a few items that I think are real gems.

    Through a One-Inch Hole Illusion with ATA Case - Private Estate 


    From a private collector and used as part of the Stan Kramien tour.

    An assistant is magically pulled through a one-inch hole in the side of a plywood trunk.

    From Jim Steinmeyer's book "Device and Illusion" comes this illusion in excellent condition and will fit into your existing show right away! It packs flat and assembles in about 5 minutes! Supplied complete with locks, keys, curtain, collapsible curtain frame and custom ATA transport case which is worth at least $500.00 alone!

    NOTE: Due to the size of this apparatus, special packaging, crating and shipping arrangements and charges will apply.

    Remember; there's only one, and when it's gone, it's gone for good, so act quickly before it's too late.



    Boretti's Knife Thru Coat - Private Estate EB

    A man's jacket is borrowed by the magician and put aside for a moment.

    He tells the audience that besides magic there is another way he earns money. This profession is knife-throwing.

    The magician then displays a common throwing knife and asks the spectator not to move becuase he is trying to throw the knife along his left ear!!

    At that moment, an "ear" drops out of the magicians pocket. The magician then says, "I missed last night. I immediately apologized but I think he couldn't hear it anymore."

    Condition: Mint.

    Complete with instructions.








    National Magic Prediction Chest - Private Estate BB

    Just acquired from a private collector this classic National Magic Prediction Chest is still one of the best.

    A week before the show, a small, old looking chest in finest hardwood is deposited to The Mayor, The Notaries Public's, or the president of the company where you are going to perform. You never touch the chest again until the show is over and your prediction has turned out to be correct! When opening the chest for the first, the Mayor or the CEO takes out a piece of paper and reads the prediction out loud and clear from it! It is 100% correct!

    Works perfectly. Just a turn of the key makes the "magic" happen.

    A fine representation of this now classic effect. If you are a collector of Prediction Chests you'll want to add this one for sure!

    Condition: Excellent.

    Remember, there's only one and when it's gone, it's gone forever!







    Cellini Gibecière - Private Estate

    WOW - this is an incredible find for street performers. I recently attended a lecture by one of Cellini's students and the lecture was on the use of this pouch. Let me just say it changed the way I look at these. Anybody working street or close-up should seriously look at this - and also at Cellini's book that is now available.

    Just acquired from a private collector this original Cellini Gibecière is the find of the century! It will hold tons of props as well as those large loads for the cups & balls or chop cup, all without looking bulked-out.

    Hand made by the late Jim Cellini, this ultimate street performer's pouch is divided into two sections and will hold six oranges, a melon, Cups, balls, magic wand, cards, coins, balloons, and more! It is made of heavy, high-quality black leather with hand braided trim. The detail is amazing!

    There is no doubt that Cellini was the king of street magic. This Gibecière was manufactured to his exacting specifications to last a lifetime and is an absolute essential for doing the cups and balls on the street with large-load cups. It is the best all around pouch for street.

    Condition: near MINT, like new

    Remember, there's only one and when it's gone, it's gone forever!