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ORANGE LEMON EGG CANARY
MALLOY MODERN MAGIC

Comes complete with everything you need to perform. Cage built by Malloy, cloths made by a Costume Company and Dan Sperry. Gimmicked fruit, deceptive well, table on rolling base and a ditch stand for the cloths are included. This illusion is a miracle to the audience. No case, but it can ship in 2 padded, heavy duty boxes.

OPENING BID
$670
Plus Shipping
ITEM#L54619

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 CRYSTAL METAMORPOSIS
MAGIC SAX

Crystal Metamorphosis Illusion built by Thomas Clark
(Magic Sax). The illusion is packed in a wood shipping crate. There is a small chip in plexiglass - however it does not affect illusion at all. Does not include curtain.

OPENING BID
$665
Pick Up - Massachusetts
Item# L54609

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION
 

 

 

 ORIGAMI & CASE
JOHN GAUGHAN

John Gaughan Origami - Refurbished this year and includes new ATA Case.

 

OPENING BID
$6,660
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up - Oklahoma
ITEM#L54607

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 POLE LEVITATION
AND CASES
JOHN GAUGHAN

Jim Steinmeyer Pole Levitation - built by John Gaughan & Associates for Melinda Saxe’s show at The Venetian. I purchased this directly from her. Located in Los Angeles and is in very good condition. It included 2 road cases.

OPENING BID
$6,660
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up - Los Angeles
ITEM#L54606
 
LIKE NEW CONDITION

 FLOATING FIRE TRUCK
BILL SMITH

A Bill Smith “Floating Fire Truck illusion” or “Kiddie Car Levitation”, in New Condition. 5 ever made Fully authorized illusion. Original cost 12 years ago totaled $12,500. The Illusion itself is a large gimmicked platform, a detailed gas pump,
car, pail, lift, pail, mechanism, hoop. Gas pump side over feature.the illusion is in like new condition The illusion also comes with a Bill Smith made round scenic
sign which is the Hoop holder and has an added of after sale electronic comedy gag, the large pass over Hoop, tools to assemble, Electronic plug lock out with key, the sign has new battery, battery charger, added decor scenic piece, sign easel/holder or can hang, fireman costume with hat. The Sign can hang as well from a fly. 52” x 65”

Original $12,500

OPENING BID
$3,890
Plus Shipping
ITEM#L54605

 

 

SHADOW BOX
CHALET MAGIC

 

Shadow Box by Chalet Magic in Very Good condition Used but is in good working order with normal wear.
Modified with taller legs. Perfect working condition. No lightbulb included. Pick up in Southern California

Original $3,000

OPENING BID
$1,665

Pick Up Only - Southern California
ITEM#L54593

VERY GOOD CONDITION

Video here... https://vimeo.com/417786654

 

GOOD WORKING CONDITION

 

Video here... https://vimeo.com/334187553

ASSISTANTS REVENGE
& HEAD TWISTER 

BILL SMITH

ONE OF A KIND - Assistants Revenge with Head Twister by Bill Smith - Good condition - In good working condition but shows substantial wear. This is a one of a kind custom assistants revenge with an added head twister effect built by Bill Smith. This is an amazing illusion we have performed for 20 years as a closer. Magician cages assistant in illusion, wraps curtain around prop and assistant appears instantly on outside of illusion and magician is trapped in illusion. ADDED EFFECTS for this particular illusion is that the whole curtain contraption will fall to the ground for reveal. I used to "blow myself up" (flash pot) and the curtain would drop (in video). Prop has been used for years as mentioned and then stored for the last 5 or so. In performance condition but could use some R&R. Cases included but some damage to them from years of road travel. Professional working illusion that gets a GREAT reaction.

Original $5,000

OPENING BID
$ 2,775
Pick Up Only - Southern California
ITEM#L54594

 

 

 

Normally this sells new for $14,000.00 USD and doesn't include the Case or the Cape (another $2000.00). This LISTING includes Cape, Case and Ladder. Does NOT include television rights or performing rights in Ontario, Canada. These must be negotiated separately from Greg Frewin.

 

LIKE NEW CONDITION

SHROUDED TRANSITION
WITH CASE & LADDER
GREG FREWIN

One of the most incredible and jaw-dropping illusions ever devised, this was built by Greg Frewin himself. Purchased for and used for only one project (15 shows for audiences of up to 8,000 people) this prop is in almost new condition. Magician gets into the prop and crouches down, pushing his arms out thru openings in the sides of the illusion. A light comes on within to reveal the magician in position and two additional assistants crouch on either side of the box, holding the magicians hands in place. His assistant, wearing a large cape climbs a small ladder to stand on top of the prop. Light goes out, the assistant sweeps her arms forward and leans over for a fraction of a second, then immediately stands up and opens her arms, revealing the magician is now on top. Light comes on inside revealing the assistant is now the one in the box and it's her arms that the additional assistants are holding on to. This is the most stunning switch and revelation in magic and happens literally in the blink of an eye. You feel like you are seeing the assistant at all times in the cape but in a second the body is now that of the magician.


Original $16,000
OPENING BID
$9,445
ITEM#L54583
Plus Shipping - Canada

 

 PUNCTURE PRESS & ATA CASE
DREAM ILLUSIONS

Puncture press built by dream illusions. Small foot print
sets up in 5 minutes with no tools or hardware.


Original $6,700

OPENING BID
$3,885
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up in LA
ITEM#L54582

LIKE NEW CONDITION

 

 MECHANICAL CUTTING
TIM CLOTHIER

 

Original $15,000



OPENING BID
$7,775
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up in LA
ITEM#L54581

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

BRAND NEW

 CARGO CART TIP OVER
STUDIO 149

Here’s a piece with all the versatility of the classic tip trunk with 3 major improvements. Our innovative design covers the angles without a second box! Cart and crate are raised so your audience can see under both. It’s constructed with real wood! So it’s built to last and more realistic with wooden panels, no liner! It packs flat! Will go through a regular door! Into a custom-made high end road case that will fit through any standard door! SETS UP IN MINUTES! Plus the large capacity can handle two people, costumed characters, Santa Claus, etc.
Stenciled for authenticity, there’s even a place for a shipping label! Cart, Cart handles, Shipping blankets, Custom road case on casters, Cordless drill and the hardware all included!

OPENING BID
$2,775
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54580

Prototype of the above Cargo Crate (Very Good Condition)
Does not breakdown without road case also available.
$2,225
Plus Shipping
ITEM#L54579

 

 LEVITATION STOOL
LAS VEGAS

Brand new levitation stool built in Las Vegas
for the pussy cat dolls show.

Includes ATA case.
(2 AVAILABLE)

ITEM# L54576
ITEM# L54577

Original $6,000 each with ATA case

OPENING BID
$2,225
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up in Las Vegas

LIKE NEW CONDITION

 

Performance Video
https://vimeo.com/408546050

 JET TURBINE
& ATA CASES
JOHN GAUGHAN

Built by the very best - John Gaughan. Jet Turbine Illusion with tilt board and Six ATA cases. Shows some wear, could use paint touch up, but overall in fully functional good condition. Five of the Six relatively new ATA cases cost $11,000 alone. Originally purchased for $48,000 for the turbine illusion
plus $12,500 for the six cases.

Original $60,500

OPENING BID
$12,225
Plus Shipping

ITEM#
L54574

 

OPENING BID
$2,775
ITEM#
L54568
Plus Shipping - Canada

GOOD CONDITION

Performance video: https://vimeo.com/112510721

 BUZZ SAW
MANDRAKE - CUSTOM

A thrilling version of the Sawing a Lady in Half using no cabinet or other cover. This illusion was originally commissioned by Leon Mandrake for his 1964 Pacific National Exposition performance alongside the Beatles, described in the Sheldon O'Connell book, Mandrake: Incomparable. It was also a prominent artifact featured in the Golden Age of Magic exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum in 1977. I acquired it in 1990 from a third party and used it in several runs of my Johnny's House thrill-usion shoduring the subsequent decade. Prop is in good condition as seen in the photograph. It may have been repainted to remove logos, although I never painted while in my possession. I did have a checkerboard pattern etched into the top portion of the platform which the girl lies, which served to completely conceal the trap. Blade has had some oxidation; very likely restorable through a chemical bath and/or polishing process, although not necessary in terms of functionality - Works perfectly. Could be repainted as desired; however I preferred leaving it with its distressed appearance as something that looked like it came right out of an industrial warehouse rather than a glamorous stage prop. Prop breaks down into 6 pieces (header, two sides, saw support assembly, blade, bed). Includes road case for saw blade. Also includes leather straps, aluminum safety bar (as seen in photo) as well as fiberglass torso gimmick worn by assistant. Considering its functionality and collectable significance, it is easily worth $5,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 STRETCHER
Micky Hades

A person is seated inside an upright cabinet. The front door is closed and, with their head, hands and feet visible through the holes at all times, their body is apparently s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out of proportion. Micky Hades built this from the Paul Osborne plans for my graffiti Magic show, presented during the 1993 summer season at Calaway Park. I subsequently used it in my Magic Bus, "Johnny's House" a Stage Fright sho. The prop is in good condition, with minor paint chips and scuffing that can be easily touched up. Breaks flat for packing using pin-hinges. There are 3 detachable crank handles that were added for the Johnnys House presentation, also included. Performance video available at this link: https://vimeo.com/112735110

OPENING BID
$1,525
ITEM#
L54565
Plus Shipping - Canada

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 

 

Original $1,890
($1,495 + $395 ATA Case)

OPENING BID
$1,225
Plus Shipping - USA Only
ITEM#
L54565

USA SHIPPING ONLY

 

LIKE NEW CONDITION
(1 small nick on the outer box - 1 small nick on the inner box)

 

Website Link
http://www.louleventhal.com/prod/rr

 RING IN RACQUETBALL
& ATA CASE

Lou Leventhal

Only 25 Were Made - No Longer Available

Effect: A racquetball is tossed into the audience to select a volunteer with a valuable finger ring. After racquetball is returned to magician, it is vanished. Magician comments that volunteer's ring is filthy, and offers to clean it with a "jeweler's hammer" to knock off the dirt. Ring is smashed to bits.

Throughout the routine, a beautiful cherry wood box has been sitting onstage. It contains a "lovely parting gift." Opening the box, an inner box/cage is seen inside. Volunteer opens the cage, and removes another, smaller wooden box, covered in elastic bands. Upon opening the smallest cherry wood box, the volunteer finds what she lost only a few minutes earlier the racquetball used to bring her onstage!

The Volunteer picks up an ordinary knife from the table and hands it to the magician. He saws the racquetball in half. Inside the ball is the spectator's ring, which she takes back to her seat, along with both halves of the racquetball. The volunteer, and the magician, humbly accept their enthusiastic applause.
Very easy to perform and can be done completely surrounded!
This original effect has been refined and audience tested for 25+ years! Nothing is held back! Comes complete with absolutely everything that you need to perform this mind-boggling, reputation making comedy routine!
Each piece is quality hand-crafted by Malloy Modern Magic out of brass and beautiful hardwoods. This will become a valuable collector's piece, but it is made for the professional performer.

 

 

 

 

 GAMOLO LEVITATION
& GREAT WHITE HOOP
MOLOVINSKI / BLANRY

Levitation apparatus themed to have an audience volunteer magically rise in the air, seemingly floating without support.
I had a rock-out support arm manufactured by a metal shop and installed on the back of the surfboard. Base is the original provided by the manufacturer, and I created the palm tree scene in photo. Not pictured are the two folding lawn chairs upon which the surfboard is placed prior to rising and lowering. Also included with this illusion is Walter Blaneys great White Hoop. In addition to all of the props necessary to present this illusion are protective materials for the surfboard, hoop and palm tree. Gamolo Levitation base is its own carrying case, and all is in very good condition. Performance video may be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/112603068

OPENING BID
$2,780
ITEM#
L54563
Plus Shipping - Canada

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 

 

 

 

 ELEVATOR & SHRINKER
DREW TOWNSEND

An original and totally unique 2-in-1 illusion. Elevator Appearance allows for the visible appearance of the performer from an empty cabinet. Shrinker magically shrinks a person, such as turning an adult into a child. I initially commissioned the Shrinker from illusion builder Drew Townsend for my Millennium Magic show performed at Calaway Pa. That presentation had me shrinking down into my then 7-yr old son who resembled a miniature version of myself. I was able to use in this format for several more years until, as fate would
have it, my son outgrew the prop.

OPENING BID
$3,055
ITEM#
L54560
Plus Shipping - Canada

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 

FIRE SPIKER & CASES
BILL SMITH MAGIC VENTURES

Fire Spiker - Bill Smith Magic Ventures
(Rights paid to Mark Kalin) Includes extra deceptive getaway steps for runaround Shipped in three custom grey ATA cases on wheels. Pickup in Pennsylvania - or Seller to handle shipping.

OPENING BID
$5,999
ITEM#
L54550
Plus Shipping

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

OPENING BID
$5,999
ITEM#
L54537
Plus Shipping

LIKE NEW CONDITION

The illusion sets up in 20 minutes and a DVD is included, from Bill Smith's shop, with assembly and performance instructions. Also included are performance rights and 2 pro-grade Encore ATA cases on wheels.

 MULTI FUNCTION PLATFORM
APPEARANCE - VANISH TRASFORMATION

BILL SMITH

One of a kind - expertly built by Bill Smith Magic Ventures, can be used for multiple appearance, vanish, transformation, and even metamorphosis routines on a thin platform 5 feet above the stage. Here are just a few examples: Transform two dancers into a motorcycle - Cause 4 company employees to magically transform into the company CEO - Magician magically appears on the platform, then, for a second surprising climax, his assistant appears on the platform on a full-size motorcycle - -Standing on the platform, magician holds a cloth in front of himself, and when it drops, he has transformed into his assistant Cloth is raised again, and the magician reappears, on the platform, on a motorcycle - company's large product, such as a stove or refrigerator, is made to instantly appear - Small toy sofa transforms into full size, on which sits the show's cast - Fire transforms into a helicopter - And this is just the beginning!

Prop can be used to make any large object instantly appear or transform with rapid speed, with the movable load platform using the same bearings as DC's Motorcycle Shadow Box. This will support the weight, and function, with a full size motorcycle, a Mike Michael's Helicopter, a client's product (such as a refrigerator) and even a sofa full of people. Prop also features the ability to function as a "Flambe©" style effect, with a fire pad and snuffing system. It also includes 8 CO2 smoke jets and a wired remote control, if a smoke curtain, or a smoke burst, would like to be used during any of the effects. Also included is
a curtain with poles to raise and lower in front of the prop. Production items, such as a motorcycle, are not included.

 

WHERE DO THE DUCKS GO
(And 2 Fiber Cases)
CHALET MAGIC

Includes two fibre cases and everything shown in photos.
Like new never used condition.

There is only one table base for the cage. I usually see this illusion done with 2 tables, so I don't know the method used,
so if you do its a real steal. - No Instructions.

OPENING BID
$899
Plus Shipping Or...
Pick Up - Western Maryland

ITEM#
L54534

LIKE NEW CONDITION

 

OPENING BID
$999
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54532

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 BLACK ART TABLE
CUSTOM

A utility device for vanishing, producing and transforming people. Built by master finishing carpenter Brad Williams. This has an ingenious sure-fire mechanism that not only drops the black art cloth (masking the area between the two rear table legs) but draws it back up again as well. This allows the unit to be freely wheeled on and offstage at both the beginning and end of the effect permitting a clear view underneath and through all legs. Properly lit, yields a devastatingly astounding effect.
As a utility prop, it can be themed as desired. Shown here with the decorative panels I added to give it a circus theme. Legs detach for packing. Includes a large black canvas floor cloth.
Performance video at: https://vimeo.com/112546610

 

OPENING BID
$1,390
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54531

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 AFRICAN SLICE
(TRANSFRORMATION)
CUSTOM
A Gorilla placed inside the cabinet is dissected by 5 large blades, eventually to emerge restored as a beautiful lady. Originally built by Micky Hades from plans in Paul Osbornes Illusion Systems Book Three. I re-themed the cabinet (as pictured above) for my Circus Magic show that I presented at Calaway in summer 1994. Breaks down flat into 4 sides, base and top, plus the 5 blades. There are also a dozen spears included from the original presentation, along with the African-themed top and front door panel. This prop was used in conjunction with the Gorilla Cage illusion, and may be found under the title Great Ape Escape also in the Paul Osborne book.

The prop is in very good condition as seen in the photograph, only minor paint scuffing that may be easily touched up if deemed necessary. Wood road case included.

Performance videos at: https://vimeo.com/112522599 and https://vimeo.com/112522598

 

Original $7,500

OPENING BID
$3,885
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54530

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

Performance video of this illusion may be seen at: https://vimeo.com/112780891

 GET THE POINT
BRUCE CHADWICK

Set-up requires only 4 pin-hinges. I had my builder add some modifications specifically; a front cut-out panel and also a support frame mounted to the back so that spike cabinet assembly will support itself in leaned back position required when volunteer lies upon the table. Illusion is entirely practical and poses absolutely no danger to the person laying on the table. It is a simple illusion to perform, can be performed surrounded. For packing, the rectangular cabinet comes off table and is designed to fit under the table. This means that a packing case does not have to be much larger than footprint and height of the table proper. Illusion is very portable and practical. Entire illusion can be set-up in about a minute. Prop is in very good condition and includes wood construction road case.

EFFECT: Through the cutout opening in the cabinet, the audience sees a bed of polished metal spears. Cabinet hinges backward and a person lays down on the table. Person to be skewed can be the magician, an assistant, or a spectator from the audience. Box is lowered back down over the person and the illusion is spun around completely to show all sides of the box. Two handles (one on each side of the box) are then engaged and the spikes are thrust down though the person. Due to the open front of the illusion, the entire action of the penetration is fully visible. Audience can also see the tips of the spikes protrude through the underside of the table. Spikes are then pulled back up through the person, cabinet is tipped backward, and the person is none-the-less for their penetrating experience!
   

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