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FADE AWAY CABINET
 OWEN MAGIC

Owen's Fade-Away Cabinet is an effect, where the magician or assistant gets into the cabinet and gradually fades away and vanishes from sight. Could also be used as a CEO appearance or transporting/exchanging one person to another, many creative uses.
Built to last! No Case.

OPENING BID
$1,999
ITEM#
L54663
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VERY GOOD CONDITION

 
OPENING BID
$19,995
ITEM#
L54656
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 BLOOMING ORANGE TREE
AND ATA CASE

EDF

This is a real thing of beauty! Produces 4 real oranges, the fifth Orange produced opens with the butterflies flying out. This is like brand new - "Mint Condition". Borrowed finger ring is vanished then appears on a handkerchief. 3 Part Operation... first flowers grow/bloom, then 4 oranges grow and then the fifth Orange grows, opens and butterflies with handkerchief appear...amazing!
Built by John Gaughn protege (EDF) and now considered one of the finest illusion builders in the world Approximate overall height 35 inches approximate overall width 16 inches approx. box size 9 inches Square. Here is a video of the exact same prop selling. Everything is hand made. I had commissioned two of these to be made and have only one more to sell!

Video performances
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7RFrT83Elo&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifv9fVjB4Vk&feature=youtu.be

LIKE NEW CONDITION

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

VANISHING MOTORCYCLE
DAVID MENDOZA

 Magician is seen on motorcycle, as he drives into an open aluminum cage. Cage is raised into the air, the sides drop and the magician and the bike disappear then instantly reappear at the back of the house! It is a beautiful and reliable prop built to last by the best! Has a front section to set off pyro if desired. Note: Does not come with bike, ATA case or Winch system to raise the cage. Besides a bike any object or person(s) could vanish in the cage and reappear in the back. Plays very well and is an impressive illusion! Priced to sell! Cage is 8 ft length by 5 ft width by 4.5 ft high. Will need a new velour cloth.
ORIGINAL
$25,000

OPENING BID
$8,335
ITEM#
L54653
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Everything works
and is in Very Good Condition.

 FADE BOX
CHALET MAGIC

Built by George Kimery of Chalet Magic in 1986, for Chrysler Car Corporation CEO Lee Lacocca in the prime of his career. Used at private "Were Back" promotional events in Detroit, Michigan, and a few shows in New York and Florida. Performer or assistance magically appears and/or disappears anytime during performance similar to a transporter beam or fading a person into and out of the audience's sight. Half way through the person or object fading you can see through the person's body like a ghostly image. Ships in three wood creates. (Box 1, 38x38x6, 134-lbs) (Box 2, 81x29x5, 112-lbs) (Box 3, 87x41x9, 213-lbs)
(Box 4, accessories & hardware 5-10-lbs)


Opening Bid
$2,335

Pick Up in Florida
ITEM# L54647

 

GOOD WORKING CONDITION

 

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

 

ONE OF A KIND

ASSISTANTS REVENGE
& HEAD TWISTER 

BILL SMITH

Assistants Revenge with Head Twister by Bill Smith - Good condition - In good working condition but shows substantial wear. Custom assistants revenge with an added head twister effect built by Bill Smith. An mazing illusion we have performed for 20 years as a closer. Magician cages assistant in illusion, wraps curtain around prop ... assistant appears instantly on outside of illusion and magician is trapped in illusion.
Added Effects: Whole curtain contraption will fall to the ground for reveal. I used to "blow myself up" (flash pot) and curtain would drop (in video). Prop has been used for years as mentioned and then stored for last 5 or so. Performance condition but could use some R&R. Cases included but some damage to them from years of road travel.
Pro working illusion that gets a great reaction.
Original
$5,000
OPENING BID
$ 2,775
Pick Up Only - Southern California
ITEM#L54594

 

BRAND NEW

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

 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

 

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

GOOD CONDITION

Performance video: https://vimeo.com/1125107 

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.

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING BID
$1,525
ITEM#
L54565
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 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

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 
OPENING BID
$3,055
ITEM#
L54560
Plus Shipping - Canada
Elevator - https://vimeo.com/112599583

Shrinker - https://vimeo.com/112600927

 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.

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

Buy It Now...
$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

 

 CANE CABINET
WILLIE KENNEDY

Needs some touch up paint on base and legs.

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION
OPENING BID
$5,999
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ITEM#
L54525

 

 

 

 

OPENING BID
$2,225
Plus Shipping
or Pick Up in Las Vegas
ITEM#
L54511

 DUCK RABBIT CANNON
SPLASHES

A one of a kind Duck/Rabbit Canon cleverly built and well made by Bob North. This authentic looking stage size Canon has all the bells and whistles! A built in air compressor tube allows it to fire feathers or cotton balls as if it were the Duck or Rabbit by a remote control switch. (Air compressor tank not included) A well ventilated and roomy load area to safely hold animal. Even the wheels turn for easy mobility. (Remote switches are included) Duck or Rabbit is loaded into the canon. Canon is aimed at a hanging box. Canon is fired with Duck feathers or Rabbit cotton balls shooting out of it. Canon barrel is split open showing animal has disappeared. Box (Not included) in air is lowered. Box is opened to find the Duck or Rabbit completely happy and unharmed. Also includes a special ramp that allows you to ditch an audience members watch if you’re doing watch and Rabbit vanish together. Animal is completely safe through entire routine.
Comes complete with wood crate:
44”x 55 ½”x 19 ½” - 180 lbs

 

OPENING BID

$2,890
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54498

 BIG SHOT & ATA CASE
COLLECTORS WORKSHOP

Condition: MINT and the Case is also Mint!
Only opened to take pictures.
Effect: A spectator's watch is borrowed and placed in a small bag. The bag is placed inside the barrel of an 18-inch cannon. Spectator holds empty wooden box on top of his head. Performer promises to fire the watch from the cannon into the box. To prove the watch does, in fact fly, a matzoh cracker is held between the cannon and the spectator. When the cannon is fired, the matzoh breaks. Watch is discovered inside the box. One of an extremely limited number made - perhaps 12 or fewer were manufactured. Includes instructions & carrying case.

MINT CONDITION

 

 

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

Includes ATA case which measures
52 1/4" x 39" x 15”.

 MIRROR PASSAGE & ATA CASE
WELLINGTON

An exceptional illusion invented by Luis de Matos and cleverly built by (William Schmeelk -Wellington Entrprises)

The magician steps behind a large mirror which is on legs, allowing all to see under the mirror. When the magician walks behind it, he is completely hidden, except for his legs, which remain visible under the mirror. There are two holes in the mirror and the magician places his hands through them. He is handed a rolled-up cloth which he allows to unroll. The cloth is then held up and immediately dropped. The magician has penetrated the mirror and is now standing in front of it!

This illusion is unique in that a beautiful gold frame was added. Also custom wheels were added for easy mobility during performance. The mirror is made with real glass which adds to the mystery.
Original $ 9,000
(with extras)

OPENING BID
$5,999
Plus Shipping or
Pick Up - Las vegas
ITEM#
L54496

 

 EVOLUTION
BILL SMITH MAGIC VENTURES

Original - Contemporary Shadow Appearance.
Built by Bill Smith Magic Ventures - Designed by David Starr
Located in Las Vegas.

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

OPENING BID
$6,500
Plus Shipping or
Pick Up in Las Vegas
ITEM#
L54482


It was built rugged to tour

T-CUT & ATA CASE
TIM CLOTHIER

T-Cut by Tim Clothier authorized by Adrian Soler - Only one exists custom built for our vegas show, the performer passes a chain saw through his assistant and then performs T-Cut routine. Built with industrial style, breaks down into one small road case that can fit in a small pick up or van.
It was built rugged to tour.

VERY GOOD CONDITION

OPENING BID
$4,165
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54481

 

This is only 8 foot 3 inches tall so it can fit in most banquet and residential situations if needed. It collapses down with only a few bolts and loads into one rolling case. Since it uses compressed air there are no fire or safety permits required to perform this at any of your venues.

JAWS OF DEATH
MIKE MICHAELS

"ONLY ONE OF THESE EXISTS"

A single Jaw is perched above you. You are clamped to a upright platform by your ankles, wrists, waist and a face restraint. Each restraint can be slightly different on how to undo it: whether it's to pick a lock, undo a rope, have a cable tie, or pins. This new escape is held by an unusual new method: air pressure. You explain to the audience that the air tank pumped up to and holding 120 PSI and it is activating the manual switch to operatel pneumatic brakes to hold the Jaw above the performer. After the performer is strapped in, an audience member or stagehand cuts the airline. You see the airline wisps around as the pressure escapes from the tank. As soon as the pressure is low enough, pneumatic brakes will release and the Jaw will come crashing down into the performer's body. Of course, the goal is for the performer to escape by whatever means necessary and jump off the platform before the Jaw completes its mission. There are many safeties built into this effect as well as an offstage dead man's switch on remote as an additional safety factor.

OPENING BID
$9,445
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54478

 

LIKE NEW CONDITION

OPENING BID
$29,995
Plus Shipping or
Pick Up - Florida
ITEM#
L54477

 SPIKE TOWER ESCAPE
TELEPORTATION
& ATA CASES

BILL SMITH

Spike Tower Escape and Transposition with Silver Clydesdale ATA Cases - One of Three Ever Built - Spectacular Michael Grandinetti designed and licenced Spike Tower Escape, built by Bill Smith Magic Ventures and as performed by Michael on NBC's The World's Most Dangerous Magic TV special. Both the illusion and the cases are in new condition. In the presentation, magician, on an elevated platform 6 feet above the stage, is chained to a frame at his wrists, waist, and legs. On each side of the platform is a rack of foot long, razor sharp steel spikes, set to thrust together, after a specified time, directly at the magician. An enclosure is placed around the magician and the front blind is drawn, as the spike are lit on fire (optional). The enclosure is illuminated from the back and the silhouette of the magician can be seen making his escape - first getting each hand free, and then working on the waist chains. The performers real hands and arms are also seen extending from the top of the enclosure, as the escape progresses. Suddenly, the spikes are forcefully thrust together, where they are seen to hit the silhouette of the magician. Instantly, the blind at the front of the enclosure flies up, revealing that the magician has completely disappeared. Magician can then reappear in the audience or in a robe as one of "captors".
This illusion, standing nearly 12 feet tall, is truly a showstopper.
It is an extremely rare, a top quality prop.
NOTE: illusion is MUCH safer than a Table of Death, as there is no way for the spikes to accidentally hit the magician. They are fully controlled the entire time.
See the video of the illusion performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVvFPcr0SYM

Includes: 2 silver Clydesdale ATA cases on wheels & worldwide performance rights.
This proprietary piece is unavailable from any builder.

 

 
ORIGINAL
$7,500

ITEM # L54452

OPENING BID
$3445.00
Contents In Excellent Condition:
Comes complete with all props, hard sided road cases for all except the hanging backdrops, (3) 8’ tall x 4’ wide printed hanging panels depicting a cartoon audience.

BACKSTAGE WITH THE MAGICIAN
& ATA CASES

WELLINGTON ENTERPRISES

This illusion was used on stage for 3 corporate events and 1 casino promotional event - in excellent condition. Magician apparently lets audience have a behind-the-scenes look at how he produces his assistant. Illusion is turned around, giving the audience a view from the back and the magician faces the back wall of the stage, performing to an imaginary audience. Audience sees the assistant hiding and sees exactly how the trick works. But, when the production from the box is made, although the audience saw the assistant crawl into the box, she is gone and a man is produced instead. Audience has been completely taken in and fooled. This is another great illusion for industrial presentations, featuring the production of an important executive as the surprise finish. This this illusion incorporates several unique features, making it very easy for executive to effectively participate in the illusion. Boxes are also designed to permit a graceful exit for person produced, avoiding an awkward climb out.

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

BED OF HORRORS
(Table of Death)
Owen Magic Supreme 

One of less then 12 built by Owens. A few things were updated, mainly the uprights-it's much taller then the original, looks much cooler. New, heavier duty curtain supports and brackets and taller legs so the table doesn't sit as close to the ground.

Note: You will need to supply the crank/rigging/
cables/ pulleys and curtain.

OPENING BID
$3,895
Pick Up Only - Michigan

ITEM#
L54450

 

VERY GOOD CONDITION

Demo video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCSW4DuLClc

INCISI - VISION & ATA CASE
DAVE PAVLOV

Only 2 in the world!

Magician invites an audience member to help assist on stage, audience member does not need to be pre-arranged in any way. She lays on a very thin table and is covered by 2 boxes which hinge over her. Her head and feet are seen at all times. Magician then places 2 swords along the top portion of the prop, he then lifts the center portion up splitting her into 3 pieces. A long silk cloth is placed through the middle section proving nothing is in the empty space. As a final kicker the top and bottom portion of the boxes are lifted up showing the rest of her real body. Prop can be spun around and performed surrounded. A very unique illusion built to last. Comes with DVD video instructions.

Original
$17,000
SOLD
5/17/22
Plus Shipping - California
ITEM#
L54432
 

 

DAGGER HEAD CHEST
& STAND

Dagger Head Chest with crate
(scenic design and stand built by Paul Osborne)


OPENING BID
$1,440

Pick Up or Shipped from Connecticut
comes with wooden crate
ITEM#
L54409

VERY GOOD CONDITION

 

 

DEKOLTA CHAIR & CASES
BILL SMITH MAGIC VENTURES

The magicians assistant is sitting on the chair and it is covered with a cloth. When the cloth is removed
the assistant has vanished.
Uses a drop down B/A Tunnel priciple.
The logo is removable. Includes: two flight cases.

Opening Bid
$3,585
Plus Shipping
ITEM#
L54408

VERY GOOD CONDITION


ORIGINAL
$795
Opening Bid
$499

Plus Shipping
$40.00 Worldwide
ITEM# L54384

 

INBRELLA
PETER MAY

Original Peter May - Ultimate Umbrella Appearance and Penetration. Special Features: Can be displayed close-up and from every angle before and after the performance - Appears from a laptop bag or jacket - Melts up, down, left and right while in the body - Performer can turn 360 degrees while pierced with Inbrella - Extremely visual, packs small and plays huge - Superior quality for professional use - Unit comes complete with cloth carrying bag, instructional DVD and performance rights are included.

"BRAND NEW"

 

 

  SWORD BOX
(Abbotts Magic)

Sword Box made by Abbotts Magic, good condition,

comes with wooden case, folds flat for easy transport,

Pick up Only in Atlantic City, N.J. USA

Opening Bid
$1,995

Pickup Only
Atlantic City New Jersey

ITEM# L54359

 

 FIRE CAGE
CHALET MAGIC

Fire Cage Illusion made by Chalet Magic, good condition,

no case, illusion folds down for easy transport,

Pick up Only - in Atlantic City, New Jersey USA.

Opening Bid
$1,665

Pickup Only
Atlantic City New Jersey

ITEM# L54358

 

THREE CAN MONTE
OWEN MAGIC SUPREME 

Stage-size version of the shell game, but with elegant champagne buckets. Play a game of 'find the lady' and produce 3 assistants for the grand finale. Very Few versions of this illusion exist, and we had to arm-wrestle Alan at Owen to do this for us.
Includes: Champagne buckets, bases, items
necessary to execute the magic.


Opening Bid
$9,999

Plus Shipping or
Pick Up in - California
ITEM#
L54345

 

 GAMOLO LEVITATION
RICK RUHL/GALE MOLOVINSKY

Levitation with motor that allows assistant to rise and lower, leaving the magician's hands free. Complete with Motor, Metal works, Supports
Ready to perform.

VERY GOOD CONDITION

Opening Bid
$2,225

Plus Shipping or
Pick Up in - California
ITEM#
L54342

 

 ASSISTANT'S REVENGE
CRAIG DICKENS/JEFF GONKA

Magician is chained up, curtain is pulled around illusion by assistant. When curtain completes its circle, the MAGICIAN is on the outside of the curtain, and the ASSISTANT is chained inside the illusion.
NOTE: Illusion has special modification by Craig Dickens that allows the magician's hands to be completely visible and moving throughout the routine, making for a much more deceptive switch. Breaks down well for shipping. Includes - Curtain and Gloves for Switch

VERY GOOD CONDITION
Opening Bid
$3,335

Plus Shipping or
Pick Up in - California
ITEM#
L54341

 

 
FIRE CUBE
WITH ZIMMERMAN BASE

A fantastic, deceptive appearance. Cube is covered, and cloth is whisked away to reveal magician completely filling the clear box. Illusion was made
to produce magician from a fire ring, which we will include if we still have it (we disassembled this on purpose) Cube packs down flat for shipping. Base does not. Items included: Zimmerman base, plexi cube. Condition: Fair/Used (well-maintained)

Opening Bid
$2,775
Plus Shipping or
Pick Up in - California
ITEM#
L54339
 

 MOTORCYCLE APPEARANCE
MIKE MICHAELS

Works perfectly. Complete illusion in 1 case. Takes 10 minutes to set up - Includes: Bike, Appearance table, and ATA case. Everything needed to perform illusion.
Two small risers beside bike table not included
Mike Michaels Bike: $13 000 US - Table (built by engineer for optimum speed and efficiency) $13 000 US - 1 ATA case which houses both bike and table: $4000 US - Total $30 000 USD -
Video Link: https://youtu.be/s7WZvfzdrRk

VERY GOOD CONDITION
Opening Bid
$13,885

Plus Shipping - Canada
ITEM#
L54326

   

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