NEW ADDITIONS

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Harapan Ong - "The Four Treasures" Signed Book

In March 2021, I had the opportunity to join Harapan for an online pro-lecture.

He talked through various effects that included some that were part of his "The Four Treasures" book.

The lecture was excellent and took place on a Sunday afternoon in April 2021 as Harapan is based in Singapore.  

The book and signed editions are available on harapanmagic.com here.

Acquired:  May 2021

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Justin Willman Signed "Magic For Humans At Home" Poster

During lock down, Justin Willman has performed a few different "Magic For Humans At Home" shows via Zoom.

The original show in 2020, followed by a Halloween and Christmas edition.  A new version of the show with new material is now out for 2021.  

Having watched Justin via Zoom on a few occasions, it made sense to get this poster to add to my collection.  

Released:  2020.

Edition: Signed by Justin Willman.

Message: "To Martin!  All the Best!"

Size:  A3 approx

Purchased: May 2021 via Justin's online webs store.

Fay Presto - Signed Magic Circle Cover of The Invisible Man

While I have all these 5 stamps by the Royal Mail as part of a special cover, some individual signed covers were issued.  This one is signed by Fay Presto.  The reverse of the envelope has a signed Benham certificate confirming that only 500 were signed and that this was number 25 by Fay Presto.  

Issued on the 15th of March 2005 for the Centenary of the Magic Circle.  

5 stamps that trace the tricks of the trade back to the start of the last century.

Celebrating in 1905 when 23 magicians came together at Pinoli's restaurant in London to form the Magic Circle.

Acquired:  May 2021

Justin Willman Signed "Magic In Real Life Tour" Poster

This was one of two posters available to purchase from Justin's online store.  This particular post was for a tour within the US between 2019 and 2020 that of course got cut short due to Covid.

As a fan of Justin, watching his Netflix and online shows, I had to buy this artwork which is fantastic.  While it will be initially stored in an A1 art folio, it would be good to get this one framed eventually.

Released:  2019.

Edition: Signed by Justin Willman.

Message: "To Martin"

Size:  A1 approx

Purchased: May 2021 via Justin's online webs store.

Marc Spelmann - The 1X500 Playing Cards & Signed Cert

Marc is certainly an artist who has gained a lot of attention through his appearances on Britains Got Talent.

In April 2021, Marc released a limited edition deck of 500 cards which he designed himself.  He is a graphic designed and it shows, the box, deck of cards and certificate are very well designed.

My certificated is number 40 of 500 so quite a low number.  Signed by Marc and "X".

A nice collectable which also comes with some instruction videos online.

Received/Purchased:  April 2021

Mark Evans - "Illusory"

I was aware of Mark, a mentalist who creates his own effects and who also has his own web shop.

In April 2021 I had the opportunity to interview Mark for the site and part of the research was attending his lecture.  His site sells this book and also bundles which include the book and effects.  Just too tempting not to buy.

The book is a lovely softback with nice cover, good quality print and about A5 in size.  Check out www.MEMagic.co.uk 

Acquired:  April 2021

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Mark Shortland Original Artwork of Woody from Toy Story

As well as a magician, Mark Shortland is an artist.  To date he has created three decks of cards  - 53 Films, 53 Magicians  and 53 Movies.  His website sells his original artworks used to create the decks of cards that he designs.  Therefore, every art piece is unique and was used to help create a real deck of playing card.

This piece of artwork caught my eye because I saw Mark draw a Woody as part of one of his online performances.  Therefore, when I saw the original artwork used for the 53 Films cards on sale, I had to buy.  It came with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Mark and giving the location where painted.  This piece was painted on a cruise hip between Colombo and Phuket.  

On receipt, the actual artwork took me by surprise as a the picture online does not do it justice.  Mark is an amazing artist and it now holds memories of watching Mark perform and painting a similar picture live for a Zoom audience.  

Purchased:  April 2021

Mark Shortland Signed 53 Films Playing Cards 

As well as a magician, Mark Shortland is an artist.

To date he has created three decks of cards  - 53 Films, 53 Magicians  and 53 Movies.

On his site, you can purchase the playing cards and the artwork, each piece of artwork of course being unique and used for creating one of the cards in an actual deck that can be bought.

 

The 53 Films series caught my eye on his site after watching Mark perform live on Zoom.  This pack of cards has actually been signed by Mark and came in a half cellophane wrap.  The wrap is removed for this photo but has been placed back on the deck to protect the signature.

Purchased:  April 2021

Michael E. Johnson - Playing Cards Autographed by Magicians

This is a paperback book about the size of A4.

A really nice reference guide of signed autographs of magicians.  192 signed playing cards that are pictured in colour.

While some UK magicians, it should be remembered that this book is quite US orientated.  As first published in 2012, it does not of course include more recent artists who have gained success.  

 

Purchased:  May 2021

Year Published:  2012 (UK)

Edition: TBA

Paul Daniels - Magic Annual

This annual was on e-bay and is immaculate.

While printed in 1982, I presume that it was intended to be the 1983 annual.

I don't think that I owned this one as a kid, but I do recognise the cover of one of the other annuals possible for 1982 that I owned and will need to buy at some point when I find a good edition.

Purchased:  May 2021

Year Published:  1982 (UK)

Edition: N/A

Paul Zerdin - Signed Picture with COA

A nice photo with signed picture of Paul Zerdin with a COA.

Just a shame that as a dark photo, it has been signed in black pen.

I have seen Paul perform at Corby in 2019.  I wish that I had now queued for his autograph but this is the next best thing.  

Bought via e-Bay.

Purchased:  May 2021

Wayne Dobson - Signed Magic Circle Cover of Thurston

While I have all these 5 stamps by the Royal Mail as part of a special cover, some individual signed covers were issued.  This one is signed by Wayne Dobson.  The reverse of the envelope has a signed Benham certificate confirming that only 500 were signed and that this was number 3 by Wayne Dobson.  

Issued on the 15th of March 2005 for the Centenary of the Magic Circle.  

5 stamps that trace the tricks of the trade back to the start of the last century.

Celebrating in 1905 when 23 magicians came together at Pinoli's restaurant in London to form the Magic Circle.

Acquired:  May 2021

New Additions

The MagicSeats collectable pages launched in January 2021.

Future new additions will appear on this page and I will make it clear on the main collectables page when anything new has been added here.

NEW ADDITIONS

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