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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

Jamie Raven - "Making Magic" Audience Envelopes

On entry into the theatre to watch Jamie's "Making Magic" show, all audience members were handed envelopes to allow participation in one part of the show.  Of course, you are supposed to keep the envelope sealed until advised otherwise.

Enclosed were four pictures that all audience members needed to rip up and tear when following instructions from Jamie.

I only have the torn parts of the picture that I was left with as of course, everything else ended up on the floor.  Must have been a nice mess for the cleaners.

The envelope also included a merchandise ad for Jamie's store and I kept the tickets for the show as a souvenir as well.

Acquired:  18th October 2018 at the Corby Cube.

Magic Circle - Royal Mail Stamps

A presentation pack of Royal Mail stamps. 

 

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:  Amazon - March 2021

Neo Magic (Vinny Sagoo) - Effects 

While I do not plan to list effects and tricks generally, felt I needed to make one exception.  I plan to collect many of these releases.

Neo Magic release a lot of amazing effects.  Always nicely packaged with good instructions and the supporting gimmicks and cards/props that you need.

Neo Magic have lots on sale and I still have more that I am keeping my eye on.  More to purchase!

Those that I have performed, I have gained good reactions and I have more to open and read.

Purchased:  Started purchasing from November 2020

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.   Signed.

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

Paul Daniels - Brain Tumour Research Pin

A special pin to remember Paul Daniels, raising money on behalf of "Brain Tumour Research".

A special pin with a suggested donation of £5 with the monies going to charity.

I found this on e-bay, sold by the charities official e-bay account.

An enamel metal pin with a rabbit, hat and want emblem.

Paul Daniels - Card Trick No 1

I am interested in buying some of the Paul Daniels TV Magic tricks range and I keep an eye on e-bay.  

The difficulty is that the age of the tricks means that they are not always in good condition.  Some 40 years old now since production.

As Trick No 1, I felt tempted to buy this one and the condition is reasonable.  I may but more but would like some of the plastic tricks themselves rather than the card packs.

I am particularly interested in finding some of the tracks that I owned myself while growing up.

Acquired:  April 2021

Penn & Teller Signed Rio Show Programme

I was able to acquire this show programme from e-bay.

The item is in fairly good condition and is of course signed.

Signatures look authenticate and seller has a good reputation.

Acquired:  June 2021

Richard Jones - Large Playing Cards From "Escape"

While watching the Richard Jones "Escape" show at Corby Cube, we were in the front row.

At the end of the first act, Richard with help from a spectator, threw a deck of cards in the air and Richard was then able to stab a chosen card with his sword.

During the intermission, the deck of cards that were thrown into the air were still on the stage and I was able to pick a few up!

As a stage prop and for ease of the effect, these cards are actually larger than standard cards, though hard to make that out in this photo.  A nice memento of some cards used in an actual performance by Richard.

Acquired:  13th September 2019 at Corby Cube.

Random Private Cards from Magicians

I really appreciate how personable many magicians are towards their fans..

I have been lucky to receive a few birthday cards and even a Christmas card.

Respecting the intentions of the individuals as private cards, wont publish the messages for these.  

The Magical Birthday was a great surprise, birthday card from Mandy Muden.  Then, also a lovely card from Romany.

One card that I hope to find soon is a signed Christmas card from Ben Halnlin.  At present, filed somewhere with loads of other Christmas cards.  Hope to find it soon.

Acquired:  From 2018 onwards

Richard Jones - Lucky Coin

 

Richard had previously given away some of these coins as competition prizes and they are extremely limited edition.  On the 31/01/2021, Richard put a limited number on sale and I was able to buy one.  I received really quickly.  A nice size and very good quality.

 

These special Limited Edition coins follow a tradition of The Magic Circle where it is considered a sign of respect and honour to receive a coin from a fellow magician.  Richard originally created these coins to give out to the troops in Kabul, Afghanistan when he visited in 2018 as a sign of gratitude for their incredible work.

Now for the first time they are available for followers of Richard to help spread some positivity during this pandemic.  One side features Richard's Army values and the other holds the logo of The Magic Circle, the most highly regarded Magic Society in the world, of which Richard is a proud Member.  Richard believes these coins bring good luck when we need it most.

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

PROPS/SOUVENIRS FROM LIVE SHOWS

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