Our Big Sale of Big Magic on eBay

The Stage LotWe are selling four lots of magic starting tonight on eBay.

Tonight, we put up the stage lot with some great tricks from our acts over the years.  Check out the eBay listing for some rare, new, not rare and not new magic all being sold in one big clump.  You can visit the listing here.

Here’s what we have listed in this big batch of magic!

COLLECTOR’S WORKSHOP PERFECT TIME III by Richard Bloch and Collector’s Workshop

Condition: In good condition.  Slight scratches on back and needs a new watch battery.  Any jeweler can replace the battery – it is a standard battery for a watch.  That makes sense.

Instructions: Yes

Description: This is quite possibly the most remarkable Prediction Watch ever invented! The Perfect Time watch has been copied but the cheap imitations pale in contrast to the high quality and precision provided by the original system. Perfect Time III is an improved version of the original offering. The watch-works are superior as is the system. The system has been improved to eliminate the problems experienced in some of the earlier versions.

Retail Price: $349.95 new

 

MENTAL EPIC – GHOST BOARD by Dave Powell

Condition: Very good condition with dry erase pen.  One cover needs an additional Velcro piece.

Instructions: Yes

Description:  Hen Fetch’s classic triple-prediction mental effect. Probably the finest effect of its sort ever produced… It uses a large “slate” that is divided into six equal squares. One at a time you make three predictions in the top three spaces and cover them. Three spectator’s selections are written in the bottom three spaces. On uncovering your predictions they are seen to match the spectator’s selections exactly! The predictions can be anything you desire, any book, word, number, color, design, name, place, date, and a chosen playing card. Requires absolutely no skill, no effort on your part.

Dave Powell’s Ghost Board made to his usual very high standard – Size approx 15″ x 19″.

Retail Price: $135.00 new

 

CRYSTAL SILK CYLINDER by UF Grant

Condition: Acceptable but needs work – Chrome rings at end of cylinder are loose.  Could stand some cleaning as well.  Metal cylinder shows wear – it is close to 35 years old. Still works though.

Instructions: No

Description: Here is a really easy device for producing items such as silks, flowers, candy or prizes! Or for changing one item into another!

Place several colorful silks into the clear Crystal Silk Cylinder. Momentarily cover it with a yellow tube. When you remove the tube, the silks have disappeared and the Cylinder is now full of balls, candy or even live gold fish!

This professional grade illusion is easy to perform and will get a BIG reaction! We even include three 12 inch silks!

You can do so much with this ingenious trick. Produce candy or little prizes! Ideal for producing message silks, such as the Happy Birthday silk, the Thank You silk or even The End silk. This tube will hold a LOT!

The clear plastic inside tube stands 12 inches high and has an opening of 3 inches across. The outer tube is painted metal, and the base is painted wood.

Retail Price: $95.00 new.

 

STRAT-O-SPHERES by UF Grant

Condition: Purchased in 1974, this effect has seen a lot of stage time.  The chrome rings at the end of the clear cylinder need to be connected to the cylinder better.  One of the rings needs to be closed – it separated at the seam.  The base is fine and the outer tube shows wear but is in good working condition.  The vanishing box shows some wear but is mechanically fine.  All balls included.

Instructions: No

Description:  Created by UF Grant, STRAT-O-SPHERES is a feature effect that will leave your audience speechless!

You show a tall clear tube with metal ends, which rests on a wooden base, a highly decorated metal tube, a wooden box, and three balls, each a different color.

Although there is only enough room in the tube for the three balls, one on top of the other, the ball placed on top of the three magically appears on the bottom or in the center of the stack of three.   The balls are never in the right order.  One of the balls seems to roam around at will.

Finally, you take the roaming ball and place it in the wooden box.

You grasp the box by the ends of the doors and flip it open.  The ball has vanished!

The audience sees completely through the box.  The ball reappears back in the plastic tube between the other two.

The balls are 3″ in diameter and the colors are molded into the balls so they will never peel.  A great trick that will please your audience for many generations.

Retail Price: $100.00 new

 

BEV BERGERON’S MULTIPLYING MAGIC WANDS by FAB Magic

Condition:  Brand New

Instructions: Yes

Description: FAB Magic is the only magic dealer authorized to manufacture and market Bev Bergeron’s wands! This is the original! Don’t be misled by other wands that “nest” within one another that are manufactured elsewhere!

Effect: Magician asks volunteer to assist with a trick. A series of five magic wands magically appear and are placed under the arms, in the hands and under the chin of the volunteer. Great routine for comedy and children shows.

Complete with Bev’s own routine and instructions! Great for clowns and emcee’s too! Manufactured in the USA by The FAB Magic Company. Each wand is 11″ in length.

Retail Price: $27.00 new


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The Mystery of the Magic Castle Trademark

Inside Magic Image of Magic Trademark LawyerWhat do magician Richard Bloch, a highly (pun intended) rated medicinal marijuana dispensary and the world famous home to the Academy of Magical Arts have in common? They each use the phrase “Magic Castle” in their names.

Mr. Bloch recently sought federal registration for the trademark “Magic Castle at Sea” to identify his particular brand of magic shows designed for cruise ships.

Magic Castle Solutions describes itself as a “North Hollywood Marijuana Dispensary” where customers can order a variety of different strains of the drug pursuant to their physician’s prescription.

“The Magic Castle” private club is also in Hollywood, California but likely does not sell any strain of marijuana with or without prior approval of one’s physician. Rather, the club is a place to enjoy the performance and teaching of the art of magic.

We support our magic habit by our day job as an intellectual property attorney and so the confluence of these three trademarks was the kind of thing about which we become giddy. We feel spiritually uplifted now that we have admitted we become giddy by such things and feel our relationship with you, the reader, has become more meaningful by our sharing.

Or maybe it’s the airplane glue we have been using to perform “Smoke from Fingertips” all night long.

But trademark law is fun with or without fumes of glue.

The purpose of a trademark is to identify the source of goods or services. That’s it.

Anyone can make bread, but a consumer looking for the taste and quality of Wonder Bread will look for loaves bearing that trademark first used in 1921. Consumers are confident Wonder Bread brand of will be the same when purchased in Los Angeles, California; Mystic Hollow, Michigan or DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Consumer confidence in the trademark is supported by civil and criminal laws to protect against counterfeiters; like rogue bakers selling bread with the Wonder Bread trademark.

Consumers interested in magic as a performing art have similarly associated the trademark MAGIC CASTLE with certain qualities. The castle offers visitors a chance to see magic performed from at least three different disciplines (close-up, parlor and stage) after enjoying a fine dinner and taking in the grand collection of magic memorabilia.


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