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Steve Brooks
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One of the magic items I collect are rabbits coming out of hats. I own several. Recently I started collecting magic wands as well.



Anyone else collect items like these? I would be interested, as it is sometimes very difficult to obtain some of these. Smile



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Don't recall if I got it at a magic related event or not but I have a finger puppet rabbit that pops out of a hat.



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Well as you know Steve, I collect skulls for my magical purposes Smile

I tried collecting assistants for a while, but my girlfriend made me give them back Smile



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Steve I have just had a rabbit comming out of a hat made in gold I could always send you details it would go on a chain around your neck.

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Steve Brooks
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Hi Kenz,

Thanks so much for the thought, but the rabbits in hats that I collect are all free standing. (ceramic, porcelain, etc)

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Steve... As a hoarder of everything magical, I guess one might say I am a collector.

Years ago, I came into a ceramic 23" high statue, full color, of an old time magician, pulling a rabbit, by the ears no less, out of a black top hat. He is somewhat on the stout side and stands on a 6.5" square base, has curly brown hair, small moustache and goatee and I have no idea of it's history.

Maybe you or one of the members have insight?
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Are there any markings on the bottom (unglazed area) of the statue? These markings are well known to antiques collectors, and some of the history of a piece can usually be found by deciphering these marks.

Nice hat, by the way!

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Thanks for the compliment Mary. The hat discreetly covers this old wizard's pointed head... although come to think of it, one may just call it my think box for my point of view. The hat matches the rest of me as one will see on visiting my website.

Anyway, I have looked and do not see any markings that you mention. What I should do sometime, is take a photo of it and post it for others to see and critique. That would be the easiest way wouldn't it?

By the way, I get the impression that you might beholding of a sort of magical leprechan (excuse my spelling) type 'O person. Care to elaborate?
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Yes, I'm Irish on my mother's side, and Dutch/English on my dad's. With a name like Mary Margaret, how could it be otherwise??? I think they wanted a nun. Smile

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Also collect Magicians pulling rabbits from hats or rabbits in hats. I have couple of animated Christmas ornaments, plush items. pewter, porcelan, you name it. Seemed like a lot of magicians collected rabbits so I just kind of evolved in this direction. Need to get any china hutch though. Did you ever see the Amazing Mumford figure? Cute.
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I bought one many years ago Steve which depicts a young boy waving a wand over a rabbit in a hat.

It was mounted on a wooden plinth and entitled "The Young Magician" by Leonardo.

Not sure of it's value though?

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I collect Magic Wands and posters of old masters. Thurston, Blackstone, Kellar etc...
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The very best rabbit out of the hat is definitely John Rogers traveling magician 1877 they go for around $6500 if we can find a nice one
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So...What started the "RABBIT IN THE HAT" AS "OUR SYMBOL"?

I have "the story", documented.
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One of these days, I'll dig into my files, and reprint the story of Mary Toft and how a magician used a rabbit produced from a hat to, unknowingly starting a tradition.
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