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Found a few interesting items... Looking for any information on these!

-Magic Bottle and The Colors turned wooden three part bottle. The bottom half is threaded and screws apart so the four colored wooden rods can be stored in it. Top half of bottle has a sealed bottom. Rods appear to differ only in color, however each is different... including one rod that contains quick-silver. (!?) I believe this is from the Hartz Brothers Conjuring Repository.

-1922 Mysto Magic Set (bits and pieces) with Instruction book. I have the Linking Rings (about 3 and a half inches diameter), Multiplying Balls (about 3/4 inch diameter), some coins and shells, a metal coin box, a metal pull with original red hanky and elastic. No box, unfortunately.

-Improved Ball and Hammer Trick (a picture can be found in The Magic Catalogue book), from about 1910, but I believe is missing a piece or two.

-BOOK: Magic Tricks; Tricks and How to Do Them... c. 1938 by Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, WI

-BOOK: The Magician's Book of Patter... by Charles Medrington. c. 1910 by the author at Birkdale, Lancashire.

-BOOK: 250 Parlor Tricks, or Magic Made Easy... annonymous, no date on it.

-BOOK: Dick Daring's New Bag of Tricks... c. 1934 by The Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, USA. By Will L. Lindhorst. Promotional book compliments of the Quaker Oats Company.

So that is what I have found... I am no magical historian, but have enough respect for the Art to save this collection from being scattered to the lay public. If anybody has any info about any of these items, such as origins, estimated sale price, people who may be interested, etc., please let me know. Thanks folks!
Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic

To buy a prop is nothing.
To write a good routine is something.
To really entertain an audience is everything.
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Have a word with Kenna on KT Magic.

I've always found them helpful.
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These things happen! Today found a wooden vanishing cube prop in a Goodwill store. It was being sold as a candle holder!

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