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On 2007-11-25 10:32, Ximines wrote:
Eagle Magic - Minneapolis Minnesota - back in the early 70's. Larry Kahlow is still the owner!

Larry's Eagle Magic moved a couple of years ago - still in downtown Minneapolis!
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I suppose the first shop that I ever visited that sold tricks, jokes and novelties, as opposed to a purely magic shop was an establishment, the name of which escapes me, in Tottenham Court Road in London. It was during the early sixties when London had a magical buzz all of its own! I have a vague recollection of being served by Pat Page but I might be mistaken.

I most certainly remember being served by Pat Page when I discovered the delights of Davenports, which at that time was opposite the British Museum in Great Russell Street. I will always remember the tingle of anticipation that ran through me, when as a small child, walking down from the tube, seeing that rabbit in a top hat, swinging above their door and hearing that almost Dickensian door bell tinkle. The whole shop was a magical experience. I can still remember the display cabinets full of mysterious boxes and tubes! It even had an aroma all of its own.

Ah, the past is another country they do things differently there.

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I'm from a small town in Northern Ontario and the only exposure I got from magic was books. I started with all the books at my school then I found a bunch at the local library. Then I had to order some in from the library using those plastic films under a big magnifying lamp. (Some of you might know what I'm talking about, this is pre internet era obviously).

Anyways, when I was eleven, in one of the books I read (wish I remembered which one) there was a list of like ten magic shops around the United States. You guys have NO IDEA how excited I was!! There was actually Magic Shops out there in the world!!! I wrote letters to all ten of those shops asking for a list of the things they had and mailed them out the same night. Then I waited... and waited... and waited some more. Nothing came. I knew it was too good to be true. Until that one letter came in the mail. Out of all the ten letter's I sent out, Abbott's wrote back!

That letter made Abbott's a lot of money!! I will never forget Abbott's for that and I will make a point of visiting that shop in person when I have the chance.

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Ken's Magic & Costume Shop in Fairlawn, NJ and shortly afterwards Mecca Magic in Bloomfield, NJ.
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Roy Kissell's Fox and Fun Magic Shop in Detroit.
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Bert Easley's Fun Shop in Phoenix, Arizona. Jack Sutherland managed the magic counter their for years before opening his own shop (Sun Magic).

Bert was alive back then (70s), and was often at the shop. Other notable who hung out there were Danny Dew and Harry Anderson.

Bert passed away quite some time ago, as did Danny, Jack and many others. The shop is still going strong, however, and I believe it's being managed by Bert's son.
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Caufields - and guess who was working there? Lance Burton, but I had no idea who he was. But then again, at that time, neither did he.

Jim
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Jim, that was my first shop too, execpt Lance is of course in Vegas and not behind that counter, unfortunatly. Right now, I think Manny is behind the counter, well at least when he's not on Gene Simmons Family Jewel's or doing a gig out somewhere. But as of now, I go to CandlewoRx & Magic for their open mic night, their redicouasly cheap prices, and they have a better selection then Caufield's now has. I heard that their selection was way bigger when Lance was there.
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On 2007-11-25 10:32, Ximines wrote:
Eagle Magic - Minneapolis Minnesota - back in the early 70's. Larry Kahlow is still the owner!


Same here!
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I was lucky enough to be raised in Washington DC. So my first magic store was Al's Magic Shop. When I walked in it was like Disneyland,Candy Store and Santa's Workshop all rolled into one and Al was behind the counter. What a great day that was. Smile
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I think the first one I visited was in Aurora Colorado. I believe it was Zeezo's magic. I was amazed at what I thought must have been the coolest shop in the world. Never knew so much magic existed. Does anyone remember this shop?
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Vliegeruit. before that I made most of my things self and used a crapppy brand of cards Smile
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Mine have mainly been online, however there is one in Mystic, CT called Mystic magic.
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The Magic Store, Melbourne Australia. I still shop there whenever I get to visit Melbourne.
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Browser's Den. I just can't walk out of there without dropping at least twenty bucks.
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Kenzo's in Baltimore, Al's in DC, Barry's in Md. The only one that is still running in this area is Barry's he got a new location in Rockville, MD and is very nice. Most of my ordering is done online now a days on the Magic Depot (Magic.org) and various sites that have exclusives.
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Zeezo's was at Buckingham Square in Aurora, CO. He had several locations. The store owner, Dave Elstun, is quite active performing magic at Colorado casinos, and his name appears in the papers quite frequently. His wife, Connie, is also very active in magic.

My first store was actually Tannen's. I bought a die box because I could not figure out how to use the one my grandfather gave me.
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My first experience with magic shops, per se, were the novelty ahopa that sold the Adams line. Fifteen years ago, I saw a shop near my home called Magic Central Magic Shop and Talent Agency. I didn't go in at the time, as there were "New Age" shops that had the word "magic" in their name. Three years ago, I met the owner of Magic Central, and we are great friends now. I now have him as a mentor to "bounce" ideas or problems off of.
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