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Al's Magic Shop on Pennsylvania Ave. in D.C. I was around 7 years old.
Many pleasant memories there. It was a sad day when he sold it.
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I was fortunate to walkin to Paul Diamond's old magic shop in North Miami. After that my money stayed in my pocket.

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House of Humor, San Carlos, CA (later it moved to Redwood City)
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Devoe Magic Den, St. Louis, MO...

I started going there when I was about 9 or 10...it was a small, dusty place downtown, on Chestnut Street, but CRAMMED full of stuff. I have fond memories of that place; that store seemed very magical to me (no pun intended)...they later moved to Maplewood, and then Gene passed away, and I think they then closed.
I got my first tricks there, an Adams 101 tricks Magic set
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Treasure Chest in Chicago. I recently found out there was an awesome magic shop upstairs from Treasure Chest that I never knew about. The people at TC never mentioned it.
Before TC was an Adams magic rack at a toy store in Chicago. After Treasure Chest was Magic Inc.
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Mecca Magic in Bloomfield, NJ. It's since closed down, but I used to spend hours in the back of that place talking magic...
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In the 1950s I grew up in Flint, Michigan. There were no Magic Shops that I knew of. I checked books out of the public library. Then I sent away for Abbotts catalog. It was so thick, full of tricks and illusions, all illustrated with drawings. Hours were filled pouring through the catalog. I spent lots of my paper route money. I believe I was sending cash through the mail.
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Wayne's Trick Shop in Hammond, IN. The coolest place ever. My first introduction to rubber dog fecal matter.
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The "Magic Emporium" around 10 mile and telegraph in Michigan. Been gone now for about 25 or 30 years.
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Flosso's in New York City! Jackie Flosso, you are missed.
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On 2010-02-19 22:58, jskalon wrote:
Treasure Chest in Chicago. I recently found out there was an awesome magic shop upstairs from Treasure Chest that I never knew about. The people at TC never mentioned it.
Before TC was an Adams magic rack at a toy store in Chicago. After Treasure Chest was Magic Inc.

I went to school with Mike (?) Baer, son of the owner of The Treasure Chest. I also used to go to Magic Inc. in the few years it was still called Ireland's--I loved their catalog. Also in the 50's and early 60's there was the magic shop area of Marshall Field's a half block from The Treasure Chest. I too only recently found out about the secret shop above the TC.
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Bill's Magic Corner in Cincinnati, Ohio. The shop was owned by Bill Pryor who is now at Haines House of Cards. As a Kid and later teenager in the 1970's I would visit his shop as often as I could while spending my summer and Christmas vacations in Cincinnati visiting my dad, grandparents and other family.

Bill was great to a young kid trying to learn magic....I'll never forget him.
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California Magic and Novelty in Pleasant Hill Ca. But before I found that place, I bought mostly from Tannen's in NYC through the mail.
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Waterstones bookstore, they had the classic card magic texts.
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On 2007-11-24 22:37, BIGmagiclV wrote:
Mine was a shop in Hamden, Conn. called the Magic Barn. Probably because it was a barn that was converted into a magic shop! Oddly enough, they sold illusions like "sawing a cow in half" and "the levitating tractor". Smile (Just kidding, in case you missed the smiley face!)
Anyone have a strangely named shop?

The local library and mom and pop store along with my imagination. Then after the first year I went to Chucks House of Magic in Homewood Il (the original location before they burned down and had to relocate). Which I am proud to say I have been to the new one as well.
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