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I have loved magic forever as a hobby, and have noodled around with lots of stuff.
Since my sleights aren't very good, I have evolved into a collector of close up props.
A lot of my collection now are Tenyo tricks. I love to keep this stuff on display shelves for all to see.
I would like to grow out of Tenyo into other great close up props don't require a ton of practice and would look great in a display case.
So, could you please share your favorite close up props that I should be looking for.
As Always; THANK YOU.
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A deck of cards.

Learn to do stuff with sleight of hand only.
It's often way more impressive if you have a good routine of a basic card trick than a cheap gimmick that probably doesn't work very cleanly etc.

Deck of cards.
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Ed... Don’t look into Cups and Balls sets or Chop Cups... they can become addicting to collect... LOL

This go-around into returning to magic, the Cups and Balls have become my favorite.


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It's on the high side, but check out the Collector's Workshop stuff. Wonderfully crafted and they have some just KILLER stuff.

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Newton's Nightmare; expensive but powerful

Mini Die Box

Most anything in brass by Viking, bill tube and nested coin boxes for example

Most anything in wood by Mikame, color vision and tiny dice for example

Agree with BCS; a nice set of brass or copper cups and Rogers mini baseballs
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Like bob said mikame and viking are good products.and they are also collectable too.
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The magic of Alan Warner http://www.alanwarnermagic.com
Francois Danis http://danis-magic.com/cariboost1
Kent Bergman http://bergmannmagic.com
Colin Rose http://www.fiveofheartsmagic.co.uk
Magic Wagon (when available) http://magic-wagon.com

Here's a fun site for looking and dreaming http://www.thebestmagic.com
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Hey guys,
these are great. Already looked at these sites & it's exactly what I was looking for.
Wow, love the Magic Wagon stuff, but what's up with availability?
Now, how's my credit, cause I need a big loan.
THANKS
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Not exactly a prop, but an invisible/brainwave deck can give strong reactions.

Even if you're not good at sleight of hand, there are many good, strong card tricks that are self-working or accomplished through strategic use of a gimmicked card or two.
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On 2012-03-07 21:35, Richard Schneider wrote:
Not exactly a prop, but an invisible/brainwave deck can give strong reactions.

Even if you're not good at sleight of hand, there are many good, strong card tricks that are self-working or accomplished through strategic use of a gimmicked card or two.


A deck of cards doesn't show well in a presentation case, unless you've got a nice prop to go with it. Not critical of your post, but the OP seems to want things that look nice in a presentation format.
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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Hi edshern,

Karate Kard is my favorite close up prop. It is an unbelievable ending that defies all logic and gets tremendous reactions. Here's a link to the Karate Kard on the creator's site, Allan Warner.

http://www.alanwarnermagic.com/?nd=full&key=1697

Mark
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Edshern,

P.S. No sleight of hand is required and it works EXACTLY as laid out in the product description. I perform this every chance I get.

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On 2012-03-08 01:12, Bob1Dog wrote:
A deck of cards doesn't show well in a presentation case, unless you've got a nice prop to go with it. Not critical of your post, but the OP seems to want things that look nice in a presentation format.


Whoops, overlooked that. Yeah, you're right. Although, I guess it depends on the person Smile.
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Concerning cards...most would not be impressive as displays, but how about a fan of an unusual deck, like the Ghost Deck. Fanned out properly, it would look striking in a shadow box.
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Ed... To add to the list, there are some cool old Johnson Product brass items that they don’t make anymore... try to find one of their Bill Tubes. I have also been collecting old box tricks from my youth with plans to give them better paint jobs and graphics... they will be shelve sitters just to look cool.

One day I will have a cool cabinet for my Cups.

Here is a link for finding collectable items...

http://philipschwartz.typepad.com/magicm....../page/2/

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I didn't know this site existed Bruce. Another nice resource for collectors! Thanks.
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Wizard... you are very welcome.

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