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Jim Sparx
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I love old catalogs and I'm always looking for more. Since I can't afford to collect apparatus, I do the next best thing, look at old catalogs from the past. My first catalogs when I was a kid in the 40s was Johnson Smith, Douglas Magicland, and Kanter's. I found those in the ads in back of Popular Mechanics. This was in the days when tricks were a dollar and the ones with the pretty boxes was less than $10.
Anyone else here have catalogs they would like to sell or trade? I'm looking for a Hank Lee #11 and 12, and anything earlier than #8. I have two #8s and would like to sell or trade one for something I don't have in catalogs. I have all of Abbott's but I'm missing a few early Tannens. I even like non-English catalogs if they have lots of pictures. Oh, I like big fat catalogs,the kind you can spend a rainy afternoon in bed with, or get so engrossed you ignore your wife with. The wife doesn't like it when I ignore her, he, he.
I'm even thinking about writing a how to for wanna be catalog collectors in this forum. Interested?
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I'm looking for a milson-worth. ny one would do.
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Get in touch with price.
George Moore
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At one time I used to have over $2000 worth of old magic catalogues. I decided to sell most of them before I got crushed under Smile

I've kept few good one though.

The ones I would dream to owe are very early J bland catalogue and early Martinka catalogue.

My fav. catalogues is Owens.

Worlds BEST catalogue if you ask me (just like their props).
Amazing Magic Co
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I have Tannen’s 14, 16, 17 & 18 if anyone is interested. I also have Abbott’s 24 & 26 along with Hank Lees 10. I also have El Duck 97-99. I know I probably have a few Ownen’s and Collector’s Workshop but haven’t found them yet after several moves.

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