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I'm at the point with okito boxes where I cannot see myself performing them too often anymore. I am looking for another showpiece that I can use with half dollars to make a number of them dissapear, switch for something else, etc. I know props don't make the magician but my I like having an attention getter I can use for multiple effects. Any constructive help would be appreciated. Smile
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How about a nice cup or chalice?
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Chazpro? I think, made a set called Shamrock Cups. I had and sold a set years ago, not sure if they are still made but there must be some “out there”. Sort of a large shot glass size “Okito” family set. Al Cohen makes (or made) a pretty cool “Miracle Cup” (think chop cup for coins with a special coin gaff included). I just read about this one today while reading “Unexpected Visitor” by Doug Brewer.
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A Spiral Purse (Rose Purse) can support all of those magic results and more - including effects in the spectator's hand.
I have developed dozens of moves, sleights and handling just waiting good photos to publish.

a natural item for carrying coins and other objects whose design allows for secret loading and steals during normal handling. (no gaff) cheap too!



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How about a nice cup or chalice?


Are there any specially made for coin magic?
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Yes, as mentioned by Poof-Daddy, above, but you can also use any cup you fancy that suits your coins and presentation style, too. I'd consider it a treasure hunt, but that might just be me. Smile
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A collapsible metal cup called a "bike cup" has an interior base the size of a Kennedy Half/English Penny. The removable lid can also be used in effects. Can hang on your belt

The lower portion is mildly magnetically attractive, so an exterior magnet can be placed their easily to gaff the cup to retain a shimmed coin,
or a Chop type routine. In collapsed form it can allow for some Okito handlings as well.

It is silver so I prefer Pennies or a CSB set for contrast, but have also used gold dollars and brass tokens
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Some cards or a transparent silk maybe? I guess the items themselves wouldn't be considered showpieces but I've seen them used to create nice showpieces:) Cards for a matrix routine. I've also really enjoyed watching coins through a transparent silk, specifically the versions performed by Al Schneider and Chris Power. From more of a comedy angle, those saltshakers that squeak can be attention getters. I'm thinking of something along the lines of Silver and Salt by Giovanni Livera.
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There is the Xray or transparent Okito box.
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A collapsible metal cup called a "bike cup" has an interior base the size of a Kennedy Half/English Penny. The removable lid can also be used in effects. Can hang on your belt

The lower portion is mildly magnetically attractive, so an exterior magnet can be placed their easily to gaff the cup to retain a shimmed coin,
or a Chop type routine. In collapsed form it can allow for some Okito handlings as well.

It is silver so I prefer Pennies or a CSB set for contrast, but have also used gold dollars and brass tokens



I did a google search for this and all I saw were bicycle cup holders....can you provide a link or brand name please?
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Perhaps that term is outmoded. I got a dozen in 2009

search on Amazon:

Great Rocky Stainless Steel Portable Outdoor Travel Camping Folding Collapsible Cup Metal Telescopic Keychain 75ml
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Having issues with an Okito box’s look is the same that having trouble performing stage magic due the fact that it never looks like normal props. Just embrace the fact that coin boxes are weird as hell nowdays as it sure was at Okito’s time
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The box came from th real world ! It was a pill box! But it was made from cardboard ! Smile
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The box came from th real world ! It was a pill box! But it was made from cardboard ! Smile



I know the whole story about how Okito “discover” this property of a pill box, but for sure it was crazy to use it to hold coins instead of pills, but I think is part of the presentation give any solution or justification or not given any at all
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I have always given a reason for the brass rather than the box - and it seems to get the proper nods of understanding.

example:

"Different metals align magic energy in unusual ways. Brass is a good insulator while the silver in that coin may seem warm to you."
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The box came from th real world ! It was a pill box! But it was made from cardboard ! Smile



I know the whole story about how Okito “discover” this property of a pill box, but for sure it was crazy to use it to hold coins instead of pills, but I think is part of the presentation give any solution or justification or not given any at all


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I think we're getting off point here....is there another prop for vanishing, transposition and production of coins that has some well established routines to it etc. I found the cup that funsway mentioned. But are there routines for its use? And I don't want any one trick ponies if you get my meaning. Smile
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You can find small wooden boxes at Pier I Imports, Hobby Lobby etc. that are a little crudely made, but attractive nonetheless.

An unintended benefit to the crude construction is that often there is a gap on the inside between a wall of the box and the floor.

This gap enables the box to be used as a "slot box" with thin oriental coins. A good place to carry your coins, too.

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I think we're getting off point here....is there another prop for vanishing, transposition and production of coins that has some well established routines to it etc. I found the cup that funsway mentioned. But are there routines for its use? And I don't want any one trick ponies if you get my meaning. Smile



No there is not any other prop that is as versatile as the Okito Box. Do you have the booklet on the box as well, you could find more effects with it in that booklet.

Other props are a one routine effect.

To bad Johnson Products has disappeared, they use to make additional boxes that one could expand on with the box, ending in a sold brass box that was a hunk of brass.
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Yea The Boston Box ( without A coin stuck in the bottom ) Is great !!! I have a book on it! Smile
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