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Katmando
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Are there any good mail order magic shops and one that have catalogs?

Online is nice but is also nice have some thing to look at on go.

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The problem with mail order is that you need to know exactly what you want.

Hocus Pocus (hocus-hocus.com) is a good online shop and has great deals on their sales.
Diamond Magic (diamondsmagic.com) is great for books and videos.
ELMS (elmagicshop.com) has a good selection and good input as to what is good and what is not.
Denny & Lee (dennymagic.com) and Stevens Magic Emporium (stevensmagic.com) are also very good sources.
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If you are wanting a catalogue, then check out Abbott's or Hank Lee's. I believe Steven's has a catalogue too. Tannen's used to, but I don't know if the new owner will continue the catalogue or not.

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Thanks Alchimest I will check those out.

I was hoping more for an all inclusive catalog. Maybe one I could purchase or free with first order.

Thank you <><

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On 2004-11-30 19:06, Mister Mystery wrote:
If you are wanting a catalogue, then check out Abbott's or Hank Lee's. I believe Steven's has a catalogue too. Tannen's used to, but I don't know if the new owner will continue the catalogue or not.

Regan


Thanks regan. Ill check those out.

I went Abbotts and saw the santa and reindere pick and at first glance made me wander what kind of site I was going to. But that mat be what I am looking for.

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Some of my fondest memories as a young boy was the anticipation of my package of Magical treats being delivered by the Mailman. If what I got was a ripoff (and some where) at least the anxious wait time and the thrill of opening the package when it finaly arrived far outweighed the money lost. Those where the days Smile.
At least today we have internet access that allows you to sometimes see the effect created so you are not left to your own imagination of what you think the effect will be. But then again as I said before, the thrill and anticipation was worth the price, for me.
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L & L Publishing has a good printed catalogue of their offerings they send to their customers following a purchase.

I still have a Browser's Den of Magic (Toronto) catalogue that is at least 25 years old. I remember paging through it as a kid and dreaming of purchasing the tricks. Looking at it now, it wasn't that big or thorough, but I recall spending countless hours reading it and re-reading it.

There is something special about the experience of holding and paging through a printed catalogue that cannot be duplicated with an on-line experience.
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Iven writes: "Some of my fondest memories as a young boy was the anticipation of my package of Magical treats being delivered by the Mailman."

Yes, Yes, Yes! What memories THAT brings back!

It's summer vacation time, I'm at home (about 10 a.m.), and the mailman has just brought the latest D. Robbins catalog!

Wow!
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Hank Lee's may be the biggest catalog currently in the U.S.A. Being so big of course, it isn't free.

Once on their list you usually get flyers detailing new stuff several times a year

It's also a pretty big web site for Hank too. Many of the items there have pictures.

Tannen's in N.Y. also have a large hardcover catalog they sell - though how much of it is in stock is debateable Smile

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Hello there,
Pete from ronjo.com here.

The thought of a real nice complete catalog is a nice thought but very unrealistic.

The trouble with a printed catalog is that it becomes obsolte the day it is printed.

Several years back, just before the internet took off big. We spent a ton of money and nearly three years to compile a catalog when it was finally done and back from the printers it was almost useless because so many new items have come in and so very many were discontinued or had material changes or price changes.

Think of how annoyed you would be if you saw something in our book and tried to order it only to find out we can't send it to you or it now cost more or you think it is made of wood and it arrives to you in plastic, etc.

We eventually got fed up with our catalog, we had to toss 3 years of work and several thousand dollars worht of books into the dumpster.

We have since tried to make a few small catalogs. They are faster to print up but because they are so small they do not show you what is really out there. And again, the same problems occur but on a smaller scale.

In just the past few months alone we have added at least 250 new products to our website and continue to add more new ones every week.

It really is impossible to get it in book form and keep it current.

Its unfortuatlly just not worth the time, money and effort that it takes to do it right.

Unless of course you don't mind a company that could only offer you a very limited selection of items of cheap beginer magic, non-collectables, soft cover reprints of old books and a handful of poular titled DVDs. You would enjoy reading it for a bit but you would outgrow it to fast and be looking for more instantly.

Just my thoughts.

Pete
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U.s.toymagic has a catlog you can go to http://www.ustmagic.com
TheCaffeinator
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For Canadian shoppers, Morrissey Magic provides a print catalog, as well as a newsletter.

As an aside, shelved with my magic texts is a beautiful hardcover catalog from Tannens; I picked it up at some point in the late seventies or early eighties. I still enjoy picking it up and flipping through it, even if only for nostalgia.
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TheCaffeninator, Do you know of any other Canadian dealers that produce catalogues?

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Hey don't forget Magic Inc. There used to be many many mail oder catalogs, a real joy to read through them. The internet has not necessarily improved things. Get Abbott's for sure their new version has just come out and Hank Lee's exceopt for the graphics which can get annoying at times is a veritible wealth of magic.
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Whatever happened to the print catalogues from Perfect Magic in Montreal? Everything seems to be online now.
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