The notepaper shows Lewis Davenport on the left. Lewis did the magic. On the right is Dave Dwyer who provided the comedy. Dave was the brother of Julia, Lewis’s first wife, who had recently died.
With this brass ring the magician can perform a variety of tricks involved with getting the ring on or off a borrowed walking stick. The ring can be examined. This was a popular trick invented by Jardine Ellis, who died in 1923. The item was found in the Davenport Demon envelope, as illustrated. Complete with duplicated instructions.
The Mago Sales Foundation is a non-profit organization with a social purpose, founded in 2001. The President and Founder is Don Silvio Mantelli, a priest who, through magic, distributes smiles and solidarity to thousands of children around the world. His stage name is Mago Sales. www.sales.it.
This fund was organised by Will Goldston in 1917. This item will have come to the Davenports on the purchase of Goldston’s business.