The UK TV licencing company sent out this note to advertise the fact that a paper licence was no longer needed. One side of the note says ‘Make your paper licence magically disappear!’ The other side includes the instructions as to how you can scrunch your TV licence into a tight ball and then magically make it vanish.
The magician fashions a cone out of a piece of paper, using the wand to smooth out any creases from the inside. A silk handkerchief is then placed over the cone and pushed inside with the wand. When the paper cone is unrolled, the handkerchief has vanished. Made out of celluloid or an early plastic, manufacturer unknown.
The magician shows a threepenny bit lying in the felt lined recess in the wooden block. By passing the second wooden block over the top, the coin mysteriously changes to a farthing. When the wooden block is again passed over, this time the coin changes to a sixpenny piece. Complete with instructions.
The magician uses this bag to produce or vanish an egg at will. A great deal of fun and mystery can be had when the magician uses a spectator to help.
The magician shows a billiard ball and in a series of movements manages to create four billiard balls. By reversing the magic they can all be made to disappear. The balls were said to have been supplied by Davenports.
This was presented to John Davenport in 1994 by Cambridge magician Claude Perry. Claude told John that John Gambling used to have these special pieces of paper made up by Cambridge printers Foister & Jagg. The paper could be used to vanish a handkerchief. They pre-date the Tarbell Cone.
The magician fills a chest full of rice, covers it with a cloth and then balances it on the end of the long pole. At the right moment the magician flips the pole into the air and the cloth falls to the ground – the chest full of rice has vanished. This is a U.F. Grant Creation supplied by Davenports. The instructions are also in the collection.
A member of the audience places a marked coin in the plug box, from which it vanishes. The coin can then be found in any desired place. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry.
The magician puts a coin into one of the divisions, and shuts all four doors. Opening one door the coin has vanished, opening the other door it is still not to be found, although by tipping the box it can be heard. Finally, opening all four doors, the box is found to be empty. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated.
This brass apparatus has various uses. The magician can make a card appear, disappear or change. Once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for this effect is also illustrated.