The Davenport Collection
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Cover for converting pennies into shillings

The magician shows a stack of pennies which is covered with a nickel plated cover. When the cover is lifted, the pennies have vanished and there is a stack of shillings in their place. The version illustrated was once the possession of Cambridge magician Claude Perry. A Davenport advertisement for the trick is also illustrated. The collection holds a second example for which the detailed design of the top of the cover is somewhat different.

Item Details

Size Overall height 25mm.
Date 1st half of the 20th century.
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Ref no N2153