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.
Key Phrases , ,
Ref no N2153