The Davenport Collection
- a growing resource on magic and entertainment history

Fantasia: stage version of a Blue Phantom type of checker trick

During performance the red and white checkers travel from the middle of the stack to the bottom and then, one at a time, to the top. The composite photograph illustrates this. At every stage the checkers can be removed one by one off the spindle and replaced. This trick was advertised by the German magic dealer Conradi Horster in 1934 under the name Fantasia. The PDF of the 1934 list, included here, was kindly provided by German magic historian and collector Steffen Taut.

Item Details

Size Height from nickel plated base to top of spindle is 290mm.
Date 1934
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2274