Maskelyne’s Mysteries magic set

The Davenport family used the name Maskelyne’s Mysteries for their range of magic sets following their purchase of the Maskelyne’s business assets in 1935. The compartments within the box are edged with yellow paper. Earlier boxes were edged with gold paper, so this box is probably from the 1950s early 1960s period. In this period the Davenport wholesale business was run by Gus Davenport under the name Goldstons. When the Davenports purchased Will Goldston’s business following his death, it effectively became the wholesale arm of Davenports.


Size Box size 310 x 275 x 50mm.
Date 1950s or early 1960s
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Ref no N1182