Each of these envelopes contains either a simple trick or a puzzle. The contents were produced by Gus Davenport who was friendly with Michael and Paula Baird. Most of the items are printed on card and item N2707 shows an example of the sheet on which they were printed. Two of the items, also supplied by Gus Davenport, are made in plastic.
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The June 2022 issue included:
– more on David Devant’s early career.
– Uri Geller and mind power.
– Sakkaku Scale by Tenyo – a magical optical illusion.
– create wooden Japanese furniture by taking a block of wood to pieces. It’s a puzzle putting it together again.
– the link between World War II gas masks and Davenports conjurers’ wax.
– the Old and the New Magic: a look at Davenports 1956 catalogue.
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This is an interesting compendium in that the outer box contains six smaller boxes, each of which contains a game. On each of the sides of the smaller boxes is a picture of a part of a person’s body. So yet another game or puzzle is to replace the smaller boxes back in the larger box to create a consistent picture. Made in Japan.