A garment from Lewis Davenport’s family. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.

A garment from Lewis Davenport’s family. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.

A garment from Lewis Davenport’s family. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as dice, beloved of many magicians.

A garment from Lewis Davenport’s family. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.

This was a gift to attendees at the John Salisse Luncheon Club (a group of people interested in magic history) on 14 December 2015, held at The Savage Club in London. These drink mats were widely available at the time. This is an example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.

The rabbit is supported on a spring so that it will move when the pencil is used. Written on the pencil is ABRACADABRA TAIWAN D56. This is an example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads magicians to collect items associated with cards, dice, top hats, rabbits etc.

Found by John Davenport amongst family possessions. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.

Found by John Davenport amongst family possessions. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items covered in emblems, such as cards, beloved of many magicians.