The supplier of these flags is unknown. Davenports did sell strings of 12 Japanese silk flags, but the illustrated advertisement from a Davenport catalogue features only larger flags.
A penny is borrowed and ‘magnetized’. The magician then causes the coin to vanish and reappear in most mysterious ways. Davenports sold the trick in an envelope complete with instructions. An early Davenports advertisement is also illustrated. The collection contains another magnetized coin, this time a French coin dated 1946.
The bag is shown quite empty, yet an egg placed inside vanishes or appears at the will of the magician. The trick comes with Davenport instructions. Two Davenport advertisements are also illustrated.
The performer shows a single red ball which magically multiplies into two more. These two balls then vanish one at a time leaving just the first ball. The trick comes with Davenport instructions. It was probably made by a German manufacturer because enclosed were also instructions in three languages, the first being in German: ‘Nr. 3169. Die sich vermehrenden Billiardbälle. [The Multiplying Billiard Balls.]’
A member of the audience chooses a card from the pack and then places it back. The magician throws the pack up into the air and stabs the cards with the sword. The chosen card is seen impaled on the end of the sword. The decorated blade of the sword also carries the words ‘HOLBECK & Son, 4 New Bond Street, London.
The pedestal is used for a trick in which the magician finds a silk handkerchief inside a previously empty glass.
Unknown manufacturer. An elaborate version of this trick is given in a 1930s Davenport catalogue: the performer borrows two rings and drops them into the pan, then he breaks in eggs and other ingredients to suit taste. He now mixes the whole lot together finally setting fire to it, and putting the lid on. After a few seconds he removes the lid, and out fly two doves with the borrowed rings tied around their necks with ribbon.
We do not know if this is a one off special effect, or a dealer item.
This glass is filled with a coloured liquid and then the magician can produce a dry handkerchief from it. This model, although serviceable, is not as well manufactured as that shown under Ref. No. N16.