The Davenport Collection
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Halftone printing  plate showing a young Lewis Davenport

Halftone printing plate showing a young Lewis Davenport

This plate has multiple images on it, one of which has been sawn out, presumably for use in some promotional material. The largest image shows Lewis in a pose which was used on the letterhead of ‘Les Davenports’ notepaper, item N2718 which is also illustrated here. This act was formed after the death of Lewis’s first wife, Julia. The act consisted of Lewis who provided the magic and Julia’s brother, Dave Dwyer, who provided the comedy.

The Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick Mystery

The Jardine Ellis Ring on Stick Mystery

With this ring the magician can perform a variety of tricks involved with getting the ring on or off a borrowed walking stick. The ring can be examined. This was a popular trick invented by Jardine Ellis, who died in 1923. The item was found in the Davenport Demon envelope, as illustrated. Complete with duplicated instructions.

Envelope from The Mago Sales Foundation, Italy, circa 2000

Envelope from The Mago Sales Foundation, Italy, circa 2000

The Mago Sales Foundation is a non-profit organization with a social purpose, founded in 2001. The President and Founder is Don Silvio Mantelli, a priest who, through magic, distributes smiles and solidarity to thousands of children around the world. His stage name is Mago Sales. www.sales.it.