The white glove swivels so that, when the spring mounted rabbit is pushed into the hat, the glove can be rotated to trap the rabbit out of sight. To make the rabbit appear simply rotate the glove out of the way and up it comes. Made in USA by Commonwealth Plastics Corp. This is an example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads magicians to purchase items covered in cards, dice, top hats, rabbits etc.

This is an example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads magicians to collect items associated with cards, dice, top hats, rabbits etc. We are grateful to magician Chris Woodward who told us he has a similar table. He believes it was a giveaway at a magicians convention on the continent of Europe round about the 1950s. Chris recalls that the table, as produced, also had a pyramid of billiard balls, a wand and a book of tricks on it.

This thick walled tumbler has a sealed compartment at the base in which three dice rattle around. The tumbler has an etched design of two boxers on one side and ‘B F | 1795’ on the other side. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items involving dice or cards, beloved of many magicians.

This thick walled tumbler has a sealed compartment at the base in which three dice rattle around. The tumbler has etched designs around the circumference: a playing card, a woman, a bottle and the words ‘3 EVILS’. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items involving dice or cards, beloved of many magicians.

John Davenport believes that these were probably owned by his father Gus Davenport. 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.

The inside base of the Bakelite box has the wording: SEAFORTH MADE IN ENGLAND. This is a good example of ‘pipitis’, the condition which leads to the purchase of items related to dice, or cards, or other symbols beloved of many magicians.