This membership certificate for an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle is dated 31 May 1948.
This membership certificate for The Inner Magic Circle is dated 5 July 1949.
Gus Davenport fell ill in 1937 and family friends Bill Stickland and his wife Poppy Gwen sent him a cheerful self-recorded message to wish him well. Side 1: recorded by the Wessex Wizard, Bill Stickland. Side 2: recorded by Poppy Gwyn. Side 2 has bubbled and is now unplayable. Fortunately, before this bubbling occurred, both sides were transcribed onto a cassette tape and then into an MP3 file, so the Davenport Collection also has an electronic file of the content.
The record includes Gus Davenport conveying greetings from magicians in England. This record is made of very flexible plastic. It plays from the centre outwards, unlike most records. The date on the record is 21 May 1937. Greetings from France and The Netherlands are also on the record. The Davenport Collection also has an electronic file of the content.
This congress was attended by Lewis, Wynne and Gus Davenport. These three badges from the family collection are in their names. The congress was organised by the Magischer Zirkel in Germany. It was at this congress that Gus Davenport won the ‘Táltos’ statuette Ref. no. N108.
This was a gift to Gus Davenport in appreciation of entertainment services at Portsmouth for the Royal Navy. Dated 3rd Sept. 1942.
The envelope is addressed to Gus Davenport at 15 New Oxford Street, which at the time was Davenports shop address. The envelope with the magazine inside was rediscovered in 2019 during a sort out!
The caption reads: HAPPY DAY’S.
Taken at the time of his daughter Mary’s marriage to Richard Lewis in 1971.
John Davenport recalls that this was a gag used by his father Gus. Gus would say something like ‘I usually get a big hand for this trick.’ This hand is the one that Gus used.