The cup and saucer came with an instruction booklet. Also shown is the postal box which Gus used to send the item to John Davenport in 1970. John was involved in the design of the cup and the instruction booklet.
This reproduction was made in the 1980s for when John and Anne Davenport included a demonstration of this trick in their talk for magic clubs on ‘The Davenport Story’. See Ref. no. N840 for the routine.
This association was started by Bob Loomis in England. John and Anne Davenport were members. Bob managed to find the invoice for these badges, so he knows he ordered them on 4 July 1995!
The album was started in the 1950s and from time to time was kept at Davenports shop where many autographs were collected. The period covered is 1950s to early 1990s.
This membership certificate for an Associate of The Inner Magic Circle is dated 1 March 1986.
Drawn by Josie Camus when attending the wedding reception of Jeremy and Sara Bond in Cambridge on 7 April 2012. Jeremy Bond is known professionally as JezO.
This membership certificate for The Inner Magic Circle is dated March 2000.
In 2015 John Davenport had the thought that the ‘hollow face’ optical illusion could be used to help promote Davenports magic museum. The prototypes were based on a rabbit in a hat which apparently turned to face you as you moved around it. Despite various options being trialled and some design work by Robin Krats in England, the idea was not taken forward. This item shows the development of John’s idea.
The Pentacle Club started issuing membership certificates in 2014. This was presented to John on 18 Feb 2014. The Pentacle Club was founded by Professor W.W. Rouse Ball as a Cambridge University society in 1919. In the 1960s it opened up its membership to include local people unconnected with the university. John Davenport joined the club as an undergraduate in the late 1960s.
The convention was attended by John and Anne Davenport.