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Stefan Lüpges

Davenport Collection website e-news #21, March 2024

Davenport Collection website e-news #21, March 2024

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E-newsletters like this one are sent out four times a year, highlighting recent additions to the website. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please contact the curator. The March 2024 issue included:
– A film clip of Gus Davenport performing The Three Shell Game in 1936.
– Zauber Burgen (Magic Castles).
– Devant, Maskelyne and the Crispin Family.
– Magic sets.
– Cecil Lyle’s Chocolate Box Illusion – now on film.
– Demon Series printed silks.
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A Magic Castle by Stefan Lüpges

A Magic Castle by Stefan Lüpges

Stefan Lüpges makes these unique handcrafted pieces in Germany. His website explains that the individual conical parts are cut out of a simple piece of wood. He also makes them out of a tree fungus or a root. Since the individual parts are cut in a cone shape, they clamp together when you pull them upwards creating a castle. When the turrets are pushed down, they reassemble into a piece of wood. The individual pieces can be removed downwards, creating a magical 3D puzzle. This example was purchased at the Nuremberg Christmas Market in 2023, but they are available from Zauber Bergen www.Zauberbergen.de.