The Davenport Collection
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U.F. Grant

Coin Stitch

Coin Stitch

This is a U.F. Grant creation. The English Rights were held by Davenports. The effect is that a spectator hands the magician a marked coin, which is dropped into a small envelope. The spectator then pockets the envelope. The magician next shows two small cards which have been stitched together, before vanishing them by any favourite method. When the spectator takes the envelope from their pocket, they find the stitched cards inside it. The cards have to be torn apart and, inside, is the spectator’s coin. The Davenports advertisement for Coin Stitch is also illustrated, as drawn by Laurie who produced so much artwork for Davenports. Complete with instructions.

Chen Lee Tea Chest Vanish

Chen Lee Tea Chest Vanish

The magician fills a chest full of rice, covers it with a cloth and then balances it on the end of the long pole. At the right moment the magician flips the pole into the air and the cloth falls to the ground – the chest full of rice has vanished. This is a U.F. Grant Creation supplied by Davenports. The instructions are also in the collection.

Grant’s Flying Fish

Grant’s Flying Fish

A fish appears in one glass and then travels from glass to glass. Then a fish appears in each glass. Finally they vanish from both glasses. A Davenports advertisement for the trick is illustrated.