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The Trick that Fooled David Devant. Glass penetration trick owned and used by a youthful Francis White and presented to David Devant during the latter’s years of ill health, and later heralded as the “trick that fooled Devant” in British newspapers. A solid pane of glass in a wooden frame is mysteriously pierced by a magician’s wand (or a pencil, sword, or silk handkerchief) at its center, yet is shown unbroken moments later. 18 ¾ x 13 ½”. In a wooden case, and together with three photographs of White presenting the trick on television, and a copy of the original newspaper story covering White’s presentation for Devant. This prop was used by Francis White, later President of The Magic Circle, to baffle Devant on his sick bed toward the end of his life. Devant, of course, knew well how the trick worked, but to give the young White a career boost told a white lie and informed the press that he was completely baffled.
 The Trick that Fooled David Devant. Glass penetration trick...
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $720.00
Estimate: $600 - $900
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
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