Magic Collection of Jim Rawlins Part IV
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Victorian Nest of Boxes. London: Hamley’s Grand Magical Saloons, ca. 1880. Magnificent set of six nested wooden boxes, the largest finely decorated with brass trim, claw feet, and ornaments in the Victorian style. A borrowed ring, watch, or banknote appears in the smallest of the locked boxes at the command of the magician. Largest box 8 x 7 ¾ x 6 ¼”. With Hamley’s maker’s plaque underneath largest box. Locking mechanisms and lids of several internal boxes lacking, one foot bent. Rare. Reminiscent of the Thayer “No-Assistant” version of this venerable conjurer’s feat, this model is perhaps one of a handful of surviving props marked with the Hamley’s tag. The firm, founded in 1760, is operated today as a toy shop, but in the late Victorian era and into the twentieth century, was a supplier of professional magic apparatus.
 Victorian Nest of Boxes. London: Hamley’s Grand Magical Sal...
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
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