Isn't it fabulous? I just got it from Old Stuff Only! It's put out by the Warwick Press, makers of magic tricks, bingo games and novelties. Don and Chris from OSO say it's circa 1950, but I'm going to put it at a little earlier, judging by the hairstyles - maybe 1945?
One of the neat things about this little catalog is that it contains a lot of "freebies" - fun "tricks" you can show your friends at school or work, like match tricks and illusions with cursive writing. (Incidentally, "magic" tricks were pretty big when I was in grade school, but they seem to have disappeared themselves! Is it too geeky? Or are kids looking for Harry Potter-quality magic tricks now?)
I'll admit - I'm not really into magic tricks. But there is one that intrigues me so, and it's not even real. It comes from a movie called "The Illusionist", with Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti. In it, Edward's character makes an orange tree grow onstage from a seed. I love orange trees, so this fantastical illusion would be wonderful to see.
|My non-magical Orange Tree ATC. :D|