MyMagic eNewsletter #905
February 17, 2021
Around a million years ago I used to be Marshall Brodien’s understudy. Whenever he didn’t want to do a trade show in New York City pitching his magic product line I would get the gig. They were mostly at the Javits Convention Center. I did all the gift shows, paper shows, premium incentive shows, and other types of related events.
The only time we worked together was at the annual NY Toy Fair. At that time there were two venues running simultaneously, he was at the private Toy Building pitching to the VIPs and I was on the trade show floor.
The two items from his product line I was most comfortable demonstrating and even teaching to potential customers was the German Coin Box (a Boston Box without the lid) that was called “Coin Crazy” and the Svengali Deck sold as the “Magician’s Deck.” Of course, I did a lot of other stuff but in later years my go to basic routine was Royalistic to catch their attention, walked them to the booth and did the German Coin Box and the Svengali and then introduced them to one of the salespeople to close the deal.
The reason I am mentioning this is that I just received a shipment of Nick Diffatte’s new P.O. Box which is a modern and organic version of that classic.
Don’t let the silly title fool you this a great idea for a classic of magic. P.O. Box stands for “Plastic Organic Box”. It is a Boston type coin box without a lid (also known as the German Coin Box) that is manufactured to resemble a bottle cap. It is made of high quality, heavy duty plastic.
Now, instead of looking like a magic toy, it looks like a natural object that can be easily rung into a causal performance situation without suspicion. It is made to hold US Quarters so you can use any coin you like which is around that size or borrow the quarters from one of your friends.
Watch & Buy: HERE
I just received another small shipment of these great color changing knife sets that are made from taillight material. So now in stock are the three-knife sets, two-knife sets, and the two-knife sets that are made from real brake lights found at a junk yard.
These are all hand-made by Terry Broshears and are extremely limited in the quantity that will ever be available. As you have read in my previous newsletters, I really like these. If you are not familiar with them you can watch the trailer where I give all the particulars, differences and try to make you buy them…
Watch & Buy: HERE
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Stay safe, Meir
PS: I loved Marshall’s tagline: Magic is easy, once you know the secret.