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A long time ago, I first met Al Flosso in his magic shop, across from Macy's...and he introduced me to Frank Garcia. Obviously, fond memories, and I am happy to say that I spent many years with Frank after that. He and I, along with Al Flosso, performed together often, and we shared many laughs during thosee times. Fast forward to a few years ago, when Al's son, Jackie, who was running the place, sold it to Ted Bogusta. The shop has since been closed, and each year an auction is run to sell off many of the priceless items and invenory that remains. Ted Bogusta, the owner of the Martinka & Co. magic shop in New York, now closed, but still operating in auction mode, is running their 12th online auction of vintage and
modern magic at

The sale is now online and Ted claims it will be the largest offering to date. To
accommodate even more lots, they have extended the end date to March 21st.

There is already a great selection in each category and there's more coming.

A few recent additions include:
Original Thurston She Floats Stone Litho Poster
Early Great Raymond Scrapbook
Ken Brooke Pocket Mirror
Houdini Postcard
Massey Silk Frame

Many items are on the way, among them:
P&L Ultra Card Rise
P&L Four Ace Stand
P&L Claw Foot Duck Pan
Owen Prediction Chest
Okito Jewl Chest
Blackstone Sr. Full Color Portrait
A collection of Magic Book Plates
A collection of Magic Tokens
A collection of Magic DVDs and Videos

They are including some material from the storage area of the old Hornmann -Martinka Shop and many other items which have been received as consignments.

There are lots listed in all price ranges and many will be sold without reserve. In some cases the reserve has been set significantly lower than the items true value, so there will be some
bargains to be had!

If you are not already registered from a previous auction, they ask that you please visit the website and register prior to bidding. Check out the items online now. And remember, the auction will end on March 21st, 2004.

Magically yours,


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