Tannen's Magic catalogs are VERY COLLECTIBLE and HARD TO FIND in good condition.
Currently, this catalog sells for $35 to $50 on the Internet.
Tannen's Magic is a magic shop located in New York City in the Herald Square district, founded by Louis Tannen in 1925.
Tannen's is still in business today, though it has been nearly 20 years since they printed a catalog.
This is Catalog Number 8, published in 1970.
Tannen's catalogs are known for their collectibility.
Most were printed as hardbound books, unheard of in the catalog publishing world.
They were meant to be saved!
Tannen's catalogs are often called "magician's dream books" because they are chock full of hundreds of pages of amazing tricks and illusions that many magicians dreamed of owning and performing.
And just look at the prices!
You'll be dreaming that you could have owned these illusions at these prices!
Not only is this catalog entertaining reading, it is also an excellent resource.
Ever come across the name of an old effect or illusion, but you had no idea know what the trick did?
Pro magicians often use these vintage catalogs to research historical magic effects.