The Best Kept Secret in Magic

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October 28 - I'm still adding items on an almost daily basis!  I just added another large lot of books and booklets and will continue to add many more (I still have about six large tubs to get through).  All of the books are at incredible, blow out prices.  I NEED ROOM!  More magic - both new and used/collectible - is posting soon....stay tuned!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

-- Tom


October 11 - Items are still being added to the site almost daily.  LOTS of books have recently been added, with many more yet to come.  ALL at incredible, blow-out bargain prices. More DVDs have also been added recently, and they are also at rock bottom prices.  More magic items will post soon....including at least one world-wide EXCLUSIVE coin trick that you won't want to miss out on!  Stay tuned!

-- Tom 


September 25  - I'm happy to say that I'm continuing to add items to the site nearly every single day!  I just added several new items, along with a couple of fantastic vintage goodies.  If you haven't already done so, please take a look in the "Used/Collectable" category... I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting items!  New trick-wise.... be sure to check out the Morgan Dollar GHOST COIN.... it's a fantastic "utility" coin with which you can do LOTS of tricks.  Also...I sent out my monthly newsletter last week.  If you're not on the mailing list, be sure to sign up on the homepage.  It costs nothing, but you get lots of special offers and deals on merchandise from the site.  Keep checking back!

-- Tom


September 20 - I'm still adding items pretty much EVERY single day!  Lots of vintage items, collectable props, hard to find items, etc.  I've also added quite a few more used books since the previous update.   I'm sending my second monthly newsletter tonight. If you're not on the e-mail list, what're you waiting for?  Just go to the homepage and click the "Join Now" button under the "Mailing List" banner on the lower right side of the page.  It'll take only a moment and then you'll be guaranteed not to miss out on the various specials I offer each month.  Thanks for taking a look!

--  Tom



September 3 - I'm continuing to add LOTS of books to the site...check the "Media" section.  Also lots of goodies in the "used/collectible" category.  Please note...just because an item is in the "used/collectible" category, it doesn't necessarily mean that the item was ever actually used.  It may be a one-of-a-kind prototype or vintage piece that is new/old stock. It's sort of a "catch all" category where the oddball stuff goes. I've just gotten a shipment of nw item in, also....be sure to check back soon to see some of the "new' items I'm offering.  Also...be on the lookout for my next newsletter...coming SOON!   (Not on my mailing list? Sign up by clicking here.)     Thanks for checking out the site, as always!

-- Tom

 

August 27 - I just returned from a brief trip where I acquired a large collection of original Collector's Workshop items, all from their ORIGINAL owner. Looks for these items to be listed shortly...these are larger, platform and stage items, all in fine, working condition and all well-cared for. Most were used only once or twice.

          Since the last update, I've added MANY items, including a number of goodies in the "Used/Collectible" category. Just a few minutes ago I added a rare item...a Jumbo Two Way Rising Card outfit from Tony Anverdi.  It's been customized with a special remote that enables you to operate it hands free.  And the price isn't bad at all!  Stay tuned....lots more to come SOON...

-- Tom


August 20 - I'm still continuing to add content on an almost daily basis! LOTS of new magic in stock (and LOTS still on the way!), plus a huge amount of newly-listed items in my "Used/Collectible" category, too.  Some real bargains, too!  I'm continuing to open boxes of "old stock" and am surprised at what I find...stuff I'd completely forgotten I had! I'm listing it just as fast as I can.  In most cases where the "Used/Collectible" category is concerned, I have only ONE of any given item.  It pays to check back oftenHope to see you again soon!

--  Tom



August 11  -  Thanks for checking in on the site!  I sent out my August 2018 newsletter this past week... it was the FIRST newsletter from the "new" Tom Ladshaw Magic.  Several nice specials in it, etc. If you're not a subscriber, you missed out!  How do you make sure you don't miss a future issue?  Easy...just go to the homepage of the site and click the "Join Now" button on the bottom right hand side of the page.  It only takes a moment and you can easily unsubscribe at any time (though why would you ever want to?).

      Lots of new items on the site this week, and lots more coming down the pike. Check back often.  And if you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out the new Mis-Made Card trick!  It's GREAT!

--  Tom


August 4 - So much has happened over the past month!  Of course, the big deal locally was the annual Vent Haven Ventriloquists' ConVENTion. We made the formal announcement at this convention that I had been elected to the Board of Directors of the Museum, an honor of which I'm particular proud. Vent Haven Museum is very near and dear to my heart... I hope if you're ever in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio area that you'll call and visit.  It's an amazing place...and truly one of a kind!

      Since the convention, I've been hard at work again on the site. I just added more than FIFTY DVDs to the website today, plus some books. ALL at virtually GIVEAWAY prices!  I'm still working on adding LOTS more great stuff.... used magic, new magic, books, and MORE. 

      I'm planning to send out the August newsletter sometime early next week. If you're not on the mailing list, what are you waiting for?  It's FREE!  And yes, there will be some "newsletter only" specials, so don't miss out!

- Tom



July 10 - Hello!  Thanks for taking a few moments to read this "mini-blog".  I just added about 20 used books to the list...you'll find them all under the "media" and "used/collectable" categories.  I've also added quite a bit of used and collectable magic tricks since the last update, plus some new items as well. 

       I finally sent out notices to my original magic mailing list customers last night that I'm HERE and in business!  I've been working on the website for quite some time now, but I wanted to have a good selection of new and used items ready to go before I went "live".  For those of you from my original mailing list finding this now...WELCOME!   I sincerely hope you'll find this site as fun as you used to find my lists.  I still have literally dozens and dozens of boxes of magic to list on the site... I do hope you'll check back often and see what has posted since your previous visit.  I'll also continue to add new items that I like (and think you might like) as they become available.

     Again....WELCOME.... I hope you like what you find!  And please don't hesitate to contact me if you are looking for something special that you don't already see here...  You just never know what I've got stashed away!

-- Tom


June 27 - Thanks for checking back!  I'm still working on adding more and more items each day.  I've recently added a LOT of items into my "Used/Collectible" category, including some hard to find coin magic and other goodies. I just opened a box of books and will start to photograph those and add them in later this week. Those will go into the "Media" category, of course.  Please continue to check back often, as I'm really making a concerted effort to add items every single day.  Some days there will be new items only added...other days all used/collectible...some days there will be a mix.  You never know what you might find!

--  Tom


June 20 - Hello again!  The uploading of new content continues! I added a number of items yesterday in the "Used/Collectible" category...these are items that I have only one of (maybe two) that I will not be able to replace when they've sold.  These are mostly estate items or new old stock....and everything is in Brand New condition unless otherwise noted.

        In searching through old inventory, I ran across a small stack of the Joe Riding/Fred Kaps classic monte routine, "The Only Three Card Trick in the World Using Four Cards."  Anyone who knows me and has seen me perform knows I've done this trick for many years.  It's a personal favorite, and while I have a very limited stock, I'm happy to offer it to my fellow performers.  It's a BI piece of professional entertainment!

       OK....keep checking back, as I keep adding items.  I have many boxes of used and collectable items still to go through, and will also add new "regular stock" items as I find items that I like and would personally use.  I will NOT add tricks to the site just because they're new.  Let's face it, there's a lot of garbage out there.  I don't need it...nor do you.  I'll try to be as discerning as possible so you know that when you buy from me, you'll get props and material you can actually USE.  OK....I'm getting off of my soapbox now!

--  Tom



June 16 - Hi folks!  I'm still uploading new content onto the site continually.  Missed a few days this past week, but I'll be back in the groove this coming week.  I added some great new stuff over the past week.  My FAVORITE of all of the new listings is "LET THERE BE LIGHT".  It's essentially the same as the legendary Scotty York Lamp Trick (one of Fred Kaps' favorite routines), but brought into the 21st century!  It's a real WOWZER!...and it's SO easy to do!  Be sure to check it out.

       OK... Please keep checking back regularly.  I'm excited about several new EXCLUSIVES that are on their way!

--  Tom


June 6 - I'm still loading product onto the site!  I've managed to add a LOT of product over the last week or so.  Of course, I've still got LOTS still to add, with an emphasis on the boxes and boxes of used and collectable stuff I have. Please keep checking back regularly...I sincerely hope you'll be pleased with what you find!

-- Tom


May 30 - I've finally been able to get a lot of work done on the site lately! Within the past couple of weeks I've added many new items, PLUS I've been adding demo videos for many of the items.  I still have LOTS OF new magic items to list, so the site will continue to grow on a regular basis.  I attended a magic auction this past weekend and picked up many fantastic vintage/used/collectable items that will also eventually find their way onto the site.  Keep checking back often....you never know when that oddball item you've been looking for will show up!

--  Tom


May 15  --  Wow....long time no update!  Well, actually, I have been working on the site from time to time, I just haven't made notes on this mini-blog.  I just added another half dozen or so items to the site today, and am finally getting the time that it takes to do regular updates.  I took photos of a box load of DVDs yesterday and will load those up in a day or so. I also took photos of LOTS of items that are no longer available, so keep checking back for those items, as well.  I'm sorry to say that getting this site fully populated with product is taking much longer than I originally anticipated...the good news is, I'm on a roll now and hope and plan to get a lot done over the next few weeks.  Do please keep checking back from time to time to see what new "goodies" I've added.  And if you're looking for something in particular - new or old - don't hesitate to contact me.  Thanks for your kind attention!

--  Tom


October 11 -- Still adding new items regularly! Be sure to check out one of my newest favorites, "Sharp Shot"!  It really does take the "Pen Thru Anything" effect to  new level!  AND...while they last, I've got a really great price on them!

--  Tom


October 2 -- I'm back in town and adding more items to the site!  Had a great visit (albeit VERY brief!) out to L.A. to see my friend Jeff Dunham's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony. Then we went to the Magic Castle the next night. Had a super time - as we always do in L.A. - and we're already looking forward to our next visit when we can visit with all of our friends.  In the meantime... I'm working on the site again. Take a look through and you'll find some new goodies! And keep checking back... I'm trying to add new items DAILY.

-- Tom


September 18 -- The content of the site continues to grow!  I added several new items today, including Andy Magic's high quality FlipCane.  If you're not familiar with it, please go take a look right now!  It's a FANTASTIC utility item and will fit in virtually any type of show!  I'm headed out of town tomorrow so no new content for about a week...but please check back next week when I'll be back at work, loading up new items daily!

--  Tom


September 11 -- Thanks for checking back! The site continues to grow as I add items daily.  I added more items AND more demo videos today.  I'm planning to eventually have video demonstrations for every item for which it's appropriate.  Stay with me!

--  Tom


September 6 -- I added a few more items today, including one of my all-time favorite "quickee" coin tricks, Steve Dusheck's "Lethal Tender".  There's SO much you can do with this great little outfit besides what is taught in the regular instructions. I love to demo this great trick at conventions....even though it's a trick that's been around for years, it rarely fails to sell completely out.  Yes, it's THAT good! I'm also beginning to embed video demonstrations in some of the trick descriptions. I hope to have video demos for all of the appropriate items eventually. Keep coming back and checking in on my progress!

-- Tom


September 2 - More fantastic items added today. I added a cool leather Japanese Coin Purse that Howie Schwarzman used to import for his "Limited Editions" line of top quality magic from around the world.  This thing is diabolically gimmicked and - courtesy of Howie Schwarzman himself - comes complete with Howie's original NINE PAGES of thorough instructions (thank you, Howie Schwarzman!). He told me I could use his original instructions only if I used his name at least three times.... BOOM! I also added a cool brass marvel from Viking Magic (one of the top manufacturers of precision magic today) plus a really cool "take" on the classic Hopping Halves.  it's done with Chinese Coins and has been a complete SELL OUT at every convention I've taken them to.  As a matter of fact, other dealers have been so impressed seeing it at those conventions that now THEY are selling it, too!  It's THAT good!  Easy to learn - easy to do - a bargain price - and a FOOLER on top of all of that!  What else do you want?  Be sure to take a look at "Hop Ping Coins".  I added more...but you'll have to look around for yourself and find all of the new goodies!  OK, that's about it for now....keep checking back often for more and MORE great magic!

-- Tom


September 1 -- Still adding items!  I picked up several Ken Brooke "Absolutely Impossible" wallets in Europe several years back...they've been in a box in a closet ever since.  I FINALLY listed them...  I also listed more coin stuff and a few other oddball goodies.  Keep checking back often! LOTS more great magic to come!

--  Tom


August 31 -- Added a few more items today...  I'm on a ROLL!  Be sure to check out the Morgan replica coin with the SKULL head...it's quite cool!  Check back again SOON!

--  Tom


August 30 -- Still adding new product!  I'm not adding much each day, but I AM managing to add at least a few things every day!  It's a HUGE job...slow and steady does it!

--  Tom



August 26  --  I've just spent the last two days working on getting the site uniform as far as style, fonts, etc.  Even though the site is still new, I'd already managed to mess things up royally, simply because I didn't know nearly as much as I thought I did about web design!  Fortunately, I've got a GREAT consultant and he got me back on track right away and now things are sailing smoothly.  

Over the past few days, I've also managed to add in several new tricks and accessories.  I've still got BOXES and BOXES of new stuff to add, plus LOADS of one-only, used, and collectable items still to list.  Keep checking back...I'm trying to add new items each day now....

  --  Tom 


August 22  --  Yes I'm STILL adding product to the site!  I've got literally 35-40 boxes to still go through and add all of the stuff that's contained.  It's going to take a while (especially at my snail-like pace!), but it's going to be worth it! Please continue to check back occasionally and see my progress.  And give me a little encouragement.....place an order if you see something you cannot live without!  I added half a dozen new items today.... Please take a look through the site and see what's new!

--  Tom


August 2nd -- I'm still updating!  Have TONS of new items to list...will try to get to many of them this week.  Keep checking back!

--  Tom


May 3rd -- Still working on the new site, adding content every day.  I'm headed off to the International Battle of Magicians in Canton, OH today.  Looking forward to seeing many old friends there and making lots of new ones.  Will be back to adding new content to the site next week. 

--  Tom




Thanks for checking out my site!  it's currently under construction and should be completed and READY FOR BUSINESS by May 1st.  Please check back the first week of May!

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-- Tom