The Best Kept Secret in Magic

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September 25  -  Hi folks! It's officially FALL, and I'm busy as a bear getting ready to hibernate for winter! I'm scanning in book titles to put on the site, and I'm writing trick descriptions to add as well. Keep checking back often... the stock on the site will change daily and always be sure to check the latest arrivals tab! Also... watch for a brief newsletter next week with just a few hot tricks highlighted...

--  Tom

September 8  -  I sent my September "Back to Cool" e-mail newsletter last night and have been snowed under with orders today. Thank you all so much for your support!

            If you don't receive my occasional monthly newsletter - it really goes out about 10 times a year - you're missing out! Always lots of special pricing deals and new stuff listed. If you'd like to sign up to receive it, just go to the home page of the site and click on the red "Join Now" button on the bottom right hand side of the home page. Sign up is quick and easy and you never have to worry about spam, as I don't share the list with anyone. If you decide to unsubscribe at anytime it's just a single click. Nothing to it.

          I've got lots of stuff here that I'm still adding on to the site on a daily basis. Not just magic stuff but ventriloquist stuff too for my vent fans. Keep checking back often, and if your interest runs more toward the used/collectible stuff, always remember to check that tab first. That stock changes literally almost daily!

          Thanks again, and if I can ever answer any questions that you may have concerning items listed on the site, please feel free to e-mail me and ask!

--  Tom

August 30 - Believe it or not, I'm already working on another of my "occasional" newsletters! I'm not certain I've EVER gotten them out three months in a row, so this will be exciting (for me, anyway...for you, probably not nearly as much!). Thank you so much for the response to the September e-mail! Each time I send one out, my mailing list grows a bit and that enables me to spend more time working on this business.     

          I'm working on acquiring some estate magic right now, so be sure to stay tuned for that. I'm also going to be digging more vintage "goodies" out of my own storage unit. I just have to get over there and make myself dig through boxes!

          As always, I'll make my plea:  Please consider letting your magic friends and colleagues know about my business. sign up for the newsletter and subscribe to my YouTube channel. The more, the merrier!

--  Tom

August 11 - Thank you so much to those of you who made purchases during my recent August Coin Specials sale. Didn't know I had a sale? You must not receive my occasional newsletter! All you have to do is go to the homepage of the site and in the lower right hand corner you'll see a red button that says "Join Now". All you have to enter is your name and e-mail address and I do the rest. About 10 times a year, I send out an e-mail newsletter that has a few specially priced items, some gifts, etc. And if you ever get tired of it - but why would you? - you can cancel easily at anytime. It's free and only takes a moment to sign up.  

          I've got stacks of ventriloquism-related material here to scan and list on the site, as well as more new magic, and even some cool vintage magic. Keep checking back often and always remember to check the "New Arrivals" tab on the tool bar as well as the "Newest Listings" tab in the VENTRILOQUISM section.

         Thanks again for your on-going support. And speaking of which...want to help out a small business even more? Please consider telling your magic (or vent) friends about me. Some have called me "the best kept secret in magic"....but sometimes it helps to get the word out! Thank you!

--  Tom

July 18 -- The 2023 Vent Haven Ventriloquists' ConVENTion is now officially in the history books. While attendance seemed to be slightly down this year, enthusiasm was a high as ever and it was wonderful to see so many old friends and make some new ones! I managed to get orders out during the convention, even though I was occupied at the hotel for most of each day.

            So....we're now back on track down with 100% of my daily work being dedicated to the website and YOUR orders!  There's LOTS of stuff in the pipeline heading to the website.... KEEP CHECKING BACK!

--  Tom

July 11  --  This is just a brief check-in to let you know that lots of new magic has been listed over the past week and there's still lots to come. That said, this week is the annual Vent Haven Museum ventriloquists' convention in Fort Mitchell KY. I'm attending it as a Director of the Museum and will also have my Gottle O' Geer Collectibles dealer booth there. You can still place orders through the website and they will go out promptly. They may be one day late shipping out, but they will be handled promptly and ship as quickly as possible. Thank you for understanding!

               Stay tuned... lots more great stuff to come!

--  Tom

July 4 -- First of all... HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! I hope all of you who celebrate this American holiday have a wonderful day! Secondly... Thanks to all who placed orders over the past weekend during my HOT SUMMER SPECIALS sale.. The sale was tremendously successful and I hope those of you who got bargains are happy with your purchases. If you didn't get the sale list, you must not be signed up for it! All you need to do is go to the home page of this site and click on the Join Now button down at the bottom right hand side and you, too can join in the fun next time around!

              Stay tuned... More great magic and vent materials to come!

--  Tom

July 1 - I'm gearing up for my latest "occasional" e-mail newsletter tonight. It will send at 9:45 PM Eastern Time. If you're not already signed up on my mailing list to receive it, you're going to miss out! Go to the home page and click on the red Join Now button at the bottom of the page. It takes only a moment and will bring you so much joy!  For your convenience signing up, you can simply click HERE.

            I just received several huge shipments of magic, so there's lots of new stuff in the newsletter, and there's lots of new stuff on the site. Check it out!

--  Tom

June 21 - Thanks to all of you who placed orders during my recent "24 Hour Super Special Sale". It really did end up being super special! I especially appreciate the patience of those of you who had to wait an extra day or two because I got so far behind in packing and shipping. Sometimes being a one man operation isn't all glitz and glamour! LOL  At any rate, I'm planning another special promotion for the very near future. Please stay tuned and if you're not already signed up for my newsletter, NOW is the time!

       Just go to the home page and click the red Join Now button at the bottom of the page.  Or, you can simply click HERE. It takes only a moment to sign up!

      Speaking of staying tuned.... A ton of new merchandises on the way! Keep checking back!  Thanks again for checking in... And if this is your first time browsing my site, take your time! Look  around... there's some cool stuff. I have quite a few exclusives that no one else carries. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an e-mail and ask!

-- Tom

June 8 - Back again with a brief update!  My latest Tom Ladshaw Magic e-mail newsletter will go out tonight, Thursday, June 8th. Lots of new items listed on it with some special pricing! I've been busy over the past couple weeks adding new items and adding "new" vintage items to the ventriloquism part of the website. Also have listed a few cool magic collectables.

          If you are not on my e-mail list and don't already receive my occasional e-mail newsletter, please sign up! You can join in on the fun by going to the home page of the site and clicking on the red "Join Now" button at the bottom right hand side of the page. It costs nothing and you can unsubscribe at anytime with a single click... (but why would you want to?).

          Thanks again for checking in...

-- Tom

May 23 - Hi again folks! I'm busy adding new items to the site right now! Be sure to check out the Used/Collectible tab... I've gotten in some really fine items that are out of production and are highly desirable.  These new listings will be posting a few at a time over the next week or so. If you don't see something that grabs you right now, be sure to check back each day!

      Speaking of :"out of production"....I just got in a small quantity of Alan Wong's excellent Jumbo Lincoln Penny! These US dollar-sized pennies have been unavailable for several years and have become highly sought after. For years, the "gold standard" of jumbo pennies in the dollar size was the 1965 "Sudbury Cent".  These Sudbury Cents still command high prices among collectors...usually in he $30-$35 range. The Alan Wong pennies are actually BETTER, as they are an EXACT replica of a CURRENT US Penny, just in dollar size.  No additional printing on the back, no wheat stalks, etc.  This looks like 2007 Lincoln Penny, only it measures 1-7/8" in diameter - the same as a US Morgan dollar! Be sure to check out the JUMBO PENNY listing...while they last!

--  Tom

May 2 - I sincerely hope everyone had a fine Easter season! I'm still packaging new items and listing them daily.  If you didn't see anything you absolutely could not live without today, then check back tomorrow! You never know... you may just find it!

             I just found a beautiful Sudbury giant penny in fantastic condition and listed it. You'll find it under the used/collectible items and in the new arrivals section. These heavy large copper pennies are getting harder and harder to find, especially in this very fine condition.  If you've been looking for one... Here's your chance!  I've listed more barely-used DVD's recently, also... some really great titles. Be sure to check them out.

            Keep checking back often... New stuff and new used stuff is listed daily!

-- Tom

April 12 -  Howdy folks!  Thanks so much for checking the site out...There's  LOTS of new stuff listed on the site within the last two weeks, including a really nice selection of used DVDs (in NEW condition) at greatly discounted prices.  Be sure to also take a look at the "New Arrivals" section for the latest listings.

          Keep checking back... I've still got LOADS of new and used magic and vent ephemera to post on-line!

--  Tom

April 1 - Happy April Fool 'em Day! Yeah, that's right... go out and do a trick today for people you meet!  Make their day a little happier and brighter!

          I'm still listing new items on a daily basis. I'm also getting ready to send out one of my "occasional" e-mail newsletters this coming week.  If you're not already on my mailing list, all you have to do is click on the red "JOIN NOW" button at the very bottom of my homepage. You can unsubscribe at any time very easily.. .though why would you want to?

          Stay tuned for lotsa GOOD STUFF coming your way!

--  Tom 

March 20 -- Howdy folks!  Thanks for checking in on the Tom Ladshaw Magic site!  I'm still uploading new items to the site each day and have just gotten in yet another large shipment of new items as well as "back n stock" items. Be sure to keep checking back regularly if you don't see what you're looking for.

          A "heads up".... if you've always wanted to do the Malini Egg Bag but have been putting it off for whatever reason....stay tuned! I've got a BIG announcement to make VERY soon!

--  Tom

March 14 - Thank you for the many compliments on the upgrades to the website!  I know that most of the changes are invisible, but if you've checked out via the site's shopping cart, you will have noticed it's much easier and much faster! And you also have financing options through PayPal now! I'm still in the process of unpacking the most recent massive shipment.  I'm trying to list a few new items each day as I get things put into the inventory.  It's a large job and I'm working alone, so it's taking me some time. Thanks for your patience with me!

      Keep checking back, and always remember to check the "New Arrivals" tab to see the most recent listings!

--  Tom

February 28 - It's the last day of the month, and I'm pleased to report that the upgrades and internal tweaks to my website are finally completed! Most of the changes you won't notice, but you will notice new payment options for larger orders (you'll see this when checking out).  Most of the other changes are in the "backend" of the site and are much needed upgrades.

          On another note... I just got in a massive shipment of new magic and I'm unpacking and adding stock to the website every day. Lots of items that had been unavailable for a while are now back in stock, plus there are new items listed on the site, PLUS I'm continuing to add some items in the "Used/Collectible" section. Be sure to check out all of the new "goodies"!

           I'm also working on a newsletter now, which will go out this coming week. If you're not already on my e-mail list, be sure to sign up! Check the red "Join Now" button at the bottom of the homepage... it's free and you can unsubscribe at any time.  OK...that's about it for now....  Take a few minutes and look through the site and perhaps place an order... We LOVE to fill those orders and ship packages!

--  Tom

February 14 - Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you're all enjoying a lovely day.

          I'm pleased to announce that after weeks of upgrades and maintenance, the work on the website is complete! (At least for the time know how technology is!). You'll notice new options when using PayPal, etc... including the option to make payments over time if the order totals more than $100.00.

         I'm hoping there won't be any further glitches and your orders will process and ship even FASTER than previously!

        I'll be listing LOTS of new stuff this week that got set aside while the website was being worked on.  Lots of EXCITING stuff!  Keep checking back!

--  Tom

February 6 - Folks.... the website is currently undergoing some major internal upgrades and renovations. If you have a bit of trouble when trying to order, please give it an hour or two and try again.  Everything should be completed within just another day or so. THANK YOU!

--  Tom

January 13 - Hope you all are having a happy new year so far! We all certainly deserve it!  I'm working on listing lots of new items, including that large collection of really great DVDs. Check back often... I'll get them up soon.  In the meantime, I continue to list at least one or two new items each day.  LOTS of new - EXCLUSIVE - items are coming down the pike, too.  You don't want to miss out!  STAY TUNED!



December 31  --  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

December 22 - Hi folks!  I just wanted to stop and take a moment to thank you all for a wonderful holiday season and to wish you all health and happiness celebrating the holiday of your choice!

        I've been busy listing lots of new magic items as well as many vintage magic and vent goodies.  I recently listed some really good used magic books in the "Media" section, so be sure to check  those out if you're a "book person".  If you're a "DVD person"...STAY TUNED!  I just acquired a LARGE lot of fantastic DVDs (many scarce or rare titles) and will be listing them very soon at bargain prices. When they list, you'll find them in the "Media" section....


--  Tom

December 6 - I sincerely hope those of you who celebrate it all had a fine Thanksgiving. We're now in the busy holiday season...I hope you all have a fine holiday, and don't forget to order some magic for a gift... whether for someone else or for yourself! I'm currently adding some great out of print and hard to find books onto the site. I've recently added lots of new coin magic and other goodies.  If you haven't taken a stroll around the site lately, you should!

--  Tom


November 21 - WOWZERS!  Today is Monday and my first ever "Black Friday before Black Friday" weekend just ended.  WHEW!  I was busy packaging packages all weekend!  THANK YOU.... to all of you who placed orders and took advantage of the free tricks, free postage, etc.

          The biggest surprise to me was the Charlie Miller Miser's Dream outfit.  I think it's the best one out there (of course, I'm biased!)....but I was still astonished at just how MANY sold over this past weekend! I sold COMPLETELY OUT!  But, not to worry.... I've already got more on the way. Several people have already contacted me and some of the ones on their way are already pre-sold. If you're interested in having me hold a set for YOU, just drop me an e-mail at my PERSONAL e-mail address::   (That e-mail address is a live link...just click on it to compose an e-mail to me!)

          There is still a LOT of cool new stuff that is new to the site, plus some great vintage collectibles in the "Used/Collectible" section.  In addition, I'm still working on listing boxes of merchandise I have here that have yet to be opened!  Keep checking back, as the stock on the site changes pretty much DAILY!

         Oh...and for my American friends and customers....  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

--  Tom

November 11 - I'm unpacking and listing new magic like CRAZEE! TONS of new stuff has arrived and I'm working to get it all on the site ASAP.  Be sure to check the "New Arrivals" tab for the latest items to list. I've finally gotten some long-time favorites that had been unavailable back in stock, too! Still don't see what you're looking for?  Just ASK!  In the meantime...check out the new JUMBO Walking Liberty Half Dollars.  They're a BEAUTIFUL brushed aluminum and will make a PERFECT finale' for your routine with Walking Liberty halves. Appearing Goblets are also back in seems I just can't keep them available! But I've got a few for now. Take your time and peruse ALL of the're SURE to find some surprises!

--  Tom

October 28 - I just added a few new tricks to the site, plus some new books.  Also a few vent-related books. I've also just taken a number of photos of a couple of items that will list shortly in the "Used/Collectable" section. Be sure to check back often to see what goodies show up there! Many times, they last only a day or so, so if you're not checking regularly, you may be missing some really great, hard-to-find magic props!

-- Tom

October 17 - I'm continuing to unpack new magic each day and am slowly getting it listed on the site! It takes time to unpack, take photographs, write descriptions, etc.  Thanks so much to you all for bearing with me! I've got several really wonderful new items 'in the pipeline' and it'll be worth your time to keep checking back to see what's new every few days! Halloween is coming up quickly... Do you have all of the cool magic tricks you need to keep the Trick-or-Treaters entertained?!?

--  Tom

October 7 - Thanks so much to those of you who "celebrated" my birthday with me last weekend by buying magic!  I hope you all enjoy your purchases and the extra goodies (and in some case, discounts) you received along with them.  It was great fun...Maybe I should have more than one birthday weekend each year!

      Just got a new shipment in... I'm working on packaging materials and getting items listed on the site.  Lots of items back in stock, plus a number of NEW items!  Keep checking back!

--  -Tom

September 30 - Happy Birthday to ME!  OK, my birthday was actually yesterday - the 29th - but I'm going to celebrate throughout this weekend.  YOU can, too!  Stay tuned for a special e-mail from Tom Ladshaw Magic tonight that will fill you in on special pricing available this weekend only! If you're not already on my mailing list, DON'T MISS OUT!  Simply go to the homepage and click on the red "JOIN NOW" button at the bottom right hand corner of the page. You won't get constant e-mails from me (never more than once a month) and I do not share my mailing list. It's free, and you can unsubscribe at any time... how can you lose? Happy birthday to me?  No.... Happy Birthday to ALL of us!!!

-- Tom

September 22 - Howdy, folks! Things continue to chug along here at Tom Ladshaw Magic! I'm still unpacking new magic every day!  I'm not always getting it listed on the site every day...but I'm doing my best! Much of the stuff I unpack has to be re-packaged, etc., so it takes a bit of time before I can list it. That said, I'm putting in time everyday and making sure the new stuff is posting.  Of course, fulfilling the actual customer orders take precedence, and I'm pleased to report that you're all keeping me busy! It looks as if I may have to kick things into overdrive for a bit to get caught up. Thankfully, the summer is almost over and with Fall quickly approaching, I'll be spending more time in the office working on the website.  STAY TUNED!  And, as always, THANK YOU for your continued support!

--  Tom

September 8 --Thanks for checking in on the Tom Ladshaw Magic website!  I'm still listing items items - used/collectable items - vent-related items. you never know when that item YOU'VE been looking for will show up! Be sure to check the "New Arrivals" listings in the MAGIC section, and the "Newest Listings" under the VENTRILOQUISM tab.  I've got literally BOXES of new magic to list on the site still... I'm going to try to gt caught up with a lot of it over the next week.  Keep checking back!

--  Tom

August 31 - I'm back! Thanks for all of the wonderful business over the past week.... orders have been shipping out daily and always within 24 hours.  Picking and packing orders has kept me busy, so I haven't been able to post as many new items as I'd like, but I'm going to attempt to put in that "overtime" and get more new items up on the site.  Keep checking back.... I just located a box of used magic with some very desirable goodies in it!

--  Tom

August 24  -  Hi folks!  Sorry it's been so long since I posted an update. Recovery from Covid has been slower than expected. I have felt perfectly fine, but the fatigue remained much longer than I expected it would.  I'm still only able to put in a couple of hours a day.  This week has been much better.... it seems I'm *finally* getting my strength back!  I've got a MAJOR backlog of new magic and many more vintage vent items to post on the site.  Please bear with me.  I'm going to try to start listing a few items each day now...  We'll see how that goes. I'm truly excited about some of the new magic items.  Be sure to keep checking back...there's some GREAT new stuff in the pipeline!

  --  Tom

August 5 - Hi folks.... Thanks to so many of you who contacted me and showed concern after my previous update.  Yes, it was Covid!  And I've tested negative consistently for more than a week now, but the fatigue remains! Still, I'm able to get into my office each morning for a while and get some work done...thankfully! I'm still catching up, and still have a LOT of new items (both magic AND vent!) to list, so I'm going to keep after it until everything is on the site!  Please continue to check back items appear pretty much daily!

  --  Tom

July 21 - Thanks for checking in! The annual Vent Haven Ventriloquists' ConVENTion ended this past Saturday night.  I had an absolutely fantastic time and I enjoyed seeing so many old friends and making new ones. One of the "hits" of the ConVENTion was the introduction and debut of Jeff Dunham's new "Peanut" ventriloquist doll. I had the immense privilege of selling the first 20 units available.  Needless to say, they sold out in less than 10 minutes!  I think Jeff has ANOTHER hit on his hands!

            Unfortunately, I picked up a bit of a bug at the event....I started feeling ill on Sunday and by Monday morning, had full-blown flu symptoms. I'm still not 100%, but orders are going out without delay (thanks to some wonderful behind-the-scenes helpers) and it's "business as usual" here at the World Headquarters of Tom Ladshaw Magic.

            There's a lot of new stuff in the pipeline...  Be sure to keep checking back. As soon as I'm fully recovered and can spend more than a few minutes at a time at this keyboard, I'll start listing LOTS of new "goodies"!

--  Tom

July 12 - Hi Folks!  Thanks for checking in!  Tomorrow - July 13 - the annual Vent Haven Ventriloquists' ConVENTion begins.  I'm attending, as usual, but I will be monitoring the website and orders WILL ship out as usual. If you see something you've just got to have, go on ahead and order it!  I'll make sure it gets out right away. 

           I've added a number of new items in the past week (in both the magic AND vent sections!) and I have two HUGE boxes here of new magic items to add to the site. I'll get to those the first of this next week, just as soon as the Vent ConVENTion is over.  Be sure to check back!  And, as always, THANK YOU for your continued business!

--  Tom

July 4 - Happy Fourth of July! I'm still continuing to add magic AND vent items on a daily basis.  In preparation for the upcoming ventriloquists' convention, I dug DEEP into some old boxes of photos from the late Col. Bill Boley's collection.  I came up with a number of photos that I hadn't listed previously, so I've put some of them here on the site. Keep checking back.... new stuff is going up constantly!

-- Tom

Jun 25 - I've sold out of the Cylinder and Coins Sets (with the Walking Liberty Halves) yet AGAIN!  And I have only TWO of the Midi Cups sets left in stock at the moment.  But MORE is ALREADY on the way! These two items are among my top sellers so far this year, with repeated sell-outs and continuous orders.  Of course, I have YOU to thank for that...and I DO sincerely appreciate it!

         I'm expecting a large shipment of stock during the first week of July...likely arrival is on the Fifth.  You can check back then (or thereabouts!) if you don't see what you're looking for now, or you can e-mail me right away to RESERVE one of these items.  Don't\ miss out...AGAIN!

--  Tom

June 20 - I'm still "in the groove"....adding new products on a daily basis. I've added dozens more vent items in the past week, plus a number of great magic items, too.  Also some excellent magic books... be sure to check out the "New Arrivals" category in the magic area, and the "Newest Listings" category in the Vent section!  And keep checking back.... I'm getting ready to add more right NOW!

-- Tom

June 16 - I'm continuing to add products daily!  I've just added some beautiful new and vintage silks (in the "Used/Collectible" category), plus I'm continuing to add more vintage vent ephemera. I recently acquired a nice copy of George Anderson's "Magic Digest" and am listing it, too.  I've always thought it's one of the finest magic "primer" books around.  You could learn the contents of that books and not only be a well-rounded magician, but build a career on it! 

          Stay tuned for LOTS more to come!

--  Tom

June 7 - I've now added a total of nearly ONE HUNDRED new items to the Ventriloquism section in just the past two weeks. New books, old books, vintage magazines, vintage toys, etc.  If you're at all interested in ventriloquism, be sure to check out the Ventriloquism section of the website.  To see the latest additions all at once, you can go directly to the "Newest Listings" section under the Ventriloquism tab on the toolbar.

          I've also been adding new magic items, too! Although most of these "new" items have actually been in the "Used/Collectable" category, including some items that have not been otherwise available in quite some time. You'll find some nice wallets and some other goodies that you're sure to like. I just received a shipment of new magic last night and I'll be adding more new items plus re-stocking some items that had been out of stock.  Keep checking back if you don't see what you're looking for.... or send me an e-mail and ask if you don't see what you're looking for!

--  Tom

June 1 - I added more than FIFTY new items to the ventriloquism section of the site over the past week, along with about a dozen new magic items. Also a couple of used/collectible items in the magic category. I'm now trying my best to add at least a couple of new items each day. There's still LOTS of new stuff coming, including several unique items... items you'll only find HERE and not from any other dealer.  It pays to keep checking back!

          I'm also working on a new newsletter...the first one in quite some time.  If you're not already on my e-mail list, be sure to go to the homepage of the site and click on the red "JOIN NOW" button at the extreme lower right hand corner.

          Thanks for your continued support...  I truly appreciate it!

--  Tom

May 24 - I've added a number of new items in the past week, as well as some really nice items in my "Used/Collectable" category. I'm currently right in the middle of scanning in the covers of nearly 30 vintage ventriloquism-related books and booklets, and hope to have all of those posted on the site within jus