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April 18 - Here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to my old friend Jeff Dunham.  Here's hoping the coming year is FANTASTIC -- filled with every success you've worked for!


--  Tom

April 15 - Happy Tax Day to my fellow US citizens.  I hope you've already gotten your taxes finished and filed.  Perhaps you've already gotten a nice little unexpected return already! Are you now looking for something to take your mind off of taxes?  How about placing an order for some cool new magic?  You KNOW that will make you happy! Let me know how I can help!  (with some new magic... not finishing, filing, or paying your taxes!)

--  Tom 

April 12 - Shout out to Matthias Gollwitzer from Germany.... Thanks so much for the lovely feedback and review (check it out!) for the Charlie Miller Miser's Dream outfit! I'm so pleased you like it and hope you'll enjoy using it for many years to come!

  --  Tom

April 11 - I'm still listing new magic on the site! New items are being added daily. Don't see what you're looking for?  Just drop me an e-mail!

--  Tom

April 4 - Hey again friends!  For those of you who have been waiting.... The Morgan Dollar sets made from CUPRONICKEL SILVER are now HERE! Better still, the complete set INCLUDING an Expanded Shell is only $10 more than the standard (brass) setRead all about it by clicking HERE. I don't know how long I'll be able to supply this TOP QUALITY set at this price.  Don't pass up your opportunity to get your own set NOW!

--  Tom

April 1 - Hi folks! Happy April Fools' day! I'm going to try not to play any pranks on anyone today... they usually end up backfiring on me and somebody gets hurt (usually me)! LOL

          Looks like I completely missed updating this occasional blog last month. I've been so busy with various projects that even though the website is a priority and keeping it updated regularly gets top priority, I let the blog slide. Sorry about that!

          I have not gotten out a sale list in the last month or so, and I'm currently working on one of those. There's a TON of new magic on the site if you haven't been checking. And there's MORE to come. LOTS more to come! Keep checking back, and watch your emails... An e-mail newsletter from me will drop soon!

--  Tom

February 28 - Happy Leap Year (tomorrow!). So sorry I haven't produced a newsletter in the last month. We've had 1001 things going on here at the Tom Ladshaw Magic World Headquarters, and frankly, time has just been too tight. But I am slowly working on one bit by bit and hope to have it out within the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, magic continues to pour in on a weekly basis and I am unpacking things and writing up things for the site as quickly as I can. There will be a HUGE "information dump" of new items on the site in the next couple of weeks. I'm hoping to coincide the latest newsletter with that to have many, many new things to offer you.

            I sincerely hope all is going well in your world... Stay safe and stay warm!

--  Tom 

February 12 --  I've STILL got BOXES and BOXES of NEW magic to sort through and list on the site!  I've had to take several unexpected trips out of town lately, so things aren't progressing as quickly as I'd like, but I am trying to list at least one new thing each day and more on the weekends. Please continue to check back regularly, and always remember to check the "New Arrivals" tab on the red tool bar across the top of the homepage for the very latest listings.

          As always, I sincerely appreciate your business and loyalty to my little endeavor. HAPPY MAGIC!

--  Tom

January 26  --  Hi folks! I'm still recovering from the about you?  I've gotten in so much new magic and I'm still listing it bit by bit, day by day.  I'm hoping to set aside at least two days next week to do nothing but post new listing to the site! Just off the top of my head, I can think of at least TWENTY new items that will post shortly!

           Thanks, as always, for your patience and your business! Great things are on the horizon for 2024.  STAY TUNED!

--  Tom

JANUARY 1 2024 -- HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I sincerely hope all my friends and customers around the world enjoyed a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I hope you'll join with me in looking forward to BIG things for Tom Ladshaw Magic in 2024. I've have literally dozens of boxes of magic to unpack and list on the site and I will be starting again to issue my nearly-monthly list in another week or so. Be sure you're subscribed... there's going to be some great items available!

          Thanks again for your continued support throughout 2023... And I'm sincerely looking forward to serving you in 2024!

All best wishes...  --   TOM

December 22 - Happy Holidays, folks!  Nearly another year has passed and it's been a fantastic year of growth for Tom Ladshaw Magic. The growth is due to one thing and one thing only... the support of my faithful customers! Thank you all so much. I'm working on a special e-mail sale flyer that will go out in January. Please be on the lookout for it... there will be some cool specials on it and TONS of new magic! I'm getting new magic stock in almost daily and I'm working on loading it up on the site, but I've actually made very little of it "live" thus far. It will all appear magically after the first of the New Year and you'll see the announcement when the e-mail hits. If you're not on my e-mail list and receiving my eight-to-ten times a year emails, just go to the home page of this site and click on the red Join Now button at the bottom right hand corner. All you have to do is input your name and e-mail address and I'll do the rest (and you can easily unsubscribe at any time - though why would you want to?)

          Again... My sincere thanks to you all. 2022 was a good year -- 2023 was a better year -- and I'm looking forward to 2024 which I'm hoping - with YOUR help - will be a GREAT year!

--  Tom

November 23 -  For all of my U.S. friends, "HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"  I hope you're all thinking of at least one thing today that you're thankful for. I have so many things to be thankful for: Family, friends, a magic business that I love, and I'm looking forward to a great feast this afternoon. I hope you're all doing well and staying safe, warm and healthy. To my many friends and customers around the world, it may not be a Thanksgiving holiday for you but I wish you all the best and I sincerely appreciate you more than you know.

     Stay tuned.... More to come soon!

--  Tom

November 8  -  I sincerely hope those of you who celebrate Halloween had a fantastic one! It was quiet around here... which is just the way we like it! Thank you all for the response to my e-mail newsletter this past week. I'm always overwhelmed and gratified at the positive response to these e-mail "newsletters".

           I have continued to add additional items to the "Used/Collectible" category.  There is some truly GREAT stuff listed right now...why don't you take a look?

          I'm working on a number of new items for the website now. I mentioned my "Malini Egg Bag" package in the recent e-mail newsletter.  They will be ready soon.  If you'd like to be among the first to be notified when they are ready to ship, just send me an e-mail with the word "MALINI" in the subject line.  There is no obligation to buy one, but you'll be notified when they are ready, and before it is announced anywhere else.

          Thanks again for your continue support.... I'm always happy to hear from you!

  --  Tom

October 31 - Happy HalloweenI sincerely hope all of my magician friends around the world have shows booked today and I hope the same for my ventriloquist friends. There are lots of people around the world who could use some entertainment right now, and we are just the ones to bring it to them!

          I've been listing items recently in the "used/collectible" section on the site. Some really cool stuff! It's not live yet, but will be in just a couple of days. Watch for my next e-mail that will announce my November specials. Wait a minute, what? You're not on my mailing list? All you need to do is go to the home page of the site and click on the red Join Now button down at the bottom right hand side. About 10 times a year, you'll get an e-mail from me detailing new stuff I have in stock - vintage goodies I've acquired that are available - and more!   Don't miss out!

         Thanks again for your business throughout this past year... and Happy Halloween!

-- Tom

October 10 -- Thanks to all of you (who placed orders!) for the extremely successful October Sale last week. I didn't even mind having to work through the weekend to get packages ready! LOL

          I'm working on some great new items right now that will post on the site soon. I just got another small library of vintage ventriloquism books in, plus some ephemera for my ventriloquist friends. For my magician friends... stay tuned! I'm working on something that I'm extremely excited about and I hope you will be too. I hope to make an announcement on this new magic item within the next week to 10 days. Keep checking back!

-- Tom

October 2 - BIG NEWS!  I just uploaded a new on-line video tutorial on the THREE CHINESE LINKING RINGS! It's not only an entertaining routine, it's a highly COMMERCIAL routine.... One your spectators will enjoy again and again. And, best of all, it's EASY TO LEARN! There's a great spectator-assisted unlink at the finale', too... you'll LOVE this presentation. If you've never performed the Linking Rings before, this three ring routine is a fantastic introduction. It plays for just a few people, yet will also play on the largest of stages. There are funny lines included, and the entertainment level is set to 11!

          And there's MORE Big News!  Get ready for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT soon.... I'm releasing a new item that will be a MUST in your shows!  I've been working on this for well over a year, and it's all coming together now. Just the final small details (packaging, etc.) are left. STAY TUNED!!!

-- Tom

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 wa