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July 12 - This is the big month for the IBM magicians' organization. I hope my fellow members are enjoying the IBM convention in Tacoma.  As for myself, I'm attending the annual Vent Haven ventriloquists' convention next week. Really looking forward to seeing all my old friends and spending some quality time visiting, as well as hopefully selling a few goodies here and there.

          Orders will continue to go out from Tom Ladshaw Magic even during the convention, so if you've been looking for an item you simply can't live without - or just something you really want - feel free to go ahead and order. Your orders will still go out in the timely way they usually do.  See you after the ConVENTion!!!

--  Tom

July 1 - JULY!  So much happens this month.... From July 17th to 20th is the Vent Haven International Ventriloquists' Convention, right here in Covington KY.  I'll be attending it with a double booth full of vent collectibles and books, cases, figure stands, etc. I might even have a magic trick or two!  I will continue to get orders out even during the convention, as it's a local one.

           Lots of new items have been listed on the site in the past week... take a stroll through the site and pay particular attention to the "New Arrivals" section. You'll see all kinds of cool new things that are recently listed. Be sure to check out the new leather card sleeves and the new Color-Changing Keychain Knife set in Black and Silver! It's gorgeous!

          I'll be back toward the end of the month with a new Tom Ladshaw Magic E-Mail Newsletter!  It's been a while since I sent one out, and this one will be a BIG one!

--  Tom



June 24 - New items are continuing to be listed on the site daily! Some of the recent additions include a restocking of the exotic wooden Okito and Boston Coin boxes, as well as an outstanding coin set for the beginner or even mid-level coin guy... be sure to check out David Roth's "Expert Coin Magic Made Easy" set. It's three plus hours of online tutoring by David Roth himself, plus two sets of coins: Morgan dollar replicas and Walking Liberty half dollar replicas. The set itself is beautifully packaged and it'll take you from being a beginner to an expert in no time at all!

          Also be sure to check out some of the items that are finally back in stock after quite a while: The Harbin folding tables in two different types, plus the Jardine Ellis Ring in gold. There are also some fantastic new sponge items in stock (as well as re-stock on the larger-size spongeballs  - 3" and 4") that were out for some time.  Finally, be sure to check out the "Wand with Three Ends". It's a great gag for just about any type of magic show!

 -  Tom

May 28 - I'm still adding new items to the site every day. There are THREE new items I specifically wanted to call your attention to, as I'm SO excited about them! First up is my NEW three ring set of Linking Rings. This three ring set is slightly heavier than the set I've been selling for some time. In addition, it has a true magnetic lock. The three ring set I've had listed on my site for several years has a magnetic lock, although it's really only for display... not for use during the routine. In other words, the magnet is strong enough to hold the key ring closed while you pose for a photo or at the beginning of the routine to show that the rings are "solid". On the other hand, this new set has a special N52 magnet that is strong strong STRONG!!! It will hold the ring closed even during handling during the routine! You can spin the key ring on another ring. You can allow the key ring to be in the middle of the chain of three without fear of the key opening! I am SO impressed with this! I haven't performed my own Three Ring Routine in years, but I'm thinking about adding it back into the act! Do yourself a favor and go check it out! And check out all of the EXTRAS that come with it!

          The next thing that has me impressed is my new black and silver Color Changing Keychain Knife set. I've been selling the red and blue keychain knife set for a year or two now and it's been a best seller. As much as I like those, I like these even better! They are the exact same design, but they are in a flat black and a beautiful brushed aluminum finish. In a word, they are STRIKING. The set also includes my comedy routine, which is a WORKER and includes all of my lines and bits of business. If you need a close-up routine that is a WINNER, then do yourself a favor and check out the Color Changing Keychain Knife Set!

          Finally, if you're a coin guy, please take a few moments to check out my new Convertible Morgan Dollar Flipper Coin. Yes, I said convertible... it's not only a gravity flipper, but it's a magnetic locking flipper! Now, no matter what your routine calls for, you're ready to go with this amazing gaffed coin. It's made from a top quality replica Morgan Dollar, and it's got features that the flipper coins I've been selling for several years do not have. It's upgraded in many ways! Please take a few moments and go see what this new coin is capable of...

          That's it for now. There are other new items I want to brag about, but I'll wait until post on this blog again. Thanks, as always, for taking time to read this. I sincerely appreciate your business!

   -- Tom

May 21  - I've been continuing to add new items to the site almost every single day, as well as relisting items that I have been out of for some time. If there was an item you were looking for that I used to sell and I then could no longer obtain it, you might check the listings now.  Over the last two weeks I have added in literally dozens of items that were out of stock for some time. Lots of great new stuff on the site... be sure to check out the "New Arrivals" tab!

--  Tom

May 8  -  Folks, be sure to check out my new line of Morgan Dollar replica coins in CUPRONICKLE SILVER. They are positively GORGEOUS! You never have to worry about these becoming "brassy" or showing brass through if you accidentally nick them or over-polish them... They are made from Cupronickle Silver and are silver all the way through. These are the ultimate replica Morgan dollars. I offer a complete set of four coins with a matching shell, or you can buy individual coins as well as expanded head shells or expanded tail shells. They really are just beautiful... And the best part is, if you lose one, it's not like losing a real, collectible Morgan Silver Dollar. These cost a little more than the standard Morgan replicas I sell, but substantially less than a real Morgan Silver Dollar. They are quickly becoming one of my newest bestsellers... Don't miss out!

-- Tom

May 1  -  I can't believe May is already here! Chilly weather seems to be gone, with warmer weather in place... And that means it's time for more magic! (Well... that's what it means here, anyway!

          I still continue to add at least a couple of new items to the site everyday. I've gotten in a groove lately of adding new items and updating things and I'm also working on my next e-mail newsletter. Be sure that you're signed up for it and be sure to check back on the site often.

          Thanks so much for checking in!

--  Tom

April 26  -  Shout out today to David Thornburg!  Thanks David for taking time to review my Jumbo Electronic Remote Control Rising Cards. Glad it's become a new hit in your show and thank you so much for the kind review! I have only one left in stock right now if you've been considering purchasing this powerhouse effect. When it sells, it may be a month or two before I can get more in. It's been a staple in my own parlor show for years and it made the reputations of several well known magicians. The Rising Cards is a classic of magic... Does your audience deserve any less?

          I'm planning on getting out one of my irregular e-mail newsletters next week... if you're not already signed up, be sure to go to the homepage send hit the red "Join Now" button down at the bottom. It's quick and easy!

  --  Tom

April 23 - Hi Folks... If you're not checking out the "New Arrivals" and "Used/Collectable" categories on a DAILY basis, you're probably missing out! Two days ago, I posted a highly collectable item... it was SOLD within ELEVEN minutes of my posting it online! Of course, I realize that was a fluke... it rarely happens THAT quickly. But more often than not, when I list an item in the "Used/Collectible category", It often sells within the first 24 hours.

          There's also a LOT of new magic posted... including several exclusive items. Do yourself a favor and check back often. Get that hot new item before your buddy at the magic club does. That way, you can fool him first!

          Thanks so much for checking back here from time to time... I sincerely appreciate all of my customers!

  --  Tom

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