November of 2003 we attended the Los Angeles Conference
on Magic History. At that Conference, Randy Forgaard
presented a lecture on Mirror Cards.
Cards (or Advertising Pocket Mirrors), are small, round, oval
or rectangular mirrors with
a picture or slogan on the non-mirror
side. They look like campaign buttons, but instead of a pin
on the back there is a mirror. In the past they were used by
as giveaways to advertise their
They were popular with jewelry
companies and other businesses
between 1900 - 1930. There were magicians that even used
these as a form of advertisement (Thurston the magician even
used pocket mirrors to advertise his show). Randy Forgaard
and Burton Sperber have written a book on this subject entitled Magician
listing all the magic mirror cards and the numbers known to
exist with their values. Some have increased
to several thousand dollars.
the Conference, we had the idea of issuing a series of Mirror
Cards with the following
- These Cards will be to honor a few present day magicians.
of them will be personally AUTOGRAPHED by each performer.
are only making 101 Mirror Cards all signed and numbered
from 0 - 100. (We will keep #0). After the cards of a particular
performer are gone, they will be gone! We will not make
- These cards
will be rectangular and will measure 2" x 3".
- They are printed on acid free paper using pigmented inks to
prevent fading and last a lifetime.
that are already part of the project are: Channing
Pollock, Lance Burton, John Calvert, Siegfried and Roy,
Mr. Electric and Carol, The Great Tomsoni and Co., Hans
Moretti, Paul Daniels and more.
what makes this collection special is that each card will
be AUTOGRAPHED by each performer.
Picture above: John Thompson (aka "The Great Tomsoni") came
to visit us and
personally autographed the artwork for each
of his Mirror Cards.
Card Series Images
ENTIRE SERIES HAS A TOTAL OF 48 CARDS.
cards measure: 2" x 3"
Shipping and handling when buying one card is $2 domestic
$5 as calculated by shopping cart).
you like to purchase the ENTIRE SERIES OF
48 MIRROR CARDS?
so, we have a special offer:
Normally, if you were to buy all the cards, the total would come to $1200.
can purchase the ENTIRE SERIES OF 48 CARDS for
only $1000. Save $200!
cards will become great collectibles. Right
now, the Lance Burton, Siegfried and Roy, Channing
Pollock, Jay Marshall, Tomsoni and the Jeff
McBride Cards can only be obtained by purchasing
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Above: James Dimmare personally signing his Mirror Card
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