Wed August 10, 2022 06:20 PM CDT

Vintage Acrylic Nest of Boxes by Silray Magic Co.

Out of stock

Estimated: $206 - $383
*** NO Reserve Price ***
Item condition: Used

Winning Bid: $142.00


What a unique and scarce nest of four boxes from the Scottish manufacturer: Silray Magic Co. circa 1950s.  Silray, run by Jack Silver, specialized in lucite (Perspex) plastic props, and these are a great example of the medium.  Not only do these high-quality boxes look great they use an approach that is different to all of the nests of boxes I have seen. They use a variation of the Berg method with the big difference that you can briefly show the bottom of the third box and it appears to be whole. This is accomplished by a clever locking mechanism that traps the smaller box inside precisely at the right location so that it looks like the actual base of the box.

This is the first time I have even seen these boxes and they would look perfect in your collection. Complete with ribbons and key for the outer lock. Highly Recommended for collectors of fine, vintage magic.

Notice there is a slight crack that has been glued near the hinge on the top box (see photo). Barely noticeable from the outside or from the front and spectators view, but I’m removing the reserved price as a result. Still amazing condition for this almost 70 year old prop.

(Notice: This does not come with any instructions.)

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Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: Private

Date Bid User Auto
October 12, 2018 7:21 pm$142.00Private
October 12, 2018 7:21 pm$137.50Private Auto
October 12, 2018 7:21 pm$137.00Private Auto
October 12, 2018 7:21 pm$132.00Private
October 12, 2018 7:10 pm$127.00Private Auto
October 12, 2018 7:10 pm$122.00Private
October 12, 2018 6:59 pm$112.00Private
October 12, 2018 6:59 pm$107.00Private Auto
October 11, 2018 4:21 pm$105.00Private Auto
October 11, 2018 3:09 pm$75.00Private
July 12, 2017 5:18 am$100.00Private
October 10, 2018 12:00 amAuction started

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