Object ID 000987
Object Name 120 Magic Tricks and Puzzles
Object Desc 120 Magic Tricks and puzzles game from Whitman Publishing Co. Picture of boy in a magician costume on removable lid. Lid is blue background with white stars and white lettering.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000867a-b
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Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 1, Shelf 6
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords magic,Whitman Publishing Company,toys,puzzles,
Title 120 Magic Tricks and Puzzles
Description Removable lid (b) contains the words "120 Magic Tricks and Puzzles." It says "Days and Days of Fun" and "3066 Made In U.S.A. Whitman Publishing Co." The sides of lid says "120 Magic Tricks and Puzzles" The lid has a blue background with white stars on it, There is a yellow circle with a boy in a black magicians costume near it. The bottom of lid has an orange border. Inside the box (a) there are 109 magic trick cards numbered 1-122. Missing are 5, 8, 18, 24, 42, 46, 50, 68, 85, 118.
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Maker Whitman Publishing Co.
Maker Details Whitman Publishing, long a subsidiary of Western Publishing, was a children's book publishing company that was popular from the early 1900s to the mid-1970s. Whitman published a variety of children's books, including westerns, mysteries, science fiction, adventure stories, and various others. Whitman also published authorized editions of popular television shows, such as Hawaii Five-O, Roy Rogers, Lassie, and book adaptions of many Walt Disney films. Their main genre of publishing was westerns and mystery, but they encompassed many other genres as well. In 1938, Whitman began publishing coin boards, used by coin collectors to store their collections. In 1942, the company published its first price guide, The Official Blue Book of U.S. Coins. This started an expanding line of books aimed at numismatists which would include hundreds of titles. The line continued as Western was sold to Mattel in 1982, then spun-off and renamed Golden Books Family Entertainment.
Date SEP 29,2013
Assessor Rachel Baker
Notes The box is torn a little and some of the cards has markings on them.
Date JUN 12,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 6 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin