Tue November 29, 2022 09:40 AM CST

Oriental Blocks by Alan Warner

(c. 1972)
Out of stock

Estimated: $280 - $520
*** NO Reserve Price ***
Item condition: Used

Winning Bid: $300.00


This effect originally called Bloxo, was invented by John Rice and sold by Harry Stanley c. 1950.  Eddy Taytelbaum created an exquisite version which many of the modern day versions emulate because they use a rod instead of a ribbon to secure the blocks.

This was my third Alan Warner piece and really what began my love affair with beautiful and clever magic props.

Effect: A miniature pagoda-style cabinet of first-class design and finish, as are all our props, and six coloured blocks are shown. TWO BLOCKS ARE FREELY SELECTED, then all six are returned to the cabinet and secured by a metal spike which is thrust through the cabinet and the centre of the blocks.

With the cabinet left resting on the table, a spectator is invited to hold each end of the spike: he then lifts the cabinet clear of the table, the cabinet AUTOMATICALLY REVOLVES ON THE SPIKE, the door open and THE TWO SELECTED BLOCKS flip out across the table leaving the remaining four blocks still securely imprisoned in the cabinet by the metal spike.


  • The cabinet (3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ x 2″) is finished in yellow and red lacquers with a black trim.
  • A nicely designed and decorated prop which will create IMMEDIATE SPECTATOR INTEREST.

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

(Notice: Includes: Printed Instructions.)

( Post Source: martinsmagic.com - click for details )

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: Private

Date Bid User Auto
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$300.00Private Auto
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$290.00Private
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$280.00Private Auto
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$270.00Private
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$260.00Private Auto
August 20, 2021 6:15 pm$250.00Private
August 20, 2021 3:33 pm$240.00Private Auto
August 20, 2021 3:33 pm$230.00Private
August 20, 2021 5:11 am$220.00Private
August 19, 2021 10:57 pm$210.00Private
August 19, 2021 3:23 pm$200.00Private Auto
August 19, 2021 3:23 pm$200.00Private
August 18, 2021 1:49 pm$179.00Private Auto
August 18, 2021 1:49 pm$169.00Private
August 18, 2021 5:12 am$99.00Private
August 18, 2021 12:00 amAuction started

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