This is a pre-owned item we acquired from an old magic estate buy-out. It’s mostly in good condition but there is some paint loss at the top of the plaque on the side where the cat can be seen in the picture. No original instructions but a copy of instructions from the remake are included.
This is good clean easy-to-do magic for your children show, and a classic turn- around effect on a wooden base.
Effect: The audience is shown a photo of two birds sitting on a wall. The magician explains that he will make the birds disappear, and in order to do that he covers the plaque with a silk handkerchief (not supplied). Now the magician puts one hand under the silk and pretends with his hand to let the birds fly away saying, “Fly away Peter, fly away Paul”. In the same movement, he turns the plaque around to show that the birds are gone.
At this point, the young audience will protest and tell the magician that he turned it around. “OK,” the magician says, “I will bring them back.” Once again the plaque is covered with the silk and turned around to show that the birds are back. The young audience will protest harder and yell, “YOU TURNED THEM AROUND!” After some comedy by-play the magician promises to do the trick one last time. So once again he covers the plaque, turns it around, and removes the silk. There on the wall is a photo of a big cat. The cat has eaten the birds…or made them “Fly Away!”