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Petrie & Lewis (P&L) Change Bag

In The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic, the prop was traced back to writing by Ponsin in 1854 (although not with the handle associated with change bags today). In the August 1899 issue of The Mahatma (V. 3, No. 2), Henry Hardin describes a description of the Change Bag he called The Plush Bag.

This is a gorgeous, P&L hallmarked change bag from the 1970's. The working is smooth as silk and it's clearly an excellent example of just some of the props that Petrie & Lewis were turning out back then.

This bag can be used for close-up, or stage work. It's uses are endless, disappearing, appearing, and exchanging such articles as rings, watches, cards, money, silks and the list goes on.

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Creator: P&L (Petrie & Lewis)
Distributor: Martinka
Approximate Price: $90.00
Duplicate: No