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Hot Summer Magic!

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Happy July from Mago’s Magic Shoppe!  We’ve got some hot deals on a recently-acquired load of vintage and gently-used magic – some real gems! We’re also stocked with great new Magic like Twisted Sisters, Shin Lim’s The Vanishing, Sucker Punch by Mark Southworth and lots MORE. And the shelves are filled with creepy-cool Oddities like wet specimen octopuses, anatomy art boxes,  bizarre sculptures, masks and MORE.  Come in out of the heat and check out the HOT summer deals at Mago’s!

I’ve got Spring Fever for Magic!

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Spring is just around the corner and we’ve got great magic, novelties and oddities adorning our shelves right now.  I recently acquired a lovely vintage taxidermy sand piper, an antique cymbal-playing monkey toy and a swinging 70s scorpion paperweight for the cabinet of curiosities. We’ve also stocked the shelves with great magic kits from Melissa and Doug for our junior magicians out there as well as some new items for the pros. I am currently working on a lobster boy sideshow gaff and more magic trinket boxes made from vintage cigar boxes.  Come on in and check out what’s new for spring!

Mago’s Rings in 2017 with Bells On!

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Here it is January and the start of a new year (!) – which means new magic, oddities and tricks.  We had a slam-bang holiday season, and were able to donate a bit to the Denver Rescue Mission and The Food Bank of the Rockies.  We’ve got some great new magic and oddities on the shelves, and some fun new old-tyme favorite novelty items like Hypno-Glasses, Re-lighting Candles and Tricky Dice.  Our talented consigners have also brought us all kinds of fun new goods like cool & creepy framed photos by Vintrola, artful VooDoo dolls by Matt Rambles and gorgeous jewelry by ArtProse and Bodacious Designs.  It looks like 2017 is going to be a magical year for Mago’s once again, with a very special visit by master magician Jeff McBride, who will be stopping by the shop for an informal reception Tues Feb 7th at 8pm – be sure to join us for the festivities!

Small Biz Magical Saturday!

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It’s small biz Saturday, and it’s our THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, we’re going into our 4th year as Purveyors of the Weird and Wonderful.  Thank you to all of our customers, supporters and suppliers, and to the talented artists whose work we purchase and sell on consignment. And a special Thank You to all the magicians who have performed at our 1st Friday magic shows and open houses. HERE’S TO MANY MORE YEARS OF MAGIC, MAYHEM AND MYSTERY!

October! The month of Magic and Mystery…

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It’s finally here – October! We’ve got spooky magic tricks, haunted routines, creepy custom card decks, eerie oddities and everything else your heart desires for the Halloween season.  Come on in and check out the seance routine “The Family” the “Hypnotic Coin” the “Jekyll and Hyde” custom decks “Zombie” decks and MORE MORE MORE!

Magic and Oddity Season is Upon Us!

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Here it is September and we’re gearing up for the autumn and Halloween season with some eerie magic tricks and creepy-cool card decks on the way.  Fall is our favorite season and I’m getting ready to deck out the front window with punkins, skeletons and cobwebs.  We’ve got some great oddities in stock — sideshow gaffs, weird fortune telling gear, apothecary potions and a collection of unique brass bells for calling spirits…or the butler !  As for new magic we’ve got tricks galore – Show Off with Coins DVD,  Wild Card, Deck Defenders, Mystic Chips, and Freaky Body Illusions!  Come on down and check it all out.

The Good the Odd and the Magical!

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August is half over, autumn is just around the corner and we’ve got some extra-odd oddities down here at the shop.  We’ve also acquired some very cool vintage magic items that look awesome on the shelves.  We’re gearing up for fall and Halloween, putting in orders for creepy Bicycle decks,  eerie mentalism routines and creepy crawly novelties.  It may still be in the 90s outside, but we’re anticipating chilly weather and chilling merchandise.  Bring on fall!

Spring and Magic are a-bloomin’ !

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Well here it is Spring at last, and we’ve been busy as bees (pardon the cheese) with all the spring breakers of all ages coming in to see a little magic, buy some tricks or add some strange and bizarre items to their oddity collections.  If you haven’t experienced the creepy wonders of the Shrunken Heads of Bora Bora and their weeeeird powers of prediction, come on in and ask for a demo from Matt or myself.  But the powers of the heads are not for the faint of heart so beware…  On a lighter note we’ve got lots of new magic and vintage pieces so come on in and check it all out.  And don’t forget to put a penny in the vintage “Ask Swami” machine and see what the future has in store for you this spring!

February – Valentine’s Magic!

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Here it is February and we’ve got some fun Valentine’s Day action going down at the shop – people know we’re a magic shop, but a lot of people don’t realize we also sell unique gifts and jewelry created by some of the most talented local artists.  How about a snakeskin or tarantula leg pendant by Clever Kim’s Curios for our oddity lovers? – she makes her delightfully oddball jewelry with skins and appendages shed by her pet snakes and spiders.  We also have lots of magic-themed pendants, paintings and shadowboxes, not to mention all the cool MAGIC – appearing bouquets and card tricks to amaze and astound your sweetie.  Stop by this month and see us — Max is always up for showing off his newest tricks, and don’t forget to say Hello to our resident shop dog Billie Baloney.

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF MAGIC !

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5…4…3…2…1… and it’s a Happy New Year of Magic here at Mago’s!  The Christmas season was very good to us – so many old and new friends came through the door !   The magic show we hosted at the Denver Puppet Theater was a smashing success despite the cold and snow – the audience was thoroughly baffled and amazed by guest magicians Tam Vo and Lauro Castillo.  What a night!   Many of our favorite oddities found new homes for the holidays –  our beloved Fiji Mermaid, The Alligator Man, several bottled Octopuses, and a mink skull in a vintage glass box (sung to the tune of “12 days of Christmas”).  But we have acquired three new gorgeous shrunken heads, so when you visit make sure to ask to see the “Power of the Heads” trick.  We are looking forward to the new year and several projects- cleaning the shop, painting the west wall, and acquiring a new Fiji mermaid just to name a few.  We also plan to continue carrying the latest magic and oddest oddities, so stop by in January and see what’s new!