A pack of cards

19 January 2022

And finally, probably the most used and simplest of all props used by magicians, the humble pack of cards. Pick a card, any card and the magician will be able to find it. Pasteboards have a rich history and have developed over hundreds of years with different symbols being used for the suits until the standardised pack used today for games and prestidigitation. There are thousands of designs but all have 52 cards representing the weeks of the year, divided into four suits representing four seasons. And don’t forget the 19th century addition of jokers. These cards here are for sale at themagiccircle.co.uk where you will also find details of our society and the shows we present to the public.

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