Virgil and Julie’s Famous Spirit Cabinet: the most iconic piece of magic history we have ever offered

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We are proud to offer in this auction a truly special piece of magic history: Virgil and Julie’s Spirit Cabinet.  They traveled the world performing this effect.  It was truly a show stopper and likely their most beloved effect.. It was what they were known for!  You have a chance to own the very cabinet, chairs and cases they used to transport it (look for the nail holes where Julie’s feet, neck and hands were nailed down). We are including an original lobby board from the 1950’s  advertising the “spooks” experience.  It is in amazing condition ready to perform is you wish to add a Virgil Sprit Cabinet tribute to your act or to add to your collection of magic artifacts.

I first saw the spirit cabinet while visiting my good friend John Daniel.  He had purchased the entire Virgil and Julie show and had many of Virgil’s items on display in his magnificent collection.  There were two items I specifically wanted from the Virgil Show for my own collection..  The Spirit Cabinet and The Space Gun.  However, John was not interested in selling.  After John’s passing his wonderful wife Cathy allowed me to purchase these effects along with several others.  The “Weird Execution On Mars” Space Gun  was sold in my first Potter Auction. I decided to hold on to the spirit cabinet and did not give it to Gabe to auction.  I am pleased to be able to offer this iconic effect on my Magic Collectibles website.

This is the first item I have ever offered in auctions that has a reserve. I hope you understand. The good news is still no buyers fees here!

Good luck. I hope it finds the right home. I will give the owner a certificate of authenticity tracing its ownership.

Now enjoy the performance of the Spirit Cabinet on the Gary Moore show in 1967 provided by my good friend David Charvet, Virgil and Julie’s fan and Biographer.


Estimate $2500-4000

Item condition: Used

Auction History

Auction has finished

Auction failed because item did not make it to reserve price

Highest bidder was: Private

Date Bid User Auto
September 29, 2020 11:19 am$1,600.00Private
September 29, 2020 11:09 am$1,500.00Private
September 27, 2020 12:13 pm$1,000.00Private
September 27, 2020 12:00 amAuction started

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