eBay Week: Wonder Whim Sunday!

What better way to close out “eBay Week” than with that toy of toys a “Wonder Whim?” While, Doug’s failed experiment with this 1980s toy line stands as a bit of an anomaly in his career…what an anomaly it is.  A cross between a Cabbage Patch Kid and Rainbow Brite, this lonely and down and…

ebay Week: Rarely seen Doug and Chita Rivera “Merlin” Photo

Now we’ve all seen pictures of Doug and Chita Rivera in their “Merlin” costumes. However, I gravitated to this one because of its natural and over all congenial tone between the two stars. I’m guessing this was taken at the premiere of “Merlin” (correct me if I’m wrong), and it shows a bit of a…

eBay Week: “Spheres of Merlin” Framed Poster

This beauty hails from 1976, and features one of Doug’s most famous quotes: “The art of a magician is to create wonder. If we live with a sense of wonder, our lives become filled with joy”  Painted by fantasy artist Gilbert Williams, I assume this was part of Doug’s touring merchandise. The only place I have…

eBay Week: Love, Peace, and Magic Poster

This week I thought I’d try something a little different, and highlight what I feel are some of the more unique Doug collectibles on eBay right now! The above “Love, Peace, and Magic” poster comes from a 1975 issue of “Dynamite Magazine.” I really love the design and typeface of it all, as it really…

Tenyo Magic You Can Do Advertisement

This is an advertisement for the Tenyo brand of Doug Henning “Magic You Can Do” illusions for aspiring magicians. The brand has since kind of become the Holy Grail of Doug Henning merchandise culminating with the full boxed set that goes for top dollar whenever it appears on Ebay. Collect them all! Special Thanks to…

S.E. Giesbrecht Flaming Hoop Print

Today’s item resides, well, right above my writing desk. Now I can’t claim I have anywhere near the Henning collections that some people have. However, this S. E. Giesbrecht print was given to me this year while conducting an interview for my upcoming documentary on Doug’s life.  From what was told to me, these were…

Doug Henning “Magic Team” Baseball Caps

Finding clothing from Doug’s touring productions can be rare indeed. Aside from t-shirts that infrequently show up on Ebay, there isn’t really much readily to be found for purchase.  These hats from the collection of Michael Whitecar, were I suspect worn by the people that worked for Doug in his touring productions. If anyone out…

Doug Henning Statue

If you’re looking for a good chuckle on this Saturday, then look no further than this statue. I found it recently hiding on a nearby shelf while I was conducting research for next week’s articles. Somewhere I think is Doug is laughing… Special Thanks to Lisa Cousins

Doug Henning Magic Kit Ebay Item

Hey All! Lisa England was kind enough to let me know about her recent Doug item that’s currently on Ebay. As you can see, it’s the one of the rare Holy Grails of Doug merchandise,  Tenyo’s  “Magic You Can Do Kit.” While I’ll be sitting this one out, I hope one of our lucky readers…

“Merlin” Golden Key Chain Ticket

As it’s been a while since we’ve talked about “Merlin” on the site, I figured what better time than with today’s post. This commemorative key chain ticket was part of a package deal that you could get along with an expanded program (for an extra charge of course.) That expanded program was featured on the…

Tour and Show T-Shirts: Part One

Enjoy this plethora of vintage Henning T-shirt swag courtesy of Michael Whitecar. As you can see, each one truly represents a unique era and phase of Doug’s career.  Collect that All!

Doug Henning and Walter B. Gibson

The above image once again hails from the fine auction house of “Potter & Potter.” It’s from their upcoming June 16th David Baldwin auction, and in my opinion is a rare find indeed. The inscription reads: “To Walter Gibson–My favorite magical author. Magically yours, Doug Henning” Doug signed many autographs in his life, but this…

A Doug Henning Prayer Candle???

You can toss this bit of recent merchandising into the “Never Before Seen” bin. Hailing from the “Astounding Magic Co.” of Washington DC,” this tongue and cheek prayer candle is part of a series that pays tribute to some of the greats of magic. Along with Houdini and Eusapia Palladino (a medium not a magician),…