CHANIN, JACK -- PD10
 (1941)
In Collection
#189
10*
Conjuring
Magic coin / token
Token / Coin 
JACK CHANIN -- PD10

LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DATE: Unknown
OBV: Plain
REV: Plain
COMPOSITION: ST, 30-R

PLAIN DISK

Information From:
Magicians' Tokens And Related Items
An Illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities.
by F. William Kuethe, Jr.
TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)
Product Details
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Jack Chanin

Born:
January 15, 1907
Ukraine

Died:
November 09, 1997 (age 90)

Nationality:
Ukrainian

Jack Chanin (1907-1997):
Was born in the Ukraine fled to Poland, and finally immigrated to the USA in 1926. Besides being a manufacturer, creator and owner of Chanin's Studio of Magic, he was also a performer and demonstrator. He would performed an Oriental act under the name Cha-Nin. He ran Philadelphia's oldest magic studio, Chanin's Studio of Magic, until 1981.

Biography:
He had two different playing cards printed which were used for his promotions. A blue and gold bordered card featuring his Chinese act called Cha-Nin and a red and gold card titled "The Man With The Magic Hands" featuring photos of him performing manipulative routines.

Marketed Tricks:
•Mesh Egg Bag (1953)

Books:
• Seven in One (1928)
• Hello, Sucker! (1934)
• Cigar Manipulation (1937)
• Grand Finale (1937)
• Encyclopedia of Sleeving (1947)
• Chanin, The Man with the Magic Hands by David Haversat (2002)
• Jack Chanin: Classic Deceptions CD from Miracle Factory (2008)

References:
1. Article Genii 1954 March
2. Cover Genii 1993 February
3. Obit Genii 1997 October
•Magic History - Jack Chanin
•Radio Program interview with Jack Chanin
•Jack Chanin Bibliography
•The Magic Cafe Forums - Jack Chanin's little shop in Philly