Tampa Advertising Banknote
3e Magician Stage Money
In Collection
Memorbilia, Ephemera 
1933 Extremely Rare Magician Artifact •TAMPA• VTG Swastika Scarce Historic

Appraised: 200-400

Raymond S. Sugden - was given the name Tampa by Howard Thurston in 1926. Tampa then toured one of the three Thurston shows (Dante did the second) under the title "Thurston Presents Tampa in Thurston-Kellar Mysteries" with the subhead "Tampa, England's Court Magician." David Price in his book MAGIC wrote of Tampa, "Tampa was a talented magician who appeared at the wrong place in time for success as a great magician. His appearances coincided with the dying days of Vaudeville."
Tampa paper is very difficult to find and this "Mystery Buck" which pictures Tampa in the center with various good luck charms and good wishes surrounding him would most likely be impossible for you to find anywhere else. The back of the bill tells how to redeem it for "Tampa's Famous Professional Genuine Gypsy Fortune Telling Outfit." The bills are also numbered and have "Copyright 1933 R.S. Sugden" printed on them. The Mystery Buck is printed with green ink on white paper and is 6 x 2.5 inches in size.

100% Original Authentic Quality Historic Masterpiece!!

The swastika is a repeating design, created by the edges of the reeds in a square basket-weave. Other theories attempt to establish a connection via cultural diffusion or an explanation along the lines of Carl Jung's collective unconscious.

The genesis of the swastika symbol is often treated in conjunction with cross symbols in general, such as the sun cross of pagan Bronze Age religion. Beyond its certain presence in the "proto-writing" symbol systems emerging in the Neolithic,[9] nothing certain is known about the symbol's origin. There are nevertheless a number of speculative hypotheses. One hypothesis is that the cross symbols and the swastika share a common origin in simply symbolizing the sun. Another hypothesis is that the 4 arms of the cross represent 4 aspects of nature - the sun, wind, water, soil. Some have said the 4 arms of cross are four seasons, where the division for 90-degree sections correspond to the solstices and equinoxes.The Hindus represent it as the Universe in our own spiral galaxy in the fore finger of Lord Vishu. This carries most significance in establishing the creation of the Universe and the arms as 'kal' or time, a calendar that is seen to be more advanced than the lunar calendar (symbolized by the lunar crescent common to Islam) where the seasons drift from calendar year to calendar year. The luni-solar solution for correcting season drift was to intercalate an extra month in certain years to restore the lunar cycle to the solar-season cycle. The Star of David is thought to originate as a symbol of that calendar system, where the two overlapping triangles are seen to form a partition of 12 sections around the perimeter with a 13th section in the middle, representing the 12 and sometimes 13 months to a year. As such, the Christian cross, Jewish hexagram star and the Muslim crescent moon are seen to have their origins in different views regarding which calendar system is preferred for marking holy days. Groups in higher latitudes experience the seasons more strongly, offering more advantage to the calendar represented by the swastika/cross.
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor