Here is a sealed (still shrink wrapped) example of Chu's Magic from the mid-late 1990's. The box is a bit concave on the side and back, but is not crushed or damaged other than a small buckle on the top end flap. The props are still shrink-wrapped inside, so I assume they are complete and new.
What is in the box: six specially printed number envelopes like you see on the package box, and two dice -- one gimmicked and one normal.
The effect is a Just Chance type, where spectator rolls the die and each time a number comes up, that envelope is given to the spectator. After the spectator has five of the numbered envelopes, the remaining envelope goes to the magi. Spectator opens her envelopes finding nothing in them. Magi opens his envelope and finds $100 (or other valuable flat thing. $100 not included!!)
This is a good trick, but also a great collectible for those interested in magic from the big Asian magic companies of the 1970s-1990's.
Box says Made in Hong Kong, so I estimate this item is from mid-late 1990's, when Chu was still using Hong Kong as the location of manufacturing.
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