121: John Ramsay Advertising Thimble.
Ramsay, John. John Ramsay advertising thimble. Ayr Scotland, ca. 1950. Souvenir/advertising thimble with the text "John Ramsay Conjuring Entertainer Ayr" embossed in silver in a red enameled ring around the base. Good condition. Though a greengrocer by trade, Ramsay was unquestionably one of the great sleight-of-hand magicians of the 20th century, and a master of misdirection. He performed with small objects found in his shop, including an elaborate and startling routine with thimbles.