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Tony Anverdi

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Tony Anverdi

Cover of Genii (1964)
BornAntonius Albertus de Vries
August 20, 1925
Hoorn, Holland
DiedJanuary 31, 1995 (age 69)
CategoriesBooks by Tony Anverdi

Tony "Toon" Anverdi (August 20, 1925 - January 31, 1995), originally a baker by trade, was a part-time amateur magic clown until he turned professional in 1950. He specialized in liquid and electronic magic.


He sold his apparatus mail order from his home in Leiden. Today, Anverdi's magical creations are very collectible among magic enthusiasts. Five years after Anverdi's passing, Dirk de Graefein purchased the rights, who then sold them to Wolfgang Wollet in March, 2005. Wolfgang Wollet sold the complete catalog rights to Murphy's Magic Supplies Inc. in September 2010. Murphy's Magic Supplies Inc. holds these rights to present day.

Anverdi performed at the 1961 FISM in Switzerland doing his clown act which employed highly original magic and lectured at the 1964 FISM in Barcelona.[1][2]




  • Bolt of Lightning
  • Mental Die
  • Bionic Bunny
  • Talking Skull
  • Dial-A-Mental
  • Barking Dog
  • Poker chip Effect
  • Anverdi Key Box
  • Pad of Miracles
  • Surprise Box, Wonder Tray
  • Universal Bottle
  • Wonder Ring Glass
  • Wonder Ring
  • Sigowi


  1. Cover Genii 1964 September
  2. Obit Genii 1995 April