Card In Ring Box – Tommy Wonder (Van Dokkum) – Walnut with wide Rock Hard Maple inlay


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Product Description

Important: Refer to Product Photo that shows actual product being offered. Other images are previous editions.  This is the Walnut with thick Rock Hard Maple stripe and raised top. Due to the natural variances with wood, your unit will vary somewhat possibly to the image provided, but it will contain the exact wood styles as noted.

Note: Do not purchase this effect unless you already own the Tommy Wonder Books.  There are no instructions with this item, the detailed instructions are found in the Books of Wonder. 

Loosing Auke Van Dokkum was a blow for many.  Several years ago, Auke Van Dokkum asked us to provide him with a specific number of Tommy Wonder Card Boxes for a special project.  He asked us becaue his search for a craftsman capable of making this often demanded item featured in The Books Of Wonder, Volume 1,Page 141. to the attention to detail Auke demanded, wasn’t fulfilled.


Many whom Auke approached were exceptionally skilled craftsman and very well known in magic. Some quickly (and with good reason), respectfully declined due to their awareness of how difficult and time consuming crafting such a box would be. Others, gave it their best shot but unfortunately were not able to measure up to the exacting standards required by Auke Van Dokkum.


For good reason, Auke was the best person in magic to ensure the legacy of Tommy Wonder not only continued but maintain the quality standard that Tommy demanded and deserves. We were happy to work with Auke using the sketches he provided with our wood craftsman, and equally happy that Auke was pleased with the outcome.  The craftsman painstakingly replicated to the exacting standards this item piece by piece. Not only has this feat been accomplished but done so in beautiful exotic hardwoods in a limited edition.

Additional Due Diligence & Certification:

  • We had our Tech1 at Stevens Shawn Reida analyze the finished product using his millimeter gage and he concurred the box is made to the exacting standards as is featured in the book.
  • Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity, and the number for the limited edition series sold by Stevens Magic

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1 review for Card In Ring Box – Tommy Wonder (Van Dokkum) – Walnut with wide Rock Hard Maple inlay

  1. andrew_hly (verified owner)

    I’ll start by saying I loved this so much that I ordered a second box. It’s a beautiful little prop, and is in fact the exact dimensions as Tommy Wonder’s original prop. It facilitates TW’s effect perfectly.
    HOWEVER: There are a few differences with this box than the one described in the Books of Wonder. Please understand that these are not necessarily cons; but they are notable differences if you’re expecting a box matching the EXACT description in the Books of Wonder.

    1st: The decorative “button” on the front is fixed above the opening of the box, instead of overlapping the opening. TW expresses the importance of this detail in the book. However this does not compromise anything. The springy nature of the lid makes up for this detail which brings me to #2…

    2nd: The hinge is an elastic fabric; not silk. This means the lid does not swing freely, but actually has a spring action. This makes up for the function of the “button”, but you’re not going to want to open the box all the way. If you’re familiar with the Books of Wonder, you’ll understand the function of the button, and how the elastic hinge offers the same function.

    3rd: The internal gimmick is oriented from side to side rather than front to back. This means you cannot tilt the card side to side as you’ve seen in the performance video. This is another lacking detail that Tommy emphasizes in the book. If you are willing, I’m sure you can modify this yourself. Personally, I’m not comfortable dismantling my $150 box, haha.

    4th: The card is removable, but the gimmick is not. The gimmick is adhered to the bottom of the box. Again: not really a big deal, but if you refer to the book, Tommy has a specific reason for having the gimmick be removable.

    All of these details aside, it is still my favorite card to box I’ve ever owned. Like I said, I purchased a second box as soon as I got my hands on the first one. I‘m only pointing out these details because I don’t want Stevens Magic to receive any harsh backlash from customers who were expecting the exact box from the Books of Wonder.

    I highly appreciate Stevens Magic for making this box available again, and I will continue to give them my business.

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