Ted Collins with "snake" rising from hat!
photo submitted by Ford Kross
***Recently received a note from the well known magician & mentalist, Ford Kross concerning his fond memories of Ted Collins:
"I wandered into Mecca in the mid 1960's. I lived down the street. The shop was then located on South Harrison street in East Orange NJ.
"He recognized that selling you tricks made him money ... Teaching you tricks made you a customer."