Last year’s Sheffield Circle Magic Auction featured everything from a complete set of Tarbell to a gold lamé cloak (not seen you wearing it yet, Adam).

This year’s auction is on Thursday 6 February. Doors open at 7:03 and the frenzied bidding (illustrated here) starts at 7:30. So bring your unwanted props — all those little gems which looked quite different in your hands compared with the moodily ‘artistic’ dem video — and some cash.

Admission is free to SCM members and £3 to visitors. Ten percent of the proceeds goes to swell Circle funds, and anyone who snores, falls off their chair or makes a rude comment about your friendly auctioneer will be deemed to have placed a bid.