This is the plastic box similar to what Adam's puts out now, but the block inside is solid wood with inlaid metal color spots -- not the cardboard block they supply these days, or even the plastic block with colored spot stickers that they first subbed in. I think they switched to plastic blocks with paper stickers for color spots in the 1970's. Even before they went to plastic, they lessened the quality control on the wood blocks -- in the 1970's they were not so smoothly finished around the inlaid spots. So this one is certainly early 1970's or 1960's.
This is very collectible, and still a great trick for laymen! The block is placed in the box, after the spectator has noted which color is uppermost (this fact hidden from the magician who has turned away). The closed box is handed to the magi behind his back, who turns back to the audience, and immediately brings the (still closed) box out front, holding it to his forehead. Afer a moment of intense clairvoyant concentration, he names the uppermost color.
These vintage wooden block Color visions show up on eBay from time to time at about $25-30. This one has a couple of condition problems -- a small chip in the corner of the lid, which you can sort of see in the close-up photo (sorry it is blurry). Also the silver paint has come off on one edge of the cube (again, see the photo). The silver paint issue could probably be restored by a careful hand and some paint. Neither problem effects the performability of the prop.
But since it has these issues, I am discounting it by about 50% A great deal if you have some craft/painting skill. Not much to do about the small chip in the box, but it is not very noticeable.
Instruction sheet is a photocopy
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