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by Magic Shop on September 08, 2020

We stock the Qualatex 260q Carnival and Traditional modelling balloons at R200 for a bag of 100. We deliver anywhere is South Africa overnight or max three days in major centres. Courier cost is R90 or you can visit the shop and collect.

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To view/purchase Traditional colours click HERE:

The Magic Shop has been selling modelling balloons for over 30 years and have a loyal customer base. We have recently noticed an upswing in interest in Balloons and are carrying a larger quantity always ready to despatch. We reach main centres either overnight or in two days. Outlying areas could take a day longer. Qualatex balloons are recognised as leaders in the field of modelling balloons. They have extreme durability and are the go to for any professional, even for the Pope... 😁

Here are some interesting balloon facts: 

  • Before toy balloons were invented people inflated pig bladders and animal intestines.
  • Silver metalized balloons were invented in the 1970s for the New York City Ballet.
  • The world’s first hydrogen-filled gas balloon was launched on August 27, 1783, by Professor Jacques Charles.
  • The first rubber balloon was made by Professor Michael Faraday in 1824, out of two sheets of rubber.
  • Hot air balloon was the balloon to make the first recorded manned flight and launched on 21 November 1783.
  • Jean-Pierre Blanchard was the first to fly across the English Channel. He did it on January 7, 1785.
  • The first gas balloon ended up destroyed by terrified villagers, after it landed, who didn’t know what it was.
  • In 1808, de Grandpré and le Pique fought a duel over Paris from balloons over the Mademoiselle Tirevit.
  • The first living beings that flew in a balloon were farma animals, a sheep, a duck and a rooster. 
  • Felix Baumgartner set the altitude record for a manned balloon flight at 39.045km on October 14, 2012.
  • Hot air balloons are generally made out of woven rattan and have floors made of out of plywood or fibreglass. 
  • Solar balloons are a type of balloon that are heated by the sun’s radiation and in that way gain buoyancy. 
  • Cluster ballooning is where an illegal balloonist is attached with a harness to a cluster of balloons
  • Tethered balloons, blimps, were used since the First World War as a method of defense against airplanes. 


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