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by Christopher1979
February 16th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Pepka wrote:I have 1 deck, unopened. Drop me an email, david@forentertainmentonly.com
Sent
by Christopher1979
February 15th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Q&A With Richard Turner on DEALT
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Q&A With Richard Turner on DEALT

Following a recent screening of Richard Turner's documentary, "DEALT", here in Houston, Texas, I was fortunate to conduct a Skype chat with Richard projected to the big screen. In attendance were film buffs from a local film club plus about two dozen local magicians and guests. Richard ch...
by Christopher1979
February 13th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Martinka Auctions

reburbia wrote:I paid for their archive over a year ago and never got access. Haven't seen any auction activity for a long time


Thanks for your reply reburbia. So i am not the only one!, maybe they are out of business.
by Christopher1979
February 13th, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auctions
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Martinka Auctions

Does anyone know if Martinka Auctions are still in business?. I have tried to get in contact many times but never got a response?
by Christopher1979
February 12th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

The issue with the bra trick is not that it shows a bra, but that it is embarrassing to the female volunteer. Ditto for the version with panties. There are times when I know the trick will go over well. I had a friend who was one act in a drag show. You knew it was going to be a crazy crowd. So I s...
by Christopher1979
February 11th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

The issue with the bra trick is not that it shows a bra, but that it is embarrassing to the female volunteer. Ditto for the version with panties. There are times when I know the trick will go over well. I had a friend who was one act in a drag show. You knew it was going to be a crazy crowd. So I s...
by Christopher1979
February 9th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

Richard Kaufman wrote:Look it up: Teatro Zinzanni.
Thanks Richard... Hmm.... Sad. I feel my optimism regarding this thread has been left dead in the water now... :?
by Christopher1979
February 9th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

Richard Kaufman wrote:He also likes to do the bra trick ... er, he used to like to do the bra trick.
Does the "Used to" part mean it is no longer PC or that he is no longer with us.... it could be either in this day and age
by Christopher1979
February 9th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

Stever Cobb wrote:Yes, he had a small part in the original "Magicians" .........Not the remakes, the movie with Alan Arkin :D
Ooh Kind of interesting... I have not seen the film.... any good?
by Christopher1979
February 9th, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

Just watched a old episode of Paul Daniels Secrets and saw Voronin doing his comedy magic act. Last time i saw this was when it was aired which was maybe 1996/7?. What a wonderful act! amazing off beat timing!. Does anyone know anything about him?
by Christopher1979
February 8th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1300

Re: Deck Recommendation

I agree with Tom: The Bicycle Elites http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/8396 and the Richard Turner Gold Standard Cards http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7967 both consistently Faro right out of the box. (I prefer the slightly thicker stock used in the Gold Standards). I've also found the Bicycle Mandolin C...
by Christopher1979
February 8th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20445

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Wow!, some exciting things coming up in the near future then!. I wonder how long off volume 2 is?.
by Christopher1979
February 7th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - KARL FULVES CHARLATAN
Replies: 0
Views: 224

WANTED - KARL FULVES CHARLATAN

I am looking for copies of Karl Fulves Charlatan. I have numbers 6 - 10 looking for 1 - 5 but most importantly i am looking for number 5 as i believe it has Joseph Schmidts Un False Shuffle which he uses with the Stevens Control. If anyone has a copy(s) please PM me, i would be happy to pay well for...
by Christopher1979
February 7th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Corner Rounder Playing Card Gambling Cheating
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Corner Rounder Playing Card Gambling Cheating

Richard Kaufman wrote:Does that mean you can use it for cheating in "dead" games?


I think that the whole idea is you WILL be dead if your caught cheating with such a device :)
by Christopher1979
February 7th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 15780

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I hope I have the name right, I believe it is The Olram Subtlety - where you continue to show the bottom card during a Hindu Shuffle. To me, that always looked like exactly what it is - repeatedly showing the bottom card. That's the Hamman Flushtration Count (yes, it is essentially the Hindu Shuffl...
by Christopher1979
February 2nd, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20445

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Leonard Hevia wrote:
Christopher1979 wrote:Sorry, rather the other two volumes.


Negative--the other two volumes have not been published yet.


Thanks for heads up Leonard. I wonder if it is going to happen or not?
by Christopher1979
February 1st, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20445

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Volume One is a restructuring and substantial editing of the Card Table Artifice section of The Expert at the Card Table. The material is presented in a new schematic order, one that I believe presents the information, and system, with greater clarity. Marshall Smith's illustrations have been disca...
by Christopher1979
February 1st, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20445

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Volume One is a restructuring and substantial editing of the Card Table Artifice section of The Expert at the Card Table. The material is presented in a new schematic order, one that I believe presents the information, and system, with greater clarity. Marshall Smith's illustrations have been disca...
by Christopher1979
January 30th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Magic Auction in NYC, from Parent Assembly #1 (new date)

Hello Folks - Just a reminder that the Parent Assembly/S.A.M. Magic Auction is scheduled for this Thursday, February 1, 8 p.m. at Fantasma magic. We've pulled in some specially donated items and also expect a wide range of tricks, books, videos etc. from our members will be auctioned. Everyone is w...
by Christopher1979
January 23rd, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Hi All,

I am looking for new and sealed decks of Richard Turners Bee playing cards. Nowhere seems to sell them any longer. If anyone has some decks they wouldn't mind selling please let me know. Many thanks

Chris
by Christopher1979
January 13th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

To me you cannot get any better than James Dimmare he works in the style as Channing Pollock who is one of the very best. I think Channing helped a lot of up and coming magicians start up and he heavily influenced Dimmares act. I love Lance Burton too but i just remember seeing Dimmare doing his act...
by Christopher1979
January 11th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - walter scott card punch
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: WANTED - walter scott card punch

marselmarsel wrote:i have this for sale:
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/SmCardP ... Punch.html


I will check it out!, thank you!
by Christopher1979
January 9th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - walter scott card punch
Replies: 2
Views: 399

WANTED - walter scott card punch

Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone has a Walter Scott Card Punch they would not mind selling? if so please let me know.

Many thanks!

Chris
by Christopher1979
January 9th, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3264

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Thanks for pointing out this magician to me. I love the characterization and - as others have commented - the commitment to it. It's brilliant. I wish more magicians would perform with more specifically defined characterizations. However, I wonder if we can remark on her contributions and innovatio...
by Christopher1979
January 5th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Walt Disney World Magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: Walt Disney World Magic

I am going to Disneyland (Anaheim) for my forth visit very soon. I have popped into the small magic shop a few times... who works there?... anyone of note?... what a wonderful job!!. I think i would be willing to work for free :)
by Christopher1979
January 4th, 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - MARTIN NASH TRILOGY
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: WANTED - MARTIN NASH TRILOGY

[quote="Brian Hebert"]Any idea what the going rate for the trilogy is?[/

Well, realistically I think about $225 for the three.


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by Christopher1979
December 31st, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy New Year from The Genii to You
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Happy New Year from The Genii to You

Richard Kaufman wrote:Here's hoping you all have a great 2018! (Hard to believe it's now 18 years since the millennium.)


Same to you Richard!, Yes, an 18 year old person was born in 2000... CRAZY!
by Christopher1979
December 29th, 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven & Donald Trump?
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Max Maven & Donald Trump?

Daily Telegraph, London: “Covfefe” is the winner of our online poll of the word of the year, receiving 27 per cent of the vote and pushing “Maybot” into second place on 17 per cent. “Bitcoin” came third on 16 per cent. Covfefe, for the uninitiated, was invented by President Donald Trump. In May he ...
by Christopher1979
December 28th, 2017, 11:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

These sellers who have things posted at crazy prices are not interested in you as a customer. They are waiting for that one uneducated buyer who comes along once every five or ten years. I think you have hit the nail on the head Richard. 9 times out of 10 when i politely tell a seller that what the...
by Christopher1979
December 28th, 2017, 11:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

I am amazed on a weekly basis at some of the prices people ask for items. A prime example was a guy on ebay who was asking $1600 for the Juan Tamariz book Mnemonica. I got in contact with him and said that the book new normally sells for about $60. He replied and said i was wrong and there was 2 co...
by Christopher1979
December 28th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

I am amazed on a weekly basis at some of the prices people ask for items. A prime example was a guy on ebay who was asking $1600 for the Juan Tamariz book Mnemonica. I got in contact with him and said that the book new normally sells for about $60. He replied and said i was wrong and there was 2 cop...
by Christopher1979
December 28th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946422

Re: ERDNASE

Potter & Potter sold a moderately rough condition 1st edition copy today, for $5k plus bidder's premium. And another copy sold on eBay today for less that 1/10 that price! Someone's getting a nice Christmas present (not me, alas!): https://www.ebay.com/itm/True-first-printing-of-Erdnase-The-Exp...
by Christopher1979
December 26th, 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Improve Your Card Magic Using This 1 Weird Trick!
Replies: 19
Views: 1346

Re: Improve Your Card Magic Using This 1 Weird Trick!

i saw it done by Jack Carpenter first.
by Christopher1979
December 26th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1513

Re: Christmas loot description thread

All in DVD, Jack Carpenter
by Christopher1979
December 26th, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3264

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Oh, she is FAR better than Criss Angel! I agree, she is!, i could talk about the reasons why i dont like Criss Angel all day long. In fact, many similar acts like his also. I met someone who saw his show in Vegas. A non magician. She said all he did throughout his show was use profanity. She consid...
by Christopher1979
December 26th, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3264

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

performer wrote:Oh, she is FAR better than Criss Angel!


I agree, she is!, i could talk about the reasons why i dont like Criss Angel all day long. In fact, many similar acts like his also.
by Christopher1979
December 26th, 2017, 6:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3264

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Some of the stuff she does looks like some variation on a Criss Angel trick/act. Looks like she has based her character on the horror film The Ring. This type of weird Emo/Goth performance is just not my type of thing at all. Seems like some sort of craze that will pass... Hopefully!
by Christopher1979
December 19th, 2017, 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Paul Daniels Magic Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

David Ben wrote:Magicana will be doing an online exhibition culled from Daniel’s television appearances hopefully late next year.


Wonderful news!
by Christopher1979
December 19th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Paul Daniels Magic Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

For a while Paul was selling DVDs of his shows from his site; I'm not sure if this is still happening, but it might be worth a look. I remember him saying that many of the early episodes were taped over, so the best bet is the private collectors who have transferred VHS copies. Thinking back to the...
by Christopher1979
December 19th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Paul Daniels Magic Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

magicfish wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:They only make DVDs of TV shows that people will buy.

I would be first in line if these ever came out and I'd be willing to pay a high price for them.


Nice to see there are some other people that feel like i do about the Paul Daniels Magic Show :)

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