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by DonB
May 23rd, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 16406

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

Any of Charlie Miller's Magicana columns. They contained so many great ideas. Sometimes only meriting a single sentence or short paragraph, there were so many hidden gems. 2 of those ideas I still use in my show to this day.
by DonB
January 15th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Complete Run of Genii PRICE REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

FS: Complete Run of Genii PRICE REDUCED AGAIN

Price Reduced to $700.00 + shipping from 55051(or pick up in Minnesota)
Also open to negotiating a reasonable price from anyone interested.

Don Bursell
Mora, MN
(full contact info in original post)
by DonB
January 3rd, 2015, 4:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 14
Views: 8718

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

At a garage sale a few years back, I came across the same item, but it was black, and it was Charlie Chaplin! I bought it for $3.00, but for the life of me cannot locate it anymore. I would love to know how to get specialty ones made in various shapes, without having to buy 1,000,000 of them. They D...
by DonB
January 3rd, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Complete Run of Genii PRICE REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

FS: Complete Run of Genii - Price Reduced

Price Reduced to $900.00 + shipping from 55051
Also open to negotiating a reasonable price from anyone interested.

Don Bursell
Mora, MN
(full contact info in original post)
by DonB
December 28th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Complete Run of Genii PRICE REDUCED
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

FS: Complete Run of Genii PRICE REDUCED

For sale: Complete* run of Genii Magazine, from issue #1 through volume 56. *- September '87 issue is missing (Vol.51, #3) Details: The first 8 volumes are hardbound into 8 individual volumes. Volume 9-56 are all individual issues, grouped by volume into boxes. Also included, if you want them, are a...
by DonB
December 1st, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: We Need Some Tricks for Magicana!
Replies: 31
Views: 21829

Re: We Need Some Tricks for Magicana!

Richard, which of the 3 magi should we submit tricks to currently, Andi, Ian or Jon?

And what email address?

Thanks,

DonB
by DonB
May 16th, 2014, 3:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to Buy:Edward Victor's "Twenty Tricks in a Matchbox"
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Want to Buy:Edward Victor's "Twenty Tricks in a Matchbox"

I am not a collector, but I have found one item I would love to own, and it is found in Kaufman & Greenberg's book, "The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands", titled "Twenty Tricks in a Matchbox". Wittus Witt also created a similar item years back, and I have communicated to him a...
by DonB
April 20th, 2014, 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Richard advertises, then teases.
Replies: 15
Views: 5503

Re: Richard advertises, then teases.

Max, Richard didn't "allow" you, as in give you permission. He "allowed" you to tease me with another great glimpse into Sugawara's influence as part of the Tenyo legacy. Richard, not having it available, or in my hands, YET, is the "bad" part. Richard and Max, you two ...
by DonB
April 19th, 2014, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 456
Views: 121901

The Ten Card Poker Deal/Jonah Card

Many magi are talking about Ricky Jay's 10 card poker deal he performed. In no way am I trying to get folks away from Farmer's book (I will be buying it also), but Jay's routine can be found in Jon Racherbaumer's eBook, "Jonah Ploys", found here: http://www.lybrary.com/jonah-ploys-p-405089...
by DonB
April 19th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Richard advertises, then teases.
Replies: 15
Views: 5503

Richard advertises, then teases.

Today in my mailbox I find the May issue of Genii, with 2 good/bad things. First, in his Genii Speaks column, he places a subtle, but large ad for the Tenyo Tomes, "Tenyoism". Then, he allows Max to write a HUGE teaser regarding Tenyo items, with a feature story on Shigeru Sugawara, and al...
by DonB
March 19th, 2014, 10:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with "LaFollette Can"
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Help with "LaFollette Can"

I plan on doing that also. Thanks for the reminder, Richard.

Don
by DonB
March 19th, 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with "LaFollette Can"
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Help with "LaFollette Can"

Hey collectors, I have an item that I am having trouble identifying, or figuring out who made, what era, value, etc. The former owner, now deceased, labeled it as a "LaFollette Can", but I can't seem to find anything regarding that title in my knowledge base, or websites that I have search...
by DonB
November 15th, 2013, 7:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay auction of Books & Coin Gimmicks
Replies: 0
Views: 482

eBay auction of Books & Coin Gimmicks

I am currently listing many books and gimmicked coins on eBay, seller name: donbursell. Of the coins, I have listed Part 1 of 6 large groups of coins. Of the books, I will continue listing the next 1000 as I get time. Dates range from 1900-present. Al items are from an estate that I am liquidating f...
by DonB
August 14th, 2013, 1:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gimmicked Coin Officiando Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Gimmicked Coin Officiando Needed

Greetings fellow Magi, I have begun the process of sorting and selling a lifetime's worth of gimmicked coins that a fellow magician collected, who has since passed away. There are at least 300 individual coins of all shapes, sizes, denominations (even Presbyterian), and uses. Most of them I can iden...
by DonB
April 16th, 2013, 12:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 100s of magic books and lecture notes on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: 100s of magic books and lecture notes on eBay

I sure would ship to Canada, but I am amazed at how expensive shipping to my northern neighbors has become.

If you are willing to pay actual shipping price, I would be happy to ship to you.

Don
by DonB
April 14th, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 100s of magic books and lecture notes on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 698

100s of magic books and lecture notes on eBay

Dear Genii moderators, If this post breaks any forum rules, please delete it and let me know. Many of you have bought magic books from me from the estate of 2500+ books that I have been selling. I appreciate it, as does the current library owner. AFter sending out lists since April, it has been deci...
by DonB
March 25th, 2013, 11:21 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Expert at the Kid's Table
Replies: 4
Views: 3892

Re: The Expert at the Kid's Table

David's article in this month's Genii column is one of the best things I've read in a long time. Having been involved with kid and family shows my entire life, it was always disheartening when a performer, usually in a different area of entertainment, would say, "Hey, I heard that you work with...
by DonB
March 25th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1700 Magic Books for sale (now at 25% off listed sale price)
Replies: 0
Views: 423

1700 Magic Books for sale (now at 25% off listed sale price)

Many of you have ordered from me already. Super appreciate you all. The owner of the library has asked me to get rid of a lot more, so as of today, all magic books that I still have are 25% off of the already low prices. Over 700 books have already been sold from this collection, but there are still...
by DonB
January 13th, 2013, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies
Replies: 14
Views: 2873

Re: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies

I remember all of the great things he published in Hocus Pocus Magazine. Seemed to love magic quite a lot. He had a huge smile in all of the photos.

Looking forward to the stories, Richard. It will be great to know about the man even more.
by DonB
January 13th, 2013, 3:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Full Albo Book Set for sale - $3750.00
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Full Albo Book Set for sale - $3750.00

For sale: Albo Books. 1-15 + 2 Okito Books http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11667879/photo-2.jpg There are two areas of damage, but very minimal, and NOT ON THE BOOKS themselves, only slipcovers. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11667879/photo-3.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11667879/photo-4.jpg Includes 2 of the Okito...
by DonB
January 9th, 2013, 12:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 23514

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

He didn't die young, but I would give someone's left nut for a Charlie Miller compendium, or even a nice reprint of ALL of his Magicana columns. That column was always the first place I turned in Genii, whether it was a new issue, or an older one I had picked up. I miss his smooth writing that broug...
by DonB
January 9th, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eye Wonder ebook on Jerry Andrus now on iTunes
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Re: Eye Wonder ebook on Jerry Andrus now on iTunes

I bought the book and viewed it on my wife's iPad. It is really well done, and has some great footage and interview material. Al Seckel has done a nice service to some of Andrus' optical wonders.
by DonB
January 9th, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: David Copperfield's Fun Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: David Copperfield's Fun Book

I have one. Not signed, excellent condition.

Don't know a price. Make me a decent offer and I will consider it.

Thanks,

Don
by DonB
November 28th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1300+ Magic Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: 1300+ Magic Books For Sale

Today, Wednesday, November 28th, is the last day to request this book list. I begin filling requests on Friday and cannot receive any more orders after then. Thanks to all that have requested the list, and thanks to all that have ordered from it. I let the owner know of the sales so far and he is ve...
by DonB
November 26th, 2012, 12:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1300+ Magic Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 748

1300+ Magic Books For Sale

I did it! I finally finished cataloging all of the 2200 magic books I have been selling for another magician. This list entails the 1300+ books that are not yet sold. If you want the list, please send me an email (<!-- e --><a href="mailto:donbursell@gmail.com">donbursell@gmail.com</a><!-- e -->) wi...
by DonB
June 23rd, 2012, 11:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: List of 950+ Magic Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: List of 950+ Magic Books For Sale

NOTE: This list is now CLOSED. I will post List #4 when it is ready. So far I've added many DOVE books, ROPE books, and the beginning of the 100s of sets of periodicals. Please stay posted here for LIST #4 when it is ready. (So far I've been able to put almost 400 books into other magi's hands. Only...
by DonB
June 18th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: List of 950+ Magic Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 859

List of 950+ Magic Books For Sale

This is the 3rd list to go out from me. It contains 600 items that didn't sell from list #2, plus more than 300 new items I've added since last time. If you want List #3, please send me an email, to [color:#000099]donbursell(at)gmail(dot)com[/color]: Subject: [color:#000099]Magic Book List #3[/color...
by DonB
May 24th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 831 Magic Books for sale (1901-Present) List #2
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: 831 Magic Books for sale (1901-Present) List #2

As of Midnight tonight, Thursday, 5/24/2012, this list will be closed. List #3, which will contain all of the unsold items, as well as another 300+ items will be posted soon. Watch for it. Thanks to all that have ordered from this extensive book list. Over 370 books have been sold and shipped, with ...
by DonB
May 22nd, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My experience with Snap Illusions
Replies: 89
Views: 24299

Re: My experience with Snap Illusions

The website is closed down. Sad state of affairs.
by DonB
May 22nd, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 831 Magic Books for sale (1901-Present) List #2
Replies: 1
Views: 683

831 Magic Books for sale (1901-Present) List #2

Greetings again fellow magicians, I have now grown the list of books I have for sale to 870 it ems . If you would like to receive the list, please send me an email with: PLEASE SEND ME MAGIC BOOK LIST in the subject line. I will send out the list, through Friday, to anyone that asks. On Friday, I wi...
by DonB
May 22nd, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler
Replies: 11
Views: 5676

Re: Switchcraft by Elliott Bresler

And one amazing aspect of Elliott's tome is that every time he updates it, he sends that update along FOR FREE to anyone that has purchased it in the past. I also agree with The Quill, in that Switchcraft is incredibly extensive, and if you were to print it out it would be a HUGE book, filled with m...
by DonB
May 21st, 2012, 11:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Lovely short film about circus illusionists
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: Lovely short film about circus illusionists

That is a fun movie. I really like it.
by DonB
May 6th, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cow Horn & Wood Chop Cups, Benson Bowl,Hindu Bowls, and Wizard Wands
Replies: 21
Views: 4738

Re: Cow Horn & Wood Chop Cups, Benson Bowl,Hindu Bowls, and Wizard Wands

Eric,

Those cups are beautiful. Especially the Hindu cups. I honestly hope you get a good price for them.

DonB!
by DonB
May 4th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)

Chris,

I am processing the 2000+ books on a Librarian Program for business reasons, and therefore have done it this way.

For some it may be inconvenient, but I'm sorry. This is how it has to be done this time.

DonB!
by DonB
May 4th, 2012, 1:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)

Dear Genii forum readers, This list is now closed. On orders I receive through this Sunday evening, I will be processing them all on Monday. No other orders will be accepted after that. The list will be updated with another 250+ items soon, and will be posted here once again. Regarding pricing of it...
by DonB
May 3rd, 2012, 2:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)

NY Magic Symposium Books Vols. 1-5
Lou Gallo - The Underground Man
Expert Coin Magic w/slipcase
Williamson's Wonders
Show-Time at the Tomfoolery
The Collected Almanac
Sankey Panky
100% Sankey
CoinMagic

...and those are just the Kaufman books!!!
by DonB
May 3rd, 2012, 2:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Re: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)

Quite a few Kaufman 1st edition titles. :D

I will try and list some titles later, when I get a few extra minutes. Thanks.

DonB!
book addict
by DonB
May 3rd, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

566 Magic Books For Sale (1901-present)

Hey folks, I have cataloged 566 magic books for a friend who is getting out of magic. I do not want to use up the space here to list all 566 of them for sale, so if you would like to see the list, send me an email and I will send you the file (3.5MB) that includes a cover photo of each book, title, ...
by DonB
November 3rd, 2011, 11:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Collection (partially FSH) Sale - Please help our daughter
Replies: 30
Views: 4169

Re: Magic Collection (partially FSH) Sale - Please help our daughter

I just want to say thank you to Bill. I purchased his Stull Aerial Fishing prop, and he not only gave me a great price, but shipped it Priority and very well packed. I pray that Bill's daughter can get the great doctor help she needs at this time, and will be back on her feet, acting like little gir...
by DonB
October 24th, 2011, 1:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Collection (partially FSH) Sale - Please help our daughter
Replies: 30
Views: 4169

Re: Magic Collection (partially FSH) Sale - Please help our daughter

Bill, if the Stull Fishbowl you mentioned is the one for Aerial Fishing, and it is complete, I am VERY interested in buying it.

Don Bursell
320-679-4563

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