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by Chuck Romano
May 16th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Magician Photograhs
Replies: 0
Views: 407

FS Magician Photograhs

I just listed several vintage magician photos and more on Ebay. Take a look. More to come.

http://ebay.to/2rmRrBu

Rosini, Tarbell, Laurant, Gwynne, Jay Marshall, etc.

Chuck Romano
535 Sumac Dr.
Aurora, Il 60506
847-525-1652
by Chuck Romano
May 4th, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4725

Re: Royal road to card magic

A new edition with a Foreword by Steve Cohen is available in hardcover for just $5.72! See Barnes and Noble's website http://bit.ly/2pchhHS
by Chuck Romano
March 12th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Throw Out Card
Replies: 25
Views: 3524

Re: Houdini Throw Out Card

Several pages in Houdini's Fabulous Magic by Walter B. Gibson and Morris N. Young, M.D. (1961) discuss Houdini's card scaling. The Houdini throw-out card is also shown on pg 16 of the Ireland Yearbook "Salute to Collectors" 1969/70. A Hardeen card is also shown on that page. Jay Marshall p...
by Chuck Romano
March 16th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Lyons (Patterson)
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Pat Lyons (Patterson)

Pat was a dear friend of mine. We never met in person, but wrote and called each other regularly for almost 20 years. Her artwork was outstanding. Pat was a wonderful woman and I will miss her.
by Chuck Romano
November 21st, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini vs. Hardeen in Oakland
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Houdini vs. Hardeen in Oakland

Very interesting and informative, John. Keep up the good work!
by Chuck Romano
March 11th, 2015, 8:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 7578

Re: Coin Board

Just found this on Ask Alexander..."Danny Tsokalas, who was magic
demonstrator in Macy's New York store for over twenty years..."

Go to Alexander and do a search. There are several entries for Dan aka "Mr. Macy."
by Chuck Romano
March 11th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 7578

Re: Coin Board

Matt,

I don't know if this helps you or not, but there is a US Patent (#1,052,277) that was issued to F.J. Robinson in 1913 for a coin on board trick.

Cheers,

Chuck Romano
by Chuck Romano
January 29th, 2015, 8:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 8571

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

Just a quick update... I (the publisher) received the book from the printer and put a few copies on Ebay. I sent H&R Magic Books their stock upon receiving the shipment. They should have it this week. The BIBLE edition is about half sold. All BIBLE pre-orders have been sent from me and customers...
by Chuck Romano
January 7th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 8571

Re: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

Hi Ted, Here are a few jpgs that illustrate how some of the pages look. Keep in mind the quality of the jpg is low. Thanks. http://www.houdinisattic.com/images/EATCT%20Pages_Page_3.jpg http://www.houdinisattic.com/images/EATCT%20Pages_Page_2.jpg http://www.houdinisattic.com/images/EATCT%20Pages_Page...
by Chuck Romano
January 7th, 2015, 10:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer
Replies: 31
Views: 8571

ERDNASE Hardcover. Pre-Pub Offer

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new, hardcover version of The Expert at the Card Table . This edition will be available on/around February 5th, 2015. This is not a print-on-demand or scanned copy. The classic text has been completely re-typeset, and the original artwork has been cleane...
by Chuck Romano
May 23rd, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Blackstone Sr, Bill Neff, Kalanag, Rosini Photos on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Blackstone Sr, Bill Neff, Kalanag, Rosini Photos on Ebay

I've listed several original photos on Ebay. Please take a look.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/inisor/m.html?i ... 7675.l4064

Chuck Romano
535 Sumac Dr.
Aurora, IL 60506
847-525-1652
crmagic@comcast.net
by Chuck Romano
February 24th, 2014, 4:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MAGIC: 1400s–1950s. 1st Edition! Taschen
Replies: 0
Views: 607

MAGIC: 1400s–1950s. 1st Edition! Taschen

Magic. 1400s–1950s by Mike Caveney, Jim Steinmeyer, Ricky Jay, Noel Daniel This masterpiece is in like new condition with the original "carrying case." This is a 1st edition - The BIG one! Hardcover, 11.4 x 17.3 in., 650 pages PAYPAL. Shipping to the USA ONLY. Absolutely NO international s...
by Chuck Romano
February 10th, 2014, 8:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Felsman's Magical Review - Bound File
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Felsman's Magical Review - Bound File

For sale is a bound,near-complete file of Felsman's Magical Review . The only reason I say "near-complete" is that it does not contain the Betty Jane Kolar issue that came out in the late spring or early summer of 1932 or the combined issue with The Magic World and was called The Magic Wor...
by Chuck Romano
June 18th, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TABMAN 22 BULLET WAND-FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: TABMAN 22 BULLET WAND-FSH

SOLD
by Chuck Romano
June 14th, 2013, 12:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TABMAN 22 BULLET WAND-FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 387

TABMAN 22 BULLET WAND-FSH

TABMAN 22 BULLET WAND

This was made by Tabby himself years ago. In very nice shape. No scratches or dings.

$60.00 Postpaid (priority). US ONLY. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

Chuck Romano
535 Sumac Dr.
Aurora, IL 60506
(847) 525-1652
crmagic@comcast.net
by Chuck Romano
February 16th, 2013, 4:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MECHANICS OF MARVELS. OOP. Copy E
Replies: 0
Views: 312

MECHANICS OF MARVELS. OOP. Copy E

I am selling a copy of my 2006 book, The Mechanics of Marvels . Only 250 copies were printed (224 signed and numbered copies + 26 copies lettered A-Z). The edition sold out quickly and today the book is hard to find. This is the copy lettered "E". The book is in MINT condition, but the fro...
by Chuck Romano
February 13th, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LOTS OF BOOKS! Many OOP. FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: LOTS OF BOOKS! Many OOP. FSH

Art and Artifice - SOLD
by Chuck Romano
February 11th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LOTS OF BOOKS! Many OOP. FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 699

LOTS OF BOOKS! Many OOP. FSH

The following books are in very good condition (many like new) The Mystery of Psycho (paperback, 1987) John Gaughan & Jim Steinmeyer #112 of 500. Increasingly hard to find. Inscribed by Gaughan. - $100.00 Art and Artifice - Steinmeyer (1st edition, Hardbound) This 1998 hardbound 1st edition was ...
by Chuck Romano
February 8th, 2012, 9:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK

Kellar and LeRoy books are SOLD.
by Chuck Romano
February 5th, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK

Kellar book on HOLD
by Chuck Romano
February 5th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK

I REDUCED these prices. Last call before they go off to ebay. Thanks! Servais LeRoy--Monarch of Mystery (oop) Caveney, Mike & William Rauscher. #355/1,000 $75.00 - [color:#FF0000]NOW $55.00[/color] Keep the Wheels Turning Vol. 2. Smith. #41/1000. Signed by Les & Gertrude Smith. - $150.00 [co...
by Chuck Romano
January 31st, 2012, 7:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK

The following books are SOLD:
Devants Delightful Delusions
Buatier de Kolta
Alexander
The Silence of Chung Ling Soo
The Secret Ways of Al Baker
by Chuck Romano
January 29th, 2012, 9:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

BOOKS FOR SALE. OOP. Limited Editions! LOOK

Devants Delightful Delusions Sharpe. #498/1,000 - $95.00 Buatier de Kolta Warlock. #147/1,000 - $100.00 Alexander: The Man Who Knows (1st edition, #512/1,000 copies, 2004) Charvet/oop -$60.00 Servais LeRoy--Monarch of Mystery (oop) Caveney, Mike & William Rauscher. #355/1,000 $75.00 Keep the Wh...
by Chuck Romano
December 19th, 2011, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Miracle Factory Books for Sale - Soo, Baker, Cardini
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Miracle Factory Books for Sale - Soo, Baker, Cardini

The Silence of Chung Ling Soo OOP - $175.00 The Secret Ways of Al Baker - $100.00 Cardini: The Suave Deceiver - $100.00 All of the above books are in very good condition. Please add $5.00 postage to the above prices. PAYPAL / credit cards only. I will only ship within the USA. CHUCK ROMANO 535 SUMA...
by Chuck Romano
September 18th, 2011, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 5082

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

Earle was not only a great illustrator, he was a wonderful human being. I spoke with him often by phone and letters when I was writing The Art of Deception. He seemed to be a kind and gentle man. We kept in touch over the years, but unfortunately we never met. I devoted 9 pages to Earle's art and li...
by Chuck Romano
July 3rd, 2011, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Moorehouse has Died Suddenly
Replies: 9
Views: 3904

Re: Hank Moorehouse has Died Suddenly

I have known Hank since I was a kid and he was a big inspiration and friend to me. I recently saw him and he gave me a packet of letters. He kept every letter I ever wrote to him. Hank thought my son would get a kick out of seeing letters his father wrote in sixth grade. I just wrote about Hank on m...
by Chuck Romano
May 28th, 2011, 9:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: STEWART JAMES Books - FSH - FREE POSTAGE!
Replies: 3
Views: 854

STEWART JAMES Books - FSH - FREE POSTAGE!

4 books in this set on the great Stewart James. All in very good condition. Stewart James In Print features more than 400. Hard bounnd and 1,000 pages. The James File (3 Volume Set) by Allan Slaight. The largest work ever published on magic. Vol. 1 and 2 contain nearly 1700 pages. The third volume i...
by Chuck Romano
March 31st, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: BOOKS - Vernon, Del Ray, Steinmeyer, Wonder...
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Re: FSH: BOOKS - Vernon, Del Ray, Steinmeyer, Wonder...

Revelation - ON HOLD
Del Ray- SOLD
The Art of Deception ON HOLD
The Last Greatest Magician in the World - SOLD
Charles Bertram- ON HOLD
Oriental Magic of the Bambergs - ON HOLD
The Magic of Floyd Thayer- ON HOLD
by Chuck Romano
March 30th, 2011, 9:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: BOOKS - Vernon, Del Ray, Steinmeyer, Wonder...
Replies: 1
Views: 851

FSH: BOOKS - Vernon, Del Ray, Steinmeyer, Wonder...

Revelation - Dai Vernon (2008) Beautiful book. - $55.00 Books of Wonder Volumes 1-2 - Tommy Wonder (2 Books) - $85.00 Del Ray: America's Foremost John Moehring (new, still sealed w/DVD. First Edition - $55.00 The Art of Deception Chuck Romano - $27.00 The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard...
by Chuck Romano
March 25th, 2011, 11:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic - Ltd. Ed. Book. Hard to find!
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: FSH: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic - Ltd. Ed. Book. Hard to find!

Last call...

$150.00 (I will pay postage. No international shipping)
by Chuck Romano
March 20th, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic - Ltd. Ed. Book. Hard to find!
Replies: 1
Views: 503

FSH: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic - Ltd. Ed. Book. Hard to find!

Bart Whaley's very desirable book, Who's Who in Magic . Hard to find and in very good condition. Comb bound as issued. 2nd printing (1991), Edition limited to 500 copies. Price - $175.00 (Priority postage paid in US. No international orders) Chuck Romano 535 Sumac Dr. Aurora, IL 60506 847-525-1652 c...
by Chuck Romano
February 2nd, 2011, 4:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Poster Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

Magic Poster Restoration

An interesting blog entry on the restoration of posters from the scrapbooks of the SAM

http://refriedbean.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html
by Chuck Romano
January 15th, 2011, 4:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Robert-Houdin: An Artist's Life
Replies: 1
Views: 822

FSH: Robert-Houdin: An Artist's Life

$250 (includes postage in the US only. Sorry, no international shipping) Robert-Houdin: An Artist's Life Christian Fechner Edited by Todd Karr SOLD OUT Published 2003 Two volumes with slipcase 863 pages Over 1200 illustrations 60 color pages In very good (almost MINT) condition One of the most elega...
by Chuck Romano
June 14th, 2010, 1:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 50%OFF + FREE POSTAGE Book - The Art of Deception
Replies: 2
Views: 467

50%OFF + FREE POSTAGE Book - The Art of Deception

I thought I only had a couple copies of my book left before I was offically SOLD OUT . However, this weekend I found two boxes of books in a closet. These books are in MINT condition. I am offering these last copies to members of the Forum for 50% OFF of retail ($65) + FREE POSTAGE. If you ever want...
by Chuck Romano
March 30th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: HOUDINI books. Weltman, Texas Tours and more. FSH.
Replies: 0
Views: 404

HOUDINI books. Weltman, Texas Tours and more. FSH.

1. Houdinis Texas Tours - 1916 & 1923 - Ron Cartlidge. Hardbound book with DJ. Includes 119 pages featuring photographs and illustrations of Houdini performing in and around Texas. Privately published. Print run of 700 copies. - $25.00 2. HOUDINI: ESCAPE INTO LEGEND. The Early Years: 1862-1900 -...
by Chuck Romano
March 2nd, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More BOOKS. Free US shipping!
Replies: 1
Views: 644

Re: More BOOKS. Free US shipping!

SOLD
Chung Ling Soo's Mechanists-They Stayed Behind
A Gift From the Gods The Story of Chung Ling Soo
The Collectors Scrapbook by Gary Frank.
Chung Ling Soo The Man of Mystery
Magic Bookman
Abracadabra: Michigan and Magic Robert Lund
by Chuck Romano
March 1st, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More BOOKS. Free US shipping!
Replies: 1
Views: 644

More BOOKS. Free US shipping!

All books are in very good to MINT condition. FREE shipping in the USA. Postage will be quoted for Canada and International. PAYPAL or money order only. The Great Lyle - Eddie Dawes (#314/1000) - $45 Illusion Show - David Bamberg - $40.00 SPINS & NEEDLES: The Magic of Allan Slaight Ltd. Edition...
by Chuck Romano
February 20th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books FSH! Ltd. Editions and more- Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Collectible, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Books FSH! Ltd. Editions and more- Houdini, Chung Ling Soo, Collectible, etc.

All books are in very good to MINT condition. Will ship via Media Mail. $5.00 postage per book. Heavy box sets $10.00 postage. International Postage will be quoted. PAYPAL or money order only. A Magician Among the Spirits (Houdini) Kaufman and Greenberg. Ltd Ed of 1,000 - $100 Houdini's Conjurers' ...

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