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by JHostler
November 4th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Dylan
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Penn & Dylan

Bob Dylan. Images and impressions conjured by the mere sight of this artist's name speak to his near-miraculous impact on modern culture. I happen to be one huge fan... so imagine my surprise, upon cracking open his latest "Bootleg Series" release, to find liner notes written by our very o...
by JHostler
October 14th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Knives, Daryl Deluxe Edition, Heart Attack Wallet, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Scotty York Knives, Daryl Deluxe Edition, Heart Attack Wallet, etc.

Apologies - while photographing the York knives, I noticed a minor manufacturing flaw in one. Knocking off $20 for anyone interested.
by JHostler
October 14th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Knives, Daryl Deluxe Edition, Heart Attack Wallet, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Scotty York Knives, Daryl Deluxe Edition, Heart Attack Wallet, etc.

Daryl Deluxe Signed Set – SPR Gambler & FYE Pleasure This is the signed & hand-numbered leatherette edition with slipcase (as issued by Vanishing Inc.) - #120 of 250. Includes both Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure. The whole set is in fantastic condition....
by JHostler
September 10th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stack copyright question
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Stack copyright question

lybrary wrote:My understanding is that you cannot copyright a stack in the US. You could copyright the instructions and description of it. But the arrangement of cards in a particular order is not something a copyright would protect. This would fall under patents...


Correct (in the U.S.).
by JHostler
September 4th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books by Vernon, Nuzzo, Schmidt
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Books by Vernon, Nuzzo, Schmidt

Just took the lot online for $39.99:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Book-Lot-Expe ... Swd7xZrc5X
by JHostler
September 4th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books by Vernon, Nuzzo, Schmidt
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Books by Vernon, Nuzzo, Schmidt

All prices include shipping to the continental US (lower 48 only): Dai Vernon / Lewis Ganson - Inner Secrets of Card Magic (1959) - $24.99 Hardcover with dust jacket. Super condition. First Supreme Magic edition (1971). Ed Marlo and Jimmy Nuzzo / Jon Racherbaumer - Art and Ardor at the Card Table (2...
by JHostler
September 4th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

52 chances?..i dont think so.. because this magician sell this.. Incorrect. I'll repeat (with emphasis): This can be done exactly as depicted roughly once in every 52 performances. There is no "holy grail" of ACAAN and never will be - not under true test conditions (with the deck complete...
by JHostler
September 3rd, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

Yes, this can be done exactly as depicted. And 100% reliably... roughly once in every 52 performances.
by JHostler
August 27th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

Gimmicks, trick props, sleight of hand, mathematics, optical illusions. Awfully broad "solutions," but spoilers nonetheless. If an audience dials into any of these as the obvious (or only) method, a piece of magic is relegated to little more than "trick" status. Specifics are lar...
by JHostler
August 20th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 42
Views: 3633

Re: Ambitious Riser

Apologies for the "topic creep," but with the millions (literally, millions) of pages of magic in print, what psychological imperative compels us to invest months or years in others' moves - largely (if not exclusively) to impress other magicians? That year of practice could be put to muc...
by JHostler
August 20th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 42
Views: 3633

Re: Ambitious Riser

Apologies for the "topic creep," but with the millions (literally, millions) of pages of magic in print, what psychological imperative compels us to invest months or years in others' moves - largely (if not exclusively) to impress other magicians? That year of practice could be put to much...
by JHostler
August 6th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13

I was surprised when Penn & Teller failed to spot the Tamariz displacement ruse when Siegfreid Tieber performed an updated version of Tamariz's Neither Blind nor Stupid. +1 Damn fine variation of both the trick, and of Juan's persona. I'd like to see more of this guy... +2. Fun seeing P&T f...
by JHostler
July 15th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Daryl Deluxe Signed Set - SoPRG & FYEP
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Daryl Deluxe Signed Set - SoPRG & FYEP

I'm really torn between letting this go and living with the memory of Daryl's death lurking in this "Deluxe" two book set. This is the signed & hand-numbered leatherette edition with slipcase (as issued by Vanishing Inc.) - #120 of 250. Includes both Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler a...
by JHostler
June 11th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bertram OSoH, Hooser's Destroyers, & Dobson's $Mine$
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: Bertram OSoH, Hooser's Destroyers, & Dobson's $Mine$

Both books are gone. "$Mine$" still available.
by JHostler
June 11th, 2017, 9:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bertram OSoH, Hooser's Destroyers, & Dobson's $Mine$
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Bertram OSoH, Hooser's Destroyers, & Dobson's $Mine$

For your rummaging pleasure. Photos available upon request… Bertram on Sleight of Hand by Ross Bertram (1983, first edition) A heavy hardcover book with dust jacket… 255 pages of card and coin handling. Features original Lee Jacobs Productions sticker(!) Very good condition. $35 shipped anywhere in ...
by JHostler
May 22nd, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Variation 9000
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Variation 9000

In celebration of Richard's endodontic adventure... if nothing else... "Variation 9000" is here. What the heck is it? The third installment of ye ol' "ala McCartney" series. What the heck is that? Bang-bang magical development... at about the same pace Paul cranks out a new tune ...
by JHostler
May 13th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Books Books Books

All sold!
by JHostler
May 13th, 2017, 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: FISM '85 Medallion
Replies: 1
Views: 782

FISM '85 Medallion

Recently discovered on the Big Bay in the Sky: A heavy brass(?) medallion, roughly 2" in diameter, with a top hat and "FISM '85" on one side and "Asociacion Magica Aragonesa" + Aragon coat-of-arms on the reverse. Any idea how many of these were created, and to whom they were...
by JHostler
April 30th, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Marlo's Magazine #5
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Marlo's Magazine #5

SOLD
by JHostler
April 30th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Marlo's Magazine #5
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Marlo's Magazine #5

Due to unforeseen mandolin-related circumstances, a numbered, signed, and inscribed Marlo's Magazine #5 is now available for your consideration. Very good condition... photos available upon request... $199 includes shipping to any of the lower 48 states. PM me if interested... John Hostler 305 Mill ...
by JHostler
April 8th, 2017, 9:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ahead of the Pack by Lewis Jones & Jack Avis
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Ahead of the Pack by Lewis Jones & Jack Avis

This book has been "disappeared!"
by JHostler
April 2nd, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vantablack
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: Vantablack

Surrey NanoSystems' non-nanotube version is (according to the first video I linked) much more handling-tolerant. I suppose at some point we'll see...
by JHostler
April 1st, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vantablack
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: Vantablack

That first link is actually a Vantablack variation.

Here's another story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JNc6NAsf4U
by JHostler
April 1st, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vantablack
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Vantablack

Apologies if this has been discussed... but my wheels are spinning off their axes. Oh, the applications... if only it were readily available. Calling Dr. Pellikaan...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v0_fID_jvA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOSWHyCVX-o
by JHostler
April 1st, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ahead of the Pack by Lewis Jones & Jack Avis
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Ahead of the Pack by Lewis Jones & Jack Avis

"Ahead of the Pack" by Lewis Jones & Jack Avis (2002) 288 pages of pasteboard bliss. Hardcover with dustjacket. Long out of print... excellent condition... $32 shipped anywhere in the continental US (lower 48). PM me if interested… John Host ler 305 Millh ouse Drive Fran kiln TN 3 7064...
by JHostler
March 25th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Various Great Books and Gibeciere
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Various Great Books and Gibeciere

These items have now gone to the great Bay in the sky...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/gratefuldad70/m ... 7675.l2562
by JHostler
March 23rd, 2017, 5:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Various Great Books and Gibeciere
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Various Great Books and Gibeciere

For your procurement pleasure. All prices include shipping to the continental USA (lower 48)… Gibeciere journals – Summer and Winter 2011. Beautiful condition. $39 for the lot. Wonders of Magic by John Booth – Inscribed. Cover very slightly wavy, but in otherwise excellent condition. $28 Mathematica...
by JHostler
March 21st, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay estate auction of BOOKS.
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: Ebay estate auction of BOOKS.

Having picked up an inscribed Marlo Mag from this estate, I have a pretty good idea. No... not a big or familiar name. In fact, it's strange how little is known - magically speaking - about the decedent. That said, I'm not sure the seller wants the source publicized.
by JHostler
February 4th, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Books Books Books

Everything's gone but Wonders of Magic by John Booth. Letting it go for $29, inclusive of shipping to the continental US.

PM or email me if interested…

John H ostler
305 Mill house Dr
Franklin, TN 3 7064
(61 5) 906-8 5 0 2
Hostlerj [att] gmail [dott] com
by JHostler
January 22nd, 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Books Books Books

I’ve just added the following and lowered prices on the remainder: “Wonders of Magic” by John Booth. Out of print and hard to find in this shape. Overall excellent condition – dust jacket exhibits minor wear. Inscribed by the author to the previous owner. $32 shipped anywhere in the continental US (...
by JHostler
January 15th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Books Books Books

Thompson books and Magnum are sold.
by JHostler
January 15th, 2017, 2:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Books Books Books

Thanks, Bill!
by JHostler
January 15th, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books Books Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Books Books Books

Going into hiding sale… all prices include shipping to the continental USA (lower 48): - Harvey Berg’s Ne Plus Ultra Book Test – Like New – $79 - Bob Wagner’s Master Notebook of Magic – Pristine Condition – $19 - J.G. Thompson’s “My Best” and “Miracle makers” – Fabulous condition, but no dust jacket...
by JHostler
January 2nd, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 5446

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

"The Ultimate Marked Deck." Not cheap, but SO easy to read.
by JHostler
December 31st, 2016, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Best of an Awful 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 598

The Best of an Awful 2016

What the deuce… a completely arbitrary, who-the-heck-cares-but-me roundup of a scant few decent things to come out of 2016. I wish there were more… - Most brain-tingling new magic book: The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi . (Unsolicited recommendation: Buy this before the remaining three first edition copi...
by JHostler
December 26th, 2016, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 10689

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

After finally having time to sift through Aretalogy's contents, I must say this is the single most stimulating collection of magic I've laid eyes on since the '80s. That it is so well presented, and that the material can actually be *performed*, is icing on the cake. Bravo Vanni, Stephen, Tony, et a...
by JHostler
December 22nd, 2016, 8:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Orson Welles in Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Orson Welles in Rome

Richard Kaufman wrote:It must have been the famous Doctor Vinnie Boombotz.


That's it! All roads lead to Dean Martin.

Boombotz --> Dangerfield --> DMVS
Welles --------------------------> DMVS
by JHostler
December 22nd, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Orson Welles in Rome
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Orson Welles in Rome

Though not a magician in the strictest sense, I wonder if it might have been Gustavo Rol.
by JHostler
December 21st, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Harvey Berg's "Ne Plus Ultra" Book Test
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Harvey Berg's "Ne Plus Ultra" Book Test

Last call @ $89...

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