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by Herb
August 27th, 2017, 1:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 1639

Re: Stars of Magic

If anyone is interested in buying a copy of the Tannen's version, I have one for sale:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/store/p288/St ... Magic.html

While at the site, there are other magic books to check out too.

Herb
by Herb
May 21st, 2017, 2:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hi - just a reminder the auction for these three rare decks of playing cards ends Sunday night (5/21). Check 'em out.
by Herb
May 19th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Books: Marlo, Lorayne, Wonder

Hello - I have the following books for sale. Shipping is $3.50 additional per book by media mail in the U. S. (will provide a combined shippinq quote for more than one book). Please contact me by email if interested. Best of Friends, by Harry Lorayne, $42 This is the 1982 version (not the later repr...
by Herb
May 15th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Vintage Steamboat Svengali & other great card decks

Hello, I have three great decks of cards for sale at ebay: an amazing vintage deck of Steamboat Svengali cards, and two hard to find unopened decks from the Expert Playing Card Company: an Exquisite Bold deck, and a Red Zen Pure prototype deck. They can all be found here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/got...
by Herb
May 5th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hope to see some of the NYC folks tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) at our event at Cafe Rustico (i.e. "the Pizza Place"). Should be a fun day of hanging out.
by Herb
April 25th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Here's the correct web link for that if you're interested:

http://www.herbsmagic.com/magic-in-new- ... fe-rustico
by Herb
April 24th, 2017, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Event in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Ricky Smith Event in NYC

Hello Folks, Ricky Smith will be hanging out with us Saturday, May 6 at Café Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to schmoozing and amazing people and helping folks with sleight of hand, Ricky will be selling his original magic products. This is organized in collaboration wi...
by Herb
April 16th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Interview with David Williamson

Thanks for the comments about the David Williamson interview. I'm really glad to know that some folks checked it out and enjoyed it...as well as the others on the site. The Magic in New York blog covers the wide range of what's happening in the New York magic scene, including a calendar of events, a...
by Herb
April 13th, 2017, 8:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Interview with David Williamson

Thought some folks might be interested in this interview I conducted with David Williamson, in connection with his appearance in Circus 1903, which is playing now here in New York. He talks about creating the role of the Ringmaster in the show, but we also get into some interesting magic-related are...
by Herb
April 5th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Scott & Puck Lecture in NYC plus Salute to Magic and Henry Evans

Hello - Here is info about upcoming events from the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. in New York. Scott Alexander & Puck will lecture this Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic. As you probably know, Scott & Puck made an impactful appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and each has a...
by Herb
March 2nd, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Salute to Magic show in NYC, April 8

Hello Folks - The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting its 108th annual Salute to Magic show on April 8. The show features a bill of top-notch talent including accomplished artists Denny Haney and Scott Alexander and Puck, as well as juggler Will Shaw and up-and-coming conjuror Alexander Bo...
by Herb
February 2nd, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Hi - I've heard great things about Mahdi's lecture. Hope some folks in the NYC area can make it tomorrow (Friday 2/3/17) night.
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture in NYC • Feb. 3

Mahdi Gilbert Lecture Friday, February 3, 8 p.m. Presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians Mahdi Gilbert's magic is truly spellbinding. He will mystify you entirely with his tricks and impress you even more because as a person born without hands he had to entirely invent ...
by Herb
January 16th, 2017, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers
Replies: 19
Views: 1857

Re: Feld and/or public sloughs Ringling Brothers

I find this news very disappointing for a variety of reasons. Nostalgia is one...I loved the Ringling circus as a kid, mostly for the sheer spectacle of it. But also as the largest and most visible circus in the U. S. it kind of was a focal point for the whole world of circus. Losing the link to the...
by Herb
December 23rd, 2016, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC: Jan 5

Hello Folks, Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M. in New York will hold its annual auction, January 5, at 8 p.m. The auction is a great opportunity to find unusual and rare items as well as get bargains on a variety of tricks, books, videos and other magic items. Plus it's fun to come see the exciting...
by Herb
October 25th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Patrick Redford Lecture in NYC, Nov. 4
Replies: 0
Views: 447

Patrick Redford Lecture in NYC, Nov. 4

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting: Patrick Redford Lecture Mostly Magic and a Little Bit of Mentalism Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor (enter on 33rd Street) Free to S. A. M. members; $25 for non-S.A.M. members; $20 for national S.A....
by Herb
October 5th, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free show in NYC...Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 498

Free show in NYC...Thursday

The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting a free show Thursday (10/6). There are some talented folks on the bill...please join us. Parent Assembly's Fall Magic Revue October 6, 8 p.m., Free Admission featuring: Circus Bicuspid Rene Clement Lee Alan Barrett Og the Caveman Harrison Kramer Geor...
by Herb
October 3rd, 2016, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 4932

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

As noted all seats -in the orchestra and mezzanine both - are priced at $177 - PLUS there is a $25.50 per ticket service charge and to top it off (and in my view add insult to injury) - a $2 per ticket facility charge. The entire bill for two tickets in the search I just ran came to $409. Not sure w...
by Herb
September 23rd, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pop Haydn Lecture in NYC - Sept. 29
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Pop Haydn Lecture in NYC - Sept. 29

Whit "Pop" Haydn will appear Thursday, September 29 in New York City in a lecture presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians. We are proud to present Whit's eagerly anticipated lecture here in New York. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Sev...
by Herb
September 23rd, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 3741

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

I would be curious to know whether Stan explored options to keep Magic Magazine going, by finding someone else to carry it forward. I think that could have been the best way of maintaining the magazine's legacy. I'm sure finding such a publisher would have been challenging and maybe such options wer...
by Herb
September 3rd, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marcus Eddie 9/8 Lecture Cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Marcus Eddie 9/8 Lecture Cancelled

Hello Folks, Sorry to say that the Parent Assembly's lecture by Marcus Eddie in New York, which had been announced here previously for September 8, has been cancelled. A great option instead for that night is the lecture by Levent which will be presented at Fantasma at 8 p.m. Parent Assembly will st...
by Herb
August 22nd, 2016, 3:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NYC Lectures: Marcus Eddie & Whit Haydn
Replies: 1
Views: 447

NYC Lectures: Marcus Eddie & Whit Haydn

Hello Folks - the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. has two great lectures upcoming in September. Marcus Eddie is scheduled to lecture on Thursday, September 8 at 8 p.m. and Whit Haydn will lecture on September 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets for both lectures are free to Parent Assembly Members, $25 for non-mem...
by Herb
June 2nd, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nick Conticello et al, performing in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Nick Conticello et al, performing in NYC

Hey Folks, Among the performers tomorrow night (Fri, June 3) at the Parent Assembly/S. A. M. close-up show is Nick Conticello. Nick, as some folks may know, contributed two card effects to Tarbell 7 and has published a wide range of other card material elsewhere. He doesn't perform that frequently s...
by Herb
May 6th, 2016, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NYC: Will Houstoun Lecture & Salute to Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 511

NYC: Will Houstoun Lecture & Salute to Magic

Join Parent Assembly #1 of the S. A. M. tonight and tomorrow for two great magic events. Tonight, May 6 at 8 p.m. Will Houstoun will lecture for the Assembly (see details below for general admission). Tomorrow, May 7, the Assembly will present its 107th Annual Salute to Magic show at the Queens Thea...
by Herb
April 23rd, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lectures in NYC: Michael Vincent & Will Houstoun
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Lectures in NYC: Michael Vincent & Will Houstoun

The S. A. M. Parent Assembly has two great upcoming lectures in New York City. Michael Vincent, Mon. May 2, 7 p.m. At Fantasma Magic. 421 7th Ave, 3rd fl. (West 33rd Street, off 7th Ave) This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the world's leading close-up magicians. Will Houstoun, Fri, May 6...
by Herb
April 14th, 2016, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 778

Salute to Magic

The 107th Annual Salute to Magic, presented by Parent Assembly #1 of the Society of American Magicians, will be held Saturday, May 7 at Queens Theatre in New York. The show features an outstanding bill of award-winning magicians from the U. S. and abroad, including: John Lenehan Jania Taylor Jay Mat...
by Herb
March 30th, 2016, 2:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Show Thurs in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 1248

Free Show Thurs in NYC

Hello, The Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. is presenting "Magic in a New York State of Mind," a free show at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Thursday (3/31) at 6 p.m. The bill will feature performances by: George Schindler (Dean of the S. A. M.) Rene ...
by Herb
February 23rd, 2016, 10:57 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cafe Edison closing
Replies: 10
Views: 6039

Re: Cafe Edison closing

Magicians in New York meet on Saturdays at Cafe Rustico, 25 West 35th Street, from approximately noon to 5 p.m. The spot is one block away from Tannen's magic shop and a couple blocks from Fantasma, so you can make the magic rounds all in one afternoon. The Magic Table, which had been meeting on Fri...
by Herb
January 29th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Show in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 605

Free Magic Show in NYC

Hello Parent Assembly, #1 of the SAM is presenting a free show on Friday February 5. It includes performances by several top-notch local magicians and will be hosted by David Kaye. There will be great magic, mentalism, juggling and more. Please join us. Magic by Our Newest Members Friday, February 5...
by Herb
January 5th, 2016, 2:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC, Thursday, January 7
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Parent Assembly Magic Auction in NYC, Thursday, January 7

Hello Folks, The Parent Assembly of S. A. M will hold its annual auction this Thursday, January 7 at 8 p.m. at Fantasma Magic, 421 Seventh Avenue, third floor, New York City. Anyone may attend the auction free of charge in order to bid on and purchase items (only members of the Assembly are eligible...
by Herb
November 28th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoot Ogawa Lecture in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Shoot Ogawa Lecture in NYC

Hi Folks - Shoot Ogawa will lecture for Parent Assembly of the S. A. M. this coming Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.. Shoot will be teaching the Ninja Rings and other signature effects. If you are a member of the national S. A. M. but not the Parent Assembly, admission is $20. If you are not an S. A. M....
by Herb
September 26th, 2015, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Smith Lecture, October 2
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Ricky Smith Lecture, October 2

Friends - Ricky Smith will be lecturing Friday, October 2 for the Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians in New York. As many of you undoubtedly know, Ricky is widely respected for his sleight-of-hand technique with cards. His releases via Dan and Dave include videos on the Color Chang...
by Herb
September 2nd, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Upcoming Lectures at S. A. M Parent Assembly
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Upcoming Lectures at S. A. M Parent Assembly

Hello Folks, Thought some might like to know that the Parent Assembly of the S. A. M., here in New York, has announced its first three lecturers for the year: Will Fern, Thursday, September 10 Ricky Smith, Friday, October 2 Shoot Ogawa, Friday, December 4 We're very excited by this diverse slate of ...
by Herb
July 8th, 2015, 2:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Show this Fri. in NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Magic Show this Fri. in NYC

Hey Folks, If you're in the New York City area, please join us this Friday night for a free show with five great magicians: Siqi Wang, Rachel Wax, Mike Patrick, Don Swekoski, and Myron the Magnificent. All the details can be found via the link below. The show is in Manhattan in the East Village. The...
by Herb
June 11th, 2015, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC

For anyone in the New York area, the Salute to Magic is tonight at the Players Theatre.
by Herb
June 4th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale: Smoke and Mirrors and Greater Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Books for sale: Smoke and Mirrors and Greater Magic

Hello Folks,

Books for sale at eBay: John Bannon's "Smoke & Mirrors" and "Greater Magic" (Kaufman and Greenberg edition), plus a couple other items.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/gotthevintagein ... pg=&_from=

best,

Herb
by Herb
May 21st, 2015, 1:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Salute to Magic, June 11, NYC

Hello - The 106th Annual SALUTE TO MAGIC will be presented at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at The Players Theater at 115 MacDougal Street in New York City. The show will star comedy magician John Graham and Illusionist Jason Bishop and honors Jerry Oppenheimer as Magician of the Year 2015. Tick...
by Herb
May 20th, 2015, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Open Mic in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Magic Open Mic in NYC

We are launching The Magic Salon, a magic open mic, Tuesday, May 26 at Holland House, from 7 to 9 p.m. 276 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street) The open mic is designed to give magicians an opportunity to appear before an audience in order to develop new material, hone existing material, or just enjoy perf...
by Herb
May 5th, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson,

The Pallbearers Review set has been sold.
by Herb
May 3rd, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Books for sale (Greater Magic, Life Savers, Williamson, etc.

The following books are for sale: The Pallbearers Review - three volume set, L & L - $225 Life Savers , by Michael Weber - $80 Williamson's Wonders - $45 Smoke and Mirrors , John Bannon - $59 The Magic of Francis Carlyle - $90 Greater Magic , Hilliard (Kaufman and Greenberg edition) - $235 The b...

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