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by atkinsod
October 10th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?

Also, I didn't mean to be accusatory in asking if O'Neal Magic was republishing Grant's works without credit. It is quite possible O'Neal Magic had permission to do so - I'm just trying to find out if anyone knows of the link between Grant, Tanner, and O'Neal. Even Abbott's often didn't list the aut...
by atkinsod
October 9th, 2017, 12:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Don O'Neal & UF Grant?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Don O'Neal & UF Grant?

In some of my research for the Magic Reference Pages (http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm), I have run across books by Don O'Neal of O'Neal Magic, that seem to be exact replicas of U.F. Grant publications. For example, there is a book "Trix With Hares by Don O'Neal", and says "Revise...
by atkinsod
July 10th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Full Contents Jim Klein's Mortimer's Magic Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Full Contents Jim Klein's Mortimer's Magic Magazine

Thanks, Joe. It's been a lot of fun adding to it and discovering a lot of books & material that I never know existed!
by atkinsod
July 10th, 2017, 1:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Color Changing Knives

Thanks, Jim, that was very helpful. I've always enjoyed your website through the years, and was blessed to be able to pick up one of your micro Chop Cups back when you released one along with a routine/book by the late Dennis Loomis - keep up the good work!
by atkinsod
July 8th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Full Contents Jim Klein's Mortimer's Magic Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Full Contents Jim Klein's Mortimer's Magic Magazine

My most recent update to the Magic Book Table of Contents pages (http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm) includes the full contents for all 13 issues of Jim Klein's Mortimer's Magic Magazine. I've had these for some time, but never found the time to go through them until just recently. There is a lot ...
by atkinsod
July 8th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Color Changing Knives

Hi Jim,

The knives look great! Are there any significant design differences between yours and Joe Mogar's knives? The base knives look very similar, other than your knives not being sharpened.

Just curious!

Doug Atkinson
http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/artknife.htm
by atkinsod
December 30th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicPedia Missing All Articles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

MagicPedia Missing All Articles?

Is the Genii Magicpedia showing the articles for y'all? Presently, the links to all the Biographies work, but each article seems to be blank. I tried two different browsers in case it was some security setting, but I don't see content in either one. Perhaps they're in a maintenance mode - hopefully ...
by atkinsod
December 9th, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need Help or Instructions
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Need Help or Instructions

Hi Rennie, This might not help much, but I found a description of Walt Lee's Ultimate Aces in Lewis Ganson's book "The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees". The description states: 5 Ultimate Aces: Four Blue-Backed Aces are placed in a row on the table. Three Red-Backed indifferent cards ar...
by atkinsod
May 4th, 2015, 10:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Index of Dover Magic Books
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: Index of Dover Magic Books

Richard, Thanks for that bit of knowledge, I was not aware of the Dover book of posters. I will be adding that book to the list! I know that many were also upset with Dover over their publishing of Bobo's Coin Magic. My limited understanding is that Dover took advantage of a slip-up in copyright ren...
by atkinsod
May 2nd, 2015, 12:46 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Index of Dover Magic Books
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Index of Dover Magic Books

I've posted at my website an index of all of the Dover Publications, Ltd., books on magic that have been published over the years. I recently added thumbnails of the book covers, so the page is a bit nicer to read now. In all, they published almost 100 magic and related arts books. As a kid growing ...
by atkinsod
March 11th, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 19448

Re: Genii Archive Question

I'm having the same problem. I've done a bit of experimenting: The initial change to the "Archive and Search" section takes over 20 seconds to load - I have to be patient. Many page turns can take 7-10 seconds to turn the page - I'm often waiting wondering if I actually clicked the next pa...
by atkinsod
January 16th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S 200 Magic Booklets/Lecture Notes
Replies: 0
Views: 568

F/S 200 Magic Booklets/Lecture Notes

I'm cleaning out my magic shelves and have just about 200 magic books and lecture notes for sale. Most of these are smaller books and are under $10, with most under $5.00 Doug Atkinson 1110 Elk Lake Lane Forest, VA 24551 atkinsod@gmail.com There are too many to list here. The spreadsheet can be view...
by atkinsod
January 6th, 2015, 8:54 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Conjuring Arts Sale - Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Conjuring Arts Sale - Catalog

I've updated the catalog: Cleaned up the extra columns Fixed the authors added columns for date, number of pages, and Language (for other than English) Also added a column at the front so you can mark which books you already have. Hope this helps someone. The catalog does not include the Harry Loray...
by atkinsod
January 2nd, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Conjuring Arts Sale - Catalog
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Conjuring Arts Sale - Catalog

Hopefully this post is legal! The Conjuring Arts Research Center (http://conjuringarts.org/) is having an e-book sale right now, with 15% off your first e-book, and 30% any subsequent e-books. The catalog is huge, so I've created a Google Docs spreadsheet that lists all of the e-books (current as of...
by atkinsod
October 9th, 2014, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Updated Magic Book Table of Contents Listings

Just a quick note to let y'all know I've added another 100 or so book table of contents listings to the Magic Reference pages at: http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm The list of specific books added is on the "blog" page: http://magicref.tripod.com/blog/ Three other resources for magic bo...
by atkinsod
August 20th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 26153

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

It's all a challenge. Physical books take up a LOT of room, and are thus sometimes relegated to boxes and bins in attics and basements, where they then get moldy or dried out. Or kids find them and draw nice little pictures on them and have fun tearing pages. I have some manuscripts in my collection...
by atkinsod
August 18th, 2014, 8:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS on e-Bay - Caveney's Magicomedy
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: FS on e-Bay - Caveney's Magicomedy

Merrill knives are posted! Starting at $55 each set, these are the original Japanese versions. Thanks for looking!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/atkiontheway/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Doug
by atkinsod
August 18th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 26153

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

I prefer real books to e-books, but I'm actually going the opposite direction. My children didn't pick up my interest in magic tricks, so the many books that I had been saving for them are now just sitting on a shelf, where they are subject to decay. I think it is better they get into the hands of t...
by atkinsod
August 12th, 2014, 4:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS on e-Bay - Caveney's Magicomedy
Replies: 2
Views: 845

FS on e-Bay - Caveney's Magicomedy

I'll be selling off more of my meager book collection. Of interest right now is a copy of Mike Caveney's Magicomedy, which is up on e-Bay and ends this weekend. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mike-Caveney-Magicomedy-Harcover-very-good-condition-/161390759889 If you look at my other items for sale, there's ...
by atkinsod
February 23rd, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 5387

Re: Dover Books on Magic

Hey Chris, At Lybrary.com, I could not find the following e-book that is listed at the Dove site: Fulves, Karl: Self-Working Close Up Card Magic However, you do have listed the following e-books that are NOT currently listed (with e-books) over at Dover: Victor, Edward: Classic Card Tricks James, St...
by atkinsod
February 22nd, 2014, 5:15 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 5387

Re: Dover Books on Magic

While most of the Dover books are readily available (even most of the out of print ones), a few seem to be harder to find. I expect they printed fewer copies of these books: Hofzinser, Johann N.: Hofzinser's Card Conjuring. Maskelyne, Nevil: Maskelyne on the Performance of Magic (Part One of Maskely...
by atkinsod
February 21st, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 5387

Re: Dover Books on Magic

Thanks, Bill. That's exactly the type of tidbits I'd like to add. I know that some were upset with Dover for grabbing up Modern Coin Magic, but overall I'd say that the Dover books have been a good service to promote magic.
by atkinsod
February 21st, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 5387

Dover Books on Magic

I've recently posted an article on my website that lists all of the books that Dover has ever published on Magic Tricks. Are there any books that anyone knows of that are not in the list? For example, did Dover publish Hoffmann's Latest Magic or More Magic books? Also, in case you didn't already kno...
by atkinsod
August 23rd, 2013, 8:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse Books 2 and 4
Replies: 0
Views: 477

F/S Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse Books 2 and 4

I've decided to sell my Harry Lorayne Apocalypse set of hardcovers. These are the L&L Publishing compilations. They are used, lightly read books, but are in very good condition. Full contents can be found at my website: http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm I've already sold the Books 1 and 3 (Vo...
by atkinsod
June 18th, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Knives & Weber Case on e-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Scotty York Knives & Weber Case on e-Bay

I agree about the medallion. One the one hand, the crest is very common among pocket-knives, so it makes it look more "normal", but on the other hand, the change becomes more than just a color change, but an entire handle change. Some don't like the change from a smooth handle to a stag ha...
by atkinsod
June 17th, 2013, 10:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Knives & Weber Case on e-Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Scotty York Knives & Weber Case on e-Bay

Note: these are not my knives for sale, and I'm not endorsing the sale. I just spotted these today and thought others might want to know about them. For sale on e-Bay is a set of 6 Scotty York knives, and the seller also has the Weber case for sale as well. The starting price is not cheap (way out o...
by atkinsod
June 17th, 2013, 9:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Connocopia
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Connocopia

Hey Doug,

Just a quick note that you should change your "signature" here in the Genii Forum, which still points to "connmagic.com" rather than your new site at dougconn.com.

Doug Atkinson
by atkinsod
May 27th, 2013, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Circuit
Replies: 46
Views: 7120

Re: Circuit

Mark, I don't think the thread got Hijacked. The discussion is about the lack if a presentation for Circuit, as demo'd in the video. As clever as the effect is, you are really left with it just looking like a stunt and not a magic trick. Yes, show another magician and he'll be floored, but show it a...
by atkinsod
May 24th, 2013, 4:07 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: making of video for Tenyo book production
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

Re: making of video for Tenyo book production

Just going back to Richard's comment about people only wanting to see the end product; I do think there is quite a bit of interest in "how it's done" these days. Note all of the "making of the Lord of the Rings" and behind the scenes videos for the Indiana Jones and Star Wars fil...
by atkinsod
May 24th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Footnotes - magic history site updated
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: Magic Footnotes - magic history site updated

Gary,

Great stuff. Thanks for posting the link - now bookmarked!

Doug A.
by atkinsod
May 23rd, 2013, 2:45 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Abbott's Downloads
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Re: Abbott's Downloads

More on Abbott's downloads: Be careful before you buy some of the instructions! There are several cases where you can buy the physical copy of the effect (in some cases along with the needed cards or other props) for less than the download. Of course, you have to pay shipping, so there may still be ...
by atkinsod
May 23rd, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Abbott's Downloads
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Abbott's Downloads

I think it is great that Abbott's has provided many of their trick instructions, manuscripts, and books as downloads, most for only $4.00. One thing I was disappointed in is the PDF catalog of all the downloads. Rather than including the full details of the items, the PDF catalog only includes the s...
by atkinsod
May 14th, 2013, 9:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicPedia Milestone
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: MagicPedia Milestone

I recently added over 200 additional table of contents listings to my non-commercial website at http://magicref.tripod.com I've corresponded with Joe before - I really do need to get those book contents listed over at MagicPedia as well - the more places they can be found the better, as the Lord cou...
by atkinsod
May 14th, 2013, 9:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are these legit PDF........... ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Are these legit PDF........... ???

Yeah, you can head over to Lybrary.com, register an account (for free) and get access to Marko's Learned Pig Project, which as I recall has most of those books available as well as many more. A great resource.

Doug
by atkinsod
May 14th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with Chop Mug
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

Re: Help with Chop Mug

Hi Gary, Sorry I don't have an answer, but I was wondering the same thing as I recently saw such a mug on e-Bay. I've heard that if you try and embed the gimmick in the cup before firing it, that the gimmick loses its properties. Thus, perhaps the gimmick must be added after firing, which would be w...
by atkinsod
May 14th, 2013, 8:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 13699

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

I don't think you'll find to many people marketing magic stuff who don't want to market to a lot of people, although most would prefer not having their product ripped off.So I guess I don't get your point, atkinsod. Matt Field Hi Matt, My point wasn't that there are MANY sellers who don't want to r...
by atkinsod
May 7th, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 3837

Re: RIP: Dennis Loomis

So sad to hear it. Dennis was very kind to me with information about Chop Cups for my website some years back. He worked with Jim Riser on the Micro Chop Cup, which was a great little set and a good routine.
by atkinsod
May 7th, 2013, 11:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do you agree with Tamariz?
Replies: 30
Views: 8384

Re: Do you agree with Tamariz?

There are many magicians who have stories about having purchased an effect, read the instructions, and relegated the effect to the bottom drawer...until they saw another magician perform that effect and fool everyone! Suddenly they gain a new respect for what the written word just didn't portray. No...
by atkinsod
May 7th, 2013, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 13699

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

The Revizzit approach may work out okay for RealSecrets. iTunes used to provide only DRM'd music files, until the pressure from sites like Amazon (who offered DRM-free MP3's) forced Apple to drop their DRM. That happens when you have a product that you want to market to a LOT of people and there is ...
by atkinsod
April 23rd, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please
Replies: 45
Views: 9732

Re: Library Organization and Software Recommendations Please

I do recall feeling "forced" to update Book Collector (from Collectorz.com), though I don't recall the specific details. I think it was when Amazon changed their access method, and Collectorz decided to build their own online database of books. The older version wouldn't, of course, work w...

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