Search found 887 matches

by I.M. Magician
July 13th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Reminder: "Fool Us!" starts new season tonight! 7_13
Replies: 2
Views: 378

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

Thank you for the reminder erdnasephile.

WHAT A TREAT! My my...it's like I always say, there are lots of magicians but only a handful of really truly great ones. Richard Turner is certainly one of them!
by I.M. Magician
July 13th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: 2 Harry Lorayne Books
Replies: 0
Views: 225

FSH: 2 Harry Lorayne Books

I am offering Genii Forum members two books by Harry Lorayne which were follow-ups to his enormously successful Close-Up Card Magic book. They are...PERSONAL SECRETS and MY FAVORITE CARD TRICKS. Each book is $8 or $15 for the pair including shipping to the US. These are brand new unread copies. Plea...
by I.M. Magician
July 11th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 54
Views: 18724

Re: DeLand

If I recall correctly, Richard said that he expected it to become available by the end of this year.
by I.M. Magician
July 10th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2599

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Nice trick/method. My assumption is a gaffed deck...clue is the way the 2H is displayed/held. That's my guess too… I think that's the big lie: it's not a borrowed deck! Agreed. If this is so, perhaps we are talking two magnetic cards (one of them being the flat blue back one) which would explain ho...
by I.M. Magician
July 10th, 2017, 12:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2599

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Nice work Kent. I really enjoyed that. I watched a few of your other videos including Triumph and enjoyed them as well.

You are my new favorite magician!
by I.M. Magician
July 8th, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: Stars of Magic

Several years back, rumor had it that Robbins lost the original plates for the photos but I was told that it was not so. Apparently, the reprint lacked the quality that older editions had due to the way it was printed and not the source. With today's technology, you would think that the photos could...
by I.M. Magician
July 8th, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Magic Poster Book

I browsed through the McCord museum book today and I found it to be quite nice! Cloth bound heavy book with lots of terrific posters. Perhaps a bit brief on the written word considering that there are conspicuously blank portions of pages which could have been used to say something. It certainly ran...
by I.M. Magician
July 2nd, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum

Leonard Hevia wrote:I'm looking for a set of Taytelbaum's pirate paddles.


Me too! In fact, I am looking for his plastic micro magic pieces in general. If anyone is looking to sell and/or trade Taytelbaum pieces, I would sure aporeciate a PM! :)
by I.M. Magician
July 2nd, 2017, 8:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Magic Poster Book

Here are more possible considerations used to rate these poster books. Do the posters in the book provide a chronological history of magic? Is the book just a pretty coffee table book or informational? Are the posters included nothing more than a bunch of posters available to the book's creator or a...
by I.M. Magician
July 1st, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Magic Poster Book

When one asks which book of this kind is the best, I wonder what the criteria would be. Choice of posters, quality, posters and print together, and so on. For me, the first edition gigantic Taschen book may have to be the winner. I have not looked at the Potter and McCord books yet so I can't have a...
by I.M. Magician
June 30th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum

PM sent to you Brad. Thanks!
by I.M. Magician
June 26th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Great deal here for lot of 18 Tenyo magic tricks!
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Great deal here for lot of 18 Tenyo magic tricks!

You will receive 18 brand new Tenyo magic tricks. Most are still in the sealed Tenyo packages. All come with the English Tenyo instructions. Most of them have been discontinued by Tenyo. Many of them are considered to be favorites. You will receive: * MONEY SPLASH- in the sealed English package * MY...
by I.M. Magician
June 22nd, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Genuine Tenyo Crystal Cleaver for sale here
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Genuine Tenyo Crystal Cleaver for sale here

If you still do not own the wonderful and now discontinued Tenyo Crystal Cleaver, here is an opportunity to get a brand new one here for the very nice price of $25 which includes shipping to the US. Even if you own it, you may want a spare or one to give as a gift. You will receive a brand new GENUI...
by I.M. Magician
June 21st, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 3160

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

For me, boring same old stuff but the judges said they liked it. So far this season, I don't see a stand out magic performance. Instead of a stack of close-up performers, they have a wider variety of performance types. None of them have excited me yet but I will admit that I can be a very difficult ...
by I.M. Magician
June 20th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 3160

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

I can tell you as fact that all of those reactions were not while watching magic being performed. Some were reactions to singers for example.
by I.M. Magician
June 17th, 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Magic Poster Book

So what do you think this book is? Is it your feeling that it is not indeed the same book?
by I.M. Magician
June 17th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2029

Re: Magic Poster Book

The book's description on Amazon seems to be the same as listed on the museum's site. The list price on Amazon is $10 less than on the museum site but Amazon is selling it at a nice price. Eventually, we will get to the bottom of this I suppose. Is it possible that the one on Amazon is a second edit...
by I.M. Magician
June 17th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Wagon effects for sale here at low prices!
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Magic Wagon effects for sale here at low prices!

Price reduction on the following...

* TIGER AND DRAGON MYSTERY- now $175
* ABSCONDING LYCAN- now $125
* ULTIMATE CARD DAGGER- now $125
by I.M. Magician
June 15th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 3160

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

One or both were adopted?
by I.M. Magician
June 15th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 3160

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

All this reminds me of an off topic question I had a lot of fun with when I was young. Call it a puzzle if you like. There were two brothers who joined the army. They were both born on the same day on the same month and the same year within a very short time of each other. Minutes in fact. They had...
by I.M. Magician
June 10th, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Wagon effects for sale here at low prices!
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Magic Wagon effects for sale here at low prices!

I am offering 5 Magic Wagon collectibles at really cheap prices. All are brand new and complete. Shipping to the US is included. Please contact me for the added cost of shipping to locations out of the US. * TIGER AND DRAGON MYSTERY- $200 * ABSCONDING LYCAN- $150 * ULTIMATE CARD DAGGER- $150 * THE H...
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Quite frankly, there are so many other effects which are so much easier to ready and demo repeatedly, I don't know why anyone would get stuck on this dam thing! :D
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

performer wrote:I have no desire to visit the dentist just to find out where I can buy dental dam. Where do the magic dealers get it?


Either from a dentist or a dental supply company I suspect.
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Is there a way to set it up in view of the spectator? I've never done it, but it always looked like something that you'd have to bring out with the works all set up. it's the method reset that's challenging even when you have a bottle nearby. Please allow me to suggest that instead of a bottle, use...
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

performer wrote:Where does one purchase dental dam?


I suspect that the easiest way (if you are not a dentist) would be to ask your dentist to order you some. First, see if he/she has an assortment for you to choose from. My dentist had only one kind unfortunately.

Any other way would be like pulling teeth! :lol:
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

It it's too thick, it won't work. I know this because my dentist gave me some to try out and it was too thick and simply would not do that thing it's supposed to do.
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

A few seconds actually. Another issue which should be considered is the wear and tear on the substance. Constant use will eventually tear it. You can always have a backup there just in case. Also, I can tell you that it works best when first broken in just a bit. You can always try it and see what h...
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Richard Kaufman wrote:If you know how to setup dental dam for the trick, it can be done in less than a second.


Indeed but you would have to turn away from the spectators to do that or perhaps be able to go behind a platform on your table to do that.
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

I suspect that after Lubor came up with it, many copies came out. One reason being that it is so easy to copy. Nothing needs to be made actually. The substance and some brief instructions will do it.

Over the years, I have seen several versions (copies) available.
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

I agree that the "Gozinta" or whatever it was called trick is visually impressive, but I will never forget Clarke Crandall's hilariously cynical references to it in TOPS magazine in the early 1960s. He considered it essentially a rip-off, just a piece of "dental mastic" and a se...
by I.M. Magician
May 9th, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Because of the setup preparation, it's not practical for repeated performances. Setting up several of these for performances won't work either because of a reason I won't divulge here.

Therefore, may I suggest that it's not a pitch trick by any means.
by I.M. Magician
May 8th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2883

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

The very first time I saw the dental dam trick was in a Fun Shop in center city and the owner made it himself using cut up rubber gloves. He called the trick Osmo. The next time I saw it was in the magic shop I ended up working in and they supplied the buyer with actual sheets of dental dam. Needles...
by I.M. Magician
May 5th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4731

Re: Royal road to card magic

Nonsense! Several hours have gone by and you still seem to be there! And I bet my little intervention has got you lots of business! Unfortunately, nothing, nada, zilch, the empty set, grand total of zero...not one book sold. :cry: Let's try this! If anyone buys a book from me, they get to select an...
by I.M. Magician
May 5th, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: My Best by JG Thompson Jr.- A GREAT BOOK!
Replies: 14
Views: 1953

Re: FSH: My Best by JG Thompson Jr.- A GREAT BOOK!

The Encyclopedia of Card Tricks has vanished but you can still get MY BEST for $11 and Royal Road Hardbound for $12.

Please PM me or, for faster service, drop me an email.
by I.M. Magician
May 5th, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4731

Re: Royal road to card magic

Well, thanks to you, I suspect that I am on the royal road to being deleted. :cry:
by I.M. Magician
May 5th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4731

Re: Royal road to card magic

There is someone here on the Genii Forum offering brand new shrink wrapped standard Hardbound copies of the book with dust cover for only $12 including shipping to the US. You can find it being offered in the post offering the book MY BEST. In other words you! I have been and I have seen. Very snea...
by I.M. Magician
May 4th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4731

Re: Royal road to card magic

:shock: :oops: :lol:
by I.M. Magician
May 4th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4731

Re: Royal road to card magic

There is someone here on the Genii Forum offering brand new shrink wrapped standard Hardbound copies of the book with dust cover for only $12 including shipping to the US.

You can find it being offered in the post offering the book MY BEST.

Go to advanced search