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by Jason England
April 26th, 2017, 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 6891

Re: On the Pass

It looked pretty damn good at Blackpool 2 months ago. I think RK doing the pass at 80% is better than most other people's 100% efforts.

Jason
by Jason England
April 20th, 2017, 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

magicam,

I've been collecting Erdnase seriously for about 15 years I guess. Not really sure when I first "noticed" that I had a collection, but I bought my first edition in 2004 (I think) and that was 13 years ago.

Jason
by Jason England
April 18th, 2017, 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4729

Re: Royal road to card magic

Wow. Looks like a book published/copyrighted in 1948 just barely missed the cutoff. US copyright law appears to have changed to 28 years worth of protection in 1909, so Royal Road would have been good until the end of 1975 under its initial copyright. If it wasn't renewed in 1975, then it would have...
by Jason England
April 17th, 2017, 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 4729

Re: Royal road to card magic

Is Royal Road still under copyright protection? If so, who owns the copyright? If not, when did it pass into the public domain?

Just curious.

Jason
by Jason England
April 15th, 2017, 1:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

Re: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay

I was the "Erdnase Grip" in the Shade credits.

Jason
by Jason England
April 14th, 2017, 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Magicam, While I don't think the recent acceleration in the prices will continue, I don't foresee a return to the prices of 10 years ago, when you'd get a 1905 pictorial Drake on eBay for $400 - 500. These recent price increases will top out here pretty soon (I think), but my suspicion is they'll le...
by Jason England
April 10th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

I have 6 different Drake HBs. Three of them are the pictorial variants like the one Potter and Potter sold.

Putting all 6 together in one group like this takes a lot of time and effort and is undoubtedly worth a premium.

First $50,000 takes 'em!

Jason
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Christopher, I can't put words in his mouth, but RogerM may have been speaking of having obtained a level of "practical mastery" over the tabled faro. That means that it's a move that you feel comfortable using, just about anywhere, as long as you are in control of certain necessary elemen...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Christopher, Actually, hitting 50 in a row with a single deck only really tells you that your technique is (probably) excellent and that that particular deck is cooperating. A much more interesting test would be to take 50 different decks (they can be all the same brand and size), work them in as mu...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

JD,

Martin Nash practiced a lot longer than 10 years. He still missed on occasion when the deck wasn't cooperating. It happens.

To most of us.

Jason
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

RogerM, There's no vitriol and I apologize if my choice of words made it seem that way. I wasn't mad - only confused at you appearing to say that you never missed tabled faros, then claiming you didn't say that. You've now clarified that you were only referring to the "hell of a card man" ...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 7696

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

As you also mention if Roger can indeed do table faro's and never miss then he is one hell of a card worker ..... I didn't, and would never say any such thing. Actually, you said exactly that. "I can hit a table faro, or an in the hands faro 100% of the time." -RogerM Or is this the part ...
by Jason England
October 20th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

The Nevada Erdnase plate is owned by a wonderful magician and friend named Stuart Beck. Stuart works for Cirque at the Beatles "Love" show.

Jason
by Jason England
September 26th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:license plate



You are a Nerdnase.

Jason
by Jason England
July 24th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Expert Card Technique 3rd edition for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Expert Card Technique 3rd edition for sale

I have a copy of Expert Card Technique (the 3rd edition with the extra Vernon/Daley chapter at the back) for sale. The book is in very good condition and comes in a brodart clear protective dust jacket. There's one on eBay for $250. I want $175 for mine. First email gets it. Jason England 4121 Perfe...
by Jason England
July 24th, 2016, 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

"He is Erdnase and he wrote the book."

Wow.

Jason
by Jason England
March 16th, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Put me down for "Rising Star - Canadian." Might be moving there in November.

Jason
by Jason England
February 19th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel closing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4122

Criss Angel closing?

My brother works for the Cirque show Zarkana at Aria and they were told that Criss Angel's Believe will close for good on April 17th.

Anyone else hear anything about this?

Jason
by Jason England
January 21st, 2016, 5:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Do you remove your dust jackets? I need one!
Replies: 7
Views: 2224

Do you remove your dust jackets? I need one!

Does anyone here happen to have a dust jacket for the L&L edition of The Dai Vernon Book of Magic ? I have a copy that is missing only the jacket and I'd like to replace it. I know some of you don't care if your book have DJs on them or not. Can anyone here help me out? Happy to pay a reasonable...
by Jason England
December 29th, 2015, 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Mysterious Mr. Cobb
Replies: 28
Views: 10918

Re: The Mysterious Mr. Cobb

Guys,

Let me know when you get to the Map Room. Just be sure to take back 1 kadam to honor the Hebrew God whose ark this is. Otherwise your staff will be too long and you'll be digging in the wrong place.

Jason
by Jason England
August 17th, 2015, 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Bill, While I feel the Erdnase = Galloway probability is near zero, I do think that Chris is right that Erdnase (whomever he was) studied the cheating books of his day. It's true that the second sentence under "Card Table Artifice" references "works on conjuring," so clearly he r...
by Jason England
July 27th, 2015, 3:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Unfamiliar Erdnase edition
Replies: 13
Views: 3114

Re: Unfamiliar Erdnase edition

http://www.everythingerdnase.com/wp-con ... ed-ink.png

They're actually quite common, but the "October, 1929" part of yours is interesting to say the least.

Jason
by Jason England
July 15th, 2015, 8:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Delgaudio's new show
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Derek Delgaudio's new show

Tickets are on sale now for my friend Derek Delgaudio's new show at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Nothing to Hide was a landmark achievement for magic in the opinion of many who saw it, including me. Knowing Derek, this new show will be just as great! I'll be there opening night. Jason http:/...
by Jason England
April 17th, 2015, 12:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Stars of Magic original black binder
Replies: 0
Views: 769

WTB: Stars of Magic original black binder

I'm looking for one of the original Stars of Magic black binders to give to the Great Tomsoni (Johnny Thompson) as a gift (his was borrowed and never returned years ago). If anyone has one they would part with, please contact me. I can also trade for a red binder as I have an extra one of those. Tha...
by Jason England
March 6th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

With regard to the veracity of Martin Gardner's defense of MFA as the author, here is a note he wrote to me in 2004. "Yes, I still think Erdnase was Milton Franklin Andrews, though it lacks a certain proof." I tried to upload an image of the note to the board, but got some message saying t...
by Jason England
December 21st, 2014, 8:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Tenyo Parabox
Replies: 0
Views: 517

WTB: Tenyo Parabox

I'm looking for a Tenyo Parabox (their version of "Gozinta" boxes). Don't need the instructions or packaging - just the boxes (and sponge balls if you've got them). Actually looking for more than one set, so respond to me even if someone else already has. Thanks. Jason jason@jasonengland.com
by Jason England
October 23rd, 2014, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

The whole "Erdnase" = "Earth Nose" in German is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. It might be interesting if "Earth Nose" meant something in German (or English for that matter), but it's not like mining engineers in German-speaking countries are actually called...
by Jason England
October 23rd, 2014, 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Here's another way of finding the same phrase. Somehow this isn't quite as impressive. But it HAS to be meaningful right?! I mean what are the odds that there would be two ways to spell the same name? Is it possible there's a third way?! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Embracing the w hole calender of s...
by Jason England
October 23rd, 2014, 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Although I can't be bothered to format it so that you can read it, taking one letter from each line of the introduction you can find: "The name is ES Andrews. It has been staring us in the face. Sanders is not the authors name on the title page. Why are they not able to see this RK?" Is th...
by Jason England
October 23rd, 2014, 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

I don't know. Finding the guy's name perfectly spelled out seems to be possibly more than a coincidence. Has anyone played around with moving the lines and trying to find any of the other "Sanders-ish" things Jason has cited as possible points of false interest? Are there any other names ...
by Jason England
October 22nd, 2014, 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard, I didn't mean Alexander's theory was complex (preposterous is the word I'd use). What I meant was that W.E. Sanders is a "complex anagram" as opposed to a simple anagram (backwards). You don't just get to make that leap without evidence. Remind me again what David Alexander's evid...
by Jason England
October 22nd, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Richard, I think it's an absolutely fascinating coincidence. The problem with it and all of the other "Bible code-type" discoveries lying latent in any body of text, is that you decide their relevance after you find them. You might've also accepted "Sanders" (minus the W. E.), or...
by Jason England
October 22nd, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Ian, I'm not painting any targets! I don't have a claim one way or another here. I'm perfectly willing to admit that Erdnase may have written before and on a serious level. I just don't see hard evidence for it, so I'm willing to allow for the possibility that he didn't. I merely argue for the "...
by Jason England
October 22nd, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Larry, I freely admit that the author may have been an experienced writer. I'm just saying that good/great first works do come along from time to time (especially in a genre where instruction instead of narrative is the goal). But I think it's dangerous to assume a priori that the author "had t...
by Jason England
October 22nd, 2014, 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Marty, I should’ve probably clarified some of my comments at the Café, but they lock the doors on you after a week! When I say Erdnase probably wasn’t a cheater – I mean a professional cheater making his living from gambling on a daily basis. We know from his book that he gambled at faro and I don’t...
by Jason England
August 24th, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Marty,

I agree that Houdini has the strongest case. If I had to vote, I'd vote for him due to the published record.

But Houdini's reputation as a sub-par card handler makes you wonder if a third party (not Erdnase) didn't show it to him and Houdini got it into print first.

Jason
by Jason England
August 23rd, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Marty, Completely agree with your exceptions to the "rule" as it were. I'm just wondering if the intent was to protect the images he felt contained information that was completely original with him vs ones where he was building on other work. Somewhere between that intent and the actual ex...
by Jason England
August 23rd, 2014, 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

I don't know if anyone has brought this up before, but for some time now I've believed that the copyright notices were placed only under the illustrations where Erdnase felt he had some original thinking or innovation. For instance, the Erdnase system of shuffling has plenty of copyright notices. So...
by Jason England
August 23rd, 2014, 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4829
Views: 1802280

Re: ERDNASE

Just an FYI, by 1902 it would have been very difficult to find a deck of cards intended for serious play that did NOT have indices. They start showing up in the mid-1860s, roughly 35 years before TEATCT was published. Just a few years later in 1905, the Ritter book puts dozens of marked decks on dis...
by Jason England
July 23rd, 2014, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders
Replies: 109
Views: 20614

Re: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders

"In the days before the event, he had the whole world wondering if he would show up. Plane after plane waited on the runway, while he napped, or took walks, and ate sandwiches. Henry Kissinger called and asked him to go for his country's honor. Soon after arriving, he offended the Icelanders by...

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