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Re: CAN HOUDINI ESCAPE MURDER PROBE?

COOL! can you send messages back to where that came from? And where does Admiral Dewey plan to put Manila? [font:Times New Roman] [size:11pt] He gave it to his two brothers, Huey and Louie. "You may fire when you are ready, [size:14pt][color:#FF0000]Grizzly!"[/color][/size] [/size] [/font]
by Robert Newman
06/10/08 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAN HOUDINI ESCAPE MURDER PROBE?
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: CAN HOUDINI ESCAPE MURDER PROBE?

[color:#FF0000][font:Times New Roman][size:17pt]Have you got any other hot news flashes?

Like Admiral Dewey has taken Manila?
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by Robert Newman
06/10/08 02:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CAN HOUDINI ESCAPE MURDER PROBE?
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: FS - Ebay - Hard to Find Magic Items - Ends Wednesday, 12/12/07 at 2pm EST (11am PT)

[color:#FF0000][font:Times New Roman][size:14pt] Item has ended Buyers, view the seller's Payment Instructions. You can send your shipping and payment information to the seller. [/size][/font][/color] The above was copied from your listing of nine available items about one minute ago. It is, a best,...
by Robert Newman
06/09/08 05:26 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS - Ebay - Hard to Find Magic Items - Ends Wednesday, 12/12/07 at 2pm EST (11am PT)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: FS - Ebay - Hard to Find Magic Items - Ends Wednesday, 12/12/07 at 2pm EST (11am PT)

[font:Times New Roman][size:14pt]The listing posted by coco on eBay Canada for nine of these gizmos has been ended, apparently by the seller.

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by Robert Newman
06/09/08 12:13 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS - Ebay - Hard to Find Magic Items - Ends Wednesday, 12/12/07 at 2pm EST (11am PT)
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: The REAL Secrets of Magic ! ! !

[size:17pt][font:Times New Roman][color:#FF0000]"David Stone leaves no rock unturned..." [/color][/font][/size]

[font:Times New Roman][size:14pt]Am I the only one who finds this partial quotation from the abovementioned book description humorous? [/size][/font] :)
by Robert Newman
06/09/08 02:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The REAL Secrets of Magic ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: Lithograph Prices Falling?

The Strobridge Kellar portrait at shown at your link is washed out in coloration. As a guess, I would say that it has been displayed in direct lighting and/or without benefit of a UV resistant glass or plexiglas covering. As to the preferability of the 1-sheet over the 1/2-sheet example, my experie...
by Robert Newman
06/08/08 04:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lithograph Prices Falling?
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Richard Robinson?

Lisa Robinson is now a contributing editor at Vanity Fair .
by Robert Newman
06/06/08 10:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Robinson?
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

amp wrote:Kudos go out to Todd for his floating [censored] and his wonderful books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Obviously some individual who became lost on his way to the Magic Cafe.

Finis.
by Robert Newman
06/03/08 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2785

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

Oh, crap, please cut it out Doc. If you want a refund ask for one. You can always order it again later when it actually ships. If you haven't bought the book, then just leave it alone and let customers have their say. You pay the bills here Richard. Although I strongly disagree with your classifica...
by Robert Newman
06/03/08 03:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2785

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

Yes, I agree with you Mr. Kentner. Patience is indeed a virtue. And virtues are often rewarded, even financially so, especially when the practicioner of that virtue's email address, appears on surrepticious refund offers received of late. What option are you personally going to select? The overt es...
by Robert Newman
06/03/08 02:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2785

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

[color:#990000]I don't think the reply was flip at all.[/color] There are magic books that are churned out quickly, but there are also magic books that take many years to produce. Most magic texts are done by one person, perhaps with some small input from one or two others. Magic books are frequent...
by Robert Newman
06/03/08 05:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2785

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

Good books take time, Ichabod. As Todd says, you can always get a refund if you're itchy. With all due respect to Mr. Kaufman and Mr. Karr the above quotation is a trifle flip and greatly tangential to the complaint raised by the man. As to the statement that good books take time I should like to p...
by Robert Newman
06/03/08 12:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 2785

Re: Jonathan Pendragon featured on My Space!

A dial up internet conection? My God Francis! You are a resident of the great Second City! I thought that only we provincials were stuck with dial up. That is the technical equivalent of two empty tin cans and a waxxed string. I still have your bank information from our transaction on your father's...
by Robert Newman
06/02/08 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Pendragon featured on My Space!
Replies: 14
Views: 1093

Re: Fake Jerry's Nugget cards ???

Why would a deck of cards be worth 150. Just supply and demand? With only a 90% rating that's not someone to do business with. Looks like it was mostly the same buyer picking up the Nugget cards... You hit it square on the head about this particular deck of cards current pricing or the pricing of a...
by Robert Newman
05/28/08 11:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fake Jerry's Nugget cards ???
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: Fake Jerry's Nugget cards ???

I believe that I located the disgruntled purchaser's completed transaction on eBay. He really should have paid more attention to the titles and description of the offending decks. The seller clearly stated that the listing was for two decks of Jerry's [size:14pt][color:#FF0000] McNugget [/color][/s...
by Robert Newman
05/28/08 10:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fake Jerry's Nugget cards ???
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Re: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

Rudy, I have sent an e-mail to you at the address in your Genii Forum profile.

Thanks,
Doc

by Robert Newman
05/25/08 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

well, Book Collector, I would contact Robert Newman, he started this post, he says he has 3 sets. He is an extremely honorable book seller, you will not be dissappointed by him. Thank you for your kind words Kurt! The count is now two sets, none to the Brit, and both are mint. One of the sets was f...
by Robert Newman
05/25/08 11:04 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: What to Do with your Economic Stimulus Check from the Government

Hello King Richard! Sorry, no books or magazines for this old boy. When that federal eagle flys I am taking it to the nearest bodega, negotiate it, and put every dime of it on the pass line of crap table at Trump Plaza! In terms of independent probability a much more sound investment than any secur...
by Robert Newman
05/25/08 10:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What to Do with your Economic Stimulus Check from the Government
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Cardini thoughts..

Amen.
by Robert Newman
05/23/08 08:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Cardini thoughts..
Replies: 25
Views: 1711

Re: Getting into the Magic Business

How to make a million in the magic business?

Start off with two million.

by Robert Newman
05/22/08 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Getting into the Magic Business
Replies: 23
Views: 4154

Re: More Items Added to Martinka Auction

Doc, You are a creative fellow! We have actually held that check of yours and intend to sell it in a future auction, after all it carries your autograph :) Ted That's swell Ted! I will send you another one just like it next week and then you can list both of them together as a "matched set.&qu...
by Robert Newman
05/20/08 01:24 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More Items Added to Martinka Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: More Items Added to Martinka Auction

Hello Ted! I feel really bad about that bounced check from the March sale. I promise that I will make it good before my brother gets home. Of course he is pulling a double nickel in the federal slam in Atlanta and just went in last January. How about a good postdated check to square away my wins fr...
by Robert Newman
05/19/08 06:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More Items Added to Martinka Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: 1 dozen packs of Jerry's Nugget cards JUST sold for $1500+!!

castawaydave wrote:Pete, do you think you can find out what the buyer plans to do with them? Are they an investment in a rare antiquity?

--Or does he (she?) plan to open a few packs and manipulate the hell out of them?


He plans to use them to fund his IRA.

by Robert Newman
05/18/08 10:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1 dozen packs of Jerry's Nugget cards JUST sold for $1500+!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Re: More Items Added to Martinka Auction

Ted, Not many books, what happened ? Rennie Hell , Rennie Ted didn't need many books. With what he hauled in on both ends with the 22 he did list he will likely be vacationing on the French Riviera eating Beluga by the the pound and washing it down with a case of 1787 Chateau Lafite drunk warm thro...
by Robert Newman
05/18/08 09:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More Items Added to Martinka Auction
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: 1 dozen packs of Jerry's Nugget cards JUST sold for $1500+!!

Actually P.T. Barnum never made that remark. It was made by a showmen by the name of David Hannum. Hannum unsuccessfully litigated Barnum for exhibiting a copy of The Cardiff Giant and claiming it as authentic. Hannum was the exhibitor of the same phenomena and claimed that his was the authentic Ca...
by Robert Newman
05/17/08 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1 dozen packs of Jerry's Nugget cards JUST sold for $1500+!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1655

Re: Brett Daniels Closes Show at Sahara

Excerpt from a conversation overheard among three old magicians sitting on empty soda pop cases around the rusted Yoo Hoo machine at the local Flying A gas station in Gatersnap, Louisiana. THE AMAZING ZEKE, "By cracky, those communist run unions will be the ruin of this here country, just you ...
by Robert Newman
05/15/08 04:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brett Daniels Closes Show at Sahara
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: i am back

Welcome back, Francis and thank you for the photographs and your effervescent narrative of the Collectors Weekend.
by Robert Newman
05/14/08 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: i am back
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

John LeBlanc wrote:Are you related to Victor Grimes by any chance?


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[color:#FF0000]Uncle Vic![/color]
by Robert Newman
05/13/08 02:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

Circle the wagons boys! Hey Rube! A brother is in need of assistance! It's not nice to abuse the boss. (Unless he's paying, but this isn't one of those sorts of places. Not that I'd know what one of those places is like. Never mind.) Spiking eBay auction bids is only a problem when it's done by the...
by Robert Newman
05/13/08 03:48 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

Richard Kaufman wrote:Uh ... let's see. The bidders are new and have no history?


If that is all you see then that must be all there is to it :sleep:

What a true master of the obvious you are :D

Circle the wagons boys!
Hey Rube!
A brother is in need of assistance!
by Robert Newman
05/12/08 09:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY

Anything suspect about this bidding battle?? :confused:
by Robert Newman
05/12/08 08:57 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: AN INTERESTING BATTLE ON EBAY
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: Looking For a Couple of HOUDINI Books

Sparky!

When you find that $1500 Culliton two volume set pick up another one for me :)

Doc
by Robert Newman
05/07/08 08:53 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking For a Couple of HOUDINI Books
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: COFFIN ESCAPE

Hello dear magic friends! Does anyone know were can i find plans,book or video about coffin escape? Thank you for your help. Gabriel Hello Gabriel! You have asked a question in an area with which I am very familiar. Resurrectio Carnis at will is a something of a sub specialty with me so here here y...
by Robert Newman
05/05/08 10:55 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: COFFIN ESCAPE
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Houdini Trophy

That is it!

A real redneck Objet dart... :) I will admit that wiring the thing was extremely difficult and not for the faint of heart :sick:

A taxidermist later told me that it would have been much easier if I had killed the deer first ;)
by Robert Newman
05/02/08 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Trophy
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Houdini Trophy

Well, the video answered several questions for me. Among them was "Do pretty girls f**t? :blush: Extremely educational. I have done something similar to your Houdini "mount" with my front door bell. Old Harry likely looks something like this on the other side of the wall. Sans fur an...
by Robert Newman
05/02/08 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Trophy
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Houdini Trophy

Oh Lordie, Kevin.

Someone has mounted the "HANDCUFF KING" like an eight point buck!
:D

Have you got one of Bess? You know, like a matched set?
by Robert Newman
05/02/08 11:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Trophy
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Just How Bad is Criss Angel's Press?

It was reported that Cirque took out an enormous insurance policy should Angel not be able to complete his contract. That's their insurance ... literally. I wonder what the underwriters at Lloyds thought when they took their first gander at the party whose performance guaranty they wrote? I bet tha...
by Robert Newman
04/25/08 06:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just How Bad is Criss Angel's Press?
Replies: 15
Views: 2177

Re: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?

[color:#FF0000] This seems to be the week for inflated eBay prices. [/color] [s]Rudy Hunter's book, The Buddha & The Teddy Bear,[/s] is still available from the publisher for $25, yet it's listed on eBay with a starting price of $65. I have no problem at all with sellers getting whatever they c...
by Robert Newman
04/08/08 10:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Why $104.15 for THE FINE ART OF MAGIC on Ebay?
Replies: 8
Views: 1464

Re: BYE BYE! E-BOOKS & OTHER E-JUNK SAYS E-BAY

Reading is indeed fundamental. Seller's of this type of material efforts are now restricted to the classifieds AND/OR the Everything Else>Information Products category which is the catch-all category for searchable display listings. The point being that the "THINK AND GROW INTO A RICH MAGICIAN...
by Robert Newman
03/25/08 11:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BYE BYE! E-BOOKS & OTHER E-JUNK SAYS E-BAY
Replies: 2
Views: 750

BYE BYE! E-BOOKS & OTHER E-JUNK SAYS E-BAY

Scroll down to 24 March Announcement

ADIOS! SEE YA IN THE CLASSIFIEDS OR BURIED IN SEARCHABLE NO MAN'S LAND

Maybe the purveyors of this generally overpriced tripe can figure out a way to use carrier pigeons to get their PDF**K products into the hot little hands of their customers.
by Robert Newman
03/25/08 01:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BYE BYE! E-BOOKS & OTHER E-JUNK SAYS E-BAY
Replies: 2
Views: 750
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