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by Bo Jonsson
July 10th, 2009, 4:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jimmy Grippo
Replies: 11
Views: 3605

Re: Jimmy Grippo

In GENII no 10 vol 57, August 1995, page 756-757, Tony Giorgio tells a very good story of Jimmy Grippo and his card index.
(One of the better card index is described by Charlie Miller in GENII, October 1973)
by Bo Jonsson
May 1st, 2008, 3:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 52
Views: 12760

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

I believe that it is Frank Garcia doing his handling from the New Stars of Magic Here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/frank%2Bgarcia/video/x3lals_frank-garcia-macdonalds-100-dollar_fun">http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/se ... dollar_fun</a><!-- m ...
by Bo Jonsson
January 21st, 2008, 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this gimmick
Replies: 28
Views: 3085

Re: Identify this gimmick

If the gimmick fits on the thumb, this might be a gimmick for the thumb tie. Harries in Sweden earlier sold something similar for the thumb tie. When you cross your thumbs, the gimmick shall be on the lower thumb with the big flat side of the gimmick on the lower side. You can let a spectator tie a ...
by Bo Jonsson
July 18th, 2007, 11:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale here....
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Books for sale here....

JIM, I want THE KEN BROOKE SERIES, #2: THE CHOP CUP. Please send me an e-mail if it is still left. I will pay you by Paypal. Shipping to Sweden by US Global Priority works very fine.
by Bo Jonsson
March 14th, 2007, 10:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Shaxon's Newspaper Tear
Replies: 70
Views: 3946

Re: Shaxon's Newspaper Tear

Shaxons "Tearing up the news" is described in his second book "Practical sorcery" published by Goodlife 1976.
by Bo Jonsson
March 3rd, 2007, 11:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Charlie Millers ring move in Magicana
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Looking for Charlie Millers ring move in Magicana

Charlie Miller must have liked this trick.
Different versions is also disscussed in:
GENII Sept 61
GENII March 81
James Patton also have it in GENII January 1991
Jim Ryans version is described in New Phoenix 337 Sept 1950.

Bo J
by Bo Jonsson
January 15th, 2007, 1:52 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for a book on the subsitution trunk
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Looking for a book on the subsitution trunk

Tarbell vol 6 page 289-308
by Bo Jonsson
December 25th, 2006, 11:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steel Ball & Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Steel Ball & Tube

One of the Hanky Panky sets with the "lipped" Steel tube is currently for sale on E-bay : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-Magic-Kit-Set-Magic-Tricks-Kid-or-Adult_W0QQitemZ300063784710QQihZ020QQcategoryZ14014QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">http://cgi.ebay.com/Prof...
by Bo Jonsson
December 25th, 2006, 11:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steel Ball & Tube
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Steel Ball & Tube

Hanky Panky Toys ( www.hankypanky-yoys.com )earlier had a magic set called "Professional magic" which included a nice Ball & tube with a lip. In Europe, this set was sold under different maigicianss names. The set can be seen in one of the prospectus that was included in the gifts one ...
by Bo Jonsson
June 17th, 2006, 1:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Billiard Production - Shell Load
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Billiard Production - Shell Load

On the internet can be found a very interesting magic paper called "The Gimmick" vol 17 No 1 January 20, 2003. Page 4-7 has a very good article on Multiplaying billiard balls. Look at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tacomamagicclub.com/images/jan03.pdf">http://www.tacomamag...
by Bo Jonsson
February 18th, 2006, 7:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tim Star is back in business
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Tim Star is back in business

We in Sweden are very proud that Tim Star has moved back to Sweden and is manufacturing and selling his legendary magic equipment again. He is manufacturing all his stuff close to the house where he grew up, not so far from the Harries magic company where he started his career about 30 years ago! Lo...
by Bo Jonsson
February 8th, 2006, 1:20 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: FISM 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Re: FISM 2006

All gala shows exept the final galas on saturday where the Grand Prix-vinners of the Stage and Close up-competition are presented will be doubled.
So even if you register late, you vill be able to see most of the shows live.
The final galas will be shown on big screens for those who registers late.
by Bo Jonsson
February 5th, 2006, 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Egg, lemon, orange and canary
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Egg, lemon, orange and canary

Sorry but my post above is about a bill in valnut, egg and lemon.
by Bo Jonsson
February 5th, 2006, 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Egg, lemon, orange and canary
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Egg, lemon, orange and canary

Alan Shaxon has a very nice version using a lemon, egg and valnut in his superb book "My kind of magic". The book is probably possible to get from any of the second hand book dealers ("Bradbury books and beyond" for example) or maybe "Magic books by post" still have new...
by Bo Jonsson
July 14th, 2005, 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Professor's Nightmare
Replies: 11
Views: 1366

Re: Professor's Nightmare

Guy Hollingworths version was described in September 1999 GENII
by Bo Jonsson
June 18th, 2005, 5:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Clean up after Nemo Rising card?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Clean up after Nemo Rising card?

What to do when the last card and envelope has rised and spectator is holding the houlette?

If magician moves toward spectator, the card and envelope will go down back into the deck again.

Has anyone tried som sort of locking mechanism on rised card and envelope?
by Bo Jonsson
April 10th, 2005, 12:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Corner Rounding machine
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Corner Rounding machine

On <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.officezone.com/diamond1.htm">http://www.officezone.com/diamond1.htm</a><!-- m --> you can order a new "Corner Rounding Machine". Has anyone any experience of this machine? It seems to be of good quality. Is usable for playing cards? Bo J
by Bo Jonsson
September 8th, 2004, 1:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Ad for Metal cups for Ramsay Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Genii Ad for Metal cups for Ramsay Trick

Many years ago Tim Star made some prototypes for the Ramsey Cups. Please look at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magi.nu/magi/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=2&page=14">http://www.magi.nu/magi/modules.php?op= ... =2&page=14...
by Bo Jonsson
June 8th, 2004, 10:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Having trouble with a dealer
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: Having trouble with a dealer

I have recently bought a fine apparatus from Ron Allesi and I am very happy with his handling and service. As I live in Sweden I hope that Ron will continue to sell some of his fine stuff to Europe.

Bo Jonsson
by Bo Jonsson
April 4th, 2004, 9:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Multiplying Bottles for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Multiplying Bottles for Sale

Peter Diamonds multiplaying bottles are the same bottles as Ken Brooke sold. I belive Ken bought his bottles from Peter Diamond and sold them with his own routine.
by Bo Jonsson
March 28th, 2004, 2:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Kaps on DVD
Replies: 59
Views: 5162

Re: Fred Kaps on DVD

I ordered the Kaps DVD yesterday and is very eager to get it.

Can anyone who already has the DVD (Pete Biro?) confirm if the long film sequence in colour showing the complete classic Fred Kaps stage act that ended the lecture in FISM/Haag is included?

If so, this must be the DVD of the century!
by Bo Jonsson
October 7th, 2003, 11:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Crochet Balls
Replies: 97
Views: 7322

Re: Crochet Balls

In Genii November 1968 Charlie Miller, in his Magicana, gave formulas for covers to small balls. These covers were shaped like baseball- covers
by Bo Jonsson
September 2nd, 2003, 10:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jack Hughes World of Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Jack Hughes World of Magic

Jack Huges world of magic volume 1 was published 1981. Volume 2 was published 1992 and volume 1999.About a year ago Viking had both volume 2 and 3 for sale.

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