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by George Olson
February 19th, 2014, 5:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: W.T.B. Stones of Tutankhaman
Replies: 0
Views: 245

W.T.B. Stones of Tutankhaman

I bought a set of Jim Risers Stones of Tutankhaman when they first came out. After using them for awhile, I came up with a variation and Mr. Riser made me some shells. Then, the neuropathy slowly took over my hands ability to perform. In a fit of pique, I sold all my magic a couple of years ago! No ...
by George Olson
January 8th, 2014, 5:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Locked Room Murder Collection
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Locked Room Murder Collection

Try: Powells Books in Portland, OR. They also have a large selection of used magic books and some collectables.

www.powells.com
by George Olson
October 27th, 2013, 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome

A friend is going to London, Paris, & Rome for 10 days at the end of this week. (10/31)

Would somebody list the names of shop? He owns a small Brick & Morter shop in Lansing, Michigan.

Thank you!

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by George Olson
October 1st, 2013, 5:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ancient Magic History
Replies: 0
Views: 764

Ancient Magic History

This was an interesting (to me at least) complilation of historical magic history and artifacts from a collection in Sweden. It helped fiil the day:


http://www.schoyencollection.com/magicalIntro.html

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by George Olson
February 9th, 2013, 4:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF Used Flying Carpet- Will buy, trade or give store credit
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: LF Used Flying Carpet- Will buy, trade or give store credit

Speaking of Lubor Fiedler, Speaking overthinking something, Speaking of Richards acerbic wit, A couple of years ago I asked if anyone knew how I could repair my Fielder Clock -- The pendilum -- stopped swinging! Richard hit one out of the park with his reply. Well, my pendilum still doesn't work, my...
by George Olson
October 13th, 2012, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with a Bunny in Barcelona!
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Help with a Bunny in Barcelona!

A dear friend of mine asked me to help him find a new Bunny plus the appropriate vet papers in Barcelona. His flight lands at 12:30PM, October 26th. He has to be on board his ship by 3:30 PM. He mentioned a place (Los Rambles)where people sell them. His concern is that he will not have enough time t...
by George Olson
October 12th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BBQ, Goat?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: BBQ, Goat?

My wife and I split a 22oz Rib Eye at the Hotel Sunday night, and it was absolutely fantastic -- one of the best we've had in years. To bad we didn't try it earlier so we could have shared the experience with folks.

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by George Olson
September 19th, 2012, 2:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 7249

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Portland, OR., Tuesday,September 18

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by George Olson
September 14th, 2012, 4:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 4079

Re: Steak at genii bash

by George Olson
September 14th, 2012, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 4079

Re: Steak at genii bash

I think this list says it all:

http://orlando.about.com/od/restaurants ... houses.htm

They are all listed.

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by George Olson
June 7th, 2012, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wanda Sykes
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Wanda Sykes

I believe it was last week when someone posted a clip of Wanda Sykes discussing Magicians of the Leno Show. Not very complimentary. I can't seem to locate it because I wanted to call your attention to a discussion by Eric Mead in the Tangled Web that begins on page 33 about a guy that said: "Th...
by George Olson
June 3rd, 2012, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Extreme Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Extreme Vegas

Kalin & Jinger were up here this week-end for Stan Kramiens' last Jamboree. I couldn't make but I heard via the grape vine it was well attended and a good show with Mike Caveny and Tina, Tom Burgoon, Dave Charvet demonstrating Blackstones' Dancing Handkerchief. Hopefully, we will be able to get ...
by George Olson
June 2nd, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Extreme Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Extreme Vegas

Does anyone have an idea about this group?

http://spiritmountain.com/event/extreme-vegas

Thanks,

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by George Olson
May 4th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: $5000 ad for a "magician"
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

$5000 ad for a "magician"

I just saw this on line:

TOP TWEET
jeffrensei
NOAA removes ad for $5000 magician in wake of GSA scandal http://t.co/elFxmGGI #scandal

NOAA must have a real brain trust working for them!

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by George Olson
May 3rd, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Complete Card Linking"
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: "Complete Card Linking"

Thanks for the input. This darn Chemo therapy leaves me kid of weird, or I would have responded sooner. I came across this referance looking for card warp discussions on Ask Alexander. I am partcularly interested in research on this topic. Brad, please think about enhancing your cash flow by reliein...
by George Olson
May 1st, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Complete Card Linking"
Replies: 6
Views: 721

"Complete Card Linking"

I am looking for a monograph by Sexton Beame & James Cozzinz titled "Complete Card Linking." I think it came out around the time Harry Loryane released his one card link.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

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by George Olson
March 25th, 2012, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lubor Fiedler and Mark Setteducati at the Magic Castle!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Lubor Fiedler and Mark Setteducati at the Magic Castle!!!

Richard..

Does your pendulem still work?

Mine stopped a few years ago, and I can't get it to restart. Keeps great time though!

GO

PS: If anyone has a momment to speak with him, I'd appreciate any suggestion to get it going again!
by George Olson
March 18th, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: "Cocktail Surprise"
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: "Cocktail Surprise"

Thanks for your response Jim. I knew Pete had a hand in this design, & I haven't spoken to him about it. He was out here for one of Stan Kramien's Jamborees and brought the prototype with him. Beautiful piece of work. He also had the "new style" linking finger rings -- they too were a ...
by George Olson
March 17th, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: "Cocktail Surprise"
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

"Cocktail Surprise"

In the April issue, David Regal gives a brief review of Roger Nicots "Goodbye, Benjamin" produced by Mark Mason. Looks an awful lot like Joe Porpers "Cocktail Surprise." <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.porperoriginals.com/misc_cocktail.htm">http://www.porperorigina...
by George Olson
February 6th, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 2706

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2012)

Is that Sam Berland from Chicago?

I seem to remember him from the Round Table in the 40's and 50'.

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by George Olson
January 11th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend in May
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend in May

Mai-ling wrote: "My goal to have a photo taken with Doctor Mossey and Jack Kodell with Dad. The last of the survivng Magic Round Table members." I'm not gone yet! Even at 75 with cancer and emphysema,radiation and Chemo therapy I'm hanging in there. I'm sitting at my desk looking at Salla'...
by George Olson
January 6th, 2012, 6:46 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The History of Audience of Abuse by Master Payne
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: The History of Audience of Abuse by Master Payne

Is there anything that Jonathon ever likes?

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by George Olson
November 29th, 2011, 12:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Sword Through Neck Sword
Replies: 0
Views: 219

WTB Sword Through Neck Sword

A friend of mine is looking for a "sword through neck" sword manufactured in India within the last 10 to 15 years by "Imperial Magic."

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by George Olson
October 28th, 2011, 5:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB
Replies: 0
Views: 255

WTB

I am looking for a friend of mine for a reasonably priced:

"Imperial Sword Thru Neck". Distrubited by Magic King.. And manufactured by Prudential Exports in Mumbai India..

Thank you

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by George Olson
September 14th, 2011, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I thought I'd seen it all!
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

I thought I'd seen it all!

I thought I'd seen it all, until a minute ago: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-Hilton-Magic-Trick-Seen-on-The-Simple-Life-/260660669985?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb0962e21">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paris-Hilton-Ma ... 3cb0962e21</a><!-- m --> This si probab...
by George Olson
September 12th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Portland Magic Jam!
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Portland Magic Jam!

[color:#FF0000]Greg asked me to let you know about this new feature: [/color]This is your last reminder that the Portland Magic Jam is coming up this NEXT WEEKEND! (Fri-Sun, Sept 16 18.) Dont miss out - this is a great weekend for magicians of all levels! Go to <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="ht...
by George Olson
August 27th, 2011, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Make Believe"
Replies: 2
Views: 502

"Make Believe"

The new Documentary "Make Believe" opened in Portland, OR yesterday. "...in this heart-filled, inevitably touching movie about elite teen magicians journeying from around the world to Las Vegas for the World Magic Seminar competition." Here's the website: <!-- m --><a class="post...
by George Olson
August 22nd, 2011, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks to Mr Gunn
Replies: 34
Views: 4038

Re: Thanks to Mr Gunn

I have about 5 sets left of the "2-D" bunnies. To my very limited knowledge, they've always been white.

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by George Olson
August 21st, 2011, 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks to Mr Gunn
Replies: 34
Views: 4038

Re: Thanks to Mr Gunn

I've used Mike Rogers Bunnies forever. Without comment, many times I would add a red bunny or two. Great reactions!

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by George Olson
August 5th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Shop in Philadelphia
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: Magic Shop in Philadelphia

Richard A friend of mine opened his new shop in Ann Arbor Michigan about a month ago. Ann Arbor Magic Shop 255 E. Liberty Suite 231 Ann Arbor (Beneath Afternoon Delight Restaurant) 734 222 9000 He called last night on his way to Colon for the Abbott's get together. Extremely well stocked. Lot's of t...
by George Olson
August 1st, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: The Portland Magic Jam
Replies: 0
Views: 408

The Portland Magic Jam

Just got this from my good friend Greg Moreland: PRESS RELEASE: The date for this years PORTLAND MAGIC JAM is Sept 16-18. (In beautiful Portland, Oregon.) We've pulled off a miracle and line up Gregory Wilson, Danial Garcia, and Jon Armstrong! Hailed by all as Supreme Masters! There will be 5 lectur...
by George Olson
July 25th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A delightful waste of time...
Replies: 3
Views: 608

A delightful waste of time...

This is fun... (Oh, I know I should get a life...)


Put your mouse on the Picture and move it around. Moving it very slowly is the most beautiful.

http://inoyan.narod.ru/kaleidoskop.swf

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by George Olson
July 16th, 2011, 2:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 3079

Re: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years

Well, Pete, don't be modest! Your cocktail shaker routine with the Joe Porper "Cup" is outstanding. The ending takes
the concept to a new level. When you did it on our dining room table it was just wonderful.

Thanks

GO

...now if I could just afford one....
by George Olson
July 15th, 2011, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks
Replies: 29
Views: 3743

Re: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks

All of this talk about "crap" reminds me of a sign in the Sewer Treatment Plant at San Franciso Airport:

"It may be Crap to you,
but to us,it's
Our Bread and Butter!"

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by George Olson
July 15th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 125
Views: 32841

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

I carry my dollar sized box in a 2 1/2 inch Tam 'O Shanter purse I found at a Garage Sale, and introduce it as a "Scotchman's safe...

Works for me.

I carry another in a leather collapsable cup holder..

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by George Olson
June 18th, 2011, 1:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Do you have a Porper Clip?
Replies: 20
Views: 2015

Re: Do you have a Porper Clip?

If you go to the Web-site above you'll find "the best reprint" Jerry's Nugget cards. It also looks like thay have other "knock offs" available.

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by George Olson
June 17th, 2011, 11:04 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Troublewits & Photographs
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Troublewits & Photographs

Andrew have you seen this one in Steve Balls listing in Collector's Market place below?

#53
TROUBLEWIT ROUTINES [Stapled Pamphlet]
DE COURCY, KEN AND BILL WEST
The Supreme Magic Company, nd
Very Good
$ 3.00

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by George Olson
June 2nd, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eye Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Eye Magic

Here is something I really enjoyed: Many of us may remember the time during our childhood when we could look through a cardboard tube on a bright day and twist the sleeve on the tube to see the beautiful patterns emerge. K a l e i d o s c o p e Put your mouse on the Picture and move it around. Movin...

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