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Re: Identify this gimmick

Hey John:

This gimmick is clearly illustrated and described in Max Andrews' Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems on pages 34-36.

Andrew
by sleightly
01/22/08 05:29 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Identify this gimmick
Replies: 28
Views: 1942

Re: Care and Feeding of Metal Cups

Let me second NevR Dull.. I use it to clean my brass linking rings. It is incredibly fast and puts a beautiful shine on the dullest metal with very little effort...

ajp
by sleightly
02/12/06 12:27 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Care and Feeding of Metal Cups
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Owens Keep the wheels Vol 1 for sale

Hey Matt:

I sent you an email...

Thanks!

Andrew
by sleightly
01/28/06 05:27 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Owens Keep the wheels Vol 1 for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon

My next-to-favorite magic book (my favorite magic book was mentioned by P.T. Murphy above), Milo & Roger has the distinction of containing my favorite magic quote of all time: "My father put it very succinctly, one time, after he learned how I kept pouring so much water out of Don Hole's li...
by sleightly
01/13/06 01:39 PM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon
Replies: 34
Views: 10620

Re: Slippery Golf Balls, help please

One technique the "old-timers" used was to put the second coat of paint on while the first coat was still tacky. The second coat dries, but the first coat continues to "leach through" making for a slightly tacky ball that would not transfer pigment. Another technique is to stir c...
by sleightly
01/01/06 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Slippery Golf Balls, help please
Replies: 14
Views: 3197

Re: The origin of the Flipper Coin...

I should have this mentioned before, but the idea of the coin through hat also appears in this work. I have added the text to the PDF, but the images appear in the original PDF I uploaded. Look at illustration 2 on the plate. This book has a great deal of very commercial material (from the era), I w...
by sleightly
12/20/05 08:12 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The origin of the Flipper Coin...
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: The origin of the Flipper Coin...

For those who would like to see the pertinent work Richard speaks of earlier in the thread (in The Art of Modern Conjuring) see:

http://www.absomagic.com/aomc1910.pdf

No judgments, just the research...

ajp
by sleightly
12/20/05 06:11 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The origin of the Flipper Coin...
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: Dr. Hooker's Card Rise

This may not be what you are looking for but...

Hathaway Sphinx Vol 42 No 2 Apr 1943, Page 29 Giant Rising Cards

Let me know if you can't locate the actual issue....

ajp
by sleightly
08/29/05 04:18 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Dr. Hooker's Card Rise
Replies: 26
Views: 4764

Re: Classic Collection

Actually, it says...

"Design and Composition by..."

At least I sure as hell hope it does!

;O)

ajp
by sleightly
08/07/05 07:16 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Classic Collection
Replies: 30
Views: 9844

Re: Books for Sale

Post edited to reflect books still available...

ajp
by sleightly
07/12/05 08:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Books for Sale

Waters & Whaley on hold...

ajp
by sleightly
07/10/05 03:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Books for Sale

Samelson on hold...

ajp
by sleightly
07/10/05 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Books for Sale

The following are currently held... Goldman, Bill, Bill Goldmans Magic Bar & Grill: The Book, PBOS, 2005. NEW. Never cracked. Sells for $50. FIRST HOLLER: $35. Sisti, Jim, The Confidential Manuscript Series #1: The Working Professionals Ambitious Card, PBOSWRO, 1998. NEW. FIRST HOLLER: $10. Sist...
by sleightly
07/10/05 01:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Books for Sale

All books sold as is. Most are in great shape unless noted, I spent some time giving details on condition, because I know that *I* like to know. First to email me gets em PayPal/Checks/Money Orders accepted. Shipping USPS Priority, Global Priority: actual shipping cost. Media Mail (domestic United S...
by sleightly
07/10/05 10:33 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: John Lovick :Switch

Damn it Acer!

Now I have to start all over again on a new dustjacket!!!

(bastard....)

ajp
by sleightly
07/09/05 01:14 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: John Lovick :Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Magic Magazine Vol 1-2 ,Harris Deluxe Book Set 100 Years Magic Posters

Didn't see the Williamson issue there... Did you forget to post it?

ajp
by sleightly
06/26/05 08:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Magazine Vol 1-2 ,Harris Deluxe Book Set 100 Years Magic Posters
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How Long Do you Spend Reading Genii?

Could really use an additional time increment for some of the magazines...

like 30 minutes or less...

ajp
by sleightly
06/10/05 12:57 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How Long Do you Spend Reading Genii?
Replies: 55
Views: 1138

Re: Cleaned out my closet, under my bed, in my drawers sell

I'll take the following if they are still available (and if you take PayPal)...

(NEW)Pena Coin .50
Sliver colored Dragon OKITO BOX 7.00
Humming bird ITR thingy 7.00
Beat 'em Cheat 'em Leave 'em Bleeding book 3.00
Okiito Voodoo doll 10.00

Thanks!

Andrew
by sleightly
06/01/05 08:32 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cleaned out my closet, under my bed, in my drawers sell
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Classic Collection

You can buy the book directly from Harry Lorayne only...

You can reach him by email at:

questions@harrylorayne.com

Highly recommended...

ajp
by sleightly
04/20/05 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Classic Collection
Replies: 30
Views: 9844

Re: The Quality of Genii

Reverse text (i.e. white text on black background) will also appear smaller than the same size text set black on white. For this reason, most designers set reversed text at least one point size larger in order to compensate... Don't believe they do this at Genii (although I would certainly recommend...
by sleightly
02/11/05 05:14 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Quality of Genii
Replies: 21
Views: 284

Re: Theatrical Close-Up, by Peter Samelson for sale

It's funny... because for a long time it was almost impossible to get a copy and the average eBay sale was around $125 to $150... I paid $60 to get my first copy and it was horribly water damaged... I have since purchased two more copies (one for the library and one for investment purposes) for arou...
by sleightly
02/08/05 02:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Theatrical Close-Up, by Peter Samelson for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: Who's Who in Magic

Grrrrrr....
by sleightly
12/30/04 09:56 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who's Who in Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Who's Who in Magic

Bart has been a west coast resident now for several years. To my knowledge, the 2001 work is no longer available on CDROM (unless you get it from someone else). I spoke with Bart in the last year and I know that he is working on updated PDF editions of both Who's Who and the Encyclopedic Dictionary ...
by sleightly
12/12/04 04:52 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who's Who in Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Tabman Cafe Table Kit $175

Hey Tabman:

Looking forward to seeing your table in person...

Another question:

When you say "snap dowelled," is this like a ball and socket kind of thing?

It looks real classy!

ajp
by sleightly
12/08/04 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tabman Cafe Table Kit $175
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Tabman Cafe Table Kit $175

I think this is one of the most brilliant ideas in magic in a long time... Having a kit so the DIY'er (do-it-yourself-er) can make the prop look the way they want *and* save money too?!? I can't tell you how many times I have been interested in a magic prop but could never bring myself to buy (or ev...
by sleightly
12/04/04 10:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tabman Cafe Table Kit $175
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: The Perfect Shells by Magic Makers/Penguin

For a look at a true third-party review of each of the synthetic walnuts shells currently available, I would recommend you check out the following blog: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magic.atomicbrew.com">http://magic.atomicbrew.com</a><!-- m --> There you will find side-by-side photos ...
by sleightly
10/01/04 04:04 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Shells by Magic Makers/Penguin
Replies: 29
Views: 1634

Re: The Perfect Shells by Magic Makers/Penguin

Thanks Tabby for the kind words. They mean a lot coming from you... As Whit mentioned above, the peas I provide with La Maggiore shells are, in fact, School for Scoundrels "Perfect Peas." This is mentioned right on the front of the box. Until Whit & Chef made them available to the magi...
by sleightly
09/24/04 04:27 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Shells by Magic Makers/Penguin
Replies: 29
Views: 1634

Re: Books for Sale

I'll take all except Deaver & Kaufman titles...

Andrew
by sleightly
09/19/04 03:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 44

The Magic Menu: The Final Four

Just a quick note that--as attendees of Magic Live have already found out--the last four issues of the greatly-expanded version of The Magic Menu are now available in a single volume. For more information please see the following link: The Magic Menu: The Final Four And the world goes on... ajp
by sleightly
08/23/04 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Menu: The Final Four
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: J. Stewart Smith book wanted

I am unaware of a compendium of the booklets... I wouldn't mind one. I do have a second copy however of One More Thought on Cards that I could part with...

ajp
by sleightly
08/17/04 06:26 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: J. Stewart Smith book wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: What's Your Day Job?

I'm a performer who specializes in corporate and resort work. My side gig (besides being a stay-at-home dad who mountain climbs with his four-year-old daughter) is designing and composing the occasional magic book and supplying the con aficionado with La Maggiore shells for the three shell game. My ...
by sleightly
07/22/04 09:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Day Job?
Replies: 114
Views: 6820

Re: The Magic Files

To clarify Richard's point... You don't need permission to post images of public figures if you are the copyright holder of the image (meaning you or an agent working for you took the photo). However, permission must still be obtained to use someone else's images (such as those from their promotiona...
by sleightly
07/05/04 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Magic Files
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Lots of Books for Sale, Many Out of Print, Available Here, not ebay

Mitch:

I'll take Revelations if still available...

Andrew
by sleightly
06/26/04 07:23 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots of Books for Sale, Many Out of Print, Available Here, not ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 217

Re: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?

Those who have access to the S.A.M. Film library can find footage of Don performing the Garbage Can act at a convention. It is unfortunately missing the first couple of minutes and has no sound, but is funny to watch even so. The bowling ball production Don performed as part of the act was made from...
by sleightly
06/22/04 03:40 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Who invented Bowling Ball from Briefcase ?
Replies: 64
Views: 14840

Re: Osterlind Breakthrough Card System 20th Anniv. Booklet

Howdy, just found I had a few of these hidden away in a box. Six left @ $10 postpaid (media mail). Domestic United States only... Please send to PayPal above...
by sleightly
05/26/04 06:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Osterlind Breakthrough Card System 20th Anniv. Booklet
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Gambling/Con/Scam Movies

Some relatively contemporary films:

Confidence
Matchstick Men
Ocean's Eleven
Rounders
Paper Moon
The Hustler
The Color of Money

...
by sleightly
05/10/04 07:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gambling/Con/Scam Movies
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: Of the Thread That Unfortunately Frayed

Dell O'Dell was a mighty nice gal, A fine magicienne, good for morale. Born Dell Newton, nineteen-hundred-and-two, She left our stage early, her act not quite through. She pattered in rhyme, her meter was even. With magic enchanting, she kept folks from leavin' At society parties, she developed a re...
by sleightly
05/04/04 07:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Of the Thread That Unfortunately Frayed
Replies: 94
Views: 5337

Re: Can We Manipulate the Spectator's Recollections?

I like the point made by Friday about Passion and Arousal breaking down doors when it comes to suggestibility. Likening a magical experience to a gratifying sexual experience may be true only in some circumstances, but the cognitive meltdown that occurs in both (by way of different catalysts) leaves...
by sleightly
05/03/04 06:11 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can We Manipulate the Spectator's Recollections?
Replies: 36
Views: 1191

Re: Bicycle Seconds

If you've got The Magic Menu--Years Six through Ten book, check out page 550 for a reproduction of an official Bicycle Seconds box I bought in Aruba...

Used in conjunction with a fake advert I wrote about dealing "seconds"...

ajp
by sleightly
04/21/04 07:17 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle Seconds
Replies: 17
Views: 8665

Re: No magic shops in maine

Nope, stopped two years ago... Too many of the guys were buying online at the discounters...

Nothing anymore but the shells (converting the space into a close-up theatre... Ceilings go up in the next two weeks!

Andrew
by sleightly
04/17/04 11:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: No magic shops in maine
Replies: 10
Views: 167
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