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Re: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED

Tom, Richard -- are you saying that owning The Books of Wonder gives you the right to make one of TW effects for yourself, but not to hire someone else to do so for you? I'm not arguing against (or for) that proposition, I've just never seen it explicitly stated like that. Rudy -- If this is the lo...
by Thomas Van Aken
08/20/14 Yesterday 02:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S: Tommy Wonder 'Ring, Watch & Wallet...MINT, UNOPENED!
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: Stuff for Sale

Principe Nouveau de decouverte d’une carte (my Epitome Location in French, but NOT sure) - $7.00


It is.

French translation by Richard Vollmer.

Regards
Th.
by Thomas Van Aken
03/09/14 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stuff for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: ERDNASE

Indeed.

Camille Gautier hated Houdini for his attacks on Robert-Houdin but confessed that he never saw such an skillful manipulator.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
01/06/14 08:37 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2800
Views: 1340351

Re: Chris Power Coins Through Silk

Hi,

Thanks for the video link.

I did not saw the routine either live or video for a while, first time I notice some similarities in handling with another popular routine using three coins and something extra but not a silk.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
12/02/13 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Power Coins Through Silk
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Question about The Dai Vernon Cups and Balls please

Yes.

Roberto Giobbi published an extensive analyse of Vernon's routine in his lecture notes/booklet from his Vernon's seminar. The routine as described comes (I think)from the DVBOM and does not include the multiple Miller move sequence.

Regards

Th.
by Thomas Van Aken
01/16/13 10:48 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about The Dai Vernon Cups and Balls please
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

Hello, I also directly thought to Mike Skinner as: one of the most famous close-up magicians in the last quarter of the 20th century. He published some during his lifetime, but nearly enough and he died prematurely. But Skinner was most a performer (performing close up magic professionally for lay p...
by Thomas Van Aken
01/09/13 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 13106

Re: Magic Items for sale.

Hi Megan,

I send you a couple of mails, can you confirm you get them ?
Thanks and regards

Th.
by Thomas Van Aken
11/16/12 04:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Items for sale.
Replies: 98
Views: 15025

Re: Larry Jennings' performance

Thanks a lot for sharing Philippe ! Maybe was LJ past his prime and not at ease performing sitting down but still incredibily good, best footage of him I have seen to date! Seeing him perform Curry's turnover in spectator hand and his handling of the "Hofzinser" top change are lessons in t...
by Thomas Van Aken
07/22/12 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Hey Dan, Lang geleden.. Hoe is het met u ? If I remember correctly, there are some thoughs of Roger Klause on that topic in "Roger Klause in Concert". Thinking about it and desptite the important legacy of French speaking magic litterature, I don't think there are precise translations of g...
by Thomas Van Aken
06/21/12 08:23 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: Strike Second Deal

Harry Riser describes (one of) Charlie Miller second deal in his second book; it is a strike method from a four fingers grip. Harry mentions that Charlie agreed on the fact that a very small brief does not really add to the deceptiveness but that when working for magician's, he choosed for a small b...
by Thomas Van Aken
06/14/12 04:01 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Strike Second Deal
Replies: 25
Views: 2347

Re: Issue : Free EMC DVD inserted in Genii magazine

This remind me the "insert and give away" topic in "The Collected Almanac"...
by Thomas Van Aken
01/06/12 10:26 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Issue : Free EMC DVD inserted in Genii magazine
Replies: 36
Views: 4107

Re: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces

I have no recollection of the routine at all. Is it any good? No idee, I never tried it and never saw anybody perform it. The fact that it required a duplicate set of aces is problably the reason why I never play with it... In fact you wrote that the idee of using the radical change in a collector'...
by Thomas Van Aken
10/05/11 03:09 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces
Replies: 38
Views: 3172

Re: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces

Richard, wasn't there a version of the collectors where you used a pass to swap ace packets, singles for interleaved? Citataion for that? Richard describes a version of the collectors using duplicate aces in cardmagic but it is the radical change that is used to switch in interlaced aces. Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
10/04/11 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces
Replies: 38
Views: 3172

Re: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces

Richard Kaufman wrote:Please post in English!


Did not Max Maven posts a couple of messages in Japanese years ago ?

Just kidding, I just wanted to keep this semi-private in order to avoid further embarrassments to Philippe.
by Thomas Van Aken
10/04/11 09:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces
Replies: 38
Views: 3172

Re: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces

Cher Philippe, Je regrette que vous sembliez prendre chacun de mes messages comme une attaque personelle. En ce qui concerne la rfrence relative au saut de coupe Hofzinser/Herrmann, il s'agit probablement de celle que vous mentionnez dans votre dernier message, l'objet de mon intervention tait simpl...
by Thomas Van Aken
10/03/11 04:08 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces
Replies: 38
Views: 3172

Re: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces

If you want a version of MacDonald's Aces by Derek Dingle in which you don't use gaffed cards but you can show the aces face up at the beginning and a spectator can really choose the leader packet, see DazzleSnap Aces in CardWork (1981), page 143. As this routine does not rely on the same principle...
by Thomas Van Aken
10/03/11 02:51 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle's McDonalds Aces
Replies: 38
Views: 3172

Re: Name of card move?

So it must be earlier than Roterberg. Sorry I am away from my library. But yes, you can do an Herrmann/Hofzinser type of pass without turning the deck over but you need to cover the former bottom packet falling on the former upper packet. In the Malone shift you sweeps the left fingers on the top ca...
by Thomas Van Aken
08/22/11 05:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card move?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Name of card move?

Philippe, The term "Herrmann Pass" refer to a general mechanic to transpose the two parts of the deck. It is different of the mechanic used in the classic pass. The turnover action is a standard cover for an Herrmann pass (tot the point that some peoples started to label all form of Herrma...
by Thomas Van Aken
08/22/11 04:36 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card move?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: The Havana Deal Manuscript

So Marlo describes one version with the Erdnase grip and another version that uses a different grip ?
by Thomas Van Aken
07/08/11 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Havana Deal Manuscript
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: The Havana Deal Manuscript

Hello,

Speaking of the Havana Deal, I read somewhere that this is a stud bottom from Erdnase grip. Can somebody confirms this ?

Thanks and regards.

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
07/08/11 05:29 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Havana Deal Manuscript
Replies: 17
Views: 1352

Re: What is the proper name of this card technique

Hello,

Jonathan is right regarding his reference to Ken Krenzel:
Check the "Top-Card Middle Pass" on page 183 of Close Up Impact by S. Minch.

Best regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
03/31/11 03:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the proper name of this card technique
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

Re: Erdnase Two Handed Transformation, Second Method

Dai Vernon also discuss this colour change in details on one the Revelations tapes (I think volume 6) but even after viewing it, some aspects were still confusing to me also as Vernon decribes how it looked in Malini hands but don't really explain it.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
02/09/11 11:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase Two Handed Transformation, Second Method
Replies: 12
Views: 2742

Re: Any idea what Vernon is doing ?

Dear both,

Thanks a lot for your responses.

Jim,

I did not remembered that variations of "right there" were published in the Vernon Chronicles but I will have a look.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
11/11/10 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any idea what Vernon is doing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Any idea what Vernon is doing ?

Hello, If you check following video between 0:05 and 0:15, you see Vernon does a very short coin sequence. It look like the final step of Leipzig's "right there" but: 1. He does it with opposite hands when compare to the description in "Vernon tributes to Nate Leipzig". 2. Assumi...
by Thomas Van Aken
11/08/10 08:09 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any idea what Vernon is doing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: Predator Wallet and books for sale

Leonard,

I send you an email regarding Predator Wallet.

Best regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
10/30/10 08:01 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Predator Wallet and books for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: By Mr. Giobbi's request...

Hello,

Darwin Ortiz describes a method to do this in "CardShark" in a "back in time" type routine where the card case reseals itself as climax.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
09/03/10 08:43 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: By Mr. Giobbi's request...
Replies: 16
Views: 2427

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

Jackie,

Dominique Duvivier (France) and Jose Caroll (Spain) published versions loosly based on Kaps.

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
08/26/10 02:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: Ricky Jay - Alaskan Poker

Hello, Nick Trost also published a version using the slop shuffle mechanic (see "The Cardmagic of Nick Trost"). Regards Thomas PS: Harry, thanks for the reference to the Meir Yedid method; I was familiar with both Cervon's version using faro shuffles but I will check the handling in BoF.
by Thomas Van Aken
07/09/10 11:00 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ricky Jay - Alaskan Poker
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Brussels, Belgium

Hello, Here are couple of clarifications: The only magic shop in Brussels is indeed A&T magic shop. Adress above is correct (it is at walking distance from the "Grand Place". It is no more run by the Raimoni family but by Alex and Thierry Lewis and ideed, identify yourself as magician ...
by Thomas Van Aken
07/01/10 06:08 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Brussels, Belgium
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: Vernon switch

Vernon describes a variation on the Hellis switch in a letter to F. Ross that I found in "The Man Who Was Erdnase" by Busy and alii.

Don't have the book at the hand so cannot check about the exact mechanic.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
05/12/10 03:53 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon switch
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Looking for "Kaps on coins" and "Kaps on cards"

Thanks Jonathan.
by Thomas Van Aken
04/28/10 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for "Kaps on coins" and "Kaps on cards"
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Looking for "Kaps on coins" and "Kaps on cards"

Hello,

Is there possibilities to purchase legal copies of the two films made by Fred Kaps and that he use to show at his lectures.

Thanks for your replies.

Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
04/28/10 03:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for "Kaps on coins" and "Kaps on cards"
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: WTB: Martin Nash Sleightly Second

Zach,

I send you a private message.
Regards

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
04/08/10 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Martin Nash Sleightly Second
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Martin Nash DVDs

While I agree on the above, I like to point the student to another set of Martin Nash DVD's also avaiable from Meir: "THE VERY BEST OF MARTIN NASH 3-VOLUME DVD SET" for a mere 89$. This is a re release of VHS originally produced by Videonics begin of the 80' and the 3 DVD's include the 6 o...
by Thomas Van Aken
01/14/10 05:40 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Martin Nash DVDs
Replies: 15
Views: 3288

Re: Roy Walton Seeks Castle Notebooks Vol. 1

Matt,

I send you a personal message.
Regards.

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
12/07/09 05:08 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Roy Walton Seeks Castle Notebooks Vol. 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?

Hello, I came accross a Vernon'picture I did not saw before and I am curious if someone has details about it. The picture show Vernon (I think 40' or early 50') in a swimming pool displaying two playing cards; the rest of the deck is floating on the water. Around the pool are nice ladies in swimming...
by Thomas Van Aken
08/15/09 05:34 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon's picture, somone knows about the context ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Fred Robinson book update

OK.

Tanks.
by Thomas Van Aken
01/27/09 07:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Robinson book update
Replies: 32
Views: 5650

Re: Fred Robinson book update

Cannot see any reference to the book on Martin Breese web site. Can somebody help me ?
Thanks

Thomas
by Thomas Van Aken
01/27/09 04:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Robinson book update
Replies: 32
Views: 5650

Re: New Bicycle cards

Hello, A couple of months ago, I purchase the "traditionaly cut" Bee cards from Richard Turner. While I agree on the fact that they shuffle and faro esier, I also notice that the fans are less perfect that the ones you can get with "ordinary cut" bee cards. Did somebody make the ...
by Thomas Van Aken
01/11/09 11:18 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Bicycle cards
Replies: 22
Views: 1875

Re: Help with Strike Second

Charlie Miller's Strike Second had all four fingers along the right long side of the deck. Deck strongly bevelled and held very loosely. If your fingers are in the proper position, you can hold the cards loosely with no problem and they'll stay put. Several texts recommand to have the first finger ...
by Thomas Van Aken
04/28/08 04:55 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Strike Second
Replies: 12
Views: 2308
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