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Re: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!

While the pre-pub offer from John and me (the publisher) have both expired, I am now happy to announce that all pre-orders placed via http://www.squashpublishing.com have shipped; I spent the whole day packing those orders here in Chicago. I know I speak for John when I say "thank you" to ...
by gfajuri
08/19/13 06:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!

We will be launching the book at Magic Live and John will be in the dealer room signing copies on the opening night of the convention. Stop by, pick up a copy, and say hello!
by gfajuri
07/26/13 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!

I'm pleased to announce the release of the first hardbound collection by John Bannon in 10 years, High Caliber . Until August 11, we are offering a pre-publication offer of a free book from our inventory to anyone who buys the new Bannon book. Here are the details: John Bannon’s highly-engineered, ...
by gfajuri
07/25/13 02:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Bannon Book - High Caliber - Pre-Pub Offer!
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

Re: David Alexander Has Died...

This is very sad news. So sorry to hear it.
by gfajuri
12/15/10 02:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Alexander Has Died...
Replies: 64
Views: 10559

Re: The Blackston Magic Company

I have never seen one, but do own various letters, instruction sheets, and one prop made by The Blackstone Magic Co. I know of one collector who told me he has a photo of the premises, but he has not been able to locate it. Since the firm lasted for only 18 months or so in the late 20s, the existenc...
by gfajuri
10/27/10 12:58 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Blackston Magic Company
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Who are Thirteen of Magic (Jinx) ?

10 looks more like Mulholland to me.

9 looks like a bad caricature of Houdini's brother, Hardeen.

2 looks a bit like Horace Goldin.
by gfajuri
07/26/10 11:12 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who are Thirteen of Magic (Jinx) ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: Ultimate Thayer - It's Ready. Would you like it signed?

Take it yet from another happy reader of The Ultimate Thayer - don't delay, order today! You won't be disappointed.
by gfajuri
07/12/10 10:38 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ultimate Thayer - It's Ready. Would you like it signed?
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: Kellar Poster Surfaces

Keep the posts coming, Kevin. You've put some great material up on the blog.
by gfajuri
06/02/10 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Two Nice Thurston Kellar Items
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...

The problem at Disney is the new safety testing law which covers all products (toys) aimed at children 12 or under. Due to the generally low volume of tricks produced by most magic manufacturers (in comparison, to a new toy from Hasbro, for example), the cost of testing products is prohibitive and c...
by gfajuri
09/02/09 10:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disneyland's Main Street Magic Shop in Jeopardy...
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Breaking News - Jay Marshall Auction - April 26th

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by gfajuri
02/23/09 06:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking News - Jay Marshall Auction - April 26th
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Roberto Giobbi Seminar in Chicago

I'll be there, and am looking forward to it!
by gfajuri
02/16/09 10:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi Seminar in Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Wanted: Advanced Fingertip Control by Ed Marlo

by gfajuri
12/23/08 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Advanced Fingertip Control by Ed Marlo
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!

Good eye, Bob. The cover is based on an old stock poster printed by (if I remember correctly) Great Western Litho ca. 1910. There are no posters of the book cover as far as I know.
by gfajuri
09/30/08 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!

No, I did not know that it's already in stores. The release date on Amazon (and from the publisher) is November 19th. Some stores must put out the stock in advance of the release date. To answer Jonathan's question, this is a book of real tricks and real expalnations, a seen through the eyes/pen of ...
by gfajuri
09/29/08 11:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!

Quirk Books will release <i>Mysterios Encyclopedia of Magic & Conjuring</i> by Gabe Fajuri (that's me), on November 19. A hardbound 368-page tome, its style and look harkens back to the golden age of the art. A fictional character, Mr. Mysterio (supposedly a great magician of yesteryear - he was...
by gfajuri
09/25/08 12:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Book - Mysterio's Encyclopedia - Pre Publication Offer!
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: WTB Dell O'Dell

Hi James: the below link may be of interest:

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/ws/eBa ... 0270645995
by gfajuri
07/17/08 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Dell O'Dell
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

The complete Jay Marshall auction catalog is now available on eBay.

Visit http://www.liveauctions.ebay.com/catalogs/25827 to browse the listings and place absentee bids.
by gfajuri
07/16/08 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

Update: Auction preview times have been posted on the Potter & Potter website.
by gfajuri
07/07/08 10:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

We will happily accept telephone bids, though I encourage absentee (mail/email/fax), and eBay bids, for those that care to place them. Regardless of the method you choose to place your bid, be sure to register for the auction in advance. Forms can be downloaded at <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href=...
by gfajuri
07/01/08 10:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

If you are attending the sale in person, there is no need to register in advance.

If you would like to place an absentee bid, please register in advance.

Catalogs begin shipping today.
by gfajuri
06/23/08 10:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

Anyone who can not attend the sale in person can bid via eBay Live Auctions, place absentee bids (via fax, email or mail) or arrange for a telephone bid.

Thanks to all for the interest.
by gfajuri
06/18/08 10:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Re: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

Update: the complete catalog is now available as a free online download at www.potterauctions.com.
by gfajuri
06/16/08 12:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online

Second Jay Marshall Magic Collection Auction A preview of the material for sale in the upcoming public auction of rare magicana from the legendary collection of entertainer Jay Marshall is now online at http://www.potterauctions.com. The auction will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, J...
by gfajuri
06/12/08 02:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Auction Part II - Preview Now Online
Replies: 12
Views: 2888

Star-Studded Event - Don't Delay!

http://www.squashpublishing.com/images/magic39_poster_lowrez_small.jpg Space is limited, so don't delay! The 39th Annual Magic Collectors' Weekend will be held in suburban Chicago (Schaumburg, Illinois) at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield hotel (woodfield.hyatt.com) from May 1-3. This year's guest of ho...
by gfajuri
03/18/08 04:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Star-Studded Event - Don't Delay!
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Re: Magical Valentines / David Odette

Dave's email adress is daveo111@aol.com
by gfajuri
03/03/06 10:23 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Magical Valentines / David Odette
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Re: New Vernon and Dante Books

Hello All, Just to clarify things, Squash will release a number of books this year, the first two being the books discussed in this thread. We will also release a large Okito book (tricks and history) later in the year. First up is a charming memoir by Marion Trikosko, about his time with the Dante ...
by gfajuri
02/16/06 09:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Vernon and Dante Books
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Best Substitution Trunk

Not that your daughter would want to do this... Percy Abbott made a feature of the Canvas Covered Box, as have many other performers. His assistant (usually his wife or his daughter) would be locked in the trunk, and eventually, Percy would end up inside, while she ended up outside. When the trunk w...
by gfajuri
12/20/05 07:27 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Substitution Trunk
Replies: 22
Views: 8875

Re: WANTED: ZAPPED BY RICKI DUNN

This book is still in print and available from Norm Nielsen at www.nnmagic.com.

Best Regards,

Gabe Fajuri
by gfajuri
11/16/05 09:06 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: ZAPPED BY RICKI DUNN
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: INCREDIBLY RARE MAGIC POSTERS!!!!!

Holy Moses.

Thanks, Clay.
by gfajuri
11/03/05 08:04 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: INCREDIBLY RARE MAGIC POSTERS!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: David Ben's Vernon biography

Hello All, David is close to completing the first volume (of two proposed volumes) of his biography of Dai Vernon. Countless new details have been discovered by David in his reasearch and writing; the books will be stuffed to the gills with fascinating stories, information and photographs. I'm also ...
by gfajuri
09/30/05 07:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Vernon biography
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: October 22 French Magic Auction

Where can I view the catalog on line?
by gfajuri
09/19/05 07:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: October 22 French Magic Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Wanted: Bert Allerton's The Close-Up Magician

This booklet is still available from Magic, Inc. for $10 or $12, maybe less. Contact them at www.magicinc.net

Regards,

Gabe Fajuri
by gfajuri
08/17/05 07:59 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Bert Allerton's The Close-Up Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!

Hi All-

The Boris Wild Marked Deck has proven to be the most popular item we have released in the last 5 years, perhaps longer!

By now, if your favorite dealer doesn't have them in stock, well, he's missing the boat!

Thanks to all for their interest and support.

Gabe Fajuri
by gfajuri
08/10/05 08:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!
Replies: 45
Views: 6943

Re: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!

Pete-

No joke, belive me! In the few short days we have had these cards in stock, they have proven to be a gigantic hit.

As for hawking them like a D'lite, rest easy folks, that ain't gonna happen. Or rather, if it does, FUN Inc. will not be guilty party.

Best,

Gabe Fajuri
FUN Inc.
by gfajuri
07/29/05 08:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!
Replies: 45
Views: 6943

Re: Harry Stork

Jim,

I may have a catalog for Stork's business. I will take a look.

Gabe Fajuri
by gfajuri
07/27/05 06:16 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Harry Stork
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!

Well, HOW we got them printed will have to remain our little secret :) I have to say I didn't believe that this would happen myself until the cards were delivered on Monday. The retail price is $20.00, and they will be hitting the dealers' shelves in the next few days. We only began shipping them ou...
by gfajuri
07/27/05 06:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!
Replies: 45
Views: 6943

The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!

This may sound a bit grandiose, but I honestly believe this to be a historic day. Only moments ago, a truck arrived at the FUN Inc. factory here in Chicago and delivered a shipment of the first ever factory-printed deck of MARKED Bicycle Cards! Through an exclusvie arrangement with Boris Wild and th...
by gfajuri
07/25/05 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!
Replies: 45
Views: 6943

Darren Brown on CNN

by gfajuri
07/22/05 11:48 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Darren Brown on CNN
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Looking for A. COKE CECIL

John, I have a few Coke Cecil publicity flyers, etc. I will have to dig them out, but will be happy to work out a deal with you for them once they're "unearthed." Please send me an email at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:gfajuri@ameritech.net">gfajuri@ameritech.net</a><!-- e --> for more info. ...
by gfajuri
07/15/05 02:25 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Looking for A. COKE CECIL
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Digital Mahatma released

Three words:

Buy this now.

And while you're at it, pick up a copy of the Digital Sphinx.

These searchable magazine files are amazing resources.

Gabe Fajuri
by gfajuri
07/14/05 06:11 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Digital Mahatma released
Replies: 2
Views: 47
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