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by Torkova
November 30th, 2014, 12:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ebay auction of rare mentalism & magic
Replies: 0
Views: 633

ebay auction of rare mentalism & magic

I have listed on ebay a good amount of rare magic and mentalism on ebay that are ending today. More coming soon. Please have a look at:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_ip ... =12&_rdc=1
Thanks for looking! - Bobby
by Torkova
July 4th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic, Mentalism & Spiritualism on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Magic, Mentalism & Spiritualism on eBay

Hello fellow magicians,

Please have a look at my current ebay auctions on magic, mentalism & spiritualism, many ending on Sunday:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_nk ... pg=&_from=

Thanks for looking,
Bobby
by Torkova
May 26th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay auction including many rare Spiritualism items
Replies: 0
Views: 511

eBay auction including many rare Spiritualism items

I have just listed some items on ebay including a lot of rare books on Spiritualism. I will be adding more as the week goes on. Please have a look. Thanks!

http://tinyurl.com/lrgfsh6

Bobby
by Torkova
February 2nd, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay auction with many rare items ending today
Replies: 0
Views: 295

eBay auction with many rare items ending today

HI,

I have many rare magic related items up on ebay. Some ending tonight and others being added later today and throughout the week. Thanks for looking!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_ip ... =12&_rdc=1

Bobby
by Torkova
January 16th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: rare books Spiritualism, Magic, Mentalism on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 213

rare books Spiritualism, Magic, Mentalism on eBay

I have up on eBay some rare spiritualism, magic & mentalism books up on eBay. I'll be adding more in the coming days. Please have a look!

http://tinyurl.com/k8yo6ls

Thanks,
Bobby
by Torkova
December 27th, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Erdnase Hoffmann connection
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Re: Erdnase Hoffmann connection

Thanks Bill, I was sure I couldn't have been the first to notice this!
by Torkova
December 27th, 2013, 12:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Erdnase Hoffmann connection
Replies: 7
Views: 1912

Erdnase Hoffmann connection

I came across a curious historical tidbit related to Erdnase. It might be well known to Erdnase-o-philes, but is new to me and thought I'd pass it on. I am aware of some theories that Erdnase might have read Robert-Houdin and/or Hoffmann. But here seems to be a strong indicator that he at least read...
by Torkova
November 19th, 2013, 5:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vintage magic, mentalism and Spiritualism books on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Vintage magic, mentalism and Spiritualism books on eBay

Here are some vintage books for sale. Will be adding more throughout the week:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_nk ... pg=&_from=

Thanks for looking!
Bobby Torkova
by Torkova
May 20th, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mentalism & Bizarre including Obsidian Oblique - eBay auction
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Mentalism & Bizarre including Obsidian Oblique - eBay auction

Please have a look at my ebay auction (many items ending today): Mentalism, Bizarre & Magic books and collectibles <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1">http://www.ebay.com/sch/tork/m.html?_ip ... =12&_rdc=1</a><!-- m --> Than...
by Torkova
January 20th, 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop in February
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop in February

That's very exciting Steve. I'm personally looking forward to your talk!

Bobby
by Torkova
January 18th, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop in February
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop in February

For those that are interested, I will be a guest lecturer at Richard Osterlind's seminar next month. I'll be presenting a lecture on my upcoming book on billet workers Bert Reese and Charles Foster. This will be a powerpoint presentation with many rare graphics and history of billet work from 1860-1...
by Torkova
January 18th, 2010, 3:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Bert Reese lecture at Richard Osterlind's workshop

For those that are interested, I will be a guest lecturer at Richard Osterlind's seminar next month. I'll be presenting a lecture on my upcoming book on billet workers Bert Reese and Charles Foster. This will be a powerpoint presentation with many rare graphics and history of billet work from 1860-1...
by Torkova
September 2nd, 2009, 10:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 4098

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

An update on Bobby Baxter's passing. He had no will but left his body to science at Columbia Presbertian Hospital in New York. He had said he was thrilled to be buried for free. We are still looking into having a memorial service and possibly a stone placed in his memory.

RIP
Bobby
by Torkova
September 2nd, 2009, 7:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 4098

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

Great story David. Typical of Bobby's humor and acting ability. Also keeping it "real" and in the moment which often resulted in his funniest material. Thanks for sharing it.

Torkova
by Torkova
September 2nd, 2009, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Baxter has Died
Replies: 23
Views: 4098

Re: Bobby Baxter has Died

Bobby always wanted me to write a book about him. To that end, I had recorded many hours of our phone conversations. However, can't see getting to it anytime in the near future, but perhaps someday. I also have the video of his performance from Ed Sullivan circa 1948 he gave me as well as another TV...
by Torkova
June 5th, 2009, 9:21 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Malini Home In Hawaii
Replies: 28
Views: 4792

Re: Malini Home In Hawaii

Great info David - thanks for sharing it!

Torkova
by Torkova
August 8th, 2008, 3:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Professor DeNel
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Professor DeNel

In Al Mann's *The TKares Set* he mentions a dentist/mentalist Barlow J. Wagman aka Professor DeNel of Hyattsville, Md. This fellow did a lot of research on Bert Reese but his notes were lost. Mann also mentions one Charlie Rosebery (pimp/con man/addict) who saw Reese and claimed that Reese had 2 dau...
by Torkova
August 8th, 2008, 2:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Professor DeNel info?
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Professor DeNel info?

In Al Mann's *The TKares Set* he mentions a dentist/mentalist Barlow J. Wagman aka Professor DeNel of Hyattsville, Md. This fellow did a lot of research on Bert Reese but his notes were lost. Mann also mentions one Charlie Rosebery (pimp/con man/addict) who saw Reese and claimed that Reese had 2 dau...
by Torkova
June 11th, 2005, 1:19 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bert Reese information
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Bert Reese information

David, Great information - thanks so much. Very interesting about Rinn & Houdini. Will follow up and see where it leads. I recall reading somewhere that Houdini supposedly offered to enclose in each billet a $1000 bill (which presumably Reese could keep) but Reese rejected the challenge. I do ha...
by Torkova
June 6th, 2005, 7:53 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bert Reese information
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Bert Reese information

Guys, Thanks for all the references. There are indeed a couple of pages in the Houdini book on "THE BALLOT OR PELLET TEST" where he mentions basic Reese technique among others. Nothing specific in terms of switching & routining except to say that a good memory is very important the way...
by Torkova
May 29th, 2005, 6:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bert Reese information
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Re: Bert Reese information

Many thanks to all for your help. I'm doing on-going research including trying to find out where Reese is buried. He died in Hamburg, Germany in July 1926 and can't seem to find out whether his widow brought the body back to the states. Any thoughts as to how I might find that out? Would love to get...
by Torkova
May 25th, 2005, 5:35 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bert Reese information
Replies: 13
Views: 3072

Bert Reese information

I'm doing research on Bert Reese and was wondering if anyone had any info on him besides the Jinx/PME references. Especially photos or graphics. I have a bunch of the Edison stuff but almost nothing on his exploits in Europe. I know his teacher was Foster who wrote "The Salem Seer." Did Fo...
by Torkova
April 21st, 2005, 3:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Last call for Magic Way, Tom Sellers, Ricky Jay on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Last call for Magic Way, Tom Sellers, Ricky Jay on ebay

Hi, My auctions for The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz, a complete collection of rare Tom Sellers books, some rare Ricky Jay items and more are ending soon. Please have a look at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQsassZtork">http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ...
by Torkova
April 15th, 2005, 9:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tom Sellers, Hoffmann, Tamariz on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Tom Sellers, Hoffmann, Tamariz on Ebay

Hi, Please have a look at some great auctions I have up this week including a complete file of Tom Sellers books, many Hoffmann books and The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz among others. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQsassZtork">http://search.ebay.com/_W0...
by Torkova
March 13th, 2005, 7:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Majikat ?
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Majikat ?

I bought a copy of the DVD from Amazon pretty cheap. The magic on there is minimal. Just a couple of minutes. The concert is great but I wouldn't buy it just to see the magic. I attended the concert when it was in NYC at Madison Square Garden and it was one of the best I ever saw. And I didn't even ...
by Torkova
March 13th, 2005, 6:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Last call for Original Himber Bottles on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Last call for Original Himber Bottles on eBay

Just wanted to remind you that my rare set of 15 original Himber Multiplying Bottles on ebay will be ending soon. These were acquired by me from Bobby Baxter who bought them directly from Richard Himber many years ago. Please have a look at this beautiful, unique set at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink...
by Torkova
March 7th, 2005, 7:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original Himber Multiplying Bottles on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Original Himber Multiplying Bottles on ebay

I've just listed an extremely rare set of 15 original Himber Multiplying Bottles on ebay. These were acquired by me from Bobby Baxter who bought them directly from Richard Himber many years ago. Please have a look at this beautiful, unique set at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay....
by Torkova
February 23rd, 2005, 12:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: David Abbott Book of Mysteries on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 70

David Abbott Book of Mysteries on eBay

David P. Abbott's Book of Mysteries. Very rare, #417, First edition, 1977. Hard cover, 183pp on coated stock. Excellent condition. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6513720681&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS...
by Torkova
February 14th, 2005, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: eBay - David Abbott's Book of Mysteries , 1st edition
Replies: 0
Views: 104

eBay - David Abbott's Book of Mysteries , 1st edition

David P. Abbott's Book of Mysteries. Very rare, #417, First edition, 1977. Hard cover, 183pp on coated stock. Excellent condition. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=427&item=6511959876&rd=1">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ...
by Torkova
November 27th, 2004, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Wakeling has died
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Alan Wakeling has died

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Wakeling's passing. Although I never met him, I did call him up a few years ago and introduced myself to ask him a question. Even though he didn't know me, he was very helpful and open and said that I could call him anytime to chat. I now wish I had taken him up on the ...
by Torkova
September 12th, 2004, 4:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin Dawes contact info?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Edwin Dawes contact info?

Thanks everyone for his email also. I'm all set.
by Torkova
September 11th, 2004, 5:33 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin Dawes contact info?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Edwin Dawes contact info?

Thanks, John. Much appreciated.
by Torkova
September 7th, 2004, 9:20 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Edwin Dawes contact info?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Edwin Dawes contact info?

Does anyone have an email or other contact info for Dr. Dawes? Please let me know - much appreciated.

Torkova
by Torkova
March 17th, 2003, 8:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Johnson Cups for sale - Unused, Mint
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Johnson Cups for sale - Unused, Mint

Johnson Cups for sale - Unused, Mint. $170.00 with free shipping in the USA. Thank you! torkova@torkova.com

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