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by Bibliophage
August 22nd, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill
Replies: 18
Views: 5010

Re: Dean Dill

Dean's surviving wife and son own the rights to all of Dean's magic.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Of the book (karl Fulves) question
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Of the book (karl Fulves) question

If anyone has copies of these for sale, please PM me.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Blue Crown - Help contact
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Re: The Blue Crown - Help contact

I just purchased their new marked decks and they arrived no problem.
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11644

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Did they make a DVD "version" of the original Pat Page VHS tape?
by Bibliophage
August 4th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6361

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

But new book(s) at Genii Convention, yes?
by Bibliophage
July 17th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

I rattled their cage and was informed that we are about to get a new Psience and a new Works installment.
by Bibliophage
June 6th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 99
Views: 7975

Re: America's Got Talent performance

I have hesitated jumping into this mud wrestling match of opinion but from the second I saw Will's set on AGT I thought, "As soon as cover of the cards or the hands go away, the mystery goes away." And that thought has persisted. I used to have this discussion/argument with Tim Connover ab...
by Bibliophage
May 17th, 2017, 1:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Some thoughts on the Hooked Coin
Replies: 21
Views: 2211

Re: Some thoughts on the Hooked Coin

Thank You!

I've noticed over the years that shorter, sharper pins are also preferable.
by Bibliophage
May 17th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 3445

Re: Steranko

These books are musts. Not just for visual story-telling but for all story-telling.
by Bibliophage
May 11th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

I have to say that I have been kept informed both by them answering every email (I only sent one) and soon after they sent out a message to all subscribers apologizing for and explaining the delay and promising that things would be back on schedule soon. If you are not getting their messages, let th...
by Bibliophage
May 9th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

I think Mr. Adkins should direct his inquiries to the folks that publish the Works and Psience...
by Bibliophage
April 26th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 3047

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Much of it is Emil Clifton's. It was published in a small manuscript he used to sell at the Castle. Emil was a good friend of Earl's and contributed "Clifton's Ring Move" to Earl's book.
by Bibliophage
April 25th, 2017, 11:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shrunken Ned
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Shrunken Ned

Also some familiar names in this article. Congrats gents!

http://boingboing.net/2017/04/23/room-for-1000.html
by Bibliophage
February 15th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Yoda+Devo+Dougie+Delgaudio+NYC=Awesome
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Yoda+Devo+Dougie+Delgaudio+NYC=Awesome

I loved "Nothing to Hide" and got to see in in Los Angeles and NYC so I'm pretty excited that "In And Of Itself" is coming to New York and bringing Delgaudio and his magic to the City. Only a 10 week run which means this is going to become a hot and difficult ticket really fast. ...
by Bibliophage
January 11th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 14
Views: 2950

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

Fellow Psience Members will notice the Latin phrase that ends the introduction to every issue of the Journal.
by Bibliophage
October 30th, 2016, 10:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

Instructions for number Three just arrived and tied the first three effects all together. (Are we allow to say that?) The part of the wallet that I didn't understand now makes total sense. Next month's effect has me puzzled, not sure how this is possible without gimmicks and the ad says everything i...
by Bibliophage
October 13th, 2016, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mesika v. Penguin
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Mesika v. Penguin

But forgetting about all the legal stuff, if he bought the rights from Finn Jon then I think it is wrong if others steal that idea from Mesika. I believe that what was paid for was a limited right to market and sell in the US and maybe other places. This was a deal made with George Proust, and I do...
by Bibliophage
September 28th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

Just got installment number two and the description of number three!

Seems like the first three effects are going to work together in some way.
by Bibliophage
September 28th, 2016, 12:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

One thing I've noticed about some of Weber's material, there tends to be a bit of overlap. Not sure about an overlap, but he does keep returning to classic problems and solving them differently and probably better each time. Don't know who else went to Magic Live, but the idea of performing Jackpot...
by Bibliophage
September 4th, 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

I think you only got the Bonus if you joined and paid in full by July 14th.
by Bibliophage
September 1st, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

My collection arrived yesterday. Shrink-wrapped with my name on it! Was surprised to find a beautiful gimmicked leather wallet ($200 easy) right on top when I opened the lid (nice box) It is exactly as pictured in the illustrations of the first set of instructions including the secret function (and ...
by Bibliophage
July 7th, 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

Richard, Here is the text from the other part of the mailing they sent out this weekend: You invite a group of people whom you have never met to join you on stage. They do not write or draw anything. Each simply concentrates on a random thought which they neither speak, write nor share with anyone e...
by Bibliophage
July 4th, 2016, 11:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

Re: The Works

Agreed. Bonus item sounds impossible, but I think much of the true value comes from thinking about the conditions and imagining how to perform something that fits them.
by Bibliophage
July 4th, 2016, 10:01 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 23968

The Works

Did anyone else sign up for this? They had me at "wallet" but the bonus thing sounds great too.
by Bibliophage
July 2nd, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psience Issue 5!
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Psience Issue 5!

They just sent out an updated issue with a great new idea that is absolutely obvious ... after they explain it to you.
by Bibliophage
June 19th, 2016, 4:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 14033

Re: Ten-Card Poker

[quote="Bob Farmer"]I reference the Weber effect in my book in the section related to Tim Ellis's very good routine. In Tim's routine there is no Jonah in the traditional sense. It's a very good routine. You need two sets of Tim's cards for the additional material I included. See: Bob, you...
by Bibliophage
June 18th, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 14033

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Harry must be acknowledged for making this a trick everyone was talking about and performing many decades ago. Mr Farmer's book is a thing of beauty and a must-read. Best performance version of TCPD is Weber's Ha No Jonah, which only uses 10 cards, and NO Jonah card. It is not in the Farmer book but...
by Bibliophage
February 1st, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Abbott's Rag Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Abbott's Rag Pictures

I collect Rag Pictures and would be interested.

Thank You
by Bibliophage
September 24th, 2015, 5:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Michael and I Tried
Replies: 46
Views: 11233

Re: Michael and I Tried

I did the unthinkable and contacted Weber. He explained that he did finish and deliver annotations long ago. Then time passed. And he was contacted by Todd who explained that the project never died, but that he (Todd) was doing an all-new layout and design and asked if Weber would provide new annota...
by Bibliophage
July 18th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Journal of Psience
Replies: 12
Views: 4403

Re: The Journal of Psience

I hope this addresses some of Mr Aguilar's curiosity without making other members feel like I have violated some unspoken vow of secrecy. One of the things that is silly about after the fact curiosity is that I know from a few guys that each issue is only available to current subscribers, so people ...
by Bibliophage
June 12th, 2015, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 42
Views: 12637

Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Ted, I spoke with Weber in SFO recently and, while all that you say is correct, he informed me that Todd had put the project back on track. Apparently Weber is revising and updating his original contributions of several years ago. He said "since the time the project stopped, everyone now has a ...
by Bibliophage
April 7th, 2015, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine does ice pick for Baldwin
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: Blaine does ice pick for Baldwin

Brad Henderson wrote:it was sold as a magic trick years ago. Basically came with a drawing ... showing where to stick it.


The instructions to most magic tricks leave the buyer feeling the same.
by Bibliophage
April 3rd, 2015, 12:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber

You can't just buy it. It requires a special prop you have to get from Weber, otherwise you'll be frustrated.

It is a souped-up version of the first year "Bonus" that was sent to charter members of Real Secrets.

It's a shame because it is the best of all the RPS ideas out there.
by Bibliophage
March 23rd, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: OOTW history/credit
Replies: 2
Views: 2785

Re: OOTW history/credit

You need look (or read) no further than Mr. Curry himself, in his 1975 chart-topping "Out Of This World - And Beyond." On page 16 of this MUST READ book he describes and details just such an effect and more than one method for a face-up OOTW with the Red and Blue Backed resolution you desc...
by Bibliophage
March 8th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 10015

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

Ted, Was a subscriber from the start. Managed to see every extra, Revizzit bonus and all of the material that came in the envelopes. There were 36 items promised and well over 72 items delivered. One of those 36 items was a specially printed object that could slip into any standard deck of playing c...
by Bibliophage
March 8th, 2015, 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 10015

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

I received the same email. By my reading, these are templates for props which we can customize and print out, and if I'm not mistaken, I think the new project is 100% mentalism and mind reading. I have discussed this two other RS Members (am I kicked out now?) and they are particularly happy that th...
by Bibliophage
January 18th, 2015, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New
Replies: 20
Views: 5934

Re: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New

It may mean that the seller does not understand how ebay works.

Also found it interesting that they chose to keep EW One and sell the other two.

Lots of things are interesting and we don't know what they mean.
by Bibliophage
January 1st, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 14
Views: 8603

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

"from what were they made?" - Sorry for my confusing wording - they are made of a thin, paper-like material, similar to the paper known as "onion-skin." "Some additional specific questions:" "* Who can be credited as the inventor of the principle? What company firs...
by Bibliophage
January 1st, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream

He handled the "exposure" question well, framing it as "teaching" when asked if it was OK to be revealing the secrets. This is the second time I've seen him on National television pitching his books and on both occasions he chose to perform effects other than those explained in t...

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