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by Herman Koster
April 29th, 2016, 12:56 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Boulevard of Magic May 15 2016. IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Boulevard of Magic May 15 2016. IJmuiden, The Netherlands

Haha, yeah I know the Dutch are known for being tight. I think that in the old days Dick Koornwinder and Tommy Wonder used to sell a lot of the magic worms just demoing them.
by Herman Koster
April 29th, 2016, 11:45 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Boulevard of Magic May 15 2016. IJmuiden, The Netherlands
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Boulevard of Magic May 15 2016. IJmuiden, The Netherlands

Just to inform all of you globe trotters out there. If you're in The Netherlands on May 15th 2016, there will be a streetmagic competition in IJmuiden. It will be the third time we organize this event, and each year there are more magicians attending. Free to visit and watch Dutch magicians perform....
by Herman Koster
October 24th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 15778

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Arrived in the Netherlands today. Great we have daylight savings time, it will give me an extra hour before work :D
by Herman Koster
October 2nd, 2015, 5:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 15778

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Dear Richard,

can you please let me know if payment of my order came thru? Never received a confirmation email.

Best wishes,
Herman Koster
The Netherlands
by Herman Koster
April 1st, 2010, 4:01 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: March Issue of Genii Magazine
Replies: 46
Views: 8279

Re: March Issue of Genii Magazine

Today, April 1st I received the March issue. Margret already sent a replacement copy as well. I'd like to send it back, but she told me to give it to a friend, so maybe he would subscribe. Genii really has great service. In the future I'll wait saying that the copy hasn't arrived. Richard, how can I...
by Herman Koster
March 24th, 2010, 4:09 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: March Issue of Genii Magazine
Replies: 46
Views: 8279

Re: March Issue of Genii Magazine

My copy is sent by airmail, and I asked Margret last time, when my subscription would end, and that would be Feb 2011.

I'll just wait a couple of days before emailing the office and perhaps it is a good idea to switch to an opaque envelope.

Thanks for the advice!
by Herman Koster
March 23rd, 2010, 1:25 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: March Issue of Genii Magazine
Replies: 46
Views: 8279

Re: March Issue of Genii Magazine

Still nothing here in The Netherlands, but it's still the month of March :) Richard, did you change the way Genii is delivered, because the January issue had to be replaced as well. I never had any delays with the magazine prior to the last three months. Can't wait to read the great articles again. ...
by Herman Koster
March 14th, 2010, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii March Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Genii March Issue

Also not here in IJmuiden, The Netherlands yet. But it's still March :)
by Herman Koster
November 3rd, 2008, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 130405

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

I've just finished reading all these reviews and watching the clip from the believe site, but to me this just feels like the show I saw Siegfried and Roy do a long time ago. Good vs evil, giant monsters on stage, great effects and a great show. Also S&R had a great stage personality and wit, som...
by Herman Koster
March 11th, 2008, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Forum is Back Online!
Replies: 65
Views: 6247

Re: Genii Forum is Back Online!

Wow. An incredible job. The forum looks great. It surely has a different feel to it. Thanks Richard and everyone responsible.
by Herman Koster
February 24th, 2008, 1:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Phenomenon Phenomenal
Replies: 15
Views: 4558

Re: Phenomenon Phenomenal

It surely was a great article. The fun part is, that we only have to change the competitors names, and the article would describe the version being broadcast in The Netherlands, called: The next Uri Geller. The effects and everything are exactly the same as on the USA version (and I even believe, on...
by Herman Koster
February 23rd, 2008, 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 9999

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Arrived in Velserbroek, The Netherlands. Can't wait to read Genii again after not haven't subscribed for a while.
by Herman Koster
January 17th, 2008, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 14099

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Great to be back. I'm glad I renewed my subscription even before Richard announced the members only forum. wish I participated on Phenomenon :) Have fun everyone.
by Herman Koster
December 28th, 2007, 1:27 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Winston the Human Water Fountain
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Re: Winston the Human Water Fountain

In the John Fisher special History of Magic, I believe there is a short clip of someone performing this in an old Laurel and Hardy movie. Does anyone know who this performer was. It was the first time I ever saw this human fountain being performed. Only seen it in old drawings before that. ps. Hope ...
by Herman Koster
September 26th, 2007, 1:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: can anyone identify the maker?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: can anyone identify the maker?

Also there used to be a company in The Netherlands that was called Triks. It was run by Henk Vermeyden. I don't know if he stamped his items. The chute (or shute) looks a lot like one that was put out by Supreme magic of England. It was supplied with a brown leather wallet and two metal plates. The ...
by Herman Koster
March 19th, 2007, 3:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Need Information on Prop
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Need Information on Prop

Hi David, I'm not really sure, because it was a long time ago I saw the item you mentioned, but I believe it used to be sold either by Tony Curtis from England, or Roy Roth. I think it predates the version sold by Tenyo (Crystal Cleaver) I don't know if Tony still sells magic, but maybe Stephen Tuck...
by Herman Koster
March 17th, 2007, 2:44 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dutch Magazine "Triks"
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Dutch Magazine "Triks"

Hello Jim, My friend Peter Vogel has acquired all the items that used to belong to Henk Vermeyden, the publisher of Triks. I believe he has all the copies of the magazine somewhere. His email address is: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:vogel@dutchmagic.nl">vogel@dutchmagic.nl</a><!-- e --> Just tell him H...
by Herman Koster
May 23rd, 2006, 5:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Koorwinder Kar
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: Koorwinder Kar

Carlos,
I forgot to mention, but the Jan Monnikendam is closed on monday's, so maybe he contacted you by now.
Otherwise I will see how much the cars are and post the price here on the forum. I suppose they are about 125 or so euro's.
Best wishes,
Herman.
by Herman Koster
May 21st, 2006, 9:08 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most used magic reference book?
Replies: 12
Views: 2061

Re: Most used magic reference book?

I remember that when I started out in magic and didn't know anything about the names of gimmicks etc. I would always look at The amateur magician's handbook, and most of the time find the answers. And yes, for knowledge about magicians, Who's who in magic is very good. And of course, now for researc...
by Herman Koster
May 21st, 2006, 3:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Koorwinder Kar
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: Koorwinder Kar

Hi Carlos.
Try Jan Monnikendam in The Netherlands.
He still has a couple of Kars in stock.
his email is: monniken@worldonline.nl
by Herman Koster
May 14th, 2006, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free copy of Roy Benson by Starlight contest
Replies: 240
Views: 29504

Re: Free copy of Roy Benson by Starlight contest

Roy Benson by Starlight is so late, but I'm glad it's here. Roy Benson by Starlight is so late, that I'll have to rencarnate, learn English, grow up, become interested in magic and by that time, it will probably be sold out and there will be a competition about: The reprint of Roy Benson is so late ...
by Herman Koster
April 30th, 2006, 2:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare coin and glass Tenyo T-33 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Rare coin and glass Tenyo T-33 on eBay

Just a little over 12 hours left.
by Herman Koster
April 23rd, 2006, 2:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare coin and glass Tenyo T-33 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Rare coin and glass Tenyo T-33 on eBay

Hello everyone,

I just placed a Tenyo t-33 coin and glass on eBay.
Here's the link Coin and glass

Enjoy!

Oh, almost forgot. Bidding starts at just 99 cents with no reserve.
by Herman Koster
April 7th, 2006, 12:21 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic In Amsterdam?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Magic In Amsterdam?

Hi Jesse, there isn't a lot of magic going on in Amsterdam. There is a magicclub called Mysterium, but they only come together every last tuesday of the month. Members include eg. Dick Koornwinder and myself. A lot of American magicians have visited (Eugene Burger eg.) The nearest magicshop is in Ha...
by Herman Koster
April 2nd, 2006, 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ted Biet
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Ted Biet

Hello Dave,

unfortunately Ted Biet passed away a couple of years ago.

Best wishes,
Herman Koster
The Netherlands.
by Herman Koster
February 14th, 2006, 12:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for collectible art item
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Looking for collectible art item

They're made by RSMagic. He's also from Holland. I think if you search for his memberprofile here on the forum, you'll probably find his contact address.
by Herman Koster
February 2nd, 2006, 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: airport security..
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: airport security..

Dear Steve and Pete, this has nothing to do with the subject, so if this message gets erased I understand. But talking about fireworks, in Holland we have very strict rules about storage and selling. I remember that in the US I saw small wooden shacks near gasoline stations selling fireworks. (actua...
by Herman Koster
February 1st, 2006, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: airport security..
Replies: 44
Views: 1722

Re: airport security..

Here in Holland a while back, someone's suitcase and clothing was stolen. Also his Fismflash that he carried in a shoe to protect the bulb. The shoe and flash were later found and the area was sealed because they thought it was a bomb. The magician got a lot of publicity out of it. He called the pol...
by Herman Koster
December 21st, 2005, 6:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: sight unseen cases for sale and Worlds beyond Paul Curry
Replies: 0
Views: 193

sight unseen cases for sale and Worlds beyond Paul Curry

I noticed that some people were looking for these. It is the first version of the Sight Unseen Case (I use mine a lot) They are new, black, with instructions. If you are interested, the price is 89.50 euro (so cheaper than eBay) and shipping is 5 euro or if you want it fast and secure, shipping cost...
by Herman Koster
November 29th, 2005, 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dean Dill injured in car crash
Replies: 43
Views: 16655

Re: Dean Dill injured in car crash

Dean is one of the nicest people I've met when visiting the USA. I wish him a very fast recovery.
Herman Koster
by Herman Koster
November 28th, 2005, 11:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great lecturenotes and books on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Great lecturenotes and books on eBay

Just one more hour to bid.

And a question for the moderators.
After eBay auctions close, or items get sold, do you mind if I delete the post in Collector's Marketplace to keep things a little tidy?
Or would you prefer it stays on the messageboard, for later reference.
Just a thought :)
by Herman Koster
November 27th, 2005, 1:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great lecturenotes and books on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Great lecturenotes and books on eBay

Just one more day to go.
And I made a typo in the title of Magic Man. It should be Examiner instead of Examinar (but in my defence, I am Dutch ;) )
by Herman Koster
November 24th, 2005, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes I love being a magician
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: Sometimes I love being a magician

isn't Holland a great country :)
by Herman Koster
November 23rd, 2005, 1:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA

I just looked at the eBay auction, and I think it is the original. At least, it is the original we also used to sell in the magicshop and was sold to us by Zauberzentrale Munchen.
by Herman Koster
November 23rd, 2005, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great lecturenotes and books on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Great lecturenotes and books on eBay

Hello everyone.
I just placed some great lecturenotes and books on eBay.

Fred Kaps lecturenotes
Paul Curry Presents
Magic Man Examinar
Ascanio lecturenotes (4 volumes)
And the Gene Maze Card Book

here's the link: eBay books

I hope you enjoy these.

Take care,
Herman Koster
The Netherlands
by Herman Koster
November 22nd, 2005, 2:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: THE HAND OF CLEOPATRA

They used to be sold by Harold Voit's Zauberzentrale Mnchen. I don't know if he has a site, I'll check...........
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I'm back :) Here's the link: Harold Voit
You have to be a member to browse the shop, but maybe you can send him an email to ask.

Best wishes,
Herman Koster
by Herman Koster
October 30th, 2005, 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo and Taytelbaum on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Tenyo and Taytelbaum on eBay

Finally I am selling some items under my own name on eBay. Three great Taytelbaum items and two rare Tenyo items. The Tenyo's start at 99 cents with no reserve All the Taytelbaum start at $ 49.99 and have a reserve I will tell this Forumusers of only $ 100.00 Here's the link: Taytelbaum and Tenyo Ha...
by Herman Koster
October 11th, 2005, 9:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Kaps, Peter Pit, and various photos on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Kaps, Peter Pit, and various photos on eBay

Hello again. I just added some photos to our eBay auction. Shipping is cheaper than the books :) Nice photos of Fred Kaps. One of Dai Vernon performing for Fred and his wife, and one of Slydini performing for Kaps. Also some nice pictures from Peter Pit. And more female magicians, and last almost 10...
by Herman Koster
October 10th, 2005, 11:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: something special on eBay
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: something special on eBay

:)
by Herman Koster
October 10th, 2005, 5:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: something special on eBay
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: something special on eBay

Here's just a thought. Maybe our postage rates are high, because our personal rates are low. I can fly to Las Vegas and back again (from Amsterdam) for 299 euros. I remember from friends that it is more expensive for Americans to fly from America to Europe.(just checked Expedia and they say about 67...

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