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Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

Never read the Dandy myself, but my younger brother was a fan. I instead opted for the 1980s revamped Eagle comic as well as the incredibly short-lived Scream!; Dan Dare and the Mekon, Doomlord, The Thirteenth Floor ... great stuff.
by espermachine
12/05/12 06:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 1620

Re: Cellini's Dreamer's Highway - reduction in price, not mint quality!

Paul, I believe I am correct in saying Dreamer's Highway is available new from a former Cellini student, for $70. If that's the case, the formation of any line may take longer than expected. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicfunwithpeople.com/html/magic_items.html">http://www.magic...
by espermachine
06/04/12 11:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cellini's Dreamer's Highway for sale - mint quality
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Online Piracy Solution?

To follow up on mrgoat's post :- Something similar has been happening in the U.K. and more or less imploded spectacularly a few months ago when 4chan targeted a legal firm responsible for hunting pirates, ACS:Law, ultimately resulting in the leaking of a list of names, addresses, billing invoices an...
by espermachine
11/16/10 07:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online Piracy Solution?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Books:
Ken Brooke's Magic The Unique Years
Practical Sorcery - Alan Shaxon

eBook
Fancy Ring Routine - Allan Hayden

Audio:
Percy Press A Travelers Tale CD

DVD:
I spell Magic F-U-N and More I Spell Magic F-U-N - Dick Stoner
by espermachine
09/27/10 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3133

Re: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini

Andrew, the Harry Stanley edition of The Magic of Slydini I previously owned was bound in black-pebbled cloth and featured the same glossy enamel stock Richard describes. The dust jacket also had a glossy finish and was a deep red in colour complete with a mono portrait of Slydini. However, now that...
by espermachine
08/29/10 10:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini

True. I have a very nice Harry Stanley edition of The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, signed by Vernon, but I always refer to my Supreme edition when I need to look something up.
by espermachine
08/29/10 12:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini

As Philippe points out, the Harry Stanley edition came first. Very nicely produced and I sold my copy, complete with original dust jacket, not too long ago for - I think - 30; a little less than I purchased it for a few years previously. Though I haven't seen the Supreme Magic edition, if it's anyth...
by espermachine
08/29/10 11:22 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Question about Ganson's The Magic of Slydini
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Just wanted to say thanks for compiling and posting these blogs ... have been a fan of Sid Lorraine for some time and this is proving very enjoyable reading.
by espermachine
08/06/10 12:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 5958

Re: New Genii Website Now Live! Free Digital Issues!

I've been perusing the Genii Archive for a few years now and to those of you who haven't had the opportunity so far you are in for a real treat ... an incredible amount of top notch material available.
by espermachine
07/17/10 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Now Live! Free Digital Issues!
Replies: 39
Views: 2348

WTB: Joe Riding; Jim Haviland; Magic Info

I'm chasing down any of the following publications, plus one VHS video. If these happen to be sitting around on your shelves, gathering dust, please shoot me a PM! Joe Riding "Burnt and Restored Note Routine" Joe Riding "You Win the Cigar" Joe Riding "Cabaret Lecture Notes N...
by espermachine
07/08/10 10:20 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Joe Riding; Jim Haviland; Magic Info
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Re: Albaka Deck ???

Rennie, The deck is explained on pages 343-344 of Greater Magic and pages 527-529 of The Secret Ways of Al Baker. It's an Al Baker idea and was once described by Charlie Miller as "perhaps the most clever card trick ever conceived." Paul Rossini featured the effect (it's briefly described ...
by espermachine
03/11/10 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Albaka Deck ???
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Who invented this matchbox trick?

Interesting you should ask this question because I did wonder myself. In the late 1980s I saw it listed in a Supreme Magic Catalogue where it was credited to the late Ken Savage. I met Ken once or twice and he was a very nice chap and well known entertainer here in Devon, England, during the 1970s a...
by espermachine
02/02/10 01:48 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who invented this matchbox trick?
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Do As I Do

Justin, It's the same principle and method. The only difference is the explanation - Ose goes into detail with what to do in the event of the performer holding four of a kind in his hand. This "out" was missing from Baker's original description in Magical Ways and Means and I have a feelin...
by espermachine
01/27/10 07:14 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 1981

Re: Do As I Do

There's an excellent single deck "Do As I Do" on one of the Michael Skinner performance-only tapes. Absolutely baffled me when I first saw it ... with no crediting on the DVD I had no luck tracking it down but eventually discovered it by accident published in Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic...
by espermachine
01/26/10 06:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 1981

Re: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring

A very nice tip from John Carney regarding timing. In addition, Johnny Thompson has a good explanation of the pop-up move on one of the Commercial Classics volumes and goes into detail regarding one of the inherent "trickier" moments often found in effects of this type. Then there's the ad...
by espermachine
01/25/10 03:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring

Interviewed for the Revelations tapes, Vernon similarly claims originating the net (actually his wife's veil) specifically because he needed a trick that could be performed for several hundred children. Vernon used nine balls and said it proved a great success. Vernon goes on to say he told Silent M...
by espermachine
01/25/10 12:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring
Replies: 31
Views: 2179

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

Jolly Roger, Yes Harold Taylor is a forgotten name.( except of course for Macigram readers from days gone by.) 3 trick Taylor you say. Am I correct one of them was 20th century silks? What was the third? The three tricks were Sterling's Egg on Fan, Harold Taylor's Rope Routine ( a bit of Edward Vic...
by espermachine
01/24/10 09:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Crackerjack!

Harold Taylor (of whom I am a huge fan after first reading his old Magigram articles) discusses how he got the Crackerjack gig in one of his lectures. He did the old stunt of vanishing a pencil behind his ear and it impressed the show's producer. By the way, if anybody has Harold's 1982 lecture note...
by espermachine
01/24/10 09:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Crackerjack!
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

The best explanation for the Classic Pass I ever read was by written by Charlie Miller in one of his Magicana columns (Genii, March 1971, pages 331-333). Miller dissects the moves piece by piece in perfect clarity. With regards to the troublesome left index finger, there was one paragraph in particu...
by espermachine
01/23/10 03:28 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 8171

Re: Should [censored] Stay or Go?

Stay. [censored] is an institution...
by espermachine
01/23/10 08:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should [censored] Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 7801

Re: Ed Marlo Speaks on Ebay

Did anybody ever read the Ed Marlo letter published in an early issue of The Crimp where he critiqued, one by one, and often writing in the third-person, each effect contributed by Sadowitz and Duffie in their book Inspirations? Sadowitz's response was very funny.
by espermachine
12/30/09 05:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ed Marlo Speaks on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 2092

Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

The Vernon Touch... a wonderful book.
by espermachine
12/26/09 11:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?
Replies: 52
Views: 5465

FS: Books on eBay; Sadowitz, Kane, Elmsley, Dingle, etc.

Hello, Have uploaded nearly 50 items on eBay. Includes several OOP titles and rarities including Krenzel's On the Up and Up, Kane's Variant, Elmsley's Collected Works Vol.1, Sadowitz and more to follow... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop.ebay.co.uk/esperseller/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=...
by espermachine
12/06/09 09:20 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Books on eBay; Sadowitz, Kane, Elmsley, Dingle, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 233

WTB: Joe Riding's Sponge Ball Routine Booklet

Hello, I'm looking for Joe Riding's Sponge Ball Routine Booklet. I believe it was published in the early 1980s and had a blue cover. This is Riding's cabaret routine with the multi-ball climax, not the subsequent booklet published later detailing his close-up routine. Please PM me if you have one yo...
by espermachine
11/15/09 05:05 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Joe Riding's Sponge Ball Routine Booklet
Replies: 0
Views: 265

FS eBay: Signed Expert Coin Magic and more...

Hello, I have added further items on eBay, including a signed first edition of Expert Coin Magic in slipcase, a Bobby Bernard video, Harry Stanley editions of Vernon and Slydini, and other items of interest here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop.ebay.co.uk/esperseller/m.html?_nkw=&...
by espermachine
10/12/09 06:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS eBay: Signed Expert Coin Magic and more...
Replies: 0
Views: 242

WTB: Magic Without Apparatus

I'm looking for a NICE copy of Gaultier's Magic Without Apparatus (Fleming 1945 edition) in fine condition and with original dust jacket - also in NF/F condition.

If you have one of these sitting on your bookshelf doing nothing, please PM.

Thanks,

Martin
by espermachine
09/10/09 10:54 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Magic Without Apparatus
Replies: 0
Views: 82

FS: Books and more on eBay

Hello, I am having a belated spring cleaning and have added another batch of items to eBay including Kenner's The Right Stuff, The Ramsay Finale, original Vernon and Slydini editions, the Cold Reading booklets by Crouter, Al Mann and much more here... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop....
by espermachine
09/02/09 06:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Books and more on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Re: WTB: Books

ZachLambert529, I picked up a perfect hardcover third edition of ECT with dust jacket and Mylar sleeve for ten quid last week using this search engine: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://booksatpbfa.com/main/index.php">http://booksatpbfa.com/main/index.php</a><!-- m --> Other sites I check w...
by espermachine
08/13/09 11:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Books
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Genii Archive

I agree, it is a brilliant resource and well worth the small amount of money. Charlie Miller's Magicana alone has unearthed many gems for me and, apart from the tricks themselves, it's fascinating to read old show and convention reports and learn what other performers (many forgotten) were up to 50 ...
by espermachine
08/28/08 10:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Archive
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Revelation has landed

Thank you Mr. Ben, that is most helpful.
by espermachine
07/31/08 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

Re: Revelation has landed

But there is something i don't understand: are the pictures on page 101 inlustrating the "cut to retain complete stock" on page 100? They are placed und the headline "to retain the top stock", but that doesn't fitt - and nowhere in the text is refered to them. I noticed the same...
by espermachine
07/31/08 12:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

Re: Revelation has landed

Having missed Revelations the first time round in the early 80s, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of this latest outing, Revelation. Revelation arrived yesterday and is by far one of the most beautifully produced magic books I own. I spent several hours reading my copy - now the perfect compan...
by espermachine
07/04/08 01:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

Re: Elmsley count with mechanics grip

Peter Kane used to say that the Elmsley Count should be heard as well as seen. If you want the spectators to note that you have four cards, then snapping them during the count is one way of underlining that idea. I have Kane's International tape and he really does snap each card loudly during the c...
by espermachine
06/26/08 10:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Elmsley count with mechanics grip
Replies: 64
Views: 7719

The Miller Change

I wonder if anyone knows the history of the Miller Change, such as when and where it first saw print? I first ran across this colour change in Chris Kenners book, Out Of Control , though it was also taught in his previous book, The Right Stuff . Im assuming the aforementioned Miller is in fact Charl...
by espermachine
06/26/08 09:53 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Miller Change
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Re: Revelation has landed

Hello David, I'm only comparing the picture from Early Vernon with the thumbnail image on Mike Caveney's web page. The reproduction in Early Vernon is of poor quality, a bit flat and washed out. The caption beneath says, "Dai Vernon in 1965, in a photo taken by Ross Bertram at the Magic Castle....
by espermachine
06/25/08 09:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

Re: Revelation has landed

by espermachine
06/25/08 08:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

Re: Revelation has landed

The experience of this bookand the book is an experience, an adventure, a wonderbegins with an eye-catching dustjacket, featuring two never-before published photographic portraits of Dai Vernon taken by Ross BertramVernons friend and colleague, and mentor to David Ben. Hello, is Jamy Ian Swiss refe...
by espermachine
06/25/08 08:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 33826

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