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Re: Historical HOUDINI Items offered

The Houdini items are now listed on eBay.

Thanks.
by Greg Edmonds
08/25/13 12:15 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Historical HOUDINI Items offered
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Cups and balls collection

ALL cups are now spoken for.

Thanks again.
by Greg Edmonds
08/25/13 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Cups and balls collection

The Miller Cups and Tayade Wand are spoken for.

Thanks.
by Greg Edmonds
08/24/13 09:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Historical HOUDINI Items offered

Hello again: I'm clearing walls as well as shelves. Offered here are several unusual, and a couple of genuinely historical, Houdini-related items. I will offer these at a discounted "package deal," all shipped together (you'll pay shipping and handling, which I'll have done professionally,...
by Greg Edmonds
08/24/13 03:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Historical HOUDINI Items offered
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Cups and balls collection

I'm awaiting a couple of offers, but decided to knock down the price for the set (I honestly do just want to get rid of these primarily because they're taking up space, and I need funds for my wife's Anniversary gift - 30 Years, whooda thought?). Any, the whole lot (13 to 15 sets of cups, plus a bra...
by Greg Edmonds
08/24/13 02:48 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Cups and balls collection

Sorry, but I somehow caused a "hiccup" on the computer this morning, and ate one or two e-mail addresses. If you requested the cups photos and didn't receive them (there should be two pictures), please let me know. By the way, I'm including a couple of Magic Wands with the sets, one of whi...
by Greg Edmonds
08/24/13 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)

Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Greg Edmonds
by Greg Edmonds
08/23/13 06:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Jan Howlett (David Ben's Wife)
Replies: 17
Views: 1720

Re: Cups and balls collection

I forgot to mention; PayPal only please.

Thanks,

Greg
by Greg Edmonds
08/23/13 06:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Cups and balls collection

It's time to clear off the shelves once again, and I owe my wife a nice 30th anniversary present, so over the next few days I'll be offering a series of items that I prefer to sell as sets, but will break up if necessary. Tonight or tomorrow, I'll add some valuable Houdini ephemera, including a sign...
by Greg Edmonds
08/23/13 05:35 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and balls collection
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Bob Cassidy

You might be an editor, but you can't even spell my name. You might be an historian, but I guess you're unaware that Bob Cassidy has appeared on our stage at Monday Night Magic, New York's longest-running magic show. And you might be a mentalist, but you surely have no idea what I'm thinking, becau...
by Greg Edmonds
12/12/12 06:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Cassidy
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Doug Henning ORIGINAL Water Torture Cell Poster from NBC TV Special

The poster has been sold, thanks.
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 06:00 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Doug Henning ORIGINAL Water Torture Cell Poster from NBC TV Special
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100

Perhaps it's appropriate to note at this point that Houdini didn't appear particularly sensitive regarding matters of race if it's true ( and documented facts seem to support ) that he, the son of a Rabbi, performed for the Ku Klux Klan. Did he? You might be thinking of when he performed at the Kla...
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 05:42 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 3412

Re: The Water Torture Cell at 100

But that's what it was called. So f*'ing what? ... The language known back then as Mandarin is now known as national language or common speech. Actually, Jonathan, this isn't technically true. While Mandarin is widely spoken in China today, it is far from the "national" or "common&qu...
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 05:14 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 3412

Re: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100

Perhaps it's appropriate to note at this point that Houdini didn't appear particularly sensitive regarding matters of race if it's true ( and documented facts seem to support ) that he, the son of a Rabbi, performed for the Ku Klux Klan. Though he never quite managed the language of the erudite &quo...
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 04:15 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 3412

Re: Golf & Magic

Very nice, thanks for sharing this Dustin.

I wonder if Bev Bergeron knows about this. Perhaps his won't be the only name associated with the magic of golf henceforth.
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 12:10 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Golf & Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Doug Henning ORIGINAL Water Torture Cell Poster from NBC TV Special

Greetings: Before we consign it to eBay, here's your chance to own the original [color:#336666]Water Torture Cell[/color] poster from Doug Henning's first Live television special. The poster is in excellent condition with NO fold lines, and will be shipped in large, heavily constructed mailing tube....
by Greg Edmonds
10/18/12 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Doug Henning ORIGINAL Water Torture Cell Poster from NBC TV Special
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Discoverie of Witchcraft

Terry: While I agree (with you and Andre, tell him I said hello if you speak to him) that the theological content of the third edition is quite interesting, I'm guessing you realize that Scot didn't write that portion of the book (or at least, not the vast majority of it). Most of the material in qu...
by Greg Edmonds
10/15/12 03:30 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Discoverie of Witchcraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270

Sold

Sorry Dave, just saw your note. We buy out magic collections occasionally, so might come across another set or sets of similar products.

Greg
by Greg Edmonds
10/15/12 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100

As always, very nice job John!

Greg

PS. If my calculation is correct I write this a couple days after the anniversary of the FINAL time Houdini gave a water torture cell performance. By the way John you should write professionally. ;)
by Greg Edmonds
10/13/12 10:22 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 3412

Re: Egg Bag History

David Devant is probably best known for the production of multiple eggs in relatively modern times (in the last century). Fawkes, too, produces many eggs from his--much larger than the Malini/Miller--bag. There are illustrations extant predating Isaac Fawkes by at about two centuries, showing magici...
by Greg Edmonds
10/12/12 03:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Egg Bag History
Replies: 39
Views: 5527

Re: Houdini's Original Metamorphosis Trunk

Forgot to ask, Pat. Where's the trunk now?
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 04:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's Original Metamorphosis Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Houdini's Original Metamorphosis Trunk

If you know Ed Fowler (the originator of the Magic Castle HOUDINI Seance), ask him about the time he saw another famous magician try to throw Christopher out of an upstairs window because of Mr. C's offensive nature.

Greg
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 04:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's Original Metamorphosis Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Jewish food?

I presume he means Kosher.
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jewish food?
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: Knock-Offs

In furniture, as in most stolen designs, the knock offs have a much shorter life than the originals, in almost all cases.
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 03:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Knock-Offs
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270

While it's not listed on the eBay ad, we will include THE MIRACLE FACTORY's other Robert-Houdin book, "Essential Robert-Houdin," FOR AN EXTRA COST of $35.00, making the total (without shipping) $305.00 for ALL THREE of these collectible book. NOTE: This offer is ONLY extended to the indivi...
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 02:33 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270

We have just listed THE MIRACLE FACTORY's [color:#990000] The Magic of Robert-Houdin "A Magician's Life[/color]," on eBay for $270.00. Just checked, this is more than a hundred dollars LESS than any other offers on eBay (or elsewhere?). Link with photos is below, a couple of which are blur...
by Greg Edmonds
10/11/12 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Just listed Magic of Robert-Houdini "A Magician's Life" 2 Vol. Set for $270
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: David Blaine

I agree with Dr. Wilson. Whatever this stunt was--Defying the power of electricity? Standing in a cage for 62 hours? It isn't magic. Vernon said that magic is supposed to be mysterious and inexplicable ,,, Blaine wore a chain mail suit to protect his body from the currents throughout the ordeal. I ...
by Greg Edmonds
10/09/12 10:31 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: David Blaine

To loosely paraphrase Dr. A.M. Wilson writing in THE SPHINX almost a hundred years ago: "What do the those circus/sideshow feats of Houdini have to do with magic? How can handcuffs, straitjackets, or jailbreaking have anything to do with the artistry of magic as performed by Frederick Powell?!...
by Greg Edmonds
10/09/12 10:19 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine
Replies: 22
Views: 1715

Re: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction

Richard, I remember the metal 35mm cans, even published an effect using them many years ago. I thought those looking at the catalog or auction site for Charles Reynolds things might be interested in the mummy case. I very much miss Charles, one of the greatest minds of magic in the last century. I o...
by Greg Edmonds
10/02/12 05:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Genii Speaks of Mr Beckwith, Mr Tempest and exposing

Richard: I just read your July 2010 missive on the topic of exposing one's own creations and that exposure's relationship, essentially, with magic's raison d'etre. Though I initially considered composing an admittedly rather long-winded response, I'll reply to your words with only one of my own: BRA...
by Greg Edmonds
06/21/10 10:13 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Genii Speaks of Mr Beckwith, Mr Tempest and exposing
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Finney's $100 thumb tip

Didn't the gentleman pass away last month? Are we talking about the same Michael? My old friend Michael Finney, the bartender cum internationally acclaimed magic comedian, is, I hope, still alive and well (and golfing -- his other passion). The Finney who died was an NYU student of many accomplishm...
by Greg Edmonds
06/21/10 10:02 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Finney's $100 thumb tip
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Seriously ? Triumph at LV Hilton

The best Zombie routine I've seen in the last ten minutes. Craig, I think, based on the hype, there is perhaps a small touch of Doug Henning's "Merlin" here as well. I sincerely hope we're both wrong, but given recent economic history for large scale magic acts, I would be very surprised t...
by Greg Edmonds
06/21/10 09:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seriously ? Triumph at LV Hilton
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: I am doing a magic history lecture/presentation

Hope you "broke a leg." I've done small lectures (while exhibiting a variety of classic magic ephemera and paraphernalia), which have been well received at Shopping Malls a couple of decades ago. When I acted as Marie Blood's agent, we were generally able to create a fair-sized crowd with ...
by Greg Edmonds
06/21/10 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: I am doing a magic history lecture/presentation
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: New venture launches with bronzed Houdini Bust in limited edition

We've been having issues with E-mail, so have added a new address, for now, at which we can send and receive messages and attachments: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:ars.praestigium@yahoo.com">ars.praestigium@yahoo.com</a><!-- e --> Greg PS In the photos of the bust, Houdini looks more silver in color, d...
by Greg Edmonds
06/11/10 11:46 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New venture launches with bronzed Houdini Bust in limited edition
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Not sure how this happened, but lots of people are getting these.


Unfortunately, it appears ALL of us got these. What will Cynthia do with all these new friends to talk to?

PS Thanks for the fix, Richard

Greg
by Greg Edmonds
06/11/10 11:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Has Genii been hacked?
Replies: 38
Views: 2781

Re: Wild at Heart Ebook - Aldo and Rachel need our help!

Not so very long ago a similar campaign (to which I was happy to contribute financially) was undertaken to raise money for the Losander family when Luna's newborn had serious heart issues and no (or not enough) medical insurance. Dirk, later, was hospitalized in a serious car accident, in which the ...
by Greg Edmonds
06/11/10 10:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wild at Heart Ebook - Aldo and Rachel need our help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

New venture launches with bronzed Houdini Bust in limited edition

My wife and I are launching a new venture, entitled ARS PRAESTIGIUM, literally translated: The Art of Illusion . In future, we'll offer a couple of high-end magic effects, jewelry comprised of silver, gold, precious and semiprecious stones, and various works of art, all with a magic theme. Some of t...
by Greg Edmonds
06/05/10 04:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New venture launches with bronzed Houdini Bust in limited edition
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Original, collectible version, STARS OF MAGIC

Offered is The ORIGINAL "Stars of Magic" series, each was sold, rather expensively for the time, as a separate issue over time. These were later published in book form (with a couple of extra items) by Lou Tannen. These include: John Scarne's "Classic Ball Routine" Scarne's "...
by Greg Edmonds
03/23/10 08:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original, collectible version, STARS OF MAGIC
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Re: WTB - The Uncanny Scot

Hi Donal, while my first inclination was to respond in the smartass nature you did, I've elected to refrain. Yes, I noted this was an old request. I also, however, noticed that I have a copy of the book lying about that I no longer want, and saw someone, at some time, had requested one, so thought I...
by Greg Edmonds
03/23/10 06:00 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - The Uncanny Scot
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: April Issue of Genii with J.C. Wagner On the Cover Winging Your Way

Great issue, as always.
by Greg Edmonds
03/22/10 10:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: April Issue of Genii with J.C. Wagner On the Cover Winging Your Way
Replies: 12
Views: 1478
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