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Re: Some collectible books for sale

1. Annemann. Theodore, The Book Without a Name - Sold
34. Kaplan, George G., The Fine Art of Magic - Sold
by Nick
03/13/13 11:48 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some collectible books for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Some collectible books for sale

It's time to lighten my possessions, and pass on some of my books to new homes. Thanks for looking at the list. Within the continental US, I'll ship via media mail @ $6 per standard-size book, and I'll combine shipping charges for multiple books. Outside the US, shipping will vary according to desti...
by Nick
03/12/13 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some collectible books for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: FSH--Book copyright 1929

This book isn't rare. If you search for it here (always a good place for reality checks): http://www.addall.com/Used/, you'll find several copies for $20-$30. The highest price quoted there is $60, but that seems like wishful thinking on the part of a seller.
by Nick
02/06/12 03:35 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH--Book copyright 1929
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Magazines for sale : The Magical World (1910)

I'll take these if they're still available. You can email me at nmiller37@comcast.net to let me know how to pay you.

Nick
by Nick
10/31/11 07:31 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines for sale : The Magical World (1910)
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Troublewit research en Français

It turns out that the Smith Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University has both "Papier multiforme" and "Comment cela se fait." (Smith-John-Brown: sounds as if the library should be on Main Street, Pleasantville, USA). Just look up "Felicien Trewey" in "...
by Nick
04/28/11 03:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Troublewit research en Français
Replies: 99
Views: 17740

Re: Troublewit research en Français

There are two copies of Trewey's "Papier multiforme" in the Library of Congress. Go to the LoC catalog page (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://catalog.loc.gov/">http://catalog.loc.gov/</a><!-- m -->) and do a Quick Search on Author keyword, Felicien Trewey. You should be able to g...
by Nick
04/28/11 01:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Troublewit research en Français
Replies: 99
Views: 17740

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

Wow! Amazing. Thanks. Do we know yet what fetched the highest price? $32,500 for the Kellar letter was the highest price I saw. The second highest I saw was $30,000 for Lot 220 (Robert-Houdin, Vol. 1 & 2 Confidences d'un Prestidigitateur). But there may have been some higher ones that I didn't ...
by Nick
04/20/11 05:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11496

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

JohnCox wrote:Can anyone tell me what #157 sold for? That's the Kellar letter to Houdini congratulating him on the vanishing elephant. Also curious about #131.


Lot 157 went for $32,500! Just a bit over my budget.
by Nick
04/20/11 04:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11496

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

You can see the realized prices as they happen by clicking on the View Live Sale link on the left sidebar of the auction page. Unfortunately, once the bidding for an item is over, the realized price disappears.
by Nick
04/20/11 04:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11496

Re: Troublewit research en Français

There are 16 pages in Volume 6 of Dhotel's La Prestidigitation Sans Bagages devoted to Le Papier Multiforme, with detailed instructions, diagrams, and patter. Here is a loose translation of the paragraphs quoted by Joe Pecore. "Troublewit "Here is an entertainment from bygone years done wi...
by Nick
12/18/10 08:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Troublewit research en Français
Replies: 99
Views: 17740

Re: Modern Magic

The Library of Congress lists 2 copies of the David McKay edition with a publication date of 1904. But the colors of the bindings aren't given. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=6329801&v3=1">http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebreco...
by Nick
10/01/09 01:47 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Modern Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Aficionado of a Private Collection

A dust jacket adds to the character of the book. Some dust jackets are beautiful (for example, the ones by Katlyn Breene for Todd Karr's Miracle Factory books), some are a bit weird (Corinda's Thirteen Steps, Cassidy's The Art of Mentalism), some reflect the era in which they were produced (the orig...
by Nick
01/24/09 06:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2259

Re: Where to go in Paris?

There's also the magic museum near St. Paul -- can't remember the name. It's got a small shop with, at least when I've been there, a hostile employee, but if you're into seeing vintage posters and old props, you can check it out. The museum is Georges Proust's Academie de Magie, 11 rue saint Paul, ...
by Nick
05/19/08 01:40 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Where to go in Paris?
Replies: 12
Views: 4084

Re: Old puzzle for the statisticians

The mathematical reasoning for the "switch" strategy is correct, and computer trials are great, but I never really "believed" the solution at a gut level until I coerced a friend into sitting down with me and playing the game several times with three cups and a rolled-up dollar b...
by Nick
03/21/08 01:23 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old puzzle for the statisticians
Replies: 19
Views: 2386

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