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by RickBelford
August 6th, 2015, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area

Doc,

Jeff Busby passed in 2/2014, but a search of his funeral information online, will show some family members that you might be able to contact to continue your quest for Frank Shields info.

Rick Belford
by RickBelford
March 25th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jack The Ripper/Houdini/Lizzie Borden Seances+Library
Replies: 7
Views: 1293

Re: Jack The Ripper/Houdini/Lizzie Borden Seances+Library

I tried to send you a PM, but not sure if it went through. I would like to receive your list of Spook Library items for sale.

Thanks!
Rick
RBelf41543@aol.com
by RickBelford
October 3rd, 2008, 5:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seance CD's
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Seance CD's

Bump

I have added more to the auction description and a link to the auction.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0288875723

Rick
by RickBelford
October 2nd, 2008, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Seance CD's
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Seance CD's

Hi! I have the 9 ea. newly-released, Stuart Cumberland Seance CD set on Ebay -- just in time for Halloween Seances! Search under "magicantiquities" items for sale. Rick Belford 41718 Maywood St. Fremont, CA 94538 Phone 510-659-0376 <!-- e --><a href="mailto:RBelf41543@aol.com">RBelf41543@a...
by RickBelford
September 8th, 2008, 2:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Bob Nelson's Secret Invention
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Bob Nelson's Secret Invention

Hi! I won Bob Nelson's Secret Invention on the Billy McComb auction. I understand this to be a two way communication device used by mentalists. I was hoping someone might be able to provide me instructions to the device and also be able to tell me a little about its history. Thanks! Rick Belford
by RickBelford
June 23rd, 2008, 11:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Address of Howard Thurston
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Address of Howard Thurston

Robert,

I don't have it, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't live there anymore (sorry, I couldn't resist!).

Rick
by RickBelford
April 15th, 2008, 7:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Request for Peter Lane E-mail
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Request for Peter Lane E-mail

Hi!

Would anyone be able to provide an e-mail address for Peter Lane? I left an e-mail with the general mailbox at the Magic Circle, but it has been several days and I have not received a response.

Thanks!
Rick
by RickBelford
November 17th, 2005, 5:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Robert Nelson
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Robert Nelson

Dave,

Thanks for the reply (sent you a PM); however, when I check information it has a listing on that street for Robert Nelson, but says it is "non published", in other words, there is no number. Anyone else out there know how I might be able to get in touch with Robert?
by RickBelford
November 17th, 2005, 3:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Robert Nelson
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Robert Nelson

Would anyone know what happened to Robert Nelson (not the same Robert Nelson who sold mentalism/spook show supplies) who lived in High Point, NC, and periodically published collectible magic lists?
by RickBelford
November 8th, 2005, 6:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: HIstory Conference
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: HIstory Conference

Damon,

Registration begins and the Dealer Room opens at 2 pm on Thursday, the Presentations begin at 7:30 pm. Look forward to seeing you there!

Rick
by RickBelford
September 7th, 2005, 9:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert Albo
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Robert Albo

Clay,

I have Volume 3, which has an acetate flapped, not pockets, and Volume 9 which has the same. Also, have Volume 2, but received it, used, without a dustjacket. Hope this helps and look forward to your book on Dr. Albo!

Rick Belford
by RickBelford
January 19th, 2005, 1:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 2067

Re: Houdini Auction

Richard, Thanks, yes, I know the link isn't working; however, I am not sure how to fix it. When I go to the website of Las Vegas Weekly (<!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.lasvegasweekly.com">www.lasvegasweekly.com</a><!-- w -->) and do a search on Water Torture Cell, I come up with the ...
by RickBelford
January 19th, 2005, 12:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Auction
Replies: 42
Views: 2067

Re: Houdini Auction

Michael, I have read your article twice now on the Houdini Auction, and have enjoyed it greatly! I am not sure if I want to open up "this can of worms" or not, but in doing a Yahoo search to find out more about the Water Torture Cell, I read a very disturbing article. It was an article tha...
by RickBelford
November 17th, 2004, 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Long List of Books
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Long List of Books

I will take Garcia's Don't Bet On It. Rick
by RickBelford
November 15th, 2004, 10:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ben Wallace Magic Company
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Ben Wallace Magic Company

Pete, No, it is not really similar to the Leon's Miniature Haunted House. The effect is three cards are chosen and they all rise from the haunted house's chimney. At the end the house which was shown empty produces a spring ghost -- not the most earth-shattering effect, by any means! I know from loo...
by RickBelford
November 13th, 2004, 8:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ben Wallace Magic Company
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Ben Wallace Magic Company

Hi!

I just recently acquired the Ben Wallace Haunted House, and would be interested in hearing more about Ben Wallace and the magic apparatus he made -- does anyone have any stories to share?

Thanks!
Rick Belford
by RickBelford
May 5th, 2004, 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Peter Lane Info
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Peter Lane Info

Hi!

I am trying to get in touch with Peter Lane -- would anyone have an e-mail address or phone number for him?

Thanks!
by RickBelford
April 22nd, 2004, 7:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Catalogs for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Magic Catalogs for Sale

Price of catalogs has now been reduced to $225!
by RickBelford
April 16th, 2004, 8:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Catalogs for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Magic Catalogs for Sale

I have a wonderful lot of magic catalogs for sale! If you ever wanted to start a collection, this it it. Unless noted, most catalogs are in G+,-VG condition. I am looking for $300, or best offer, for the lot, but may consider selling individual catalogs. Dates listed where known. Please e-mail if yo...
by RickBelford
March 3rd, 2004, 4:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay: Daryl Books - No reserve!
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Ebay: Daryl Books - No reserve!

I have one of Daryl's "For Your Entertainment Pleasure" books for sale, in fine condition, for $50, plus $4 priority mail shipping. Please e-mail me privately, if you are interested.
by RickBelford
February 20th, 2004, 11:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fred Braue Notebooks
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Fred Braue Notebooks

I am doing some research on the Fred Braue Notebooks published by Jeff Busby. I know that this is a "sore subject" with many, but can you tell me how many issues were actually issued, what the subscription price was, and what was the overall impression of the quality of the material contai...
by RickBelford
September 17th, 2003, 2:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Milson Worth Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Milson Worth Magic

Hi!

Could someone please provide a contact and phone number or e-mail for the person that is still making Milson Worth magic items?

Thanks!
Rick
by RickBelford
March 13th, 2003, 11:53 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic (DVD to be released soon)
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic (DVD to be released soon)

Craig, Yes, this appears to be from the Canadian series of the same name. I was able, with some difficulty, to get a Canadian resident to record several, select episodes for me (I would have liked the whole series, but his charge for duplicating was cost prohibitive!), and they seem to match the des...
by RickBelford
November 22nd, 2002, 10:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser Rose Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Hofzinser Rose Mirror

Pete,

Yes, I have contacted both Joe Stevens and Harold Voit (the manufacturer) and neither can supply the mirror or the instructions. Can anyone help me on this quest?
by RickBelford
November 19th, 2002, 3:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser Rose Mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Hofzinser Rose Mirror

Hi!

I am looking for the Hofzinser Rose Mirror reproduction that Joe Stevens marketed in the 80's. Would anyone have one for sale, or would be willing to provide a copy of the instructions to me?
by RickBelford
October 3rd, 2002, 9:36 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Indy Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Indy Auction

Richard, Thank you for your follow-up reply to my original post. I was also surprised that no one responded to my original post some time ago. I did not attend, but I did submit absentee bids, and have had several telephone conversations with one of the organizers of the auction (Shelly). She said t...
by RickBelford
September 23rd, 2002, 9:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Indy Auction
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Indy Auction

Steve,

Can you (or anyone else) share the experience of attending the Bill Spencer Estate Auction in Indiana this past weekend? Who were some of the attendees, what were some of the prices realized, etc.?

Thanks!
Rick
by RickBelford
August 23rd, 2002, 10:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Anverdi
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Anverdi

Hi! I am hoping someone can help on research that I am doing on Anverdi, and specifically his electronic effects. I have the book "Anverdi - 50 Years of Magical Creations", but I find it somewhat lacking regarding the history of Anverdi. Can anyone tell me how his electronic effects were o...
by RickBelford
August 15th, 2002, 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anverdi
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Anverdi

Hi!

I have been told that Mephisto has the manufacturing rights for the Anverdi Surprise Box. Does anyone else hold the manufacturing rights for the remaining Anverdi electronic effects?

Thanks!
Rick
by RickBelford
June 19th, 2002, 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Braue Notebooks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Fred Braue Notebooks on Ebay

A few days back, a complete collection of the Fred Braue Notebooks were listed on Ebay with an ending date of 6/16. A search for the item on Ebay now says it is an "invalid item". Does anyone know what happened to this auction.
by RickBelford
May 20th, 2002, 10:54 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Collector's Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Collector's Weekend

Could anyone who attended the Collector's Weekend please give a review of how it went -- lectures, tricks performed, etc.?
by RickBelford
March 9th, 2002, 9:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Samuel C Hooker
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Samuel C Hooker

In the June 1949 issue of "The Conjuror's Magazine", John J. McManus ran a full-page ad offering a $10,000 challenge to John Mulholland to perform the Hooker Rising Card Trick in the presence of John McManus on a fully lighted stage. Whatever became of this challenge (if John Mulholland pe...
by RickBelford
October 8th, 2001, 3:29 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Card Swords
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Card Swords

I am interested in obtaining a card sword,and possibly starting a collection of card swords. Is there a good reference source that might describe the different types of swords and their methods of operation? Also, does anyone have any interesting stories about the history of card swords?

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