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by Smurf
May 28th, 2017, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So you want to do a lecture.
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: So you want to do a lecture.

I will often watch a lecture not in order to learn material that I will perform, but just to get to watch live performances from performers I want to see. Most I will never get a chance to see out in a true performance-only venue so I head to lectures to see them. Al Schneider is one I would definit...
by Smurf
April 7th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Decks and Magic on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Decks and Magic on Ebay

The first batch ends today and the rest go on until Monday and Tuesday of next week.
by Smurf
March 23rd, 2017, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?

I am on the mailing list for The Magic Warehouse. I just received a new email from them on Tuesday for some new items. It seemed like business as usual. Nothing indicated a closure.
by Smurf
March 8th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Harry Lorayne telephone book stunt

I'm sure the basketball player would have been Jerry Lucas but I do not know the details of the performance.
by Smurf
January 28th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Re: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books

Potter & Potter auctions don't happen often, but you can use their buy-it-now listings here: https://www.quickerthantheeye.com/ They don't have large quantities of books but check Ron Allesi's Internation Magic Auction: http://www.internationalmagicauction.com/index.php?module=app&controller...
by Smurf
January 8th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic + Decks on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Magic + Decks on Ebay

Some ending early in the week and some later. I can put it all in one parcel to save shipping costs.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=112 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
January 8th, 2017, 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 2545

Re: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice

erdnasephile wrote:Ah, yes...the Iverson approach.


I am curious as to how many magicians outside the Philadelphia area will understand this comment.
by Smurf
December 2nd, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Books - Used book discount!
Replies: 44
Views: 4266

Re: H&R Books - Used book discount!

Or perhaps December reduces our personal spending as we have to buy more things for others.
by Smurf
November 28th, 2016, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Life Savers by Michael Webber
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Life Savers by Michael Webber

I'd say this is the correct link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Life-Savers-by- ... SwB09YOfcz

A nice low starting bid even with higher shipping from the UK.
by Smurf
November 21st, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

New listings and many at $0.99 starting bids.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_a ... _24&_sop=1
by Smurf
November 11th, 2016, 9:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: how to attach an E-Bay link
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: how to attach an E-Bay link

When you copy the link from Ebay, make sure you are not logged in to your Ebay account. If you are logged in, the link will not work for anyone else.
by Smurf
November 1st, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM question
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: PM question

The message is in your outbox until it is read by the recipient. After they read it, it is moved to the sentbox. That is how you know whether or not they have opened your message.

John
by Smurf
October 31st, 2016, 12:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

A lot of new decks and magic. Some auctions ending today. Buy-it-now listings available for a few weeks.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=122 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
October 18th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 2579

Re: Fr Cyprian - 'All Backs' Routine

Here is an idea that might be useful for this routine when using a full deck.

Use the box for Bicycle Seconds and then patter about the quality issue.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-Seconds ... SwAKxWV-ec
by Smurf
October 14th, 2016, 7:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: A Lot of Playing Card Decks on Ebay

Most are ending today.
by Smurf
September 12th, 2016, 11:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card image question
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Card image question

This is used for a "pick one you see" rather than "Can you find one you've already picked?" However, the layout can be modified to do that.
by Smurf
September 12th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card image question
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Card image question

Harry Anderson's Mishmash Card

Image
by Smurf
July 11th, 2016, 12:39 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I am not debating the topic. You posted an interesting idea to me with links. Links to exactly what you mentioned would have been nice. I will check out Dean Radin. Thanks. As I said, I am not bound to the "material only" restrictions placed by many "science" advocates, but it se...
by Smurf
July 10th, 2016, 10:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I went through to the first page you had a link to in your post. Quite an interesting opening segment - a written critical savlo at the other side because they engage in similar tactics. The first article was simply about wikipedia editiorial issues - not "sciience." Who cares? The second ...
by Smurf
July 10th, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: Marcello Truzzi --> Association for Skeptical Investigation

I wonder what the proposed theories are for the mode of the physical transmission of whatever information is of interest in the varied tests that may be used. Without a mode of physical transmission, I don't see where "science" is all that useful.
by Smurf
July 5th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 5700

Re: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong

I had my wrist struck while being the participant in a MAK wrist chopper demo. We had just had one delivered to the magic shop I helped out at part-time. The owner wanted to show it to me and another person in the shop. As I put my hand in from the back of the item, I noticed a window that was alrea...
by Smurf
June 27th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots

Yes I combine shipping.

These are all ending today and many low prices are still available.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=passiton478&_sop=1


Some other magic tricks and supplies are here. All starting at $1.99.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn=cel ... _24&_sop=1
by Smurf
June 23rd, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 8326

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

Many good items have already been mentioned. Here are a few more memorable slum magic from my magic shop days. Those days were long ago so these were available for about $2 or less back then. Odd Ball by Royal - probably my favorite. Zip Zip was similar, but I didn't care for it as much. It had the ...
by Smurf
June 23rd, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots
Replies: 2
Views: 582

EBAY Listings of 2-Deck Lots

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=122 ... 478&_sop=1

All listings have 2-decks and start out at $0.99.
by Smurf
June 12th, 2016, 10:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale - Playing Cards - Many Decks
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: For Sale - Playing Cards - Many Decks

From 3-years ago?!

No.
by Smurf
June 6th, 2016, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Tenyo screw up this optical illusion?
Replies: 16
Views: 2990

Re: Did Tenyo screw up this optical illusion?

Just guessing here, but I think the ruler prop and the differences seen using it would be less dramatic if one used shorter/squattier "boomerangs." Perhaps in the standard version using just two pieces, the Sakkaku cats might not be such a good choice but it works very well with the curren...
by Smurf
May 28th, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Red by Craig Petty
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Wanted: Red by Craig Petty

Petty's Red is unfortunately a copy of Bob King's New Wave Prediction. Perhaps you should look for the original.

See this thread: viewtopic.php?t=43755
by Smurf
May 17th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Magic, Coins, Books
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: FS Magic, Coins, Books

Sold:
Eisenhower Shell + Coins
Bob's Box
by Smurf
May 17th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Magic, Coins, Books
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: FS Magic, Coins, Books

On hold: Eisenhower Dollar Shell ('72) + 4-Matching Coins [1 set] $40.00 Circulated coins.
by Smurf
May 17th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Magic, Coins, Books
Replies: 2
Views: 668

FS Magic, Coins, Books

Assorted Coins and General Magic Shipping: If the total is over $20, then shipping is free in the U.S. For small orders, add $2.00 for shipping. $12.00 Tim Card Poker Deals (new) This price is for 2-copies of this as needed for use in Bammo 10 Card Deal Dossier $12.00 The Adventures of Winston Freer...
by Smurf
April 27th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Assorted New Decks sold in groups of 8, 9, or 10
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Assorted New Decks sold in groups of 8, 9, or 10

For Sale - No Trades Rather than do one deck at a time, I've assembled groups of various decks for excellent prices. All are new and sealed. Free shipping for U.S. buyers. I have pictures of each group. Just sent me your email and I will send you the pictures of whatever groups interest you. Until y...
by Smurf
April 1st, 2016, 11:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 5659

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

John Mendoza is on Carson tonight - starting now on the east coast.

...Oops. They just said Mendoza was a comedian, so it looks like there won't be magic on there after all.
by Smurf
March 17th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 13206

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Leo Garet wrote:Good idea. Anybody got any suggestions as to who might be best qualified?


Probably not the poster who has one post and a link to Indian Rummy Online in the signature line.
by Smurf
March 15th, 2016, 7:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay sales - Decks and Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Ebay sales - Decks and Books

Many items ending today and tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=121 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
March 13th, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay sales - Decks and Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Ebay sales - Decks and Books

A lot of new decks, books, tricks & DVDs added.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=121 ... 478&_sop=1
by Smurf
March 8th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay sales - Decks and Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Re: Ebay sales - Decks and Books

Decks are ending today.
by Smurf
March 6th, 2016, 11:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay sales - Decks and Books
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Ebay sales - Decks and Books

Ebay sale of magic books http://www.ebay.com/sch/passiton478/m.html?item=121912170418&hash=item1c628817b2%3Ag%3ASSEAAOSwlV9WTlri&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 Ebay sale of decks http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=111925254454&hash=item1a0f43d936%3Ag%3AOtIAAOSwoBtW2OZH&_ssn=celtic...

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