Anverdi

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Postby Guest » 02/14/06 08:01 PM

Could someone kindly give me the date of birth and/or death of Anverdi(Anton Albert DeVeries/Antonius de Vriese/Tony Anverdi). I am a great aficionado of Anverdi, his ingenuity, skill and craftsmanship and I am proud owner of most of his plexiglass and electronic masterpieces. What prompted my question as to his date of death is my most recent acquisition of his, the Voice Box. A retired machinist/magician friend and I dismantled it to see if the voice came from a mini tape recorder, as was suggested by an electronics engineer/magician friend of mine. He believed, as did I, that Anverdi's electronics utilized mostly R F Transmitters & Receivers but not computer chips. I had never heard of it until a month ago. To our amazement, we discovered a chip. Probably this ingenious apparatus was built shortly before his death.
Would appreciate any input you may have concerning the foregoing.
Magically,
Gordon Precious
Toronto, Canada.
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Postby Philippe Billot » 02/15/06 01:50 AM

Excerpt from Bart Whaley's Whomagic :

Anverdi, Tony(Hoorn, Holland: 20 Aug 1925-31 Jan 1995) Stage name of Antonius Albertus "Tony" de Vries. Interested in magic since age 10. Baker & amateur magic clown until 1950 when he turned pro. Originally specialized in liquid magic, later electronic magic. Lecturer. A major inventor, he sold his apparatus mail order from his home in Leiden. Wrote Anverdi's Miracles with Liquids (1965, 44pp) & 50 Years of Magical Creations (1992, 190pp). 1975 AMA Creative Fellowship.
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Postby Guest » 02/15/06 03:20 AM

Originally posted by Philippe Billot:
Excerpt from Bart Whaley's Whomagic :

Anverdi, Tony(Hoorn, Holland: 20 Aug 1925-31 Jan 1995) Stage name of Antonius Albertus "Tony" de Vries. Interested in magic since age 10. Baker & amateur magic clown until 1950 when he turned pro. Originally specialized in liquid magic, later electronic magic. Lecturer. A major inventor, he sold his apparatus mail order from his home in Leiden. Wrote Anverdi's Miracles with Liquids (1965, 44pp) & 50 Years of Magical Creations (1992, 190pp). 1975 AMA Creative Fellowship.
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Postby Guest » 02/15/06 03:22 AM

Merci beaucoup, Philippe,
Gordon.
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Postby Wolfgang » 02/15/06 02:19 PM

And I am happy to say that I own the exclusive manufacturing rights to all of Anverdis tricks. We are working for more than three years (part-time) now to update the electronics and coming up with routines that would even make Anverdi proud. Soon we should be releasing the first items thru www.wonderwarehouse.com.
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Postby Bill Palmer » 02/22/06 10:13 PM

Are you interested in purchasing any unusual Anverdi effects?
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