Stamp Album Effect

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Postby Mark Williams » 01/27/13 01:08 AM

A friend of mine is trying to find out who or what Company made a Stamp Album he has. If you have a moment, here is a video of him performing the effect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R49swn0o ... e=youtu.be My friend would like to know if this particular Stamp Album was a marketed item and if so, when was it originally released and by whom? Thank you for you time.

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Postby Gordon Meyer » 01/30/13 06:01 PM

Wow, haven't thought about this trick in years. I learned it from the Mark Wilson Course in Magic and it was part of my act as a teen. This might just be a nicely made one-off instead of a dealer item.
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Postby Dale Shrimpton » 01/30/13 07:15 PM

That's exactly what i said. I identified the age of the book for him. I seem to think that every dealer made version of this effect that i have come across, has been constructed from a soft back album, and that the usually have a pocket in the book to house the stamps.
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Postby Q. Kumber » 01/30/13 07:43 PM

It's obviously a one-off home made item. No dealer in his right mind would make a flick book with a hard cover, nor would that dealer spend his time sticking in the stamps.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/30/13 09:51 PM

Quentin, I have in fact seen stamp albums sold by dealers of long ago, in a hard cover, with real stamps stuck to the pages. You opened the cover to get it out of the way and then flipped the pages.
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Postby Q. Kumber » 01/31/13 07:50 AM

I stand corrected.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/31/13 12:50 PM

Many of the older ones I speak of have black paper in them, which is highly acid-ridden, and crumbles to the touch at this late date. That's why, most likely, there are so few around.
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