Stamp Album Effect

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Mark Williams
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Stamp Album Effect

Postby Mark Williams » January 27th, 2013, 12:08 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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Gordon Meyer
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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Gordon Meyer » January 30th, 2013, 5:01 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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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Dale Shrimpton » January 30th, 2013, 6:15 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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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Q. Kumber » January 30th, 2013, 6:43 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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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 30th, 2013, 8:51 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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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Q. Kumber » January 31st, 2013, 6:50 am

I stand corrected.

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Re: Stamp Album Effect

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2013, 11:50 am

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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