Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

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Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

Postby mystre71 » February 5th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Anyone know who gets credit for this ? Was it Bertram ?

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Re: Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 5th, 2013, 3:39 pm

Yes, definitely Ross Bertram.

Sometimes people incorrectly credit Dr. Daley, who published it in a trick which I believe was called "Motile" in The Phoenix.
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Re: Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 5th, 2013, 3:48 pm

I'd like the proper citation on this item as well.

Is this from the apparently impromptu seated item where you put a coin on each knee and that sleight gets one into the fold of your pants?
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Re: Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 5th, 2013, 4:20 pm

No--this is sliding a coin beneath the base of your thumb with your palm-down hand across the table.
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Re: Credit for the Thumb Base Slide

Postby mystre71 » February 5th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Thanks Richard. Do you know where it was first publsihed ?


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