Driebeck Die

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Postby Michael Feldman » 08/02/07 09:53 PM

Does anyone know of any that are between teh $4 in and out box and the $145 Driebeck?

Also, can anyone attest as to whether or not it is worth $145?
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Postby Guest » 08/03/07 05:31 AM

Is Bob Driebeck still with us?

Perhaps he or someone who knows him would like to discuss the availability of his version of the gozinta boxes where you produce a box of tea at the end.

I recall this as a Ken Brooke item. Was anyone else given manufacturing rights?
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Postby Dick Koornwinder » 08/03/07 06:32 AM

Next week it is five years ago Bob Driebeek passed away. Yes The Driebeek Die has been a Ken Brooke item. Bob and Ken were close friends and Im almost sure Bob has given Ken the exclusive manufacturing rights and to nobody else. Fred Kaps has performed The Die in a Michael Parkinson show for BBC television in the seventies.
Im a proud owner of The Die and for me it is priceless. The Die is on top of my desk next to Ken Brookes Nemo Rising Cards.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/03/07 07:49 AM

The effect is really a clever variation of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes. The Driebeck piece has colors, spots on the die, etc., that increase the illusion. Like everything else, it's worth the price if you're going to perform it. If you're going to put it on a shelf, it's not worth anything.
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/03/07 10:03 AM

Driebeek's version is very commercial and a fooler. You'll find it in the repertoire's of many top pro's. It's one of those great effects that is angle proof and a fooler.

The ONLY authorized seller in the USA is Stevens Magic. He's the exclusive dealer for Ken Brooke's magic.
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Postby Guest » 08/03/07 07:18 PM

Ken Brooke's instructions and Sid Lorraine's after service sheets complete with his great illustrations are worth the $145.00. It is a great performance piece. On the shelf it's a handsome red die.
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Postby Michael Feldman » 08/03/07 07:28 PM

I saw Kalin and Jinger perform it. It's a great patterline and presentation. This is really what convinced me that it is a great effect as well as a fooler.

Just wanted to make sure this one is really worth it.

Thanks for the advice.
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