I'm from the Boston area, and my first exposure to "Mr. Fingers" was as a lad of 12. It was a college show, at Lowell Technological Institute. I remember that the entire show came out of a suitcase, and the audience exceeded 2,000!
After the show I brazenly approached Irv, and he asked me, after I informed him that I too, was a magician, to do a trick. I dared (Ah, sweet innocence!). He was as kind as could be, praising me without kidding me, and offering help where I desperately needed it (though I didn't know I needed it until AFTER he showed me "the way"...). I'll never forget that kindness.
I came to know him much better in the ensuing years, and Irv shared many things with me, including his wonderful "Red Tape Thumbtie". I use that to this day, with great success.
In 1977 I thought I'd finally be able to reciprocate, when Irv paid a visit to the West Coast, where I had re-located. He stayed with me a few days in SF, but I ended up way ahead of the game, once again. His generosity was beyond measure, and he shared his work with Daub (There is a manu-secret on Daub...) at that time (I had flowered into that most dreaded of all party goers - "Card Trick Boy!"). His subtle approach to card magic changed my vision of magic again, and his kind direction has spared many of you untold agony.
I clearly remember the only coin trick he taught me, and do it to this day - a simple vanish and reproduction, but beautifully staged.
So, there is the Red Tape TT, Soft Dice, Daub work, some mental effects like one called Simulimpromptu, I think it was, a production item that was recently mentioned on another thread here, and I remember a couple of Ambitious Card moves that I occasionally slip in a sequence, especially for the brethren. That's a short list of things that come to mind, I know there is tons of stuff I don't remember, or never knew.
The "Head Shot" I have is signed "To Paul, a long time friend, may the years ahead be kind, Irv, 1977." There is that kindness again. That, you see, was the REAL secret to Irv Wiener's magic, and those of us fortunate to experience it will not soon forget it. I would love to see a book devoted to Irv. If anyone is contemplating it, please keep me in mind...