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by Christopher1979
July 12th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 56
Views: 4057

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Also, bending the card and make it pop to the top is always really visual
by Christopher1979
July 10th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Thank you, Philippe!
by Christopher1979
July 10th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Christopher, have you already checked the online sources? As Denis Behr mentioned earlier, he has listed the content of Adams's Erdnase book in his fine Conjuring Archive here: https://archive.denisbehr.de/list/book/1914?highlight=82987 I would think that he might have a copy (of a copy) of that bo...
by Christopher1979
July 7th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1001

Re: Record setting Jerry's Nugget cards kickstarter?

What are your thoughts on the collectible value of original Jerry’s Nuggets decks once the reprints hit the market? The Kickstarter offered a limited edition product with one original Jerry’s Nuggets deck (one deck for about $400 if you factor in the other products included) from a reliable source ...
by Christopher1979
July 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Joneseymagic wrote:There is definitely a copy in The Magic Circle library. I spent a couple of hours reading it and making notes two or three years ago. I remember the head librarian, Peter, keeping a beady eye on me while I studied it!

Certainly a rare book!


Lucky you!
by Christopher1979
July 6th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - JOE BARRY FIFTY + Any Other Material
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: WTB - JOE BARRY FIFTY + Any Other Material

No, I wouldn't ask for something here with the intention of selling on. This is for my own interest.
by Christopher1979
July 5th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - JOE BARRY FIFTY + Any Other Material
Replies: 2
Views: 425

WTB - JOE BARRY FIFTY + Any Other Material

If anyone has a spare copy of Fifty by Joe Barry or any other Barry related material and wouldn't mind selling please PM me.

Many thanks, guys!
by Christopher1979
July 5th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Thanks Bill!
by Christopher1979
July 5th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

You may already have one or both of them Christopher, but as a collector and student (which I assume you are in my reading of your posts) I imagine that you have one (or both) of Tom Sawyers earlier books on Erdnase in your collection? It was my reading of Tom's S.W. Erdnase: Another View that kick...
by Christopher1979
July 3rd, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

In the 1950`s and 60`s I was fortunate to spend some time with Graham Adams and remember him giving a lecture at a Scottish convention in 1960 where he demonstrated several sleights from Erdnase such as second and bottom dealing. He was always very kind and helpful to young magicians. A gentleman i...
by Christopher1979
July 1st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

125 was the opening bid and the auction states that it was "passed" so it looks like it was unsold!.... crazy! where was I then hahaha.... The internet does not have the correct information on old auctions. I was at that auction (John Fisher's collection): the lot sold for GBP 3,400 plus ...
by Christopher1979
July 1st, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!

This is the tip of the iceberg. The number of bootleg downloads and PDF's is ridiculous. There are at least 3 Chinese websites that I know of that is selling PDF's of OOP books. I have reported it where possible. I have even seen it eBay, I saw someone selling Gary Plant's Zarrow work as a download ...
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase



125 was the opening bid and the auction states that it was "passed" so it looks like it was unsold!.... crazy! where was I then hahaha....
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Not understanding, there is no way it sold in a group with a personally owned Vernon 1st of EATCT and other related material for 125..... do you mean it was in the same auction as the EATCT 1st?
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Richard Kaufman wrote:Should always be the FIRST place you start.
I usually do but then I realized I did not keep my membership up and didn't know what was searchable without one.
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Joe Lyons wrote:Image

Lecture notes that sold at auction in 2007 for 125 pounds. It mentions six copies and 48 photographs.


Nicely researched! 125 pounds seems like a steal. Mind you that is over 10 years ago.
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Richard Kaufman wrote:Have you tried looking on Ask Alexander?
No, I am going to have a look through in a while.
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Richard Kaufman wrote:Did anyone note this yet? http://www.everythingerdnase.com/gallery/graham-adams/
There are 6 copies of the lecture notes, all hard bound. One is apparently in the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York.


Wow!...now that is interesting!
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Thank you, Richard... I love hunting for rare books and lecture notes so maybe one day I will be able to locate a copy.
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Lybrary.com sells all the Martin Breese items. Thank you, Richard, I will take a look. I am only interested in Adams work with cards and I read somewhere that he did a lecture on Erdnase.... do you know if that is true or not? Upon perusing The Pentagram I saw where Graham Adams gave a lecture to t...
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Q. Kumber wrote:I will be at The Magic Circle on Monday. I will check if it is in the library there.
I will be very interested to hear what you find on your return!
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2150130

Re: ERDNASE

Granted, that's rubbish..... It is indeed. I'm not interested in another fundamentally inaccurate MFA take on Erdnase. Every additional bit of made-up crap dished out as "hard fact" obfuscates the case that much further - and does nothing to advance the conversation. You do have a very va...
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

magicfish wrote:The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne.

Hands down.
Thank you!
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Richard Kaufman wrote:Lybrary.com sells all the Martin Breese items.


Thank you, Richard, I will take a look. I am only interested in Adams work with cards and I read somewhere that he did a lecture on Erdnase.... do you know if that is true or not?
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Bill Mullins wrote:An old British journal, "Conjuror's Chronicle", has a series of articles by Graham Adams. These are accessible through AskAlexander, of the Conjuring Arts Research Center.


Thank you, Bill. I appreciate the link!
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: Richard Kaufman Wins Second Allan Slaight Award

JustinM wrote:Congratulations Richard. I would also like to thank you for all the other outstanding books that you've put out over the decades!

Totally agree with you, Richards work has benefited us all and we should all be very grateful!
by Christopher1979
June 28th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

I also understood that there were really only a handful of copies of the actual lecture notes, so good luck with finding one. But Martin Breese published "The Best of Pentagram Card Magic" which has a chapter on the work of Graham Adams. It seems to be still available from various dealers...
by Christopher1979
June 27th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4159

Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Does anyone know much about the British Magician Graham Adams? I would be very interested to know anything about him and his published works (if any) along with any information about his publication regarding Erdnase. There was a rare transcript of his sold at auction a few years ago which was inscr...
by Christopher1979
June 20th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books, Books and Mo' Books
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Books, Books and Mo' Books

Sent Email
by Christopher1979
June 19th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 17547

Re: The Pass

It is always a hard pill to swallow when you realise things are changing around you, and mostly for the worse. The thing is, I am sure it has been the same for every generation since the beginning of time. It is hard to not be nostalgic about the things you grew up with but all I can say is when I w...
by Christopher1979
June 19th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 17547

Re: The Pass

I get your point, Jonathan. I think the secret behind a trick has become even more important than the actual trick. This is when I show an episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us to make my point.......
by Christopher1979
June 19th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

And also, though not a book, this was just added to Netflix: MEMORY GAMES A glimpse into the brain's vast potential for memorization through the eyes of four competitive memory athletes as they share techniques and insights. https://www.netflix.com/title/81105525 Ooh thanks for the heads up, I will...
by Christopher1979
June 19th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 17547

Re: The Pass

I also agree with you Mark. I understand that things are very different these days but in a lot of ways it's very disappointing and sometimes discouraging that you can work really REALLY hard on your skills to try and make magic... magical to then find out anyone can find the secrets on Google withi...
by Christopher1979
June 18th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

Edward Pungot wrote:Lorayne makes a cameo in this old thread and other links and notes to Foyer's book.https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41492


Interesting read!... do you know what Lorayne titles concentrate just on memory work?

Many thanks
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2150130

Re: ERDNASE

Roger M. wrote:Even if it does manage to get released, I'd not get my hopes up too high.

"a possible serial killer" ... please.



I agree Roger!.....
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2150130

Re: ERDNASE




Thank you Brad...... Hope it comes to fruition!
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2150130

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, that is what I was referring to......
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2150130

Re: ERDNASE

Is Yann Yuro playing Erdnase in a film about his life? Wiki says it's going to be out in November of this year. Anyone nothing anything about this?
by Christopher1979
June 16th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

To supplement those already suggested. The Art of Memory by (Dame) Francis Yates. This covers the developments in mnemonics ancient Greece and the European renaissance. The Craft of Medieval Memory by Mary Carruthers. This deals with the develpments between ancient Greece and the European renaissan...
by Christopher1979
June 16th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

For memory work in general Harry Lorayne is easily the best source. I use his system for day for every date all the time. And he does devote quite a bit of space to systems of playing card memorisation. Also it is not generally known that Joe Riding was also a memory expert and has written some mat...

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