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by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

Bill Mullins wrote:
Christopher1979 wrote: You are correct in what you say regarding my line of work.


Uh, what is your line of work?


Antiquarian and rare book dealer
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

I will just add that obviously if the annotation's are made by a well know magician it does change me above statement greatly.
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

You would pass out if you saw the books I have written in. The funny thing is that to another magician, or my son should I be so lucky that he takes up this hobby, my annotations add value to the reader but I guess not to eBay. That's how I look at it. I understand Christopher's rationale (especial...
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

PickaCard wrote:You would pass out if you saw the books I have written in.

The funny thing is that to another magician, or my son should I be so lucky that he takes up this hobby, my annotations add value to the reader but I guess not to eBay.


:lol: I am sure i would.
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

I have these books, and quite an extensive library of most of the major books published in the last 35 years. I write in all of them. I write in the margins, I cross-reference variations, I rate each effect I read with a star system to avoid having to re-read the book to find what I considered the ...
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

Fair point. Bouncing off of that: The thing about these books is that it seems clear that once Mr. Thompson decided to release the good stuff, he wanted it to be out there, not limited to just a selected few (as long as they are serious students and can pony up the $300 presumably). Accordingly, pr...
by Christopher1979
May 4th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

Since it looks like this set is going to sell well over retail, I suspect that there is going to be a deal to be had when several more folks seeking to turn a quick profit put their copies up for auction right after this one. This, coupled with the spreading word of the second printing, would seem ...
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 117
Views: 14104

Re: New John Thompson Book

All, just to keep basic information about these fantastic books I got an email from Julie Eng confirming that the first print was 1500 copies. For you collectors out there, the reprint will have "First Edition, Second Printing" on the copyright page to designate the difference between the...
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

Q. Kumber wrote:I believe the first printing was 1,500 - as it was mentioned somewhere that was the amount of fly leaves Mr. Thompson signed.


Wow, i didn't expect so many!.
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Youtube Boobs

That is a great point. It never even occurred to me that it could only mean the 1990's.
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Youtube Boobs

Well said, i have to think that this is the very tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately Youtube has 1000's of videos of self proclaimed "Magicians" or "Sleight of hand experts ". None of which has an ounce of talent and end up just exposing a trick for no reason. It's either that of l...
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1544

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

I have a feeling that the bidders are not aware of the "second printing". I just received my copy yesterday and let me say that $295 is a great deal for this wonderful two volume set. It would be interesting to know how many copies were printed for the first run? I spoke to James Alan at M...
by Christopher1979
April 26th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green

I have just acquired a first edition Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green in excellent condition and from the library of Col. Dr. Harlan Taylor. I believe you bought that copy off of me!. It is a wonderful book and the only reason i sold it was i just bought a copy in "New" old stock co...
by Christopher1979
April 25th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paying Good Money for Rare Lecture Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Paying Good Money for Rare Lecture Notes

Hi, I'm looking for some material that I know rarely comes up for sale so I thought I would collect them all together an offer $100 for any of the following titles, with the obvious caveat that I would entertain any reasonable figure above the price I'm offering depending on title and condition. Be...
by Christopher1979
April 21st, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Alas you only have to reveal part of the secret for laymen to be satisfied that they know all there is to know. Come to think of it I don't think I would relish rushing through unfamiliar terrain either. I can quite see someone slipping and hurting themselves. I am surprised it hasn't happened alre...
by Christopher1979
April 20th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MASSIVE MAGIC COLLECTION OF WILLIAM GEBERT ON EBAY
Replies: 0
Views: 450

MASSIVE MAGIC COLLECTION OF WILLIAM GEBERT ON EBAY

Hi Guy's, Just to let you know i have a massive collection of antique Magic programs, books, packet tricks and magazines being sold on ebay in one large lot. A great collection that was bought off William Gebert's estate. Here is the Link - https://www.ebay.com/itm/253574395104?ssPageName=STRK:MESEL...
by Christopher1979
April 9th, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!

Is the dice trick mentioned the one shown on Steve Darcri's L&L set? http://www.llpub.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=27&products_id=2330 It's also on the L&L Mix Tape on dice. http://www.llpub.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=27&products_id=2412 Are you...
by Christopher1979
April 9th, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!

Christopher, I see you have these up for sale on Ebay. Looks like someone is going to get a good deal! By the way, the four colored dice in the wooden box is Tony Curtis's Die-Abolical , a collectible Magic Wagon item. Hi Brad, Yes, listed them a few days ago, nice little collection. Thank you for ...
by Christopher1979
April 7th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - Karl Fulves Blocking Off & Riffle Shuffle Technique 1&3
Replies: 0
Views: 230

WANTED - Karl Fulves Blocking Off & Riffle Shuffle Technique 1&3

Looking for Karl fulves Manuscript Blocking off and Riffle Shuffle Techniques 1 & 3. I am happy to pay good money for them.

Please PM me if you have any of these and wouldn't mind selling.

Thank you!
by Christopher1979
April 6th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Very Rare Antique & Vintage Souvenir Programs On eBay - DURBIN, BRUSH, GERMAIN, LIGHTNER
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Some Very Rare Antique & Vintage Souvenir Programs On eBay - DURBIN, BRUSH, GERMAIN, LIGHTNER

Hi Guy's, I have some truly wonderful and very rare souvenir programs now listed on ebay. Germain the Wizard, Lightner the Wizard, Brush the Great (which also includes a Flyer) Also have an amazing W W Durbin Program "The Past Master of the Black Arts". This one along with the Germain is s...
by Christopher1979
March 29th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ricky Jay on magic lanterns
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Ricky Jay on magic lanterns

Thanks for sharing this article!, if you want to know something weird, unique and wonderful you know Ricky is your man!.
by Christopher1979
March 22nd, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!

Brad Jeffers wrote:The last two pictures are Jack Avis's Poker Pot.
It's a neat variation of Chink-A-Chink.
A complete set has four dice and two of the little metal boxes.


Ooh i see!, thank you so much Brad for the info!
by Christopher1979
March 21st, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Identifying Dice Tricks Help Needed!

Hi all,

I have a collection of Dice tricks i acquired and just wondered if any of you knew what they were?

Many thanks!


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rlupaqzd9463 ... RCrpa?dl=0
by Christopher1979
March 20th, 2018, 10:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Bottom Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: The Perfect Bottom Deal

Jason Ladanye wrote:Yes, I agree. And, anything Tony Giorgio did was truly incredible. I remember my first time watching his DVD set... I was floored!!



Totally agree, the thing i love about Tony is he did the "real work"
by Christopher1979
March 20th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Perfect Bottom Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: The Perfect Bottom Deal

Wonderful stuff Jason!, i am sure that you agree that Gene Maze's book on bottom dealing has to have some of the best content out there. I have Tony Giorgio's manuscript on the bottom deal also and i have to say i find his bottom deal very difficult to do but he did have large hands.
by Christopher1979
March 8th, 2018, 12:21 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic trivia question
Replies: 8
Views: 762

Re: Magic trivia question

This question was recently on University Challenge, the UK equivalent of College Bowl What seven-letter word is this? Originally an American slang term for a dishonest means of regulating a gambling game, it can also mean an item used in a conjuring trick, a professional wrestler's in-ring persona ...
by Christopher1979
March 7th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Re: References for Drunken Poker Deals (long!)

I do have a copy of Cardiste will have to have a look through it
by Christopher1979
March 4th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

Leonard Hevia wrote:If you have changed the diaper of a baby boy, it's kinda like that Stevens wand: A nasty surprise in your face.



I think the wand is looking like a far better option right now :lol:
by Christopher1979
March 4th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

I agree with you completely but I hardly think this vulgar. Just a bit of playground humour which is a big difference. It’s the sort of thing you would a clown use Vulgar: "lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined." or "making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily ...
by Christopher1979
March 3rd, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

It doesn't surprise me. Blackpool is a special place. The whole town is full of turds. You get used to it when you live there as i did. Haha, i lived in blackpool for many years (..........................................) fill in the rest! Blackpool is an awful place. However, I have lived in many...
by Christopher1979
March 3rd, 2018, 12:12 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

performer wrote:It doesn't surprise me. Blackpool is a special place. The whole town is full of turds. You get used to it when you live there as i did.


Haha, i lived in blackpool for many years (..........................................) fill in the rest!
by Christopher1979
March 2nd, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

I agree with you completely but I hardly think this vulgar. Just a bit of playground humour which is a big difference. It’s the sort of thing you would a clown use


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by Christopher1979
March 1st, 2018, 11:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 1883

Re: Hmmmmm...

If we were living in 1988 no one would even hint that something was wrong with this. Everyone is so over sensitive to EVERYTHING these days.
by Christopher1979
March 1st, 2018, 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steven’s Cull
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Steven’s Cull

Hey Christopher I was looking at Fulves but I’m not in the position to get any of the riffle shuffle trilogy books, does he have any that are more affordable/available that include culling work I should be looking at? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Unfortunately all of his riffle work manuscrip...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steven’s Cull
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Steven’s Cull

There are people who have a lot of work on Steven's, but it's not public. If you mean that there are many people that have worked on Dad Stevens Cull/Control and its not published... well...yes! i am sure there are!. Same goes for a lot of this type of work and riffle stacking. Karl Fulves has publ...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steven’s Cull
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Steven’s Cull

There are people who have a lot of work on Steven's, but it's not public. Hey Richard, is there anyone you know of that would be willing to talk to me about it? It’s literally my only interest in Magic right now. I’ve been practicing it and nothing else and developing my own techniques to fill the ...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steven’s Cull
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Steven’s Cull

There are people who have a lot of work on Steven's, but it's not public. If you mean that there are many people that have worked on Dad Stevens Cull/Control and its not published... well...yes! i am sure there are!. Same goes for a lot of this type of work and riffle stacking. Karl Fulves has publ...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steven’s Cull
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Steven’s Cull

Has anyone read Down Under Deals and know if this book is worth getting if I’m already familiar with the basic Steven’s cull from the description in Revelations? Also does it have any other riffle cull work in it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Andrew Wimhurst Down Under Deals is a wonderful ma...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

that could be the case for sure. It definitely sucks when good products are no longer available.. I hear what you are saying; however, I wonder if magicians with hoarder-like tendencies (like me) ever really run out of most things. I'm looking around my office and I strongly doubt I'm ever going to...
by Christopher1979
February 28th, 2018, 12:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

I have Turner Bee's... i was given a deck by my teacher last night... he's down to his last few hundred Turner Bee decks lol! Who is your teacher?... Richard Turner himself lol. I don't know of anyone with a stock pile of hundreds of Bee decks Not Richard, just a friend of Richard's... You wouldn't...

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