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by Christopher1979
April 21st, 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 568

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: 226

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: 456

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: 456

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: 126

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: 159

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: 468

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: 456

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: 456

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: 380

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: 380

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: 670

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: 1826

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 1607

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 977

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: 1379

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: 1379

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...
by Christopher1979
February 27th, 2018, 11:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

JustinM wrote: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
by Christopher1979
February 27th, 2018, 10:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Those are the ones I have. The first one is no longer available, I think. Yes I have those too. I know Penguin have the Elite cards now which are a little softer than the Turner deck but are also traditional cut? I think the Bee’s are certainly better for dealing seconds because of the white border...
by Christopher1979
February 27th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1379

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Denis Behr wrote:Those are the ones I have. The first one is no longer available, I think.


Yes, the Bees are the ones that are no longer available. I also hear that the Bikes are going to be discontinued too!... :(
by Christopher1979
February 22nd, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: when to start?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: when to start?

I enjoy sleight of hand. No mater what it was it alway "needed work".. if it was sleight then thats what the said needed work. If its self working I was told the patter needs work...grrrrrrr a no win. I would be interested in seeing who these magicians are that keep putting you down!. I a...
by Christopher1979
February 22nd, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: when to start?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: when to start?

If your in to cards i will also think about starting with some self working card tricks. Then that frees you up to think about your patter and performance without having to think about sleight of hand I enjoy sleight of hand. No mater what it was it alway "needed work".. if it was sleight...
by Christopher1979
February 22nd, 2018, 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

Brad Jeffers wrote:HERE is one from Jason Ladanye that looks really good.
I might get one of these myself.


Aww... Yes, that is actually a very nice mirror and not crazy expensive either. Thanks for the link!.
by Christopher1979
February 22nd, 2018, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

I'm wondering: How did all those Castle legends from the 60s and 70s get as far as they did without smartphones and other doodads to record and analyze their practice sessions and performances? Why is there no contact info for Joe Anderson? I think it boils down to the fact that all this technology...
by Christopher1979
February 22nd, 2018, 1:05 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: when to start?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: when to start?

If your in to cards i will also think about starting with some self working card tricks. Then that frees you up to think about your patter and performance without having to think about sleight of hand
by Christopher1979
February 21st, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: when to start?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: when to start?

Ok so i have been at this magic thing for several years. Everytime I show anything to any magician and ask "should I perform" im told, you need to practice more..WTF how much is enough before i can at least try? :x You need to be more specific. When you say "at this magic thing"...
by Christopher1979
February 21st, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

Hi Christopher, The best quality, 3 way mirrors are made by Joe Anderson out of Dallas Texas. They are beautiful and will last a life time. I use mine everyday. Bill Since Bill is the most tremendous sleight of hand artist I have ever seen in my almost 7 decades (not to mention entertainer) , I wou...
by Christopher1979
February 21st, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

John M. Dale wrote:It's pricey but Rings-N-Things has one:

https://www.rnt2.com/magicians-practice-mirror.html

JMD


Hey! Thank you, yes, kind of pricey.
by Christopher1979
February 21st, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

You can get both, mirror and video, in one. Simply take your mobile device (phone, tablet, ...) and use the camera that faces you. Then prop up the phone or tablet like a mirror in the position you like. If you can convince your significant other to lend you her phone, or if you have kids, like I d...
by Christopher1979
February 21st, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

Wow, i admire what lengths some of you go to but i am old school. I gather that if a mirror was good enough for the likes of Ed Marlo and Dai Vernon then it probably will suffice for me.
by Christopher1979
February 20th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

Gordon Meyer wrote:Altho I only have one, I've found this table mirror from Ikea to be very usable and inexpensive.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10182189/


Thanks Gordon!, looks like a great little mirror. Three way helps with angles better though. I do mostly card work so...

I appreciate your input!

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