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by Christopher1979
June 20th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books, Books and Mo' Books
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Books, Books and Mo' Books

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by Christopher1979
June 19th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

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: 179
Views: 13360

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: 20
Views: 1669

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: 179
Views: 13360

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: 20
Views: 1669

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: 7160
Views: 2133053

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: 7160
Views: 2133053

Re: ERDNASE




Thank you Brad...... Hope it comes to fruition!
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7160
Views: 2133053

Re: ERDNASE

Yes, that is what I was referring to......
by Christopher1979
June 17th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7160
Views: 2133053

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: 20
Views: 1669

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: 20
Views: 1669

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...
by Christopher1979
June 16th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

DanZ wrote:The Yate's and Carruther's books are historical and academic. Foer's book is both very readable and instructive. If you were only to read one, read that one.


Thank you so much Danz!
by Christopher1979
June 16th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

Thank you, guys. Yes, I was talking about mnemonics in general. I have most of the work written in magic books I was wondering what other books there are out there on the subject that you could recommend. I will delve deeper into Loraynes work though.... Thanks!
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

You can save a lot of money if you are willing to get a single coin with matched shell, then find the other three matching coins on your own. It takes a bit of work at the coin shops in your area, but you'll come out ahead. (I recommend using a micrometer to make sure the coins match in size so the...
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

I just looked at SCHOOLCRAFT PRECISION Expanded Shell Set. They cost $470!.... I bet they are works of art though!
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

I would like to broaden my knowledge on Mnemonics as I apply the principle to my own card stacks. I thought I would pass it by you all to see if any of you are into this type of work and if so, what would your recommendations be?..

Thank you!
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

th Christopher, the issue isn’t if the audience might suspect a control, but their reasonable interpretation as to the impossibility of the effect itself. If you put a card in the middle, I shuffle the deck, and show it on top-there’s a one in 52 chance it could’ve landed there by luck alone. Howeve...
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

If a shuffle is made after the card has been placed into the deck then this gives the idea that the card could have been controlled to the top?... . NO, IT DOES NOT! In fact just the opposite! That is the thinking of a magician. The first thing you have to do to become a great magician is to learn ...
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

Christopher, the issue isn’t if the audience might suspect a control, but their reasonable interpretation as to the impossibility of the effect itself. If you put a card in the middle, I shuffle the deck, and show it on top-there’s a one in 52 chance it could’ve landed there by luck alone. However ...
by Christopher1979
June 15th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

After having a look at Derek Dingle's pass which to me is one of the best I have seen I decided to get out my copy of Derek Dingles the Complete Works. Firstly, one of the best books on card magic ever written. Secondly, in most of his work Dingle makes it apparent that if the pass is done properly ...
by Christopher1979
June 12th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...



Thank you Bob!
by Christopher1979
June 11th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

[quote="erdnasephile"]Domestically, it's held by many that for custom work, Lassen and Schoolcraft are at the top of the heap.


Just looked at Schoolcraft.... I think I have found my place!. Thank you for the suggestions erdnasephile!
by Christopher1979
June 11th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Thank you guys for your input. Lassen sounds like the way to go but it seems very difficult to work out the best strategy to actually buy one!. I will have a look at his site and see where it leads me. I know there is probably much cheaper alternatives but I would rather wait for something better to...
by Christopher1979
June 11th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2408

Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

It has been a long time since I have done any coin work (probably since 2001!) I guess that the craftsmanship must have improved in that time. What are your recommendations? and who makes the best quality coins these days?... I suppose I would want to buy 4 silver quarters first. Many thanks as alwa...
by Christopher1979
June 10th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways

I always thought that Tony Giorgio had large hands too...
by Christopher1979
June 10th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - Dr.Daley’s Notebooks by Dr.Jacob Daley
Replies: 0
Views: 208

WANTED - Dr.Daley’s Notebooks by Dr.Jacob Daley

If anyone has a copy of Dr.Daley’s Notebooks by Dr.Jacob Daley they are willing to sell please PM me.

Thank you very much.
by Christopher1979
June 4th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 76
Views: 11849

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Wow, Jason!... How I would have loved to be a fly on a wall to see that!
by Christopher1979
June 4th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

All packs traditionally cut?...
by Christopher1979
May 19th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - DVD ULTIMATE WORK TONY GIORGIO
Replies: 0
Views: 226

WANTED - DVD ULTIMATE WORK TONY GIORGIO

Looking for Tony Giorgio's 2 DVD set. If anyone has them in good condition please PM me.

Many thanks all!
by Christopher1979
May 3rd, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB - Antique Folding Card Table - Any Ideas?
Replies: 0
Views: 218

WTB - Antique Folding Card Table - Any Ideas?

Hi everyone,

I am looking to buy an antique folding card/poker table. It has to have a fairly large surface as I will be pitching cards as part of my gambling demos/practice. Any ideas whether it be an antique table or a newly made table would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!
by Christopher1979
May 1st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - ARTANIS BOTTOM DEAL
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: WANTED - ARTANIS BOTTOM DEAL

If you're looking for the material (as opposed to the actual historical item as originally published), you can get it in digital form from Chris Wasshuber at lybrary.com. https://www.lybrary.com/artanis-bottom-deal-p-242.html Thank you kindly Bob. I am aware of the Ebook but i am looking for an act...
by Christopher1979
May 1st, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Turner article
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Richard Turner article

Great article, Thank you for posting.
by Christopher1979
May 1st, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED - ARTANIS BOTTOM DEAL
Replies: 2
Views: 350

WANTED - ARTANIS BOTTOM DEAL

Hi everyone,

If any of you have a copy of Artanis Bottom Deal and are willing to part with it please let me know.

Many thanks!
by Christopher1979
November 3rd, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay

I have decided to sell off the remainder of the Marlo archives i have in one large lot. Selling individually is just too time consuming. I have priced the collection very fairly and also will take offers. This really is a once in a lifetime chance to obtain a significant part of Marlo's manuscripts ...
by Christopher1979
November 3rd, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

I personally don't agree to shuffle after a pass. My reasoning is that if i was to shuffle after a pass then why don't i just shuffle and control the chosen card to the top or bottom without doing a pass first. Doing a pass and a shuffle to me seems like more work than is needed. The whole idea of ...
by Christopher1979
November 3rd, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 179
Views: 13360

Re: The Pass

I personally don't agree to shuffle after a pass. My reasoning is that if i was to shuffle after a pass then why don't i just shuffle and control the chosen card to the top or bottom without doing a pass first. Doing a pass and a shuffle to me seems like more work than is needed. The whole idea of a...
by Christopher1979
November 3rd, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay

I have decided to sell off the remainder of the Marlo archives i have in one large lot. Selling individually is just too time consuming. I have priced the collection very fairly and also will take offers. This really is a once in a lifetime chance to obtain a significant part of Marlo's manuscripts ...
by Christopher1979
October 20th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay Round 2!
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Large Collection of Marlo Personal Archives for Sale Ebay Round 2!

Here's a direct link to the sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Massive-Collection-ED-MARLO-Original-PHOTOGRAPHS-NEGATIVES-ILLUSTRATIONS-MAGIC/263994766166?hash=item3d77507356:g:QIwAAOSwFCpbx2vZ:rk:2:pf:0 I appreciate you putting the link up but the link you put up is just for one listing. I have 32 Mar...
by Christopher1979
October 19th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5247

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

I agree with Bob Farmer regarding the plot. Personally, i think there was far to many in-the-hand faro's. I am sure that the same effect could be achieved with less faro's and when a faro is preformed a table faro would be better especially seeing Jason was seated.

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