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by Jason England
October 1st, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?

Christopher,

Are you still looking for an Erdnase train table?

Jason
by Jason England
October 1st, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

Bill,

I may have missed this, but where are those hardbacks of various colors shown in the picture from?

Jason
by Jason England
September 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

The Spanish graphic novel "The Last Gambler" was also printed in Dutch (I believe). I know this because the Dutch version showed up at my house the other day completely out of the blue. I don't think I ordered it, so it must be a very nice gift from someone involved in its production. Than...
by Jason England
August 16th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow

I consider it magic's only real academic journal. Kalush and his team do a fantasic job with it.

Jason
by Jason England
March 6th, 2020, 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 49
Views: 7405

Re: ERDNASE

To those who requested a signature from Steve and didn't get one: he and I had a 20 minute conversation about this today. He did everything in his power to sign any book where the Shopify/Paypal system had logged a request to do so. It was somewhere in the neighborhood of 800 of 1000 (roughly) copie...
by Jason England
February 1st, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23309

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Ted M,

Just read your last reply in this thread.

You're absolutely right - we got it wrong! We meant "limited supply" and said "limited edition" instead. We screwed up and I apologize to anyone that purchased early and wished they'd waited (or not purchased at all).

Jason
by Jason England
January 31st, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23309

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

If Steve decides to reprint, future printings will be clearly labeled "second printing" and it will only be because there is sufficient interest to justify a second run. We said "Limited Edition" because we really believed that selling 1000 copies of a $300 dollar book would take...
by Jason England
January 23rd, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23309

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

He printed 1000 copies.

Jason
by Jason England
January 23rd, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23309

Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Gang, I just got off the phone with the man himself. Here's the scoop: His website, http://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com will go live on Saturday, Jan 25th. The site is up now but is password protected until then. Once the site is live, you may pre-order the book. The cost is $300.00 US plus shippin...
by Jason England
December 30th, 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Steve Forte GPS 4 dvd set & Antinomy magazine no 15
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: WTB Steve Forte GPS 4 dvd set & Antinomy magazine no 15

Mike,

Send me an email at: jason@jasonengland.com

I have the Forte DVDs.

Jason
by Jason England
June 4th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 19155

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Bill, That article from Believer mentions a meeting I set up between Ricky and Rod the Hop. I was the "mutual friend" and Rod was the "gambler." We met at Jerry's deli and I just sat back and listened as those two went back and forth talking about jazz, boxing, cheating and magic...
by Jason England
March 4th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

Bill,

I didn't read the article. Did it conclude Edward Galloway wrote Shakespeare? Has anyone searched lists of his possessions to see if he owned a copy of Shakespeare's complete works?

Jason
by Jason England
December 30th, 2018, 2:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

In my Erdnase: Past, Present and Future notes from a few years ago, I mentioned that Erdnase appears to have lifted the term "the slide" rather than "the glide" from Sach's Sleight of Hand . It doesn't surprise me at all that Erdnase lifted words and/or phrasings. I don't think h...
by Jason England
November 28th, 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 19155

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Hmmm. Didn't know that. I helped out in a small way with the poker scene from the final episode of S1 of that show. Met with the head writer for an afternoon and came up with the poker hands and assisted them with some of the language. Spoke with Bryan Cranston on the phone the day of shooting since...
by Jason England
October 20th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

rrath1, I never said you wouldn't be able to find a sucker willing to pay. My claim was only that those things regularly sell for far, far less than what you were asking (and on the same platform: eBay). If your buyer ever wises up, he may resent you preying upon his lack of knowledge. Perhaps you'r...
by Jason England
October 15th, 2018, 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

I think it's fairly obvious that who we think of as "M.D. Smith" was actually Erdnase. He hired an illustrator, got the drawings he needed and then killed him and stole his identity. Teaching himself to paint and becoming a well-known regional artist himself was a nice touch. Jason PS: If ...
by Jason England
August 30th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Porper card trimmer for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Porper card trimmer for sale

I have a very nice Joe Porper card trimmer for sale. It is the die-cut model that cuts straight edges, bellies and negatives. Includes built-in corner rounder. Comes complete in wooden box from Porper. This machine is number 1 of 10. It has only been used to test-cut a few cards. No more than a half...
by Jason England
June 22nd, 2018, 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

rrath, Incidentally, if you'd been 10 or even 20% higher than going rates I probably wouldn't have even noticed. I see those all the time. But when you're an order of magnitude off of the going price it's eye-opening to a serious collector like me. I was only trying to help you actually sell the boo...
by Jason England
June 22nd, 2018, 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

rrath, I don't doubt you did research. But I think you ran across some other sellers' inflated prices and thought that those must be the "going rates" for that title. A much better method to determine pricing isn't to look at what people are asking for copies, but rather what they're getti...
by Jason England
June 20th, 2018, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

rrath, Just wanted to let you know that your eBay auction prices are a tad high. I have 7 copies of the 1945 Fireside edition (all of which are in excellent condition) and I didn't pay more than $35 for any of them. All of them have been bought in the past few years on eBay. They show up at a rate o...
by Jason England
May 22nd, 2018, 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 22
Views: 8686

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

I specifically asked Johnny about this during production. The Saran wrap production would have been in the book except that Johnny has given that particular piece to Penn and Teller exclusively. He felt that if he included it in the book, even with a disclaimer that it wasn't to be performed, that o...
by Jason England
August 29th, 2017, 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 3676

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Tom,

Hope your recovery continues to go smoothly. Keep us informed on your progress.

Jason
by Jason England
April 26th, 2017, 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 21179

Re: On the Pass

It looked pretty damn good at Blackpool 2 months ago. I think RK doing the pass at 80% is better than most other people's 100% efforts.

Jason
by Jason England
April 20th, 2017, 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

magicam,

I've been collecting Erdnase seriously for about 15 years I guess. Not really sure when I first "noticed" that I had a collection, but I bought my first edition in 2004 (I think) and that was 13 years ago.

Jason
by Jason England
April 18th, 2017, 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 213
Views: 65270

Re: Royal road to card magic

Wow. Looks like a book published/copyrighted in 1948 just barely missed the cutoff. US copyright law appears to have changed to 28 years worth of protection in 1909, so Royal Road would have been good until the end of 1975 under its initial copyright. If it wasn't renewed in 1975, then it would have...
by Jason England
April 17th, 2017, 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 213
Views: 65270

Re: Royal road to card magic

Is Royal Road still under copyright protection? If so, who owns the copyright? If not, when did it pass into the public domain?

Just curious.

Jason
by Jason England
April 15th, 2017, 1:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 3525

Re: Leap of Faith and Ricky Jay

I was the "Erdnase Grip" in the Shade credits.

Jason
by Jason England
April 14th, 2017, 3:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

Magicam, While I don't think the recent acceleration in the prices will continue, I don't foresee a return to the prices of 10 years ago, when you'd get a 1905 pictorial Drake on eBay for $400 - 500. These recent price increases will top out here pretty soon (I think), but my suspicion is they'll le...
by Jason England
April 10th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

I have 6 different Drake HBs. Three of them are the pictorial variants like the one Potter and Potter sold.

Putting all 6 together in one group like this takes a lot of time and effort and is undoubtedly worth a premium.

First $50,000 takes 'em!

Jason
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 16690

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Christopher, I can't put words in his mouth, but RogerM may have been speaking of having obtained a level of "practical mastery" over the tabled faro. That means that it's a move that you feel comfortable using, just about anywhere, as long as you are in control of certain necessary elemen...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 16690

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Christopher, Actually, hitting 50 in a row with a single deck only really tells you that your technique is (probably) excellent and that that particular deck is cooperating. A much more interesting test would be to take 50 different decks (they can be all the same brand and size), work them in as mu...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 16690

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

JD,

Martin Nash practiced a lot longer than 10 years. He still missed on occasion when the deck wasn't cooperating. It happens.

To most of us.

Jason
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 16690

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

RogerM, There's no vitriol and I apologize if my choice of words made it seem that way. I wasn't mad - only confused at you appearing to say that you never missed tabled faros, then claiming you didn't say that. You've now clarified that you were only referring to the "hell of a card man" ...
by Jason England
April 6th, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 16690

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

As you also mention if Roger can indeed do table faro's and never miss then he is one hell of a card worker ..... I didn't, and would never say any such thing. Actually, you said exactly that. "I can hit a table faro, or an in the hands faro 100% of the time." -RogerM Or is this the part ...
by Jason England
October 20th, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

The Nevada Erdnase plate is owned by a wonderful magician and friend named Stuart Beck. Stuart works for Cirque at the Beatles "Love" show.

Jason
by Jason England
September 26th, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:license plate



You are a Nerdnase.

Jason
by Jason England
July 24th, 2016, 3:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Expert Card Technique 3rd edition for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Expert Card Technique 3rd edition for sale

I have a copy of Expert Card Technique (the 3rd edition with the extra Vernon/Daley chapter at the back) for sale. The book is in very good condition and comes in a brodart clear protective dust jacket. There's one on eBay for $250. I want $175 for mine. First email gets it. Jason England 4121 Perfe...
by Jason England
July 24th, 2016, 2:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7656
Views: 2390432

Re: ERDNASE

"He is Erdnase and he wrote the book."

Wow.

Jason
by Jason England
March 16th, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Put me down for "Rising Star - Canadian." Might be moving there in November.

Jason
by Jason England
February 19th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel closing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5367

Criss Angel closing?

My brother works for the Cirque show Zarkana at Aria and they were told that Criss Angel's Believe will close for good on April 17th.

Anyone else hear anything about this?

Jason

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