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by EdwinCorrie
July 7th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 126
Views: 41498

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

I think it was David Alexander. His name appears in a quote a few posts later ("David Alexander wrote:") and as a member of the BOS I recall being interested in this at the time.
by EdwinCorrie
May 31st, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3247

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Jack Shalom Wrote : "I looked up the Regal trick in Approaching Magic--it's called 'Raising Kane.' " I assume the "Raising Cane" title is a play on words since Peter Kane was the creator of at least the core plot behind what Frank Garcia later called ""Wild Card."...
by EdwinCorrie
May 26th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3247

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

What does Durarty say after the fake ten (AS) has ruined his collection? He says it's hard to find really perfect tens of diamonds for his collection - some have 9 spots, some 7, etc. Sometimes someone tries to slip him really badly made fakes (AS), which he has learned to recognise at first glance...
by EdwinCorrie
February 1st, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?

Forgot to mention it but I have the English edition of "Can You Believe Your Eyes?", mentioned by Philippe. https://www.amazon.com/Can-You-Believe-Your-Eyes/dp/0876306954 You can "Look inside" to see if it's of interest - it covers quite a lot of ground. The British edition was l...
by EdwinCorrie
September 21st, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Phœnix complete edition 6 volumes (tannen's edition)
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Phœnix complete edition 6 volumes (tannen's edition)

Hi Sébastien,
I'd be interested in these. I sent you an e-mail.
Edwin
by EdwinCorrie
September 10th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Vernon fools Houdini
Replies: 82
Views: 14669

Re: Vernon fools Houdini

His Two Card Monte and Inverto are the first uses of the card since Hofzinser half a century earlier. For a fascinating 1623 source for double backers, see the Reinhard Müller discovery in the recent issue of Gibecière . Any chance you could mention what the source is? The article is called "T...
by EdwinCorrie
August 20th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 16
Views: 4546

Re: Who invented this control?

Not sure if this is exactly what you're referring to, but I found the following. "One is to take the position of the key card from the top of the deck and deduct it from 52 (the number of cards in play). (...) Now continue counting, starting on your key card (20), and again counting backwards: ...

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