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by Dick Koornwinder
July 23rd, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Fred Kaps passed away 40 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Fred Kaps passed away 40 years ago today

Worldwide Magicians will commemorate the passing away of Fred Kaps exactly 40 years ago today. Four and a half month before his death he has received from The Academy of Magical Arts a ”Masters Fellowship”, the highest award The Academy can bestow. In 1982 Mr. Kaps was elected posthumously to the So...
by Dick Koornwinder
May 14th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2460

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Fred wrote his notes in your copy of "Million Dollar Card Secrets" in English. Was that just because the book was in English, or were they perhaps intended to be seen by a non-Dutch speaking audience at some point? Funny…I have never thought it was peculiar Mr. Kaps wrote his notes in Eng...
by Dick Koornwinder
May 11th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2460

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Do you think Fred Kaps show also his trick to Ward the Wizard one year before Frank Garcia ? Mr. Kaps was with his annotation not claiming it was his trick....he was only surprised by the fact Mr. Carcia said he has been doing it for thirty years. Only at "Wild Cards" Mr. Kaps' annotation...
by Dick Koornwinder
May 11th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garcia Books
Replies: 39
Views: 2460

Re: Frank Garcia Books

Quentin told it already…my copy of 'Million Dollar Card Secrets' has quite a lot of pencil annotations made by Fred Kaps. Usually I borrowed books from Mr. Kaps but this time it was he who borrowed Garcia’s book from me. Mr. Kaps is giving the credits throughout the book to magicians like Vernon, Ma...
by Dick Koornwinder
May 3rd, 2020, 1:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potter and Potter auction
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Potter and Potter auction

....and not to forget #470 the Cups and Balls $12000 + $3000 buyers premium... Image

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by Dick Koornwinder
August 15th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps
Replies: 20
Views: 3360

Re: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps

Most of the time I agree with Max but not this time. Mr. Kaps was booked for two shows and according to his contract available for rehearsals and performances from 4th thru 6th of January 1963. It was common use for Mr. Sullivan to book the top acts from abroad for two shows….one act would be broadc...
by Dick Koornwinder
July 22nd, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eddy Taytelbaum passed away.
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Eddy Taytelbaum passed away.

Yes...very sad news Eddy Taytelbaum passed away. I just talked to his longtime girlfriend Lucy and so this news is now confirmed. This the link to an instagram post from some time ago: https://www.instagram.com/p/BclND1elHoW ... 12kn5agram
by Dick Koornwinder
April 9th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Koornwinder Kar without cards
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Koornwinder Kar without cards

Yes...me too.
by Dick Koornwinder
February 12th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12114

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Let us discuss the content instead of the price.
Don't skip pages 92-95.....I was really touched. :D :D
by Dick Koornwinder
November 21st, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder's "Ring, Watch & Wallet" on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Tommy Wonder's "Ring, Watch & Wallet" on eBay

Yes Tom...one day left! If you are a serious collector and also an admirer of Tommy Wonder this is an unique chance to obtain an original prop Tommy Wonder has used professionally during his (too short) career. See my posting on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbwtf2YllHD/
by Dick Koornwinder
October 22nd, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 21
Views: 2976

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

I noticed my pictures I have posted in the past via Photobucket are vanished. I have no intention to upgrade my Photobucket account so I'm wondering now how to post a picture on this great forum because we all know a picture tells more than thousand words......
by Dick Koornwinder
September 29th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 2952

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Mr Kaps used a Hamman count overhand shuffle at his Gypsy Curse routine. He shuffled the card lengthwise and it was looking very casual.

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by Dick Koornwinder
April 20th, 2017, 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7623
Views: 2334271

Re: ERDNASE

At the upcoming Potter and Potter auction in May is another first edition of 'The Expert at the Card Table' for sale. Lot number 359. On Instagram I posted a clip of the bidding during an earlier auction: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFt1StJPrj5/ BTW and I'm so happy with my facsimile edition! :-) Ve...
by Dick Koornwinder
February 4th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini poster sets record price at auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1739

Re: Houdini poster sets record price at auction

One of my longtime favorite posters was also doing quite well! https://www.instagram.com/p/BQGT-cfgNgK/

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by Dick Koornwinder
November 5th, 2016, 9:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 40
Views: 22785

Re: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz

For me this link is working: URL: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... GB&alt=web

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by Dick Koornwinder
October 18th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Monte makes a return to NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Monte makes a return to NYC

I noticed this picture, made in the seventies, on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BKo94dAA3ZN/

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by Dick Koornwinder
August 15th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Genuine Koornwinder Kar
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Re: FSH: Genuine Koornwinder Kar

In case you are not familiar with the effect you can watch this (very old) clip: https://goo.gl/AbnOm9

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by Dick Koornwinder
June 20th, 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!

Eddy"s birthday was already over half a year ago....today I posted on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/BG2lQv9PrnO/ - a remake of the picture earlier published in Genii Magazine of Eddy Taytelbaum and made during FISM'70. You noticed the difference?? I realized I know Eddy over 50 years....
by Dick Koornwinder
May 22nd, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Erdnase & More: Gambling & Card Auction this Saturday!
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Erdnase & More: Gambling & Card Auction this Saturday!

The Potter and Potter Auctions are always very exciting! I was very curious to see how low of high the final bid on that first edition of 'The Expert at the Card Table' would be this time. I posted a 15 second clip of the bidding on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFt1StJPrj5/ If I remember w...
by Dick Koornwinder
May 7th, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tenyo Koornwinder Kar Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 4295

Re: Tenyo Koornwinder Kar Instructions

Hi Steve, It looks you are a fleet owner with all those Kars! I'll send you the English instructions. In Tenyoism you can find a routine where I changed 'The New Koornwinder Kar' into a novelty keychain. Highly recommended! :D Quentin Reynolds made this snapshot when I was performing that routine fo...
by Dick Koornwinder
March 24th, 2016, 11:13 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Koornwinder
Replies: 2
Views: 3081

Re: Koornwinder

Maybe this will help! LOL

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by Dick Koornwinder
December 13th, 2015, 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First edition of Erdnase on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 4885

Re: First edition of Erdnase on eBay

At Potter & Potter Auctions (April 14th 2015) the highest result for a first edition was to my knowledge $9.000 (+ 20% buyers premium)
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by Dick Koornwinder
November 2nd, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction

In a tweet Potter & Potter Auctions let us know the total result of the Halloween Magic Auction was well over $550,000.00 dollars! https://goo.gl/he5oz9

Looking forward to the Winter Magic Auction on December 5th. http://potterauctions.com/auctions/upcoming
by Dick Koornwinder
October 17th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!

I just phoned Eddy Taytelbaum to congratulate him with his 90th birthday! Later this month I'll visit him again and I'm sure he'll fool me with some clever card handling. I posted on Instagram a clip with some of his creations: https://instagram.com/p/88aIULvru1/
by Dick Koornwinder
January 20th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Ultra Tube Alert
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: Ultra Tube Alert

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I guess the seller will be disappointed a bit!
by Dick Koornwinder
January 4th, 2015, 8:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Looking for Fred Kaps routine
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

Re: Looking for Fred Kaps routine

Hi Pete, I have access to the third edition of Henry Hay's book.....do you have a page number so I can see the context in which Mr. Hay is mentioning that routine. For sure I can tell you already it has never been a standard item in Mr. Kaps' repertoire and to my knowledge there are no recordings. K...
by Dick Koornwinder
December 5th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Perhaps NFW. Blaine interviews Madonna for Interview Mag
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: Perhaps NFW. Blaine interviews Madonna for Interview Mag

The pictures Madonna posted on Instagram some weeks ago: Image
by Dick Koornwinder
November 16th, 2014, 2:12 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Are you a good witness?
Replies: 5
Views: 7103

Re: Are you a good witness?

And that is why I like the digital version of Genii so much........before I reached page 248 I read an interesting article by Pete Biro about Ken Brooke's visit to the USA, Topper Martyn's column about the joy of collecting and Bill Larsen's review of Siegfried and Roy in the Frontier Hotel. BTW I r...
by Dick Koornwinder
October 29th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 9216

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

Two hours ago Peter announced on Facebook he has a new website! This is the link: http://www.peterpellikaan.com/

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by Dick Koornwinder
October 24th, 2014, 6:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 9216

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

[youtube] 2014: http://youtu.be/evKSLwjwHpU[/youtube] For the record this is the clip I'm talking about!
by Dick Koornwinder
October 24th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 9216

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

I just noticed on facebook this link: http://www.pellikaanmagic.com/a-3847992 ... U.facebook BTW Even if you hate packet tricks you have to watch that clips on YouTube!!
by Dick Koornwinder
October 18th, 2014, 1:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lecture Tommy Wonder - Shizuoka Japan May 1989
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Re: Lecture Tommy Wonder - Shizuoka Japan May 1989

And for the weekend just another link: Tommy Wonder - Best of Magic 1989: http://youtu.be/z2CMxrPoGFk Enjoy!
by Dick Koornwinder
October 14th, 2014, 5:21 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lecture Tommy Wonder - Shizuoka Japan May 1989
Replies: 4
Views: 2154

Lecture Tommy Wonder - Shizuoka Japan May 1989

Frank Bemelman, the brother of Tommy Wonder just published this lecture on YouTube. This is the link: Tommy Wonder - Lecture Shizuoka Japan May 1989: http://youtu.be/Cy6oxAn0BQE Enjoy!
by Dick Koornwinder
March 14th, 2014, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...
Replies: 71
Views: 22039

Re: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...

No, I'm not surprised if I see on eBay a so-called copy of the Kar but I'm flabbergasted if the sellers are so shameless to call it Koornwinder Kars. Well if it is a rainy afternoon and I have some time I force, sometimes with eBay's VeRO Program, the sellers to cancel their auctions but it is not r...
by Dick Koornwinder
March 13th, 2014, 10:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...
Replies: 71
Views: 22039

Re: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...

It is already late in this part of the world I'm living but for sure I'll be back here with some comments!
One of my favorite snapshots on Instagram: http://goo.gl/MjBXly From left to right: Juan Tamariz, Koornwinder Kar (the original) and Dick Koornwinder.
by Dick Koornwinder
March 12th, 2014, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...
Replies: 71
Views: 22039

Re: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...

Yes, the crystal one is a copy. Yes there are a lot of 'copies' of the Kar! Interesting to know is the fact Rhett Bryson from Greenville SC is the author/publisher of the WeeBook with the title: "Some of The Many Rip-offs of The Koornwinder Kar" When I visited the Bryson residence there w...
by Dick Koornwinder
March 12th, 2014, 3:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...
Replies: 71
Views: 22039

Re: Let's discuss the KOORNWINDER KAR...

Ken Brooke lectured in Dublin early 1974 and performed the Kar. He had stickers on it to give it personality, and if I remember correctly the roof had a sticker that looked like the RAF symbol (concentric circles). A sticker with a different number on each side of the Kar was to confuse the judges ...
by Dick Koornwinder
August 2nd, 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Koornwinder Kar
Replies: 18
Views: 6396

Re: Tenyo Koornwinder Kar

I have worked for quite a lot of car companies during the years and I thought always it was a little bit silly I was doing the trick not with a beautiful scale model of the client’s newest car but instead with a car of my own brand. What follows is until now the best solution I found to overcome thi...
by Dick Koornwinder
April 25th, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Box
Replies: 24
Views: 12685

Re: The Magic Box

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