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by Q. Kumber
October 2nd, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Diverting Coin Magic available again
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Diverting Coin Magic available again

Both Diverting Coin Magic and Diverting Card Magic by Andrew Galloway have been reprinted. The late Brian Glover, a cardman of considerable skill with an encyclopaedic knowledge of card magic, told me Diverting Card Magic was a book he took down and re-read every six months and always found somethin...
by Q. Kumber
September 30th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box

PM'd you.
by Q. Kumber
September 30th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box

I've just returned from a lecture tour of Germany. A highlight was visiting the Zentrum Für Zaunerkunst near Münster. Michael Somdermeyer who runs it showed me around this truly magical Hogworts. Of relevance to this thread is the wide variety of used magic for sale. There's a tray of appx twenty di...
by Q. Kumber
September 7th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicWeek Exclusive: Lance Burton to star at Blackpool 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 393

MagicWeek Exclusive: Lance Burton to star at Blackpool 2020

Details at Duncan Trillo's weekly UK magic update:

http://www.magicweek.co.uk
by Q. Kumber
August 19th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1778

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

Whosever it is, from my perspective it looks very good. I like that you hold the deck vertically to display the card. I am sick to death of magicians performing at waist level or even lower. And don't be ashamed to show your face either.
by Q. Kumber
August 17th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

I didn't realise about the paywall. Here's a short excerpt from the much longer article" Why do people keep convincing themselves they’ve solved this medieval mystery? For centuries, the Voynich Manuscript has resisted interpretation, which hasn’t stopped a host of would-be readers from claimin...
by Q. Kumber
August 17th, 2019, 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

There are remarkable similarities between the search for Erdnase and the meaning of the Voynich Manuscript

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/ ... l-mystery/
by Q. Kumber
July 28th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

Ted M wrote:Q.Kumber,

Could you possibly post the photo? I'd love to see it!


I don't know how to upload a photo but if you send me a PM with your email address, I will send it to you.
I'll also put it on my Facebook page.
by Q. Kumber
July 28th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

Ted M wrote:I'm told that Bob Lund's American Museum of Magic in Marshall, MI has "some very nice (and some very LARGE) posters" of Suzy Wandas as well.


Indeed they do. I mentioned above meeting her there in 1980. I have a photo of the two of us standing in front of one of her large posters.
by Q. Kumber
July 24th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

My copy arrived in this morning's post - Manchester, U.K.
by Q. Kumber
July 23rd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

I was indeed fortunate to meet Suzy Wandas Bennett at the American Museum of Magic in August, 1980. I have a photo of the two of us.
I look forward to reading her article. Thank you Dustin.
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 19837

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

I don't know the context in which John Bannon performed - whether as a solo piece or part of a routine. It is conceivable that the lady would have come to the same conclusion whether the cards changed on the table or in her hand. I have always used the Daley trick (with Bev Bergeron's handling from ...
by Q. Kumber
July 15th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help wanted.
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Help wanted.

Go to the Board Index, scroll down to Mentalism & Mental Magic.
by Q. Kumber
July 12th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 73
Views: 5862

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Richard Kaufman wrote:Did I mention Card on Forehead? Saw Derek Dingle do it and that's what I've used ever since.


You didn't mention it but now that you have, perhaps you could a little elaborate, please. I don't recall seeing any mention of it in The Complete Works.
by Q. Kumber
July 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 19837

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

I do the sponge bunnies and I never ask them to open their hand slowly. I want those bunnies springing out up into the air and flying all over the place. I don't care if they fall on the floor. It's a nuisance but a small price to pay for the reaction when they fly out. I want screams!
by Q. Kumber
July 8th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: Wanted: A Davenport Demon Wonder Box

Funny how all of a sudden The Demon Wonder Box has become popular with professionals. They do crop up with reasonable frequency at UK magic auctions and swap meets. Eric Sharp published a great routine for children which includes the extra load gimmick. Any of Jonathan Neal's articles in GENNI are w...
by Q. Kumber
July 7th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Need Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Need Instructions

George Sands is one of the most underrated magicians in magic. His books are full of solid commercial material covering a wide range of magical disciplines. I only discovered a few years ago from Jeff McBride that George had developed and performed a full routine with a pocket handkerchief, that end...
by Q. Kumber
July 6th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4777

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

I was there on Monday and there was no sign of it. However Peter wasn't in that day. It wasn't on the computer system, nor could I find it on the shelf.
by Q. Kumber
July 4th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Backs
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Genii Backs

They look good to me. You've put in a lot of work.
by Q. Kumber
June 30th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

Ian Keable has just posted his latest newsletter with his review of Blaine's show in London. Interestingly, in Manchester the jigsaw routine was in the first half. The only performance piece in the second half was the underwater routine. Then Blaine sat at the front of the stage chatting to the audi...
by Q. Kumber
June 29th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

David Blaine’s show in Manchester ranks with the very best magic shows I’ve seen. The first half was a lesson for all because everything was right, never mind that all the props used would fit in a suitcase.

 When I say everything was right, I mean the lighting, the staging, but most importantly, B...
by Q. Kumber
June 28th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4777

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

I will be at The Magic Circle on Monday. I will check if it is in the library there.
by Q. Kumber
June 20th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Garcia, Williamson, Ramsay plus lots more
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Garcia, Williamson, Ramsay plus lots more

Large selection of Frank Garcia books, Williamson's Wonders Ramsay books by Andrew Galloway Rag Picture set from Balda Art Service, ideal for stage show or educational appearances Stars of Magic originals plus lots more https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/qr/m.html?item=153536840188&rt=nc&_trksid=p20...
by Q. Kumber
June 16th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

I assumed Christopher was talking about mnemonics in general.

Apart from what's been mentioned by Matt, you should check out Mike Close's work on stacked decks.
by Q. Kumber
June 16th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2571

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

I've studied memory systems and read many books by many authors. For all practical purposes Harry Lorayne's are the easiest and clearest to understand, and in my opinion, the very best of them is How To Develop a Super Power Memory. Not only does it teach all the methods he uses but it is crammed wi...
by Q. Kumber
June 10th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A Horse of a Different Color
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: A Horse of a Different Color

Thanks for that.
by Q. Kumber
May 28th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3481

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

I'm on the road so haven't a chance to check, but I'm pretty sure the Card To Wallet that Mendoza says he would use to clinch a gig uses a Bendix Wallet.
by Q. Kumber
May 27th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3481

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

The Book of John is probably something I would never have bought had it not been for the excellent review given by Goodliffe in Abra. John once did an evening (around 1980) for the magicians in Dublin. The late Ted Oldham came down from Belfast, which surprised me as he had no real interest in close...
by Q. Kumber
May 27th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

Re: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

At the Manchester Apollo (where I've already booked seats) there are multiples available when I checked for either, 2,4, or 6 seats.
by Q. Kumber
May 26th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 48
Views: 4763

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Crandall wrote some stories about Himber in his New Tops column, later reprinted in the Crandall book published by Abbotts. The compilation of Crandall's writings makes for one of the funniest and wittiest magic books. Crandall himself wasn't adverse to playing practical jokes, one of which was a fu...
by Q. Kumber
May 18th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Charlie Miller's "Magicana" Book is Coming

Delighted to hear this.
by Q. Kumber
April 12th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

Is this the reprint of the 1921 Okito book published by Will Goldston?
by Q. Kumber
April 2nd, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9233

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

This would bear out Jeffrey's post about lions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZIQUb-d4GQ
by Q. Kumber
April 1st, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 3101

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Kent Gunn wrote:
Q. Kumber, you mention "The Ganson Book". Is that a title of a magic book?


Yes, it was published by Sypreme Magic Company as a tribute to the recently deceased Lewis Ganson.
It's about the same size as The Faucett Ross book.
by Q. Kumber
April 1st, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 3101

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's a Three Card Monte routine with stripped cards credited to RINK and Lewis Ganson published by Supreme (1982) in The Ganson Book. Page 103. It uses the Queen, Ace and Two of Spades.
by Q. Kumber
March 31st, 2019, 2:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9233

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I.M. Magician wrote: Does it really matter what actually happened and why?


Perhaps as much as what happened to Chung Ling Soo and the identity of Erdnase.
by Q. Kumber
March 28th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine UK Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1207

Re: David Blaine UK Tour

Booked for Manchester. It was Richard's enthusiastic review in GENII that made me want to see the show.

Here's the booking link
https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dav ... ne-tickets
by Q. Kumber
March 23rd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2768

Re: Memorized Deck Question

I've now been told how this works. As I figured - there was a tiny bit of procedural information withheld from Q's original description! My original post was just a request as to the source of the trick. I gave enough information that if anyone was familiar with it, they would recognise it. I didn'...

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