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by Tom Gilbert
February 23rd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

Is there any evidence that Benedict had published some other books or something requiring McKinney's services?
by Tom Gilbert
February 16th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

Thank you Richard.
by Tom Gilbert
February 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

Interesting the difference in Smith's recollection of Erdnase. Which is the only eye witness description we have. The candidates that don't fit the description.... have their promoters challenging Smith's memory, those that do, it's all good. An artist would probably have a better attention to detai...
by Tom Gilbert
February 9th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

Would Roterberg or Elliott fit Smith's physical description? I imagine Roterberg would have had an accent for Smith to acknowledge?
by Tom Gilbert
February 6th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

I thought it was just me after all these years....
by Tom Gilbert
February 6th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob White
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Bob White

Just heard, sadly, that Bob White passed away this morning.
by Tom Gilbert
February 5th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Whose Hands are These?

It does appear to be a shot for a book or for a drawing. Is it a center deal? Maybe the sleight might give a hint.
by Tom Gilbert
February 3rd, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Is Mark checking his closet?
by Tom Gilbert
February 3rd, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit help
Replies: 25
Views: 917

Re: Credit help

The Colombini's had this effect in their last lecture and gave credits, but I can't remember who....
by Tom Gilbert
February 2nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

I see your point Zig, but (for me) I remember unique experiences with much more clarity than the mundane. I guess one thing to ask about Smith's memory of the event, was it a really odd event in his life. I imagine meeting a guy to draw pictures of his hands holding cards would be a very interesting...
by Tom Gilbert
January 31st, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 151
Views: 13962

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Interesting that there's thought of another printing. Originally Jason mentioned he thought they'd still have copies available for a few months. Obviously, it sold quicker than imagined. What is the smallest print run you can order to get books at a decent price? Like Richard said, most won't be abl...
by Tom Gilbert
January 29th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7515
Views: 2252980

Re: ERDNASE

Sounds like somewhat hinkey ad copy.
by Tom Gilbert
January 29th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1883

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Leo's post came up with what I was thinking, old style coat.
by Tom Gilbert
January 24th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 151
Views: 13962

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Full 10 points for Bill.
by Tom Gilbert
January 5th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I'm going nuts about nuts...
Replies: 93
Views: 7170

Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Well done.
by Tom Gilbert
January 1st, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: 2019 In Review

Fine job as always Dustin.
by Tom Gilbert
December 31st, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Scotty York

That's exactly who I was thinking about...
by Tom Gilbert
December 31st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Scotty York

That, sadly, seems to be a theme with the rights of magicians who have passed.
by Tom Gilbert
December 29th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Scotty York

Just wondering. When Scotty passed, I had read that Denny Haney owned the rights to Scotty's magic. Now that he's gone, does anyone know what's become of them? Scotty had some interesting items, it'd be too bad to see them fade into oblivion.
by Tom Gilbert
December 11th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Book Collection on Facebook

I got mine a week ago. It took a little while. And yes, I got no reply to an inquiry or notification it had been shipped. I have an account, Informed Delivery though the PO and saw that a package was shipped from Henderson, NV and sure enough that was it.
by Tom Gilbert
December 9th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sophie Abbott referenced on Sirius XM today
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Sophie Abbott referenced on Sirius XM today

See, laypeople can't keep secrets.
by Tom Gilbert
December 5th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 45
Views: 5971

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

In Nick Lewin's blog he ponders if the film is Suzy Wandas, he received an email from Raven Tekwe who was a friend of Suzy's in the 80's. Briefly she mentioned coming to the US very quickly and doing a film with a man that played the ukulele. He mentioned that it took a few tries to understand what ...
by Tom Gilbert
November 30th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 6412

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Wow, Brad, $450. I'd have to think that was really special aluminum.
by Tom Gilbert
November 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 109
Views: 4660

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

There's someone who posts on Facebook(unnamed), a lot of pictures, all are in an over dramatic pose. I had to quit following. I reach my over dramatic pose quota very early in the day.
by Tom Gilbert
November 24th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1829

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

The $1000 Vernon got in 1976 for his Farewell lecture fee is the equivalent of $4500 today. Not bad
by Tom Gilbert
November 23rd, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1829

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

When Vernon came to Boston for his Farewell Lecture, he was hosted by Steve Dacri. Steve turned it into a convention with Walter Gibson, Irv Weiner, and Sid Radner. A few days later Vernon and Cossari appeared on the weekly magic show Steve had on a Worcester station. That particular show is on Volu...
by Tom Gilbert
November 20th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 16
Views: 961

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

Dean Dill also released a Himber purse.
by Tom Gilbert
November 12th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 16
Views: 961

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

Did Steve Dusheck have something like that? Long ago so no bets on the memory.
by Tom Gilbert
November 7th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 2029

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Hank Lee had the room rates doubled at his conventions, which is why I stopped going.
by Tom Gilbert
October 26th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Re: Book Collection on Facebook

Richard is correct.
by Tom Gilbert
October 26th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book Collection on Facebook
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Book Collection on Facebook

A woman asked for help getting the word out on selling her late father's book collection. She has them posted on Facebook as she wasn't sure what to do. They are in a number of different posts and they are pictures of the books. Her father was one of the early members of the Castle and his name is P...
by Tom Gilbert
October 26th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: An Update in the Marketplace Rules
Replies: 13
Views: 178056

Re: An Update in the Marketplace Rules

A woman is selling her father's magic book collection on FB. He was an early member of the Castle, Paul Westerling. She will be moving cross country and would rather not take all the books with her. Would it be ok to post the FB link?
by Tom Gilbert
October 18th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeopardy Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Jeopardy Magic

Think the guy knew magic? He must have had a basic knowledge. Maybe the Ricky Jay question might have been the more obscure... Although, he started with a couple magic questions and changed to a different category before returning to finish it off.
by Tom Gilbert
October 9th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon and the Rainbow Room
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Dai Vernon and the Rainbow Room

Yes, interesting posting. Thanks.
by Tom Gilbert
September 30th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copag 310 Slimline cards
Replies: 11
Views: 2456

Re: Copag 310 Slimline cards

I looked into getting those Slimline's from eBay and their delivery date was way out there. So they're out of stock also.
by Tom Gilbert
September 24th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 5530

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Not to say anything to argue with Mr. Farmer, whom I respect, but names such as his, will get the best of top quality work and great customer service. No one would want Bob saying their product was inferior. On the other hand us mortals will get what they give us. Over the years Mr. Kueppers has bee...
by Tom Gilbert
September 24th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Sperry’s warehouse in Vegas gets robbed and can use your help
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Dan Sperry’s warehouse in Vegas gets robbed and can use your help

It kind of seems targeted, like they knew what they were looking for.
by Tom Gilbert
September 23rd, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copag 310 Slimline cards
Replies: 11
Views: 2456

Re: Copag 310 Slimline cards

I think they are regular 310's. It appears the 310 Slimlines are out of stock everywhere until sometime in October.
by Tom Gilbert
September 19th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How is Simon Lovell doing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: How is Simon Lovell doing?

I was emailing him a few weeks ago, seemed ok.

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