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by Tom Gilbert
October 13th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Johnny Thompson Books
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Johnny Thompson Books

You're right Dustin... It even wasn't that early.

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by Tom Gilbert
October 13th, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Johnny Thompson Books
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Johnny Thompson Books

These are from the first printing. Shipped Media Mail in US $260.
by Tom Gilbert
October 12th, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

Pete, I was wondering the same. Something to ponder.
by Tom Gilbert
October 9th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?

I don't have one nearby, that I know of. When I saw Goshman lecture he thought they weren't worth the time. Not sure if this is on video or not but the story went, he hadn't been to a club meeting in many years, and when he did they were doing the same tricks in the same sloppy way. I'm sure not all...
by Tom Gilbert
October 4th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: goodby and welcome
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: goodby and welcome

Margret been great to deal with, she will be missed, but hopefully will have a great retirement.
by Tom Gilbert
September 30th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"

There are a lot of originals out there, some funny, some not so much, but that's personal preference. Jack Benny is another with his own style.
Very few could get a laugh with their arms folded across their chest and staring off into space without saying a word.
by Tom Gilbert
September 14th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark and Nani Wilson Kennedy Center Honors
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Mark and Nani Wilson Kennedy Center Honors

Done, thanks Leo.
by Tom Gilbert
August 24th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wenk's Misled
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Wenk's Misled

I was thinking it was out well before the Copperfield special. Tim used to live in MA and I bought mine directly. Again, good work Bill.
by Tom Gilbert
July 31st, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 4682

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I remember something about that story of Vernon and Miller. Wouldn't timeframe have something to do with it? IE, if cards are a popular pastime or not? Wouldn't that alter the results?
by Tom Gilbert
July 19th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sessioning
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Sessioning

Structured time sounds more like a lesson or lecture. I've always thought of a session as trading ideas and effects, no structure.
by Tom Gilbert
July 18th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Irv Weiner's niece at the Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Irv Weiner's niece at the Castle

Will do Max, thanks.
by Tom Gilbert
July 18th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Irv Weiner's niece at the Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Irv Weiner's niece at the Castle

Irv's niece will be visiting the LA area from 7/24-7/30. She'd love to visit the Castle as Irv was a member. I didn't know if someone could sponsor her or how it all works. There could be up to 5 in her party.
by Tom Gilbert
July 16th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?
Replies: 29
Views: 1595

Re: Be Natural. What did Vernon mean?

Article it is Richard.
by Tom Gilbert
July 14th, 2018, 9:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann

Thanks Bill, I have no idea how you find this stuff....
by Tom Gilbert
June 29th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Some cup and ball ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: Some cup and ball ideas

Nice work.
by Tom Gilbert
June 23rd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When Groucho Met Houdini
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: When Groucho Met Houdini

I had that Groucho album when it came out. Was there ever "the rest of the story?" What did HH do after that?
by Tom Gilbert
June 7th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

My guess on the "secret something" from the eBay seller is either Erdnase is M. D. Smith or it's Chris's ebook.
by Tom Gilbert
May 27th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penn Jillette interviews Johnny Thompson
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Penn Jillette interviews Johnny Thompson

In an early Reel Magic Magazine is a JT interview also.
by Tom Gilbert
May 22nd, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

I do see both arguments for the name somewhat. If he was really serious about keeping his identity a secret, would scrambling his real last name be enough? Or maybe a magic or gambling mentor? Possibly Erdnase is a hidden dedication. Being that the book was about magic or gambling using a distant re...
by Tom Gilbert
May 21st, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 62
Views: 7317

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

I know nothing about Kickstarter except I'd never participate. Could a group of you make complaints about this? Complaining on the Genii Fourm won't be of much help.
by Tom Gilbert
May 12th, 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

True about the quibbling. The whole thing about the drawings being someone's hands was a little over the top. Pseudo science and conjecture won't put a candidate over the top... only facts will. I do wonder what the "smoking gun" will be? A long lost scrapbook or diary, the overlooked sent...
by Tom Gilbert
May 11th, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

Wondered if he had "help" with the magic section.
by Tom Gilbert
May 2nd, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

As Brad discussed the difference between a magician and a gambler for Mr. Keyes... Boils down to the fact if a magician screws up he looks foolish and may get laughed at, if a cheat messes up, a whole different story is likely.
by Tom Gilbert
April 30th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

Not sure where your reading comprehension is, but Sanders has more in his corner than any other candidate. Beyond buying cards and writing about a card effect, there is more. These are facts, not diagrams, conjectures. If you are going to discount cards and effects as not being worth mention, what w...
by Tom Gilbert
April 19th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Cellphone magic

I believe that Bob Cassidy was against using electronics in general. Quick story though. I was with a non-magic friend when a magic buddy stopped by. He showed my friend an effect with a cellphone. My friend said something to the effect that the trick was great. When my magic buddy left my other fri...
by Tom Gilbert
April 17th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Anderson videos, new to YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Harry Anderson videos, new to YouTube

Great stuff Max.
by Tom Gilbert
April 12th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

As for the Dalrymple comment by Smith, with Smith being an artist and Erdnase mentioning being related to a famous artist, could make it more memorable than some other comments.
by Tom Gilbert
April 11th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: Do You Know Dave Forrest From Whitchurch UK?

He, at times over the years, seems to have problems with delivering goods. There's probably some history on the Green Monster.
by Tom Gilbert
April 11th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

Also, the photographer would be one more person having contact with Erdnase and one more to pay.
by Tom Gilbert
April 9th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Public Service Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: Public Service Announcement

Ha, I didn't believe you for a second.
by Tom Gilbert
April 2nd, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

A few months ago Richard (K) wrote that a new candidate for Erdnase would be announced. Was that Peter's candidate or someone else?
If not Peter's, being this long, did the candidate fizzle?
by Tom Gilbert
March 31st, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

At the same time, if Erdnase was "hiding" his real name from the buying public, wouldn't he be inclined to use a false name at the publisher?
by Tom Gilbert
March 22nd, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6992
Views: 2037636

Re: ERDNASE

That's quite a compelling list of similarities Bob, well done.
by Tom Gilbert
March 15th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real
Replies: 133
Views: 6661

Re: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real

I can't believe the link to the "cheating" video was real. Much less all the filming, the crowd including the op were well dressed. Staged???

As for the gimmicked/non-gimmicked, I just feel the gimmicked versions can look a little too cozy.
by Tom Gilbert
March 9th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: R Paul Wilson PREDATOR WALLET on eBay
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: R Paul Wilson PREDATOR WALLET on eBay

The post is almost 12 years old.
by Tom Gilbert
March 7th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Korea...
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Korea...

Nice job Mahdi.
by Tom Gilbert
February 21st, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards
Replies: 21
Views: 1757

Re: Wanted - Richard Turner's Bee Playing Cards

Wouldn't those be his Gold Seal Bikes? If so, those are readily available.
by Tom Gilbert
February 20th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for good lecturers
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Looking for good lecturers

I'll add the names of Dan Fleshman and Kainoa Harbottle.
by Tom Gilbert
February 12th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

I saw them at $60 with 4.50 shipping. Heard that someone bought a large amount. If so, that's too bad the seller didn't have a deck limit of some sort. At $60 he may be sitting on them a while.
by Tom Gilbert
February 9th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

Someone will probably be selling them for $30 or more.

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