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by Mark Ratekin
September 2nd, 2017, 8:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 4249

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

It appears that the series is, at long last, available:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753 ... MC3C&psc=1

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
June 19th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets package?
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Real Secrets package?

Not here, either.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
April 25th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Ninja experiment 39 usd
Replies: 9
Views: 4284

Re: Ninja experiment 39 usd

Crap! I missed out. This is one that has been elusive to me (at a decent price, anyway).

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
January 23rd, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Movie "Sleight" to debut at Sundance tomorrow

According to IMDB, Ron Saylor was the magic consultant.
by Mark Ratekin
December 20th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cardshark on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Cardshark on eBay

Just a few hours left!
by Mark Ratekin
December 19th, 2015, 8:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cardshark on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Cardshark on eBay

I have a copy of Cardshark on eBay for those who may be looking for a copy:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181961040014?ss ... 1555.l2649

Thanks for your interest.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
December 26th, 2014, 3:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?
Replies: 33
Views: 8402

Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

I received the Tenyo 2015 collection.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
July 20th, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live
Replies: 35
Views: 5199

Re: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live

Hi, Steve -

I'm not having that issue with the iPad app - the only issue I have is that the multimedia will repeat. Not a big deal, though.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
June 10th, 2013, 7:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 23
Views: 5334

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

Hi, Bob -

What are the differences between v1 and v2?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
May 18th, 2013, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3114

Re: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...

Happy belated birthday, Richard! I hope you got a lot of new Tenyo.

Regards -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 21st, 2013, 9:26 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Database List
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

Re: Tenyo Database List

I pulled this into Excel and use it to track my collection:

http://www.tenyo.co.jp/magic_en/alllist/index.html

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 10th, 2013, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 8810

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Thanks, Brad, Richard and team for all the time spent on this transition (and on the Forum in general). I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before, but it would be great if hyperlinks within a message popped a new window vs. immediately navigating away from the Forum. If possible, having this as a u...
by Mark Ratekin
March 9th, 2013, 7:54 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books I'm Currently Working On
Replies: 11
Views: 11558

Re: Books I'm Currently Working On

Hi, Richard -

Any update on the book about Japanese magic?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 9th, 2013, 9:19 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Great To See This New Tenyo Fourm!
Replies: 8
Views: 1548

Re: Great To See This New Tenyo Fourm!

This is a great add to an already fantastic forum. Looking forward to discussing Tenyo with the group.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
January 14th, 2013, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 13513

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

I received a copy of "Cardshark" by Darwin Ortiz on Saturday -what a great surprise! Thanks, Richard!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
December 6th, 2012, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

Mail Order Mysteries is a really fun book that will make you yearn for the days of the Johnson-Smith catalog.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
November 19th, 2012, 5:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Resuscitating Old Cards?
Replies: 17
Views: 2262

Re: Resuscitating Old Cards?

Hi, Gary - Nice to meet you at the Genii bash. Will the felt method you describe remove fanning powder? I have a couple of decks that had fanning powder applied years ago, and they aren't as usable as I'd like (and they are rare decks, so efforts to restore them would be worthwhile). Thanks - Mark
by Mark Ratekin
November 6th, 2012, 8:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New site for vintage & used , new magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: New site for vintage & used , new magic

Richard, which piece did you get?

Tx -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
October 8th, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman
Replies: 18
Views: 4064

Re: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman

This was my first convention after being obsessed with magic for nearly 40 years. I cannot imagine a better event - the location was great, the artists were fantastic, and the swag was unbelievable.

Thanks to everyone involved - Richard and his team knocked it out of the park.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 31st, 2012, 10:57 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic shops in St. Louis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Re: Magic shops in St. Louis?

Thanks for all the help!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 31st, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic shops in St. Louis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

Magic shops in St. Louis?

I'm going to be in St. Louis late next week; are there any magic shops in the area I should visit while I'm in the area?

Thanks for any help/advice you can offer.

Regards,

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 21st, 2012, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BUYING CLARIFICATION for 7 - 7 - 7 (21-CARD COMPILATION)
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: BUYING CLARIFICATION for 7 - 7 - 7 (21-CARD COMPILATION)

Jon, I really enjoyed the original version of this when it was an ebook on your site. Does this limited edition have different/new content?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
July 26th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer
Replies: 21
Views: 5613

Re: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer

Hi, Jim -

Very informative and interesting article - thanks for taking the time to put it together!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
June 10th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!

Hi, Richard -

I'm shocked! Thanks so much for the generous prize. What a way to start a weekend...

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
February 25th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Re: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?

You should check out Presto Magic - Barry Schorr is a great guy.

Regards -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
October 19th, 2010, 7:23 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Card Concepts" by Arthur McTier.
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: "Card Concepts" by Arthur McTier.

Hi, Don -

I got a copy from H&R Books years ago. A quick look at their website shows that they have one copy left.

Good luck!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
September 20th, 2010, 8:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window

Mojoe is sold. The Hawk 2.0 and Window are still available.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
September 19th, 2010, 6:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window
Replies: 1
Views: 576

FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window

I'm thinning out some of my collection and have the following for sale: Mojoe by John Kennedy: $35 Hawk 2.0: $25 Window by David Stone: $60 All are in brand-new condition. Prices include shipping in the domestic US. Paypal preferred. Mark Ratekin 701 Woodbine Drive Carmel, IN 46033 317-843-8911 <!--...
by Mark Ratekin
January 1st, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Earl Wilcox ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Re: Earl Wilcox ?

"SR 235" could be "State Road 235" - analogous to a full street address in rural areas. Curious, though, that it did not have a city/county designated with it.

Hope this helps -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
June 25th, 2009, 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Internet and Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 2099

Re: The Internet and Magic

I'm a hobbyist - a complete amateur - which means if I do anything, it's for family, friends, or co-workers/clients. I've had this same experience, so I can relate to what Roberto is talking about. I think we can all agree that exposure is wrong and, from a practical perspective, the internet isn't ...
by Mark Ratekin
June 22nd, 2009, 7:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Charlie Miller Centenary
Replies: 20
Views: 4261

Re: Charlie Miller Centenary

Charlie Miller spent a lot of time with Harry Riser; Harry tips some of Charlie's methods in his second book, "Secrets of An Escamoteur." He also tells a number of stories about his experiences with Charlie. It's a fun read, but I've been more fortunate in that I've been able to hear Harry...
by Mark Ratekin
June 21st, 2009, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Ask Amy"
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Re: "Ask Amy"

The article can be found here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/ ... 683.column

Happy father's day!

MR
by Mark Ratekin
May 20th, 2009, 10:23 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 7412

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

As a person who is a bit obsessed with the pencil-through-bill plot, I was disappointed to learn I made my order with Stevens' a little too late. If anyone wants to part with theirs, I would be interested.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 11th, 2009, 7:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?

I agree with Tony - I spent a few enjoyable hours with Barry last year (and nearly missed my flight). He was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also is a really nice guy. The shop is everything you'd want in a magic shop - a mix of new stuff, used stuff, hard-to-find stuff, and some interesting i...
by Mark Ratekin
October 1st, 2008, 9:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Ace Cutting Routine
Replies: 46
Views: 5981

Re: Vernon's Ace Cutting Routine

Hi, Harry -

Can you please provide the particulars on the Classic Collection, Vol. 2?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
June 22nd, 2008, 5:27 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Flood of DVD's - and therein lies the problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2542

Re: Flood of DVD's - and therein lies the problem

Michael Ammar included summarized instructions in the second round of the Easy To Master Card Miracles set (vols 4-6, if memory serves) in VHS; I'm not certain if the instructions made the translation to DVD. John Bannon's recent "Fractal Card Magic" card series includes a PDF of detailed ...
by Mark Ratekin
March 23rd, 2008, 4:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old puzzle for the statisticians
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Re: Old puzzle for the statisticians

Hi, Bob -

Any update on when your book will be published?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
March 6th, 2008, 4:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan

Hi, Steve - I have to agree with your daughter; I never thought I'd pay for radio, but I got hooked on the 90-day free period that came with my last car and have been a subscriber ever since. There's so much content; I haven't yet scratched the surface. My absolute favorite, though, is Dylan's show....
by Mark Ratekin
December 2nd, 2007, 11:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gared Crawford T&R Card
Replies: 30
Views: 3240

Re: Gared Crawford T&R Card

Hi, Daniel -

This is very nicely done. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Regards,

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
October 4th, 2007, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brick and Mortar Shops
Replies: 25
Views: 1632

Re: Brick and Mortar Shops

My "day job" is consulting with companies on the value of customer loyalty and how to engender a customer-focused culture in companies, so I'm all too familiar with the sometimes sad state of customer service in a retail setting. I, too, like to visit local shops when I travel - I'd like t...

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