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by A1exM
May 5th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cafe Book Deal
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Cafe Book Deal

Only if you are registered though.
by A1exM
May 5th, 2012, 4:39 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Plans for illusion...
Replies: 11
Views: 3564

Re: Plans for illusion...

Hi Caleb
Check out the Paul Osborne Illusion Systems books; A great primer for those keen on building they're own illusions.
Enjoy your journey,
Alex
by A1exM
December 26th, 2011, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?
Replies: 35
Views: 6106

Re: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?

I got a thumb tip
by A1exM
December 17th, 2011, 2:03 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)
Replies: 11
Views: 5705

Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Nice video David, thanks for posting this. The effect works well in our dark and damp pubs in England!

Thanks Pete, my presentation involves our Queen being embarrassed about the Euro and not wanting to show her face.......
by A1exM
December 17th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic -- Page by Page
Replies: 8
Views: 2724

Re: Magic -- Page by Page

This really is a superb book and in my 'Top Ten' published conjuring books, ever. An absolute pleasure to read and study from. You can almost hear Pat talking as you read! Now, that's real Magic. What a wonderful job by all involved and a true testament to Pat's great thinking. Thank you. I'd also h...
by A1exM
December 14th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 6249

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

Xabi, you are very welcome to visit me in Somerset should you wish to read the Elmsley effect. 10 mins. M5 Jct. 25. I don't have the Kaps routine but have Derren's 'Smoke' which is published in 'Pure Effect'.
Hope this helps.
Regards Alex
by A1exM
December 4th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday

Arrived last Friday in Somerset, England. Great read, also really enjoyed the Tenyo demos online. My vote for ' Best Genii' of the year is the Thurston issue closely followed by the Erdnase issue. Anyone else have a favorite issue?
by A1exM
November 14th, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the Aces
Replies: 114
Views: 14839

Re: Twisting the Aces

Who??
by A1exM
November 7th, 2011, 6:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Instructions for Louis Tannen KNOT BOX by Norman Jensen
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Instructions for Louis Tannen KNOT BOX by Norman Jensen

And here's Tommy Cooper performing the Die/Clock box routine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnI5hcPZqco
by A1exM
November 7th, 2011, 5:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Instructions for Louis Tannen KNOT BOX by Norman Jensen
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Instructions for Louis Tannen KNOT BOX by Norman Jensen

Hi Wolfgang Looking at the photo from ebay,(first time I've seen one), I was reminded of 'The Rope Mender' from Nelms' 'Magic and Showmanship'. I should imagine you would do the standard 'cut' bit for the C&R rope thus leaving a small piece tied around the centre, then, as the rope goes in the b...
by A1exM
October 1st, 2011, 5:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 4544

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

Sitting in the garden yesterday in sunny Somerset, England, reading October Genii. Now that was quick!
by A1exM
August 5th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"

I believe it was the thick crust variety.

The reporters over here are having trouble finding good news stories since hacking is a tad risky at the moment.

Alex
by A1exM
August 5th, 2011, 6:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Darren Brown, Pure Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: Darren Brown, Pure Effect

It's Derren.
The best thing to do is check out what the book is going for on Ebay. I don't mean the 'Buy it now' listings but watch them and see what they go for end of auction. I'd say on average around 100.
Hope this helps.
Alex
by A1exM
August 1st, 2011, 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 370
Views: 205724

Re: Perverse Magic

Wonderful! Many thanks for posting this Gerald.
by A1exM
July 25th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This Looks Damn Good ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1676

Re: This Looks Damn Good ...

The first time I've seen it, looks great. I want four for my car!
by A1exM
July 23rd, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Do This!
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Don't Do This!

In England you would be very concerned about being 'tossed in jail' but thanks for a great link.
It's also nice to see the Bowler used as protection!
....sort of
by A1exM
July 23rd, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7174
Views: 2194884

Re: ERDNASE

And similar bushes perhaps?
by A1exM
July 23rd, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7174
Views: 2194884

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard,
Not just any bushes, the ones near Silver Springs!
by A1exM
July 23rd, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Dover 60 Years of Magic Posters
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

Re: WTB Dover 60 Years of Magic Posters

Dover UK shows it in stock but you have to fill a load of forms out to see if it's in your cart, including bank and personal details etc. They probably just want personal info. I have the Taschen book and am glad Taschen protested. The book is a work of art and to rip it off is an insult to the publ...
by A1exM
July 8th, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: JAM AUCTIONS
Replies: 75
Views: 33162

Re: JAM AUCTIONS

Thanks Steve

I've been looking for this for a while!
by A1exM
July 7th, 2011, 8:36 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?
Replies: 143
Views: 44287

Re: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?

I took the $12 risk and purchased the 'Subtle Scam' Ebook and have to say it does look very interesting. I haven't had time to study it yet so can't comment just yet but will be happy to do so later if anyone is interested. I hadn't heard of Tommaso Guglielmi before but he has a few PDF's for sale o...
by A1exM
July 4th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite
Replies: 28
Views: 7535

Re: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite

Me too! Sorry, comedy at best.
by A1exM
July 4th, 2011, 8:23 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?
Replies: 143
Views: 44287

Re: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?

Bob, can we see it in action?
by A1exM
July 4th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281157

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

NO! I ordered mine a few hours ago and I still ain't got it!! What's going on........................................
by A1exM
July 1st, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Faro Controlled Miracles By Ed Marlo
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Wanted: Faro Controlled Miracles By Ed Marlo

Philipe, "smoke-free environment" usually means from a non smoking household, or from a non smoker.
by A1exM
July 1st, 2011, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 370
Views: 205724

Re: Perverse Magic

Re. MATCH PREDICTION Thanks Gerald, I really like that effect and presentation, simple and direct magic. I used to do a similar effect to this but I'd have the spectator cut and complete it a few times behind their back. Taking cards out of my hands and into there own seemed to add to the impossibil...
by A1exM
July 1st, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281157

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Thanks Richard. The trouble with the cafe is you have to sift through so much c*** to find the information you need. I have never understood how posters are unable to post in the same thread instead of starting new ones. A Google search within the cafe for "The Berglass Effects" brings up ...
by A1exM
June 30th, 2011, 8:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: REGAL RING CHAIN
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: REGAL RING CHAIN

Please Pete, don't sell out!
by A1exM
June 30th, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 9541

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

As far as I am concerned it is the best card control. (cover excluded).

However, I believe that effect and presentation are paramount.

Check out some of Alex Elmsley's material
regards alex
by A1exM
June 30th, 2011, 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 9541

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

Hi Zack,

I also love the Classic Pass but the mechanics of it are not as important as your surroundings. If you can perform the pass in a natural manner it will suffice. It really is dependent on what you want to achieve, and the effect you want to portray.
by A1exM
June 30th, 2011, 6:53 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 281157

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

So we seem to have a forum about 'getting' a book but has anyone actually read it ? Maybe even studied it?
And maybe, be in the position to comment on it?
I'd love to hear some unbiased reviews?
What do you think?
by A1exM
June 25th, 2011, 8:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Lodgepott Utility
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Lodgepott Utility

Thanks Joe
I also found further info in Volume 55 Number 1 November 1991 (Doc Eason on front cover).
See David Avalon's column 'Sorcerer's Sidearms'
by A1exM
June 25th, 2011, 5:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Lodgepott Utility
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Lodgepott Utility

Hi, I searched the Genii back issue archives and didn't find a match. Do you know what issue/volume this is in? or who marketed it?
Regards Alex
by A1exM
April 5th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a hard to find Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Looking for a hard to find Effect

Hi Rennie
You can contact Myles direct at http://www.magicalwonders.com/
Regards Alex
by A1exM
January 22nd, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Department Of The Oh So Slightly Wrong
Replies: 16
Views: 3609

Re: Paul Daniels Makes His Wig Vanish

That's 1100 in funny money.
I'm informed that the cash is going to a charity, although Paul doesn't name which one.
If I was the winning bidder, I'd be asking myself, "To Pay, or not to pay, that is the Question"
by A1exM
January 20th, 2011, 8:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: old conjuring books online
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: old conjuring books online

Many Thanks for that Bill! Great find!
by A1exM
January 1st, 2011, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magicians - Review for Americans
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: The Magicians - Review for Americans

mrgoat wrote:I wouldn't even bother trying to get it illegally.

Or legally for that matter!
by A1exM
September 13th, 2009, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Giles and his 'Coins Through Table' (Without a table)
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Frank Giles and his 'Coins Through Table' (Without a table)

In the 'Focus' section of Pabular Volume One number Two (October 1974), There is a report on the 38th IBM Convention and brief mention of Frank Giles method for performing the Coins through Table, without a table. It can be done on any menu board/card standing up and surrounded. I can find no furthe...
by A1exM
July 2nd, 2009, 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 370
Views: 205724

Re: Perverse Magic

Thanks Gerald, This effect reminds me of Vernon's 'Matched Spellout' from Ganson's 'Ultimate Secrets of Magic'.
Regards Alex
by A1exM
April 20th, 2009, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ring and Chain?
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Ring and Chain?

I don't know much about this dealer but they are selling 'Ring and Chain' by Astor for $45.00 <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=TA2717">http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/fi ... tem=TA2717</a><!-- m --> This is a Peter Kane effect, demonstrat...

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