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by Michel Asselin
August 26th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Himber ring, anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Himber ring, anyone?

Hello... I am looking to obtain an Himber ring in wedding bang style; ideally, the one produced by Himber originally, or the Gerry McCambridge model. (Both of these models are lager than the Chinese know-offs.)

If you are willing to part with yours, drop me a note...

Michel.Asselin@videotron.ca
by Michel Asselin
April 10th, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards to eyeglasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: Cards to eyeglasses

I am looking for provenance;
by Michel Asselin
April 7th, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards to eyeglasses
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Cards to eyeglasses

Years ago, I saw someone do a parlor/close-up effect in which the performer was "blindfolded" by the expedient of dropping cards behind the performer eyeglasses lenses; the cards selected, eventually, where found missing from the deck and the makeshift blindfold materials appeared to be th...
by Michel Asselin
April 7th, 2013, 7:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ricky Jay - Card Flying Move
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

Re: Ricky Jay - Card Flying Move

I think it is described, as well, in Korem Without Limits.
by Michel Asselin
December 14th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Coin Rattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

Re: WTB Coin Rattle

I got in touch with Dave. Thanks for the tip!
by Michel Asselin
December 7th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB Coin Rattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1132

WTB Coin Rattle

Hi. I'd like to get my hands on a coin rattle so... Should you have one on hand that you are willing to part with, do let me know.

Michel.Asselin@videotron.ca
by Michel Asselin
November 29th, 2011, 10:53 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 280639

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

The book grew on me. It really is all about performing. If you consider going all the way in trying to master it, consider a stay stack. If you can faro, you will get there pretty quickly. If you cannot faro, look up Harry Lorayne's Unfaro faro from Quantum leaps. 4 shuffles from a modified full dec...
by Michel Asselin
November 24th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Bob Read Gag Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 364

WTB: Bob Read Gag Bag

I am looking to purchase a Bob Read Gag Bag, in good condition. Should you wish to part with yours, do let me know...
by Michel Asselin
October 2nd, 2010, 9:29 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: David Acer
Replies: 1
Views: 1834

Re: David Acer

As one of the select few who thought that David looked quite cool, dashing and spiffy in the red velvet jacket, I felt slighted by the article. But I'll get over it.

Regardless of what David thinks, he looks great in velvet.
by Michel Asselin
January 23rd, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?

Glass production from paper bag; knife through coat; watchsteals revealed.
by Michel Asselin
January 14th, 2010, 10:54 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Martin Nash DVDs
Replies: 15
Views: 4800

Re: Martin Nash DVDs

Dustin, did the delivery of the material evolve, over time? I have the Bob Read material, and there is a definite progression in the Knife-through-coat sequence, for exemple. Did Mr Nash's material evolve in the same fashion?
by Michel Asselin
December 15th, 2009, 10:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 19697

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I have seen Romaine do Slydini's material several times over the years and can attest to the impact of the helicopter card - and the other material. The timing fooled you again and again once he got the ball rolling, regardless whether you knew the method of not. Romaine made the timing 'work'. . Ho...
by Michel Asselin
December 2nd, 2009, 6:51 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 280639

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

Looking foward to it; but I do hope that the approach is a little more rigourous than what was in the Britland tome.
by Michel Asselin
September 14th, 2009, 9:17 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dental Dam
Replies: 62
Views: 30810

Re: Dental Dam

I remember, a few years back, someone marketing a coin tru table routine - with gloves. It made for a pretty easy palm. The kicker was that the coin would go right through the glove.
by Michel Asselin
August 25th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Video of Richard Sanders' "Twinkle Change"

Dave, t' cool to.

(it's frrench. He'll get it.)
by Michel Asselin
July 23rd, 2009, 8:51 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: shiv duggal coin effect in new genii
Replies: 1
Views: 1565

Re: shiv duggal coin effect in new genii

That is a good lead, gregg.
All that stuff is reminescent of Ross Bertram's stuff and early Jay Sankey coin material. I thouroughly enjoyed the article.
by Michel Asselin
March 4th, 2009, 9:53 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 43696

Re: Uri

Whether they're working with dragon-painted tubes; coins, cards, and a close-up mat; or the latest $100 billet peek..it doesn't matter...it's always the same process: find the material that fits you, get comfortable in your own skin, connect with the audience, master your craft... Is there a real m...
by Michel Asselin
February 25th, 2009, 6:13 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 43696

Re: Uri

I think it signals the shape of things to come. Certainly, the influential magicians of the past 10 years (and I mean in terms of public impact - Derren Brown, Chris Angel, David Blaine, Cyril - stars of youtube and of that other small screen, the telly) have already played it mentalist-style. And m...
by Michel Asselin
February 24th, 2009, 8:46 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 43696

Re: Uri

I thought that one of the really interesting points raised in the article was not from Mr Geller, but by Richard Kaufman. "Most of the magicians I know no longer do magic for laymen: they've all switched to mentalism" That may very well be one of the most important points raised in the art...
by Michel Asselin
January 21st, 2009, 10:29 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Wired Magazine is having a magic contest...!
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Wired Magazine is having a magic contest...!

A lot of people claim that the future of magic is not Chris Angel... or Derren Brown... or that kid at the local club. We all have a take on what magic is not. But what will magic be like tomorrow? Now here is a chance to air your own vision, rather than being an armchair critic. Got to: http://www....
by Michel Asselin
November 25th, 2008, 2:36 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Garcia Flys Under Radar!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4691

Re: Garcia Flys Under Radar!!

I'd like to thank whoever started this thread. Not only is it an amazing trick, but the issue itself is worth its weight in gold. The Johnny Thompson interview kept me riveted. It was a reminder of what was for me a landmark book. If Vernon and Thompson were turned on to magic by Erdnase, it was Hyl...
by Michel Asselin
May 10th, 2005, 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Unreal Works
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: The Unreal Works

That review is very fair. Good DVD, nicely produced, a fair bit of lateral thinking involded in the created effects. No easy stuff, but material that is accessible if you are diligent.

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