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by Sean Piper
October 19th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level One Vanishing Deck Review
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Level One Vanishing Deck Review

Not so much difficult as it is knacky.

The one hand version can take some time to make it look good, but I've seen a lot of people get this to a reasonable standard with an hour or so practice.
by Sean Piper
September 14th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

I've always enjoyed this effect, and that was a fascinating read.

Thanks for sharing Phil!
by Sean Piper
September 9th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for "Monte Gras" by Harry Anderson
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Looking for "Monte Gras" by Harry Anderson

Hi Roger.

I have a set in fine condition I'd be willing to sell, shipping from Australia.

Shoot me an email: hello@pipermagic.com.au

Regards

Sean
by Sean Piper
July 25th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen available again
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen available again

I heard a funny story a while back (can't recall who the magician was) that released a product and marked the price WAY higher than it should ever have been.

When the illegal knock-offs started coming out of China, he dropped the price to match it, and then there was no reason to buy the fake :)
by Sean Piper
June 16th, 2020, 1:47 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 4094

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

* don't mention the Forte books.... ;)
by Sean Piper
February 29th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7655
Views: 2375928

Re: ERDNASE

So far, he's brutal but honest. This is my favourtie quote:

“If you were attending a class on false deals taught by Erdnase, it couldn’t even be called ‘False Deals 101’. Something like ‘A Few Random Thoughts About A Few Uncommon Deals’ would have been more appropriate. “
by Sean Piper
January 29th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23008

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

kkelly wrote:does anyone know if the books will be available through any dealers?


The rate they're selling, there won't be any left for dealers by the end of the week.
by Sean Piper
January 16th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Karl Fulves books up for grabs
Replies: 0
Views: 859

Rare Karl Fulves books up for grabs

Two collections of rare Karl Fulves books/booklets have just been listed on eBay in the past few hours. Both starting at $1, with no reserve price. 19 x booklets https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143503004982 Methods With Cards Trilogy https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143503017006 These ship from Australia, bu...
by Sean Piper
October 29th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT

So this happened on Spain's Got Talent!

https://youtu.be/CvHZxdtvIrY
by Sean Piper
April 10th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo Bundles on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Tenyo Bundles on Ebay

These four bundles all end in just under 12 hours. No reserve, and some nice pieces amongst them. Somebody is likely to score a real bargain!! https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143206458451 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143206462316 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143206466646 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/143206...
by Sean Piper
March 29th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Life Savers
Replies: 9
Views: 11484

Re: Life Savers

Richard Kaufman wrote:The rights to a bunch of the books I've published have reverted to their authors, but for all the rest, I'll eventually make them available as both eBooks and in hardcover print-on-demand (for those who want paper).


Is this print on demand program likely to see light?
by Sean Piper
March 20th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3402

Re: Memorized Deck Question

With those parameters, it does sound like it might be the Marlo effect from Ibidem referenced above?
by Sean Piper
February 9th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 69751

Re: DeLand

Enjoying my copy very much, although it's quite an arm workout holding it up :)

I notice Penguin are now selling this. Is it likely to filter out to a wider dealer network in the near future?
by Sean Piper
September 21st, 2015, 4:16 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 5-Way Colouring Book
Replies: 4
Views: 2769

Re: 5-Way Colouring Book

Hi Mark,

What's 12 years between friends... :D Appreciate the response.

I'm sure I still have this tucked away somewhere. If I can dig it out I'll be in touch.

Cheers

Sean
by Sean Piper
October 5th, 2009, 1:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Snap change query
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Snap change query

Australian card guy Dean Atkinson was working on a handling for this some three or four years back. Not sure if it was original with him, or if inspiration came from elsewhere?
by Sean Piper
February 24th, 2006, 1:24 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Amazing Johnathan anecdotes
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Amazing Johnathan anecdotes

While 'Hey Hey It's Saturday' is no longer on the air... I rmember watching when I was younger and it seemed that Amazing Jonathan was on there every couple of weeks.

In hindsight it surely wasn't that often, but he was on that show a lot!!

- Sean
www.swimsean.blogs.com
by Sean Piper
December 10th, 2005, 1:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Drunk con
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Drunk con

Dai Vernon goes over this on his Revelations tapes/DVD's. I believe he calls it the Drunken Mitt.
by Sean Piper
August 18th, 2005, 4:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This can't be above board...
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: This can't be above board...

um... yeah... so.... this guy was selling pdf copies! :confused:
by Sean Piper
August 15th, 2005, 3:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This can't be above board...
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

This can't be above board...

Noticed this on ebay.com.au and figured it must be at least a little bit suspect...??? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Airtight-by-Jay-Sankey_W0QQitemZ6553664349QQcategoryZ427QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem">http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Airtight-by-Jay- ... dZViewItem</a><!-- m --> What do...
by Sean Piper
June 27th, 2005, 2:40 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Who is this guy?
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Who is this guy?

The magic community here in Queensland isn't that big, and I've never heard of this fellow. I'm guessing either:

a) He's using a false name

or

b) He's just bought a heap of secrets to resell with no real interest in magic.

My feeling is that it's more likely the latter.
by Sean Piper
May 30th, 2005, 2:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Derek Dingle Video
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Derek Dingle Video

I recently had the good fortune to acquire the IMS Video of Derek Dingle's "Routined Card and Coin Magic". This was the first time I had ever seen Derek work and was excited to see some of the effects from his book performed by the man himself. I'm interested if anyone knows much of the ba...
by Sean Piper
May 3rd, 2005, 4:54 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Han Ping Chien Move
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Han Ping Chien Move

Michael Rubinstein does a very good job of explaining the basic on his Encyclopedia DVD.

Also for some unique variations take a look at Jay Sankey's Revolutionary Coin Magic tape.
by Sean Piper
April 12th, 2005, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason Randal on Letterman
Replies: 15
Views: 3742

Re: Jason Randal on Letterman

I don't think anyone missed 'anything' first time around... ;)
by Sean Piper
March 30th, 2005, 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EMAILS LOST - COMPUTER WIPED
Replies: 24
Views: 1474

Re: EMAILS LOST - COMPUTER WIPED

Along with using a cover-all backup (ie: iomega) I'd also suggest scrapping IE and moving onto to something much more stable and reliable.

Something like Mozilla Firefox is, in my opinion, far superior to IE on so many levels. In the two years I've been using it I'm yet to have a hang-up of any kind!
by Sean Piper
July 8th, 2004, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Obviously a Quality Kid's Performer?!?!?
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Obviously a Quality Kid's Performer?!?!?

Take a look at the description for this Ebay item. What a great guy :-)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 84223&rd=1
by Sean Piper
June 24th, 2004, 2:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: footage right out of SHADE!
Replies: 22
Views: 1546

Re: footage right out of SHADE!

Can anybody shed any light on who this is? Jason England...???
by Sean Piper
May 12th, 2004, 11:42 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: NEW Reference Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: NEW Reference Help

I applaud you for being inquisitive enough to want to find out all the original credits for these idea.

It's a refreshing change from the current trend of attributing EVERYTHING to being "Ammar's routine from ETMCM" ;)
by Sean Piper
March 9th, 2004, 12:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Charlie Miller video
Replies: 20
Views: 1606

Re: Charlie Miller video

This was possibly one of the greatest things I've ever downloaded. I get such a thrill seeing the much hyped, yet rarely seen performers of the past.

Anyone have other clips of this nature they'd be willing to share?
by Sean Piper
November 25th, 2003, 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: IMS Video Series
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: IMS Video Series

I have the three Ron Frost Mentalism tapes and while there is some 'OK' bits there... nothing earth-shattering. I imagine the idea of this series wasn't to break new ground with cutting edge effects or stylish editing, but a little more effort could've been put in to at least give a professional imp...
by Sean Piper
November 11th, 2003, 1:17 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table
Replies: 56
Views: 40116

Re: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table

As a side note...

FINALLY got myself a real life copy of The Expert at the Card Table. Until now I've been living with just the online freebie.

Thanks to Ebay, I'm quite possibly the happiest man in Australia right now!! :)
by Sean Piper
October 29th, 2003, 11:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Ball Routines
Replies: 32
Views: 2625

Re: Three Ball Routines

Pardon my ignorance.....

Double Ball Roll-Up??? :confused:

What is it?
by Sean Piper
October 27th, 2003, 2:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 24481

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

So who was the first to do Oil & Water??

Another dud...

Vernon's Slow Motion Card Vanish :confused:

Has anyone ever been able to do this for anyone?!?!?!
by Sean Piper
October 21st, 2003, 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 24481

The Legends weren't flawless...

Just for fun... what effects/moves/sleights/etc. published by a legend of magic (Vernon, Marlo, Hamman, etc.) was, in your mind, a complete dud :) I remember in a post a short time back, RK mentioned that Bro John Hamman's 'Runic Nines' was 'an experiment that failed'.... Any others come to mind???
by Sean Piper
October 17th, 2003, 11:16 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table
Replies: 56
Views: 40116

Re: Book of the Month: Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table

For anyone looking for an online reference copy, 'The Learned Pig' offer Erdnase as a free download. Simply become a member (free) and there are dozens of books to view and download.

http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa/
by Sean Piper
October 13th, 2003, 3:07 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vernon's Silhouettes
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Vernon's Silhouettes

http://www.edobarn.demon.co.uk/parlour/p48_vernon.html

Here's a short page about Dai Vernon's career as a shadow cutter. Includes examples of his work and some rare photos.
by Sean Piper
October 10th, 2003, 1:25 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Diaconis inventions?
Replies: 28
Views: 3305

Re: Diaconis inventions?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Persi execute the Doc Daley sleight from Expert Card Technique where you have two cards peeked, then Side Steal one into your right hand and perform the Diagonal Palm Shift with the second to get it into your left hand. Can't find this??? In which section of EC...
by Sean Piper
October 5th, 2003, 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Biographies
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: Biographies

Any of the larger book stores should carry many biographies of performers from all fields. Try Borders or even Amazon.com. Recently I've read: The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini Mysterious Stranger - David Blaine (biography?!!?) Uri Geller - Magician or Mystic? I can highly recommend all of t...
by Sean Piper
September 2nd, 2003, 4:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out for Play It Straight??
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Out for Play It Straight??

Originally posted by Frank Yuen: Actually the first thought was, "How the heck did you miss a force from a thirteen card stack!?!" Embarrassing huh!!!! Keep in mind though I'd just landed in England after 22 hours in Economy. I messed up my Slop Shuffle routine as well, which I've success...
by Sean Piper
September 2nd, 2003, 4:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out for Play It Straight??
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Out for Play It Straight??

Heheh...
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