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by Ken Becker
April 17th, 2013, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 8545

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Just curious? Are you referring to the spectator saying "How about letting me shuffle the deck?",etc., etc. If so, that is in the original manuscript of Stars of Magic copyrighted in 1946. If not, then I am lost as to the reference. Thanks, Ken B. Thanks Ken, I had forgotten it was there....
by Ken Becker
April 15th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 8545

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

IMHO Triumph is not the best example as Vernon's script was not in the original publication, nor was the false shuffle process he used - which was published later on and not in the Stars of Magic book. John, Just curious? Are you referring to the spectator saying "How about letting me shuffle ...
by Ken Becker
February 11th, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A little of Magic in Vaticano.
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Re: A little of Magic in Vaticano.

Priceless, Marco!!!

Ken B.
by Ken Becker
January 26th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Darwin Ortiz Items
Replies: 0
Views: 349

Darwin Ortiz Items

DARWIN ORTIZ AT THE CARD TABLE on eBay starting bid $85, buyer pays actual shipping.

Darwin Ortiz Table

CARDSHARK - DARWIN ORTIZ Bood on eBay, starting bid $95, buyer pays actual shipping.

Cardshark Book

Ken Becker
22952 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818.888.9219
by Ken Becker
November 3rd, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Alex Elmsley, Volume One and Two
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Alex Elmsley, Volume One and Two

I have listed The Complete Works of Alex Elmsley, Volume One and
Two, both in as new condition, for $150.00 for the set.
Thanks to take a look on eBay auction.

Kenneth H. Becker
22952 Oxnard Street
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-888-9219
tienbeck@aol.com eBay Listing Here
by Ken Becker
September 16th, 2012, 12:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic As a Hobby
Replies: 18
Views: 2771

Re: Magic As a Hobby

A book just of Elliot's "Back Room" would be great. The Phoenix,
without Elliot, was just not the same, and his Back Room was as
special and entertaining as the material contributions in the
main.


Ken B.
by Ken Becker
June 25th, 2012, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 25561

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

I have no problem as I have always enjoyed
your comments on a number of subjects. And I was convinced
that if your comment was about my posting, it was due to
misreading my intent.
Thanks for your response.
Ken B.
by Ken Becker
June 25th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 25561

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

Erdnasephile, you seemed to have misinterpreted my posting. My comment was 'tongue in cheek' and perhaps I should have put a Smiley Icon on it. And I'll overlook your insinuation that the "Beckers of the world are dragging it down" I have no support for the kind of book published by Stone.
by Ken Becker
June 24th, 2012, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 25561

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

I'm not sure why, but somehow I get the impression that Stone's
book won't make the New York Times best seller list.???
by Ken Becker
June 15th, 2012, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician and illusionist Jean Garin
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Magician and illusionist Jean Garin

I liked it, and yes, I had expected to see the appearance of
a woman, also.
by Ken Becker
June 13th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Egyptian Magician Luxor Gali-Gali
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Egyptian Magician Luxor Gali-Gali

I read where he was caught flushing the chicks down the toilet at
a hotel after his show.
by Ken Becker
June 11th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cutting to 26
Replies: 19
Views: 3409

Re: Cutting to 26

That's weird! I'm right handed and have the same; right hand
packet looks slightly larger than left. I thought it might be a
stigmatism.
by Ken Becker
May 28th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 4149

Re: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English

You have it right, i.e., and in-faro changes top and bottom cards while an out-faro maintains top and bottom cards in their original position.

Ken B
by Ken Becker
February 15th, 2012, 5:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.
Replies: 41
Views: 8248

Re: The quality of the bicycle standard deck.

Interesting. I had a deck with off-center backs. Returned the
Joker and Ace of Spades, and received two decks in return.
No hassle. Both new decks are fine; also great for faro shuffles.
by Ken Becker
January 18th, 2012, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for good pic of Randi from Monday's event
Replies: 15
Views: 2630

Re: Looking for good pic of Randi from Monday's event

There is, what I believe to be, a very good picture of Randi in the book "Conjuring" which was published in Dec. 1992, 1st edition by Randi. It is a beautiful book, and if you do not have access to it I could scan it, (that is, if it is not a copyright violation), and email or fax it to yo...
by Ken Becker
December 1st, 2011, 11:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted 3 piece puzzle/magic counting mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Wanted 3 piece puzzle/magic counting mystery

Look at 'Other Magic Publications" in this forum...Amazing Geometric Vanish...
Magic Magazine gives a PDF for such a puzzle.
by Ken Becker
November 23rd, 2011, 8:10 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc

And that's entertainment??? Three shows a night?
The real torture comes when they have to clean up
the stage with a whisk broom!
by Ken Becker
November 20th, 2011, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall Performance Clips
Replies: 10
Views: 1342

Re: Jay Marshall Performance Clips

Thank you, Tom. That was great!
by Ken Becker
November 16th, 2011, 5:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Add to my previous list: The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley
Volume One and Volume Two
Both 1st Editions,like new
Total for both: $375.00
by Ken Becker
November 16th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Updated list, with a few additions and price reductions: The Vernon Chronicles-Vol. One/Minch - $22.50 Worlds Beyond/Curry - $33.50 Las Vegas Kardma/Ackerman - $20 Deck Dexterity/Lorayne - $12.50 Art & Ardor At The Card Table/Nuzzo & Marlo - $18.50 Focus/Goldstein(Maven)/ - $20 Scarne On Dic...
by Ken Becker
November 8th, 2011, 1:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Sold:
Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy
Roger Klause: In Concert
Derek Dingle Complete Works
The Man Who Was Erdnase
Variations Revisited
Mint Vol. One and Two

Thanks for all the responses.
by Ken Becker
November 6th, 2011, 4:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Here is an updated list, ready to go, all hard cover: Card Classics of Ken Krenzel/Lorayne - $15 Dai Vernon's Inner Card Trilogy/Ganson - $20 The Vernon Chronicles-Vol.One/Minch - $25 Roger Klause in Concert - $20 Worlds Beyond/Curry - $35 Las Vegas Kardma/Ackerman - $20 Derek Dingle's Complete Work...
by Ken Becker
October 28th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 16222

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

Possibly yes. Where,when???

Ken B
by Ken Becker
October 27th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Karl Germain
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Karl Germain

I have a twelve page promo brochure of Karl Germain which I am offering for sale. It is in good condition, however, the cover page, (color) is separated from the main body. Asking price is $135.00. If interested, please email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:tienbeck@aol.com">tienbeck@aol.com</a><!--...
by Ken Becker
September 29th, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Master's Time Machine
Replies: 0
Views: 203

The Master's Time Machine

I have listed on ebay The Master's Time Machine, (new, never
used), at starting bid of $24.95. Anyone interested in that
should take a peek. I doubt anyone is offering a price that
low.
CLICK HERE
Any questions please address to me at tienbeck@aol.com

Thanks for looking.
by Ken Becker
August 27th, 2011, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6774
Views: 1992424

Re: ERDNASE

Intentional plants???
by Ken Becker
August 17th, 2011, 4:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

I've added some VHS tapes, and reduced some prices on some of the hard-cover books. Thanks to take a look, and if any questions, email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:tienbeck@aol.com">tienbeck@aol.com</a><!-- e --> [ <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/cc...
by Ken Becker
August 11th, 2011, 10:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pieces from my DVD setr
Replies: 19
Views: 3459

Re: Pieces from my DVD setr

Harry, Your efforts are not lost. I'm from the same era that your are; I have your books, am familiar with a lot of your material...and still...your presentation is so fantastic that I have to consult the books to see that what you are doing is really what I know, or thought I knew, to be the method...
by Ken Becker
August 8th, 2011, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6774
Views: 1992424

Re: ERDNASE

And the Holy Ghost???
by Ken Becker
August 5th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something's wrong!
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Something's wrong!

I, too, am surprised and disappointed at the lack of acknowledgment
of John Calvert's 100th birthday.
Happy Birthday, John, and sincere greetings to Tammy. We wish you
all the best.
Ken & Tine Becker
by Ken Becker
August 3rd, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Prices on a number of books have been lowered, and seven new books added. Vernon's 'Inner Card Trilogy' and 'Vernon Chronicles-Lost Inner Secrets'; Paul Curry's 'Worlds Beyond'; The Card Magic of Le Paul' (#153 of 500 copies, signed by Le Paul); Bill Simon's 'Effective Card Magic'; Wesley James 'Enc...
by Ken Becker
July 26th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer
Replies: 21
Views: 4864

Re: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer

A valuable article, and the detailed instructions superb!
Thanks, Jim, for taking the time to develop this tool.
Ken B
by Ken Becker
July 23rd, 2011, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August Issue of Genii Now On Its Way
Replies: 27
Views: 3964

Re: August Issue of Genii Now On Its Way

Genii visited Woodland Hills, CA,today. Looks great...as usual!!!
by Ken Becker
July 7th, 2011, 5:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Havana Deal Manuscript
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: The Havana Deal Manuscript

Hello Philippe, I just noticed your frustration re instructions/illustrations of the Havana Deal. I have it. I purchased it in, I believe, 1948 or 1949, and it does have a one page photo illustration of the mechanics. Glad to send it to you. Contact me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:tienbeck@aol.com">...
by Ken Becker
July 3rd, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Thanks to all who have looked at my list, and to those who have purchased Eighteen books are now finding new homes. List has been updated.

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by Ken Becker
July 2nd, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Fourth of July Weekend Special
All $5.00 books now $3.00 each.
All other books: Take 25% off of price listed.
Still too much??? Send me an email with a reasonable offer at tienbeck@aol.com.

Click Here
by Ken Becker
June 23rd, 2011, 3:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

SOLD: Card Cheats - How They Operate/Floyd Moss
by Ken Becker
June 21st, 2011, 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

Here is another update which includes thirty additional paperback books.

The link to the spreadsheet is here: Click here
by Ken Becker
June 16th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Books
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: FS Books

The list has been updated Click here .
by Ken Becker
June 14th, 2011, 5:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: Martinka Auction 49 - Coming Soon

I had the same results, i.e., telephone messages unanswered,
email...no response.
Ken B

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