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by Peter Vanspauwen
May 27th, 2012, 6:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Shigeo Futagawa

Hi Dan

You can find mr. Futagawa on facebook.

Kind regards,
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
May 20th, 2012, 5:33 pm
Forum:
Topic:
Replies: -1
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Re: Tony Slydini

Thank you for sharing!
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 26th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?
Replies: 35
Views: 5643

Re: Anyone Get Magic Stuff for a Holiday Gift?

My gift is Woody Aragon's "A Book in English". Glad to have it, after seeing him win the International Magic Convention contest in London last November.
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 25th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii
Replies: 30
Views: 3349

Re: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii

Merry Christmas, Richard and everybody here on the forum!
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 29th, 2011, 1:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 6338

Re: Name of This Effect?

I searched Nouvelles rcrations physiques et mathmatiques, Guyot, 1786, in order to find more of such a trick preceding Poncin's, but without success.
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 29th, 2011, 1:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 6338

Re: Name of This Effect?

The blank die as used by de Souza doesn't count as imaginary, I presume? :)

Regards
Peter Vanspauwen
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 28th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 6338

Re: Name of This Effect?

The routine is described in Claude Rix's lecture notes "Original Close Up Routines" and is titled "The Magic Die". In his French book "Livre Correspondance et Manigances" Rix calls this trick "Le d de Claude Rix" ;). Marc de Souza has a similar routine called ...
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 28th, 2011, 7:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of This Effect?
Replies: 34
Views: 6338

Re: Name of This Effect?

In addition, Aldo Colombini had his own version with a regular deck, called "Car-Dice Miracle". This version was described by Lewis Ganson in Magigram, Vol. 11. There the trick was credited to Pavel, who also used 36 duplicate cards. No mention of Claude Rix though. Regards Peter Vanspauwen
by Peter Vanspauwen
October 11th, 2010, 4:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Show Me A Card Trick
Replies: 20
Views: 5037

Re: Show Me A Card Trick

Ambitious card
Untouched
Sanverted

Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 19th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: wand used by john carney
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: wand used by john carney

The Supreme Magic Co. used to sell this wand as "Beacon wand", with instructions for a children's routine. The routine ended with the change of the wand into a black and white stripes one, and the production of an orange ball which fitted on an end of the wand, representing a miniature bel...
by Peter Vanspauwen
April 21st, 2008, 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii In the Mail!
Replies: 34
Views: 5792

Re: May Issue of Genii In the Mail!

Mine arrived today.

Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
March 13th, 2008, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Drunken Bridge Deal
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Drunken Bridge Deal

I don't have any resource at hand, but I believe it's John Scarne's.

Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
October 5th, 2007, 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly
Replies: 50
Views: 2564

Re: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly

Last week I emailed the genii office that my September issue didn't arrive yet. Margret kindly sent me a replacement. Great people over there. Many thanks.
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
September 19th, 2007, 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly
Replies: 50
Views: 2564

Re: October Issue of Genii Should Begin to Arrive Shortly

Chelman in Genii! That's great! Hope to get it soon.
But I'm still waiting for the September Genii...
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
July 2nd, 2007, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JULY Genii Mailed--Get Sleeved!
Replies: 69
Views: 3933

Re: JULY Genii Mailed--Get Sleeved!

Mine arrived today (7/2) in Belgium.
by Peter Vanspauwen
May 28th, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon
Replies: 89
Views: 4540

Re: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon

The June issue arrived today. What a fast delivery to Belgium.

Regards
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
May 20th, 2007, 12:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil

Jon Robert Harbin used to have a complete act called The Fourth Dimension. He too used a cube with holes. With it he did the pencil illusion you described but with a broom stick, he made knots appear on a rope, he changed water in ink, each time passing these things through one of the holes. A descr...
by Peter Vanspauwen
May 15th, 2007, 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ten years ago today.......
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Ten years ago today.......

For the fans, here's his buzzsaw illusion :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaJGlkSuFyg

Regards
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
January 31st, 2007, 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: February Issues should Begin to Arrive Now
Replies: 47
Views: 2329

Re: February Issues should Begin to Arrive Now

My issue of the February :genii: arrived today. Exceptionally fast delivery.
I already enjoyed the article on Reed McClintock and the review of Chelman's new book.
by Peter Vanspauwen
April 14th, 2006, 5:01 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Topsy Turvy bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Re: Topsy Turvy bottles

Mmm...I overlooked my own thread for a while. :sleep: Thanks for the replies, guys. Thanks to your description, Pete, I remember how Abbott's trick bottles are constructed. Quite a different concept than the current sets. Just as you said, Larry, they don't seem to be available anymore. Ebay wasn't ...
by Peter Vanspauwen
January 11th, 2006, 3:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Topsy Turvy bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Re: Topsy Turvy bottles

Originally posted by KRAMIEN: Whats wrong with Abbotts topsy turvy bottles ? well made used a set on U>S>O show ww2 they are available now. Stan Kramien I'm not sure I've already seen the Abbotts bottles... I've seen sets from other magicians; I've seen sets from dealers at the FISM convention in t...
by Peter Vanspauwen
January 8th, 2006, 1:00 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Topsy Turvy bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

Topsy Turvy bottles

In 1982 I bought a set of Topsy Turvy bottles from Eckhart Bttcher, who owned a magic shop in Mnchen, Germany, I believe. It was a wonderful set, existing of two strong (kind of cardboard) tubes, a beer and a milk bottle, and the well known gimmick. This gimmick was so well made that one could slowl...
by Peter Vanspauwen
September 11th, 2005, 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ALL AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER ISSUES AIRMAILED TO FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS TODAY!
Replies: 50
Views: 2861

Re: ALL AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER ISSUES AIRMAILED TO FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS TODAY!

I recieved my August issue last Friday.

Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 23rd, 2005, 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ATTENTION FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR AUGUST ISSUE YET?
Replies: 39
Views: 2927

Re: ATTENTION FOREIGN SUBSCRIBERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR AUGUST ISSUE YET?

Hi Richard

No August issue yet in Belgium.

Peter Vanspauwen
by Peter Vanspauwen
February 13th, 2004, 2:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Clear Cups and Balls
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: Clear Cups and Balls

In a Magigram issue, early 1980's, Lewis Ganson devoted a "Teach-In" on a glass and balls routine, which he called "Still growing under glass for Mo Howarth". I quote from the article's introduction: "We go back to THE GEN for December 1960 for the inspiration for this routi...
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 20th, 2003, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heads Up! The January issue is in the mail.
Replies: 64
Views: 3295

Re: Heads Up! The January issue is in the mail.

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Peter, I'm not quite sure what you mean. But, if you want to upgrade your subscription from surface mail to airmail, then contact our office manager at genii_mdaham@mindspring.com and she'll let you know the details. Thanks Richard You've correctly read my mind...
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 18th, 2003, 4:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Heads Up! The January issue is in the mail.
Replies: 64
Views: 3295

Re: Heads Up! The January issue is in the mail.

Richard
Can I change my current subscription? I recieved the November issue today.

Thanks
Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 1st, 2003, 1:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks

by Keith Clark
2nd Edition Enlarged (Louis Tannen, 1952)
Hardbound, cover slightly soiled
304 pages
$30 + postage
by Peter Vanspauwen
August 3rd, 2003, 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: favourite illustrations
Replies: 58
Views: 5795

Re: favourite illustrations

Looking back to the early seventies...: French magician Jean Merlin's lecture notes on rope magic were illustrated by James Hodges. This was superb work because these lecture notes only contained illustrations, from which one could learn easily learn all the tricks and routines from the lectures.
by Peter Vanspauwen
July 26th, 2003, 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Eat yur hearts out....
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Eat yur hearts out....

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Every magician's dream?
I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with mr. Pete Biro at the FISM in Den Haag. Now how about that?
:whack:
by Peter Vanspauwen
July 14th, 2003, 10:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!
Replies: 62
Views: 4385

Re: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!

Pete, it's possible I'll come to Den Haag for one day (it's about 3 hours from where I live). If I come, I'll certainly try and find you there. Thanks for offering this opportunity. I really look forward to meet you. Craig, thanks for being jealous on us, Europeans :D :p . But actually I'm not livin...
by Peter Vanspauwen
July 14th, 2003, 2:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!
Replies: 62
Views: 4385

Re: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!

Hi Mr. Biro An Encyclopedia of linking ring magic would be a welcome addition to the magic library of many magicians... Perhaps this may be of interest for you : in our magic club we have Belgian magician Tonny Van Rhee. He has his own 5 linking rings routine, using a specially made ring set : a key...
by Peter Vanspauwen
April 15th, 2003, 10:38 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Impromptu Mental Epic
Replies: 30
Views: 4511

Re: Impromptu Mental Epic

Another impromptu version can be found in the July 2002 issue of our own Genii ;) On page 64 we have Phil Goldstein's "Caffeinomenon". With only a coffee mug, a pad of paper, a pencil and a coffee theme for the predictions, this one can hardly be made more impromptu. If th HPC move with a ...
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 16th, 2002, 2:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Nouvelles Récréations Physiques et Mathématiques
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Nouvelles Récréations Physiques et Mathématiques

The best source on Internet I found until now is at this URL : "Nouvelles Rcrations...." . Scans of all the pages of the three volumes are there to view. It must have been a huge job to create these pages. Especially the hand drawn picture are worth looking at. I don't know how they were s...
by Peter Vanspauwen
December 16th, 2002, 8:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Nouvelles Récréations Physiques et Mathématiques
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Nouvelles Récréations Physiques et Mathématiques

Originally posted by New Guy: Peter, Can you please contact me about this volume. I may have some amazing news for you. Hi New Guy, I'm very curious about the news. I'm lurking frequently in this forum, so feel free to inform me through the Genii forum. You can also reach me at petervanspauwen@msn....
by Peter Vanspauwen
October 22nd, 2002, 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 4563

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

Juan arrived today (10/22). He's here to stay :-)
by Peter Vanspauwen
September 16th, 2002, 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 4563

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

Quite true, Richard. The August issue just arrived about a week ago. Once it happened I recieved two issues on the same day.
Since I first subscribed in 1999 all the issues arrived in perfect shape.
:)
by Peter Vanspauwen
September 16th, 2002, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 4563

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Just wondering if Juan Tamariz has entered your mailbox yet?
Martin Lewis arrived today. I'll have to wait another month for Tamariz, I guess. (I'm not complaining here, I choose for surface mail when I subscribed ;-)).

Peter
by Peter Vanspauwen
September 11th, 2002, 6:18 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Magicana in the Real World
Replies: 35
Views: 3306

Re: Magicana in the Real World

Originally posted by David Acer: Under Richard's guiding hand (the clean one...), Magicana continues to offer an astonishing array of powerful, practical magic that, in my opinion, is worth many times the subscription price (The Tokyo issue, the Skinner Issue, the Hamman issue, the Vernon issue - t...

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