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by mam
June 7th, 2017, 4:27 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hybrid/natural forcing books/book tests?
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Re: Hybrid/natural forcing books/book tests?

That is interesting, will have to track down those videos, we might even have them. I noticed all three books were published in 56–57. One hypothesis is that they are found together in the library because someone at some distant point in the past bought all three based on some/several published work...
by mam
June 7th, 2017, 4:01 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hybrid/natural forcing books/book tests?
Replies: 5
Views: 1824

Hybrid/natural forcing books/book tests?

Hello, We've found a number of books in our magic library that are believed to be used for book test routines, but can find no further information on them. The only mention here on the forums is by Dick Christian back in 2008 and he would surely know what he's talking about. Unfortunately he passed ...
by mam
March 16th, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 100+ books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 960

100+ books for sale

Below is a revised list of books currently for sale from the Swedish Magic Circle library: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P5XoUttWLGFNM_2weH-wvWu6RwVXOBKRncLHTkuS9HY/edit?usp=sharing The very last column is an approximate price in USD (based on the initial price in SEK) but all prices are n...
by mam
October 11th, 2016, 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:license plate

Genius.
by mam
June 17th, 2016, 3:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Very interesting, looking forward to it!
by mam
June 13th, 2016, 6:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Signed photocopies of Marlo's Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Signed photocopies of Marlo's Magazine

Also, I'm really sorry if this somehow breaks the "ask for value" rule of this forum section, I figured this would be the best place to ask.
by mam
June 13th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Signed photocopies of Marlo's Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Signed photocopies of Marlo's Magazine

Hey all,

I have Volume 1 and 2 of Marlo's Magazine in those photocopied versions he did himself, these are signed by Marlo so they are legit copies. If I were to put them up for sale, what would be a reasonable price? Really hard to figure these out due to their somewhat weird status/origin.
by mam
February 27th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Tom Gilbert wrote:It says in the description Drake and Co. 1934.

Yes, so much I gather, I was wondering if anyone had seen this specific Drake edition. (It's not among the Drake editions at Everything Erdnase.)
by mam
February 27th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Hey, what edition is this?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Artifice-Ruse ... 1857959652

I've never seen it, and it's not on the Everything Erdnase site either.
by mam
February 25th, 2016, 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

One full month today without posts here, wow! ;)
by mam
January 16th, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Tom Sawyer wrote:To my primitive way of thinking, one could not really say that a complete investigation has been done on these issues, if that investigation did not include (among certain other things) checking with each bank.

With this I agree completely.
by mam
January 14th, 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

I feel looking for a cheque (or check if you will) or a written record of it in a ledger from 100+ years ago is nothing more than a waste of time. Bank archivists are only interested in storing artefacts which relate to notable events in the history of the organisation. The idea that each bank has ...
by mam
January 14th, 2016, 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Email notifications broken?
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Email notifications broken?

It seems like I no longer get email notifications when there are new posts in my subscribed topics. Is it just me, or is this related to the forum maintenance?
by mam
January 14th, 2016, 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Tom, I received my copy yesterday and it's a wonderful read so far, and also a very nice book in terms of binding etc. I completely agree with the "beyond reasonable doubt" point of view, which is why I myself is looking for new evidence rather than decrypting names over and over. Anyway, ...
by mam
December 29th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Mysterious Mr. Cobb
Replies: 28
Views: 11957

Re: The Mysterious Mr. Cobb

Sworn Lip(s): Have I understood your latest email (and this thread) correctly if your claim is that the tomb of Benjamin F. Cobb is in fact an Erdnase treasure trove? Or is the location that stone structure on your Google map? (Which does not resemble the club, heart, spade, diamond, by the way.) P....
by mam
December 25th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

I know everyone is excited about the Tenyo book, but I got another book in the mail yesterday -- Tom Sawyer's new book on Erdnase. It isn't as big as Tenyoism, but I can lay in bed reading it without being suffocated by it sitting on my chest, which is a plus. Seriously, it is a good book and it is...
by mam
December 22nd, 2015, 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: First edition of Erdnase on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

Re: First edition of Erdnase on eBay

For future reference, since such info eventually disappears from Ebay, three bidders made four bids, and the winning bid on December 18 was $7,000. It's been added to this list: http://lookingforerdnase.com/sales/
by mam
December 9th, 2015, 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

And also this book that was mentioned in this thread about a year ago:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KID-CANFIELD-GA ... 1912641758
by mam
December 9th, 2015, 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

It's been very quiet here for a while, so let me grease your Erdnase-nerves a bit:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1902-First-Edit ... 2205159030

Pocket change.
by mam
November 5th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Sworn Lip(s) wrote:https://books.google.com/books?id=xlQDAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA14&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U0lKsuz1-Ll7z5InpWgCcZzfqOY1w&ci=533%2C692%2C398%2C190&edge=0

Link doesn't work for me, could you do a screenshot and post it instead?
by mam
November 5th, 2015, 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Leonard Hevia wrote:A book on the history of magic in Chicago has recently been published:

http://www.magicinc.net/chicagohistoryb ... itter.aspx

Nice, but do you know if it has been reviewed in e.g. Genii or Magic? The verified purchase reviews on Amazon are very negative, saying there are a lot of inaccuracies.
by mam
November 3rd, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

I'm reading The Complete Jarrett by Jim Steinmeyer and it says when Jarrett moved to Chicago around 1930: […] he had settled in the center of magic activity, a grey stone building at 431 North Clark […] Next door young Laurie Ireland operated the Ireland Magic Company. There, a young lady named Fran...
by mam
November 2nd, 2015, 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Now the only book I could find with that title at that time period is Garret Brown' s The Autocrat of the Poker Table subtitle How to win at poker. Now I have no idea the contents of this book...could not find table of contents or review as of yet. But as I pointed out earlier, the jargon and slang...
by mam
October 23rd, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Speaking of websites, I'd like to introduce what I've been working on the past month or so: http://lookingforerdnase.com/ As it says in the introduction, and what I have commented on here in the thread before, is that I've been wanting to put current knowledge into some kind of structure. This is my...
by mam
October 23rd, 2015, 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Here are some nice pictures of people playing cards:

http://explore.chicagocollections.org/r ... ying+cards

:)
by mam
October 22nd, 2015, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

This was launched today: http://explore.chicagocollections.org It's a joint effort by more or less all archival institutions in Chicago, to make their materials available online. I have not yet looked at it myself, just wanted all of you to know, since there may be all sorts of interesting things hi...
by mam
September 29th, 2015, 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Thank you Bill for a very good summary, and some really clear illustrations.
by mam
September 26th, 2015, 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Here's a nice birds-eye panoramic photo from around 1913, and it has the entire block we are currently discussing near the center of the photo:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2007660802/resource/

You might have to download the TIFF file to get full detail.
by mam
September 25th, 2015, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

(I wonder why the Chicagology website puts 1902 on the photo.)
by mam
September 25th, 2015, 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Here's a 1902 photo of the department store on the NE corner which I, for clarity's sake, will not call the Siegel Building even though it was owned by Siegel :): https://chicagology.com/wp-content/themes/revolution-20/goldenage/siegelcooper1902.jpg In the lower right is the hotel where Erdnase and ...
by mam
September 24th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:
mam wrote:Also wanted to point out that the US Army/Gowns building in Tom's photos match the Stewart building in Bill's, looking at the appearance of these, e.g. the decorations on the top of the buildings (can't remember the term for this).


Crenellations?

Almost, it's cornices :)
by mam
September 22nd, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

at 323 was in 1902 also the Bipper Bros store selling meat among other things (see Chicago Tribune, June 4, 1902), I think that you might have misread the number, mam. The following is from the Chicago Tribune dated November 9, 1900, page 4:- I got it from this article , scroll to page 3 and look a...
by mam
September 22nd, 2015, 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Another interesting note is from The Inter Ocean, March 1, 1902 where it is written that "The following writers were indicted yesterday on the charge of keeping a common gaming house" and for the 325 State adress is given one "N. Hansen". Since 323 became 505 and 327 became 509, ...
by mam
September 22nd, 2015, 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

So, on the ground floors at 321 and 323 were a saloon bar and a doctor's office. There were two floors above those premises though and I believe we will find that they were occupied by bedrooms belonging to William Kerr's hotel at #325 - eventually! There were two 323's, one store and one upstairs....
by mam
September 22nd, 2015, 4:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

I'm pretty sure that the building labeled "Stewart Radio" is in this picture is 321 State, and http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy173/amcombillv/190x%20postcard%20ne%20corner%20of%20State%20and%20Congress_zpsrirhilkz.jpg here is an earlier (but not as detailed) photo of it. Actually, I ...
by mam
September 21st, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

That is a revealing graph. The rebirth of my own intense interest in the topic dates back to about the first red line, with all of the excitement that Richard Kaufman generated in connection with Marty Demarest's then-forthcoming article. On a five hour train ride today I finally finished reading t...
by mam
September 21st, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

As a little intermission, for your entertainment, I present the following graph: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3077069/erdnase/erdnase-thread-post-count.png Also, 2011 had more posts than the four years before that, combined. However, 2015 will soon have twice the posts of the three years befo...
by mam
September 21st, 2015, 12:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

For what it's worth, Bryan Lloyd's vice maps says the southeast corner of State/Congress was a place called "The Eldorado": http://www.artifacting.com/historic-vic ... f-chicago/ Not entirely clear though in what year, I've emailed and asked him.
by mam
September 19th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Hey everyone, For some reason i haven't had a look at the editions we have in the Swedish Magic Circle's library until now, so this is just a quick update on what's there. I have not done any close inspection yet, as I had quite a headache when I last visited, but let me know if you want me to look ...
by mam
September 14th, 2015, 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6896
Views: 2025526

Re: ERDNASE

Is it just me, or does this ad for a Jamieson-Higgins title look very similar to the cover of the first edition of EATCT? It's the same font (look at that slanted a in "Table" and "Iscariot"), has the initial "The" in italic, and uses acorn decorations.

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