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by Eric Rose
September 24th, 2005, 3:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Quick question

I sold a copy - not fine, but good- on ebay about a year and a half ago. It was sitting at $105 when 2 newbies started a bidding war. It ended up at $200+. Shortly thereafter quite a few showed up on ebay but none topped $150, most stayed around $100-$125. Oh, I threw in a set of spongeballs for the...
by Eric Rose
September 21st, 2005, 1:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: WANTED. Dead or Alive.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: WANTED. Dead or Alive.

Sir, The picture of a duck on your link strikes me as something I saw in a book called "Inventions that Necessity was not the Mother of" many years ago. The book includes detailed illustrations from American patents submitted to the U.S. patent office. I attempted a search at the patent of...
by Eric Rose
September 15th, 2005, 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most Overlooked Magic Book?
Replies: 66
Views: 11818

Re: Most Overlooked Magic Book?

Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Eveything Leo Behnke has written is wonderful.
I second that opinion. His Professional Close-Up was so good that I recommended it to my non-magi wife as a general primer. She loved it.
by Eric Rose
September 15th, 2005, 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trade show ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Trade show ideas

The funeral directors I know are very funny guys. Once they get out of the shop they enjoy having a great time.

In general, focus not on the funeral aspect, but the business aspect. After all, they may be enbalming Grandma, but it's still a make-a-buck business for them.
by Eric Rose
September 14th, 2005, 4:36 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Re: Adventures of 51 Magicians and a Fakir

I picked up the book right after Murphy's made it available. The artwork is fantastic (although the Goldin sliced nose picture still disturbs me). The book reads nicely. I find that I pick it up occasionally as I walk past its shelf and read a biography or two. It's a fun book to browse. I doubt tha...
by Eric Rose
September 11th, 2005, 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: MOM? Are you home??
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: MOM? Are you home??

This link was on another MOM thread in this forum:


http://www.tctahoe.com/mom
by Eric Rose
September 10th, 2005, 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: MOM? Are you home??
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: MOM? Are you home??

I have to admit, I was truly amazed when I received issue #4 and realized that I'd received all 4 quarterly issues in a year! Fantastic!

Thank you, Mr. Tahoe.

(Mr. Townsend - MOM is Mind Over Magic - the mentalism newsletter/magazine.)
by Eric Rose
September 9th, 2005, 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Most Overlooked Magic Book?
Replies: 66
Views: 11818

Re: Most Overlooked Magic Book?

I rarely hear anyone mention Wilfred Jonson's But Not to Play. I love the humor and misdirection in his "Have You Seen the Four Ace Trick?"
by Eric Rose
September 7th, 2005, 10:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New

Sold.


Thank you.
by Eric Rose
September 2nd, 2005, 4:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New

Price reduced from $225 to $195.
by Eric Rose
September 2nd, 2005, 4:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some more nice items, including Lassen Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Some more nice items, including Lassen Coins

List updated and prices reduced. My thanks to everyone who's voiced interest so far!
by Eric Rose
September 1st, 2005, 7:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New

English edition. (They don't teach French out here in the sticks. Or would that be out here in the batons?)
by Eric Rose
September 1st, 2005, 12:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Fechner's Houdin Biography - Like New

Christian Fechner's Robert-Houdin Biography, 2 volumes boxed set. $195 plus shipping.


If interested, contact me at erose@ericrosemagic.com
by Eric Rose
September 1st, 2005, 11:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some more nice items, including Lassen Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Some more nice items, including Lassen Coins

Some additional nice items looking for a new home. Buyer pays actual shipping. Lassen 1883 Morgan Flipper - Beautiful piece. Sold Lassen Expanded Morgan Shell and 4 Morgans - Typical stunning Lassen quality. Sold Pure Effect - Derren Brown - H&R edition Sold Great Magician's Tricks - Goldston - ...
by Eric Rose
August 25th, 2005, 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where do i go from here?
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Where do i go from here?

Spaeth,

Check out William's Magic in Tucson. They should be able to hook you up with the local magic club. Tucson has more than its share of good magicians.

Disclaimer - I haven't been in Tucson in more than a year, so its entirely possible that the magic scene there has changed.


Eric
by Eric Rose
August 24th, 2005, 4:08 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Francis Scott Key
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Francis Scott Key

I don't have any citation, but if you're looking for possible sources, musician Dana Key is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key. He might have access to the info.
by Eric Rose
August 22nd, 2005, 9:16 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

My apologies - I did confuse the trick titles. I saw the post and immediately thought of the shortchanging trick. Dagnabbit, there goes my bid to be the next Memory King.
by Eric Rose
August 21st, 2005, 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Can an 8 year old write a magic book?
Replies: 56
Views: 8673

Re: Can an 8 year old write a magic book?

Originally posted by Spellbinder: Eleazar Goodenough just turned eight this summer. Last year, at the age of 7, he did some serious study of all the newspaper tears available and then came up with a whole new approach that he called the Ultimate Newspaper Tear. I think the greatest trick of all is ...
by Eric Rose
August 21st, 2005, 6:40 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

As Frank points out, the two do have different methods. The Beck version includes a list of similar tricks that are either based on puzzles or use gaffed bills. My gut feel is that the Daryl trick will be more useful because it could be impromptu - assuming there are any magicians that have $29 in t...
by Eric Rose
August 21st, 2005, 11:10 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Money Transfer by Daryl
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Money Transfer by Daryl

I enjoyed the write up and really liked the idea of shifting the puzzle into a trick. Then two days later I received Antinomy, and there was the same puzzle turned into a trick. This is the kind of thing that will give the credit historians fits!
by Eric Rose
August 18th, 2005, 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Video Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 1642

Re: Video Critique

Thank goodness that wasn't you. I was trying to figure out what the heck you'd done to yourself -even though it had been a couple years, you didn't look like the same guy I'd met at Funtyme Magic. As far as critique - I've found that taking a leak before the show drastically reduces the side to side...
by Eric Rose
August 18th, 2005, 8:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few nice items for sale here
Replies: 0
Views: 152

A few nice items for sale here

Going through the shelves and found a few things to offer to loving homes: Great Magician's Tricks - Goldston - Collector's Workshop Edition #15 of 250 - $80 The Lost Works of Bro. John Hamman - 6 DVD set - "Over 12 Hours of Premium Card Magic" - $42 Osterland Stainless Steel Blindfold - n...
by Eric Rose
August 15th, 2005, 11:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Gospel Mime
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Gospel Mime

Steve V' has his own mime?
by Eric Rose
July 29th, 2005, 5:45 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Piddingtons: Possible Today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Re: The Piddingtons: Possible Today?

If Jonathan Edwards' Crossing Over is possible today, then most anything is possible if packaged correctly.
by Eric Rose
July 28th, 2005, 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is in a period of contraction?
Replies: 11
Views: 631

Re: Magic is in a period of contraction?

The marketing of magic products to magicians and hobbyists has exploded in the past few years. The market for magicians serving the general public has contracted. It's very easy to bring new products (especially DVDs / e-books) to market these days. In fact, it's too easy. There used to be a natural...
by Eric Rose
June 26th, 2005, 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pick the new Martin Nash book Cover
Replies: 36
Views: 2694

Re: Pick the new Martin Nash book Cover

#2. Classiest of the three and least likely to look dated in 10 years.
by Eric Rose
June 22nd, 2005, 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Speaks/ Edward Victor
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Genii Speaks/ Edward Victor

I bought up half a dozen copies of the Elliott book from Magic Inc. a little more than a year ago. They make great gifts for young magicians (especially those that think magic began with the internet.)

The Victor book section on Shadowgraphy is amazing.
by Eric Rose
June 10th, 2005, 4:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 6 Card Royal
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: 6 Card Royal

It is in Packs A Wallop - page 39. Thinking about Brian's question I just started playing around with it this afternoon. Lorayne even says that the Royal Flush ending is a bit illogical, so I messed around a little and split it into two different, but cohesive tricks. Trick 1 Perform the first phase...
by Eric Rose
June 4th, 2005, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians that travel
Replies: 36
Views: 3274

Re: Magicians that travel

I've logged more miles both as a business traveller and a performer than I care to think about. (However, I will happily accept the frequent flyer miles so I can travel even more. Psychoses know no bounds.) As an experiment I loaded my case with every known metal and suspicious looking prop I could ...
by Eric Rose
June 1st, 2005, 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Swadling Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Swadling Magic

Mr. Swadling's Commercial Matrix is one of my favorite no-sleight coin tricks. I love to use it with magicians after doing some sleight of hand. It is so clean it squeaks. The gaffs are a wonder and the coin folder is the perfect way to store them when not in use. His changing cards are so amazing t...
by Eric Rose
June 1st, 2005, 11:37 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: More Stuff from my closet
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: More Stuff from my closet

I'll take the No Tear Newspaper. I'll email you at your address on the forum for details.

Thanks,
Eric
by Eric Rose
May 29th, 2005, 6:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hidden messages in the Jinx and New Phoenix
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Hidden messages in the Jinx and New Phoenix

I haven't found the message in 318 yet. I have the bound compilation, though. There are a lot of double struck letters in the issue but unfortunately the copy quality isn't the best. Perhaps the originals are easier to decipher.
by Eric Rose
May 10th, 2005, 12:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magicomedy for Sale Here
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Magicomedy for Sale Here

And then there were none. All 3 copies gone - jus' like that.

When I picked up the extras yesterday I wondered if all three would find a new home. Guess so.

Thank you, guys, for the responses.
by Eric Rose
May 10th, 2005, 12:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magicomedy for Sale Here
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Magicomedy for Sale Here

Dang! 15 minutes later and 2 of the 3 copies are sold! This internet marketing is the bomb!

Due to the extreme interest, the price on the last copy is now $182.00. No, not really - one copy left, still just $35 postpaid priority in the U.S.
by Eric Rose
May 10th, 2005, 11:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magicomedy for Sale Here
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Magicomedy for Sale Here

Yesterday I came into 3 extra copies of this month's book of the month, Magicomedy. They came from a dealer who got them from the widow of another dealer. The copies are 1st printing (brown boards) and appear unread. They are in good shape but the dust jackets have some minor tears and corner scuffi...
by Eric Rose
May 10th, 2005, 11:48 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Magicomedy by Mike Caveney
Replies: 24
Views: 19571

Re: BoM: Magicomedy by Mike Caveney

I just finally found a copy of Magicomedy (actually several copies - see paragraph below) and I have to say that I am very pleased. I'm about half way through the initial reading and I've already found several ideas that have me thinking. I love the Thumb Tip for M.C.s idea. I too often find myself ...
by Eric Rose
May 10th, 2005, 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Multiple Magazine Subscription Question!
Replies: 12
Views: 1206

Re: Multiple Magazine Subscription Question!

I have never regretted my multiple subscriptions. Along with MAGIC and Genii I also subscribe to Penumbra, Mind Over Magic, Channel One and AM/PM (which Mr. Cutts assures will have another issue coming out sooner or later.) Why do I subscribe to these magazines? Mainly because I like performing magi...
by Eric Rose
April 25th, 2005, 4:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What ever became of Dr. Jaks' Book?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: What ever became of Dr. Jaks' Book?

Thanks, Richard. That's why I love this forum - real answers, real fast.
by Eric Rose
April 25th, 2005, 8:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What ever became of Dr. Jaks' Book?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

What ever became of Dr. Jaks' Book?

Just a curiousity for me, but do any of the erudite members here know what happened to Dr. Jaks' famous book?
by Eric Rose
April 22nd, 2005, 7:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EPOPTICA a complete file + FS: Here
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: EPOPTICA a complete file + FS: Here

If it's still available, I'm interested. I'll call.

Eric

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