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by Kevin Connolly
October 18th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeopardy Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

Re: Jeopardy Magic

Tom Gilbert wrote:Think the guy knew magic? He must have had a basic knowledge. Maybe the Ricky Jay question might have been the more obscure... Although, he started with a couple magic questions and changed to a different category before returning to finish it off.


I THINK he was from Vegas. :?:
by Kevin Connolly
February 24th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Memories of Palisades Amusement Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Memories of Palisades Amusement Park

Spent a lot of time there. I tried to post an image but I couldn't figure it out.
by Kevin Connolly
February 9th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 3283

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Wasn't dueling still legal at that time? Not in New York, anyway. The famous and much earlier Burr-Hamilton duel of 1804 was illegal at the time in both NY and NJ due to anti-duelling statutes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr%E2%80%93Hamilton_duel I'm pretty sure it was legal, and it may be stil...
by Kevin Connolly
January 2nd, 2019, 12:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: 2018 In Review

Stanley Palm, David Linsell and Dave Odette passed away too.
by Kevin Connolly
March 18th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another commercials makes us look stupid.
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Another commercials makes us look stupid.

Toyota using a plume flower appearance in their latest TV ad.
by Kevin Connolly
February 5th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Future of Magic Collectibles?
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: The Future of Magic Collectibles?

To me, the difference between collecting and hoarding is pretty simple to define. Collecting is focused on items in a specific field. Hoarding is an accumulation of random items with no rhyme or reason.
by Kevin Connolly
October 25th, 2017, 5:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder

From what I hear, the black binder listed above e is the most rare; plus it has all the extras too.
by Kevin Connolly
October 17th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini, Henning, Signed Photos, Posters, Books and Ephemera
Replies: 0
Views: 596

Houdini, Henning, Signed Photos, Posters, Books and Ephemera

Here is little bit of everything for the magic enthusiast to the advanced conjuring collector.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/harryhoudini/m ... 7675.l2562


Good Luck!
by Kevin Connolly
August 25th, 2017, 1:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3082

Re: Stars of Magic

From what I have heard, the black binder is the rarest.
by Kevin Connolly
August 23rd, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3082

Re: Stars of Magic

I THINK I have an original set of these when they were first bound. I also THINK they came in two different covers.
by Kevin Connolly
July 7th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini And Tenyo On Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: Houdini And Tenyo On Ebay

12 hours to go.
by Kevin Connolly
June 13th, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 46
Views: 11269

Re: Penny punch

A guy Facebook, in the Magic Surplus group, is trying to sell these for $20.00. :?

He just dropped the price the other day to $15.00. :roll:
by Kevin Connolly
August 9th, 2016, 11:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something magic manufacturers have in common with academic book publishers
Replies: 14
Views: 3353

Re: Something magic manufacturers have in common with academic book publishers

This is what I do when buying school books. Buy them off the net and buy the Teacher's editions. I saved a ton of money and had less headaches.
by Kevin Connolly
May 5th, 2016, 12:26 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 8010

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The early scene with Houdini in the Chinese Water Torture Cell was very well done. Capturing the audience nearly in hysterics, which has always been missed with other Houdini productions, was a big plus. And it didn't end with Houdini revealed to be his own axe-wielding assistant, which was a relie...
by Kevin Connolly
May 3rd, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 8010

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The early scene with Houdini in the Chinese Water Torture Cell was very well done. Capturing the audience nearly in hysterics, which has always been missed with other Houdini productions, was a big plus.
by Kevin Connolly
March 13th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini And Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Houdini And Magic

All the auctions close today. Good luck!
by Kevin Connolly
March 8th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini And Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Houdini And Magic

Houdini, magic and collectibles on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/dsc/harryhoudini/m. ... =10&_rdc=1

Thanks for looking.
by Kevin Connolly
January 26th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Re: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and m

I just flipped TMC on the Silver Chalice was being shown. It has Jack Palance perming many magic effects.
by Kevin Connolly
January 26th, 2016, 12:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Genii / Sphinx Magazine, Annemann, Houdini, Houdin and more

In case you missed this on TMC today. A Tod Browning movie involving magic and spiritualism. It even has Genii magazines with Annemann on the cover sprinkled around. :) Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3NyYgpqrs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3NyYgpqrs [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2016, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 104
Views: 22030

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

The Limited Edition on the secondary market for $600.00.
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2016, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2015 In Review
Replies: 16
Views: 6742

Re: 2015 In Review

I look forward to this every year. I REALLY do.

Thanks for making my day.

Happy New Year Dustin!
by Kevin Connolly
December 26th, 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Criss Angel Niceness
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Re: More Criss Angel Niceness

As I remember it, Jarrett said Goldin's version was an abortion. Old Guy wasn't to hold back. :)
by Kevin Connolly
December 23rd, 2015, 8:26 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini grave and halloween gathering
Replies: 3
Views: 1722

Re: Houdini grave and halloween gathering

Contact George Shindler or the Parent Assembly. I'm almost positive they own the plot. I'm pretty sure the cemetery has changed hands and you might be able to find their number.

As the Broken Wand Ceremony has ceased over the past few years, it's lost most of its' luster. IMHO
by Kevin Connolly
December 5th, 2015, 9:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Be that as it may, I placed a $400 bid for a chop cup that went nowhere. You have to have at least a grand in your pocket before entering a magic auction these days. Any amount lower than that is chicken feed. And that's just for small props and books. For lithographs you'll need a lot more. Most a...
by Kevin Connolly
December 5th, 2015, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Richard Kaufman wrote:I believe live bids take precedence over online bids in the case of a tie.


I don't think that's the way it works. I've bid by phone at auction. When I matched the max of an absentee bid, I had to bid one more time to win the item.
by Kevin Connolly
December 4th, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: Anti cell phone product

Years back, some of the magic guys in the City, had cell phone blocking devices they used to carry around. If they encountered an annoying person on the phone r just wanted to prank someone, they use it. It had very decent range and one could make a large area not to receive calls. I think they sold...
by Kevin Connolly
December 4th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction Next Week!
Replies: 16
Views: 4652

Re: Incredible Auction Next Week!

Not to mention some nice Houdini items. :)
by Kevin Connolly
April 6th, 2015, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Harry Houdini
Replies: 0
Views: 975

Happy Birthday Harry Houdini

Happy birthday to Harry Houdini. It seems-like it was just two weeks ago since his last birthday. ;)

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by Kevin Connolly
March 20th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Recent eBay Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: A Recent eBay Experience

You could probably call Ebay to address this. With the buyer trying to avoid Ebay fees, they could look into his background for other occurrences. With the negative feedback, I don't know the duration but you you will go back to 100% overtime. If you're on Ebay, sooner or later you have to encounter...
by Kevin Connolly
March 10th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ringling's Elephants and then?
Replies: 24
Views: 5949

Re: Ringling's Elephants and then?

I remember when the circus has a sideshow or a freak show. There was a very small group that wanted it stopped and it finally did.

Today, they have reality shows. Go figure.
by Kevin Connolly
February 15th, 2015, 9:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rare Houdini Book Found
Replies: 1
Views: 1712

Rare Houdini Book Found

I thought some of you Houdini and magic historians might enjoy this. To read about the book, please click on the link at the bottom of the post.

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http://houdinihimself.com/?cat=3
by Kevin Connolly
February 14th, 2015, 9:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5241

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

I agree with Richard. It's not Slaight's material.
by Kevin Connolly
February 13th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5241

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

The price of magic collectibles did go up. When 1,000 pieces of better material is taken out of a finite market, never to return, the price goes up. IMHO As for the purchase and donation of the collection, that will be revealed sooner later. Our circle is small and I would guess the details will sur...
by Kevin Connolly
February 12th, 2015, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5241

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

The phone hasn't stopped ringing all day about this collection. I'm happy for ever sold it.

What I do know is that the price of rare magic just went up.
by Kevin Connolly
February 11th, 2015, 9:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection
Replies: 21
Views: 5241

Re: McCord Museum Acquires "Significant" Collection

I know some collectors that should be institutionalized. :lol:
by Kevin Connolly
January 5th, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Alfredson has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: Jim Alfredson has Died

Jim Alfredson was a great guy. I knew him for 30 years. The stories he told me and the laughs we had are too numerous to remember.(And better than most lectures you could have attened) All I know is that he befriended a young Houdini collector many years ago and that I am grateful for. I will miss y...
by Kevin Connolly
December 31st, 2014, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 5817

Re: Where's Dustin????

Sorry to hear about your computer problems. The delay only makes it more worth waiting for. ;)
by Kevin Connolly
December 30th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 5817

Where's Dustin????

I'm looking forward to reading Dustin's Annual Genii Forum Year in Review. :mrgreen:

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