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by Kevin Connolly
December 27th, 2014, 1:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question

Sounds good me. I used have a bunch of those books. That is what I'm probably thinking of.

Thanks!
by Kevin Connolly
December 27th, 2014, 10:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Valda The Great Magician Statue Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Valda The Great Magician Statue Question

I seem to recall someone wrote an article on the Valda The Great statue some years back. Does anyone recall this?

Thanks,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
December 18th, 2014, 11:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Much too early to start scalping "Houdini--the Key"
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

Re: Much too early to start scalping "Houdini--the Key"

Just so we're all on the same page, the book sold for less than $150 delivered. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Houdini-The-Key-by-Patrick-Culliton-Houdini-039-s-secrets-revealed-RARE-and-ltd-/171538041354?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27f076ca0a&nma=true&si=D7R49%252F5oVw7NlS6JZvpu3Xbzy2k%253D...
by Kevin Connolly
December 15th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 10588

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

This is a great new approach for presenting magic. It's very tough to come-up with a fresh approach.
by Kevin Connolly
September 6th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 16 Sheet Carter Poster - $400
Replies: 2
Views: 1822

Re: 16 Sheet Carter Poster - $400

Seems about the right price.
by Kevin Connolly
September 5th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joan Rivers, RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 10447

Re: Joan Rivers, RIP

When did the easily/supposedly offended become the voice for everyone?

I'm might be a tad old though. I remember it when it was a free country. Not so much today.

BTW Joan River was great. :)
by Kevin Connolly
September 4th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 13012

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Norman Mailer was pretty whacked when it came to this bs. He was out in the Twilight Zone with it.
by Kevin Connolly
September 3rd, 2014, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 13012

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Brad gets the today's Winning Post Award! :D
by Kevin Connolly
September 3rd, 2014, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 13012

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

Bob...No mention of Gary Gilmore being related to Houdini.
by Kevin Connolly
August 31st, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Any Reason to think the signature isn't real?
Replies: 7
Views: 2279

Re: Any Reason to think the signature isn't real?

A good piece. If Sandy doesn't have legit Jay Marshall material, no one does. Sandy is honest and very decent, to say the least.
by Kevin Connolly
August 23rd, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Double-Fold Death Defying Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: The Double-Fold Death Defying Mystery

I'm pretty sure it was.
by Kevin Connolly
August 22nd, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Article On The Daily Beast Today
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Houdini Article On The Daily Beast Today

Houdini is featured in an article today on “The Daily Beast” website. Patrick Culliton and Gabe Fajuri are interviewed for the upcoming Houdiniana Auction that will be held tomorrow in Chicago. Here is the link to the article: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/22/get-a-piece-of-houdini-b...
by Kevin Connolly
August 20th, 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdiniana Auction On TV Today
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Houdiniana Auction On TV Today

Here is the link to tonight's segment about the Houdini auction.

http://wgntv.com/2014/08/20/going-going ... o-auction/
by Kevin Connolly
August 20th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdiniana Auction On TV Today
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Houdiniana Auction On TV Today

The upcoming and very much anticipated Houdiniana and Magic auction was featured on WGN TV this morning. It is a three minute segment with Gabe Fajuri of Potter and Potter Auctions. Gabe discusses and displays some of the items that will go up for auction this Saturday at 10AM CST in Chicago. There ...
by Kevin Connolly
July 25th, 2014, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Greenberg Has Died
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Re: Alan Greenberg Has Died

Fox Business News Channel just did a nice segment on Ace with Charlie Gasparino. They even mentioned him doing magic.
by Kevin Connolly
June 23rd, 2014, 11:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 7385

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

And another that wants it his collection.
by Kevin Connolly
June 12th, 2014, 8:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues

Denis,

Thanks for trying, but I'm looking for something different.

Thanks again..........Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
June 11th, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 879

WTB: Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" Series Issues

I'm looking for 2 issues from Burt Sperber's "Real Magic" series to complete my collection. They are both from the year 2000. They are: 2000 – RECOLLECTIONS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN 2000 - AUTOMATA OLD AND NEW If you have these for sale, please let me know the price you want for them. Thanks....Ke...
by Kevin Connolly
June 11th, 2014, 11:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Thinking on the "Houdini Estate" in Laurel Canyon
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: New Thinking on the "Houdini Estate" in Laurel Canyon

C0cktail maybe the word. I think it's an automatic thing. :o
by Kevin Connolly
May 22nd, 2014, 12:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ebay Hacked - Change Your Password
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Ebay Hacked - Change Your Password

Later on today Ebay will make an announcement they were hacked. They advise you to change your password. Check their announcement page for more details.
by Kevin Connolly
April 29th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Craig Ferguson stepping down
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: Craig Ferguson stepping down

They gave Conan Obrien 90 million just to go away, so there's money in the gig. Even more to get lost. :)
by Kevin Connolly
April 20th, 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Houdini Documentary Broadcast Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1724

Re: New Houdini Documentary Broadcast Today

Thanks again Richard. I'm trying to download one, but a computer guy I'm not.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. :)
by Kevin Connolly
March 6th, 2014, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken's Magic Shop Closed IS NOT CLOSED
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Ken's Magic Shop Closed IS NOT CLOSED

I forgot to mention that Ken's Magic Shop in Fairlawn, NJ closed a few weeks back. I think that's the last magic shop around here.
by Kevin Connolly
February 23rd, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Many Doug Henning Photos (Houdini & more)
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Many Doug Henning Photos (Houdini & more)

Many years ago, they used to have have a annual sale. They would dump huge piles of ephemera they didn't want on tables in area about the size of a basketball court. It was amazing the things one could find. One item that was located was a signed Houdini photo for $1.00. SMH
by Kevin Connolly
February 18th, 2014, 12:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 30163

Jeff Busby Passes Away

by Kevin Connolly
February 5th, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sperber Auction this Saturday!
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: Sperber Auction this Saturday!

Another fine selection of magic. If you collect magic, there probably is something there for you. As for the catalog, it's a must for any magic historian as a reference.
by Kevin Connolly
January 3rd, 2014, 10:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Burt Sperber Auction Catalogue Now Online
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Burt Sperber Auction Catalogue Now Online

Some very nice material indeed. It looks-like there will be something for everyone.
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2013 in Review
Replies: 12
Views: 7064

Re: 2013 in Review

If I could what you do what you wrote in one post on my blog in a year, I would be a happy camper. Another great piece.

I knew I was anxious to read year in review. You didn't disappoint. ;)
by Kevin Connolly
December 31st, 2013, 1:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eagerly Waiting For Dustin's Yearly Forum Round-Up
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: Eagerly Waiting For Dustin's Yearly Forum Round-Up

I meant every word. Look back to last year and see if I said something very similar to this about this time.

BTW You can sleep when you're dead. :shock:
by Kevin Connolly
December 30th, 2013, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eagerly Waiting For Dustin's Yearly Forum Round-Up
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Eagerly Waiting For Dustin's Yearly Forum Round-Up

I am anxiously waiting for Dustin to post his yearly Genii Forum Round-Up. To tell you the truth, I rather read his post than finding a new piece of Houdini for the collection. And that's saying something. :o
by Kevin Connolly
October 25th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another change on Ebay.
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Another change on Ebay.

I think there is still a very old law that's still on the books that a seller must accept US legal tender. It may also state that if it is not accepted, the item is perceived free after an attempt to pay.

I might fuzzy on this last part, as this was when I was in the coin world 30+ years ago.
by Kevin Connolly
October 25th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another change on Ebay.
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Another change on Ebay.

By making Paypal, Ebay owned, the only method of payment, Ebay can tack on more fees. It's a win/win situation for them. For the ones that don't use Paypal, they are outweighed by people who are forced to.
by Kevin Connolly
October 25th, 2013, 9:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another change on Ebay.
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Another change on Ebay.

And so Ebay gets the maximum in fees is probably the most significant reason. What I would really like to know is that no one challenged Ebay in the USA in forcing most sellers to use Paypal(Another Ebay company and fee) to pay for items. This is not so in some European countries. On what basis did...
by Kevin Connolly
October 25th, 2013, 12:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another change on Ebay.
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Another change on Ebay.

And so Ebay gets the maximum in fees is probably the most significant reason.

What I would really like to know is that no one challenged Ebay in the USA in forcing most sellers to use Paypal(Another Ebay company and fee) to pay for items. This is not so in some European countries.
by Kevin Connolly
October 24th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another change on Ebay.
Replies: 16
Views: 2573

Re: Another change on Ebay.

I think that's the way it has been for a few years. Ebay tries to limit direct contact with potential buyers or sellers.
by Kevin Connolly
October 10th, 2013, 11:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Real Miracle Series
Replies: 0
Views: 441

WTB: Real Miracle Series

I'm looking to buy these two issues from the Real Miracle Series by Sperber.

2000 – RECOLLECTIONS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN
2000 - AUTOMATA OLD AND NEW

If you have them for sale, please let me know condition and price.

Thanks,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
August 8th, 2013, 9:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: J.P. Jackson has Died
Replies: 11
Views: 3800

Re: J.P. Jackson has Died

JP was a great guy. A great magic collector and human being. I shall miss him too.

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