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by Kevin Connolly
August 6th, 2013, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Catch This Magician?
Replies: 1
Views: 972

Anyone Catch This Magician?

by Kevin Connolly
June 17th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tenyo Houdini
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Tenyo Houdini

I found this piece while looking for Harry H. I'm pretty sure it's Tenyo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tour-de-magie-H ... _923wt_906

There is also a Tenyo link in the ad.

Enjoy!
by Kevin Connolly
May 3rd, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 4821

Re: Caution

Well, it looks-like it's been a clean sweep over at the cafe. All links and posts have been deleted. What BS.
by Kevin Connolly
April 10th, 2013, 7:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Auction Results…
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Cardini Auction Results…

Great work as usual Dustin. I was looking forward to see your run down of the auction.
by Kevin Connolly
March 31st, 2013, 12:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Caution
Replies: 31
Views: 4821

Re: Caution

It looks-like many are going to get humped if they don't contact Paypal quickly.
by Kevin Connolly
March 13th, 2013, 9:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Thurston workbooks and more
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Thurston workbooks and more

Or post it in the "Magic Book" category.
by Kevin Connolly
March 3rd, 2013, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: Year 1918 and 1919 Sphinx magazines

Seems-like a lot of work for $3.00 magazines. IMHO.
by Kevin Connolly
February 26th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 24450

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

And we don't carry a grudge and came over to save you twice to show how much we like you. :)
by Kevin Connolly
February 17th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini, Kellar, Autographs, Limited Editions And More On Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Houdini, Kellar, Autographs, Limited Editions And More On Ebay

All the above items will close tonight. Good luck to all.
by Kevin Connolly
February 15th, 2013, 9:44 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pulling a rabbit out of a hat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Re: Pulling a rabbit out of a hat?

The Humorous Magician Unmasked (1836?)is the first appearance of it in print in the USA.
by Kevin Connolly
February 14th, 2013, 9:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini, Kellar, Autographs, Limited Editions And More On Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Houdini, Kellar, Autographs, Limited Editions And More On Ebay

I listed 30 items on Ebay from 1906 to 2012. I have a little bit many kinds of magic collectibles. Here is the link:

Magic Items Click Here <---


Good Luck,

Kevin
by Kevin Connolly
January 23rd, 2013, 10:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 125
Views: 25294

Re: Wonderball

Bingo! Head Shot!
by Kevin Connolly
January 21st, 2013, 1:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Set Questions Anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Magic Set Questions Anyone?

Thanks. I'll try to post better pictures when it comes in.
by Kevin Connolly
January 20th, 2013, 12:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Set Questions Anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Magic Set Questions Anyone?

Thanks, I appreciate it. I know some of the names of the items, but not many. I also like to know what pieces are needed to have the trick complete, like for the cup and ball. I mean the top, bottom, shell and ball. Complete.
by Kevin Connolly
January 19th, 2013, 10:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Set Questions Anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Magic Set Questions Anyone?

I ran across an old magic set and was wondering if anyone out there could help with some information about the set. The name on the box is, from left to right, The Little Conjuer Der Kleine Zauberer Le Petit Escamoteur. The set has another label with Hunger Buhler & Linherr 1380 Broadway New Yor...
by Kevin Connolly
January 14th, 2013, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?

You may want to ask Dan Rather. :blush:
by Kevin Connolly
January 1st, 2013, 2:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2012 In Review
Replies: 46
Views: 7509

Re: 2012 In Review

Another great year in review. That's more work than I did on my blog all year.

Just amazing. Thanks Dustin.
by Kevin Connolly
December 29th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking Forward To The Genii Year In Review
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Looking Forward To The Genii Year In Review

I hope you know who is preparing this piece instead of wasting his time at work. :D

I look forward to it every year. :) :) :)
by Kevin Connolly
December 9th, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Alan J. Kanter poster auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Alan J. Kanter poster auction

LOL! There is an alternative universe in the auction world. Unsold items can be purchased through the auction house many a time if you make an inquiry or read their rules about unsold lots.
by Kevin Connolly
December 9th, 2012, 6:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Alan J. Kanter poster auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Alan J. Kanter poster auction

There wasn't a reserve on any poster, sort of. Using the equation above, by placing a high estimate on a piece, one could determine the lowest price acceptable for the seller to sell the item. So here we go: The poster is estimated at $40,000 - $50,000. The opening bid would be $20,000. Now there is...
by Kevin Connolly
December 9th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Alan J. Kanter poster auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Alan J. Kanter poster auction

I think how it works is that the item will start, if there are no previous mail bids, at half of the low estimate. So an item with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000, would open at $5,000.

What still ticks me off is the 22% commission. Then 15-20% from the seller to kick in. That's a good gig for them.
by Kevin Connolly
December 9th, 2012, 4:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Alan J. Kanter poster auction
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Alan J. Kanter poster auction

From what I saw online, the opening bid was $20K for the posters that didn't sell.
by Kevin Connolly
December 4th, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get in the Christmas Spirit with Mr. Copperfield
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Get in the Christmas Spirit with Mr. Copperfield

Very nice video. Thanks
by Kevin Connolly
December 3rd, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee's to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 10421

Re: Hank Lee's to Close

I hate that when it happens!
by Kevin Connolly
November 29th, 2012, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 18045

Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

It's more common to set people on fire in third world countries is where I would place my bet.
by Kevin Connolly
November 4th, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Tuesday

Here in NJ, even being dead is not an excuse not to vote. :)
by Kevin Connolly
October 28th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction

The $2,500+ for the Tannen signs was a nice number. I should have unscrewed them when the boys were with the strippers next door.

Oh well.
by Kevin Connolly
October 28th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: Charles Reynolds Collection Auction

The Annals of Conjuring went for $175.00. That's not a bad deal for this book--but then there is that pesky 20% auction fee.


That's about half of what I have seen them for.
by Kevin Connolly
October 28th, 2012, 1:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potential Supreme Courty Copyright Ruling Could Cause a Big Mess
Replies: 33
Views: 3101

Re: Potential Supreme Courty Copyright Ruling Could Cause a Big Mess

The guy MAY have been buying the books used from overseas, which could turn the case in another direction.

Another way to do is to have the books printed in China. Someone will tell them it's not right to do and they'll say so what. ;)
by Kevin Connolly
October 23rd, 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 28707

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

JohnCox wrote:
Hatchcanyon wrote:
Hatchcanyon wrote:Question:
If it is not Houdini standing in the background who is this man (and the third one too)?

That's James Vickery, another assistant. I don't recognize the third man.


The Third Man was Orson Welles. :whistle:
by Kevin Connolly
October 23rd, 2012, 11:01 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol
Replies: 121
Views: 28707

Re: Houdini's right hand man, Franz Kukol

Isn't a similar picture on Ebay? The guy has been trying to sell it for the last year or two.

PS That's not Houdini in the image.
by Kevin Connolly
October 16th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 19452

Re: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100

Still not racist. I'll use this quote I found on the internet concerning the word "Chinese". "The other sense is 'exotic, mysterious, or devious,' as in Chinese handcuffs (the finger restraints that bind more tightly the harder you try to pull your fingers out), Chinese checkers (the ...
by Kevin Connolly
October 16th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 19452

Re: The Water Torture Cell at 100

Self-indignation really doesn't impress me. Referring to the illusion to as "The Chinese Water Torture Cell" is still not racist.
by Kevin Connolly
October 15th, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 19452

Re: The Water Torture Cell at 100

Thanks John for clearing that up. On my blog it will always be the Chinese Water Torture Cell. :)

As for the person above, that's Warner Oland.
by Kevin Connolly
October 15th, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Chinese Water Torture Cell at 100
Replies: 61
Views: 19452

Re: The Water Torture Cell at 100

I'll stick with calling the Chinese Water Torture Cell. He used images of a large menacing Chinese person on his advertising and posters. Maybe he used "Chinese" because the Chinese Water Torture was in vogue back then. I don't know either way, but I heard of it before I heard of Houdini. ...
by Kevin Connolly
September 20th, 2012, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Incredible Auction at Bloomsbury's in September
Replies: 31
Views: 4996

Re: Incredible Auction at Bloomsbury's in September

On lots that didn't sell, you can make an offer to the auction house after the sale. There is some kind of lingo in the rules about it. I know Swanns had it.

I might be wrong, but it was some kind of percentage of the low bid, maybe half.
by Kevin Connolly
September 13th, 2012, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 5836

Re: Steak at genii bash

Maybe, maybe not. I know the prime rib above weighs 4-5 pounds and a better cut of meat. As they say, sausage each its' own. (keeping with the food theme):)
by Kevin Connolly
September 13th, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 5836

Re: Steak at genii bash

Go for the prime rib. :)


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by Kevin Connolly
September 11th, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 5836

Re: Steak at genii bash

Move it up a couple of notches and try the prime rib.

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