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by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

The auction house added a note that the book was not a first, but probably published a few years later. Same lot.
by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Probably a steal. It sold with a 1902 copy of EATCT with Dai Vernon's name on the title page and a folder full of other material relating to Erdnase's identity.
by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

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Lecture notes that sold at auction in 2007 for 125 pounds. It mentions six copies and 48 photographs.
by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Q. Kumber wrote:I will be at The Magic Circle on Monday. I will check if it is in the library there.


In the Pentagram Peter Warlock states that there is a full copy there in the permanent library "copiously illustrated with first class photographs".
by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Lybrary.com sells all the Martin Breese items. Thank you, Richard, I will take a look. I am only interested in Adams work with cards and I read somewhere that he did a lecture on Erdnase.... do you know if that is true or not? Upon perusing The Pentagram I saw where Graham Adams gave a lecture to t...
by Joe Lyons
June 28th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 5150

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

I also understood that there were really only a handful of copies of the actual lecture notes, so good luck with finding one. But Martin Breese published "The Best of Pentagram Card Magic" which has a chapter on the work of Graham Adams. It seems to be still available from various dealers...
by Joe Lyons
June 27th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ton Onosaka is on the Cover of the July 2019 Issue of Genii
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Ton Onosaka is on the Cover of the July 2019 Issue of Genii

Bill Mullins wrote:Page 80 of the July issue is amazing.

It really is. Reminds me of Donald Westlake for some reason.
by Joe Lyons
June 26th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53128

Re: DeLand

Congratulations on your second Allan Slaight Award Richard! That’s quite an achievement.
by Joe Lyons
June 25th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 25701

Re: The Pass

Bob Farmer wrote:I suggest posting Youtube videos with fake explanations of various effects, somewhat along the lines of the MAD magic book but more plausible.

Hmm,(he says, stroking face) that’s just crazy enough to work!
by Joe Lyons
June 25th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Devin Knight's baby gag
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Devin Knight's baby gag

Bill Mullins wrote:If you need to gag a baby, it seems like a sock and some tape would be sufficient.


Why you would want to do that to Devin Knight's baby I'll never know.
by Joe Lyons
June 25th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Bob Dorian
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: RIP Bob Dorian

I really enjoyed Mr. Dorian hosting American Classic Movies when they played classic movies.
by Joe Lyons
June 25th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 25701

Re: The Pass

Ray J wrote:[Maybe some of the bad actors will get the message if we persist in explaining to them why it is hurting magic.


Lee Asher's take on it.
by Joe Lyons
June 25th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cups and Balls Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 789

Cups and Balls Museum

by Joe Lyons
June 23rd, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

Can someone who attended give a brief review of this? My wife and I had to forfeit our tickets due to my wife’s sudden illness. We would really appreciate hearing what we missed.
by Joe Lyons
June 21st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 25701

Re: The Pass

Jonathan, I sold service for a couple of years until I got a job making twice the money in another industry. My point is the internet has changed everything and has given us a ton of choice without the benefit of discernment. My concern for Magic and every other discipline is the abundance of knowle...
by Joe Lyons
June 21st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 229
Views: 25701

Re: The Pass

Sorry--magic is doomed and none of you give a damn about it. Serves you all right. The internet has a perverse way of rewarding lawbreakers and rule ignorers. I owned a brick and mortar retail location when internet access became ubiquitous. When my suppliers admonished their customers not to disco...
by Joe Lyons
June 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2806

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

And there's this.
by Joe Lyons
June 18th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

Doug Thornton wrote:It certainly was fun seeing David fooled and hearing him say he's happy and enjoys being fooled.

Yes it was, reminding us he is not only a superstar, but like all of us, wanting to experience truly being fooled.
by Joe Lyons
June 16th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 4601

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Bob Farmer wrote:I've never heard a bad word about Roy Kueppers and the stuff he's made for me and others is world-class. Plus he thinks like a magician.


I've got Kueppers Hopping Halves and CSB and they're both great.
by Joe Lyons
June 13th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Pick and Mix Wayne Dobson and Hocus Pocus magic Instructions/routine needed
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Pick and Mix Wayne Dobson and Hocus Pocus magic Instructions/routine needed

If they are sold, I will give them to the Library of Congress to archive and preserve them.


So after I pay $100,000 for them, Cash Only, I’ll have to visit them in the Library of Congress.

I’m in!
by Joe Lyons
June 10th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Dom Chamber Beer Magic on AGT

Great act, and finally - what a person would really do if they had magical powers.
by Joe Lyons
May 31st, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Maskelyne

Bill Mullins wrote:Nevil Maskelyne filmed an eclipse.

Wow.
Well, his father claimed to be related to this guy, maybe the fruit didn’t fall far from the tree.
by Joe Lyons
May 24th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Thanks Justin.

Looks like that one may not have a dust cover either but I have an email out to Dan.
by Joe Lyons
May 24th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Ok, got the response - no jacket.

If anyone has one they’ll part with let me know.
by Joe Lyons
May 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Thanks Richard! That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it. I’m inquiring about the hardback now. Joe, check out my second link for the hardback with dust jacket for just $19.50 postpaid. Well I did Richard, but when you click on the link it says no dust jacket. I have an...
by Joe Lyons
May 23rd, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Thanks Richard!
That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it.
I’m inquiring about the hardback now.
by Joe Lyons
May 23rd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

erdnasephile wrote:That was my first real magic book. (I knew it as "How to do Tricks with Cards").

Me too (unless the Garcia and Schindler book beat it by a nose). I still have the paperback copy.

Looking for a good hardcover edition to fill a spot in my library.
by Joe Lyons
May 22nd, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner
Replies: 10
Views: 1717

Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

I’m looking for a copy of The Card Wizard 1949 by Bill Turner with a good dust jacket for sentimental reasons.I found a few copies without a cover or a torn one, looking for one with the cover intact.

Joe Lyons
joelyons456 @ Gmail

Thanks
by Joe Lyons
May 22nd, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

My wife and I were also looking forward to it. She was excited about the supper club dinner and show and train trip there but life intervened and now we can’t go.

Oh well, going to the one in Vegas next year.
by Joe Lyons
May 18th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201668

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:The previous copy was in much better condition.

True.
And “About the best copy we’ve seen” from Potter & Potter certainly didn’t hurt the bidding.
by Joe Lyons
May 18th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7175
Views: 2201668

Re: ERDNASE

A first edition Expert, just sold for $4,400 in today's Potter & Potter Auction.
Quite a drop from the last one.
by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 19
Views: 4324

Re: George Melies' Illusions

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by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 19
Views: 4324

Re: George Melies' Illusions

I've heard that the pioneering French filmmaker George Melies was also an accomplished magician and created a number of impressive illusions, including one where a person is decapitated and their head continues to speak as their body moves around the room. But I've been unable to find any books or ...
by Joe Lyons
May 4th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 68579

Re: The Works

Last bid I saw was around $430, much cheaper than the recent Potter sales.
by Joe Lyons
May 3rd, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Symbol Deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Symbol Deck

by Joe Lyons
May 3rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Symbol Deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Symbol Deck

by Joe Lyons
May 3rd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: George Melies' Illusions
Replies: 19
Views: 4324

Re: George Melies' Illusions

Great topic for some research I agree. I couldn't order a sandwich with my high school French now. The book "Marvellous Melies" (in English) by Paul Hammond would be a great starting point. It references Melies use of black art, the Pepper's Ghost technique and magic lanterns among others...
by Joe Lyons
May 2nd, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

Re: Piet Forton (1938 - 2019)

Brad Henderson wrote:Is there any video footage of him working? I’m familiar with his printed material but haven’t seen any examples of him in action.


https://youtu.be/ud2eAQdVIr0

At 19:14 you can see him perform his famous pop-out move.
by Joe Lyons
May 2nd, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 4765

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Bill Mullins wrote:Suppose you just want one of them. Is that $45?

Ok, I’ll bite.
Do you want a Masterclass with Penn? Or Teller?

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