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by Earle Oakes
June 17th, 2005, 3:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Exclusive to Genii Forum: Librarium Magicum
Replies: 7
Views: 2800

Re: Exclusive to Genii Forum: Librarium Magicum

A most welcome contibution to the Forum. Thank you to the three parties involved.
by Earle Oakes
April 26th, 2005, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joe Riding has Passed Away
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Joe Riding has Passed Away

About ten years ago, when FFFF was still held at the Forks Hotel,I was sitting at the bar when Joe Riding introduced himself and asked if he could sit at the bar next to me. British civility at its finest. He asked if he could borrow my ring which he hung on a rubber band. He stretched the band taug...
by Earle Oakes
February 6th, 2005, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: My Library for Sale. Very rare items among
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: My Library for Sale. Very rare items among

I purchased a set of Porper Mini Ghost Rings from Daniel that he posted on this Forum and had them in hand quite speedily.When I Emailed him that the instruction booklet was not sent with the rings, he Emailed me an apology and I received the booklet via airmail promptly. My dealing with him was mos...
by Earle Oakes
December 4th, 2004, 4:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic-Daniel, My New Best Friend
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Magic-Daniel, My New Best Friend

I should like to add my highest recommendation for Daniel.Buy worry-free.Prompt and courtiuos.
Earle
by Earle Oakes
October 24th, 2004, 3:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best bridge size cards?
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Best bridge size cards?

Daniel,
Piatnik. None better.
Earle
by Earle Oakes
October 23rd, 2003, 4:20 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Chinese Stick
Replies: 63
Views: 20079

Re: Best Chinese Stick

Pete(and others that may be interested), Ken Brooke's instructions for his Chinese Sticks outlined two routines. No.1 Stuffelpump's Invention,which used meteorology as the theme and No.2 O Poo's Barometer which tied the Sticks to the pattern on the once popular Willow Pattern china. Ken also mention...
by Earle Oakes
October 21st, 2003, 4:07 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Chinese Stick
Replies: 63
Views: 20079

Re: Best Chinese Stick

Pete, I'll go to the garage and find the instructions Ken sent to me with the sticks and post the findings. I don't think Ken advertised the sticks and made just a limited number of sets that he sent out to some of his regular clients.As you know he posted to you what the cost was and you sent him t...
by Earle Oakes
October 16th, 2003, 4:27 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Chinese Stick
Replies: 63
Views: 20079

Re: Best Chinese Stick

Pete, Ken did make a set of Sticks.15 inches long and 1 inch square. Grey perspex with white tips. White cords with white perspex balls. The instructions were clipped from some printed booklet (the only time that happened that they weren't Ken's original thoughts on the effect). Don't have them at h...
by Earle Oakes
June 25th, 2003, 4:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!
Replies: 62
Views: 4955

Re: Ninja Rings: Ohmagawd!!

Cris Capehart is one of the most skilled and entertaining magicians in an intimate setting of from one to over a hundred that one would ever hope to see. Why he has not had greater recognition and credit for his wonderful magic is a mystery to me. His handling of the rings is superb as is all of his...
by Earle Oakes
June 9th, 2003, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7633
Views: 2347208

Re: ERDNASE

Regarding the illustrations of THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE.Because there are so many intricate finger positions and specific breaks in the deck,I believe M.D.Smith must have worked over photographs and not from life as I understand the term.While purely conjecture, Erdnase,in stating on the title p...
by Earle Oakes
March 17th, 2003, 1:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Fox Cups
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Paul Fox Cups

Original SILVER Paul Fox Cups for sale. I am offering for sale a set of original silver Paul Fox Cups manufactured by Danny Dew, "The Phoenix Philosopher".I am the orginal owner, having purchased them directly from Danny Dew.This set of three cups is spun of heavy copper with a HEAVY SILVE...
by Earle Oakes
December 17th, 2002, 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas Carols for Genii!
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: Christmas Carols for Genii!

Lance,
A wonderful post. Thank you.
Earle
by Earle Oakes
November 21st, 2002, 3:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Macdonalds Aces
Replies: 40
Views: 3754

Re: Macdonalds Aces

Emile Clifton's Laydown of the gimmacked aces is explained in a manuscript from Cards by Martin titled
STARTLED, as one source.
by Earle Oakes
November 17th, 2002, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Blaine's Mysterious Stranger
Replies: 4
Views: 503

David Blaine's Mysterious Stranger

Mysterious Stranger by David Blaine is #15 on The New York Times Book Review Best Seller List. This is the first week on the list. He certainly seems to know what needs to be done to succeed in whatever he chooses to do. I believe he'll be just as successful in films. Charisma is the word that comes...
by Earle Oakes
November 6th, 2002, 10:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Macdonalds Aces
Replies: 40
Views: 3754

Re: Macdonalds Aces

Emil Clifton's handling is most unique.
by Earle Oakes
November 3rd, 2002, 3:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Banquet Effects
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Banquet Effects

Sidewak Shuffle or The Homing Card or
The Pom-Pom Stick.
by Earle Oakes
September 7th, 2002, 3:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?
Replies: 28
Views: 2921

Re: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?

Gary,
I couldn't find the above quote in the previous posts-is that yourself that you are quoting? If so, how is the Mogar knife not symmetric and what moves are not possible with the Mogar
knife?
by Earle Oakes
September 4th, 2002, 3:29 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: EBooks -- Love/Hate
Replies: 31
Views: 7216

Re: EBooks -- Love/Hate

Matt-Jon,

Real books to read.

Teleportation to travel.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
August 30th, 2002, 4:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?
Replies: 28
Views: 2921

Re: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?

Sorry,That is Ken Brooke not Brooks.
by Earle Oakes
August 30th, 2002, 4:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?
Replies: 28
Views: 2921

Re: Which is the best colour changing knifes set?

dk, Joe Mogar's Color Changing Knives are the best knives on the market today.I think they are collector quality knives. Whit Hadyn's knives are made by Mr.Mogar as are the Hot Rod Knives that are advertised. Ihave the Merrill and York and other odd sets of knives and none handle as well as the Moga...
by Earle Oakes
August 16th, 2002, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keep your political opinions to yourself, please!
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Keep your political opinions to yourself, please!

Brian Wendell Morton,

Well done! Thank you for a post that is right on the mark.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
August 16th, 2002, 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Earl Nelson Tapes
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Earl Nelson Tapes

Craig in Hawaii,
I have the above tapes that you asked for on a recent Forum.I tried to send you an email, but it was sent back.
Email me if you are still looking for
them. EOakesArtist@webtv.net
Earle
by Earle Oakes
August 7th, 2002, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Find out who Goliath Silverstream is!
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Find out who Goliath Silverstream is!

Randy (Keith),

Using the above method of name creation, Dennis South 15th Street,
would certainly be unique.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
August 3rd, 2002, 3:51 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: I.B.M. Never in Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: I.B.M. Never in Las Vegas

Pete,
If Las Vegas is S.A.M.'s venue to be respected what is the I.B.M.'s that
S.A.M. treats in the same manner?
Earle
by Earle Oakes
July 18th, 2002, 3:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Bag
Replies: 83
Views: 6592

Re: Egg Bag

Carl Mercurio,

Your take on the egg bag is perceptive
and right on target. I wish I had thought to post "crushing bore". The trick is just that, not the performer.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
July 17th, 2002, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!
Replies: 35
Views: 2259

Re: IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY TODAY! THE FORUM IS ONE YEAR OLD!

Richard and Brad,

Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to visit and chat with friends.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
July 16th, 2002, 3:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Irelands Yearbook Reader
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Irelands Yearbook Reader

John,

Thank you very much. I suspected as much but have not seen them.I wonder if they are bound originals or copies?

Earle
by Earle Oakes
July 15th, 2002, 3:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Irelands Yearbook Reader
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Irelands Yearbook Reader

Steve Mills, John Blaze,
What is an Ireland Yearbook Reader? I have in my library 31 Ireland Yearbooks
starting with 1934 and going through to the last one dated 1969/70.Not the samething?
Earle
by Earle Oakes
July 11th, 2002, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine can't get a cab!
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Blaine can't get a cab!

Pete,
It must have been great to have had Emile Clifton as a mentor. Back when I used to do more magic than illustration his handling for switching in the gimmicked aces in McDonald's Aces was as brillant as his ring steal from cord described in Earl Nelson's VARIATIONS.
Earle
by Earle Oakes
June 15th, 2002, 12:24 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penultimate Cups And Balls
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Penultimate Cups And Balls

Stefano,

The Introduction in my copy of the book
is dated August, 1974.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
April 15th, 2002, 4:06 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Reference Help!
Replies: 24
Views: 1964

Re: Reference Help!

Paul, The Snap-Over Double-Lift is the title it is on page 73 of The Card Magic Of LePaul. The Interstate, Printers & Publishers of Danville,Illinois are the publishers. Copyright 1949 by Paul LePaul and Jerry McDermott. P.S.Information from my signed First Edition copy #500 of an editionlimited...
by Earle Oakes
April 2nd, 2002, 12:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sonata
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Sonata

Kevin,Bill, I have THE MAGIC WAY (AUTOGRAPHED), THE FIVE POINTS IN MAGIC and SONATA All three are with immaculate Dust Jackets and are in Mint Condition. I prefer to sell them as a set. Offers to my e-mail <!-- e --><a href="mailto:EOakesArtist@webtv.com">EOakesArtist@webtv.com</a><!-- e --> I also ...
by Earle Oakes
March 29th, 2002, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Compilation Cop
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: The Compilation Cop

Ben,

NO! It is not right for Michael to perform and explain COSMOSIS without
gaining your permission first.

Earle
by Earle Oakes
March 20th, 2002, 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: insTand as a magician's table
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: insTand as a magician's table

Ken Brooke sold a table that used a cymbol stand as the base and it works very well.
It is stable and looks elegant
and has a very thin top.I found the same stand here in the States at a music store as has been suggested. PREMIER
Lockfast Stands Model PD314
Suspended Cymbol Stand.
by Earle Oakes
March 20th, 2002, 1:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Card Magic Books
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Wanted: Card Magic Books

Ricky Smith,
I have a First Edition with Dust Jacket of The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown by Trevor Hall. It is in Mint
Condition.
Earle (EOakesArtist@webtv.net)
by Earle Oakes
March 20th, 2002, 1:06 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: John Ramsey Books wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: John Ramsey Books wanted

Brian, If you have no luck with the various sources suggested I have the three Galloway books,The Ramsay Legend, The Ramsay Classics,The Ramsay Finale. They are Hard Cover with Dust Jackets. Also,Andrew Galloway wrote a small book,Diverting Card Magic.It is dedicated to the memory of John Ramsay, wh...
by Earle Oakes
March 8th, 2002, 4:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: cards as weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

Re: cards as weapons

Joe,
CARDS AS WEAPONS by RICKY JAY.
I have the soft cover Warner Books Edition printed in 1988.
It is in Mint Condition.
Email me an offer under $200.
EOakesArtist@webtv.net
Regards,Earle
by Earle Oakes
March 7th, 2002, 10:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tayade magic
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Tayade magic

George, Yes, the Tayade Hindu Cups are still available.Six red and white Tayade balls included and as,Pete, posted- no shute or bag.And,Pete, is also right when he suspected that they are the good stuff. Sometime in the 70's my wife's mother was in Bombay and drove some distance to Mr. Tayade's Shop...
by Earle Oakes
March 7th, 2002, 9:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: NEMO 1500 /Ken Brooke/johnny Thomson
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: NEMO 1500 /Ken Brooke/johnny Thomson

Quentin, Your experience with Ken as a lecturer was the same feeling one had in his shop or in correspondence or in his instruction sheets-Top of the Line! I had the good fortune of having had two hours of tuition with Ken showing me how to present Finn Jon's Silver Stick. The proper use of a hoop a...
by Earle Oakes
March 3rd, 2002, 4:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tayade magic
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Tayade magic

I have a set of Tayade Western Style Cups,A set of his Indian Cups,A Wand, Silkola,and Chromed Brass Goblet Rice Bowls that I'd Like to offer for sale on the Forum.A set of the Western Cups recently sold on ebay for $600.00. Please email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:EOakesArtist@webtv.net">EOakes...

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