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by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

If the gaffs can be easily DIYed with a regular deck and simple materials, I would rather the decks that come with the book to have the appropriate period vibe. Wouldn’t having ALL of them be best? I just looked up photos of the three different backs to be certain and the Maiden back looks more lik...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

The MAIDEN design was the one I had in mind and was talking about because it looks more like the Rider back. It almost looks identical!

If you google them, you will see what I mean.
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

I was just thinking about including two sets of everything as Richard has planned but with all possible variations and charging more for the set. It can’t be a fortune and that way, everyone will be happy and what we will receive will be as comprehensive as possible. For me, this Deland set is a ver...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

Let me ask you this. Since you plan to provide two decks, maybe one deck would be (at least to some extent) nostalgic and the other functional. That way, we would receive the best of both worlds so to speak.

I love the idea of owning both the useable cards and the collectible cards!
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

Of course, I would say that it would be great to have both versions. If you must narrow it down to only one, perhaps a more usable version would be best. Therefore, Mandolin backs would be the way to go. I suspect that opinions will be divided concerning this issue so, ultimately, it will be your de...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe that Mandolin backs are the cards I was referring to in my previous post.
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Theodore Deland
Replies: 98
Views: 28076

Re: Theodore Deland

I believe each book will come with two identical decks. There are certain gimmicks I cannot print because USPC won't let me print an altered Rider Back. You do have other options if you want to include a complete set of gimmicks, which would be nice since this publication is a once in a lifetime th...
by I.M. Magician
March 30th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 3647

Re: Tenyo-like Magic Toys from 3D-Printer

The entire line from 3D Magic Works is terrific! Beautifully made props at an affordable price. You really can't go wrong with anything they offer. Great magic which looks great and are fun to handle and perform! I don't think comparing them to Tenyo is fair actually. They are in a class by themselv...
by I.M. Magician
March 3rd, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 11091

Re: Hmmmmm...

There is something to be said about doing something inappropriate to make a point but I am not going to say it.

Thank you very much!
by I.M. Magician
March 3rd, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 10415

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

The one book I know is coming out this year that I am waiting for with great anticipation and excitement is the Deland book. I expect this one to be the publication treat I will enjoy very much!

Bring it on RK...bring it on! :D
by I.M. Magician
March 1st, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Hmmmmm...
Replies: 44
Views: 11091

Re: Hmmmmm...

There is so much I want to say but I think OY! will do the trick.
by I.M. Magician
February 27th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 48
Views: 5786

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Please allow me to suggest that not only would there be a huge interest in seeing a Himber cover for Genii but...it may well be one of the most popular/successful issues of Genii in modern times! RK...you may want to seriously consider doing it. How can readers not enjoy a magazine full of Himber? J...
by I.M. Magician
January 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recommend me a dove act!
Replies: 17
Views: 2203

Re: Recommend me a dove act!

Lee Grey
by I.M. Magician
December 22nd, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 27355

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

For some, it would be a well executed Cups and Balls routine with one or more really strong climaxes.

For me, it has always been a Sponge Ball routine.
by I.M. Magician
December 22nd, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 27355

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Is there really just one trick that gets the biggest reaction? Wouldn't several fit that category and would it be relative to who the performer is?

I have to agree with RK that at least for me, sponge balls has always been a winner.
by I.M. Magician
December 20th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 68324

Re: DeLand

It appears that the December release date for the Deland book(s) will not occur as originally planned. Not a problem but I am very much looking forward to the Deland book(s) and am wondering if there is a new estimated release window for it. Not many new books excite me (Tenyoism certainly did) and ...
by I.M. Magician
December 15th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 4179

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

Do you have any idea how long I have been looking for a slab of salmon on a keychain? :lol:
by I.M. Magician
November 15th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scotch and Soda Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 1915

Re: Scotch and Soda Repair

I would imagine that a very strong, very thin glue would do the trick. Maybe Crazy Glue but I am not an expert on these matters.

If he decides to try it, tell him not to overdo it! You don't want the glue to leak out of the sides of the coins!
by I.M. Magician
November 14th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 62219

Re: Royal road to card magic

In this day and age, after watching Mark do his Svengali deck routine, I can't imagine why everyone standing there wouldn't toss him a ten spot for a magic deck of cards and instructions for 25 tricks.

That's quite a bargain in 2017!
by I.M. Magician
October 31st, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today

Well, it depends on how you look at it.
by I.M. Magician
October 31st, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today

I missed the beginning but I saw him do a card trick. He wanted to use a flame from a candle at the beginning of the effect but said it was too windy so he couldn't use the flame. A selected and signed card was revealed.
by I.M. Magician
October 31st, 2017, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Blaine on Megyn Kelly Today Show Today

It was Dan Sperry who appeared on the show today.
by I.M. Magician
October 30th, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Fantasio - RIP

By the way, he performed on the Ed Sullivan show the same night that The Beatles made their debut on that program. It was Fred Kaps who performed that same night, he did Homing Card and the Salt Pour. RIP Fantasio. I may be mistaken on which Beatles appearance but Fantasio was on the Sullivan show ...
by I.M. Magician
October 30th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fantasio - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: Fantasio - RIP

I kept in touch via email with him for the last several years. We had a friend from Argentina in common. He was a wonderful performer and I will miss him. By the way, he performed on the Ed Sullivan show the same night that The Beatles made their debut on that program. Soupy Sales was also on that n...
by I.M. Magician
October 28th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: WTB: Original Stars of Magic in Binder

Every now and then, a set in the red binder in varying degrees of condition (and sometimes completeness) shows up for sale and sells for anywhere from $75 to $125 give or take a bit.

So, with some patience, one can be gotten without paying a fortune.
by I.M. Magician
October 26th, 2017, 6:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH - Books, Many OOP
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: FSH - Books, Many OOP

PM sent.
by I.M. Magician
October 16th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

erdnasephile wrote:What's under that label, Brad? ;)


Maybe his real name! :lol:
by I.M. Magician
October 16th, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

Q. Kumber wrote:
I.M. Magician wrote:
AJM wrote:Why does it matter?


It doesn't matter really. Just another bit of trivial pondering I suppose...


No more trivial than the Erdnase thread.


True but we can solve the Stars of Magic mystery but I doubt that we will ever solve the Erdnase one.
by I.M. Magician
October 16th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

AJM wrote:Why does it matter?


It doesn't matter really. Just another bit of trivial pondering I suppose...
by I.M. Magician
October 16th, 2017, 3:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 3378

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

Very good--I'm glad this myth is put to rest. Appreciate the information! Please don't put it to rest yet. I was told many years ago that the cover card was the result of an error which needed to be covered up. One book having one doesn't mean that another title had one for the same reason. If some...
by I.M. Magician
September 21st, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!
Replies: 10
Views: 4288

Re: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!

AGT is supposed to be about talent. Other factors should not play into it really but AGT seems to have used that theme in their shows. I do agree that only the talent should be the determining factor in selecting a winner. AGT has other issues with their show. Last night, after two hours of waiting,...
by I.M. Magician
September 20th, 2017, 1:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!
Replies: 10
Views: 4288

Re: It's not magic, but AGT 2017-- Whoa!

On one hand, I think it's wonderful when they highlight a talent who has or is currently trying to overcome a hardship. I am truly inspired and delighted by these people and feel for them greatly. On the other hand, they should not dwell on the issue and it should be a genuine hardship if they are g...
by I.M. Magician
September 6th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE

The Horus Escape is gone.

I am now offering two more Magic Wagon collectibles.

* MUMMY MYSTERY- $300
* MIRACLE BLOCK- $250
by I.M. Magician
August 29th, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 10515

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Interesting and very worthwhile thoughts performer! I always thought that the rule of thumb is to create a style and patter which is natural for the individual. That works for singers, musicians, and so on just as well. There is something which can be called "stock patter" which is found i...
by I.M. Magician
August 27th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slipcases and Books
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Re: Slipcases and Books

I suspect a motorized mechanism which slides each volume out of the slipcase one book at a time would be nice.

When you want to return the book to the slipcase, it would do that for you as well.

Wouldn't such a wonderful convenience be worth every penny?
by I.M. Magician
August 24th, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3151

Re: Stars of Magic

I was told years ago that the binder came in three colors. The red binder is the most commonly found one. I have also seen a blue one but do not recall ever seeing a black one. Not only do the originals have the best quality photos but they can be opened flat for easy reading and following. Isn't it...
by I.M. Magician
August 20th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slipcases and Books
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Re: Slipcases and Books

AJM wrote:Slipcases always!

Shrink wrap always!

Bubble wrap / packing always!

Nothing annoys more than a book with dents and dings - unavoidable in the pre-owned market but inexcusable when buying new.

Andrew


I agree with you 4 million percent Andrew!
by I.M. Magician
August 20th, 2017, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slipcases and Books
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Re: Slipcases and Books

The only slipcase book(s) I access on a regular basis is Tenyoism. I keep it on the floor near my reading chair and when I want to pull a volume out, I tilt the slipcase forward, get a grip on the book I want, and slide it out. That way, I don't have to lift the set. I suggest that a set like Tenyoi...
by I.M. Magician
August 15th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE

The ULTIMATE CARD DAGGER has been reduced to $170 which includes shipping to the US.

The ABSCONDING LYCAN has been reduced to $125 which includes shipping to the US.

Final reductions on those.
by I.M. Magician
August 13th, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: GREAT DEALS ON MAGIC WAGON COLLECTIBLES HERE

I am now offering FREE SHIPPING to addresses in the US for any and all of these collectibles.

That makes these even more of a bargain!

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