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El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 18th, 2009, 12:44 pm

I read the following on both UK's MagicWeek and Watson's e-Zine:

Message by Gay Ljungberg (Sweden)

El Duco's Magic Company was founded by Swedish magic inventor
Christer Gustavsson (El Duco) 30 years ago in 1978 and has gained
a solid reputation for its high quality original magic. The
highlights from the drawing board of inventor and designer
Christer Gustavsson includes classics of our time like Duco's
Dice, Ring in Salt, Auto Match-ic, Anglo Giant Cards, The Golden
Cups & Balls and The Swedish Reel.

In September 2008 Christer Gustavsson passed away after a short
period of illness and there have been rumours in the magic world
that the business will close down and that the El Duco Collection
will be discontinued. However by the end of December 2008 it
became official that El Duco's Magic has been acquired by
Christer Gustavssons long time friends and partners in organizing
the Magic Weekend Convention in Sweden for 22 years, Gay and
Birgitta Ljungberg. They already run Sweden's largest magic
company Gycklaren.com since 1981.

Gay Ljungberg is known to the magic fraternity not only as a
magic dealer, lecturer and performer, but also as a judge of
magic competitions and as Stage Competition Manager of the FISM
WCM 2006, a job he will do again at the FISM WCM 2009 in Beijing.

"We will continue to produce the El Duco Magic Collection of
original magic and we will also update many of the products with
additional routines and bonus features" says Gay Ljungberg.

For more information please contact Gay Ljungberg:
magic@gycklaren.com
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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby 000 » January 18th, 2009, 9:40 pm

Does anybody know if El Duco's assorted deck of cards comes with instructions, or just the cards?

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby 000 » January 18th, 2009, 11:33 pm

The reason I ask is that the ad blurb states it contains the cards for Martin Lewis' Sidewalk Shuffle, an effect I do not know.
I dont want to buy the cards if there are no instructions, neither do I want to short Mr Lewis.............
Anyone?

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 18th, 2009, 11:53 pm

I believe the cards are Anglo decks made by Piatnik. They're larger than regular cards, but smaller than jumbos.
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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby MartinKaplan » January 19th, 2009, 1:07 am

The special assortment deck to which you refer is the equivalent of a FAKO deck containing a number of gaffed cards, as well as ESP cards. Like all FAKO decks they do not come with instructions. It is assumed that you know how to do the effects that are mentioned. I believe the decks are printed by Offason in Sweden.

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby 000 » January 19th, 2009, 8:09 am

Thanks. Wonder how Martin Lewis feels about that.
Or perhaps it was by arrangement?

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 19th, 2009, 8:14 am

You can find the Fred Kaps handling of that trick via the Ken Brooke instructions.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby 000 » January 24th, 2009, 9:17 am

Murphys wholesaler shows their lines as discontinued........

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Re: El Duco's Line of Magic to Continue

Postby GayLjungberg » April 29th, 2009, 5:05 pm

Murphy's now stocks and supplies Anglo Giants.


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