Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

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Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Bill McFadden » October 22nd, 2013, 4:47 pm

What prompts the question is a desire to find additional (Guy Hollingworth) Quartet cards. There's a card maker in Germany, Bernd Maucksch who does nice work, at least from his web page. However, has no Quartet cards available. Any other card craftspersons out there? Of course, Gary Plants comes to mind, but I don't believe he's ever offered this particular gimmick.

And I do miss Neil Lester . . .

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 22nd, 2013, 5:09 pm

I believe Guy still has them. The gimmicks for Quartet must be printed.
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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby JFox » October 22nd, 2013, 5:19 pm

For custom cards now-a-days, Marty Martini has always served me well...but, I sure do miss Neil.


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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby erdnasephile » October 23rd, 2013, 7:16 am

Bill McFadden wrote:What prompts the question is a desire to find additional (Guy Hollingworth) Quartet cards. There's a card maker in Germany, Bernd Maucksch who does nice work, at least from his web page. However, has no Quartet cards available. Any other card craftspersons out there? Of course, Gary Plants comes to mind, but I don't believe he's ever offered this particular gimmick.

And I do miss Neil Lester . . .


Bill:

I bought my set directly from Guy some years ago: http://www.guy-hollingworth.com/quartet.html

Perhaps you might consider contacting him if you haven't done so yet?

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Bill McFadden » October 23rd, 2013, 12:52 pm

GH's website was checked before I did any other looking. I get the impression that one can no longer buy directly from Mr. H. Nevertheless, I'll write to him, and let you all know how it goes. Thanks for the replies/suggestions.

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Bill McFadden » October 25th, 2013, 12:20 pm

Wrote to the barrister the other day. Guy? Guy? Mr. Hollingworth?

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Jeff Shriver » October 25th, 2013, 6:54 pm

Bill - It looks like Dynamic FX is selling Quartet replacement cards.

http://www.dynamicfx.co.uk/guyhollingworthshop/#spare

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby erdnasephile » October 25th, 2013, 9:30 pm

I think that dealer
Jeff Shriver wrote:Bill - It looks like Dynamic FX is selling Quartet replacement cards.

http://www.dynamicfx.co.uk/guyhollingworthshop/#spare

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Unfortunately, I think that dealer is defunct.

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Bill McFadden » October 26th, 2013, 4:15 pm

Erdnasephile is correct: that bucket's got a hole in it. It don't work no more.

Anybody out there know Lord Hollingworth and can find out what the deal is? Looks like no deal . . .

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 26th, 2013, 10:05 pm

Bill, I also wrote to Guy on your behalf some days ago and haven't received a reply. He might be on vacation or on a really big case!
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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Bill McFadden » October 27th, 2013, 1:47 pm

Richard, thank you for your generous effort. As is the case with most hard-to-find magic items, patience is most likely the best strategy. Of course, I make that statement in spite of being a native Philadelphian, where the motto is, "Money talks. [censored] walks."

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Aaron Isaacs » February 24th, 2014, 8:07 pm

Has anyone found these cards anywhere?

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Tom Pilling » February 24th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Contact Bernd, he will make them beautifully. Engaging barristers is so expensive. It is mischievous of others to recommend it at all. Just imagine what they would charge you for a double backer?

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby Gary Brown » May 6th, 2018, 11:42 pm

You might enjoy this fine tribute by Tom Ewing:

https://throwingcards.blogspot.com/2017/......tin.html

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby erdnasephile » May 7th, 2018, 8:11 am

Thanks for posting this!

(For some reason, that link was broken for me. I think this one works: https://throwingcards.blogspot.com/sear ... y%20Martin )

Neil Lester was always really nice to me.

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Re: Has anyone succeeded 'Cards by Martin'?

Postby erdnasephile » May 7th, 2018, 9:08 am

FWIW, looks like the Quartet cards are "temporarily unavailable" again

http://guyhollingworth.wixsite.com/conjuror/products-3


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