So, what did you get?

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erdnasephile
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So, what did you get?

Postby erdnasephile » December 26th, 2015, 11:57 am

Just curious what magic-related stuff ya'll received as gifts for this year's holidays?

(I got a set of nickel-plated Paul Fox VS cups from RNT2; however, that was--to quote Alvin--from me, to me.)

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby MagicbyAlfred » December 26th, 2015, 12:31 pm

I decided that I had been a really good little boy in 2015, so I picked up a set of Brett Sherwood cups (nickel plate/straight set) and two sets of the Sherwood balls, in Royal Blue. And, to go with, I ordered a custom wand from Alivans, ebony with purple heart tips. I am now in cup and ball Heaven. I will be very suspicious of anyone on here requesting my physical address...

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2015, 12:45 pm

Books, non-magic, and a new winter jacket.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Dougini » December 27th, 2015, 12:24 pm

No magic. Just a fleece sweater. I cannot afford to GIVE gifts. I certainly do not expect them!

:)

Doug

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby AJM » December 27th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Harry Lorayne's Jawdroppers.
Corner-person Begrudger

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Leonard Hevia » December 27th, 2015, 6:50 pm

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I got a vintage mint condition Hamilton Duck. Michael Caine looked so cool on the cover of Genii, I had to get mine: Never too old to magism.

I also got a James Riser chop cup. Riser's chop cups are among the best ever made. I had fun polishing it to a spit shine.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby David Linsell » December 27th, 2015, 7:11 pm

I received from my lovely wife “Talking Heads: The Vent Haven Portraits” by photographer Matthew Rolston. I highly recommend all of you check out this extraordinary book of photography.

From my daughter, I received “The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World” David Jaher.

Alas it will be a while before I get to these as I am currently reading “Salon De Magie” by Ken Klosterman and Gabe Fajuri. Next up is "Tenyoism", so as always more to read, than time to read.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Tom Gilbert » December 28th, 2015, 9:16 pm

I'm getting a hip.. needless to say the magic budget will be nil for a while.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby I.M. Magician » December 28th, 2015, 9:36 pm

I got Tenyoism, vertigo, and a stiff neck from reading Tenyoism.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Will Jung » December 28th, 2015, 10:04 pm

I got a bunch of Porper Clips, a few DVDs, and a couple of books.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby MagicbyAlfred » December 28th, 2015, 11:26 pm

Tom Gilbert wrote: I'm getting a hip.. needless to say the magic budget will be nil for a while."

Tom, I am sure I am not alone in wishing you well and a speedy recovery.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Steve Bryant » December 29th, 2015, 10:27 am

A nice Christmas: Books This Old Man (Roger Angell), The 40s (New Yorker pieces), The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion (Jeff Baham), Volumes 1 and 2 of the graphic novel of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, Tenyoism, and (total surprise) the Vernon poster and deck of cards from Dan and Dave. Throw in the recent Martin Gardner's Impromptu, and that's a lot of reading!

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Sean-Dylan » December 29th, 2015, 11:12 am

Confident Deceptions book by Jason Ladanye. Surprised to get that, as I am told (quite frequently) that I have way too many books on magic.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Brad Henderson » December 29th, 2015, 1:14 pm

Will Jung wrote:I got a bunch of Porper Clips, a few DVDs, and a couple of books.


I read this as 'a bunch of PAPER clips, and got sad for you. Porper clips are much better than office supplies!

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby luigimar » December 30th, 2015, 2:02 am

I got myself a 3-year re-subscription to Genii with the Berglas book. And throughout the year I got myself several books... Jawdroppers, The new John Bannon book, The new Aronson book, Jason Ladanye's book, John Carey's books, Denis Behr's books... among other things in Spanish... full of material to work on for several years.
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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Ted M » December 30th, 2015, 2:47 pm

Magic-wise, I received the handsome book that accompanied the traveling "Houdini: Art and Magic" exhibit from a few years ago. (And I ordered the Ricky Jay Buchinger book for myself.)

Non-magic-wise, my wife is making me a Zygon costume for a Doctor Who party we'll be attending on New Year's day. Woot!

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Bill Marquardt » December 30th, 2015, 7:08 pm

My granddaughter received a Fantasma magic set from her uncle, and The Big Book for Little Hands together with Marvin's iMagic kit from me. Naturally, I had to get another Marvin's iMagic for myself so I can teach the little one. :D She just received her first smart phone so I thought the iMagic set would be cool.

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Re: So, what did you get?

Postby Bill Duncan » January 2nd, 2016, 2:01 am

Josh Jay's Triad Coins, which is proving to be lots of fun to experiment with...


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