a magic wallet on kickstarter

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a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Daniel Z » September 9th, 2018, 10:32 pm

about half-way down the page this wallet manufacturer offers a magic wallet without much explanation or context...
https://tinyurl.com/y8olhufo

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Matthew Field » September 10th, 2018, 3:16 am

It's called a "magic wallet," but no magician will be interested in it.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Daniel Z » September 10th, 2018, 8:20 am

That's very true Matt. Though got one just like it in a magic kit as a kid (well, made of vinyl or something similar).

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Randy DiMarco » September 10th, 2018, 11:56 am

Matthew Field wrote:It's called a "magic wallet," but no magician will be interested in it.


Hen Fetch would disagree

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 10th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Randy DiMarco wrote:
Matthew Field wrote:It's called a "magic wallet," but no magician will be interested in it.

Hen Fetch would disagree


Which of his items?
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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Brad Henderson » September 10th, 2018, 9:18 pm

Hen had a marketed routine using this style of wallet. Pretty elaborate. Was a surprise find at an auction years ago.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Randy DiMarco » September 11th, 2018, 9:18 am

I don't remember the name of the Hen Fetch trick. I do know that Tom Frank also had a trick with this wallet called "Tricky Wallet". I don't know if he still sells it.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2018, 11:52 am

Could the Fetch trick be "Wallet Wallop"?
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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Paul Richards » September 11th, 2018, 11:54 am

Wallet Wallop didn't use a switch wallet.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Daniel Z » September 11th, 2018, 12:19 pm

And this one now on sale at Quicker than the Eye. https://quickerthantheeye.com/p/cards-7 ... gic-wallet
The description reads:
Himber-type wallet to hold treasury notes. Exterior of faux leather, interior with paper resembling silk cloth. Reads "Treasury Note Wallet" on exterior and "A. Powrie, Naval and Military Tailor, Dundee" on interior. Inscribed in pencil by "D. Davidson, Phila." Minor edgewear and staining, otherwise functions well.

Was it sold as a gag, a magic prop, or a curiosity? I'm not sure but while I can't speak for Matt Field I feel I must temper my comments indicating no magician would be interested.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 11th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Wondering if this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_ladder_(toy)
has been made to resemble a pocket wallet by using thin panels rather than blocks.
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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby erdnasephile » September 11th, 2018, 1:12 pm

I was pleasantly (unpleasantly?) surprised to see these in a leather clothing store in Florence. No instructions or any indication they were special in any way.

I found it amusing that amongst all of the high end leather goods, these Himberesque wallets (made of fine Italian leather) were innocently sitting there in a big stack, with most of the customers none the wiser.

I almost bought one, but those straps just ruin it for me.

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Matthew Field » September 11th, 2018, 2:53 pm

By the way, it's Hen Fetsch, with an "s".

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Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Thanks, Matt.
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