Bill Marquardt Wrote: "I would not doubt that someone somewhere uses a form of coin purse, but the old type with the metal frame that is commonly used (frame only) for producing things from an "invisible" corn purse has got to be almost non-existent in the real world."
The frame-only prop is certainly one of the furthest things imaginable from an "everyday object." Notwithstanding, I use it all the time, displaying it between my thumb and first finger, asking, "Have you ever seen one of these?" This alone brings smiles. I refer to it as a "magician's purse," explaining that "I never leave home without it," and that "you can carry almost anything in one of these." I use it for production of the coins for Matrix, Coins Across and/or Coins Through Table. While it is not an everyday object, and is clearly a "magician's prop," that is far from a dissuading factor. It's very nature belies that anything could be secreted in it, and people laugh heartily and are astonished at the production of four coins from it, especially into their hands. They see the production as a great trick in itself. As you display it, it is so easy to have the coins in f -n-e- p-l- and execute the R-m-e- S-b-l-y. Both hands appear absolutely empty just prior to the very surprising production. The excellent entertainment value is far out of proportion to such a simple little gimmick. Seriously, I love it, and would not leave home without it.