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Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 1:54 pm
by Tom Frame
Richard,

Sorry to hear about the mistake in the list. I know all too well that, despite our best efforts, some errors elude us.

For the benefit of all happy purchasers of this terrific tome, please post an accurate list of the gaffs provided for each effect.

I received two of the Automatic Trick Cards decks. One with which to play and one to resell on the secondary market 10 years from now for an obscene fee. I wasn't aware that Chris Aguilar printed this amazing deck. Chris, the deck looks great! The detail on the backs and edges is exquisite. Bravo sir!

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 3:04 pm
by Joe Naud
Richard, Would an erratum be appropriate? I’m not sure it that’s entirely necessary but I thought I would ask.

Peace, Joe

Ps. Still waiting in CA for delivery. Hopeful today may be the day. :)

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm
by Joe Mckay
I am loving the book so far.

I just finished reading about DeLand's Fade Away Card Trick. This is the super sneaky gaff that has a palm printed on the back of it.

My favourite use for this gaff is an ingenious mentalism trick by Christopher Carey.

It was published in Ian Rowland's Loving Mentalism column.

Check out page 66 of the May 2015 issue of MAGIC magazine.

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 6:18 pm
by Evan Shuster
It's a happy day in Seattle!

Just read the foreword and introduction. On to part one... :)

Appreciate the extras! Nice touch.

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 9:52 pm
by Joe Naud
Alas still nothing in CA. :cry:

Joe

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 11:28 pm
by Chris Aguilar
Tom Frame wrote:I received two of the Automatic Trick Cards decks. One with which to play and one to resell on the secondary market 10 years from now for an obscene fee. I wasn't aware that Chris Aguilar printed this amazing deck. Chris, the deck looks great! The detail on the backs and edges is exquisite. Bravo sir!

Thanks! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It all came together in about two and a half weeks of my spare time.

Composing the deck (using this free program) turned out to be much more complex than I originally envisioned (over 3000 unique marks!) but with a lot of sage advice from Richard (needed because no actual deck ever existed, just the sometimes confusing Deland instruction manual) and a stellar audit of the fifty two unique backs by Dustin Stinnet, I think we ended up with something that really honors Deland.

And, while I might be a tad(!) biased, it's just a lot of fun to play around with.

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 11:36 pm
by Chris Aguilar
Joe Mckay wrote:I am loving the book so far.

I just finished reading about DeLand's Fade Away Card Trick. This is the super sneaky gaff that has a palm printed on the back of it.

My favourite use for this gaff is an ingenious mentalism trick by Christopher Carey.

It was published in Ian Rowland's Loving Mentalism column.

Check out page 66 of the May 2015 issue of MAGIC magazine.

John Guastaferro also uses the same gaff in a variant of "Open Travellers" (In his One Degree book)

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 28th, 2018, 5:57 pm
by Richard Kaufman
The Automatic Trick Cards is a fascinating deck.

Once you use it for a week or so, you will begin to see numbers and no longer see the symbols.

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 29th, 2018, 2:15 pm
by Tom Frame
Not to be a contrarian, but the Mystery and Madness deck also lacks the gaffs for "Contrario."

While enjoying the hell out of this terrific tome, I'm inserting the appropriate gaffs on the page in the book that describes the effect that requires those gaffs. I'll eventually figure out what gaffs are missing and/or what gaffs are included and not noted. I'll inform you of the results unless Richard scoops me by posting the actual composition of the deck.

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 29th, 2018, 2:30 pm
by Richard Kaufman
There are several tricks that use exactly the same gimmicked cards, so I listed those tricks. For example, DeLand's "Cinch Card Trick" uses the same four double-ended cards as one of Will Edward's tricks. I may have mixed up "Contrario" and "Canadian Wonder."

Ditto for "Nox-Em-All" and "DeLand's Ace Trick." But I think I forgot that the two Aces must have two different Sevens on the backs (or the guy who made up the deck for me made an error).

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 29th, 2018, 4:42 pm
by Tom Frame
Richard,

No, the gaffs should have the same Seven on one face and different Aces on the other faces. Have you read your wonderful book?

Re: DeLand

Posted: December 29th, 2018, 10:37 pm
by Joe Mckay
Methods for splitting dollar bills is mentioned in the DeLand book. As it pertains to counterfeiting currency.

Well - Blake Vogt has some interesting work in this area.

https://blake-vogt.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/split-sessions-v3-bill-split

Re: DeLand

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm
by Andres Reynoso
I am posting this late. I'm sorry.
I received the book on December 20th in Mexico City, just in time for Chrstmas, the box remained on the tree until 25th morning.
The package, the cushion material, the inner box, the slipcase, the book, the deck ... all are gorgeus. Very fine book, a lot of interesting material and pictures, great quantity and quaity of old photos and republished booklets.
My family agreed is not a cheap book (in regular terms) but it is worth the price and considering is Richard's work for last 15 years about a man who lived 100 years ago we cannot put a price on it. How you put a price to 15 years of work?
One more time thank you and kudos to Richard for this fine books.