What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

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What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2014, 10:40 am

Did you get tricks, books, videos?
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby John McDonald » December 26th, 2014, 10:51 am

Paul Daniels Bravura
Best John

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby smerrill » December 26th, 2014, 11:25 am

I received 2 Books

Best of Friends Vol 1

Worlds Beyond

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Larry S. » December 26th, 2014, 11:59 am

I picked up some items from the Ring sale (local) that my wife then gave to me:
1) Marc De Souza's Chain Gang - I learned a lot from Pop Haydn's DVDs, and figured there'd be some variation here

2) Spring loaded fox - I couldn't resist, even tho it isn't really magic -)

3) 2nd copy of favorite book "Fantasia Mathematica"
which includes the Bruce Elliott story "The Last Magician", who plans to escape from a Klein bottle...

Larry

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Leonard Hevia » December 26th, 2014, 1:34 pm

I got:

1. The Vernon Companion
2. A Roy Kueppers soft Morgan Flipper
3. A set of brass Paul Fox cups

It's all good...

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Steve Bryant » December 26th, 2014, 1:47 pm

The Vernon Companion and The Skinner Tapes.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Q. Kumber » December 26th, 2014, 1:50 pm

The Vernon Companion
John Henry Anderson by Eddie and Michael Dawes (Conjuring Arts)
Classic Fantastic by Paul Vigil.

When I renewed my GENII subscription in November I took advantage of the offer on the Skinner Tapes. Sadly they haven't arrived yet.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Ian Kendall » December 26th, 2014, 2:08 pm

Classic Correspondence II.

Due to the lateness of the postie, the Vernon Companion has been relegated to early Birthday pressie...

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2014, 2:16 pm

Quentin, send me an email about your order for The Skinner Tapes and we'll check it.
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Marco Pusterla » December 26th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Vernon Companion
Classic Correspondence II
John Henry Anderson book
Marco Pusterla - http://www.mpmagic.com

Ye Olde Magic Mag: magic history and collecting magazine.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby AJM » December 26th, 2014, 3:49 pm

Classic Collection 5
and,
it's not magic,
Taschen's mahoosive 75 Years of Marvel
(signed by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas).
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Mark Ratekin » December 26th, 2014, 3:56 pm

I received the Tenyo 2015 collection.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Andrew, let me know how the Taschen book is.
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby AJM » December 26th, 2014, 4:23 pm

Classic Collection 5
and,
it's not magic,
Taschen's mahoosive 75 Years of Marvel
(signed by Stan Lee and Roy Thomas).
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby MaxNY » December 26th, 2014, 4:32 pm

Vapr...it's ON!

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby AJM » December 26th, 2014, 4:37 pm

Richard - will send you on some details.

It's certainly looks very impressive.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Doc Rogers » December 26th, 2014, 4:38 pm

Several great magical history books
David Ben's biography of Paul Fox that makes up the latest issue of Magicol (No 188 from Magicana) Details the career of a great inventor and performer and the hardships he faced.
Michael Claxton's biography of Dell O'Dell Don't Fool Yourself (Squash Publications) Detailed and filled with details of the magic pros life of the 20's to 50's. A work of great scholarship filled with respect and love for his subject. (Squash Publishing)
William Rauscher's biography of Silent Mora: Louis J McCord. Details of the life of a great creator and performer of the Chautauqua and Vaudeville eras. (1878 Press Inc)
Billy McComb McCombical The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb(Magic Inc) As its titled and a great series of tricks, ideas and reminiscences of magic and magicians.
Michael Perovich's Vernon Companion where Michael plays Boswell to Vernon's Dr Johnson. Filled with stories and characters from the Castle. (Hermetic Press)
Mike Caveney's Classic Correspondence II More of the stories behind letters of the famous and not so famous performers of Magic's Past. (Magic Words)
Eddie Dawes' and son's book on John Henry Anderson clears up some of his family connections and other questions concerning this great performer of the mid 19th century (Conjuring Arts)
Santa was very good to me!
Doc
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2014, 4:43 pm

"Mike Cavity"?

What's up Doc?
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Doc Rogers » December 26th, 2014, 4:51 pm

Must remember to turn off the spell checker!!!
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Evan Shuster » December 26th, 2014, 6:07 pm

The only magic gifts I receive are the ones I buy for myself, and I was very nice to myself this year. :)

- The deluxe version of the Tenyo book (looking forward to this!)
- A 2-year renewal to Genii
- William Rauscher's biography of Silent Mora
- Michael Perovich's Vernon Companion
- The new Dawes book on John Henry Anderson
- The Tenyo 2015 releases
- The new Real Secrets package of 3 "Everyday Wonders"
- Several other miscellaneous books and manuscripts

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Fredrick » December 26th, 2014, 6:24 pm

I did well this year...

The Vernon Companion (Michael Perovich)
The Wizards Way (Tobias Beckwith)
Old Ideas (Leonard Cohen) - not magic but quite magical.
"Try to find the humanity in the magic..." ~ Michael Moschen
The Jinx Companion

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby JimW » December 26th, 2014, 7:46 pm

I got Steve Valentine's excellent "Cloth" triple DVD set. I'm only about halfway through it and I can't believe how much material he has already covered.

Classic Correspondence From Egyptian Hall Vol. 2 was a pre-Christmas gift to myself, and after reading a few reviews I ordered The Vernon Companion today. Lots of good reading in my future.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Joe Naud » December 26th, 2014, 7:58 pm

An autographed copy of T. Nelson Downs "Art of Magic"
Peace, Joe

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 26th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Seems like The Vernon Companion is a real hit this year.
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Bill Mullins » December 26th, 2014, 9:41 pm

When did "Classic Correspondence II" come out? This is the first I've heard of it.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Ted M » December 26th, 2014, 9:54 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:When did "Classic Correspondence II" come out? This is the first I've heard of it.

It was announced via email just before Thanksgiving.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Tom Frame » December 27th, 2014, 9:30 am

Martin Lewis's reissue of Ken Allen's "Die-Namic" and Julio Montoro's "Pocket".
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby kevinm » December 27th, 2014, 9:35 am

Tenyo Ultra Tube.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 27th, 2014, 10:43 am

Kevin: the original or the Tenyo Elite version?
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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Andrew Martin Portala » December 27th, 2014, 10:55 am

Dell o' Dell Book.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Bob Cunningham » December 27th, 2014, 2:59 pm

A digital subscription to Genii and the Skinner tapes.

I was a little concerned about how interesting & accessible the "tapes" would be, but I just finished the first CD and it is REALLY good.

Thanks Richard and the whole Genii team for continuing to produce such high quality and affordable magic resources!

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Asser Andersen » December 27th, 2014, 3:58 pm

December was a good month and these were under the Christmas tree - from myself :-)
The Vernon Companion
McCombical (a good book - however it really made me sad to learn that a much larger compilation + biography was abandoned due to the publication of this book)
Alan Shaxon - The Sophisticated Sorcerer + Confabulation (the trick)

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby Ian Kendall » December 29th, 2014, 12:42 pm

The Vernon Companion arrived this morning, so I think I can class that now.

I also bought a bunch of downloads for myself, since there were a lot of sales going on.

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Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Postby poonchingyip » December 29th, 2014, 1:48 pm

I got myself The Lottery Ticket Illusion book, the Guy Hollingworth DVD collection, the Mind and Magic of David Berglas book and the Vernon Companion. Gonna have a busy year-end reading project.....

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