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USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Smurf » August 15th, 2018, 10:17 pm

The United States Postal Service is producing stamps and other materials related to The Art of Magic and the five basic effects.

https://store.usps.com/store/results?Nt ... =1&Nrpp=48

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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Bill Mullins » August 15th, 2018, 10:57 pm

At MagicLive, where the First Day of Issue ceremony was held, there were also lapel pins of the stamps available. And the magic kit was put together by Mac King.

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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Andres Reynoso » August 16th, 2018, 11:54 am

After Magic Live I went to Los Angeles a couple of days and asked in two post offices but they didn't know the stamps. I think was too soon to have them at the offices. I was looking for the kit with deck.
On Sunday I returned to Mexico so I would search it in other channels :P
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 16th, 2018, 11:57 am

The release at MAGIC Live was done in advance. Everything should be available on the USPS website shortly if not already.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Doug Thornton » August 17th, 2018, 11:22 pm

My order placed on Monday arrived Thursday. Postage was surprisingly cheap.

Mac King demonstrates the five effects here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 2O0T9KQnTW

By the way, the box is a sliding drawer change box! A nice touch.

And the set of three lenticular stamps, with a rabbit appearing from a hat as you tilt it up and down, is only $1.50.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby EndersGame » August 29th, 2018, 1:43 am

Looks like a fun concept, and some fun routines, even if they are fairly basic. What's all included besides a deck of cards and the stamps?

I liked the presentation idea of Karate Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibiz_Ws56DQ
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Bill Mullins » August 29th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Highlights from the First Day of Issue ceremony at MagicLive.

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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 29th, 2018, 2:05 pm

You receive the magic set in a Drawer Box, plus the booklet detailing the tricks, plus the stamps. That's it. Videos are online.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby pabloin us » August 29th, 2018, 6:06 pm

What is the drawer box made of?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 29th, 2018, 11:14 pm

Cardboard, and it's laminated. Works well.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Ross Hironaka » September 7th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Just wanted to confirm: Are the lenticular souvenirs actual stamps that can be used as postage? I've seen them referred to as "stamps," and they're evidently self-adhesive, so I have to think they are.

Sorry for the silly question, but I've been burned by the USPS before. About 8 years ago, the USPS had "King and Queen" stamps, and my future wife and I decided it would be nice to use them on our wedding invitations. The invites were over an ounce, so naturally we applied two stamps to each invite, one King and one Queen. The USPS wound up returning an invite to me for “Insufficient Postage” because they evidently mistook my two stamps as a single one. (The edges were meshed perfectly together.) I had to make sure that I put a bit of space between the King and Queen for all subsequent mailings, which was a symbolic bummer.

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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 7th, 2018, 4:43 pm

They feel like self-adhesive stamps, but I haven't peeled one off the panel of three to double check.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Doug Thornton » September 7th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Ross, the lenticular rabbit stamps are real. I used one a week ago to send a greeting card and it arrived safely.
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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Ross Hironaka » September 8th, 2018, 11:35 am

Thank you for your replies, Richard and Doug. I opted to buy a bunch of stamps, most of them being the lenticulars. For the price (same as any other stamp), it's a bargain for the coolness factor. Couldn't resist picking up some John Lennon and Janis Joplin stamps, too.

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Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Postby Bill Mullins » September 8th, 2018, 7:19 pm

EndersGame wrote:I liked the presentation idea of Karate Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibiz_Ws56DQ

Mac used the same trick / presentation in his book "Campfire Magic "


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