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jcorb
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Here's another place that might be interesting. http://www.roykueppers.com/kueppeskeepers.html
Bill Palmer
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On 2006-02-19 11:03, doublelift wrote:
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On 2006-02-18 19:36, Bill Palmer wrote:
I like the memory card wallets you get at Wal-Mart. There are also some good holders that were made to hold 35 mm slides. Camera shops are a great source.



Would I be correct to assume these are for holding photos? Just making sure I am looking in the right part of Wal-Mart!


No. These are for holding Compact Flash media cards. Each wallet has 6 pockets -- three on a side -- and they zip shut. They cost about $4.00 each. They are made of black leatherette.

You will find them in the photo section, though. I think they are made by CaseLogic. They are about 4 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inch thick.
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MKmagic
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I store them in a little coin purse. If I am wearing jeans I put them in
the watch pocket to keep them seperate from my pocket change.
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Yes. I learned to never stick gaffed coins in you pockets. I spent $30 on a Coke!
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On 2006-02-19 11:03, doublelift wrote:
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On 2006-02-18 19:36, Bill Palmer wrote:
I like the memory card wallets you get at Wal-Mart. There are also some good holders that were made to hold 35 mm slides. Camera shops are a great source.



Would I be correct to assume these are for holding photos? Just making sure I am looking in the right part of Wal-Mart!


No. These are for holding Compact Flash media cards. Each wallet has 6 pockets -- three on a side -- and they zip shut. They cost about $4.00 each. They are made of black leatherette.

You will find them in the photo section, though. I think they are made by CaseLogic. They are about 4 inches by 2 inches by 3/4 inch thick.



I've got four of these and I really like them for storing coins. You can put the coins in the "flips" (the technical name for those little plastic holders you get from the coin store) and then put the flips in the slots where the memory cards would go, or you can just slide the coins in the slots. But if you don't use the plastic holders, the coins may slide out of their respective clots if the case is turned over.
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I continue to search for the perfect holder. I keep the coins stored in a leather coin purse. To produce coins from a purse makes them appear to be "something special". I would prefer to just pick the coins from a pocket but that is rather abusive to these expensive coins. I did find a holder called a taxi wallet, but didn't purchase it and have never seen the item again.
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Mine go from a coin purse to coin slots in my pouch for performance, then back to the coin purse for storage again.
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Years ago, while merchanting in the Medieval recreation group, my wife and I were making and selling small suede pouches that snapped shut and came stocked with 3 condoms (trying to promote safe activities among both young and old). These work wonderfully for separating coin sets. Made from different colors of suede, it is quite easy to find the one you seek. Each will hold up to six half dollars.

Within my magic bag I have repurposed an old, Chinese styled jewelry box that I picked up at a garage sale. It came to me with padded sides and bottom, which proved to be problematic, with coins getting stuck in the corners. I cut a piece of 1/4" high-density ply to fit the bottom, then created dividers from the same stock, using half-lap joints. I applied a bit of stain and it now matches the frame of the bag (walnut). The box holds most of my coin effects, including three Okito boxes (standard, Boston and a standard, curve sided), a brass Swords thru Coin, a pair of paddles that I custom made for a specific effect, a brass Cubio and my wooden Imp Bottle. On top of the case is a leather coin wallet that I purchased at a magic convention - this holds my most often used effects, along side a dedicated Devil's Handkerchief that is used with the brass nesting boxes, kept in a drawer mounted under the sliding tray, with holes in the bottom so that I can easily get a hold of the box tops and flip them onto the bottoms. A few of my coin sets, such as my S&S, are stored in small, velvet draw-string bags (about the same size as the suede bags).

Coins, like any other apparatus, need to be stored in a fashion that will enable you to find the effect you seek, without having to hunt for them. I redesigned my magic bag when the old one (30 years of service) finally got to the point of the leather tearing out. I decided to make the next one so that I would have plenty of room for my effects, stored in a way that allowed instant access to the effect sought. It isn't exactly Hermione's beaded bag with an "accio" spell, but it is the next best thing. Now if I could only do something about the weight factor....
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At gigs for a very long time I had coins in a purse or two; one for halves and other for dollars. However this was really practical for just two sets of coins because there was a risk of coins getting mixed. Eric Jones turned me onto zippered multipocket coin purses and I got Jerry O Connol one but the elastics of the pockets were so loose that if the purse moved inside the pocket the coins fell out of their slots and when opened they were all over the place. Nice for storage but not reliable for performing. So I ended up making sort of slot card of my own. Similar to coin production gimmick by Chad Long. Basically it is a cardboard with 9 slits/slots for coins. This whole thing fits into my everyday wallet and it is basically only as thick as one coin is. So now in my everyday wallet I have always with me 9 different coin gaffs, in pocket that is reserved just for them and I can do coin stuff anywhere, anytime Smile
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