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Isaiah
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I am wondering if anyone would be interested in selling me the beads of prussia, but only if the beads are wooden? I am sure this is not the place to post this but I am desperate and need the wooden beads of prussia. Thank you
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You might want to get 8 more posts and post under the "wanted and for sale" heading. Great choice for effects, by the way. Love this one, myself. Be sure to buy the original Fedko model, and not a knockoff.

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Hello Isaiah:

An alternative to the Fedko "Beads of Prussia" is the Lowry bead trick, which is exactly the same, but with wooden beads that are about twice the size as those used in the Fedko version. The Lowry bead trick was put out in the 50's or 60's, before John Fedko marketed his version. Unfortunately, it (like the Fedko version) is no longer made.

I will keep my eyes open for the wooden bead models. You may try a used magic site like Ron Allesi or Kenna Thompson.

I have seen the modern Indian made version which uses plastic beads, and it is one of the few items coming from India that's well made...For what it's worth.

Ron
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Yes I was taken from the trickery on those plastic beads. There web site claimed they were wooden but low and behold they were plastic and from India when I got it. I see Hank Lee and Daytona magic are claiming that they have wooden ones but I am unsure until I call them. The plastic ones from India have only tow colors and it looks very unprofessional, Please keep an eye out for those wooden beads and send me a Private message with any word. Thank you
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F.Y.I.> Before John Fedko began to sell his "Beads of Prussia" there was a set with a much better Master Bead made by Alexander Great of A & B Magic. Alexander Great's apparatus was sold as the "Beads of Sheba" and are all wooden. Occasionally these will pop-up on the auction sets.
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You can paint the beads without too much trouble. I needed mine to look a lot less clown like for my presentation so I painted them with various shades of Fingernail polish. They came out looking real good and are very durable. You might try working over your set of plastic beads with a new finish to make them look better.
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I noticed that Practical Magic http://www.practical-magic.com has a version which uses a number of colors - at least, their photo shows this. I recommend you call or email Jeremy and he will set you straight. I've ordered from him before, and he's very honest.

Ron
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Hi Isaiah.
I believe the word 'taken' implies something devious on our part which is not true. The original ad copy text for this prop did say wooden about a year ago. The wooden bead set is what we carried for a multitude of years. These came from Sam Dalal in India. At some point about a year ago, they changed from wood beads to plastic beads, still manufactured by Sam. The only way for us to become aware there is a change in a product is if we were to open each package when orders are replenished or if a customer notifies us. The latter was the case with this item. The customer was refunded as the wooden beads were no longer available and the ad copy modified immediately.

While it's been almost a year since your purchase, I would be happy to issue a store credit for the item if you wish. Should you decide to keep them, Krylon Fusion spray paint is made especially for plastics and works very well.

In the future, a personal note or phone call would be appreciated rather than an insinuating comment in a public forum.
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Well I don't believe my comment was insulting by any means it could have been worse, but that wasnt the intention. I see your case with not opening the packages and not knowing of the change, although I believe for the consumer sakes they should be brought to attention stat.. I guess that's were there is a missing link between you the seller and the manufacturer. One last note, I was a returning customer so that problem didn't have an immediate effect on my view of the trickery. I apologize, but there was absolutely no slander being given by my part, I was had in the regards that the ad was mistaken and I was not given the option of a refund,If my recolection is correct you or an employee stated they new they were plastic and stated that they didn't make the wooden beads anymore, althought the ad was never changed. hmm if you or someone else knew why didn't they change the ad prior to my purchase?? OK this is childsplay, again this wasnt meant to be an insult. Sincerely P.S. I hate the plastic beads I am still looking for the wooden beads.
Isaiah D. F.
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