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marcjh
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I was doing some cleaning and I found Michael Ammar's Easy to Master Card Miracles Volume 1 and was quite surprised to see that the bonus effect, The Insurance policy, is credited to Tommy Wonder. I always thought that this effect was older than the cups and balls, linking rings, or Billy McComb. Is it true that THE Tommy Wonder, of the Books of Wonder fame, created this effect. Or was there another Tommy Wonder? (Perhaps one who lived in ancient Mesopotamia, when I figured the trick was first invented and printed on papyrus.) Or was the crediting wrong on the video?
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The Insurance Policy is by Tommy Windsor, not Tommy Wonder. Windsor wrote the book on the old Popcorn Dye Box, (his effect) as well several excellent if somewhat dated books on the old medicine shows , Street Fakir Act and Suitcase Sideshow. I am not 100% sure, but believe Ammar correctly credits the insurance policy to Windsor. Easy mistake to make. Also, Camirand Academy sells a template that would make this excellent for corporate or trade show give-aways.
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marcjh
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Thanks for the response, but on my box, and even on the L&L site they list Tommy Wonder as the inventor. Must have been a typo on their part. I'll have to play the tape to see who Michael credits on the actual video.
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Windsor for sure. It was around before Tommy Wonder even existed. Well, at least maybe Jos Bema was around Smile

I used to do a torn corner with a switch in a Conway Cigarette case... and the torn corner from the poker card turned into a HUGE torn corner... which matched the Insurance Policy card when unfolded and displayed. Kinda dumb tho.
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On 2005-01-09 00:22, Pete Biro wrote:

I used to do a torn corner with a switch in a Conway Cigarette case... and the torn corner from the poker card turned into a HUGE torn corner... which matched the Insurance Policy card when unfolded and displayed. Kinda dumb tho.


Seems not so much used as proof as much as for recall... and that brings the trick full circle. It's actually kinda good.
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Bob Sanders
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On 2005-01-08 11:48, marcjh wrote:
I always thought that this effect was older than the cups and balls, linking rings, or Billy McComb.


It couldn't be older than Billy McComb. Billy has the actual skulls of Julius Caesar as a mature adult and as a child! (Don't forget he was Doctor McComb.)

Be kind to him. I want his little blue car when he's through with it. Just leave the McComb plates on it so I can park anywhere at The Castle I wish.

I still use the Insurance Policy (King of Winsor!) when I get caught and have to work from my brief case. There is a playing card size McCombical deck(s) in the case too. I use the jumbos on stage. I don't know any new tricks.

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It's credited to Tommy WINDSOR on the back of my VHS-casette...

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David43
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I've got the DVD and its credited to Tommy Windsor
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marcjh
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Thanks fot the reply guys. If you go to the L and L web site, they credit Tommy Wonder. Again it must have been either an innocent typo or crass commercialism to subliminally promote the Visions of Wonder video/DVD series. I'll go with the typo.
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The Insurance Policy is an effect that my spectators realy love! And yes, its Tommy Windsor
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