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Topic: Don Wayne's Matchbook Follies
Message: Posted by: OHCollector (Aug 11, 2007 09:02AM)
If anyone has a lead on where I could get one of these, please PM me. This is the floating match routine Copperfield used on a television special. I called Don, and he said he's not making them anymore. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: magiquarian (Nov 20, 2007 12:17PM)
Only Don Wayne and Copperfield could do it
Message: Posted by: OHCollector (Nov 20, 2007 06:18PM)
Could do what?
Message: Posted by: magiquarian (Nov 21, 2007 12:38AM)
Correction, should have said,could "perform it"....During my tenure at Tannens c 1980's, we handled this effect. It is not too easy to perform CORRECTLY, requires a lot of work in performing it
Message: Posted by: OHCollector (Nov 21, 2007 01:24AM)
Okay - I'm with you now. Thanks for clarifying. I have come across a couple of these since the time I was looking for one.
Message: Posted by: mydogripper (Nov 28, 2007 10:25AM)
I have one ... and currently modifying the prop to look like a real book of matches.... mine has been sitting since they frst came out and never used
Message: Posted by: mghia (Jan 6, 2008 12:14PM)
I have one, unused and think I still have the postcard that gives permission to perform the effect.

Let me know if interested. Really neat prop.
Message: Posted by: Magician Toronto (Jan 12, 2012 03:50PM)
I am very interested in one. Does anyone have this effect?
Thanks,

MT

http://www.magiciantoronto.com
Message: Posted by: Hookem (Feb 8, 2012 12:32AM)
I have one.
Message: Posted by: wanmagic (Feb 9, 2012 11:44AM)
I am looking for one if someone has for sale?
Message: Posted by: Chris Meece (Feb 27, 2012 02:58PM)
Is this the one where the match 'bows' before floating? If so, I have one too. I seriously doubt I will part with it because it is so unique. I am curious to see how much one sells for now, though.
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Dec 4, 2020 07:18PM)
I have one, and hate to part with it because it is truly a collector piece, but I would be willing to sell it.
KJ
Message: Posted by: Anverdi-museum (Dec 26, 2020 12:36PM)
I have this and performed it throughout the years, yes it does takes a lot of practice to perform the full routine correctly, the floatation part is the hardest to do smoothly. Although I have done the full routine there is a shorter version without the match floating which only includes the vanishing/reappearance and the match taking a visual bow...this is much easier to perform. Attached is a brief video of myself performing this shorter version.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vvv_QwrMSvs

Chuck
Message: Posted by: 1KJ (Dec 31, 2020 09:18PM)
[quote]On Dec 26, 2020, Anverdi-museum wrote:
I have this and performed it throughout the years, yes it does takes a lot of practice to perform the full routine correctly, the floatation part is the hardest to do smoothly. Although I have done the full routine there is a shorter version without the match floating which only includes the vanishing/reappearance and the match taking a visual bow...this is much easier to perform. Attached is a brief video of myself performing this shorter version.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vvv_QwrMSvs

Chuck [/quote]

Nice routine! Love it!