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Topic: Will the eBay nonsense never end? New abuse.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 19, 2008 03:39AM)
This morning's offender is a fellow who has an out of focus photograph of a brass cup up for sale. He refers to it as a magic cup.

It's a cup. Period. No gaff. No instructions. No bag. No balls. Just a cup.

I was going to give him the magic finger.
Message: Posted by: djkuttdecks (Jun 19, 2008 08:19AM)
That is funny, and horrible.

link?

-DJ
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Jun 19, 2008 09:51AM)
Links to ebay are not allowed in the public forums..........
Message: Posted by: djkuttdecks (Jun 19, 2008 10:17AM)
Ohhhh! See, you learn something everyday.

-DJ
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Jun 19, 2008 10:39AM)
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On 2008-06-19 04:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
This morning's offender is a fellow who has an out of focus photograph of a brass cup up for sale. He refers to it as a magic cup.

It's a cup. Period. No gaff. No instructions. No bag. No balls. Just a cup.

I was going to give him the magic finger.
[/quote]

I'm glad you're out there watching out for us. Sure wish I'd consulted you on some items I got took on. :(

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 19, 2008 11:49AM)
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On 2008-06-19 10:51, Robert Kohler wrote:
Links to ebay are not allowed in the public forums..........
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That's why there is no link in the message. You can mention ebay, but you can't link to it.

And that's not just in the public forums.
Message: Posted by: pepka (Jun 19, 2008 12:37PM)
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On 2008-06-19 04:39, Bill Palmer wrote:

I was going to give him the magic finger.
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I didn't know you could produce birds Bill!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 19, 2008 12:37PM)
My old digital manipulation act. I learned it while driving in Houston traffic!
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jun 19, 2008 01:28PM)
[quote]
On 2008-06-19 04:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
This morning's offender is a fellow who has an out of focus photograph of a brass cup up for sale. He refers to it as a magic cup.

It's a cup. Period. No gaff. No instructions. No bag. No balls. Just a cup.

I was going to give him the magic finger.
[/quote]

does it come with a set of magic beans at least?
Message: Posted by: Magnalucius (Jun 19, 2008 02:05PM)
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On 2008-06-19 13:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
My old digital manipulation act. I learned it while driving in Houston traffic!
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It is the clasic school.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 19, 2008 02:45PM)
[quote]
On 2008-06-19 14:28, gaddy wrote:
[quote]
On 2008-06-19 04:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
This morning's offender is a fellow who has an out of focus photograph of a brass cup up for sale. He refers to it as a magic cup.

It's a cup. Period. No gaff. No instructions. No bag. No balls. Just a cup.

I was going to give him the magic finger.
[/quote]

does it come with a set of magic beans at least?
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No, but it should. It gave me gas.
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Jun 19, 2008 02:58PM)
ROFLOL
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jun 19, 2008 07:34PM)
Maybe it's not a magicians cup, but a real magic cup.
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Jun 20, 2008 12:04AM)
I finally found the cup on EBAY.

The Magic Brass Cup

"Great for producing lemons etc from under it!!!!!"

That is so sad.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 20, 2008 01:34AM)
I sent the seller a PM that said:

"In other words, it's a cup."

He PM'ed back

Right!
Message: Posted by: djkuttdecks (Jun 20, 2008 08:15AM)
"no ball or instructions included"
"I bought this from Morroco and never used it" (wonder how much he paid for a cup)

wow
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jun 20, 2008 10:46AM)
Probably an edible part of a camel. Who knows?

If you are in the UK, getting to Morocco is no big deal. You can drive to France via the Chunnel and take a boat to Morocco. Or just take a boat. I think a round trip plane flight is less than £ 100.
Message: Posted by: djkuttdecks (Jun 20, 2008 10:52AM)
Ohhh, He spelled "Morocco" wrong! I thought it was just some company I never heard of (like Morroc Co.) I wasn't think I guess... I feel dumb :)

-DJ
Message: Posted by: Magicray69 (Jul 8, 2008 11:29PM)
Don't laugh...it's actually the Holy Grail, guys.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 9, 2008 12:46AM)
Silly English k-niggit. We already have a grail.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jul 9, 2008 07:23PM)
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On 2008-07-09 01:46, Bill Palmer wrote:
Silly English k-niggit. We already have a grail.
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Eeets, verrry niice!
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jul 10, 2008 01:16PM)
I need a holy grill to grill up some holy cow.
Message: Posted by: kentfgunn (Jul 10, 2008 01:48PM)
Josh,

That is the ugliest avatar I have ever seen. The rabbit is especially ugly!
Message: Posted by: plungerman (Jul 13, 2008 11:02AM)
Have to point out; All parts of a camel are edible.

AS A Great collector could you please direct us to any other/better places to hunt down or chase after cups and other magic and associated materials. There must be other instances of on line bidding out there.

Thanks in advance.

P
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 13, 2008 12:51PM)
Ebay is probably the best overall. Kenna Thompson and Martinka have some good stuff as well, but none of it is going to be cheap. The tricks for sale section of the Café is good too, but you don't get to bid.

Basically, it's like the days right after the Kingston Trio had their first big hit 50 years ago.

When I was in High School, I went on a trip to New Orleans with my folks. We were walking around the Old Quarter, and I went into a pawn shop. There were literally DOZENS of turn of the century and later banjos hanging from their pegheads, from wires stretched across the shop. You could get a beautiful Fairbanks Eclipse model with the Man in the Moon peghead for $25.00. Other wonderful instruments were similarly priced. Three years later, they were all gone.

Now, if you go into a pawn shop anywhere and see a banjo, the chances are it is less than 20 years old and made in Asia.

If I'd had a crystal ball when I was a kid, I'd have bought a dozen or so of those old banjos, which I could have sold later for multiple thousands of dollars. I would have bought a couple dozen sets of Bertram, P&L and Paul Fox cups. But I didn't.

Ebay is not my primary source of cups these days, although I run a search on eBay at least five times a day. I also have friends who watch eBay for me.

I also have a network of friends who are collectors of other items. They find cups, I find things they collect. We trade.

There are other magic auctions, but most don't have many sets of cups. Dealers are still the first source to try.

I spend the same kind of time at this that most people spend at their jobs.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jul 13, 2008 08:14PM)
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On 2008-07-10 14:48, kentfgunn wrote:

That is the ugliest avatar I have ever seen. The rabbit is especially ugly!
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I realize the rabbit is ugly, but it's chopped and fits nicely in my hat.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 6, 2008 01:08AM)
Chopped rabbit! What a concept!

BTW, there is now a set of " Indian Cups & Balls-Supreme Magic Collector Magic Trick" up for sale. The seller is in Australia. These may or may not have come from Supreme. They are Morrissey cups. After I asked the seller if he had any documentation to state that they had been sold by Supreme, he admitted he did not.

You can still get them from Morrissey.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 6, 2008 10:42AM)
The seller seems to have decided that he will look for the instructions for me and see if he can find a connection to Supreme.