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Topic: A gift idea this year for my father, paper money magic.
Message: Posted by: Blindside785 (May 7, 2013 10:19PM)
I don't get to see my father often, possibly once a year. He has a truck driving job and lives a ways away. He will possibly be coming down for my brother's graduation.

So three years ago I surprised my father and he found out how much into magic I was. I took his bill and turned it inside out, 4 quarters, I've never seen that kind of twinkle in his eye. The kind you see when your world turns inside out on you in a good way, a true moment of astonishment. I cried of happiness on this day and I got to see my father this way. At a impromptu family gathering he pulled out the bill from his wallet and told everyone the story of the day I did this, I took the bill and did Ignition with it, another favorite moment with my father.

I'll be seeing my old man again soon, what are some effects you guys can suggest? Effects I can do with the same mis made bill and that I can give it back to him so I may do a different effect with it the following year.
Message: Posted by: motown (May 7, 2013 10:40PM)
Dan Garrett had a nice idea called Torn & Quartered. You can find it hear:

Message: Posted by: Norton (May 8, 2013 08:08AM)
Turn it back to a normal bill, and then do fraud for him. This way you get your mismade bill back and he has a new souvenir to show off.
Message: Posted by: puggo (May 9, 2013 06:38AM)
A few ideas:

Self folding mismade bill (shuttle pass & dupe)
Animated bill e.g. butterfly (Garcia, l--ps?) or Losander's effect on the palm of the hand (forget the name)
Torn corner to impossible location such as a sealed clear key fob (can then keep on his truck keys) needs dupe & switch
Impossible location such as sealed envelope, or using 'Fob' (you can then offer to put it in a 'matching' key ring).

Whatever you do, I hope it is a special moment for you both.

Message: Posted by: John Long (Aug 18, 2017 09:36PM)
I can't know for sure, but I would tend to think that most other tricks would now be anti-climatic. Let him keep that special bill as a fond remembrance of that earlier time.

If he asks to see more magic, pick something that doesn't involve bills, yet maybe something that the two of you get to personalize (like Anniversary Waltz, or where you each sign a separate coin, but both signatures end up on the same coin (Sankey has a nice way of doing this). Such an effect could be used to represent that the two of you will be close, even though separated by miles.

Still, be pleased with and ready to accept your first success.

Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Aug 24, 2017 08:32AM)
A signed bent quarter as a good luck memento. If he specifically wants another trick with that bill, offer to explain it by way of using the Wonderland Bill concept. When you pass thru the door, the bill turned inside out.


Message: Posted by: Inert (Aug 24, 2017 09:01AM)
2nd the 'Wonderland Bill' effect.
Message: Posted by: John Long (Aug 24, 2017 08:53PM)
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, Steven Conner wrote:
If he specifically wants another trick with that bill, offer to explain it by way of using the Wonderland Bill concept.
Steve [/quote]

But this would require some cutting some slits in the bill, and could lessen the sentimental value if done to the mismade bill.