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Mystification
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I am trying to come up with something new and clever utilizing the Scotch and Soda set. Has anyone come up with something different that you use this set for that you would care to share? Routine and Presentation.
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There Are 3 Softbound books On it! Smile
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By Ken Simmons. David Neighbors was a contributor.
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Yea It Book no. 3 Smile
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You're starting with the gaff? Do you have extra Centavos that DON'T lock so you can ...
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Mr. Neighbors, I have a preference for International Transit that calls for a non-locking set. I might have the routine title wrong, though.
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No That's it! I Found An S&S Set At a Magic Shop That did not lock! So I got it! And then Said I wonder What I can Do with it! Smile

So then Came up With International Transit ! Smile I have 2 or 3 More Handlings For and International Transit By Now! ! ( wow who would have Thought! Smile )
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One of the coolest versions I have seen was by a guy at Tannen's Magic. I forget the exact handling, but I seem to recall something like it having the spec holding the centavo (supposedly) straight out in front of themselves and having a picture taken with the spec's phone. From the spec's perspective the photo will show them holding the centavo. But when the picture is revealed it shows them holding the silver coin and the centavo ends up somewhere else.

I may be off on the exact specifics, but using a phone's camera and taking advantage of the double-sided coin (insert) opened up a novel handling that impressed me. I never worked out the details, but now thinking about it years later I am inspired to look into finding a source for learning the handling. Provided that it is published that is. Or I may work out my own handling based on the premise. I do recall that the gentleman showing the routine was demoing the potential of Scotch and Soda to a customer, so I don't reckon that it's a pet routine he is trying to keep underground.
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That's a great ploy and routine segment. Please, whose work is that?

And after the magic you ask them to hold up the coin for a picture... already taken.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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According to one researcher...looks like we have Michael Weber and then Aljaz Son in Magic Magazine August 2011 page 66

Smile for the camera. You take the picture.

Aljaz posted about this 8/30/2015 at the Café under latest and greatest.
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David: What are the names of those books, and where are they available..

Mystification:
There is a nicely routined/storied 3-4 phase trick in 25 Amazing Magic Tricks with a Scotch and Soda or Dime & Penny by Royal Magic, called CS Bill Swindle
The 2 coins are wrapped in a bill, one removed, then the 2 coins magically trade places, and ends with one disappearing.

Greg Rostami (of the Café) had a very clever routine that also uses the bang ring and a coin box. It involved a story about Harry Houdini breaking in and out of prison (the coin box). At one time he made it freely available to Café members.

John
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Hi John,

They Where jut called Scotch And Soda Part 1. Part 2. And Part 3. Finale! They where Just The little Half Sized Softbound Books!

And I am Not sure Where you can get them These Days! Or even If you can get them! Smile You will Have to just look Around!
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Ok, thanks
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Your Welcome! Smile Let me know If you find Them ?
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@MJ Marrs -

I am pretty sure the guy at Tannens was Jeff Prace, who I agreed to let share my Coin On Call routine in his lectures. Smile
The routine is now published through Penguin as a P3 production with a bonus routine (PDF), which uses 2 borrowed phones and coins.
The bonus is called Virtual Transposition and it's also a very interesting performance piece, where all the dirty work is done before the effect even starts, so there is even more room for presentation than with Coin On Call.

You can buy the download here:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/5991

You will also receive the penny insert (which you probably already have).


@Jonathan -

Thank you for doing the research. Indeed, Coin On Call was published for the first time in Magic Magazine, Talk About Tricks, August 2011 issue and was subsequently also written up in January 2015 issue of The Linking Ring (column Expert At The Tech Table) by Jeff Prace.

Michael Webber was first (to my knowledge) to create a routine where a photo taken at the start of the trick, changes in the end. Michael's routine is called Half-a-Cheek on the Photocopier and can be found in his untitled 1991 lecture notes.

My personal inspiration for this type of effect, was Robert Smith's Digital Conviction:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1986

Paul Gertner published a routine called Photo Cell (in DVD format), in which a similar effect is performed with a special kind of clear cards. He subsequently adapted the trick to the Wow 2 gimmick, which is explained in its instructions.

Justin Miller also has an effect called Smile, which is very similar in effect to Coin On Call but with playing cards.

If anyone would like to continue this discussion, I would appreciate if you post here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&start=0


Cheers
Aljaž
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I have book 2 of the Ken Simmons series if anyone is interested.
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