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TheAmbitiousCard
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I promised myself I would buy just one set of cups.
That did not happen.
Now I'm promising myself that I won't be a collector.
I will just own sets that I will "use".

Just for fun what sets of cups have you owned or own
in the order that you purchased them and their current status...

Johnson Brass - *sold*
Phoenix - *sold*
JES Squaty - *sold*
Cellini - *sold*
Gazzo - *sold*
Riser Mini - *sold*
Wooden Mini *don't know where they are*
GA Babe
GA Babe
RNT Monti Combo *sold*
Cellini
Cellini
GA Golf
Ammar *have not arrived yet*
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You realize what kind of pandora's box you will have opened if Bill Palmer responds to this post? It's going to take years to read his reply! Smile

Seriously though Frank, that's an extremely impressive list you have!

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Is this meant to be therapy - confronting the problem? Smile
I started making a list, then got worried about the amount of brass and copper that's hidden around the house!

I still have the first set of 'proper' cups I bought, but have no idea who made them. They're only valuable to me for sentimental reasons. I haven't sold any, but somehow managed to lose a set of original Sisti cups when we moved house a couple of years ago.

Current sets I use most are: Gary Animal's 'Love' cups in guild metal; Sherwood copper; Charlie Miller. The latest addition to the collection was your very own set of Riser minis.

Although I have several collector's sets, some of my favourite cups aren't valuable at all - they're often old sets by unknown makers. Why are these sets appealing? - usually because of an unusual shape or size, an attractive patina or just because they 'feel' good to use.

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On 2006-02-27 11:39, magicman845 wrote:
You realize what kind of pandora's box you will have opened if Bill Palmer responds to this post? It's going to take years to read his reply! Smile

Seriously though Frank, that's an extremely impressive list you have!

Kent


Yes, I do realize about the P-Box. Poor Bill. Smile

I really just want a big set for large and/or outdoor shows
and a small set for strolling. And I've changed my mind a lot.
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I can't list them all here. It would be the longest post ever done on the Café.

But I will list some of my favorites

Tannen's Stubby Cups -- my second set of cups. The first set was a set of P&L copper cups, which I sold, because I liked the larger Stubby cups.

All the Sherwoods.

The Charlie Miller cups -- left to me by a friend.

The Turkish Gauklerbecher -- from Ted Lesley

Gazzo's PF/DD Chick Cups.

These are not in any particular order.
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Ron Giesecke
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Sisti Cups (brass) still have

JES Squatties (Copper) Still have and use regularly

Black Beauty Cups--Still working on an approach with them

Jefferson Cups (ala Bannon's routine)--Still have, but never use

Posted: Feb 27, 2006 12:37pm

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By the way, I'm not above trying to get those Ammar cups.
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Ron, I think I got my squatty's because of you. Great Cups.
I just ended up wanting something bigger.

By the way, where the hell have you been Ron?
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Oh, you know . . . new job, internet fatigue, blogging, and finally a place where I can approach my magic artistically instead of commercially (although one would hope the twain can meet).

I would eventually like to get a set of Johnson cups as well. But I am happy with my sqautties, and will probably use them until death calls.

I'm also recording a lot of music right now, on my PC, with CuBase Le--a 48-track studio-setup. I think it would be cool do record theme music for other people's videos, myself.

Beyond that, I'm around. As long as Bill Palmer can cover the ebbs and flows of cups and balls ephemera, I'll always be lurking Smile

Posted: Feb 27, 2006 1:07pm

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And I think you did get the squatties because of me. I got them because of Andrew Wimhurst.
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Mark Wilson plastic...long ago crushed
Current owned cups....
Bazaar de Magia aluminum combo
Bazaar copper combo
Pool theme chop cup set by Stephane Bourgoin
Johnson brass
Riser Jumbo
RNT Black Beauty
Penguin mini
Gazzo Street
Street copper...maker unknown
Street brass...awaiting delivery
RNT Mini chop...awaiting delivery
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Paul Fox Busby copper
Paul Fox Busby Stainless-Sold
Paul Fox Type One's Fox/Dew Sold
Jim Sisti Chromed/Copper
Miller-Magic Inc
Ross Bertram
Sherwood Engraved Silver
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I sold my Paul Fox (Dew) copper and the Chicks... but still have one set of Dew nickle plate.
And
maybe 50 or 60 sets of various scattered around, totally disorganized.
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I'm like Frank, I've sold several sets I that were just sitting around. Here's a list of what I have or have had.
Charlie Miller-Sold'em to Jake at rnt2. I thought they were ugly.
Johnson-Still have'em.
Riser Standard-Still have'em, and use'em at the bar.
Riser minis-sold.
Riser jumbos-sold to George Daily, who said he may leave them to me.
Sherwood silver engraved-Wouldn't part with 'em for the world.
Would like a set of Sherwood copper and also a set or Porpers if I find them at a good price.

I saw the Auke Van Dokkum nesting cups at WMS and was impressed. It takes a long time for them to nest though.

Posted: Feb 27, 2006 5:00pm

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I had never heard of the Ammar cups til now. I just checked them out on the site. Ewwww......I'd like to see them in person though. Maybe that pic doesn't do them justice.
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1. Royal Magic Plastic cups-got at my first magic lessons in 1974--long gone.
2. Charlie Miller style Indian Cups by Morrisy--barely touched still in bag.
3. Rings and Things Copper Monte, purchased in the Seventies, learned Vernon's routine, still in great shape with small dents/scratches on top.
3. After long hiatus I got the Magic Makers little brass combo cups, don't know why.
4. Two Galli Galli cups, dreams of busking or fairs.
5. Gary Animal Golf in Guild, developing strolling routine.
6. Jedinat Zaubershop set I got from an estate sale, thanks to Bill Palmer's C&B museum for identifying them. Polished off most of the fake patina that made my hands turn black when used.
7. Loomis/Riser Micro Copper chop cup, the favorite.

Most are copper.
They are all supposed to be workers, but the CM Indians and R'nTs are on the shelf.

I also have a small collection of customized mugs that were made for each our project development teams when I was a Product Marketing Manager at Rockwell.
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Gentlemen,

If I may join in:

Small Copper Set - Louis Tannens Sometime Around 1978
RNT S/S Monte Cups - Louis Tannens Sometime Around 1978
Senor Mardo Cups - Also Louis Tannens But Early 1970's
Charlie Miller Cups - Magic Inc. Sometime In The 1980's
Johnson Cups - Recently
Phoenix Cups - Recently
RNT2 Cups - Various Sets
Gazzo 2nd Version - Recently
Mega Copper Cups - Recently
Tayade Cups - Within Last Ten Years
Indian Cups - Within Last Ten Years
Auke Van Dokkun Cups - Recently
Ickle Pickle Mini Combo Set - Recently
Sherwood Copper Set - Recently
Blue Plastic Cups From My Sneaky Pete Magic Set - Lost Somewhere In This House Long Ago.
Michael Ammar Cups - On Order

Well, I guess that's about it.

I still have all of the aforementioned cups except for the original RNT set.

Very beneficial sharing my growing addiction.

All The Best,

Vincent Smile Smile Smile
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I'd have to agree with Pepka on the Ammar cups. Maybe it's the picture.....

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I agree with Pepka too. I'm getting them because I think they may be a very functional cup for what I'm looking for.

We shall see.
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I was considering a 4th set of cups and figured that would just be too many. You guys are really helping eliviate the guilt!!!

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Wow... I'm feeling really noobish! It's because, of course, I'm just a kid and don'r have the money for really good sets of cups, but I only have one set. I don't even know what kind it is, because when I went to the magic shop they said "Oh, we don't have that kind in, but this kind is about the same price, and a bit better quality and a bigger load capacity..." but they never told me what it was.
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On 2006-02-27 17:00, pepka wrote:
I had never heard of the Ammar cups til now. I just checked them out on the site. Ewwww......I'd like to see them in person though. Maybe that pic doesn't do them justice.


Pepka, check them out at Bill's museum. The photo posted there is better than in Ammar's website. It's in the traditional cups section at the very bottom.

Plastic colorful cups (Mark Wilson Course in Magic) - long gone but not forgotten
Aluminum cups from Uday - gave it to a friend
Phoenix Cups - sitting on top of a shelf waiting for a good patina
Super Animal Cups - on the shelf too with the Phoenix
Original RnT Chrome plated steel Monti cups - bought this one from Bill Hegbli, currently the ones I use.

Like Frank, I promised myself that I'm only getting one set of cups but unfortunately, I didn't keep the promise. As of now I'm promising myself not to be a collector but deep inside me, there's a strong urge to buy a set of Van Dokkum's, Riser's and Sherwood's.
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I want sherwood engraved and I would like the von dokkum nesting.

it seems appropriate because I have small, jumbo, I just don't have "regular" becuase I sold my JES cups.

and strolling with a set of nesting cups has a tremendous appeal.
talk about packs small.... wow.
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