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Scott Kahn
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Just when I thought people in the world couldn't reach lower levels... boy, was wrong! At a recent magician's convention, someone stole my coin purse right off of the performing surface that I was working on, just inches away from me as I was performing close-up magic informally for a small gathering of people. How low can people get??? The contents of the purse? My Bob Kohler Ultimate 3 Fly Coin set, my Lassen Gravity Flipper, four ungaffed Peace silver dollars, four 1964 Kennedy half dollars with matching expanded shell, and a Lassen Copper/Silver/Brass coin set. These coins were all active parts of my current repertoire that had taken me years to be able to buy. I used them daily in local performances to help augment my pathetic resident physician salary, and now they are all gone!! I currently lack the finances to replace any of these coins, so I hope the person responsible for this gets what is coming to them. And while I know I'll never see any of these coins again, I am a firm believer in karma, so I'll take solace in that for now.
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Joshua Barrett
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I'm sorry that happened Scott. I hope the person comes forward.
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This happens more than we think. I wonder if anyone who may have seen it will step forward. I have heard many stories from brick and mortar magic store owners and demonstrators that it happens there as well.

What goes around...you may get the value back in other ways...when you least expect it.....


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Joshua Barrett
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Do you have any coin sets at all? I wish I could help but I'm a under paid programmer. maybe you could get a copper 3 fly set, and replace thr expanded shell, and a johnson c/s/b that's more then I have at anyone time anymore but prolly could get under 400
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My friend Eric Jones had the exact thing happen to him at the same convention last year...all of his coins were stolen from his dealer booth.
I am very sorry to hear this has happen to another magician...it seems this convention is a safe haven for a lot of the criminal minds of magic....


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That sucks...I feel for you.
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Hey man that's horrible. I remember being at a Joshua Jay lecture and he mentioned about having his stuff stolen recently. Horrible thing. Well I know its not a Lassen, but I have a Johnson expanded shell you can have if you would like. Let me know.

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That is horrible, they steal your effects what makes you think they would not steal your props.. a thief will be a thief..sorry about your loss Scott.
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I believe in 'karma' too. They will reap what they sow.
Joshua Barrett
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Maybe you can turn it into a positive by learning some new effects or even the same effects without the gaffs
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I'd think giving the convention's name might be a good idea considering that more than one person has paid the price for lack of security or no control of who gets in and who gets out...in this case with your coins.
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Just terrible! :/ I don't have a lot of what you loss but perhaps others here that do have some of these things perhaps sitting in drawer somewhere, would think about at least "loaning" them to you until you can get back on your feet. I hope guys like Lassen, Kohler hear of your plight and offer to help out. I'm sure they have extras of these things, that perhaps they could give you at a much reduced rate or let you borrow them for a while. Perhaps the NYC Coin Guys could help, perhaps any of you out there might find a way to help Scott out.
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I have an extra johnson CSB set you can have if you PM me your address.

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IT happens!

Several years ago when working the parlor room at The Magic Castle...I set my act up then left it alone for about an hour or so before I was going on. About 40 minutes prior to showtime...I noticed the act that I had been using all week was mostly GONE! Someone had actually gone backstage and taken a large part of my "custom made" act. I basically had to scrounge around the castle "borrowing" stuff just to make up a 30 minute act...needless to say I was not pleased!

But what goes around...comes around! Sorry to hear of your loss my friend...

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The same thing happened to me a while back... The worst part was it happened in my home. I had a wooden tea chest where I would store all my gaffs I had nothing but Lassen silver gaffs in there. Barber shell set, Kennedy shell set, 2 Soft Morgan Shell sets, A couple differnt Walker sets...Copper silvers and flippers as well as a couple 3 coin nests and a whole bunch of Johnson Chinese coins, ungaffed coins, brass coin boxes and leather JOL purses.

I came home from work one day and it was all gone. Even the few coins I had on my performance table. I could not believe it, I was so mad. I am still very upset about what happened, but as people have said what goes around comes around. I feel for you man. In time, the frustration will pass.. and you can rebuild. That’s what I am doing now. I guess the best thing is you have this chance to upgrade everything. That’s what I am trying to do... and in time you will have what you had previously and more.

Good luck man... I am so sorry that really stinks.

Best to you.

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Sorry to hear about your loss Scott. I hate cowards who sneak around and steal stuff behind your back. They are destined for a fiery existence, they just don't know it yet!

If you have any homeowners insurance or renters insurance you may be able to collect after your deductible is satisfied. Call your agent and tell them what happened and see if the theft might be covered.

Best of luck!

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Scott Kahn
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Thanks to all who have sent kinds words of support. You are all great! True friends. However, I kind of feel like I don't even want to perform right now. Never thought I'd feel like that. I am currently using some of my old Johnson gaffs (expanded shell and C/S/B) until I can scrunge up the cash to replace what was stolen, but that won't be for a long time. I am most upset about my Ultimate 3 Fly set. That was my favorite routine and always played well. No sense in dwelling over that which I cannot control though.
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Scott,

I do have a Peace Dollar set with an Expanded shell. I also have a Walking Liberty gravity flipper. Just send me a PM and I am willing to lend it to you. I should be ok with the other set I have. When you finally get your stuff back again somehow...you can send it back. P me your address if you are interested. Nothi g in return Scott....Just promise that you will ot stop doing magic.

Best from Manila,

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Yea I have had stuff Stolen 3 Time in my life! Once from a mall.One from My car!
(Thay busted out a window Luckly it was just a wing and not the hole thing!)
And Once at a magic Con.! The One at the magic Con. I found at the lost and found
In the hotel like 5 weeks latter! I guass some turned it in Latter! So I fell for you man!
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On 2008-06-05 13:15, rannie wrote:
Scott,

I do have a Peace Dollar set with an Expanded shell. I also have a Walking Liberty gravity flipper. Just send me a PM and I am willing to lend it to you. I should be ok with the other set I have. When you finally get your stuff back again somehow...you can send it back. P me your address if you are interested. Nothi g in return Scott....Just promise that you will ot stop doing magic.

Best from Manila,

Rannie


Seems like someone stole some of my letter too. Oh well! Things could have been worse Scott.... at least you still have the magic in you. Knowledge and experience is still king in magic. Just trying to cheer you up brothah!
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