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For the sake of updating:

Carl Hein and Gregory Wilson collaborated (with some added ideas from moi) on SwitchCraft...a collection of effects using the Hundy gimmick that do not simply have bills change denominations. They came up with some strong materiel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=821cCGiEkNM
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It may be useful to add that Bill Severn's book "Magic with Coins and Bills" contains some interesting variations on the change of bills trick. Severn describes several alternatives such as changing the color of the bills to red, changing newspaper fragments into dollar bills, etc. What is interesting to learn is the varying patter that he uses for the same effect.
As always, the trick is the least important; presentation and interaction with the audience are what really matters.
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On my previous message, I forgot to praise jprace, for his great amount of good work. Thanks for sharing with us your extensive research on this wonderful magic piece.
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Hi, so I was just rewatching Michael Ammar Money magic vol 3, it is mentioned as EZ money. Is it so different from Hundy 500?
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The effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is?
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Https://youtu.be/3uYbCo1sURE
the effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is?
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I may be misunderstanding you question, but

That looks like an easy money effect (which can be found in a number of sources)

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To add to the list, I'd include Bruce Cervon's handling. Highly regarded magicians familiar with the various versions were blown away by it. It will be in his forthcoming book, but that is some time from being published. But if you carefully search the internet you'll see a video of his handling.
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Can you show a demo of Bruce Cervon's handling? hehe Just joking. I have heard and read a lot about his brilliance. I really hope his
magic can be shared with the right people.
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On Jan 26, 2020, Vogler wrote:
The effect in 1:25 do you know which handling is?



For me, that looks like the Fred Kaps version, but he did not do the flash/snap change, but simply did it in his hands.
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Thanks so much to Jeff Prace. For many of us, the making of the gimmick and the confusion about the different versions kept us from
going forth and doing this type of effect. No more, thanks to you!
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Do any of you use the cranes high fiber linen paper to make gaffs?
I really don't like struggling with tyvek and want to make props that will survive regular use.
thanks in advance
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Do you?

and where can that be obtained? and can it be printed upon?

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Crane's sells paper -
yes paper can be printed with printers.
My objective is to start with blank paper and not have to remake and replace the props every few uses.

Ideas?
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Who should I currently ask permission to make a new variant of Patrick Page's Easy Money?
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Who should I currently ask permission to make a new variant of Patrick Page's Easy Money?


Maybe "Patrick Page Magic" at https://patrickpagemagic.co.uk/product/easy-money/

The website says they still own the Copyright.
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Would be interesting to mention for each effects if it can be done with different colors and size denomination.

also Juan Pablo seems to release quite a few novelties on this topic

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On Aug 6, 2008, jprace wrote:
I decided to make this post to inform people of the best trick in the world. Patrick Page's Easy Money. Here, I will discuss all of the variations of Easy Money, and my thoughts on them. I love this trick, and I have purchased almost every variation. I will also give you links to where you can purchase the effects. I will edit this post every time a new variation comes out. This is an improved post; I posted the original over at the Penguin Magic forums. Unfortunately, I made some major mistakes. I corrected them all in this post. Let's start with the original...

Easy Money: Invented by Patrick Page, Easy Money was the start for most multiple bill switches. With just a rub, four pieces of paper change into money. The gimmick is the same as many later variations, including Hundy 500. To my knowledge, the original can only be found in two places.
-HERE is a DVD with Patrick Page teaching. It's Patrick Page's Rope Magic and Magic with Paper DVD.
-HERE is a new DVD put out by L & L Publishing on the original Easy Money. It's great because it's free with all orders over $25!
-FUN INC. will be producing a DVD on the original Easy Money, featuring John Lovick.

Flash Cash: This goes by many different names, but was invented by Fred Kaps. It's his version of Easy Money, which Pat Page agreed was better than his. This uses a much simpler gimmick than Pat's, but is not as clean.
-HERE, Michael Ammar teaches the effect. Even though it is called Easy Money, it is Flash Cash.
-HERE is a booklet only available from Magic Inc. located in Illinois. Although it's named Easy Money, it really teaches Flash Cash. It not only explains how the effect is done, it tells some history on the effect as well. There are many illustrations, which are all drawn by Jay Marshall. It's a very good booklet. Also, I only paid about $6; they muse have not updated their website.
-HERE are Fred Kaps' lecture notes. The trick "Newspaper to Dollars" is what I assume to be Flash Cash. I don't have the notes, so I cannot confirm this.
-HERE is something that is basically the same as Flash Cash. Same gimmick, same trick. The only difference is the name.
VIDEO: HERE is a performance by Fred Kaps himself.

Hundy 500: Tim Trono urged Gregory Wilson to release this masterpiece. This uses the same gimmick as the original Easy Money, not Flash Cash. You basically spin the folded packet of bills, and they change into a different denomination. It's not too difficult to do, but does require practice. This is available in two formats.
-HERE is Gregory Wilson teaching his effect on DVD. It covers everything you need, with multiple angles.
-I am not sure if a booklet was released of Hundy 500. A few of my friends claim to have it. I couldn't find it, but I should mention it anyways.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video for Hundy 500.
VIDEO: HERE is a video of Oz Pearlman performing this.

Show Me the Money: I am ashamed to include this. Magic Makers did a bad thing. This is a total knock-off of Gregory Wilson's Hundy 500. You can find this on one DVD.
-HERE is the DVD, The Reserve. It knocks-off many great tricks, and I don't recommend this DVD.

Paper to Money Plus: This does not use the same gimmick as Hundy 500 or Easy Money. It uses a totally different gimmick, which I don't particularly like. It is visual, though. There is a demo of this effect on one of the Reel Magic Quarterly issues. This is a trick you have to buy singly.
HERE is Paper to Money Plus.

Handy 500: Found as a bonus in a DVD, not a lot of people heard of this variation. Dan White, the man who taught Digital Dissolve on the DVD, invented this. It uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This variation is worth considering because the bills change inside the spectator's hand. The spectator holds the five bills, you wave your hand over them, and they change. This can only be found as a bonus on a DVD.
-HERE is Juan's Hundred Dollar Bill Switch. As a bonus on this DVD, Dan White quickly teaches his Handy 500. The gimmick is not taught, and he goes over everything quickly.

Slow Burn: Richard Sanders, an awesome guy, created one of the most visual variations to date. The gimmick is the same as Hundy 500. This can be found in two places.
-HERE is the original DVD of Slow Burn. Everything is explained in great detail, and there are multiple angles.
-HERE, Richard Sanders quickly teaches Slow Burn. I will talk more about this DVD in a little while.
VIDEO: HERE is a performance from the original Slow Burn DVD.
VIDEO: HERE is an updated video performance.

Heiny 500: Karl Hein's variation is arguably the best on the market. John Lovick, otherwise known as Handsome Jack, still thinks this is the best variation to date. Five bills slowly and visibly change to a higher denomination. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. This effect can be found in two places.
-HERE is the effect taught on a high quality DVD produced by Kozmo Magic. Everything is taught well, except for the gimmick.
-This can also be found in Karl's lecture DVD. The DVD is only available through Karl Hein's lecture. I have yet to see this DVD, so I don't know much about it.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video with Karl Hein.

3D Cash: I do not have this DVD. In this, there are three bill changes. I have no idea what the gimmick is. I heard complaints about the packet being too large and noticeable. Also, I heard the DVD was not produced that well.
-HERE is Mark Allen teaching this effect on DVD.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo of 3D Cash.

Vicissitube: I do not have this. This is taught on a DVD as one of the tricks. I have heard good things about this variation.
-HERE is Cory Burke's DVD Voracity. On this DVD, there are many tricks taught. One of the tricks is Vicissitube.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video for Voracity. There is a quick clip of Vicissitube in this.

Extreme Burn: From the creator of Slow Burn, comes the most visual variation ever. Richard Sanders is awesome for thinking of this. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500, with a little something extra to make all of the changes work. There are nine hyper-visual changes on this DVD. I wrote a review for this HERE. This is the best variation ever, in my opinion, to be concocted.
-HERE is the Extreme Burn DVD. It teaches how to make the gimmick and all nine changes expertly. Slow Burn is one of the nine changes.
VIDEO: HERE is the official demo video of Extreme Burn.
VIDEO: HERE is a video of one of the nine changes taught on the DVD.

Prophet: Theory 11 released this at a bad time. Tom Isaacson has created an interesting variation with permission from Patrick Page. There are two changes taught on this DVD. This uses the same gimmick as Hundy 500. I wrote a review for this HERE.
-HERE is the DVD in which you can learn Prophet. It is taught by Tom Isaacson in 32 minutes.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo video of Prophet.

Alpha Cash: This variation is by Jay Noblezada and makes me sad. This is exactly the same as Fred Kaps' Flash Cash. It's just recycled and repackaged. I emailed Jay and asked what separated his variation with no response. Sorry, Penguin, but this is just bad.
-HERE is Jay Noblezada's DVD Money in which this trick is taught.
-HERE is Jay Noblezada's DVD Download Money in which this trick is taught.
VIDEO: HERE is the demo of Money, which Alpha Cash is talked about.

Well, I'm done. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and I hope you learned a few things. This took me a long time to type, and I'm proud of it. If you know of any other variations, please tell me. Also, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please post them.

Jeff



Could you suggest me which one would be the best for me as I live in India and in here all the bills are of different colour and different sizes no 2 bill matches the same size or colour . And I really want to perform this bill changing effect .
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I am also in India, and I trimmed our old 20 Rs notes to make the same size as our old 10Rs notes to make it work.
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On May 17, 2021, shakuni wrote:
@Aakashdeep

I am also in India, and I trimmed our old 20 Rs notes to make the same size as our old 10Rs notes to make it work.


It is a good idea but I have this thing in my mind if I can change money then why would I change a 10rs note to a 20rs I should be changing it to 2000rs .
That is my concern .
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