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martinsmagic
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Hi,



This looks like a well run and functional board so I thought I’d spend some time online with you guys.



I write software and build web systems for a living, but have a passion for collecting usable magic and when I get the time actually performing it.



I spend most of my spare time trying to buy some of the better magic out there. I keep my collection online

http://martinsmagic.com

and try to add to it regularly.



I’m always looking for new sources of good quality magic that isn’t just pretty, but can acutally be used. I don’t perform to magicians but having been interested in magic for almost 30 years I have formed some opinions on our art and industry.



I’m pleased to have found this board!



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Magicman0323
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Welcome to the CAFE

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Hi Andy!



If your looking for something unique? Then perhaps I can someday make you something for your collection!



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Steve Landavazo
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Welcome to the board Andy!



It's great to have you!



I'm looking forward to your posts!



Sincerely,

Steve Landavazo Smile Smile Smile
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Bernard Sim
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Hi Andy and welcome, I'm sure you'll like it here. BTW what an awesome collection you have!!!! Makes my mouth drool! Smile Smile Smile
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Thanks!



If only I had time to practice all the magic I buy!



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On 2001-10-09 19:04, Bernard Sim wrote:

Hi Andy and welcome, I'm sure you'll like it here. BTW what an awesome collection you have!!!! Makes my mouth drool! Smile Smile Smile

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Hello Andy,

again I say...WELCOME! Smile

We are so glad you joined our magic community, I look forward to seeing your thoughts on magic! Smile
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Bernard Sim
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Hi Andy, with so many props on hand, what is the favorite close-up items in your collection? Smile
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Well - with so many props it's hard to choose just one favorite Smile



I’ll break it down into a few topics.

I will not include any card effects, and am restricting myself to what I have classified as close-up on my site which is about 167 items:

http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......=gallery



1) For sheer beauty and elegance and cleverness of method:

any of the Alan Warner items, he just makes very wonderful micro magic, that always has a clever method, and is different and entertaining:



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......n+Warner



2) For sheer entertinment:

I think I’d go for either of the Ron Bauer effects: Horn Swoggled Again



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......key=1009

or Xerox Money



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......key=1006



3) For nice feeling in the hands (and entertainment) The Mogars Knives



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......%7Cnives



4) For "apparent" incredible sleight of hand dexterity: Dean Dill’s Production Pad:



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......;key=960



5) Finally, for sheer cleverness and convincingness of method (even though the props are cheap): Tenyo’s Crystal Cleaver!



http://www.martinsmagic.com/cgi-bin/dche......;key=195



Well that’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it!



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On 2001-10-10 02:19, Bernard Sim wrote:

Hi Andy, with so many props on hand, what is the favourite close-up items in your collection? Smile





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Wallace
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That isn't a website Andy it is a virtual 'encyclopedia'!!

I couldn't agree more with your comments on Alan Warner's pure craftmanship!

I notice that you don't list his 'Mummy' effect which IMO is one of his best! Smile
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Wallace - I don’t have his mummy one...

it's discontinued and I haven’t yet seen it up for sale used. I will be getting the following items this month:



4. Voo-Doo No. 84-4

6. Runic No. 37-6

7. Red Chinese Puzzle No. 40-7

8. Pentra No. 64-8

16. Mini-Mental No. 74-16

17. The Pharaoh’s Curse No. 55-17

26. Horus-Scope No. 62-26

36. Kryptic Keys No. 62-36

37. The Wonderland Door No. 47-37

39. Scarab-A-Scarab No. 62-39



Which will add to my collection very nicely Smile Gee, I must get a life some day, but in the meantime I’ll keep building my collection. The Warner stuff is just so wonderful to pick up and play with.







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On 2001-10-10 10:12, Wallace wrote:

That isn’t a website Andy it is a virtual ’encyclopedia’!!

I couldn’t agree more with your comments on Alan Warner’s pure craftmanship!

I notice that you don’t list his ’Mummy’ effect which IMO is one of his best! Smile







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http://qualitymagic.com
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MikDB
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Hi Martin



Great collection of magic you have. I have some stuff for sale. See the website below for details.







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http://www.magic4sale.cjb.net

Mik Smile
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