The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Closure of the Cups and Balls Museum (5 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
Tom Fenton
View Profile
Inner circle
Leeds, UK (but I'm Scottish)
1449 Posts

Profile of Tom Fenton
You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

Thank you for everything Bill.
"But there isn't a door"
Dougini
View Profile
Inner circle
The Beautiful State Of Maine
6680 Posts

Profile of Dougini
Quote:
On 2012-10-28 18:04, Tom Fenton wrote:
You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...


Don't it always seem to go...ARRGH! My voice won't go that high... Smile

Doug
Mario Morris
View Profile
Inner circle
Mario Morris
2040 Posts

Profile of Mario Morris
Bill, wow moving on is the brave act indeed my hat is off to you sir.
Mario
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24221 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
The reasons behind this are not financial at all. It's just time for me to do something else, and I need the room.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Tom Fenton
View Profile
Inner circle
Leeds, UK (but I'm Scottish)
1449 Posts

Profile of Tom Fenton
Is it that Moose head you told me about?
;)
"But there isn't a door"
Lawrence O
View Profile
Inner circle
Greenwich (CT)
6799 Posts

Profile of Lawrence O
If I had been younger, I would have proposed Bill to take over the museum and keep it alive but we need someone that can do this for more years than I could
Magic is the art of proving impossible things in parallel dimensions that can't be reached
Mr. Mystoffelees
View Profile
Inner circle
I haven't changed anyone's opinion in
3615 Posts

Profile of Mr. Mystoffelees
Lawrence-

You are young enough! Go for it!

Elsewise, we need to contact the Magic Castle or some such to see if a group endeavor would be possible. We did this in Ohio with turning one man's lifetime collection of barber paraphernalia into a Barber Museum that gets a good bit of traffic these days and has up and coming young enthusiasts to keep it going...

Count me in on any effort in that direction...

Jim
Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24221 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Quote:
On 2012-10-29 05:41, Tom Fenton wrote:
Is it that Moose head you told me about?
;)


How did you guess?
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Wizard of Oz
View Profile
Inner circle
Most people wish I didn't have
5189 Posts

Profile of Wizard of Oz
No one wears a cup as well as Mr. Palmer. I didn't visit the museum as often as I would have liked, but when I did, I always stayed too long and would be asked by the maintenance staff to leave so they could lock up. Of course the maintenance staff was my wife, begging me to get off the computer so she could use it...but you get the idea.

Hopefully you'll keep a strong presence here on The Café Bill. We need your vim and verve.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
mysto59
View Profile
Loyal user
Bethalto, Illinois
264 Posts

Profile of mysto59
I spent a LOT of time roaming the halls of the museum too and I learned a great deal about the cups and balls from there.

Back in 2008 I bought a set of the Cups and balls museum commemorative cups (set #7) from Mr. Palmer. I put them in my display case along with the great wooden wand and the signed picture of him. It makes for a really nice looking display. The set meant a lot to me when I got it but now since the cups and balls museum is closing it means even more.

Thank you Mr. Palmer for sharing your vast knowledge of the cups and balls and magic in general with us.
It's not the size of the wand that matters, it's the "magic" in it...
Tom Fenton
View Profile
Inner circle
Leeds, UK (but I'm Scottish)
1449 Posts

Profile of Tom Fenton
Bill,

I remember a certain someone telling me about it in a Café in London last year.
That day will stay with me forever.

You are a true Gentleman and I thank you for everything.
Your friendship, patience, good humour and kindness inspires me each and every day.
"But there isn't a door"
Dougini
View Profile
Inner circle
The Beautiful State Of Maine
6680 Posts

Profile of Dougini
Ya know...I was thinking ( Smile yeah, dangerous thing, I know...) maybe The Magic Castle could make Bill an offer for the lot, and set it up at the Castle? This is history, folks! Selling it piece by piece would be a .damned shame! I wonder what the whole lot would cost?

Doug
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24221 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
There are a few items in the collection that I would not sell, specifically at the request of the donor. Also there are a few sets that my wife gave me that I would like to keep.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
JESmagic
View Profile
New user
Ann Arbor, MI
90 Posts

Profile of JESmagic
It is a sad day. There is so much to learn from The Museum collection. So much history, all in one spot.
Dougini
View Profile
Inner circle
The Beautiful State Of Maine
6680 Posts

Profile of Dougini
I know, Jonathan! Kind of a panic-y feeling, seeing it possibly disappear! Oh, man. I wish I had $$$!
Papasmurf
View Profile
Special user
Tell-Tale Shapeshifting
548 Posts

Profile of Papasmurf
Thanks Bill for all your years of commitment to the magic community through your Cups and Balls Museum.
I sincerely appreciate your knowledge and how you continue to share with all.

All the best to you and may all great things come your way, you deserve it for crying out loud.


Eric
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24221 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
Thanks for all of your kind thoughts.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24221 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
The museum is back on line.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Motley Mage
View Profile
Special user
572 Posts

Profile of Motley Mage
Huzzah!
wsgumby
View Profile
New user
60 Posts

Profile of wsgumby
Nice to see it back online. Will those of us without passwords be able to register one of these days?
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Closure of the Cups and Balls Museum (5 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.13 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL