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Gerald Blankenship
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Very interesting read from your link. Yes history sometimes happens by accident, this is a classic example. Thanks for sharing paul
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I used to covet and collect magic books, but now I have a family so I can’t afford the cost and closet space anymore. But if I had the space and money, I would be neck high in books by now.
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Besides space and money, my magic book collection ended due to lack of time. The busier I became with family and work, the less time I had for reading. So rather than continuing to accumulate books I would "someday" read, I stopped collecting. Sadly, many great titles have passed me by as I grit my teeth. Yet, discipline has prevailed, and hopefully I'll catch back up when time and money allow, (I'll always find space).
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I am retired and have been very interested in magic and puzzles for roughly 50 years. I am an amateur but have done some semi-professional work over the years. Collecting has been a large part of my magical life and I am fascinated by the methods and technologies that have encompassed the field over the last 150 plus years. My professional background is in science, mathematics and other forms of applied technology. My collection is pretty much eclectic and based on me being just fascinated by the effect. However, I have and still acquire props made over many decades by many of the great manufacturers. A particular interest of mine is in magic or mentalism or just puzzles based on chemistry and physics. Is there anybody else out there with this same focus???
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Although I have a rather large apparatus collection, I tried to acquire the best items from certain builders. That means not all items from a builder. What I thought to be the best items varied from décor, effect, easy to do, price, and size. If I were to start over, I would use that same criteria. Not sure, but I doubt that even the most famous magic collectors do not have all effects from a certain builder (example: Thayer). So I would suggest to new collectors, obtain what you like and years later, you will still like the items in your collection. Bob
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