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magicpirate82
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Thanks for the GREAT post/review. I've been thinking about a "card-to-wallet" for a while now and this is the first useful discussion I've run across. Will make my decision easier. Thanks again.
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If you need another vote, the Mullica wallet is great. The Burger routine can be found on his independently produced close-up video (can't remember the name). I think that its in his big book - Mastering the Art of Magic.

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Mumblepeas review is excellent !!

Unfortunately no-one has mentioned what I consider to be the best "No Palm" card to wallet around.

Peter Scarlett's "Pimpernel Wallet". I have used this for many years now and I never leave it out of my commercial performances.

I was runner-up in the British Magical Close-Up Championships last year at the Blackpool Convention in England and on the strength of people seeing it there, it boosted Peter's sales, that weekend, by a considerable amount.

I do not believe there is a stronger "No Palm" wallet. Smile
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re;
I do not believe there is a stronger "No Palm" wallet.

Well there was the Bendix Bombshell, but these larger wallets ARE becoming less popular now people dress more casual.

Paul.
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Burgers handling of the Mullica wallet is found on his video "Gourmet Close-Up". It's a great handling. I use it all the time.
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Paul

As I said .....
"I do not believe there is a stronger "No Palm" wallet".

The Bendix Bombshell is good, but not as good as the "Pimpernel". (My opinion of course).

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Although I am very late in replying to this thread, I just wanted to thank mumblepeas for the excellent review on wallets. I presently own a Kaps/Balducci style wallet with a locking Mullica insert and I am very happy with it. Since I usually wear a jacket I don't really mind the larger size, (and it does have room to keep a few tricks inside) but I wouldn't mind something smaller for when it gets a little warmer. So it looks like I'll be in the market for a smaller wallet very soon.
Thanks again for the review, I'm sure it will help a lot of people out.
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Hello everyone

Everyone is talking about the perfect wallet and this stile and this size. I have been wanting to get a wallet for a long time but there is so many options out there i just want to scream. Could some one tell me where to get a wallet that fits in your back pocket, and can get a card into an envelope, and can be used for normal daily use. If there is such a wallet could someone tell me. Thank you so much everyone.

Brad
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I'd like to voice additional support for "Celebrity Autgraphs". First, you can take the gimmick out of the included wallet and put it into your own everday wallet. Second, the psychology is 100 times stronger than any other card to wallet because, when done properly, they don't anticipate the card being in your wallet, even as you're flipping through the wallet!

It's even strong enough that you can preceed it with almost any other card to wallet, and "Celebrity Autgraphs" will still create a surprise when the card is removed from the wallet!

I like the method, as well - it's sort of a self-working Mullica idea. Simple methods mixed with powerful, effective psychology make up many of my favorite effects.
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Magicbrad,
No need to scream; as far as I'm concerned, gimmicked wallets fall into two categories: Too expensive, and way too expensive.
For use with your own wallet or any wallet you want (size doesn't matter) may I suggest my own Anytime Card in Wallet.
No palming; the card can be signed; no special wallet; dead easy.
Hey, I should be SELLING this thing.
Actually, I'm giving it away, since it appeared in one of my One-Man Parades in the Linking Ring magazine back in 1985!
Anyone interested, e-mail me and I'll send it to you.
If, after that, you still want to blow a bundle on an overpriced wallet, well, that's your business!
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Also on Eugene Burger's video "Gourmet Close-Up Magic " David Parr explains a great kicker effect to use with the Mullica Wallet.It can also be found in his book "Brain Food" on page 53. Smile
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I've always loved the wallet effect by Ed Brown that was featured in, I think, Volume 3 of the Kabala. It uses a Himber style wallet and is incredibly smart in its handling. While I would still rather do a palm to wallet, as far as palmless go I think Brown's is the best.

Matt
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I'll stick with my Bendix Bombshell. It never fails to amaze.
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I used to use a lot of gimmicked wallets to perform signed card to wallet which is a very strong effect in my opinion, but after a lot of years spending a lot of money in wallets, I found out that a very simple method with my own wallet was the best--just using a special friend of many card magicians: a d*****-***k card which I carry always in my wallet!
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In the Mullica Card to Wallet effect you may replace the inner wallet with an appropriately constructed gaffed envelope (those who are familiar with the Mullica wallet will know how to do this). In my opinion this is more natural. A wallet within a wallet has a distinct smell of trickery to it.

By the way, feel free to use this idea. No payments, contracts, patents or other legal documents are required. Smile
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It is my understanding that Steve Bendix more or less appropriated his original routine from the Ed Brown Routine (according to Racherbaumer).

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On 2002-09-12 23:55, Peter Marucci wrote:
Magicbrad,
No need to scream; as far as I'm concerned, gimmicked wallets fall into two categories: Too expensive, and way too expensive.
For use with your own wallet or any wallet you want (size doesn't matter) may I suggest my own Anytime Card in Wallet.
No palming; the card can be signed; no special wallet; dead easy.
Hey, I should be SELLING this thing.
Actually, I'm giving it away, since it appeared in one of my One-Man Parades in the Linking Ring magazine back in 1985!
Anyone interested, e-mail me and I'll send it to you.
If, after that, you still want to blow a bundle on an overpriced wallet, well, that's your business!


Peter, I'm a card to wallet freak and I'm interested in your version.

Best,
Chris

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On 2002-09-12 21:09, Scott Cram wrote:
I'd like to voice additional support for "Celebrity Autgraphs". First, you can take the gimmick out of the included wallet and put it into your own everday wallet. Second, the psychology is 100 times stronger than any other card to wallet because, when done properly, they don't anticipate the card being in your wallet, even as you're flipping through the wallet!

It's even strong enough that you can preceed it with almost any other card to wallet, and "Celebrity Autgraphs" will still create a surprise when the card is removed from the wallet!

I like the method, as well - it's sort of a self-working Mullica idea. Simple methods mixed with powerful, effective psychology make up many of my favorite effects.


Scott,

I had this and didn't keep it. I didn't think of moving the gimmick into my regular wallet. How can this be done?

Chris
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Great review post!

I have quite a few wallets, and I've noticed that nearly all of them come with "no palm" routines. I get the feeling that the reason they all have no-palm instructions is because there are a lot of magicians who are afraid of palming -- and would be afraid to buy the wallet otherwise. My Expert Card to Wallet, for example, is a wallet that was perfectly suited for palming, but it had its no-palm method in the booklet, seemingly as an afterthought.

I have plenty of palming wallets, so I was pleased with my Celebrity Autographs wallet because the routine itself was meant to be no palm. Am I to assume that all the other wallets (aside from the Simplex) are also built for no palm?

Thanks for any info,
Bill
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Chris,

You could have kept the gimmicked portion in your pocket without the wallet if you wanted to for the Celbrity Autographs. When doing so, you just pull it out and proceed as described in the instructions.

oliver
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The gimmick can also be placed in almost any billfold like wallet (the jumbo hair pin holds it in place) and can be worked just as in the original routine.

The first thing I did when I got this nice little prop was to move the workings into my billfold (the Viking Simplex double load wallet). Then I had the options of three tricks. Celebrity Autographs, regular Card to Wallet (zippered compartment), and Double card to wallet (one at a time to zippered compartment).
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