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Wravyn
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Just wondering if there are any books or sources of a compilation of magic using matchbooks.
Thank you in advance.
Dick Oslund
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Yes...I think it was published in the '40s, or very early '50s, possibly by the late Martin Gardner,

If I get out to my storage facilities any time soon, I'll check a few of the old catalogs. (No guarantee that I'll find anything.)
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Thank you Sir.
Also, just to let you know, I still use the Cards to Pocket you generously shared way back at Carothers Magic Studio and Glass City conclave.
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Hey! Thank you!

I started using that in the lecture EONS ago! I am NOT a cardician, although I've been fortunate to know most of the great ones, in the last 50 years.

You will probably remember the late Karrell Fox, since you're only a few miles from Detroit! Karrell and I both shared the concept of KISMIF! When he saw me present the Cards to Pocket, at a lecture (someplace!) he said, "THAT goes into the "regular" close up stuff!

It's good for this old geezer's ego, to hear that one's ideas are being used!!!

Happy New Year!

Dick


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Wravyn, you may want to head over to Lybrary.com, where for a small fee ($5 U.s.) you will be able to download Martin Gardner's 'Match-ic," a collection of impromptu tricks and stunts involving matches.

Other books in this same category on Lybrary.com include "At the Drop of a Match" by Ken de Courcy, "Match-Stick Magic" by Will Blyth, and "Fun With Matches" (two volumes) by Aldo Colombini.

There are some tricks involving matches in volume 3 of Tarbell. And if you have a copy of "Magic for Dummies," you'll find a chapter on matches there.
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Doug! Thanks! You saved me from an hour of searching in a cold storage facility (a corner of the barn at my sister's farm!)!
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