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Topic: Anyone know where I could find instructions?
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Sep 24, 2006 05:30PM)
Many years ago I purchased around 150 gimmicked decks of cards. Many of them were missing instructions. So as you may have guessed I am interested in finding instructions for an effect called "By Return Mail". It comes with a red back Aviator deck, appears ordinary, also a blue back Aviator deck which also appears ordinary. The only thing I noticed was both decks are set up in the same order front to back. Inside the blue deck is a note which says,
DIRECTIONS: FOLLOW CAREFULLY,
Open case, take deck and place it on the table FACE DOWN. Cut to any place in the deck, but DO NOT LOOK at the card you have cut to now, just put it to one side. Now shuffle the bottom half.
LOOK AT THE BOTTOM CARD of the half that you put aside.Write down the name of this card on a piece of paper so that you WILL NOT FORGET THE NAME OF THE CARD.
Now shuffle this half and place this half FACE-UP ON THE FACE-DOWN PILE. Now shuffle these cards together THOROUGHLY so that when you have finished you will have about half the cards face-up and half face-down, and all completely mixed up.
Replace the cards in the case and send them to me by return mail. DO NOT LOSE THE NAME OF YOUR SELECTED CARD as I will disclose it by letter or phone you.
That is it, the words thar are capitilized are where they are on the sheet. Anyone know this, it may be an old one?
Rennie
Message: Posted by: Gary Plants (Sep 24, 2006 05:50PM)
Charles Jordan
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Sep 24, 2006 10:56PM)
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On 2006-09-24 18:50, hofzinser wrote:
Charles Jordan
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Are you sure, and where can I find the instructions ?
Rennie
Message: Posted by: Gary Plants (Sep 24, 2006 11:25PM)
The method should be rather obvious, but if it's not.......get the Fulves Book on Charles Jordan.
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Sep 25, 2006 03:02PM)
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On 2006-09-25 00:25, hofzinser wrote:
The method should be rather obvious, but if it's not.......get the Fulves Book on Charles Jordan.
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You know, I read & re-read this a number of times, but it is not obvious to me. What thows my theory off is after you look at the bottom card you place it back on the pile and SHUFFLE it...kind of messes with any set-up..Of course maybe I can't see the forest for the trees..Maybe I will have to duplicate the actions with cards in hand...And then I may kick myself..
Rennie
Message: Posted by: Paul Sherman (Sep 25, 2006 03:18PM)
In case the principle isn't clear to you, go through the procedure with the cards in new deck order. If it still isn't clicking, do it with a stack of index cards numbered 1-52.


Posted: Sep 26, 2006 9:54am
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Come to think of it, you could do this with a single memorized deck or arithmetical stack. Just turn your back during the procedure.
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Sep 26, 2006 08:57AM)
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On 2006-09-25 16:18, Paul Sherman wrote:
In case the principle isn't clear to you, go through the procedure with the cards in new deck order. If it still isn't clicking, do it with a stack of index cards numbered 1-52.
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Hi Paul,
I may be losing my mind or just forgetting all the principles of magic I have learned, but I just cannot figure this thing out. I took a deck (in new deck order) and did as described. After the shuffle it was not apparent which card I cut to..
Am I missing something here?
Rennie
Message: Posted by: Paul Sherman (Sep 26, 2006 09:27AM)
Try it with index cards numbered 1-52 (or 1-20 to save time).