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Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Mar 8, 2018 12:49AM)
So, these are my new Pinkerton Cards made on professional playing card stock and at Tarot Card size (2.75"x4.75" or 70mm×120mm)! They are easy to handle and transport and easily aged (and playing card aging technique will work). I am taking pre-order now. PM more for more info.

I apologize for the image quality here, but the final product is not back from the printers as of yet. This set has a total of 38 cards:
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One of the many ways the Pinkertons revolutionized law enforcement was with their so-called "Rogues' Gallery," a collection of mug shots and case histories that the agency used to research and keep track of wanted men. Along with noting suspects' distinguishing marks and scars, agents also collected newspaper clippings and generated rap sheets detailing their previous arrests, known associates and areas of expertise. A more sophisticated criminal library wouldn't be assembled until the early 20th century and the birth of the FBI.

Bizarre Magic is unfairly titled. Although many concepts in Bizarre Magic do take a "bizarre" or macabre turn, it is really story telling magic. No "for my next trick" in a bizarre magic show.

There are hundreds of original effects for the modern bizarrist which range from simple card tricks to challenging skills in mentalism. The issue many performers face though are overarching themes. If your book test is based on an American mental asylum, it may make segues into your next illusion challenging for your show that takes place in London. I wanted to create an effect that can be used most anywhere with any theme. Hence, the Pinkerton Cards.

The Pinkerton Cards are 32 cards of 16 men and 16 women. Eight of the men and eight of the women are dead and eight each are alive according to the words DECEASED or SURVIVED on the backs. The only thing connecting the cards are the suggestion they are evidence photos used by the Pinkerton Detective Agency. The clothing of the subjects was carefully selected so that would look appropriate in timelines anywhere from 1860 to 1912. Only a fashion historian would be able to tell and only then if under close inspection!

This set includes 6 extra cards! The Pitzel Family and HH Holmes!

With the Pinkerton Cards, you can create any story or any plot for your presentation! You can make them suspects, victims or anything you want if they are dead or alive. There is a space at the bottom of the front of the cards for adding names, location or other custom details if you want a more specific show. This was something I have been working on for my Magic & Murder Mystery shows (www.magicandmurder.com) for quite some time now.

- No slights!
- Easy to reset!

Custom orders are available if you want me to add a theme to the cards
Message: Posted by: Dr. O (Mar 8, 2018 06:42AM)
Looks great Vince. Love the back design.
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Mar 8, 2018 09:40AM)
Thanks Dr. O!
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Mar 13, 2018 01:34PM)
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Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Mar 15, 2018 01:56PM)
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http://shadowbizarre.com/store/#!/Pinkerton/p/87044382/category=0
Message: Posted by: viktorbc (Mar 24, 2018 08:23PM)
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