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TheAmbitiousCard
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I think that John Carney's "Up Close And Far Away" has a great version.
The video is available right now on ebay.

I don't know who's selling it but I was going to pick it up to have an extra.
Now I won't. You can have it.

The video is a key buy. Lots of great magic by a master.
It's performance only but ... well, there's no but.
It's a great video.

Also includes his Miser's Dream, great selection of card tricks,
and lots of etc.

Good luck and happy bidding Smile

It's also available on Carney's "Carney on Ramsay" DVD which has the explaination.
The Up Close... performance is live at the magic castle, which I prefer.

Tim Conover has a version on the Mullica Bash video.

Those are the only "commercially available" published versions I know of that are
close to the original.


Doug Brewer does a version on his Unexpected Visitor DVD.
Mike Gallo does one on his Siamese Coins Video.
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Paul Chosse
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Hi Thomas,

I've followed this and other threads regarding your props. I do not own anything manufactured by you, though I have seen your work. I think you are wasting your time defending work that speaks beautifully for itself. Those who recognize the value of quality props seek out the craftsmen capable of producing them. I doubt that you'll ever want for customers...

When I needed quality props for several items I sought out Charlie Miller's "secret weapon", Bill Gusias. It was difficult to contact Bill, and harder still to get him to make anything for me. However, I was persistent, and had Charlie on my side, so I finally got what I needed. He made me the most beautiful Cones for the Stack of Quarters, and for Vernon's Ball and Cone, that I have ever seen. I still have them. And once I had them, everyone who saw them wanted one. I must have ordered a dozen of each for friends. Of course, this was before there were all the custom guys there are today. My point is that your time is better spent making magic, than defending it here. People who appreciate quality will seek it out, no matter the cost. Build it and they will come...

Best, PSC
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Kozmo
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Paul, I have retracted nothing because I meant it exactly as I have spoken...you got it right and thomas wayne didn't.

what mr wayne wants me to say is, don't buy any prop other than his because his is the best....but I'm not going to say that...you can do this routine with a rolled up dollar bill and get the same or possibly a better reaction...nothing tricky about a dollar bill but I have heard about those "magic props"


so I no longer endorse thomas waynes stuff...i think it should be done with a dollar bill BRILLANT! Smile


kozmo
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Reading this thread gave me an idea for a novel version of the prop. Needs to be made from octopus tentacles to give it that extreme Chthulu look, Probably needs a matching cap and perhaps a wand made of ivory that resembles a miniature human bone with one end carved into something oceanic.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Sounds really cool man!

lol
too nice for the streets though
koz
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