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Omega
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I had an idea while finger palming a half recently...

if you could paint one side of a coin flesh colored so it might work similar to a sonata gimmick and stay more hidden when you palm it. As most of my ideas have been done, I was wondering if there is some kind of "sonata coin" that I could purchase. If not has anyone messed around with this idea? I think it has potential and could be very powerful in the right situations.

Thanks
J Hanes
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I had made the inside of my shell to look this way for a time (ask Spydur) and used it mostly for a barehaded production. But, the edges were less good and I scrapped the idea.

food for thought omega
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Sanada?
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There was an idea like this in an issue of Genii from the 70's. I'll try to find the issue. I think there was a guy with clocks on the cover.
I had read about it and thought that you could hide something behind it (coins, keys, whatever), produce the hidden item, and then produce the gimmick as the coin for clean hands. I never got around to making up a prototype though...
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Ok, found it. July 1973, Richard Ross (and some production clocks) on the cover. Page 284, "One Handed Coin Vanish" by Don Elwell. It is in the palm of the hand instead of on the fingers.
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I think you mean "Sanada" gimmick.
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Any thoughts on the more recent silver shifter gimmick?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2006-07-14 08:14, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Any thoughts on the more recent silver shifter gimmick?


Yes, Jonathan....Make me an offer!
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On 2006-07-14 08:14, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Any thoughts on the more recent silver shifter gimmick?


Yes.

There was an aspect to it that, for me, made it completely unworkable.

Am I allowed to say what that was on this forum?
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No need to discuss gaffs and their limitations here. I simply wanted to remind folks that the idea has been explored at least once before in recent times.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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That idea reminds me of Sankey's coin vanish in the eye!
-Sandwich
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Omega
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Well I just tried spray painting a quarter so it matched my skintone. The match was actually pretty good but its not at all invisible...



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The better idea is to forget it... pure palming and attitude will beat a gimmick like that every time.
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Well that's what I was implying - this idea simply isn't going to work. At least not well enough to justify it's use. That's not to say stuff like this shouldn't be explored though; most ideas are at least worth testing out somehow.
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It worked well enough for me to justify it's use... but the temptation ot over use it was HUGE!
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I have to agree with J Hanes. His work on this type of gimmick was amazing! It blew my mind.

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Ken Brooke always taught... "Don't be greedy with a principle" Smile
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God, that makes sense. It should be on the same list with don't repeat a trick. Nice Pete.

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On 2006-07-27 14:25, Pete Biro wrote:
Ken Brooke always taught... "Don't be greedy with a principle" Smile
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"Any thoughts on the more recent silver shifter gimmick?"

"No need to discuss gaffs and their limitations here. I simply wanted to remind folks that the idea has been explored at least once before in recent times."


How was the Silver Shifter similar to this in any way? I remember that gimmick and I do not recall what is being talked about in this thread being similar. I may have missed something. Thank you. Smile

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The Silver Shifter coin had a side that was supposed to be flesh colored.

I found the color off, more tailored to an asian color than a caucasion, but even then, I'm not sure.

There was another aspect of this product that was so way out I sent it back to Hank Lee. It was only the second time I ever sent back a product back to a dealer for a refund.

Hank Lee gave me credit, no problem.

Has anyone ever worked with this gimmick successfully? If you're out there, I'd like to know.
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