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sefton
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During my first visit to the states in 1986, I purchased some fanning cards from the Japanese dealer, Kikuchi (this was at the T.A.O.M convention in Dallas), and I foolishly only bought one pack which has been in constant use ever since.

The cards are the same size as the well known Dragon pack and the backs are quartered in red, green, blue and white. Instead of faces, they have a pip in each corner (club,heart etc.) and a rectangle in the centre in which could be stamped with some advertising material (I believe they were intended as business cards).

Are they still available, and, if so, does anyone have details of the source?
Carron
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Try Shaun Yee. If he doesn't have a pack he'll know where you can get some. I think it's http://www.shaunyee.com

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Wow they seem quite x to me.

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Quite x? Smile
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Hi Sefton:

It may be hard to find the cards you bought from Kikuchi, now that he has passed away. There are other nice fanning decks out there, if you're interested. A very nice one is the Abbott's Fanning Deck. You can buy it directly from Abbott's - or I saw it advertised at Denny and Lee (www.dennymagic.com). It's probably the best one I've seen out there now.

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Ron,
I hate to disagree with you, but I have a deck of the Abbott's fanning cards and they are not very good. They do not powder well and do not have a very good finish. Fanning cards are very hard to find. I have two decks from Magic Christian that were made in the mid seventies and a deck made in Japan which are very good. I wish you good luck on finding good fanning cards. Unfortunately I know of no present mfg. of fanning cards.
sefton
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Thanks a lot for your replies.
It seems that I may have to treat my existing cards like gold for some time yet!
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On 2003-04-18 12:50, tom mccarron wrote:
Quite x? Smile

What I mean is quite expensive as they are in euros...

Converting euros to Singapore dollars will be a lot therefore to me it is quite expensive.
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Yeah I second Symmatrix, being a fellow Singaporean myself. Sometimes currency exchange rates can be a real pain in the wallet.

Anyway sefton, Japanese cards are one of the best to handle, to me anyway. Both fanning and manipulation cards, very pretty and well made. I recently met this Japanese dealer; he may carry some of the cards you are looking for. Visit his site at http://www.jcma.net or email him at magic@kk.iij4u.or.jp. His name is Tashiro Shigeru, very friendly chap!

Hope you find what you want, good luck! Smile
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