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Destiny
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I haven't bought any new props in months and feel like a treat for myself.

Looking at Higley's site http://www.grindshow.com I'm tempted by the Hand Of Glory. Has anyone got this? - looks magnificent and I've almost bought it before.

I think it may be time to bite the bullet and go for it, but would love to hear from anyone who already has it.

Destiny
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I have the one that Doug Higley displays on his site. The Hand always gets a strong reaction. Originally I was going to do a whole lock routine with it but just having the spectator see the hand is enough.
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The pics are amazing - interesting the quote from the forensics guy about the quality of the prop. I think I better do this.

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The story lines on this piece of history are sooo cool!!!!! Smile
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Oh! Have I mentioned that Doug has agreed to be our Guest of Honor at the Odd Gathering for 2010?
NO?!
Well he has!
Next April 30-May 2...
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Destiny
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Watch he doesn't send a stand in - he is the Beyonce of the bizarre.

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It's time for the Doug Higley look-alike contest. Please submit your entries!
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Any zibit? After all, they say that all art is autiobiographical.
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This gentlemen tried to tell me he was Doug and sell me a Zibbit in a dark back street but fortunately I remembered Dougs hair is all white.

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Plastic, if you were going to be recycled, what number would you be?
You're # 1 with us you know !

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On 2009-05-05 01:52, kaytracy wrote:
Oh! Have I mentioned that Doug has agreed to be our Guest of Honor at the Odd Gathering for 2010?
NO?!
Well he has!
Next April 30-May 2...

Is he going to show up, dead or alive? Smile
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On 2009-05-06 10:48, airship wrote:
Is he going to show up, dead or alive? Smile


How will we know the difference? Smile
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If it is Doug, is there a difference Smile
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My wife and I translated Pascal de Clermont's "La Main de Gloire" (The Hand of Glory) from the original French for Mary Tomich's Altar Flame. (I don't have the publication info at hand.)

My extended and modified version of de Clermont's routine was published in "Midnight in the Dark Museum" by Jim Magus. It is called "My Encounter with the Hand of Glory."
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Destiny
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Bill,

I remember my joy when I first read that piece, and I read it again last night.

Still wonderful.

I am travelling but Midnight in the Dark Museum is one of the 7 books which is with me. There's a handful of books I just have to have for dull moments - usually while doing laundry.

I have just ordered the hand and can't wait to add it to my collection of Higlabilia.

Did I mention the website in case anyone else needs superb bizarre gaffs?

http://www.grindshow.com/

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Ordered the traps from Abbotts for Dougs ?????????????? (my brains not working - some combination of the words traps, mental and monte) routine. Has to be a tie in somewhere there between the traps and the Hand of Glory,

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Destiny:
Perhaps the hand of glory is a show-and-tell of what happens when you choose the WRONG trap?
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Hi Brane,

Where have you been hiding?

Nice to hear your voice - in a manner of speaking.

"I'm going to put my hand in this trap - but first - here's one I prepared earlier"

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I have my Hand of Glory from Doug Higley and how wonderful it is.

I am only going to use the hand for events in the bush.

Occasionally I am lucky enough to work special events where marquees are erected for gala events miles from anywhere.

I will tell of the famous bushranger (Aussie version of an American Outlaw) Captain Handy (ironic nickname inspired by the hand he had amputated because of infection from a gunshot wound.)

With the loss of his hand the Captain began to worry about his future work prospects and buried some loot as insurance for an unsure future,.

He died soon after in a shootout with the police and his treasure was never recovered. Descendants of his gang members long ago identified this place here as the site of his bush hideout and locals often dig around here looking for his buried treasure.

Most weekends you will find some old dude wandering round with a metal detector, but noone knows what the treasure actually was - coins, nuggets, jewellery, diamonds - he is known to have stolen all of the above - but which did he bury?

Someone will nominate what the treasure is, someone else will choose a spot to dig - and beneath that spot we will of course find the Captains hand clutching a stinking decayed bag from which will spill the diamonds nominated by the first audience member - well,in truth,the zirconias I previously utilised in a more mundane trick.

And as I have so many of the zirconias I can give one to each of my two volunteers as a finders reward, and I will take the rest into my safekeeping until I am able to return the Captains ill gotten gains to the appropriate authority.

As always, Thank You Doug - great props can make such a difference.
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Destiny, your thoughts and approach for presenting the Hand of Glory sound most inspired. so typically Destiny !

Wishing you the very best indeed.

Kotah
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