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Lo Pan
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Just checking but, I'm looking to purchase the Bone of the Elders - any sellers interested? If not then I'll contact Mr. Scratch - Any owners have a review of this item?

Thanks!
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On Oct 9, 2012, dennfox wrote:
I hear sounds coming from Hell which indicate that Mr Scratch might be back at his work table making something new and devious?

What ever happened to Mr. Scratch and the new product he was working on? That was two years ago and his website has not changed since then.
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On Nov 5, 2014, Lo Pan wrote:
Just checking but, I'm looking to purchase the Bone of the Elders - any sellers interested? If not then I'll contact Mr. Scratch - Any owners have a review of this item?

Thanks!


First time I ever quoted myself! PM me if you have one that you would part with - Im still on the hunt - Thanks!
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This post needs some resurrecting. Are there any "Bone of the Elders" out there collecting dust that someone would like to sell?

Please PM me.

thanks!
Lo Pan
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I wonder if anyone knows how many were ever made?
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Still waiting but then again I have been known to trust many sellers too much...
Not nive to ne a woman in this position and to be taken for granted.
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On Mar 11, 2019, Lo Pan wrote:
I wonder if anyone knows how many were ever made?


For quite some time this became a "white whale" of mine ever since I saw one in 2012. Had feelers out for years looking for one, and finally got someone to part with theirs--funnily enough, had another finally hit shortly after I got mine, so was able to pass along the second to someone who coveted mine deeply. It was all I could do to not bogart both of them for myself, but during the process of trying to PM/track down who actually got one from this thread, etc... it became clear the number that actually made it out was quite low (~14-17) before Mr. Scratch dissolved into the night (although his site and PayPal purchase link remained up for a long time after that, which was a source of quite a few dashed hopes and PayPal refunds from blind order attempts by both myself and many others.) Mr. Dennfox would be the one to give a more accurate number, but I suspect I'm quite close.

The two I encountered are the only two I've seen come available on the second-hand market since late 2012, so I wish you--or anyone else looking to get one--all the best in your search!

For what it's worth: I consider my years of digging around trying to get one justified by the end result. It's a thing of beauty, works wonderfully, and looks incredibly, incredibly real. I feel it incumbent on me to also note that the other two I've seen are not quite as good as mine, aesthetically, so your mileage may vary. The staining treatment on the other two were different than mine, and looked a bit too campy over-the-top for my taste. The first was good enough to still make me covet one, but I was pleasantly surprised when I received mine and it was "toned down".

Also: you'll find no real presentations or the like with it, so it's up to the end user to determine how to use the artifact. I came up with something that fits my schtick (low-key, subtle, and fairly believable) and it still gets used a couple times a year in this manner. But it has also proven useful as an "atmospheric" prop as well (not using any of the hidden secrets at all--just the thing being what it is and a lot of storytelling.) All-told, one of the more treasured pieces in my collection. You really can't go wrong with one.
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I have the 3rd one sold. #1 was Mr. Scratch's, #2 Dennis, mine is #3. It is an amazing and beautiful prop fashioned with love. You're right Pasteboard they are rarely seen as they are coveted by we who own one. I also believe you're right that there were only between 12 and 18 in existence. It does come with full instructions (though they are written as a bit of a puzzle!) but not a full presentation. Mine has been dormant for far too long, and I fear it's time to pass it along to a good home... where it will be used and performed on stage! So happy this "blast from the past" topic has resurfaced.
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Whoa, I didn't know that it were only THAT few that were made - I guess considering that I am even more lucky that one of them has made it to Germany!
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I had what was probably the last one made by mr. Scratch. It was "interesting." Did everything it was supposed to do. Unfortunately, I could never figure out what to do with it for what I do, so I sold it a few years ago on here.
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I own one still. It lives in a curio cabinet. I never performed with it.
It made those I showed it in private far too squeamish.
As with with all the greatest gaffs it has an odd reality to it... so tread lightly when pulling one's leg...Hah! Smile
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On Mar 14, 2019, Eddie Garland wrote:

As with with all the greatest gaffs it has an odd reality to it... so tread lightly when pulling one's leg...Hah! Smile


Buwahaha!!! Thanks Eddie you made my night. So true though, the bone is dark, mysterious and very convincing.
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On Mar 13, 2019, Eddie Garland wrote:
I own one still. It lives in a curio cabinet. I never performed with it.
It made those I showed it in private far too squeamish.
As with with all the greatest gaffs it has an odd reality to it... so tread lightly when pulling one's leg...Hah! Smile


Well, when it’s ready to leave the cabinet and make some folks on the West Coast squeamish... let me know, Eddie Smile
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I just wanted to say that I am the proud owner of Spellbinder Entertainment’s bone, and I can’t wait to put it to use. This prop is absolutely beautiful.
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Hello.

Thank you all for the super nice comments on the bone. I very much appreciate it! It was a tremendous amount of work. In the end, that's why I stopped making them. But with all the comments...it made all the work worthwhile.

Thank you all again!
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The Bone of the Elder belongs in Bizarre Magic hall of fame.
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