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Steve Landavazo
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Hi everyone!

Any thoughts on the best one?

Do any of you happen to have Le Paul style wallet? Is BKM set up for signed card to sealed envelope after unzipping the compartment?

Any thoughts, opinions are appreciated!

Thank You!
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Steven Youell
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I personally do not perform the effect.
When I was doing Walk Around and someone
always wanted to tell me about another
magician they saw, they ALWAYS described the
card to wallet. Now I do realize that this
implies it's a strong effect, but I didn't want to be thought of as doing something that "any magician" could do....AND I didn't want to be caught without the gaff.

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Harry Murphy
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Steve, the card to sealed envelope effect uses a wallet with a LePaul set-up. The zippered wallet (Supreme originaly) still sold by Hank Lee, is specifically made for the effect.

The Kaps/Balducci version simply did a something extra with loading. Often A K/B wallet has the necessary to do the card to envelope.

There are several good wallets being made that accomplish the card to envelope.

The absolute best (in my opinion) is the Barry Price Wallet being sold by Owens Magic
http://www.owenmagic.com
under the “new” category. It is constructed as a Le Paul card to envelope wallet and it has several little extras that you do not find on any other wallet. Plus it comes with the gimmick necessary to perform Jim Steinmeyer’s routine. Jim’s routine has the signed card is found stapled to the envelope, that is a staple goes right through one side of the envelope through the card inside the envelope and out the other side of the envelope. It is the signed card! The wallet is elegant! It also has a Bladucci for a simple card to wallet loading.

Remember that Le Paul didn’t use a wallet when he first developed and performed the effect. He used a stack of envelopes! I have a gimmick made by Le Paul that consists of a paperclip on a rectangle of metal! It works great! IF you know what to do with it (and that is a BIG “IF”!).
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Does anyone know if you have to have a card to wallet with slides or mechanisms to do the card to sealed envelope effect? I have Pat Pages wallet which is simplicity itself, but I have been wanting to do the card to envelope with it! Can you buy envelopes, or do you make them? Thanks for any help you can give me on this...

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Phonic69, almost any envelope will work. It is gimmicked a bit but that is no problem.

I know the Pat Page wallet well and used it for years. It is NOT designed as a card to envelope wallet! In fact Pat believes that pulling an envelope from a wallet and finding the card inside the envelope does not add anything to the effect. Although he say’s to do it either way, and if it works for you, do it!

An additional “something” is needed to load the card into the envelope inside the wallet. The original “Le Paul Card to Stack of Envelopes” gimmick would work fine. It would be fairly easily made with a bit of plastic, a jumbo paper clip and a safety pin. A bit of glue and you are ready to go!

If you have a good routine for card to wallet using the Pat Page wallet I recommend sticking to it and leave out the envelope bit. If you want to do a card to envelope in a wallet then invest in a wallet designed to load the envelope. There is nothing like having the right tool to do the effect!

Hope this helps!
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Paul Green has a nice twist on this--he uses one of his business cards as the gaff to get the signed card into the envelope. Then he tears open the envelope and says, "There are two cards inside--one is yours" (dump out the signed playing card) "and the other is mine" (dump out your biz card) "and you may keep them both!"

This is a nice ending for a card act, and a good way to give out your card, as well as not having to invest big bucks for a special gimmick! As I said, with very little thought you can adapt this to just about any
"loader" wallet.
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I have several wallets I've experimented with over the years. The Pat Page wallet is direct, and unless you're under extreme scrutiny, it should be fine for close-up work. It certainly works for platform. Paul Green's use of a business card as the gaff (your business card, or if you're stealthy ahead of time, theirs), is a stroke of genius.

Wallet workers, in your opinions, does the sealed envelope sell it for you? Or is an envelope not something you typically carry around in your wallet? The larger secretary style wallets seem to be more common on the Continent, but would you carry a letter in one? I think the original stack of mail idea of LePaul's made more sense, if you're going to load to a sealed envelope. But then, most of us don't carry a bundle of letters in our breast pockets either. No one ever said that miracles were always logical! Smile
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Terry Seabrooke has a zippered wallet that he uses in his quite-excellent card-to-wallet routine.

Anybody know who's wallet this is? Seabrooke's?
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Thanx mumblepeas! Brisbin, what is the Paul Green business card thing you're writing about? It sounds like a great idea, could you tell me a little more please? Thanks very much for the help guys!

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Oh, and Geoff, I saw Terry perform his card to wallet and it looked just like my Pat Page wallet, but for all I know it could have a gimmick I didn't see!

Good luck!
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Geoff--yes, that would be the Seabrooke Wallet, and

Saxon--the Paul Green thing can be had from Paul Green, a member of this very forum. Send him a PM if you're interested. And, no, the Seabrooke Wallet is nothing like Pat Page's, other than that they're both wallets. Seabrooke's has a loader similar to a LePaul, and is zippered all the way around.
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Thanks for clearing that up Scott!

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