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KNorkin
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Thanks, Kirk. I still have the instructions -- they were kept separate from the cards. So I don't really need the

I actually found a set of Trans-Print online from someone who has definitely been mentioned in the forum countless times and may be a member. He's got an estate collection of stuff for sale. Sorry to keep it secret, but I didn't buy it yet. ;-) Don't want to lose it. Discussing with him by email some things I have that he could use, which might affect the already reasonable price. And I'm out of town for the weekend, so now this has to wait.

Still wracking my brain trying to remember when or why I removed the wallet with Color Monte and Trans-Print from my case. I mean it's been a long time since I actually did those tricks for anyone. My desk in my home office is a mess. I suppose it could be there, buried under stuff.
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Just to clarify an earlier point.

The marketing rights for Elmsley's 4 Card Trick were held by Remo Inzani, of Inzani-Henley Magic. THEy were the magic trick supplier to Hamleys in London; long before the days of Marvin's dire, commercialised 'pap'!

To the best of my knowledge, Alex Elmsley's 4 card trick was never sold via Davenports. Their main packet trick was the original version of Roy Walton's Cascade - which originally concluded with two blank-faced cards and two odd backs - rather than the latter version with four odd coloured backs. I preferred the original as, when you think about it, there were TWO finales instead of one.
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I am holding in my hand "Tricks you can count on" by Verne Chesbro and Larry West. It says Second Printing on the cover but no date nor who published it! I bought in 1970 in Karell Fox and ??? magic shop in downtown Detroit. I still do Acrobatic Cards on page 20 regularily. Still one of the best "Twisting the Aces.
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Wonder if Arthur ever visits the Café? I've had some help from him recently on Gypsy Curse - have some fond memories of the man, a great demonstrator and was always so good to see on this side of the pond!
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Another item was the Pocket Secretary.
AidanHeritage
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I pointed Arthur at this thread (though he doesn't use the Café) and he enjoyed reading it - thought YOU might like this blast from the past (see attachment) from a British Ring convention.
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Hello AidanHeritage,

I don't see an attachment. Can you add it?

Thanks
Magicray69
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I had a packet trick in the 70's as I remember it had a peanut in the shell on some of the cards. Don't really remember the effect but I think it had reference to Jimmy Carter.
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On Apr 25, 2015, Magicray69 wrote:
I had a packet trick in the 70's as I remember it had a peanut in the shell on some of the cards. Don't really remember the effect but I think it had reference to Jimmy Carter.


This packet trick was Nick Trost's - Nuts to Carter. A nice little effect that I own as well.
AidanHeritage
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Spotted that although the system SAYS you can attach, you actually cannot - I'll try to dig the original out, find a home for it, and post that link!
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I was always a huge fan of Emerson and West packet tricks. I sold lots of them while working as a demonstrator in a magic shop, and performed them myself all the time. I still own a bunch of them. Might just have to dig them out and relearn them. They are lots of fun...
Inert
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Just wanted to mention that The Magic Gadget Site has just listed some hard to find Emerson & West packet tricks. Excellent store, great bloke & a true find for the collector. A hidden gem amongst the big magic dealers.
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I can't find Magic Gadget Site. Any link?? Thank you.
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Hi. Type in http://themagicgadgetsite.com/ When on the site, try searching different ways too. E & W gives some results that Emerson and West doesn't for example. I think it's a 1 man operation. Rod McFadden is the owner. Super helpful fella. Even emailed me some whole routines & extra hands-on experience tips. I just noticed that he even stocks some non-card Emerson solo stuff. I don't mean for this to sound like a commercial, it's just super refreshing to have old school magic products, service & helpfulness. The whole site is like a blast from the past. Enjoy your weekend.
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I second Inert's enthusiastic recommendation of The Magic Gadget Site. I like Mr. McFadden's sense of humor, and, most of all, his honesty. He writes his own descriptions of the tricks, and will actually say things like, "I don't recommend this for performance; it's really more for collectors." And he's supplied me with routines, too, just as he has for Inert. Visiting his site and corresponding with him is like going to an old-fashioned brick-and-mortar shop.


Now just forget what Inert and I just said -- I want all all those E& W effects for myself! (Seriously, if anyone has The (W)hole Thing or Gem and wants to sell it, I'd be interested.)
Inert
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Cheers Bob G! TMGS still has 1 copy of The (W)hole Thing left in stock.
Bob G
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Hi there, Inert. Thanks! I appreciate your calling this to my attention.


Bob
AidanHeritage
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Members may wish to know that sadly Arthur Emerson died on 1st June 2018
kwarren
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On Jun 22, 2018, AidanHeritage wrote:
Members may wish to know that sadly Arthur Emerson died on 1st June 2018



I am just now seeing this. It is sad news indeed. His many packet trick creations provided me with many hours of fun practice in my early years of magic.
He will be missed! :-(
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Sorry to hear about Mr. Emerson. A golden man from the golden years of packet trick magic. It is only fitting that the latest find is from Arthur Emerson...'International Imports'.
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