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WayneCapps
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I am kind of surprised that I have not seen a post on this. Lebanon Circle looks like they released another fantastic product. Looks like a lot of bang for your buck! You get the new From Hell, a penny seance and lots of stuff that was previously only available with Abberline's Repository. Just like Dan's other stuff it comes in a complete package with a fantastic case, a show in a box if you will! I don't have it yet but will be ordering it very soon. What do you guys think?

http://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/The%20Ter......pel.html
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Personally I'd need to know and see more before putting down 199 pounds. That's a lot of dollars these days.
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That thing looks haunted you will probably die if you buy it
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WayneCapps
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Well if you don't see me post in few weeks, come looking for me. But, I think I am safe.
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WayneCapps is many things....but not safe. Smile
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Well, I have purchased this product and it's a very good one. The props are really good looking and the whole package really looks like something from the attic of Scotland Yard. "Abberline's conclusions" and "The ripper force" are two good mentalism routines that fit well together, with a lot of interaction with the spectators. A beautiful set for séances is also included, and the new version of From hell is of course better (bigger photographs).
Well, I don't regret my 199 pounds at all, if you want my opinion !
WayneCapps
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You are correct Eddie!
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I just ordered mine! I am very excited about this one and will have it before Halloween.
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I ordered this a couple of weeks ago, hopefully it should be shipping in the next couple of weeks, I understand your excitment Wayne
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Is it just me or does their web site look a lot like a certain 'other' companies web site?
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You guys won't be at all sorry...I have Abberline's Repository, and I now have a Penny Seance as well to go along with it. With the exception of just a few choice items the ansamble of Terror of White Chaple...is a lot of period effects and seance material for a fair price. So those of you who are placing or have placed your order...you've made a very good investment in your shows. Audienaces are very impressed with this material.


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On 2012-08-28 14:41, NFW wrote:
Is it just me or does their web site look a lot like a certain 'other' companies web site?

I think its just you. But then again a lot of sites look like other sites.
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With this year being the 125th Anniversary of the Whitechapel unpleasantness, I felt a need to invest in something Ripper-related.

Lebanon Circle's limited edition “Terror of Whitechapel” collects a number of Jack the Ripper effects in one neat package.

I'm not a fan of the limited edition concept because more often than not, you're not even sure what you've purchased until it arrives in the mail! At Lebanon Circle, however, Dan Baines takes great pains (”Dan Baines takes great pains?” Is that a slogan or what?) to let you know everything you're getting.

In fact, there are features of “The Terror of Whitechapel” which aren't even described on the website. So I actually received more than I expected. For example, while I knew the set came in a classy, vintage looking wood storage case, I didn't know that a Whitechapel map, indicating the locations of the 5 murders, lined the inside of the lid. Neat.

Another bonus not mentioned on the website is a hardcover, fully illustrated Jack the Ripper coffee table book which gives a nice overview of the case.

This set provides you with more than enough to provide an evening of paranormal thrills built around Paul Voodini's “Jack the Ripper Séance.” This is an ungimmicked séance that involves hypnosis and, depending on how suggestible your spectator is, can feature an actual past life regression experience.

Lebanon Circle's signature effect, “From Hell” is here in its 5th Anniversary form. These are very nice looking, thick cards that seem straight out of the collection of some ghoulish fan of Victorian London. They look nothing like playing cards so there's little fear that anyone is going to suspect you're performing a trick. At the end of this effect you can display the photos of the 5 canonical Ripper victims and get ready to perform the séance.

“Abberline's Conclusion” is actually two effects and gets a lot of audience involvement. In the first effect, 5 female specs metaphorically roam the streets of Whitechapel. While they appear to have some degree of freedom as to where they move on a map grid, they will, unfortunately cross paths with Jack's accomplice (A-ha, you didn't know he had an accomplice, did you?). The second effect is a symbolic manhunt where several Ripper suspects are rounded up but one escapes. It is ultimately revealed that the one who got away is Inspector Abberline's top suspect in the killings. I think these effects are best performed after the seance- as if the spirits are guiding you and your audience to the true identity of the killer. My set came with a large heavy antique key on a chain. This is placed around a spectator's neck and the key's teeth are used to secure the prediction until you're ready to reveal it. Owing to the specific presentation I have in mind, I prefer a suspect other than the one named here but Dan was gracious enough to supply me with a Word document I can customize to suit myself.

As far as séance accesories go, the set come with a couple of options. There is a wineglass and a set of traditional alphabet cards. There is also the “Victorian Penny Séance.” This is a neat little set of props that come in an oblong wooden case. It uses a very classy looking pendulum made from a Victorian penny and you can choose which style of chain and charm it comes with.

You also get some more séance paraphernalia: a black candle, a bottle of purifying salts and a candle holder. The candle holder was the weakest part of this collection as it didn't look Victorian at all. It seems Dan uses whatever candlestick he happens to have on hand when the order is placed(!). This one looked like a typical candlestick you'd see at a neighbor’s yard sale. I won't squawk too much, though, because Dan included a gift which more than made up for this deficiency. I'd tell you what that gift is but then you'd all want one. Smile

The set also comes with 18 Ripper-related documents, including the infamous “Dear Boss” and “From Hell” letters, the “Saucy Jack” postcard, a Ripper letter sent from Philadelphia (I didn't know about that one), the front page of a special Ripper edition of The New York Herald, and several police reports.

And, of course, there's the limited edition certificate of authenticity.

The price is £199.99. Including shipping, the cost to a US customer is about $350.

I am quite pleased with this purchase and now feel fully equipped to “celebrate” Jack's anniversary. Smile
WayneCapps
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Great review! I love mine and use is as much as I can.
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Hi mindguerrilla, I was in the UK recently and picked this up in ASDA for 5 pounds. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss......orabilia
it has a lot of things that can be used in conjunction with a ripper seance. The best thing is apart from being a nice ripper reference type thing ll of the bits that you are likely to use are in clear sleeves so you take them out ,age them, copy them etc if you know anyone in the UK it is still available from the ASDA Direct website. if you do ripper related things its a must.
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George, I did see that online. Outside the UK, it's a bit more pricey and I don't think ASDA ships internationally.

It's unclear which/how many documents are included. I know it includes a suspect list, a letter, a police report and map of Whitechapel. I've not been able to find any images of these items on the internet so I don't know if it has anything I don't already have.
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Mindguerrilla,are you referring to the documents included with the hardcover book?
I didn't reiceived anything more than those.

besides it's a great kit.
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On 2013-04-30 18:00, Xizzy wrote:
Mindguerrilla,are you referring to the documents included with the hardcover book?
I didn't reiceived anything more than those.

I'm responding to George. The post above my last one.
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On 2013-04-30 17:06, george1953 wrote:
if you know anyone in the UK it is still available from the ASDA Direct website.

Oops, I missed this the first time around, George. Good idea.

Can you describe which documents are included? For example, which Ripper letter is it?
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Mindguerrilla it contains a map of Whitechapel withe murder sites marked on it.The from hell letter,suspect list, and metropolitan pólice report, all would need ageing. Apat frrom that it is a good read anyway and has profiles on the victims and suspects and information about the área. If you know anyone in the UK they could get it for you, if you just want the letters etc I can email them to you, the map is quite large so you would need to put it together in 4 pieces, the same as I would have to scan it, let me know if you want me to email you the bits and pieces, same offer goes to anyone interested,
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