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jerdunn
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Somewhere, and I can't figure out where, I once read through a routine that was basically David Roth’s S***l Coins Across with the addition of a Chinese coin.

The Chinese coin is placed in the spectator's hand, and the silver coins are heard to clink against it as they arrive, one by one. Before the fourth coin passes, the Chinese coin is put in the pocket "to avoid confusion." For the climax, the last silver coin changes into the Chinese coin. The silver coin is, of course, now in the spectator's hand.

As I remember, the last sequence looks very clean because of the use of the s***l over the Chinese coin. Some sort of Spellbound sequence is used to transform the "silver" coin into the Chinese.

The whole thing is similar to Paul Gertner's routine called A Familiar Ring (which uses a finger ring rather than a Chinese coin).

Anybody recognize this? Can you refresh me on the source?

Many thanks!
Jerry
carlb
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I'm at work (so I can't check for sure) but I think this is a David Brewer routine from "The Unexpected Visitor".
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On 2003-10-23 15:04, carlb wrote:
I'm at work (so I can't check for sure) but I think this is a David Brewer routine from "The Unexpected Visitor".


Actually his name is Doug Brewer and yes it is in his "Unexpected Visitor" book. The routine is called "Sounds Familiar".

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Bernard Sim
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This routine uses 3 English pennies, a s***** and a Chinese coin.
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This is a routine I use all the time in my strolling magic. It's brilliant.
jerdunn
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I'll check out Doug Brewer's book ASAP.

Thanks to all!


Cheers,
Jerry
carlb
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On 2003-10-23 15:04, carlb wrote:
I'm at work (so I can't check for sure) but I think this is a David Brewer routine from "The Unexpected Visitor".


Actually his name is Doug Brewer and yes it is in his "Unexpected Visitor" book. The routine is called "Sounds Familiar".

S.Segal


OOPS! Sorry Doug! Brain f*rt!
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I have only had it for an evening and the POS 2 DVD has some great things including a “coins across” with great and different color coin changes for kickers.

Reed Mclintock… (Coin Patriot) also has some great ideas for using a horse of a different color. That is coin of a different color.(USA joke; I live in Kansas, USA and couldn't resist the Wizard of Oz joke.)

After a kick into modern technology, I finally have a DVD player.

I was up at 4 AM checking out these two DVD's.

I am not familiar with the above posted references by other Café members. They sound very interesting and I may check them out. This board is a great source for this nearly normal magician. Have a safe and nearly normal holiday season of your choice.


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Dan LeFay
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It is exactly like you describe in Doug's book Jerry.
IMHO this book is a must for working professionals who are looking for surefire coin routines that are no pipedreams!
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jerdunn
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All this said, up to now I've been doing a sort of pastiche of various routines based on Roths' S***l Coins Across. The first coin travels invisibly to the closed right hand. The second coin lands visibly on the open right hand (thanks to Homer Liwag's amazing move that is the core of Four Coins and a Filipino). The third coin travels to the spectator's open hand, which is covered by my right hand (a la Brewer and others). The fourth coin is vaporized in a flash of fire (Cody Fisher) and reappears in the spectator's closed hand.

I think I'll work on adding the Chinese coin into this mix for a different or "repeat" routine.

Again, thanks for the help.

Cheers,
Jerry
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The origin of coins moving from place to place and then changing to other coins unexpectedly (using a S****) goes back many years. One of the pioneering efforts, (perhaps THE pioneering effort), along these lines, was a brilliant effect by none other than Milt Kort, one of the most prolific coin men ever (Just a glance at Bobo will give you an idea.) He started it all with a trick called "Korts' Fourth". Worth a look...

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I know this is not exactly what you are asking about but if you like this concept don't forget about Gertner's familiar ring. It uses a borrowed finger ring instead of the Chinese coin. Makes for a nice walk around piece. Lance
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It's a reworking of Paul Gertner's coins across using a spectators ring. That's worth checking out too especially since you're doing magic with an item of the spectator's.
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