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For those of you who had the pleasure of knowing JP Jackson you know what a tragic loss this has been. I knew him from Brad Burt's Magic Shop and purchased many an old book and trick from him. I just read he was a straight shooter, honest, friendly, and very helpful. I can easily say that is true. I hadn't seen him in many years, but that doesn't mean I hadn't thought about him, and quite often. His house was a museum and I'll miss ogling over that Thayer Vase, Cups and Balls galore, and A Magician Among the Spirits first Edition. Rest in Peace, old friend.
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Sad news. He was such a nice man and a true lover of Magic of all kinds. Bless you JP.

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Wow. I was just talking to him not too long ago. Been over to his house a few times. He had a few rules. Don't call before 10 am because he hasn't had coffee yet. Don't call after 5 pm because... Well he never said why, He just didn't want calls.
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I'll miss the conversations with JP. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Absolutely wonderful man, a pleasure to talk with whether it was magic or any other subject. Truly one of the good guys. We traded off projects a few times over the years and a real joy every time we came in contact... now I'll never enjoy color changing knives the same way!
Recquiescat in pace, J.P.
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I hadn't heard of J.P.'s passing until Bruce Jensen's widow, Gigi, phoned.

J.P. and I had had many jackpot sessions--each time more enjoyable than the last. We were both carnies in our youth--and once you get sawdust in your shoes, you're with it for life! J.P. was a joint man and I was a back end man (or I should say "boy" in both cases). Like Thousand Faces Foxy, J.P. never made a mark out of an old broad, or a kid whose head didn't reach the counter.

On a southern CA school tour, I dropped in, had dinner, "toured" the museum, stayed overnight, and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. I shall miss him.

Hopefully, we'll have a reunion on the BIG LOT, where the grass is always green and level, and every day is a red one.

See you down the road, J.P.!
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JP was quite a character. I recall attending a meeting of Ring 76 in San Diego a few years ago. JP and several other senior ring members were officiating an auction. Among the items I purchased that night were a Losander floating broom, a beautiful head chopper (which never made it back home to Virginia from San Diego - thankfully, and a prop that no one in the room could identify. That prop turned out to be an inexpensive comedy card in balloon effect from the 1980s. I could not believe that no one including the encyclopedic JP had ever seen it. Got it for a song! JP's home was stuffed to the rafters with wonderful magic effects. He was working on a bunch of MW die boxes the last time I visited him a few years ago. Always a font of information, always the talker, always passionate about magic and magicians. Yes, he will be missed.
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Hello All Smile

Happy Holidays...

Never had the pleasure of meeting JP, yet everytime a fellow Magician passes, a "Broken Wand" ceremony comes to mind Smile

As I'm sure many of us do, I prefer to look at "death" as a celebration of LIFE - you may not be able to "fool" the Angels, JP (lol) but I'm sure you're Entertaining them...


Peace, Love, & Success
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