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On Feb 12, 2017, Kanawati wrote:
Hi everyone, wanted to add myself to the list of people who are very happy with this set and my thanks to MB for making me aware of John's work. I even accidentally put my order in twice and when I alerted John of my mistake he acted on it straight away and issued me with a refund on the second purchase. Great customer service! I'm really enjoying the possibilities with this set. Here's a work in progress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=deskto......o6xh96LQ


Well done apart from the flash at 0.21 I thought it was excellent Smile
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Aaah! Thanks for picking that up guys. I have to be a lot more careful of my angles! Many thanks also for the encouragement and advice. Will keep working on this. I'm really enjoying the possibilities with this precision made set.
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On Feb 12, 2017, Kanawati wrote:
Hi everyone, wanted to add myself to the list of people who are very happy with this set and my thanks to MB for making me aware of John's work. I even accidentally put my order in twice and when I alerted John of my mistake he acted on it straight away and issued me with a refund on the second purchase. Great customer service! I'm really enjoying the possibilities with this set. Here's a work in progress...


I truly enjoyed that. Smile You have a such an easy way about you, Kanawati...I can see how it would just suck specs right in. Smile And your use of John's coin set here is very admirable and creative. I'm sure you'll continue to progress this one into a real gem for you. Smile

www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persis......o6xh96LQ

Good job! Smile
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On Feb 12, 2017, Kanawati wrote:
Aaah! Thanks for picking that up guys. I have to be a lot more careful of my angles! Many thanks also for the encouragement and advice. Will keep working on this. I'm really enjoying the possibilities with this precision made set.


Thanks for sharing this work in progress - very magical.
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Yes, I have to add my kudos to John for his excellent customer service. I've got a bunch of these Proof Eisenhower dollars that are really shiny with sharp features, as most proof coins are, and I've been wanting to get some custom coin gaffs made from them. I had been thinking about a flipper coin and an expanded shell (may do those later), but after seeing and using JJ's Coin Coalition, I had to ask John if he'd be willing to make me a custom coin or two. Now I have to be careful when I say custom, because they're actually not any different than what he's always made. He's just using the coins that I am providing and have sent to him. I told him no rush on the work (he said to give him 2-3 weeks). With me providing the coins and with me purchasing a total of three Coin Coalitions, John treated me very nicely (we'll just say that).

AND... if anyone would like to meet John in person and see his coins live and in person, then come meet John and a bunch of us Corny Magician at Iowa's Largest Magic Convention, AbraCORNdabra (not super crazy about the name, but hey... I live in Iowa. What ya gonnna do?). John will be there, I'll be there, and a few other folks you may know will be there May 19th thru 21st.

Here's a link (I'm assuming it's okay to post this kind of promotion for a local convention?): http://abracorndabra.com/

When I talked with John last week he confirmed that he had a table booked for the convention and asked if I was going to be there. Ah... YEA! I'm looking forward to meeting John in person. John is "the guy" who makes these coins, markets them, sells them, ships them, and even responds to customer's cooremail concerns. Now he doesn't do it all, cause I know his wife helps out some. According to John her job is to collect the money. And I know that's a fact, because that's to whom I PayPal-d my payment.

Come on out to AbraCORNdabra, where you can meet John and a bunch of us corny Iowa magicians.
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PD,

So glad you like your new "Coin Coalition." So many people are having fun with this. Smile

And happy to hear about John coming to your convention out in Iowa. That's going to be a lot of fun, as John shows what his magical coins can do. He's quite a magician as well as a stellar craftsman. Smile

-Mb
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Hey, one of John's many customers sent me a pic of a project he did with his Morgan coin set. He softened & aged them to a beautiful result. The Morgans look like the real thing, and the Japanese coin shows greatly enhanced contrast. Beautiful job! Smile

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WOW! John!? Jeebuz man! Those look incredible! I couldn't stop playing with the Eisenhowers... but but but... now? Take my money!
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Psst, psst...

...And just like that, a new version of JJ's Coin Coalition Replica Morgan...in Poker Chips...Just real clever craftsmanship, and pretty darn sweet! Smile

*Ask John to show them to you if you see him, or reach out to him at jjurney14@comcast.net but in the meantime they'll be available the first week in June, I hear. Tell'em Mb sent'cha. Smile

Click here to view attached image.
*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

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I've seen the multi-colored set and John's routine with it...Sweet! Smile

In the meantime, here's a peek at the black poker chip set... Smile

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*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

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After seeing that beautifully softened & aged version -- and not having the knowledge, exerience or skill to soften/age coins myself -- I have to ask (or suggest): can John himself perhaps make available for purchase such a similarly softened & aged set? That would REALLY be something!
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OK! I just got a version of this in Eisenhower Dollar and "YEN" from Stevens Magic Emporium. This is now on sale for just $90! I cannot believe how great this set is. I have Everything made by Johnny Wong and this is 10 times more useful. The sticker faces used by Wong stick and do not flash like coins. This JJ marvels are the real thing. Real metal. Real FLASH and real SOUND! I LOVE these babies! You could spend a year in your room and never tire of miracles you can do with this set. In fact, you can use just TWO of the Three and have totally different routines. Craftsmanship, fit and finish are outstanding! All three pieces have fully milled edges which is a big help. The set includes 4 very thin and totally clear stickers which you may apply to the center of two of the coins (with 2 spares) made of Teflon and this really helps the smooth movement while retaining the sound and flash. I have some 20 pieces of coin work from the God - Todd Lassen - and this work by JJ for 90 bucks is right up there with a Lassen type construction. This is serious professional gaff for a ridiculously low price. And - BIG bonus - the streaming instructions, unlike Wongs's - are FANTASTIC! JJ - You have a new convert! I am a big fan. Thank you for excellence! You can get the Stevens sets here: https://www.stevensmagic.com/shop/coin-coalition-eisenhower/

A note about Stevens: The owners there, Joe and Mark, have been selling to me for like decades. Never met either but BOY will they walk the extra mile for you if you have a need for any special works, or help. I love this industry because of relationships forged in places like the Café and from dealers who care like Stevens. Supporting these dealers just gets us all good stuff for less! Hat's off to them!
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Stevens Magic says they are out of stock there, but John has them on his own site at the $90 sale price too. I just ordered my second set.

Jim
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On Jul 15, 2017, StarManager wrote:
OK! I just got a version of this in Eisenhower Dollar and "YEN" from Stevens Magic Emporium. This is now on sale for just $90! I cannot believe how great this set is. I have Everything made by Johnny Wong and this is 10 times more useful. The sticker faces used by Wong stick and do not flash like coins. This JJ marvels are the real thing. Real metal. Real FLASH and real SOUND! I LOVE these babies! You could spend a year in your room and never tire of miracles you can do with this set. In fact, you can use just TWO of the Three and have totally different routines. Craftsmanship, fit and finish are outstanding! All three pieces have fully milled edges which is a big help. The set includes 4 very thin and totally clear stickers which you may apply to the center of two of the coins (with 2 spares) made of Teflon and this really helps the smooth movement while retaining the sound and flash. I have some 20 pieces of coin work from the God - Todd Lassen - and this work by JJ for 90 bucks is right up there with a Lassen type construction. This is serious professional gaff for a ridiculously low price. And - BIG bonus - the streaming instructions, unlike Wongs's - are FANTASTIC! JJ - You have a new convert! I am a big fan. Thank you for excellence! You can get the Stevens sets here: https://www.stevensmagic.com/shop/coin-coalition-eisenhower/

A note about Stevens: The owners there, Joe and Mark, have been selling to me for like decades. Never met either but BOY will they walk the extra mile for you if you have a need for any special works, or help. I love this industry because of relationships forged in places like the Café and from dealers who care like Stevens. Supporting these dealers just gets us all good stuff for less! Hat's off to them!



Hey StarManager, I'm glad you took the plunge on John's work to see for yourself as to the excellence of the product. John has thought long and hard on these coins to come up with a new way as to them. It's reviews like yours and many others here that really share a deeper perspective that people can use and learn from as to quality products. John has all sorts of magic and I'm so glad that he's back out there with good stuff for an affordable price, and he's got some really good routines too. Smile

I think it's good for us all to have such a noble craftsman to help pull/ shepard us along as to some newer possibilities. Enjoy your coins my friend and I hope folks keep checking out John's work at Stevens Magic Emporium, and at his own John Jurney website as he's always thinking and creating all sorts of good, interesting magic. Smile
*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

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Thank You MB! For those of you new here - MB217 invented and perfected a move called the Crimp Change which is a seminal addition to the art of sleight of hand. MB has created a new and different set of sleights that are beyond amazing and which I personally have found to be among the very best of useable moves for a coin-man. MB - please post links of where people can see videos of your Crimp Change and see your video downloads on this thread. No coin worker should miss this work!
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MB - please post links of where people can see videos of your Crimp Change and see your video downloads on this thread. No coin worker should miss this work!


You mean the videos/downloads here? http://vinnymarini.com/download/revisited.html (and all the other ones of his?)
I agree that all of the ones I've bought of MB's are fantastic. I only wish he offered a "buy all of them" pack, for discounts. Then again, I've bought enough that I'd probably sad it's not worth the savings any more... Smile
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MB's offerings are so inexpensive anyone should be able to get it all. He's not making a fortune on his work. He's charging just a little to keep the secrets secret. Thank you tonsofquestions for posting the link!
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On Jul 20, 2017, StarManager wrote:
MB's offerings are so inexpensive anyone should be able to get it all. He's not making a fortune on his work. He's charging just a little to keep the secrets secret. Thank you tonsofquestions for posting the link!


Careful now. Inexpensive? I have purchased 22 downloads of Marion's at a total cost of $236. While I do enjoy his effects and I especially like that he uses videos and written information (PDFs), I wouldn’t characterize them as inexpensive. The total price of the downloads I have would gotten me about seven or eight multi-DVD sets by some of magic's masters.

But, hey: It's all good!

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Yes, this ^
Each individual one isn't extremely expensive, but he's put out a lot of them, and they can add up quickly if you want several!

But each one is wonderful, so I'm slowly trying to accumulate more!
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J-Mac - 22 downloads for $236 is under $11 for each trick or deep sleight explanation. Respectfully, for what you get from Marion in his offerings, I believe it to be better work for less money than general, hence my term cheap. However I would revise that to "Incredible Value" in deference to you . . .
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