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Bill Palmer
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I have recently updated my cups and balls web site. I added about 2 dozen pictures last night.

The intro page is http://www.hocuspocusjr.com/cups.htm
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Harry Murphy
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Nice photos and awesome collection!
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Riley
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Very nice !
I have only one set of cups, Paul Fox (copper) I bought from Ken Brooke many years ago. One of my better purchases! Smile

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Very, very impressive, I can't believe the amount. MAN!!!!!
Bill Palmer
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Thanks! It's nothing compared to Tom Franks' "Wall of Cups," though. I finally figured out how to photograph these things with my cheesy digital camera.
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What a great collection !

Thanks for sharing the photos ! (They came out great)

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Bill,
Thanks for that link more so because it led me to browse through your own web site, which I enjoyed very much. Re: the cups, you and Pete Biro should get together. I think you two guys got the corner on cups. Though I suspect Harry's probably got a few sets too. My total cup collection: a $25 aluminum set, Pete Biro's Gali galis, and a set of Gazzo's that he used himself.

Jim
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Thanks, guys! It is a lot of work to do that.

Pete is a rare resource when it comes to magic. He has an immense amount of knowledge and he shares it selflessly. He also knows a BUNCH about cups!

My cup collection may be an indication of a deeper problem!
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Nice collection.

I have a cheap set of Aluminums....if you guys want I can photograph them Smile (sarcasm).

Very nice though.
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Bill.... nice setup on your cups site... I gotta figure out how to do one myself.... some day... cheers
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James, I have a few sets of cups and have a fair number of different chop cups and I am in a 12-step program trying to get over it (or at least control it!). The first step is admitting I have a problem!

Still, I don’t have anywhere near the breath and depth of a collection that Bill has. His is one of the best! I am honestly in awe of the collection. A big plus is that Bill has taken the time to display his collection, photograph it, and share it with us all.



I am looking for a Stainless Steel Galli Galli set. I will even consider trading my copper Galli Galli set for it. er…Bill ever consider trading a stainless steel set for a copper set?
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That was a great tour de cups. The collection is fantastic as was the picture quality. Thanx for sharing,

Mike
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Bill,

Great collection. I see you do not have an original aluminum Chop Cup the large one, not the master. I still have mine from 1960's. I think it is a Chop Chop item.

I had a Ken Brooke but it looked just like a Morrissey Cup so I got sold it of some years ago. It was a Master size cup.

You new display cabinet is very beautiful as well.

Do you have a marking system to keep track of the history info on each cup? How can you tell one from the other?
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I'm thinking of getting a set of copper cups that I could load from my pockets. Maybe the Cellini's.

Jim
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What do you mean load from pockets? You mean NO pouch?
Email me.
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On 2004-04-26 18:44, wmhegbli wrote:
Bill,

Great collection. I see you do not have an original aluminum Chop Cup the large one, not the master. I still have mine from 1960's. I think it is a Chop Chop item.

I had a Ken Brooke but it looked just like a Morrissey Cup so I got sold it of some years ago. It was a Master size cup.

You new display cabinet is very beautiful as well.

Do you have a marking system to keep track of the history info on each cup? How can you tell one from the other?


Thanks. The "Master Cup" instructions are from Al Wheatley. I know he made two different sizes. Chop Chop actually gave this cup to Cal. The originals were bamboo, though. I haven't found one of them yet. I'd like to get one of the old Ken Brooke cups. They are nice and big and will take an orange.

Thanks for the compliments, though.

Regarding telling the cups apart, you kind of get to know them. Each one has its own characteristics. I have had some of those for several years, such as the Stubbies, the ones that may be Haydens and the Indian cups.

But I'm definitely going to have to set up a code sheet for them.

The various types of Paul Fox style cups look a lot alike, but they aren't hard to tell apart at all. The same is true of the various styles of Bertram cups.

I have my tentacles out for a few others, though.

Thanks to everyone for the help and encouragement on these things.

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On 2004-04-26 17:42, Harry Murphy wrote:
James, I have a few sets of cups and have a fair number of different chop cups and I am in a 12-step program trying to get over it (or at least control it!). The first step is admitting I have a problem!

Still, I don’t have anywhere near the breath and depth of a collection that Bill has. His is one of the best! I am honestly in awe of the collection. A big plus is that Bill has taken the time to display his collection, photograph it, and share it with us all.



I am looking for a Stainless Steel Galli Galli set. I will even consider trading my copper Galli Galli set for it. er…Bill ever consider trading a stainless steel set for a copper set?


Thanks for your kind words. I don't know whether cup collectiong is an affliction, an addiction or a passion. Maybe it's all of the above.

My Galli Galli's are nickel plated. Pete makes them, so he would know if he has ever done any in stainless.

I have been doing a "Cups of the Month" presentation for our local ring since the beginning of the year. This month's was about Mini cups. I brought out four different sets and demonstrated how they fit into the pocket of a jacket, what size balls worked best with them, and what size loads they would take. At the end of the demonstration, I had 12 miniture cups lined up across a big close-up mat that I had made from a piece of automobile headliner. The center cup of each set had a load ball on top of it.

Then I lifted each cup and there was a load ball under every one of them. I caught them completely off-guard with that! They had no idea I was actually loading every time I put a cup mouth down on the table. What fun!!!
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Great photos and resources for the cups. Pete, I'm curious to know if Charlie Miller ever used the small brass Indian Cups produced by Morrisey?
Thanks, Vic
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Bill:

How did you get all of those cups past your wife?
Bill Palmer
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I told her they were trophies.

Seriously, she doesn't mind at all, as long as I keep them off the rest of the furniture.

Could be worse -- I used to raise cactus.
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Yeah, Pete, I meant the size cups that I could use to load without a pouch. I thought I could use it for a close up situation.

Jim
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