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MichaelGates
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Hello,

I am a collector of gospel dollar bills. I am trying to find what types of bill have been circulating in the gospel magic community. I am familiar with some bills done by Dock Haley, and I know of at least one his designs that I have yet to obtain. I am interested in bills that have been created by magicians for bulk give away and in learning of any gospel dollar bills that have done by individuals for things such as business (dollar) cards. I often hand out gospel dollar tracts, so I know most sources for gospel bills that are not related to gospel magic. I am thinking about learning a few gospel money tricks to go along with handing out money tracts.

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If some is looking for gospel dollar tracts of a certain topic or size, feel free to post here, but also send me a personal message.

Michael
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Michael:

I think I got my extra large $100 (~15"x7") from Living waters.

They have a Gospel message on the reverse, but I find it rather verbose. Yet they are cheap enough they can be given away for the spectator to read later.

I use these not so much to present the Gospel, but to get people's attention at street fairs (they are very effective at that! and just ask "what's in you wallet", or "can you handle this much money" as they walk by, or initially folded, and they ask "can you make change for a hundred", as you pull it open)

I will next ask to show them a trick with the bill (a "wonderland" type effect that makes Ben's face move to the opposite side, and quote Mt 6:19-20 ( as the verse ends with moths and rust makes the riches disappear, I reveal that Ben's face has disappeared), and leave them holding the "flap".

At that point I seek to engage them in a conversation on spiritual matters (this is all OFF script at this point). I let them keep the bill if they are interested, I'll offer to show another (gospel based) trick, or just talk of their spiritual condition.

It has been a wonderful attention-getter at street fairs (only a couple of minutes before someone comes over. Getting people to talk about spiritual matters depends a lot on how comfortable you are at interacting with strangers (but the humor, and the fact that THEY voluntarily came over, really helps this work.)

John
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John,
I'm not sure if we are on the same page, you mentioned a "Flap" on a 'bill'. I have cut a square flap in one of Doc. Haley's Gospel Dollars and tell the story of Jesus coming into the world. (Black and white side). If we hold His hand (I am the way) and follow Him, He will take us to Heaven. (Green side, after folding and unfolding.)
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Eventucator:

That sounds like essentially the same "effect" that I was referring to (the bill seems to invert front to back, while the spectator holds onto the "flap")

Your presentation premise sounds good for the effect. It makes me think that if we used specially printed paper: a black and "grungy" looking white picture of a dingy street (or whatever), and the other side could be full color of some glorious appearing location.

I've also toyed with the idea of the first side having a picture of a door to a castle (the flap) that the spectator would hold, and then when "inverted" the entrance to Heaven would be depicted.

The problem with special printing, regular paper will not last too long with all the fold/unfolding

John

So what setting are you using this? How do you get people to come to you?

John
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One other presentation: I glued a white piece of paper to a white one, back to back, and then create the cuts in this for the effect.
I then talked of our sin (the red side), and how how Jesus' blood can make us white as snow (though your sins be as scarlet..)

I didn't use this presentation often(and otherwise only showed it to believers), but the last I did this for a friend, a woman from an adjacent table came over to mine and wanted to see another trick (I had shown her something earlier), and I happened to be showing this Red/white version to a friend that I was eating with.. Well the "visitor" got very upset. Not the response that I wanted..

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The "Doc. Haley's Gospel Dollar" possibly will not "Upset" people because it is an American "Greenback" (copy) and it creates a little interest, as I am in New Zealand. I, like you have not shown it to too many people, but I carry one in my wallet. (Just in case). The Black White side represents the world, with it's sin and some "Good Deeds, and has "Patter" already on it, One Saviour, One Way etc. Jesus pic is also B&W, He became sin while here on earth. The "GREEN BACK" representing Heaven also has 'Patter' words, 'Eternal Life, etc. I do like your idea, pasting two colours together, although double sided sheets two colours are available. (Glossy only, here at the moment.) BTW I "usually Warn" people that I do 'Gospel Magic' "do you still want to see this trick?"
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