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WRandall
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Does he tell folks that John can also do the thing by sleight of hand?


Fickle Nickel by pure sleight of hand? Same effect? I'd love to see that.

By the way, I got mine from ebay, too, sold under the name The Vanishing Nickel.

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Ask John Cornelius to show you.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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I don't run into him too often - like never - but when I do, I will definitely ask. Is it indistinquishable from the marketed effect? Is indistinquishable a word?
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This is my favorite coin trick of all time. I do it in performances and is practical.
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Hey guys,

Without asking to much, can I do this effect with UK coins or does it have to be with a Nickel?

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About the size of a nickle is safe. The item comes with something to help with weight issues.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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I'm sure if you got the trick you could convert/machine a 5p/1p to the right specs. to use.
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Thanks guys,

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On 2004-10-05 07:39, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Re: Classic Renditions volume 2 starring Michael Ammar.

The trick belongs to John Cornelius.

Citing anyone else is less than respectful.



Oh - it does?

Now, I know that Mr. Cornelius is a smart and original Gentleman, and he may well
have re-invented it on his own, BUT:

Terje Nordnes is the man most connected to the effect (Pre. 1972). But he learned it from a man called Arthur Sanders. Nordnes made it known, at that time, when he published it in the German periodical "Magie" in the mid thirties.

And that predates mr. Cornelius with about 40 years...

T. Nordnes was also the editor of the Norwegian magazine "Magikeren" from 1928 to 1956, and he may have published it there.

The greatest exponent for the (original) effect today is Finn Jon, who learned it from Nordnes in the fifties. Finn is usually prepared to do it at "the drop of a hat", which explains why Jon Racherbaumer saw him do it in an elevator in Toronto...

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Mr. Johansen (because I don't know how to do a slashed "oh"),

Americans are generally unaware that much exists outside the U.S.A.

Humor aside, this is an excellent contribution to the history of magic.
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Bjorn, correct me if I am wrong, but judging by the time frame, my guess is Sanders, and Nordes who published this in the mid thirties, although using the same handling, must have done this with a long human hair, like Hummer did around the same time with his card trick. Today's fibers that are more sturdy, more invisible, and can handle heavier, non-hollow coins,were not available back in the day.
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Just use an "O", I'm used to that.

The effect was next to unknown outside Scandinavia "BC" (Before Cornelius").

This guy Sanders died in the late fifties, before I was born, but according
to those who knew him he was a very original and secretive character, who even
kept his notes in latin. I heard that from his son, who didn't know his old man
knew any latin until he had died.

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On 2009-05-13 08:25, mumford wrote:
Bjorn, correct me if I am wrong, but judging by the time frame, my guess is Sanders, and Nordes who published this in the mid thirties, although using the same handling, must have done this with a long human hair, like Hummer did around the same time with his card trick. Today's fibers that are more sturdy, more invisible, and can handle heavier, non-hollow coins,were not available back in the day.


That's correct. Nordnes used a human hair (from his wife).
And according to his son, Sanders used a "hair" from a horse's tail...
IT and kevlar was not in the works back then.

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Here is my performance https://youtu.be/G8mWqgF3KwU
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Please! No exposure! Open forum here!

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On May 29, 2015, Dougini wrote:
Please! No exposure! Open forum here!


A bit late for that? Those posts are six years old. Smile
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