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David Copperfield is very good at doing this. He has the original counter that the man at Macy's demoed on for years. David remembered seeing this man work the board in his youth. He said that once after a show, this man showed David and his crew the board. He and his crew were absolutely floored with the skill and smoothness this guy had developed over all the years. When he passed, his family contacted David and gave him the demo counter.
It is one of the featured things David does if you are lucky enough to get a tour of his museum.
The moral is don't overlook the obvious. In the right hands, it becomes a masterpiece and could influence another David Copperfield.
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That is a great story! I'd settle for finding any one for sale today LOL

It fits my persona, and the direction of my small coin & walkaround repertoire.
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This is a must have prop. The prop it self is unique and cleverly design, definitely not easy to make. Affordable and its great effect.
Worth just to keep on the shelf for collectors and serve great effect for performer.

Just google this seem no dealers sell this recently.
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Dear fellows,

I have an idea to do this board easier and faster to master without much practice. You will be able to open and close the trapdoor faster and easier without afraid the coin jammed or falling out from the slit. 100 percent surefire! Please see this video:
https://youtube.com/shorts/XjycBMrQiCc?feature=share

and this is how:
U just need tape.
https://youtu.be/fDngYK49nsg


read the description on the clip.
Thank you for reading hope you like it.
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I have the link to the new manufacturing run being sold by Mad Hatter Magic. Could be a worker if I cannot find a pre-owned one that needs a new home, and has some charm/history/story with it. It's the heart of the thing that often calls to me, over the cheapest price.
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If you decide to go with the boards from Mad Hatter, I’d suggest buying a few of them since they are so cheap. I bought mine from the Cuckoo’s Nest in Pittsburgh when the owner was still alive. Some boards have better action than others. You’ll soon have a supply of workers that you can rely on.
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"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
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Hi Sethb,
Sometime in the 1960's I saw Danny Tsukalas demo tricks in Macy's Department Store in NYC. I still own the miracle board, invisible deck, red felt egg bag, plastic egg vase, and pen (cigarette) vanisher that I bought that day. His handling of the board (and all of the other tricks) was masterful including multiple phases of vanishing and reproducing the quarter on the board. (I think the last phase was an instant reproduction of the coin under a shot glass.) If you bought a trick, he would bring you behind the counter and explain the secret to you.
Regards,
Barry Moran
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I'm amazed nobody is making a quality board, especially since we have so many woodworkers around.
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There is one guy that contacted me and made his own board. He did a nice job too. It looked really good!
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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On Sep 8, 2021, EVILDAN wrote:
There is one guy that contacted me and made his own board. He did a nice job too. It looked really good!


Hey Evildan, do you still have his contact info.

Steve
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
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I have several which were made in Japan maybe in the fifties. I am thinking it is the same one Copperfield originally bought years ago.

It is not a sturdy thick one but works and is deceptive. I actually bought several of them and a couple were suitable for the trash can due to being defective in one way or another but the ones that were okay were very usable.

Each one came with a very small sheet of aged brown paper with brief instructions.

I would not be surprised if these are the originals.
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I heard it was David Copperfield's favorite trick in his collection (big collection).
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Who made the version that allowed a quarter to fit?
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The ones I’ve seen from Danny Tsukalas were quarter sized. Mikame also made one that fit a quarter and I think I had one that even fit s half dollar.
D. Robbins were selling some nice ones a few years ago, unfinished wood, in two sizes: quarter and half dollar. Those were made in India by Sam Dalal (I believe) but are no longer available nor are they being made.
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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