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The Thaumaturge
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Ha! Ha! Howard ..Love it..PRICELESS indeed Dave.


What! no-one else see the funny side of the Post?

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My "Pitch Joint" I pitch Svengali's off of.Made it myself at about a cost of $1.000.00(stand,banners,flood lights etc).Got that back plus some the first fair I worked.
I love pitching!!!
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My most expensive trick is the house illusion, also known as home... Smile

Ok seriously, Modern Art. In close-up Henry Evans´ Chinese Misers Dream.
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There's a few I've been working on for twenty years. I'd call that expensive.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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A broken tongue depressor that came with Copenetro. I use the tongue depressor as a paddle with dots jumping around.
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Lucy's appearing vanishing live unicorn, Star Dancer!

A new plane could be much cheaper.

But then I Love Lucy!

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A coin matrix booklet, my first trick I bought, cost £10
that gave me the bug, and I've spent thousands in the last ten years or so!
single purchase though, bob's ultimate 3fly $300
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Himber Ring -- never used.

Probably never will.

I had it engraved, too.

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Hmmm... The thing I have that cost the most would be my locked deck... lol I didn't even buy that Smile

I'd have to go with the King Rising Levitation. That cost me a whopping 30 SOMEODD DOLLARS!!!

(Everyone should give me money now. You can see I'm as poor as a rock).Smile
And with a wave of my wand, under the cloth we find that...uh Smile ...may I have another assistant please?
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I have a set of Johnson Products cups in brass. They cost me $200, but the feel and weight are just right for me. I've improved my handling of the routine since getting them.
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I too have not looked at my himber ring since I bought it.
"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."
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WOW! Some of you have spent some serious cash on your magic tricks. I wish I had a couple of thousand to spend. I was hard pressed to spend $115 for Axtell's Magic Drawing Board. It was the first trick I spent over a hundred dollars for.
When I got into magic around two years ago I hated to spend over $30 for a trick.

If I hit the lottery watch out.... Losander's floating table will be mine.

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Mr. Mike, my most expensive single effect was the Axtell Drawing Board too. Fortunately, I was doing paid kid's shows by the time I bought it, so I was able to justify the purchase with my wife! My bunny box was about $100 as well and I also spent $100 on an all-day seminar last year. I am looking to buy a good set of cups this year, so that will likely become my new most expensive trick.
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you drown by staying there.



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On 2005-01-30 15:14, Jordini wrote:
I too have not looked at my himber ring since I bought it.


Thanks.
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Like Dave VanVranken, for me it's the Cups and Balls. I'm considering everything ever spent on this as money laid out for one "trick." One of these days I will get the engraved silver Sherwoods.

But I figure I have spent less on it than Bill Palmer!

Most expensive single item? The Feejee Mermaid. You don't even want to know!

Yours,

Paul
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The most expensive trick in my act...straightjacket, most expensive trick I own...Dagger Inc. Only used in a couple shows.

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<BR>I cannot eat hot wings...acid reflux
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I've lost my most expensive items, a chop cup and a zombie ball, about £25 each now sitting somewhere in a plastic bag location unknown. Smile Actually I have probably spent hundreds of pounds on playing cards. At only £1.50 a deck I just can't resist!
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The Final Answer combined with the Lemon Game...
All well worth it!
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Daniel A. Day II
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My most expensive trick was a chop cup from a magic store in Tucson while I was in college. It was about $30 for one cup.

It is a wonderful effect and my kids love it. When I bought it, it matched my other cups and balls set (it was $60, so $20 per cup).

Over the years, the cups and the chop cup developed different looking patina, so I don't use them together.

Since then, I have learned not to try to polish the copper cups.

Daniel
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The most expensive and the only trick that I ever bought cost me a Half Crown when I was four and a half.
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