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Audley V. Walsh

Audley V. Walsh

(10th June 1894 - 17th June 1957)

Born in New York City, NY. Vaudeville comic who left c1927 to become a policeman in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. In 1932 he was inspired seeing magician in hospital. Learned from gift book from friend. Amateur specializing in gambling exposé act and lectures. In 1946 started his fine collection of gaffed gambling apparatus.

Invented Magician's Dream (by 1938), Rabbit Wringer (in 1942), Mental Choice (1955), and probably introduced fanning powder to magicians.

Coauthors: John Scarne

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Dice Dexterity (used) by Audley V. WalshSoftcover stapled, 1953 Tannen. For details on contents see the digital edition.
2020 / 1 / 9

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Dice Dexterity by Audley V. WalshFrom the introduction
While some of the sleights are not new, many improvements have been made. Too, many of the ideas incorporated in this book are Audley's own brain children and have never seen the light of print before.


Let it be known that dice stacking and dice manipulation have been used and known to the world's greatest dice men in gambling casinos for hundreds of years. Here is your chance to learn and do the feats which have made them legendary for their skill.

Magic dice. They stack up, vanish, appear, grow larger, shrink smaller, and act in general like they were...
2015 / 7 / 28

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Audley V. Walsh

Sponge Ball Manipulation by Audley V. WalshAudley Walsh teaches you two wonderful routines including script ("The big bad wolf and the three little pigs" and "Time marches onward") plus a set of sponge ball moves. He uses a bell which he and the spectator ring several times during the routine. This is a very interesting idea for misdirection as well as camouflaging moves and palms.

The moves you will learn are

  • finger palm or finger pinch
  • finger pinch with two sponge balls
  • pick up
  • ring the bell
  • thimble move
  • sleeving
  • lapeling

1st edition 1936 8 pages; revised and enlarged 1940; original 12 pages; PDF 17 pages.

2009 / 6 / 8

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Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne

Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John ScarneThis is a treatise on the sucker effects of the Three Card Monte. It starts with an intro by Nate Leipzig, includes a definition of gambling terms and goes on to explain moves, routines and schemes to work the Three Card Monte. John Scarne was a master in performing and demonstrating this sucker effect. Learn everything about it in this digital reproduction, either to be aware of the various ways this can be played and thus be protected, or to learn to perform it for entertainment purposes.

1st edition ~1930s, 42 pages.

2008 / 1 / 10

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