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Bob Ostin

(Liverpool, England: 23rd September 1929 – 15th May 2013)

Stage name of Robert W. Arkley. Semi-pro close-up in clubs and at kid-shows. Won British Ring close-up competition. Invented Dice Prediction (1953), Spooky Dice, Beam Shot = Laser Beam (1969), and Submarine Card. Wrote Fingertip Fantasies (1968, 88pp). Tricks in Abra, New Pentagram, Linking Ring, Magigram, New Talon, Genii, etc. Martin Breese recorded an interesting audio with him.

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Bob Ostin
Fingertip Fantasies (used) by Bob Ostin

Hardcover with dust-jacket in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Bob Ostin
Fingertip Fantasies by Bob Ostin

A collection of wonderful coin routines.

  • The "Sky Hooks" Routine
  • The Vanishing Biro
  • A Coin From Two Cards
  • Perfection Penetration
  • Card-To-Wallet
  • The "One Cup, One Ball, One Move" Routine
  • The "Four-In-One" Routine
  • The Coin On The Pipe Cleaner
  • Name Spelling
  • Copper To Silver
  • Reading Cards - Behind Your Back
  • Coin Through Ring
  • The "No Load" Dice Stack Climax
  • A Novel Penknife Routine
  • The Cigar Tube Mystery
  • The "Good Company" Penetration
  • The Lie Detector
  • A Routine For The "Pencil Through The Penny"
  • A Clean Finish For The Coins Across
  • The "Swivel Up" Card To Top
  • Adding A Stack...
★★★★★ $15
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Bob Ostin
Bob Ostin: Close-Up, Cabaret, Children by Bob Ostin

Bob is well-known around the world for his original effects marketed by Ken Brooke and for his clever writings in his book Fingertip Fantasies.

Bob gives a number of effects ranging from close-up to cabaret and a number of children's effects. Here's what Goodliffe had to say: "His book which I published enjoyed an excellent sale, though, so he must have more admirers than I realise. They will love this really exciting tape. He deals with club and cabaret, close-up magic and children'smagic. There must be a dozen tricks plus advice, ideas and useful tips, making this one of the most informative,...

★★★★★ $12
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