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Brick Tilley

Brick Tilley illustrated Ed Marlo's The Shank Shuffle, was a contributing writer on The Mark Wilson Course In Magic, toured China with the Wilson troupe in 1980, served as an adviser on teleseries such as Charlie's Angels, Jake And The Fatman and ER, and worked for David Copperfield. As an actor he appeared in The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman, The Osterman Weekend and Knots Landing. Recently he provided props for Modern Family.

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Vanishing Doll by Brick Tilley

Also known as "Ne Plus Ultra" and "Bonus Genus", this was a favorite pocket trick at the turn of the century. Even Houdini was known to have fashioned a crude version of this out of a scrap of wood. Modern day toy companies create small dolls that make handcrafted ones a thing of the past. We located an ideal version at a local 99ยข store, it's a small figurine of a cherub playing on a flute.

EFFECT: A small doll is covered with a cloth. The cloth has a hole in the center, out of it protrudes the doll's head. The head is allowed to drop into the folds of the cloth. Immediately the cloth is shaken...

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The Unkindest Cut by Brick Tilley

A false cut that uses the action of burning a card as misdirection. Particularly useful for cheating at BlackJack.

Chuck Smith was recorded doing this cut. (A letter from Chuck Smith to Brick Tilley is reproduced in the PDF.) He used it to beat players during the years of WWII. The sequence of actions is the following. You first openly cut the cards and complete the cut. Then you take the top card, turn it face up and place it as the bottom card. During the action of burning the top card you undo the cut. The demo video will prove how honest and fair this looks.

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The Spider and The Fly by Brick Tilley

One of Dai Vernon's favorite casual effects. The double vanish and reappearing of a coin.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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The Side Steal by Brick Tilley

This hardcore tool is not an easy thing to acquire. That said, it is, with dedication, within the skill range of anyone willing to devote the time necessary to master it. The drawn-out process of selecting a card has become tedious and time-consuming, causing the audience to lose interest. With this side steal, a card is peeked, transferred from the middle of the pack to the top in an instant. This PDF and video will put the side steal within your skill range.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages, video 39 s.

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The Pearls by Brick Tilley

A small ball production and vanish sequence that combines the best of the Scarne, Erhard Liebenow and Claude Rix/Rezvani routines. You will receive a PDF and a tutorial video.

1st digital edition 2012, PDF 5 pages, video 2 min 14 s.

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The Origami Butterfly by Brick Tilley

Constructed from a dollar bill, the butterfly begins to move in a remarkable imitation of a living creature that even appears to fly. See video below. [Note that this ebook does not include how to fold the butterfly. The ebook teaches you how to animate it as seen in the video. The original description of the fold is in Folding Money Fooling by Robert E. Neale.]

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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The Noodle Trick by Brick Tilley

The performer extends his arm and a paper streamer appears. This is gathered up, placed in a bowl. Water is added. Using chopsticks the water is stirred, and the paper streamer transforms into real noddles you can eat. A Chinese classic.

Everything is explained in a PDF and a video.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages, video length 2:12.

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The Mouse Pitch Move by Brick Tilley

Twisty is the latest version of the mouse pitch. Learn the never revealed handling that allows you to baffle everyone with this classic carnival pitch wonder toy. Perfect for walk around. This move was originally developed and taught for the worm pitch.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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The Flosso Toss by Brick Tilley

An excellent coin vanish made famous by Al Flosso, called "The Coney Island Fakir", taught to the author by Flosso himself in the 1970s. It is within the skill range of even the most untutored student of coin magic. It is highly deceptive while being completely natural in execution.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 35 s.

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The Enchanted Watering Can by Brick Tilley

This is one of the oldest and best tricks from China. Water appears in an empty can, is poured out into a cup, poured back into the can, only to mysteriously return to the cup.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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The Dark Ride: Deck Switch by Brick Tilley

This is the deck switch from the train car poker game scene in the movie The Sting, executed by John Scarne, renowned gambling expert. It is straight forward and within the range of anyone willing to devote the time necessary to master it. Add it to your skill set. You will receive a PDF and a video (download from your digital shelf).

Here is the clip from The Sting where the switch is executed.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video 17s.

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The Chess Knight's Tour by Brick Tilley

The Knight's Tour has been a feature of many renowned performers. Ricky Jay and Reveen made it a masterful demonstration of mental agility. Various methods have been developed to create this illusion. We offer a foolproof device to ensure your success in presenting this fascinating feat of uncanny skill.

This gimmick builds on an idea by Robert Sherman from the 1950s.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages.

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The Birdcage Vanish by Brick Tilley

A playing card held between both hands vanishes in an instant. It does not use a thread or pull or topit.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages, video 17 s.

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The Big Time: chip through table by Brick Tilley

Two poker chips pass one by one, without any suspicious moves, through the table. This is the cleanest chip/coin through table you will find. See video below.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Tenkai Pennies by Brick Tilley

A different handling makes a retention of vision illusion possible. This classic is now more baffling than ever. See video below. You will also receive a tutorial video explaining how you can best practice this coin move.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages + video.

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Spot the Spot by Brick Tilley

Any red showing loses!

The spot game is the black widow of the midway because an untrained player has little chance to cover the red spot using the five zinc plates supplied. Rules: the player must drop the plates one at a time from a distance of at least an inch attempting to cover the entire red area. He is later allowed to drop fewer plates bettering his chances of winning.

The spot game is seldom seen these days because law enforcement consider it to be beyond the possibility of chance. It is an excellent aid to the magician, especially when combined with a demonstration of a short...

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Spirit Slate by Brick Tilley

The Davenport Brothers caused a sensation in the last century by seeming to contact spirits. Leaving messages on blank slates was a common method of achieving this. Flaps, magnets and switching were among the ways to achieve results. Here is your chance to reproduce this phenomenon using an ordinary craft store slate, and a piece of chalk. A blank slate is cleaned as it is shown. Yet a bold chalk message appears without any cover or false moves. A stunning effect that startles onlookers. Easy to perform.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

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Spirit Glass by Brick Tilley

Cause a glass hanging from a string to mysteriously chime whenever and how often you wish, with nothing to see for the spectators. It is a wonderful audiophile effect.

Here is the chiming again with clearer audio.

1st edition 2018, 4 pages + 2 videos

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Spinning Coin by Brick Tilley

A large coin is made to spin on its edge around the inside rim of a metal basin.

This effect was popular over a hundred years ago with all types of performers both for parties and at outdoor venues. The high keening sound made by the coin attracts a large crowd of onlookers who become fixated by the combination of sight and sound.

You will receive both a PDF and a video.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages + video length 23s.

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Shank Shuffle by Brick Tilley

The Shank Shuffle, a full deck false shuffle, was published in 1971 on Ed Marlo's behalf by Jon Racherbaumer. The Zarrow shuffle came out around the same time. New Yorkers backed this method and that overshadowed the Shank method, which may be superior, depending on your point of view. The Shank method is regarded as more convincing by some card handlers. Reading the description can be a bit daunting for the novice. Here is your chance to master the shuffle thanks to a lucid video presentation and a clear text and illustrations.

1st edition 2019, PDF + video (length 23s)...

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Ring Off by Brick Tilley

The removal of a solid ring from the center of a piece of string in a most deceptive manner. Simple to execute, a quick presentation, and can be done surrounded.

There has been much controversy over the creation of this brilliant effect. Harvey Rosenthal, Ray Grismer, among others, claimed to be the inventor. Whoever it was, it stands as a modern day classic. Brick Tilley teaches the version he has been doing for decades.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Quick Rope Opener by Brick Tilley

Two equal lengths of rope magically join up to form one solid piece of rope in full view with no cover or excess movements. Simple to construct and a delight to perform. Within the skill range of anyone. It was a favorite of Billy McComb.

1st edition 2020, PDF 3 pages, video 54s.

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Quick Linking Rings by Brick Tilley

You use a trio of three inch craft store hoops in an up-to-date routine that takes less than thirty seconds to perform. By resisting the temptation to overdo this classic you will surprise audiences with a modern day upgrade. Includes a tutorial video.

1st edition 2019, video length 47s

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Production Box by Brick Tilley

This is an updated version of the classic Tipover Box. It allows for a very casual and innocent handling. (Includes PDF and video.)

1st edition 2018, 4 pages.

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Poor Man's Nest of Boxes by Brick Tilley

For centuries this classic has utilized elaborately crafted models that no longer fit into our performing style. Here is an up-to-date, inexpensive, suspicion-free version that you can construct with minimal skills that is perfect for any type of magical performance. Use your imagination to craft your own customized version that will separate you from other performers.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages, video 1 min 9 s.

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Paint Brush Color Change by Brick Tilley

A beautiful color change made popular in the 70s by Walter Cummings. A fan of cards is waved in front of the rest of the pack, causing the face card to change in a dramatic fashion.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 47s.

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On the Fly by Brick Tilley

A card to mouth routine followed by a card to pockets sequence.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Mystery by Brick Tilley

A collection of close-up and platform effects including split fan productions, an eight coin production, a simplified version of Slydini's ball and cone, Kosky's dice and The Chimp.

1st digital edition 2012, 12 pages.

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Mr. Bones: Miracle Thought of Card by Brick Tilley

A card is merely thought of by a spectator. The performer writes a prediction on a card and pockets it. The spectator is asked to remove his thought of card from the deck. When the performer's prediction is read aloud by another spectator it is found to match the spectator's card. At no time does the spectator state or reveal his card until after the spectator's thought of card has been read aloud.

This is based on a Harold Taylor idea. The clever method will put a big smile on your face.

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 37 s.

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Morritt Purse Swindle by Brick Tilley

Charles Morritt was able to hold the entire theatre audience spellbound with what was, in essence, a pocket trick. After inviting two members of the audience onstage he would allow them to figuratively change places, thus transcending and descending their social classes using only two purses and four coins. Two copper coins, held by the "workingman", and two gold coins, held by the "uppercrust", change places while being held in purses by each witness. This updated version replaces much of the skill required by substituting gimmicks that can easily be made at home, while retaining the powerful...

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Monkeyshines by Brick Tilley

Stretching a handkerchief - taught to Blackstone, Sr. by Milbourne Christopher. A simple but effective book test. A simplified version of Albert Goshman's Cards Through the Newspaper. Card to Pocket. A false cut. Phantom Diminishing Cards.

1st digital edition 2012, 14 pages.

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Money From Home by Brick Tilley

A pair of long forgotten touches for the three shell game including a mechanical walnut shell that steals and delivers the pea without sleight of hand. Also a working surface that collapses at will in case the operator needs to make a quick escape.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Mermade by Brick Tilley

A curious effect from the Philippines, circa 1946. A paper cut-out of a man and a bowl both cling to the wall in a mysterious manner. The bowl is filled with water and a lighted candle floats in it, creating an elegant display. Requires a setup and a gimmick - all explained in this ebook.

1st edition 2017, 5 pages.

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Mental Photography Deck by Brick Tilley

A short, to-the-point routine for the mental photography, or nudist, deck that does not require the use of a table. An ideal effect for opening a close-up performance. It requires little skill beyond a few straight cuts of the deck, which means you can focus on the presentation. Full patter is included. Albert Goshman included this effect among his wonders for good reason.

All you will get here is the routine, the patter. You will have to supply your own nudist deck.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages.

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Mental Marvel by Brick Tilley

The spectator is allowed to freely call out random numbers. Through a fair process of elimination, he arrives at a single digit. This number matches exactly a prediction that you have written down previously. This is an easy, foolproof method for apparently reading the spectator's thoughts.

1st edition 2022, PDF 4 pages, video 39 seconds.

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