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(Benny) Ben Harris
TacTics by (Benny) Ben Harris

2002 and a small lecture tour. Harris needed an oddity that would contrast his card work. Some visual and aural distraction. TacTics was the answer. 150 units were assembled, fingers burned, and instructions written. The item was quite popular and did end up in an issue of Genii. Here is the original manuscript, re-edited and with clear photos. Ideas with color-changes, sound-based illusion and the "Milk Pitcher" application allowing you to vanish tictacs, half a container at a time, till they're ALL GONE!

1st edition 2002; 14 pages

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(Benny) Ben Harris
Sweet Spot by (Benny) Ben Harris

Inspired by a recent internet challenge, Ben Harris has "Le Pauled" the regular baggie! This creates a clever and practical alternative to the traditional Card In Wallet plot.

With Sweet Spot, a card, a coin, a borrowed ring or a credit card is made to vanish only to appear seconds later IN THE MIDDLE of the contents of a sealed baggie.

This can be filled with sand, candies, stamps, money, oregano, or whatever you want. The presentation angles are up to you. We give you a few to start with like the "Magic Sands of the Sahara," "Mr Blonds Revenge," "The Stamp Collector," "My Favorite Coin...

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(Benny) Ben Harris
Monsterbox #1: Close-Up by (Benny) Ben Harris

NON-CARD MATERIAL SPANNING 30 YEARS!

MONSTERBOXES are simply the best and most cost-effective way in which to explore Ben Harris' 30 year's worth of contributions to the art. By dividing the vast range of ebooks into genres, you can obtain exactly the type of material you are after. Be it cards, close-up, mentalism or animations, there is a MONSTERBOX just right for you!

You also save at least 30% over purchasing the ebooks separately. This is great value for money.

The ebooks in MONSTERBOX #1 cover a wide range of effects and themes. We have linking finger rings, effects with Tic Tacs,...

★★★★★ $48.80
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Monsterbox #2: Animations/Levitations by (Benny) Ben Harris

30 YEARS WORTH OF LEVITATION IDEAS IN ONE COLLECTION!

The ebooks in MONSTERBOX #2 cover a wide range of levitation/animation techniques and approaches. From Harris' world-famous FLOATING MATCH, a FLOATING DECK, ANIMATED WATER BOTTLE, the controversial EAR PLUG levitation and a complete work on ELASTIC THREAD MAGIC.

MONSTERBOXES are simply the best and most cost-effective way in which to explore Ben Harris' 30 year's worth of contributions to the art. By dividing the vast range of EBOOKS into genres, you can obtain EXACTLY the type of material you are after. Be it CARDS, CLOSE-UP, MENTALISM...

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(Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta
Deep Fry 1 by (Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta

J.J. ZAPPATTA. The enigma, the man of mystery who hung with the shadows throughout the course of many a magic convention, over many a decade. These books are a first glimpse at the crazy and wild world that was/is ZAPPATTA. And, at last, his clever levitation is fully explained in Volume 2!

All items are described in J.J.'s brief and point by point style. If you're not prepared to THINK, J.J's not interested in ya. Period. Illustrated with Mr. Zappatta's crude but informative sketches.

1. THWONG
Flip-Flops (or thongs) are a kind of footwear fashionable at resorts, beach-side, and other casual...

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(Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta
Deep Fry 2 by (Benny) Ben Harris & J. J. Zappatta

All items are described in J.J.'s brief and point by point style. If you're not prepared to THINK, J.J's not interested in ya. Period. Illustrated with Mr. Zappatta's crude but informative sketches.

1. ZIP-WOW
A super-quick torn and restored card or dollar note. Looks absolutely perfect and is examinable.

2. CELL-PHONE GLIM
Put the ubiquitous cell phone to clever use as a "glim device".

3. PERFECTO-CIRCLE CARDS
Revealed, the underground secret for cutting perfectly bur-less holes in playing cards. Idea for users of the Eidetic-type changes. (If you have to ask, then this is not...

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Abhinav Bothra
Whimsical Wallet by Abhinav Bothra

Introduce your business cards or credit cards in a fun new way.

EMERGE
Your Business Card / Credit Card or a Playing Card eerily emerges out of the inside compartment. [One time setup and you are good to go for hundreds of performances. The speed is completely under your control. Resets Instantly.]

CARD DART
Your Business Card / Credit Card jumps out of wallet. [Even for the laziest person set-up will takes less than 10 seconds]

Works with any regular bi-fold wallet. You can keep all your stuff in there and still perform these. Also included in the explanation is CARD DART II which is an impromptu take on it's earlier version.

(For the PDF please check your digital shelf.)

1st edition 2015, length 18 minutes....

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Al Baker
Al Baker's Book by Al Baker

From the introduction:

Showing a trick is comparatively easy to putting it clearly in print, and I want to thank Anneman for his judicious use of the blue pencil, finding spots where I could write less and tell more, and in general, being a marvelous deleter and paraphraser.

To John Northern Hilliard, whom I consider the greatest writer on Magic as an Art, I want to extend my sincere thanks for the encouragement that caused me to start and finally finish my maiden effort, to wit: Al Baker's Book.

  • to My Friends, Magic Lovers
  • Al Baker's Pack That Cuts Itself
  • The One Man "Lights Up" Seance
  • A Card And A Number ...
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Al Baker
Al Baker's Second Book by Al Baker

From the introduction:

In presenting my "second" book to the magical fraternity I have kept in mind the old saw, "Brevity is the soul, not only of wit, but applies to many magical tricks".

I have tried to make the text brief and, by giving plenty of illustrations, cut down on too much solid type. I give no patter as I feel that every entertainer should be himself and develop a style of his own.

Fred Keating rose to stardom. "The Bird Cage", "Sympathetic Silks" and "Card in the Cigarette" were marvellous in his hands; others copied, but Keating's name still lives. "Be a magician, not...

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Al Baker & Roy Benson & Al Flosso & Robert Harbin & Leo (Mohammed Bey) Horowitz & "Think-a-Drink" Hoffman & Eugene Laurant & Magini & Miaco & Russell Swann
Our Mysteries by Al Baker & Roy Benson & Al Flosso & Robert Harbin & Leo (Mohammed Bey) Horowitz & "Think-a-Drink" Hoffman & Eugene Laurant & Magini & Miaco & Russell Swann

A wonderful selection of tricks illustrated by Harlan Tarbell with an introduction by John Mulholland. For each author a short biographical sketch is included at the end of the book.

THE FINGER KNOWS—AND TELLS (Al Baker) A truly amazing example of mind reading.

THE GLASS TRICK (Roy Benson) An instantaneous, and seemingly impossible, disappearance of a handkerchief.

SEVEN COINS (Al Flosso) A clever sleight to cause several coins to go from one hand to the other.

THE PIERCED CARDS (Robert Harbin) An excellent manipulative method by which selected cards are caused to appear on a ribbon.

DUO-FLIGHT (Leo Hartz;...

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Al Forman
Handbook of Telephone Telepathy by Al Forman

Over 30 easily learned mind reading routines to baffle and entertain friends and audiences anywhere a phone exists. Although this was written at a time mobile phones were not available, many of these miracles are directly applicable today where a cell phone is pretty much available anywhere.

Some effects require elaborate preparation, others can be performed at a moments notice. Several are the creation of the author, but most are adaptations of known methods to the telephone.

Forman discusses three groups of phone tricks. The first group consists of code routines. The data to be conveyed...

★★★★★ $15
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Al Koran & Jack Lamonte
Mastered Amazement by Al Koran & Jack Lamonte

Classic routines with coins, bank notes, cigarettes, thimbles, and cards by the amazing Al Koran & and the ingenious Jack Lamonte.

Including Koran's amazing Miracle Card Stab.

1st edition 1947; reprinted 1987; digital edition 2010; original 66 pages; PDF 44 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. CONTENTS
  2. PREFACE
  3. Amazement with Money
  4. - THE "LAST-WORD" NOTE ROUTINE
  5. - THE MASTER "SILVER AND COPPER" ROUTINE
  6. - THE MASTER "CLOSE-UP" COIN VANISH
  7. Cigarette Sorcery
  8. - PERFECT CIG-SWITCH
  9. - THE CHAPEAU CIGARETTES
  10. - CIG SUSPENSION
  11. Thimble Amazement
  12. - THE MASTER MOVE
  13. - THE "PINCH" HIGH SPEED VISIBLE VANISH ...
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Alan Kennaugh
Bunny Topper by Alan Kennaugh

A triple effect with a sheet of paper. You can immediately print yourself the necessary pictures. This is the original description of the effect as sold by Supreme:

“What a fantastic pocket effect! .... What a great trick for you to use at kids' party-shows or your more intimate type dates. Nothing to carry but it's big, big, big, in effect. Based on an original effect given to us as a Supreme Exclusive; top magician, top journalist, Alan Kennaugh has come up with a brilliant idea which at once makes this into a new trick, an entertaining trick, a mystifying trick, and one which has a really...

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Alan Rorrison
Broken Home by Alan Rorrison

Borrow a set of keys. Break off the tip of a key clearly showing the broken key still on the key ring. Then mend the key and return all keys in perfect condition back to the spectator.

This is a very visual quick effect to impress your audience and set the right mood for more miracles to come.

runtime: 6min 35s

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Albert Forrest
The Eighth Wonder by Albert Forrest

This hard-to-find title contains a wealth of dealer-quality club and stage magic, mentalism, and more for you to perform and enjoy. Here's a book from 1935 that, until now, has been out of print and jealously hoarded by collectors. It's filled with entertaining magic for close-up, club and stage. Clearly explained and well-illustrated, this goldmine of magic contains effects that will entertain as well today, as they did back when this book was originally released.

Divided into chapters, you'll find clever magic themed for Stage and Club, Comedy, Mentalism, and Card Effects. And only in this...

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Albert Goshman
Albert Goshman Lecture Notes by Albert Goshman

The baker who was forced to sell insurances, then work as photographer, and when that failed due to theft of his equipment he finally tried his luck with a magic lecture tour across the nation and never looked back. He became a close-up magic sensation.

  • Some Personal Thoughts On Magic
  • Tempo And Timing
  • My Own Personal Problems
  • My Routine
  • To You - My Lecture Audience
  • Now For The Tricks:
  • Coins Thru The Table
  • Winged Silver
  • Glass Thru Table
  • Impossible Marked Coins Transposition
  • The Sun And Moon
  • Han Pin Chen
  • Meeting At The Summit
  • About Albert Goshman

1st edition 1965, 19 pages;...

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Alberto Sitta
The Colourful Magic of Alberto Sitta by Alberto Sitta

Alberto Sitta specializes in commercial magic that you can use in your stage, cabaret and close-up shows. His Leopard Silk is perhaps his most famous effect and has been performed and copied by magicians all over the world. In this ebook Alberto reveals more of the mysteries that have gained him a reputation as one of Italy's most creative performers.

There are no pipe dreams here. All the magic has been regularly used by Alberto Sitta in his professional performances and lectures throughout Europe. Practical, colorful and commercial these are the hallmarks of Sitta's creations and here are...

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Aldo Colombini
Outstanding Magic by Aldo Colombini

You do not require a table to perform these routines. From this material you can create two complete acts.

CLEAN CUT ROPE (Aldo Colombini): A different way to perform the standard cut and restored rope effect!

STRANGER IN PARADISE (Ed Marlo): A red-backed deck is placed in a glass. You remove cards one at a time until a spectator says ‘stop.’ At the stop, that card is the only one with a blue back!

DOGGIE DEXTERITY (Aldo Colombini): Comedy at its best with a balloon twisted into a poodle who finds a selected card!

CARD ON PLATE (Ken de Courcy): You spin a plate with one hand and have...

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Aldo Colombini
Standing Room Only (download DVD) by Aldo Colombini

Magic for stand-up and walk-around performers with effects that do not require a table. Fifteen routines with cards, coins, rubber bands, sponge balls, rope, finger rings, bills, jumbo cards and even a carpenter’s ruler!

[Note that these routines are also taught in the ebook: Standing Room Only.

Including:

  • CHINESE PURSE: A Chinese coin appears on a rope between two knots.
  • INTERCHANGE: A stunning in-the-hand four-card transposition.
  • IMAGINARY JOURNEY: Four Kings assemble in one packet revealing, at the same time, two selected cards.
  • RING UP: A borrowed ring is knotted onto a rope. Magically, the ring becomes free, leaving the knot on the rope.
  • RING THRU:...
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Aldo Colombini
The Magic of Rachel Colombini by Aldo Colombini

16 commercial routines using cards, balls, money, books and other props.

  • Card Control: A card chosen by a spectator matches a card previously placed face down on the table by the magician.
  • Blank-Mazement: Following the numbers of two dice, a spectator finds the only two printed cards in a packet of all blank cards.
  • Hats and Rabbits: You place a prediction on the table. While your head is facing away, a spectator places five cards with hats and a rabbit in any order, holding the packet of cards in his hand. You give the spectator some instructions, and at the end the cards are apparently...
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Aldo Colombini
My Favorite Linking Ring Columns by Aldo Colombini

For several years Aldo had a column in the Linking Ring magazine. At the time Phil Willmarth was the editor and he was so kind and open minded enough that he basically let Aldo make fun of everything and everyone.

The columns not only contained some good magic but Aldo was able to include some funny stuff as well. Also, between tricks and gags you will find suggestions on how to improve your presentations with regards to our art of magic.

The structure of the column was an easy one: 1) Some fun and 2) some magic and it worked. Aldo has collected in this e-book many of his favorite columns...

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Aldo Colombini
Magic You Can Use by Aldo Colombini

Here’s another ebook from Aldo containing 21 routines using sponge balls, coins, newspaper, cards, jumbo cards, balls, ropes, rubber bands and more. Aldo has been using some of these routines during his acts for quite some years; “Jumbo Jumble” for example, is still one of his favorite effects, so is “Real Danger” which he uses a lot. For close-up workers, do not overlook “Heart 2 Heart,” “Nose Out” and “Another’s Bet.”

You also have a couple of very strong routines here for children’s entertainers, namely “Kaleidoscope Ropes” and “Knot Knots.”

  • Countdown ...
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Aldo Colombini
Standing Room Only (ebook) by Aldo Colombini

In this set of notes you will find several tricks and routines that have served Aldo well during the last few years as a stand-up performer. In fact, the tricks explained here can all be done standing up as no table is required and are great for walk around or strolling magic. Done this way you simply use the hands of the spectators to help you.

Aldo has written these tricks and routines with the assumption that you already know some basic magic such as a card control, a Double Undercut, an Elmsley Count and the like. Aldo's purpose here is not to teach you ‘sleights’ but rather ‘routines’...

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Aldo Colombini
Karl Fulves' The Chronicles by Aldo Colombini

Karl Fulves' legendary magazine The Chronicles was limited to 36 issues, from 1978 to 1988, during those ten years some of the finest close-up magic of the period was explained in its pages. From the magazines, with permission from Karl, Aldo has selected ten routines; just a small portion of that outstanding collection.

CONTENTS:

  • COIN ENTRAPPED (Mike Skinner): Two coins are on a card box. One is selected by a spectator and penetrates the cellophane.
  • ROYAL BACKS (Jeff Busby): Five cards with backs on both sides change into a Royal Flush in Spades.
  • THE SPECTRUM EFFECT (Fr. Cyprian): You select two cards, the...
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Aldo Colombini
Taking Chances: ten routines by Aldo Colombini

Ten routines, with cards and other objects.

Contents:

  • ELEVATION 39 (Aldo Colombini): An 'elevator' routine with a surprising double climax.
  • FUTURE SHOCK (Roy Walton): A card is selected and found by your two predictions, which eventually find their mates.
  • AVENUE (Hiro Sakai): A spectacular way to produce the four Aces.
  • NUMISMATRICK (Al Thatcher): Several coins are placed on the table and shuffled by a spectator while you are facing away. One coin is covered and you can tell if it is a head or tail.
  • ITALIAN POKER (Aldo Colombini): You show a strange poker game, a sort of magician vs...
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Aldo Colombini
The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini by Aldo Colombini

Ever since Obie O'Brien brought Aldo Colombini to the FFFF convention many years ago, it has been a love affair between Aldo and magic in America. While Aldo can do some of the hardest moves, he has developed a unique style of strong magic with little sleight-of-hand. The kind that is entertaining to watch and fun to perform. None of the material is hard to do, yet will fool any audience, including those hard to please magicians themselves.

It is hard to miss Aldo, both in person (6' 5"), and in magic, because he has written for many magazines, performed and lectured throughout the world...

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Aldo Colombini
Color Changing Knife Routine by Aldo Colombini

A very easy, commercial and entertaining color changing knife routine in several phases. With ideas by Ken Brooke, Ascanio and Juan Tamariz. For close-up and walk around. A white knife (or any color) changes to black. You simply say that you are using TWO knives so you produce a white one. The two knives change places a few times and at the end everything can be examined (obviously you have to bring your own knives)!

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Aldo Colombini
Colombini FISM Lecture Notes by Aldo Colombini

These are the lectures notes for a lecture Aldo gave at FISM.

Tip Top: the magician displays several cards bearing pictures of clowns, having different colored noses. A spectator selects a clown and the performer is seen to have the same colored clown nose... on his nose!

Poppy: a knot, tied in the middle of a piece of white rope, slides to one end, then the other; then change color. The different colored knot slides along the rope several times; the knot is then untied and seen to actually be a two inch section of the white rope.

Hit: method to tie two quick slip knots, one with each...

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Aldo Colombini
The Classics by Aldo Colombini

Lecture notes with great advice and eight wonderful routines by master entertainer Aldo Colombini.

  • You are the only one who knows!
  • Seventh Floor: Seven cards are selected. One card is signed by the spectator and then all seven cards are lost in the deck. One by one, they are found by the performer. The signed card re-appears and then finally, it is found inside the pocket.
  • Ace-mbly: You perform a Matrix effect with the Aces and four coins. The first time the coins gather under one Ace. The second time the coins do not move, but the pips of the cards do: Three Aces become blank and the fourth...
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