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Peter Duffie

Peter Duffie

(April 15, 1957 - )

Peter first became fascinated by magic at the age of eight after his uncle showed him some magic tricks using cards, coins, matches and chalk. But it was the cards that held his deepest interest, and so began a learning process that continues to the present day.

Peter’s chief mentor was, and still is, Roy Walton. Others whom he met and had a profound influence on his path include, Gordon Bruce, Andy Galloway, Tommy Frederick, Fred Robinson, Dave Campbell, Eric Mason, Ken Brooke, Peter Kane, Alex Elmsley, Pat Page, Phil Goldstein, Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman and Dai Vernon.

A past winner of the Scottish Conjuror’s Association Close-up competition and the British Ring Zina Bennett Cup, Peter considers competitions "good fun but meaningless."

His early association with Jerry Sadowitz led to a series of books, beginning with 17916 Alternative Card Magic (1982). It started with two young men - a manuscript - and no publisher. Peter is grateful that Martin Breese saw in the material what others didn't, and took the chance. All five Duffie/Sadowitz books have recently been reprinted by Martin Breese in a single collection titled Cardzones - a handsome cloth-bound tome. While the material dates back to the 1980's, Peter is proud of this collection.

The 1990's saw a new direction with the release of Imagine, a self-produced manuscript of near-self-working card tricks. This was followed by Obsession, Ulterior Motifs, and so it went on, and indeed, Peter continues to release new booklets to this day.

In the mid-90's, a chance encounter with Richard Kaufman at a Blackpool convention led to a publishing contract being signed. Duffie's Card Compulsions was published in 1995 by Kaufman and Greenberg. This was followed by Five Time Five (Scotland) and Effortless Card Magic.

Peter is currently in partnership with the clever Californian magician Robin Robertson. Together they have created over 200 new effects and recently released Card Conspiracy Vols. 1 and 2. A third book is planned.

Coauthors: Robin Robertson, Jerry Sadowitz, Cameron Francis, Aldo Colombini

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Peter Duffie
That's a Fact! by Peter Duffie

This is a wonderful self-working effect based on a mathematical principle. Rather than explain the effect to you, below is a demo video for you to watch.

Please keep in mind that this isn't really an ebook but a set of two video files. One explains the setup and preparation, the other the performance.

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That's Amore by Peter Duffie & Aldo Colombini

You give the four Kings to a spectator. You cut the deck saying that you'll now cut to one of the Queens. The spectator's task is to try to pick the King that will be the perfect mate for the Queen you cut to. Remove the top card of the deck and the spectator picks ANY King. The two cards prove to be the King and Queen of Clubs! This is successfully repeated with the remaining Kings and Queens. Then a big surprise occurs: On the back of the four Queens four hearts appear!

Requires four double-backed cards and heart stickers.

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The Card Activist by Peter Duffie

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Two spectators each select a card from a packet. The selection procedure happens in the hands of the spectators, you have no influence over the procedure. First, the cards separate into reds and blacks. Then the selections magically appear among the cards of opposite colour. All this happens without the performer touching the cards.

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You offer to demonstrate your ability to cut to certain cards with great accuracy. You give the deck a couple of cuts, placing a packet face down on the table. You turn over the top card of the tabled pile to reveal the Ace of Hearts. This...

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The Celtic Cabal by Peter Duffie

A new collection of Magic & Mentalism from Ireland, Scotland & Wales

  • 35 contributors
  • 45 routines
  • including two essays
  • over 170 pages
  • fully illustrated with photographs & graphics

1st edition 2010; 181 pages.

Table of Contents

  • Mentalism
    1. Q.R.: Confabulating Confabulation
    2. Max Gordon: The Creative Side
    3. Max Gordon: The Last Straw
    4. David Lees: Mentalism (essay)
    5. David Lees: Tarot Magick
    6. Jim Cuthbert: Where will we Go on Holiday?
    7. Paul Lesso: The Jungle Book Test
    8. Paul Lesso: Quadtratus Magic Square
    9. Pete Lamont: Shape Up and Shape Down
    10. Peter Duffie: Brainwoven
    11. Peter Duffie:...
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The Duffie Diary by Peter Duffie

This is a very commercial, practical, and effective diary effect. (Works with any diary.)

You begin by shuffling a deck and placing it on the table. You never touch the deck again. You now give the spectator your pocket diary which he may examine before placing it in his pocket. You never touch the diary again.

The spectator will now create a random date. He cuts the deck – this is a free cut – and turns over the card cut to. The value of this card will represent the month. This can truly be any value. He counts the cards that he cut – this will represent the day. This can truly...

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The Magic of Fred Robinson by Peter Duffie

Now available as a PDF ready for immediate download.

"Peter Duffie's The Magic Of Fred Robinson is a wonderful book containing a gold-mine of ideas, subtleties and secrets from one of magic's finest exponents and thinkers. ... The Magic Of Fred Robinson is an excellent book full of wonderful ideas, useful sleights, and powerful effects. More than that, it's a great read and takes me back to the feeling I had when I first read Vernon's Inner Secrets books." - R. Paul Wilson from his 2009 review in Genii.

"I state without fear of exaggerating that Fred was one of the all-time greats; especially with cards." - Dai Vernon

"Card magic and techniques...

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Thunder Struck by Peter Duffie

A card is selected, signed and lost back into the deck. Taking only the 4 Jacks (deck discarded), you perform the cleanest of Twisting routines - with the Jacks reversing one by one with no false counts.

The black Jacks are now placed into the card case - there is no doubt at all that they do go into the case - leaving the red Jacks, "These will now magically produce your signed card." The spectator holds the red Jacks but nothing happens. Or does it. On turning his two cards over he finds he is now holding the black Jacks! Finally, you tip out the cards from the card case revealing the...

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Toss Switch by Peter Duffie

As you toss a card into the deck it changes. (Also part of Move Mastery 2.)

runtime: 6min 12s

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Trance Fusion by Peter Duffie

The two Jokers are removed from the deck. Two cards are then selected. One by one the selections are placed between the Jokers and are then stretched to twice their length.

Now, both cards are placed between the Jokers after which they fuse into one examinable two-faced card that can be given to the spectator as a keepsake.

Finally the other cards are tossed onto the table and are seen to have become totally blank!

Based on brilliant ideas by Peter Kane, Richard Kaufman, David Arthur & Gene Maze, this is a killer. Watch the demo below.

Please keep in mind that you are getting a set of video files as instructions....

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Trio by Peter Duffie

Three off beat effects which have received the praise of laymen, magicians and reviewers.

CLEAR THOUGHT uses four blank cards. A spectator is asked to think of one of the four Queens, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds or Spades, and whilst the blank cards are in her own hands one of them changes to the mentally selected card. No questions are asked. Not to be outdone, the performer changes the other blanks into the remaining Queens.

POLYTHENE PAM is a novel version of Find The Lady. A spectator fails to find the lady which continually disappears leaving just four blank cards. At the finish all the...

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Triumph by Peter Duffie

A card is freely selected from a truly shuffled deck. Through the process of mixing face-up and face-down cards you find the selection and the deck straightens out with all cards face-down. (Also part of Move Mastery 3.)

runtime: 8min 19s

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Turbulence by Peter Duffie & Cameron Francis

In Turbulence, the impossible becomes possible.

Turbulence is a multi-phase card routine that is both mind-bending and entertaining.

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Turbulence kicks off with a sizzling and super clean "Collectors" phase where four Kings instantly collect three previously signed cards. Then, in the blink of an eye, the three cards instantly vanish. The three cards are then reproduced as they are summoned from the deck one by one. Finally, the Kings are placed in your pocket and an impossible transposition occurs — the Kings are suddenly found on the table while the three signed cards are...

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Two Bottom Palms by Peter Duffie

Two methods to palm cards from the bottom of the deck into classic palm. The second method also turns the cards face up in the palm. (Also part of Move Mastery 2.)

runtime: 8min 17s

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Two Color Changes by Peter Duffie

A color change is one of the most magical effects possible with cards. Here Duffie teaches two beautiful versions. The first one is designed to change one ace into another. The second one is surprisingly easy particularly if you are familiar with the Kelly bottom placement. (Also part of Move Mastery 2.)

runtime: 6min 50s

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Two False Cuts by Peter Duffie

Two cuts which look like the real deal but in fact you are not cutting the cards at all. (Also part of Move Mastery 2.)

runtime: 14min 14s

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Ulterior Motifs by Peter Duffie

Twenty card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 1992.

THOSE ENIGMATIC ROYALS: A simple idea based on the Vernon 'Card Puzzle' and inspired by Peter Kane's 'Royal Families' from his booklet A Further Card Session, plus Roy Walton's "Split Up" from The Complete Walton, Vol.1.

A SENSE OF FREEDOM: This is based on a number prediction by Shigeo Futagawa using four pieces of cardboard (See "Stunumbers" in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Number Magic, Dover). The only weak point was that the prediction couldn't be written until an advanced stage in the proceedings. The following effect uses playing cards and there is no need to worry...

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Under Switch by Peter Duffie

This move is a bit like an upside down top switch. It exchanges the bottom card for the card in your hand. (Also part of Move Mastery 2.)

runtime: 6min 2s

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Untold by Peter Duffie

Fifteen clever tricks with cards.

1st edition, 2002.

SEVEN DOWN: Seven Down was inspired by Ed Marlo's "Magic Seven."

DRAW POKER: This trick came about as a direct result of a conversation with Roy Walton, who had a card problem which he quickly solved and published in OPUS.

FALLING: The following routine is based on Roy Walton's superb "Cascade". Here several Jumbo cards are caused to mutate in a bizarre and visual manner. This was originally called "The Mutant Hand," but I changed the title for this ebook in view of the recently marketed Cascade variation "Mutanz" to avoid confusion with names.

GREETINGS:...

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Utterly Wild by Peter Duffie

The ultimate ungaffed wild card - use any deck.

The original version of this routine was called Born to be Wild (from Inspirations). Peter has enjoyed performing the original over the years, for lay people AND magicians, but the fact that he couldn't show the last card always bothered him. You were left with a face-to-face double that had to be dropped onto the deck and a triple lift executed to finish. Going back to the deck for a finish is never good! But this has now changed ...

This new version changes that. You are now left with a single court card for a clean and powerful finish. There is also...

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VapoRise by Peter Duffie
"Power-Trip Sparkling, Turbulence Brilliant and VapoRise Amazing. Three excellent card tricks. Well done - keep up the good work." - Thomas Connelly (UK)
You offer to present a magic show using seven cards. You show an Ace, Two, Three and Four plus three Jokers. The A 2 3 & 4 are the performers. The Ace, you say, is the lightest card because it has the least ink on it, whereas the Four is the heaviest. The lightest card — the Ace — is placed into the Joker packet and it instantly rises to the top. You now add the Two to the Ace and place both cards into the Joker packet — both cards...
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Virtual Miracles by Peter Duffie

Virtual Miracles is a collection of card tricks by some of the best close-up magicians. The contributors are: Jason Alford, Steve Hamilton, Robert Neale, Steve Beam, Pit Hartling, Jon Racherbaumer, David Britland, J. K. Hartman, Dave Robertson, Dave Campbell, Richard James, Robin Robertson, Aldo Colombini, Marty Kane, Fred Robinson, Paul W. Cummins, Peter Lamont, Gavin Ross, Daryl, Walt Lees, Allan Slaight, Peter Duffie, Val Le-Val, Roy Walton, Iain Girdwood, Gene Maze, Gary Ward, Phil Goldstein, George McBride, R. Paul Wilson, Paul Hallas, Peter McLanachan and Andrew Wimhurst.

first edition 2004; 107 pages

  • Sandwich Spread, Jason Alford
  • Remember & Forget, Steve Beam
  • AT003, David Britland
  • Sweet Little Lies, David Britland
  • The last Game, David Britland ...
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Vortex by Peter Duffie

You show a set of JUMBO cards (or you can use regular cards) which you mix and give to a spectator, face up. The spectator, with the cards in his hands, now selects any one. This is a completely free choice! No Force.

Meanwhile you have been telling the audience that this packet of large cards contains both positive and negative energies. With a card chosen, you take the remaining cards and turn them face down and clearly show the backs of these cards - printed in bold lettering on each card is: NO - NO - NO and NO! .... All negative!

The spectator turns over his card revealing the only...

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Peter Duffie & Jerry Sadowitz
Zeitgemäße und Alternative Kartenzauberei by Peter Duffie & Jerry Sadowitz

Als dieses Buch 1982 von Martin Breese in London herausgegeben wurde, schlug es in Fachkreisen wie eine Bombe ein. Kartenexperten hatten die Veröffentlichung auch schon seit langem erwartet, da ihnen die ungeheure Kreativität, die in den beiden Autoren steckt, bekannt war.

Bei der Übertragung der Kunststücke wurde besondere Sorgfalt angewendet, jedoch läßt es sich nicht vermeiden, die englischen Fachausdrücke für die einzelnen Kartengriffe wörtlich zu übernehmen, da sie in der Fachterminologie Allgemeingut geworden sind. Um nun dem nur deutschsprachigen Zauberkünstler eine Hilfestellung...

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Zeitgemäße und Alternative Kartenzauberei (gebraucht) by Peter Duffie & Jerry Sadowitz

Sehr gut erhaltenes Heft in Klebebindung. Informationen zum Inhalt finden sie hier.

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