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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
England Up Close by Peter Duffie

Over 70 knock-out close-up magic routines from England's Finest close-up creators. Most of the effects are new to print.

The list of contributors is long: Jon Allen, Jamie Badman, Anthony Brahams, David Britland, Sean Carpenter, Harold Cataquet, Roger Crosthwaite, Wayne Dobson, Shiv Duggal, Nicholas Einhorn, Mark Elsdon, Kevin Fox, Andi Gladwin, Brian Glover, Paul Gordon, Paul Hallas, Justin Higham, Andy Hurst, Rob James, Lewis Jones, Walt Lees, Shaun McCree, Iain Moran, Andy Nicholls, Jack Parker, Mike Rose, Al Smith, Stephen Tucker, Dominic Twose.

1st edition 2006; PDF 173 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. Jack Parker
  3. Trial Separation
  4. Sean Carpenter
  5. Insertion Technique
  6. Named!
  7. David Britland
  8. Progressive Jacks
  9. Stephen Tucker...
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Move Mastery 2 by Peter Duffie

This collection of videos is the sequel to Move Mastery 1 and contains over 20 killer moves demonstrated and carefully explained in 36 video clips. Running time of over 2 hours!

There is also a third volume in this series Move Mastery 3.

The moves are:

This is for the serious card masters and all who want to become one. The Riffle Pass is for me the outstanding move on this disc. Peter is a master of the Riffle Pass.

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Peter Duffie
Miraculous Minds by Peter Duffie

Scotland goes mental! (If you want the English version of this theme see Mind Blasters.)

Roy Walton
Guardian Ghost: A dead Pharaoh summons a frightening object to deter tomb raiders from robbing his tomb. In this case it is a ghost; the ghost of the Pharaoh himself!

George McBride
Streamlined Who Knows the Card: A card mentally chosen by one spectator is found by another spectator. Clever stuff!
Mirakill: Predict the colors of cards that have been freely mixed by a spectator.

Jim Cuthbert
Have a Drink on Me: A multiple prediction of hotels and drinks freely chosen by members of your audience.
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Card Conspiracy 1 by Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson

12 Chapters, 50+ tricks, 150+ illustrations by Joseph K. Schmidt.

  1. Biddle Force: 26 Faces North; Double Knavery; 25 Faces North + 1 South
  2. Concealed Allerton Control: CAC Visitor; Only Joking; Anti-Matter; Anti-Matter Revisited; Final Control
  3. Cut Force: Diminishing Matches; Beastly Assembly; Faith Counter; 51 Faces North
  4. Daley's Delight Switch: Hotel Daley; Shifty King; Repelling & Attracting; Double Rouge et Noire; Daley's Do-as-I-Do
  5. Daryl's Diminishing Count: Bad Guys Wear Black; Just a Little off the Top, Please; Repligator; Blackjack & Blackjacks
  6. Divide and Conjure (Marty Kane)
  7. Double...
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Card Conspiracy 2 by Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson

14 Chapters, 70+ tricks, 150+ illustrations by Joseph K. Schmidt.

  1. Interlocked Principle: Topmost; Blackjack Aces; Between 2 Worlds
  2. Jog Switch: The Producers; JS Ace Production; Rags to Riches
  3. Kosky Switch: Compression Agents; Compression Agents Revisited; Fan Dancing Queens; Infallible Foolable Kings; Self Correcting Sandwich & variants
  4. Misc. - General: Bottom Biddle Following Orders; Change-Over Queens; Clockwise; Con-found; The Piston; Shiftless Royalty; Impaired Royalty; The Ringmaster; Return to Sender; Traveling Queen; Vollmer Variant; Ambitious & Overworked
  5. Misc. - Set-ups: Flexible...
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Diamonds from Coal by Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson
"Diamonds From Coal, the third card book co-authored by Robin Robertson and Peter Duffie, contains superb material like their first two publications, Card Conspiracy Vol. 1 and Card Conspiracy Vol. 2, that is not only well constructed and entertaining, it does not require an inordinate amount of skill. Together the Duffie/Robertson trilogy is the best value in card magic to come out in a long time." - Harvey Rosenthal
Biddle Force: An Unnatural Order; A Swindle of Suits; Observation Test; Name a Number, Any Number

Batch Mexican Turnover: On a Match; Mag(net)Ic; Looks Can be Deceiving; The Royal Road; Combined Forces; Rapid-Fire Aces ...

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MonuMental by Peter Duffie

MonuMental is a new multiple prediction effect that packs a punch. The routine is fully explained in a 40 minute video presentation that you can download to your computer. Includes two versions.

Also included on this video is Beyond. A spirit writing effect where a spectator initials all six sides of three blank business cards. Despite this, a message or prediction magically appears on one of the sides while he is holding the cards. And he can keep this as a memento. See demo on your left.

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Peter Duffie
Best of Duffie 2 by Peter Duffie

The Best of Peter Duffie 1 consisted of material extracted from all of Peter's ebooks prior to the year 2005. It was published by Magic.org. Peter has published more books since that date.

"The Best of Peter Duffie is a perfect cross section of card magic’s evolution over the years. Duffie has worked with so many legendary figures that his inspiration is a frenzy of possibilities. Each trick in this book was selected as the very best of Peter Duffie’s extensive online library." - Aron Smith
You may ask. ‘if volume one was “the best of” then what is special about Volume 2? Well,...
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Best of Duffie 3 by Peter Duffie

45 Routines including a Roy Walton effect. Plus a previously unpublished bonus.

"Just a note to tell you I have finished Best of Duffie 2 and it's terrific ... I can't wait for 3 thru 10. I made up ULTI-PRINT and that is easily worth the price of the ebook." - Charles Kleiman

Here is what was said about Volume 1.

"Peter Duffie did a good job with this book. Every trick is one of those items like you already do where you are not afraid to pull it out at any moment. Now I have about 12 card tricks I can do for anyone and they all look like pro tricks!" – Charlie1

"Great value...

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Best of Duffie 4 by Peter Duffie

Over 40 tricks including another Roy Walton effect. Also includes 4Most manuscript bonus.

This volume concentrates on card magic based on clever principles rather than sleight of hand. Gilbreath, Sands, Fulves, Walton, Hummer, E.G. Brown, Stebbins, Kane, and so it goes on. Over 40 routines have been extracted from Peter's books and are reprinted in this new volume. Where there were illustrations; these are also included.

Table of Contents

  • SATANIC RITES
  • THE BROWN DETECTIVE
  • THE MENTAL PACK
  • DYING TIME
  • PREDICTUM
  • DIVINOTION
  • COMBINATION LUCK
  • K.I.A.
  • CANNY FAIL
  • SHORT TERM
  • THE PARANORMAN ...
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Best of Duffie 1 by Peter Duffie

45 tricks from more than 20 books, 2 insane essays

The Best of Peter Duffie 1 is a perfect cross section of card magic's evolution over the years. Duffie has worked with so many legendary figures that his inspiration is a frenzy of possibilities. Each trick in this ebook was selected as the very best of Peter Duffie's extensive online library.

Duffie employs the most direct method to get from point A to point B. You'll finish the trick without one wasted move; an important characteristic of any good magic trick. A streamlined effect provides ample opportunity to develop the presentation. ...

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Best of Duffie 6 by Peter Duffie

This latest volume in the "Best Of" series of Peter Duffie eBooks takes a new direction. Almost 40 card routines have been extracted from Peter's past books and are included in this volume. All the routines have a common denominator: They all involve the selection of a card (or cards) and their subsequent revelation in clever/devious ways!

Contents:

  • Klektors
  • By Pass
  • Hour Magic
  • Card Two Pocket
  • Saved By The Belles
  • Special Envoy
  • 37 Years Later
  • The Keepers Of Secrets
  • Miracle Or Impossible Revisited
  • Phantomesque
  • Dreamland
  • Simply Stated
  • A Twisted Tale
  • In Place
  • Catalystic Collectors ...
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Duffie's Card Compulsions by Peter Duffie

This is an electronic facsimile of the deluxe edition of Duffie's Card Compulsions that was published by Richard Kaufman. Illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt with an introduction by Roy Walton. Besides the wonderful card magic you will also find artful drawings of sparsely clad ladies. And let's be honest folks, this is the real reason you should buy this ebook.

Contents:

  • Preliminary
    • Introduction: Roy Walton
    • Foreword: Peter Duffie
  • Routines
    • The Three Packet Shuffle
    • Mis-Read Palmistry
    • City Slickers
    • Marriage On The Rocks
    • Sherlock Never Married
    • Baker Street Branch
    • Dearly Departed
    • Exodus
    • The...
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Peter Duffie
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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Peter Duffie
Effortless Card Magic by Peter Duffie

Effortless is probably just as apropriate or misleading as self-working. It doesn't mean that these tricks don't require any effort on your side. You have to read the descriptions, remember the sequence of actions and perform the act - entertain, which in my book is neither self-working nor effortless. But what these terms try to convey is that you will not need to master difficult moves or finger breaking sleights to perform these effects. And they are very good effects. Often an 'effortless' trick can be performed to greater effect because the performer can pay more attention to audience managment,...

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Move Mastery 3 by Peter Duffie

Move Mastery 3 contains 1hr 40 min of amazing sleights with playing cards. Demonstrations with explanations. Plus a bonus clip of Duffie demonstrating (no explanation) the Legendary Fred Robinson Middle Deal.

We also offer volume 1 Move Mastery 1 and volume 2 Move Mastery 2 in this series.

1st edition 2008.

Here is a low resolution demo. The video on the disc is higher resolution.

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Peter Duffie
Mind Blasters by Peter Duffie

The ultimate collection of mind-blowing English mind magic! Some of the world's top mentalist's tip their mitt! After the success of Miraculous Minds - Scotland goes mental Peter Duffie pulled off an even bigger job covering England with 41 contributors and 57 sensational routines. Do the math yourself, this is the quality and quantity bargain of the year.

[There is also a sequel of similar quality to this extraordinary ebook: Mind Blasters 2.

The contributors in the order in which they appear in the ebook are: Marc Paul, John Archer, Wayne Dobson, Stephen Tucker, Paul Hallas, Christopher Williams, Abracadaver, Les Johnson, Harold Cataquet, Andy Nicholls, Shiv Duggal, James Ward, Stephen Jones, Russell Hall, Roni Shachnaey, Lewis Jones,...

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Mind Blasters 2 by Peter Duffie

The new collection of mind-blowing English mind magic!

Once again, some of England's top mentalist's tip their mitt. Following the success of Mind Blasters we now have: Mind Blasters II - the Sequel!

  • 220 pages
  • 45 contributors
  • over 60 sensational routines
  • fully illustrated with photographs & graphics
  • the price is criminally low
The list of contributors and routines is hard to believe:
  1. Wayne Dobson: Tax / TLC
  2. Marc Paul: Square Thoughts / T.A.R.P. Squared
  3. Simon Shaw: Stuck for Words
  4. Mike Hopley: Crystal Clear / Beyond Chance
  5. Craig Petty: Frick Off! / Psychic Paper Clip
  6. John Holt: Hit List / Open...
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Card Magic USA by Peter Duffie

Featuring mostly unpublished material and other rarities from some of America's Finest Creators. 49 contributors - 80 routines and moves.

JON ARMSTRONG
My Opening Act:

Deciding to show off your ESP skill and having only a deck of cards and a rubber band, you hand your deck out to be shuffled to a nice man named Ted. After he is finished shuffling, you ask Ted to place the rubber band around the cards to make them tamper-proof. You ask Ted if he will stop you on a card as you riffle them past his eyes. To prove to Ted that all is on the up and up, you offer to stare at his girlfriend Mary...

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Mind Blasters USA by Peter Duffie

A new mind-blowing collection of more than 80 mentalism routines from some of America's finest practitioners.

  • Danny Archer
    • Digital Prediction
    • Drawn Again
  • Bruce Bernstein
    • Picture Duplication Done Cold
  • Dr. Bill
    • Crosseyed!
  • Jeffrey Bloom
    • Inception
    • Twisted Brothers
    • Very Superstitious
  • Elliott Bresler
    • The Detective's Peek
  • Craig Browning
    • Spirit Calling
  • Richard Busch
    • Reversal of Fortune
  • Christopher Caldwell
    • Wallet Psychometry
  • Paul Carnazzo
    • Uncrushed
  • Ray Carlyle
    • Money in Balloon
    • No Gimmick Book Test
  • Cameron Francis
    • Back it Up
    • Pinpoint
  • Scott F. Guinn
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Subtle Miracles by Peter Duffie

Peter Duffie is one of the world's most creative cardmen and Subtle Miracles gathers together some of his most inventive work. Many of these effects were marketed as exclusive manuscripts (Solo, Duet, Trio, Quartet, Double Indemnity) and are now brought together for the first time, together with a selection of brand new routines using equally clever methods. David Britland contributed a routine called 'Red Alert' as well as added notes commenting on Peter's routines. An appendix teaches a couple of important sleights.

  • Introduction
  • Solo
    • Wildlife
    • Hamman Count Variation
  • Duet
    • Point Blank Assembly
    • Impulse: Two cards transpose under...
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Card Conspiracy 1 & 2 by Peter Duffie & Robin Robertson
  1. Biddle Force: 26 Faces North; Double Knavery; 25 Faces North + 1 South
  2. Concealed Allerton Control: CAC Visitor; Only Joking; Anti-Matter; Anti-Matter Revisited; Final Control
  3. Cut Force: Diminishing Matches; Beastly Assembly; Faith Counter; 51 Faces North
  4. Daley's Delight Switch: Hotel Daley; Shifty King; Repelling & Attracting; Double Rouge et Noire; Daley's Do-as-I-Do
  5. Daryl's Diminishing Count: Bad Guys Wear Black; Just a Little off the Top, Please; Repligator; Blackjack & Blackjacks
  6. Divide and Conjure (Marty Kane)
  7. Double Deal Turn-over: S.O.P. (Slightly Open Prediction); Blackjack Transpo;...
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Peter Duffie & Jerry Sadowitz
Card Zones by Peter Duffie & Jerry Sadowitz

For those who have been looking for the first five books that Jerry Sadowitz and Peter Duffie published through Martin Breese - there is good news. All five books have been compiled in one ebook called Card Zones. These are:

Card Zones has over 100 illustrations by David Britland and Roy Johnson.
"I received Card Zones yesterday and just wanted to tell you what a beautiful piece of work it is. You've really done proud by Peter and Jerry. I love the cover, both color and illustration. The inside layout for all the tricks is beautiful....
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Peter Duffie
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

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