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SELF-WORKING CLOSE-UP CARD: 56 FOOLPROOF TRICKS
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DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1758 -

    For the beginner or veteran, this book shows some excellent show openers to get the audience's attention, including memory tricks, gambling tricks, gimmicks. Simple instructions and carefully drawn illustrations lead the reader from start to finish without requiring long practice sessions or much dexterity. 120 Pgs. 2003

    SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC
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    DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1759 -

      Clearly worded instructions and 251 illustrations show beginner or veteran conjurers how to pluck a seemingly endless number of coins from the air, make a coin penetrate a tabletop, and perform psychic tricks with coins and bills. Tricks include 'printing' a $5 bill on a blank sheet of paper, exposing shortchange artists, metal bending, tower of nickels, balancing act, through the ring, immovable object, sealed box mystery and others. No experience necessary to perform these tricks and most...

      SHARPS AND FLATS
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      Item #: 1772 -

        The Sharps are the cheaters and the Flats are the cheatees. This from London of 1894. The subtitle says it all: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill. A sample of the contents shows the importance of this long-unobtainable classic: Marked Cards, Reflectors, Holdouts, Manipulation, Collusion, Conspiracy, Dice, Poker and Roulette. Includes major sections on the game of faro, including rules and layout. 335 Pgs.1983

        SIDE STEAL
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        Item #: 616043914596 -

          With 100 illustrations, Marlo explains 36 possibilities and variations of the side steal sleight. 61 pgs, paperback, 1957

          SLEEVING
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          MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9415 -

            How to do it....What to do with it....Most top pros use this great ploy from time to time. It's one of Jay Marshall's favorites. A valuable manipulative prop you should know. All the information is here. Lots of illustrations. Belongs in your library. 12 Pgs.

            SLEIGHT OF HAND
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            DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1793 -

              Covers every significant aspect, from palming to clairvoyance, vanishing and producing an object, using essential apparatus, etc. Explains hundreds of astonishing tricks with coins, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, cards, more. A book with an excellent reputation among professional magicians for its teaching techniques. 408 pgs, paperback, 1980

              SPELLERS
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              Item #: 616043914176 -

                Tricks where selected cards find themsleves. A short collection of older and little-used card tricks collected by Menard, many requiring your deck to be stacked to a particular sequence to make an audience member's selected card appear. 52 Pgs. 2006

                STACK ATTACK
                Price: $20.00
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                Item #: 616043914602 -

                  One of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal of an experienced card worker is the pre-arranged or stacked deck. Some of the most amazing feats in card magic make use of some form of deck pre-arrangement. This book shows different aspects of the handling of stacked decks. 43 pgs, paperback, 1998

                  THE ART OF BARTER
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                  SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 1937 -

                    Learn how to barter - today's best currency - in this comprehensive, up-to-date guide. Just because you don't have cash doesn't mean you don't want and need things. According to authors and business gurus Hoffman and Dalin, it's time to get a little creative. Most people have a skill they can us - its just a matter of figuring out what that is and how to use it to get something else. From piano lessons in exchange for haircuts to an engine tune-up in exchange for house painting, 'The Art of...

                    THE ART OF DECEPTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
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                    Item #: 1938 -

                      This revised version of a 1971 book is subtitled, 'An Introduction to Critical Thinking.' Its main thrust is to teach the reader how to win arguments, defend their cases, recognize fallacies, see through deception, persuade skeptics, and turn defeat into victory. Several

                      THE ART OF MAGIC
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                      Item #: 4512 -

                        Indispensable book for magicians, containing many methods and sleights not found in other standard books. 68 illustrations. 348 Pgs. 1980

                        THE ART OF THE STEAL
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                        PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 3269 -

                          In 'Catch Me if You Can', Frank W. Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. In 'The Art of the Steal', Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing you how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of...

                          THE EXPERTS AT THE CARD TABLE
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                          MAGICANA Item #: 10640 -

                            Subtitled "A Treatise On The Science and Art of Manipulating Playing Cards". The Experts at the Card Table is a new interpretation of the seminal work on card cheating, Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, self-published originally by an S. W. Erdnase, in Chicago in 1902. Here, Ben offers a fresh and new perspective on what he describes as “The Erdnase System for Advantage Play” – that is, an approach for cheating at card play. Ben has reformulated Erdnase’s original prose for...

                            THE GLORIOUS DECEPTION: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF WILLIAM ROBINSON (HARDBOUND)
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                            Item #: 9780786717705 -

                              Focuses on one of magic history's greatest and oddest stage performers. Even Houdini was awed by this man's feats, which included an act called Defying the Bullets, in which he caught marked bullets on a porcelain plate. It was a time (1918) in New York when a boy could successfully reinvent himself as the world's greatest Chinese magician. Written by an author who invented many of the famous illusions used by leading magicians from Siegfried & Roy to Ricky Jay to David...

                              THE HAVANA DEAL
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                              MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9411 -

                                This sheet is three of Marlo's methods for the bottom deal; which he published under the pseudonym Manuel Pedro in the 1940s. Laurie Ireland met Manuel Pedro on a trip to Cuba. He was very skilled in cards, especially when money was involved. He did not mind demonstrating his ability for a price. Mr. Ireland made notes on the work, and back home had Marlo edit it. The Havana Deal, named for its birthplace, exposes three methods of a gambler's bottom deal. Very interesting sleight of hand for...

                                THE INVISIBLE DECK AND OTHER CARD TRICKS
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                                Item #: 9414 -

                                  Over a dozen strictly impromptu tricks you will enjoy using. Many have pattern included. Illustrated 24 Pgs. 1993

                                  THE LIFES AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI
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                                  PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 4517 -

                                    For many performers, stage life and real life are separate identities. For master illusionist Harry Houdini, the two were inextricably linked. In this widely acclaimed biography, Ruth Brandon shows how Houdini’s obsession with his own mortality drove him to create death-defying stunts that not only captivated the public but also subdued his own raging psychological demons. As Brandon relates Houdini’s methods of escape, she asks: What was he trying to escape from? Her exploration of the...

                                    THE MANS PLAYBOOK
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                                    SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 2076 -

                                      Learn the essential life skills that every man should have. The Man's Playbook is more than just a how-to guide; it's a way of life. Learn time-saving, life-improving, woman-impressing tips that will last a lifetime. With this handy manual, you can polish up the skills you already have, and hone the ones you obviously need to work on. Want to be like James Bond? Enclosed are tips on how to mix a martini just like him. You will also learn critical lessons on how to: Swallow a swordProperly wear...

                                      THE MASTER PALM
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                                      Item #: 616043914633 -

                                        Covers subjects such as Cup Shuffle, The Master Palm, Close Up and Stand Up. Illustrations 75 Pgs. 1975

                                        THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                                        Item #: 616043914381 -

                                          Contains more than 600 illustrations to complement hundreds of sleights and tricks to perform with coins. 544 Pgs. 1998 hardcover

                                          THE OFFICIAL POKER CARD STUNTS VOL. 2
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                                          Item #: 616043914640 -

                                            Master card throwing, spinning cards on your fingers, switching cards and a huge variety of techniques with those pocket cards you'll muck or need to turn over in Texas Hold'em, Blackjack, etc. Also, a fantastic collection of stunts for any card magician. You will learn the best 40 card techniques to ever hit the table! Top Turnover...Under Turnover...Deck Turnover...Barndoors...Why Flip...Snap Change...Pocket Turn...Explosion...Single Hand Whirl...Two Hand Whirl...Air Whirl...Psych...

                                            THE OFFICIAL POKER CARD STUNTS: VOL. I
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                                            Item #: 880074022739 -

                                              World class magician and poker player Rich Ferguson teaches a wide range of card techniques that includes utility moves, flashy stunts such as card spinning and throwing, card switches and changes, visual methods to present chosen cards, and ways to deal cards using only one hand. These 40 stunts were designed with poker players in mind. 2005

                                              THE OFFICIAL POKER CHIP TRICKS: VOL. I
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                                              Item #: 730475761006 -

                                                Learn how to show off, toss, spin, shuffle, bounce, play and impress with your poker chips! This 'Chip Tricks' DVD comes with over 70 tricks! Shuffle... Pullover... Push Down Shuffle ...Short Shuffle ...Un-shuffle ...Butterfly ...Fat Butterfly ...Roll Down ...Butterfly Balance ...Butterfly Collapse ...Rebound Stack ...Peacock ...Double Butterfly ...S-Fan ...Galaxy ...Vertical Chip Roll ...Anti-Gravity ...Muscle Pass ...Finger Catch ...Ricochet ...Reverse Twirl ...Twirl ...Two Chip...

                                                THE OFFICIAL POKER FLOURISHES: VOL. 1
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                                                Item #: 880074014239 -

                                                  With this DVD as your guide, you will master many of the most visual and practical card flourishes possible. Step by step instruction from multiple angles makes learning fun and easy. Instant access to each technique using interactive menu. 2005

                                                  THE OFFICIAL POKER SHUFFLES & CUTS: VOL. I
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                                                  Item #: 880074014338 -

                                                    This DVD explains in detail 50 of the hottest stunts and tricks you have seen on television or at a poker game. 22 shuffling skills and 28 cutting skills. Instant access with each trick using the interactive menu. 2005

                                                    THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI
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                                                    Item #: 3311 -

                                                      Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a...

                                                      THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI
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                                                      Item #: 9780486229133 -

                                                        Classic study exposing closely-kept professional secrets and revealing, in general terms, the whole art of stage magic.

                                                        STEALING MACHINE (PAPERBACK)
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                                                        Item #: 1856 -

                                                          Parisian detective Villiod wrote this French classic exposing how clever crooks and con artists at the turn of the century circumvented the anti-gambling laws and operated clubs and casinos legally under the "private club" charter ruse. The game was baccarat en banque, and all the mechanics' moves as well as card-stacking techniques are outlined. 221 Pgs. 1976

                                                          THE TABLED PALM
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                                                          Item #: 616043912035 -

                                                            Explains 26 possibilities and variations of palming while the deck is on the table. Includes 57 illustrations. 38 pgs, paperback, 1957

                                                            THE WORLDS GREATEST GAMBLING SCAMS
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                                                            Item #: 9780955169717 -

                                                              The author made his living for years as a casino scammer, a cheat who figured out how to take money from the casinos by means other than winning it. Marcus gives lively details of the ten greatest casino scams, many of which he was part of. These include the Bet and Run Scam, the Identity Theft/Credit Scam, card marking, the French Cigarette Scam, and more. Scams include all games, from keno to roulette to craps, as well as the characters who pulled the scams off and got away with them. 360...

                                                              TRICKS WITH DAUB
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                                                              Item #: 616043914664 -

                                                                Daubs are special inks used by card manipulators. This booklet explains the types of daubs used, how to get and use them to baffle an audience. Useful for the person who wants to know what to look for in a marked deck. 11 pages, softbound. No Date.