Close-Up & Coin Magic
From the mind of William J. Schmeelk comes this gravity-defying miracle. A brilliant synthesis of sorcery and science, Newton's Nightmare must be seen to be believed!
A brass weight is dropped through an aluminum tube. It rockets through, falling into the spectator's hand. So far, so good. But, at the magician's command, the weight drops through the tube in slow motion - like an astronaut bounding across the moon! The brass weight can be seen floating through the tube - even while the trick is in the package, making this a virtually self-performing miracle!
Newton's Nightmare is a delight to perform, and easy enough for any aspiring sorcerer - or scientist - to master.
Bob Knigge has created a very cute item that is not a magic trick at all. Yet it is an outstanding intimate effect and a great "give away" item!
The performer claims he has a pet poodle with him and that he'll give it to a spectator. A short strand of beads is shown and dropped onto the spectators outstretched palm. After a bit of by-play, the performer changes the strand of beads into a tiny poodle! It's "balloon animals" on a micro scale, and is an excellent item to give to a lady spectator!
Complete with Bob Knigge's presentation, instructions and beads to practice the effect.
PEARL POODLE REFILLS
The performer who wants to give away the ³Pearl Poodle² to spectators, can obtain pearl beads inexpensively at some local arts and crafts stores. For those who do not have a convenient source, or do not want to go to the trouble, refills are available for the performer who performs frequently. 36 sets without instructions.
NEW COIN IN LIGHTER
The same great effect as Chesbro's original "Coin in Lighter", but with a streamlined, butane filled, transparent lighter. In effect, the performer borrows a small coin from a spectator and has it marked with a pen for identification purposes. Then he immediately inserts the coin into a liquid filled cigarette lighter as in the illustration! The spectator can clearly see his identifying mark on the coin! Just as quickly the coin penetrates out of the lighter! Even if you are not a smoker, the lighter is a logical prop to carry with you if you perform or frequent restaurants, or bars where people do smoke.
A number of years ago, Bob Chesbro devised his great effect, "Coin in Cigarette Lighter". Well, here is a new idea which non smokers can use with great effect. Ready made for table hopping magicians or others who value a strong effect and quick reset. A borrowed, marked coin, magically penetrates a clear container of candy mints! Once inside the container, the coin penetrates through the bottom of the mint container into the magicianıs hand; then flies invisibly back into the container. Finally the coin penetrates out of the container into the spectatorıs hand! Coin and mints can be examined.
The Vanishing Pen is one of the best close-up illusions and can be learned by anyone... In seconds! A ballpoint pen is shown. The magician says that he will make it vanish as he rolls the pen in a sheet of paper. The spectator expects the words on the paper to disappear, but to his surprise, the performer crumples the paper up into a tiny ball! THE PEN HAS VANISHED! The trick comes with a perfect rubber replica pen and a matching genuine pen to reproduce from your pocket at the end.
AMAZING JUMPING ARROW
Mark K. Young's "The Amazing Jumping Arrow" is destined to become a classic.
Crafted from aluminum specifically for this effect, then anodized and engraved, this elegant prop produces a beautiful routine in which a variety of amazing, amusing visual effects take place - each more incredible than the last. Best of all, the paddle can be handed out for examination at the routine's conclusion! You start off with a paddle blank on both sides...then an arrow (engraved and highlighted) appears on one end. The arrow moves to the middle, then to the far end. It's shaken from spot to spot, then slid. It multiplies, and even jumps about on its own volition. In one wild sequence, the arrows on the paddle refuse to cooperate and apparently lead one another from place to place. Finally, an arrow is visibly split in two and the paddle is handed out for examination. The Amazing Jumping paddle is easy to do and produces not one moment of magic ... or two ... or three, but a symphony of entertaining eyeball-poppers that will make this trick one you will carry with you - always. An ideal "pocket trick"!
CHOP CHOP CUP
This is the trick which has been seen on many television shows and is a feature effect in the close up work of some of the world's greatest close up performers! Easy to do, yet extremely effective magic! A highly polished aluminum cup is shown and a hand knit ball; both appear to be perfectly innocent. The ball is caused to vanish only to appear back under the cup. The magician then causes the ball to penetrate through the top of the cup. The ball FINALLY TURNS INTO A LEMON!! You can perform all this and more with only a limited amount of practice due to the clever construction of the apparatus. The trick comes complete with the cup, hand knit balls, a handy carrying bag, and instructions for a complete routine. This is sure to become one of your favorite close up tricks!!
by Rick Johnsson
One of the best impromptu effects ever! Once in a great while a truly clever close up trick comes along and fools nearly everyone who sees it. This is such a trick! Not only is it beautiful to see done, it is easy to do and can be done impromptu and virtually surrounded!! In effect two matchboxes cling to each other in whatever positions they are placed - almost as if they were magnetic. Yet at the conclusion of the trick the boxes can be closely examined. If the spectators wish, they can even tear the boxes apart. They will find nothing! NO MAGNETS, NO THREADS, NO STICKUM; there is nothing to find because you do not use such things! No complicated sleights either! All you need do is learn the simple sequence of maneuvers and then use STRIKE ONE to amaze your audiences. Supplied as a neatly printed booklet of instructions with 24 illustrations which make it easy to learn. No gimmicks are supplied. All you need to provide is two boxes of matches and you can do the trick! A diabolically clever and impressive trick!
ONE CUP AND COINS
Direct from Jerry Mentzer's Lecture
The magical production of money is always popular with audiences, and this routine is a close-up knockout! Half dollars are magically produced one at a time beneath a small aluminum cup (which can be repeatedly shown empty) until three coins have been produced! Then the coins vanish one at a time from the performerıs hand and appear back beneath the coin cup! (A simpler "low skill" method, requiring only a finger palm, is also included in which the coins apparently travel from the performer's pocket and appear back beneath the coin cup. The advantage of the "low skill" method is that it makes easy a climax for the routine in which a jumbo three inch half dollar is apparently knocked out of the cup!) A great routine which can be performed nearly anywhere. Available, again, after years of being off the market, the new cup is beautifully made and works perfectly!
3 INCH PENNIES, QUARTERS AND HALVES
These coins are three inches in diameter!! Bright plated metal, they create quite an impression when magically produced or dropped onto the table with a clatter! There are many ways to use them. The book, Climax Coins, described elsewhere contains many ideas!
3 INCH PENNY-$3.00
3 INCH QUARTER-$3.00
3 INCH HALF DOLLAR-$3.00
HERE'S HOO WITH COINS
Few tricks totally fool well-informed magicians. This excellent routine by Bill Spooner has taken in some of the best! In effect a half dollar vanishes and reappears in an uncanny manner time and time again. Spooner's neatly illustrated manuscript shows you exactly how to handle the hook coin in the expert manner, which has fooled so many magicians. No less a coin expert than J.B. Bobo said, "You have done more with this gimmicked coin than anyone I know, including Bobo! It contains some important new information on the subject that should be in the hands of every coin worker. If he does not have your treatise, he is missing out on some clever stuff." Nuff said!
SUPERB HOOK HALF DOLLAR-$10.00
MAGIC WITH A COPPER/SILVER COIN by Jerry Mentzer
Magic with a Copper/Silver Coin contains a compilation of tricks with the double-sided coin. Most tricks are simple and easy to do such as the transposition of a copper coin and a silver coin from hand to hand. In all twelve tricks and variations are taught. The book is soft bound with thirty-two numbered pages.
Gimmicked copper/silver coins are also available. A U.S. half dollar on one side and a copper English penny on the opposite side. With an ungimmicked English penny and instructions.
BOOK AND COIN-$17.50