MyMagic eNewsletter #909
March 3, 2021
Amazingly the second shipment of the Win Or Lose trick in my last newsletter sold-out even faster than the first shipment. I once again decided to get more with expedited shipping. So, if you missed out before you can get them again today: HERE
I have always been fascinated with the rising cards plot, bought many versions, but never really performed any of the routines. I almost put out a version. My friend Warren Stephens used to taunt me with his version which he used to call one of his greatest inventions because it was as thin as two playing cards and could be added to any deck. I also taunted him to sell me the rights so I could get rich off it. His response was always the same, he basically told me that he wouldn’t sell it to me but would leave it to me in his will. It became a running gag with us.
I recently read ad copy for a Rising Card gimmick by Eoin O’Hare that was three-cards thick and was getting good feedback, so I decided to get some for you.
It turned out to be even better than I expected and completely different in method. You can basically make any selected card rise out of the deck that you insert inside it. A nice feature is that the card is returned to the deck in a natural manner and it gets locked inside the gimmick until you want to make it rise.
This is an excellent gimmick that can be added to your ordinary deck of cards to make a selected card rise out of it. What makes this gimmick special is that it is the thickness of three playing cards and once the selected card is returned into the gimmick it can be locked in place so you can shuffle and handle the deck before making the card rise in your hand.
The basic routine is to have a card selected, signed, and returned to the deck. You can then give the deck a shuffle and then have the card rise out of the deck in any speed you like. You can even have the card rise in the spectator’s hand.
Watch and buy: HERE
I managed to get another shipment of Nick Diffatte’s organic coin box that looks like a bottle cap. The first shipment sold out within an hour and around half the second shipment is almost gone.
Don’t let the silly title fool you this a great idea for a classic of magic. P.O. Box stands for “Plastic Organic Box”. It is a Boston type coin box without a lid (also known as the German Coin Box) that is manufactured to resemble a bottle cap. It is made of high quality, heavy duty plastic.
Now, instead of looking like a magic toy, it looks like a natural object that can be easily rung into a causal performance situation without suspicion. It is made to hold US Quarters so you can use any coin you like which is around that size or borrow the quarters from one of your friends.
Watch and buy: HERE
After getting the Ring & Spring Tutorial last week my friend Harvey Leeds came up with a good idea. On the download, Magic Ian teaches a method of putting the linked ring and spring under a handkerchief and when the handkerchief is removed the ring and the spring have unlinked and are sitting next to each other. Harvey’s idea was to use Glorpy with it and give the “ghost” the credit of separating them. Due to his idea, I am extending the introductory sale price until next Tuesday.
►Ring & Spring Tutorial:
The Ring & Spring puzzle has been included in magic sets and sold in magic shops for many years. It is likely that you have owned this at one time but never used it. There are a few magicians who perform this and present it as magic.
The basic premise is that of handing a spectator a small spring with a ring attached to it. The spectator will not be able to separate the two objects while you are able to make them penetrate through each other.
Watch and buy: HERE
Stay safe, Meir
PS: Harry Anderson used various routines and ideas of mine over the years. Just added the finger sequence he did on Night Court to MagicTimes: HERE