Category Archives: magic

Stacking the Deck

So there you are, trying to memorize a deck of cards.  Not just any deck, a stacked deck.  Not so easy as it looks, eh? Help is on the way!  A flashcard program for some of the more common stacks: … Continue reading

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See a Show

One month standby. Make your travel plans….     The Granite State Magicians will present a day of magic at the Merrimack Crimeline Magic Show.  That includes handsome young me!  Come along and see it all.  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 … Continue reading

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The True Test of a Relationship

Not for the last time did Irene regret buying that magic set all those years before.

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A Magic Set for a Young Person

Consider the Little Box of Magic Tricks from Barron’s.  I’ve seen the Ideal 100-Trick Spectacular Magic Show Suitcase well spoken-of.   Consider too Joshua Jay’s The Complete Magician Kit. The Klutz Book of Magic  includes props and can be considered a … Continue reading

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Legit Sources for Free Magic

(Note: Some may require (free) login/account): Lybrary.com Trickshop.com Vanishing.Inc. Big Blind Media Penguin Magic The Learned Pig Project The Open Library The Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania Public Domain Magic Books Your local public library

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Why Magicians Don’t Get Second Dates

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Magic Shop Needs Help

To all my terrific customers! Just got this note from our pal David Oliver. I am asking every one of you as a favor to one who has always been a friend and mentor to all magicians, Denny Haney, to … Continue reading

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Cheating at Cards

From our very good friends at the Library of Congress, a .pdf facsimile of Harry Houdini’s personal copy of The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase. [Erdnase, SW. Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table: A … Continue reading

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Royal Road

So there you are, with that new copy of The Royal Road to Card Magic that you found under the Christmas tree (or that old copy that you found in your stuff and dusted off because you’re finally ready to … Continue reading

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Setting a Magic Set

So, for some wild reason, you feel the need to put together a magic kit for someone you really like.   Rather than going out and laying down a couple of bills on an “executive magic kit” (as you can … Continue reading

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