This is one of my favorite pieces from Rip Van Winkle. As a Tenyo collector I always loved the Crystal Clever, but wished the quality was not of the typical plastic they use. Well Mr. Vanwinkle has made a beautiful version of Collector quality to truly adorn. The version I own has a classic look that he made only three of a few years back. Recently he made two of the Exotic version like the one on this site for a total of five. They work on the same principle as the Tenyo Crystal Clever does so there is no funny move to release the gimmick. The inner workings are is clever as the outside is beautiful with full attention to detail. As with all Rip Van Winkle magic he only makes a couple and I am very fortunate to own this piece. If you ever get a chance to own a piece of his magic please do so as the quality is right there with the best.
Poker Story is a beautiful performance piece. The patter is well thought out and flows nicely. The props are well-constructed and easy to use. The handling is a piece of cake. And it has a nice kicker at the end. You’ll love doing this trick.
The Necklace is crafted beautifully. You won’t believe your eyes.
Add to that the magic/surprise effect, and you’ve got a winner! The handling is easy for magicians and non-magicians alike. The patter flows. This is an incredible effect. You will not be disappointed with it.
I just received this gem from France’s master magic craftsman. Francois has a essentially trimmed down the classic wandering mummy to a fantastic close up piece. You tell a whimsical story about a tomb where a team of archeologists find a mummified cat that has a rare gem inside of it and the cat can levitate ( really!) and when put in a sarcophagus for safe keeping vanishes in one moment only to reappear in the next. What Fun this is. And of course this deluxe illusion is made out of the finest materials i.e. maple, ebony etc. No sleight of hand needed just a good presentation and you have a great micro magic illusion!
How many times have you been asked "Can you make my wife dissapear?" Well with this little gem from Howard Schwarzman, you can show a prototype of just that with this micro illusion. I’ve had more fun with this over the years and the best thing about it, it will fool everyone including magicians.
Larry Becker is one of the true gentlemen of magic and mentalism and has some of the most amazing ideas. I always liked the first Chameleon Chest released by Larry and Viking. However, this new one that Larry has created with the help of Tony Curtis is breathtaking!
The box is small, silent, very solid and beautiful to behold. The original one is still fine, but in comparison it hard to imagine why you would ever choose it compared to this beauty. Due to it’s size I feel this is even more versatile than the original.
These are in very short supply so my advice to you is stampede over to Larry’s site and grab one now before they are all gone!
I’m a big fan of Max Krause’s innovative deceptions. This item is one of my favorites – it is so clean it hurts. It works precisely as described with no switches, electronics, or peeks.
You pull out a stack of bills from your wallet and toss them face down on the table for the spectator to mix. One of the bills is chosen (free choice) and hidden away from view whilst the others are replaced in the wallet – you do not need to see the wallet. You then ask the spectator to concentrate on the serial number and you can immediately reveal it.
As a bonus you can now take this chosen bill and vanish it right in front of their eyes only to have the bill appear back in any impossible location of your choosing.
This effect has many different presentations and you will quickly think up your own variations. I have never seen work like Max’s with bills before – it is brilliant!
I’ve been working on my new close-up show and this has found a prime spot in it. This year I’m going for a very stripped down set, and SSK fits the bill perfectly.
I love this, thanks Max!
Highly Recommended for anyone who really likes to fry them!
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