Professional Grade Stripper Deck (Wizard Deck) by Steven Perry, Stevens Magic(c. 1769) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Most of us use a stripper deck when we first get into magic then forget about them as we get older. Recently I needed one for a particular effect and thought I would try out these Professional Grade Decks from Stevens Magic. Well they were so much better than the standard ones I’d been using I decided to upgrade many of my gimmicked decks.
These are made by Steven Perry who is a professional card mechanic and does an amazing job for just a few dollars more. These are not bulk manufactured, each deck is made by hand with meticulous attention to quality control and precision.
If you need any sort of standard or custom gimmick deck I suggest you contact Stevens Magic and I’m confident you will switch too, I know personally I’ll never go back to the mass dealer ones 🙂
History: The Biseauté Pack, using trimmed, tapered cards is today most commonly called a Stripper Deck. This prepared pack was first devised for cheating at gambling. It is recorded in the expanded 1769-70 edition of Gilles-Edme Guyot’s Nouvelles récréations, physiques et mathématiques, p. 13 of the unpublished Hugard translation, and William Hooper’s Rational Recreations Vol. 4, Second Edition, 1782, p. 247 and 262.
By the nineteenth century, the tapered cards had become well established in conjuring literature; e.g., Jean-Nicholas Ponsin’s La Magie blanche dévoilée, 1853, p. 149, W. H. Cremer’s The Secret Out, 1859, p. 111, Prof. Hoffmann’s Modern Magic, 1876, p. 60, August Roterberg’s New Era Card Tricks, 1897, p. 55, and Theodore DeLand’s manufactured trick decks, such as his Dollar Deck, 1912.
Effect: The Stripper Deck can be used for card games and other card effects. Yet, you are always ready to perform seemingly skillful effects.
- A chosen card can be found with the deck held behind your back.
- A card penetrates a borrowed handkerchief.
- Four Aces are lost in the deck and found instantly – either one at a time or all four at once.
- All the red faced cards are separated from the black faced cards with a single cut. Half the pack is shuffled face up into the other half of the pack face down. The deck is spread to show this mixed-up condition. With a single cut the cards are facing the same way!
- and many more.
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Approx. Price: $15.00 (2021) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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