A Fistful Of Posters [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on February 24th, 2015

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It has been a little while since we have covered goodies available on the auction sites, but a few affordable gems have shown up on eBay as of late. All of the posters mentioned below are being offered separately, but by the seller. They also, unfortunately, all have pretty poor pictures in their listings.

Starting at a bid of $19.99 each are two rectangular posters that are basically small window cards for Fetaque Sanders and Ormond McGill as Dr. Zomb. It is black and white, featuring an illustration of mysterious eyes and a photographic inset of McGill. It is in such good shape that the seller does not rule out that it is a reproduction, albeit a fairly old one. Judge for yourself here. The Sanders poster is 6 by 17 inches and, like most of his advertising sheets, printed in red and black with a photograph of the man himself. Like the McGill poster, it was not used so there is no show information on it. Personally, I think that Fetaque Sanders had some of the best posters of his era (one is looking down on me as I write). You will find the Sanders poster listing here.

Slightly more expensive are posters from Lee Grabel and Virgil. The Grabel poster is printed in black and a kind of creamsicle orange color, featuring an illustrated portrait of the magician. Bidding on it starts at $24.99 and you will find the listing here. The Virgil piece (shown to the right) is multicolor with multiple photographic insets. It was used and promises two shows at the Finsbury Park Empire on Monday, July 2nd. Bidding on it starts at $29.99; you can place your bids here.

All four auctions end this Sunday (March 1).

An Exciting Class in Cardistry, Magic & Showmanship from Ekaterina.

Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2015

This AT THE TABLE EXPERIENCE with Ekaterina, will have a little bit of everything for everyone. Ekaterina, who appeared on the SyFy hit show, Wizard Wars will be sharing something for both the complete beginner as well as the more advanced. Break out your cards, and prepare to learn everything from basic flourishes to enhance your magic, to the more advanced and difficult moves to just plain show off.

Ekaterina will also be covering magic for both close-up and stage as she tips one of the effects for the stage that she performed on Wizard Wars. Ekaterina will also perform and explain a few card effects which have never seen print until this event. One of them fooled Penn & Teller! Mix that in with a funny rope-escape routine, and you have yourself an AT THE TABLE EXPERIENCE that cannot be missed!

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including:
Free Post Magic
Hocus Pocus
LA Magic
The Magic Emporium
Novus Magicae


And Now A Little Toilet Humor With Kelvin Ng

Posted by Michael on February 24th, 2015

Uhhh, I think we will present this one with minimal comment. This offering from Kelvin Ng, Vancouver magician may not be suit all iTrickster’s tastes. You can learn more about Kel at his website.

NPH Reviews, Magic Vs Garbage, Magic Vs Teamwork And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 24th, 2015

The lead video is Michael Cuddyer from MLB Fan Cave… but more about him later.

Plenty of time has passed since the Academy Awards and people are starting to pick apart the performance of Neil Patrick Harris. Many liked what he did, some point out that this was the most politically charged Academy Award presentation in some time which made it particularly difficult, others have been a little less than favorable and everyone seems to be impressed by NPH’s physique! iTricks is not really interested in most of these post-show critiques, but Hypable posted a critique solely about his prediction bit which you can read here.

The Hindu is reporting that the Mangala Magic Circle is onboard for an anti-pollution campaign in the city on Mangalaru; they even helped Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim magically vanish a crate full of garbage.

Philadelphia Magazine recently chatted with Adam Trent to promote the local run of The Illusionists. There have been several of these interviews, of course (because Adam seems to have become the point man for the group), but iTricks thinks this is the first to call him the Justin Timberlake of magic in the headline. By the way, Wizard Wars host Ellen Fox has a good take on this over on her site.

Finally, we have covered pro ballplayer/amateur magician Michael Cuddyer a few times in the past, but the new snippet about Cuddyer on NJ.com exposes how magic has been a problem in the clubhouse.

Hollingworth Collection

Posted by Editor on February 24th, 2015

The Hollingworth Collection from Dan and Dave on Vimeo.

Six years ago we began a voyage to produce a project that possessed potential to transform the world of magic. Today that journey culminates with the release of the Hollingworth Collection, and needless to say, our groundbreaking expectations have been far surpassed.

“Guy is the finest card magician in Britain and amongst the top two or three in the world. Every move and moment exudes consummate sophistication and wit; effortless, natural, matchless. This compilation is a magnificent, hilarious treat and will have you grinning and shouting with glee. You not only admire him, you want desperately to be him.” – Derren Brown

Guy Hollingworth, undoubtedly one of the most sophisticated magicians of our time, first released his VHS The Reformation in 1994. This remarkable first publication gave way to releases exhibiting not only Guy’s ingenuity, but his elegant and refined style of performance. In truth, Guy’s integral contributions to magic shaped our aesthetic approach to the craft.

Without him, we wouldn’t be who we are today.

“I’ve known Guy Hollingworth for over 20 years and he’s one of the greatest proponents of sleight of hand I’ve ever met. This exclusive set is a must have.” – Bill Kalush

With the aid of the Hollingworth Collection, a compendium of original and updated material spanning The London Collection, Routines, and The Reformation, we are confident that Guy will influence you, much like he did us, for the better.

“Guy’s magic is ingenious, baffling and as refined as his wardrobe. My highest recommendation.” – R. Paul Wilson

Each set boasts eight hours of in depth footage and an exclusive pack of commemorative playing cards. The seasoned students of Guy will appreciate his use of STUD playing cards, not for their design but for how thin they were.

Working closely with the USPCC, we’ve created a deck like no other. Each pack feels extremely thin in the hands while still upholding our strict standard of quality. In addition to how the cards handle, the backs parallel early twentieth century art deco, shimmering gold in the light of the sun. If they weren’t in the hands of Hollingworth, they’d be in Jay Gatsby’s. Owning a set is the only way to treasure such an extraordinary deck in such an exquisite form.

Whether it be your first experience or yet another encounter, we are pleased to invite you to join our journey with Guy as our guide.

Signed and limited to 1,000 copies.

Available exclusively at, http://shop.dananddave.com/hollingworth-collection.html


The Harsh Truth About Life On The Road [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on February 23rd, 2015

First of all: did you see that NSFW warning in the headline? Nathan Allen drops F-bombs like a he is a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Magician Nathan Allen and comic Jeremy Danley are out on the road with their Dirty Jokes and Magic Tricks Tour. They post some hilarious (and foul mouthed) videos about their adventures and tribulations on Nathan’s YouTube page (I particularly like when they are snowed in at what I immediately recognized to be the world’s largest truck stop). In this video, they reveal just one of the hard realities of life on the road…

You can keep up with these guys and see if they are coming out your way on their official website.

Get More At The Table This March…

Posted by Editor on February 23rd, 2015

The AT THE TABLE EXPERIENCE is back and March promises a something very special for everyone! Whether you specialize in close-up, stage, parlor, street, or mentalism we have you covered! Become a VIP member and experience magic the way it is meant to be experienced: Up close and personal. Learn from some of the best magic has to offer! This month: Nathan Kranzo, Paul Draper, Justin Miller and Geoff Williams! Watch live and be a part of the show, as we take your Skype calls LIVE! Be part of the EXPERIENCE this March!

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including:

Novus Magicae

Hocus Pocus

MJM Magic