ffie ¿Magazine of Close- up¿Magic cVol. 1 Ngl Sept 1974
cpegasus coin andrew galloway
This effect requires two coins, one copper, and one silver. A coin is shown in each hand, the silver on the left and the copper on the right. The latter lies at the base of the middle fingers in readiness for finger palming.
(1) Place the silver coin between the lips, and at the same time turn the right hand so that the fingers are pointing leftwards.
(2) The left hand now apparently picks up the copper coin from the right. The fingers cover the front edge of the coin towards the spectators, and the thumb at the back edge towards you. The left hand then moves away apparently holding the coin at its fingertips, at the same time the right turns with its back to the spectators concealing the coin in the finger palm position.
(3) Close the left hand and remove the silver coin from the lips with right thumb and forefinger. Display the coin for a second, then put the right hand behind your back. Once there, turn the hand palm up and bend the thumb and forefinger inwards positioning the silver coin directly above the copper.
(4) Look at the closed left hand and lower it as if to make a throw upwards.
Starting Pabular has been like pushing a snow-ball down a hill. Some time ago I gave the push and Pabular began to roll; the help and goodwill of very many magicians has kept it moving and, like the snowball, it has become bigger and better as it goes along.
I want to thank all those people who have given help and encouragement — it has meant a great deal. Space does not allow me to name them all here and I hope they will understand. Three people I will mention, however, because in a way they are Pabular.
Firstly, Fred Robinson has taken on the job of Technical Editor with such enthusiasm that I could not have stopped him even if I had wanted to. Apart from being one of the world's top card men Fred knows Magic and Magicians and is universally liked and respected. He has opened doors for Pabular that might otherwise have remained closed.
The layout and design are from the mind of Eric Mason. He is a fine Close-up performer and along the way has invented and become known for the 'Boon' thumb-writer. He is a full-time artist and I think the magazine you will now be reading shows his talents.
Thirdly, Tony Faro, the magical live-wire. As well as talking, performing, eating and drinking magic (probably sleeping it as well, but I don't know), his incredible collection of books, playing cards and prints must be one of the best there is. He has literally let us reach into his magical chests and pull out curiosities from Magic's past.
About Pabular itself I would prefer to say very little (though I could say much). Read the pages that follow and I think you will see what the magazine is about. It has developed itself — in pubs, Chinese restaurants, the Magic Circle
Club Room and on the telephone. It has managed to stir up our enthusiasm and it has been great fun. When we started someone said "You need three months' material in hand." We have much more (thanks to the contributors who have also been caught up in Pabular's web). Someone else said, "You need the names to write for you."
We have the names. I hope you like what they have written and we have produced.
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