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Occasionally an idea comes along that breathes new life into an ancient effect. Scott York has thoroughly modernized the old "Cap and Pence" to bring it into the 20th Century.

Endorsed by such experts as Fred Kaps, David Roth, and John Thompson as the best method to date. We are proud to release this perfectly made set of gimmicks for Scott's new version of this classic coin penetration.

Most magicians will be familiar with the old penetration of the stack of quarters through the hand effect. This new version is unique and startling because of the following features:

• A "Lifesaver" mint is placed on top of the stack of three nickels prior to the penetration.

• The spectator may remove the rolled up bill from his hand after the three coins have penetrated.

• The "Lifesaver" mint remains on top of the spectator's hand after the penetration.

• Nothing remains to give an inkling of how the effect has been accomplished. Everything is clean, including your hands. All is now examinable. The dirty work was done long ago.

You will love the cleaness and subtlety of this modern method. Our precision made apparatus will allow you to perform the effect with ease. Minimal sleight of hand skill is required to perform it.

If you want to start performing this exceptional effect NOW, the gimmicks, along with the professionally written instructions are now available from Busby-Conn, Inc.

The price for the set manufactured in U.S. coinage is $30.00 plus postage. The set is also available machined from U.K. 5 pence pieces for use with a "Polo" mint for $35.00 plus postage.

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CASH GALORE BY PETER KANE. A brand new effect that's really ai'rterent. Four sheets of thin white plastic are introduced and shown blank on both sides. Performer explains that these sheets are in fact a new bank credit card, each with a Silicone Chip embedded in the plastic.

Performer shows the sheets again and a £1 note is found to be attached to one sheet. The note is removed and found to be quite genuine. This is repeated four times - each time a further note is produced. For the final kicker instead of producing a note the performer receives an important message from the bank in bold red printing . . 'OVERDRAWN'.

Please note these important plus points:

Magic involving Money always captivates the Lay Audience.

Everything can be examined. Comes complete and ready to work - (supply your own notes!) Very easy to do - nothing harder than an Elmsley count which is described. Peter Kane's original fully illustrated routine supplied. Can be used with different foreign note with an overseas travel patter story,




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OVERTURE - An Open Change Of A Card Eric Mason

In order to explain the sleight involved with the effects that follow, take the Ace of Hearts and Ace of Spades from the pack and hold them face up and slightly spread in the right hand with the Ace of Spades uppermost as in (Fig.l). The pack is held face downwards in the left hand in the dealing position.

Obtain a break with the left little finger under the top card of the pack by pushing over the right hand side of the pack for about a quarter of an inch with the left thumb. With the tips of the left fingers push it back square with the pack inserting the tip of the left little finger as you do so. This is standard practice for obtaining such a break when using one hand only.

With the left thumb and first finger remove the Ace of Spades and turn it face downwards, end for end, and replace it back in the right hand in its original position (Fig.2).

Pause — remove it — show its face again and replace it back into the right hand, but this time under and to the left of the face up Ace of Hearts (Fig.3).

The Ace of Hearts is now removed and turned face downwards and it is during this action that the Ace of Spades is secretly and indectectably exchanged with the top card of the pack.

Figure (4) shows how the face down Ace of Spades lines up square with the top of the pack as the left thumb and first finger grasps the Ace of Hearts. Also, the top card of the pack is now between the first and second fingers of the right hand, the tip of the latter having entered the break as the hands came together.

The tip of the left second finger presses on the right long side edge of the Ace of Spades (it is naturally already in position) causing the left long side edge to be pressed against the base of the left thumb. With the right first and second

fingers firmly gripping the top card of the pack the left hand moves outwards and revolves back uppermost in the action of turning the Ace of Hearts face downwards taking the Ace of Spades with it, leaving the original top card of the pack in the right hand between the first and second fingers. Figure (5) shows both hands at this stage (spectator's view).

In executing the change the right hand and arm remain stationary — there is no need to use misdirection or wait for an 'opportune moment' — adequate cover is provided by the action of turning the Ace of Hearts face downwards to hide the Ace of Spades as it is stolen from the right hand and added to the pack. The spectators seeing the card in the right hand after the change will assume it is still the Ace of Spades.

The principle can be used to change two packets of any number of cards, even the two halves of a pack. Divide the pack and hold one half face down in the left hand and the other face down in the right hand. Spread the top card of the half in the right hand to the right and with the left hand turn it face up with the same action as described previously for the two card exchange. Turn it face down, executing the Overture Change as you do so.

Returning to the two card change here is an effect which I use regularly and for the record is entitled

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