This may be the world's greatest mystery with a borrowed handkerchief! The performer requests the loan of a gentleman's white handkerchief. It may be marked, if desired, for later identification. However, the handkerchief never leaves the sight of the audience - never! The diagonal corners are run through the end slots of the supplied cabinet as in the illustration. The hank is pulled back and forth. After suitable patter about the similarity of cutting a woman into halves and cutting a handkerchief into halves - in full view of the audience (and the owner of the hank) the magician cuts out the entire center section of the handkerchief. The front door of the cabinet is then closed - but remember the ends of the hank are still in view.
The cutout portion is tossed into the cabinet. A spectator is asked to tug on one of the protruding ends - and the other end immediately moves! The door drops open and the handkerchief is completely restored! The spectator may remove it from the cabinet himself. We know this sounds impossible but that's is exactly what happens. Remember, a borrowed handkerchief is used - it can be marked - no sleight of hand is required the handkerchief never leaves the sight of the audience. A necktie, ribbon or long thin stocking may also be used. A stunner!
Plenty of Good Seats still available!
The Abbott Magic Close-Up Convention has provided Magicians the chance to expand their repertoires with the greatest close-up talent in the world performing and lecturing at a reasonable price. The Close-Up Convention takes place March 20 & 21 2015 and features Caleb Wiles and Garrett Thomas. Registrations are available online at www.abbottmagic.com or call 269-432-3235. Limited seating, this event is almost always a sellout (Greg usually can find room for late registrations)!
GARRETT THOMAS Garrett Thomas is a close-up magician based out of WNY who performs at public and private events across the United States. As a magician, Garrett is known for being an innovator as well as one of the top card, coin, and ring manipulators. His original effects, extreme technical skills, and keen understanding of human psychology culminate in highly visual, entertaining, and often enlightening routines.
CALEB WILES Get ready to step into the ring with one of magic’s newest heavy hitters. Caleb’s lecture is full of incredible close-up routines that are designed for the real world. You won’t find any pipedreams here. Every effect has been highly acclaimed by the most important critics in magic… real live audiences! But that’s not to say that magicians aren’t excited about his material as well. His books, DVDs, and Genii column articles have received rave reviews from professionals all over the world.
Check out the flier Caleb sent us regarding his lecture.
FREEBIES UPDATED 2/18
Did you know that when you purchase anything (even a $4 dollar download) from Abbotts online store we include several magic freebies (the access info is at the bottom of your invoice). Currently we have 24 freebies available to you which is the most we have ever offered. Most of these are pdf files, one is a sound file that you can use on your Ipod (or similar device) to add the sound of chalk moving during a spirit slate routine. Below is a list of our current freebies!
MAGIC & MYSTERY OF INDIA (.pdf)
A huge collection of magic that contains 6 chapters, nearly 60 pages, and dozens of effects from East India. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
ZELLA'S DIVIDED LADY ILLUSION (.pdf)
This effect is so baffling because there appears to be no feasible explanation as to how such a strange phenomenon is possible. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
ZENS CARD MIRACLE (.pdf)
This is one of the greatest card tricks ever invented! No sleight of hand. Easily performed. A real mystifier. By M.F. Zens FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
ZELLA MIND READING ACT (.pdf)
Four methods plus the bonus "Phantom Orchestra" routine. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
WRIST TIE (.pdf)
The famous Abbott Wrist Tie routine complete with the coat changing routine. Includes secret, presentation, and patter FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
SIMPLEX 4 ACE ROUTINE (.pdf)
Sixteen cards, four of which are the Aces are hopelessly mixed, then returned to the deck. These sixteen cards are then dealt into four heaps and the Aces end up in the heap chosen by the spectator. No skill. No moves. No preparation. Use any deck FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
PAPER TEARING ACT (.pdf)
Carey's Paper Tearing Act Manuscript includes the 5 page book version and the original 6 page version (11 pages total). This is the one that has the cut out skeletons. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
MAGAZINE TEST (.pdf)
This is an improved method of working the Annemann Magazine Test, speed being the feature of this test. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
IMPROVED MUSCLE READING (.pdf)
Improved Muscle Reading instructions include 2 pages and has some very good methodology for what is also known as Hellstromism and cold reading. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
HOW TO PICK POCKETS (.pdf)
ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY! Over 30 page pdf. Rest assured if you are serious about learning to pickpockets all the information you need is here. Most books on the market today are simply variations on this technique. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
A complete effect, print it out, cut out the props, and you are all set. Includes 5 templates - 2 dollar sign effects, Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
HALLOWEEN MAGIC (.pdf)
In the Fall of 2011 Abbotts put together a collection of Halloween magic and articles that appeared in past issues of Tops magazine between 1936 and 1994. The "2011 Halloween Special" was so successful that we decided to compile the information into a pdf format. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
SPIRIT SLATE CHALK SOUND (.mp3)
Abbotts has quite a variety of Spirit Slates but one thing we like to add to a Spirit Slate routine is a sound effect. The sound file here should play on any Ipod or MP3 player and once it is played, you will get about one minute of silence before the chalk sounds begins. Below is a demo of the Spirit Slates using the sound effect (and also a Glorpy)FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
SPONGEBALL FROM MONITOR (.pdf)
Below is a demo of the Spongeball from Monitor (Wunderly Magic Store) FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
10 issues of this European Magic Magazine. FREE WITH PURCHASE TILL FURTHER NOTICE
Magic Seen Magazine 01 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 02 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 03 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 04 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 05 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 06 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 07 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 08 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 09 (.pdf)
Magic Seen Magazine 10 (.pdf)
The best (Straight) Jacket is the Abbott's Jacket. That is the one we use. Email my friend Greg Bordner - He can get you the information you need
Received the slates yesterday. Fantastic service, getting an out-of-stock item to me in record time. This is the first time I've come across and ordered from Abbott's website. However, when I got into magic some 45 years ago, Abbott's was basically the ONLY place for magic - I still remember the 1 1/2 inch thick catalog (or maybe I just remember it that way, as a youth). Anyway, I will reiterate. Fantastic service, getting an out-of-stock item to me in record time. Saved my New Years plans. Thanks so much.
I got my Vapr yesterday and it is WAY more exciting than I anticipated. One
of the best products I've ever purchased. I can't wait for my next show
to plug it in and use it. I am also surprised how easy it really is to use.
So many times, the promo videos make things look easier than they are but
this is simple and well thought out. You have added to my list of blessings
to count this Thanksgiving Day.
Dear Greg, The Eight Foot Jet Set arrived on my doorstep this morning. It is magnificent! What a clever design - it folds down to nothing but looks HUGE. I am really amazed at the stability of the Jet Set. You do have to be careful to steady it while putting the curtain over the stand, but once it's up, it is very stable, It only takes ONE PERSON around ONE MINUTE to put up. The stand fits perfectly into my Gator speaker stand case, so it hasn't really added any volume to what I already carry. I am very pleased, Greg. Thank you once again for having the red/black curtain made up - it was well worth the slight wait - and also for your excellent and courteous service. Regards,
Just got the Den-O-Zen and wow...what a nice job! It really looks great and if the paint scheme you did for me isn't now the standard for this trick...it should be. Again, thanks and nice job.
Just received my Mail Bag and wanted to say GREAT JOB! The construction is top notch! Great quality and I couldn't be happier! Thanks Abbott's!!
I'm loving my new Mutilated Parasol that I bought during the Get-Together! Thanks to all of you at Abbott's for the excellent quality--what a great piece of magic!
DARK MATTER REVIEWS
Its as big as an Abbott Catalog!
I have a library of over 4,000 books on magic and I feel qualified to state that it's simply the best Halloween resource of genuine Halloween magic secrets ever published...and you can quote me on that. ... Scott Swayze
I got this book in the mail last night and feel like I owe Abbotts some more money. You get a LOT of magic for your money here. Individually these tricks, illusions and effects would have cost you hundreds of dollars. Abbotts is using a print on demand service so you get a REAL BOOK, not some plastic comb binding other dealers use. I can't say enough good things about Dark Secrets, I hope Abbotts does more of these projects. At $25 this book could easily have sold for three times the price and still been a bargain! ...Mitchell Leary
In a world where the "good stuff" is hidden in obscure pamphlets and magazines long forgotten, Dark Matter Secrets stands out as a real treasure. This book contains literally hundreds of usable pieces of magic you aren't likely to find on your own - all in one volume. The magic imps at Abbott's combed through their vaults in search of some of the best releases from their nearly 80 years in business, re-type set most of it, and put it in this beautiful volume. From close-up bizarre magic, to major stage illusions, it's all here. It's about time someone puts a QUALITY product on ink and paper for professionals and hobbyists alike. If "Halloween" and "spooky" is your thing, you are going to LOVE this book from Abbott's! --Keith Stickley of Dr. Scream's Spook Show Revival
Greg, Thanks for a wonderful compilation of great Abbott spook magic. It truly is a must for anyone interested in the history or performance of such material, and a perfect product to come out of an old black building with skeletons on the front! Hope all is well in Colon.... Rocky Clements
Got my copy of Dark Matter Secrets on Monday (Ordered on Friday) What a trip down memory lane for me. I actually used the plans for the Burning Alive, Spider Girl and Headless Women back in the late 60's. It's a great book, thanks Greg Bordner. ...Rick Allen