Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy Holiday season in 2014 and into the New Year. If you are traveling be safe and Godspeed on your journey.
Magic tale that happened in 1941
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 23 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!
What is new? Everything, nothing, it depends upon the individual viewpoint. Such are the contents of this book. Written, tested, performed and compiled by Dr. Laszlo Rothbart in 1940, a doctor of medicine, Secretary of the Circle of Hungarian Magicians. Contents include 25 magic tricks and an introduction by Caryl S Fleming.
Eddie Joseph fans will love this lost treasure we found at Abbotts. It was written on a typewriter so its not as crisp as todays word processing documents, but it contains an incredible 6 phase card routine where you do not touch the cards. If you are looking to show something that has not been seen in years, take a look at this incredible 15 page routine. Eddie works everything out for you and the instructions are very detailed (on the last page Eddie writes "All this may seem complicated to you, but actually it is not". A convincing example of a particular branch of psychic development generally believed in and practiced in India is how Eddie Joseph describes this effect. You do not touch the cards throughout!
This 30 page book consist of several routines, moves and effects. A real nice collection of mentalism.
Bally Prediction instructions include 4 pages and explains how to predict a newspaper headline.
Brain Scams is a mentalism book by Denny Laub and is 30 pages long.
The Abbott Magic Company is proud to present a classic book - “Comedy Tonight”, sixty-four illustrated pages. It consists of material from five separate Abbott publications.
Abbott's Linking Ring Routine includes 8 pages all about...you guessed it... Chinese Linking Rings.
Barrel is examined and is filled with water. Magician steps inside and more water is pour in. Magician then doubles up and the lid is closed and padlocked. Magician escapes from the barrel! Barrel Escape Plans is 4 pages in PDF format.
Contained within the pages of this softbound manuscript are thirty three ideas for use with Jumbo Cards (cards measuring 4 1/2" x 7").
This book provides an entirely different approach to entertaining children. Original material and suggestions - “bread and butter” information by an experienced performer. This volume explains the psychology and know-how of working children’s shows. The material in this work will guide you as to what to wear, how to plan your program, how to choose assistants from the audience, how to open the show, how to close the show and how to handle repeat engagements. It tells you what to say and what not to say and even gives sound advice on how to sell your act.
Written by Rev Donald Bodley, this book contains a dozen effects and a section to help you put it all together.
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 begin (What I had to do was create a playlist for just this sound, that made it easy to find and also prevented a songe from playing after it is finished).
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
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
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!