Richard Bartram has developed quite a reputation in magic as a creator of innovative magic and as an illustrator. Magic Methods is proud to present TREPHINE, is far larger than his other books with more that twice the amount of magic as his previous book, Mystification. TREPHINE contains over 75 tricks, sleights, and ideas, and fills 180 plus large pages to overflowing with wonderful magic. Bartram’s latest creations comprise most of the book, but he is joined in this book by some friends. Matt Grover, Peter Ottaviano, Gordon Boyd, Steve Saunders, Eddie Ganim, Evert Chapmen, David Tolley, John Allen, Chris Sutton, Gary Plants, Michael Fesenmeier, Paul Swinford and Rusty Cook, all contributed items.
Card Magic - Four Chapters: changes, selected cards found, size changes, transpositions, card assembly under jumbo cards, blank cards, color changes, appearances, twisting effects, cards to wallet, etc.
Coin Magic - One large chapter: productions, assemblies, vanishes, changes, size changes, copper/silver, etc.
Mental Magic - Two Chapters: with cards, with billets, predictions, book test, Russian roulette type effect, new clothes for the Princess Card Trick, etc.
Unusual Magic -Three Chapters: many novel, unusual and strange tricks and ideas with various small items ranging from rubber bands to firecrackers!
TREPHINE is hard bound, 8 1/2” by 11 inch size and contains 182 pages. Over 200 illustrations by Richard Bartram illustrate the effects. There is some truly wonderful stuff in TREPHINE, and you should get it before your friends start fooling you with the magic from this book.
Forward by Steve Beam
The Genuine Acrobatic Cards - After a spectator’s signed card is lost i the deck the performer fails to locate it in the usual sophisticated manner. Instead, he offers to perform a stunt with two other cards and the assistance of the spectator. Both cards are folded into quarters — one by the magician and the other by the spectator. After verifying the identity of each card the spectator’s folded card is inserted into the folds of the magician’s card, which is used to launch it into the air. Upon unfolding the card it is seen to have transformed into the previously signed selection.
Let me Dust Off A Spot for You To Sit Your Ace - After unsuccessful attempts at finding a spectator’s card, the magi shows that the trio of wrong cards have changed into the selection. As the there cards revert back to the original identities, the selection appears on the magician’s forehead
Bankshot - A moveless means of secretly propelling a palmed card to the table for a number of subversive purposes.
Bankshot Transposition - Signed Card placed in deck changes laces with tabled card.
Low Maintenance Transposition - Two cards transpose positions four times on the table, on last transposition the cards are face up.
Uniwild - Joker assumes identity of other cars, at end Joker turns blank
Queen’s Sore Ear - Four face-up cards magically assemble beneath a jumbo card
Drawing A Blank - After a spectator names a thought of card, the magi produces a deck of cards that are blank on both sides. After one is selected and signed a short ‘Ambitious Card’ routine is performed. At the conclusion, the initiated card is turned over to reveal that the earlier named card is now printed on its face.
Back To The West -by Pete Ottaviano - Magi demonstrates his technique of cutting four of a kind and produces four cards that are the same in both value and suit. One at a time, three of the backs of the four cards are changed to different colors and designs. To conclude, the backs of the deck change.
Problem Child -One of four Aces changes to a selected cardthak was previously lost in the deck, then changes back to original self amount the aces.
Andrelius Change - Card at face of deck, visibly changes to selected card
White Knuckled Reversal -by Gordon Boyd - A clever reversal of selected card
The B.R.R.-by Steve Saunders - Bold & simple method of secretly peeking a selected card
The Illusive Snapping Pasteboard - Visual Card Appearance
Suspended Change - Card Balancing effect
Chapter 4 - All Coin Routines
Four On The Floor - Coin Routine
Drop Vanish - Bare armed vanish of a coin
Jumbo Drop Change - by Eddie Ganim - Jumbo Coin changes into half dollar as it is dropped into the hand.
Enigmatic Curse and Coin
The Grassy Knoll - By Evert Chapman
Switchipu - by Matt Grover
TNT Coins by Evert Chapman
AND that’s just the first Four Chapters of Eleven!
More Great items are included not with just playing Cards, a Rubber band, Finger gag, a Lighter, a mini deck of cards, Cards in Wallet Routine, Book of Matches, Egg Bag routine, a Rocky Raccoon bit. Plastic sword thru hand, Cone & Ball routine, Hindu Prayer Chain routine, unorthodox Himber Ring handling, A Book Test, Russian Roulette test with tubes filled with acid, a Key-R-Rect presentation, a method of peaking written messages using a Mullica Wallet, Spirit Slates handling, A Mentalist Prediction effect, A Chess Move predicted in advance, World’s Fastest Card Fold Method, Card Visibly Changes to a $10., and Effects with A Mirror, Card and coin….
Contributors to the book include;
John Alley, Gordon Boyd, Evert Chapman, Rusty Cook, Michael Fesenmeier, Eddie Ganim, Matt Grover, Pete Ottaviano, Gary Plants, Steve Saunders, Chris Sutton, Paul Swingers, and David Tolley.