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Playing Card Plethora / Re: Playing Cards Photographer
« Last post by Jack_and_Joker on Today at 05:11:14 PM »
Hello. :) I've seen you on Instagram before, I really like your work.

I think it was your photos of the Bicycle Gaurdians deck that caught my eye. That was the first bicycle deck I owned. I'm following you now, keep up the great work.

 ♤♡ Jack ◇♧
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Storyteller and aspiring magician.
« Last post by Jack_and_Joker on Today at 05:48:45 AM »
Wow. Playing card themed apparel definitely sounds like my kind of thing. Just what I need to jazz up my videos. :p

I've taken a look at your site. The products look very useful. :) You're clearly very knowledgeable about playing cards. Do you have any other online presences?
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Greetings from Germany
« Last post by leangyan on Today at 03:58:59 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this community but have been a card enthusiast for years and have been casually collecting decks - mostly those with transformative and semi-transformative designs and art decks.

Anyways, I've recently moved to Germany and was wondering if there are any friends that also share my hobby?

Hello

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here and I do hope you're going to find quite a few collectors from Germany here.

Regards,
Sunish
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Storyteller and aspiring magician.
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 03:02:46 AM »
Hello, Jack!

Welcome to the forum.  Interesting choice of a screen name - there was a company here in the States called "Jacks and Jokers" which until recently was licensed by USPC to make apparel with their trademarked designs on them from their various and more-popular brands.  The clothes were pretty cool, but they were also terrifically expensive.  I learned from USPC that the company lost the license and that another firm will be coming to market soon with similar, more affordable items.

Please, make yourself at home here.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

On a more personal note, if you ever get interested in designs for magic decks, I do some custom gaff work.  I have a web page at thedecktailor.com - check it out!

Cheers,
Don
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A Cellar of Fine Vintages / Re: Ask the Experts at 52 Plus Joker
« Last post by Don Boyer on Today at 02:54:46 AM »
If they were wide cards, then they'd be worth $15-20 opened, more if sealed.  Narrow cards don't have much of a market.  Only one I could find that sold on eBay sold for $9.99, open.

Here's a link to completed Blue Ribbon listings on eBay.  https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=blue%20ribbon%20playing%20cards%20-pabst&LH_Complete=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

Depending on the back designs you have, I might be interested in some.  Feel free to PM me with more info.

I know what you mean about narrow or bridge-sized cards being less popular and thus less valuable, but for a design/brand like this, I think there'd be some interest.  Blue Ribbon is a popular brand with vintage collectors.
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I think I cracked it, but the answer is underwhelming.  Unknown back is "Feather".  See price list from 1920 with mention of Feather back

Not underwhelming; any new information is always valuable.
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Introduce Yourself / Storyteller and aspiring magician.
« Last post by Jack_and_Joker on Yesterday at 05:13:20 PM »
Greetings, new internet friends.

I can begin by pointing out my username is a reference to my middle/nickname (Jack) and my favourite playing card. (Joker)

So you can call me Jack, if you wish.

As a child I loved watching magic shows. My idols were Paul Daniels, Penn and Teller and David Copperfield. But as I grew up, writing was the interest that took dominance. I spent my childhood and teenage years writing stories. As an adult I moved into blogging and ghost writing, covering another passionate interest of mine. Video Games.

It wasn't until fairly recently did I rekindle my love for playing cards and magic. I pursued developing my skill with card tricks far more ardently than I had anything else before.

Which brings me to present day. I am working on building an Instagram and YouTube pages showcasing my journey learning magic and progressing my abilities.

I am from the North East of England where I live with my partner and children.

This forum looks like a great place.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all.

♤♡ Jack ◇♧


https://www.instagram.com/Jack_and_Joker
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Title: The Peek Pack
Creator: Brian Gillis
Publisher: Greg Wilson Presents
MSRP: $ 45
Skill Level: all
Video Run time: 28 minutes

WHEN SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINERS WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED, THEY CALL BRIAN GILLIS. AND WHEN BRIAN NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE A SUPERSTAR, HE PULLS OUT THE PEEK PACK.

This multiple-selection mental miracle is perfect for close-up or stand-up to manipulate the minds of the audience without manipulating the cards!  Brian has used this reputation-maker on Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Muhammed Ali, Charlize Theron, Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger . . . and some of the bigger names.

Even though it's easy to do, Brian has also fooled magicians with The Peek Pack over the last 20 years in all three rooms of the Magic Castle!

"FIND OUT WHY THE PEEK PACK WENT DIRECTLY INTO MY CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP SHOWS.

Picture this: Each and every card is peeked at - as the pack is riffled. Six spectators. Six selections. Six revelations.  During the show, I use a poker tell ruse of reading body language and facial expressions. After the show, this is the one that people tell me is completely believable. 

Comes with a custom-designed Bicycle deck and online instructions from Brian Gillis and Gregory Wilson.

​Video review: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Y3yYdOk1s
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Playing Card Plethora / Pip Box Club Announced
« Last post by willroya on February 22, 2018, 04:59:46 PM »
Please join the Facebook group if you are interested:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/595605854109191

Pip Box Club is a monthly subscription service to provide you with surprise awesome decks, samples, discounts & more!
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