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Miser's Miracle

by Solari, Bob

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(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Stage
Media Type: Trick
Publisher: Bob Solari Magic

Product Description

Supplied with a stainless steel cup 4" x 3-3/16" in diameter, a giant size half dollar coin 3" in diameter and a normal half dollar incorporated into a special gimmick. The illustrated instruction sheet explains the routine and walks the performer through the two 'moves' involved in working the effect.

Performer is seen holding a stainless steel cup in one hand. Performer reaches in the air, plucks out a half dollar which is heard when thrown into the cup. This is repeated 6 or 7 times. Performer makes an upward toss motion with cup, out comes a 3" half dollar. Performer ends clean. Simple to do. The gimmick does the work, No sleight of hand, Learn in minutes, Can be performed close-up or on stage, Used by professionals world wide.
Date Added: Sep 4th, 2012
MLA SKU: 50468444c574a

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Official Review

September 6th, 2012 4:48pm
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Reviewed by Jeff McBride
If I had only one magic routine to perform, it would be my Sorcerer’s Apprentice act, commonly called “The Miser’s Dream,” or “Aerial Treasury.” It’s my favorite routine, ever. Many magicians have put their own touch on it, and many versions, gimmicked pails and coins exist to help the beginner to get a feel for the routine.

Bob Solari has created a simple and elegant solution to an almost sleight of hand-free version of the miser’s dream. In Solari’s version, the magician picks up a small can, about four inches tall, and three and half across, reaches into the air and apparently produces a number of Kennedy half dollars that are placed with a clink into the can. At the end of the routine, the little can is turned over and a jumbo Kennedy half dollar appears; the smaller coins seemingly vanished or melded into one giant coin.

My student, Rick Silver, showed me his presentation of Mr. Solari’s method many years ago at one of our Master Classes. ... [Read More]
January 17th, 2015 5:43am
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Reviewed by Thomas Sciacca
Somewhere in Bobo's coin magic, is a story about a European Vaudeville era magican. His name escapes me. This magician, who was successful, was quite thrilled to introduce his own version of the Miser's Dream. Another magician, met him back stage after the first showing, and congradulated him-and, also asked the magician what in the world was wrong with his thumb? The formerly proud magician was crestfallen, hearing that his thumb-worn mechanical device was more easily seen than he thought, even from the house. It's too bad he didn't use Bob Solari's method.
I used this effect in an outdoor show once, with much success. It is indeed very effective, and drop dead simple. My own 'clever brain' saw the original demo, and thought there was more to the cup/pail than there actually is. Bob's version of this classic, is a beautiful reminder of how some of the best secrets in magic come to be: by paying close attention to what ALREADY IS-and capitalizing on that. The catching coins here, is... [Read More]
February 7th, 2015 4:19am
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Reviewed by Thomas Sisti
Bob has a very tough job. He looks at a classic piece of magic, and makes it work easier. This is an impressive piece of magic, and Bob makes it easy to work, and even makes it a comedy act, which it is.
Bob os a genius at what he does.

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