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Gypsy Curse

by Emmerson & West

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(Based on 1 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Trick
Publisher: Hampton Ridge

Product Description

From Emerson & West. Seven ancient playing cards are shown to be six black spot cards and one King of Diamonds. The proprietor of a game of chance at an old traveling country fair divides the seven cards into two groups and asks the spectators to wager as to which group contains the Diamond. An elderly Gypsy woman, having wagered and lost, placed a curse upon the man and his game. When next he attempts to operate his game it is found that all the cards are winners. The cards are fanned to show all the faces are Diamond Kings and all the backs are normal.
Date Added: Mar 16th, 2003
MLA SKU: xvQhDNUIgWWc9Zo

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November 30th, 2011 1:47pm
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Reviewed by Thomas Sciacca
It's unfortunate for me to see how this beautiful old trick, is currently being manufactured: with LAMINATION. While I read that in the ads, and knew it was coming, I very much wanted the routine. I first owned a version of Gypsy Curse Over twenty years ago. Back then, I wanted magic to be 'easier'-which is another way of saying that I had little confidence in my abilities as a sleight of hand artist. The cards I once got from Tannen's Magic were the same design as now-but of pasteboard that could naturally age. Looking at the routine now, it's a very deceptive variation of Wildcard, with a story line that justifies what happens. The moves in this routine, have great value in other card effects-mainly, the Hamman count. More, the final revelation, allows you to show the cards fanned, back and front...not as easy to do with Wildcard.
Now, the odd thing was that I ordered this online-and the exterior packaging shows what you see here on MLA: Hampton Ridge as manufacturer. The... [Read More]

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