Archive | August, 2002

Review by George Guerra for Captive Card

Review by George Guerra for Captive Card

Review by George Guerra for Captive Card

5 out of 5

Great Routine and Props!!

Great routine and first class props spells entertaining and fabulous magic. Card and tack disappear and reappear in the open ended cover case attached to the wood plate inside. The method is devious and not exactly as I had envisioned it – I was fooled. The beauty of teak is clearly showcased as this a “large” item compared to Alan’s other pieces in his Mini-Magic range.

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Review by George Guerra for Jack the Lad

Review by George Guerra for Jack the Lad

Review by George Guerra for Jack the Lad

5 out of 5

Cute and Clever!

The props are, as usual, beautiful to behold. Teak sure has such a wide variation in color and grain that as your Warner collection grows, you begin to wonder if Alan does’nt use other exotic woods. This item has an entertaining story and interesting props – only the case with a “J” is teak. The method is clever and the piece a definite must for the Warner collector.

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Review by George Guerra for Cover Up

Review by George Guerra for Cover Up

Review by George Guerra for Cover Up

4 out of 5

Simple transposition but great props

The magic is simple – three coins “fly” one by one from one cover to the next. However, I am really impressed by what Alan can do with using wood as the predominant material to perform the magic. The workmanship is impeccable as always. Thanks, Alan.

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Review by George Guerra for The Tablets of Ra

Review by George Guerra for The Tablets of Ra

Review by George Guerra for The Tablets of Ra

4 out of 5

Beautiful props but straight forward magic

Selected tablet “penetrates” bar locking all tablets in the open ended case. Simple effect but the props are beautiful and nicely finished. Not one of the strongest effects in the Egyptian line but I wouldn’t have left it out!

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Review by George Guerra for Mummy

Review by George Guerra for Mummy

Review by George Guerra for Mummy

5 out of 5

I love my mommy, I mean mummy!

This masterpiece has long been discontinued and difficult to find on the market; I guess owners are relunctant to part with their mummy and I can understand that. Well I finally got one. Sure, I paid extra for it through ebay but once I had it my hands, I have no regrets. It’s classic Warner craftmanship and my collection sure looks nice with this baby, especially among the other Egyptian pieces. Teak sure makes the item look great and, in Alan’s hand, there is no better master of the woodcraft. Most Highly Recommended!

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Review by Andy Martin for Mummy

Review by Andy Martin for Mummy

Review by Andy Martin for Mummy

5 out of 5

One of the Warner Signature Pieces!

I have spent two years trying to track this down and finally I got a lead from a fellow ebayer. Alan Warner sadly no longer makes this effect, but this set I picked up was in mint condition and they are beautiful.

The effect is similar to the $link(http://www.martinsmagic.com/?html=full&key=1337, Voit Mummies) with an extra piece of magic where the mummy is seen to actually float in the coffin. Then the transposition of the mummy going from one coffin to the other occurs.

Its a shame that Alan stopped making these, but I am more than a little pleased that I managed to track one down.

Just beautiful and amazing!

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Review by Andy Martin for Millennium Mini-Magic Collection

Review by Andy Martin for Millennium Mini-Magic Collection

Review by Andy Martin for Millennium Mini-Magic Collection

5 out of 5

So much beautiful magic!

When I first saw this I wasn’t sure how strong each effect in the set was. As usual however, Alan Warner very plesantly surprised me! This really is a beautiful set of small close-up magic.

Maybe the individual pieces don’t have the strength of some of Alan’s larger items, but the magic is still very strong. And the outfit is just a delight to have!

Thank-you as always Alan for producing some wonderful works of art.

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