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Mike Powers

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Daub was discussed during the most recent Saturday session. I found this on Amazon:

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They also list a booklet on uses for Daub.

Googling "Purchasing Daub for gambling" leads to:

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The first link from the google links is: LINK

This one is only $1998 and comes from Gary Plants who really knows his stuff. I suspect that this daub is excellent. They also show the booklet, "Tricks with DAUB" for $10.


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Man, Maria smoked me with that subterfuge!! 
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Yeah, that was really excellent!  I love the way she presented it with subtle hints that she was using a one-way back design - totally blinded me to the real method.  And when Mike turned his card end-for-end a couple of times I was sure the whole thing was going down the tubes.

Daryl had some ideas about daub.  Check out his routine "Tipped in Lucca".  It's in some probably-hard-to-find lecture notes, and also on his Live from London Video #2, which Penguin shows as out of stock but may be findable elsewhere.
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Irv Weiner put out a publication called "Dabbling with Daub."
I believe it was one of his Manu-secrets. 
I remember seeing him in the 70s and he fried our magic club members with it. 

 
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Found this information online...


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Thanks for that RayJ. That's really diabolical, assuming it works. Sounds dicey though.

Maria wasn't aware of daub and re-invented the concept when she realized that she could see a card with a bit of lipstick smear. The Paul Harris episode was way before I had met her. She also smoked Jeff McBride and John Armstrong with a trick she performed while we were on one of David Sandy's magic cruises. Jeff approached her later with the standard fishing line "Is that trick you did in print?" 

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In the mid 90's I tried an experiment inspired in the Daub's idea:

I gave the deck to a spectator and turned around. Then, I asked him for taking any card, memorising it, and bringing it near his head. Next, I asked him to grab the card firmly. So then I started a wordy showmanship:
"Think carefully about your card... firstly think about the colour of your card and try to send it to me by your mind... Secondly think about the value and send it to me too... ..."
After a couple of minutes or three, I told him to put the card back into the deck and shuffle.
I turned around again to let them to see my face and to get the deck of cards.

Well, aparently it is totally imposible to know what and where the selected card is.
However, having grabbed the card firmly during a few minutes, the spectator caused something in the card that made it different from the others; if the deck is in perfect conditions you may notice in the edge of the deck some little anomaly; a little wave as a kind of a natural break .
It worked! I divined the card! But, in my other tries, with borrowed (used) decks, it didn't worked.
It seems that the deck must be NEW or in a great conditions to make the card stand out from the others.

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From the writings of Theodore Annemann:

"I have also seen this principle of marking used by a bridge shark who used a very soft lead pencil in keeping score. He'd merely rub his right second finger over the lead point and get enough graphite for a delicate edge shade. He told me that be had often rubbed soft pencil lead well into the outside edge of his left coat sleeve, from where he could easily get it onto the same finger. There are many fine effects that can be worked using daub on borrowed cards. It's worth a bit of study and practice"
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From the writings of Theodore Annemann:

"I have also seen this principle of marking used by a bridge shark who used a very soft lead pencil in keeping score. He'd merely rub his right second finger over the lead point and get enough graphite for a delicate edge shade. He told me that be had often rubbed soft pencil lead well into the outside edge of his left coat sleeve, from where he could easily get it onto the same finger. There are many fine effects that can be worked using daub on borrowed cards. It's worth a bit of study and practice"


Some magicians tend to forget edges, focusing primarily on marking the backs.  But edge marks are diabolical.  Also, no need for daub or anything else other than a fingernail.  Just a firm scratch of the edge and it can be readily located while going unnoticed by anyone else.
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