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ScoobySnacks79

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I've been learning card magic (well, relearning really I guess, used to do a fair bit as a youngster but haven't touched a deck for many years) and have decided I'd like to start looking at other sorts of close up magic.

I've got an American friend sending me over some half dollar coins, so I'd like something nice to keep them in.

I've seen a lot of people use the leather coin purses that twist closed (not sure exactly how to describe them) but don't know what to search for to buy one. 

Can anyone point me in the direction of someone in the UK who sells them? Or an EBay link?

Looking forward to learning some new stuff.

 
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Welcome to the forum. Jeff Copeland, located in Texas, USA, manufactures coin purses like you describe. Don't know if he ships to the UK, or if the cost for having him do so would be cost-prohibitive, but it may be worth checking. If nothing else, he might be able to provide a lead in the UK or nearby. 

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I've been learning card magic (well, relearning really I guess, used to do a fair bit as a youngster but haven't touched a deck for many years) and have decided I'd like to start looking at other sorts of close up magic.

I've got an American friend sending me over some half dollar coins, so I'd like something nice to keep them in.

I've seen a lot of people use the leather coin purses that twist closed (not sure exactly how to describe them) but don't know what to search for to buy one. 

Can anyone point me in the direction of someone in the UK who sells them? Or an EBay link?

Looking forward to learning some new stuff.

 


When you say twist, do you mean like this?  If so, it is referred to as a "rose-style" coin purse due to it resembling a rose.  I'm sure there are shops in the UK that sell them.
If not, here are some on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_CAds=&_ex_kw=&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_mPrRngCbx=1&_nkw=rose+coin+purse&_sacat=&_sadis=&_sop=12&_udhi=&_udlo=&_fosrp=1




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He's asking for the square-shaped style, Ray. See the Copeland Coins link.

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He's asking for the square-shaped style, Ray. See the Copeland Coins link.

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He said twist closed, so that style came to mind.  

Here is the Copeland purse.

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See the topic subject: Where can I find one of the square coin purses that everyone uses?

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Anthony, is there a reason you felt the need to post that?  Did it really add anything to the discussion?  Maybe he will see the rose purse and like it?
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I assume by "twist" he means a traditional style purse - where your fingers sort of twist to open the clasp.

If so, most UK magic shops sell them - check the accessories section of their websites. They are also available through eBay.
It's just a standard coin purse.


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Thanks everyone. The "Viajero" is exactly what I'm looking for. Does anyone know where I can find them in the UK? I suspect shipping would be prohibitively expensive sadly.

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Thanks everyone. The "Viajero" is exactly what I'm looking for. Does anyone know where I can find them in the UK? I suspect shipping would be prohibitively expensive sadly.



Send Jeff Copeland an email asking if he has dealers stocking his products in the U.K.
I hear he is a good guy.

https://www.copelandcoins.com/pages/contact
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Thanks everyone. The "Viajero" is exactly what I'm looking for. Does anyone know where I can find them in the UK? I suspect shipping would be prohibitively expensive sadly.



If you can't find a UK seller, try contacting Magicbox. They have been good at getting me things from the States in the past. You may have to wait up to one month, depending on when you contact them.

They just add it onto their stock order, and the postage charge is just the postage from their shop in Newcastle.



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Anthony, is there a reason you felt the need to post that?  Did it really add anything to the discussion?  Maybe he will see the rose purse and like it?


Yes. Yes. Maybe. Maybe not.

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Yes. Yes. Maybe. Maybe not.

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Sometimes the best post is the one you don't make.  I think you should consider that.

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Thanks for the advice.

I can't afford the cost of the Copeland purse at the moment. I'll probably just keep them in a normal purse for now, until I know if I get on with coins. I do have a habit of going out and buying all the gucci gear and then lose interest, and not certain about work at the moment, but your assistance was much appreciated.

I was just hoping someone would know of a source in the UK. Apparently nobody makes them. Maybe a niche for someone.

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Keep an eye on Jeff's site. He occasionally offers the purses at a discount. That's how I got mine.

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Saturn Magic in the UK shows a number of different style coin purses.
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I've been learning card magic (well, relearning really I guess, used to do a fair bit as a youngster but haven't touched a deck for many years) and have decided I'd like to start looking at other sorts of close up magic.

I've got an American friend sending me over some half dollar coins, so I'd like something nice to keep them in.

I've seen a lot of people use the leather coin purses that twist closed (not sure exactly how to describe them) but don't know what to search for to buy one. 

Can anyone point me in the direction of someone in the UK who sells them? Or an EBay link?

Looking forward to learning some new stuff.

 


Scooby, this is the one you need in order to get started.  You can always "upgrade" later.  These are cheap enough that if you don't own a purse frame, you know the frame without the bag, you can buy two of these and tear the bag off of one.  Do it carefully and you can reverse the process if you ever needed to.  These last a long time.  I still have one from 1978.  I don't carry it around every day, but it has seen a lot of use nonetheless.

https://www.magicshop.co.uk/coin-purse-vinyl-goshman
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I've just had a flash of inspiration.

A while back I picked up a couple of deer skin purses from a charity shop. One of those will do perfectly for now until I come across one of these at a price I can afford. 

Again, thanks everyone for all your help. 

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I've just had a flash of inspiration.

A while back I picked up a couple of deer skin purses from a charity shop. One of those will do perfectly for now until I come across one of these at a price I can afford. 

Again, thanks everyone for all your help. 



Cool, problem solved!
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