Amazing Hills Envelope
This is the brainchild
of John Hills of Plymouth who is a good friend and has been one of our
regular clients for at least twenty years. John was inspired by the
Sensor Envelope and wondered if the same effect could be achieved by
using a differently produced envelope. We checked with Max Maven who
believes that this method may have appeared in print many years ago but
it has never been commercially produced. This is a first for John Hill
and Martin Breese International.
This is What Happens:
In essence the performer slides a small envelope across the table and
asks the spectator to confirm that the envelope is opaque and secure.
The spectator will also agree that anything sealed within the envelope
would remain unseen. The spectator is bound to agree once he has checked
the envelope. He is next asked to select a card freely from a spread of
face-down playing cards on the table.
Once selected the name
of the card is written down for later verification and sealed in the
envelope. The envelope is passed back to the magician who then seals it
into a larger envelope and passes the two-envelope package back to the
spectator for his safe keeping.
The pack of cards can
now be shuffled. It is spread face up by the magician. The magician
writes the name of a card on a slip of paper and it is passed face down
to another spectator. The first spectator returns the sealed envelope
package to the magician and it is ripped open and the inner envelope is
also opened and the card bearing the name of the card in the spectator's
handwriting is turned over. The magician's piece of paper is also turned
over and the magician has named the card correctly.
... £10.00 (plus Postage)