Original Magical Creations
Stanley Collins
Will Goldston, LTD (1915)
In Collection
#2706
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Hardcover B000J42KUA
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Collins, Stanley: Original Magical Creations
©1915 Published by Will Goldston, LTD. London
White pictorial board, 111 pages

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ORIGINAL MAGICAL CREATIONS by Stanley Collins

Published by: Will Goldston Ltd., London, Undated but circa 1915. White pictorial boards boards with title to spine. Book Condition: In fairly nice shape with some moderate general wear, bumping and scuffing along with some age staining. Illustrated with line drawings. 111 pages. Book is in fair condition, minor spine damage.


Inspired by the magic performances of Chung Ling Soo, in 1905 he began to perform as "Loo Sing." Collins went on to become a highly successful society conjurer. His greatest claim to fame may be as a collector of rare and antique magic books. Collins invented many magic effects, largely based on mechanical and hydraulic principles. In particular, Stanley Collins' conjuring with cards is acknowledged to have been well ahead of his time. His "Collins' Aces" routine is still being performed by some today. He is credited with inventing the Jumping Rubber Band in 1911.

Contents (page numbers are approximate):

1 Foreword
5 The Wooden Slab And Flying Card Experiment: for stage
22 Cards And Coincidence: three selections appear on bottom of three heaps
28 The Omega Ace Experiment: Three Aces transfer to envelope
38 Will!: cards stick to the hand and fall, except the selections
44 The Siamese Bloodstone: selected cards jump from a hat
50 Le Dernier Cri Mutilated Card Experiment: cut and restored card
58 A Question Of Memory: selection and performer's cards transpose
64 Thought Anticipated And Precipitated: selected card appears in card frame
70 The Guessing Game: spectator is shown two cards and guesses third, but is wrong
72 The Spider: pips on a card are "eaten" by a spider one by one
82 The" Knee" Plus Ultra Handkerchiefs: a silk is pulled through the leg, and a 2nd silk transfers legs
90 A New Ropes And Rings Experiment: through the body
96 Ginger And The Apple: doll from cannon
102 The Filtering Ink Experiment: ink slowly drips through cover and 2nd glass into the 1st glass
110 The Inktubators: another ink trick





Product Details
LoC Classification GV1547.C628
No. of Pages 244
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Stanley Collins

Born:
Stanley Martin Collins
August 31, 1881
Rotherhithe London, England

Died:
May 22, 1966 (age 84)
St. Leonards-on-Sea, England

Stanley Collins (1881-1966) invented many magic effects based on mechanical and hydraulic principles.
Inspired by the magic performances of Chung Ling Soo, in 1905 he began to perform as "Loo Sing." Collins went on to become a highly successful society conjurer. His greatest claim to fame may be as a collector of rare and antique magic books. In particular, Stanley Collins' conjuring with cards is acknowledged to have been well ahead of his time. His "Collins' Aces" routine is still being performed by some today.
He is credited with inventing the Jumping Rubber Band in 1911.[1] Stanley wrote a section in J. B. Bobo's Modern Coin Magic and numerous articles for The Sphinx, The Jinx, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Pentagram, and The Linking Ring.

Books
Original Magical Creations (1915)
Deceptive Conceptions in Magic (1920)
Collins' Card Conceits (1925) - reprinted in 2007 by Natzler Enterprises & Paul Gordon
A Conjuring Melange (1947)
Stanley Collins: Conjurer Collector and Iconoclast by Edwin Dawes (2002). (This book also includes CD-ROM of Collins performing a few brief card flourishes.) [2]

References
1.? The Magician Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 1, December, 1911
2.? M-U-M, Vol. 93. No. 2, July 2003, From Our Point of View, page 49
The Linking Ring, Vol. 31, No. 3, May 1951, the Stanley Collins COLLECTED PARADE by Eddie Clever, page 51
54 – THE WORLD'S FAIR, SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1966, ...About MAGICIANS by BAYARD GRIMSHAW
Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 41, No. 1062, June 1966, STANLEY MARTIN COLLINS, page 339
The Linking Ring, Vol. 46, No. 7, July 1966, Broken Wand STANLEY COLLINS, page 97
The Magic Circular, Vol. 79, No. 855, May 1985, A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities by EDWIN A. DAWES, 113. STANLEY COLLINS – ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE, page 326

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Collins, Stanley
(1881-1966 )

Collins was born in London. Affected by the magic performances of Chung Ling Soo , in 1905 he began to perform as "Loo Sing." Collins invented many magic effects, largely based on mechanical and hydraulic principles. Credited with inventing the Jumping Rubber Bands in 1911. He wrote various books: Original Magical Creations (1915), Deceptive Conceptions in Magic (1920), Collin's Card Conceits (1925), A Conjuring Mélange. He also wrote numerous articles in The Sphinx, The Jinx, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Pentagram, and The Linking Ring.