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About

Welcome to my new project. This project is for a deck of cards to celebrate the wounderful magic collection and museum of Ken Klosterman, The Salon de Magie. The collection contains over 8000 books and 4000 pieces of magic apparatus. We will try and narrow that doen to the cream of the crop for this deck. Those of you who have visited the Salon know what an amazing place it is ....... 83 feet below the earths surface  and full of magic history. For those who have not seen the Salon de Magie here is your chance to get a glimpse of its treasures.

 I am sorry to say that I do not have a finished back design to show you. Some of the money raised will be used to have my design ideas for the back professionally done. One design I am considering is a "Bee Back" style. Kens symbol is two K's placed back to back, and I am considering this symbol in a bee back pattern. Picture the KK's where the diamonds are on the regular back. Another Idea for the back is a picture of the Vault door opening (yes there is a real vault door ) that you walk thru to get into the salon. My problem with this idea is that it would be a "One way " back. I am a big fan of ambigrams, so I am also considering having Salon de Magie written in an ambigram on the back.

If you order a deck I would like your input as to what you would like to see. If you have a favorite magician or piece of apparatus please let me know and if it is one of the best pieces in Kens collection we will consider it for the deck.

Some items that most likely made the cut are. Kellars Satar head, houdini rose bush, Houdin light and heavy chest ( yesTHE light and heavy chest), Houdin crystal casket and clocks, Discovery of Witchcraft,

Another idea not yet decided on is to not use the standard suits.  I would like your opinion on this too. Instead of the hearts we may use an open book, the club may be three linked rings,the spade may be a ball vase, and the diamond may be the cups and ball.

The decks will be printed at the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle brand card stock. I would like to have the edges gold leaf coated, but as of the last time I spoke with them they did not offer this, but may in the future. If they do by the time we print the cards we will have it done.

Thank you for looking at my newest project. If you love magic and magic history I know you will love these cards.

Tom 

Kellar Satars Head
Kellar Satars Head
Houdini Blooming Rose Bush
Houdini Blooming Rose Bush

Risks and challenges

The main challenge is picking only 52 items to include.

I do not anticipate any problems, but there is alwats a chance of problems with the manufacturing. This is why I put such a far delivery date. I would hope to have them delivered sooner if possible. I thought it would be better to have a longer known wait than for you to be upset if they are late.

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    Be the first to bid and get a deck a a special intro price or $15. Limited to the first 50 backers. One deck of cards from the Salon de Magie.

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    Not quite as nice as the first 50 , but still a great deal for the next 75 backers :) One deck of cards from the Salon de Magie.

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    One deck of Salon de Magie playing cards

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    Six deck of cards from the Salon de Magie and one uncut sheet of cards. One deck will be signed by Ken Klosterman , the man behind the collection.

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