Hello from Germany

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Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:15 am

Hello, my Name is Olaf and I am from the high north of Germany.
My first contact with Magic was at the age of 8 in a skiing holiday with my parents in Austria.
The hotel owner was a member of a magical circle and knocked a coin through the table in front of my eyes, which surprised and fascinated me extremely. Later, when I was older, I came into contact with magic again through the small stop cube made of brass, which I still love very much.

Then I became seriously interested in magic and bought some tricks in the magic shop Bartels in Hamburg and was very fascinated by Siegfried & Roy. I then also acquired larger and professional illusions and had read many magic books at that time. After that there was a big break with other hobbies until my love for magic tricks caught up with me again and I started to collect Tenyo tricks, some of which were still reasonably affordable.

I had owned some rare pearls of them before, but at considerably more moderate prices.
In the last years I have completed my collection with other very clever and beautiful magic tricks. The newest focus at the moment is on some successful Magic Wagon magic tricks, unfortunately a very costly pleasure. I only practice this magic passion privately and enjoy some very clever ideas or successful done craftsmanship. As a former furniture carpenter I am accustomed to precision and an impeccable workmanship, therefore my love for magic tricks made of beautiful wood.

However, this often burdens the wallet until it is near to vanish,
fortunately I have an understanding female life partner.
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Simon Layland » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:53 am

Welcome Olaf
I know what you mean regarding burdening the wallet ! I have an understanding partner also "she doesn't know how much I spend"
Great to have you here.
Simon from Aus (but English)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Rob Rand » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:59 am

Olaf, welcome to this forum, you will find, or let me say already found useful information about not only Tenyo, but also other tricks.
I'm a lover of wooden tricks too, Viking, Magic Wagon etc.
Good luck with your search for some holy grails :)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby ØyvindK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:10 am

Welcome to the forum! Nice to see that you finally posted in this section (two years after registering...), and with your current post count you qualify to become a full member here. Trust me, you will spend a lot of time catching up on all the interesting threads that you will then be able to see. :-)

Good luck in getting your hands on Magic Wagon tricks, they tend to be very expensive if owners choose to part with them. As you know perfectly well.
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby VictorS » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:58 am

Herzlich Willkommen Olaf :) !!
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:42 pm

VictorS wrote:Herzlich Willkommen Olaf :) !!


Hi VictorS :-) Do you live in Indonesia and are from Germany ?
Thank you for your german welcoming words - very nice :-)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Mike H » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:52 pm

Welcome Olaf! May I refer to you as "Count" Olaf? ;)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby JohnM » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:36 am

Welcome Olaf, so glad you joined us!
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby David DeTenyo » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:26 am

Welcome Olaf - you made some great contributions already :)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby VictorS » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:34 am

Olaf S wrote:
VictorS wrote:Herzlich Willkommen Olaf :) !!


Hi VictorS :-) Do you live in Indonesia and are from Germany ?
Thank you for your german welcoming words - very nice :-)


Hi Olaf, I live in Indonesia right now, but I studied in Germany for 7 years from 1999 to 2006 :) It was really2 a great time. :)
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby BillD » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:09 am

Hi Olaf, welcome to the forum, it's a great place.
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:01 pm

JohnM wrote:Welcome Olaf, so glad you joined us!


Sometimes it takes a little longer for magic to happen ;-)
I've been busy with my second passion for a long time
Analog filming with old cameras and real film ...
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:13 am

BillD wrote:Hi Olaf, welcome to the forum, it's a great place.


Hi BillD, you are totaly right, a great place for magic fanatics ;-)
but not for my wallet because here i get infected with more wishes
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 am

David DeTenyo wrote:Welcome Olaf - you made some great contributions already :)


Hello David, thank you for your appreciation ...
I think I've tried contacting you several times before ...
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:22 am

Mike H wrote:Welcome Olaf! May I refer to you as "Count" Olaf? ;)


Hi Mike H, you can call me what you like, i love a good portion of humor
my wife calls me often "a clever little fellow" and she's just right about that
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Olaf S » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:27 am

Simon Layland wrote:I have an understanding partner also "she doesn't know how much I spend"


I'd rather not communicate the expenses, then I probably wouldn't reap so much tolerance
from her. Only with particularly beautiful looking tricks I dare that, then she has a little
more understanding, since beauty always calms women a little bit.
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby HerveM » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:34 am

Welcome to our new European guy ;)

I hope you find your happiness here!
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