Pimpernel Wallet: Killer Combo
by Peter Scarlett
From England, Peter Scarlett comes one of the most unassuming close-up weapons ever devised! It looks like a regular wallet, it feels like a regular wallet - indeed, it even functions like a regular wallet - but when the time comes, you are ready to level an audience, and the wallet does all the work!
Although mechanically very different, it performs all the functions of a Himber Bombshell wallet.
A wallet is placed on the table. A spectator then chooses a card from a red-backed deck and signs it, then shuffles it back into the pack. The performer says that he is so confident he can find the card, he will actually put money on it! The wallet is opened and some money removed. Note that at no time does the wallet go anywhere near the deck! The performer removes one card from the deck and places it in a transparent window in the wallet. "If your card is not in the wallet," he explains, "the money is yours!". The card is removed, but proves to be incorrect. As the spectator grabs for the money, the performer draws attention to a small zippered pocket on the other side of the open wallet - the zipper is opened and the signed selection is found inside!
BUT THERE IS MORE!
The signed, red-backed card then promptly changes color, leaving the spectator with a blue-backed souvenir!
No Palming, no difficult sleights, and it resets in seconds! And just look at this list of satisfied customers: Scotty York, Paul Daniels, Carl Cloutier, Bobby Bernard, Bill Goldman, Gary Ouellet, and on and on!