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Cut and Restored Banknote by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle has been developing the theme of cut and restored for some years: the basic plot of cutting and restoring a ribbon goes back at least to the 1930s. In this trick Chris has come up with a way of putting a borrowed £5 polymer note between the two halves of a bent playing card. The magician takes a pair of scissors and cuts right through this ‘sandwich’. The card ends up in two pieces but, surprisingly, the magician restores the note to as good as new. Any faint hearted magician can perform the same trick on a ribbon rather than a bank note.

Item Details

Date 2021
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Ref no N2690