The Forbes Porfolio by Bob Kohler-The Porshe of Wallets

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  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2008
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Forbes Porfolio by Bob Kohler The Porsche of Wallets - Almost Instant Re-Set LePaul!
Well, I'm back to the Buy It Now option, so keep watching because several very nice things are coming on very soon. And, thanks to all of you who have taken advantage of it on recent offerings.
If you follow my ads you know that I think t are only three LePaul Wallets to ever consider. They are the Lee Noble model, the so-called Jennings Card In Wallet from Busby-Corin and this one, the Forbes Portfolio from Bob Kohler. Unfortunately, ALL THREE of these wallets are now very difficult to find, since they are all out of production. The Forbes was considered the Porsche of Card In Envelope wallets and is the choice of many pros. Unfortunately, the supply was so limited that not many had the chance to own one.
I do the Card In Envelope, but only on very special occasions. The envelope does add a powerful shot of impact to the trick, but I do reserve it for only special shows. That is probably because of the set-up required. Even though I still prefer the slit method, as opposed to the self-sealing type envelope gimmicks, it still involves a little time and being out of the view of your audience. If, however, you do table-to-table work or walkaround in formal settings or even street magic and you want to do the effect over and over again, the Forbes Porfolio is the only one to choose.
Because of the innovative Forbes Flaps, this wallet can literally be re-set during a brief walk from one table to the next! Now, that's quick. It could even be done in full view of the audience as it simply appears that you are putting an envelope into the zippered compartment of the wallet. It does not appear that you do anything suspicious.
The flaps are also not leather, but of a dramatically different material that makes loading easy and as smooth as silk. Because the flaps are not leather, the construction of this wonderful wallet is a little more involved than simply stitching two "wings" in place. Even though they no longer have them, you can read all about this professional prop on Bob Kohler's website.
The wallet is pristine brand new, in the original box including the blank registration card ready for you to fill in and mail to Bob Kohler. Doing so, gains you access to the BK Forum for this wallet. T you will find detailed instructions from Michael Forbes himself, along with tips and ideas from others. I will include a printed copy of the instructions so you won't have to wait for the post office to deliver your registration card before you can get on the Forum.
I have and use a Lee Noble LePaul from 25 years ago during my college appearance days. But, I also bought one of these and have kept it, and will keep it, as a backup because I do think it is as good as, if not better, than the Lee Noble and, as often happens with really fine apparatus, I'm not sure it will really ever become available again.
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