NEWS - UPDATED 12th DECEMBER 2022
All printed books are now at Amazon only. Digital versions are free for the Malliance or available HERE
BLACK ACOLYTES & BLACK MAGIC GAFF DECKS
SLIGHT DELAY! AWAITING FULFILMENT.
PINK CHARLATANS & KINGS GOLD COLLECTION
FULFILMENT ALMOST COMPLETE!
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We have a legal obligation to prevent any discussions that include confidential order details on the social networks... Our responsibility to maintain customer and transaction privacy includes preventing, deleting, reporting and / or blocking any correspondence, enquiries or discussions that include customer transaction information on the social networks. Most key-words or phases are recognised and removed / blocked automatically.
All of our digital content is delivered securely and immediately via E-JUNKIE.com All physical items are shipped via Royal Mail 1st Class / Priority Airmail within 48 Hours unless stated otherwise. This does not apply to Pre-Orders. Please note that tracking is only provided to those who requested during checkout. Royal Mail state that non-UK orders should allow 28 days for delivery, however, international deliveries typically arrive within 14 days All of my printed publications are managed and fulfilled by my publishers directly, at Lulu.com or at Amazon.
As the digital and written format of teaching Deceptive Methods, Magic and Sleight-of-Hand is the sharing of highly-sensitive information, all of my publications are NON-REFUNDABLE. Once you have access to information, it belongs to you and there is no possible way to return it. Lost or damaged physical orders will be replaced / refunded pending proof. I will happily refund unopened and undamaged playing cards and or books returned.
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For all enquiries, please contact us at CHARLIE@MADISON.cards. As we do not ave a customer service telephone number, you can also contact us by mail by MADISON. KIRKFIELDS IND EST. KIRK LANE. STUDIO 9 of CLUBS. LS19 7LX. UK.
As always, I never claim to be the original inventor or creator of my magic, deceptive methods or sleight-of-hand techniques, I only ever claim to have discovered and developed my magic and performances, in isolation, in an unorthodox manner, away from magic and magicians - a conscious decision made long ago in an attempt to always create, discover and develop original ideas that have not been swayed, misguided, or inadvertently influenced by other artists / creators.
Any likenesses or similarities with the work or creations of other magicians, creators or artists are purely coincidental. I believe that there is nothing new under the sun… When likeminded artists with similar ambitions attempt to achieve all of the wonderful and amazing things that are possible with a deck of playing cards, obviously similarities will occur and similar problem-solving individuals, will inevitably reach the same conclusions and arrive at the same destinations. It then becomes a matter of ‘who came first?’ The chicken, it was the chicken.
Before sharing or publishing my creations and discoveries, I always call upon a few close people who help me research so that if any similarities ever occur, I can correctly acknowledge, credit or remove where appropriate. Should my work, creations or publications share any likenesses that are not acknowledged or credited correctly, there is usually a justified reason, however, I do aim to credit and acknowledge correctly and accordingly so please, let me know if you believe that I have missed or not acknowledged when and where I should have… I am always learning and in my plight to advance the practice and performance of magic as an art, I will always do the right thing and offer thanks, credit and acknowledgments.