-A PICTORIAL JOURNEY-
Gambling Collectibles - A Pictorial Journey offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of the tools of the trade that comprise the gambling world to include the stories behind the evolution of dice, playing cards, chips, tables and layouts, games, cheating, mechanicals, and more. The research features over 2,600 color photographs of the Steve Forte Gambling Collection, a powerful combination. Unlike books dedicated to a specific collectible, Gambling Collectibles addresses several genres with only the most interesting artifacts selected to help tell the stories. Gambling Collectibles also offers chapters on gambling books, including chapters on vintage makers, cheating and con games, and even novelties (prints, posters, photographs, postcards, etc.).
GAMBLING SLEIGHT OF HAND
- FORTE YEARS OF RESEARCH -
"Gambling Sleight of Hand - Forte Years of Research"is a two-volume set consisting of over 1,100 pages and 1,300 black/white photographs. The set details over 1,000 combined gambling moves, stunts, technical considerations, principles, and key observations. The research was specifically culled and written for the ‘hobbyist,’ e.g., magicians, cardmen, and cardwomen.