by Larry Becker and Lee Earle
You begin with a sackful of high quality, 4 x 6-inch picture postcards - except for their identical dimensions, each and every one of them is unique; no duplicates.
When the bag is emptied into a participant's hands, he is asked to look them over and then to mix them - getting nearby people to help if he chooses - to guarantee a thorough shuffle.
Then, to ensure a random, blind selection, the cards are returned to the ungimmicked brown paper bag. As you avert your gaze, your helper is directed to reach inside and grab a few, "More than a couple, perhaps as many as a dozen. Bring them out together as one packet and conceal them in your pocket for the time being." A second participant is requested to take one more postcard from the sack next, keeping it out of sight as well.
"Oddly, the number 8 pops into my mind," mentions the performer. Turning to the first helper he instructs, "Reach into your pocket and bring out single postcards at random, showing each to the audience, until only one remains concealed." He shows a total of 7 different postcards - the 8th remains hidden in his pocket.
You instantly can describe the picture on his postcard, do a 'remote viewing' of the scene, or sense the subject matter perfectly. And with no hesitation whatsoever, you immediately do the same with the second helper. If you wish to present POSTAL! as a prediction, you have the option to exercise 100% control of the final postcard - not the same each time - with no suspicious counting, moves, or other absurdities.
POSTAL! is an easy, one-man routine. Lee Earle's extensive graphics and computer skills have produced a series of postcard images that have the sneakiness Photoshopped into the subject matter and layout! There are no angle problems and you can leave everything out for inspection if you wish (i.e. - no flaps, no compartments, no duplicates, no sleights, no cribs, no questions asked, no fishing, etc.). In addition to the 16 custom cards, your set of high-quality professionally printed, scenic color postcards will include 20 assorted 'indifferent' postcards to get you started. We'll even toss in the ungimmicked sack! Included is a 'secret something' that makes this a baffling yet easy routine! For an even more impressive performance, augment POSTAL! with more of your own postcards.