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Tops Volume 3 (1938)

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Tops Volume 3 (1938) by Percy Abbott

January 1938 - December 1938
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Editor

659 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 1 - January 1938 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Happy Birthday To You
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. The Permeating Pasteboard - Arthur H. Roberts
  6. Accumulated Magic - Ed Burchell
    • Cigarette Vanish
    • Another Cigarette Vanish
    • Eating A Lighted Cigarette
    • Silk Production
  7. Peoria News
  8. Death of Miss Dorothy Lowney
  9. An Explanation is in Order - Mahendra the Mystic (F. B. Sterling)
  10. A Good Combination - George Paxton
  11. Capitol Magic Club
  12. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    1. The Magic-Smith
    2. A Home-Made Shadow Scope
  13. Facts Versus Fallacies - C. A> George Newmann
  14. "It's A Pip" Contest
    1. Turn-Overs - G. L. Lanier
    2. I.A.P. Uses - B. Bently
    3. The Spirits Or - Ormond McGill
    4. "It's A Pip" Paddle Trick - J. B. Bobo
    5. Transposition - Charles J. Jones
    6. Card In Frame - Charlie Roe
    7. New Era Remote Control - W. F. Van Zandt
    8. Suggested Uses - W. F. Van Zandt
  15. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • The Birch Show
  16. Read and Heed
  17. Alberto - in Hollywood
  18. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • The John Mulholland Collection
  19. Still on the Subject of Proskauer - Mahendra the Mystic (F. B. Sterling)
  20. Paper Trix Contest
    1. Can You Do It? - W. F. Van Zandt
      • Perplexing, or That Perplexing Periodical
      • As You Like It
      • The Political Issue
    2. The Changing Bread Trick - Jim Miller
  21. Mahendra and Mystic Smith in Texas
  22. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  23. The Big Apple - Alvin Richard Plough
  24. Slick Tricks - Gerber the Magician
    • Coin and Dollar Bill
    • New Cigarette Effect
  25. Movie Star and Magician - re: Chester Morris
  26. Crusading For Magic - Percy Abbott
    • Paramount Cooperates
    • $50,000 Suit in East
    • Exposure al la Carte (Large Servings to All Comers)
  27. Cecil Busy During Holidays - re: Harry Cecil
  28. Mendoza - Re: death of Mrs. Harry Mendoza
  29. Malayan Magic Circle
  30. Ovette - Joe Ovette publicity
  31. George McDonald joins Will Murray's "Casey's Court"
  32. re: Birch Show
  33. re: Moxo (Mark Barker)
  34. Ventriloquists - Ventriloquists!
  35. Re: Harry7 Bates in hospital
  36. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • New Year Greetings
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Introduction
  37. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. Club Deceptions, No. 1 - Dr. E. G. Ervin
    2. New Frontiers of the Mind - J. B. Rhine
    3. Seeing's Believing - Effaich
    4. Watch Me Closely - Louis Lam
    5. Gags, Gadgets, Gimmicks - Alvin Richard Plough
    6. He Can't Read My Mind - M. S. Mahendra
    7. The Modern Conjurer - C. Lang Neil
    8. Mentalla - Louis Lam
    9. The Whole Art of Ventriloquism - Arthur Prince
    10. Let's Pretend - Wilfrid Johnson
    11. Brief Notes
      • Jinx
      • Davemport, No. 42
      • Magie
      • Dragon, November
      • The Imp, October
      • Linking Ring, November
      • Echo, Autumn - Elmer Eckman
      • Seguaci Italiani Arte Magica, Sheet No. 5
  38. I Wish to Say "Happy New Year" and to Extend the Seasons Greetings - Ted Banks
  39. Cecil - Death of Harry Cecil's Mother
  40. Next Month
  41. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 2 - February 1938 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Odds and Ends of the Month
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Magic Marathon - W. F. Van Zandt
    • The Three "R's"
  6. Manipulator Lauded by Bob Ripley - re: Alex Perrill
  7. Fishbowls Improved - Herman L. Weber
  8. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Misfitting the Misfit (Part One)
  9. The Diamond Murder Case - John C. McNamara
  10. Wiley - re: Charles A. Wiley
  11. Accumulated Magic - Ed Burchell
    • Part 2 - Coin Moves
    • Snap Back Coin Vanish
    • Pumpkin Seed Vanish
  12. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part I
  13. The Pass - One Hand Method - Len James
  14. Proskauer's Reply - letter from Julien J. Proskauer
  15. More from Proskauer - letter from Julien J. Proskauer
    • Letter to F. B. Sterling from Julien J. Proskauer
  16. "It's A Pip" Contest
    1. Sucker Color Cards - Billy Pitts
    2. Versatile 'Pip' Liquid - Rex, the "Ace" Magician
      • Publicity Stunt
      • Enlarging Spots
      • Sympathetic Drawing
      • Changing Spots
      • Uses in Brief
    3. Expanding Ball - Paul Stadelman
  17. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Spirits - Not in Bottles
  18. Wisconsin Magic Fest
  19. Greetings from Hungary
  20. Hill City Magicos [Lynchburg, Va.]
  21. Richiardi Passed Away
  22. Youngstown News
  23. Joe Greenberg Dies
  24. "Old Ones" to be Revived
  25. Paper Trix Contest
    1. Patter for the Passports to Heaven - Herb Rungie
    2. Pretty Butterfly - Arthur Solari
    3. Chinese Paper Trick - J. Dobrovolski
  26. Robert H. Gysel - death
  27. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  28. Egg Bag Routine - P. W. Miller
  29. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Astral Bodies
  30. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. Simple Snappy Trick Cartoons - Harry C. Bjorklund
    2. Hugard's Annual of Magic, 1937 - Jean Hugard
    3. Subtle Problems You Will Do - Stewart Judah & John Braun
    4. Winter Annual Extra for 1937-1938 - Annemann
    5. Jinx, No. 40
    6. Genii, January
    7. Magie, January
  31. [John] Mulholland in California
  32. Marquis - booking for George Marquis
  33. Capitol Magic Club
  34. Felix Hermann injured
  35. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 3 - March 1938 - 64 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. The Capitol Magic Club
  6. Mid-Missouri Magicians
  7. Koringa
  8. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Spirit Cabinet
  9. Magical Entertainers' Association - new club formed in Syracuse, New York
  10. Accumulated Magic - Ed Burchell
    • Part 2 - Coin Moves (continued)
    • The Reverse Thumb-Palm
    • Eye-Poppers
  11. That "extra Touch" for Silk Routine - A. B. Zolo
  12. Indian Rope Mystery Appears in Film
  13. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • The Motive Type
  14. Patter for the Vanishing Wand - Stewart Judah
  15. J-K Silks and Bottle - John Kirby
  16. True Man of Mystery - poem - Al Muncie
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part II
  18. Master Speller - Ray Graebel
  19. Thayer Unjustly Accused in Paramount Matter - Caryl S. Fleming
  20. John Mulholland Shows in Hollywood - Caryl S. Fleming
  21. Libraries - Earl Rybolt
  22. A Hint on the Needle Trick - Charles A. Porter
  23. Surpassing Winchell - re: Ed Little
  24. Levante - in London
  25. "It's A Pip" Contest
    1. The Flight of the Spots - W. Van Zandt
    2. Black Maria - W. Van Zandt
    3. Pip Card to Wallet - Edward (Marko) Malkowski
  26. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • This Business of Collecting Rarities
  27. Digging 'Em Up - New Version of Sucker Die - Harvey E. Bair
  28. Eddings-Nikola - reprint from London Daily Mirror
  29. Goofy Gimmick No. 1 - Paul Stadelman
    • The Superextraordinary Rising Cards
  30. Paper Trix Contest
    1. The Smoking Silhouette - Karlin
    2. Torn and Restored Paper - Mariano Palhinha
    3. Reincarnation - Ed Burchell
  31. Radio-Mindreaders
  32. The Legitimate Exposer - Rex, the Ace Magician
  33. Percy Abbott to appear in Cleveland Magic Club Program
  34. re: Fred Robinson
  35. Keith Clark's Come-Back - letter from Keith Clark
  36. Dr. [D. D.] Walton Surprises Friends
  37. Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha Magician
  38. The Wise Old Trixter - poem
  39. A Lot of Hooey - re: Hoo-Coin
  40. A Form Letter for Booking Engagements
  41. Gags to Use Here and There - Van Zandt
  42. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  43. Albert Morrow Passed On
  44. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Psychic Projection
  45. Barnstorming with Marquis the Magician - bits of news from Michigan
    • Harry Cecil
    • Dr. Boris Zola
    • Garry Gilbert
    • Phillip Foxwell
    • Ward, the Magician
    • Harold Sterling and Co.
    • Marquis
    • Percy James
  46. Regular Meeting of Los Magicos
  47. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. "There's Nothing New in Magic" - catalogs from Joe Ovette
    2. Advanced Lessons in the Cups and Balls - Eddie Joseph
    3. Mahendra's Needle Routine, Mahendra, Series No. 2 - M. S. Mahendra
    4. The Calendar on Your Fingers - Wallace Lee
    5. Hyler's Stunt Bulletin, Number Three - Oscar Hyler
    6. Maguire's Phone Book Telepathy - Leon Maguire
    7. Davenport's Demon Magic Catalogue, 1937
    8. Briefs
      • The Dragon
      • The Linking Ring, January
      • The Genii
      • The Conjurer's Chronicle, September-November, 1937
      • Magie, February
      • National Magic Company, Supplement No. 3
      • Frank Lane
      • S.I.A.M., January, Milan, Italy
      • Donald Holmes
      • C. A. George Newmann
  48. Newspaper Lesson in Magic
  49. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh R. Riley
  50. Child Prodigy in Rebellion - re: Siegel Nelson
  51. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 4 - April 1938 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. An Egg Steal - Herb W. Rungie
  6. The 13th Annual Jinx Central States Magicians' Carnival
  7. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Magnetic Cigarette
  8. Rouleau - re: Greg Rouleau bookings
  9. On Exposing - Al Monroe
  10. Society of American Magicians - Convenes in Cincinnati - Alvin Richard Plough
  11. Dean of Magic Passed Away - death of Frederick Eugene Powell
  12. Joy's Jottings - Joy
  13. Open Letter to Julian J. Proskauer - from (Mahendra, the Mystic) F. B. Sterling
  14. Impromptu Coin Routine - Melville Ross
  15. Barnstorming with Marquis the Magician - bits of news from Michigan
    • visit to Abbott's
    • The Capitol Magic Club
    • King Baile (Sells-Sterling Circus)
    • Dr. Clyde F. Cairy
    • Marquis on tour
  16. R. S. Glover Ill
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part 3
  18. Frackson and the War in Spain
  19. Allen Shaw's health still no good
  20. "It's A Pip" Contest
    1. "It's A Pip" for Slates - Rev. P. H. Case
    2. The Black Pair - William Meyers
    3. The Seeing Eye - Don c. Bay
    4. Favorite Uses for "It's A Pip" - Paul W. Shuette
  21. News
    • Dr. [Francis G.] Benedict is Scientist and Magician - C. F. Cairy
    • Los Magicos - Rudy Miller
    • Rungie to the Rescue - become regular Vent Columnist
    • Contest for Impromptu Tricks
    • Alladin Magic Club [Troy, Ohio]
    • Alberto
    • Ten Kai
    • Oscar Kamleiter Says
  22. A Collector in the Twin Cities - H. Adrian Smith
  23. Paper Trix Contest [delayed one month]
  24. Rumor of death of Long Tack Sam
  25. The Magicians Guild - The Capitol Magic Club Gives way to the Magicians Guild - C. G. Elliott
  26. An Open Letter to Mr. Keith Clark - from Jerome A. Lukins
  27. Magic Marathon - W. Van Zandt
    • A Few Ideas with Silks - W. Van Zandt
      • Easy Hat Load
      • Silk Through Neck - or, The Beauty of Decapitation
  28. The Kidnapped Queen - Luedke, the Magician
  29. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  30. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Mesmerism and Magnetism
  31. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. How's Tricks? - Gerald Lynton Kaufman
    2. Tricks anybody Can Do - Joseph Leeming
    3. How It's Done - Edward A. Litzau
    4. Patter - Sid Lorraine
    5. You'd Be Surprised - Robert Parrish & John Goodrum
    6. comments on exposures
    7. brief comments on periodicals
      • Genii, March
      • Magie, March
      • Conjurers Chronicle, December-January
      • The Linking Ring, February
      • Dragon, February
      • Double Talk - for ventriloquists
  32. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 5 - May 1938 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Dante Succeeds Thurston
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  6. Justo Hijo [Club in Des Moines]
  7. Next Month
  8. Paper Trix Contest
    1. Routine and Patter for Clippo - Herb Rungie
  9. Magicians' Guild of America
  10. If I Had A Son - poem - Al Munroe
  11. New Detective Story by Clayton Rawson
  12. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • The Vital Type
  13. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Bunny Returns
  14. The Wizard Club of Chicago
  15. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Oh, You Nasty Man
  16. Cincinnati (Ohio) Magicians' Club
  17. [Kalamazoo] "Tricks Club" Visits Abbott Plant
  18. "It's A Pip" Contest
    1. Behind the Eight-Ball - George DeLaney
    2. Pip Liquid for Black Eye - Cahowen
    3. The Same Difference - Jack Vosburgh
    4. Before Your Eyes - Edward (Marko) Malkowski
    5. Two More Uses - Phil Smith
    6. Super Champion Pips - Tan Hock Chuan
    7. The Traveling Pips - J. Dobrovolski
  19. Empire Magicians Society (Atlanta, Ga.)
  20. Vocation vs. Avocation re: S.A.M. in Milwaukee
  21. St. Louis I.B.M. Ring No. 1
  22. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Dutch Magic in 1682
  23. Beware Stolen Merchandise
  24. Abbott Bowling Team
  25. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. Ventriloquial Dialogue - Norman Sullivan
  26. Raymond-Thayer - letter from Maurice F. Raymond
  27. Magic Marathon - Mariano A. Palhinha - Magician
  28. About a Tool for Opening Locks
  29. re: Edward L. Little
  30. letter from Joe Ovette
  31. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  32. An Improved Feke for Glass Vanish - Val Evans
  33. Rubber Bands for Folding Coins
  34. Mayor Stewart Welcomes S.A.M. [Cincinnati]
  35. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Probability and Certainty in Psychical Research
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development
  36. Correction [to page 26]
  37. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • see next month
  38. An Open Letter to the Magical Fraternity - Caryl S. Fleming
  39. Magian Club - Niagara Frontier Magicians
  40. re: Charles Leedy
  41. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 6 - June 1938 - 68 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Sales Helps - Mariano Palhinha
    • Form Letter No. 1
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Double Rope Tie
  7. Ten Little "Magis" - poem - Arthur H. Roberts
  8. Magic - AS I See It - Eddie clever
  9. Magicians Guild of America (Colon)
  10. Jules Benson Passed Away
  11. Packing Box Escape - Chief Blackstar
  12. I.A.P. [It's A Pip] Contest Awards
  13. The Doldrums of Magic - William D. Horn
  14. Spellin' Skule - George Wetherald
  15. Another Expose Ended
  16. Hullo Tops - Francis Cain
  17. Central States Magicians to Have Jinx Carnival and Picnic
  18. The Vanishing Jazz Horn - Bert Douglas
  19. Herr Dobler in London - C. A. George Newmann
  20. News item from India - Black Magic Banned
  21. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Part Two - Mixed Types
    • The Hub
  22. For President ...? - Robert C. Anderson
  23. Phantom Magic - Monte Harris
  24. Part of Thurston Show Sold [to Will Rock]
  25. Passing of Mock-Sad-Alli (Charles B. Mathis)
  26. Albert and Sam - rhyming patter for Passe Bottles - E. C. French
  27. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part 4
  28. The Wizard Club of Chicago
  29. re: Dr. R. Rowe
  30. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Why Collect Magic Books?
  31. Ball Transposition - Ludeke, The Magician
  32. Paper Trix Contest
    1. Tissue Paper Routine - R. S. Simpson
    2. Drawing Lots for Heaven - Lawrence Myers
    3. Mysterious Mark - Bryce Chambers
  33. Peoria News
  34. Joy's Jottings - Joy
    • E.S.P. Cards
  35. San Diego Magicians' Club
  36. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. Just Plain "Buggy"
    2. George Washington (Vent Dialogue) - A. Fowler
  37. The Weird Finger of Rudy Reimer - Buddy Reimer
  38. The Magic Marathon - W. Van Zandt
    1. The Blind Spectator - Magician Card Effect - William Murfin
    2. A Routine with Walt Disney Character Glasses - Robert Puckett
  39. Open Letter - from Harry E. Lester
  40. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  41. Karlin Says ...
    • Mystic Vase of the Orient tip
    • business card effect
    • flowers for the Russ Walsh Cane to Silk
  42. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Magnetic Healing
  43. Impromptu Tricks Contest
  44. Abbott Get-Together
  45. Classified - ads
  46. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. general comments
      • Jinx, April
      • Magician's Merchandising Manual - Tommy Windsor
      • Further Adventures of the Seven in One - Jack Chanin
      • 3 Slate Routines - Robert Parrish
      • 13 Jumbo Card Effects - O. Meyer & R. Jamison
      • Double Talk - Petee & McAthy
      • The Dragon, March
      • Hungarian Magic Circle
      • S.I.A.M.
      • Goldston's Magic Quarterly
      • Magie
      • The Linking Ring
      • Genii
    2. Magician's Merchandising Manual - Tommy Windsor
    3. Further Adventures of the Seven in One - Jack Chanin
    4. 3 Slate Routines - Robert Parrish
    5. 13 Jumbo Card Effects - O. Meyer & R. Jamison
    6. Part Two
      • Tom Osborne's 3 to 1 Rope Trick
      • The Card Expert - Lynn Searles
      • Fun at Home - Ray J. Marran
      • Jinx
      • The Dragon
      • The Linking Ring
      • Davenport's Demon Telegraph
      • Hungarian Magic Circle
      • Double Talk

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 7 - July 1938 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Decatur {IL] Demons Club
  6. Sales Helps - Mariano Palhinha
    • Form Letter No. 2
  7. [Maurice] Lenser Captains Toothbrush Brigade
  8. Coming Soon
  9. A Few Ideas - Karlin
  10. New York State Conclave September 30th
  11. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Coin Square
  12. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  13. The Wizard Club of Chicago
  14. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Introspection, Mixed Types
  15. Another Poker Deal - Paul Stadelman
  16. Notice to Contributors to Mahendra's Book "Amazing Card Miracles" - M. S> Mahendra
  17. Phantom Magic - Monte Harris - Part Two
  18. Highlights and Sidelights - At the Cincinnati S.A.M. Convention - M. S. Mahendra
  19. Magic - Along the Way - Eddie Clever
  20. [W.W.] Durbin's Collection of Magic
  21. The Little Glass House By The Sea - Rajah Keppler
  22. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Early Recollections of Magic - Dr. Henry Ridgely Evans
    • New Honor Conferred Upon Evans
  23. Justo Hijo Experiments with Photography - Hugh R. Riley
  24. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    • A Reverse Location
    • Horoscope Versus for Everybody's Birthday Party
  25. Paper Trix Contest Awards
  26. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. For "Tops" - G. McAthy
    2. A Friend in Need
    3. Answers to "Who Was That Lady I Saw You Out With Last Night" - G. McAthy
  27. Birch Playing in East
  28. re: John Skinta (Toledo)
  29. re: Ed Little
  30. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  31. Magicians Guild of America [MI}
  32. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Clairvoyance
  33. re: The Lampinos
  34. News
    • Visitors at Abbott's
  35. I.B.M. Advance News [1938 Convention]
  36. Mrs. [Louise] Tunks is Ventriloquist
  37. Lester Lake Elected President
  38. Seymour Davis
  39. Watch For - Next Month
  40. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. general comments
      • Death From A Top Hat - Clayton Rawson
      • Close-Up Magic - Jean Hugard
      • Amazing Card Miracles - M. S. Mahendra
      • Stretching A Rope - Milbourne Christopher
      • 3 to 1 Rope Trick - Jack Chanin
      • Folder of poems - Harry Opel
      • Jinx, June
      • Genii, June
      • Linking Ring, May
      • Dragon, May
      • Magie
      • Conjurers Chronicle, February-March
      • Double Talk
    2. Death From A Top Hat - Clayton Rawson
    3. Close-Up Magic for the Night Club Magician - Jean Hugard
    4. Amazing Card Miracles - M. S. Mahendra
    5. Stretching A Rope - Milbourne Christopher
    6. 3 to 1 Rope Trick - Jack Chanin
  41. The Queries [Australia]
  42. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 8 - August 1938 - 52 pages & 6 page insert
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Tuning in on Singapore
    • Hints to Beginners
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Turn Over Card
  7. J. K. Live Stock Vanish - Jon Kirby
  8. Attention Magicians in Hawaii - re: Harry E. Tunks
  9. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Part Three - Profiles, Texture, Colour
  10. Joy's Jottings - Joy
  11. Phantom Magic - Monte Harris - Part Three
  12. San Antonio Magicians "Gab-Fest"
  13. International Convention of Professional and Amateur Magicians at Frankfurt oM - Rudolph Rieth
  14. E.S.P. Cards - William E. Cox (William the Wizard)
  15. [Charles H.] Larson Leaving for Europe
  16. Silk Routine - P. W. Miller
  17. Fifty Years of Magic - re: M. F. Zens
  18. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. Origin of Hole in Chinese Coin - Floyd Beeler
    2. A Cute Coin Trick - Mariano Palhinha
    3. Thimble Through Hank - J. B. Bobo
  19. Wisconsin Magic Fest
  20. re: Whiteside "Ace of Magic"
  21. 6 page advertising insert from Abbott's
  22. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • The Rybolt Collection
  23. Saginaw Valley Mystics [MI]
  24. The Magic Marathon - W. Van Zandt
    • The Vee-Zee Psychic Key and Lock Effect
  25. It Won't be Long Now - re: Central States Magicians Carnival and Picnic at Cedar Point, Ohio
  26. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. Does Your Doll Smoke?
  27. Vanishing Dice - P. J. Hollis
  28. Birch in Middle West
  29. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part 5
  30. Painting with Dyes - letter from Rev. Willard S. Smith
  31. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  32. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Crystal Gazing
  33. Dr. [Waheeb Salim] Zarick Passed Away
  34. In Germany - from Chris Charlton
  35. Within the Crystal Sphere - M. S. Mahendra
  36. In Favor of Reserved Judgement - letter from Bill Neff
  37. Magic News from Nova Scotia
  38. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 9 - September 1938 - 64 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Program of Dai Vernon at Rainbow Grill, Radio City - The Magical Harlequin
  6. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  7. Stage Rising Cards - H. Jerome Matson
  8. Daughter of Magician Succumbs to Burns - re: Ruth Chavez
  9. re: Eldon Nichols
  10. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Profiles - Colour - Texture
  11. Central States Picnic a Success
  12. Phantom Magic - Monte Harris - Part Four
  13. Report of the Sixth Annual P.C.A.M. Convention - Arnold Furst
  14. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • A Billiard Ball Routine
  15. Karlin [the Magician]
  16. A Grievance - William E. Cox (William the Wizard)
  17. re: William the Great (William Plews)
  18. Slick Tricks - ??Hypnotism?? - Gerber The Magician
  19. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    • At Your Service, Sir - Tony "Kardyro"
  20. Judge Carter's "Get-Together" - M. S. Mahendra
  21. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • The Era of Witchcraft
  22. Merle Burdette & Paul Musser to bring Talking Picture Outfit to Colon
  23. Mahendra Show Well Received
  24. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. My Favorite Impromptu Trick - W. Van Zandt
    2. Novel Coin Vanish - George C. Hanneman
    3. The Vanishing Battery Trick - P. J. Hollis
  25. Hilliard Book - Merle Potter
  26. News and Comments from San Antonio, Texas
  27. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. The Magician's Clever Baby
    2. Using Figure to Introduce Load Into Hat
  28. The Wizard Club of Chicago
  29. Within the Crystal Sphere - M. S. Mahendra
  30. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Recent Evidence Against Telepathy - Cranston Seymour
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Psychometry
  31. Whitehouse Held Over at Eagle River
  32. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  33. Matchless Magic - Edward "Marko" Malkowski
  34. Chester Morris in Michigan
  35. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. general comments
      • Death from a Top Hat - Clayton Rawson
      • Jinx - 2 items from Clayton Rawson
      • Genii - 1 item from Clayton Rawson
      • Goldston's Quarterly, June
      • The Demon Telegraph, April-May-June
      • Magie
      • Double Talk
      • Dragon
    2. A Review of Magical Literature
      • Ted Annemann in True magazine
      • Jinx Programs - Ted Annemann
        • Number 1 - A Club Act of Magic
        • Number 2 - Mental Club Act
        • Number 3 - A Magical Club Program
        • Number 4 - A "No Card" Mystery Act
        • Number 3 - "No Code" Telepathy
      • Jinx, Summer Issue, 1938
      • More Card Manipulations - Jean Hugard
      • Naughty Silks - Harold R. Rice
      • Chap's Scrapbook - Frank Chapman
      • The Magic Fan - Malayan Magic Circle
      • The Conjurer's Chronicle
      • The Dragon, July
      • Genii
      • Howard Albright - lists
      • Frank Lane - materials
      • Ellis Stanyon - book lists
      • Ferdinand Spohr - book list
      • Palmer House Magic Novelty Shop - catalog
      • Skull Manufacturing Company - catalog
  36. New England Convention News
  37. Golden Gate Assembly No. 2
  38. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 10 - October 1938 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Hot Time in the Old Town
  4. To Our Readers - re: fire in print shop
  5. Photos of Get-Together
  6. An Eye to the Future - letter from Alvin Plough
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
  8. Al Saal Lauded in Home Town
  9. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Key Card
    • The Thumb Tip
  10. Magical History in the Making - H. Adrian Smith
  11. Coming Conclave in Chicago
  12. re: Greg Rouleau
  13. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • A Handkerchief Vanish
  14. Houdini Day - Les Sholty
  15. Open Letter - from Charles A. Wiley
  16. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  17. The Caryl S. Fleming, Southern California Amateur Japanese Magicians Society Nisei Day Celebration - Arnold Furst
  18. Revolving Die - R. S. Glover
  19. The Show Must Go On - re: Kenneth H. Sheeler
  20. Magic Fan - Malayan Magic Circle
  21. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • P.C.A.M. and I.B.M. Puts S.A.M. on the Spot - or - The King Can Do No Wrong!
  22. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. Smokey Joe - Karlin
    2. The Magic Lemon - Gene McGinnis
    3. Torn and Restored Dollar Bill - B. Zoila
  23. Within the Crystal Sphere - M. S. Mahendra
  24. Contributors Please Read! - re: Abbott's Fire
  25. Character Reading column delayed one month
  26. San Diego Magicians' Club
  27. The Magic Marathon - W. Van Zandt
  28. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. The Hero
  29. The Abbott Habit - Alvin Richard Plough
  30. Bill Bruno's Bulletin - Mel-Roy is Vindicated
  31. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Contact Thought Transference
  32. Los Magicos Meeting
  33. T. Nelson Downs Deceased
  34. Rock Show Ready for Road
  35. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  36. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Ideas: Number Six - Frank Lane
      • Clever Talk - patter magazine - Frank Lane
      • Liberty Magazine Trick - Arthur Nelson
      • Jinx, September
      • Genii
      • The Dragon, August
      • Magie
      • Horace Marshall - ads
      • Ireland - ads
      • Loyd - ads
      • Atlanta Magic Company - ads
  37. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 11 - November 1938 - 64 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. The Wizard Club of Chicago
  6. New [Abbott's] Building Under Construction
  7. Nicola Enroute to New Zealand
  8. re: The Great Virgil and Company
  9. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Coin in Collar
  10. Chicago Conclave
  11. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Spoiled and Sensitive People
  12. Next Month
  13. Review of Rock Show - H. Adrian Smith
  14. "Tekara" [Ben Gundelfinger] Recalls Early Days
  15. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • A Dissolving Knot
  16. The Magicians Guild of America
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Test by Fire
  18. Within the Crystal Sphere - M. S. Mahendra
  19. correction to last month's page 20
  20. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. A Favorite Impromptu Trick - W. Van Zandt
    2. Ideal Hank Manipulation Tube - Dan C. Bay
    3. Match Act - John C. McNamara
    4. Fortune Telling Cigarettes - T. Lorenzo Davis
  21. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
  22. One Card Finds Another - Duke Stern
  23. Attended International Congress - re: Charles H. Larsen
  24. re: Al Saal
  25. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. Evolution of the Mouth Movement - Revello Petee
  26. Egg Gag - Jack Sharpe
  27. How to Paint on Silk with Oil Paints - T. Lorenzo Davis
  28. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    • Voice Culture - A Vital Necessity
  29. The Encore - Wayne Van Zandt
  30. Three Card Trick Not Game of Skill - Rex, The Ace Magician
  31. Shopping Around with Dracstein
  32. re: Arthur M. Johnson
  33. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Further Experiments In Contact Thought Transference
  34. Los Magicos Meeting
  35. With Reference to Open Letter in "Tops" - B. A. Harcourt
  36. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  37. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Genii
      • Ballygram - Thayer
      • Chap's Scrapbook, September
      • Wilford Hutchinson's Conjurers Chronicle
      • The Dragon, September
      • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, September
      • The Hungarian Amateur Magical Society
      • Double Talk
      • Ireland - new items
  38. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 3, Number 12 - December 1938 - 44 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • A Very Merry Christmas to All
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • impromptu effect
  6. Danville Show Doesn't "Go On"
  7. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • Spoiled and Sensitive People
  8. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • rope trick
  9. Magicians Guild of America
  10. Abbott's moving into new building
  11. Re: Virgil
  12. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  13. Kirby's "Milk-Go" - John Kirby
  14. death of Billy Hanson
  15. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thought - Wings Onward! - Part 6
  16. [Jimmy] Trimble Show
  17. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Natural Magic in 1584
  18. Torn and Restored Christmas Tree - Duke Stern
    • Another Stern Adaption for the Holidays
  19. death of Guy Merrill
  20. "It's In the Bag"
  21. Greater Magic - Hilliard
  22. Season's Greetings - Mrs. Harry Houdini
  23. Vents - Herb Rungie
    1. A Letter of Introduction
    2. A Vent Idea - Karlin
  24. Successful Show Given in San Diego
  25. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. Reversing a Cut Ribon Trick - William E. Cox
    2. Coin Vanish and Reproduction - T. Lorenzo Davis
    3. Quicker Than the Eye - Edd Homan
  26. re: Majah
  27. The Magic Marathon - W. Van Zandt
    • Bag-Snap
    • Forget-Me-Knots
    • Whiffle-Dust
  28. Maerry Christmas - Caryl S. Fleming
  29. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Psychic Powers and Their Development - Thought Transference
  30. Los Magicos Meeting
  31. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  32. Watch for Book Review in January Issue
  33. Classified - ads

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