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Tops Volume 4 (1939)

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Tops Volume 4 (1939) by Percy Abbott

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January 1939 - December 1939
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Editor

621 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 1 - January 1939 - 60 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • WE Give Thanks
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • A Few Questions and Answers
  5. "Majah", Indian Mystic
  6. re: Will Rock
  7. "Greater Magic"
  8. New York State Conclave
  9. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Travelling Coins - Joseph's Routine
  10. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  11. Corrections - for December Issue of "Potpourri"
  12. Fleming Trophy Goes to [Hubert] Brill
  13. Nicola Opens in Blaze of Glory
  14. Plan to Attend - Columbus Magi-Fest
  15. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  16. Vanishing Silk Effects - R. C. Buff
  17. Magicians' Guild of America
  18. Los Magicos Elects
  19. Will Rock, The Magician
  20. John Booth
  21. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • The Impractical Man (Part Five)
      • Orpheus Drake
  22. The Society of American Magicians - National Council - S.A.M. Acts to Stop Exposing - letter from Nate Leipzig, National President
    • Letter from Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
    • Letter from National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    • Resolution - National Council Society of American Magicians
  23. Shopping Around with Dracstein
  24. New Contest Coming Up
  25. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Salutation to the New Year
    • The Bridge-Builder - poem
  26. Magideas - Karlin, The Magician
    • Routine for Walsh's Cane
  27. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Sleight of Hand in 1584
  28. Magic News from Nova Scotia - Karl, The Magician
  29. Tommy Martin Feted in Texas
  30. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. Effects with Cigarettes - W. Van Zandt
      • Pouring Smoke
      • Cigarette Balancing
      • Smoke Rings
      • Bending a Cigarette
      • The Phantom Cigarette
      • The Three Wise Men
      • Smoking a Cigarette in Alaska - Also, One At the Equator
    2. Passing Coin - Virdis Richards
  31. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • Elmer and the Earthquake
  32. Within the Crystal Sphere - M. S. Mahendra
  33. New Officers Elected at Knights of Magic Meeting [New York] - Lew Dick
  34. New "Stern" Trick Announced - birth announcement
  35. It Pays to Advertise - Sid Fleischman
  36. The Psychic Circle - conducted by [Ormond] McGill
    • Fallacies of Psychic Research - Cranston Seymour -
  37. re: Jim Miller "Majah"
  38. Note to Contributors
  39. Knick Kancks from the Garrett - Teral Garrett
  40. Home Town Welcomes Max Terhune
  41. G. C. George Presenting Good Act
  42. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. general comments
      • The Voice from the Attic - Harry Opel
      • Ireland's Year Books
      • Three Shell Game - Tom Osborne
      • Ventriloquism as a Hobby - Sydney Vereker
      • Tips on Flash Paper - Stuart Robson
      • Jinx & Index (Issues 1-50)
      • Lucille (Daphne Lucille Barnett) - two catalogues
      • Genii, November
      • Double Talk
      • Conjurers Chronicle
      • Nelson Enterprises - lists
      • National Magic Company, Supplement No. 4
      • Chap's Scrapbook
      • Emerico performance
  43. re: Al Saal
  44. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 2 - February 1939 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. The Spectator Spells - Maurice Lenser
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Piff Paff Poof
  7. New Club in Detroit
  8. [Alex] Ferrell to Work in Films
  9. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • The Impractical Man - continued
  10. Coming Up: April Issue
  11. "Indian Rope" Challenge - A. C. Kroeger Bids for $35,000 Prize Awards
  12. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The Judah Slap Shift
  13. Of Interest to Magicians Overseas
  14. re: Encore Trick Contest
  15. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Some Rambling Thoughts
    • Just Saw Wood - poem
  16. Wizard Club [of Chicago] Announces Annual Show
  17. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    • Another Card Trick
  18. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • The Drinking Stunt - Revello Petee
  19. Saginaw Valley [MI] Mystics Hold Annual Ladies' Night
  20. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • The Bibliography of Scot's Discovery
  21. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh Riley
  22. Impromptu Pocket Tricks [Contest]
    1. Impromptu Routine - G. McAthy
    2. Lo! The Vanishing Silk - Clem, The Magic Man
    3. Match Routine - Carl Wentworth
    4. Cigarette from Nowhere - W. Van Zandt
    5. Silk Production - Charles Lecett, Jr.
    6. Match This - Don Dod
    7. You Do As I Do - Edward Novack
  23. New Contest at Hand
  24. News from Twin Cities
  25. Magic Pie - Francis Cain
  26. The Magicians Guild of America
  27. re: March Issue
  28. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. Part I
      • Beware of Familiar Spirits - John Mulholland
      • Book of Time - Gerald Lynton Kaufman
      • Book One - Al Baker
      • Book Two - Al Baker
      • Are You Seein' Things - Ross A. Burley
      • Chap's Scrapbook, November
      • Frank Lane's Funny Talk
      • Genii
      • The Linking Ring
      • Davenport's Demon Telegraph
      • Magie
      • Talisman - Carl Thiene
      • Double Talk
      • The Hungarian Amateur Magical Society
      • Nelmar - lists
      • Patter for Tom Bowyer's Repeat Bill Trick - Wallace Lee
    2. Part II
      • Proudlock's Egg Bag - Edward Proudlock
      • Four Ace Presentations - Edward Proudlock
      • Cheerful Conjuring - Dan Bellman
      • Subtle Sorcery - Tom Sellers
      • Jinx, December
      • Chap's Scrapbook, December & January
      • Genii
      • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, final 1938 issue
      • Magic Fan [Malaya]
      • Davenport's Demon Telegraph, July to December
      • Dragon, December
      • Magie
      • L. L. Ireland Catalogue Number 7
      • Lucille - catalogs
      • C. A. George Newmann - lists
      • Donald Holmes - list
  29. It's A Girl - for the Abbotts
  30. Next Month
  31. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 3 - March 1939 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • I.B.M. 1939 Convention News
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Next Month
  6. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • The Impractical Man - Conclusion
  7. Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
    • Paper Matches
    • The Jumping Spots
    • Bouncing Heads
  8. Sidney or Yendis - re: Sidney Jones "Yendis, the Magician"
  9. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The color Changing Pack - Once Again!
  10. The Sleepy Magician
  11. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Gleanings - Magical and Otherwise
      • Princeton Plans Radio Scare Study
      • Taking the Poison Out of Hypnotic Control
      • The Great Crisp
      • IS Girl's Strange Power Magic or Just Plain Hooey!
      • Mother's Dream is "Break" for Boy
      • Code of Robert Lewis Stevenson
  12. Dis-Cords
  13. [Ted] Colteaux
  14. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
  15. Books I Treasure - And Why - Earl Rybolt
  16. Four Card Force - William Meyers
  17. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • The Mental Marvel
  18. Review of Nicola's New Show - and News from the Southern Hemisphere - George C. Tollerton
  19. Wine and Milk Trick - Joseph Rukus
  20. re: Russell Swan
  21. Wizard Club of Chicago
  22. New Idea for Chafing Dish
  23. An Answer to "Unknown" - H. Adrian Smith
  24. Keller's Practical Joke
  25. Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States
  26. Magical News from Southern California - Rudy Miller
  27. re: Frakson
  28. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • How to Routine Magic - Rex, the Ace Magician
      • The Jinx
      • Funny Talk
      • Double Talk
      • Conjurer's Chronicle
      • The Dragon
      • Berland's Exclusive Secrets
      • Magic Fan, January
      • Genii
      • Magie
      • Hungarian Amateur Magicians, January & February
      • Lucille
      • Max Spohr - lists
      • Stanley Collins
  29. New Magic Store in Detroit [Sterling Magic Co.]
  30. A Personal Message to Subscribers - Percy Abbott
  31. re: April Issue
  32. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 4 - April 1939 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • It's A Mystery to Me - Alvin Plough
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Magicians Guild of America
  6. re: Mystic Craig
  7. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Mind Pictures
  8. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • That Boy Jones
  9. Cockeyed Coincidence
  10. The Carl Jones Testimonial Supper - H. Adrian Plate
  11. Birch Showing in South
  12. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The "Slip" Vanish of a Card
  13. Torn and Restored Papers - Morales
  14. In Sympathy - Eddie clever's Mother passed away
  15. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Books I Treasure and Why - Earl F. Rybolt
  16. Knots of Zanzibar
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Flowers By ...
  18. Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
    • The Brain Trust
    • The Mystic Heads
  19. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • The Miser
  20. Simplex Card Transposition - Edward "Marko" Malkowski
  21. Just received "Te Tohunga", Vol. 1, No. 1 - New Zealand magazine
  22. Al Page Show
  23. Canvas Prison - Al Benart
  24. Magic News from Karl, The Magician
  25. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh Riley
  26. The Wizard Club
  27. "Impromptu" Prize Awards
  28. Of Interest to Magicians Article on Charles Larsen in the Saturday Evening Post
  29. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Gambler's Don't Gamble - Michael McDougall & J. C. Furnas
      • Mental Mysteries with Cards - Campbell & Garrett
      • Funny Talk, March
      • Jinx, No. 54 & Winter Extra
      • Genii
      • Double Talk, January & February
      • The Dragon
      • Talisman, number 2
      • Thayer Ballygram No. 67
      • C. A. George Newmann - list
      • Donald Holmes - list
      • Hungarian Amateur Magicians Society
      • American Boy, March - expose
      • Scientific American, March
      • The Spirit Rides Again - magazine
  30. 1939 World Convention in Paris
  31. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 5 - May 1939 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Conventions - Eddie Clever
  4. Magicians Guild
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  6. Calvert & Co. in Nashville
  7. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Giant Memory in Disguise
  8. re: exposers and the concrete blocks in Abbott's new building - Teral Garrett
  9. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • That Boy Jones - continued
  10. Charles Larson in San Francisco
  11. re: Bud Hughes
  12. re: Battle Creek Convention
  13. Devaporized Humidity
  14. [Jimmy] Trimble is Outstanding Showman
  15. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • A Reversed Card Routine - Sam M. Mayer
  16. C. H. Larson Feted in Hollywood
  17. The Pedigreed Silk-Worm
  18. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Unsubdued - poem - S. E. Kiser
  19. "Surprise" Thimble
  20. Convention News - Percy Abbott
  21. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Books I Treasure and Why - Earl F. Rybolt
  22. Marlo's Coin Pass
  23. Make Your Plans Now - I.B.M. Convention in Battle Creek
  24. Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
    • Dorny's Sheep
    • Matches to Thimbles
  25. A Word to the Wives - P.C.A.M. News - Marcia Fitzkee
  26. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh Riley
  27. Old Issues of "Tops"
  28. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • B.V.D. News - G. McAthy
      • Flash!
      • Flesh!
      • With the Inventors!
      • Fish!
      • Attention!
    • Phantom Belt
    • re: Mysterious Lawrence
    • I Am An Exposer - And I'm Proud of It! - Colin Kerr Cameron
    • A Record Attendance is Expected - Battle Creek
    • Los Magicos Meeting
    • John Booth on Ocean Cruise
    • Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
      • general comments
        • Forging Ahead in Magic - John Booth
        • Presentation of Magic - Maurice C. Newell
        • Impromptu Card Routine - Sid Lorraine
        • Selected Magical Mysteries - Arthur Belmont
        • Frank Chapman - Scrapbook, February & march
        • Magie
        • Genii
        • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, March
        • Dragon, March
        • Double Talk
        • Frank Lane - auction list
    • He Stole My Act - George C. Hanneman
    • Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 6 - June 1939 - 56 pages
  2. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Oh Boy! Convention Time Is Here
  3. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  4. Handkerchief Production Idea - Alvin Richard Plough
  5. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Penny and Dime
  6. Is There a "Ladies Only" Magic Club?
  7. Character Reading - R. S. Glover
    • That Boy Jones - conclusion
  8. Rice Bowls with Hats
  9. Cig-O-Bill - Elray
  10. re: Don Sweet recovering
  11. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • With a Paper Match
  12. Magicians Guild of America
  13. Color-Changing Neckties
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago
  15. Pantomime and Patter - Ormond McGill
  16. I.B.M. - Convention - 1939
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • So I Am a Red
    • letter from Caryl S. Fleming, Pres. PCAM-IAM
  18. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • The Zufall Collections
  19. Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
    • Cups and Balls - with Thimbles and Paper Matches
    • Lighted Match Production
  20. Playing Card Collectors Club - M. S. Mahendra
  21. The Magic Marathon - Mariano Palhinha
    • Hail the Columnists!
  22. J-K Barrel Escape - Jon Kirby
  23. Calling All Magicians - re: Decatur [IL] Demons' Club Picnic
  24. Evolution of National Magic Day - Edward Saint
  25. re: Paul Goss illness
  26. Magideas - Karlin
  27. Teral Garrett Says
  28. Wisconsin Mid-Summer Conclave
  29. Simplified Card Control - Hyman Appel
  30. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh Riley
  31. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • How to Eat While Figure Talks - G. McAthy
  32. "Twist" Thimble Vanish - Dr. Edwin Roberts
  33. I.A.P. [It's A Pip] Uses in Billiard Ball Manipulation - R. S. Sweetwater
  34. Primitive Sword Swallowing - Rex, The Ace Magician
  35. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Hugard's Annual of Magic 1938-1939 - Jean Hugard
      • Handbook of Chemical Magic - Earl C. Lemmon
      • Institutional Sight - Eddie Joseph
      • Strictly Magic - Eddie Joseph
      • Footprints on the Ceiling - Clayton Rawson
      • Funny Talk
      • Jinx, April
      • Davenport's Demon Telegraph
      • Hungarian Amateur Magicians Society
      • Magie, May
      • Thayer's Ballygram No. 68
      • The Dragon, April
      • Conjuror's Chronicle
      • Lyle Douglas - two catalogs, one for standard effects and "Professional Magic"
      • Spirit
  36. Texas Assembly No. 19, S.A.M.
  37. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 7 - July 1939 - 56 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial Comment - Guest Editor - Lloyd E. Jones
  4. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • To Friends of "Tops"
  5. Magicians, Ideas, Tricks - Oakland Magic Circle
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  7. West Coast Magicians, Their Ideas and Tricks
    1. Magicians, Ideas and Tricks From the West Coast - Clarence Cain
        Flimsy Fins
    2. Fred Braue
      • The Mene-Gali Pack - Fred Braue
    3. Murray Rosenthal
      • Subtle Location
      • Memory Supreme
    4. Billie Coady
    5. Frank Chapman
      • Wrapped in Black
    6. Revello Petee
      • An Advertising Stunt
    7. Bert Hansen
      • School Boy Rabbit
    8. Francisco, the Magician (Arthur Bull)
      • Spirit Help
      • Great Number Test
    9. Harold Agnew
      • Coin Routine
    10. Henry Griffin
    11. Earl Wheeler
      • Nest of Boxes Routine
    12. Caryl mFleming
      • It Isn't What You Do
    13. Bill Alstrand
      • Card Triplets
    14. Ray Gamble
      • O.K. Prediction
    15. Walter Adrian
      • A Unique Card Revelation
    16. Kenneth Bull
      • There is Money in Magic
    17. Earl Rybolt
      • A New Use for the Locked-Flap Card Box
    18. Bob Bailey
      • Impromptu Silk Penetration
    19. James Hamilton [Jimmy] Muir
      • Nuts - From the "Cracker"
    20. Clayton Burke
      • From the Notebook of Claude Burke [vent dialogue]
    21. Ormond McGill
      • The Devil's Ladder Again
    22. Lloyd Jones
      • Dai Vernon's Brain Wave Deck
      • A Magician Goes to the World's Fair
      • Harry Canar
    23. R. S. Glover
      • Thought Reception
      • And So Long
  8. Magic Guild
  9. Hat lost at Abbott's
  10. re: Magigals
  11. Club News
    1. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    2. Otago Magicial Society [New Zealand]
    3. Justo Hijo Jottings - Hugh Riley
  12. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 8 - August 1939 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Paging Sid Lorraine - An Open Letter from Haskell
  6. Pantomime and Patter - Ormond McGill - continued
  7. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Question Reading Act
  8. Dracstein Comments
  9. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The Spectator's Choice Card Discovery
  10. News From The Great Nicola
  11. The "Chang" Show - George C. Tollerton
  12. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Death from a Top Hat - Clayton Rawson - to be released as a film: Miracles for Sale
      • Footprints on the Ceiling - Clayton Rawson
      • The Flower of the Charlatan - Grete de Francesco
      • Collected Magic For You - Leeds Magic Circle
      • Ball in Rube - Jack Chanin
      • Magical Moments - Dell O'Dell
      • So You Want to be a Magician - Little Johnny Jones
      • More Card Manipulations - Jean Hugard
      • More Than a Trick - Jack Vosburgh
      • Jinx; May, June, July & Summer Extra
      • Xclusive Bulletins - Sam Berland
      • Will de Sieve - list
      • Marshall's [flowers] - ads
      • Loyd Enoch - sheet 0f apparatus
      • Ireland - apparatus
      • Nelson Enterprises - Catalog No. 18
      • Abbott's Supplementary Catalog No. 5
      • The Dragon, June, 1939
      • Double Talk
      • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, June
      • Magie, June
    • A Personal Message to Subscribers - Percy Abbott
    • Death of Tampa
    • Reply to Haskell - Sid Lorraine
    • A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
      • An Answer - to Colin Kerr Cameron
    • Omnipresent Half-Dollar
    • Combined Magic Clubs Outing - Le Sourdsville, Ohio
    • Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
      • Robert-Houdin and His Confidences of a Prestidigitator - John Braun
    • Bewitched Cat-O-Nine Tails
    • Death of Joseph Gant
    • Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
      • Parlor Matches (Chapter 2)
        • Downs Match Manipulations
        • Match in Handkerchief, Ala Sucker
        • Topsy Turvy Match
        • Floating Match
        • Static
    • Letter from Virgil the Magician
    • re: John W. Gallagher
    • Vents - Herb Rungie
      • Dialogue from George McAthy
    • Four Ace Trick (Prepared) - G. R. Rinehart
    • Passing of Frank Ducrot
    • Convention Jottings - Percy Abbott
    • photo of Les Levante
    • Appreciation - letter from the British Party to the Convention
    • Otago Magic Society (New Zealand)
    • Club Notes
      • Magicians Guild of America
      • Wizard Club of Chicago - Convention
      • Saginaw Valley Mystics - Elect Officers
    • Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 9 - September 1939 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Who Was That "Hindu"? [Jim Miller aka Majah]
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Cap and Pence
  7. The Penalty of Leadership - Zito
  8. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The Magical Burning Box
    • A Gimmick for Rolling a Card
  9. Manipulative Paddle - Val Evans
  10. Continuing Coast Contributions - Lloyd E. Jones
    1. The Medium Knows - Gerald Kosky
    2. Magic As We See It - George McAthy (& Oscar)
  11. New York State Conclave in October
  12. Single-Hand Color Change - And a Sucker Explanation - Winston H. Freer
  13. Nicola Does Indian Rope Trick
  14. Double Prediction - Edward "Marko" Malkowski
  15. Magicians' Guild of America
  16. Open Letter to Tops - from Joe Ovette
  17. Le Sourdsville Picnic was Success - Harold F. Puff
  18. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Magic - Art or -? - Part One
  19. Real Magic [re: Winston H. Freer] - Percy Abbott
  20. Will Rock on Coast Tour
  21. Hints on Publicity - from a newspaper editor
  22. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Magic in the Huntington Library
  23. re: International Congress of Magic, Paris
  24. Death of Dr. George Smith
  25. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • Dialogue - George Tollerton
  26. The Last Match - Julius Hopkins
  27. Don Leonardo in "Mexican Magic" - Coles Varieties - Perth, Australia
  28. Fire Eater's Fire Gets Too Hot [re: Al Aldini]
  29. Pugilistic Grapefruit
  30. P.C.A.M.-I.A.M. Convention - Lloyd Jones
  31. Kindred Spirits
  32. The Eagle River Conclave - M. S. Mahendra
    • Seen and Heard at The Eagle River Conclave
  33. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 10 - October 1939 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Abbott's Sixth Annual Magic Get-Together
  4. Magicians Guild of America Puts on Special Get-Together Show
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Blindfold Card Location
  7. M.G.A. News [Magicians Guild of America]
  8. Reports on Activities of the Expose and Ethics Committee of the P.C.A.M.-I.A.M. - Lloyd E. Jones
  9. Temperance Routine - Scotty Lang
  10. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • A Strange Transposition
  11. Death of Charlie Wikoff
  12. Nosing Around - by Footloose
  13. Stepped-On Card - Herbert J. G. Lehwald
  14. Palming Hint - Herbert J. G. Lehwald
  15. Houdini memorial page - Mrs. Harry Houdini
  16. Match Magic Series - Donald Hendricks
    • Chapter 3 - Tricks with Match Boxes
      • Changes and Loads
      • A Billet Switch
      • Handkerchief Load
      • Cigarette Load
      • Penetrating Match Box
  17. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Shadows
  18. "Doc" Mahendra Says
  19. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Doctor Milton Alexander Bridges In Memoriam - 1939
  20. "Tops" Encore Contest
    1. "Hush" The Magician - Peter Kushpinsky
    2. Two Encore Effects - Karlin
    3. Encore Silk Trick - Charles Beausoliel
  21. Houdini Club to Convene (Wisconsin)
  22. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • She'll Be Driving Six White Horse 0- Bob LaMonte
  23. Fire at [Ed] Myhres Tent Show
  24. Sid Lorraine
  25. Courtright [Ontario] Get-Together
  26. A Pause to Pay Tribute [re: Col. John Cushing]
  27. A Real Treat [re: 2-10 Daniels]
  28. Blue Ribbon Mystery
  29. Card in Case - Herbert J. G. Lehwald
  30. [Winston H.] Freer performed the Levitated Spectator
  31. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  32. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • Calling All Suspects - fiction - Carolyn Wells
      • Entertaining Children with Magic - Eddie Clever
      • Entertaining with Ventriloquism - David J. Lustig {La Vellma)
      • Chap's Scrapbook, June
      • Jinx becomes a weekly
      • Jinx, August
      • Magie, special issue
      • Genii
      • The Magic Fan, April
      • The Circle of Hungarian Magicians
      • Double Talk
      • The Dragon, July
      • Max Spohr - lists
      • Nelmar - bulletin
      • Harold Sterling - list
      • Demon Telegraph
    • Part Two - Random Recollections of a Reviewer
      • War
      • Secrets of Houdini- J. C. Cannell
      • passing of Horace Goldin
      • Fay Asta
      • death of Milton Bridges
      • Stanyon - lists
      • Magic Fan
      • The Conjurers Chronicle
      • P.C.A.M. Expose Committee
      • Miracles for Sale
      • Genii, September
      • The Dragon, August
      • Echo - Elmer Eckam
  33. The Ace of Clubs [Minneapolis, Minn.] - Don Medley
  34. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 11 - November 1939 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Cut and Restored Glove - George Ferguson
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Cinema Star Fan
  7. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  8. John Snyder's Visitation to Springfield, Massachusetts
  9. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  10. The Indiana Society of Magicians
  11. Chameleon Thimble
  12. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Magic - Art or -? - Part Two
  13. Bernard Gianinni Gets Married - by Rudy Miller
  14. re: The St. Joseph Magicians' Assembly of Missouri
  15. "Tops" Encore Contest
    1. Left Holding the Bag - W. Van Zandt
    2. "Quash" as an Encore - Louis Samaha
    3. The "Perfect Encore" Effect - Harold G. Beaumont
  16. New Contest - Miscellaneous Effects
  17. re: Paul Ricketts
  18. re: Leonard Glarum on the Will Rock Show
  19. Vents - Herb Rungie
    • It's Screwy - Art Fowler
  20. Card Fans Production
    • Easy Production of Fans
  21. photo - The Great Levante
  22. photo - John Ramsey
  23. Prediction Par Excellence
  24. re: watch for publicity stunt by Stewart James
  25. The Magicians Guild of America
  26. And Speaking of Exposing
  27. Justo Hijo Jottings
  28. Canadian Rate of Exchange
  29. Death of Mark B. Rumsey
  30. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • The Girl in the Cage - Cortland Fitzsimmons & John Mulholland
      • Thought Wings Onward - Eddie Clever
      • Jinx, September & Nos. 61 & 62 (weekly)
      • Genii, October
      • Dragon, September
      • Hungarian Amateur Magicians Circle News, September & October
      • Xclusive Bulletin, September
      • National Magic Company - Supplement No. 6
      • Ireland - letter & lists
      • Frank Lane - cards
      • Goldston's Magical Quarterly
  31. The Saginaw Valley Mystics [Michigan] - Leonard Eva
  32. Match Box Monte - Donald Hendricks
    • Sawing a Box in Half
    • Match Box to Playing Card
    • Obedient Box
    • You Do As I Do
    • Multiplying Match Boxes
  33. A Hypnotic Stunt - Teral Garrett
  34. Duke's Ideas
    • Variation of Three Card Monte
  35. re: The Great Raymond Show
  36. The Double-Punch Knot and Ring Mystery - Winston H. Freer
  37. Thimble Up the Sleeve
  38. Go Get 'Em - poem - unknown author
  39. Routine for Egg on Fan - Dracstein

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 4, Number 12 - December 1939 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. letter from Ring 14
  6. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  7. "Francisco" Show is Showing at Omaha on October 28th
  8. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  9. Nothing Up His Sleeve - Sid Fleischman
  10. The Magician's Guild of America
  11. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Under the Christmas Tree
  12. The Jacks - William Meyers
  13. The Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  14. Card Tricks - Ray W. Bonner
  15. Magi Predicted Headline Year Ago - re: Stewart James
    • Nazi Attack Predicted Year Ago in Fort Erie
  16. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Christmas Entertainment 1740 Style
  17. The Magicians Alliance of Eastern States
  18. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. Ball and Silk Changeover Palm - Charles Beausoliel
    2. A Club Routine - A. Midey, Jr.
    3. Miscellaneous Tricks and Gags - Donald Hendricks
      • Your Half Six
      • Giant Match Tips
      • The Bending Cigarette
      • Diving Pack
    4. Televised Telepathy - Harry W. Swivel
    5. Samaha's Coins & Envelopes Effect - Louis Samaha
    6. Combining Twentieth Century Silks and Demon Box - Edwin Adams
  19. Encore Contest Prizes
  20. What Would the Big Ones Do? - Ward
  21. An Inexpensive and Practical Coin Pail - Clarence W. Hodge
  22. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • A Magician in the House - Sid Lorraine
      • Modern Magic Manual - Jean Hugard
      • Jinx, Nos. 63-66
      • Genii
      • Double Talk, August-September
      • Dragon, October
      • Atlanta Magic Company - ads
      • Loyd - ads
      • Ireland - What's New
      • Balllygram no. 69 - Thayer
      • The Family Circle, October 6 - Max Holden interview
      • Ted Annemann collecting comment on impressions of magicians
      • Pacific Coast Magicians & National Magic Day
      • Dr. Walter Grote - gust of honor - Oakland Magic Circle
      • Twenty magicians visit Will Rock Show
      • Dariel Fitzke's International Magicians in Action

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