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Tops Volume 5 (1940)

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Tops Volume 5 (1940) by Percy Abbott

January 1940 - December 1940
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Editor

636 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 1 - January 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • 1940 Good Wishes to You and Yours
    • Testimonial
  5. Magicians Guild of America - Recil Bordner
  6. Fitzkee's Story - Dariel Fitzkee
  7. The Magicians Guild Convention - Ken MacEachin
  8. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  9. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • The Card in the Frame
  10. re: Sam Grossman
  11. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Greetings to "Toppers"
  12. The Coin Transposition - Clarence W. Hodge
    • Utility Coin Tray
    • An Easy Made Coin Tray
  13. re: Loring Campbell
  14. Dillenback's Comeback
  15. Wizard's Club of Chicago
  16. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Quarter-Deck Quandary
  17. re: Phil Thomas
  18. Anyone Can Read Your Mind - Bill Murfin
  19. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. L-O-O-K - A Silk Routine - Wayne Van Zandt
    2. Confetti to Silk - Fusion Effect - Wayman Ramsey & Wayne Van Zandt
    3. Paper Magic - Chester Galeza
    4. M-I-L-K- - G-O - Flatean Allen & Wayne Van Zandt
    5. A Suggestion for Lighting - Wayne Van Zandt
    6. Elusive Pack of Cigarettes - Joseph Didalensky
  20. The Magicians Guild - K. G. MacEachin
  21. re: Ted Weems & Paul Winchel
  22. re: Milton E. Ross married Miss Ann Charlotte Fehring
  23. Vents
    • It Sounds Screwy To Me - Paul J. Hollis
  24. Bagging the Canary - Jon Kirby
  25. Albenice's Arabian Bead Mystery - U. F. Grant
  26. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Dariel Fitzke's International Magicians in Action - continued
    • Macdonald Birch Show at Pataluma
  27. The Saginaw Valley Mystics - H. Leonard Eva

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 2 - February 1940 - 48 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  6. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  7. New Year Party of P.M.C. [Professional Magicians Club] - A Huge Success
  8. News from Nicola
    • Nicola's Letter - In Part
  9. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Extravaganza Cristallomantia
  10. Local Magician's Club [Youngstown Magic Club]
  11. Hugard's Letter
  12. [Lloyd] Jones Burps Back
    • Some Acts Poor
  13. Specialty Entertainments
  14. The Magicians Guild of America - Recil Bordner
  15. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Crystalized Psychometry
  16. Gerber Writes
  17. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Houdini Memorabilia
  18. e: J. B. Bobo performance in Utah
  19. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. Townery - Ton Cup - Naarden-Holland
    2. Novel Production of Lighted Candle - Vincent Malmstrom
    3. Dog-Gone - Joe Didalensky
    4. Die Thru Glass - Harmon Holcombe
  20. Vents - G. McAthy
  21. Why Not? - R. S. Glover
  22. Useful Hints - Don Wylie
  23. re: Truxton Holmes
  24. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  25. Paragraph for "Tops"
  26. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • general comments
      • International Magicians Show - follow-up
      • Kanter's Catalogue of Superior Magic
      • Jinx
      • Hungarian News
      • Wilford Hutchinson's Conjurers Chronicle
      • Ballygram No. 70
      • Berland's Xclusive Bulletin
      • The Stage Magic Company
      • Ireland - letter
    • general comments - part two
      • J. C. Grand Finale - Jack Chanin
      • Jinx - Issues 71-74
      • Wilford Hutchinson's Conjurers Chronicle
      • Davenport's Demon Telegraph
      • Goldston's Magical Quarterly
      • The Hungarian Amateur Magicians Circle News
      • Spirit
      • Genii
      • Ireland - letter
      • Footprints on the Ceiling - Clayton Rawson

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 3 - March 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  6. In England Now - Peter Warlock
  7. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  8. Magicians Guild - Recil Bordner
  9. Blutto - Teral Garrett
  10. School Boys To Learn Magicians Tricks
  11. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Reply to Hugard
  12. Saginaw Valley Mystics - H. Leonard Eva
  13. The Girl-Magician of Pennsylvania [Paddy]
  14. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Cryptic Cards
  15. Aftermath - Magic Hobby Club of Ohio - Bob Nelson
  16. Vents - G. McAthy
    • Some Observations - John Ellwood & Ada Ripel
  17. Canadian Magicians Note [re: L. E. Dawson]
  18. Columbus Magic Club - Joe Gregory
  19. photo of Charles Lawsen, Percy Abbott & Syl Reilly
  20. re: Mysterious Lawrence
  21. Slick Tricks - Gerber
    • Card Coincidence
  22. The Fitzkee Show
  23. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  24. Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
  25. Peoria Magicians' Assembly - Al Ruesch
  26. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. Chosen Card in Reverse - W. Van Zandt
    2. Tube-Of-Mystery - Joseph Didaleusky
    3. A Suggested Routine - Wayne Van Zandt
    4. A "Sweet" Card Routine - Neil Sweet
  27. Billy Pitts Gets Nice Mention
  28. Cupid on the Job - re: Clyde Forrest & Jesse Thornton - each was married
  29. re: improvements to Abbott's Theatre
  30. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Massachusetts Black Art in 1834
  31. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • re: exposure
    • Between Cocktails with a Packet of Matches - Sid Fleischman
    • And a Pack of Cards - Jack Merlin
    • Do That Again - Parrish & Weigle
    • Ireland's Catalog No. 8
    • The Spotlight - Patricola - new publication
    • Jinx, Nos. 75 to 78
    • Genii
    • The Dragon
    • The Magic Fan
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magicians News
    • Greater Magic Advertising Booklet
    • Thayer Ballygram No,. 71
    • Loyd - sheet
    • Jack Chanin - guarantee in Grand Finale
    • Orson Wells received his first magic set at the age of 2
  32. Do As I Do - Edw. Lyons

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 4 - April 1940 - 52 pages & 2 page insert
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Guest Editorial - Large Oaks - Alvin Richard Plough
    • An Edible Idea - Alvin Richard Plough
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Billet Reading - Don Wylie
  6. re: Levante in England & Murray in India
  7. re: Death of Thurman C. Riley
  8. Magicians Guild - Recil Bordner
  9. re: Blutto - Teral Garrett
  10. re: Doc Mahendra
  11. re: Will Rock - Thurston Show
  12. re: Annemann in Argosy magazine
  13. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  14. Decatur Demons Club
  15. re: South Carolina requires a license - Jack La Wain
  16. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • A Haunting We Will Go - Part One
    • A Haunting We Will Go - Part Two
  17. re: Birch
  18. [letter from] Bob Nelson
  19. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  20. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Cup of Tantalus
  21. A Magician to be Watched! - re: Pronk
  22. Re Clever - Hugard - letter from Frederick J. Braue
  23. He Pulls Them All - re: Dr. Harry W. Burger
  24. Vents - G. McAthy
    • Ventriloquial Dialogue - Don Frankel
  25. Nicola Writes
  26. Magic Books - H. Adrian Smith
    • Hooper's Rational Recreations
  27. The Wandering Silk
  28. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. The Flight of Borrowed Rings - Wayne Van Zandt
    2. As You Wish - With Three Cards - Wayne Van Zandt
    3. Jack Hart in the Army - Monte Harris
  29. The Surprise Package - Joseph Didaleusky
  30. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  31. Effects with the Alagen Rope - R. C. Buff
  32. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • exposures
  33. Portland Prestidigitations - Hugh Riley
  34. Two page insert for the P.C.A.M. San Diego Convention

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 5 - May 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Guest Editorial - "Gen" Grant
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Three Card Misdirection - Don Wylie
  6. Justo Hijo Jottings - R. S. Payne
  7. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  8. re: Peoria News
  9. re: Minnesota Magicians
  10. Magicians Guild - Recil Bordner
  11. Svengali Card Trick - Joseph Didaleusky
  12. Meet the Boys at Abbott's Plant - "Gen" Grant
  13. re: Bobo
  14. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • On the Lot
  15. Grant's Blindfold Cigarette Mystery
  16. Convention Plans Progress - Donald Hendricks
  17. Detroit Magicians - Charles A. Leedy
  18. Blutto - Teral Garrett - continued
  19. Knights of Magic Annual Night of Magic - Lew Dick
  20. E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  21. Vents - G. McAthy
    • Random Notes on Making Vent Pay - Bob Brethen
  22. re: U. F. Grant
  23. re: Henry and Leir, magicians
  24. Slick Tricks - Gerber, the Magician
    • The Cords of Phantasia
    • A Quick Change
  25. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Verisimilitude
  26. To Whom It May Concern - re: A Sweet Card Effect [February issue] - W. Van Zandt
  27. A New Magic Fiction Magazine Appears - The Red Star Mystery
  28. Miscellaneous Effects Contest
    1. Royalty a la Carte - Vincent Malmstrom
    2. Kirby's "Transmutation" - Jon Kirby
  29. At the "M. G. A." Meeting - Everybody's Happy! - W. Van Zandt
  30. Another Jumbo Transposition - Bryce Chambers
  31. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Hypnotism Not For The Weak-Minded - Can You Be Hypnotized?
  32. This Is Magic - Radio Transcriptions an magic effects
  33. Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  34. An Experiment - Clarence W. Hodge
  35. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • How to Strengthen the Memory - J. I. Redale
    • The Radio Vision Mind Reading Code of "Calostro" - R. L. Doidge
    • Fifty Years of Psychical Research - Harry Price
    • Jinx
    • Magie, February
    • The Magic Fan, January
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magician's News
    • The Dragon, February
    • Genii, March
    • Unique Magic Studio - lists
    • Berland's Xclusive Bulletin No. 12
    • Nelson Enterprises - Supplement No. 1
    • Gimmick - periodical
    • Double Talk - is no more
  36. Portland Prestidigitations - Hugh Riley
  37. re: Joe Hanley
  38. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 6 - June 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Guest Editorial - Howard Melson
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  6. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • On The Lot
  7. Hot News For The East - re: Bill Williston
  8. re: Russell Swann & Virginia Langdon
  9. Dell O'Dells [sic] in the Big Money
  10. Magicians Guild of America - Recil Bordner
  11. The Mystery of the Arabian Beads
  12. Twelfth Annual Conference of the Society of American Magicians - H. Adrian Smith
  13. Modern Darts and Cards
  14. Repeating Handkerchief Vanish
  15. Good Advertising - re: Calvert The Magician
  16. re: Convention of the West Texas Magicians
  17. New Magic Club - The Hocus Pokus Klub [Chicago]
  18. Butterfly Album
  19. 20th Century Rabbit Trick
  20. Watch Your Eyes - re: W. R. Williston
  21. Routine Using Abbott's Squash - Joseph Didaleusky
  22. Magic Hobbyist - re: A Night of Magic
  23. Vents - G. McAthy
    • The Butt of the Joke
  24. Winners of the Miscellaneous Contest
  25. Slick Tricks - Gerber
    • Dollar Bill in a Potato
  26. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Pseudoblepsis
  27. Boys at Abbott's Plant
  28. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Card Tricks in 1774
  29. U. F. G. Telephone Card Trick
  30. The Tube of Mystery - Jon Kirby
  31. Nicola
  32. New Grant Trick Gets Nation-Wide Publicity
  33. Wizard's Club of Chicago - Zito
  34. A New York Abbott Display
  35. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Who Can Be Hypnotized?
  36. U-Do-As-I-Do Coin Trick
  37. Further Contributions to E. J. Moore Sick Fund
  38. Justo Hijo Jottings - R. S. Payne
  39. Bobo's Stop Card Trick
  40. Helpful Suggestions - M. A. Reasoner
  41. Three Blind Mice
  42. Vanishing Record
  43. Up-Side-Down Goldfish
  44. Lota Bowl Finish
  45. Manipulation Ball
  46. Gold Ball & Bag
  47. A Watch Vanishes
  48. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • re: Ruf Nuf - from Lloyd E. Jones
    • re: P.C.A.M. Convention in San Diego
    • Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! - "Doc" and "Professor"
    • Twelve Tricks with a Borrowed Deck - Martin Gardner
    • Publicity for Magicians - Robert E. Bernhard
    • Modern Master Magic - Rudy Roxo
    • Be Deceived - Louis Lam
    • Bernard Zufall's Memory Trix No. 1
    • Thayer book Catalogue
    • Jinx - daily issue No. 87 - Daley Issue
    • Genii
    • The Dragon
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magicians News
    • The Spotlight, March
    • Magie
    • Red Star Mystery, June 1940 - pulp magazine
    • Life, April 15 - exposures & Dr. Rhine
    • Esquire, May - four pages on John Scarne
    • L. L. Ireland - ads
    • The Gimmick - Rochester S.A.M.
    • What's Doing of the O.M.C.
    • Mathemagic
  49. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 7 - July 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • Guest Editorial - R. S. Glover
  4. Back from the Conventions - Percy Abbott
  5. Convention Personalities - U. F. Grant
  6. Anneman [sic] is Wrong Again - re: Jinx No. 97
  7. New Faces at Get-Together Show
  8. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Hands Off!
  9. Meet the Editor-in-Chief - photo of Lloyd E. Jones
  10. Ideas, Tricks and Chatter from the West Coast
    1. The Opening - Henry Sousa
    2. Complete (?) Treatise on Inventing - R. S. Glover
    3. Persistent Joker - Hal Robbins
    4. Color Tells - Gerald Koksy
    5. Choice in Stitches - William and Geraldine Larsen
    6. Things I Never Knew - Reverend Muir
    7. Balancing Card - Harry Mendoza
    8. An Eye Opener - William Taylor
    9. New Uses for New Products
    10. A Yearly Agreement? - Lloyd Jones
    11. Bunny-Bunny - Earl Wheeler
    12. Miscellaneous Ideas - Judge Charles W. Fricke
    13. Wand and Bangle Mystery - Ken, the Magician
    14. The Mysterious Mind - Chief Blackstar
    15. Wings Over Hollywood - Edward Saint
    16. Lazy Man's Clippo - Vic St. Leon
    17. The One Millionth Card Trick - Sid Fleischman
    18. The Fugitive - Murray Rosentral
    19. Well! I Didn't Know That! - various
    20. Cardabracadabra - Fred Braue
    21. On Convention Shows
  11. Mysterious Chinese Stick
  12. Dramatic Living and Dead Test
  13. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Bernard Zufall's Memory Trix No. 2
    • Book of Modern Puzzles - Gerald Layton Kaufman
    • Indian Underworld - M. Paul Dare
    • Phoenix Publishing Company - catalog
    • Davenport's Book List No. 20
    • Davenport's Demon Telegraph, January, February and March
    • Leo Rullman Catalogue No. 42, April, 1940
    • Jinx, Nos. 89-92
    • Genii, May
    • The Dragon
    • Wilford Huthinson's Conjurers Chronicle, December-January
    • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, March
    • Loyd - lists
    • Thayer Ballygram No. 72
    • Ireland's April Analysis
    • Magicram - new periodical - William W. Wilson [Will De Sieve]
    • Charles Nagle - advertising
    • H. R. Hulse (Atlanta Magic Company) - lists
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magic Circle News
    • The Gimmick - Rochester S.A.M. #16
  14. News About the [Abbott's] Plant
  15. Le Roy Gives New York Show
  16. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • The Powers of Hypnotism
  17. On To Abbott's - Bigger and Better Get-Together Planned
  18. Big Sendoff - re: Bob Ellis
  19. Recent Well-Known Visitors at Abbott's
  20. re: Stuart Robson's tip for Abbott's New Rabbit Vanish
  21. re: John Maher
  22. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Justo Hijo Holds Fourth Get-Together
    • Decatur Demon's Club Picnic
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • Eva New Head of Saginaw Mystics
    • Seattle Notes - R. E. Swanson
    • Modernistic Amputation Wins Applause

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 8 - August 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
  5. The Great Swivello Tells 'Em
  6. Freer to Present Act
  7. The Jinx is Wrong, Again
  8. 30th Century Milko - Dracstein
  9. Fish Still Fresh - Carl Matthews
  10. Where Was I ... ? - "Monk" Watson
  11. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  12. M.A.E.S. Executive Committee Meets
  13. Seek Stamps Bearing Portraits of Magi
  14. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • On The Lot
    • Back Through Some Yellowed Pages (Billboard - August 5, 1922) - re: Frank Lane, Zeno, Bill Hilliar & Edwin Brush
  15. Goofy Gimmick No. 2 - Karlin, The Magician
  16. Magi "Going to Town" Means "Going to Colon" - Grand Preparations for Abbott's Get-Together
  17. Abbott Employees Stage a Picnic
  18. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Gen Grant
  19. Vents - G. McAthy
    • Random Notes on Making Vent Pay, Part Two
  20. Nicola Back in America
  21. Ed Little Entertains 480 Kids
  22. Lester Lake's Mother Suffers Stroke
  23. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Things That Are Evil
  24. "Hot Dog" Mystery - Bert Douglas
  25. Comedy Thumb Gag
  26. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  27. New Zealand Magi Holds Convention
  28. Slick Tricks - Gerber
    • Applause? Oh, Yeah
    • A Crystal Gazing Idea
  29. Karson Handling Abbott's
  30. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild Meets at Abbott's - Recil Bordner
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • The Heptagons [Dayton, Ohio]
    • Seattle Notes - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Just Justo Hijo - R. S. Payne
  31. Attention! Magi Playing South
  32. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • The Psychological Explanation of Hypnosis
  33. New Living-Dead Twist - C. M. Coles
  34. The Vanishing Tea
  35. A Chiseller's [sic] Dream - Allan Lambie
  36. Rainbow Thimble Production - Dracstein
  37. Eighth Annual Piff Paff Poof
  38. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Zufall Memory Trix No. 3
    • Zufall Memory Trix No. 4
    • Jinx, Nos. 93-99
    • letter from Clayton Rawson [aka Stuart Towne]
    • Dragon, May
    • Gimmick, May & June
    • Genii, June & July
    • Conjurer's Chatter - periodical from Stuart Robson
    • Gemagic - lists
    • Ireland - lists
    • Frank Lane - lists
    • Nelmar - lists
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magical Circle
  39. re: Teral Garrett married, to be "Teral and Ina"
  40. re: Mr. & Mrs. Philip T. Thomas have baby girl
  41. Racket with a Racquet - [Gerber. The Magician}
  42. Dreams Come True - Joseph Didaleusky
  43. Teen-Aged Magicians Organize - re: The Michigan Amateur Magicians' Club
  44. Puts Bugs Through Their Paces - re: J. A. (Jack) Simons
  45. re: Harry Cecil
  46. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 9 - September 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. A New Contest! - Prizes for Patter
  6. Nelson Enterprises Acquires New Home
  7. Magic Town All Set to Welcome Magicians
  8. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Gen Grant
  9. {Loop Magic Shop] Represents Abbott's in Twin Cities
  10. Fitzkee Calls
  11. Mardoni Pulls Faint Gag
  12. Beg Bardon! - correction to August "Tops"
  13. re: Al Saal
  14. re: Harry Cecil
  15. Name the Next President - Duke Stern
  16. An Idea by Duke Stern - re: Robot Hand
  17. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  18. Magician Reburied - re: Felix A. Hermann "Hermann the Great"
  19. Heath Dice Trick Variation - U. F. Grant
  20. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Knowledge in Reverse
  21. re: Bill & Virginia Neff
  22. Where Was I ... ? - "Monk" Watson
  23. Publicity Gag
  24. Levante Gains Retraction
  25. Mechanical Fish
  26. Coin Detection
  27. The Bar-Room Psychic
  28. Slick Tricks - Gerber The Magician
    • Lost in the Shuffle (Not a Card Trick)
  29. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  30. Amputation Still Mystifies - Annemann Says, "No." Wrong!
  31. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild at Post Tavern - Demon Rembrandt
    • Just Justo Hijo - R. S. Payne
    • Seattle Notes - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • Mystic Club, Spokane, Elects Officers
  32. Two Strikes
  33. Magic Lighting
  34. Wisecracking the Wizards - Lamonte
  35. New Weisenheimer Coin Trick
  36. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • On The Lot
  37. Passe-Passe Combination - U. F. Grant
  38. The Spotter Card Trick
  39. San Diego Convention of PCAM Grand Success - Lloyd E. Jones
  40. New Zealand Magi's Souvenir Program
  41. Vents - G. McAthy
    • Booking the Act
  42. Don Sweet Rises to Defense
  43. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 10 - October 1940 - 56 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. West Coast Magi Plan for National Magic Day
  6. [Magicians' Guild] Hold October Meeting at Colon
  7. Gypsy Sally - G. McAthy
  8. Fishing - Joseph Didaleusky
  9. Magi Vote Get-Together at Colon Grand Success
  10. Snooping in on the Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  11. Harry Cecil Gets the Card
  12. Good Publicity - re: Frangee, The Magician
  13. World of Magic Mourns Caryl S. Fleming
    • Caryl Fleming - comments from:
      • Robert C. Anderson
      • Lloyd E, Jones
      • Percy Abbott
      • Edward Saint
  14. Signals
  15. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • Patter a Powerful Weapon
  16. Wins Name-The-Trick Contest [at the Get-Together]
  17. Where Was I ... ? - "Monk" Watson
  18. Patter Contest
    1. Al Baker's Salt Trick - G. McAthy
    2. A Silk Trick [20th Century] - Jimmie Malone, Jr.
    3. Papers of China - Wayne Van Zandt
  19. "Back to Kenton" Party, November 8-10
  20. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Foreign Exchange Control
  21. Vents - George McAthy
  22. Magicians' Guild of America to Convene at Colon, November 23
  23. Dallas Magic Circle Stages Show
  24. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Magic Magazine in 1791
  25. Notice to Canadian Customers - re: war restrictions
  26. Simples - Diminishing Cigarette Packet - Allan Lambie
  27. Thimble Production Wand - Allan Lambie
  28. re: Niman Wolfinger has new son
  29. Harry Houdini Memorial - Mrs. Harry Houdini
  30. Bill of Exchange - Part 1 - Eddie Joseph
  31. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Houdini - His Day
  32. It's Fun to be Fooled - Even When You're a Magician - re: Spot Magazine
  33. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Suggestion and It's Relation to Hypnotism
  34. Dante Hailed at New York Opening
  35. St. Louis Abbott Representative [St. Louis Magic Shop]
  36. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  37. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magi Establish Pacific Northwest Magic Round Table - Hugh Riley
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  38. Hermes a Benedict - re: wedding of Hermes, the Magician and Madeline Gannon
  39. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell Co.
  40. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Psychology of Conjuring - Bernard
    • How It's Done - Ed Litzau
    • Sympathetic Silk Tricks - Abbott's
    • Grant's Close-Up Floating Light Bulb - Abbott's
    • The Jinx Index for issues 5 to 100
    • Jinx, Nos. 100-105
    • Genii
    • Dragon, June
    • Goldston's Magical Quarterly, June
    • The Magic Fan, April
    • Dragon, July
    • Dragon, August
    • Yogi Magic Mart - lists
    • The Gimmick
  41. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 11 - November 1940 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Punch Board Variation - James Lake
  6. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
    • An Expose of Mindreading and Seership in an Early English Novel
  7. Caryl Fleming - Lloyd E. Jones
  8. Nicola Among Visitors at Plant
  9. Will Rock Going Strong on Coast
  10. Slick Tricks - Gerber, The Magician
    • Rabbit Production De Luxe
  11. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Tupax
  12. Patter Contest
    1. Chinese Wands - Jimmy Trimble
    2. Vocalepathjy - Edward Marlo
  13. Where Was I ... ? - "Monk" Watson
  14. Magic Show at Colon
  15. Another New Magician! - boy born to MR. & Mrs. Kenneth P. Keckvold
  16. re: Jack Gwynne & "Dark Streets of Cairo"
  17. Bill of Exchange - Part 2 - Eddie Joseph
  18. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Demon Rembrandt
  19. High-Lights of a Quick Trip - U. F. Grant
  20. Cups and Balls with Oranges
  21. Slate Trick Variation
  22. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  23. "Sim Sala Bim" - Dante's Program as Presented in New York
  24. New Presentation of Sid Lorraine's Liquor Cards - W. E. Eaton
  25. Eastern States Magi Convene - Elmer Eckam Elected President
  26. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Telepathy, Mesmerism, and Hypnotism
  27. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Roamin' Around
  28. Preston Convinces Babe Ruth!
  29. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild Meets at Colon - Demon Rembrandt
    • Knights of Magic Install Officers - Lew Dick
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • Ladies' Night at Saginaw - David Lewis Norton
    • Pensacola Magicians Organize
    • New York Park Department Magic Show - Lew Dick
  30. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • sale of Rybolt collection
    • How to Pick Pockets - Eddie Joseph
    • Betcha Can't Do It - Alexander Van Rensselaer
    • Club Deceptions - Dr. Ervin
    • The Headless Lady - Clayton Rawson
    • More Card Manipulations, No. 3 - Jean Hugard
    • Experimenting at Home with the Wonders of Science - Hodgdon Lord
    • Extra Sensory Perception After Sixty Years - J. Rhine, et. al.
    • Memorizing Numbers - Bernard Zufall
    • Jinx, Nos. 108-111
    • Genii
    • Dragon, September
    • Magic Fan
    • Thayer Ballygram No. 73
    • Hungarian Amateur Magicians' News
    • Gimmick
    • Abbott's new Catalog [#6]
  31. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell Co.

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 5, Number 12 - December 1940 - 60 pages & a 1 page insert
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
  5. Honor The Great Leon
  6. Birch in Zanesville
  7. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • Thoughts of Christmas
  8. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Demon Rembrandt
  9. Patter Contest
    1. The Mystery of the Kingston Inn - Robert E. Graham
    2. Egg Bag Trick - Everett Lyda
    3. The Six-Card Repeat Mystery - Gene Snead
    4. Abbott's Repeat-It - Gale York
  10. Abbott's Employees Stage Great Show
  11. Heaney Shows Through Michigan
  12. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Love-Sick Tennis Ball
  13. Bill of Exchange - Part 3 - Eddie Joseph
  14. Good Magic in Detroit
  15. Where Was I ... ? - "Monk" Watson
  16. Chefs Take a Ribbing by Duke Stern
  17. Three Practical New Gags - Allan Lambie
    • Wand to Cane
    • Silk Ribbons to Full Length Billiard Cue
    • Color Change of a Red Cane into Black Cane
  18. Annual Pilgrimage of Oakland Magic Circle
  19. re: Virgil, the Magician
  20. re: Will Rock show
  21. re: William Larsen
  22. Vents - G. McAthy
    • How to Become a Ventriloquist - Professor Oscar Mumblebelly, B.O.P.U.
  23. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Hocus Pocus Junior
  24. Par-A-Chute Card Trick - Edwin F. Wilson
  25. Dante Show Goes On
  26. re: Lester Lake becomes an Uncle
  27. Your Routine is the Thing - Joe Berg
  28. Pittsburgh Magi Observe National Magic Day
  29. Slick Tricks - Gerber, the Magician
    • Christmas Items
    • Al Baker Newspaper Tearing
  30. From the Fourth Estate
    • "Price Rajaha" Dies
    • Mississippi Bans "Magic" Liquor as Illegal Product
  31. Christmas Holidays Mark an Anniversary - Abbott Plant in Pictures - Percy Abbott
  32. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  33. Houdini's Memory Honored - re: Harvey Rhodes
  34. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Hypnotism on the Stage
  35. Monk Watson in Detroit
  36. Beg Pardon - re: Dr. Aaron Weiss's name being omitted from list of Knights of Magic Officers in last month's issue
  37. Thisa and Thata - Loring Campbell
  38. "Paddy" in New York - Girl Magician Scores for British Wat=r Relief
    • The Magic Catalog
  39. "Meet the Ladies" at St. Louis
  40. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild at Colon - Demon Rembrandt
    • Mirth and Magic Feature Dallas Magic Day - Carl E. Hunt
    • Seattle Notes - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • P. M. C. [Professional Magicians Club] Plans New Year Magic Party
    • Columbus Magic Club - Syl Reilly
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • Bob Kuntz Heads Dayton Magic Club - Myron E. Scott
  41. Features Magicians' Meet - re: Mrs. John Oakes
  42. re: Gene and Jo Eisenbarth & Kreko
  43. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Tricks of 1940 - L. L. Ireland
    • Deck in Hand, Magic of the Magyar - Dr. Laszlo Rothbart
    • Psychology in the Light of Psychic Phenomena - Hereward Carrington
    • Jinx, Nos. 114-116
    • The Gimmick
    • Conjurer's Chatter
    • Dragon, October
    • Teral Garrett - ads
    • National Magic Co. - announces catalog
    • Nelmar - lists
    • Ireland - news and ads
    • Gemagic
    • Genii
    • Abbott's Catalog
    • Fu Manchu story in Liberty
    • Sax Rohmer wrote a book
    • Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
  44. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell Co.
  45. Classified - ads
  46. Insert - ad for Expert Card Technique

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