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Tops Volume 6 (1941)

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Tops Volume 6 (1941) by Percy Abbott

This product is also part of:
January 1941 - December 1941
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

638 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 1 - January 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Jumbo Discovery - Bryce Chambers
  6. Bingo - A New Clever Novelty Trick
  7. re: J. C. Bisbee
  8. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  9. The Card Trick Without a Deck - Allan Lambie
  10. Sucker Die Box Gag
  11. Chinese Lantern Trick - Otto Waldmann
  12. The Stuck Card Trick
  13. Bury Peter Rabbit
  14. Swann Suggested for Hot Musical
  15. Patter Contest
    1. Here Are the Winners
    2. Twentieth Century Silks - Ed Wolff
    3. Standard Hat and Die Trick - J. J. Super
    4. Squash - Herb Rungie
  16. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Deckograph
  17. Magicians' Guilders See Two Shows at Colon
  18. Just a Couple of Ideas - Bobo
    • Oh, Well!
  19. Perplexing Penetration - Allan Lambie
  20. A Bit of Hocus Pocus - Eddie Clever
    • New Year
  21. Patter for the Vanishing Rabbit - R. C. Buff
  22. Cigar Gag
  23. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Gen Grant
  24. Mysterious Three-Pile Trick - Private Edward Novack
  25. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  26. Novel Rope Gag
  27. Two Lights Off One Match
  28. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild at Lansing - Demon Rembrandt
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
    • Keystone Ring Elects Officers for 1941
    • Dayton Magic Club - Myron E. Scott
    • Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • Seattle Magic Ring - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Columbus Plans Tenth Annual Magi-Fest
  29. re: photos in Portland Sunday Oregonian
  30. The Appearing Fish
  31. "Simplex" Floating Cup
  32. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Experimental Hypnotism - Cranston Seymour
  33. New Egg in Hat
  34. Thisa and Thata - Loring Campbell
  35. Tribute to the Campbells
  36. re: Heaney the Magician
  37. re: Charles Vance
  38. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • After the Dessert - Martin Gardner
    • [Witchcraft: Its Power in the World Today] - William Seabrook
    • Expert Card Technique - Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
    • Jinx, Nos. 112-113 & 117-120
    • Genii
    • The Dragon
    • The Gimmick
    • Hungarian Amateur Magicians' News
    • Unique Magic Studios - sheets
    • Thayer's Ballygram No. 74
    • Leo Rullman - book list No. 43
  39. Color Changing Knife Routine - Roy A. Dohs
  40. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 2 - February 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Expert Card Technique - Hugard & Braue
    • Fifty Funny Stunts - Nelmar
    • Conjuror's Chatter - periodical
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Magician Featured in Louisville Paper - re: G. R. Rinehart
  6. re: Dallas Magic Circle
  7. The Shifting Card - B. Mills
  8. Confetti and Glass
  9. Watch Smashing
  10. re: Mr. & Mrs. Scotty Lang have a boy
  11. A La Color Change - Glenn Snyder
  12. Printers busy on Rope Encyclopedia
  13. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  14. Magic and Vent Used in Safety Campaign - re: Lee Allen Estes
  15. Canadian Magicians Please Note - re: war-time regulations
  16. The Human Bar - Carl Sommer
  17. Magic Hobby Club [Columbus, Ohio] Gets Publicity
  18. Presentation for Abbott's Exciting Milk Vanish - Sherman Ripley
  19. [Will] Rock Show Scores in Chicago
  20. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover
    • Chapter One
  21. Wizards of Chicago to Present "Foolies of '41"
  22. Li-Ho-Chang
  23. Phantasmo [Illusion] Going Strong
  24. re: Mysterious Lawrence
  25. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part One
    • Introduction
    • What the "Extempore" Dinner Magician Ought to Know
    • The Broken Match Restored
    • The Flame in the Bottle
  26. Exciting Milk Vanish Idea - Monk Watson
  27. Don Sweet Signed for International's Shows
  28. Magician Sees Own Show - re: Keystone, the Magician
  29. Swann Drops In
  30. Vents - G. McAthy
  31. Lancaster Professionals Have Open House
  32. [Ernie Evraire] Entertains at Canadian Government Parties
  33. Zola and Plato and Jewel Entertain Crippled Children
  34. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  35. Magicians Meet Dante at Detroit
  36. Pittsburgh Magi to Hold Annual Show
  37. re: Clyde Day
  38. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  39. Magic in Omaha
  40. Thisa and Thata - Loring Campbell
  41. [Vin] Carey Knows His Magic
  42. re: Monk Watson
  43. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Experimental Hypnotism - Cranston Seymour - Part Two
  44. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild Meets at Colon - Demon Rembrandt
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack F. Hecht
    • Dayton Magic Club - Myron E. Scott
    • Panama Magicians Organize Club
    • Seattle Magic Ring - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Youngstown Magic Ring - Charles A. Leedy
  45. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell & Co.
  46. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - Gen Grant
  47. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Expert Card Technique - Hugard & Braue
    • Abbott Catalog
    • Outs, Precautions, and Challenges - Charles Hopkins
    • Magic and Ventriloquism - Dr. H. Mann
    • Fifty Funny Figure Stunts - Ross Burley
    • Below the Infra Red - play - Nelmar & Burley
    • Death Out of Thin Air - fiction - Clayton Rawson (as Stuart Towne)
    • Dragon, December, 1940
    • Genii, January
    • Gimmick
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magic News
    • Jinx, Nos. 121-122
  48. re: Third Issue of Conjurer's Chatter

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 3 - March 1941 - 52 pages plus a 1 page advertising insert
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • The Gimmick - newsletter
    • Zingone's card tricks on Victor Records
    • Telo-Ribbons - effect - Teral Garrett
    • The World's Fair - periodical
    • Questions and Answers
  6. Slate Writing Stunt
  7. re: Magic Hobby Club of Ohio holds Magical party
  8. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Two
    • The Rapid Vanish
    • Slow Coin Vanish
    • Hot Money
    • The Thin Man
  9. Four Days in Minneapolis - U. F. Grant
  10. Stuart Robson's Vanishing Cigarette
  11. [Will] Rock Mystifies Indianapolis
  12. Exciting Milk Vanish Presentation - Wm. H. Davis
  13. Service for Canadian Magicians [war-time regulations]
  14. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Footnote on a Headline
  15. Let's Change Hands
  16. Egg Through Ring
  17. T & I Fake Mental Act - Teral and Ina Garrett
  18. A Night of Magic
  19. Schreiber Heads Minnesota Magi
  20. Cute Gag
  21. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  22. Note to Our English Subscribers [re: war conditions]
  23. re: Mr. & Mrs. Lee Allen Estes have a son
  24. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
    • Chapter Two
  25. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • Hocus Pocus Junior - continued
  26. Whose Tricks? - verse - Carl Hunt
  27. [Dave] Coleman Lauded by Dante
  28. Abbott Effects Thrill Stars and Socialites
  29. Thisa and Thata - Loring Campbell
  30. Wizards' "Foolies of Forty-One" - Jack Hecht
  31. Highlights of the Wizard Show in Chicago - U. F. Grant
  32. The Magic Mirror - U. F. Grant
  33. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Experimental Hypnosis
  34. Balloon and Silks
  35. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Walter Harris New Head of M.G.A. - Demon Rembrandt
    • Dayton Magi Meet in Anderson's Magic Room - Myron E. Scott
    • Seattle Club Elects Charles Smith President - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Dallas Magic Circle has Penthouse Party - Carl E. Hunt
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack Hecht
    • The Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • Mohawk Magicians' Club
  36. re: Capt. Lawrence H. Niendorf
  37. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell Co.
  38. Classified - ads
  39. one-page insert for 40th Anniversary Number of The Sphinx

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 4 - April 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Percy Abbott
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Al and Dai - effect - Al Baker & Dai Vernon
    • Magic and Mysteries of India - Eddie Joseph
    • The Sphinx, March
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Ne-Deal Poker Hand - U. F. Grant
  6. Pittsburgh Magicians Have Dinner Meeting
  7. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  8. Heigh Ho! For a Magnet Magic Contest
  9. Magicians' Use of Photography Subject of Story
  10. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Three
    • The Aerial Match
    • The Crappy Coins
    • The Ring and The Coin
  11. For Your Own Amazement - Winston Freer
  12. Footsteps - R. C. Buff
  13. Mazda Revelation - U. F. Grant
  14. Virgil and Willard Meet in Texas
  15. Kismet [Marty Sunshine]
  16. Abbott's Simplified Snake a Hit
  17. The President [H. Adrian Smith] Calls
  18. photo - Eldon Nichols
  19. re: Plato of Plato and Jewell
  20. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Echoing Vision
  21. Abbott Plant Undergoes Remodeling
  22. Rope Encyclopedia Out
  23. Robson's Conjurer's Shop Moves to Times Square
  24. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  25. Birch and Company in South
  26. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Experimental Hypnotism - Experiments
      • Auto-Suggested Post-Hypnotic Automatisms
      • Conscious Self-Hypnosis With Complete Automy [sic]
      • Multiple Personality by Auto-Hypnosis
      • Psychical Research
  27. "Sphinx" Gets Nice Air Plug - Winston H. Freer
  28. Jim Miller Handling Press for W.P.A. Symphony
  29. Ada Ripel Dies
  30. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  31. re: Bert Allerton advertising
  32. re: Abe Warsaw's new bungalow
  33. Thisa and Thata - Loring Campbell
  34. Leedy A Performer for Fifty Years
  35. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild at Kalamazoo - Demon Rembrandt
    • Seattle Notes - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack F. Hecht
    • Justo Hijo Club of Des Moines - Thomas W. Duncan
    • Youngstown Magic Club - Charles A. Leedy
  36. Mysterious Lawrence Entertains Screen Stars
  37. Vents - George McAthy
  38. Drum Head Tube Idea - Harold Pearson
  39. Toronto and Buffalo Magi See Dante
  40. Providence Prepares for S.A.M.
  41. The Nickle and Penny Trick - U. F. Grant
  42. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell Co.
  43. Zamloch article to continue in next issue
  44. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Comedy Magic - U. F. Grant
    • Zufall's Memory Trix - Chess Knight's Tour
    • Card Tricks Anyone Can Do - Joseph Leeming
    • Jinx, Nos. 123-126
    • Genii, February
    • Dragon
    • Demon Telegraph
    • Magi from Copenhagen
    • Hungarian Amateur Magic Circle News
    • What I Like about ...
      • The Exciting Milk Vanish
      • Hathaway's Car in the Balloon
      • The Blooming Flower
      • The cyclops Deck
      • The Triple Alliance Glass Penetration
      • The Jewels of Chen Lee
      • The Westgate Bowl Production
      • The Challenge Glass of Water Vanish
      • Trick Without a Name Glover Contrary Cutters
  45. [Roy A.] Dohs Suffers Loss by Fire
  46. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 5 - May 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Old Tricks Made New - book - Bert Douglas
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Unit Shows Provide Entertainment for Soldiers
  6. Asks Boost for Commemorative Stamps
  7. To Foreign "Tops" Subscribers
  8. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Four
    • You Can't Be Sober
    • Sensitive Touch
    • What Are You Holding?
    • Where Is It?
  9. Heaney Guest of Battle Creek Magi
  10. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  11. We Pay the Postage - rhyme - Stanley Collins
  12. Walsh Cane to Silk - patter - Billy and Arthur Myers
  13. Vents - George McAthy
    • The Prompter
  14. Hanky-Panky - Charles A. Leedy
  15. Reservations Coming In For Abbott's Get-Together
  16. Central States Magi to Meet at Cedar Point
  17. Rhode Island All Set For S.A.M. Gathering
  18. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • Four Whom The Belle Told
  19. re: Bert Allerton
  20. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  21. Exciting Milk Vanish Improvement - Bryce Chambers
  22. Letter Lost in Transit Three Years Arrives
  23. Slick Tricks - Gerber
    • Card Location Supreme
  24. Afghan Bands - Delayed Linking - J. T. Kenneally
  25. Dayton Magi [in Dayton Daily News]
  26. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
    • Chapter Three
  27. Topeka Magi - Young and Old - Get Publicity
  28. Magicians Line Up for Dante
  29. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  30. Here's A Real Magic Contest! - Magnet Tricks Wanted
  31. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians Guild Meets at Battle Creek - Demon Rembrandt
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack Hecht
    • Dayton Magic Club - Myron E. Scott
    • Magic in Seattle - R. E. (Dick) Swanson
    • The Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • The Mystic Circle - New York - Thimbleny
    • The Mohawk Magicians' Club - Charles Beausoliel
  32. re: Dave Coleman
  33. re: Burgess and White
  34. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Abbott Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - Stuart James, editor
    • Magic and Mysteries of India - Eddie Joseph
    • Select Secrets - Dai Vernon
    • More Than a Trick - Jack Vosburgh
    • Who Are These? - Owen Redington Washburn, editor
    • Ten Tricks with aNail Writer - Frank Chapman
    • Reel Magic - Albenice
    • Thru the Dye Tube - Rice
    • Berland's Twenty Tricks with Wiztax
    • Jinx
    • Genii
    • Sphinx, Fortieth Anniversary Issue
    • Hungarian Amateur Magic Circle News
    • Magi, January
    • Gimmick
    • Dragon
    • Sterling Magic Co. - Catalogue No. 1
    • Ireland - ads & news
    • Conjurer's Chatter No. 4
    • Popular Photography, April
    • Coronet, April
    • Life, April 7
    • What I Like about ...
      • Smoke from the Finger Tips
      • The Wilting Bloom
      • Weeping Buffalo Nickels
      • Tipsy Turvy Bottles
      • The Drop-See Ring
      • Klean-Kut Liquid Vanish
      • Robson's Scrawny Chickens
      • Maury Kain's Break-Away Wand
      • Glover's Double-Kick
      • Sterling Hung-Blox
  35. Magician's Routes - touring magicians
    • Loring Campbell & Co.
  36. re: James L. Holmes

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 6 - June 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Central States Magi Plan Three-Day Carnival
  6. re: Mr. & Mrs. Nicola
  7. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  8. re: C. H. Harvey Rhodes
  9. re: Richard Himber
  10. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
  11. [Gen] Grant and [Jesse] Thornton Suffer Injuries in Accident
  12. Malini in Honolulu
  13. re: L. E. Gerde in Wabash, Ind. Plain Dealer
  14. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Word Net
  15. Abbott's Planning for Record Get-Together
  16. re: Nika
  17. re: Will Rock
  18. re: Technical Sergt. Mariano Palhinha
  19. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  20. Magi in the Southwest
  21. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Five
    • The Straight-Jacket
    • Hot Heads
    • Personal Magnetism
  22. Brain Waves - Teral Garrett
  23. "Easy" Repeat Card Proprecy [sic] - Allan Lambie
  24. The Three Drafters - Julius Hopkins
  25. In the "red" Again - Julius Hopkins
  26. The Show Motion Serpent Silk - U. F. Grant
  27. One to Five Spot - All Lambie
  28. High Schoolers Organize Magic Club
  29. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  30. re: John Booth
  31. re: Paul LePaul
  32. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  33. Vents - George McAthy
  34. How To Shrink Human Heads
  35. re: Sheldon S. Henry
  36. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians Guild at Colon - Demon Rembrandt
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack F. Hecht
    • Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • Dayton Magic Club - Myron E. Scott
    • Val-Nap Magic Circle Elects Officers - George McAthy
    • Fort Wayne Magicians' Club - K. R. Lampton
  37. re: Calvert, Edgar Bergen, Ade Duval & Charles Larson
  38. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Thru the Dye Tube - Harold Rice
    • Albenice's Reel Magic
    • sand painting by S. S. Henry
    • Sand Painting - Howard Melson
    • Something Borrowed, Something New - Paul Curry
    • How Gamblers Win - Eddie Joseph
    • Hypno Tricks - J. Karson
    • Jinx, Nos. 134-135
    • Genii
    • C. A> George Newman - lists
    • Thayer's Ballygram No. 76
    • The Gimmick
    • The Hungarian Amateur Magic Circle News
    • Ireland - newsy letter
    • Albright's - advertising
    • Loyd - new trick
    • What I Like about ...
      • Squelch
      • The Cyclops Lenses
      • Jap Mirako Act
      • The E. C. Book Test
      • Thayer's Double Visible Block-Go
      • Val Evan's Card Rise
      • Abbott's Wiz Cards
      • "Who'll Buy the Drinks"
  39. Chicago S. A. M. Show - Demon Rembrandt

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 7 - July 1941 - 60 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Dedication - Lloyd E. Jones & R. S. Glover
  5. Caryl S. Fleming - Memorial Page
  6. Ideas, Tricks and Chatter - From The West Coast
    1. Patter for Sucker Napkin - Victor St. Leon
    2. A Version of the Sucker Napkin - Edward Tomsovic
    3. A Timely Tear - Maldo
    4. Puzzle
    5. Ode - rhyme - Anon.
    6. An Improvement on the Albenice Silk - Carl-Lyle
    7. It Happened One Night
    8. Ball and Hat Routine - Charlie Miller
    9. Good Gag Department
    10. Coin Penetration - R. S. Glover
    11. Quiz Corner
    12. Egg It Thru - Everett Samuels
    13. On the Monotony of Similarity
    14. A Dream - Lloyd E. Jones
    15. Rabbit from Newspaper - Travis Winsor
    16. Pirate Card and Envelope - Earl Rybolt
    17. Dove and Confetti - Earle (Earl Wheeler)
    18. Ideas for Novel Effects - Maury Kains
    19. A] Strange Coincidence - Edward Saint
    20. B] Sinbad Learns Another Card Trick - Sid Fleischman
    21. D] Music and Magic - Caro Miller
    22. Why Are Fire Engines Red? - Martin McCaleb
    23. Glover's Card in the Balloon - R. S. Glover
    24. Ashes to Silk - Murray Rosenthal
    25. Peek-Crimp - Gerald Kosky
    26. Smoke Well - Maldo
    27. Linking Ring Routine - Maldo
    28. A Magical Rag Picture - Lionel Watkins
    29. Routine with Borrowed Half-Dollar - Carl Bertolas
    30. "Tops" - Maury Kaine
    31. The Sounding Card - Fred Braue
    32. The Sympathetic Turnover - Fred Braue
    33. A Mental Problem - Harry A. Canar
    34. P.C.A.M. Seattle Convention - Charles N. Smith
  7. re: Si Stebbins
  8. Heigh Ho! Come to Colon for Abbott's Get-Together
  9. There'll Be Some Changes Made - re: "Tops"
  10. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild Meets at Lansing - Walter A. Harris
    • Wizard Club of Chicago Close Season - Jack F. Hecht
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Zito
  11. Cardini Elected President of S.A.M. - Charles A. Rosskam & Vynn Boyar
  12. re: Opening of Snyder's Magic Shop in Cleveland
  13. re: Decatur Demons' Club to hold fifth annual picnic
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • So That's Where the Idea Came From Department
    • Our Mysteries - John Mulholland
    • The Animated Duck and the Haunted Hank
  15. Good Will is Appreciated - re: accident to Gen Grant and Jess Thornton
  16. A Good Plug for Magic - re: Dodge News
  17. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 8 - August 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Marvels of Mystery - book - John Booth
    • Abbott's Dictionary Trick
    • Magic Maestro Please - book - Solomon Stein
    • The Linking Ring
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Levante Doing Grant's Farmer and Witch
  6. re: Gordon Alexander
  7. Eddie Joseph No Myth
  8. "Fooling the Public" for Tops Readers
  9. Snake Gets into Girl Act - re: Dick Havilland
  10. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  11. The Lestas Visit the Abbott Plant
  12. Taking the "Droops" Out of Troops - Soldier Entertainment in Britain - Oscar Paulson
  13. Si Stebbins Wrote the Book, He Says
  14. The Boys at the [Abbott's] Plant - U. F. Grant
  15. St. Louis Magi to Stage Barbecue
  16. re: Walter Z. Harris
  17. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • He Cuts Another Rope
  18. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Six
    • Transmigration
    • The Magnetic Touch
    • Glass of Wine Production
    • The Menu Mystery
    • The Vanishing Coins
  19. Double Discovery - Bobo
  20. Chinese Cone and Rope Mystery - Allan Lambie
  21. Another Drumhead Tube Idea - Maury Kains
  22. A Tip on the Frayed End - Zarro
  23. My Method for Cremation Paper - Allan Lambie
  24. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  25. Bob King Takes a Wife
  26. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians Guild Meets at Colon - Demon Rembrandt
    • Wizard Club's Spook Night - Jack Hecht
  27. photo - Preston, Rabbit and the Colonel
  28. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  29. Gag for Moochers
  30. Magi in Service
    • Frank P. Csuri
    • PFC Arthur Leroy
  31. Flash! Flash! - Special Added Attraction - re: Get-Together
  32. Piff Paff Pouf Set for Niagara Falls
  33. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
  34. re: Russ Walsh
  35. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Forging Ahead in Magic - John Booth
    • Marvels of Mystery - John Booth
    • Dairy of a Magician's Wife - Geraldine Conrad Larsen
    • Magic Maestro Please - Solomon Stein
    • Funny Stuff for Funny Magicians - Bob Weill & Frank Lane
    • Namreh's Linking Rings - Namreh (Herman Weber)
    • Frank Lane Patter Book, Number One - Frank Lane
    • Frank Lane Patter Book, Number Two - Frank Lane
    • Frank Lane Patter Book, Number Three - Frank Lane
    • Our Mysteries - The Sphinx
    • Paper Magic - U. F. Grant
    • Karson's Famous Magic, Release No. 1
    • After the Desert - Martin Gardner
    • More Card Manipulations, No. 4 - Jean Hugard
    • Jinx, Nos. 137-142
    • Genii
    • The Gimmick - folds
    • Dragon, May and June issues
    • SIM [Society of Indian Magicians], first issue
    • Karson - ads for Xclusive tricks
    • Unique Magic Studio - ads
    • Ireland - ads
    • Stuart Robson - ads
    • Hungarian Amateur Magic Circle News
    • What I Like about ...
      • Magic Mallets
      • Burn-a-Hank
      • Perplexity
      • Triple Color Change
      • Maldo's Six Fo' a Dolla
      • Abbott's Six-Foot Silk
      • The New Self-Contained Light Globe
      • Haunted Hank
      • Vest Packet Wand Set
      • Squirting Quarter
  36. St. Louis Magic Has a Rose Bush
  37. re: Jacola & Jacola's Jottings
  38. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 9 - September 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
    • We Greet New England Magi!
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • paper tear from Al Baker
    • The Spirit - newsletter
    • Breezes, July - news sheet - Pinxy
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Fred Hurd Dies in Fort Wayne
  6. re: story from MacDonald Birch
  7. Abbott's Prepares to Greet 400 Visitors at Get-Together
  8. Eastern States Magi to Convene at Newark - H. W> Swivel
  9. re: C. Earl Pogue
  10. re: Mysterious Lawrence
  11. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Seven
    • Individualism
    • The Absent-Minded Professor
    • Mark of Identification
    • Gone With the Wind
    • Penetramus
    • The Travelling Ring
  12. Fran and Verne Bloch Have a Boy
  13. New England Section - Tricks and Ideas from Eastern Magi
    1. A Rising Card - Carl Miller
    2. With the Invisible Pass - Hollis Rendar (Sidney Radner)
      • The Magnetic Card
      • The Case of Mistaken Identity
    3. Vanishing Pot of Flowers - Dr. E. T. Gagnon
    4. Twentieth-Century Routine - James L. Orr
    5. A Penetrating Thimble - Walter A. Schwartz
    6. Are You a Magician? - Rev. Willard S. Smith
    7. A Wrinkle on the Doll House - George Ellsworth
    8. The Duece You Say - W. Harold Howatt
    9. Up-to-Date Production Items - Elwood B. Hovey
    10. Four-Card Monte - Al Raposarda
    11. Spirit Water Vanish Idea - A. Deleporte
    12. Paper Ribbon From an Egg - Norman Todd
    13. Rice Lota Bowl - Joe Karson
  14. New England Convention to be Replete with Features
  15. To Stop Sawing Gals [West} Coast Magi Agree
  16. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  17. Virgil Spends Summer in Alaska
  18. A Dream Came True - Cliff Lasta
  19. Ed Little and Gyp II Entertain 300 Children
  20. re: Niman Wolfinger
  21. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  22. Dagger Chest on Dexter Show
  23. re: Bert Allerton
  24. Vents - George McAthy
    • "How to Make Eyes" - or, "Officer, Arrest That Man"
  25. Abbott's Buys Additional Property
  26. Judge Carter Heads Vents' Society
  27. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
  28. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • re: P.A.C.M. Seattle Convention
    • Expert Card Technique
    • Marvels of Magic - John Booth
    • Reel Magic - Albenice
    • Something Borrowed, Something New - Paul Curry
    • More Card Manipulations No. 4 - Jean Hugard
    • P.C.A.M. Seattle Convention - by Jones
  29. Kirkpatrick Appears as Wayne Magic Man
  30. Hypnotic Comments - Ormond McGill
    • Hypnotricks
  31. Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack F. Hecht
  32. re: Preston the Magician to be at Get-Together
  33. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 10 - October 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions & Answers
  5. In Appreciation [Get-Together] - Percy Abbott
  6. re: Russell Swann
  7. re: Harry Baker
  8. re: Mardoni and Louise & Elmo Tanner
  9. Magi - 350 of 'Em - Enjoy Abbott's Magic Get-Together
  10. Side Lights on the Get-Together - Gen. Grant
  11. Harry Houdini Memorial Page - Mrs. Harry Houdini
  12. Where Was I? - "Monk" Watson
  13. re: Maurice Goldini
  14. A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph - Part Eight
    • The Vanishing Fruit
    • Where is That Coin?
  15. Through the Keyhole - Impromptu Illusion
  16. Pappa Paper Strip Trick - Allan Lambie
  17. The Photographed Card - Carlos H. Colombi
  18. What You Can Do With a Bewitched Bill Tube - Eddie Clever
    • Another Prediction
  19. Master Thimble Vanish - Allan Lambie
  20. Challenge Glass of Water Vanish Variation
  21. Thornton Thanks Magi for Gifts
  22. More Tricks for New Tops
  23. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • More About Hocus Pocus Junior
  24. Long Tack Sam Plays for War Fund
  25. re: "2-10" Daniel
  26. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Magicians' Guild of America
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack F. Hecht
  27. Himber to Expose Magic
  28. re: Percy Abbott
  29. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  30. Re: Jimmy Tucker
  31. Re: Mysterious Lawrence
  32. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  33. [Eddie] Joseph Accepts Orders for Abbott's
  34. re: Johnny Nelson, Sr.
  35. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  36. Detroit Cold to Magic?
  37. Vents - George McAthy
  38. re: Caro "Gig" Miller
  39. An Idea or Two - Teral Garrett
  40. What Goes on Here? - Lafayette
  41. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Vincent Lynch - dies
    • Robert S. Bailey - dies
    • Charles F. Silva - dies
    • Handle with Gloves - Jack Chanin
    • Jinx, Nos. 143-148
    • Genii, August and September issues
    • Dragon
    • Ireland - news and ads
    • Loyd to retire
    • Davenport's Demon Telegraph
    • What I Like about ...
      • Peter Rabbit Goes to Town
      • Drinks from the Finger Tips
      • Nelson's Water Go
      • Firecrackers to Flag

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 11 - November 1941 - 52 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  5. re: Abbott's new building nearing completion
  6. re: The Magic Arrow illusion coming
  7. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  8. Patter for Afghan Bands - Dell O'Dell
  9. Dunninger Wins Acclaim of Michiganders - Percy Abbott
  10. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  11. Tip-See Milk Bottle - Patter in Rhyme - CaHoWen, the Magician
  12. re: Bob Plato and the Plato and Jewell act
  13. Vents - George McAthy
    • Studying Blues - S. V. Nelson
  14. Gen. Grant and Delores Barr Now Mr. and Mrs.
  15. A Club (or Diamond) Sandwich
  16. Perfection Flag Trick - Patter by Clarence L. Rohrer
  17. A Thimble Gag - Norman, the Wizard
  18. Have a Cup of Cawfee - U. F. Grant
  19. A New Slant on an Old Card Trick - Maury Kains
  20. An Egg Gag - Harold Pearson
  21. De Luxe Mirror Penetration
  22. Die and Frame Idea - Harold Pearson
  23. Two Cards in Chalk - Teral Garrett
  24. Paper Tearing - Patter by R. C. Buff
  25. A Pip for Pips - Harold Pearson
  26. Simple Ring from Rope - Allan Lambie
  27. Back-to-Kenton Party November 21-22-23
  28. Magic Books of Another Day - H. Adrian Smith
    • A Bibliography of Hocus Pocus
    • Hocus Pocus Junior
    • Hocus Pocus Junior in German
    • Hocus Pocus According to Dean
  29. re: Clifford Bennett (Dracstein)
  30. re: Harry Baker
  31. re: The Great Lester (Noel Lester)
  32. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  33. The Handcuffed Seer - Ed Wolff
  34. The Puppeteers of America
  35. Zamloch, The Great - R. S. Glover - continued
    • Continued
  36. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Wizard Club - Jack Hecht
    • Magicians' Guild of America - Demon Rembrandt
  37. Dunninger Appears on Michigan Lecture Programs
  38. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Try This One! - Alexander Van Rensselaer
    • The Incomplete Enchanter - fiction - Fletcher Pratt & L. Sprague de Camp
    • Dairy of a Magician's Wife - Gerrie Larsen
    • Modern Magic - reprint
    • Nostradamus, the Man who saw through Time - Miss Lee McCann
    • Telepathy, in search of a lost faculty - Eileen J. Garrett
    • High-Light Magic - John Snyder, Jr.
    • Hat Loading Methods - U. F. Grant & Stewart James
    • What I Like about ...
      • Abbott selection of sponge rubber articles
      • Giant Sponge Balls
      • Junior Sponge Ball
      • String of Sausages
      • The Perfect Salt Shaker
      • Devil's Sticks
      • Abbott Pitcher
      • Puttin in the Pocket
      • The Chickadee Pan
  39. A Real Snake Act, Says Bob Coe
  40. Classified - ads

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 6, Number 12 - December 1941 - 56 pages
  2. Index - Contents (including advertisers)
  3. Editorial - Mel
  4. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Fast Ones - book - Joe Ovette
    • Questions and Answers
  5. Dante Going Strong on the Coast
  6. Bert Douglas Book for "Tops"
  7. re: Burgess and White
  8. Glad You Joined Up - Oscar Paulson
  9. Sergt. [Lee Allen] Estes Now Full Time Safety Magician
  10. The Lady Looks Around - Dell O'Dell
  11. Gal Joins Marquis Show - re: birth announcement
  12. Aloha Ruth Gaylord Makes Her Bow - re: birth announcement
  13. Conjuring Potpourri - John Braun
  14. Telegram from Eldon Nichols
  15. All Abbott Effects Obtainable from Lloyd Jones
  16. A "Brilliant" Card Trick
  17. Two Birds with One Stone - Ed. Wolff
  18. Three Cigarettes and a Thimble - Gene Kirk
  19. The Chinese Sticks - Joe Palen
  20. Radio Spirit Cabinet
  21. The Flying Aces - Ed Wolff
  22. One Half Transposition - Clarence T. Little
  23. Comedy Finale - Allan Lambie
  24. Abbott's Nickels & Pennies Thru Hand - Patter by Eddie Marlo
  25. Abbott's Still Breasting the Rising Price Wave
  26. Among the Magic Clubs
    • Wizard Club of Chicago - Jack Hecht
    • Fort Wayne Magi Grand Hosts to Guild - Demon Rembrandt
    • Knights of Magic - Lew Dick
    • Lancaster [PA] Magi Throwing a Party
    • Minneapolis Annual Houdini Show
  27. Vents - George McAthy
  28. Here's a Tip - re: Tops subscription
  29. re: Dante
  30. re: Si Stebbins
  31. re: Knight of Magic
  32. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  33. "Fooling the Public" a Real Magic Course
  34. Promise of Delivery - rhyme
  35. How Long Since You've Bought New Cards?
  36. re: Harry Cecil
  37. Magic in Minneapolis - C. A> George Newmann
  38. Vin Carey Does Magic for Soldiers
  39. Ten Per Cent Off for Men in Serice
  40. re: Billy Pitts
  41. Dr. Holston, Doctor-Magician Dies
  42. St. Louis Magi Stumped with Seating Problem
  43. re: Al Saal
  44. re: J. C. Keller
  45. re: Milbourne Christopher
  46. re: Bert Allerton
  47. Meet The Books - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • Dell-ars - Dell O'Dell
    • Fast Ones - Joseph Ovette
    • The Figure Fiend - Nelmar
    • Jinx, No. 149
    • L. L. Ireland - Catalog No. 9
    • Davenport's Demon Telegraph, August-September
    • Genii
    • The Dragon
    • Teral Garrett - lists
    • What I Like about ...
      • The Sponge Ball to Rabbit
      • The New Nickel in the Bottle
      • Institutional Sight
  48. Late Page Corrections
    • November Issue - advertisement price correction
    • December issue - advertisement price correction
  49. Classified - ads

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