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Catalogs constitute a very important record of history. It allows one to date tricks and effects, research the lineage of inventions and get a feeling of days gone by. Catalogs also inspire the imagination and exercise your magic knowledge. Reading an effect description in a catalog involuntarily makes you think about how this effect might be achieved. You start to think about methods and principles with which you could accomplish the same trick. And if you can't come up with a good answer you want to buy the trick. Wonderful!

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    Jack Hughes List of Magic by Jack Hughes    Gamagic Catalog No. 13 by Gamages    Blue Book 1961 by KC Card Co    Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12 by Robert A. Nelson    The Nelson Enterprises Master Catalog Index by B. W. McCarron    Ireland Magic Catalog No. 17 by Frances Marshall    H. C. Evans Catalog 1929 by Edwin C. Hood    H. C. Evans Catalog 1909-1910 by Edwin C. Hood    Donald Holmes Catalog 6 by Donald Holmes    Zauber-Klingl Katalog (1926) by Sigmund Klingl    E. M. Vernelo Catalog 1901 by Edward M. Vernelo    M. Inez Catalog 1904 by Inez Vernelo    W. H. J. Shaw Catalog 1893 by William Henry James Shaw    A1-MagicalMedia Catalog Fall 2000 by Michael Maxwell    Abbott Magic Catalog #5 by Percy Abbott    Abbott Magic Catalog #13 1952 by Percy Abbott    Abbott Magic Catalog #16 1964 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #22 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #20 1972 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #9 1947 by Percy Abbott    Nelson Enterprises Catalog 6 by Robert A. Nelson    Roterberg Catalog 8 by August Roterberg    Roterberg Catalog 7 by August Roterberg    Roterberg Catalog 5 by August Roterberg    Roterberg Catalog 1 by August Roterberg    Thayer Catalog #8 by Floyd Gerald Thayer    Supreme Catalog No. 39 by Edwin Hooper    Supreme Catalog No. 38 by Edwin Hooper    Abbott Magic Catalog #26 2004 by Greg Bordner    Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 3 by Edwin Hooper    Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 2 by Edwin Hooper    Supreme Catalog No. 4 Part 1 by Edwin Hooper    Supreme Catalog No. 1 by Edwin Hooper    Fleming Catalog: Books on Magic by Paul Fleming    Felsman Catalog No. 17 by Arthur P. Felsman    Corinda Catalog No 2: 1960 by Tony Corinda    Max Andrews Vampire Magic Catalog No 5: 1956 by Max Andrews    Max Andrews Vampire Magic Catalog: 1954 by Max Andrews    Harry Stanley Catalog 1950 by Harry Stanley    Harry Stanley Catalog 1949 by Harry Stanley    Hamley's Catalog: Book of Magic and Mystery by Hamley Bros. Ltd.    Ellisdons Catalog by Ellisdon Bros. Ltd.    Abbott Magic Catalog #25 1997 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #23 1987 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #18 1969 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #17 1967 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #24 1993 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #21 1976 by Recil Bordner    Abbott Magic Catalog #2 1935 by Percy Abbott    Abbott Magic Catalog #1 1934 by Percy Abbott

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Jack Hughes List of Magic

Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes List of Magic by Jack HughesFrom the introduction:
Dear Mr. Magician,

In presenting our publicity before you, we do so with every confidence in our apparatus most of which is made exclusively in our well-equipped factory.

Whether you are an old or a new customer we know you will appreciate that behind each of our effects there is a wealth of practical experience which has taken many years to acquire.

We make no claim to cheapness as this is sometimes a sign of poor quality. Instead, it is our aim to supply the best for the most economic price.

Everything we manufacture, from Pocket Tricks to Full-size Stage...

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Gamagic Catalog No. 13

Gamages

Gamagic Catalog No. 13 by GamagesGamages was located in London. This catalog is roughly from the 1930s.
  • Accessories
  • Books
  • Card Tricks
  • Children's Effects
  • Cigarette Tricks
  • Close-Up and Pocket Tricks
  • Coin and Money Magic
  • Comedy Props
  • Magazines
  • Miscellaneous Tricks
  • Mental Effects
  • Punch and Judy
  • Rope and Tricks with String
  • Silk Tricks
  • Workshop Plans of Illusions

48 pages

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Blue Book 1961

KC Card Co

Blue Book 1961 by KC Card CoKC Card Company specialized in legit and crooked gambling supplies.
  • Dice and measuring tools to make sure they were properly manufactured.
  • Game layouts
  • Marked cards
  • Crooked dealing boxes
  • Holdouts
  • Books on gambling
  • and more

1st edition 1961, 77 pages.

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Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12

Robert A. Nelson

Nelson Enterprises Catalog 12 by Robert A. NelsonRobert Nelson and his brother Larry ("Alla Rageh") started the Nelson Enterprises in 1921. Their first "catalogs" were printed on thin, onion-skin paper. By 1931, their catalogs were books in their own right, this one boasting 236 different effects, books, and services catering almost exclusively to the mental, mediumistic and gambling fraternities.

Originals of this catalog are virtually impossible to find, as they jealously hoarded by mentalists, magicians and occult collectors. Now reprinted in convenient PDF ebook format, the Nelson Enterprises Catalogue 12 is once again available to...

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The Nelson Enterprises Master Catalog Index

B. W. McCarron

The Nelson Enterprises Master Catalog Index by B. W. McCarronRobert Nelson and his brother Larry ("Alla Rageh") started the Nelson Enterprises in 1921. This Master Index cross-references by title, catalog issue and page number every effect, book and manuscript issued by Nelson from 1927 through the last catalog in 1972. This Master Index represents a summary of:
  • 45 years of Nelson Enterprises catalog offerings.
  • 21 Nelson catalogs.
  • 5846 total items appearing in those catalogs.
  • 2476 total pages are summarized in this Master Index.
  • 1276 separate effects, books, appear in this Master Index.
  • 125 pages are in this Master Index.
  • 36 months in preparation. ...
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Ireland Magic Catalog No. 17

Frances Marshall

Ireland Magic Catalog No. 17 by Frances MarshallThe Ireland Magic Company was founded in 1926 by the late Laurie Lowell Ireland. The first retail advertisement appeared in The Sphinx and The Linking Ring for March 1929. The first trick was the clever Ireland Button Trick.

1st edition 1962, 224 pages.

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H. C. Evans Catalog 1929

Edwin C. Hood

H. C. Evans Catalog 1929 by Edwin C. HoodIn 1929 H. C. Evans was a large company specializing in the manufacture and sale of sporting goods and casino equipment.
  • Casino supplies
  • Trade Stimulators
  • Pocket Novelties
  • Amusement Park Supplies
  • Fair Ground Games
  • Shooting Galleries

1st edition 1929, 160 pages.

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H. C. Evans Catalog 1909-1910

Edwin C. Hood

H. C. Evans Catalog 1909-1910 by Edwin C. HoodH. C. Evans was a company specializing in the manufacture and sale of gambling and carnival equipment. They also sold sporting goods like baseball gloves, various balls, hunting and fishing gear. Particularly noteworthy are their offerings for cheating purposes such as hold-outs, or dice which have been altered in a number of ways, or marked cards, etc.

1st edition 1909, 64 pages.

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Donald Holmes Catalog 6

Donald Holmes

Donald Holmes Catalog 6 by Donald HolmesDonald Holmes was a magic dealer and author from Kansas City, Missouri. This is a very nice illustrated supplementary catalog starting at item number 601 all the way to 664.

1st edition 1924, 36 pages.

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Zauber-Klingl Katalog (1926)

Sigmund Klingl

Zauber-Klingl Katalog (1926) by Sigmund KlinglDie Zauber-Klingl war das beste Zaubergeschäft der Vergangenheit in Österreich. Es befand sich auf einem sehr guten Platz in der Wiener Innenstadt, gleich hinter der Staatsoper, in der Führichgasse Nr. 4, einer Seitenstrasse zur Kärtner Strasse der bedeutensten Einkaufsstrasse in Wien.

Sigmund Klingl war in erster Linie ein Hersteller von Zaubertricks und Zauberapparaten. Er stellte nicht nur zahlreiche Apparate und Illusionen für den allgemeinen Verkauf her, sondern machte auch Spezialanfertigungen für die Superstars der damaligen Zauberszene.

Der vorliegende Katalog von den 20er...

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E. M. Vernelo Catalog 1901

Edward M. Vernelo

E. M. Vernelo Catalog 1901 by Edward M. VerneloVernelo, another Chicago magic dealer, not only sold a good selection of magic tricks but also novelties, puzzles and a large selection of non-magic books. About half of this catalog is dedicated to books in all kinds of fields of interests including letter writing, public speaking, jokes, stories, bookkeeping, photography, calculations, and many more.

1st edition 1901, 192 pages.

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M. Inez Catalog 1904

Inez Vernelo

M. Inez Catalog 1904 by Inez VerneloThis catalog describes mostly magic tricks, some magic books and a list of acting plays. Madame Inez, or just M. Inez, was married to E. M. Vernelo and she was very involved in the early years of The Sphinx mostly as editor.

1st edition 1904, 76 pages.

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W. H. J. Shaw Catalog 1893

William Henry James Shaw

W. H. J. Shaw Catalog 1893 by William Henry James ShawA Chicago dealer who did manufacture his own apparatus.

1st edition 1893, 24 pages.

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A1-MagicalMedia Catalog Fall 2000

Michael Maxwell

A1-MagicalMedia Catalog Fall 2000 by Michael MaxwellFull color catalog advertising videos and books.

1st edition 2000; 16 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #5

Percy Abbott

Abbott Magic Catalog #5 by Percy AbbottThis #5 catalog was a supplementary catalog to #4. It only listed the new effects Abbott could supply.

1st edition ?, 94 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #13 1952

Percy Abbott

Abbott Magic Catalog #13 1952 by Percy AbbottIn this catalog Eddie Joseph and all his publications and separately sold tricks received a separate section. Abbott is also operating their own printing presses and advertises to print business cards, letterheads, handbills and show cards for magicians. A price list is included at the very end.
  • Accessories
  • Balls
  • Bottles
  • Cages
  • Canes
  • Cards
  • Change Bags
  • Cigarettes
  • Club
  • Comedy
  • Dice
  • Eggs
  • Escapes
  • Fish
  • Flowers
  • Glasses
  • Illusions
  • Joseph
  • Light Bulbs
  • Linking Rings
  • Liquid
  • Livestock
  • Lotas
  • Mental
  • Milk
  • Money
  • Novelties
  • Paper
  • Parasols
  • Pocket
  • Printing
  • Reels
  • Rice Bowls
  • Rising...
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Abbott Magic Catalog #16 1964

Recil Bordner

Abbott Magic Catalog #16 1964 by Recil BordnerMagic products are being offered in the following categories:
  • Accessories
  • Advertising Section
  • Ball Magic
  • Bird Cages
  • Block Tricks
  • Bottle Tricks
  • Candle Tricks
  • Canes
  • Card Magic
  • Change Bags
  • Cigarette Tricks
  • Close-Up and Pocket Tricks
  • Coin and Money Magic
  • Comedy Effects
  • Cups and Balls
  • Dice
  • Egg
  • Escapes
  • Flower Magic
  • Trick Glasses
  • Illusions
  • Kid-Show Magic
  • Light Bulbs
  • Linking Rings
  • Liquid Magic
  • Water Lotas
  • Milk Tricks
  • Tricks with Livestock
  • Mental magic
  • Paper Magic
  • Production Magic
  • Rice Bowls
  • Rope Tricks
  • Silk Magic
  • Spook and Spirit Material
  • Modern Tables
  • Thimbles ...
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Abbott Magic Catalog #22

Recil Bordner

Abbott Magic Catalog #22 by Recil BordnerThe catalog gives a date of 1976, but that is the same date as #21, which means they probably forgot to change it. Most likely this catalog was published in the early 1980s.

1st edition 198?, 448 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #20 1972

Recil Bordner

Abbott Magic Catalog #20 1972 by Recil BordnerIncludes a historical sketch about Abbott Magic, how it came to be, and why it was started in Colon, MI.

1st edition 1972, 464 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #9 1947

Percy Abbott

Abbott Magic Catalog #9 1947 by Percy AbbottMore than 800 pages of tricks, books, illusions, and other magic prodcuts.

1st edition 1947, 832 pages.

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