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Some of the biggest treasures can be found in old magazines and journals. Most tricks are first published in a magazine and then later appear in books. If you want to read about the roots of effects or get a feeling of how it was to be a magician in former times, or if you just can't get enough to read, magazines are the best resource. Many famous magicians of the likes of Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig or Ted Annemann left their early traces in journals. Few pleasures compare to reading old conjuring journals. The ones I can offer you here are some of the best magic magazines of all time. And comics - what can I say - they have to be seen to be appreciated.

If old magazines are not for you and you rather want to read a current up-to-date magic magazine then check out Magicseen. It has a great mix of interviews, effects, reviews, and news.

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Genii Magicseen Sphinx Magic Jinx Magigram Oracle Hugard's Magic Monthly Gen Pabular Minotaur Club 71 - The Magician New Pentagram Spell-Binder Magic Wand Scrapbook Seance Magic Menu New Tops Swami Mantra Hermit Pentagram New Conjurors' Magazine Magical Arts Journal Hierophant Feen-X Chap's Scrapbook Mahatma Ireland's Year Book Tops Card Shark Cardiste Gimmick MagiZette Mojo Online Visions Stanyon's Magic Magazine Blueprint Wizard (Armstrong) Max Andrews' Magic Magazine Chicanery Other Stuff Sticks and Stones Mind and Magic Magazine Derek Lever's Magic Mag Sorcerer Kabbala New Sorcerer The Book That Doesn't Exist Enigma Katterfelto Magazine of Magic Pansylvania Seven Circles Hoax Mentalist Psycho Gizmo Magic Is Fun Blackstone Magic Comics Magical Bulletin Bat Society of Sleight of Hand Artists Hard Copy Magical Monthly Legacy Magazine Trixy Magazine Goldston's Magical Quarterly Vanish World Around Us Deceptions Tweak Conjurers Chronicle Abacus Australian Magic Monthly Cramp At Ease Magical World Magic the Magazine of Wonder Eulogy Pallbearers Review Conjurers' Monthly Magazine Mystery Magazine Stone Cold Magic Magazine Conjuring Record G-d D--n Truth About Magic Magic Nest Top-Notch Comics Magical News Ghosts Magical Mail Abraca-Poof Top Hat Magic Roadshow


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Frances Marshall & Jay Marshall
Ireland's Trick Talk by Frances Marshall & Jay Marshall

This was the house organ of Ireland Magic Co. which later became Magic Inc. It started in 1957 with a regular bimonthly publishing schedule but then became irregular. The last of 45 issues, volume 4 number 9 was published in 1988. Being a house organ there are of course lots of product advertisements but it also includes news, interesting photos, comments, trick patter and presentations, reviews, quips, tips, and other things about tricks and magicians.

In the first issue, Frances and Jay wrote:

It has been our desire, for many years, to convert the Newsletter into a small company magazine,...

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Charles Thorton Jordan
The Sign of Exceptional Magic by Charles Thorton Jordan

This periodical was released by Ted Annemann. The plan was to publish some 350 original tricks by Charles T. Jordan that Jordan had released earlier either as single tricks or in booklets. Here is Annemann in his own words:

With this issue starts a series of magical secrets conceived by that genius of subtle sorcery, Mr. Charles T. Jordan. In years to come, the completed set will prove to be a bonanza of information second to none in the annals of magical literature. Its hundreds of practical-plus conceptions will ever be turned to, and the time will never come when a study of its pages will not disclose...

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Clarke Crandall
Clarke the Senator Crandall Comments by Clarke Crandall

This periodical was published from June 1974 to August 1975, a total of 7 issues, with the last issue published posthumously.

  • Issue 1
    • It's a Mystery to Me
    • An Open Letter to an Open-Headed Senator
    • The Lyron
    • No Guarantee
  • Issue 2
    • Castle Comments
    • Comments by the readers of Comments
    • Obits
    • Get Off His Back
    • The Elliphunt
    • Backpage Comments
  • Issue 3
    • Castle Comments
    • The Bulletin Board
    • Kuda Bux proves reporters wrong
    • Magicians assemble for Victoria "Seance"
    • I make it a Rule not to Discuss either Politics or Religion
    • Implant Aids Men Stricken by Impotency
    • Comments by the readers...
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James McKnight
The Modern Magician by James McKnight

This periodical ran from October 1932 to April 1934 and saw 8 numbers published. Complete files are uncommon. In this digital form, it can be enjoyed by a much wider group of readers.

Volume 1, Number 1, October 1932

  • Editorial
  • How to Stick a Hatpin through the tongues without injury
  • I Witnessed Betty Jane's Act. By an Observer
  • The Meeting Place. Conducted by George Linnhauser.
  • Doc. Distel effect. Card Stabbing Supreme
  • Reviews: The Vanishing Goat, by Frank Lane

Volume 1, Number 2, November 1932

  • Editorial
  • A New Pass. J. Burnes
  • A New Box Escape.
  • Wrinkle. By Kolar
  • The Autobiography...
★★★★★ $19.50
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Chris Wasshuber
Best of Magazines by Chris Wasshuber

Note: If you email us your three absolute favorite articles found in any magic magazine or journal before you purchase this ebook, you will get this ebook for free. We will need from you for each article the title of the article, the author, the journal title, year, month, volume, issue, page, and a short explanation why you like that article so much.

From the introduction:

Anybody who has done a good amount of reading in magic literature will have noticed that some of the biggest gems are hidden in magic magazines and journals. There is a good reason for that. Books typically focus on...

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George Marchese
L'Illusionista by George Marchese

L'ILLUSIONISTA 1890-91 prima serie completa

IL progetto che vi presentiamo ha, tra l'altro lo scopo di conservare e trasmettere opere classiche della Prestigiazione che altrimenti andrebbero perdute. E' con gioia quindi che vi presentiamo la digitalizzazione della prima serie di quella che fu la prima rivista di Prestigiazione pubblicata nel nostro paese!


Pubblicata a Genova dall' agosto 1890 all'aprile 1891. Come esso stesso si definisce: " Periodico mensile di Prestidigitazione unico in Italia che si occupi esclusivamente di tale materia". Il periodico fu edito...

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