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Some of the biggest treasures can be found in old magazines. 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 magazines. 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 and comes both in a purely digital subscription as well as a print + digital subscription.

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Don Tanner & Jack Dean
The Complete The Mentalist by Don Tanner & Jack Dean

Enjoy the great mental magic by contributors such as Al Koran, Bill Miesel, Peter Warlock, Dai Vernon, U.F. Grant, Eddie Clever and even T. A. Waters, and of course a good amount by Don Tanner and Jack Dean themselves.

You will receive issues 1 (October 1962) - 33 (September 1965) and the incomplete issue number 34. Includes a foreword by Paul Alberstat.

No. 1

  • Central Time / North Bigbee
  • Impromptu Clip Board / U. F. Grant
  • Mindevelopmental / Howard A. Adams
  • Mental Memos / Don Tanner

No. 2

  • ESP Elimination / Joe White
  • Long Wave Reception / T. A. Waters
  • Shine / Jack Ketch
  • Mental Memos / Don Tanner

No. 3

  • Bold / Julies...
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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 100 (September 2021) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil ShawVol. 17, No. 4, September 2021; 76 pages
Cover: montage of previous covers
  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. Contents
  4. In The Phonebox with Kendo Nagasaki
  5. Facebook News
  6. Kay Dyson - Miss Magic, Just The trick! - interview
  7. Reader's Letters
  8. Pet Hates - Steve Cook
  9. Performance Character - Paul McCrory
  10. Reflections - The 6 Best Masterclass Tricks
    • 4 Coin Production - Damian Surr - Issue 39
    • The Godmother OF all Book Tests - Dan Garrett - Issue 67
    • The Aaaah Game - Gary Dunn - Issue 48
    • Ring On, Ring Off - Alexander Allen - Issue 26
    • Easy Memorized Deck - Shawn Farquhar - Issue 73 ...
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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 99 (July 2021) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil ShawVol. 17, No. 3, July 2021; 60 pages
Cover: Ben Earl
  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. Contents
  4. In The Phonebox with Laetitia Casta
  5. Facebook News
  6. Ben Earl - The Man With A Vision - cover article/interview
  7. Real Magic Exists - An Extract From XYA - Chris Dugdale
  8. Facebook News
  9. Buyer's Remorse - How To Avoid Making Bad Magic Purchases - Mark Leveridge
  10. Reader's Letters
  11. The Big Six! - Greame Shaw
  12. The Masterclass classic
    1. Colossal Card memory - Sean Taylor
    2. Uniquely Surrounded - Dave Loosley
  13. The Evolution of Dave - Jay Fortune & Graham Hey
  14. Amir Lustig - The Imitation Game - interview ...
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Lloyd E. Jones
The Bat Numbers 51 - 86 (1948 - 1951) by Lloyd E. Jones

Issues run from March 1948 thru February 1951 and include an index. Numbers 51 to 86.

  1. The Bat - Numbers 51 to 86
  2. Index - Numbers 51 to 86

  1. The Bat - Number Fifty-One - March 1948 - 8 pages
  2. Darn Clever These Chinese! - Frank M. Chapman
  3. Bat's Belfry - editor's comments
  4. Gag Bag
  5. Reverse Magic - Johnnie Murray
  6. Psychic Slate Mystery - Frank M. Chapman
  7. Puzzle Corner
  8. What This Country Needs - James Kolocotronis
  9. Great Card Tricks - Glenn G. Gravatt
    • The "Nine" Coincidence
    • The Prophetic Pair
  10. The Key Mysterious
  11. Keeping TAB
    • Maurice F. Raymond obituary
    • Open Sesame...
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Lloyd E. Jones
The Bat Numbers 1 - 50 (1943 - 1948) by Lloyd E. Jones

The Bat was the house organ for Magic Limited published by Lloyd Jones that ran from No. 1, Feb. 1943 until No. 86, Feb. 1951 for a total of 86 issues. (This PDF includes numbers 1 to 50. See the second volume for the remaining issues.) It is filled with close-up and stage effects of every kind, and brings you magic by top names like Charlie Miller, Dr. Jaks, Bert Allerton, Charles Jordan, Frank Chapman, T. Page Wright, and many more prominent pros of the era. It was also for a time the Official Organ of the Magic Dealers Association.

Issues run from February 1943 thru February 1948 and include an index. Published irregularly, then monthly starting with Number 13.

  1. The Bat...
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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 98 (May 2021) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil ShawVol. 17, No. 2, May 2021; 60 pages
Cover: Michael Murray
  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. Contents
  4. In The Phonebox with Anais Demoustier
  5. Michael Murray - Mental As Anything - cover article/interview by Graham Hey
  6. The Amazing Johnathan - Part Two - article/interview
  7. The Grumpy Old Magician Does Lockdown - Recorded by Mark Leveridge
  8. magic By Numb3rs - Mark Leveridge
  9. Reader's Letters
  10. Masterclass
    1. 2 Poker chip Transpo - Gregg Webb
    2. The Discrepancy city Prediction - John Bannon
  11. Either ... Or? - with Sean Carpenter
  12. News
  13. It's Competition Time!! - to win the John Bannon Move Zero 4DVD Boxset
  14. Shop Talk...
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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 97 (March 2021) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw

Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2021; 60 pages
Cover: The Amazing Johnathan

  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. Contents
  4. The Amazing Johnathan - Big Talent, Big Gags, Big Money! - cover article/interview by Graham Hey
  5. Either ... Or? - with Alan Hudson
  6. In The Phonebox with Deborah Francois
  7. Did You Know?
  8. All Day and All of the Night with Ning
  9. Chris Cross - The Great Magician of the North
  10. Reader's Letters
  11. It's a Must Have! - Classic magic from the recent past
  12. Deposits and Withdrawals - How to 'bank' on an audience's approval - Jake Strong
  13. Masterclass
    1. Pocket Mule - Andi Gladwin
    2. 57 Cents And...
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof March 2021 by Brian T. Lees
  • Ghost Writing
  • Articles for Abraca-Poof
  • Market to Market
  • Working for Tips
  • Fumble Advantage
  • Guest Speaker Training
  • Agents
  • Variety Shows
  • Transporting Magic
1st edition 2021, 10 pages.
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof February 2021 by Brian T. Lees
  • Closing My Back Stage Magic
  • Giving Something Back
  • Market to Market
  • Stage to Television
  • Modified Tackle Box
  • Let Audience Lead You
  • Preshow Warm Up
  • Microphones for Sale
  • Sorry, I Can't
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof January 2021 by Brian T. Lees
  • National Organizations
  • 2020 Abraca-Poof: A year of newsletters
  • Marketing
  • Market to Market
  • Write
  • Interactive Coaching
  • Connecting the Dots
  • Getting Ready to Retire
  • Pandemic Impact
  • Health
  • Sound Problems
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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 96 (January 2021) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw

Vol. 16, No. 6, January 2021; 60 pages
Cover: Gaëtan Bloom

  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. What's Inside This Issue
  4. Gaëtan Bloom - Le Faiseur de Miracles! - cover article/interview by Rafael
  5. Romany Writes! - re: Spun Into Gold
  6. Either ... Or? - with Chris Congreave
  7. Either ... Or? - with Andy Nyman
  8. In The Phonebox with Joel Courtney
  9. It's ... Christmas Everybody!!!
  10. Magical Women - interview of Connie Boyd by Jay Fortune
  11. Reader's Letters - Have Your Say
  12. Luca's Lounge! - interview by Graham Hey
  13. You're Spending How Much? - Mark Leveridge
  14. One Liners
  15. Graeme Shaw - UK Family Entertainer of the Year!...
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Rick Carruth
Magic Roadshow Special Issue #6 by Rick Carruth
  • Rubber Band Quarantine - Tutorial
  • Pandemic - A Very Scary Effect - Jim Canaday
  • 5 Mind Reading Magic Tricks - Video Tutorial
  • Which Hand - Video Tutorial
  • "ACE" - Sleight of Hand by Noel Heath - Video
  • Penn and Teller FOOL ME Reveals
  • Self Working Card Trick That Fools Everyone - Video
  • Spidey's Version of Vernon's 'Out of Sight - Out of Mind'
  • Invisible ACAAN - Tutorial
  • Comprehensive "ACAAN" - A Thorough Study - Video
  • Joe Navarro Poker Tells - Videos
  • A LETTER TO SANTA! by George Iglesias - A Review
  • The Vault - Matrix Mix by Patricio Teran - A Review
  • Houdini's Last Trick - Peter Eggink...
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof December 2020 by Brian T. Lees
  • End of Year
  • Market to Market
  • Creativity
  • Intentionally Revealed Trick
  • Personal Library
  • Chain Letter / Email
  • Pandemic Impact

1st edition 2020, 10 pages.

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Albert M. Wilson & F. T. Singleton
Magic the Magazine of Wonder by Albert M. Wilson & F. T. Singleton

The magazine presented magic and allied subjects to the general public with a strong leaning towards the entertainment and recreational side rather than the scientific or philosophical. It stated in its first issue:

The object of this magazine is NOT to expose the worlds' best tricks, nor give away the darling secrets of clever professional and amateur magicians. MAGIC is intended to create a wider and more intelligent interest in a most attractive subject - to make more appreciative audiences for magical entertainers, and new devotees of a fascinating hobby.

Number 1

  • What a Conjurer...
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Albert M. Wilson
Ghosts by Albert M. Wilson

A magazine of romance and reason: magic, mystery, spiritism and psychical research for entertainment and recreation.

  • Directions for Seeing the Spectres
  • Publisher's Prologue / Ernest Evangeline
  • Spectral Illusions
  • Threading the Mazes / Rhode Knight
  • The Sphinx Riddle of Humanity / Henry Ridgely Evans
  • An Afternoon in a Magical Library / Ernest Evangeline
  • How I Became a Spirit Medium / A Medium

1st edition 1910, 20 pages.

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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof November 2020 by Brian T. Lees
  • What do you charge?
  • Market to Market
  • Exercise Creativity
  • Thanksgiving
  • Body Language
  • Emergency 20 Minutes
  • What Makes Magic Work
  • Invoice Donated Shows/Services
  • Entertainment Factor

1st edition 2020, 10 pages.

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Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw
Magicseen No. 95 (November 2020) by Mark Leveridge & Graham Hey & Phil Shaw

Vol. 16, No. 5, November 2020; 60 pages
Cover: Rafael

  1. The Team
  2. Editor's comments
  3. What's Inside This Issue
  4. Rafael's Room of Wonders - cover article/interview by Graham Hey
  5. Web of Deceit 2020 - re: online magic suppliers - Mark Leveridge
    1. Alakazam
    2. Illusioncraft
    3. Magic Box
    4. RSVP Magic
    5. Merchant of Magic
    6. Read My Mind
    7. Vanishing Inc Magic
    8. Merlins of Wakefield
    9. Saturn Magic
    10. Practical Magic
    11. Mission Magic
    12. Propdog
  6. In The Phonebox with Jordana Spiro
  7. Hiam Goldenberg - Toronto's Master Mentalist - interview by Graham Hey
  8. The Dealer's Booth - Neo Magic
  9. Get...
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Stephen Tucker
For Your Eyes Only by Stephen Tucker

This special little periodical, which only saw six issues, was sent to subscribers of Spell-Binder magazine, but could also be purchased on its own. It only saw a very limited distribution. As is common with Stephen Tucker publications, it features unusual items. Tucker included with most issues some gimmick (special cards, etc.). These gimmicks are not included in this digital reproduction, however you will see photos of the gimmicks, which will allow you to find or make your own.

Issue 1: May/June 1982

  • Multum in Parvo
  • Alchemy
  • Odd Job

Issue 2: July/August 1982

  • Multum in Parvo
  • Before Assembly ...
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof October 2020 by Brian T. Lees
  • Warm-Ups
  • Market to Market: Rose and a Business Card
  • Magic Goes Vaudeville
  • Wireless Microphone Sale
  • Coaching, Mentoring and Training
  • Creativity
  • Working It
  • Plant a Magic Seed

1st edition 2020, 10 pages.

2020 / 10 / 2
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Wilfrid Jonson
Magical News by Wilfrid Jonson

This magic news sheet only saw two issues, March 15th and March 29th, 1924. It was published by George Johnson and the editor was Wilfrid G. Jonson.

March 15th, 1924:

  • The First Appearance
  • "Riffles"
  • Bosco?
  • On the Road / Lawrence Glen
  • Maskelyne's Mysteries
  • What's On?
  • The Spelling Bee / Wilfred G. Jonson
  • A Mysterious Card Release / J. Whitehead
  • The Magic Circle
March 29th, 1924:
  • Clairvoyance and Conjuring
  • Carl Hertz
  • Conjuring and the Kinema
  • The Curse of Originality
  • The Magician
  • "Riffles"
  • The Acrobatic Card / George Joyce
  • The Dyeing Handkerchiefs
  • Side Shows of the Past / George Johnson ...
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Stephen Tucker
Spell-Binder Special Issue 3 (1983) by Stephen Tucker

On top of the regular Spell-Binder issues, Stephen Tucker published three special issues. This is the third one.

  • Jargon
  • Playing With Time By Martin Breese
  • Mizzing Link By Stephen Tucker
  • The Pascal System By Monmoine Pascal
  • Kaned By Stephen Tucker
  • Or By Justin Higham
  • Jackrobats By David Britland
  • The Flight Of The Bumble By Stephen Tucker
  • X-Ray By Daniel Kalinowski
  • Hof-Aced By Phil Goldstein
  • Coineto By Stephen Tucker
  • The Inner Limits By Stephen Tucker
  • Pop Up Again By Reinhard Müller
  • Snip By Stephen Tucker
  • Out Of Our Mind's By Stephen Tucker And David Britland
  • The Hole Idea By Stephen Tucker
  • A Load Of ... By Paul Brignall
  • Zennerism By...
2020 / 9 / 21
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Stephen Tucker
Spell-Binder Special Issue 2 (1982 Christmas) by Stephen Tucker

On top of the regular Spell-Binder issues, Stephen Tucker published three special issues. This is the second one.

  • Jargon
  • Truthfull (I.E ... Not Often Seen.) Reviews Of The Competition Prizes
  • We '3' Rings By Stephen Tucker
  • Deck The Halls By Basil Horwitz
  • Live And Let Dye By David Britland
  • Nöel By Noel Blaize
  • Rowman's Double By Jerry Sadowitz
  • Marvellous By Terri Rogers
  • Jigsaw
  • Zig Zag Coin By Stephen Tucker
  • Exhibit 'A' By Stephen Tucker
  • Birth-Control By Stephen Tucker
  • Appelation By Stephen Tucker
  • Appellation By Stephen Tucker
  • Ringo-Bingo By Stephen Tucker
  • Wanderfull By Stephen Tucker
  • Special Competition
  • Roger Crosthwaite ... For Publication
  • P.Y.V.C....
2020 / 9 / 21
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Stephen Tucker
Spell-Binder Special Issue 1 (1982 Summer) by Stephen Tucker

On top of the regular Spell-Binder issues, Stephen Tucker published three special issues. This is the first one.

  • Jargon Special Issue!!
  • Too Filling By Stephen Tucker
  • Beetroot Sandwich
  • Eye-Tray By Wayne Dobson
  • Tuckups By Stephen Tucker
  • Cup Through Cup Move
  • Penetrating Pips By Roger Curzon
  • The Secret Of Pyramid Power By Abdula
  • The Knack By Jerry Sadowitz
  • Eject!! By John Brown
  • Solidarity By John Brown (Another One!!)
  • Small Prophet By David Britland
  • Haden – Matrix By Reinhard Müller
  • Open All Hours By David Britland
  • The Midas Purse
  • Stephen Tuckers' Improved Pen-Ultimate +1
  • Stephen Tucker Presents His Enveloped
  • Stephen Tuckers' Eraser Blazer
  • Influence...
2020 / 9 / 19
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Brian T. Lees
Abraca-Poof September 2020 by Brian T. Lees
  • Microphones
  • Market to Market
  • Pandemic Plus
  • Blink of the Eye
  • VCR Tapes
  • Recycle Old Magic
  • Magic goes Vaudeville
  • Clean you Cannot See

1st edition 2020, 10 pages.

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