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New Tops Volume 1 (1961)

by Neil Foster
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New Tops Volume 1 (1961) by Neil Foster
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January 1961 - December 1961
Abbott's Magic Manufacturing Company
Recil Bordner, Publisher
Neil Foster Editor

591 pages

  1. Pre-Publication Advertising sheet
  2. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 1 - January 1961 - 56 pages
  3. Cover - Sid Lorraine
  4. Cover Portrait - Sid Lorraine
  5. Contents
  6. Sketch of Percy Abbott
  7. In Memoriam - re: Percy Abbott - 1886-1960
  8. Gone, But Never Forgotten ... Howard Melson - by Gene Gordon
  9. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  10. Doves Doves Doves - Jack LaWain
  11. Oriental Cabinets - W. W. Durbin
  12. Snap It - Mike Miller
  13. Tops & Bottoms - Don Alan
    • How to Make a Million Dollars - spring bills
  14. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Touch-A-Rama
  15. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  16. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  17. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  18. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  19. Hen Presents Fetsching Magic - Hen Fetsch
    • Sammy the Soldier
  20. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  21. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • production of a dove from an unprepared sheet of newspaper
  22. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Motor City Magical Mutterings
    • Going to the Dogs
  23. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • A Routine with Stock Apparatus
  24. Tops-Tips
  25. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Random Thoughts While Brushing the Velvet
    • In and Outjogging the Chicagoland Area
    • The Bottom of The Tops
  26. Curtain Down
    • George La Follette (Rush Ling Toy)
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • IBIDEM
      • The Magical Digest
      • Abracadabra
      • Lines from Lawton
      • X-Salted Shaker - Bob Haskell
      • Lu rent's Dollar Bill to Matches
      • Six Card Mental Test - Don Tanner
      • Sorcar - publicity
      • Barnstormer
      • The New Phoenix, No. 351
      • Magic with Canes - Hen Fetsch
      • Spotted
  28. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  29. Atmosphere - poem - Harry Opel
  30. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  31. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  33. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  34. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  35. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 2 - February 1961 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Reneaux
  3. Cover Portrait - Reneaux - by Frances Ireland Marshall
  4. Contents
  5. In Memoriam - Hen Fetsch - 1912-1961
  6. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  7. Detroit's Wizards of Baghdad - Silky Sullivan
  8. Walking thru a Ribbon
  9. The Far East Far Out Coins - Ron Bauer
  10. Tops & Bottoms - Don Alan
  11. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Cardincidence
  12. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  13. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  15. Curtain Down - by Robert Lund
    • Albert F. Monroe
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Ronnie & Sherrie Stroup Injured in Auto Accident
  18. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • P.G. (Pretty Good) Watch Restoration
  19. photo - Karrell Fox
  20. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Potted - Posies
  21. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Ten and Ten - routine
  22. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  23. photo - Clarke 'Senator' Crandall
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New with the Dealers and Publishers
      • Further Thought On Cards - J. Stewart Smith
      • The Wave of the Hands - J. Stewart Smith
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • Edgar Heyl - book catalogue No. 53
      • The New Phoenix, No. 353
      • The Word Association Test Expanded - Stephen A. Applebaum, PhD. - in September Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
      • Abracadabra, No. 774
      • Trick Talk, Fall & Winter issue - Ireland's
      • Madball - Van Cleve
      • Flame - The Elders
      • Gagbag - Van Cleve
      • Rolon - case - The Elders
      • Zot - Van Cleve
  25. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Jon Kirby's Streamlined Vanish
  26. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  27. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  29. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  30. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  31. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • News from Hollywood
  32. Princess Has Vanished

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 3 - March 1961 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Okito
  3. Cover Portrait - Okito - by Robert Parrish
  4. Contents
  5. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  6. My "Silken Lady" Presentation - Douglas Feben
  7. photo - Carl Fyhrie performing Abbott's Super X Levitation
  8. Attention Suckers - Tony Kardyro
  9. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Aces on Stand
  10. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  11. Magic for Ministers - Rev. Donald Bodley
  12. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  14. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  15. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  16. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • a card rise
  17. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • The Names the Same
  18. Benjamin J. Kleinman Honored
  19. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  20. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • The Gettysburg Income Tax Address
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New
      • Comedy A' La Card - Karrell Fox
      • Mammoth Printing and Publicity Portfolio - Tommy Windsor
      • The New Phoenix, No. 354
      • The Magical Bookie - S. R. Patrick, editor
      • Mellon Mental Mysteries - list
    • Scrapbook Material
    • Tip of the Month
      • Made in Japan gag
  22. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • A Prediction
  23. Streamlined - poem - Harry Opel
  24. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  25. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  26. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  27. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  28. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  29. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • News from India
    • Magic Thru A Keyhole - H. Adrian Smith
    • Pacific Coast News - Caryl S. Fleming
    • Listen In - Tricks, Tips & News - U. F. Grant
    • Code for Magicians

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 4 - April 1961 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Christopher's Wonders
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Milbourne Christopher - by Edgar Heyl
  5. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • Howard Thurston
  6. The Collector's Page - poster - Thurston, Kellar's Succesor
  7. Trouping With Thurston - Herman Hanson
    • Abbott's Keyo - Walking Thru a Keyhole
  8. Impressions of "Christopher's Wonders" - Stuart Cramer
    • The Girl in the Cage
    • Miracle in Las Vegas
  9. Tops & Bottoms - Don Alan
    • Impress You
  10. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • More Thoughts Anticipated
  11. Magic for Ministers - Rev. Donald Bodley
  12. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  14. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  15. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • adding music to club table
  16. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Blendo idea
  17. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Gollywog Egg - Capt. Robert K. Spencer
    • Golf Routine and Patter - Ray Porfido
  18. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Random Thoughts While Ironing Silks
    • In and Outjogging Chicagoland
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • The Slapstick World of Buster Keaton
      • Dove Production - Neil Foster
      • Center Tear - Neil Foster
      • Anthony A. Vander Linden - magazine lists
      • Hede-E-Gram
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 776-780
      • The Great Sorcar - program
    • Henry Ray was June Barrows Mussey
    • Tip of the Month
      • magician's wax substitute
  20. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  21. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Tommy Nite Out - Herb Runge
  22. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  23. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • I've Seen It Before
  24. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  25. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  26. A Letter To The Editor from Senator Crandall

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 5 - May 1961 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Suzy Wandas
  3. Cover Portrait - Suzy Wandas - by Zina B. Bennett
  4. Contents
  5. The Collector's Page - poster - Carter the Great
  6. Impalpability - Theo Bamberg, The Great Okito
  7. The Story of the Cards - with a Memo by Sid Lorraine
  8. The Trick That Fooled Blackstone - North Bigbee
  9. Tops & Bottoms - Don Alan
  10. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • A Presidential Election - Mariano Palhinha
  11. New Acts
  12. Magic for Ministers - Rev. Donald Bodley
  13. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  14. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  15. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Super X 100
  18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Instant Pop-Korn
  19. From the Magic Land of Alakazam
  20. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Chinese Sticks
    • A Burglar in the House - Herb Runge
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Random Thoughts While Folding the Spring Flowers
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Scrapbook Material
    • reviews
      • Anthony A. Vander Linden - magazine lists
      • Edgar Heyl - book lists
      • Martin's Magic - lists
      • Abbott's - circulars
      • Sympathetic Silks - Harold Rice
      • Bookie, March
      • Ralph Badley - book list
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletins (India)
      • He Bee-She Bee - The Elders
      • The Magnet, November-December
      • Allen's Attic
      • Magicol [Magic Collectors Association]
      • Abracadabra
      • The New Phoenix, March & April
      • Barnstormer
    • Tip of the Month
      • Card Sword idea - John de Castro
  23. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • House for Rent - Jon Kirby
  24. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  25. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  26. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  27. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Aces Forever
  28. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  29. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  30. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • The Amateur Is "Tops" - George A. Holly
    • Marvelo Says - Lester Lake

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 6 - June 1961 - 44 pages - be sure to read "From the Editor's Desk" to understand this layout
  2. Cover - Jay Marshall
  3. Cover Portrait - Jay Marshall - by Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  4. Contents
  5. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  6. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • By the Man Who Knows ... Do You Know That ... - George LaFollette
  7. The Collector's Page - poster - Chung Ling Soo
  8. Ghost Slate - North Bigbee
  9. The Trick I Never Forget - Okito (Theo Bamberg)
  10. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  11. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • ESP- Gone
  12. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  13. Attention Magic Ministers
  14. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  15. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Simplex Dove in The Balloon and 4th Dimension Vanish
  18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Golf Tee routine - Russ Walsh
  19. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Ace Stop
  20. Raer Cover - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  21. Cover Portrait - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall by Jay Marshall
  22. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Vanishing Wand - Wilbur C. Kinyon
    • The Hydrostatic Glass - Wilbur C. Kinyon
  23. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Thoughts While Cleaning the Rabbit Pen
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Kid Show Showmanship - Bruce Posgate
      • Vernon Inner Secrets
      • Sick Sorcery - Bob Pearce & Bob Olson
      • Criss-Cross - John J. Lind
      • The Half Wit Deck - Winston Freer
      • Hole Collection - Billy McComb
      • Pips, the journal of Magical Youths International
    • Tip of the Month
      • gummed Kraft tape
  25. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  26. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • vent stunt - Charles Hook
  27. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  29. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  30. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 7 - July 1961 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Harry Blackstone
  3. Cover Portrait - Blackstone - The Leader of His People - by George Boston
  4. Contents
  5. The Collector's Page - poster - Blackstone, The World's Master Magician
  6. The Old Opera House [Colon] - Monk Watson
  7. Numismagic - North Bigbee
  8. Acknowledgement - for contributions to Blackstone issue
  9. The Invisible Martain Invasion - A One Man Close-Up Ghost Show Malcolm McCallum
  10. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  11. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • The Goofy Deck - Aldini
  12. Magic for Ministers - Rev. Donald Bodley
  13. Curtain Down
    • Robert McCleary
  14. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  15. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Polaroid Mental Impression Camera
  18. Attention Magicians! - re: Get-Together rooms
  19. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Comedy Blow Up - Ireland's
  20. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Spark with the Human Brain
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Bits and Pieces
    • Scrapbook Material
    • reviews
      • Allen Lambie - list
      • Scientific American - Martin Gardner column
      • IBIDEM
      • Bean Box - Grant
      • Liquick
      • The Tie Pitch
      • Medicine Show Tonite
    • Scrapbook Material
    • Tip of the Month
      • Koki Felt Liquid Chalk
  23. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  24. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Be A Beggar and Pay No Taxes - Col. Bill Boley
  25. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  26. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  27. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Observation Test
  28. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  29. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 8 - August 1961 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Jack Gwynne
  3. Cover Portrait - Jack Gwynne - by Robert Parrish
  4. Contents
  5. photo - Jack Gwynne & His "Royal Family of Magic"
  6. The Last "Great" Doesn't Bother to Say So Anymore - re: Blackstone - by the late George 'Alabama' Florida
  7. Fred Keating 1901-1961 - by Monk Watson
  8. Televination - North Bigbee
  9. Abbott's Silken Loops
  10. ??? Tops Late ???
  11. Abbott's Catch a Ghost Illusion
  12. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • The Genie Deck
  13. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  15. Around the World with Frances - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Melbourne, Australia
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • For Magicians Only
  18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Korn-ation Kream
  19. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  20. The Bill Neff Bonanza
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic - Dai Vernon
      • Magic ... World's Most Fascinating Hobby - John Mounier
      • Mightier Than The Bullet - Arnold Furst
      • Medicine Show Tonite - The Elders
      • The Pitch - Tom Palmer
      • The Magnet
      • The Barnstormer
      • Doc Weiss - publicity
      • Tannen - list
      • Ireland - list
      • Martin's Magic - list
      • Abbott's Catalog 15
  23. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • A Series of Surprises
  24. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • dialog - Billy Boley
  25. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  26. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Super X Illusion with a dummy
  27. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  28. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  29. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Jumping Jacks
  30. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  31. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 9 - September 1961 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Don Alan
  3. Cover Portrait - Don Alan - Chicago's Pride - by Frances Ireland Marshall
  4. Contents
  5. Final Curtain
    • Augustus "Gus" Rapp
  6. The Rest of the Way Around the World - Frances Ireland Marshall
  7. Magic's TV Ambassador ... "Magic Ranch" - re: Don Alan - by George Anderson
  8. An Open Letter to All Magicians - Don Alan
  9. The Danbury Force - Norman Houghton
    • The Indoor Eye-Watcher
  10. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Harlequin Deck
    • Correction - July Issue
  11. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  12. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  13. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  14. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • TV Production Illusion
  15. Van Cleve in Theatre Under the Stars
  16. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • three dollar bill gag
  17. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Traveling Block - Joseph White
    • Tissue to Bouquet - Bill Madden
    • Ball - Glasses & Silks - Doc Robert Hubert
  18. New I. G.P. President - re: Benjamin J. Kleinman
  19. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  20. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • American Magic Club Bulletin
      • Abbott's Catalog Number 15
      • The Magnet
      • Pips
      • Magicol
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • Magic Net
      • Bookie
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • Magical Digest
      • The New Phoenix
      • ABRAcadabra, Nos. 790-806
    • Tape Recorders
    • Announcements, lists and stff
      • Tommy Windsor
      • N.Y.C.A.N.
      • Doc Weiss
      • Edgar Heyl - Catalogue No. 58
      • Ireland's Trick Talk
      • Tannen's Top Hat Topics
      • Teral Garrett - lists
      • Houdini-Gram
    • Scrapbook Material
    • Requests
    • Tip of the Month
      • Scotch Brand Mending Tape
  22. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  23. Clyde Cairy to Lecture in Iran
  24. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • janitor's talking dummy - Billy Boley
  25. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Astrolepathy - North Bigbee
  26. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • rope trick - Dr. Ray C. Finkle
  27. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  28. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Elusive Aces
  29. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
    • More about Double or Nothing
  30. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  31. Tele-Ad - North Bigbee

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 10 - October 1961 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Ron Urban
  3. Contents
  4. Houdini - April 6, 1974 - October 31, 1926
  5. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  6. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  7. Abbott's 1961 Magic Get-Together Exceeds Expectations - John Braun
  8. photos - Nite Before Show
  9. photos - Thursday Night Public Show
  10. photos - Friday Night Public Show
  11. photos - Saturday Night Public Show
  12. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Pre-Cardiction
  13. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  14. Silent Mora's 75th Birthday
  15. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  16. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • tablecloth gag
  18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • three bill gags
  19. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  20. Cover Portrait - Ron Urban - by Gene Tuttle
  21. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  22. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Adios Suzie
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Tommy Windsor Super 1962 Publicity Portfolio
      • The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S.M. - Paul LePaul
      • Telepathy In Action - Orville Meyer
      • Cigs to Cash - Allan Lambie
      • Instanto - Allan Lambie
      • Grand Flash - Allan Lambie
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • Time Out For a Smoke - Micky Hades
      • The High Cost of Smoking - Micky Hades
      • SPLOT - The Elders
      • Write Your Own Patter - tape recordings - Sid Lorraine
      • Allan's Attic
      • Ralph Hadley - lists
      • Mental-Wise
      • Genii, August
    • Tip of the Month
      • glycerin for the hands
  24. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  25. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  26. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  27. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Out To Lunch
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  29. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • card effect
  30. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  31. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  32. Any Slate a Clipboard - North Bigbee
  33. Clarification - Astrolepathy in the September Issue

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 11 - November 1961 - 52 pages - Special 'Twenty-Tricks' Issue
  2. Cover - Karrell Fox
  3. Cover Portrait -
  4. Letters to the Editor
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Karrell Fox "The King of Korn" - by "Monk" Watson
    • W. C. Fox
  7. Something About Myself - Harry Blackstone
  8. Blackstone Ave., Colon, Michaigan
  9. Grandfather's Clock Illusion - Jesse Thornton
  10. Tied Box & Ring
  11. Chinese Straight Jacket
  12. Double Exchange Illusion
  13. Suspenso
  14. Pip-Pip - Sid Lorraine
  15. Bill in Egg - Joseph M. White
  16. Chameleon Ball - Joseph M. White
  17. State of Mine - North Bigbee
  18. Snappy Dove Vanish
  19. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Aldini's Hydrogen Aces
  20. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  21. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Vanishing Half Dollar
    • The Green Red Head
    • Houdini Club Convention
    • Frances' 30th Year
  22. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  23. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • One Fast Buck
  24. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Don Alan's Sponge Ball and Brass Bowl
  25. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Afghan Bands Patter - Harry Carmer (El Zorro)
  26. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  27. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Random Thoughts While Bandaging The Hand after The Vanishing Cane
  28. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Bits and Pieces
    • What's New
      • SNARK - The Elders
      • In Sp-Ace - Don Lawton
      • Magic Square and Master Memory - Orville Meyer
      • Flash - Allan Lambie
      • Look Again Folder - Allan Lambie
      • Petrie Lewis - list
      • Edgar Heyl Book List No. 59
      • Magical Book News - Axel Rasmussen
      • LeWains House of Magic - lists
      • Davenport's - book list
      • Gospel Maginews - periodical - Jimmy Lake
    • Letters, Comments and Requests
    • Tip of the Month
      • hand lotion - Okito
  29. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Kirby's Stocking Cabinet
  30. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Dialog - Bob McAllister
  31. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Séance Seership - North Bigbee
  32. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Paper Cutting Routine
  33. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Christmas Routine
  34. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Card-in-Case
  35. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
    • Face to Face - Doc Harad
  36. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 1, Number 12 - December 1961 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - "Monk" Watson
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - 'Monk' Watson - by John Braun
  6. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  7. Final Curtain
    • My Friend, Long Tack Sam - by Milo Lum (Short Tack Sam)
  8. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • Sidelights on the Giant Fan
  9. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Aldini's Predict-O-Deck
  10. Tops & Bottoms - Don Alan
    • One Hot Humid Evening
  11. Col. Beaman and Herman Yerger [founder of TAOM]
  12. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  13. The Collector's Page - poster - Kellar, Self Decapitation
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  15. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  16. Final Curtain
    • Harry Baker - by Monk Watson
  17. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • A Christmas Routine
  18. Oscar - re: Oscar Hackler
  19. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • more gag bills
  20. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Atomic Ray Gun - John De Castro
    • Routine Tips - Dale "Leroy" Gardner
    • Square Ball Sponge
  21. Card V - Stewart James
  22. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • George's Gems
    • Flash Tray
    • Random Thoughts While Sweeping Up After the Rice Bowls
    • George's Dept. of Collossal [sic] Insignificant Facts
  23. Ejecting the Intruders - Eddie Joseph
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New
      • Comedy Fillers - Robert Orben
      • locating a mentally selected card - John P. Hamilton
      • copy of a Houdini poster - Tommy Windsor
      • Ireland's Trick Talk
      • Bookie, October
      • Edgar Heyl's List No. 60
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Barnstormer
      • American Magic Club Bulletin
      • The Prestidigitator Speaks
      • Hade-E-Gram, September
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 807-819
      • The New Phoenix
      • Genii, September
    • Just What You Want for Christmas
      • C'est Terrifique - Neil Foster
      • Rainbow Golf Ball Routine - Neil Foster
      • Houdini's Fabulous Magic - Walter Gibson & Morris N. Young
    • Tip of the Month
      • flesh colored pastel for marking cards
  25. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
  26. Gagbag Routine - Ron Bauer
  27. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • An Added Effect with the Chinese Rings - Henry Walton
    • A Selected Card Turns Over
    • A New Feke for Producing Cigarettes
  28. Our Christmas Party - poem - Harry Opel
  29. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • It's Magic
  30. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Love Chain - North Bigbee
  31. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • trick in September issues was published as Bachelor's Needle
    • paper folding for Christmas shows
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  33. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Elimination
  34. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  35. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

word count: 411518 which is equivalent to 1646 standard pages of text

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