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New Tops Volume 11 (1971) by Neil Foster
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657 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 1 - January 1971 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Eddie Joseph
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - The Josephs - Eddie and Sarah
  5. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • nutmeg grinder as cigarette holder - Paul Fishman
  6. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • A Prelude to Oil and Water
  8. Subject: Summer Resorts - Dave Seebach
  9. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Squaring the Circle - David Sigaful
    • Silk Caddy or A Changed Heart
  10. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • History of Magic - P. C. Sorcar
      • Grimoire - Peter Isaacs
      • Children's Showtime - Michael Elliott
      • Lecture Notes on Apparatus Magic - Seymour Davis
      • Dingle's Deceptions - Harry Lorayne
      • The Ultimate Telephone Book Test - Daniel Korem
      • Mind Blaster - Daniel Korem
      • Flushtration - Br. John Hamman
      • The Wheel of Fortune - Jo Sheridan
      • Longbeard the Magician - children's fiction - Sid Fleischman
      • lecture notes - Mike Rogers
      • Space Age Magic - Vincent Holiday (Vince Fabek)
      • billiard balls covered in tiny mirrors - M. Decamp
      • Introducing Bill's Magic - W. G. Strickland
  11. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  12. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  13. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
    • Out of a Hat
  14. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • card for information prior to quoting a show
  15. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Vent Routine - Ed Cherney
  16. Gags? - Ed Eckl
  17. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • The P. D. Quickie - Paul Diamond
  18. announcement - Third annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Banquet
  19. Jokes? - Ed Eckl
  20. Goebel the Magician performing the "Crystal Casket" - reviewed by W. McCarl Roberts
  21. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - sugar effect - Larry Arcuri
  22. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Magician of the Month - Tom Lyons
  23. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Happy New Year
  24. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • A Trunk Substitution - Burton Marks
    • Flag Production - Karlin
    • A Pickpocket Gag - Karlin
    • Walking Away From Shadow
  25. Quotes ... way out of magical context - Ed Eckl

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 2 - February 1971 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Neil Foster
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Neil Foster and Jeanne
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Robert-Houdin's Memoirs - in German
      • Zauberei Zauberei - in German
      • Hocus Pocus Junior
      • aluminum name tags - Unique Enterprises
      • The Great Escape - Sam Berland
      • Borrowed Torn and Restored Dollar Bill - Sam Berlnad
      • Magic Collectors Reprint Series - Artist Era magazine from February 1896
      • Chandu's Magical Varieties - Harold Chandler
      • Exclusive Magic - H. R. Rice
      • The Hierophant, Issues 3 & 4
      • Pride - Werner G. Seitz
      • Top Hat Topics
      • golf ball effects - Leonardo, Jr.
      • Marshall McLuhen collectors deck
      • Chaos - club periodical
      • Follow That Card - Bro. John Hamman
  6. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • comedy color changing silk effect - Jim Heuser
    • Devil's Dozen - card Effect
  7. Mark Straw Entertains G.I.'s
  8. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
  9. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  10. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Joe and Jake - Joe H. Shultz
  11. My Glittering Card Trilogy - Eddie Joseph
  12. Final Curtain
    • P. C. Sorcar
  13. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  14. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 1 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Levitation pf Princess Karnac
    • The Dream of Princess Karnac
  15. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Magician of the Month - Rick Polston
  16. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  17. Gags? - Ed Eckl
  18. Conjuring with Coins - Nick Trost
    • A Penny's Worth of Magic - Stelzer
  19. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  20. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Puppets
    • The Handkerchief Frame
  21. New Arrival
    • William Nicholas Hegbli, Jr. born to William and Susan Hegbli, Sr.
  22. Changeable Aces - John C. Sherwood
  23. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - Railroad Trick - Joseph DeStafano
  24. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • making multiplying golf balls from plastic practice balls - Bob Logan
  25. Jokes? - Ed Eckl
  26. Subject: Routining - Dave Seebach
  27. A Letter to the Editor from Ed Eckl
  28. Selling Safety Magic - Walter Wilson
    • How Time Flies (Grant's Presto Clock Vanish)
  29. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  30. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 3 - March 1971 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Dick Ryan - Chairman of the Board
  3. Cover Portrait - Dick Ryan
  4. Tops Congratulates
    • Rev. Zina Dennett, Jr. & Miss Betty Lou Dickens on their marriage
  5. Contents
  6. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • A Seven Card Wager - with a Kicker!
  7. From Warren Stephens' Notes - re: comedy/gag checks
  8. Editor's Lament - poem
  9. Selling Safety Magic - Walter Wilson
    • McAthy's Insurance Policy - Jimmie "Chatterbox" Harrison
  10. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  11. Final Curtain
    • Jeanne Windsor
  12. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Genii Tube Routine - Lenardo, Jr.
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued
  13. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • :Magnetic Strip"
  14. Sparky the Magic Clown says ... "Let's talk '72!" - William J. Van Almen
  15. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • re: Magic Circle Annual Show
  16. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 2 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Sedan Chair
  17. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Card and Rope
    • Vanishing Easter Bunny - Dick Jarrow
    • Phoney 4 Aces
  18. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - cigarette and match effect - Aruss K. Bonerjee
  19. Farewell to the Prince of Magic - P. C. Sorcar - 1913-1971 ... by Francis Marshall
  20. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Be A Clown - Brian Marshall
  21. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Ennui
  22. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • a Pickpocket Gag - Karlin
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • From the Dealers
      • Bill Tube Shaker - Supreme
      • Pop-Away Wand - Supreme
      • Double Dynamite - Roydon
      • Holiday Greetings - Jimmy Lake
      • Card Shapes - Fred Loew
    • magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Magigram
      • Pallbearers Review
      • Genii, November & December
      • M-U-M
      • Magic Around the World, October-December
      • The New Pentagram, November, December & January
      • Velki
      • Hero Hobby, No. 22 1970 Fall
      • Necromancer, Nos. 3 & 4
      • Puzzler Magazine No. 3
      • Magical Bookie, September
      • The Talisman
      • The Magic Cauldron Nos. 37 & 38
      • Magick
      • Mystics
      • Magic Collectors' Reprint Series Vol. 2 No. 3 - second issue of Artist Era, February 1896
  24. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Ring Off Silk
  25. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Random Notes on Cards
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - John Ruffley
  26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  27. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  28. I.B.M. Ring 205 Charter Night Banquet & Show
  29. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  30. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  31. he Academy of Magic Arts - awards & fellowships

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 4 - April 1971 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Bruce Armstrong
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Bruce Armstrong - Merry-Go-Max - by Elizabeth Warlock
  5. Ind-Dra-Jal - re: Sorcar - Sri. Madhab Choudhuri
  6. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  7. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • New Trick
  8. Magic of Robert Harbin - Sid Lorraine
  9. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  10. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Lou Tannen Pre4sents
    • Trick of the Month - matchstick puzzle - Dave Jarrett
  11. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued
  12. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Three Times Two - Henry Bihari
    • Cards of a Feather Stick Together - Bob Rydeen
  13. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 3 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Floating Lady
  14. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  15. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • A Quick Four-Ace Opener
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • The Price & the Pumpkin - Supreme
      • Mixed-Up Santa - Supreme
      • Bangle and Beads - Bruce Posgate
      • Clown Act Omnibus - Wes McVicar
      • Magazine Magicana - Jack Potter & Micky Hades
    • Club Papers
      • The Swami Speaks
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • The Christian Artist
      • Magicians' Guild of America, Inc.
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Magic Net
      • J.S. Magic Circle
      • Big Bob's Magic Club News, Christmas & Women's Liberation Issues
      • Vent-O-Gram
      • Magicana, Sept.-Oct. & Nov.-Dec.
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Calliope
      • The Pentacle
      • The Spellbinder
      • The Yogi-Gram
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Top Hat, Sept.-Oct. & Nov.-Dec.
      • The Spotlight
    • From the Advertisers
      • Supreme Magic
      • La Wain House of Magic
      • Guest Magic Service
      • Johnny Ould
      • Magical Trading Post, List No. 19
      • Captain Bill James
  17. Ernest Davis in Hospital
  18. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Hollywood I.B.M. Ring 21's 4th. Annual Cavalcade of Magic
    • Sing Along with Buddy - Mysterious Lawrence
  19. Knights of Magic to hold Magicland
  20. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Three Coin Routine
    • Christ Never Fails
  21. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • idea for "Moon Rock" - Oran B. Dent
  22. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Houvine (Allen Ravine)
    • More Notes on Cards
  23. 27th Annual Spring Banquet and Show - Allentown, Penna. Society of Magicians
  24. Can this be a Philosophy? - Ed Eckl
  25. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  26. New Arrival
    • Tammy Lynn Schirmer - born to Mike and Bonnie Shirmer
  27. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  28. Final Curtain
    • Ruth Haines
    • C. H. Harvey Rhodes
    • Clayton Rawson - by Bob Mason
    • Alan Lee Boulton - by Frances Marshall
    • Everett Wees - by J. Everette Mires

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 5 - May 1971 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Mark Wilson
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Mark Wilson - Magic Props Again With Poppin' Fresh - by Frances Marshall
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Bangles 'N' Beads - Bruce Posgate
      • The Hindu Cups - Eddie Joseph
      • magazine file boxes - Lyle & Company
      • Hot Damn! - Ned Rutledge
    • Looking Over the Magazines
      • Magical Bookie, January
      • Abracadabra
      • Magicol, January
      • The New Pentagram, February
      • Talisman
      • The Pallbearer's Review, November, December & January
      • Magick
      • Necromancer No. 5
    • Among the Club Papers
      • Calliope
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Spellbinder
      • The Spotlight
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Barnstormer
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • Velki
      • Magic Net
      • J. S. Magic Circle
      • Magic Times
      • Magic Around the World, January-March
    • La Wain's House of Magic acquires the balance of the Bill Neff items
  6. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Two to One
  8. Gravity Zero - Eddie Joseph
    • Basic Requirements and Secret Arrangements
    • Operation
    • Effect 'One' ... The Floating Ring
    • Effect 'Two' ... The Weightless Dagger
    • The Dagger and Jar
    • The Gliding Sphere
    • The Rising Glass of Milk
    • The Space Walk
    • The Flaming Candle
    • Additional Notes
  9. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  10. New Tops Index 1970 - Volume Ten - Dale Salwak, compiler
  11. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  12. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • tips for Multiplying Golf Balls & Diminishing Golf Balls - Lenardo, Jr.
  13. It's Referenced - A Card Trick - Ed Eckl
  14. Humor - Ed Eckl
  15. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  16. Final Curtain
    • Ethel Kanter - by Mitchell "Mike" Kanter
  17. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  18. Final Curtain
    • Paul Stadelman - by Neil Foster
  19. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
    • Asrah
  20. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  21. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued
  22. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  23. Final Curtain
    • Samuel F. Sterns - by Neil Foster
  24. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Even More Notes on Cards
    • Magician of the Month - Chuck Goudie, Jr.
  25. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Visual Aids
    • Silk Production
    • The Stillwell Ball
  26. Sherrie, of Tom & Sherrie, Ella Matador! - by Bob Mason
  27. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Gene Bernstein's trick with two toothpicks - and variations
    • suggestion for Duke's Dye Version - David Rumfelt
    • fake "Three Dollar Bills" idea - Dr. Elliott Brodie
  28. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • impromptu vent bit - Mysterious Lawrence
  29. Final Curtain
    • Poonjee [Ernest J. Young] - by Earl Ray Wilcox
  30. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Magic Maid

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 6 - June 1971 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Harry Smith
  3. Vent-O-Rama
  4. Contents
  5. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 5 - Robert E. Olson
    • Asrah - continued
  6. photo - Miss Beth Ann Derkson
  7. Cover Portrait - Harry Smith - by Sid Lorraine
  8. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  9. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  10. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • false shuffle - Richard Durham
  11. Out of This Galaxy = Mark Thiede & Roy Kissell
  12. Johnstone's Infallible Universal Laws for Magicians - By George [Johnstone]
  13. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • A Five-Card Quickie!
  14. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Comedy in Gospel Magic?
    • lightning cartoon
  15. Irving Desfor Night
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Current Comedy - Robert Orben
      • Cardman's Secrets, Vol. 1 and 2 - Nick Trost
      • Card Problems - Nick Trost
      • booklet of reproductions of Blackstone material - Robert Lund
      • 4-Tel - Guest Magic Service
      • Trouble-Wit Routines - Ken de Courcy & Bill West
    • Minute Magazine Mentions
      • Magic and Spells Quarterly, Vol. 1 No. 2
      • New Pentagram, March & April
      • Talisman
      • Mystics
      • Magigram
      • Magick
      • Calliope
      • The Magic Cauldron #39
      • Necromancer #6
  17. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No.1 - Award Winner
  18. Spiral Wizardry - Eddie Joseph
  19. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  20. Special Convention Train to New Orleans
  21. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
  22. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  23. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • The Story of One Card Pete
  24. '30' for Bruce - re: Bruce Lowry (son of Tommy Windsor) - Editor Mobley of the Painsville, Ohio Telegraph
  25. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  26. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Bergson's Reversal
    • The Prehistoric Card Trick
  27. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Kenneth James Tazellar, Jr.
  28. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Colon
  29. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • What's The Difference - John J. Bogorae
  30. Harry Carlson Testimonial Show
  31. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 7 - July 1971 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Bill Brewe
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Bill Brewe ... Wizard! - BY Oran B. Dent
  5. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Unprepared Silk Ball Production
  6. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • World Events
  7. Flash - re: proposed National Magic Week
  8. Quinmonition - Eddie Joseph
  9. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Impossible Pie - recipe - Betty & Johnny Platt
  10. Rosalind Graff in "Butterflies Are Free
  11. On Being a Girl - Thoroughly Magic Millie - poem - Millicent Ann Zeek
  12. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  13. Memoriam - Dr. Zina Bennett - from Suzy Wandas Bennett
  14. William Russell Walsh - obituary - by Clarke Crandall
  15. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Comedy Letter - Robert Orben
      • Colour-Finger - Fred Lowe
      • Expert Card Chicanery - Alton Sharpe
      • Gold Medal Showmanship - Burling Hull
      • Lots of Lawton - Don Lawton
      • posters - Repro 71
      • Huber and Herpel [Germany] - book list
        • Markedsgogl Og Cirkusslojer - Kurt Moller-Madsen [Norwegian?]
        • Vie et Secrets de Robert-Houdin - Michael Seldow [French]
        • Zwischen Schaubuden und Karussells - Alfred Lehmann [German]
      • Walter Graham Reprint Series
        • Magic World
      • Encyclopedia of Dave Magic, Volume 2 - Ian Adair
      • Sorcar, Junior - advertising
  17. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 2 - A Blooming Sequence
  18. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Jumbo Oil and Water
  19. Selling Safety Magic - Walter Wilson
    • How Does a Deck of Cards Remind Me of Safety?
  20. The Extra Touch - North Bigbee
  21. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • deck switch with Devil's Handkerchief - Marvin A. Johnson
  22. Flash - next month
  23. The Magician's Liability - Walt Hudson
  24. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  25. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Cards Again?
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Kenneth Solomon
  26. 1971 Houdini Club Convention
  27. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  28. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 6 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Spirit Cabinet
  29. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  30. Mentalism and Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  31. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued
  32. ... My Friend, Russ Walsh - obituary - by Monk Watson
  33. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  34. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 8 & 9 - August & September 1971 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Sparky the Magic Clown - National Clown Week August 1-7
  3. In Memoriam - Percy Abbott
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Sparky "The Magic Clown" [William J. van Almen] - by Neil Foster
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • news clipping from the Bradentown Herald, Florida - "She's Mrs. Magic U.S.A." - re: Inez Blackstone
    • Condensed Comment About Tricks and Magazines
      • Potty Prediction - Ken Brooke
      • Zeudo Zycho - Guest Magic Service
      • The Spotlight
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • Magicana
      • The Swami Speaks
      • The Silent Messenger
      • The Barnstormer
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Magic Net
      • J S Magic Circle
      • Magirama
      • The Spellbinder
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Velki
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • The Penticale
      • Big Bob's News
      • Calliope
      • Mystics
      • Talisman
      • Abracadabra
      • Magical Bookie
      • Magicol
      • The New Pentagram
      • Genii
      • M-U-M
      • Necromancer
      • The Gen
      • Current Comedy
      • Pallbearers Review
      • Magigram
      • Hierophant, Nos. 5 & 6
      • Magick
    • From the Dealers
      • Nelson Enterprises Catalog No. 30
      • Norm Osborn's Lists
      • LA Wain's House of Magic List #119
    • Last Minute Entries
      • Out-of-Sight - Ned Rutledge
      • Illusionsesme - Prof. S. K. Vasanyha Kumar
  7. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 3 - Self Naming adorn
  8. photo - re: Houdini Magical Hall of Fame
  9. The Ben Chavez Memorial Trophy
  10. Jack Gwynne Trophy
  11. Glenn Karsten Takes a Bride
  12. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Floating Ball
  13. cartoon - Jack Holland
  14. Colin Smith Wins Awards in New Zealand
  15. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  16. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Quickee Professional Mini-Stage - Walter J. Musial
  17. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • optical oddities
    • cherry cordial recipe - John Alden
    • The Two Digit Number
    • "Chinese" inscription to revel a card
  18. Mystery of Foreign Currency - Eddie Joseph
  19. Thank You - from The Walsh Family
  20. News Story - Bruce Lowry
  21. Tops Reaches for the Stars!! - John Sherwood
  22. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Grasshopper Pie - recipe
  23. Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Life on the Ocean Wave - Edwin Lyell
  24. Monday Moring Blues - Dennis R. Loomis
    • Flight of the Reversed Card!
    • The Twice Chosen Card!
    • All Four at Once!
  25. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  26. Sherwood's Infallible List of Magicians You Will Meet - John Sherwood
  27. Selling Safety Magic - Walter Wilson
    • color-changing silks routine - Reverend Mattice
    • Name-hunt puzzle - Denis MacKenzie
  28. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • burnt and restored handkerchief routine
    • Cuff Servante and Exchange
  29. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Revealing Two Selected Cards by the "Sense of Touch"
  30. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Greg Victoroff
  31. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • The Blaze of Summer
  32. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  33. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Chinese Folder idea - Harry Franke
    • talking to not at - Vernon C. Stiles
  34. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  35. A Volunteer from the Audience ... Please? - Walt Hudson
    • Part One
  36. Memories - poem - Harry Opel
  37. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • One Chance in 26,000 Prediction - Robert Nelson
  38. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  39. 25 Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Soda Sorcery - "Hen" Fetsch
    • Two Tips on Tips - Karlin
    • Sorcar's Magic Circle - P. C. Sorcar
    • Strip Tease - Harry A. Kessel
    • Dime in the Walnut - Mariano Palhinha
    • Rapid Transit - Paul Stadelman
    • Spectator Finds His Card
    • Ice Cold Water
    • Removing the Cigar Band

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 10 - October 1971 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Richardi
  3. André Kole Tour Schedule
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Richiardi - Elizabeth Warlock
  6. Sorcar, Jr. Accepts Congratulations
  7. Abbott's 34th Annual Magic Get-Together Breaks All Records - John Braun
    1. photos - Wednesday Night
    2. photos - Thursday Night
    3. photos - Friday Night
    4. photos - Saturday Night
  8. The Salvatore Sallas Honored
  9. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 2, Part 8 - Robert E. Olson
    • Thurston's Wives
    • Grace Butterworth
    • Beatrice Foster
    • Second Part - Howard Thurston
    • Nina Leota Fielding
    • Pauline Marks
  10. Magic Youths Int'l News Flash
  11. George McAthy - September 9, 1971 - An Appreciation by Clarke C. Crandall
  12. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  13. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • booklet re: the Great Klal
    • What's New
      • Enciclopedia d ll'Illusionismo [sic], Volume 5 of 12 - Prestigiazione con Ditali e Sigarette
      • Enciclopedia d ll'Illusionismo [sic], Volume 6 of 12 - Prestigiazione con Palline ed Uova
      • The Snake Can - David Ginn
      • Magic Collectors Reprint Series - The Tops, Vol. 1 No. 1
      • Paul Swinford's Lecture Notes
      • The Encyclopedia of One-Line Comedy - Robert Orben
  14. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 4 - Pay Check
  15. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • The Coin Change
  16. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Triple Sandwich with Double Reverse
  17. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Publications
      • Psychic
      • Occult
      • Psychic vision
    • New Book
      • The Luscher Color Test
    • Mentalism in Print
      • Argosy, June 1971
  18. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Magician of the Month - Brad Lowe
  19. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • three dollar bill - Lawrence Arcuri
    • fold a $10 into a $100 bill - Lawrence Arcuri
  20. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  21. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • AnOpen Letter to Mr. Johnstone from Lawrence Arcuri - re: Houdini Birthplace Research Project
  22. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Comedy Show of Shallmar - continued
  23. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • puff of smoke - Charlie Pfrogner
    • clock counting trick - Bob Lewis
  24. Unaccommodating Rope - Eddie Joseph
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  26. Final Curtain
    • Fred Beckman - by Tom Auburn
    • Don Rogers (nee Ernest Schieldge) - by Robert Hurt
    • William G. Thompson - by Millie Bouton
    • Steven L. Steinger - by the Editor
  27. photo - re: Philip Morris
  28. An Explanation - re: missing columns

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 11 - November 1971 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Bob Fischer
  3. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  4. Cover Portrait - Bob Fischer
  5. Contents
  6. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 1 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Man That Mystified Herrmann
    • The Upside Down Man or The Reversed Girl
  7. Indian Snake Plant - Tommy Windsor
  8. Kid Show Patter for "20th Century Silks" - Bruce Lowry
  9. Kid Show Patter for "Duke's Dye-Vision" - Bruce Lowry
  10. The "White Hose" Trail - Eddie Joseph
  11. Chicagoland Magicians Honor Dorny & Marie - Roger Lane
  12. Bob Nelson Lifetime Member MDA
  13. More on Harry Blackstone's "Bear Illusion" - David Price
  14. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Dummy at the Wheel - Colonel Bill Boley
  15. Poetess' Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Enigma
  16. A Volunteer from the Audience ... Please? - Walt Hudson
    • Part Two
  17. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - adaption of Bob Little's Somersault Flourish
  18. cartoon - Jack Holland
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Canadian Card Control - Tom Batchelor
      • The Sphinx 50 Years of Magic - reissue
      • Strictly Visuals - David Ginn
      • Magic with Fantasio's Canes and Candles - David Ginn
      • Magicackle - quarterly
      • Kabbala - periodical
    • Glancing at the Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Current Comedy
      • Comedy Letter
      • Magick
      • The New Pentagram
      • Pallbearers Review
      • Magigram
      • Mystics
      • Big Bob's Little Paper
      • The Talisman
      • Necromancer
      • Genii
      • The Cauldron, No. 40
      • The Flapping Bird
      • M-U-M
      • Magic Around the World
      • Reputation Makers - Harry Lorayne
  20. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 5 - Pipsychometry
  21. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  22. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • tip for Zombie - James Kendall
  23. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • A Violent Death
  24. Lew Dick Honored
  25. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • tip for 52 on One
    • coloring book and vanishing crayons
  26. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Odd Man Wins!
  27. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Jeff Lint
  28. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  29. The Great Blackstone - died November 16, 1965
  30. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  31. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Quality Assurance Manager Uses Talent as Magician to Present Religious Soft Sell to Youthful Audiences - re: Ralph Mills
  32. Lou Tannen's 9th Magic Jubilee Big Success - Ed Mishell

  1. The New Tops - Volume 11, Number 12 - December 1971 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Komar
  3. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Office Party
    • Christmas Toast
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Komar - the Hindu Fakir - by Neil Foster
  6. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
    • Smoke Machine
  7. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Tuner Cleaner" for Walsh canes - George C. Jones
  8. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • T. T. F. N. - 1971 - poem
    • Dead Certain
  9. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • number prediction on watch
  10. In Memoriam - Jack Gwynne
  11. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  12. Notice - humor
  13. photo - Houdini Memorial Service
  14. Beyond the Horizon - Eddie Joseph
  15. A Volunteer from the Audience ... Please? - Walt Hudson
    • Part 3
  16. Sensational Dace of Death re-created at British I.B.M. Convention - Bayard Grimshaw
  17. Final Curtain
    • Gus Southall - by Bayard Grimshaw
  18. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Optical Three Card Monte
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Reputation Makers - Harry Lorayne
      • The Balloon Pitch - Tommy Windsor
      • The Real Svengali Pitch - Tommy Windsor
      • Safety Chalk Talks - Tom McCormick
      • The Magic of Pavel - Pavel
      • Paddle Antics - Ian Adair
      • Boston Barnstormer
        • World's Smallest Locked Room - Clayton Rawson
      • Magie des Boules - Decamps
      • Alive, August 1971 - "The Road to Oblivion"
      • The Magical Informant - publication
      • The Magical Informant
      • The Guest Magic Chat Number 9
      • Fredlo Developments - catalog
    • club papers
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • The Magic Net
      • J S Magic Circle
      • Velki
      • Calliope
      • Bog Bob's Magic Club News, July & Mini Interim, August
      • The Spellbinder
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Spotlight
      • The Spirit Trumpet Yogi-Gram
      • Christian Conjurer
      • Top Hat
      • Silent Messenger
      • Magicana
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
  20. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 6 - Stubborn Knottery
  21. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Post to Postman - chalk talk cartoon
  22. Reminiscing with Bob Nelson
  23. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 2 - Robert E. Olson
    • Herrmann the Great
  24. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  25. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Little Miss Hipster - Miss Terry Loncaric
  26. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  27. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Year - Greg Victoroff
    • Impossible Knowledge
  28. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  29. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  30. 15th Annual Tokyo Magic Festival - Daryl Hurst

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