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New Tops Volume 12 (1972) by Neil Foster
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657 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 1 - January 1972 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - James Hagy
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - James Hagy - by Neil Foster
  5. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Color Prediction with Three Spectators
  6. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • The Value of Vacation Bible School - Part One
  7. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Mental Mandate
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New
      • Another Card Session with Peter Kane - Peter Kane
      • Shenanigan Die Box - Bud West
      • Pizza Poker - Nick Trost
      • nesting zippered purses - Supreme
      • Highly Mediocre Tricks - Peter McDonald
      • Magnetrix - Theo Dore
      • Magical Bookie, September
      • The Magic City, 1902 - reprint
      • Necromancer, No. 10
      • Hero Hobby
      • Puzzler Magazine, No. 5
      • Pallbearers Review
      • Magick
      • Magic and Spells Quarterly, No. 3
      • Comedy Letter
      • Current Comedy
      • Pentagram
      • Maghigram
  9. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 7 - Chalk Chicanery
  10. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Drive-In Theatre - Charles Kissenger
  11. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Acri-Lux" as substitute for lycopodium - Nick Williams (W. Frederick Nicks)
    • also known as "Witches' Meal"
  12. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Enrique Jimenez Martinez
  13. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  14. Jimmy Trimble - obituary by the Editor
  15. -A It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  16. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  17. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Some Wishes for the Year Ahead - poem
    • Six-cess
  18. 1972 Society of American Magicians Convention - Philadelphia
  19. The Dynamic Foursome - Eddie Joseph
  20. photo - Irving Desfor at Disney World
  21. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 3 - Robert E. Olson
    • Seeing Through a Woman or The Lady Without a Middle
  22. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  23. A Volunteer from the Audience ... Please? - Walt Hudson
    • Part 4
  24. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  25. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • A Little Snug
    • Trick of the Month - coin effect - Senor Mardo

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 2 - February 1972 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Tommy Windsor
  3. Cover Portrait - Tommy Windsor - by George Spelvin
  4. cartoon - Jack Holland
  5. Contents
  6. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Opening for Three Card Monte - Jerry Mentzer
  7. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Be My Valentine
  8. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Bacon Oriental - recipe - Eleanor Hall
  9. photo - It's a Switch! - re: Tiny Tim and Frank Scalzo
  10. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • From the Market Place
      • Chat Number 10 - Guest Magic Service
      • Magic, Inc. - folders
      • Top Hat Topics
      • LaWain's House of Magic - lists
      • Norm Osborn - lists
      • Robert Nelson [NC] - lists
      • Tommy Windsor - lists
    • What's New
      • Predicta Total - Bob Mason
      • The World's Greatest Magician - Jimmy Lake
      • Baa Baa Black Sheep - Supreme
      • The Quick-Change Silk - David Ginn
      • More Faro Fantasy - Paul Swinford
      • ESP Session - reprint - Nick Trost
      • Comedy Letter
      • Current Comedy
      • Swami, fist issue, January 1972
  11. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 8 - Any Color
  12. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Vacation Bible School - Part Two
  13. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • "Rap" with the Audience - Dave Pulsifer
  14. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Tim Rowe
  15. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Marshall's Permanent Mette Spray" to hide glare on monofilament - J. H. Patterson
  16. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  17. Do Dogs Have E.S.P.? - Bob Nelson
  18. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  19. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Stick-Em-Up - Charlie Pfrogner
    • rubber band trick - Howard Rumfelt
    • multiplying billiard ball move - Duke Stern
  20. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
    • Committees or Spotting the Nuisances
    • The Triple Escape
  21. Side Show Sorcery: The Ten-In-One Show - Walt Hudson
    • Part 1
  22. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  23. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  24. On The Spot - Ed Mishell

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 3 - March 1972 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Bob Nelson
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Bob Nelson - by Neil Foster
  5. Press Books and Their Value - Bob Nelson
    • photo - Bob Nelson and Talking Teakettle
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • The Eyes Have It - Sid Lorraine
      • poster - The Land of the Peacock - Repro 71
      • Samuel Berland Dice Routine - Sauel Berland
      • The Spellbinder
      • The Boston Barnstormer
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Bulletin from The Magicians Guild of America
      • Magicana
      • Novotrix
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • Velki
      • J S Magic Circle
      • The Magic Net
      • Linking Ring, Vol. 1 No. 1 -reprint
      • Chaos
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Top Hat
      • Big Bob's Magic Club News
      • Mystics
      • Necromancer
      • The Flapping Bird, No. 17
      • The Magic Cauldron, No. 41
      • Magigram, December & January
      • The Pallbearers Review
      • The New Pentagram, December
      • Genii
      • M-U-M
      • Swami, No. 2
      • Magick, Nos. 36-40
      • Current Comedy
      • Comedy Letter
      • U. F. Grant Catalog
  7. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 11 - A Three Card Trick
  8. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • semolina or polysterene [sic] beads as a substitute for corrosive salt - Edwin Hooper
  9. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Close Up Cards to Pocket - Jerry Mentzer
  10. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Mentalism in Print
      • Tropic, December 5, 1971
      • Prediction - astrology monthly
      • Dictionary of Mentalism - Burling Hull
      • Doorway to Delusion - Paul Siegel
      • Windows to the Mind - Paul Siegel
      • Sensational Mentalism Series - Bob Nelson
  11. cartoon - Jack Holland
  12. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Rush Ling Toy's Rice Combination - Rushling
  13. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • The Man In My Life
  14. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 5 - Robert E. Olson
    • $100,000 Hands
    • Carny Life
    • Fashions - The Costume Trunk
  15. The Thinking Rings - cartoon - Ed Eckl
  16. photo - The Mystery of India - Thurston publicity shot
  17. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  18. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Riddles - Fred Whitaker
  19. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Comedy Sealed Prediction
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Kevin Bickell
  20. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • recipe - Chinese Pepper Steak - Eleanor Hall
  21. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - coin routine (with hat) - Senor Mardo
  22. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • The Unknown Influence - J. Stewart Smith - book
    • "Card Magic" - deck or trick cards
    • Ed McMahon's Barside Companion - Abe Hurwitz - book
    • Turn-About is Foul Play
  23. Side Show Sorcery: The Ten-In-One Show - Walt Hudson
    • Part 2
  24. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  25. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  26. PCAM - Hawaii '72

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 4 - April 1972 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Ed Eckl
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Ed Eckl - by Harry Hirschvogel
  5. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • ESP Card Stunt
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Greg Miller
  6. Final Curtain
    • Louise Jarvis (Mrs. Forrest Jarvis) - by Tommy Windsor
  7. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • A Solid Dissolving Knot
  8. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Stop Trick Variation
  9. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • poster - Robert-Houdin - Repro 71
      • Collection Reprint - quarterly
    • What's News?
      • Thimbles with a Light Touch - Kirk Stiles
      • Magic That Moves Me - David Ginn
      • Extra Sensory Deception - Bud Morris
      • Second Time Around - Roy Johnson
      • A Haunting We Will Go - Peter Warlock
      • Hero Hobby No. 26
  10. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 9 - Extra Sneaky Perception
  11. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • The Medium's Choice
  12. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  13. Further ESP Antics of "Mr. Kelly" - Bob Nelson
  14. Four page Orben Comedy Letter insert
  15. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • Letter to McGraw-Hill Publishers - re: Harry Houdini - humor
  16. Jest Magic as perpetrated by Ed Eckl
    • Another Letter to the Editor from Ed Eckl - re: Flavius, the Roman Fly
  17. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Dial-A-Rack"
  18. Bewildering Domes & Bean - Part 1 - Eddie Joseph
  19. In Memoriam - Howard Thurston - 1869-1936
  20. Side Show Sorcery: The Ten-In-One Show - Walt Hudson
    • Part 3
  21. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Getting Around - John J. Bogorae
  22. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • "Court" Gag
    • The "Greats" of Magic
  23. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  24. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  25. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Colon
  26. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 6 - Robert E. Olson
    • letters
    • Tubes of Tubal - A Mystery of the Fourth Dimension
    • Illusion Must be Well Constructed
  27. The Thinking Rings - cartoon - Ed Eckl
  28. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Chicken Rice Oriental - recipe - Eleanor Hall
  29. S.A.M. Convention News

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 5 - May 1972 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Marc Much
  3. Cover Portrait - Marc Much - by Neil Foster
  4. Contents
  5. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Sealed Secret
  6. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Tray of Hearts gag
  7. Bewildering Domes & Bean - Part 2 - Eddie Joseph
    • The Fork Lift and Secret Load
    • The Two In One
    • The Flash Flight
    • Matter Through Matter
    • The Kiss and the Hat Pin
    • The Climax
  8. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Superpower of Mind
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Kevin J. Kowalski (Houdimini the Magician)
  9. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  10. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Location with a Stranger Card
  11. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
    • Howard Thurston at The White House
  12. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month -
  13. New Tops Index 1971 - Volume Ten - Dale Salwak, compiler
  14. Charles Hunter of Repro 71 on the Poster Phenomena
  15. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  16. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Chicago [Illinois]
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Jacksonville, Florida
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Tampa, Florida
    • Nashville, Tennessee
    • Detroit, Michigan
  17. You Gotta Belong - Monk Watson
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • The Magic Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Magigram
      • Mystics
      • Magical Bookie
      • Magick
      • New Pentagram
      • M-U-M
      • Comedy Letter
      • Current Comedy
    • lists
      • Anthony A. Vander Linden
      • Gene Shelley
      • Top Hat Topics, Vol. 8, No. 2
      • Norm Osborn
    • reviews
      • Micro-Penny - Abbott's
      • Our Mysteries & Annemann's Buried Treasures - reprint - Al Flosso
    • Among the Club Papers
      • The Spellbinder
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • Top Hat
      • J. S. Magic Circle
      • Magicana
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Spirit Trumpet
      • The Barnstormer, February
      • The Spotlight
      • The Silent Messenger
      • S.O.B.
      • The Pentacle
  19. Tricks Eleven - Sid Lorraine
    • No. 10 - paper Money Maker
  20. Talent Contest - Abbott's 1972 Get-Together
  21. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  22. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Double Lift - Cal Tooles
    • Any Card Selected Can Be Immediately Spelled - Duke Stern
  23. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • soldering iron to make plastic tumblers bottomless - Jerry Fulton
  24. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Miss Dahlia Doodle - Terry Loncaric
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  26. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 6 - June 1972 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Duane Fischer
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Duane Fischer "Doctor Chronos" - by Doug Irish
  5. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 8 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Shah of Persia
    • The Secret Service
    • A Bit of Light Finger Work
    • Rabbit from a Hat
  6. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • supplying real milk - George C. Jones, Jr.
  7. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  8. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Reversed Thot-Card
  9. Philip Morris Now Featured in the Hanneford Circus - Tommy Windsor
  10. The Gambler's Secret Out - Eddie Joseph
  11. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • 3 Card E.S.P. Repeat
  12. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Doll House Blues
  13. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • card effect - Henry B'Hari
    • card reveal gag - Duke Stern
  14. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Steve Spain
  15. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  16. Reminiscing with Bob Nelson
  17. The Thinking Rings - cartoon - Ed Eckl
  18. The Amazing Kreskin - a review by R. L. Erlewine
  19. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Ask Me - John J. Bogorae
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Dove Pan-Orama - Bruce Posgate
      • Magigram, Volume 2 - bound volume
      • Million Dollar Card Secrets - Frank Garcia
      • Party Planning and Entertainment - Ian Adair
      • Magic, Inc. Catalog No. 19
      • Blank Amazement - Peter Kane
      • Supreme Silk on Balloon
      • Hula-Fooler - Supreme
      • Fooling with Hula-Fooler - Lewis Ganson
      • Hofzinser Folio - Karl Fulves
      • Horowitz Folio - Karl Fulves
      • SOB - Son of Bat, Jr. - monthly
      • Swami - periodical
      • Sorcar, Jr. - clippings
      • Magic Around the World - to expire after September issue
      • Harry Houdini Portfolio - Repro 71
      • LaWain's House of Magic, Newsletter #123
      • Roy Baker - list
  21. Sorcar, Jr. Tales a Bride
  22. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  23. Amedeo Honored by S.A.M. Parent Assembly
  24. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  25. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
    • The First Magic Convention
  26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • recipe - Mrs. Houdini's Favorite Salad - Bill Pitts
  27. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  28. Subject: Illusions - Dave Seebach
  29. Magic and Mayhem at Midnight - Part 1 - Walt Hudson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 7 - July 1972 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Little Johnny Jones
  3. Final Curtain
    • Tenkai Ishida
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Little Johnny Jones "The Fashionable Magician" Presenting - Sophisticated Conjuring - by Neil Foster
  6. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • Al Koran passed away June 12
  7. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Ziploc Bags" - Don Lamb
  8. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Jonah and the Whale - Dave Mayfield
  9. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 3, Part 9 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Mystery of the Blue Boxes
  10. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  11. Magic and Mayhem at Midnight - Part 2 - Walt Hudson
  12. Do Animals Have E.S.P.? - Bob Nelson
  13. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • The Magic 13 - David Ginn
      • The Book of Numbers - Karl Fulves
      • McComb's Magic - Billy McComb
      • Nootka Atlill in the Toronto Star
      • Supreme Magic Week-End Souvenir Program
      • Clayton L. Jacobsen - lists of Thayer and Lloyd items
    • magazines
      • Big Bob's Magic Club News, April
      • Collectors Reprint Series, Vol. 3, No. 4 - The Magical Searchlight, Sept., 1917
      • Current Comedy
      • Comedy Letter
      • Jam News
      • Magick Nos. 43-48
      • Onda Magica [Spanish]
      • Son of Bat Jr., April
      • Pallbearers Review, December & January
      • J S Magic Circle
      • Silent Messenger, February, March & April
      • Magic Net, Nos. 203-204
      • The Spellbinder
      • Yogi-Gram
      • Barnstormer
      • The Christian Conjurer, February & March
      • Magicana, January/February
      • Top Hat, March/April
      • Mystics, January
      • The Magical Bookie, March
      • The New Pentagram, March, April & May
      • Abracadabra, No. 1366
      • Genii, March & April
      • Swami
      • Magigram
      • M-U-M, March, April & May
      • The Magic Cauldron No. 43
    • more reviews
      • Tannen's - lists
      • Magic, Inc. - lists
      • LaWain Magic - lists
      • Micky Hades - lists
      • Robert Nelson - lists
      • Histoire et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation [French] - 3 volumes
      • Uncanny Slate Mystery - Abbott's
      • Illusion Show Knowhow - Ken Griffin & Roberta
  15. A Hippiesque Trick - Eddie Joseph
  16. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  17. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Vanishing Sugar Cubes
  18. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Three-Way Coincidence Miracle
  19. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  20. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Karen Harrington
  21. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  22. In Memoriam - Dr. Zina B. Bennett - by Suzy Wandas Bennett
  23. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • What You Always Wanted to Know About Starting in Mentalism but were Afraid to Ask!! - with Jerry Fulton
  24. Talent Contest [at the Get-Together]
  25. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • The Society of American Magicians 70th Anniversary Convention
  26. Attention All Clowns! - Douglas C. Smart

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 8 & 9 - August & September 1972 - 72 pages
  2. Cover - Abbott's 35th Magic Get-Together - The Gustafsons - Ken Griffin & Roberta - The Deceptive Webers - Mike Caldwell
  3. Contents
  4. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  5. In Memoriam - Percy Abbott
  6. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • The Playmate Prediction
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Red or Black - Which?
  8. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • corn starch for fanning powder - Michael Barkyoumb
  9. Tom Hubbard's Cavalcade of Trix and Ideas
    • The Jug
    • Science, Astrology, E.S.P. & You
    • Extra Extra
    • With a Plastic Jug
    • Endings
  10. Society of American Magicians Convention
  11. photo - Ken Griffin & Roberta
  12. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  13. In the Wake of Houdini - Eddie Joseph
  14. Attention "Young Guys" - re: Young Guy Conference at the Magic Get-Together
  15. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Don Adams
  16. Final Curtain
    • Carolyn Trask
  17. Al Koran Loses the Last Trick - obituary by Bayard Grimshaw
  18. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 4, Part 1 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Listing of Tricks and Illusions for Series Four
    • The Crystal Casket Illusion
  19. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  20. [Two] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  21. Long Distance Collectors - Edward Marlo
  22. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • billiard balls
  23. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Rainbow Ropes
  24. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Don't Forget to Laugh - John J. Bogorae
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  26. Coming Events in Chicago
  27. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
  28. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  29. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • The Blaze of July
  30. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Illusion Show Knowhow - Ken Griffin & Roberta
      • Penny Fantasy by Steve Dacri & Tricks with the Micro-Penny by Sid Lorraine
      • Popular Card Tricks - Jinx Special - Walter Gibson
      • Magic Dungeon Mentalism - Bob Wagner & Howard Adams
      • Magic with a Marked Deck - Sam Dalal
      • The Compleat Pitchman - Don Boles
      • The Modern Wizard's Manual - Don Boles
      • Trade Show Handbook - Bud Dietrich & Dick Jarrow
      • Close-Up Deception - Tony Krdyro
      • New Dove Magic - David Ginn
      • Snappy Rope Patter - Si Adams
      • Magicology - Arthur & Frederick Kraft
      • The Lady in the Bottle - Cuffy Hancuff
      • Farky Hollis Predicts - Frank Garcia & George Schindler
      • Double Impact - Bud Dietrich & Dick Jarrow
      • An Arrangement - Research and Development Corp. of America
      • The Invisible Move - Cliff Lesta
      • Mental Choice - Abbott's
      • Invisible Hole - Abbott's
      • The Miracle Mental Bag - Supreme
      • James Rainho Products - Simplex Magic catalog
      • Magical Trading Post - list
  31. A New Star is Born
    • Richard Gregory Clark Tanis
  32. The Thinking Rings - cartoon - Ed Eckl
  33. Jet Set Setup - Bill Severn
  34. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • My Goal for This Column
    • Promotion Idea: The Magic Club
  35. Magic and Theatre - E. Clark Beurlen
  36. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - Improved Move with a Coin Stand - Senor Mardo
  37. Magic and Mayhem at Midnight - Part 3 - Walt Hudson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 10 - October 1972 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - LeWain [sic]
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - LeWayne - by Neil Foster
    • LeWayne's 20th Cen. Silks
  5. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • A New Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell
    • Transpo Coin
    • Flight Sixteen
  6. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Coins of the Realm
  7. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Ten-in-a-Row Double Coincidence
  8. I'll be Seeing You - The Wizard's Club of Chicago 40th Anniversary Show - Neil Foster
  9. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - Jim Magus
  10. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • stop light safety patter
  11. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Baking a Cake by Magic
  12. Final Curtain
    • Nardini (Bob McQuire)
  13. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Indian Cups and Balls set - D. A. Tayade
      • Berland's Purse Swindle - Sam Berland
      • Magic Step-By-Step - Ian Adair
      • Million Dollar Card Secrets - Frank Garcia
      • LaWain Newsletter #124
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Micky Hades - Catalog
      • Nick's Routines with the Cups and Balls - Nick Trost
      • Double Magic with Cards - Burling Hull
      • Commercial Card Magic - George Blake
      • Sensational Mentalism, Part Three - Bob Nelson
  15. Final Curtain
    • The Passing - Silent Mora
  16. Secret Ballot - Eddie Joseph
  17. Together Again at Colon - 1972 - Frances Marshall
    1. photos - Wednesday Night
    2. photos - Thursday Night
    3. photos - Friday Night
    4. photos - Saturday Night
  18. Magic Benefit Matinee at Abbott's 35th Get-Together Big Success - Recil Bordner
    • photos - Neil Foster
    • photos - The Amazing Conklins
  19. The Impossible Dream - Bob Nelson
  20. In Memoriam - Harry Housini
  21. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
    • Comments on Abbott's 35th Get-Together
  22. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
  23. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Diseases to Dine By
  24. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  25. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  26. photo - Jayashree - wife of Sorcar, Jr.
  27. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • The General Direct Mail Letter
  28. Magic Lives and Lives - Monk Watson
  29. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 4, Part 2 - Robert E. Olson
    • George White
  30. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • A Coin Quickie - Arun K. Bonerjee
  31. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Nursery Rhymes - George Schindler

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 11 - November 1972 - 60 pages
  2. Cover - Harry Roydon
  3. Cover Portrait - Harry Roydon - by Neil Foster
  4. Contents
  5. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  6. Invitation to Mystery - Stewart James
    • The Phantom Prediction
  7. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • gold or silver balls from "Ultra Ban 5000" - Peter Tappan
  8. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • our Mailing List
  9. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • Foxxed!! - Jerry Fulton
  10. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Too Many Questions - John Bogorae
  11. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • Cut and Restored Rope Trick
  12. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • The Stand Up Match Trick
  13. Get Well Peggy! - re: Peggy Gwynne Cole
  14. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  15. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Nick's Prediction Pak
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Comments About Thi9ngs I Have Seen:
      • Tournament [Multiplying] Golf Balls- Frank Radtke
      • Prediction Chest - Bob Mason
      • deck of marked E.S.P. cards - Bob Mason
      • Marka Thought - Bob Mason
      • Double Surprise - Bob Mason
      • It's Blank - Ken Alfredson
      • Kangaroo Silk - Warren Stephens
      • Crystal Color Change - Warren Stephens
      • Insta Silk
      • Criss Cross Silk
      • Hole in One - Larry Becker
      • M.Y.I. [Magical Youths International] Yearbook
    • There is a Lot of God Material in the Magazine
      • Abracadabra
      • Swami
      • Magigram
      • The Magic Cauldron, No. 44
      • Magical Bookie, June
      • Magick
      • Genii, August
      • M-U-M
      • Magic and Spells Quarterly, No. 4
      • Pallbearers Review
      • Pallbearers Review, special J. G. Thompson issue
      • The New Pentagram
      • Mystics
      • Current Comedy
      • Comedy Letter
  17. Final Curtain
    • Bob Fischer
  18. In Memory of The Great Blackstone
  19. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  20. Mental Eviction - Eddie Joseph
  21. Magic and Mayhem at Midnight - Part 4 - Walt Hudson
  22. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  23. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  24. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Thanksgiving
  25. Demon Paul - The Most Unforgettable Magician I Ever Met - by Tommy Windsor
  26. Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  27. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
    • Miller's Mixture
    • Same Side
    • Tops Envelope
    • Ball & Tube
    • Rockers
    • Crissman's Caper
    • Once in a Lifetime
  28. The Thinking Rings - cartoon - Ed Eckl
  29. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 4, Part 3 - Robert E. Olson
    • Creo
  30. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
    • Trick of the Month - 4 coin assembly - Senor Mardo
  31. Final Curtain
    • James Kater Tompson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 12, Number 12 - December 1972 - 64 pages
  2. Cover - Ed Harris
  3. Magi-Go-Round
  4. Contents
  5. Tops Cover Portrait - Ed Harris - by Neil Foster
  6. [four] Comic Trickartoon - Ed Harris
  7. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 4, Part 4 - Robert E. Olson
    • Tony Pastor
    • A Trying Rehearsal
    • A Great Performance
    • The "Oh" Chair (Charles Merritt) - with photo
  8. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Kan-Br-Dent addition to Warren Stephen's Swish - Oscar Kamleiter, Bill Brewe & Oran B. Dent
  9. Earthquake McGoon's, San Francisco - John W. Stephenson
  10. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The "One-Two-Three" Trick [Martin Gardner] (A Variation)
  11. Veiled Shadows - Eddie Joseph
  12. Final Curtain
    • Grace Butterworth (Texola) Thurston
  13. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  14. Poetess' Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Merry Christmas
  15. Vent Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Off the Beaten Track - Jim Healey
  16. Magic and Mayhem at Midnight - Part 5 - Walt Hudson
  17. In Memoriam - Jack Gwynne
  18. T.A.O.M. 1972, Abilene, Texas - Basil Underwood
  19. Phone-Nomenal - Tony Kardyro
  20. Diminishing Universal - Edward Marlo
  21. The Great International Magic Show - Dave Seebach
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • magazines
      • The New Pentagram
      • Magick
      • Necromancer #12
      • Magigram, October
      • Genii, September
      • Swami
      • Abracadabra
      • Magic Around the World, September - last issue
      • Mystics
      • Chaos
    • A Flock of Papers and Magazines are Issued by Various Clubs:
      • Calliope
      • Top Hat
      • The Christian Conjuror
      • India Ring Bulletin
      • Son of Bat, Jr.
      • J S Magic Circle
      • Big Bob's Magic Club News
      • The spellbinder
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Yogi-Gram
      • The Silent Messenger
      • The Pentacle
      • Magicana
      • Junior Magicians News
      • Magic Collectors Reprint Series Vol. 4 #1 - Thurston folder
    • Did You Know?
    • Would You Like Some Books for Christmas?
      • Magic Digest - George B. Anderson
      • Comic Trick Cartoons - Ed Harris
      • Symphanet in Silks - Paul Diamond
      • The Dummy Speaks - Darryl Hutton and Stanley
      • Straight Line Mysteries - Arthur Setterington
      • Doorway to Delusion - Paul J. Siegel
      • Magic Across the Table - Bill Severn
  23. Reminiscing with Bob Nelson
  24. Safely Speaking - Karl Wagner
    • getting names of children
    • getting names of waitresses
    • roll of bills
  25. Out of My Mind - Looking Into Things Mental and Psychic - Micky Hades
    • A Blindfold Routine
  26. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  27. This Business of Magic - Thomas Zoss
    • Newspaper Photographs
  28. Just for Us Young Guys - John Sherwood
    • Tops' 'Young Guy' Magician of the Month - David Powers, editor of Top Hat
  29. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  30. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall - reprinted from the March 1965 Genii
  31. Colorful Surprise - Edward Marlo
  32. Duke's Crazy Page - Duke Stern
  33. Bud Dietrich and Dick Jarrow's "Trade Show Handbook" - reviewed by 'Monk' Watson

word count: 375223 which is equivalent to 1500 standard pages of text

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