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New Tops Volume 2 (1962)

by Neil Foster
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New Tops Volume 2 (1962) by Neil Foster
This product is also part of:

January 1962 - December 1962
& Tops 1962 Trick Annual
Abbott's Magic Manufacturing Company
Recil Bordner, Publisher
Neil Foster Editor

605 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 1 - January 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Werner "Dorny" Dornfield
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - "Dorny" Werner C. Dornfield - by Frances Ireland Marshall
  7. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The Matches, The Silk, and Poof!
  8. The Judah "Four Aces"
  9. A Royal Marriage - Joseph M. White
  10. Four Change Cigarettes To Cards - Allen Lambie
  11. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Super Ultra Mental Deck
  12. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  13. The Collector's Page - poster - Dante
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Novel Pencil Vanish?
  15. Final Curtain
    • J. Elder Blackledge
  16. The Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
  17. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  18. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • The Big Opener
  19. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  20. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Vanishing Alarm Clock Patter - George McAthy
  21. Thank You - "Monk" Watson
  22. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  23. Keyrect - Stewart James
  24. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • George's Gems
  25. A Long Poem - Daniel Waldron
  26. Vigilant Silk Production - Eddie Joseph
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's New
      • Current Comedy, Vol. 3 - Robert Orben
      • vent act - Paul Stadelman
      • Still More Miracles in Mentalism - Robert Nelson
      • Fanto Billo - Allen Lambie
      • Magicol
    • Readers Would Like to Know
    • Tip of the Month
      • contact paper & tapes
  28. Magic Vest Button
  29. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Master Chain Escape
  30. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • dialog - Louis Mide
  31. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • The Impossible Prediction
  32. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • more paper folding
  33. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  34. Your Kidding Fellows - Tony 'Kardyo' [sic] Torino
  35. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Travelin' Jack
  36. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  37. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  38. Princess & Hunchback Illusion - North Bigbee
  39. The Great Arno and Darno's Background Screen - Oran Deny & Don Hutchins

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 2 - February 1962 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Dick Bruno as "Monsieur Brunard"
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. From the Magic Capitol of the World - Recil Bordner
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Monsieur Brunard - by Dick Bruno
  7. T. K.'s Blue Ribbon Location Supreme - Tony Kardyro
  8. Linking Pins Routine - Ron Bauer
  9. Final Curtain
    • Douglas R. Harrison
  10. Real Magic - Scott McKeon
  11. The Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
  12. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • Puffed Rice, a Hank and a Cone
  13. The S. L. Reversed Card - Sid Lorraine
  14. Abbott's Gee-Whiz Routine
  15. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Improvement to Aldini's Predict-O-Deck - Morris Stein & Al Aldini
  16. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  17. The Collector's Page - poster - Great Ovette
  18. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • News and Notes
    • Havalaff
    • Seeing is Believing
  19. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  20. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Chicken Egg on the Fan
  21. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  22. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Phantom Tube
    • Gagbag - Joseph White
    • Salt-Wand Routine - Tom Layman
  23. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  24. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • George's Gems
  25. Inverse Duplex - Stewart James
  26. Putting by Magic - Eddie Joseph
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Bits and Pieces
    • reviews
    • What's New
      • Houdini Poster & 12 Ways to Use the Poster in Your Act - Tommy Windsor
      • Miracles in Mentalism - Bob Nelson
      • Christmas Cards- Daniel Waldron
      • IBIDEM 24
      • Genii, October, November & December
      • The Prestidigitator Speaks
      • AIMC Bulletin, July, August & September
      • A.M.C. Bulletin
      • Boston Barnstormer
      • Gospel Maginews, December
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • The New Phoenix
    • Tip of the Month
      • eyelet punch
  28. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Marlo's Pot Pourri
    • Thimble Move
    • Miser's Dream Tip
  29. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  30. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  31. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • routine for handkerchief ball - George LaFollette
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  33. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Printed Thought
  34. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  35. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 3 - March 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - George Johnstone & Betty
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - George Johnstone & Betty - by Robert Parrish
  7. Duel of the Ghosts Illusion - North Bigbee
  8. Fan Magic - Richard Robinson
    • The Magic Fan
    • No Trick Card Fan Production
  9. Tel-Epic - North Bigbee
  10. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • "Spotting" the Blank Pack
    • The Springing Fan
    • The Blank "Springing Fan"
    • Two-Handed "Springing" Fan
    • Suggested Patter for "Spotting" the Blank Pack
  11. Houlette Illusion - Tom S. Palmer
  12. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • Routine fro Mystic Vase of the Orient - George DeLaney
  13. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Harlequin Deck (No. 2)
  14. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  15. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
    • Squary's "Brainwave" Routine
  16. The Collector's Page - poster - Horace Goldin - Capt. Potato Janes
  17. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  18. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
  19. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Sawing a Man or a Woman
  20. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  21. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  22. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  23. X - The Unknown Quantity - Stewart James
  24. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • The Johnstone Egg Bag
  25. My New Ring on Wand - Eddie Joseph
  26. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • What's new in tricks, books and magic doings?
      • More of Berland's Exclusive Tricks - Sam Berland
      • New Applause Winning Tricks - Sam Berland
      • Professional Card Magic - Cliff Green
      • Miracles in Mentalism - Bob Nelson
      • More Miracles in Mentalism - Bob Nelson
      • Nelson's Phantom Mindreader - Bob Nelson
      • Snake in the Brass - from India
      • Ring-a Ding-Ding - from India
      • Cigaro-Bill - Allen Lambie
      • Instanto Cigarette Pack to Cards - Allen Lambie
      • Trump-Hand-Fan - Allen Lambie
    • Tip of the Month
      • To make steel wire invisible - Okito
  27. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • The Candle Vanish
  28. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • The Baby Cry Routine - Billy Boley
  29. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • The Quick or Dead - Alan Milan
    • Flame Divination - Wilhelm Widenmann
  30. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • slip knot trick - Harold Snyder & Rev. Robert E. Olson
  31. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  32. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Odd Card
  33. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  34. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  35. Final Curtain
    • Dell O'Dell "Queen of Magic" - by Monk Watson
    • George Davenport - Wilford Hutchinson
    • Alfred P. Saal
    • Charles 'Mel' Jones [Mello the Magical Clown] - by John Bloodwell
    • Frances Ramos Juarez
    • Rajah Raboid - by Bob Nelson
    • John Ramsey - Wilford Hutchinson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 4 - April 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Joseph M. White
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Joseph White "The Meat in the Sausage" - by Frances Ireland Marshall
  6. Paradox Hatbox Illusion - Tom Palmer
  7. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • Wand from the Purse
  8. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Grand Finale - Leo Behnke
  9. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  10. The Collector's Page - poster - The Great Zanzic - Le Cocoon
  11. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  12. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Doll House Blues
  13. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  14. Final Curtain
    • Leroy Williams
  15. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Drinkers Dilemma
  16. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • loud necktie
  17. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  18. Stringaringado - Stewart James
  19. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Helpful George's Hints
  20. Chicago's I.B.M. & S.A.M. "Revue of '62" - George Johnstone
  21. Chalk-Talk Magic - The Great Jaxon (Charles T. Jackson)
  22. Superlative Card Stab - Eddie Joseph
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks - new edition - Abbott's
      • Coin and Money Magic - reprint - Eddie Joseph
      • Swindle Pips - Royden
      • Jada Jug - The Elders
      • Calcutta Cups - The Elders
      • Insurance Poster Trick - Tommy Wonder
      • Suitcase Side Show - Tommy Windsor
      • The Voice from Another World - Hal Newton & Gene Gordon
      • Four of Diamonds - Allen Lambie
      • Trump cigars quickie - Allen Lambie
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
    • Lists and Papers from Many Places
      • La Wain's List 66
      • Gene Kirk - list
      • Micky Hades - Perpetu-Lists
      • Edgar Heyl - books
      • Teral Garrett - books
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Nelson Enterprises - Chit-Chat
      • Bookie
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • Gospel Maginews
    • Tip of the Month
      • Study Stand
  24. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  25. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • glass production
  26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  27. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • What & Who - Louie Mide
  28. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Mental Effect - Louis Samaha
    • Brainwave Card Vanish - Joseph White
  29. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Church of Life Illusion
  30. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  31. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • U-Find It
  32. Snow Magician - photo - re: Max Armstrong & Joan Voorhees
  33. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  34. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  35. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • Elusive Bowl of Water - I. W. Roberts
  36. In Appreciation - re: Dell O'Dell - by Charles Carrer

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 5 - May 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Jack Bauer
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. Special Announcement
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Jack Bauer - by Bennett F. Waxse
  7. Review of the Jack Bauer Circus Act - Sigmar
  8. Paul Britt's Dramatique - Tom Palmer
  9. More About Doves - Jack La Wain
  10. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Super Sucker Two Card Monte - Morris Stein
  11. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
    • Final Curtain - Connie LaRue
  12. The Collector's Page - poster - Hercat's The Mystery of "She"
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Magical Miscellany
  14. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  15. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Center Burn
  16. Houdini Wand
  17. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • cigarette pack gag
  18. re: Smiley Burnett and son Stephen
  19. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Chinese Sticks and Cords
    • Anti-Gravico
  20. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  21. photo - Mark Straw
  22. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • Fabricated Coincidence
  23. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops" - Neil Foster
    • Pocket Servantes - Bert Douglas
    • igarette Through Coat - Joe Scott
  24. Secret Document - Stuart James
  25. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • The Nutty Card Trick
  26. The Breeding Silk - Eddie Joseph
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Among the Magazines
      • Genii, February
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • The New Phoenix, February & March
      • The Magical Bookie
      • Pips No. 33
      • The Prestidigitator Speaks
      • The Magical Review
      • A.M.C. Bulletin
      • Magicol
      • Magic Net
      • Psycho-Gizmo
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Barnstormer
      • Abracadabra
    • The Postman Also Brought
      • George Val George - advertising folder
      • Frank Herman - list
      • The Elders - advertising
    • New Books
      • Dove Magic, Part 1 - Ian Adair
      • Dove Magic Encore - Ian Adair
      • Doves in Magic - Ian Adair
      • Ring-a-Ding's Balloonatrix - Dwight Damon
      • TV's Balloonatic - Dwight Damon
      • China Flipper - The Elders
      • Magic Card Finder - Allen Lambie
    • Tip of the Month
      • replacement for headless nails
  28. Karrell Fox in Hospital
  29. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Egypt's House - Quintin R. Putnam
  30. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  31. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  32. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • T-3 Multiple Prediction - Tom Batchelor
  33. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • News
    • Views
    • Ideas
    • Adult Gospel Magic
    • Here, There and Everywhere
  34. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  35. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Tap Card Spelling
  36. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
    • Casite Cans
  37. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 6 - June 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - McDonald Birch
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - Birch - by Werner Dornfield
  7. Liquid Contest Winners
    • 1st Prize - Off the Tops??? - Edward S. Solomon
    • 2nd Prize - Beerific - Lu Brent
  8. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The Magician Reads the Ads
  9. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • ESP Brainwave
  10. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  11. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  12. Miss Gail Fyhrie To Entertain Troops
  13. The Collector's Page - poster - Birch
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  15. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
  16. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • C'Est Pour Rire (Sore Tail)
  17. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
  18. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  19. Reunion in Tarots - Stewart James
  20. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Allen Attic No. 21
    • About Books and Tricks
      • Doves from Silks - Ian Adair
      • Dove Classics - Ian Adair
      • Cabaret Dove Act - Ian Adair
      • Comedy Mental Effect - Allen Lambie
      • So Easy - Allen Lambie
      • The Voice from Another World - Hal Newton & Gene Gordon
      • Oddzon - Walt Rollins
      • The Visitors - Tony Kardyro
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • Hade-E-Gram Magi-zette 1961 - bound volume
    • Tip of the Month
      • paper clip for tucking silk
  22. The Living Magnet - Eddie Joseph
  23. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  24. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  25. photo - Spirit Painting - Birch
  26. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  27. re: Karrell Fox at home recovering from surgery
  28. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Trap-Door Envelope - North Bigbee
  29. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Lightning Cartooning
  30. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  31. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Stop Spelling
  32. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  33. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  34. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Spirits Tube - George McAthy
  35. Tops Photo Quiz

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 7 - July 1962 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Mark Wilson, Nani Darnell, Rebo The Clown
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Mark Wilson - Television Star of "The Magic Land Of Allakazam"
  6. Three Third Place Winners - Tops Liquid Contest
    • A Coke, A Pull, and ... Deception! - Oran Bailey Dent
    • Colorful Capers with Liquids - Clettis V. Musson
      • Your Choice
      • Color Chango
      • Up-Liquid
      • Any Color Called For
    • Milk Monte - Louis Samaha
  7. Final Curtain
    • Mervin T. Good
    • Fred Keating - Notorious Charlatan - by Bob Fischer
  8. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The Spirit Knot Again
    • A Switch for Silks
  9. Roughingly Yours - Aldini
    • Bertillon's Revelation - Morris Stein
  10. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  11. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  12. The Collector's Page - poster - The Great Levante
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  14. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Magic Maid
  15. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Double B (Box Ballyhoo)
  16. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • beer can gag
  17. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Cube-On Release
    • Kid Show Die-Box Patter - Chandru Jahal
  18. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  19. Don Alan Lecture
  20. Reunion in Tarots - Stewart James - continued
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • There's No Biz Like It Dept.
    • Make Mine "Sunny-Side Up"
  22. Remarkable Release - Eddie Joseph
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • Now for the What's New? news
      • Super-Snarf - Elders
      • Calendar Comedy - Robert Orben
      • Magic with Paper - Bill Severn
      • Comedy Mentalism - Robert Nelson
      • Gags, Routines and Patter - Sid Lorraine
      • Don Lawton - live lecture
    • Tip of the Month
      • Projection Stand as magic table
  24. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Little Boy Blueburger - recipe from Homer Kirkman
  26. Tops Photo Quiz
  27. Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  28. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  29. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • The "Eyes" Have It - Gerald Kosky
  30. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • collapsible platform and stands from Dr. H. H. Murphy
    • Magi-Ministers Magic Talent Show
  31. Zombi Girl - Tom Palmer
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  33. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Royal Assembly
  34. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  35. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  36. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Invisibility Minus - John Goodrum

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 8 - August 1962 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Tom Palmer & Gloria
  3. Percy Abbott 1886-1960 memorial page
  4. Letters to the Editor
  5. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
  6. Contents
  7. Cover Portrait - Tom Palmer - by North Bigbee
  8. Satan's Seat - Tom Palmer
  9. Double Bowl Production - Stan Robinson
  10. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The Misdirection Hat Load - Leslie P. Guest
    • Another "Think Stop" Card Trick - Stewart Judah
  11. Mark Wilson's "Magic Land of Allakazam" - Bob Fenton
  12. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  13. The Collector's Page - poster - Le Roy * Talma * Bosco
  14. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Cleveland I.B.M. & S.A.M. Convention
    • Abbott's 1962 Magic Get-Together
    • Magiatrivia
  15. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  16. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Sight Bits
  17. Patricia Lou Schmidt "Miss Pittsburgh" - Tommy Windsor - re: daughter to IBM President
  18. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • record gag
  19. The Last Drink - Stewart James
  20. Simplex Book Baffler - North Bigbee
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • cartoon
    • To the Readers of Tops
  22. Me & The M.D.A. - Jay Marshall
  23. The Invisible Imp - Eddie Joseph
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • magazines
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, March & April
      • Hade-E-Gram Magi-zette
      • Genii, March, April & May
      • The Magic Net
      • Ibidem No. 25
      • Bookie, April
      • Abracadabra
      • Magicol, May
      • The Barnstormer
    • others
      • lists from many suppliers
      • Mr. Mysterious & Company - Sid Fleischman
      • The Make-Up of Magic - Micky Hades
    • Tip of the Month
      • How to drill holes in glass - Okito
  25. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux
    • Zandt's Card from Pocket
  26. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  27. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  28. Final Curtain
    • Dr. A. L. Baldwin
  29. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • dialog - Louie Mide
  30. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  31. Tops Photo Quiz
  32. Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  33. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Turn Over Card
    • Chinese Coin and Spirit Slates
  34. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  35. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Pen and Pencil Prediction
  36. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  37. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  38. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • The Sniff Switch - Ormond McGill
    • A Visible Vanish - Sam Stern
  39. photo - Theo Bamberg's 87th Birthday

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 9 - September 1962 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - The Disappearance of Garry Moore by Michel de la Vega
  3. Cover Portrait - Michel de la Vega - by Bob Hayes
  4. Gail Fyhrie Teen Queen
  5. photo - Caution, Clown Reading Tops - Bob Hurt
  6. Contents
  7. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • False Shuffles
      • The False Overhand Shuffle
      • Riffle or Dovetail Shuffle for Retaining Order of the Entire Pack
      • False Overhand Shuffle for Retaining Order of the Entire Pack
  8. The Hope Diamond - Stewart James
  9. A Fowl Trick - Joseph M. White
  10. re: comments about punch and dramatic impact
  11. The L & L Card Miracle - Sid Lorraine & Allan Lambie
  12. Cut Telephone Wire
  13. Jim Bailey [& Margo]
  14. Coin Thru Ring
  15. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  16. re: miscellaneous advice
  17. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  18. re: comments on the value of time
  19. The Collector's Page - poster - Von Arx
  20. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  21. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Magic by the Lake
  22. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • It's in the Bag
  23. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • idea for the Money Maker - Don Wiberg
  24. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Linking Ropes
    • Chefoo Cabinet - Weirdo
    • Sympathetic Silks - Chuck McConnell
  25. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  26. The M.D.A. & Jay - Jay Mrshall
  27. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
  28. The Eejay Ring Mystery - Eddie Joseph
  29. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Finis and Company - catalogs and lists for vents and puppeteers
      • Coke-Go - Aldini Enterprises
      • Cardarama - Aldini Enterprises
      • Slate-O-Rama - Aldini Enterprises
      • Slate-O-Vision - Aldini Enterprises
      • Canadian Magical Methods - Allan Lambie
      • Dorny's Comedy Blackouts
      • Die-namic - Ken Allen
      • Genii, May & June
      • The Magical Review, April, May & June
    • Tip of the Month
      • Plasti-Tak
  30. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  31. New Act - birth of a girl to Jack and Donna Bauer
  32. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  33. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Prediction in Smoke - Joseph M. White
  34. re: comments about repeating moves
  35. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Routine for Golden Color Change - Rev. McDonnald
  36. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  37. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Rotation
  38. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
    • Getting in with Magic
  39. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  40. Correction and Apology - re: last month's Tommy Windsor column
  41. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Impromptu Life Savers - Charles A. Leedy
    • Smooth as Silk - Ormond McGill
  42. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 10 - October 1962 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Roy Kissell
  3. Cover Portrait - Roy Kissell, B.M. - Karrell Fox
  4. Letters to the Editor
  5. Tops Photo Quiz - answer to Last Month's quiz
  6. Contents
  7. Fun Time for 624 Magicos at Abbott's Get-Together - John Braun
  8. photos - from Gala Night Before Show
  9. photos - from Thursday Night Public Show
  10. photos - from Friday Night Public Show
  11. photos - from Saturday Night Public Show
  12. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The S. J. Color Change
  13. Final Curtain
    • Vernon E. Lux - 1906-1962
  14. Dragon Reincarnate - Vernon E. Lux - Final Column
  15. The Collector's Page - poster - Herrmann The Great
  16. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  17. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Diseases to Dine By
  18. photo - With "English" Yet - re: Harry Robinson & Art Hannum
  19. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  20. Final Curtain
    • Michael Dove (Roy 'Mike' Hastings)
  21. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Dollar Flight
  22. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Colon Cliff Notes
    • Hi-Lites
    • Get-Together Glimpses
  23. cartoon - Kissell
  24. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Mex Stix Trix - routine for the Chinese Sticks - Ed Eckl
  25. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  26. The AAG Principle - Stewart James
  27. Thank You - Recil Bordner
  28. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • George's Gems
  29. Blackstone Sends Greetings to Get-Together
  30. T.A.O.M. - Royal H. Brin, Jr.
  31. The Magic Sphere and Cube - Eddie Joseph
  32. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • dealer's lists
      • Anthony A. Vander Linden
      • Ralph Hadley
      • Micky Hades
      • Teral Garrett
      • Gene Kirk
      • La Wain's House of Magic
      • Frank J. Lieshout
      • Lines from Lawton - Don Lawton
      • Allen's Attic - Ken Allen
    • reviews
      • The Magical Bookie
      • The Conjurer
      • New Pips
      • Zombie
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Magicol
      • Hade-E-Gram, July
      • The New Phoenix, Issue 370
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, May & June
      • The Magical Review, July
      • New Zealand Magicians Convention Program
      • Puppetry for Magicians - Marshall Wynnychuck
      • A Rhapsody in Silk - Ade Duval
      • The Encyclopedia of U. F. Grant Magic, Part 1
      • 40 New Mental Mysteries - North Bigbee
    • Tip of the Month
      • adhesive labels to remove signatures from cards
  33. Phon-Oracle - North Bigbee
  34. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  35. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Tis and That - Charles Hook
  36. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  37. Chief Likes Magicians - Paul Soini - re: Chief of Police L. Fred Cubbermuss
  38. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Roy Kissell's Photography of the Mind
  39. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  40. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Nick's You Do As I Do
  41. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  42. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  43. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Production of Wand - Edgar Peters
    • Smoke Dreams - Gerber
    • Multiplying Coin Tray - Gerber
  44. Harry Houdini 1974-1926 - Memorial

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 11 - November 1962 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - "Silent" Mora
  3. Letters to the Editor
  4. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  5. Contents
  6. Cover Portrait - "Silent" Mora - by George Corregan, Jr.
  7. Spirit Hand
  8. In The Spectator's Hand
  9. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • A Curious Coincidence with Cards and Pellets
  10. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  11. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  12. The Collector's Page - poster - Ballabrega
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  14. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Transpo
  15. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • The Texas Bumblebee - Alfred "Cuffy" Hancuff
  16. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Blue Phantom - Jerry Anderson
  17. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  18. The M.D.A. & Jay - Jay Marshall
  19. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • Random Thoughts While Waiting For The Clippo Cement TO Dry
  20. The Spaceship - Eddie Joseph
  21. The State of the Union - Stewart James
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Water and Silk Canister - Arturo
      • Links - Arturo
      • foulard - Abbott's
      • Hypnotic Stage Size - Roydon
      • Twin Doves in Balloon - Abbott's
      • Enog - Arturo
      • Sword Thru Girl - Recil Bordner
      • Silk King Studio Catalog No. 26
      • Psycho-Gizmo, Issues 1-14 bound volume
      • magical Christmas cards - Daniel Waldron
      • The Blue Sheet - periodical from Bob Lynn
      • Inzani - Henley Magic Company - lists
      • The Magic Cauldron, No.4, with The First Collector's Annual - J. B. Findlay
      • Phenomenal ESP Perception - Nelson Enterprises
    • Copkap is Russian for Sorcar
    • Scrap Book Material
    • List of Magical Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Genii
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • Hocus Pocus
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • Ibidem
      • Magicol
      • M-U-M
      • New Pips
      • Psycho-Gizmo
      • The Gen
      • The Linking Ring
      • The Mentalist
      • The New Phoenix
      • The New Jinx
      • The Magical Review
      • The Magical Bookie
      • The Magic Cauldron
      • Zombie
    • Tip of the Month
      • keep a list of magazines (from above)
  23. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  24. Poet's Corner - Marie Antoinette Dornfield
    • Feline Sorcery
  25. photo - Pre-WW1 - group of magicans
  26. Tops Photo Quiz
  27. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  28. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • The Story of Hellstromism, Part I
  29. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • routine with Abbott's Small Drumhead Tube - David Allen
  30. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  31. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Mechanical 15 Card Trick
  32. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  33. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  34. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Military Magic - Bert Douglas
    • Digging 'Em Up - Harvey E. Bair

  1. The New Tops - Volume 2, Number 12 - December 1962 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Baron LaValle
  3. Routines & Ideas - Neil Foster
  4. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  5. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  6. Contents
  7. Cover Portrait - Baron LaValle Magician - by Durbin Oldham
  8. photos - Baron LaValle
  9. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  10. Subtle Problems You Will Do - John Braun & Stewart Judah
    • The Conjuror Cuts the Cards
      • The Riffle Shift
      • The Slip Cut
      • The Riffle Force
  11. People, Places & Things Magical - Dick Du Bois
  12. The Collector's Page - poster - Laurant's Great Casket Mystery
  13. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  14. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Christmas Toast
    • Office Party
  15. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Guill-routine
  16. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  17. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Christmas routine idea
  18. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson
  19. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Gag Bag - Richard Reid
    • Bagging the Oooahh Bird - Ed Eckl
  20. Tops "Patter Contest" Winners
  21. Johnstone's Column - George Johnstone
    • George's Gems
    • Birds of a feather flock together
      • Magicus Criticus
      • Gregarious Conferencius
      • Semipro Hammus
      • Backward-Looking DOdo
      • Loyalus Laborus
  22. Rope & Monkey Magic - Eddie Joseph
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Early Vernon - Faucett Ross, editor
      • Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Volume 3 - Harold Rice
      • How to Entertain Children with Magic - The Great Merlini (Clayton Rawson)
      • Paper Tearing With A Gospel Message - Jimmy Lake
      • Cagey Doves - The Elders
      • Blackstone Dancing Handkerchief routine - manuscript
      • The Visitors At Large Bonus Effects - Tony Kardyro
      • Super Bonus Effects - Tony Kardyro
      • Super-Duper Bonus Effects - Tony Kardyro
      • Cinderella & Cinderella Supreme - Tony Kardyro
      • Card Change Supreme - Tony Kardyro
    • Looking Over The Magazine
      • Genii, July, August & September
      • The New Jinx, No. 6
      • The Blue Sheet
      • Magic Net
      • Psycho-Gizmo, Nos. 23-25
      • The Magical Bookie, September
      • The Magical Review, August & September
      • The New Phoenix, August, September & October
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • Hade-E-Gram
      • Hocus Pocus, September & October
      • Abracadabra, No. 872
      • The Barnstormer
    • Among the Advertisers - lists
  24. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Final Curtain - Jeanne Berland
  25. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • "It's Magic"
    • dialogue - Dick Mawby
  26. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • The Story of Hellstromism, Part II
  27. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Book of Life
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  29. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Mental Spell
  30. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  31. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  32. Split Second - Stewart James
  33. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Patter for the Rice Bowls - Stewart Judah
    • Tricks at Yuletide - Eddie Clever

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