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New Tops Volume 4 (1964)

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New Tops Volume 4 (1964) by Neil Foster
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January 1964 - December 1964
& Tops 1964 Trick Annual
Abbott's Magic Manufacturing Company
Recil Bordner, Publisher
Neil Foster Editor

659 pages

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 1 - January 1964 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - Robert Orben
  3. Tribute Page for John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  4. Tops Silver Anniversary
  5. Tops Anniversary Contest
  6. Contents
  7. Cover Portrait - Robert Orben - by Jack Bolter
  8. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  9. The Collector's Page - poster - Harry Houdini - King of Cards
  10. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Prestidigitorial Pot Pouri
  11. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • In Absentia - Dedicated to President Kennedy
  12. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Carl Ballantine, alias The Amazing Mr. Ballantine, alias Carl Sharpe, and nee Meyer Kessler
  13. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Ball, Checker & Rice Trick - Everett Lyda
    • Multiplying Billiard Balls - Eddie Victor
    • closing routine - Dale Salwak
  14. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  15. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  16. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Color-Fusing Cards
  17. A Note to Magical Historians
  18. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • Magic Fails for 'Oscar of Oz' and His Wife Often Suffers - Ione Quimby Griggs
  19. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Blendove
  20. The Two Canes - Eddie Joseph
    • Vanishing Cane
    • Appearing Cane
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Abbott's Magic Zippo Lighter
      • Royden's Mental Miracle
      • Satan's Colors - Royden
      • Current Comedy, Volume 5 - Robert Orben
      • Big Big Laughs - Robert Orben
      • Wonder Bottle - The Elders
      • Kubico - Supreme
      • Autographs - Eric Williams & Supreme
      • All The Same Cards - Supreme
      • Rabbit Return - Supreme
      • Television Dove Magic - Ian Adair
      • Pffffffffft - Holden's
      • Amazering - Holden's
    • Abbott's Artist's Dream Illusion
    • The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
    • Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
    • Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
      • Keeping Secrets
      • Chinese Flame Clock - Marshall
    • Kakorn - North Bigbee
    • Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Preview to a Chapter - Edward Marlo
      • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Advice for Capricorn
    • McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • double-faced Scotch tape - Randall Kau & Joseph M. White
    • Balloonology - Jim Church
      • Balloon Books
        • Rubber Circus - Don Alan
        • Balloonatic - Dwight Damon
        • Fun With Balloons - Van Dyke
        • Balloon Side Show - U. F. Grant, et. al.
        • Blow By Blow - Jim Sommers
        • Balloonatrix - Dwight Damon
        • New Twists for Balloon Workers - Jack Dennerlein
      • Easy-To-Make Balloon Animal Shapes
    • The Overcomer - Stewart James
    • Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
      • Magician of the Month - Tom Mullica
    • For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Magic Roller Prediction - U.F. 'Gen' Grant
    • Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
    • Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
      • Wine and Water
      • Clink Coins
      • The Game of Thirty-One

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 2 - February 1964 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Clifford Lesta
  3. Cover Portrait - Clifford Lesta - by George McAthy
  4. Contents
  5. The Magic Marksman - Eddie Joseph
  6. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  7. Final Curtain
    • Elmer G. Eckam - by George L. Weisensel
    • Mrs. Al Flosso
    • Kalanag
  8. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  9. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  10. Balloonology - Jim Church
    • ozone
  11. Warning! Do Not Be Misled!
  12. Rabbit Transit - Paul Stadelman
  13. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • George's Gems
  14. S.A.M. Surprises Sam Aaronson
  15. The Magician's Primer - Howard A. Adams
  16. Tops Silver Anniversary
    • Tops Anniversary Contest
  17. Vanishing Aces and Face-Up Switch & Effect - Edward Marlo
  18. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  19. Zodiact - North Bigbee
  20. The Great Blackstone Returns for a Bit of Magic
  21. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Die Pox Patter - Eddy Golden
    • The Jap Box Patter and Routine
  22. A Novel Idea in After-Meeting Shows - J. Marberger Stuart
  23. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Warren Stephen's "Life Time" Lighter Gag
  24. New Tops Index 1963 - Volume Three - Allan N. Ferguson, Jr., compiler
  25. A Real Eye Opener!!! - letter from Allan N. Ferguson, Jr.
  26. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • The Repeat Candle
    • Straight-Jacket Fake
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Repeat Rabbits in Hat - Micky Hades Productions
      • Miracle Mates - Bob Bell
      • Locker Room Gems - Don Miner
      • Hull Brothers Magic - lists
      • Two Weeks With Pay - Lucrecia Lopez
      • Blue Sheet Annual '63
      • Tan Choon Tee On Mentalism
      • Ventriloquism of Today - Paul Stadelman
      • Thinking Spell - Bob Torson
      • Hade-E-Gram Magizette, October
      • Vent-O-Gram, October, November & December
      • Genii, September, October & November
      • The New Jinx, No. 18 & n19
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, June & July
      • The New Phoenix, No. 384 for October
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Advice for Aquarians
  29. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • gilding without gold leaf
  30. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • 1939 New Year Greeting - The Bridge-Builder - Miss Will Allen Dromgoole
    • Bending a Cigarette - Van Zandt
    • Silk Production - Charles Levett, Jr.
    • Match This - Don Dod
  31. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Sleight Sleights
  32. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • penetration frame routine - Bill Van Gorder
    • Wand Thru Milk - Howard A. Adams
  33. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
    • Magician of the Month - Jack Brewer
  34. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Enigma
  35. The Collector's Page - photo - Nicola
  36. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Prestidigitorial Peregrinations
  37. The Ultra Urge - Stewart James
  38. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Super-Sensitive Fingertips
  39. Time-Out - U. F. "Gen." Grant
  40. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  41. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Tom Palmer (The Elders)
  42. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  43. 'Monk' Goes Home

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 3 - March 1964 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - William F. Becker
  3. Cover Portrait - William Becker - by Neil Foster
  4. Contents
  5. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  6. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  7. Tops Anniversary Contest
  8. The Collector's Page - photo - Kalanag
  9. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  10. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Does This Need A Title?
  11. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • George's Gems
  12. The A B C Mystery - Stewart James
  13. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Karrell "King of Korn" Fox
  14. Pitter Patter - Howard A. Adams
    • One-Two-One Rope
    • Presto Clock Vanish
    • Chink Cans
    • Chen Lee Suspension
    • Wand Thru Balloon
    • Chameleon Clown
    • Sammy The Seal
  15. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  16. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
  17. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  18. The Blue Thought - Edward Marlo
  19. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Quick Frame
  20. Instant Message Envelope - North Bigbee
  21. Remember The Fun 20 Years Ago in 1944? - Some Sketches from Abbott's 11t Annual Magic Get-Together - Mel
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Cointraceptive
      • Lists from Dealers
        • Salwak's Magic Shop
        • Holden's Magic Studio
        • Micky Hades
        • La Wain's House of Magic
        • Supreme - Trixigram
        • Teral Garrett
        • Tannen's - Top Hat Topics
    • Looking over the magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • The Christian Conjurer, September-December
      • Hocus Pocus
      • The Magic Carpet
      • Vent-O-Gram, January
      • Hade-E-Gram Magizette, December
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, August
      • The New Phoenix, No. 385
      • The New Phoenix, No. 20
      • The Magic Cauldron, No. 10
      • The Ankus, first issue
      • The Blue Sheet, December
      • Genii, December
      • The Barnstormer
      • Houdini-Gram
    • New Tricks
      • Hanki-Rope - Supreme
      • Rollicking Rabbits - Supreme
  23. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Z-Ray Eyes
  24. The Phantom Tray - Carlos H. Colombi
  25. Colombi's Production Tube - Carlos H. Colombi
  26. Banana "Gag Trick" - Carlos H. Colombi
  27. Impromptu Soda Straw Trick - U. F. Grant
  28. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Advice for Pisces
  29. cartoon - Blake
  30. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Black and Cord routine - Rev. M. H. Ortwein
    • Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
      • Review of Nicola's New Show - George C. Tollerton
    • Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
      • Disappearing and Reappearing Coin Stand
      • Flash Cigarette
    • Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
      • E.S.P. Opening Remarks - Prof. Harald Schjeldrup
      • Head Guillotine - Tim Walter
      • Gags for Chinese Sticks - Barry Hurd
    • Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
      • use Rubber Cement Pick Up for peas for the Three Shell Game
    • Sam Aaronson - 1901-1964 - memorial page
    • From a Shoe To a Random Number - T. E. Westcott
    • The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
    • Susan Desfor to be Married
    • Final Curtain
      • Sam Aaronson
      • Ralph B. Ashby
    • Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
      • Magician of the Month - Ry Olson
    • For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
      • Smitty in School - Philip Morris
    • Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
    • Silk-N-Bill - Eddie Joseph
    • Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 4 - April 1964 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Stuart Cramer
  3. Cover Portrait - Stuart Cramer - by Milbourne Christopher
  4. Final Curtain
    • Francis J. Straub
  5. Contents
  6. The Collector's Page - photo - Bill Neff
  7. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Magical Musings
    • photo - The Late Chefalo
  8. Inverted Error - Stewart James
  9. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Oh Yeah? Oh Yeah?
  10. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  11. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • photo - Mr. & Mrs. Harry Breyn (nee Celeste Evans)
  12. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  13. A Dollar ... And Three Mysteries - Carlos H. Colombi
  14. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Kandu Paper Tear
  15. The Vanishing Dog - Stuart Cramer
  16. New York Magicians Delighted by Harry Lorayne Lecture - J. Marberger Stuart
  17. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
    • Final Curtain - J. Milton Woodward
  18. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  19. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • rabbit in the net illusion
  20. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • addition to comedy funnel - Philip Morris
  21. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Spellino Royale
  22. Eggsacto - Fedko
  23. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • Two to Four Ball Move
    • Novel Four Ball Production
    • Mouth Ball Move
    • The Last Ball Move
    • Body Load
  24. Numental - North Bigbee
  25. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Torn and Restored Papers - Morales
    • Knots of Zanzibar
  26. "Tops" Columnist Goes to Prison - by Francis McLeod - re: George Johnstone
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Laugh Book, February
      • Oranges and Lemons - Ravelle & Andree
      • Sealed Envelope Trick - Sam Berland
      • Telespo - Nick Trost
      • Con-Fusion - AL Stevenson
      • Current Comedy Sampler - Robert Orben
      • Edgar Heyl, Catalogue No. 10
      • La Wain's House of Magic - list
      • Supreme Magic Co. - advertising
      • Baking's Believing - cookbook - Milbourne Christopher
    • magazines
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, September & October
      • The Ankus, Issue 2
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • Magic Seven [IGP]
      • Gospel Maginews, January
      • The Christian Conjurer, January-February Issue
      • The Sorcerer's Magazette, first issue
      • The Hade-E-Gram Magizette, Quintennial Issue
      • The Magical Bookie
      • Genii, January & February
      • The New Jinx No. 21
      • New Phoenix No. 386
      • Top Hat, Vol. 2 Number 2
  28. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • C'Est Terrifique
    • The Witch's Calling Cards - Jerry R. Blount, Jr.
  29. "Mr. Mysterious & Company" [Sid Fleischman] to Become Movie
  30. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  31. Remember The Fun 18 Years Ago in 1946? [Some Sketches from Abbott's Get-Together]
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Advice for Aries
  33. AFTUS and Mental Reverse III - Edward Marlo
  34. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • On The Farm - Philip Morris
  35. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  36. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  37. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • John Braun
  38. The Elusive Pea - Eddie Joseph
  39. Caesar and Me [Twilight Zone episode] - re: George McAthy's Willy
  40. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
  41. Bikini Girl Illusion - North Bigbee
  42. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Trouble Wit name - letter from Bruce Posgate
  43. News From Egyptian Hall - David Price
    • Philip Morris
  44. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 5 - May 1964 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Carol Channing & Mark Wilson
  3. Cover Portrait - Special!
  4. Contents
  5. The Collector's Page - photo - Mysterious Smith
  6. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Miscellaneous Magicalities
  7. Hocus Pocus '64 - North Bigbee
  8. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  9. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Neil Foster
  10. Mahogany Magnetism - Paul Stadelman
  11. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Dove-Thru
  12. The Absent-Minded Egg - Malcolm Campbell
  13. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  14. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Cabby Box
    • The Indianapolis Speedway - patter for Stop Thief!
  15. Magic Come to Viet Nam - re: SSgt. Robert C. Ford
  16. Hawaii's Magic News - Milo Lum
  17. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Convention-itis
    • That Strange Lure of Magic
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Sorcar - illustrated booklet
      • R. B. Hurt (Bob-clown) - calendar promotion
      • Abbott's Wine Decanter
      • California Cactus Flowers - Madblood Creations
      • American Beauty Roses - Madblood Creations
      • Presto Posey Production - Madblood Creations
      • Tear-Mendous - Madblood Creations
      • Publicity Tips For Amateurs and Professionals On The Way Up In Show Business - Thom Hendricks
      • Psycho-Gizmo, Volume 3 - Teral Garrett
    • lists
      • Jack Heeren
      • Lou Tannen's Top Hat Topics
      • Trixigram No. 10 (Supreme)
      • New Era Magic
      • La Wain's House of Magic, list 79
      • Ralph Hadley
    • magazines
      • The New Jinx, Nos. 22-23
      • The Mentalist, combi9ned issue 11 & 12
      • Top Hat No. 3
      • Hade-E-Gram, February & March
      • The Magic Cauldron No. 11
      • The New Phoenix No. 387
      • Vent-o-Gram, February
      • The Magic Net [India] May 1963 thru January 1964
      • A.I.M.C. Bulletin
      • The Magic Carpet, February & March
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Barnstormer
      • Abracadabra
    • more reviews
      • Magic in Your Pockets - Bill Severn
      • Magic With Paper - Bill Severn
  19. The Bewitched Buttons - Eddie Joseph
    • The First Trick
    • The Second Trick
  20. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Chapeau
      • Fisherman
      • Cowboy
      • Poor Man
      • Chinaman
  21. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • The Lung-Tester
    • Vanish of Grains of Rice
    • A Novel Load
    • The Hairy Match
  22. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Strike It Rich!
  23. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Taurus
  24. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Match Magic - Dorny's Sheep - Donald Hendricks
    • Marlo's Coin Pass
    • Giant Memory in Disguise - Eddie Joseph
  25. Mindreading Queen - Edward Marlo
    • Add Note to "Mindreading Queen"
    • Mindreading Queen - 2nd Method
  26. Society of American Magicians Presents Virgil in New York - J. Marberger Stuart
  27. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
    • The British Magical Society's Diamond Jubilee Convention
  28. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  29. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  30. The Card with a Memory - Stewart James
  31. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  32. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  33. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Jiffy-Sew as a replacement for spirit gum - Bob Logan
  34. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  35. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • Bottom Dollar gag
  36. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  37. Just To BE Sure! - Dom Cervas
  38. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
    • Magician of the Month - Prince Kazar (and Doris and Rocky)
  39. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  40. Final Curtain
    • Arthur P. Felsman
    • Harry Pavey
    • Arthur R. Irwin

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 6 - June 1964 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Bill Joy & Company
  3. Cover Portrait - Bill Joy
  4. Contents
  5. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Arje Bowl Production
  6. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  7. The Collector's Page - photos - Eddie Joseph
  8. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • re: Eddie Joseph
    • Salamagundi
  9. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  10. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  11. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Ennui
    • Tribute to Clettis Musson
  12. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  13. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
    • Magician of the Month - Ryan Aldrich
  14. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  15. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Easy Count-Down Location
  16. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Trintex Invisible Thread
  17. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Clay - poem
    • Birds of Burma - Charles Dunn
    • The Fiery Furnace
  18. The Mental Sandwich - Edward Marlo
  19. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • Strange Native Customs and Savage Rites of the Twentieth Century
  20. Wring Way Cane - Keith Earl
  21. Campbell's Silk Routine - Malcolm Campbell
  22. Coin in Glass of Water Addition - U. F. "Gen" Grant
  23. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope for Gemini
  24. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
    • Final Curtain -
      • Edward Victor - by Frederick Barlow
      • Reg. Jason - by Frederick Barlow
  25. Tryangle - Stewart James
  26. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Light Ale - Supreme
      • The Long Hare - Supreme
      • Chicken-Egg - Supreme
      • 75 Tricks With a Svengali Deck - Al Stevenson
      • Trick Talk, Bonus Calendar Issue - Ireland Magic Co.
      • The Newsletter - The Magic Wand Club of Hamilton, Ontario
      • The New Phoenix No. 388
      • Hugrard's Magic Monthly, November
      • Genii, March
      • Top Hat, Volume Two, Number Four
      • Magic-Net
  27. From the Editor's Desk - Neil Foster
  28. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  29. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Pantomime and Patter - Ormond McGill
  30. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • Mysteries of the Orient
      • Chinese Double Bowl Production and Five Trays
  31. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Tastes to Suit - Charles Hook
  32. Final Curtain
    • Mary Harris - by Monk
    • William Gemmill
  33. Mysterious Conversion - Eddie Joseph
  34. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  35. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Chinese Restaurant - Larry Dunbar
    • Gambler's Glory (A Die Box Routine) - Dale "LeRoy" Gardner
    • Silky Sam - Dale "LeRoy" Gardner
  36. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Elmer Gylleck (Dr. Clutterhouse)
  37. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  38. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 7 - July 1964 - 52 pages
  2. Cover - Roy Huston & Company
  3. Cover Portrait - Roy Huston
  4. Contents
  5. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  6. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
  7. The Fufu Switch - Edward Marlo
  8. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  9. Frances Marshall Loves Chinese Food
  10. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • It's Just a Word - Keith Earl
    • Wooden You Be Surprised Too? - photo
  11. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  12. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! The Big Shows Are Aboutto Begin! - re: Get-Together
    • The Kalanag Show On Film To Be Shown at the Get-Together
  13. Eagle Eye - U. F. "Gen." Grant
  14. Flush Out - Stewart James
  15. The Sorcerer's Cellar - Tom Palmer
  16. Water and Silk in Newspaper - Jindrich Stemberk
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Abbott's Catalog Number 16
      • The Mentalist, number 13 - Jack Dean new editor
      • Sorcar - publicity
      • Manipulato Ball - Supreme
      • Coin-Gimmick - Supreme
      • Tricky Trapeze - Ireland's
      • Spooks On Stage - Dale Salwak
      • Personal Secrets - Harry Lorayne
      • Griff on Cards - Tony Griffith
      • Tannen's pocket catalog of books
      • La Wain's House of Magic - list
      • Ronnie Gann (Holden's) illustrated advertising presentation
      • Tannergram
  18. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  19. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Four-Way Mind Reading
  20. Pharoah's Sceptre - Eddie Joseph
  21. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  22. Wizard's Conclave 1964
  23. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  24. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • Oriental Section
      • Chinese Large Fish Bowl and Plate Production
        • Chinese Release
      • Single-Bowl Production
      • Chinese Stack of Bowls
  25. Dovetail Deception in Japan
    • Cherry Blossom Revue - Shoji Theater, Kobi, Japan
  26. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Ring Off the Rope
  27. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
    • Kid Show Forum Horoscope - Cancer
  28. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Scotchlite & Scotchcal - Tommy Windsor
  29. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  30. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  31. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  32. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Topical TOPS Topics
  33. Final Curtain
    • Elsa Forsberg - by Frances Marshall
  34. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
    • Final Curtain - Max Templeton - by Frederick Barlow
  35. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
    • Magician of the Month - Victor Van Meter
  36. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Dai Vernon
  37. Final Curtain
    • Arthur F. Bull "Francisco" - by Lloyd Jones
  38. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Vanishing Wand Routine - Ken Rocek
    • From the Stuart Cramer Notebook - patter for silk production
    • The Cut and Restored Jump Rope
  39. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  40. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Wrapped in Black - Frank Chapman
  41. It's Done by Magic - photo re: David Hoy
  42. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Balloon

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 8 - August 1964 - 48 pages
  2. Cover - Celeste Evans
  3. Bulletin! - re: Get-Together
  4. Contents
  5. Cover Portrait - Celeste Evans "The Beauty of Magic" - by Neil Foster
  6. Stop Topper - Stewart James
  7. In Memoriam - Percy Abbott 1886-1960
  8. The Collector's Page - photo - Greystoke
  9. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Magicommentary
  10. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  11. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Magical Cookery
      • Sleight of Hand Cookies
      • Mystic Meat Loaf
  12. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Saturday Aces
  13. A Flourish To Reverse - Edward Marlo
    • To Reverse
    • To Reverse Several Cards
  14. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Businessmens Out To Lunch
  15. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Griff on Cards - Tony Griffith
      • The Mentalist - Bound Nos. 1-12
      • 333 Belly Laughs - Robert Orben
      • Laundered Laughs - Don Miner
      • Personal Secrets - Harry Lorayne
      • Golden Fun Shears - Supreme
    • magazines
      • Misdirection [Spain]
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 945-957
      • Genii, April & May
      • Top Hat, May
      • Hede-E-Gram Magi-Zette, April & may
      • The New Jinx, Nos. 24-25
      • The New Phoenix Nos. 389-390
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, December & January
      • The Magical Bookie, June
      • The Magic Cauldron No. 12
      • Vent-O-Gram, March-April
      • Magic Net, December thru April
      • The Magic Carpet, April & May
      • The Sorcerer's Magizette, December-January-February
  17. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • The Further Adventures of Bermuda Schwartz - or, The Case of the Misplaced Navel
  18. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Pantomime and Patter - Ormond McGill
  19. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • Oriental Section
      • Chinese Frog-Fish-Egg-Rice-Seed and Water Bowls
        • Chinese Rice Bowls
        • Water Effect
        • Seed Bowls
        • Frog to Fish Bowl
        • Egg to Frog Bowl
        • Seed Vase Vanish
  20. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Colon
    • Viva!
  21. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  22. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
  23. Telephone Magic - Eddie Joseph
  24. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  25. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Liko Pang
  26. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Cartoon
  27. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  28. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  29. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • snap fasteners for Serpent Silk - Ronald Herman
  30. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  31. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
  32. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  33. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  34. Wacky Wizardry - Lu Brent
    • Rope and Sticks
    • Sock the Garter
    • A Box of Rope
    • Watch My Line
    • Smokers Ash Tray
    • Mindreading in Reverse
    • Poke A Kola
    • Time To Go

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 9 - September 1964 - 44 pages
  2. Cover - John Calvert
  3. Cover Portrait - John Calvert - by Bob Lynn
  4. Trophy Winners - I.B.M.-S.A.M. Combined Convention, New York City
  5. Contents
  6. Marlo's Princess (Second Method) - Edward Marlo
    • Third Method
    • Fourth Method
    • Fifth Method
    • Sixth Method
  7. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  8. The Collector's Page - photo - Frederick Eugene Powell
  9. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Prestidigitorial Pot Pourri (Wow!)
  10. The Magi-Ministers at IBM-SAM Convention - Captain Robert K. Spencer
  11. The Unopac - Stewart James
  12. A Mark Wilson Star - photo - re: Nani Darnell
  13. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • barbecue lighter as wand
  14. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  15. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  16. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Sponge Block Routine - Rev. Lawrence J. Mac Allen
  17. Jr. Miracle Production - Robert Nelson
  18. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Color, Suit and Value
  19. Roger and Pamela Taliaferro - photo
  20. Abbott's Magic For Magicians - Percy Abbott
    • Oriental Section
      • Chinese Plate Spinning
      • Suspended Vase
      • Double Lighted Lamp Production
      • Colored Powders [In Mouth]
      • Dry Wine
    • Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
      • reviews
        • John Brown's Snow White Dove Production - The Elders
        • Paper Flowered Garland - The Elders
        • Durham's De Luxe Clock-It - Richard Durham
        • Magicianship - Alan Borgh
        • Spotlight on 101 Great Magic Acts - Tony Taylor
      • lists
        • Teral Garrett
        • Supreme Magic
        • Don Tanner
        • Tannen's
        • Ireland's
      • Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
        • Single-Hand Color Change and a Sucker Explanation - Winston H. Freer
      • From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
      • London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
      • Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
        • topical banner
      • Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
        • Patter for Paradox Glass - Jimmy Gosch
        • routine for Grant's Growtania - Robert Nelson [North Carolina]
      • Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson [Ohio]
      • Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
        • Joe Berg
      • McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
        • Smitty Has a Girl Friend - Philip Morris
        • Bad Boy - Charles Hook
      • The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
      • Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
        • Goodby to Summer
      • Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
      • Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
        • Sponge Purse - Wayne Burchell
      • Tops Sends Birthday Greetings To:
      • Tops Sends "Get-Well" Wishes to:
      • El Producto - Richard J. Mtt

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 10 - October 1964 - 56 pages
  2. Cover - Kirk Kirkham
  3. Contents
  4. Cover Portrait - Kirk Kirkham "America's Modern Monarch of Mystery" - by Will Rock
  5. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  6. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
  7. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  8. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  9. Final Curtain
    • Harry E. Cecil
  10. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • Hi Teacher - Charles Hook
    • I'm You and You're Me - Ralph Hadley
  11. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  12. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  13. Overflight - Stewart James
  14. After the Princess - Edward Marlo
  15. cartoon
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Bill Tadlock & Sally - folder
      • Johnny Giordmaine - cards and booklets
    • What's New
      • Cues for Collectors - Edgar Heyl
      • Fantastic - silk production - Stanley R. Drake
      • The Mentalist, Nos. 13-18
      • Edgar Heyl Catalogue No. 70
      • La Wain's House of Magic - list
      • Trick Talk - Ireland's
      • Terral Garrett - list
  17. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  18. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • "Bee" gag
    • "My Act" gag
  19. Abbott's 28t Magic Get-Together - John Braun
    1. photos from the Get-Together
    2. photos from the Get-Together
    3. photos from the Get-Together
    4. photos from the Get-Together
  20. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Tricks with Match Boxes - Donald Hendricks
      • Changes and Loads
      • A Billet Switch
      • Handkerchief Load
      • Cigarette Load
      • Penetrating Match Box
  21. Thank You, Frank Chapman - Paul Morris
  22. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Topper
  23. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  24. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  25. cartoon
  26. A reported goes on a Safe Safari in Libertyville, Illinois - re: Ivan Franzen & Leo- Mike Silver
  27. The Four Musketeers - Eddie Joseph
  28. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Block on Cord
  29. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Your Number's Up
  30. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
  31. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  32. Did ... Harry Houdini Live One Year Longer After He Died?
  33. Balloonology - Jim Church III
  34. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Magic Merry-Go-Round
  35. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
    • Instant Shish-Kabob - recipe
  36. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Dave Price
  37. The Collector's Page - photo - Edward M. Reno
  38. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • Colon Convention Conjuring Comments
  39. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 11 - November 1964 - 48 pages & a 1 sheet insert
  2. Cover - Dave Hoy
  3. Cover Portrait - Dave Hoy - by Harold Banks
  4. Contents
  5. Jacks or Better - Stewart James
  6. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  7. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
    • A Legal Discussion - Charles Hook
  8. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
  9. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  10. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Mini-Card
  11. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  12. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • winding up timed pills/capsules - Dennis Loomis
  13. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • October Anniversary
  14. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
  15. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Empty Tubes Presentation
  16. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  17. The Collector's Page - photos - Jim Ryan
  18. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
  19. Mentalist Compares Kennedy and Lincoln
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • magazines
      • The Mentalist, Nos. 19-20
      • The New Phoenix, Nos. 391-392 (June & August)
      • Psycho-Gizmo, Nos. 37-38
      • The New Jinx, July thru September
      • Top Hat, June, July & August
      • Vent-O-Gram, May-June & July-August
      • Hade-E-Gram Magi-Zette, June, July & August
      • Magic Carpet, June thru September
      • The Christian Conjurer, May-June & July-August
      • Genii, June, July & August
      • Abracadabra, up to 971
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Magic 7
      • The Ankus
      • The Barnstormer
    • review
      • A Magician Goes to Church - Jim Dracup
      • The Wizard of Odds - Ronnie Gann
    • Annual Listing of Magical Journals in the English Language
      • Abracadabra
      • The Blue Sheet
      • The Christian Conjurer
      • The Gen
      • Genii
      • Gospel Magic News
      • Hade-E-Gram Magi-Zette
      • Hocus Pocus
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • Ibidem
      • The Linking Ring
      • The Magic Carpet
      • The Magic Cauldron
      • The Magic Net
      • The Magical Bookie
      • The Mentalist
      • M-U-M
      • The New Jinx
      • The New Phoenix
      • The New Tops
      • Psycho Gizmo
      • Top Hat
      • Vent-O-Gram
  21. Balloonology - Jim Church III
    • Rocking Horse
  22. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • George's Gems
  23. The Double Deception - Eddie Joseph
  24. Siamese Strangers - Edward Marlo
  25. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  26. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Walter Gibson
  27. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • Cut and Restored Glove - George Ferguson
  28. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • plastic fruit - John C. Sherwood
  29. Final Curtain
    • Beatrice Lee
  30. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  31. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • Introductory Mental Patter - Dale "Le Roy" Gardner
    • To Obtain Volunteer
  32. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  33. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  34. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • The Gambler's Mistake
  35. Insert - Magic Motifs Christmas Cards

  1. The New Tops - Volume 4, Number 12 - December 1964 - 112 pages - including The New Tops - Tops 1964 Trick Annual - 36 pages
  2. Cover -
  3. photos of Recil Bordner, Howard Melson, Neil Foster & Sid Lorraine
  4. Percy Abbott "The Caliph of Colon" 1886-1960 - by Neil Foster
  5. From the Editor's Desk
  6. Contents
  7. It's a Mystery to Me - Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
  8. The Presto Pitch - Tommy Windsor
  9. Hokey's Bullet Catching - George McAthy
  10. cartoon
  11. For Women Only - Frances Ireland Marshall
  12. Poet's Corner - Marie Dornfield
    • Indian Summer Reverie
  13. Tops Photo Quiz & Answer to Last Month's Photo Quiz
  14. The Cage of Fiji - Joel Ross
  15. The Magic Cupboard - Joel Ross
  16. Box of the Future - Joel Ross
  17. The Panel Chest - Joel Ross
  18. Tipsy Turvy Production Box - Joel Ross
  19. Mentalism & Things Psychic - Bob Nelson
  20. Magic Nuts I Have Known - by One of Them
    • Monk Watson
  21. Just for Us Young Guys - Sandy Marshall
    • Magician of the Year - Ray Olson
  22. The Collector's Page - photo - Paul Le Paul
  23. Entre Nous - Dorny (Werner Dornfield)
    • In Memory of Our Friend Paul - Marie Dornfield
  24. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
    • George's Gems
  25. Sid Lorraine's Tip of the Month
    • Spray for doves - Dave Mallow
  26. Fox Tales - Karrell Fox
    • The "Ba-looney" Krismas Tree
  27. McAthy's Ventopics - George McAthy
  28. The Professional Touch - "Monk" Watson
    • Where Was I? and Professional Touch 1940-1964
    • November 1940 "Where Was I?"
  29. Patter & Presentation - Gene Gordon
    • The Marriage Routine - Everett Lyda
    • The Dam Deception - David Kaput
    • From the Stuart Cramer Note-Book
  30. London Notes - Wilford Hutchinson, Jr.
    • The Magic Circle Festival
  31. Fooling Around - Ren Fetzer
    • Pocket Seance
  32. Double Boomerang - Stuart James
  33. Twenty-Five Years Ago in "Tops"
    • comments from Percy Abbott
  34. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Sid Lorraine
    • reviews
      • Stunning Stab - Al's Magic Shop
      • The Wizard of Odds - Ronnie Gann
      • Current Comedy, Volume 6 - Robert Orben
      • Eenie-Meenie-Weenie m- Dick Stoner
      • Santa Claus Sock Egg Bag - Abbott's
      • Die Box variation - Arturo
      • Visual Mentalism Series 1 - Fred Lowe
      • Magicol, September
      • list of Safety Magic Books from Jack Potter
  35. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • Blue Phantom variations - Roy Mayer
  36. From the Tip of my Thumb - Bob Lewis
  37. The New Tops - Tops 1964 Trick Annual - 36 pages
    1. Index for Tops 1964 Trick Annual
    2. A Bog O' Balls - Sid Lorraine
    3. G. A. G. - Howard Fingert
    4. Lunar Probe - Colin Smith
    5. Much Ado About Nothing - A Whole Act - Everett Lyda
    6. The Golden Spike Cabinet Illusion - Malcolm Campbell
    7. A Fish Story - Herb Runge
    8. Instant Vanish Illusion - North Bigbee
    9. Cartoon - Blake
    10. Flip Tear Dove Vanish - Don Kellar
    11. The Fantastic Ribbons - Clettus V. Musson
    12. Beauty and the Least - Karrell Fox
    13. Ink to Flowers - A. D. Banarjee
    14. Tape Recorder Prediction - Gerald Kosky
    15. China Lingo - Fedko
    16. Rope Acto - Fedko
    17. Hanko - Fedko
    18. Colombi's Card Prediction - Carlos H. Colombi
    19. Gallows Illusion - William A. Miller II
    20. The Wonderful Vanish - T. E. Westcott
    21. Silkened Miracles - Dale Salwak
    22. Golfers Dream - Kenro Nagura
    23. Klotz's Amazing Deck - Jeffrey Koltz
    24. Where Tu Novelty Card Effect - Joseph M. White
    25. Hexari - Harvey E. Bair
    26. Totable Totem-Pole Illusion - North Bigbee
    27. Passing Thoughts - Paul Marcus
    28. Fisherman's Delight - Don Weeks
    29. poem - Duke Stern
  38. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  39. Conjuring with Cards - Nick Trost
    • Five in a Row
  40. Incomplete Faro Control - Edward Marlo
    • Off-Center Control
    • Incomplete Double Control
    • Reversed Locator
    • Spectators Cut Location
    • Off-Center Miracle
  41. Toots from the Calliope - L. E. Roba Collins
  42. S.A.M. Parent Assembly Open House
  43. The Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year Contest 1965

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