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The Magic Wand Volume 16 (1927)

by George Johnson
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The Magic Wand Volume 16 (1927) by George Johnson
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Numbers 133-136

290 pages

  1. Vol. 16, Number 133 March-May, 1927 [52 numbered & 16 unnumbered covers and advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • Our Age of Progress
    • The Humorous Trick Competition
    • Happenings by the Way
    • Tricks that Work
    • Supplementary Editions
    • Stopping the Watches
  3. A Novel Hat Load - A. De Brett
  4. An Eggy Problem - Jeffrey Norris - First Prize, Humorous Trick Competition
  5. A Crown for a Slogan - a slogan contest for Magic Wand
  6. Flying Flowers - Oswald Rae
  7. Tricky Travels - T. Page Wright
  8. New Rising Cards - Professor Edgar
  9. Exposure and the Decline of Magic - article by J. F. Orrin
  10. Thermos - David Lymer
  11. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed by A. C. A.
    • Longs and Shorts
    • A Card Flourish
    • Cigarette Manipulation
    • Upside Down Pencil
    • Golf Balls at the Finger Tips
  12. The "Glaxo Baby" - Second Prize, Humorous Trick Competition
  13. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section I - Effects with Silks [continued]
      • The Fan and Flags (Latest Version)
      • The Flags and Flowers
      • The Pyramid of Wonder
  14. Chums - C. Barnard
  15. A Pipe Trick - additional Prize, Humorous Trick Competition - S. H. Sharpe
  16. Making Magic Entertaining - article/effect by A. De Brett
  17. The Money-Box - Charles Waller
  18. The Jumbled Word - solution from Vol. XV, page 196
  19. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • From Robert-Houdin to Maskelyne [continued]
    • The Egyptian Hall - photo page
    • Maskelyne and Cooke
  20. Fun with Somebody's Pound Note - Cosmo
  21. The Rod and the Ring - N. B. Reeve
  22. Magazine Notes
    • The Magician
    • The Magical Monthly
    • The Sphinx
    • The Linking Ring
    • The Conjurers' Chronicle
    • The Magic Circular
    • The Magi
    • Magical Snapshots
    • The Mahatma Circular
    • The Town Traveller
  23. A Cheap and Efficient Flash Pistol - Owen Clark
  24. Confidence Crooks - Again - article
  25. The Jumbled Word - solution from Vol. XV, page 196 - repeated
  26. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

  1. Vol. 16, Number 134 June-September, 1927 [56 numbered & 12 unnumbered advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • At the Grand Seance
    • That Slogan!
    • The Circle Sale
    • The Spirit of Emulation
    • Plonk!
    • A Worthy Benevolent Fund
  3. A Climax Competition
  4. The Rattle Matchbox - Charles Waller
  5. Rey De Eau - Chas. R. Brush
  6. Domestic Magic - Alec Bell
    • The Twentieth Century Cotton Reels
    • The Silken Reels
  7. A Bank Note Effect - A. C. A.
  8. A Note in the Egg - Bruce Hurling
  9. The Mustard Club Mystery - De Vega
  10. The Stick that "Goes" - H. Latour
  11. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section II - Effects with Cards and Coins
      • The Magic Mirror
      • The Card and Envelopes
  12. Silks - Production and Dyeing - A. De Brett
  13. The Rose and Button-Hole - A Pretty Combination - J. Whitehead
  14. Where's the Flour? - Bernard Carton
  15. The Reversed Matches - Herbert Milton
  16. A Deceptive Card Trick - Tom Sellers
  17. Card Combination - A Three Card Trick with Four Cards - Dleisfen
  18. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Maskelyne and Cooke [continued]
    • Maskelyne and Cooke and Mr. Maskelyne in the Cabinet Illusion - photo page
  19. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • Surprising Conclusion for Thimble Production - Yelrom
    • The Cecil Lyle Ink Trick - Yelrom
    • A Three Card Trick - A. C. A.
    • An Infallible Forcing Pack - C. D. W.
    • A New Method of Making the Pass - C. D. W.
    • Glass Cement - Chas. Waller
  20. Follow the Flag - A Conjuring Comedy - Prof. Day
  21. Book Reviews
    • Novel Mysteries - Edward Bagshawe
    • An Exposure of the fraudulent practices of "Mock Auctioneers" - E. K. House
    • Life After Death (The Secrets of Table Rapping disclosed) - J. B. Andar
    • Adventures in Magic - Henry Ridgley Evans
    • Wizardry With Watches - Oswald Rae
  22. Entre Nous - miscellaneous comments by Wilfrid Jonson
  23. Correspondence
  24. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

  1. Vol. 16, Number 135 October-November, 1927 [52 numbered & 12 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • The I.B.M. Convention
    • New or Old?
    • Showmen and Conjurers
    • The Halls and Variety
    • The "Climax" Competition
  3. Peek-a-Boo - Chas. Waller
  4. Discords of Deception - A. De Brett
  5. An Original "Egg Bag" Trick - Frederick Culpitt
  6. The Finger Tip Palm - Will Blyth
  7. Arithmetical Transmission - Margaret Mackay
  8. Programmes
    • Siva Leigh at the Metropolitan
    • Cortini at the Alhambra
  9. Obituary - William George Dodds
  10. The Ring on the Pencil
  11. Book Reviews
    • Chalk Talk and Crayon Presentation - Charles L. Bartholomew
    • Original Tricks with Cigars - James Wakefield
    • Forty-nine by Three - Hugh Mackay
  12. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section II - Effects with Cards and Coins [continued]
      • Coincidence
      • Money Flies
  13. One Better - A Jardine Ellis Effect - Frank Staff
  14. A Surprising Silk - T. Page Wright
  15. Magic Letters - A. De Brett
  16. The Cards, Pips, and Paper-Knife - A Giant Card Effect - Rupert Howard
  17. A Nut and Lemon Effect - Tom Sellers
  18. Milady's Vanity Bag - Oswald Rae
  19. In the Sweet Bye and Bye - contributed article
  20. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Maskelyne and Cooke [continued]
    • Maskelyne and Cooke's Entertainment - photo page
    • J. N. Maskelyne and His Automata - photo page
  21. Making a Bottomless Tumbler - DIY by C. Ramsay
  22. Attraction - David Lymer
  23. Correspondence
  24. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

  1. Vol. 16, Number 136 December, 1927 [64 numbered; 20 unnumbered cover, advertising pages & Vol. XVI Index pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • The Little Stage Passes
    • Learning Showmanship
    • The Societies and the Conference
    • An Old Note Book
    • The New Volume
  3. A Hoaxing Item - Tom Sellers
  4. Liquid Thro' Liquid - George Johnson
  5. Mystery as an Aid to Advertising - article by Stuart Luciene
  6. A Utility Cigarette Packet - A. C. A.
  7. Note for the Matchbox Trick
  8. Mixed Drinks - Tom Sellers
  9. The Ball Box with a Climax - A. Townsend
  10. New Season Apparatus
    • L. Davenport & Co. (London
      • Pistol to Bouquet
      • Bouquets on Tray
      • The Acrobatic Walking-Stick
      • Cigarette to Wand
      • novelties
    • Hambly's Magical Palace
      • Fireworks
      • water vase
      • trick lock
      • etc.
    • Edward Bagshawe and Co. (London)
      • Baffel
      • Kolar Mysteries
      • Tag Trick
    • A. W. Gamage. Ltd. (London)
    • F. Impey (London)
    • F. Jackson (Belfast)
      • P.M.T.M. [pocket matter thro' matter]
    • Mysticus (Bristol)
      • IT
    • Prof. Edgar (Devonport)
    • J. F. Orrin (London)
  11. An Effect with Christmas Crackers - Tom Sellers
  12. Ordering the Order - S. H. Sharpe
  13. Cinderella - Oswald Rae
  14. The Patriotic Balls with an Addition - Dleisfen
  15. Vanishing and Restored - Albert Daniels
  16. On Taste - A Critic Meets a Conjurer
  17. A Quick Fake Knot - G. W. Hunter
  18. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • A Watch Switch - A. C. A.
    • A "Matter Through Matter" Experiment - H. Tipling
    • An Unsuspected Servante - T. Page Wright
    • Watch Catching - C. Barnard
    • Rolling the Cigarettes - T. Page Wright
    • The Appearing Pack - Hugall Benedict
    • Reversing and Vanishing Candle - J. Whitehead
    • Some Watch Manipulation Hints - C. Barnard
  19. The Elixir of Youth - T. Page Wright
  20. A Good "Gag" - C. Barnard
  21. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Maskelyne and Cooke [continued]
    • Mr. David Devant - photo page
    • Conjurers of Yesterday and To-day
    • Lafayette - Paul Valadon - Aimée Désibee - photo page
  22. The Indian Rope Trick - A Drawing Room Method - W. H. Eyles
  23. Book Reviews
    • The Le Walke Mysteries - Edward Bagshawe, compiler
    • Original Magic for All - Bert Douglas
    • Original Card Effects (Part II, of Novel Mysteries) - Edward Bagshawe
    • More Selected Secrets - De Vega
    • Volume Eight, Collected Magic Secrets - Percy Naldrett, compiler
    • The Art of Reversing: The Controller - Hugh Mackay
  24. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section III - Experiments in Thought-Transmission
  25. Entre Nous - miscellaneous comments by Wilfrid Jonson
  26. Correspondence
    • The Prepared Envelope Again
    • Another Bottomless Tumbler
  27. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

word count: 131286 which is equivalent to 525 standard pages of text

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