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The Magic Wand Volume 17 (1928)

by George Johnson
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The Magic Wand Volume 17 (1928) by George Johnson
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Numbers 137-140

277 pages

  1. Vol. 17, Number 137 March-May, 1928 [52 numbered & 12 unnumbered covers and advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • The Broadcasting Rumpus
    • Can Magic Advance?
    • Advertising
    • Progress in the U.S.A.
    • "Props." Change Hands
    • Laughter and Legerdemain
  3. A Neat Paper Tearing Trick - Norman Hunter
  4. The Control Pull - G. W. Hunter
  5. An Inky Interlude - Wilfrid Allan
  6. Public Speaking - article by J. S.
  7. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section 4 - Miscellaneous Effects
      • Fishing
      • The Green Pyramid
  8. Programme
    • Douglas Dexter, A Recent Programme
  9. The Ghost Clock - J. F. Orrin
  10. The Top Hat Tours - A Simplified Version - Charles Waller
  11. The Afghan Necklaces - Will Blyth
  12. Simple Division - Jeffrey Norris
  13. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • Watered Silks - J. Whitehead
    • A Slate Variation - A. C. A.
    • Transposition Extraordinary - from a manuscript by Charles Trickery
    • Cups and Balls - Rupert H. Slater
    • A Coin Pass - Victor J. Peacock
    • The Latest Mechanical Pack - A. C. A>
    • A Wrinkle for the Drawer Box - Norman Hunter
    • A Card Cutting Note - E. F. Impey
    • The Incomparable Hat Load
    • Ball and Pill Boxes - Tom Sellers
  14. Water and Wine - A. De Brett
  15. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Conjurers of Yesterday and To-day [continued]
    • Chung Ling Soo Presenting the Cannon Trick - photo page
  16. Book Reviews
    • The Book of Secrets. Miracles Ancient and Modern - Walter B. Gibson
    • The World's Best Book of Magic - Walter B. Gibson
    • Merlin's Master Manipulations - Parts I, II & III - Jack Merlin
    • Shadows in Moonlight - T. Page Wright
    • Leichte Zauberei [Easy Conjuring Tricks] - Fritz Hugli
    • Hôhere Kartenkunst [Higher Card Magic] - Leopold Figner
    • Telepathy with Cards - Ernest Ward
    • Tales of Magic and Mystery - Personal Arts Co.
    • catalogue from The Chicago Magic Co.
  17. New Apparatus
    • The Trakea Punch Squeeker
    • The Reel Mystery
    • The Demon Note Mystery
    • The "Matter thro' Matter" Coin Frame
    • Optica
    • A Vanishing and Producing Thimble Stand
  18. Correspondence
  19. The "Super" Educated Die Effect
  20. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

  1. Vol. 17, Number 138 June-September, 1928 [56 numbered & 12 unnumbered advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • Magic on the Ascendant
    • The Eternal Query
    • Dr. A. M. Wilson
    • The Height of Ambition
    • Yarns
  3. Pocket Novelties - Jeffrey Norris
  4. Entre Nous - miscellaneous comments by Wilfrid Jonson
  5. A Shoe-Lace - Sid Lorraine
  6. Piercing the Paper - T. Page Wright
  7. More Liquid Through Liquid - T. Page Wright
  8. With a Giant Matchstick - Sid Lorraine
  9. Some Novel Ideas with Borrowed Articles - Norman Hunter
  10. New Apparatus
    • "Caught," A Card Miracle - Sid Lorraine
    • The Speller
    • Glove Transformation
  11. The Secret Out - cartoon
  12. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Oriental Conjuring
    • Indian Jugglers - photo page
  13. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section 4 - Miscellaneous Effects [continued]
      • The Wicked Wizard
      • The Surprise Packet
      • The Restless Penny
  14. Dragon's Teeth - Norman Hunter
  15. A Handkerchief and a Pair of Bags - Jeffrey Norris
  16. To Potential Conjurers - article by Rameses
  17. A Ball Box Novelty - Anon.
  18. Presence of Mind - article by Frank Staff
  19. Broken and Restored Cigarette - Illinois
  20. The Running Comments - contributed article
  21. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • Card Sighting - Victor J. Peacock
    • The Bank Note Tube - F. Impey
    • The Links that Link - New Method - Tom Sellers
    • The Three Card Trick Again - A. C. A.
    • A Triple Card Change - Tom Sellers
  22. Programmes
    • P. T. Selbit - The Million Dollar Mystery at the Holborn Empire
    • Rolf Hansen at the Coliseum
    • Henry Bekker at the Opera House, Tunbridge Wells
  23. A Correction to Douglas Dexter's programme in the March Magic Wand
  24. Three Card Tricks - Harry Venson
    • The Joker
    • Guessing
    • A Lesson in Observation
  25. The Giant Four Ace Trick - W. H. E.
  26. Cutting through a Lady - Illinois
  27. Book Reviews
    • The Mysteries and Secrets of Magic - C. J. S. Thompson
    • Dix Séances D'Illusionnime - Le Professeur Boscar
    • The L. W. Mindreading Mysteries - William Larson & T. Wright
    • The Abomination in our Midst - Owen Francis Dudley
    • Conjuring for Children - De Vega
    • Original Pocket Effects - Edward Bagshawe
  28. Examined Card Box - A New Move - Professor Edgar
  29. Correspondence
    • Broadcast Conjuring Lessons
  30. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

  1. Vol. 17, Number 139 October-November, 1928 [52 numbered & 12 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • New Season Activities
    • Is Conjuring an Easy Job?
    • Our U.S.A. Contemporaries
    • From Pessimism to Optimism
    • The Magic Circle
  3. A Problem in Penetration - T. Page Wright & William W. Larsen
  4. A Drawer-box Problem - Verrall Wass
  5. Popular Songs - Mysto
  6. Get Outs - article by Rameses
  7. Peterson's Fairy Silk Production - Allan Peterson
  8. The Cups and Balls - Rupert H. Slater
  9. A New Magical Journal [The Zodiac]
  10. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section 4 - Miscellaneous Effects [continued]
      • Crazy Chemistry
  11. Peterson's Vanishing Silks - Allan Peterson
  12. An "Impromptu" - Rupert H. Slater
  13. Programmes
    • Maskelyne's Theatre
    • Handy Bandy at the Coliseum
    • Tom Burrows at the Pump Rooms, Tunbridge Wells
  14. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Oriental Conjuring [continued]
    • Chinese Jugglers - photo page
  15. Wand and Bouquet Transformation - Illinois
  16. The Acrobatic Soldier and Sailor - Norman Hunter
  17. New Card on Bottle - Professor Edgar
  18. Wine and Water - Rameses
  19. Advice to Young Wizards - article by J. F. Orrin
  20. Magical Toy Making - Stanley Norton
  21. Diminishing Cards - Rameses
  22. The Tell-Tale Matches - Wilfrid Allan
  23. The Colour Changing Die - Norman Hunter
  24. Amateur and Professional - article by George Johnson
  25. Divers Droll Deceptions - Charles Waller
    • The Changing Men
    • The Queen of Hearts
    • Jack, and the Beans Talk
  26. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • A Rabbit Pan Finale - Leslie A. Winter
    • A Double Force and Key Card - Tom Sellers
    • A Drumhead Suggestion - A. C. A.
    • The Hungry Joker - Tom Sellers
  27. Book Reviews
    • Manipulative Magic - Chas. C. Eastman, arranger
    • A Transmitter for Telepathists - Hugh Mackay
    • The L.W. Pocket and Parlor Mysteries - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
    • Grant's Super Magical Secrets - U. F. Grant
    • The Book of Exquisite Conjuring - F. W. Conradi
    • Original Card Mysteries - Eric F. Impey
    • Publicity Miracles - Joseph Ovette
    • Thayer's Quality Magic - Catalogue No. 7 - Thayer's Magical Mfg. Co.
    • Dennelson Catalogue No. 3 - The Magical Supply Co.
  28. New Apparatus
    • nickel-plated pail for "Miser's Dream" - from George Davenport
    • pistol to flowers - from George Davenport
    • bouquets from cone - from George Davenport
    • giant playing card in frame - from George Davenport
    • Mole-Edgar pistol - from Prof. Edgar
    • J. F. Orrin's Flossie - Magical Supply Co.
    • celebrity silhouettes - Mysticus
  29. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments
  30. Correction - to page 151

  1. Vol. 17, Number 140 December, 1928 [64 numbered; 14 unnumbered cover, advertising pages & Vol. XVII Index pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • A Magical Abanazar
    • Conjuring for the Blind
    • Magic for the Elect
    • Magical Levitation
    • Professional and Amateur
    • The New Volume
  3. Pop - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
  4. Twelve Cards to Pocket - Rameses
  5. Sharpe's Renovated Rope - S. H. Sharpe
  6. The Cut and Restored Ribbon - J. Whitehead
  7. How Many Cigarettes? - Victor J. Peacock
  8. Obituary - Capt. E. Clive Maskelyne
  9. Travelling Coins - Harry Nicholls
  10. Bonzo - A. De Brett
  11. The Annals of Conjuring - Sidney W. Clarke [continued]
    • Oriental Conjuring [continued]
    • Conclusion
  12. Some Rice and an Orange - Stanley Norton
  13. The Twin Pillars of Solomon - A New Method of Working an Old Chestnut - W. H. Eyles
  14. Coin and Card Transmission - C. Dudley Whitnall
    • The Coin Transmitter
    • Three Card Transmission
  15. Some Card Effects - Verrall Wass
    • Reverso
    • The Flying Squad
    • Bluff
  16. The Passe Passe Match Boxes - Tom Sellers
  17. The Haunted Slipper - Allan Peterson
  18. The Pirate's Lair - Frank Staff
  19. Ring up the Curtain - J. F. Orrin [continued]
    • Section 4 - Miscellaneous Effects [continued]
      • The Card Curtain
  20. Where the Rainbow Starts - J. A. Esler
  21. Magic in the Argentine Republic - article by E. Leslie Briant (Rosario de Santa Fé)
  22. The Jumping Beans - Allan Peterson
  23. The Self-Tying and Untying Handkerchief - J. Verwey (Meenderink')
  24. Programmes
    • Melle. Margo at the Hippodrome, Sheffield
    • Chefalo [W. G. Weier, Jr.]
  25. Book Reviews
    • Effective Conjuring - Will Blyth
    • Sub Rosa - Oswald Rae
    • History of Conjuring and Magic - Henry Ridgley Evans
    • Houdini: His Life Story - Harold Kellock
    • Miscellaneous Manipulations and Effects - De Vega
    • String Figures - W. W. Rouse Ball
  26. New Apparatus
    • The Magical Supply Co., Luton
      • Colorado
      • fan of cards or box of matches tossed in the air
      • Stucco
      • Suprema
      • The B.H. Table
    • Messrs. L. Davenport and Co., London
      • Demon Rising Card Wand
      • Murray's Card Crystal
      • rice bowl and water vase
    • Messrs. Hamley's, London
      • Appearing and Multiplying Bouquets
      • The Homing Handkerchiefs
      • all movement ventriloquial figure
      • Rhododendron Spring Flowers
      • Skull from Hat
    • Mr. Wilfrid Hutchinson
      • catalogue
      • "Ashlyn" specialities
      • Eureka Four Ace Stand
      • Mr. Edward Bagshawe's "New Magic"
    • Prof. Edgar
      • metal work
    • Messrs. C. O. Williams
      • Thayer novelties
    • British Booklet Matches, Ltd.
      • Novelty match folders
  27. Professional and Amateur - A Reply to the Editor - Patric Playfair
  28. Entre Nous - miscellaneous comments by Wilfrid Jonson
  29. The Magical Miscellany - Contributed By Our Readers
    • A To Deck Card Trick - U. F. Grant
    • A New Die and Hat - Peggy Lynn
    • A Change of Form and Colour - T. Page Wright & William Larsen
    • A Useful Force - A. De Brett
    • A Match Trick - Tom Sellers
    • Slightly Different - A. C. A.
  30. Conjuring for the Blind - A Unique Experience - article by A. C. A.
  31. The Magic Circle - Eighteenth Annual Banquet - report
  32. Olla Podrida - miscellaneous comments

word count: 128760 which is equivalent to 515 standard pages of text

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