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The Magic Wand Volume 39 (1950)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 39 (1950) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 225-228

226 pages

  1. Vol. 39, Number 225, March, 1950 [48 numbered & 12 unnumbered cover, advertising pages & Vol. XXXVIII Index pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • The Piddingtons
    • The Birthday Volume
    • The Competitions
    • N.A.M.S.
    • Roundabout
  3. The 'Perfection' Card Rise - John Blunt
  4. Pulse-Beat Mentalism - article by Roy Cowl
  5. Do You Know? - quiz
  6. Miranda Dives - Billie Francis
  7. Sellers Magic - series by Tom Sellers
    • The Ballot Box Colour Force
    • The Rising Cigarette
  8. The Paper Napkins - Percy Bee
  9. The Ring on String Loop - A. C. Newitt
  10. Answers - to the quiz on page 7
  11. Three Tricks - John K. Bays
    • 1. - Super Silk Penetration
    • 2. - The Travelling Coins
    • 3. - Two With Evaporated Milk
  12. Slow Thimble Sleights - A. C. Newitt
    • The Slow Thimble Vanish
    • The Slow Thimble Colour Change
    • The Slow Double Colour Change
  13. The Telemagic Pack - Percy James
    • The False Shuffle
    • The Set-Up
    • Adjunct
    • Brailing the Cards
  14. Twentieth Century Penetration - Minar (Algeria)
  15. Exposure - article by Eric Mason (The Great Mason)
  16. Chiefly for Cardologists - series by A. F. G. Carter
    • The Aye-Cee "Count-Down" Location
  17. All Square - Percy James
  18. Card Through Box - Albert Green
  19. Presentation - article by John R. Geddes
  20. Talking Points - questions for readers to ponder
  21. Going Down - J. Lockhart Davidson
  22. The Sixteen Squares - George Joyce
  23. The Morse Telephone Trick - George Joyce
  24. Book Notes
    • Those Entertaining Years - H. C. Mole
    • Emergency Full Evening Show - Joseph E. Kemp

  1. Vol. 39, Number 226, June, 1950 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • Competition Results
      • First Prize - Magical Opening - Cyro
      • Second Prize - The Opening - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Third Prize - A Question of Vision - J. A. Esler
    • Apparatus Trick Competition
    • Mutual Admiration
  3. Mainly Manipulative - E. Brian MacCarthy
    • A New Method for Invisible Suspension - The "Triple-Hair"
  4. The Sinking Ping-Pong Ball - E. Brian MacCarthy
  5. Chiefly for Cardologists - series by A. F. G. Carter
    • A Forgotten Move
  6. An Extra Touch for "Touch" - the late H. G. Sparks
  7. Rezvani's Serpent And Card - Rezvani
  8. Talking Points - questions for readers to ponder
  9. An Easy Card-Stabbing Miracle - Roy Cowl
  10. Aid to Predictors - J. F. Orrin
  11. The Care of Apparatus - article by John R. Geddes
  12. On The Right Track - quote from John T. Brearley
  13. The Girl in The Cube - George Joyce
  14. Three More Tricks - John K. Bays
    • 1. - Silken Choice and Follow Thru
    • 2. - Flash Restoration
    • 3. - The Fruiterer's Dilemma - or, Apples for the Children
  15. A Sort Cut to the Top - A. C. Newitt
  16. The Rising and Floating Card - Peter McDonald
  17. The (Lost) Art of Magic - article by Roy Cowl
  18. The Robot Swan - Minar the Magician (Algeria)
  19. The Improved Passe Passe Cards - Denis Dailey (Australia)
  20. Matchbox Production - Don Maskell
  21. Flash! A Revelation - De Vega
  22. Psychic Colours - A Pocket Trick - Percy James
  23. Telepathy - Or What? - serial by Verrall Wass
  24. Book Notes
    • Mental Magic - Al Baker
    • Mainly Mental, Vol. 2, Book Tests - C. L. Boarde
    • Pokerism - Jack Yates
    • Conjuring with Christopher - Milbourne Christopher
    • Conjuring - Wilfred Jonson
    • Aces - Jack Vosburgh

  1. Vol. 39, Number 227, October, 1950 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • Another Year
    • Chamber's Encyclop√¶dia
    • It Had to Come
    • National Day of Magic
    • And Now to Business
  3. Chiefly for Cardologists - series by A. F. G. Carter
    • The Aye-Cee "Oh-Three" Card Trick
  4. Four Thimbles under a Hat - A. C. Newitt
  5. The Hi Presto Pack - Percy James (Tranvaal)
  6. Forty Years Old - age of The Magic Wand
  7. Minar's Watch Trick - Minar the Magician (Algeria)
  8. Sawing "Thro" a Doll - An Audience Tested Effect for Children's Shows - Jimmy Flowers
  9. Examined Production Box - Lawerenco
  10. Apparatus Trick Competition - announcement
  11. Wars and Rumors of Wars - A Modern Vent Act - William Beckham
  12. A Theatre Tragedy Recalled - article by C. Victor MacEchern
  13. Another Three Tricks - John K. Bays
    • 1. - Stretching a Cigarette
    • 2. - Just Chance Again
    • 3. - Element of Surprise
  14. Sellers Magic - series by Tom Sellers
    • The Rod and Rings
    • "Say When" Penetration
  15. The Conjuring Compere - series of comedy bits by John R. Geddes
    • The Miser's Dream
    • The Card Expert
    • Silk-Go
    • What a Hat
  16. The Aquatic Ball - George Johnson
  17. Babes in the Wood - Denis Dailey (Australia)
  18. Thimbles ... - Peter A. McDonald
  19. The Triple Load Tube - Verrall Wass
  20. Telepathy - Or What? - serial by Verrall Wass
  21. Numerology - from Aladin Magazine
  22. It's Immaterial - Verrall Wass
  23. Haunts of Black Magic in Britain - Visits to Medmenham and West Wycombe that Conjured up Scenes of Two Centuries Ago - article by S. Jackson Coleman
    • In Search of the Occult
    • Cycling to Scenes of Diabolic Mysticism
    • Old Monastery Becomes Temple of Black Magic
    • Rabelaisian Haunts by Side of Thames
    • Archbishop's Son with Hell Fire Membership
    • Inventor of Sandwich was Prominent Friar
    • Hell Portrayed by Means of Sulphurous Fumes
    • Strange Rites of Fraternity
    • How the Devil was "Raised"
    • Golden Ball on Top of Church
    • Mourners Who Wore Fancy Dress at Member's Funeral
    • Realms of Pluto in Caves Under Church
    • When the "Friars" Crossed the "Styx"
  24. Book Notes
    • The Card Magic of Le Paul - Paul Le Paul
    • The Great Houdini - Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein
    • Second Collectors Annual - 1950 - James B. Findlay
    • Scarne's Quartet - John Scarne
    • Dr. Q Speaks Again - Thayer Studios
    • The Memory Feat - The Penshaw Press
    • The Mind Mirror - Jack Vosburgh
    • Spellbound - Jack Vosburgh
    • Card Conjuring - Wilfrid Jonson

  1. Vol. 39, Number 228, December, 1950 [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Quarterly Notes - by the editor
    • Christmas Greetings
    • Magic Circle Grand Seance
  3. The Devilish Dice - Wilf Huggins
  4. Monkey Chase - An Unusual "Telephone" Card Trick - Luigi Ruggeri (Italy)
  5. The Biter Bitten - A. C. Newitt
  6. two pages missing
  7. An Aid to Coinsters - J. F. Orrin
  8. Coincidence - or--? - Jimmy Flowers
  9. A Rose By Any Other Name - poem by Anon.
  10. The Electra Card - S. P. Bowman
  11. Telepathy - or What? - article by Verrall Wass
  12. Two Threes to Finish - John K. Bays
    • The First Three
      • 1. Choice Cigarette
      • 2. Adventures of a Sixpence
      • 3. Dragon's Eyes
    • The Second Three
      • 1. The Cups and Balls for Children
      • 2. The Mesmerised Card
      • 3. The End
  13. Copying Apparatus - method by S. Jackson Coleman
  14. A Modern Card Act - Percy James (Transvaal)
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
  15. The Chameleon Matches Again - Verrall Wass
  16. Genie of the Teapot - A Stage Illusion for Pantomime - Minar the Magician (Algeria)
  17. The Flowering Silks - Lawrenco
  18. Painting Designs on Silk - method by S. Jackson Coleman
  19. The Julia Vanishing Box - Edward H. Hopkinson
  20. The Conjuring Compere Again - series of comedy bits by John R. Geddes
    • No Leaning
    • Free Choice!
    • The Ash Tray
    • The Empty Bag
  21. Two Gems with Silks - the late Ottokar Fischer
    • The Magical Essences
    • The Acme of Magic
  22. A Four Ace Trick - Without Handling the Pack - J. Hedolt
  23. Forty Years Old - call for contributions
  24. Gramophone Records - Solanis
  25. The Seat of Magic - Julius Sundman (Finland)
  26. Following Trevor Hall - A. C. Newitt
    • The Intelligence Quotient Test
    • Hall's Multiplication Effect
  27. Imitation Frost - method by S. Jackson Coleman
  28. My Twentieth Century - Len Belcher
  29. Simplex Manipulating Coin - Allan Lambie (Canada)
  30. A Telephone Card Trick - George Joyce
  31. Book Notes
    • Short and Long Rope Mystery - Harold Sterling
    • Scarne on Card Tricks - John Scarne

word count: 81918 which is equivalent to 327 standard pages of text
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