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The Magic Wand Volume 42 (1953)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 42 (1953) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 237-240

231 pages

  1. Vol. 42, Number 237, March, 1953 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Extra photo plate page - The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  3. Foreword - by the editor
    • comments about the new format
    • The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  4. Excelsior - article by George Johnson
  5. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • Foreword
    • The Counting Down Principle
      • Card of the Zodiac
    • The Key Card Principle - I. The Merlini Key Card
      • Using the Merlini "Key"
      • Normal Location
      • Shuffling Off and Glimpsing
      • The Force
      • Discarding the Key
      • Convocational Jacks
  6. A Pack of Cards- - and Three Predictions - E. Brian MacCarthy
  7. Clip Board Mental Act - E. Malcolm Davison
  8. Professional Magic - series by Douglas Francis
    • "Simplex" Cups and Balls Routine
    • The Key to the Problem
    • Five to a Pack
    • A "Shocking" Wand
  9. Magic for the Very Young - Suggestions for the Children's Entertainer - Harry Carnegie
    • Old Mother Hubbard
    • Georgie Porgie
    • Humpty Dumpty
    • Little Miss Muffet
    • The Queen of Hearts
  10. A Novel Ventriloquial Act ... The Maid Who Was Made - Graham Bailey
  11. Extra photo plate page - The Maid Who Was Made
  12. Stunts with "Stick to Silks" - series by Roy Green
    • Introduction
    • I. The Care of the Stick
    • II. Flourishes
      • The Spin
      • The Twist
      • The Magnetized Stick
      • Juggling Flourish
      • The Blondin Sphere
  13. A Trick with Lexicon Cards - MUTO - W. S. Hartley
  14. Magic! Bunny! - A Series of Sorcery Surprises - "Hen" Fetsch
  15. A Card Trick for Mentalists - Just Think - "Do As I Do" - Kenneth Lang
  16. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Figure Sympathy
    • Change-Over Balls
    • Give Me Your Number
    • Just Chance Again
  17. The "J.L." Bottom Deal - and Six Suggestions for Its Use - Jack Lamonte
    • The Sleight
    • Cutting the Aces
    • A Slick Flourish
    • A New Knife Force
    • Gambler's Deal
    • Another False Cut
    • The Ambitious Card
  18. Tricks of the Trade - To Cause Friction - hint by W. S. Hartley
  19. Comedy Without Cards - The Invisible Deck - Melvano
  20. Three Rope Tricks - Edmund Rowland
    • 1. Cut and Restored
    • 2. The Mysterious Knot
    • 3. The Magic Square Knot
  21. The Changeover Cards - T. M. Irvine
  22. An Amazing Prediction - Roy Cowl
  23. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Speech on the Stage
      • There Must Be Good Enunciation
      • Reciting a Piece
      • Adding to and Improving "Patter"
      • Speech as a Means of Misdirection
  24. Tricks of the Trade - Ghost Glass Tray - hint by W. S. Hartley
  25. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Simplissimo Card Stab
    • Grant's Chink Cans
    • The Ropes, Wand and Watches
    • Comedy Unrehearsed
    • A Coin Puzzle
    • That Handkerchief Gag
    • Thoughts on the Coffee Vase
  26. Tricks of the Trade - To Avoid Friction - hint by W. S. Hartley
  27. An Unusual Stage Trick - The Ghost Bottle - Charly Eperny (Austria)
  28. A Close Up Routine - George Pigott
  29. An Impromptu Miracle - Selective Choice - Francis Haxton
  30. Intimate Card Magic - Koynini's Karpet - Toni Koynini
  31. A Trick for Coronation Year - Milk to Stout - Capt. L. H. Slipper
    • Red, White and Blue - A Variation for Coronation Year
    • The Union Flag - Another Coronation Variation
  32. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
  33. Milk Stout - Lawrenco
  34. The Magical Review
    • It's Easier Than You Think - Geoffrey Buckingham
    • Successful Conjuring for Amateurs - Norman Hunter
    • Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks - Keith Clark
    • Classic Secrets of Magic - Bruce Elliott
    • The Magicians Diary and Year Book, 1953 - J. C. Fraser Smyth, editor
    • The New Teacher & My Inquisitive Kidde - L. Davenport & Co.

  1. Vol. 42, Number 238, June, 1953 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Key Card System - II. The Narrow Card
      • The Double Lift
      • Wrong but Right
    • The Key Card System - III. The Corner Short
      • The Card is Found
      • Impromptu Locator
    • The Key Card System - IV. The Reversed Card
      • A Most Unusual Discovery
      • The Turn-Over Card
      • Telepathic Vision
      • The Invisible Assistant
      • Your Lucky Card
  3. An Unusual Thimble Act - The Dream of Thimbles - Charly Eperny
  4. A Mental Card Trick - without Cards - The Diary of the Yogi - Arthur F. G. Carter
  5. Quads in Transit - Jack Lamonte
  6. Tricks of the Trade - Removing Rusty Screw - hint by S. Jackson Coleman
  7. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Triple Prediction
    • Cards and Cellophane Bag
    • The Transposing Silks
  8. Would It Be Possible? - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  9. A Ventriloquial Novelty - The Talking Board - Frank E. Lindsey
  10. Extra photo plate page - Frank E. Lindsey and his "Talking Board"
  11. Miracle Pools Forecast - Raymond Maynard
  12. Professional Magic - series by Douglas Francis
    • Something Borrowed
    • The Card Fan Table
    • Pocket Horticulture
  13. Any Colour of the Rainbow - A Mental Miracle - David J. Bare
  14. For the Children's Entertainer - Slippery Fish - Edmund Rowland
  15. Stunts with "Stick to Silks" - series by Roy Green
    • III. New Tricks
      • Colour Changing Stick
      • Stick to Nylons
      • Stick to Rose Bush
      • Stick to Clothes Line
      • Two Bouquets
      • Visible Vanish from Newspaper
      • Shower of Confetti
      • Shower of Cigarettes
      • Stick to Parasol
      • Vanishing Umbrella
      • Good Night!
  16. An Old Stunt in a New Guise - The Tumbling Blocks - Stanley Davis
  17. The Rings on Ribbon - Lawrenco
  18. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • The Stage Setting
      • Background Must be Right
      • Magic Tables an Asset
      • Angles Are Important
      • The Wand a Great Help
  19. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • The Half-Card Force
    • The Not Quite Coin Vanish
    • Magician's Luck
    • A 'Quickie' for Card-Maniacs
  20. A New Routine with Jack Hughes' "Crystal Screen" - Buying a Poppy = L. H. Slipper
  21. Tricks of the Trade - Card Games - hint by Nelson Lyford
  22. An Advanced Mental Item - Mental Sympathy - Kenneth Lang
  23. Penetra-Milk - Ron Edwards
  24. An Endless Number Force - Edmund Rowland
  25. Professor Edgar - obituary by George Johnson
  26. Magical Musings - John K. Bays
    • Sympathetic Two Silks
    • Mental Duet
    • Don't Smoke These!
    • A Pocket Trick Act
    • A Stage Act
    • Chinese Club Show Finale
  27. Tricks of the Trade - Glass - hint by Harry Carnegie
  28. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
  29. With Borrowed Cards - "Ten To One" Card Miracle - Jack Yates
  30. Tricks of the Trade - Magic Words - hint by Nelson Lyford
  31. A Swindle Expounded - George Johnson
  32. The Magical Review
    • Varied Deceptions - Milbourne Christopher
    • A Stab in the Pack - Douglas Francis
    • Dice Dexterity - Audley Walsh & Ed Mishell
    • Latest 100 Tips on Tricks - Milbourne Christopher
    • Davenport's Lists

  1. Vol. 42, Number 239, October, 1953 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • It's the Latest Thing
    • A "Betcher"
  3. Candle Balance - E. Brian MacCarthy
  4. The Four Ace Trick (A New Method) - Edward Victor
  5. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • Two Basic Sleights
      • The False Shuffle
      • The Switch
    • Other "Systems"
    • The Memory Test
    • And Now to "Name O' Card"
  6. Three Novelty Card Tricks - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • Cherchez La Femme Moderne
    • Card from Hat
    • Black Jack
  7. Professional Magic - series by Douglas Francis
    • Running Kunard
    • Strip-Tease Sally
    • Heads or Tails?
  8. Two Cases of Clear Deception - Ken de Courcy
    • No. 1 Salt in Abundance
    • No. 2 Evaporated Wine
  9. Before Orben - comments about Richard Neve by George Johnson
  10. Extra photo plate page - details for Cherchez La Femme Moderne
  11. Stunts with "Stick to Silks" - series by Roy Green
    • IV. Comedy Stunts
      • The Impaled Assistant
      • Comedy Table
      • The Hole in the Stage
      • Whew!
      • Comedy "Pop" Gun
    • Tricks of the Trade - Bakelite - hint by Brian Nye
  12. For Coin Manipulators - Double Transposition - A. C. Newitt
  13. A Card Trick for the Stage - The Spirit Cards - Charly Eperny
  14. You Want the Best Laughs? - We Have Them! - Geddes' Gags - Johnny Geddes
    • The Dye Tube
    • Which One? This One?
    • The Gag
    • The Burmese Bird
    • Jo-Jo the Clever Clown
  15. Sleightly Mental! - Jack Lamonte
  16. A New Routine with Jack Hughes' "Royal Execution" and Max Andrews' "Soft Diamonds" - From Nowhere to Nowhere - L. H. Slipper
  17. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Music for the Magic Act
    • The Magician's Use of Lighting
    • The Handling of Magical Apparatus
    • Use of Special Apparatus
  18. Away She Goes! - a short Devant story
  19. Buatier de Kolta - article by Harry Lanconn (France)
  20. Extra photo plate page - Buatier de Kolta
  21. Quid Pro Quo - Swapping Secrets with an Indian Juggler - C. Victor A. MacEchern
  22. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Magic Welding
    • The Rainbow Slides
    • Rising Cards from Paper
  23. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Sympathy Foretold
    • Cutting Pennies
    • Sucker Silk
    • Novel Card Discovery
    • Another Sightless-Vision Effect
    • Before the Assembly
    • I Wonder Who ...
  24. Competitive Television Has No Tricks - article by Ronald Simms
  25. Two Card Miracles - Toni Koynini
    • Ojib Was
    • The Bearded Lady
  26. The Coin Is Marked - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  27. A System for the "Spelling Bee" - Kenneth Lang
  28. A Nightmare - poem by A. C. Newitt
  29. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
  30. The Magical Review
    • Hugard's Magic Monthly Vol. 9 (Book Edition) - Jean Hugard, editor
    • My Best Card Trick - Harry Baron, editor
    • Thought Reflection - Eddie Joseph
    • Message from Hades - Jack Avis
    • Your Book of Magic - Alexander van Rensselaer
    • The Magic Circular - John Young, editor for The Magic Circle

  1. Vol. 42, Number 240, December, 1953 [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • Out of Hand
    • How to Blow a Six-Pence out of Another Man's Hand
  3. The Pixie Coins in Glass - Vivian St. John
  4. On Magic as an Art - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  5. The Ultimate Version of "Date Sense" - Postscript to Christopher - Phil Conner
    • Postscript to Christopher (addendum)
  6. On Humour and Originality - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  7. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Merlini Card System
      • The Merlini Set-Up
      • To Operate
      • The 'Break' Cards
  8. New "Whispering Queen" - Edward Victor
  9. Christmas Mixture - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  10. A Stage Routine - The Silks and Fish Bowls - Harry Latour
  11. Extra photo plate page - The Silks and Fish Bowls
  12. Instant Coin Switch - L. H. Slipper
  13. The Prediction of the Yogi
  14. An Illusion for Cabaret - Dissecta - Len Belcher
  15. Professional Magic - series by Douglas Francis
    • Devilish Dice
    • Impromptu Version
  16. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Superstroboscopic Card Trick
    • Coin Through Cards
    • Psychic Alarm
  17. The Rex False Cut - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  18. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Developing the Routine
    • Opening and Closing the Act
    • Knowing When to Stop
    • The Closing Trick
    • What Do We Mean - Misdirection?
    • Assistants from the Audience
  19. Publicity a la Sorcar - Jack Lamonte
  20. Extra photo plate page - two Sorcar on stage photos
  21. Extra photo plate page - two more Sorcar on stage photos
  22. Publicity Card Trick - Jack Lamonte
  23. The "Simple Card" Sleight - and a Trick Wherewith - B. Wilcox
  24. Tricks of the Trade - Double Pockets - hint by Nelson Lyford
  25. Impromptu Card Miracle - You Stab It - Roy Johnson
  26. For Your Thimble Routine - The Rapid Thimble Vanish - A. C. Newitt
  27. Tricks and Tips with Cigarettes - Jack Lamonte
    • The Hooked Cigarette
    • The Spinning Cigarette
    • The Floating Cigarette
  28. Tricks of the Trade - Useful Clip - hint by Brian Nye
  29. A New Routine with the Demon Note Tube and Brass Card Box - Frolicks with a Ten Shilling Note - L. H. SLipper
  30. Billiards Ball and Silk - Roy Cowl
  31. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Admittance to The Magic Circle
    • One is Missing
    • The Cannisters of Fool Yu
    • The Ribbons and Flag
    • The Sticks of Typhoo
  32. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
  33. The Magical Review
    • Classic Secrets of Magic - Bruce Elliott
    • The Magicians Diary and Year Book, 1954 - J. C. Fraser Symth, editor
    • Catalogue of Jokes, Magic and Novelties - Ellisdons

word count: 146697 which is equivalent to 586 standard pages of text

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