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The Magic Wand Volume 43 (1954)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 43 (1954) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 241-244

236 pages

  1. Extra photo plate page 1 - The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  2. Vol. 43, Number 241, March, 1954 [48 numbered & 16 unnumbered cover, advertising & Index pages]
  3. Foreword - George Armstrong
    • The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  4. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini - continued from V-42
    • "Name O'Card"
      • The Break Cards
      • The Spelling Cards
      • Special Spellers
    • Variations on a Theme
      • Divined by Spelling
      • The Card is Known
      • Behind the Back
  5. For Sleight-of-Hand Enthusiasts - New Four Coin Production - E. Brian MacCarthy
  6. The Conjurer's Table Cover - L. H. Slipper
  7. Plotting Magic - series by Will Dexter
    • The Spell is Cast
  8. A Mental Miracle - Thought Quartet - Raymond Maynard
  9. For the Children's Entertainer - The Clock of the Yogi - Arthur F. G. Carter
  10. For the Mentalist - The Chest of the Koran - Arthur F. G. Carter
  11. The Story of Houdini The Greatest of all Magicians - biography
  12. Extra photo plate page 2 - Scenes from the Paramount Film "Houdini"
  13. Professional Magic - series by Douglas Francis
    • Watch for a Rabbit
    • Flighty Silk
  14. Another Sucker Egg - Roy A. Johnson
  15. Tricks of the Trade - Chair Back Covers - hint by Nelson Lyford
  16. Secret Session - series by Len Belcher
    • Big Time Small
    • Pandora's Box
  17. A "Load" in a Matchbox - Ron Edwards
  18. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Alternate Card Coincidence
    • The Hindu Thread Trick Made Easy
    • Self Contained Card Rise
  19. A Mental Card Transformation - Think a Card - Raymond Cross
  20. The Invisible Joker - Donald Bostock
  21. A New Routine with J. F. Orrin's "Silhouettes" and the Envelope Changing Frame - Passing Through the Curtain - L. H. Slipper
  22. That Ten Shilling Note Again - L. H. Slipper
  23. A Production Routine - Flowers at the Fingertips - Harry Latour
  24. Extra photo plate page 3 - Flowers at the Fingertips
  25. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • What Colour?
    • Instant Card Rise
    • Hot News
    • The "Bird"
    • Penny Perception
    • Crazy Cigarette Case
  26. Confessions of a Street Conjurer - old reprint from the 19th Century
  27. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • The Magician's Dress or Costume
    • Routine Adapted to Audience
  28. Card Manipulations - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • Torn and Restored Card
    • Cards to Pocket Sleight
    • Spelling Bee Set-Up
  29. Tricks and Tips with Cigarettes - Jack Lamonte
    • Novel Cigarette Load and Production
    • Cards to Cigarettes
    • Houdini Cigarette
  30. On Exposing - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  31. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Pablo Diaz
    • New Publication
    • Palming Coins
    • The Collector
    • Traders' Mania
  32. The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy - Summary of Judges' Reports and Announcement of Winner for 1953 - compiled by Will Dexter
    • Awarded to Harry Latour for "The Silks and Fishbowls"
    • Others mentioned by the judges:
      • Raymond Maynard for "Miracle Pools Forecast"
      • Frank E. Lindsey for "Talking Board"
      • Charly Eperny for "Dream of Thimbles"
      • Jim Merlini for his Merlini Card System" series
      • Len Belcher for "Disecta"
      • Douglas Francis for his "Professional Magic" series
      • Douglas Francis for "Card Fan Table"
      • Douglas Francis for "Hen Fetsch's Magic! Bunny!"
  33. The Magical Review
    • Fifth Collector's Annual, 1953 - James B. Findlay, editor
    • A Lifetime of Deception - Major L. H. Branson
    • Vampire Mirror, No. 1 - Max Andrews, editor

  1. Vol. 43, Number 242, June, 1954 [48 numbered & 7 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On Television Magic - George Armstrong
  3. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The Crazy Matchbox
    • An Experimental Spirit Silk
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Back-Hand Palm Vanish
  4. Plotting Magic - series by Will Dexter
    • Part II
      • Plotting the "Chinese Wands"
      • No. 1 Stuffelpump's Invention
      • No. 2 O Poo's Barometer
  5. Coin Capers - Peter A. McDonald
  6. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Merlini System in Action
      • The Lie Detector
      • The Lie Detector Again (Another Method)
      • Cards on the Table
      • Atomic Version
      • Streamlined Supreme Control
  7. The Ultimate Spirit Handkerchief - J. Hedolt
  8. Variations on a Mental Theme - Roy Cowl
    • Variation No. 1
    • Variation No. 2
    • Variation No. 3
  9. The Jerk Coin Vanish - A. C. Newitt
  10. Magical Mixture - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • La Reyne S'Avisera!
    • The Talkative Queen
    • Easy Card Prediction
    • The Sympathetic Silks
      • A Silk Holder
      • The Superlative Ghost Knot
    • Through the Record
  11. A New Routine for an Old Favourite - The Ambitious Card - Travers Cooper
  12. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Constantly Changing the Routine is Not Good
    • Good Visibility Essential in a Metal Act
    • Length of Presentation vs. Value of Effect
  13. Mentalism in 1633 - G.J.
  14. How to Get Publicity - Jack Lamote
  15. Extra photo plate page 4 - Joe & Kay Stuthard
  16. A Stage Illusion - The Calico Cabinet - George Wade
  17. Secret Session - series by Len Belcher
    • Dead Right
    • The Eyes Have It
    • Inverse Ratio
    • Rub It In
  18. Confessions of a Street Conjurer - old reprint from the 19th Century - continued from page 38
    • The Pass
    • Pricked Cards
    • The Card Sword
    • Mind-Reading
    • Forcing
    • Side Slipping
    • The One Hand "Charlier" Pass
    • Passing the Sovereign
  19. Infallible Pocket Indexes - Arthur F. G. Carter
  20. Think a Word - Phil Conner
  21. On Sleights - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  22. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • The Box of Tricks
    • Kalanag
    • Stage Money
    • Magazine Articles
    • A Unique Title
    • Traders' Media
  23. On Television Magic - continued from page 49
  24. The Magical Review
    • Successful Conjuring for Amateurs - Norman Hunter
    • Houdini on Magic - Walter B. Gibson, editor
    • Come a Little Closer - Peter Warlock, editor
    • A Magician Goes to Dinner - Eddie Joseph
    • Sleightly Sensational - Bill Simon
    • Magical Bibliographies - Victor Farelli
    • 'Vampire' Magic Catalogue - Max Andrews
    • Hughes News No. 1 - Bernard Hughes, editor
    • Hughes News No. 2 - Bernard Hughes, editor
    • Hughes News No. 3 - Bernard Hughes, editor

  1. Vol. 43, Number 243, October, 1954 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • On Television Magic
    • On Comedy Magic
    • Income Tax Problems
  3. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The E.V. Vanishing Card Case
    • Red and Black Magic
    • A "Spectacular" Choice
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Back Hand Palm Production
  4. Tricks of the Trade - Cleaner for Books - hint
  5. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Merlini Card System in Action (continued)
      • A Game of Nap
      • Merlini's Pellets
      • The Twenty-One Card Trick or The Three Heaps
  6. A Lesson in Presentation with Stockings and Gloves - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  7. Force of Mind - Phil Conner
  8. Secret Session - series by Len Belcher
    • Especially for the Children's Entertainer
      • All The Trimmings
      • Easy as Pie - a Tragedy in Several Unkind Acts
      • Circus Pups
      • Running Colours
  9. For Merlini Fans - and Others - The Mystic Card of Chung-Ling-Soo - Arthur F. G. Carter
  10. Billet Switching - J. W. Lumley
  11. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Geometrical Prediction
    • A New Angle on the Zens Card Trick
    • The Transposing Dies
  12. Think-A-Card - Tony [sic] Koynini
  13. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Finishing Touch
    • Vanishing Spots
    • Impromptu Card Rise
    • Idle Thought
    • The Chink-Cans Again
    • Siberian Chain Release
    • Coin Through the Hand
  14. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Dignity, Refinement and Comedy in Right Places
    • Leave the Stage as Little as Possible
    • Rehearsal Absolutely Essential
    • Practice Patter with Practice of the Tricks
    • The Usefulness of Prepared Clothing
  15. Original "Motor Card Vanish" - A sensational Stage Illusion - Sorcar
  16. The Vanishing Table Lamp - Harry Latour
  17. Confessions of a Street Conjurer - old reprint from the 19th Century - continued from page 89
  18. drawing: "The Street Conjurer, c 1840"
  19. For Mentalists - In The News - Edmund Rowland
  20. A Mental Stunt for Party-Time - A.E.I. Divination - Eddie Sharpe
  21. A Routine for the Angling Club Annual Dinner - Phantom Angling - L. H. Slipper
    • For the Police Dinner
  22. A New Mental Act with 'Depot' Effects - Radar Minds - L. H. Slipper
  23. The Mindreading Machine - Johnny Geddes
  24. A Card Puzzle - You Try It - Gerald Kosky
  25. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • The New Conjurer's Magazine - An Appreciation - by James Alfredson
    • Scrapbooks
    • Catalogues "E"
  26. The Magical Review
    • Les Tours de Cartes Montantes - Claude Isbecque
    • Artful Art and Breathless Brainwaves - Hubert Leslie

  1. Vol. 43, Number 244, December, 1954 [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • On Television Magic
    • Publicity for Magicians
    • The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  3. Christmas Trio - Arthur F. G. Carter
    • Direct "Do-As-I-Do" - for the card man
    • Streamlined "Stung" - for the children's entertainer
    • The "Brainwave" Card - for the mentalist
  4. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • Manipulator's Corner - A Front-Palm Production
    • An Original Continuous Fan Production
  5. Magazine Mentalism - Ernest Singer
  6. Secret Session - series by Len Belcher
    • Four Tricks with Silks
      • Totem Silks
      • Flight if the Humming Silks
      • Silkade
      • Parasol and Ribbons
  7. The Observation Test - Phil Conner
  8. Knock Coincidence - Toni Koynini
    • A One Pack Version
  9. Another Version of a Classic - The Whispering Card - Jadugeer Aladen
  10. Extra photo plate page 5 - Nelson Lyford's Box of Tricks
  11. missing page - end of The Whispering Card & start of Nelson Lyford's Box of Tricks (continues on page 161)
    • Cadabra
    • The Screen
    • The Magic Mirror
    • A Move for the Card in Wallet
    • Roulette Forecast
  12. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Monge Shuffle
      • To Make the Shuffle
      • The Monge Location
      • The Merlini System and Monge's Shuffle
      • To locate any Card Named After the Shuffle
      • Controlled Shuffling - A Complete Card Routine
        • Single Divination
        • Multiple Divination
        • Stop Me and Buy One
        • Four Packet Location
      • Psychometry Plus
        • A Variation
        • Snap
      • The Cards Will Tell
      • Variation on an Oldie
  13. A Sensational Stage Illusion - The Flying Trapeze - George Wade
  14. Satan's Glass - Arturo
  15. Impromptu Comedy Card Magic - Spectatordigitation - Percy James
  16. A Pocket Trick - Hanging the Joker - Ron Edwards
  17. Stage Magic - Production of a Chandelier - Harry Latour
  18. Extra photo plate page 6 - Production of a Chandelier
  19. A New Routine with "Mindreader's Dream" - A Blank Mind - L. H. Slipper
  20. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Admission
    • I Wonder
    • Second Possibility
    • Writing in Chalk
    • Talking About Paint
    • French Beads
    • Alternative
    • Predictuet
    • Impromptu Book Test
    • £1,000 Card Challenge
  21. Peter McDonald's "Instant Card Rise" used as a - Think-A-Card Trick - Ernest Singer
  22. Found here - letter to the editor
  23. New Light on the Torn Centre - Through the Centre - Edmund Rowland
  24. Magical Stagecraft - series by W. C. Weber & John Henry Grossman, MD
    • Woofle Dust a Poor Substitute for Skill
    • A Last Few Words of Parting Advice
  25. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • The Fifty-Fifty Kings and Queens
    • The Change-Over Ring
    • The Oriental Ribbon
  26. Four Quaint Card Stunts - Jack Lamonte
    • Card Spelling
    • Comedy Rising Card
    • Up the Sleeve
    • Card Through the Handkerchief
  27. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • The Magic Museum
    • Guides and Catalogues of Collections
    • Magical Curios
    • Traders' Media
    • Next Volume
  28. The Magical Review
    • My Best Close-Up Trick - Harry Barron, editor
    • Expert Card Technique - Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue
    • Teach Yourself Conjuring - J. Elsden Tuffs
    • Magic Simplified - Harry Baron
    • First Call to Cards - Stewart James
    • Effects with the Riffle Count - Mark Weston
    • Young Ideas in Magic - Jack Devlin
    • Hughes News No. 4 - Jack Hughes, publisher
    • Vampire Mirror Vol. 1, No. 2 - Max Andrews, publisher
    • Gamage Catalogue No. 6 - A. W. Gamage, Ltd., publisher

word count: 148105 which is equivalent to 592 standard pages of text

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