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The Magic Wand Volume 44 (1955)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 44 (1955) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 245-248

285 pages

  1. Vol. 44, Number 245, March, 1955 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Foreword - George Armstrong
  3. The Zodiac Deck - Vivian St. John
    • A Card Vocabulary
    • Making the Zodiac Deck
    • Any Card Called For
    • The Colour Change Deck
      • To Show the Spot Cards Mixed
      • To Show the Spots All Black
      • To Show the Spots All Red
      • To Show the Backs All Red
      • To Show the Backs All Blue
      • To Show the Backs All Blue with Spots All Black
      • To Show the Backs All Red with Spots All Red
    • The Routine
      • The Brainwave Deck
      • Colour Change Routine
      • Any Card Called For
      • The Switch
    • Using Strippers for Extra Effects
      • Reversing the Pack
      • A Substitute for Sleights
      • Used for Games and Impromptu Tricks
      • Locating Cards
      • Locator Cards
  4. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • A Cigarette, Matchbox and Cigar Routine
      • 1. Production of Cigarettes
      • 2. The Multiplying Matchbox
      • 3. The Rising and Opening Matchbox
      • 4. Cigarette Change to Cigar
      • The Complete Routine
    • A Streamlined Thimble Production
    • Manipulator's Corner - A Card Change
      • Changing a Card to the One Selected
      • Obtaining a Card Secretly in the Palm
  5. A Jap (Handkerchief) Box Routine - T. H. Chislett
    • The Colour Ray
  6. Distilled Magic - series by Len Belcher
    • A Good Act Better than Publicity
    • Building the Act
    • The Plan of the Act
    • Natural Humour versus Stale Gags
    • Use Foolproof Effects
    • Effects Should be Capable of Being Used Anywhere
    • The Magician's Table
    • Packing and Transport
    • Setting the Act
  7. Suggestions for Club Nights
  8. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • Table Coding
      • The Code
      • The Code in Action
      • The Code and the Merlini System
      • Miracle Name O' Card
      • Mystery of the Fifth Card
    • Card Indexes
  9. Everybody's Torn and Restored Magazine - Arthur F. G. Carter
  10. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • A Test of Sympathy
    • Impromptu Version
    • The Belle and the Ring
    • Houdini Bloc
  11. Systemize Your Magic
  12. Magic with Magnets - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • Sliding Glue
    • Magnetic Holdouts
    • Anti-Gravity Match Box
    • Levitation
    • Colour Forecaster
    • Ye Cronies Foregather
    • Allergic to Yellow?
    • A Dead Name Test
  13. Expert Card Magic - Twin Coincidence - Arthur Roots
  14. A Self Contained Miniature Illusion - The Book of Magic - Eric Hawkesworth
  15. Twelve Tricks (First Three) - Ken De Courcy
    • Torches
    • Words
    • Envelopes
  16. A Utility Device - Bag-A-Tell - Edmund Rowland
    • Charm Divination
  17. The Giant-Match Drawer Box - Ernest J. Moors
  18. Mathemagic - George Armstrong
  19. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Prediction in Triplicate
    • Stop Me at Twenty
  20. An Impromptu Card Quickie - Two in One - Arthur Roots
  21. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • I Meet the Punch Man
    • The Punch Man Tells His Story
  22. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Houdini v. Robert-Houdin
    • Vent. Disc
    • Collectors' Week-End
    • Varia
    • Traders' Media
  23. No Chance - W. S. Hartley

  1. Vol. 44, Number 246, June, 1955 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • Happiness to an Old Friend
    • On Magic as Theatre
  3. The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God - Peter A. McDonald
  4. Six More Quaint Card Stunts - Jack Lamonte
    • Sucker Vanish
    • Card Production
    • Any Card Called For
    • Cards to Pocket
    • Take a Card
    • Funny Bunny Business
  5. For Mentalists - The Switching Hour - Len Belcher
    • The Simple Clip
    • The Envelope Rack
    • Double Match
    • Card Predicted
    • The Scribbling Pad
    • The L.B. Book Test
  6. Suggestions for Club Nights
  7. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • The Use of 'Readers'
      • The Handling of Marked Cards
      • A Method for Marking the Backs
      • The Merlini Clock System of Marking
      • Using The Pack
      • Another Marking System
      • Thought Foreseen
      • Precognition
        • The Mexican Turnover
  8. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The Travelling Pennies
    • Out of This World
      • The "Above and Below" False Shuffle
    • "About Turn" Card Trick
    • Manipulator's Corner - Switching a Packet of Cards
  9. The Mirror of Japan - Arthur F. G. Carter
  10. Repeat Penny-tration - A. C. Newitt
  11. A Stage Illusion - The Chinese Hat - Harry Latour
  12. Suggestions for Club Nights
  13. Distilled Magic - series by Len Belcher
    • The Opening Effect - A Cigarette from Nowhere
    • Climax to the Opening Effect - The Cigarette Vanish
    • An Alternative Ending - Cigarette to Pipe
    • The Second Effect - Edward Victor's Rope Routine
  14. Twelve Tricks (Second Three) - Ken De Courcy
    • Labels
    • Veils
    • E-S-P
  15. Impromptu Telepathy - Arthur Roots
  16. Pocket Tricks - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • The Bathing Belle
    • The Vanishing Lady - Slightly Sophisticated--But Never Vulgar!
    • The String on Broom Handle Revived as a Pocket Trick
    • Chinese Wonder Blocks
    • Magic Cigarette Packet
    • The Idol of Tibet - A Complete Pocket Mental Act
  17. Gloves to Real Flowers - Harry Latour
  18. La Donna E Mobile - W. S. Hartley
  19. Tricks of the Trade - Ink Erasor (Including Printing Ink) - J. C. Fraser Smyth
  20. For the Children's Entertainer - Bank Robber - Ron Edwards
  21. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Casual Cardology
    • Bottoms Up
    • Cigarette Case Magic
  22. Production of Coloured Liquid in a Glass Bowl - Harry Latour
  23. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
  24. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Foreign Language Books
    • The Morris N. Young and John J. McManus Collections
    • First Collectors' Weekend
    • Varia
  25. The Magical Review
    • The Tarbell Course in Magic, Vol. 6 - Harlan Tarbell
    • Magic for All - Bob Dunn
    • Die Zauberkunst - Carl Graf Von Klinckowstroem
    • The Kiss of a Borgia - Peter Warlock
    • Das Becherspiell - Kurt Volkmann
    • Houdini versus Robert-Houdin - S. H. Sharpe
    • Magic from M.U.M. - Milbourne Christopher, editor
    • No Clue - Gerald Kosky
    • Sixth Collector's Annual, 1954 - James B. Findlay
    • Vis-ability - Val Andrews

  1. Vol. 44, Number 247, October, 1955 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On Finding New Magic - George Armstrong
  3. Impromptu Card Miracle - The Curry-Grant Prediction - Ian H. Grant
  4. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The "Cards Across" Trick (With a Difference)
    • One From Eight
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Bottom Deal
    • The Glide
      • Uses of the Sleight
  5. Electronic "Magic Mirror" - Louis N. Bertol (U.S.A.)
  6. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • Pricking the Cards
      • Searching
  7. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Finger Ring on String
    • Any Colour
    • The Coins and Cards
    • The Card Diviner
  8. Can You Do This? - trick challenge
  9. Platform and Cabaret Magic - Cocktail Tray and Glasses Production - Harry Latour
  10. An Awful Argument Among Aces - Anon and Anon
  11. Extra photo plate page 1 - Cocktail Tray and Glasses Production
  12. Distilled Magic - series by Len Belcher
    • The Third Effect - The Torn and Restored Tissue
    • The Fourth Effect - Transpo Giant Aces
  13. Card Mentalism - Double Divination - Paul J. Flory
  14. The Stonehenge Card Prediction - Arthur F. G. Carter
  15. Two Old Favourites - Productions for Children - Ernest J. Moors
    • The Organ Pipes
    • Tambourine Loading
  16. Suggestions for Club Nights
  17. Expert Card Magic - Arthur Roots
    • One Card!
      • Another Method
    • At Any Number
    • The Twenty-Sixth Card Again
    • A Two Card Force
  18. An Intimate Effect - The "O.T.P." Coin Vanish - A. C. Newitt
  19. On Extravagance - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  20. Another Endless Number Force - Edmund Rowland
  21. A New Living and Dead Test - Stanley Davis
  22. Telepathy for Party-Time - Two Way Telepathy - Eddie Sharpe
    • Two Way Telepathy with Borrowed Cards
  23. Codology - A Comedy 'Mind-Reading' Act - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  24. The Salt of Life - quotation
  25. Twelve Tricks (Third Three) - Ken De Courcy
    • Thimbles
    • Rings
    • Inches
  26. A Close-Up Coin Routine - A Bob a Bid - A. C. Newitt
  27. A Pocket Trick - Colour Coincidence - Jadugeer Aladen (Pakistan)
  28. Miracle - After Bertram - Arthur F. G. Carter
  29. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
  30. Houdini versus Robert-Houdin - quotation
  31. The George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
    • Summary of Judges' Reports and Announcement of Winner for 1954 - Fred Lowe, compiler
    • Winner - Jim Merlini - Merlini Card System
    • Honorable Mentions:
      • Arthur F. G. Carter - The Chest of the Koran
      • Len Belcher - Rub It In
      • Edward Victor - Hand Made Magic
      • Travers Cooper - Ambitious Card
      • Peter A. McDonald - Lesser Magic
      • Harry Latour - Production of a Chandelier
      • Edmund Rowland - In the News
      • Tom Sellers - Change Over Ring
      • The Late Nelson Lyford - Magical Mixture
      • Douglas Francis - Professional Magic
      • Will Dexter - Plotting Magic
  32. The Magical Review
    • The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo - Will Dexter
    • Show Business and the Law - E. R. Hardy Ivamy
    • Supreme Magic - catalogue from Supreme Magic

  1. Vol. 44, Number 248, December, 1955 [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • A Scoop!
    • And Now to Modern Magic
    • Thank You
  3. A Complete Routine for - m Find The Lady - Travers Cooper
  4. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • Have You a Ball Box? [Ball Vase]
    • A Cigarette Paper Mystery
    • A Ring and String Routine
    • The Thumb Tie Using Rubber Bands
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Double Turnover
      • Ace-King Transpo
  5. Selection - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  6. The Merlini Card System - series by Jim Merlini
    • Edge Marking
    • In Conclusion
  7. Obituary - John J. McManus
  8. Simplicity Supreme Control - Arthur F. G. Carter
  9. Variations on Four Themes - Ernest J. Moors
    • Nelson Lyford's Magic Mirror
    • Len Belcher's Totem Sticks
    • Ron Edwards' Hanging the Joker
    • Tom Sellers' Change Over Ring also known as Monkey Bar
  10. Distilled Magic - series by Len Belcher
    • The Sixth Effect - Halve It!
    • The Closing Effect - The Cups and Balls
  11. Miracle Vision - Jim Merlini
  12. On Originality - quotation
  13. Twelve Tricks (Last Three) - Ken De Courcy
    • Coins
    • Knitting-Needles
    • Servantes
  14. Gambling Demonstrations - Vivian St. John
    • Stock Shuffling
    • Aces Placed in Any Part of Pack are Controlled to the Top
    • To Control the Aces to any Number Given by the Audience
    • To Deal Three Aces to Yourself in a Three Handed Game of Brag
    • To Deal Three Aces to Yourself in a Four Handed Game of Brag
      • Another Method
      • Royal Straight Flush
      • Stacking for Pontoon
  15. For the Sophisticated Magician - Oh! Please! - Jack Lamonte
  16. Spell Any Card - Toni Koynini
  17. The Mind Convinced - Len Belcher
  18. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • The Fifteen Card Trick
  19. An 'Impossible' Looking Card Trick - I Predict - Toni Koynini
  20. For the Stage Performer - The Cartoon, Egg and Girl Illusion - Harry Latour
  21. Comedy Spot for Compere and Comedian - I.O.U. Five Pounds - Jack Lamonte
  22. Magic in the Year 2,000 A.D. - A Complete Magical Act - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  23. The Thoughtograph
  24. For the Stage Mentalist - A Date with a Slate - Percy James
  25. For Platform or Stage - A Finale to the Floating Ball - Harry Latour
  26. The Magical Review
    • Louis Tannen's Catalogue of Magic No. 2 - Louis Tannen
    • Gamagic Catalogue No. 7 - Gamages
    • Catalogue of New and Exclusive Magic, No. 1 - Bradford Magic Studio
  27. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • Punch Talk
  28. Suggestions for Club Nights
  29. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • A New Magazine [Ibidem]
    • Collection Changes
    • The Magic Circle Coronation Display
    • Collectors' Corner
    • Souvenirs
    • Jugglers' Bulletin
    • Catalogues
    • Traders' Media

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