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The Magic Wand Volume 45 (1956)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 45 (1956) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 249-252

173 pages

  1. Vol. 45, Number 249, March, 1956 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. Extra photo plate page 1 - Winners of the George Johnson "Magic Wand" Trophy
  3. Foreword - George Armstrong
    • The Kalanag Revue
    • The Sorcar Controversy
  4. My Magic - series by Bridger Lewis
    • Rope Through Stick
    • Rope Through Leg
    • Silk Transpo
  5. The Three Shell Game - series by Eddie Joseph
    • The Twin Principle
    • Preparing the Outfit
    • Defining the Principle
  6. The Card Tricks of Jerry [sic] Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • Four Aces and Four Kings
  7. Magic for the Concert Platform Magician - series by Wu Fang Sing (Walter Geary)
    • Introduction
    • The Mongolian Centre Table
    • The Ten Card Trick
    • The Nest of Boxes
    • From Silks to Life
    • Cigarette up the Plank
  8. Selling the Show - Jack Lamonte
  9. Scenes from the Kalanag Revue
  10. Extra photo plate page 2 - Scenes from the Kalanag Revue
  11. Extra photo plate page 3 - Scenes from the Kalanag Revue
  12. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Section One - Houdini versus Robert-Houdin - Being an examination of the charges brought against Robert-Houdin by Houdini
      • "The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin" - Introduction
      • Extra photo plate page 4 - Robert-Houdin
  13. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • Introduction
    • General
    • The Key Cards
      • The "Dot" Card
      • Narrow Card
      • Corner Short
      • Inked Corner Card
      • The Merlini Key Card
      • The Reversed Card
    • All-Break-Name-O-Card
      • Alteration of Existing "Breaks"
      • "Water-Level" Cards
      • "Vibro-Cards"
      • The "Riffle Breaks"
      • The Last Stage
  14. The Modern Wizard - quotation
  15. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The Burnt and Restored Initialed Tissue
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Crimp
  16. Thoughts for the Children's Entertainer - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 1. A Plea for the Magic Wand
  17. For Fanners - John K. Bays
  18. Secret Session - For the Children's Entertainer - series by Len Belcher
    • Little Boy Blue
    • Animal Dominoes
    • The Death Ray
  19. Rising Card - Toni Koynini
  20. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Ande--Revisited
    • Great Minds
    • Birthday Party
    • Film Stars
    • Pocket Counter Prediction
  21. Thought Card Transmission - Paul J. Flory
  22. The Magical Review
    • Hughes News Vol. 2, No. 3 - Frederick Barlow, editor
    • Jack Hughes Supplementary Catalogue of Magic - Jack Hughes, publisher
    • Davenport's Lists
  23. Magical Selection - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • A Black Art Idea - Picture to Statue
    • Affinity
    • The Spirit Drawing
  24. His Card - J.L.
  25. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • The Punchman at the Theatre
    • Mr. Punch's Refreshment
  26. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Bookplates
    • Panorama for Prestidigtateurs
    • Extraneous Works
    • Traders' Media
  27. Wise Words - quotations
  28. A Giant Match to End All Giant Matches - The Giant Flame Match - Ron Edwards

  1. Vol. 45, Number 250, June, 1956 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • The Punch and Judy Man
    • The Three Shell Game
    • These Old Prints
  3. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • The Magic Spectacles
    • The Impossible Card Trick
    • The Impossible Card Trick for Stage Work
  4. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • A Chinese Ring Interlude
    • E. G. Brown's Nap Hand Mystery
    • Manipulator's Corner - The Bottom Palm
      • Returning the Palmed Cards after a Shuffle
  5. Dienipulations - Peter Cavour
    • One to Two
    • Die Through Die
  6. The "Chaka" Kings and Aces - M. A. Hughes
  7. The Three Shell Game - series by Eddie Joseph
    • The Rudiments
    • Learning the Fundamentals
    • Extra photo plate page 5 - The Thimble Rig
      • The Regular Slide
      • The Back Finger-Clip Slide
      • The Two-Way Slide
      • The Prong Slide
      • The Prong Steal and Load
      • The Prong Transfer
  8. Smiling Telepathy - J. W. Lumley
  9. Secret Session - For the Mentalist - series by Len Belcher
    • Age Without a Name
    • Little Stranger
    • Five for a Secret
    • Super Sucker
  10. A Routine with Giant Cards - The Lady Vanishes - Gordon W. Prunty
  11. The Showman - poem by Anon.
  12. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • Tricks with the Merlini Set-Up
      • A Quick Reverse
      • Super Transit
      • Vernon Plus Merlini
      • Koran Plus Merlini
  13. Thoughts for the Children's Entertainer - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 2. "Dressing" Rope Tricks fro Children
  14. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section One - Houdini versus Robert-Houdin (continued)
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter I
        • Significant Events in the Life of Robert-Houdin
      • Extra photo plate page 6 - The old Sadler's Wells Theatre
      • Extra photo plate page 7 - Wiljalba Frikell, a contemporary of Robert-Houdin
  15. My Magic - series by Bridger Lewis
    • Single Rope Through Body
      • A Stage Version
    • Silk Through
    • The B.L. Newspaper Test
  16. Magic for the Concert Platform Magician - series by Wu Fang Sing (Walter Geary)
    • The Double Box Illusion
    • The Geary Changing Box
  17. Expert Audacity - from Jean Hugard's "Expert Card Technique"
  18. Three Effects with a Changing Bag - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
    • The Jewels of Wang Foo
      • A Cocktail for my Lady
    • Knots That are Not
    • The Unexpected
  19. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • "Any Card" Slate Prediction
    • A Prediction and a Coincidence
    • A New "Just Chance"
  20. 92The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • The History of Punch
  21. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Odds and Ends
    • Traders' Media
  22. The Magical Review
    • The Hindu Cups - Eddie Joseph
    • Scarne on Cards - John Scarne
    • Scarne's Magic Tricks - John Scarne
    • Scarne on Card Tricks - John Scarne
    • Panorama of Prestidigitators - Milbourne Christopher
    • Making Magical Apparatus - J. Elsden Tuffs
    • The Directory of London Theatrical Agents, 1956
    • Supreme Magic Catalogue No. 1

  1. Vol. 45, Number 251, October, 1956 [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • The Thimble Rig by Henry Bunning
    • The Children's Conjurer by H. Abes
    • Professor Wiljalba Frikell's Christmas Entertainements
  3. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • The Crazy Card Deck
    • Surprise at the End
    • Calculating Cards
  4. My Magic - series by Bridger Lewis
    • Chung Ling Soo's Dice Box
    • The Crystal and the Coin
    • The Ring and Cord
    • Finger-Ring Release
  5. Party Assembly - A. W. Roots
  6. The Three Shell Game - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Learning the Fundamentals [continued]
      • The Wimco Slide
      • The "V" Slide
      • The One Finger Slide
      • The Cima Slide
      • The Card Slide
      • The Front Slide
      • The "Arc"
      • The "Magic Circle"
      • The Side Slide
      • The Turnover
  7. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section One - Houdini versus Robert-Houdin (continued)
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter V
        • The Obedient Cards
        • The Cabalistic Clock
        • The Trapeze Automaton
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter VI
        • The Inexhaustible Bottle
      • Extra photo plate page 8 - The Children's Conjurer
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter VII
        • Second Sight
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter VIII
        • The Ethereal Suspension
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter IX
        • The Disappearing Handkerchief
  8. Two Card Variations - A. W. Roots
    • Variation on the Clock Principle
    • Variation on the 'Coincidence' Deal
  9. Magic for the Concert Platform Magician - series by Wu Fang Sing (Walter Geary)
    • The Enchanted Doll's House
    • That Elusive Card Again
  10. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • The Chest of the Koran
    • The "Merlini-Wave" Deck
  11. Three New Presentations for Toni Koynini's "Derby" - Ernest J. Moors
    • Presentation No. 1 - For Sporting Adult Audiences
    • Presentation No. 2 - For General Mixed Audiences and Children (Schools, etc.)
    • Presentation No. 3 - For General Adult Audiences
  12. Secret Session - For the Platform Magician - series by Len Belcher
    • "Visible" Cube and Silk Transposition
    • A Repulsive Card Trick
    • No Time for Comedy
  13. Impromptu Card Magic - A Sticker fro Sympathy - Gordon W. Prunty
  14. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Thoughts About Patter
    • Jumping Lock
    • The Very Latest
    • T.V.
    • A Quickie
    • Prophetic Joker
  15. Intimate Magic with a Coin - The Outside Palm Coin Vanish - A. C. Newitt
  16. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • Matchbox Magic
      • 1. Rising and Opening Matchbox
      • 2. A "Flash" Effect
      • 3. Match Divination
      • 4. Novel Matchbox Transportation
      • 5. A Silk Transposition
      • 6. "X" Ray Eyes
      • 7. The Disappearing Sixpence
      • 8. "A Safe Bet"
      • 9. A Magic Dice Throw
      • 10. "The Hidden Sides"
  17. Thoughts for the Children's Entertainer - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 3. On Sundry Gimmicks
  18. For the Platform Magician - Tumbler Levitation - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  19. Rock N'Roll Card - Arthur W. Roots
  20. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • Mr. Punch's Figures
  21. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Decremps Fake?
    • Scot's Discouverie of Witchcraft
    • Odds and Ends

  1. Vol. 45, Number 252, December, 1956 [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • The Three Shell Game
    • Salutations to Robert-Houdin
    • Party for Pamela
    • Old Friends
    • Thank You
  3. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • The Rotunda Trick
    • Four Aces Supreme
  4. The Three Shell Game - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Learning the Fundamentals [continued]
      • The Roll
      • The Pick-Up
      • The Rattler
      • The Match Clip
      • Hold Out Your Hand
      • The Double Two
      • The Currency Slide
      • The Exchange
    • Frustrating the Challenger
  5. Chinese Switch - Pavo
  6. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section One - Houdini versus Robert-Houdin (continued)
      • "The Unmasking", Chapter X
        • Robert-Houdin's Ignorance of Magic
        • The Kemplen Chess-Player
        • Alexis Baffles Robert-Houdin
  7. A New Suspended Bottle - Edmund Rowland
  8. For Mentalists - Supersonic E.S.P. - Ian H. Grant
  9. My Magic - series by Bridger Lewis
    • Just Chance Again
    • Spirit News
  10. Secret Session - For the After-Dinner Performer - series by Len Belcher
    • Have a Stab At It
    • I.O.U.
    • Breath of Suspicion
  11. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Making a Chain
    • The Cord and the Stick
    • Easy Card Coincidence
  12. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • The "Aye-Cee" Reader Pack
    • The "Edwin Drood" Discovery
  13. The Magical Review
    • Max Andrews Catalogue No. 5 - Max Andrews, publisher
  14. Thoughts for the Children's Entertainer - series by Wilfred Tyler
    • No. 4. Magic with Ribbons
  15. A Card Coding System - It's Speechless - Donald Bostock
  16. The Punch and Judy Man - series by Henry Mayhew
    • More Punch Figures
    • Extra photo plate page 9 - The Punch and Judy Show in France
    • The Spiel
  17. Paper Tearing for Children - Some Singular Plurals - Ernest J. Moors
  18. The "Sphinx" Card Trick - A Modern Version - Gordon W. Prunty
  19. Magic for the Concert Platform Magician - series by Wu Fang Sing (Walter Geary)
    • The Lady and the Rose
  20. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Saiwen Transposition
    • Move to Reverse
    • Inexhaustible Coffee Vase
  21. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Magicians Envelopes
    • Puppet Show
    • Northern Collectors
    • Magic Ornaments
    • Palming Coins
    • Magician-Authors
    • Traders' Media

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