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The Magic Wand Volume 46 (1957)

by George Armstrong
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The Magic Wand Volume 46 (1957) by George Armstrong
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Numbers 253-256

228 pages

  1. Vol. 46, Part One, Number 253, [1957] [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. editorial comments - George Armstrong
    • Farewell to an Old Friend
    • Magic and Television and News
  3. The Three Shell Game - series by Eddie Joseph
    • Routines
      • The Regular Routine
      • The Riler
      • The Boomerang
  4. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • The Four Fours Trick
  5. Back-Palm Coin Switch - Mark Weston
  6. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section Two - Robert-Houdin, The Arch-Conjurer
      • Robert-Houdin's Outlook
      • Landmarks in the Life of Robert-Houdin
        • 1805
        • 1809
        • 1811
        • 1816
        • 1817
        • 1824
        • 1825
        • 1826
        • 1828
        • 1829
        • 1830
        • 1831
        • 1832
        • 1837
        • Extra photo plate page 1 - Comte & Bosco
        • 1838
        • 1839
        • 1840
        • Extra photo plate page 2 - Kempelen's Automaton Chess Player
        • 1841
        • 1842
        • 1843
        • 1844
        • 1845
        • 1846
  7. Secret Session - For the 'Original' Magician - series by Len Belcher
    • The Cylinder of Hoffman
    • Orange Squash
  8. Party for Pamela - Jack Gittings
    • Chapter One - What it is all About
    • Chapter Two - Openers
      • The Vanishing Wand
      • The Penetrating and Rising Wand
      • The Magnetic Wand
      • The Wand from Purse
  9. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • Rainbow Fingertips - A Routine with Coloured Thimbles
    • Manipulator's Corner
      • An Invisible Pass
      • Pen-Knife Card Force
      • The Glimpse
  10. Sheer Chance - Two Methods for this Popular Effect - Peter Cavour
  11. A Modern Spectacular Illusion - The Shower Bath Illusion - Jay Palmer
  12. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • The Discovery of a Mentally Selected Card
      • A Simplified System of Edge Marking
      • The Presentation
  13. For Magic Club Meetings - Magic for Magicians - Mark Weston
    • Fooler No. 1
    • Fooler No. 2
  14. The Medium Knows - Gordon W. Prunty
  15. The Burnette False Shuffle - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  16. Warrant for the Arrest - Peter A. McDonald
  17. Grandmother's Work Bag - A Routine for the Children's Entertainer - Ernest J. Moors
  18. Have a Drink! - Lawrenco
  19. For Mentalists - E.S.P. Table Prediction - Ian H. Grant
  20. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • 27th Century Silks
    • Pulling the Wool
  21. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • Traders' Media 'L'

  1. Vol. 46, Part Two, Number 254, [1957] [48 numbered & 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On Collecting - George Armstrong
  3. Mathematics, Magic and Mystery - Martin Gardner
    • Mathematics and Cards - The Estimated Cut
    • Mathematics and Common Objects - The Purloined Objects
    • Topological Tomfoolery - Reversing the Vest
    • Magic with Pure Numbers - Rapid Cube Root Extraction
    • Mathematics and Dice - Guessing the Total
  4. On Embellishment - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  5. Party for Pamela - Jack Gittings
    • Chapter Three - Silk Production
      • Production of Individual Silks
      • The 'Demon' Wonder Box
      • Toto the Clown
      • Silks from Paper
  6. On Nerves - from the late Nelson Lyford's note book
  7. My Magic - series by Bridger Lewis
    • The "B.L." Eggs from Hat Routine
    • The Taped Box
  8. For Those Who Use - Ken De Courcy's "Automentalism" - Gordon W. Prunty
  9. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section Two - Robert-Houdin, The Arch-Conjurer [continued]
      • Landmarks in the Life of Robert-Houdin [continued]
        • Robert-Houdin in Brussels
        • Extra photo plate page 3 - Philippe
        • Extra photo plate page 4 - Robert-Houdin & Ludwig Dobler
  10. The Name is Mine - Pavo
  11. A Feature Card Routine for Mentalists - Koynini's Seventeen - Toni Koynini
  12. Lesser Magic - series by Peter A. McDonald
    • Children's Birthday
    • The Cards and the Plates
  13. In the Steps of Merlini - series by Arthur F. G. Carter
    • The Ten Card Trick
  14. A Silk Production - Travers Cooper
  15. The Weston "Pinkie" Reverse - Mark Weston
  16. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • The Flying Salt
    • A New Card Transposition
    • Manipulator's Corner - False Counting
  17. Initialled Rings - Pavo
  18. Super Memory in Close-Up - Arthur W. Roots
  19. Quick Change Envelope - A Utility Switching Device - Ron Edwards
  20. A Gag or Two - Val Andrews
  21. A Stage Illusion for Under Five Pounds - Queen of the Ribbon Cage - Clettis V. Musson
  22. A Gag or Two - Val Andrews
  23. Round the Depots - Peter McDonald
    • Out of this Hat
    • Can You Take Us "Round the Depots"?
  24. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Simplex Triple Prediction
    • A "Top Change" Stunt
    • A Direct Card Prediction
  25. Sympathetic Cards from Pocket - Jesse Demaline
  26. For Mentalists - Lexicon Re-Arranged - Travers Cooper
  27. Secret Session - For the 'Original' Magician - series by Len Belcher
    • Elixir
    • The Invisible Deck
  28. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
    • A Finnish Bibliography
    • Varia
    • Traders' Media "N"
  29. The Magical Review
    • Mathematics, Magic and Mystery - Martin Gardner
    • What's New in Magic - Walter B. Gibson
    • Magic: 100 New Tricks - Bruce Elliot
    • Modern Magic Manual - Jean Hugard
    • 101 Magic Secrets - Will Dexter
    • Television Techniques - Hoyland Bettinger & Sol Cornberg
    • Copyright and Performing Rights - W. J. Leaper
    • 24 Routines with Russ Walsh's Rubber Top Hat - 'Hen' Fetsch
    • Golf Ball Routine - Sydney Twinn
    • The Chinese Rings: A New Routine - Sydney Twinn
    • Gambler's Luck - David Davis
    • Magical Catalogue - L. Davenport & Co.

  1. Vol. 46, Part Three, Number 255, [1957] [40 numbered & 15 unnumbered cover, advertising pages & Volume 43 Index]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • Great Magic
    • A New Scot?
  3. The Jays Telepathy Act - John MacGregor
  4. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • Calculating Cards--II
    • Chance Does It Twice
    • The Three Kings Trick
    • The Knife Discovery
  5. Party for Pamela - Jack Gittings
    • Chapter Four - Stories with Silks
      • Little Red Riding Hood - The Jap Box
      • Topsy Turvy Land - Anti-Gravity Glasses
      • The Three Friends - Twentieth Century Silks
      • Escape from the Snow Queen - Handkerchief Penetration
      • The Party Dress - The Dye Tube
  6. Liquid Illusion - Allen Benbow
  7. That Stocking - Ian H. Adair
  8. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section Two - Robert-Houdin, The Arch-Conjurer [continued]
      • Landmarks in the Life of Robert-Houdin [continued]
        • 1847
        • 1848
        • 1849
        • Extra photo plate page 5 - M. Robin with his "Horn of Plenty"
        • 1850
        • 1851
        • 1852
  9. Bunny Box - Ian H. Adair
  10. Thoughts in Abeyance - Arthur F. G. Carter
  11. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • A Nap Hand Production
    • Manipulator's Corner
      • Two Simple False Shuffles
      • The "To and Fro" False Shuffle
      • The Dove Tail False Shuffle
      • Two Easy False Cuts
      • The "Pass" False Cut
      • The Farelli False Cut
  12. A Sponge Ball Load - Ian H. Adair
  13. The Chinese Casket - A Two Person Mental Act - Pavo
  14. With Borrowed Cards - A. W. Roots
    • Barefaced Swindle
    • Daffier Than Ever
    • Impromptu Oil and Water
    • Skillproof
    • Forecast
    • Leave it to the Cards
  15. For the Stage Magician - The Casket of Allah - Walter Geary
  16. Psychic Insight - J. W. Lumley
  17. Show on Sight - advice
  18. Can Houdini Live Again? - Larry Weeks
  19. Pinkie Aces - Mark Weston

  1. Vol. 46, Part Four, Number 256, [1957] [48 numbered; 8 unnumbered cover & advertising pages]
  2. On This and That - George Armstrong
    • A New Book
    • Magnanimous Societies
    • A Record?
  3. Party for Pamela - Jack Gittings
    • Chapter Five - Transpositions
      • Fairy Painting
      • Accidents Will Happen
      • The Egg Bag
      • Little Boy Blue
  4. Magigram No. 1 - puzzle by Robert Lund
  5. Hand Made Magic - series by Edward Victor
    • A Single-Load Four Ball Production
    • Manipulator's Corner - A Ball and Shell Move
  6. A Utility Prop - The Easy "Note Load" Easel - Ron Edwards
  7. In Memory of Allerton - Arthur F. G. Carter
  8. Card Magic - Vivian St. John
    • On Strippers
    • On False Shuffles
    • A False Shuffle
    • A False Riffle Shuffle
    • False Cut
    • A New Use for the Single Handed Pass
    • New Two-Handed Pass
    • Si-Stebbins Set-Up
    • An Effect with a Stripper Pack
  9. Salutations to Robert-Houdin: His Life, Magic, and Automata - series by S. H. Sharpe
    • Section Two - Robert-Houdin, The Arch-Conjurer [continued]
      • Landmarks in the Life of Robert-Houdin [continued]
        • 1853
        • 1854
        • 1855
        • 1856
  10. Just a Couple of Ideas - Len Belcher
    • A New Double Envelope
    • Manipulative Routine with Tissue Paper Balls
  11. Tricks and Sleights - series by Tom Sellers
    • Torn and Restored Magazine Cover
    • The Homing Colours
    • A Modern Silk Canister
  12. My Ring on Wand - Bridger Lewis
  13. Solution to Magigram No. 1 (see page 141)
  14. Memory Test - Allen Benbow
  15. Penetraise - Len Belcher
  16. The Card Tricks of Gerry Lee - series by Gerard de Bodt
    • The Purpose
    • The Classic Force and Mifelow Force
      • The Classic Force
      • The Mifelow Force
  17. A Variation on Charles T. Jordan - Five Card Revelation - Arthur W. Roots
  18. For the Platform Magician - Faked Chair Drapes - Walter Geary
    • The San Toy Live Stock Production or Vanish
    • The Shanghai Screen
  19. Return to Psychic Insight - J. W. Lumley
  20. A Modern Egg Bag Routine - Travers Cooper
  21. Return of the Little Stranger - Gordon W. Prunty
    • Another Method
  22. The Vanishing Wand and Restored Newspaper - Mark Weston
  23. A Reverse Card Trick - John F. Mangan
  24. The "O Sign Lee" Papers - Jesse Damaline
  25. The "Revelation" Suspended Frame - Ernest J. Moors
  26. A Gag or Two - Val Andrews
  27. For Cardicians - Staggering - Jesse Demaline
  28. Collecteana - series by James B. Findlay
  29. The Magical Review
    • The Real Book of Magic - Joseph Leeming
    • Ventriloquism for Boys and Girls - Douglas Houlden
    • Rope Eternal or the Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope - Dariel Fitzkee
    • Famous Magicians of the World - Genireviews by Arnold Furst
    • Allessandro's Inventions Routine - Allessandro
    • Andrus Deals Again No. 1 Hide-Away-Card and Fold-Away-Card - Jerry Andrus
    • It's Strictly Comedy - Johnny Geddes
    • Mini-Slate Magic - (Tony) Corinda
    • Dubbul, The Third Eye of Mentalism - Eric Mason and Tony Corinda
    • Step One of Thirteen Steps to Mentalism - The Swami Gimmick - (Tony) Corinda
    • Sorcar in New Zealand - scrapbook
    • Les Cartes a Jouer - Louis Tummers
    • Jack Hughes' List of Magic
    • Corinda's Magic Studio Catalogue No. 1
    • Gamagic No. 9 - A. W. Gamage Ltd.
    • Davenport's Lists

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