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The Sphinx Volume 46 (Mar 1947 - Feb 1948)
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The Sphinx Volume 46 (Mar 1947 - Feb 1948) by John Mulholland
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NO. 1: MARCH 1947
The Sphinx Awards 19474
The Spinning Girl. By George La Follette.5
The Parasol Trick. By P. C. Sorcar.6
Improved Bill Tube. By Lestorte and Rowbotham.7
The Marvelous Blocks. By Edward W. Massey.8
My Talisman. By H. Ernst9
The Tambourine Rings. By George De Mott.9
Animal Container. By Silent Mora.10
Smile Please. By R. W. Edmanson.10
A False Shuffle. By Jerry McDermott.11
Horace Goldin "Saws a Woman". By Milbourne Christopher.12
Poster: Birch.13
BIRCH Master Magician and Company. By John Mulholland.14
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.17
North European Congress. By Julius Sundman.17
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.18
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.18
Traveling with Rabbits and Ducks. By Wallace Lee.23
Editor's Page.24
Squawks. By Frazee.25
25 Years Ago.25
Magic In Print: Now You See It. Tricks of A Trooper. T.N.T. The First Book of William.25
Where They Are.26

NO. 2: APRIL 1947
The Cover40
Miracles For Sale: Psychotest. Atomicard. Plastics. Thumb Tips.40
Magic In Print: A Conjuring Melange. Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems.40
Alladin Silk Frame. By Edward J. Miller.41
Am I Wrong? By Russ Walsh.42
The Lemon and the Die. By Harlan Tarbell.42
Four Marked Cards From Your Pocket. By Arthur H. Buckley.43
A New Novelty Act. By Joe Berg.44
"Follow The Leader". By Charles O. Schoke.45
Phantom Designs. By John Brown Cook.45
Berland's One Cup Ball Routine. By Sam Berland. Photos by Rowland Brandwein.46
Dorny "The Original Magical Master of Ceremonies". By John Booth.48
Personality and Audience Appeal. By Jack Gwynne.50
Poster: Gwynne.51
The Magic Dealers of Chicago. By Frances Ireland.52
Outlining and Running A Magic Show. By Victor Torsberg.54
Fu Manchu's Crazimagicana. By E. Leslie Briant.55
Editor's Page: Jim Sherman Asks. A Johnny Paul Recipe. Matt Schulien Tips.56
Squawks. By Frazee.57
25 Years Ago.57
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.58
Where They Are.58

NO. 3: MAY 1947
The Cover.72
Miracles For Sale: Coke A Plenty. Hippity Hop Rabbit. The Enchanted Frame. Hathaway Card in Balloon. Mephisto's Mint. Egg and Frankfurters. Bunny Ties.72
Ming Toy. By Theo. Bamberg (Okito).73
Tan Tubes. By Tan Hock Chuan.74
Broken and Restored Yarn. By Eddie Joseph.74
One of Three. By Zerr, The Mystic Mind.75
"A Coat Trick". By George De Mott.76
A Lesson In Cinematography. By P. C. Sorcar.77
Simple Floating Ball. By Willam A. Russell.78
Cut Control. By J. B. Bobo.78
A Palm. By Jerry McDermott.79
"For Bibliophiles Only". By Stanley Collins and James B. Findlay.80
Magician-Rip Van Winkle. By Bill Severn.81
Three Famous American Magicians. By Loring Campbell: Harry Cooke. Brindamour. Ralph Hull.82
Poster: Brindamour.83
Do You Know The Score? By Alfred Elting.84
Annual Spring Magicale. By Norman J. Howe.89
Editor's Page.90
Squawks. By Frazee.91
25 Years Ago.91
Magic In Print: Stars of Magic Series. Patter Parade. Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards.91
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.92
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.92
Danish Convention: By Fritz Olai.93
Where They Are.93

NO. 4: JUNE 1947
The Cover.104
Miracles For Sale: Post-war Production. Penetrating Glass. Utility Tube. Duplex Coin Tray. Bowl of Gobi. Nylon Mystery. Newly Designed Knife. Bottled Silk. Best Yet Rope Trick. Throw-out Coils.104
The Modern Iasia. By P. C. Sorcar.105
The Magician's Poker Hand. By Tan Hock Chuan.106
"Goddess of Fire". By Eddie Joseph.106
A Flourish. By Jerry McDermott.107
Multiple Coin Control. By Al Vitali.108
The Phantom Flowers. By Verrall Wass.110
New Cup And Ball Moves. By Ed Heyl and "Hen" Fetsch.111
Kellar Answers A Critic. By Milbourne Christopher.112
Poster: Kellar.113
Robert Harbin. By Eddie Joseph.114
S.A.M. 19th Annual Conference Chicago May 29, 30, 31, 1947.115
"For Bibliophiles Only". By Stanley Callins and James B. Findlay: Pybus.123
You Should Know Dr. Craig Earl.124
On Entertaining Children. By Sherman Ripley.124
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.125
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.125
Editor's Page.126
Squawks. By Frazee.127
25 Years Ago.127
Magic In Print: Learn Magic. Dye Box Book. Street Faker Act. Abbott's Catalog No. 9.127

NO. 5: JULY 1947
The Cover.136
Magic In Print: Right Under Your Nose. Card Tricks Without Skill. Applause. Ireland's Year Book. Mental Cases With Cards. The Routine Supreme. Magic At Your Finger Tips.136
"I've Got Your Number". By Hathaway.137
My Favorite Cigarette. By Verrall Wass.138
The Roving Coins. By Eddie Joseph.139
The Stubborn Silk. By Bill Severn.140
Four Cents. By George Johnson141
The Card on The Balloon. By Howard Wurst and Bill Pawson.141
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.142
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.142
Pittsburgh I.B.M. Convention.143
Bulletin of the S.A.M. By John Mulholland.146
Poster: Carmo.149
South American Notes. By Leslie Briant.150
Where They Are.150
Editor's Page.155
Squawks. By Frazee.156
25 Years Ago.156
Professional Magicians' League.156

NO. 6: AUGUST 1947
The Cover.172
Miracles For Sale: The Stadelman Box. "Amaz-U". The Magic Spell. Ink-U-Bator. Copenetro. Ultissimo. Sixth Finger. Cardette Case. Foto-Plastic. Hades Fire Bowl. Pot-O-Flowers. It's Murder.172
The Flibbertigibbet. By Paul Rosini.173
Candles Bright. By Edward J. Miller.174
My Pass. By George De Mott.174
Shooting Through A Boy. By Loring Campbell.175
Blocks of Lefcadio. By Dr. Stanley Jaks.175
A Disappearing Silk Effect. By Julius Sundman.176
Free Smokes. By John W. Frye.176
A Quickie. By Jerry McDermott.177
My Business Card. By Evans D. Morgan.178
Seattle P.C.A.M. Convention. By Gene Alberti.179
Secrets of the Hindoos. By P. C. Sorcar.180
Chang. By E. Leslie Briant.182
Poster: Chang.183
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.189
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.189
How I Became a Magician. By George Pierson.190
Editor's Page.192
Squawks. By Frazee.193
25 Years Ago.193
Magic In Print: Catalogs. Professional Magic For Amateurs.193
Advice to School and Club Players. By Billy Russell194
Where They Are.194

The Cover.204
Miracles For Sale: "Miracle" Gimmick. Colored Thimbles. "Magic Bug".204
Magic In Print: Reading Is Believing. "Join The Party".204
Coca-Cola "Card In Balloon". By Carlos H. Colombi.205
Sorcar Gives You a Secret. By P. C. Sorcar.206
Uncircling The Squared Circle. By Verrall Wass.207
Silk Transportation. By Hathaway.208
Hat Loading Device. By Okito.209
The Cut and Restored Sponge. By Ben B. Braude.209
Twists on Old Ones. By Bill Severn.209
English Concert Party. By Robt. W. Edmanson.210
Aage Darling. By Julius Sundman.212
Poster: Herrmann.213
South America Looks at Magic. By Carlos Marquat.214
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.219
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.219
Editor's Page.220
Squawks. By Frazee.221
25 Years Ago.221
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.221
S. S. Henry Dies.222

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1947
The Cover.232
Miracles For Sale: Foxy Paper Tear. Flash Appearing Cane. Hindoo Cups and Balls. Perplex-O-Rope. Million Dollar Vanish. The Handkerchief Tube. Squaring The Circle. Diminishing Glass. The Power of Thought.232
Egg Box and Chicks. By Mora.233
Coins Up The Sleeve. By Henry Hay.234
The Dance of Coca and Cola. By William A. Russel.235
Arteda Top Hat. By A. W. Fey.235
"The Phantom Flame". By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.236
The Perplexity of Ping Pong. By Verrall Wass.237
A Quadruple Transposition. By Clettis V. Musson.238
Allentown M.A.E.S. Convention.239
Abbott's 14th Annual Get-Together.240
Loring Campbell - A Son of the Old West. By George De Mott.242
Program: Buatier-De Kolta, 1875.244
What You Don't Know Does Hurt You! By Alfred Elting.249
Magic In Print: Magic With Small Apparatus. Gems of Mental Magic. Tips on Soft Soap.249
Editor's Page.250
Squawks. By Frazee.251
25 Years Ago.251
Where They Are.251
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.252
Paris Notes. By Victor Farrelli.252

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1947
The Cover.266
Miracles For Sale: Coffee Vase. Indestructible Camel. Aces High. Hole In One.266
Gemini Cards. By Dai Vernon.267
Magic Is Not Fun. By P. C. Sorcar.268
The Haunted Cabinet. By "The Smo-King"-Arnold Belais.270
"Behind The Back". By George De Mott.272
Magic Checkerboard. By J. Brown.272
Poor Doctor Bayly. By Milbourne Christopher.273
Poster: Servais Le Roy.274
Two Innocents Abroad. By Wilfrid Jonson.275
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.278
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.278
Where They Are.278
Dave Coleman - A Versatile Performer. By Dorny.279
The British Sense of Humor. By Arnold Furst.280
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and J. B. Findlay: Vest Pocket Conjuring Books.281
The Abracadabra Magical Jamboree. By Goodliffe.287
Editor's Page.288
Squawks. By Frazee.289
25 Years Ago.289
Magic In Print: Compere's Corner. Magical Broadside.289

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1947
Miracles For Sale: Stars of Magic Series Number 4. Insurance Policy. Rip-O. Imp Box. Weller Beer Bottle. Kard-u-reka. Think Card Trick. Flash Vanishing Silk Wand. Jumbo Cards To Pocket. Ment-O-Flex. Repeat Silk Vanish.302
Mohammed Bey Coin Vanish. By S. Leo Horowitz.303
Sorcar's Mystery Box. By P. C. Sorcar.304
S. B. Blank Deck. By Stanley Beck.305
Salt on a Bird's Tail. By Bill Severn.305
The Strangulation Rope Tie. By George De Mott.306
Surprise Miser's Dream! By James Kolocotronics.306
Double Impression. By Clettis V. Musson.307
All-Wet. By Marcus Bloch.307
My Finish for the Cups and Balls. By Harry Mendoza.307
The Conjurer Seizes His Handkerchief. A Favorite Effect of Oswald Williams. Described By Verrall Wass.308
Oswald Williams. By Verrall Wass.309
Magic Calendar.314
A Nineteenth Century Continental Street Performer.315
Behind the Scenes with Fu Manchu. By E. Leslie Briant.316
The All Star Show.321
11th Annual New England Convention of Magicians Boston, Nov. 22 & 23. 1947.322
Editor's Page.324
Squawks. By Frazee.325
25 Years Ago.325
Magic In Print: Cours Magica. Eliminators. Midget Vent Act. Watch This One! Smart Tricks.325
You Should Know E. Leslie Briant.326
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.327
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.328
Where They Are.328

NO. 11: JANUARY 1948
The Cover.340
Magic In Print: Inside Magic. Tips on Zombie. The Magic of Louis S. Histed. Novel Passe Coin Routine and Climax. Mastered Amazement. Magic for All. "Socko" Comedy Watch Routine. Pitchman's Svengali Routine. Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnotism. 25 Methods for Switching Decks. Mainly Mental. DeVega's Billiard Ball Routine. Gus the Great.340
Paper Balls To Hat. By Slydini.341
Flash Silk Apparition. By Carlos H. Colombi.342
"Canned Magic" or Magic Made Simple. By "Silent" Mora: Confetti and Guinea Pig. Vanishing Apple. Vanishing Glass. Production Tubes.343
The Pretzel-Twister. By Bill Severn.344
Swallowing Razor Blades. By James Koloctronics.345
With A Half Dollar. By George De Mott.345
The Publicity Card. By Howard Wurst.346
Where They Are.347
India Takes Up Western Magic. By P. C. Sorcar.348
Poster: Sorcar.349
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.350
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.350
Mr. Magician and his Doves. By Tung Pin Soo.355
Editor's Page.356
Squawks. By Frazee.357
25 Years Ago.357
For Bibliophiles Only. By Stanley Collins and J. B. Findlay: The Man in the Bottle Again.359

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1948
The Cover.368
Miracles for Sale: Double Television Card Frame. New Palming Coins. Sandy's Card Box. Bottoms Up. Amaz-U-Disc. Chop Chop. Trickerette. Flower Maze.368
Yank-A-Hank. By Ross Bertram.369
"Invisible Flight". By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.370
Milk or Wine. By P. C. Sorcar.371
Let's Play Post Office. By Bill Severn.372
"A Comedy Stunt". By George De Mott.372
Le Mouchoir Bleu. By Roy Cowl.373
2 Stop Effects. By Howard Wurst and Bill Pawson.374
My Screen. By R. M. Worthington.374
Showboat Sorcery. By Tommy Windsor.375
Poster: Nicola.379
The Indian Rope Trick. By Eddie Joseph.380
New York I.B.M. Show.385
All India Magicians' Congress.385
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.386
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.386
Rabbit Eggs.386
Great Raymond Dies.387
Editor's Page.388
Squawks. By Frazee.389
25 Years Ago.389
Where They Are.389
Magic In Print: Conjunioring. Les "Erreurs" De Harry Houdini. Freddy the Magician. Mastering Your Memory. The Royal Road to Card Magic. Hugard's Magic Monthly. Patter Punches. Sleights Supreme.390

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