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The Sphinx Volume 47 (Mar 1948 - Feb 1949)
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The Sphinx Volume 47 (Mar 1948 - Feb 1949) by John Mulholland
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NO. 1: MARCH 1948
The Sphinx Awards 1948.4
The Cover.4
Tricks I Like. By Al Baker.5
Variation on the Flower Cone. By David Bamberg, Carlos H. Colombi, and Graciela N. Avendano.6
Second Deal. By Douglas Francis.6
Sorcar's Vanishing Lamp. By P. C. Sorcar.7
Cigar Box Switch. By A. W. Fey.8
21st Century Card Trick. By C. Steffensen.9
England's Home of Mystery. Founded 75 Years Ago.10
Poster: Maskelyne and Cooke.11
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.12
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.12
S.A.M. Parent Assembly Show.13
Swensk Magisk Cirkels Kongress. By Julius Sundman.13
Holland Notes. By J. H. Vermeyden.14
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.14
Will Goldston Dies. Jess Kelley Dies. Zomah Dies.19
Editor's Page.20
Squawks. By Frazee.21
25 Years Ago.21
Where They Are.21
German Notes. By Kurt Volkmann.22

NO. 2: APRIL 1948
Miracles For Sale: Hollow Eggs. Kingsland Flower Pots. Magic Rabbits. Al Baker's Card Trio. Con-Fu-Zing Rope. Dowler's Flower Burst. Adonis Table. Improved Milk Pitcher. Visible Block Penetration. Mechanical Ring Pull. George Coon's Comedy Light Bulb.32
The Cover.32
"Carmen's Tambourine". By Okito.33
The Vase of Tibet. By P.C.Sorcar.34
"The Ubiquitous Wand". By Carlos H. Colombi.35
The Bastille Stock. By Edward M. Massey.35
Ultimate Rabbit and High Hat Cards. By Mandini.36
"The Torn Corner". By George DeMott.36
New Light On The Renaissance Master. By Edgar Heyl.38
Card: Alexander Herrmann.41
You Should Know Ladson Butler.42
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.47
Editor's Page.48
Squawks. By Frazee.49
25 Years Ago.49
Where They Are.49
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.50
Magic In Print: How To Remember Names and Faces. Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic. 50 Tricks With A Thumb Tip. Encyclopedia of Sleeving. The World's Fastest Card Trick. The Card Expert Entertains. Magic As A Hobby. Testament of R. W. Hull. Nothing Is Impossible.51

NO. 3: MAY 1948
The Cover.60
Magic You Can Buy. By Ade Duval.60
Mysterious Rubber Ball. By Slydini.61
Chinese Money Trick. By Mora.62
Giant Card Penetration. By Dr. Stanley Jaks.63
Sorcar's Production Cabinet. By P. C. Sorcar.64
The Metiche. By David Bamberg (Fu Manchu).66
The Chuang Chin. By John Mulholland.67
Glancing Back. By J. Elder Blackledge.68
Poster: Frikell.69
Quoting Houdin. By Victor Farelli.70
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.75
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.76
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.77
Obituaries: Harry Price, Arthur Prince, Marvelous Maurice.77
Magic In Print: Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic.77
Editor's Page.78
Squawks. By Frazee.79
25 Years Ago.79
Where They Are.79

NO. 4: JUNE 1948
The Cover.88
Dealers Rights.88
Penetration. By Edward Marlo.89
Burlingame's Dissecting Card Box. By Newmann, the Hypnotist.90
Answers From Fire. By Silent Mora.91
Peter's Silk-Ale. By Mandini.91
Cremetion of a Half. By Al Vitale.92
Thoughts on S. B. Blank Deck. By Robt. W. Edmanson.93
Tent Show Trickery. By Tommy Windsor.94
Poster: Dr. Gough.99
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.100
News Pictures Of The Month.105
International Brotherhood of Magicians 20 Annual Convention, New Orleans May 31-June 3.106
Editor's Page.108
Squawks. By Frazee.109
25 Years Ago.109
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.110
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.110
Where They Are.110

NO. 5: JULY 1948
The Cover.120
Miracles for Sale: Wire Recorder. Improved Prediction Supreme. New Bang Gun. Percy the Penguin. Multum In Parvo. Triple Silk Change.120
Magic in Print: Stunts With Stage Money. Principles and Deceptions. Doing Magic for Youngsters.120
Blow-Out. By Hathaway.121
Rope Cut. By Jerry McDermott.122
The Three Card Trick. By Norman Meyerson.122
Sorcar Gives You a Secret. By P. C. Sorcar.123
"Smith" - The Egyptian Caterpillar. By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.124
Artida Chess and Checkerboard. By A. W. Fey.125
Esp Miracle. By Fred Braue.125
Crystal Magic - The Money Tray. By Augustus Rapp.126
Today and Yesterday. By George Johnson.127
Colorini. By Robert Lund.128
An early Nineteenth Century Italian Woodcut.129
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.130
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.130
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.135
Paul LePaul Honored.135
Twentieth Annual Conference, Society of American Magicians.136
Where They Are.139
Obituaries: H. Benoit-Bazille. George Wagner. Charles H. Hopkins. William Lee. Beaupre, The Magician.139
Editor's Page.140
Squawks. By Frazee.141
25 Years Ago.141

NO. 6: AUGUST 1948
The Cover.148
Miracles for Sale: Eyes of the Gods. Flag Staffs. The Pin-Up Wand. Lectric Laff Lamp. Triple-Trik. Melo-Dy-Namo. News of the Dealers.148
A Hair Raising Illusion. By Milbourne Christopher.149
The Rice and Orange Trick. By Augustus Rapp.150
The Knuckle Roll. By Al. Vitali.152
Improved Ace Transportation. By P. C. Sorcar.153
Poker Deal Finish. By Harry Mendoza.153
"Magic In A Handkerchief". By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.154
Chefalo. By J. H. Vermeyden.155
Poster: Thurston.158
Through So. American Eyes. By Carlos Marquat.163
Magic Query.163
I Went to Reno P.C.A.M. Convention. By Rowland D. Goodman.164
Editor's Page.166
Squawks. By Frazee.167
25 Years Ago.167
Magic in Print: Show Stoppers with Cards. Triks Year Book. Mentale Mysterier. Mes Secrets de Magie.167
Where They Are.168
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.169
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.169
Magic Query Answer.170

The Cover.176
Miracles for Sale: Modes for Mentalists. Skullo-Cation. FL-MT Glass. Ultra-Flower Production. Daisy Card Wheel. Harrison's Spear-it Knife.176
Minar's Billiard Balls. By Minar - Magician of Algeria.177
"Where Is That Card?" By George DeMott.178
Revamping an Old Sleight. By Jerry McDermott.179
Many Happy Returns. By Verrall Wass.180
Producing Cigarettes. By Julius Sundman.181
From Chautauqua to Television. By Ade Duval.182
Poster: Duval Brothers.185
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.187
Exposing. By Arthur Punnar.188
Magic Query.188
The Coffin - An Authentic Episode. By Hathaway.189
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.190
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.190
Boniment from Spain. By Victor Farelli.195
Magic Query Answer.195
Magic in Print: Come Good Spirits.195
Editor's Page.196
Squawks. By Frazee.197
25 Years Ago.197
Where They Are.197

NO. 8: OCTOBER 1948
The Cover.204
Paul Rosini: September 29, 1902 to September 19, 1948.204
L. Raymond Cox: February 24, 1908 to September 26, 1948.204
The "All-Thru" Cane. By Karrell Fox.205
C.A.R.E. By Paul Anton.206
The Magic "Magic Wand". By Carlos H. Colombi and Graciela N. Avendano.206
"Crime Does Not Pay". By P. C. Sorcar.207
Loading a Tube. By John Mulholland.208
Night Court. By Hathaway.209
Congres Magique International. By Victor Peacock.210
Abbott's Get-Together.212
Magic Query.214
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.214
Where They Are.214
Poster: Silent Mora.215
Murdock's Magic Act. By George DeMott.216
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.221
T.A.O.M. Second Annual Conclave. By Frank Werner.222
M.A.E.S. Convention.224
Editor's Page.226
Squawks. By Frazee.227
25 Years Ago.227
Magic in Print: Fantaisies avec les Des a Jouer. Peter the Great. After Dinner Science.227
Magic Query Answer.228

NO. 9: NOVEMBER 1948
The Cover.236
Miracles for Sale: Band-it Card.236
"Thanks to Dai Vernon Another Brainwave". By Douglas Francis.237
The Singapore Slicer. By Tan Hock Chuan.238
Victory Billiard Balls And Handkerchiefs. By Ed. J. Miller.238
Trick Number Three Million and Two. By Peter Layne.239
Salt Trick. By Joe Scott.239
The New Haunted Deck. By Stuart Cramer.240
Change Cabinet. By Mandini.241
The Passe Passe Effect. By George DeMott.241
British I.B.M. Convention.242
The Vital Elements of Magical Art. By Arthur Punnar.243
Magic Query.243
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.244
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.244
Program: Charles Bertram for the benefit of M. Charlier.245
Samuel Herrmann. By Kurt Volkmann.246
New England Convention.251
Indian Magicians' Club.251
Editor's Page.252
Squawks. By Frazee.253
25 Years Ago.253
Magic in Print: The Fine Art of Magic. More Fun With Magic.253
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.254
Where They Are.254
Magic Query Answer.254

NO. 10: DECEMBER 1948
Miracles for Sale: Sawing a Woman in Halves. Burning Hot. Break-it. Ashes of Satan. Multiplying Pipes. Aqua-Mystic. Cut and Restored Silk. Tuba-Flora. Cut and Restored Neck-tie. Egg in Paper. Ice Cream Cones. Fruit and Vegetables.264
Singapore Screen. By Tan Hock Chuan.265
New Smokes for Old. By "Smo-King" Arnold Belais.266
Sorcar's Sliding Dice-Box Illusion. By P. C. Sorcar.267
How Not To Palm A Ball. By Arthur Punnar.268
A Shocking Wand. By Douglas Francis.269
A Comedy Coin Routine. By George DeMott.269
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.270
Calendar: The Magician at the Inn.271
Mr. Squawks. By Milbourne Christopher.272
Where They Are.274
Gus Stanley Dies. Harry Brock Dies. Carlo Rossetti Dies.274
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson279
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.279
Editor's Page.280
Squawks. By Frazee.281
25 Years Ago.281

NO. 11: JANUARY 1949
The Cover.292
Magic in Print: The Secret System. Tarbell Course, V. Magicdotes. "Impromptu". Card Tricks That Work.292
Ribbon Spread Trick. By Matt Schulien.293
Sorcar's Acme Coin Vanish. By P. C. Sorcar.294
La Banniere Etoilee. By Okito (Theo. Bamberg)295
Talk of The Town. By Jerry McDermott.298
Challenge Card. By Jesse A. Mueller.299
Black and White. By Douglas Francis.299
Richiardi, Jr. By Arthur Leroy.300
Poster: Richiardi Jr.301
Magic Literature? By Dariel Fitzkee.302
Magic Query.302
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.307
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.307
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.307
Autograph collection.308
Editor's Page.312
Squawks. By Frazee.313
25 Years Ago.313
Where They Are.313
Magic Query Answer.314

NO. 12: FEBRUARY 1949
The Cover.320
A Glass Casket. By Theodore Bamberg (Okito)321
Vice-Versa. By Len J. Sewell.322
The Hindoo Balls and Bow. By W. A. Russell.322
Improved Growth of Flowers. By Ladson Butler.323
One More Twentieth Century. By William R. Walsh.324
Silks from Envelopes. By T. J. Crawford.325
Magic Query.325
Han Ping Chien. By David P. Abbott.326
London Notes. By Wilfrid Jonson.328
Paris Notes. By Victor Farelli.328
Harry Leat dies. Abe J. Warsaw dies. Leo Keller dies.328
South American Notes. By E. Leslie Briant.329
Where They Are.329
The Magic of Dr. Jaks. By Martin Gardner.334
Editor's Page.336
Squawks. By Frazee.337
25 Years Ago.337
Magic Query Answer.337

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