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Tops Volume 12 (1947) by Percy Abbott
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January 1947 - December 1947
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

393 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 1 - January 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Kathryne Campbell
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Kathryne Campbell - Vent with Loring!
  6. Colorado Magicians Honor [J. B.] Bobo
  7. re: John Musselman
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • You Don't Have To Be Crazy Bit It Helps - Francis Ireland
      • Million-Dollar Bridge and Poker Demonstartions - Thompson
      • Dope Sheet - Tommy Windsor
      • 12 Ways to Use The Comedy Lit Cigar - Tommy Windsor
      • 21 Gems of Magic - Ormond McGill
    • Questions and Answers
  9. Magician Wins Art Prize - re: Henry J. Young
  10. re: Harry Willard (Willard the Wizard) fire loss
  11. Around New York - Max Holden
  12. re: Magicians of Davenport, Moline and Rock Island
  13. re: Tommy Thomson
  14. Tricksters Advise Amateurs - re: Sam M. Porter & The Amateur Tricksters
  15. [Thornton] Poole to Head Vancouver Circle
  16. The Flying Ice
  17. Reader's Trick Contest
  18. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  19. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  20. Chicago Magigals Stage Contest
  21. re: Seattle Magicians
  22. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  23. Wizard Club of Chicago - Eskay
  24. Allentown Magicians Elect - Arthur F. Breisch
  25. A Dime-Penny Parlor Effect - Vearl E. Cross
  26. Silk Dyeing Moderne - H. F. Sparks
  27. Tieing a Cigarette in a Knot
  28. The Spots Tell You - Neil Sweet
  29. Still Another 4-Ace Trick - Neil Sweet
  30. Who Was Here? - Mariano Palhinha
  31. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  32. Magic in Philadelphia - George Sutters
  33. Edmund Younger Dies
  34. re: Edward M. I. Ward
  35. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  36. re: Ricardo the Magician
  37. re: Kathryne Campbell has operation
  38. Thought Transference - Paul Stadelman
  39. Double Showcard Comedy Gag - Allan Lambie
  40. re: Bud Raymond (C. R. Tracy) had operation
  41. One Out - Two Under - Patrick Labriola
  42. Lighted Match to Silk - Jack Yeager
  43. Pocket Bathing Beauty - Jack Yeager
  44. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  45. re: Otis Manning
  46. What is Your Trade Mark? - R. J. Lang
  47. "Easy-Do" Rope Trick - Percy Abbott
  48. Sandu's Book Test - Paul Stadelman
  49. Visitors at Abbott's - re: J. C. Bisbee and wife & Aubrey Rockefeller

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 2 - February 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Dave and Pauline Coleman
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. The Colemans - Sophisticated Mystifiers!
  6. Abbott Catalog Delayed
  7. Calvert Plane Crashes
  8. re: Joseph Giordmaine
  9. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Abracadabra
      • Genii, December & January
      • Magic Is Fun, Number 4
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, December
      • Pentagram, December
      • The Juggler's Bulletin, December
      • Dope Sheet, December
      • Magical Miscellany, December-January
      • The Bat, January
      • The Modern Magi, December
      • Flemming Book Reviews
      • KOM
      • Mai-Tales
      • The Barnstormer
      • Great Leon Assembly News Sheet
      • The Lamp
      • Burtini's Cups and Balls Routine
      • Convincing Coin Magic - Victor Farelli
      • Presto Pack - trick - R. N. Menge
      • Levitation Secrets - R. N. Menge
      • Tricky Tumbler - R. N. Menge
    • 94 Pounds Paid for Old Playing Cards
    • Questions and Answers
  10. Queen of Cards - P. C. Sorcar
  11. How Far Down - Paul Stadelman
  12. N. O. Magi Entertain Deaf Mutes
  13. re: Bill Neff
  14. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  15. Quad-City Magi Fete Orphans!
  16. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill
  17. Contest Starts Off "Big"!
  18. Zombie Presentation - Vernon D. Carr
  19. Jumping Colors - Jack Orlove
  20. Telephone Trickery - Bob Klamm
  21. Around New York - Max Holden
  22. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  23. re: Eddie and Lucille Roberts
  24. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  25. re: 16th Annual Magi-Fest
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - John Danby
  27. Name the Star - David Martin
  28. Silk Transposition - Karlin
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Worthwhile Wit From the Collection of Hank Adams
  30. Dr. E. G. Ervin Dies
  31. re: Tommy and Jeanne Windsor
  32. Show for Willard [the Wizard]
  33. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  34. re: Edward M. Massey
  35. Seattle Gals Install Officers
  36. re: C. Thomas Magrum
  37. re: The Hat and Wand Club (Minneapolis)
  38. re: Jack and Dora Schaaf

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 3 - March 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - P. C. Sorcar
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Sorcar - "Best in India!"
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Magic Is Fun
      • Flight Three - trick - Herman L. Weber
      • Magic That Is Magic - Loring Campbell
      • Tricks of a Trouper - Jack LeDair
      • Card Control - Arthur buckley
      • Paul Fox Rising Cards
    • Questions and Answers
  7. re: George and Betty Johnstone
  8. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  9. Allentown Sale Lures Magi - re: Max Hess collection
  10. The Wizard's Show - Demon Rembrandt
  11. Scrap Book Suggestions - Mariano Palhinha
  12. re: Fred Beckman
  13. The Jack Gwynne Show - Percy Abbott
  14. K.E.W. to Stage Benefit Show - re: Knights of the Ebony Wand
  15. Vancouver Magic Circle
  16. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Magic in Philadelphia - George A. Sutters
  19. Percy [Abbott] in New York
  20. re: Dick Richards, Hardeen, Jr. & The Great Dagmar
  21. Trick Contest Going Strong!
  22. Sorting the Pairs - Mariano Palhinha
  23. Slate Surprise - Jack Jardine
  24. The Changing Pack - Carl Wentworth
  25. Zipper Egg Bag Routine - R. F. Sparks
  26. Comedy Passe Bottle Gag - Howard Kahn
  27. Copper from Silver - Mariano Palhinha
  28. Snappy Production Box - Stuart Bacon
  29. Karrell Fox has a Party
  30. re: Bob Lang
  31. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  32. Around New York - Max Holden
  33. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • script - Frank Herman
  34. [George] Marquis and [The Great] Darrell Shows Unite
  35. Triple Card Mystery - Dick Kime
  36. Instead of a Card Trick - Murray Melbin
  37. Patter Idea for the "Pop-Up Tie" - John Alden Lewis
  38. Clothespin Catches Card - Jack Yeager
  39. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Phone Phun
    • Telephone Bit by Two Performers
  40. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Wm. Henderson
  41. re: Jack Yeager
  42. re: Tom Auburn, Joe Kara & Wilbert Kirkby
  43. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  44. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  45. Magic in New England - Jack Coven
  46. re: Gene Bernstein
  47. re: Johnny Platt
  48. 16th Annual Magi-Fest
  49. Professor Maurettus [Charles E. Brown] Dies
  50. Mrs. Tarbell Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 4 - April 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Jack Gwynne
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Jack Gwynne - "Devilish Deceptionist!"
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Since our Last Bit of TOPS Chattering, We've Been Busy Reading
      • The Modern Magi, January, February, March
      • The Dope Sheet, February
      • The Bat, February & March
      • Tricks and Illusionettes - reprint - Joe Ovette
      • Pentagram, January & February
    • We'll Take a Deep Breath at This Point and Continue With the Telling of the Things We've Read
      • Conjurer's Chatter
      • Flemming Book Reviews Nos. 119-121
      • The Gen, December, January & February
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, January & February
      • The Lamp
      • The Juggler's Bulletin, January & February
      • Count's Chronicle, Nos. 2-3
      • La Varita Magica
      • The Barnstormer
    • Phew! Another Deep Breath and We'll Carry On
      • Genii, February & March
      • Abracadabra
    • Another Deep Breath and We'll Have a Go at the Books
      • A Conjuring Melange - Stanley Collins
      • TNT - Goodliffe
      • The First Book of William - Billy McComb
    • Questions and Answers
  7. Abbott's Opens Chicago Branch
  8. Neff Publicizes "No Stooges"
  9. Superior Silk Production - P. C. Sorcar
  10. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  11. Dr. [Zina B.] Bennett in The Roto
  12. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  13. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. re: SAM in Atlanta
  16. More Contest Tricks
  17. The Phoenix Message - Le Roy Rosenburg
  18. Easter Eggs from Pocket - Doug Couden
  19. The Tricky Thirteen - Edward Cherney, Jr.
  20. The Silkworm and the Chimney - Donne B. Murphy
  21. Hats Off - Walter Duke
  22. Look Alike - Mariano Palhinha
  23. No Assistant Floating Sphere - Jack Yeager
  24. re: Bob King the Ventriloquist
  25. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • College Daze
  27. Vancouver Magic Circle
  28. re: Will Rock, Karrell Fox & Zina Bennett
  29. Around New York - Max Holden
  30. Attaboy Poker Hand - Bert Allerton
  31. SAM Convention in Chicago
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. Magic in New England - Jack Coven
  34. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  35. Pittsburgh - "Magic Heaven in '47" - re: IBM Convention
  36. Berlin Wizard Arrives Here - re: The Great Nivelli (Herbert Lewin)
  37. Special Announcement - Grand Opening - Chicago Branch Store
  38. Flash Paper Maker Dies - re: Walter Price
  39. Mrs. Lucille B. Armstrong Dies
  40. re: Sir Felix Korim

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 5 - May 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Lu Brent
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Lu Brent - Tricky Performer!
  6. Abbott's now in New York
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Manual of Juggling - Max Holden
      • Sixteen Thumb Tie Gems - Max Andrews - reprint
      • Omelette Pan - Burtini
      • Kilroy Kards - trick - Menge
      • Pok-K-Cip - trick - Menge
      • Mr. M's Coin Catcher - gimmick - Menge
      • Ribbon Surprise - trick - Wm. Murr
      • Blue Moon - trick - Buff
    • Questions and Answers
  8. "All But Heaven in '47" Show - J. Ray Beffel - re: Knights of the Ebony Wand
  9. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  10. re: Bill Neff
  11. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  12. Around New York - Max Holden
  13. Hawaiian Magi Fete Tenkais - Milo Lum
  14. re: Harry H. Hammond & C. Thomas Magrum
  15. re: Mysterious Lawrence
  16. re: Paul Duke
  17. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  18. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  19. Grand Rapids Magic Club - Bob Smith
  20. re: Seattle Magic Ring
  21. re: Gene Gordon
  22. Still Time To Enter Contest
  23. Glass Penetration - LeRoy Rosenberg
  24. A Silk and Wand Routine - Cleve Haubold
  25. Modern "Phantom" Cigarette - Robert Jackson
  26. Tube of Silks - Stuart Bacon
  27. Breaking Bills - Jack Yeager
  28. Gay '90s Troublewit - Robert Jackson
  29. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  30. Hindoo Bow Trick - P. C. Sorcar
  31. Fort Wayne Magi Stage Show
  32. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  33. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Quick Gag Death
  34. re: Lieut. Lee Allen Estes
  35. re: Seattle Magigals
  36. re: Magicians' Round Table (New York) new meeting place
  37. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  38. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  39. re: Monk Watson
  40. Where is Abbott's Catalog?
  41. re: G. Ray Terrell

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 6 - June 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - John Platt
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. John Platt - "Internationally Famous!"
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Things That Have Come My Way
      • Dye Box Book - Tommy Windsor
      • Street Fakir Act - Tommy Windsor
      • Patter Parade - Robert Orben
      • Stars of Magic - 2 Effects - Mohammed Bey (S. Leo Horowitz)
      • Pump Room Phantasy - Bert Allewrton
    • Looking Through the Magazines, We Liked
      • Genii, April & May
      • Abracadabra
      • Magic is Fun
      • The Modern Magi, April & May
      • Juggler's Bulletin
      • Pentagram, March & April
      • The Miscellany
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, March & April
      • The Bat, April & May
    • Among the Magic-Club Papers and Magazines
      • Te-Tohunga (New Zealand)
      • KOM - Knights of Magic
      • Chicago Aladdin Club
      • The Blinking Ring
      • Great Leon Assembly News
      • Dipali & Samhati (India)
      • Hindu (India)
      • The Barnstormer, April & May
      • Count's Chronicle
      • Magi-Tales
    • With the Dealers
  7. Imp-roved Devil's Drum - P. C. Sorcar
  8. Magic Dealers' Association
  9. re: Fred Beckman
  10. Around New York - Max Holden
  11. re: Bobo the Magician
  12. re: Seattle Magigals
  13. re: Ron Leonard
  14. Comedy Snake Basket - George Johnstone
  15. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  16. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  17. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  18. Grand Rapids Magicians - Bob Smith
  19. re: Doc Harad, George and Betty Johnstone, Elmer Eckam, Sir Felix Korim & Mr. & Mrs. Harry Cecil
  20. More Contest Entries
    • Contest Rules
  21. Welkin - Mariano Palhinha
  22. Spectator's Choice - Jack Kinney
  23. Automatic Salt Shaker - Jack Yeager
  24. Cute Candle - Jack Jardine
  25. Clairvoyancy Outdone - Clettis V. Musson
  26. Cigarette Levitation - R. A. Beaton
  27. Now It's "Hokus Pokus Koppus"
  28. re: Seattle Magic Ring
  29. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
    • Jeanne & Tommy Windsor - cartoon montage by Getchell
  30. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  31. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Nursery Rhymes Modernized
  32. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  33. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Funny Stuff - Frank Herman and Julius
  34. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  35. Magic in New England - Jack Covens
  36. re: Monk Watson

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 7 - July 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Kodell
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Kodell - "A Fantasy in Birds"
  6. Ring 11 to Stage 5th Annual [get-together]
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • re: SAM Convention in Chicago
    • Questions and Answers
  8. Abbott's Magic Get-Together - The Ol' Demon
  9. re: Hat and Wand Magic Club [Minneapolis]
  10. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  11. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  12. Western N.Y. Magi Picnic
  13. What's New at Abbott's - Sid Lorraine
  14. re: SAM Convention in Chicago
  15. Contest to Close August 10
  16. Disintegration - Julius P. Hopkins
  17. Zombie Routine and Patter - Richard L. Holmes
  18. Presto - Jimmie Wilson
  19. Flash Chicken Appearance - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Perverse Silk Transposition - R. F. Sparks
  21. Ingenious Wine Production - Samuel H. Atkins (Prof. Henry)
  22. Close-Up Climax - Mariano Palhinha
  23. Patter fro the Squared Circle - Maurice Seager
  24. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  25. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Norman Atwell, Jesse Dowley, Bill Dowley, Peter Ross, Ed Schoenrock & Al La Verne (The Great La Verne) and wife
  26. SAM Convention at Chicago - Demon Rembrandt
  27. A Korny Quickie - Karrell Fox
  28. Around New York - Max Holden
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Gag-O-Graphs
    • Funny Frills
  30. photo - re: Culmer (Dan Overlade)
  31. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  32. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - part two
    • The Vertical Fall
  33. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  34. re: Davenport Junior Magician's Club
  35. Wow! This is News! - re: Arthur Dowler & Harry Stanley
  36. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  37. K.E.W. to Honor Ed Reno - re: Knights of the Ebony Wand
  38. Pittsburgh I.B.M. Convention
  39. Grand Rapids Magicians - Bob Smith
  40. re: Dave and Polly Coleman

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 8 - August 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - The Johnstones
  3. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
    • Let's Have Fun
  4. Contents
  5. The Johnstones - Distinctive Deceptionists!
  6. [Ed] Reno Among Abbott Visitors - re: also Zina Barrett, Al Munroe, Dorny, Chuck Kirkham, Phyllis Lines, Gerald Griffin & Dr. Leo Rasmussen.
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • With the Magic Magazines
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, May
      • Pentagram, May & June
      • Genii, June & July
      • Abracadabra
      • Dope Sheet annual
      • Juggler's Bulletin, June
      • The Bat, June
      • The Modern Magi, July
      • The Wizard
      • The American Magic Journal, June
    • The Super Colossal Department
      • Abbott Catalog No. 9
    • Looking Over the Books
      • Magic at Your Finger Tips - Milbourne Christopher & "Hen" Fetsch
      • I'll Bet You Can't
      • Top Secrets - Sid Fleischman & Bob Gunther
      • The Blue Bug - Sid Fleischman & Bob Gunther
      • Off The Beaten Track - Wilbur Kattner
      • Out of The Spook Cabinet - Herman Weber
      • The Four Full Hands - Charles T. Jordan
      • Dell O'Dell On Both Sides of the Footlights
      • Canadian Magic Methods - Allan Lambie
    • Other Stuff the Postman Brought Our Way
    • Among the Magic Club Papers
      • Lamp - Aladdin Club of Chicago
      • La Varita Magica
      • KOM
      • Magic Makers
      • The Blinking Ring
      • Count's Chronicle
      • The Barnstormer
    • A Few Thoughts in Closing
  8. Heigh, Ho! For the Get-Together! - Demon Rembrandt
  9. Wizard's Annual Banquet [Chicago]
  10. re: Lester Lake
  11. re: Milbourne Christopher
  12. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - Frank Herman
  13. Around New York - Max Holden
  14. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  15. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  16. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  17. Last Call for Contest Tricks!
  18. Pepsi-Cola - R. F. Sparks
  19. Get Rid of the Flap - Jack Jardine
  20. An Impossible Color Change - Clettis V. Musson
  21. Glass Through Rods - Norman Tweed
  22. Mysterious Bottle Cap - Jack Yeager
  23. Charlier Pass Gag - Mariano Palhinha
  24. Milk and Water Routine - Carroll M. Smith
  25. Your Card is Found - Jack Kinney
  26. George J. Olsen Dies
  27. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  28. Mid-West Magi Society Revived
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Wise Cracks
  30. Grand Rapids Magicians - Bob Smith
  31. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - part three
    • The Inside Fall
    • The Outside Fall
    • Parallel Fall
  32. The Triple Conversion - Jerry Hornak
  33. Luring an Assistant - Mariano Palhinha
  34. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  35. re: Oren Rubanarchi
  36. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 9 - September 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - J. Elder Blackledge
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. J. Elder Blackledge - His Is Global Magic!
  6. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Bill Neff & Co., George and Betty Johnstone, Dr. and Mrs. Zina Barrett, Silent Smith and wife, Bert Allerrton, Chick Schoke, Joe Palen, Tom Lawless & Red Roddick and wife
  7. Get-Together in Colon
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  9. Remember Abbott - Rhyme - Duke Stern
  10. re: Dave Coleman
  11. re: Russell Swann
  12. A Lesson in Dont's - William Morton
  13. [Eddie] Joseph Edits Indian Magazine
  14. re: Jack Gwynne
  15. re: Monk Watson & Mel Melson
  16. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Ed C. Jochens
  18. Grand Rapids Magicians - Bob Smith
  19. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  20. MAES to Convene in Allentown - Al Minder
  21. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  22. Contest Closes With Rush of Entries!
    • Note to Contestants
  23. The Lazy Magician - Eddie Dexter
  24. Improved Nickel-Penny-Dime - Jack Kinney
  25. A New "Brain Wave" Deck - J. Wayne Haskell
  26. "Flying Glass of Water" Again - Ormond McGill
  27. Bowl of Water Production - routine by Sante Tucker
  28. Improved Square Circle - Carroll M. Smith
  29. Multiplying Dollar Bills - Carroll M. Smith
  30. Quadruplet Card Reverso - C. J. Levett
  31. Enchanted Vase Routine - Eddie Dexter
  32. A Jumbo Card Effect - Charles Lindsay
  33. The Burned Bill and Just Chance - John Blunt
  34. Candle to Silk - Fred Himmerich
  35. The Impromptu Coo-Coo Cards - Richard F. Sparks
  36. Start and Finish Silk Change - Peter Horst
  37. Around New York - Max Holden
  38. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  39. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  40. Magician in a Bathing Suit - re: Kenneth Allen
  41. re: Ade Duval
  42. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Story Titles
    • Song Titles
    • Famous Last Words
  43. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  44. re: Jim Edwards
  45. re: Quad-City Magicians
  46. S. S. Henry Passes
  47. Byron Seawright Dies
  48. re: Paul Messplay
  49. re: Dick Richards premiered new act

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 10 - October 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Karrell Fox
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Photos - from the Get-Together
  6. Crowd of 700 Enjoys Abbott's Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  7. Photos - from the Get-Together
  8. Chicago Magi Fete [Arthur] Dowler
  9. re: New England Convention of Magicians
  10. re: Vancouver Magic Circle
  11. De Fakas' [Roy and Isabelle Pitchford] Wedding a Feature of Abbott Get-Together
  12. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Reading is Believing - Trevor H. Hall
      • Tips on Soft Soap - Gordon MacDonald, compiler
      • Kanter's catalog
      • Professional Magic for Amateurs - Walter B. Gibson
      • 13 Thoki Yen Effekter [Denmark]
      • Marlo in Spades
      • The Magical Digest - Eddie Joseph, editor
      • The Wizard, August
      • The American Magic Journal, No. 2
      • Jackpot
      • Abracadabra
      • The Voice From The Attic
      • Dipali (India)
      • Billboard (India)
      • Magic-Makers
      • The Crystal
      • Presto
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • La Verita Magia
      • The Juggler's Bulletin
      • Pentagram, July & August
      • Magical Miscellany
      • The Bat, August
  13. Karrell Fox - "King of Korn"
  14. re: Texas Assn. of Magicains
  15. re: Sir Felix Forim
  16. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  17. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - Frank Herman
  18. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  19. Around New York - Max Holden
  20. Contest Results in November
  21. Under Cover - James Smith
  22. Couden's Comedy Cabinet - Doug Couden
  23. The Meandering Silk - Cleve Haubold
  24. Salt Shaker to Silk - Jack Yeager
  25. re: Curt Walter and Carol
  26. Bunny in Hat - "Hen" Fetsch
  27. Reversed Card Trick - C. J. Levett
  28. M. C. Cutups - Bill J. Weldon
  29. Which Is It? - Mariano Palhinha
  30. Comedy Table Top - Bert Douglas
  31. Magi-Minister's Golden Jubilee - re: Rev. Frank G. Beardsley
  32. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  33. Canadian Magi Wed in Colon - re: Herbert Hyatt and Catherine Winnett
  34. Earthquake Starts in Colon?
  35. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  36. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  37. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - continued
    • Falls from Right and Left
    • Horizontal Pass
  38. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  39. Bay State Magi Stage Clambake - Jack Coven
  40. Grand Rapids Magic Club - Bob Smith
  41. Show at Red Arrow Reunion
  42. re: William C. (Silent) Smith

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 11 - November 1947 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Jeanne Windsor
  3. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  4. Contents
  5. Jeanne Windsor - Petite Magician and Vent!
  6. Bert Kalmar Dies
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Conjuring - John Mulholland
      • Gems of Mental Magic - John Brown Cook & Arthur Buckley
      • The Power of Thought - Paul Curry
      • Magic With Small Apparatus, Volume 1 - Dr. Dhotel
    • tricks
      • Photo Pop - Kalman
      • Paul Fox "Miracle" Gimmick
      • Kapering Kamels - Menge
      • Heart-Throb - Eddie Joseph
    • reviews
      • Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 122-129
      • National Magic Co. Catalog No. 7
    • Questions and Answers
  8. The Dorny Party at Chicago - Demon Rembrandt
  9. re: William F. Becker
  10. Contest Note
  11. A New Color Changing Pack - Jack Hinney
  12. Fifty-One Pick-Up - Jardine
  13. Card Transposo - C. J. Levett
  14. The Off and On Again Ring - G. A. Ammann
  15. Migratory Coins Patter - Mariano Palhinha
  16. New Card Transposition - Maurice Seager
  17. Comedy Juggling - Peter Horst
  18. Palhinha's Ace Assembly - Mariano Palhinha
  19. Improved Topsy Turvy Match - Carroll M. Smith
  20. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  21. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  22. re: Demon's Club of Decatur, Ill.
  23. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Muscle Bound - Frank Herman
  24. Where Was I? (Remember?) - Monk Watson
  25. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
    • The Story of Burkhart - Fred C. Landrus, Sr.
  26. Around New York - Max Holden
  27. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Quip-Quiz
  28. Looking at the New Stuff - Sid Lorraine
    • Going Up
    • Improved Television Card Frame
    • Diamond Theft
    • Hole In One
    • Shrinking Milk
    • Cards In Glass
    • Recil's Diminishing Deck
    • New Disecto
  29. Grand Rapids Magic Club - Bob Smith
  30. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  31. The Colors of Satan - Nathan Silver
  32. Continuity Patter - Robert Thompson
  33. Mid-West magi Convene
  34. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  35. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  36. N.Y. State Magic Conclave - Harry H. Hammond
  37. MAES Convene at Allentown
  38. re: Queen City Mystics (Cincinnati)
  39. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Wm. Henderson

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 12, Number 12 - December 1947 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Mariano Palhinha
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Mariano Palhinha - Magical Trickster!
  6. A Card Reverse - Mariano Palhinha
  7. re: "Hocus Pocus in Review by the Bay State Magic Club
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Aces High - S. Leo Horowitz & Dr. Jacob Daley
      • Playing booking School Assemblies - Doug Couden
      • Novel Passe Coin Routine - Bill Kalman
      • A Magical Broadside - George Johnson
      • Stars of Magic, Series 4 - Francis Carlyle
        • No. 1 - Decapitation
        • No. 2 - Homing Card
        • No. 3 - Wrist Watch Steal
      • Smart Magic - George McAthy
      • Midget Vent Act - George McAthy
      • Rabbit Letter - Tommy Windsor?
      • Pasteboard Policy - Mandroop (George McAthy)
      • Mainly Mental - C. L. Boarde
      • Club Deceptions - E. G. Ervin
      • Open Sesame - Eric Lewis & Wilfred Tyler
      • Practical Ventriloquism - Navan O'Rielly
      • Repeat Silk Trick - Sid Lorraine
    • Looking Over the Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Conjurors' Magazine, October
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, September & October
      • The Wizard, September & October
      • The Modern Magi
      • Pentagram, September & October
      • The Bat, September, October & November
      • Miscellany, September & October
      • Juggler's Bulletin, September
      • Genii, November
      • Dope Sheet, August
      • The Magical Digest [India], July
      • The Lamp
      • Magi-Tales
      • KOM
      • The Blinking Ring
      • Magic Makers
      • Count's Chronicle
      • The Foulard
      • The Crystal
      • The Magic Wand
      • Great Leon Assembly News
      • Barnstormer
    • Questions and Answers
  9. A Good Night Gag - Lu Brent
  10. Transportation Extraordinary - Clettis V. Musson
  11. Grand Rapids Magician's Club - Don Seth
  12. Around New York - Max Holden
  13. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  14. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  15. Sydney Magi Fete Levante
  16. re: Robert Klamm
  17. Winners in Readers' Trick Contest - Demon Rembarndt
  18. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Sgt. Frank Drobina, Ken Booth, Nevin and Helen Hoefert, The Ricardo Lockmans & Noel Wiley
  19. Blackstone Show Closes
  20. The Emperor's Wine Chest - James A. Lucier
  21. Mirror Glass Production - Carroll M. Smith
  22. Eight page advertising insert
  23. The Tube of Merlin - Maurice Seager
  24. Vanishing Billiard Ball - Mariano Palhinha
  25. U.V. and Fluorescent Routine - Mariano Palhinha
  26. Queen of the Ribbon Cage - Clettis V. Musson
  27. Four Scotch - Walter Duke
  28. Give-Away Wand - Carroll M. Smith
  29. Utility Drawer Box - Stuart Bacon
  30. Glass Gone - Norman Tweed
  31. Tacky - Jack Yeager
  32. The Egg and I - W. T. Marrs
  33. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  34. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
  35. re: Delmar the Great and Marlene
  36. re: V-Roy, the Magician
  37. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  38. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Wm. Henderson
  39. Australian Magician Dies - re: Harry Llewellyn
  40. Milwaukee Houdinis Meet - Howard Kahn
  41. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  42. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  43. Fort Wayne Magi Elect
  44. Minneapolis Hat and Wand Club
  45. re: Doc and Ann Mahendra & San Antonio IBM
  46. re: George Marquis

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