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Tops Volume 13 (1948) by Percy Abbott
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January 1948 - December 1948
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

393 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 1 - January 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Bill Baird
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Bill Baird - "BB" for Billiard Balls!
  6. Cook Heads Montana Magi
  7. re: Dr. Aaron Weiss
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  9. Vancouver Magic Circle
  10. re: Herb Antes
  11. re: J. C. Bisbee
  12. Thought Lost (or The Flying Signature) - R. F. Sparks
  13. Features Abbott Effects - photo - re: Tommy Windsor
  14. Panama Rope Trick Idea - Carroll M. Smith
  15. Finesse for Multple Card Pass - Mariano Palhinha
  16. A 'Coke' Quickie - Murdon the Magician
  17. Father Becomes a Magician - poem - Dyerino
  18. re: Death of Dr. Lazlo Rothbart
  19. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  20. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Humor Hunting
  21. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  22. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  23. Great Christine Dies [Morris Benarthur Lutz]
  24. Silk and Scrawny Chicken - Allan Lambie
  25. Poker Hand Dealings - Mariano Palhinha
  26. Ribbon Escape - Stuart Bacon
  27. Card Routine - Carroll M. Smith
  28. Double or Nothing - George F. Wright
  29. Foo Can Finale - Clever Haubold
  30. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  31. re: San Diego SAM
  32. re: Dr. Harold Pritchard
  33. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • He Has an Ear for Corn
  34. re: Los Angeles SAM
  35. re: G. Ray Terrell
  36. Around New York - Max Holden
  37. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  38. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - continued
    • Double Vertical Fall
    • Double Inside Fall
  39. re: Norman Menge
  40. photo - re: Vernon D. Carr
  41. A Magic Brain Wash - Ward L. Miller
  42. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  43. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  44. Super Entrance Routine - R. F. Sparks

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 2 - February 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Ormond McGill
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Ormond McGill - Hypnotic Magician!
  6. Percy on Show at Saginaw
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Hindu [India]
      • Histed
      • Wandering Willie
      • Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis - Ormond McGill
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volumes 3 and 4
      • Patter Punches - Sol Stone
      • Mastered Amazement - Al Koran & Jack Lamonte
    • Looking Over the Magazines
      • Genii, December
      • The Magical Digest, No. 4
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, December
      • Dope Sheet, December
      • Pentagram, November & December
      • Juggler's Bulletin, November & December
      • Modern Magi, November & December
      • Djinn [Denmark]
      • The Wizard, November
      • The Bat, December & January
      • Abracadabra
      • Magical Miscellany
    • Among the Magic Club News Sheets
      • Magi-Tales
      • KOM
      • T.A.O.M.
      • Great Leon Assembly
      • Barnstormer
      • The Blinking Ring
      • Magic Makers
      • La Varita Magica
      • The Counts' Chronicle
    • With the Advertisers
      • Sir Edwards - lists
      • Conjurer's Chatter
      • Jon Kirby Magic Studio - lists
      • Prevues in Magic
      • Allan Lambie - lists
      • Town House Magic
      • Gene Gordon's shop
      • Borts
      • Paul Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 130-133
    • Questions and Answers
  8. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
    • Enigma
  9. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Squelchers - or Comic Comebacks to Hecklers
    • Some Quips
  10. Seattle Magigals Install Officers
  11. Round Table for St. Louis
  12. re: Lt. Lee Allen Estes
  13. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. Phoenix Mystic 13 Show
  16. re: John Giordmaine
  17. re: Tommy Windsor & Jeanne
  18. re: Bill Neff & Bela Lugosi
  19. More on "Double or Nothing" - George F. Wright
  20. Phantom Clock Routine - H. J. Scott (Scotty and Ann)
  21. Choplevi - Richard L. Holmes
  22. Ghost of the Atom - Dale Franzwa
  23. Chinese Tube and Box - Bobby Cartmell
  24. Magic Bird - Prof. Kumra Vesents
  25. The Virgil Show
  26. re: Harley Manker
  27. re: Lucille and Eddie Roberts
  28. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  29. On Dr. Rothbart Lazlo - re: death
  30. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • A Short Vent Dialog - Donald Hesse
  31. re: Abbott's mentioned in Calcutta article
  32. Double - Cordini
  33. Chinese Paper Tear - Bobby Cartmell
  34. The Travelling Blocks - Stuart Bacon
  35. re: Kane and Hearn Magic Show
  36. re: Recil Bordner tip
  37. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - continued
    • Triple Pass
    • Triple Over-Pass
    • The Shower
  38. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  39. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  40. Magic Balancing Penny - Demon Rembrandt
  41. re: George and Betty Johnstone

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 3 - March 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Howard P. Albright
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Howard P. Albright - Magical Inventor!
  6. Testimonial to Al Baker
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Silk Encyclopedia - Harold Rice
      • The Phoenix No. 143
      • Sleights Supreme - E. Brian MacCarthy
      • The Magic of Louis S. Histed
    • a card trick idea - Sid Lorraine
    • Questions and Answers
  8. The Psychic Dealer - Howard P. Albright
  9. The "Speechless" Card Trick - Howard P. Albright
  10. Around New York - Max Holden
  11. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  12. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  13. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  14. re: Tommy Windsor
  15. The Magic Switch - Richard F. Sparks
  16. An Act with the Ball Vase - Tom Corey
  17. The Floating Candle - Murdon the Magician
  18. A Wright Card Trick - George Wright
  19. The Ace That Got Lost - Karlin
  20. re: Fred Beckman
  21. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
  23. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  24. Miami Magi Publicized
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. The Name Plates Illusion - Richard L. Holmes
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  29. Karrell Fox Birthday Party
  30. The Great Raymond Dies
  31. Judge Auten of Little Rock Dies
  32. Austin Magi Receive IBM Charter
  33. re: Joan Day

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 4 - April 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Al Baker
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Al Baker - His Golden Anniversary Year!
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Dope Sheet No. 13
      • Phoenix, Nos. 144-145
      • Magical Miscellany
      • The Magical Digest, November
      • The Modern Magi, February & March
      • Pentagram, January & February
      • Djinn [Denmark], January & February
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, January & February
      • Hobby Times
      • Genii, February
      • Juggler's Bulletin, January & February
      • The Gen, December, January & February
      • The Wizard, December, January & February
      • Abracadabra
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Blinking Ring
      • Magic-Makers
      • Magi-Tales
      • KOM
      • The Tri-City Trixter
      • The Great Leon Assembly
      • The Count's Chronicle
      • M-Hat-Pa
      • La Varita Magica
      • Hindu [India]
      • Paper Magic - Thorkild Anderson
      • Kluk Kluk
      • Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic
      • Sleeve Magic - Jack Chanin
      • The World's Fastest Card Trick - Joe Karson
      • The Card Expert Entertains - Dariel Fitzkee
      • Caught Thoughts - Peter Warlock
  7. Changes in Abbott's Chicago
  8. Will Goldston Dies
  9. re: Neil Sweet
  10. re: W. C. (Rajah) Bennie
  11. Hippity Hop Rabbits Variation - Kack Lamonte
  12. re: Terry Lynn
  13. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Minstrel Gag
    • Choice Chuckles for Comedians
  14. Around New York - Max Holden
  15. re: T. Lindsay
  16. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  19. re: Red Dragon comic book
  20. Priceless Secret - H. P. Albright
  21. Silk-En-Coins Routine - Roy H. Cason
  22. For "A Matter of Policy" - patter - Herbert M. Richmond
  23. Light Bulb Presentation - Dante Tucker
  24. Hooey or Else - George F. Wright
  25. Variation on an Old Theme - Karlin
  26. Variation with Spring - Karlin
  27. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  28. re: Jack C. Harper
  29. Saginaw Mystic Show
  30. re: Dell O'Dell
  31. Impromptu Devil Handkerchief - Jack Yeager
  32. Needle in the Haystack - Stuart Robson
  33. re: milk pitcher tip from Russell Smith
  34. A Rainbow Fantasy
  35. All Purpose Magic Table - Dale Franzwa
  36. RE: Fort Wayne Magic Club
  37. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  38. Monk Watson Stars for Optimists
  39. re: The Knights of Magic of New York City
  40. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  41. New Jersey Magicians' Society - William Henderson
  42. Club Show on Television - re: IBM Ring 6
  43. re: Birch, the Magician
  44. re: Dr. DeForest Walton
  45. re: Blackstar, the Magician
  46. re: Houdini Club, Milwaukee Chapter
  47. Young Magician Missing - re: Howard Ralph Kahn
  48. Zomah, Mystery Man, Dies
  49. Charles Pasternacki Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 5 - May 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - William Morton
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. William Morton - He Does Strange Things!
  6. The Sunbeam's Selection - poem - Harry Opel
  7. re: Percy Abbott & George Coon
  8. re: Zovello in Look
  9. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews - sort of
      • The Card Expert Entertains - Dariel Fitzkee
      • Magic As A Hobby - Bruce Elliott
      • 50 Tricks With a Thumb Tip - Milbourne Christopher
      • Inside Magic - George Boston
    • Questions and Answers
  10. Vancouver Magic Circle
  11. First Call for Abbott's Get-Together! - Demon Rambrandt
  12. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  13. Honor S.I. M. President - re: Dr. Fram D. Nasikvala, President of The Society of Indian Magicians
  14. Around New York - Max Holden
  15. The Juggler's Art - Fred Merrill - continued
    • The Triple Shower
    • The Double-Over Fountain
  16. [Rowland] Goodman New Head of NJMS - William Henderson
  17. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  18. re: Dorny
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  20. re: Percy & Linda Abbott
  21. Pop-Up Cigar Production
  22. To Fool the Party Guests - George F. Wright
  23. Fly Away, Peter; Fly Away, Paul - John Blunt
  24. Color Changing Roses
  25. Ghost Card Box - J. F. James
  26. Thumb Nail Writer Routine
  27. re: Lucille & Eddie Roberts
  28. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  29. re: Fort Wayne Magician's Club
  30. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Hodge-Podge of Humor
      • Moron Mirth
      • Did You Hear About the Moron ...
      • Dippy Definitions
  31. Magigals of Chicago
  32. re: Paul Stadelman
  33. Speechless Card Trick Formula - John L. Anderson
  34. Pickled
  35. No-Fake Spirit Slates
  36. re: G. Ray Terrell
  37. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  38. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  39. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  40. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  41. Delving Back on Senor Chillo
  42. Karrell's [Fox] A Busy Magician
  43. Harry Price Dies
  44. re: Morgan Howard
  45. re: John Platt
  46. re: Frank Herman

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 6 - June 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Howard M. Reno
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Edward M. Reno - One of Magic's Greats! - by J. Ray Beffel
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • What's New in Books
      • The Card Expert Entertains - Dariel Fitzkee
        • includes: Buckley's Thirty Card Problems
      • Magi Magic - Len J. Sewell
      • Inside Magic - George Boston & Robert Parrish
      • Magic As A Hobby - Bruce Elliott
      • 50 Tricks With a Thumb Tip - Milbourne Christopher
      • effect from Eddie Joseph
      • Blankety-Blank Routine - Howard P. Albright
      • Melt-Away - Allan Lambie
      • Adhesive Coin - Allan Lambie
  7. re: Del and Sally Pelton
  8. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  9. Around New York - Max Holden
  10. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  11. Army Magic in China - re: Lt. Col. Clyde Smith
  12. K.E.W. [Knights of the Ebony Wand] Fetes Prexy [O. Lee] Morris
  13. re: Terry Lynn
  14. Squaring the Circle - Demon Rembrandt
  15. Allentown 4th Annual Banquet
  16. re: Robert Wilkins
  17. Reserve Now for Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  18. Comedy Milk Contest - Demon Rembrandt
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Jugglers to Convene
  21. Magigals of Chicago
  22. Juniors Put On Magic Show - re: Davenport (Iowa) Den, International Society of Junior Magicians
  23. re: Blackstone Magic Club of Tucson, Ariz.
  24. Unique "Thought Card" Discovery - H. P. Albright
  25. Device for Zombie Act - James Smith
  26. Stunts with Spirit Slates - Harry Osborne
  27. Tom, Dick and Harry - Howard P. Albright
  28. re: The Mysterious Lawrences (Reggie & Stevie Joan)
  29. re: Alexander Nagy (Kim Kee)
  30. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  31. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Variations on the Oldest Joke
    • Comedy Mind-Reading Questions & Answers
    • Explanation of Different Types of Government
    • Nursery Rhymes
    • Chuckles for Comedians
  32. John Nelson, Magician-Baseballer
  33. re: Stan Lee
  34. Doctor-Colonel Preston! - re: Preston, the Magician
  35. re: Birch
  36. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • A Short Dialog - Frank Herman
    • Another Herman Dialog - Frank Herman
  37. re: Aska (J. J. Musselman)
  38. re: G. Ray Terrell
  39. Magic for Your Friends - George F. Wright
  40. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  41. Arthur Prince Dies
  42. re: C. P. Kirkpatrick
  43. re: Bill Woodliff (Mysto the Great)

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 7 - July 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Chief Blackstar
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Chief Blackstar - Magic Indian Style!
  6. Ed Little RFecovering
  7. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Doing Magic for Youngsters
      • pocket effect from Harris Solomon
      • Burtini glass effect
      • Melo-Dy-Namo - Leslie Guest
      • Super-Sensitive Fingertips - Howard Albright
      • Your Deck - Your Card - Tony Kardyro
      • Stunts with Stage Money - Jack Lamonte
    • The Magic Clubs Are Still Doing Tricks At and For Each Other
      • The Barnstormer
      • Counts' Chronicle
      • The Blinking Ring
      • KOM
      • The Great Leon
    • The Magazines Arrive On Time
      • Juggler's Bulletin, April
      • The Gen, April
      • The Modern Magi, June
      • The Wizard, April
      • The Bat
      • Pentagram, April
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, April & May
      • Genii, May
      • Djinn, April & May
      • Phoenix Nos, 150-151
      • Abracadabra Nos. 117-122
    • Questions and Answers
  8. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  9. A Boost From Arizona - re: Curtis M. Williams
  10. Magical "BION" Items - re: Believe It Or Not
  11. On the Device for Zombie Act - James Smith
  12. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  13. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  14. Chicago SAM Show
  15. re: The Mysterious Lawrences
  16. Sorcar's Hindoo Wands - P. C. Sorcar
  17. Predicting the Score - George F. Wright
  18. Four-Score - Howard P. Albright
  19. Tricky Dixie Cup - Dr. Charles H. Clark
  20. Easy Billet Switch - Jack Yeager
  21. re: Fort Wayne Magicians Club
  22. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  23. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  24. re: Jack Harper
  25. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Playback Pantomime
  26. Casting A Magic Spell - re: Frank Drobina
  27. Around New York - Max Holden
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. Tambourine Surprise - Bill Woodliff (Mysto the Great)
  30. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  31. re: Bob King
  32. Chicago Magigals
  33. William J. Armstrong Dies
  34. re: Ernest Le Pell

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 8 - August 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Arthur Buckley
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Arthur Buckley Recalls Early Days!
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Principles and Deceptions - Arthur Buckley
      • Join the Party - William Strickland & Eric P. Wilson
      • Doing Magic for Youngsters - Bert Easley & Eric P. Wilson
        • The Art of Conjuring To Children - Eric P. Wilson
    • Questions and Answers
  7. Blackstone to Open Season Aug. 24
  8. Jumbo Snake in Basket Routine - Clarke C. Crandall
  9. Ethereal Message Cabinet - Howard P. Albright
  10. A Mental Mystery - Clettis V. Musson
  11. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  12. Little Rock Magic Picnic
  13. Wizards [Club of Chicago] Honors Past Presidents - Clettis V. Musson
  14. re: Chief Little Fox (Fred Brandt)
  15. re: Dr. Neff (Bill Neff)
  16. Shades of Lucifer - M. J. Ruger (Mortimer, the Magician)
  17. Funny Faces - Howard Albright
  18. The Nickle and Penny Trick
  19. Impromptu Orange and Apple Transposition - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Makes $1,000 Disappear - re: Bert Allerton
  21. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  22. re: Mel and Neil Sweet
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Mixed Metaphors
  24. All Set for the Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  25. Vancouver Magic Circle - Len Martin
  26. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  27. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  28. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Dell O'Dell and Charles Carrer, Herb Miller and wife, Father Gillespie, Dr. Flint, George and Margaret Walpole, Mr. and Mrs. George Kuhn & Harry Stanley
  29. Around New York - Max Holden
  30. re: C. R> Tracy (Bud Raymond)
  31. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - John L. Anderson
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  34. Magigals of Chicago - Evelyn Musson
  35. re: Prof. Enrico Ceccarelli

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 9 - September 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Fred Beckman
  3. Contents
  4. Fred Beckman - Canadian Illusionist!
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
    • What's New in Books
      • Principle and Deceptions - Arthur Buckley
      • Mainly Mental - Addenda and Errata - C. L. Boarde
      • Join the Party - William Stickland
      • The Blind Magician Does a Trick - Eddie Joseph
      • Darling's Mentale Mysterier [Danish with English summary]
      • Novelty Card Magic - Howard Albright
      • Mind Out of Time - Modes for Mentalists, No. 3 - Peter Warlock
      • Burtini's Linking Rings Routine
    • Looking Over the Magazines
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, June & July
      • Genii, July
      • The Gen, May & June
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 123-130
      • Tommy Windsor's Dope Sheet, No. 14
      • Phoenix, Nos. 152 & 154-156
      • Juggler's Bulletin, July
      • Djinn, June & July
      • The Modern Magi, July & August
      • The Wizard, June & July
      • La Varita Magie
      • The Bat, June & July
      • Magical Miscellany, April
      • Pentagram, May, June & July
    • The Magic Clubs and Their Papers
      • Magic Makers
      • The Blinking Ring
      • KOM
      • The Great Leon Assembly
      • Hobby Times, Vol. 3 No. 1
    • What Is Being Said About Magicians
  6. Ed Little Honored Guest at Annual "Gyp" Party
  7. re: Tommy Windsor
  8. Abbott's Now on West Coast
  9. The Campbell Caravan - Loring and Kathryne Campbell
  10. Around New York - Max Holden
  11. Buffalo Faker's Cruise - Demon Rembrandt
  12. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  13. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  14. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  15. Envelope Card Change - William Meyers
  16. A Card Sleight - Jimmy Wilson
  17. A Silk Spirit Prediction - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Magic at a Glance, No. 2 - Mort Ruger
    • Cane to Flower!
    • A Wrist Watch Coin Load!
    • Jumping Card
    • Overflowing Bowl!
  19. Cigarette Act - W. L. Fitzpatrick
  20. Record Crowd Expected at Abbott Get-Together - The Ol' Demon
  21. Bus to Colon Schedules
  22. re: Frank Herman & Julius Elmwood's Birthday Book
  23. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  24. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  25. SAM for Denver in 1949
  26. re: Monk Watson, Mr. & Mrs. Harmonica (Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay) & Joan Eberhardt
  27. J. K. Wand and Silk Transposition - Joseph T. Kenneally
  28. Flash Billiard Ball Finish - Richard L. Piser
  29. The Practical Joker - Harry Opel
  30. re: humor
  31. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Said Sayings
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  34. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Arthur Nimz, Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay, Litzka (Mrs. Maurice Raymond), Walter Gibson & Creston Knudsen
  35. re: 10th Annual Convention of The Houdini Club of Wisconsin

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 10 - October 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - McDonald Birch
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. photos - from the Get-Together
  6. Abbott Get-Together Draws More Than 700! - Demon Rembrandt
  7. Note of Appreciation - Percy Abbott
  8. photos - from the Get-Together
  9. photos - from the Get-Together
  10. McDonald Birch - Master Magician!
  11. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  12. re: Visitors at Abbotts: George and Betty Johnstone, Jack Howard, Bobo and Lillian & The Great Lee
  13. Triple Silk Production
  14. The Phantom - Blackstar
  15. Any Fruit Called For - Clettis V. Musson
  16. A Close-Up Illusion - Mortimer J. Ruger
  17. Multiplying Pepsi Caps - Blackstar
  18. Magic's Interest in Alaska - re: Gene Clayton
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
    • How Theatre Managers Cheat the Magician
  21. Chicago Magigals
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • vent dialog - Navan O'Reilly
  23. Abbott's Opens in Hollywood
  24. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. Rub-A-Dub-Dub Finish - Jack Jardine
  27. From [Milbourne] Christopher
  28. K.E.W. Magic at Starved Rock - re: Knights of the Ebony Wand
  29. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • The Riddle - Frank Herman
  30. The Culture Caper - Everett Lawson
  31. Attaboy Poker Hand - Bert Allerton
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. Open Face Color Change - Bobo
  34. Misplaced Confidence - Harry Opel
  35. Paul Rosini Dies
  36. re: Magic Circle Show
  37. re: William "Scotty" Lang
  38. re: George Coon along with Waldo Logan, Johnny Platt, Joe Berg, Matt Schulien & Dr. Tarbell

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 11 - November 1948 - 32 pages
  2. Cover - Phil Huckabee
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Phil Huckabee, Jr. - Tricky Trickster!
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Colored Troublewit - Ellis Stanyon
    • reviews
      • The Secret System - Ray Amy
      • The Vanishing Magician - Menge
      • Floto Levitation - Menge
      • The Phantom Knot - Brundell
      • Come, Good Spirits Eddie Joseph
      • Show Stoppers - Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
    • Questions and Answers
  7. "New Look" for Tops - Demon Rembrandt
  8. [Frank N.] Kroner New Head of Houdini Club
  9. re: Dell O'Dell
  10. photo - Well Known Magicians at Abbott's Hollywood Opening
  11. Abbott Goes Hollywood
  12. [Ken] Allen and Goofus Plant Score
  13. Around New York - Max Holden
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. re: Chicago Magicians Round Table Show
  16. New Tops Feature?
    • cartoon - Otho Blake
  17. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Carl and June Ballentine, Bellcamp the Magician, Great Lee, Kirkpatrick, Doug Rowe & Chuck and Phyllis Kirkham
  18. Comedy Interludes for Magic Acts - Augusts Rapp
  19. Montana Group for IBM
  20. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • The New Suit - Frank Herman
  21. Fort Wayne Club Starts 20th Year
  22. re: Reno, the Magician
  23. "Hypnotic Card" Vanish - Allan Lambie
  24. Ink and Water Switch - Al Wolff
  25. The Centrifugal Man - Theo Stein
  26. My Opener Trick - Neal H. Keough
  27. Super-Startling Egg Bag Routine - Eddie Joseph
    • The Moves With the Bag
    • Presentation and Routine
  28. Chicago Magigals Show
  29. Conjurors' [Magazine] Add [Robert] Lund to Staff
  30. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  31. re: Ben Bergor
  32. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  33. re: The Yogi Club of Philadelphia & John C. Bieri
  34. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • control room hand signals
  35. Judge Fooled by Magician - re: Everett A. Drummond
  36. photo - a Bergen Souvenir
  37. The Magician - James J. Metcalfe
  38. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  39. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  40. re: "Uncle" John Davidson
  41. Re-Squaring That Circle - Derris
  42. Mystery in the Dark
  43. Twin Silk Production - Clettis V. Musson
  44. Vancouver Magic Circle
  45. Revival for Punch and Judy
  46. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  47. Predicaments - Harry Opel
  48. L. Raymond Cox Dies
  49. Jack Schaaf Dies
  50. What's Your Name - Address?

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 13, Number 12 - December 1948 - 40 pages
  2. Cover - Bellcamp
  3. With the Editor - Mel
  4. Contents
  5. Bellcamp - "Gentleman of Magic."
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • The Fine Art of Magic - George Kaplan
      • The Phantom Knot - Brundell
      • Come, Good Spirits - Eddie Joseph
      • Magic Feats - Majikans
      • It's Not Magic - Clarke Crandall
      • Imp-Press-O - Jack Chanin
      • wooden coin box - Jack Chanin
      • Magicdotes - Robert Orben
      • Abracadabra
      • The Wizard, September & October
      • The Gen, August & September
      • Pentagram, August & September
      • Djinn
      • Genii
      • Miscellany, November (No. 56)
      • Phoenix
      • Modern Magi, October & November
      • Juggler's Bulletin, September
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, September & October
      • The Bat, October & November
      • The Mussorie Times [India]
      • Hobby Times
      • KOM
      • The Blinking Ring
    • Questions and Answers
  7. cartoon - Otho Blake
  8. Around New York - Max Holden
  9. To Saw a Woman the Long Way
  10. An Idea on Abbott's Squelch - James Smith
  11. News of Abbott's
  12. Along the Magic Trail - re: Duke Montague
  13. It Happens Next Month - Demon Rembrandt - re: new cover, etc.
  14. Wurtzels Entertain Magi
  15. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  16. re: "How Houdini Did It" by Joe Whitley
  17. re: Birch
  18. 'Round the Round Table - Chic Schoke
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  21. Crystal Magic - Augustus Rapp
  22. Passe-Passe Bottle Climax - Louis N. Bertol
  23. Eight page advertising insert
  24. Double Telepathy - Romeo La Cahpelle
  25. Master Mathematical Miracle - Clettis V. Musson
  26. Spurting Rice Bowls Finish - Don Seth
  27. Lucille Saxon Dies
  28. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Dumbdingers
  30. re: Phil Huckabee
  31. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - Frank Herman
  32. Guy Stanley Dies in South
  33. re: Lieut. Lee Allen Estes
  34. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  35. re: Bob Plato ill
  36. The Culture Caper - Everett Lawson
  37. re: Richard D. Resor
  38. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts

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