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Tops Volume 15 (1950)

by Percy Abbott
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Tops Volume 15 (1950) by Percy Abbott
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January 1950 - December 1950
Abbott's Magic Novelty Company
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

385 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 1 - January 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Wright's Steal Pass - George F. Wright
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Death of Tom Bowyer
    • reviews
      • Mental Magic - Al Baker
    • Origin of the Center Tear
    • Questions and Answers
  6. cartoon - Otho Blake
  7. A Close-Up Fooler - Clettis V. Musson
  8. Passed Through a Flame - Ken de Courcy
  9. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialog - Ed Hall
  10. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Production Item
    • Parody
    • Lota
    • Roll Production
    • Opener
  11. Tom Bowyer Dies
  12. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  13. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  14. The [Roba] Collins Show
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Abbott's Snake in Basket
  16. Buttonhelp - A Rope Trick - George F. Wright
  17. Graphology - Ken de Courcy
  18. Vanishing Wand Variation - J. F. James
  19. Impromptu Match Suspension - Ken de Courcy
  20. re: Monk Watson
  21. re: Hots Michels
  22. Greens - A Comedy Effect - Wilford Hutchinson
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Johnny Louther's "Chatter Box" Material, Part 2
  24. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen & Dick Piser
    • Lively Cigarette
  25. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  26. Grandmother's Necklace Again - Used as a Stage Trick - J. F. James
  27. re: McDonald Birch
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. The "Easy" Egg Bag - Ken de Courcy
  30. re: Jerry Anderson

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 2 - February 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. The Virgil Show, 1950 Edition - George L. Boston
  5. The Hat and Rabbit Trick
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Veroni House of Magic [England] - lists
      • Scotty Lang - advertising
      • Sir Edward - advertising
      • The Magician - advertising
      • Fred Beckman - advertising
      • Harley Manker - advertising
      • C. R. Eaton - advertising
      • Walt Kaeber - advertising
      • Sorcar - advertising
    • magazines
      • Magical Digest
      • The Phoenix
      • Djinn, July thru October
      • The Bat
      • The Wizard
      • Magical Miscellany
      • The Modern Magi
      • Genii, December
      • The Gen
      • Abracadabra
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, November & December
    • club papers
      • Magic Makers
      • The Barnstormer, December & January
    • tricks
      • Neff's Miracle Rope
    • books
      • Paul LePaul's book
      • Conjuring with Christopher - Milbourne Christopher
  7. Magic in Ontario
  8. Conley Card Sword Routine - Percy Abbott
  9. cartoon - Otho Blake
  10. Sun and Moon - I. W. Roberts
  11. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Laughing Gas
  12. re: Abbott's in India with Eddie Joseph
  13. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Chinaman to Banana
    • Juggling Gag
    • Mickey Mouse Dye Tube
    • Jumbo Cards to Pockets
    • Zombie
  14. re: John Giordmaine
  15. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  16. Green Sheets Tells of Dell [O'Dell]
  17. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  18. Magic in Kansas City
  19. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Cutting for High Cards
  20. Atta-Card Poker - George F. Wright
  21. A Production Box Idea - J. F. James
  22. Empire Mental Routine
  23. Chew It - Clettis V. Musson
  24. You Take 'Em - I Match 'Em - George F. Wright
  25. Torn card Effect - Harry Louine
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Edward J. Hall, Jr.
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  27. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen & Dick Piser
    • Flash Cigarette (From an idea by Bob McAlpine)
    • Impossible Production
    • Card Cut
    • The Jumping Wand
    • Zip-Zoom
  28. Hindu Basket Trick Scores - re: Bill Neff
  29. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  30. The Mystic Tear - Harry Randolph
  31. A Subtle Card Force - J. B. Smiley
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. "Rave" for Neff Miracle Rope
  34. Shot in Wand - Harry Louine
  35. Glass Go - I. W. Roberts
  36. John Green Wintering "In"
  37. Dr. Gordon C. Peck Dies
  38. Al Caroselli Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 3 - March 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Duplex - Edwin P. French
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Card Magic - Paul LePaul
      • Mainly Mental, Volume Two - C. L. Boarde
      • Kliptrik - Joe Stuthard
      • Off The Record - Joe Stuthard
      • I'll Do It Again - Robert Harbin
    • Questions and Answers
  6. Here, There, and "Back" - I. W> Roberts
  7. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen & Dick Piser
    • Cigar to Flowers
    • Cone of Flowers Production
    • Chair to Suitcase
    • Impossible Production
    • Liquid Appear and Milk Pitcher
  8. Silk is Right - Kan-Du
  9. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  10. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  11. The Gambler's Dream - Howard P. Albright
  12. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Stop Me and Ask One
      • The First Effect
      • The Second Effect
  13. The Book of the Dead - Stewart James
  14. You-Do-As-I-Do Rope Trick - Roxy
  15. Simplex - Edwin P. French
  16. Roses That Change Color - Pax
  17. Paper Pad of Mystery - Dr. Charles H. Clark
  18. Believe It or Not - Howard P. Albright
  19. Triplex - Edwin P. French
  20. John Oakes Dies
  21. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Old Saws with New Teeth
    • Nobody Home Gags
  22. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  23. Club Celebrates 25th Year - re: Fort Wayne Magician's Club
  24. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Cords of Fantasia
    • Vanishing Wand
    • Cigarette to Frankfurters
    • Service Club Dye Tube
  25. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  26. Perplex - Edwin P. French

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 4 - April 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. One Too Many - Walt Cunningham
  5. re: Monk Watson
  6. re: Hubert Lambert
  7. re: Merle the Magician
  8. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • tricks
      • The Straight Gambler - Lynn Searles
      • Cabinet Act of Augustus Rapp
      • Abbott's Diminishing Bills - Lu Brent
      • The Art of Body Loading and Productions - Eddie Joseph
    • magazines
      • Genii, January & February
      • The Modern Magi, February & March
      • Magical Digest, December-January issue
      • Phoenix
      • Abracadabra
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • The Gen, January & February
      • The Bat
      • The Wizard, November & December
    • club publications
      • Count's Chronicle
      • The Barnstormer
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Magic Makers
      • Within The Shuffle
  9. Register for IBM-SAM Convention
  10. re: Bill Neff
  11. cartoon - Otho Blake
  12. A Spook Helps - Lew Pickett
  13. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Bill and Schmoo
    • Production Item
    • Cigarette Lighter
    • Miser's Dream
    • Rubber Catsup Bottle
  14. re: Wayne H. Rohlf (Le Wayne)
  15. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen & Dick Piser
    • Five-Card Do As I Do
    • The Devil's Lighter
    • Egg Bag
    • Juvenile Mento Marvel
    • Giant Expanding Card
    • Elusive Sphere for Easter
    • Japanese Drawer Boxes
    • Cigarettes
  16. He's for the Amateur - George A. Holly (Alphonso)
  17. re: Nevin the Magician (Nevin Hoefert)
  18. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  19. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  20. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  21. [Mal] Lippincott in Louisiana
  22. re: story by Louis Wolf
  23. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • On the Square
      • Presentation and Working Secret
      • Phase Two
      • Third Phase
  24. Through Paper Location - Harry Benson
  25. Pipe and Tobacco Vanish - I. W. Roberts
  26. A Tricky Indicator - Ray Tolliver
  27. Apex - Edwin P. French
  28. Additional I-Do-As-U Effect - Roxy
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Patter for "Trouble Wit"
  30. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  31. Milk-Oh! - I. W. Roberts
  32. The Black-Box Mystery - Jerry Tate
  33. Mirror Blendo - Barry Miller
  34. Superex - Edwin P. French
  35. Chicago Magigals' Annual Show - Blanche Inglis
  36. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  37. Magic in Kansas City - Harley Manker
  38. re: Roshaan (Dick Cable)
  39. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  40. James Farney Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 5 - May 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Card, Silk and Target - I. W. Roberts
  5. A Novelty Fishing Trick - Jerry Kahler
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Edgar G. Heyl - lists
      • The Visible Deck - Bob Longe
      • Gags Galore - Red Baker & Milt Larsen
      • Triple Restoration - John Ramsay
      • Tenkai's Manipulative Card Routine
    • Questions and Answers
  7. cartoon - Otho Blake
  8. Picking 'Em Out Blind - Roy Tolliver
  9. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen & Dick Piser
    • Neff's Miracle Rope
    • Magnetic Rice
    • Crystal Vase
    • Floating Light Bulb
    • The Enlarging Lighter
    • Nail Writer
    • Rattle Boxes
    • Pencil Card Clip
  10. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  11. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  12. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Bob Smith
  13. re: Blackstone Magic Club
  14. re: Bill Neff and company
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Red and Black
      • First Round
      • Second Round
      • Third Round
      • Fourth Round
      • Fifth Round
      • Sixth Round
  16. The Magnetic Pencil - Eddie Hackett
  17. Bill in Cigarette - I. W. Roberts
  18. Marvex - Edwin P. French
  19. Glass Penetration - I. W. Roberts
  20. Have I Got Rabbits! - Reggie Lawrence
  21. Odd or Even Divination - Ray Curtin
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Fresh Fish Revised
    • Trouble-Wit Tip
    • Ventriloquial Bit
    • Brethen's Dice Trick Patter
  23. Predicta - T. M. Overley
  24. The Nut Deck - A. R. Irwin
  25. Register Now for Chi Meet - re: IBM-SAM Convention
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Edward J. Hall
  27. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Fish Story
    • Teeth Production
    • Through the Head
    • Sugar Cane
    • Zombie Cloth
  28. Mystic Prediction - Ray Harris
  29. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  30. Plan Film on Houdini's Life - re: Quebec Productions Corp.
  31. Liquid Cigarette Routine
  32. re: Ernie Le Pell
  33. re: The Fred L. Shadleys
  34. re: Tommy and Jeanne Windsor
  35. re: J. Everett Christiansen

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 6 - June 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Fifteen Ways to Use Abbott's Flash Silk Glass - Eddie Joseph
    • The Abbott's Flash Silk Glass
    • The Sudden Appearance
    • The Silk and the Borrowed Quarter
    • Living and Dead
    • Multiplying Money
    • The Chosen Card
    • One at a Time Please
    • From the Ashes
    • The Spirit at Work
    • Short Chance
    • The Jumping Cigarette
    • Fair Exchange
    • Silk from Any Glass
    • Jumping Spoon
    • Landis Camera
    • The Devil's Own
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Stooging Around - Joe Stuthard
      • Patter for Standard Tricks - Robert Orben
      • Mind Reading for Two People - Sydney DeHempsey
      • Conjuring - Wilfrid Jonson
      • Comedy Stunts - Augustus Rapp
      • Bill Kalman - lists
      • Within the Shuffle
      • Count's Chronicle, April
      • The Barnstormer
      • Magic Makers
      • The Budget
      • Magical Miscellany
      • The Modern Magi, April & May
      • Magical Digest, February
      • The Gen, March & April
      • Genii, March & April
      • The Bat
      • Abracadabra
  6. Nonplusso - George F. Wright
  7. re: The International Juggler's Association
  8. Halldane's Cigarette Case - I. W. Roberts
  9. Allentown Magi's 6th Annual
  10. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Funny Rubber Hand
    • Miracle Rope
    • Coin Pocket
    • Sponge Balls
    • Elusive Sphere and Fantastic Fan
    • Crystal Casket and Wonder Cylinder
    • Coffee Vase
  11. Back to Kenton Party
  12. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  13. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  14. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  15. Battle Creek Magic Club
  16. Charlie Larson Dies
  17. Okito's Wife Dies
  18. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • That Chick-A-Dee Pan
  19. Visible Silk Appearance - David Roper
  20. The Human Predictograph - George F. Wright
  21. Mathematico - Howard P. Albright
  22. En Carde - A Card Sword Presentation - B. Lu Brent
  23. re: Roshaan (Dick Cable)
  24. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Frank Herman
  25. A Linking Ring Idea - P. C. Sorcar
  26. re: Aska, The Mystery Man & Pauline
  27. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • mixed proverbs
    • the original proverbs
    • humorous dialog
  28. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Jumbo Snake
    • Dissolving Bulb
    • Golf Ball Wrinkle
    • Dog House Miracle
  29. re: Larry & Margo Hess
  30. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 7 - July 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Fifteen Ways To Use Abbott's Card Sword - Eddie Joseph
    • Method One
    • Method Two
    • Method Three
    • Method Four
    • Method Five
    • Method Six
    • Method Seven
    • Method Eight
    • Method Nine
    • Method Ten
    • Method Eleven
    • Method Twelve
    • Method Thirteen
    • Method Fourteen
    • Method Fifteen
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • IBM-SAM Convention
    • reviews
      • Percy's Perpetual Balls
      • Pilsner Glass of Beer - Abbott
      • Merv Taylor's Bird Cage
      • Quartet - John Scarne
      • Les Trucs da Lacet - G. Gloria
      • Smart Comedy Book 4 - George McAthy
      • Mandroop's Laff Letters - George McAthy
      • Stars of Magic, Set 6 - Dai Vernon
        • The Ring On The Wand
        • Slow Motion Aces
        • The Travelers
      • Borrowed - Abbott's
      • The Book of Routines - Sam Berland
      • The Phoenix
      • The Wizard, January & February
      • The Sphinx, March, April & May
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
  6. N. Y. Gets '51 Joint Convention
  7. re: early days of magic in Detroit
  8. re: Nevin and Helen Hoefert
  9. re: Paul and Trudy Stadelman have a son
  10. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Way to Tell a Story
  11. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Golf Balls
    • Round Circle
    • Pok-a-Hola Cigar
    • Jumbo Snake
    • Rabbit Wringer
    • Snake Basket
    • Galloping Dice
    • Perpetual Balls
    • Servante Idea
    • Hypnotizing a Pocket
  12. New Jersey Magicians Society - Doug Ebocker
  13. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  14. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  15. re: Bobo and wife
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Knife Through Coat
  17. Card in Cigarette
  18. 6-Card Repeat in Reverse - George F. Wright
  19. Reversed Card Miracle - Roxy
  20. Souvenir - H. P. Albright
  21. Simple Goldfish Transposition - Clettis V. Musson
  22. Talk of the Town - Howard P. Albright
  23. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Coke Surprise
    • Jewel Miracle
    • Candle Tube
  24. Paul Morris Heads N. Y. SAM
  25. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  26. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  27. Young Magician Wins Youth Talent Contest - re: Jack Vander Wal
  28. re: Magrum the Magician
  29. As You Like It - John F. Thompson
  30. Cut and Restored Ribbon - P. C. Sorcar
  31. Out of this World Idea - George F. Wright
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. [John] Calvert in New Zealand
  34. 1950 MAES Meet in Philly
  35. News from Brasil - Roxy
  36. Ed Little Dies
  37. Peter Vincent Dies in N. J.
  38. re: Robert E. Lees (Graystone the Magician)

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 8 - August 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Ten More Tricks With the Flash Silk Glass - Eddie Joseph
    • Rapid Transit
    • Coin Penetration
    • Through Solid
    • Burning Oxygen
    • The Better Smoke
    • The Jumping Card
    • Sponge Ball Routine
    • Solid Thru Solid
    • Shooting a Card Through Glass
    • The Automation
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Well Coke Bottle
      • A Flat Beer - Abbott's
      • Kanter Magic Shop Catalog
      • Levitate - Maurice Platt
      • Packets of Beer
    • Questions and Answers
  6. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Poet and Peasant - Cleve Haubold
  7. re: Recil Bordner
  8. re: Charlie Worpel
  9. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Matchic Covers
    • Pilsener Glass
    • Traveling Blocks
    • Rubber Sore Thumb
    • Winged Silks
    • Night Cap Tear
    • Hypnotizing a Pocket
  10. "The Big Tossup" at Elkhart - re: jugglers
  11. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  12. New Jersey Magicians Society - Doug Ebocker
  13. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Hindu Miracle
  14. The Hydrogen Bomb - Topical Patter Theme for "Burning Hot"- Eddie Joseph
  15. Rope Through Hank - Allan Lambie
  16. Club Special - Howard P. Albright
  17. "No Holes" Card Miracle - Roxy
  18. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Vin and Winnie Carey, Lou Meyer, Wally Matz, Don Krill, Lee Leighton, Barry McComsey & John Duschl
  19. re: The Louisville Magic Club
  20. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • My Favorite ...
    • Wee Willies
    • The Quick and the Dead
  21. For Sales - One Milk Pitcher - Monk Watson
  22. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  23. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Card in Balloon
    • Another Tip
    • Full-Empty Laff
    • Appearing Cigar
    • Carnation Milk
  24. A Real Romance - Clettis V. Musson
  25. A Scarf Presentation - Monk Watson
  26. Idea for Abbott's "Borrowed" - Eddie Joseph
  27. Dove Pan in Glass - Augustus Rapp
  28. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
    • A Novel Opener - Bob Martin

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 9 - September 1950 - 32 pages - Special Eddie Joseph Issue
  2. With the Editor - Mel
    • Introduction - Eddie Joseph
  3. Contents
  4. The Eddie Joseph Issue
  5. An Acknowledgement - Eddie Joseph
  6. Bumptious Pseudo-Apostle of Magic - Eddie Joseph
  7. I Knew Max Malini - Part 1 - Eddie Joseph
  8. Blood Will Out - Eddie Joseph
  9. Watch and Boy - Eddie Joseph
  10. Directorial Mind - Eddie Joseph
  11. My Mother-in-Law Left - Eddie Joseph
  12. Fantasque Silks - Eddie Joseph
  13. The Diminishing Coin - Eddie Joseph
  14. Eyes and No Eyes - Eddie Joseph
  15. Two New Ways of Applying and Old Principle - Eddie Joseph
    • Lightning Escape
    • The Teeth Grip
  16. Who's Your Lady Friend? - Eddie Joseph
  17. Chemical Magic - Eddie Joseph
  18. Ajax Miracle - Eddie Joseph

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 10 - October 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. I Knew Max Malini - Part 2 - Eddie Joseph
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Eddie's Card Bonanza - Eddie Joseph
      • Hodes puppets
      • Hudson's Vanishing Knot - Orville Meyer
      • Miracle Milk Pitcher - Abbott's
      • Math Miracles - Wallace Lee
      • Flash Lites - Jim Sherman
      • The Sphinx, July & August
      • Coven - new periodical
      • The Bat, July
      • The Modern Magi, Volume 7, Index
      • The Modern Magi, August & September
      • Genii, June, July & August
      • Abracadabra
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, June, July & August
      • The Phoenix
      • The Gen
      • The Wizard, July
      • The Magical Digest, June & July
      • I.B.M. Budget, July & August
      • Barnstormer, September
      • Veroni House of Magic - lists
      • Bill Kalman - list
      • Eddie Joseph - advertising & programs
      • Borts
      • Count's Chronicle, June & Summer
      • Magic Makers, July & August
  6. Simplex Wine from Nowhere - Roxy
  7. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Isalgo's Ventriloquial Act - I. G. Salumnides (Prof. Isalgo)
    • dialog - Edward J. Hall, Jr.
  8. Real Magic
  9. [Milbourne] Christopher Great on TV
  10. "Trick Town, U.S.A." in Coronet
  11. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  12. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  13. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Nevin and Helen Hoefert, Adrian Smith & Frank Drobina
  14. re: Chang
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Raising a Pineapple
  16. Six-Card Repeat Trick - Roxy
    • Repeating the Effect
  17. Mutus-Nomen-Dedit-Cocis Revamp - George F. Wright
  18. The Kong-Fu-Tsi Tubes - Roxy, the Mystic
  19. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Punctuation Preferred
    • Reverse Humor
    • Interruptions
  20. Dual Control - L. MacDougall
  21. Milked Silks - Richard L. Piser
  22. re: Bullista
  23. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  24. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  25. Monk [Watson] Entertains Purple Hearts
  26. A Magical Touring Record? - re: Frank Carlyle
  27. re: Paul Flemming Gemmill
  28. Close-Up Rising Cards - George Johnstone
  29. Easy Speller - L. MacDougall
  30. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  31. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 11 - November 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. A Routine for The Miracle Milk Pitcher - Percy Abbott
  5. Novel Dead Test - Morton
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Super-Clip - Bill Kalman
    • Questions and Answers
  7. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Frank Herman
    • A Western Dialog - Don Frankel
  8. Paula Baird Honored
  9. Magicians in Brazil
  10. re: Dell O'Dell and Charles Carrer
  11. The Best Trick I Do - George F. Wright
  12. Prognostication - Sandu
  13. The Rice Vanishes
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  16. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  17. Louisville Magic Club - Ray Tillman
  18. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Super-Man
  19. Pulse Stopping - Eddie Joseph
  20. Howard's Card Control - Howard P. Albright
  21. None Such Dyeing Silks - Roxy
  22. The Enchanted Blade - Howard P. Albright
    • Magical Appearance
    • Hypnotism
    • Disintegration
    • Magnetism
    • Inanimate Intelligence
    • Exit the Knife
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Height of
  24. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  25. Reversed Six-Card Repeat - A Simplified Version - Roxy
  26. We Pay the Postage - George McAthy
  27. Has Old Magazines for Sale - re: Augustus Rapp
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  30. re: Lieut. Lee Allen Estes
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. re: Tommy Windsor
  33. Si Stebbins Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 15, Number 12 - December 1950 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Doo-Ply-Kate - George F. Wright
  5. [Don] Sweets Show for Kraft Cheese
  6. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • What's New Department
      • Professional Patter - Robert Orben
      • No-Not - National Magic Co.
      • Kardkut - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Additional Tips on the Jack Hughes Snake Basket - Monte Harris
      • Aces Up - Lynn Searles
      • The "Imperator" Mental Test - Bryce Chambers
      • Where Houdini Was Wrong - Maurice Sardina
      • Card Conjuring - Wilfrid Jonson
      • Routined Manipulation - Lewis Ganson
      • The Sphinx, September & October
      • The Wizard, August
      • Magical Digest, August & September
      • The Gen, September & October
      • Genii, September & October
      • The Bat, September & October
      • Abracadabra
      • The Modern Magi, October & Novemeber
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, September & October
      • The Phoenix
      • The Barnstormer
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Kanter's Magic Shop - advertising
      • John W. Frye - lists
      • Magic Makers
      • "Count's" Chronicle
      • Current Events
      • Within the Shuffle, Autumn
      • Tommy Windsor - advertising
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • I.B.M. Budget
      • The Evening News (Bombay)
      • Scarne on Card Tricks
  7. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Christmas Again - Cleve Haubold
  8. re: Eddie and Sarah Joseph
  9. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Magnetic Rice
    • Multiplying Silks
    • Abbott's Blank Gun and Crystal Cabinet
    • Oriental Mats
    • Abbott Bullet-Proof Girl
  10. Harry Blackstone Marries
  11. Magicians Honor [Charles S.] Weller
  12. [Stewart] James Cited on Morals Charge
  13. re: Ray Bedwell
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  15. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  16. Louisville Magic Club - Ray Tillman
  17. Magic in Kansas City
  18. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Double Bouquet Production and Flag Staff
  19. Cigarettes in the Fist - Vincenzo Giglio
  20. Moveable Rising Cards - Jadukar Naren Bose
  21. Mirror Card - J. Thompson
  22. Multiplying Money - P. L. Turner
    • Presentation and Patter
  23. Wacky Wizardry - Davey Jones
    • Sacksation
    • Class Pin
    • Deckstab
    • Tishoo Silk
    • Chickeroo
  24. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
  25. British Magic Circle Show
  26. re: Kodell
  27. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  28. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  29. Sequence of Suits - Sandu
  30. re: More Patter - Sid Lorraine
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  33. Milk Pitcher Opening - letter from C. C. Gougon
  34. The Greeks Had a Word for It - re: P. C. Sorcar
  35. re: Lieut. Lee Allen Estes
  36. re: Karrell Fox
  37. Lloyd Priddy Dies
  38. English Comedy Magician Dies - re: Fred Brezin

word count: 257350 which is equivalent to 1029 standard pages of text

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