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Tops Volume 16 (1951) by Percy Abbott
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January 1951 - December 1951
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

385 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 1 - January 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Lota-Gorda - George F. Wright
  5. Sid Lorraine's Chatter - Good Wishes
  6. Matching the Card - Carl C. Newbold
  7. Spotting the Spot - Eddie Joseph
  8. Envelope and Handkerchief - Augustus Rapp
  9. Coin and Matchbox Effect - Joseph Ovette
  10. [Stewart] James Case Dismissed
  11. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Fun with Talking Teeth
    • The Party - A Skit with Talking Teeth
  12. A Card in Balloon Idea - Joseph Brandi
  13. [George] Tollerton Reports
  14. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • gag - Les Spiewack
    • routine - Les Spiewack
  15. Zancigs Recalled in Story
  16. Key of the Zancig Code
  17. SAM Parent Assembly Celebrates
  18. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  19. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  20. re: Dean Rowe
  21. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Here's Your Card
      • First Method
      • Second Method
      • Third Method
      • Fourth Method
      • Fifth Method
  22. Multiplico - Lawrence Weber
  23. Ballet-Girl Vampire - Jadukar Naren Bose
  24. Three Minds and a Card - Demon Rembrandt
    • Presentation and Patter
  25. [Jack] Kodell on Palladium Bill
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. The Off and On Again Ring - G. A. Ammann
  29. A Patter Bit
  30. Cheepad - An Advertising Idea - George F. Wright
  31. Seek Marker for Si's {Stebbins] Grave
  32. re: John Green
  33. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  34. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  35. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  36. Seven, Fourteen, Twenty-One - Sandu
  37. re: 20th Annual Magi-Fest
  38. Half Lady Illusion - Augustus Rapp
  39. re: Ravelli

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 2 - February 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Transposition of Cards - - Percy Abbott
  5. re: The Johnstones
  6. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Abbott's Miracle Pitcher
      • Effect No. 1
      • Effect No. 2
      • Effect No. 3
      • Effect No. 4
      • Effect No. 5
      • Effect No. 6
      • Effect No. 7
      • Effect No. 8
      • Effect No. 9
      • Effect No. 10
  7. Torn and Restored Bill - Marvin Miller
  8. Wedding Rings - Recil Bordner
  9. Cigarette from Nowhere - Dr. Charles H. Clark
  10. Flag Waver - Charles Worpel
  11. A Different Sun and Moon - J. F. James
  12. re: McDonald & Mabel Birch
  13. A Trio of Albright Effects - Howard P. Albright
    • Famous Autograph Trick
    • The Ice Breaker
    • Cards-O-Destiny
      • Cards from the Pocket at any Number
      • Adaption of the "Stop" Trick
      • Mysterious Flying Cards
      • A Strange Reversal
      • Rising Cards to Tell Fortune
      • Chicago Fortune
  14. A "Spotting the Spot" Idea - Douglas Harrison
  15. Chicago Magigals - Blanche Inglis
  16. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  17. Disappearing Act - re: Maskelyne Mysteries
  18. re: Harry Blackstone
  19. The Magical Mickies [Helen & Ernest] - George L. Boston
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Routined Manipulations - Lewis Ganson
      • Scarne on Card Tricks
      • More Patter - Sid Lorraine
      • Hobby Magic - Morris M. Young, M.D.
      • Expert Card Technique - Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
      • Stars of Magic Series 7
        • Cards Up The Sleeve - Dr. Jacob Daley
        • The Itinerant Pasteboard - Dr. Jacob Daley
        • The Cavorting Aces - Dr. Jacob Daley
      • Multi Magic Glass - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Stoddard's Mental Miracle
  21. Magic Circle Dedicates New Home
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Psychology of Comedy [New York]
  23. Open House Christmas Party
  24. Louisville Magic Club - Ray Tillman
  25. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Color Vision Box
    • Neff Rope Gimmick
    • Abbott's New Bouquet
    • Duo Fish Bowls
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • You Get My Goat! - Philip Morris
    • Good Night, Folks - Philip Morris
  27. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  28. re: The Bob Moreheads have baby girl
  29. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  30. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  31. Hi Harris Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 3 - March 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Stage Thermometer - Percy Abbott
  5. The Absconding Pips = Lu Brent
  6. Moo Cow - J. F. James
  7. Finding It - Ken Allen
  8. Abbott's Sawing Through a Woman - Comedy Presentation - Eddie Joseph
    • Presentation and Patter
  9. Card Force - Recil Bordner
  10. Flashy Bouquet Production - Mickey Ostaski
  11. Gadabout Milk Trick - George Boston
  12. Continuous Card Fans - Percy Abbott
    • An Alternative Finish
  13. Silk Stocking Routine - David Roper
  14. Cards-O-Destiny - Howard Albright - continued
    • Out of the Hat
    • A Double Prediction
    • Spell Your Fortune
    • The Haunted Deck
    • Card in the Pocketbook
  15. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Don Frankel
    • dialog - Don Frankel
  16. All Work Stops - re: Augustus Rapp's 80th
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  18. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  19. Chicago Magigals - Rose Mary Brigham
  20. re: Jay MArshall
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Genii, November, December & January
      • The Gen, November, December & January
      • Phoenix, Nos. 216 to 221
      • The Modern Magi - November, December & February
      • The Sphinx, November, December & January
      • The Wizard
      • Djinn
      • The Bat, November, December & January
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 249 to 259
      • Magical Digest, October, November & December
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, November, December & January
      • Fleming Book Reviews, Nos. 153-6
      • Count's Chronicle
      • Ledger - new periodical
      • Magic Limited - lists and ads
      • The Aires Press - Catalog
      • Grapette Magic Club - book
      • Magi-Tales
      • Magic Makers
      • Top Hat Topics from the House of Tannen
      • Ralph Read - booklet on trip to English Convention
      • Sorcar - clippings
      • Hindu
      • The Barnstormer
      • Eddie's Dumbfounders With Cards - Eddie Joseph
  22. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  23. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Coke Cecil, Doug Roe & George Edstrom
  24. He's Coast TV's "Mr. Magic" - re: Frank Herman
  25. re: Kalanag
  26. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Abbott's Perpetual Balls
  27. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
    • Baseball Prediction
  28. Good News for Canadian Magi re: postal restrictions lifted
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Answers to the Fowl Gag
    • Stupid Answers
  30. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. re: Louisville (Ky.) Magic Club

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 4 - April 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Elusive Six-Card Trick - Roxy
  5. Magic Springtime - Recil Bordner
  6. Answer the Question - Percy Abbott
  7. The Comet Trick Revamped - George F. Wright
  8. The Little Red House - J. F. James
  9. Yank-Ho Razor Trick - Demon Rembrandt
  10. Tops! - re: circulation - The Editor
  11. Ventriloquist Cliff Gest Makes Hit in U.S. - Robert E. Hair
  12. re: Vernon Carr
  13. The Penetrating Ring - Joe Harris
  14. Thimble Vanish Gimmick
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Soot Sorcery
      • The Profile - Effect 1
      • Addition - Effect 2
      • Designs - Effect 3
      • Card in Soot - Effect 4
      • Revelation - Effect 5
      • Present Company Included - Effect 6
      • The Spirit Writes - Effect 7
      • Effect 8
  16. The Kalanag Show
  17. Colon Chooses Monk Watson
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Practical Hypnotism (4th Edition) - Ed Wolff
      • Perfected Sealed Message Reading - Ed Stoddard
      • Brainstorm - Ed Stoddard
      • Intuition - Ed Stoddard
      • Flash Paper Tips - Stuart Robson & Ralph Read
    • Questions and Answers
  19. re: Ormond McGill
  20. re: Mariano Palhinha
  21. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Getting to the Bottom of It - Eddie Hall, Jr.
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Dippy Daffinations
    • Safety First
    • Dear Wife
  23. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  24. re: [Jack] Gwynne
  25. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
    • Lost Obscurity
  26. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  29. re: Stephen Lang
  30. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  31. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Cedric and Kim Kee, Hal Marshall & Frank Dayton
  32. re: Kodell
  33. The Great Leon Dies
  34. re: William J. Allen
  35. re: Lt. Lee Allen Estes
  36. re: Stanley B. Noxon
  37. re: 2-10 Daniel

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 5 - May 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. The Banyan Tree Root - Eddie Joseph
  5. The Picture Appears - Joel E. Ross
  6. Duck's Delight - Jack Lamonte
  7. re: John Calvert
  8. Card on the Wall - James Reneaux
  9. The Parcel Post Box of Magic - J. F. James
  10. Flying Eagles - Robson
    • Additional Hints
  11. A Quickie with the Finger Die Tube - J. F. James
  12. Cherchez le Fou! - Jack Lamonte
  13. Roxy's Rope Restoration - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  14. A Spelling Trick - George F. Wright
  15. re: Nevin and Helen Hoefert
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Walsh Vanishing Cane
      • Method One
      • Method Two
  17. Demonstration Night in N.Y. - re: Ken Allen
  18. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  20. Tops! - re: circulation - The Editor
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Ventriloquism - Paul Stademan
      • Flash Paper Tips - Stuart Robson & Ralph Read
      • Stars of Magic - Syldini
        • The Cigarette Mystery
        • Flight of the Paper Balls
        • Flyaway Coin Routine
      • The Sphinx Golden Jubilee Book of Magic - Milbourne Christopher, compiler
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volume 7 - bound edition
      • manuscript of five effects - Percy Abbott - for new subscribers
      • Chandu's Psychoanalysis - George Armstrong
  22. Magical West Wind - George L. Boston
  23. re: new catalog from Abbott's
  24. re: Clyde Cairy
  25. He's Sinclair's Magic Man - Demon Rembrandt - re: Vernon Carr
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • dialog - Wayne Rohlf
  27. re: Al Saal & George and Betty Johnstone
  28. re: Magic Makers on Monk Watson
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Television Twists
    • The Theme Song Gag
    • Psychiatry Gags
  30. [Jay] Palmer and Doreen in London
  31. The Banana Man
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  34. Chi Abbott's in New Quarters
  35. Two More Card Tricks - Dr. Van Klavern
  36. An Expanding Gag - Mariano Palhinha
  37. Chicago Magigals' Annual Show - Rose Mary Brigham

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 6 - June 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Duplex Rope Miracle - Roxy & Prince Drakon
  5. An Easy Speller - Clyde F. Cairy
  6. Flight of the Billiard Ball - Kenneth Allen
  7. re: New Abbott's Chicago
  8. Another Spotting the Spot - Roxy
    • Another Example
  9. Impromptu Half-Dollar Vanish - James Reneaux
  10. Vibratory Thot-Wave Card Trick - George F. Wright
  11. re: Senator Crandall
  12. re: Monk Watson
  13. The Knitting Canister - Joel E. Ross
  14. New Twist on the Bottom Change - Roxy
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Three Cards
      • The Visual Force
      • The Lady Finds the Card
      • Anticipating the Cards
  16. Getting Into Special Services - TSgt. Mariano Palhinha
  17. re: Phil Huckabee
  18. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Two Card-Cloth Tricks
    • A Rhinestone Thimble Gag
  19. Magic Circle Stage Annual Fete
  20. re: Price Drakon
  21. Magic in Chicago
  22. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  23. Magi Help Cancer Drive
  24. re: Fred Beckman
  25. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • trick reviews
      • Rare Boutonniere - Abbott's
      • Cup 'O Gold - Abbott's
    • magazine reviews
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 260-274
      • The Bat - ends
      • Bat, Jr.
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, February, March & April
      • Genii, February, March & April
      • The Gen, February, March & April
      • The Modern Magi, March, April & May
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 222-228
      • Magical Digest, January, February & March
      • The Sphinx, February, March & April
      • The Wizard, December, January & February
    • other
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • Giant Cards to Pocket - Monte Harris
      • Within the Shuffle
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Fleming Book Reviews Nos. 157-159
      • Magi-Tales
      • The Ledger
      • Barnstormer
      • Magic Makers
  26. Important to Subscribers - re: change in billing
  27. The Sphinx to Issue Quarterly
  28. re: Martin Sunshine (Kismet)
  29. re: Doc and Ann Mahendra
  30. re: Jack Kodell
  31. "Cedric of London" and His Spot of Tea! - Demon Rembrandt
  32. News of English Magi - Wilford Hutchinson
  33. Magical West End - George L. Boston
  34. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Minstrel Mirth
  35. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
    • A Book Test
  36. Joe Walter Passes On
  37. Audley C. Tobin Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 7 - July 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Flying Flags (or Cards) - Roxy of Rio
  5. Burned Hank in Dye Box - Dr. Maurice
  6. Paper Pop Balls Idea - J. F. James
  7. Burned and Restored Tissue - J. F. James
  8. Abbott's Card Cloth Routine - George C. Hanneman
    • Thought Control
    • Prediction No. 1
    • Prediction No. 2
  9. An E-Z Thimble Routine - Roxy
  10. Two Comedy Blackboard Stunts - Demon Rembrandt
  11. Card in the Envelope - James Reneaux
  12. A Good Top or Bottom Change - Roxy
  13. Some Useful and Practical Hints - Roxy
    • Coins and Cigarettes
    • Silk Vanish
  14. Plan Innovations in New Catalog - re: Abbott's
  15. re: The Mystifying Millikens (Clint &and Ruth)
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Rising Wand
    • Handkerchief and Coins
  17. re: Don Bodley
  18. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  19. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  20. Hawaiian Magi Honor Officers
  21. MAES to Meet at Allentown
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  23. Magic Circle on Television
  24. Back to Kenton Aug. 3-4
  25. re: John Pratt
  26. re: George Johnstone
  27. James Reneaux - Suave Sorcerer! - by Demon Rembrandt
  28. Magical West Wind - George L. Boston
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Television Topics
    • Patter for Milk Go
  30. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  31. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  32. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Somewhat Western - Don Frankel
    • Family Affair - Don Frankel
  33. Magician Bows and Gets $4,480 - re: Ali Bey (David Chamerless Lemmy)
  34. re: Bobby Rew
  35. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  36. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  37. re: Jack Jardine
  38. More About "The Banana Man" [A. Robins] - by Chas. A. RossKam
  39. re: F. O. Dayton

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 8 - August 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Coincidence - Roxy and Rita
  5. Milk-En-Glass
  6. Double Reverse Improvement - George F. Wright
  7. Magic Production
  8. A Neat Card Change - Roxy
  9. Color-Change Knife Patter - Byrne Perkins
  10. A Simple Production
  11. A Tip on Vanishing a Quarter - John Reynolds
  12. 5re: Jimmy Lake
  13. Double Lift Trickery - Harry Royden
  14. re: J. H. Tucker
  15. Eddie Joseph Honored in Bombay
  16. re: George Jason
  17. re: Herb Millar, John Reynolds, Byrne Perkins & Al Munroe
  18. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Come, Card
  19. Conjurer's Shop Talk - Ken Allen
    • Travelling Flame
    • A Flash Coin Trick
    • Silk-Billiard Ball Variation
  20. It's a Joseph Issue Next Month
  21. re: The Three Lawrences
  22. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  23. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  24. Chicago Magigals - Rose Mary Brigham
  25. Magi Organize in Korea
  26. Louisville Magic Club - Major S. Thomson
  27. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Stars of Magic Series - Ross Bertram on Coins
        • Rubdown
        • Double-Cross
        • The Porus Paw
        • Coin Assembly
      • The Invisible Influence - Eddie Joseph
      • Comedy Technique - Robert Orben
      • Juggler's Annual Bulletin - Roger Montandon
      • Juggling Made Easy
    • Looking Over the Magazines
      • The Sphinx, May & June [last of the monthly issues]
      • The Gen, May & June
      • The Wizard, March
      • The Magical Digest, April & May
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 275-282
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 229-232
      • The Modern Magi, June & July
      • Genii, May & June
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, May & June
      • The Bat, Jr., May & June
      • The Barnstormer
      • Magic Makers
  28. Magi Greetings in Tops - re: December Issue
  29. re: Jim Whitehurst
  30. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Humor Terminology Explained
  31. Magi to Picnic in Moline
  32. Marionette Circus for Sale
  33. re: Jack Rogers
  34. re: Prince Drakon
  35. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  36. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  37. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  38. So They Say - Harry Opel
  39. Death Takes William Asimus
  40. Lester C. Clark Dies
  41. re: Hoyle Blalock

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 9 - September 1951 - 32 pages - Special Eddie Joseph Silver Jubilee Issue
  2. Twenty-Five Years of Writing - Eddie Joseph
  3. Contents
  4. Speaking of Dealers - Eddie Joseph
  5. Don't Try To Be a Pretended Lion - Eddie Joseph
  6. Are You a Beginner? - Eddie Joseph
  7. Melsonia - Eddie Joseph
  8. Two Effects With One Idea - Eddie Joseph
  9. Repeating a Murder - Eddie Joseph
  10. Divorce in Zululand - Eddie Joseph
  11. The Rising Coin - Eddie Joseph
  12. The Elusive Candle - Eddie Joseph
  13. Floating a Strange Lady - Eddie Joseph
  14. In Tune With the Spirits - Eddie Joseph
  15. Ferrule and Peas - Eddie Joseph
  16. Blood and Sand - Eddie Joseph
  17. The Self-Reversing Card - Eddie Joseph
  18. Coins and Cards - Eddie Joseph

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 10 - October 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Double-Barrelled Barrel Head - Clyde F. Cairy
  5. Fakin' A Bakin' - Comedy Cake in Hat Routine - David Roper
  6. Ball and Hat Trick - Roxy
  7. Silk 'n' Strips - Todd T. Hunt
  8. Some Ideas for the Rubber Hand - Edward Cherney, Jr.
  9. Perfect Rice Bowl Combination - Roxy
  10. Fun With Baby Skunk - James J. Murphy
  11. Rabbit Hop - J. F. James
  12. A Variety of Magic Ideas - Edward Cherney, Jr.
    • A Stocking Surprise
    • Coin Vanish
    • Tip on Cups and Balls
    • Another Idea
    • Flash Milk Vanish
    • A Weird Zombie
    • Bird Cage Production
    • For a Closing Trick
    • Egg-Silk Routine
  13. With the Pixie Glass - Richard W. Carpenter
    • To Remove Milk Film
  14. Clyde Cairy - A Popular Magic Entertainer! - Demon Rembrandt
  15. Cedric Now at Abbott's Detroit
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • LePaul's Invisible Turn-Over Pass
    • The Four Cards
    • The Poker Display
    • A Gambler's Trick
    • Your Card Your Position
  17. A Publicity Idea - Thomas Hendricks
  18. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  20. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  21. re: Corp. Bernie Walsh & Golden Dragon Ring (Korea)
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • If You Like It - Ken Allen
      • That's Right, You're Wrong - Abbott's
      • In Miniature
      • Coins Transit - Abbott's
      • Lessons in Scripture - Rev. D. E. Bodley
      • Psychic Magic Series - Ormond McGill
      • Forecast - Ed Stoddard
      • The Private Eye - Bill Nord
      • One Liners - Robert Orben
      • Super Static - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Hydro-Jell - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Hoppy the Magic Frog - "Hen" Fetsch
      • Diversions with Dice - Treborix
      • Hortense and the Wolves - Buff
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • How to Tell a Joke
    • Homespun Herb
  24. re: Wilford Hutchinson & Redcar (North Yorkshire) Magic Circle
  25. REA Fairs Use Magician - re: Joe Tucker
  26. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  27. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  28. re: Monk Watson
  29. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  30. Louisville Magic Club - Major S. Thomson
  31. re: Grand Festival of Magic (London) & shows at resorts
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. re: Siler the Magician
  34. Fir Tree and Ladder Patter - Lane Breidenstein
  35. K.C. Magi Entertained in Hawaii - re: Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Fronk & Phil and Jim Starr
  36. Flash Lighter
  37. John C. Green Passes On
  38. Death Takes Two Wisconsin Magi - re: Harry Shingler & Dr. Rudolph Teschan

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 11 - November 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. The Travelling Spots - Percy Abbott
  5. Getting a Rise Out of It - Harry Louine
  6. The Enchanted Cup - Edward Cherney, Jr.
  7. Drakon Triplex Rope Miracle - Roxy
  8. Kard-Koin Divination - Roxy
    • Working Details
      • Method No. 1 - No Force
      • Method No. 2 - Forcing Deck
      • Method No. 3 - Unprepared Deck
  9. Some Magical Ideas - Edward Cherney, Jr.
    • An Opening Routine
    • Timely Color-Change Balloon
    • Matches to Bouquet
    • Wine to Water
    • A "Pull" Idea
    • Pipe to Bouquet
  10. The Buck Decreases - Recil Bordner
  11. E-Z Cigarette Production - Roxy
  12. A Prognosto Slate Idea - George Boston
  13. Thought Vision
  14. Joe Stalin's Dream - poem - Bob Brethen
  15. Numerical Phantasy
  16. Phil Thomas Heads MAES
  17. England's Festival of Magic
  18. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Mass Hypnotism
  19. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  20. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  21. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  22. New England Magi Meet Nov. 9-11
  23. Louisville Magic Club - Major S. Thomson
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Robert Orben - advertising
      • The Barnstormer, September & October
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Count's Chronicle, September
      • PCAM 16th Annual Convention - program & give-away items
      • Borts - advertising
      • Sorcar - advertising
      • Corsair No. 67
      • Magic-O
      • Houdini-Gram
      • Magic Makers
      • Doc Weiss - photos
      • Modern Magi, August, September, October & November
      • The Bat, Jr.
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 233-239
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, July, August & September
      • Combined Genii & Conjuror's Magazine
      • Sphinx (quarterly)
      • The Wizard, April & May
      • The Gen, July & August
      • Magical Digest, June, July & August
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 283-294
  25. Box Escape Gets Publicity - re: Birch Show
  26. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  27. Magic Stunt Costly - re: Fritz Strobel
  28. Correction Please! - re: October Issue - With a Pixie Glass by Richard Carpenter
  29. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • New Year's Day
    • Valentine Volleys
    • Income Tax Day
    • St. Patrick's Day
    • April Fools' Day - April 1st
    • Mothers' Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Hallowe'en
    • Election Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas
    • Clean-Up Week
    • National Navy Week
    • National Dog Week
    • National Child Education Week
    • Fire Prevention Week
    • Apple Week
    • Be Kind to Animals Week
  30. Hypnotist Shows for Dentists - re: Steve [Dr. Elliott] Brodie
  31. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  32. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  33. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  34. [Prof. Joe} Tershay Honored in Hawaii
  35. Kalanag in London
  36. Al Baker Dies
  37. Ellis Stanyon Dies
  38. George Staples Dies Performing

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 16, Number 12 - December 1951 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel & Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Bill's Moving Day - Percy Abbott
  5. The Elusive Die - Roxy
  6. A Paper Tear Plus - H. Ralph Prager
  7. 6 Minus 3 Equals 6 - A Card Effect in New Dress - Prince Drakon
  8. Just Another - Harry Lourine
  9. Multiplying Golf Balls
    • Performing
    • The How and Some Suggestions
    • Mouth Ball Move
    • Another Mouth Move
    • Novel Four-Ball Production
    • Two-to-Four Ball Move
    • Closed Fist Ball Move
  10. Astrologia - Howard P. Albright
    • Billet-Reading Routine No. 1
    • Just One Move
    • Reading is Personalized
    • A Specimen Reading
    • The Automatic Prompter
    • How to Use the "Prompter Cards"
    • Sensational Features
  11. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Three Tricks with One Principle
      • Effect No. One
      • Effect No. Two
      • Effect No. Three
  12. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  13. L. M. C. Stages Benefit Auction - re: Louisville Magic Club
  14. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  15. Houdini Premiere at Colon?
  16. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Master of Merriment
    • Snappy Comebacks
    • Books Not Recommended
  17. More About Al Baker
  18. Magic Entertains Korean Units
  19. re: Jay Palmer & Doreen
  20. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  21. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  22. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  23. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  24. re: The Great Morton
  25. re: C. C. Cougon (Professor Van)
  26. Hocus Pocusers Hold Banquet - re: Hocus Pocus Magic Club (Minneapolis)

word count: 253442 which is equivalent to 1013 standard pages of text

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