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January 1952 - December 1952
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

385 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 1 - January 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. A Novel Ring Release - Oswald Harrington
  5. Three Minds and a Card - A Different Working Method - Roxy
  6. Bird Cage in Square Circle - Louis Ward
  7. A Flash Billiard Ball Sleight - Cleveland Miller, Jr.
  8. Color Changing Balls - Prince Drakon
  9. Two E-Z Card Sleights - Roxy
  10. Astrologia - Howard P. Albright - continued
    • Sealed Message Reading Routine No. 2
    • Prompter-Cards for Use in Connection With "Astrologia"
    • "Triple Seal" for Single Sitter
    • The "Matchless" Pellet Steal
    • The Super-Billet-Switch Method
  11. The Growing Banana - A Comedy Stunt - Prince Drakon
  12. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Crazy Trick
  13. Chicago Magi Fete Father Lloyd
  14. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  15. Chicago Magigals Elect - Rose Mary Brigham
  16. re: Masoni
  17. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  18. re: John Siems
  19. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • The Master Method of Hypnotism - Ormond McGill
      • The Third Man - Amac
      • It's That Girl Again - Amac
      • The Professional Comedian's Source-Book - Robert Orben
      • The Apex Clock Vanish - Abbott's
      • Not A Change - Douglas Francis
      • Opus Thirteen - Eric Lewis
    • Magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • The Bat, Jr.
      • Genii - The Conjuror's Magazine
      • The Gen
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • Magical Digest
      • The Modern Magi
      • The Magic Wand
      • The Pentagram
      • Phoenix
      • The Sphinx
      • Tops
      • The Wizard
  20. Puppeteers Exhibit in London
  21. The Get-Together - Demon Rembrandt
  22. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Business of Being Funny
    • Witty Wisdom
  23. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  24. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  25. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  26. re: Corp. Bernie Walsh

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 2 - February 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. A Table and a Trick - Cleveland Miller, Jr.
  5. Jet Flight - Roy Kissell
  6. A Sage's Secret - J. P. Mintz, QM2, USN
  7. 20th Century Silk Routine - Karlin
  8. Multiplying Coin Trick Idea - Roxy
  9. He Can't Read My Mind (Part 1) - M. S. Mahendra
  10. Card in Wallet - Roxy
  11. The Pile Driver Illusion (A Comedy Version) - R. W. Hubert
  12. It's a Boy - re: Recil and Donna Bordner & son Gregory
  13. The Runaway Card - Roxy
  14. Your Card Is ... - Prince Drakon
  15. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The True Magic Square
  16. A Collector's Item - A Patter Routine - Edward Cherney, Jr.
  17. re: V-Roy
  18. Postal Rates Increase
  19. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  20. Wizard Club of Chicago - Art Johnson
  21. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  22. re: Vergil and Julie
  23. re: Arthur M. Johnson
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 296-308
      • The Modern Magi, December & January
      • The Bat, Jr.
      • Magical Digest, September
      • Genii, October, November & December
      • The Gen, October, November & December
      • Phoenix, Nos. 240-245
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
    • Among the Club Papers, Dealer's Lists and Assorted Odds and Ends:
      • M.W.C.C. Monthly [Magic Wand Correspondence Club]
      • Count's Chronicle
      • Magic Makers, October & November-December
      • Barnstormer
      • Kalman - list
      • Sorcar - publicity
      • Happy-Go-Lucky Show - calendar and clippings
      • Bournemouth Festival Convention - program
      • mental effect - Ed Stoddard
      • Salesman's Night Out - Lewis Herzog
      • Psycho No. 2 - Teral Garrett
  25. re: Fred Beckman
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Witrivia
    • A Deck of Cards
  27. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  28. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  29. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  30. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  31. re: Howard de Courcey
  32. re: 21st Annual Magi-Fest
  33. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
  34. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  35. re: Chet Roth
  36. "Open House" Christmas Party
  37. Hawaiian Magi Elect
  38. Len Rumball, Hamilton, Dies
  39. Magic Circle on London TV
  40. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  41. "Pop" Jeudevine Dies
  42. re: death of John Bodley
  43. re: Harold Alberto

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 3 - March 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Glass Vanish - Ken Allen
  5. re: Eddie Joseph
  6. Change-O-Card - Prince Drakon
  7. A Reversed Card Discovery - Arthur Hastings
  8. A New Funnel Trick - Dr. Maurice
  9. Square Circle and Fish Bowls - Louis Ward
  10. Two Crazy Card Stunts - Roxy & de Macedo
    • Here and There
    • Two-Card Transposition
  11. A Somewhat Different Spell - Billy Gargaro
  12. None-Such Paper Restoration (Two Methods) - Roxy & Ritz
  13. He Can't Read My Mind (Part 2) - M. S. Mahendra
    • Patter and Presentation
  14. re: Geoffrey Buckingham
  15. Jules Abbott - Leatherneck
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Crazy Transposition
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Herb Borin
  18. Magic in Reverse - Andreas (Herbert Antes)
    • The Hank Vanishes
  19. I Visit Dante - George L. Boston
  20. Grand Rapids Magicians Club - Byrne L. Perkins
  21. re: George Jason
  22. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Questions and Answers
  23. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  24. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  25. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth! (A Reporter's Story)
    • Ventrivia
  26. re: The Great Nahala
  27. re: Ralph Read
  28. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
  29. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  30. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  31. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. re: The Sphinx, December Issue

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 4 - April 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. None-Such Six-Card Repeat - De Macedo & Roxy
  5. The Humdinger - Howard P. Albright
  6. Dove Production Idea - Cleveland Miller, Jr.
  7. Identical Card Reverse - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  8. On the Square Circle Cage - Tim Reynolds
  9. re: Edward Victor
  10. A Trick Without a Name - Bert Andreas
  11. A Two-Card Transposition - Roxy
  12. He Can't Read My Mind (Part 3 - Conclusion) - M. S. Mahendra
    • Variations
  13. A Liquid Routine - Morris Cohen
  14. Neff Show Clix in Punx'y
  15. re: Ann Gerrard to marry David Alexander Wallace
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Mental Versus Physical
  17. Card's Mind Detection - Roxy
  18. re: Don Grosini
  19. re: Magic Circle Show
  20. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
  21. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  22. Akron Magicians Banquet - Chet Roth
  23. Virgil Loses Birds
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • bits and pieces and club notes and papers
      • Short-Changing - Bruce Elliott & James Tuck - article in Magazine Digest for March
      • Top Hat Topics
      • Magic-O
      • The Sorcerer, Nos. 2 & 3
      • M.W.C.C. Monthly, Nos. 5 & 6
      • Magic Makers, January-February
      • The Barnstormer
      • Sorcar - clippings
      • Psychic Magic - 6 volume series - Ormond McGill
      • Psycho Nos. 1 & 3 - Teral Garrett
      • Corsair
      • The Seventh Sense - Ed Stoddard
      • Blue Print for Bill-Ze-Bub - Will Dexter
      • Round and Square - Abbott's
      • Flip-Liners - Robert Orben
    • magazines and papers
      • M-U-M, February
      • Modern Magi, February & March
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 248-249
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, January & February
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 309-316
      • The Gen, January & February
      • Genii, January & February
      • The Sphinx, Quarterly, December
      • Magic Magazine - Max Andrews - coming
  25. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Statement: I am a self-made man. The Answers:
    • The Statement: She has a hour-glass figure. The Answers:
    • A Summer Vacation
    • Ventrivia
  27. re: Vernon Carr
  28. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  29. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  30. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  31. Punch Under Canvas - Bert Andreas
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. He Does, Does He? - re: Ray Merrill

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 5 - May 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
    • Magician - poem - Edgar A. Guest
  3. Contents
  4. Two New Card Sleights - Roxy
    • Single Shift
    • Double Shift
  5. Repeat Ambitious Card - Roxy
  6. re: The Amazing Dr. Maurice (Morris Cohen)
  7. Potpourri of Quickies - Bert Andreas
    • Solid Through Solid
    • Pocket Color Change
  8. re: Bill and Pauline Morton have a girl
  9. Clippo Routine - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  10. The Exploding Sponge Ball - Tom Fitzgerald
  11. No. 13 Catalogue - Percy Abbott
  12. Drakon's Spirit Slate - Prince Drakon
  13. Wand Go! - Roxy
  14. Flying-Rising Card - Maurice Cohen
  15. A Different Silk Production - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  16. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Three Tricks
      • 1st Effect - Sensitive Fingers
      • 2nd Effect - Card in the Pocket
      • 3rd Effect - Telephone Number Trick
  17. Two Impromptu Effects - Roxy
    • Stringed Ring
    • Coin to Hat
  18. How Do Rumors Start? - Percy Abbott
  19. re: Clint Milliken
  20. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
    • A Boy, a Banana and a Borrowed Half Dollar
  21. re: Byrne Perkins
  22. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  23. Wizard Club of Chicago - Herb Borin
  24. Grand Rapids Magicians' Club - Byrne Perkins
  25. New Jersey Magicians Society - Douglas F. Ebocker
  26. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  27. Grdina Shows in Hawaii - Milo Lum
  28. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • correspondence list & want ads
  29. John Calvert in England
  30. re: Harry Roydon
  31. GI Sees Japanese Magic - re: Pfc. Cleveland Miller
  32. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  33. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Nothing Wrong At All! - Arnold "Al" Allne
  34. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Patter Gag Lines Gathered by Gerber [the Magician]
    • What Makes People Laugh?
    • Brooklyn Dictionary
    • The Capture of Black Carew
  35. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  36. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
  37. A Mental Card Trick - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  38. Punch Under Canvas - Bert Andreas (Herb Antes)
  39. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  40. Ralph W. Read Dies
  41. re: death of Doc Mahendra's Mother-in-Law

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 6 - June 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Ultra Card Fan Production - Prince Drakon
  5. Round Circle Presentation - Arthur Hastings
  6. Pilsener Glass Production - James Reneaux
  7. amazing Card Reverse - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  8. Sucker Card Vanish - Bert Andreas
  9. Cigarette, Ball and Hank - De Macedo & Roxy
  10. re: John Nelson
  11. A Magician Tests His Cigarettes - Lu Brent
    • Addenda
  12. The Swindler's Card Change - Roxy
  13. re: A. S. Fleischman
  14. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Egyptian Trick
  15. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
    • Sure, Snappy and Sharp
  16. Some Comedy Gags - Dennis Lee
    • Corn
  17. Death of a Dollar - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  18. re: Marriage of Jerry Bergman and Mimi Fisher
  19. The Abra Jamboree
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Routined Manipulation, Part Two - Lewis Ganson
      • 64 Ways to Make Magic Pay - Tommy Windsor
      • Successful Magic For Amateurs - Norman Hunter
      • American Magazine, May - article on Harriet Dreilinger
      • The Nullfactor - Stewart James
      • Bill-Ze-Bub - Bill Nord
      • Methods for Miracles, Nos 1-7 - Willane
      • With Francis in Magicland - Francis Ireland
      • Psycho, No. 4 - Teral Garrett
      • The R. C. Reno act for message reading
      • The Magic Magazine (Andrews) - first issue
    • Questions and Answers
  21. re: Clifford Gest
  22. For Vents Only - Lt. Arnold R. Allen (Guest Columnist)
    • School Daze
  23. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  24. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  25. Punch Under Canvas - Bert Andreas (Herb Antes)
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Hodge-Podge of Humor
    • Comic and Magician, Be Yourself!
    • Ventrivia
  27. Come to the Get-Together!
  28. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 7 - July 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Percy Abbott
  3. Contents
  4. Duo-Prediction - J. P. Mintz QM2 USN
    • A Second Method
  5. Motu-Perpetum Card Production - Roxy
  6. A Suggestion on This Effect - Roxy
  7. Scoop 'Em - James
  8. Living and Dead Test - James
  9. A 20th Century Idea - Dr. Maurice
  10. re: No. 13 Abbott Catalogue
  11. Second Sight Act
    • Chart
  12. A Practical Locator - Roxy
  13. Here is a close-up of the Magicians coming from England to Colon for the Abbott Magic Get-Together
    • Geoffrey Robinson
    • Goodliffe
    • Donald Crombie
    • Francis Haxton
    • Graham Adams
    • Karr Dello
  14. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Taj Mahal Mystery
  15. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
  16. re: Karr Dello
  17. re: Blackstone
  18. re: The Great Cortini
  19. Combine Your Tricks - Rick the Magician
    • The Coin Wand and Coin Holder
    • Change Bag and Floating Lite Bulb
    • Milk Pitcher and Plastic Fold-Up Glass
    • Feather Bouquet Cloth
  20. Ken Allen Baffles Conventioneers
  21. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  22. Virgil Scores 'Down Under'
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • The Fly Circus
      • Jardine Ellis Ring on the Stick and Ring on the Rope - Mohammed Bey
      • French Hindu
      • Magic Pyramid
      • Routines - Gene Gordon
      • You Asked for WIT - Red Baker & Milt Larsen
      • 64 Ways to Make Money [Magic Pay] - Tommy Windsor
      • Smart Talk - George McAthy
      • Lucky Magician Card Trick
      • "Hen" Fetsch's Secret
      • Sorcer - poster
      • Martin Magic Ship - list
    • Now To Look Over the Mgazines
      • Abracadabra, issues 317-330
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 250-256
      • The Gen, March, April & May
      • Genii, March, April & May
      • The Modern Magi, April, May & June
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, March & April
      • new Stars of Magic set re: Leipzig & Malini
      • The Sphinx, March
      • M-U-M, March, April & May
      • The Magic Magazine, No. 2
    • Question and Answer
  24. re: Milton Woodward & Millicent Cooper
  25. A Letter from Eddie Joseph
  26. Lady Vanishes - TV Shows How
  27. re: September Tops to be an all trick issue
  28. re: Levante
  29. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  30. re: The Amazing Dr. Maurice (Morris Cohen)
  31. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Ventrivia
  32. Have a Spot of Tea with Cedric of London
  33. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Riddles and Girls - Charles J. Hausman
  34. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  35. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 8 - August 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Time to Smoke - Lu Brent
  5. Smoke Cards - Lu Brant
  6. Telepathic Interference - J. P. Mintz QM2 USN
  7. Simplex Card Change - Roxy
  8. A Magical Brew - Billy Gargaro
  9. The Foo Can and Kids - Charles A. RossKam
  10. "You Asked For It" Marvello
  11. The Six-Card Repeat Trick (With a Plus) - Roxy
  12. Coin Thru Ring
  13. Hummer Card Mystery
  14. Gags for Card in Balloon
  15. Magazi9ne Features Abbott's - re: Inside Michigan, August
  16. re: Larry Weeks
  17. Phantom Telephone Operator
  18. re: Eddie Joseph
  19. The Game of Thirty-One
  20. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • Silks and Sawdust
  21. re: Get-Together
  22. Wizard Club of Chicago - Herb Borin
  23. [Sherrell] Nunnelly Heads Louisville Magi
  24. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  25. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  26. re: Magic Circle of London
  27. re: Kismet the Magician
  28. re: Get-Together
  29. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • club papers and magazines
      • Magic Makers
      • The Barnstormer, April, May & June
      • Ring 29 Dope
      • The Sorcerer, April, May & June
      • M.W.C.C., May, June & July
      • Magic-O
      • The Ledger
      • Nelmar - lists
      • Top Hat Topics
    • tricks
      • Multiball - Dr. Jacks
      • Stretching a Card - Harold Beaumont
    • books
      • Stars of Magic
      • Effective Card Magic - Bill Simon
      • Bits, Boffs and Banter - Robert Orben
    • Questions and Answers
  30. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  31. re: Dr. Maurice
  32. Woofle Dust - Roy Kissell & Cedric of London
  33. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  34. re: Mimi Colta injured
  35. re: Dickie Martin
  36. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Wee Willies
    • from Jack Yeager
    • On Dialecticians
    • Ventrivia
  37. Amazing Discovery - Zella
    • Additional Effect
  38. re: Bob Fultz has a son
  39. Dentist Treats with Hypnotism - Morris Cohn & Demon Rambrandt
  40. Telephone Magic
  41. Magazine Test
  42. Jack Ledair Dies
  43. Mike Zens Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 9 - September 1952 - 32 pages - Special All-Trick Issue
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Some Magical Twists - V. C. Kitchen
    • The Swiss Inventor - A Complete Act
    • Life Lines - A Complete Rope Routine
      • Threaded Rope
      • A Live Line
      • Give a Man Enough Rope
      • The Family Line
      • The Party Lines
      • That "Certain Something"
    • With Coins and Money
      • The Coin Pail
      • Coins Into Glass
      • The Money Maker
      • A Bill Trick
      • With a Big Bill
      • A Sleeving Idea
      • Changing Coins
      • Close-Up Penny Stunt
      • More Pennies
      • Dime and Penny Variation
      • Magnetic Bank
      • A Transposition
      • More Money
  5. Climax Rope Cut Finale - Roxy
  6. Magical Odds and Ends - Lu Brent
    • Three Purse Monte
    • Hot Card Trick
    • Match-Head-Divino
  7. Cut and Restored Light Wire
  8. Cutting the Necktie - The Amazing Dr. Maurice
  9. Magic Vest Button
  10. Ten Cards to the Pocket - Roxy
    • Same Effect With Eight Cards
  11. The Shirt-Pulling Trick
  12. New Coin and Card Trick
  13. Scarne's Think-a-Card - Presentation by Dr. Jacob Daley
  14. Glass, Handkerchief and Ring
  15. Elusive Six-Card Trick - Roxy
  16. Monte Carlo
  17. Magic Lock and Keys
  18. Improved Muscle Reading
  19. Improved Paper Wad Trick

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 10 - October 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Some Magical Twists - V. C. Kitchen
    • Helpful Hints to Housewives (Or, to Helpful Husbands)
    • Fun with Magazines
  5. Two-Card Flight - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  6. Ring on the Wand - Dr. Maurice
  7. Cigarette and Ball Routine - Roxy
  8. Thought Waves - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  9. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • The Mystic Card Line
  10. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  11. A Week of Magic at Colon - Eddie Joseph
    • Over 600 Magicians Register for Abbott's Get-Together
  12. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • The Get-Together
    • reviews
      • Impossible - Eddie Joseph
      • The Sphinx
      • The Repeat Silk - Sid Lorraine
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly bound volume
  13. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • material from Gerber, the Magician
  14. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  15. Highlights of the Get-Together
  16. The Voice of the Mentalist - Ray Amy
    • Stars on Parade
  17. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  18. Ministerial Magic - Gene Nielsen
  19. re: SSgt. Edward J. Novack
  20. Father Paul A. Lloyd Dies
  21. Al Minder Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 11 - November 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Cig-Pipe - Lu Brent
  5. Water from Nowhere Plus - Roxy
  6. It's the Spectator's card - Arthur Andrews, Jr.
  7. You're Mistaken
  8. Vents to Publish Directory
  9. Some Magical Twists - Dynamic Personality Tests - V. C. Kitchen
    • Preliminary Tests
    • Test No. 1 - Absolute Honesty
  10. An Egg Vanish - Dr. Maurice
  11. Card in Wallet - A Matter-Through-Matter Version - Roxy
  12. Magicians - Art Eastman
  13. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Borrowed Ring Combination
  14. re: Arthur Dowler
  15. Lack Life
  16. Notes from London - Wilford Hutchinson
  17. re: Dorny
  18. 400 Attend N. Y. Conclave - Demon Rembrandt
  19. GI Wins Citation and Medal - re: Cpl. William J. Allen
  20. Houdini Club Convention - Demon Rembrandt
  21. Vanishing Night Club Table
  22. Hypnotism on the High Seas - Jules Abbott & SSgt. Skip Weatherford
  23. Chi GI Magicians in Germany - re: Bill Kiefer
  24. re: The Sphinx delay
  25. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • books and tricks
      • Effective Card Magic - Bill Simon
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Volume 8 - bound volume
      • Methods for Miracles, Number 8 - Willane
      • Stars of Magic, Series 10 (Vernon on Leipzig) & 11 (Vernon on Malini)
      • One Man Mental Magic - Milbourne Christopher
      • Cigarette Tricks and Gags at the Bar - Eddie Joseph
      • Ad-Libs - Robert Orben
      • Flat Wand - Howard Beaumont & George McAthy
      • Modern Coin Magic - Bobo
    • Now let us look at the magazines
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 331-345
      • The Sphinx, June
      • M-U-M, June, July, August & September
      • Modern Magi, July, August & September
      • Wizard, No. 53
      • Hugard's Monthly, June, July & August
      • Genii, June, July & August
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 257-264
      • The Gen, June, July & August
      • The Magic Magazine, June, July & August
    • club papers & news sheets
      • Bat, Jr., August
      • The Joker
      • Magic Makers
      • The Magic Wand Monthly
      • The Sorcerer
      • The Barnstormer
      • The Spooks Speak
  26. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  27. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Safety - Arnold R. Allen
  28. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  29. re: December issue
  30. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Ventrivia
  31. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  32. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  33. re: The Magic Circle of London
  34. re: Neff comic book - Racket Squad in Action - by Walter B. Gibson

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 17, Number 12 - December 1952 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix and Ideas - Lu Brent
    • Tp-O-Cig
    • Time to Smoke
    • The Imp Bottle
    • Another Method
    • Still Another Method
    • Cig-A-Ro
    • Whiskey Wizardry
  5. Double Premonition - Price Drakon
  6. Cigarette Routine - Roxy
  7. "Certain" Card Trick - R. Durham
  8. Cane Production - Elmer W. Morris
  9. A Day at the Races - Mel Stover
  10. Magic in Brazil - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  11. re: Birch and his Magic & Mabel Sperry
  12. Some Magical Twists - Dynamic Personality Tests - V. C. Kitchen
    • Test No. 2 - Absolute Purity
    • Remedy for Dishonesty and Impurity
    • Test No. 3 - Absolute Unselfishness
  13. Some Magical Twists - Atom Splitting Machine - V. C. Kitchen
  14. Dusting Off Some Old Ones - Eddie Joseph
    • A Four Ace Combination
  15. Nadja, the Animated Rope - Prince Drakon
  16. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  17. Group to Issue December Sphinx - Ade Duval
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Modern Coin Magic - J. B. Bobo
      • Golden Gate Magic Co. - catalogue
      • Joker's Jackpot - Alfred Baker & William Larsen
      • In the Aisles - Alfred Baker & William Larsen
      • Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks - Keith Clark - reprint
      • Hitting the Headlines - Eddie Joseph
    • New York State Conclave
    • more reviews
      • Grand Finale - Jack Chanin
      • Nested Box Routine - Irv Weiner
      • Dabbling with Daub - Irv Weiner
      • Color Tie - George Coon
    • Eddie Joseph
    • still more reviews
      • Four Little Beans - John Ramsay
  19. Abbott on Television
  20. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Bus Bits
    • Pithy Pantomimes
    • Ventrivia
    • Working for a Living; What's the Use?
  21. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  22. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  23. Publicity Material - Noble Ben Martin
  24. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  25. The Jailer's Keys - Lu Brent
  26. Every Card Rises
  27. Freedom of the Seize - Stewart James
  28. re: Tony Curtis in "Houdini"
  29. Cards Through Hat - Prince Drakon
  30. Cardecto - William Hamilton
  31. re: Lew Dick in accident
  32. re: Cpl. Sabra Colegrove

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