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Tops Volume 19 (1954)

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Tops Volume 19 (1954) by Percy Abbott
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January 1954 - December 1954
Percy Abbott, Publisher and Editor
Howard Melson "Mel", Editor

389 pages

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 1 - January 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Ultra Four-Ace Trick - Billy Bell
  5. Fifty-Fifty - S. Stern
    • Second Method
    • Suggestions for Preparing Props
  6. Drum Head Tube Routine - James Reneaux
  7. Simple Memorization
  8. re: Goodliffe
  9. re: Monk Watson
  10. The Spider and the Pips - Lu Brant
  11. Predicto - A Super Mental Card Test - Roxy
  12. Some Patter in Rhyme
    • Dyeing or Color Changing
    • For Children's Shows
    • For Dyeing Other Colors
      • Brown
      • Blue
      • Pink
      • Scarlet, Cerise or Old Rose
      • Orange
      • Purple
    • Vanishing Bird Cage
    • Egg on Fan
  13. A Move with a Cigarette - Robert Wedertz
  14. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Card Color Change
    • Card Fans Production
  15. Rajah Turban Mystery
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • The Art of Using The Lap as a Servante - Slydini
      • Royal Monte - Dai Vernon
    • magazines
      • Abracadabra
      • Genii, The Conjurer's Magazine
      • The Gen
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • The Modern Magi
      • The Magic Wand
      • The Magic Magazine
      • The Pentagram
      • The Phoenix
      • The Linking Ring
      • M-U-M
      • Tops
      • The Wizard
      • The Magnet
    • Club Papers
      • Magic Makers
      • The Barnstormer
    • Teen-Age Magic Magazines
      • Magicana
      • The Ledger of Magic
      • M.W.C.C. Monthly
      • The Joker
      • Spooks Speak
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  19. Chicago Magigals - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  20. Hocus Pocus Club Annual Dinner
  21. re: Battle Creek Magic Club & Ivan Culp and Jerry Conklin
  22. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  23. Newmann Catalogue Available
  24. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  25. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Ventrivia
    • Harmonica and Assistant Routine
    • Listen Business
    • Stuttering Piece of Business
    • Gun Business Interruption
    • Prenatal Influence
    • Jugglers' Jargon
    • When a Stunt Goes Wrong
    • When Juggling Lighted Candles
    • When You Drop Something
    • When You Miss
  26. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  27. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  28. Index to Tops, Vol. 17
  29. Playing Truant - A Complete Ventriloquial Act - Don Rogers
  30. Magic Circle's Supper-Show
  31. Louis Wolfgang Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 2 - February 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. The Spider-Web Card Mystery - Lu Brent
  5. Tip on Cigarette Manipulation - Prince Drakon
  6. Easily Made Vanishing Radio - Verne Luray
  7. A Quick Laugh Patter Bit
  8. The Jay-Dee Liquid Vanish
  9. re: visitors at Abbott's - Robert Pollock, Stan Noxon, Floyd Konkle, Jim Miller, George Colovos, Bert Uble, Jens Jensen & Rev. Don Bodley
  10. Club Spirit Cabinet Act
  11. Divining Rods - Drakon
  12. Hanging Straight-Jacket Escape
  13. Mischievous Little Brother - A Complete Ventriloquial Act - Don Rogers
  14. 14th Annual for B. C. Magi - Battle Creek Magic Club
  15. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • There's Good News Tonight!
  16. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  17. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • magazines
      • The Magnet, October
      • The Phoenix, Nos. 291-297
      • The Magic Wand Quarterly
      • Magie [Germany]
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 401-410
      • The Modern Magi, November, December & January
      • M-U-M, October, November & December
      • The Gen, October & November
      • The Wizard, July, August & Septemebr
      • Pentagram, September, October & November, plus Index for Volume 7
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, October, November & December
    • books and things
      • Torn and Restored Magazine Cover - Lu Brent
      • Index for Tops Volume 171
      • Laugh Package - Robert Orben
      • Royal Monte - Dai Vernon
      • The Art of Using The Lap as a Servante - Slydini
      • The Encyclopedia of Silk Magic, Volume 2 - Harold Rice
    • club papers and dealers sheets
      • Bulletin of The Personalized Magic Service - Will Fairley
      • Axel Rasmussen - lists
      • Houdini-Gram Special
      • George Jeness - lists
      • Borts - lists
      • Lines from Lawton
      • The Magic Wand Publishing Co, - list of books
      • Hughes News
      • The Ledger & M.W.C.C.
      • The Joker, January-February
      • The Barnstormer
      • Magic Makers
      • Tips, Routines, Presentation Ideas, Facts, Laugh Bits - Tom Dethlefsen
  18. Don Sweet Quits News Game
  19. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  20. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  21. Christmas Magic in London
  22. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
  23. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  24. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  25. Chicago Magigals Present Show - Jerrie-Ann Musson
  26. Mrs. Joy Willard Dies
  27. Death Takes Prof. Notis [Mario Amando Vigna] - E. Leslie Briant
  28. Anna H. Tripp Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 3 - March 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Houdini Escapes - A Routine with Rabotine - Julius P. Hopkins
  5. Patter for Blendo - Rhyme
  6. Sleights Nouveau - Roxy
    • Cigarette Vanish
    • Thimble Vanish
    • Another Cigarette Vanish
    • Selected Card Change
  7. Correction - error in sketch for last month's Hanging Straight-Jacket Escape
  8. Fifteen Cents a Cup
  9. It Happened in Nanking - Percy Abbott
  10. One, Two and Three (A Second Version) - Roxy
  11. Milk Turnover
  12. Sucker Rope Trick - Scotty Lang
  13. Mathematix - A Card Discovery - Roxy
    • Another Method
  14. Gravity Outdone - Prince Drakon
  15. re: George C. Colovos
  16. re: Byrne Perkins (Pvt. Byrne L. Gokee)
  17. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
    • a card trick for Ministers
  18. Tip on Multiple Coin Roll-Out - Prince Drakon
  19. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialogue - Chas. Hook
  20. Abbott's Magic Get-Together - Percy Abbott
  21. re: Dr. Clyde F. Cairy
  22. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
    • Past President's Banquet
  23. Chicago Magigals - Ollie Uker
  24. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic, Volume 2 - Harold Rice & Francis Martineau
      • Thought-Master - Bill Nord
      • Soft Dice - Irv Weiner
    • Questions and Answers
  25. re: Jim Miller
  26. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  27. re: The Amazing Maurice
  28. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Mirthful Meanderings
    • Ventrivia
  29. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  30. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  33. Mrs. William Mayoh Dies
  34. Amir Bux Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 4 - April 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. reproduction of show card for Abbott's Super De Luxe Snake Basket
  5. Memory Test - A Comedy Jumbo Card Trick
  6. Routine for Sucker Cigarette Box - Rolland A. Todd
  7. Torn Pieces Away - A Gimmick - Roy Kissell
  8. Hole in Two - Johnny Novak
  9. Restorit - Roxy
  10. Say It With Figures - Prince Drakon
  11. A Fish Appears
  12. Sucker Egg Idea
  13. Thrills Texans With Hanging Straight-Jacket Escape - re: Ed Fowler
  14. "XL" Rope Trick - Roxy
  15. Silk That Says "Ta-Ta"! - Roxy
    • Another Method
  16. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Brotherhood Week
    • Boy Scout Week
    • More Phone Fun
    • Yakity Teeth
    • Ventrivia
      • Opening
      • Dog Bit
      • Stuttering School
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  19. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • on death of Dr. Jacob Daley
    • on Bangsite
    • reviews
      • Strangulate - Abbott's
      • Dice Stacking trick - George Coon
      • Drag-a-Net - "Hen" Fetsch
      • More Lessons In Scripture - Rev. Donald E. Bodley
      • Little Stranger - Bob Hummer
      • 3 Pets - Bob Hummer
      • The Magic Wand, Christmas Issue
      • Phoenix, Nos. 298-300 - end of Bruce Elliott's Editorship
      • The New Phoenix, Nos. 301-302
      • M-U-M, January, February & March
  21. re: Houdini Water Torture Cell in possession of Sid Radner
  22. "Magic Day" in Maryland
  23. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  24. re: 13th Annual Spring Magicale - Boston SAM Assembly
  25. re: Sirdini
  26. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • Dialogue Bits - Peter Biro
  27. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. re: Milbourne Christopher
  30. re: advertising pages
  31. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  32. B. M. S. Golden Jubilee - re: British Magical Society
  33. Dr. Jacob Daley Dies
  34. Will L. Lindhorst Dies
  35. re: Lieut. Lee Allen Estes

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 5 - May 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • The Magic Cupboard
  5. Gone With the Wind - Roxy
  6. A Telepathic Stunt - Verne Luray
  7. Thimbles from the Air Plus - Roxy
  8. Silk in Card - Theodor Stein
  9. Million Dollar Bill Mystery
    • Details of the Double Exchange Move
  10. Red, White and Blue - Patriotic Patter for Rope Trick
  11. Here It Is! - Roxy
    • A Twist On the Above Effect
  12. Colombo - Percy Abbott
  13. Tips and Wrinkles - Roxy
    • For Rope Tricks
    • For Silk Tieing
    • Palming Device
    • Expanding Balls
    • Cut and Restored Paper Strip (or Tape)
  14. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • From Beaumont's Notebook
    • Assistant Bit
  15. Thimble Routine - Charley Miller
  16. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Correction to Clyde Cairy's chemical formula in last month's column
    • Now on with the reviews
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 411-426
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, January, February & March
      • The Gen, December thru March
      • Pentagram, December, January & February
      • The Modern Magi, February, March & April
      • The Wizard, October, November & December
    • Now for a look at the club papers and ads
      • Houdini-Gram, March
      • George Jenness - list
      • Axel Rasmussen - list
      • Edgar Heyl - list
      • Magic Makers
      • Miracles, Vol. 2 No. 17
      • Lines from Lawton
      • Gogia Pasha - advertising
      • The Magnet, Nos. 7-8
      • The Joker
      • Barnstormer
    • Rochester SAM Assembly
    • Arthur Lloyd
  17. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  18. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  19. re: Thom Henricks
  20. re: The Amazing Maurice
  21. Canary Cats - Abbott's
  22. [George] Marquis Reports "Booked Solid"
  23. re: Kal Bruss
  24. re: humor
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  27. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  28. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  29. Chicago Magigals - Ollie Uker
  30. The Magic Circle Banquet - Wilford Hutchinson
  31. John Gambling Dies
  32. Dr. Eugene Bulson Dies
  33. Harry G. Shaw Dies

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 6 - June 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • Box of the Future
  5. ... But the Hands - Roxy
    • Ball Production
    • Thimble Production
    • For Coins
    • For Cigarettes
    • With Lighted Cigarettes
  6. Crazy Time
    • The Secret Word
  7. re: Suzy Wandas
  8. re: Virgil Alfaro
  9. Repeating Cigars or Sausages - Patter in Rhyme
    • For Repeating Cigars
    • For Repeating Sausages
  10. A Wrinkle for Rainbow Billiard Balls - Roxy
  11. Atomic Card Vanish - Roxy
  12. Ball-Point Dodge - Blackwood
  13. re: a symposium of magicians
  14. Simple Simon Speller - James
  15. A Rabotine Suggestion - H. C. Wiedenfeller
  16. Magician's Chafing Dish - Patter in Rhyme
  17. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  18. Chicago Magigals - Edith Drane
  19. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  20. Magic News from Rio - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
    • What's New in Books
      • Little Stranger - Bob Hummer
      • Three Pets - Bob Hummer
        • a simple introduction
        • Thirteen-Cent Trick
        • The Moon Die Mystery
      • Sleightly Sensational - Bill Simon
      • Fade Out - Abbott's
      • Blue Ribbon Comedy - Robert Orben
      • More One-Man Mental Magic - Milbourne Christopher
  22. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  23. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
  24. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • A Schoolboy's Comment on the Equator
    • Astounding Facts About the Equator
    • From Beaumont's Notebook
  25. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  26. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. The Final Curtain
    • Laurie Ireland
    • Duke of Somerset
    • Guy Louis Gerber
  29. re: Marion Nicola and Joseph Robinson Ives, III married

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 7 - July 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • The Cage of Fiji
  5. A Rabotine Idea - Le Wayne
  6. Two Neat Card Effects - Roxy
    • Your Mind ... My Mind! - Kardany
    • Controlled Thought - De Macedo
      • Comments and Suggestions
  7. Another Cut Rope Finale - Roxy
  8. Invisible Bovine - Two Rhymed Patter Routines
  9. X-Ray Deck Effects
  10. re: Bob Haskell
  11. It Goes ... Comes Back Again! - Roxy
  12. A Cow, A Silk, A Can, Some Milk - A Pasturized [sic] Production - Verne Luray
  13. Excello Second Sight Act
    • Chart
  14. Super Thimble Production - Roxy
  15. Repeating Rabbits - Patter in Rhyme
  16. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
    • A Vampire Presentation
  17. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  18. Chicago Magigals - Evelyn Musson
  19. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  20. Fete Alpigins 50 Years Wed - re: Harry and Edna Alpigini
  21. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • No Clue Card Miracle - Gerald Kosky
      • Kornfidentially Yours - Karrell Fox
    • Questions and Answers
  22. S.A.M. Meet One of Best - Percy Abbott
  23. re: visitors to Abbott's: Jack Makepeace, Virgilio, Carl Pike, Tom Rainey, Vernon Carr, Bill Hackett, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hedger & the Kirkhams
  24. re: Jack Lamonte
  25. Merchandising Magic - Tommy Windsor
  26. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • The Language of Love
    • Some Bits
    • Ventrivia
  27. re: children eat glass to imitate magician
  28. re: Bob Lynn (Blackwood) & Nicholas Van Setten
  29. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  30. [Tommy] Windsor To Do Showboat Revue
  31. re: The Kirkhams (Chuck and Phyllis)
  32. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  33. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  34. The Final Curtain
    • David B. Coleman
    • Suzy Wandas' Mother

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 8 - August 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • The Panel Chest
  5. Two-in-One Card Mysteries - Roxy
    • Penetration
    • Location
  6. Multiplying Money
  7. Houdini Escapes - Anthony Dunn
  8. [Lester] Lake Shows Again at Vicksburg
  9. Silent Thought Transmission
  10. Confetti to Ball - Russell Phares, Jr.
  11. The New Look - Roxy
  12. Bowstring Fatima - A Patter Version
    • The Story
  13. Bare-Hand Silk Vanish - Michael T. Kozak
  14. Virgilio - Percy Abbott
  15. No Get-Together in 1954 - Percy Abbott
  16. Move Over - George F. Wright
  17. Chicago Magigals - Ollie Uker
  18. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  19. Magic News from England - Wilford Hutchinson
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Hat-and-Cane-to-Table - Russ Walsh
      • Compiled Magic of Dr. Maxam - Winston Freer
      • The Mongolian Silk Mystery - Fred W. Johansen
      • Tag-Lines - Robert Orben
    • magazines
      • The Magic Wand, March
      • M-U-M, April thru July
      • The New Phoenix
      • The Modern Magi
      • Abracadabra
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly
      • The Wizard
      • The Gen
  21. Francis White Feted in London - Wilford Hutchinson
  22. For Vents Only - George McAthy
    • A Sad, Sad Tale
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Mock Eulogy
    • More News Items
    • Men
    • Lucky Dog
  24. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Vin and Winnie Carey, Lou Meyer, Mrs. Art Jennings, Herb Walters, Percy Purcell, Lee Bradley, Ted La Velda, Doug Dean, Stan Noxon & Bill Sachs
  25. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  26. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  27. British Magi Convene Sept. 15-19 - Wilford Hutchinson
  28. Loss of Snake Makes News - re: Harry Albacker
  29. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  30. Ring 10 [Indianapolis] Picnic at Lafayette
  31. Headlines Set for N. E. Meet

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 9 - September 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
    • A Startling Rising Card Effect - Demon Rembrandt
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • Tipsy Turvy Production Box
  5. Transposo Card Trick - Roxy
  6. Bill in Lemon
  7. Around the Clock - Wayne Van Zandt
    • The Routine for Two
  8. Forethought - Roxy
    • Effect and Presentation
    • The Secret
    • Example
  9. Impromptu Thimble Effect
  10. re: Howard and Teddy Strickler
  11. Horoscope Book Test
  12. re: Monk Watson
  13. Spring Flowers Tip - Steven Fawkes
  14. A Close-Up Card Mystery - Bob Hummer
  15. Hypnotism by Radio
  16. re: Mickey Ostaski (Mickey O'Malley)
  17. A Different Double Lift - Roxy
  18. Change-It
  19. As You Wish - Roxy
  20. A Correction - price correction for last month's ad for Girl Marionette figures
  21. [Frank] Garcia to Write Tops Column
  22. re: Bill Neff and Evelyn
  23. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • wedding of Jay Marshall and Frances Ireland
    • magazines
      • The Wizard, January, February & March
      • Pentagram
      • Magical Digest, May
      • The Gen, April thru July
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 427-441
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, April thru July
    • other items
      • Animal Monte - Dell O'Dell
      • Repeat Trading Cards - Dell O'Dell
      • Incardnito - Dell O'Dell
      • First Call To Cards - Stewart James
    • club papers and things
      • Sorcar - letter
      • George Jenness - list
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Magnet, Vol. 1, No. 9
      • The Barnstormer
      • Hughes News
      • Magic Makers
      • The Wizard's Cauldron
      • Ledger of Magic
      • Le Wain - list
      • The Magic Wand Publishing Company - list
      • Lines from Lawton
      • The Silent Messenger
      • Magicana
      • The Wand
      • Mack Rose - advertising
      • Ringling publicity for Harry Albacker
      • I Haunt Houses - article by Robert Nelson in Real Magazine
  24. re: Bill Richards at Abbott's
  25. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Ventrivia
    • The Spectator Dummy
    • Juggler's Jargon
  26. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Lt. and Mrs. Jack Russell, Bob and Ginny Lewis, Claire and Peg Cummings, Tom Rainey, Bill Richards, Dr. DeForest Walton, Rev. and Mrs. Martin Elz, Martin Stevens, Charles Vance & Alexander (Kim Kee)
  27. [Les] Levante Show Back in Britain - Wilford Hutchinson
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  30. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  31. Magic in Rio de Janeiro - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy)
  32. The Pro Shop in Chicago
  33. Sheboygan Set for Houdini Meet
  34. re: The Amazing Dr. Maurice
  35. Magic Week, London, Set for Oct. 4
  36. re: Marcus Bloch (The Great Marco)
  37. The Final Curtain
    • Alexander the Great
    • Charles Rosskam, Sr.
    • Mrs. Brewerton Clarke, Sr.
    • Fred Atilla Dies in England

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 10 - October 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix
    • The Linking Clips - Tom Osborne
  5. Two Card Color Changes - Roxy
    • Simplex
      • Part A
      • Part B
    • Duplex
  6. Five to One - Revelle and Andree
  7. "All Fair" Card Trick - Frank Shepherd
  8. A Six-Card Repeat Idea - Larry Blumen
  9. re: Doc Weiss and wife Terry Lee
  10. Silk and Chips - Anthony Dunn
  11. Cardecto - Billy Hamilton
  12. re: Sgt. Jules Abbott
  13. Potpourri of Requested Patter
    • Fruitee Juicee
    • Chinese Chopper
    • Ali Baba, Junior
    • Vampire - Block and Stake
    • Chapeaugraphy
    • And Some Left Over
    • How Much?
  14. Botaniette and Boutanidarts Idea - New Look Card Manipulation - Roxy
  15. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  16. I. G. P. Holds Picnic in L. A. - re: International Guild of Prestidigitators
  17. re: Olaf T. Gylleck
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • The New Phoenix, Nos. 311-314
      • The Modern Magi, August & September & Index to Volume Eleven
      • Harry Albacker - magic kits
      • Directory of Magicians - Bud Tracy
    • Questions and Answers
  19. What of Hindu Magic? - Percy Abbott
  20. Visitors at Abbott's - re: Bill Davidson, Chuck Vance, Anderson and Christine, John Harman, Jack VanderWal, Dick Van Blooys, Jean Kirk, Claude Bawden & Bill Craig
  21. re: Russ Brown
  22. re: Sydney Abbott
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Accident Prevention Week
    • Ventrivia
    • More News Items
    • More Juggler's Jargon
  24. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  25. re: Virgil and Julie
  26. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
    • One Ticket - Two Passengers
  27. New York Magi-Chat - Frank Garcia
  28. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  29. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  30. Magic in Montreal
  31. Old Timers on Benefit Show - re: Hastings, England
  32. Baffles with News Prediction - re: Vernon Lee
  33. Honor Charles "Colta" Jones
  34. re: TV kills magic at The Alpine Village in Cleveland
  35. re: Elmer Eckham marries
  36. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  37. Bodley to Bishop's Staff - re: Rev. Donald E. Bodley
  38. re: Dr. Zina B. Bennett

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 11 - November 1954 - 36 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
  3. Contents
  4. Trix in Pix - Joel Ross
    • The Picture Appearing Frame
  5. Ring on Wand - Roxy
  6. The Hydrostatic Glass - Dix Robbins
  7. Five Stunts with Rabotine - Anthony Dunn
  8. The Goofus Egg - E. J. Casey
  9. Papers of Mystery - Roxy
  10. Tricks of East Indian Magicians - Part 1 - Eddie Joseph
    • Hindu Torn-Restored Strip
    • Aladdin's Lamp
    • The Sands of Chowpatty
      • Shell Has Other Uses
  11. A Wand-erful Gag - Ravelle and Andree
  12. Sun and Moon Effect - Harry Cecil
    • Patter and Presentation
    • The Moves
  13. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • Kid's Komposition on Anatomy
    • Some Suggestions for Comedians
  14. re: Monk Watson
  15. Wizard Club of Chicago - Clettis V. Musson
  16. Chicago Magigals Assembly - Ollie Uker
  17. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  18. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • reviews
      • Boff Bundle - Robert Orben
      • The First Finger of Fate - Winston Freer & Stewart James
      • salesman and farmer's daughter card trick - Irv Weiner & Bert Douglas
      • Abbott Miracle Milk Bottle
      • Harry Albacker - advertising
      • Sorcar - letters
    • Questions and Answers
  19. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  20. Tommy Thompson Honored
  21. A Minister and His Magic - Rev. Don Bodley
  22. re: The Great Virgil Show
  23. New York Magi-Chat - Frank Garcia
  24. Visitors at Abbott's - re: George Coon, Tom Rainey, "Doc" Mustee, Ken Booth, Scott McKeon & Lynn Minor
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. [Tom] Osborne Open for Lectures
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. Tops Adopted by IGP - re: International Guild of Prestidigitators
  29. 500 Attend British Conclave - Wilford Hutchinson
  30. Magician on First TV in N. Z. - re: Tommy Thomson
  31. Moreno Show Fair Feature
  32. Mystic 52 [Pittsburgh] Stage Annual Feed
  33. Adolph Bolt on World Tour
  34. Magic Congress in Germany

  1. The "Tops" - Volume 19, Number 12 - December 1954 - 32 pages
  2. With the Editor - Mel
    • 1936 Christmas Editorial - Percy Abbott
    • So P. A. said to Mel
  3. Contents
  4. A Reel Surprise - Ravelle and Andree
  5. A Subtle Force - Roxy
  6. Say It With Figures - Roxy
  7. Tricks of East Indian Magicians - Part 2 - Eddie Joseph
    • The Disappearing Knot
    • The Hindu Lota
  8. Sid Lorraine sends the following - re: Ross Bertram
  9. photo - Percy Abbott
  10. Latest Card Find - Tom Hamilton
  11. photo - Mel
  12. Bang Gone Contest
  13. Tricks that Abbott's originated in 1954
  14. Papers of Mystery - Roxy
    • Second Method
    • Third Method
  15. Watch, Bag and Boy - Ravelle and Andree
  16. To Magic Dealers - re; Premonition
  17. Telepathy ... Or What? - Roxy
  18. Magic Circle's Grand Festival - Wilford Hutchinson
  19. New Jersey Magicians' Society - Blackwood (Robert Lynn)
  20. Sid Lorraine's Chatter
    • Looking Over the ad sheets, miscellaneous Club paper, etc.
      • Spook Magic, Issue Number One
      • Jesse James - dealer
      • Mental-Wise, Nos. 9-10
      • The Call of the Calliope, Spring and Summer
      • Martin's Magic Shop - list
      • Houdini-Gram
      • The Teenage Trixter (formerly the Ledger of Magic)
      • The Wizard's Cauldron, No. 5
      • The Barnstormer, September & October
      • The Magic Makers - July, August & September
      • Hughes News, September
    • magazines
      • The Magic Wand, June
      • The Modern Magi, October & November
      • The Pentagram, July & August
      • Abracadabra, Nos. 443-455
      • M-U-M, August, September & October
      • The New Phoenix, Nos. 315-318
      • Hugard's Magic Monthly, August, September & October
      • Phoenix - bound issues
  21. What! - cartoon
  22. Magic on Chicago's Rialto - George Coon
  23. So It's Laughs You Want! - Bob Brethen
    • In One Ear and Out the Other
  24. For Vents Only - George McAthy
  25. Magic Outdoors - L. E. Roba Collins
  26. New York Magi-Chat - Frank Garcia
  27. The Future Greats - Bill Pitts
  28. Magic in the Pacific Northwest - Syd Brockman
  29. Brazilian Magi Organize - Jose A. Guerra (Roxy) - re: Circulo Brasileiro de Illusionismo

word count: 254818 which is equivalent to 1019 standard pages of text

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