Magic Magazines

This section contains magazines and periodicals related to magic (conjuring)–plus allied arts and a few strays. The numbers (Mxxxx or Mxxxxx) and the descriptions are from the two landmark bibliographies of conjuring periodicals published in the twentieth century: James B. Alfredson and George L. Daily’s A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONJURING PERIODICALS IN ENGLISH: 1791 – 1983. (York, PA, Magicana for Collectors, 1986); and a companion and continuation of that work, Father Stephen A. Fernandes’ MAGIC MAGAZINES OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CONJURING PERIODICALS, AUGUST 1791 – 1 JANUARY 2000. (Hyannis, MA, Fr. Stephen A. Fernandes, 2000). On the infrequent occasions when a new conjuring periodical is found and listed, whether it is within the scope of these two publications or it commenced publication after 01/01/00, it will be be preceded by an “N” and follow the five-digit numbering system used by Fernandes. Any periodical titles which fall outside the scope of these two bibliographies, but which are included in this list as a matter of convenience (and because I have issues for sale) will be be preceeded by an “O” and likewise parrot the five-digit numbering system used by Fernandes. The “Nxxxx”, “Nxxxxx” and “Oxxxxx” entries are merely included as a matter of convenience for alphabetizing within this listing and are not intended to approach the scholarship of mssrs. Alfredson, Daily and Fernandes.

M1160. APOCALYPSE. Harry Lorayne. New York, NY. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M1315. BIG BOB’S MAGIC CLUB NEWS. Robert Shvegzda. Cicero, IL. Big Bob’s Magic Club. Irregular. Printed. 5.5 x 8.5. Complete file runs N1 (March, 1969) through V2 N32 (April, 1976).

02. We have a few miscellaneous issues, so query for availability. Priced each at $2.00

M15405. CHANNEL ONE: THINGS YOU WON’T SEE ELSEWHERE. Anthony Miller. Powell, OH. Quarterly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no copies currently available.

M2130. EPILOGUE. Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Triannual. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Complete file is 25 issues N1 (Nov 1967) through N24(Jul 1975), plus seven Specials. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M2380. THE GEN. Harry Stanley, et. al. London, England. Jack Hughes and Harry Stanley Studio of Unique Magic. Monthly. Printed. 5 x 7.5 initially w/ later changes. Complete file 294 issues w/ variants from V1: N1 (n.d.) through V26: n.# (Sep/Oct/Nov 1970).

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 30.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M2390. GENII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONJURER’S MAGAZINE. (ABD #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr./Bill Jr./Erika Larsen/Richard Kaufman. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. 1936 – current.

02. Volumes 3-10. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 6.00
04. Volumes 11-30. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00
05. Volume 34; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 30.00
06. Volume 50; 51; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 60. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 35.00
07. Volumes 31-61. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 4.00
08. Volume 62; 63. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 40.00
09. Volumes 62-current. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00

M2705. HIEROPHANT. Jon Racherbaumer. Metairie, LA. Quarterly. Printed 8.5 x 11. No copies currently available.

O27057. HOBBIES: THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS. Chicago, Lightner Publishing Co. Monthly. Typically 160+ pages, illus., 4to. Sorry, no copies currently available.

M2795. HUGARD’S MAGIC MONTHLY. (2795) Jean Hugard (J. Boyce). Brooklyn, NY. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

02. Fleming reprint. VOLUMES III AND IV bound as one. VG. 15.00
09. Magico Reprint. Vol. I-IV. Cloth bound. Front hinge going, o/w near fine. 30.00

M2885. IBIDEM. P. Howard Lyons. Toronto, Canada. Quarterly. Mimeo. 8.5 x 11. With multi-colored silkscreen covers. Sorry, no copies currently available.

M3170. KABBALA. Jon Racherbaumer. Metairie, LA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. No copies currently available.

M3350. THE LINKING RING. Ernest Schieldge and Gene Gordon (G. Avery)/ et.al. Winnipeg, Canada. International Brotherhood of Magicians. Bi-monthly initially/monthly with V8: N1. Printed. 6 x 9. V1: N1(n.d., 1922) – In progress. Current availability runs from 2000 – query for availability.

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 15.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 2.00

M35406. MAGIC: AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. Stan Allen, Lakewood, CA/Los Angeles/Las Vegas. Monthly.

04. Volumes 4-10. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 50.00
05. Volumes 2-10. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 6.00
11. Volumes 11-current. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 45.00
12. Volumes 11-current. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00

M3580. MAGIC AROUND THE WORLD. Benjamin Kleinman and Tan Bah Chee. Singapore. Quarterly. Printed. 8.25 x 10.75. Complete file is 12 issues, V1: N1 (Oct/Dec 1969) through V3: N12 (Sep 1972).

02. Individual loose issues. Volume 1: N3; N4. Fine. Priced each at 3.00 Sorry-no copies available at this time!

M3805. MAGIC INFO. Hugh Caddy, et.al. London, England. International Magic Studio. Bimonthly. Printed 8 x 10.

01. Vol. 1: No. 1 (May/June, 1972). Fine. 3.00
M3860. MAGIC MAGAZINE. Max Andrews. London, England. Monthly. Printed. 7.25 x 9.75. Complete file is 54 issues, V1: N1 (April 1952) through V5: N6 (Sep 1956).

01. Complete file. All 54 issues; loose and unbound. Fine. 150.00
02. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 30.00
03. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00
04. THE DIGITAL MAX ANDREWS MAGIC MAGAZINE. Complete file, Vol.1, No.1 (April, 1952) through Vol.5, No.6 (September, 1956), on one CDRom in plastic case. Includes 8 page booklet with background and instructions. New. 30.00

M3865. MAGIC MAGAZINE. Kardwell, et al. New York City. Monthly. Printed, 8.5 x 11. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M39105. MAGIC MENU: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PROFESSIONAL RESTAURANT AND BAR MAGICIANS: YEAR NINE. Jim Sisti. Beacon Falls, CT. Printed 8.5 x 11.

03. Issue 49 (September/October 1998) through Issue 54 (July/August 1999). All six issues in a printed MAGIC MENU envelope. New. 18.00
04. Issue 49 (September/October 1998), Issue 50, Issue 51, Issue 52 and Issue 54 (July/August 1999). All five as a lot. Fine. 15.00
M4060. MAGIC SOUNDS. Alex Redans (Craige Snader), Mexico City, Mexico. Irregular. 6.5 x 8.5. No. 1 (Jan. 1973).

02. Nos. 1-5; 7-13; 15; 17. Index No. 1-17. As a lot. 21.00

M4095. THE MAGIC WAND. George MacKenzie Munro, et.al. London. Monthly initially, later quarterly. Printed. 6.25 x 9.5 initially w/various size changes. Complete file is 256 issues, V1: N1 (Sept 1910) – N256 (n.d. Dec 1957).

03. Quarterly issues, large format, individual loose issues. No. 246 only. VG. Priced at 5.00

M4165. MAGIC WORLD NEWS. Edward Konstant. Stamford, CT. Monthly. Printed. 11 x 17. Complete file runs V1 N1 (May, 1965) through V1 N7 (November, 1965). Sorry, no issues currently available.

M41855. MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL. Michael Ammar and Adam J. Fleischer. New York, NY/Austin, TX. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no issues currently available.

M4375. MAGICAL REVIEW. Max Underwood. New Lexington, OH. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

Vol. 1: No. 1 (Jan. 1962), 2,5,6,9,12. All six issues as a lot. Near fine. 8.00

M4600. MAGIGRAM. Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic. Bimonthly initially, later monthly. Printed. 8 x 10 initially, later 5.75 x 8.25. Complete file is 306 issues, V1: N1 (Sept/Oct 1966) – V27: N6 (Feb 1995).

01. Volume 10 (1977-78) Complete volume bound in black cloth. Fine. 30.00
02. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 25.00
03. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M46675. MAJOKE: AN INCOHERENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Parody) The Evil Five–Dan Harlan, et al. Las Vegas, NV. Printed 8.5 x 11. 94pp. Complete file is a single issue.

01. New copy. 10.00
02. Used copy, but VG+. 8.00

N49657. MR. GADFLY: JOURNAL FOR CARD MAGICIANS. Aaron Smith. Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. Printed. 5″ x 8″.

03. Volume One, Number Two (July-August, 2001). 54pp., illus. New. 4.00

M5030. MYSTIC QUARTERLY. James Hagy. Euclid, OH. Quarterly. 4.5 x 6. Published 1976-81/15 issues excluding index. No copies currently available.

M51005. NEW DIRECTIONS. Ben Harris. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Irregular. Printed. Nom. 8.25″ x 11.75″.

01. ISSUE #1 (May, 1985) 20pp., illus. VG+. 15.00
03. ISSUE #3 (August, 1986) 20pp., illus. VG. 15.00
04. THE SUPPLEMENT (August, 1986) 16pp., illus. VG+. 12.00 Sorry-no copies available at this time!

M5180. NEW PHOENIX. Jay Marshall, et al. New York City. Biweekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry-no copies currently available.

M5190. NEW TOPS. Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott’s Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. Complete file is 407 issues, V1: N1 (Jan 1961) – V34: N12 (Dec 1994).

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 25.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M5495. PABULAR. Fred Robison. London. Monthly. Printed. 8.25 x 11.75.

01. THE DIGITAL PABULAR. London, Martin Breese, 2002. Complete file (8+ volumes) on one CD ROM. Indexed. Packaged in booklike plastic container. New. 45.00

M5510. THE PALLBEARERS REVIEW. Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Original run of 120 issues (exclusive of folios) V1: N1 (Nov 1965) – V12: N12 (Oct 1975). Sorry-no copies currently available.

M5600. THE PHOENIX. Walter Gibson/Bruce Elliott. New York. B-weekly. Printrd. 8.5 x 11.

04. PHOENIX 101-150. New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 100+pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. VG. 16.00

M5895. RICHARD’S ALMANAC. Richard Kaufman. New York. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

01. Volume One, Number One (Sept 1982) through Number 1 (Aug 1983) complete with Winter and Spring Extras and index/wraps. As a lot 25.00
02. V1: N1, N4. Individual loose issues. Priced each at 3.00
03. N13, N14, N15, N16, Winter Extra, N20, N21, N23/24. Individual loose issues. Priced each at 5.00
04. V3: Spring 1985. Individual loose issue. 10.00

M6085. S.O.B.Jr. Lloyd Jones. Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. n.V., n.# (n.d. Jan ’70) – n.V., n.# (Dec ’78). 01. June 1977 issue. 2.00

M61405. SÉANCE. Scott Davis. Ellicott City, MD. Quarterly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Complete file runs N1 (Fall 1988) – N12 (Summer 1991), 12 issues. Sorry, no issues currently available.

M6230.SEVEN CIRCLES. Walter Gibson. Three Rivers, MI. International Magic Circle. Monthly. Printed. 7.75 x 10.5. A complete file runs V1 N1 (April 1931) – V5 N6 (June 1934), 30 issues.

02. We have a few miscellaneous issues, so query for availability. Priced each at $6.00
M63607. THE SORCERER’S ATTIC. Davey Marlin-Jones. Washington, DC. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

Individual loose issues. Vol. 2: No. 3 (Nov.- Dec. 1989); No. 5 (Feb. 1990). Both issues as a lot. 4.00
M6415. SPELL-BINDER. Stephen Tucker. St. Helens, England. Monthly. Printed. 6 x 8.25; special issues 8.5 x 11.75.

06. SPECIAL #3. n.d., 51pp. In plastic binder. 6.00

M6600. TALISMAN. Jules Lenier. Resida, CA. Weekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11 initially, then 7 x 10 with issue V.1:14 and after. V1 N1 (Mar 6, ’70)-V2 N23 (Aug 13, ’71). Sorry, no issues currently available.

63TRA. THE TRAPDOOR. Steven L. Beam. Knightdale, NC. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no copies currently available.